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You Might Be a Ranger If



Warner Bros. is making a movie on the Iron Range, and I figure somebody needs to get these people to do it right. I guess I’m not the only Ranger who figured that. The parking lot here at the Thunderbird Mall is packed. The clerks who’ve gathered near the entrance to Herberger’s have never seen the likes of this in Virginia, Minnesota.

As I join the line of people who hope to be extras, I’m thinking it’s noteworthy that director Niki Caro, a woman, has come to the Range at all. The movie she is casting today is based on Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler’s book Class Action, published in 2002. It tells the stories of how the first female workers at the Eveleth Taconite Company were treated by their male bosses and coworkers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and how they initiated the nation’s first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit. The movie, titled North Country, is scheduled for release on October 14.

Virginia is my hometown. I worked in the mines for a summer during those tumultuous times. I left for a future unknown 25 years ago, living outside Minnesota for 10 of those years, in an America far removed from the Iron Range. I now live only 60 miles away, but every time I come here I have the sense that here is a place removed, and I wallow in the comfort of it. But I wonder if this quality can ever be conveyed on a movie screen.

Most of those in line are locals. There are letter jackets, sweatshirts touting fishing in Lake Vermilion, and the record cold of Embarrass. Caro is smart or beneficent, or both, because she sees that there is a uniqueness here and wants to be sure it comes across in her film. She has hired speech coaches to make sure the actors get the voices right. Everyone knows about the Ranger accent, but maybe that’s not the most important aspect of portraying Rangers.

I meet some theater guys from UMD and we talk about the drive up from Duluth. It snowed last night, so the going was slow—a couple cars in the ditch. I start to think how easy it is, though, as I sip some chai tea, to drop in here and sign up for work. The chance to work was what drew people to the Iron Range more than 100 years ago, but the jobs were certainly not so glamorous. I would bet the last of my chai that the ancestors of most of the people in line today crossed the Atlantic in steerage. Although Scandinavians and others were here earlier, many of these Rangers descend from the boatloads of immigrants brought in to break the mining strike of 1907. They were Italians, Montenegrins, Croatians, Slovenians, Bulgarians, and Finns. The promises the mining companies made to them were glorious, and they weren’t told they were to be used as scabs.

I look around at the people in the line, and I see it. I see Finns, Swedes, Italians—all have different ethnic characteristics and features, but there is one look. You can see it in the face of every Iron Ranger, as if it were an ethnicity unto itself. It is a determined pride in the eyes one minute, and a kind of acceptance-seeking laugh the next. It is sisu—a Finnish word, but it pretty much applies to the Range as a whole. It is I’m going to do this if it kills me, dammit, and I want to be liked for it…but I won’t admit it.

Connie has it. Connie is a native Iron Ranger who’s here in hopes of picking up some extra cash. She tells me she works two jobs, 8 to 5 weekdays at the clinic in Virginia as a scheduler in the eye department, plus waitressing on weekends. On Fridays at 5 she has to run right over to Goodfellas Bar and Restaurant in Eveleth, where her shift goes until 2 a.m.

Making enough money to stay here has been the goal of many who were raised on the Iron Range. In 1916, those boatloads of workers who’d been scabs nine years earlier instigated a strike of their own. They demanded flat daily pay rates of $2.75 for above-ground work, $3 for dry underground work, and $3.50 for wet underground work. The Oliver Iron Mining Company blacklisted some workers, but still, most stayed out of pure sisu.

In 1916, there were four times as many brothels and saloons in Virginia as all other businesses combined. The town’s main street—Chestnut between First and Sixth avenues—is now listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. There are still 18 bars, 3 liquor stores, and more than 80 other businesses.

At 12:08, when “our” part of the line—the theater guys, Connie, and I—passes through the Kmart door, portal to possible Hollywood glory, we decide to celebrate with a hot dog from the food court. Suddenly I realize the woman in front of me is a former neighbor. She is an Italian lady in her eighties, with a glowing smile, and she still has lots of black hair. She remembers me right away. She tells me how she volunteers with “the old people” at the nursing home.

As jobs have left the Range, taking younger families with them, the population has become increasingly top-heavy with retirees. The 2000 U.S. Census found that a little more than 12 percent of Minnesotans were 65 or older; here in Virginia, more than 23 percent were in that age bracket. In 1979, there were more than 14,000 workers on the seven taconite properties in northeastern Minnesota. In January 2004, only a quarter of that number were still employed at the remaining six facilities.

I see my friend Barb and her daughter across from us in the doubled-back line and we laugh at each other.

“Do you think Ashley can pass for 8?” she asks. Ashley is a gorgeous, smallish 10-year-old dressed for the first-communion scene. Except for her straight blonde hair, she looks like her mother did at that age; I remember Barb as having a head full of brown curls, like Shirley Temple, as a child.

Barb’s family rented the second floor of our Northside house, which my Italian great-grandfather built in 1915. My father was born next door in 1929, in the house of my Finnish great-grandparents. Barb and I and our older sisters used to watch The Little Rascals together and wish the producers would come back to Virginia to look for child stars again, as they’d done when my father was a kid.

I’m thinking Ashley is a shoo-in.

Standing in line is hot and exhausting, and we worry about whether we’ll even get in to fill out applications. “We go as a group or not at all!” we bluster. But we couldn’t begin to match the sisu and loyalty shown by the men of 1916.

That strike was about more than wages; it was also about corruption. The bosses weren’t above demanding sex with your wife or daughter if you couldn’t pay them money or buy them drinks in exchange for favorable places to dig. It was a contract system: the costs for your equipment and dynamite were deducted from your pay, and you were paid by the ton. If the strike did nothing else, it served to meld people of different backgrounds and languages into one new culture, struggling together for a better life.

The struggling continued through the 1920s, as union organization went on in secret, in basements and in clearings in the woods at night. Unions did not take hold on the Iron Range until a few years after the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Once they did, union brotherhood would not easily relinquish its very male grip on Iron Range society. Not to the companies, and not to outsiders.

When, in the 1970s, the companies began to hire women to work in the mines, the women were outsiders. What they endured wasn’t common knowledge on the Range at the time. One of the most extreme and shocking incidents reported in Class Action was when one of the female miners found fresh semen on the clothing she kept in her locker. You just didn’t talk about things like that.

My sister, who started at Minntac in Mountain Iron as an 18-year-old college student in 1976, had men putting their arms around her and snapping her bra strap. Two women she worked with were fondled and reported the incidents. When I worked at Minntac in 1979, at 19, I encountered plenty of rough language and pinups in plain sight, but no physical harassment.

As I leave the line to take a bathroom break, I hear a few young girls say they’ve never done anything that has taken as long as standing in this line. I think about their great-grandfathers swinging picks into hard rock for 10 hours straight; their grandmothers hosing gray tailings down drains under the drone of the mills, in the heat of the pellet kilns, enduring abuse shift after shift. That is sisu. But I say nothing. They will hear the stories at home.

Back in line, I notice the many young faces of the Range. Christine has long, pretty blonde hair and wears a letter jacket that tells me she’s a softball player who’ll graduate in ’07. Bobby has never lived in a town big enough to have a main street. Christine wants to sit down, but she is wearing her mom’s jeans from the 1980s and can’t get them dirty. She sits on her foot.

There are generalizations about Rangers in Class Action with which I beg to differ. One is the statement “The ‘Minnesota Nice’ personality characterized in Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion does not apply here.” I’m thinking that, in all their sweetness, Christine and Bobby are no less Iron Rangers than any bawdy, cussing mine worker, man or woman, parked on a barstool and smoking and drinking away the off-shift hours. My father worked in the mines for 40 years. I never knew him to swear in the presence of a woman.

It is presumptuous for Bingham and Gansler to say, “Few Ranger children leave home for other employment opportunities in bigger cities after high school.” There are no statistics kept for people who grew up on the Range and left for college or better jobs, never to return. Fewer current Rangers have their bachelor’s degrees than Minnesotans overall, but older Minnesotans tend to have lower levels of education, and there simply aren’t many sources of employment on the Range for the college-educated. My friend Barb, my sister, and I all have our master’s degrees. My husband, who’s from Eveleth, has a PhD.

But don’t get me wrong—Bingham and Gansler hit some notes with perfect pitch. Maybe we should play “You Might Be a Ranger If.” You might be a Ranger if, at a wedding, you can eat your fill of rigatoni and potica and polka all night with a beer in your hand, then get up, take a sauna, and go to church the next morning. If you can swear in seven languages. If you work 10 days on, then spend your 4 days off working on your cabin at the lake. If you can be rough and cliquish. If, when your wife falls through the ice of a frozen lake, you fish her out—provided she takes your minnow and she fits through the hole.

You might also be a Ranger if you are intelligent, educated, and “Minnesota Nice.” You are a Ranger if the blood in your veins comes from several countries, and you celebrate with pride and humor the separate origins of every drop.

And Hollywood will capture all this on film. Ya, you betcha.

We finally get to the head of the line at 3:40. A man tells us how to fill out our forms and says to put down mining experience if we have it. I think about that summer when I worked in the concentrator, conjuring up a mental picture of the group I worked with. Hard-hatted, horn-rim-safety-glassed, charcoal-faced from the taconite; we laughed up our sleeves at the company one midnight shift when a sludge line broke and one of the rod mills got shorted out. That’d cost them some big bucks.


The memories keep coming to my tired mind. House-sized Euc trucks rumble over the remnants of hematite ore across the road, throwing red dust back on the white sheets my mother has just hung in the backyard. A fire-and-brimstone sermon is pounded out on the radio in Finnish, followed by a Slovenian polka show, while my grandmother, speaking Italian with Mrs. Olivanti, prunes her rose bushes.

They take my picture and my paperwork, and I am number 2,224.

After six hours, we have made our pitches to work, to be Rangers on film. There was no ocean to traverse, just a snowy highway to negotiate. In the end, I didn’t get a part, but little blonde Ashley will be in the first-communion scene (told ja!). She has the face of a Ranger, and she is the new rank and file.

Sally Mayasich is a mom, ecologist, and freelance writer who lives in Cloquet. She is currently working on a novel that follows her great-aunt’s life—and Minnesota iron ore itself—from the Range to Duluth and down the Great Lakes to Chicago in the first third of the 1900s.

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April 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
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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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

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Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
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  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...

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St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
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Eat ∙ Bowl∙ Play ∙ End Brain Tumors 4th annual Bowling for Brains strikes in April to raise funds for brain tumor research & support Whenever we tell a brain tumor story, we find...

Cost: $15-$33 a ticket

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AMF Southtown Lanes
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Telephone: 612-210-5293
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Undergraduate Admissions Open House Do you want to know what it’s like to be a Saint at the College of St. Scholastica? We invite you to attend the upcoming open house at our Duluth campus...

Cost: Free, RSVP at http://bit.ly/CSSOpenHouse

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The College of St. Scholastica - Duluth
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Landmark Center's popular Urban Expedition events provides families an opportunity to learn about the world right in Saint Paul’s backyard. The five individual events provide authentic...

Cost: Free

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Landmark Center
75 W. 5th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Peter Arnstein will be performing works by Ravel, Debussy, Liszt, Schubert, and Arnstein, interspersed with his unique brand of witty and informative commentary. Dr. Arnstein has performed...

Cost: Admission by donation

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Mt. Calvary Lutherran Church
301 County Rd. 19
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-8893
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Women’s Environmental Institute Spring Fundraiser Fresh Food, Fresh Ideas at Gandhi Mahal Support Women’s Environmental Institute’s (WEI) work on food, farm and environmental...

Cost: $25 Suggested Donation

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Gandhi Mahal Restaurant
3009 27th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: Adults $10, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, UMD Students $3

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Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

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St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Twin Cities Master's Chorale ~ A Resurrection Concert The theme of our concert is one of worship, reflection and the realization of the Holiness of our Lord Jesus. His sacrifice and gift of...

Cost: Free

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Lutheran Church of the Master
1200 69th Ave No
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Master's Chorale
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Cost: $195

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Big River Yoga
3336 E 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: $17

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The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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New Century Theatre
Minneapolis, MN


Contact Name: Dale Stark
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Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

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Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
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Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

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Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
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Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
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It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

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
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

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Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce the GENTLEMANS CLUB USA Tour 2015!! Featuring...  50 Carrot https://soundcloud.com/50carrot-dubstep...

Cost: $15-20

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The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
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High Brow and the Shades is good times and moving feet. We offer the best in dance music over the last five decades.  High Brow and the Shades will be playing one of our favorite clubs, the...

Cost: Small cover charge

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VFW Post 295 South Saint Paul
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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

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OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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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
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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
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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

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Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
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Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
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Sponsor: Midwest Home
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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
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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
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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
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Continuing our internationally recognized tradition of producing the works of Norway’s greatest playwright, the Commonweal presents a brand new adaptation of The Master Builder. Halvard...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Telephone: 800-657-7025
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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
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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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
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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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
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Cost: Free

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

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Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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  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...

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

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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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

Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents Elvis Has Left the Building, featuring nine original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by...

Cost: Free -- just show up!

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

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


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce our annual 420 party Featuring...  Mr. Carmack [Honolulu, Hawaii] https://soundcloud.com/mr_carmack...

Cost: $15-20

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


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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 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

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

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

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

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

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...
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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

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

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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

Get a taste of the Twin Cities while sipping through a flight of wine with Minnesota Monthly Editor in Chief Rachel Hutton and Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino wines.

Cost: $20

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
Website »

More information

Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents Elvis Has Left the Building, featuring nine original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by...

Cost: Free -- just show up!

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce our annual 420 party Featuring...  Mr. Carmack [Honolulu, Hawaii] https://soundcloud.com/mr_carmack...

Cost: $15-20

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


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

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


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

Join 010 Innovations and Nology Networks for a discussion on Your Business in the Cloud. Everyone is talking about the cloud. What is it exactly and how can my business...

Cost: Free

Where:
Park OffiCenter
5775 Wayzata Boulevard #700
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: 010 Innovations
Telephone: 952-467-8631
Website »

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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

Trillium Woods, a resort-style senior living community opening this summer, is hosting its annual shredding event to celebrate Earth Day. Spring clean your home in an Earth-friendly way by bringing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trillium Woods
3300 Fernbrook Lane N.
Suite 225
Plymouth, MN  55447
View map »


Sponsor: Trillium Woods
Telephone: 763-400-8392
Website »

More information

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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

Join us for a candid and fun chat about menopause led by staff from the Menopause Center of Minnesota.   You’ll learn how to feel like yourself again and avoid symptoms like hot...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uplift Fitness
257 Rivertown Drive
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: The Menopause Center of Minnesota
Website »

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An Evening of Fun, Fitness and Friends! 6 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration  6:30 - 7:05 p.m. - Tabata Class  7:05 - 7:35 p.m - Yoga Class 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Live Music, Refreshments,...

Cost: $10

Where:
O'Gara's Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: O'Gara's
Telephone: 952-406-8872
Website »

More information

A reception to showcase student-designed outfits inspired by the exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art using nontraditional material. In partnership with the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

You’re Invited to a night of complimentary treats, Kahlúa cocktails and a screening of Fargo at the Varsity Theater! We encourage early arrival. Must be 21+ to attend. RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varsity Theater
1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Kahlua
Contact Name: Kellie
Website »

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To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April, making a stop at Northrop on April 22. Carrie & Lowell was...

Cost: $39.50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 612-624-2345
Website »

More information

Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
Website »

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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

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

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


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

Two of the the most notable pianists in their genre, Butch Thompson (Ragtime) and Axel Zwingenberger (Boogie Woogie) come together with internationally acclaimed Classic Blues singer Lila Ammons...

Cost: $10-20

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

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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

More information

Marketing is a creative field, and promotions frequently spiral off in odd, unproductive directions. Putting a Brand Playbook together is easy. And what improves your marketing, increases sales....

Cost: Professional Member: $20 Free Member: $30 Executive Member: Included with Membe

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: SMEI
Telephone: 800-999-1414
Website »

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Regarded as a giant among those who know NASA’s history, the remarkable achievements of Minnesota native Robert Gilruth are largely unheralded in his home state. This year, Gilruth (1913...

Cost: $40 for single ticket

Where:
TCF Bank Stadium - DQ Club Room
2009 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: AirSpace Minnesota
Telephone: 612-727-1737
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

Join us for the annual Run for the Lake 5k fundraiser for the Big Sandy Lake Association sponsored by Big Sandy Lodge and Resort. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the race to follow at 10 a.m....

Cost: $20

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

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
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NHCC will be celebrating Earth Week from April 20-24, 2015! Our theme this year is Closing the Opportunity Gap. On April 23, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome expert, will...

Cost: Free

Where:
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
View map »


Sponsor: North Hennepin Community College
Contact Name: Ana Davis
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Disorder and crisis appears to define international affairs as President Obama heads into his final stretch and the 2016 presidential campaign starts. Is America actually facing unprecedented...

Cost: Free, but registration is requested: https://brianatwoodevent.eventbrite.com

Where:
Humphrey Forum
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Telephone: 612-625-2530
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Join us for the second annual Spare Key Benefit hosted by TeamDominic.  Enjoy wine tasting, live music, silent auction items, and hors d'oeuvres while we help Spare Key in their mission...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Intereum Inc
845 Berkshire Lane North
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 952.465.3773
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Join us for a kid - friendly reception and meet the talented student artists. Honors Art Exhibition and CreatorKids A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Join the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery for Prioress Dinner, the annual celebration of ministries and special friends awards. Learn about new initiatives and ministries during the social...

Cost: $60

Where:
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
3712 Layton Avenue North
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery
Telephone: 651-777-6850
Contact Name: Thekla Rura-Polley
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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
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Join Wishes & More for an evening tasting event with a delicious variety of Beers, Wines, Whiskeys, and Vodkas along with Food Pairings from the Lucky's 13 menu!

Cost: $40 in advance - $50 at the door

Where:
Lucky's 13 Pub
3000 Harbor Lane N
Plymouth, MN
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Sponsor: Wishes & More
Telephone: 763-502-1500
Contact Name: Joelle Nelson
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

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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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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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
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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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
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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
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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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
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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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
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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
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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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
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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
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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
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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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
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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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
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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
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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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
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a trunk showing of the Alex Sepkus collection of fine artisan jewelry on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Plant trees with Great River Greening in the South Washington Conservation Corridor!  This 80-acre parcel is part of a larger greenway in the watershed providing critical native habitat and...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Washington Conservation Corridor
5900 Woodbury Dr
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-665-9500
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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MNsure is now a feature of Minnesota health care but it has faced clear challenges that were crystallized in the Legislative Auditor’s report.  What lessons can be learned from the...

Cost: Free, but registration is requested: https://mnsurevauditor.eventbrite.com

Where:
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Telephone: 612-625-2530
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Clear your calendars for April 24th, Minneapolis! Timmy Williams will be with us at Day Block Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis for a night filled with comedy wonderment.  Timmy is a member...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
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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
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Celebrate International Sculpture Day with the opening reception of Amy Toscani’s show, This Just In. Amy Toscani, Minnesota Artist and Franconia alum will be opening her show, This Just...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia in the City @ Casket
1781 Jefferson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Franconia Sculpture Park
Telephone: 651-257-6668
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MinnRoast is MinnPost's annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists and media types. Scheduled to appear: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Reps....

Cost: $12-$175

Where:
Historic State Theatre
805 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: MinnPost
Telephone: 1-800-982-2787
Contact Name: Ashleigh Swenson
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On 24 April 2013, 1133 sweatshop workers were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our...

Cost: Free, but space is limited

Where:
Minnesota Textile Center
3000 University Avenue SE
#100
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: KinShop Ethical Trading Partners
Telephone: 612-715-1002
Contact Name: Bobbi Higgins
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Love Notes From Heaven ~ A Healing Evening with Jessica Valor Please join me for an unforgettable and treasure filled evening connecting with loved ones and Spirit, guided healings, and...

Cost: $22

Where:
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 Upton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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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
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

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 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...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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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
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
Website »

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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

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


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

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Cost: $10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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Seven Lions at Skyway Theatre --- SEVEN LIONS — http://sevenlions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SevenLions https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions https://twitter.com/SevenLionsMusic As...

Cost: $20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Join walkers from all over southern Minnesota and the Greater Twin Cities under one roof for one reason - to find the cause of premature birth and ways to prevent it.

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: March of Dimes
Telephone: (952) 835-3033
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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

The Northern Voice Festival is Minnesota's first ever month-long singing festival, promoting self-produced events across the state of Minnesota from April 10th to May 10th,...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Downtown St. Paul
, MN


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Kidabaloo is a fun-filled day for the whole family! You and your family don’t want to miss a day packed with music, bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes and so much more. PLUS a...

Cost: $10 – Adult; $5 – Adult; $25 – Family 4Pack (must include one adult)

Where:
UCR Regional Sports Center
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-286-1010
Contact Name: Caitlin Stephenson
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a trunk showing of the Alex Sepkus collection of fine artisan jewelry on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
Website »

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  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
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Northern Brewer hosts a speaker TBA for a lecture on growing your own hops! You will be walked through some history of hop-growing in the United States, what to consider when planting you own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer Co.
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 612-843-4444
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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
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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
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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. 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
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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
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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  Best of Minnesota Music Festival will feature 6 1/2 hours of music created by musicians who are from or who now live in Minnesota. 10 Minnesota Music Icons will join School of Rock...

Cost: $15

Where:
Minnesota Music Cafe
499 Payne Ave
St. Paul , MN  55130
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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
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Frankie’s Friends, a foundation that helps financially strapped families with the cost of lifesaving veterinary care for their pets, is hosting a clay shoot on Saturday, April 25, at The...

Cost: $150

Where:
Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club
Prior Lake, MN


Sponsor: Frankie's Friends
Telephone: 763-227-5585
Contact Name: Andrea Kish-Bailey
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Doors at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Free parking.  “Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates,” playing in a manner to “raise the...

Cost: Advance $16 or $20 at the door

Where:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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On Saturdays in April (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25), Sid the Science Kid will be stopping by the Minnesota Children's Museum from 4-8pm. Bring your camera and join us in the Atrium for a special...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Threshold features works by six local artists that address a transition between places, or between stages of life. The exhibition’s title refers both to a physical passageway and to a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pop-up gallery at Fair Oaks Apartments
2434 Clinton Avenue, #28D
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Clear your calendars for April 24th, Minneapolis! Timmy Williams will be with us at Day Block Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis for a night filled with comedy wonderment.  Timmy is a member...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
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Honoring the spirit and conviction of our namesake, Harriet Tubman, we help survivors on their journey to freedom— freedom from violence. Women, youth, men, and families find...

Cost: $150

Where:
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Tubman
Telephone: (612) 825-3333
Contact Name: Laura de Rosier
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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
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A cancer diagnosis is devastating wherever it is delivered. But in northern Tanzania, it is often a death sentence. Join us in transforming cancer care in a region that currently has no...

Cost: $125/early bird ticket; $150/individual ticket; $1500/table (10 tickets)

Where:
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania
Telephone: 612-790-4549
Contact Name: Matea Wasend
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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
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Breanna's Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna's Gift, an organization bringing classes and workshops in visual arts, dance, music, theater and "Art...

Cost: $50 before April 20 - $65 after April 20 and at the door.

Where:
Valliere Room Braemar Golf Course
6364 John Harris Drive
Edina, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Breanna's Gift
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

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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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
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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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
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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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...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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For JazzMN’s season finale, they are joined by Bob Mintzer, an LA-based jazz saxophonist, composer/arranger, big band leader, and member of the storied fusion group, The Yellowjackets. He...

Cost: $32-$34 for adults; $10-$22 for students

Where:
The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: (612)242-4791
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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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High Brow and the Shades is good times and moving feet. We offer the best in dance music over the last five decades.  Come join our high energy show band at Schuller's for great music,...

Cost: Small cover charge

Where:
Schuller's Tavern
7345 Country Club Dr.
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Sponsor: High Brow and The Shades
Contact Name: L Orcutt
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Seven Lions at Skyway Theatre --- SEVEN LIONS — http://sevenlions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SevenLions https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions https://twitter.com/SevenLionsMusic As...

Cost: $20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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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
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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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
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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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
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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
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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
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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
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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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
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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
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
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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
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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
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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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
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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
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