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THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA VITICULTURE goes back further in time than many would presume. During the late 1800s, large swaths of the state were covered with vineyards. However, the scourge of the deadly phylloxera louse, which nearly wiped out both California’s and Europe’s vineyards, left the international wine industry in serious disarray. Soon after, America’s ill-fated experiment with Prohibition, beginning in 1920, was nearly fatal to California’s winemakers. Nearly 50 years would pass before California vintners would successfully revive their earlier traditions and forge a new age of New World wine.

Nonetheless, some of the grand old pre-Prohibition vineyards survived, and they produce excellent wine today. Meanwhile, newer, equally exceptional vineyards have also cropped up, thanks to the vision and hard work of a select group of contemporary wine growers. Yet the stuff of greatness remains rare. Those few vineyards that have earned the admiration of wine professionals and aficionados alike can be described today as nothing less than legendary.

What makes a vineyard legendary? History plays a role, for sure. Consider the famous Tokalon vineyard in Napa Valley. Planted by wine pioneer H.W. Crabb in 1868 and later nurtured for nearly a half century by Robert Mondavi, this meticulously managed 500-acre vineyard sits next to the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Today, ownership of Tokalon is shared by Constellation Brands (which purchased Robert Mondavi Winery in 2004), Napa grape grower Andy Beckstoffer, and the University of California, which owns 20 acres for research.

Tokalon, roughly translated from Greek to mean, “the highest form of beauty,” has produced outstanding wines for more than a century. In the 1800s, Tokalon wines were prized from San Francisco to Paris. Today, the vineyard’s grapes—planted to such “Bordeaux” varietals as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc—are found in wines made by such well-known wineries as Mondavi, Paul Hobbs, Schrader, Carter, Karl Lawrence, and Behrens & Hitchcock, to name a few.

“The magic of Tokalon is the sum of the parts,” says Beckstoffer, who owns 89 acres of the famous vineyard. “You can point to the soil or the climate or a whole lot of other things, but it’s the combination of everything and how they interact that makes it unique.”

Beckstoffer is right. No one can really say exactly why one parcel of land produces wines of extraordinary quality while another—perhaps an adjacent parcel—does not. That’s part of the mystique of terroir, a French word that refers to the distinctive climatic and geologic conditions that affect a vineyard or region, the vines planted there, and the resulting wines.

Temperature, rainfall, soil type, altitude, and slope all affect terroir and the way grapes will ripen on the vine. Cooler regions, such as the coastal properties in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley or the Central Coast’s Santa Lucia Highlands, will favor certain varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Warmer regions farther inland, like Napa Valley, are more conducive to growing heat-loving, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon. Some grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc, may thrive in both Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. However, they typically acquire different stylistic traits as a result of the different terroir of both regions.

The key to what makes a particular vineyard legendary lies in the details, regardless of whether or not we can definitively analyze each one of them. Does the soil have good drainage, which most winemakers consider a prerequisite for quality? Or does it have a high clay content, which implies lesser quality? Easy analysis is difficult because exceptions to the rules abound. For example, Sauvignon Blanc does well in heavier clay soils. (And Bordeaux’s Petrus, arguably the most famous Merlot in the world, is grown in very heavy clay soil.) Other details come into play as well, such as directional exposure to the sun, vine density, trellising systems, varietal and clonal selection, and, of course, winemaking techniques.

Indeed, the human element can be critical. Two winemakers can take grapes from the same vineyard and, using varying techniques, may produce wines that are quite different. Fermentation in stainless steel yields a result dissimilar to fermentation in barrels. New barrels, with more oak influence, give a different character to a wine than older barrels. French oak tastes unlike American oak. And the list goes on, indicating that a “true” expression of terroir ultimately lies in the hands of those individuals who translate the raw materials of grape growing to a finished wine.

Yet those raw materials remain at the heart of all great wines. “It’s not possible to make great wine from mediocre grapes,” Beckstoffer insists. “We try to harness the special qualities of Tokalon with the latest in viticultural techniques.”

A different viticultural perspective prevails at the 60-acre Hayne Vineyard, also in Napa Valley and planted in 1874 by William Alston Hayne. “Our philosophy is basically to leave things alone and work the vineyard in a manner similar to when it was first planted,” says Pam Simpson, whose husband, Andy, is William’s great-great-grandson.

Not that the vineyard has remained exactly the same throughout the intervening years. By 1900, it had been ravaged by the phylloxera vine louse. Hayne’s daughter, Sarah Esther Chase Bourn, replanted the vineyard with phylloxera-resistant rootstock in 1903. Twenty acres of those 103-year-old Zinfandel vines are still alive today. They produce extraordinarily concentrated wines for the renowned Turley Cellars as well as for S.E. Chase winery, owned by the Simpsons.

“This is hallowed ground,” Pam says. “There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t think about the six generations of our family that have farmed this vineyard. Their spirit is here, and we are dedicated to honoring it in every way we can.”

The vineyard appears much as it did a century ago, with its gnarly, old head-pruned vines struggling to grow without irrigation. “Our vineyard is located on what was once a creek bed,” Pam explains, describing the terroir that she feels distinguishes Hayne. “The alluvial soil has a lot of rock and sand in it, which allows the roots to go very deep. These vines are well established. There’s really nothing like dry-farmed old vines for quality.”

In addition to Zinfandel, Hayne also contains 20 acres of 50-year-old Petite Sirah vines, also dry-farmed and head-pruned in the manner common to an earlier era.

The theme that connects Tokalon and Hayne seems obvious. Someone—a long time ago—identified each site as being particularly suitable for grape growing, and that hunch paid off. Other Napa Valley vineyards with similar historical pedigrees include Larkmead, Rubicon (once known as Inglenook), and the Dr. Crane Vineyard (now also owned by Andy Beckstoffer). Each of these vineyards, currently farmed with great care and attention to detail, continues to produce wines of superlative quality—a testament to the vision of the early wine pioneers.

HOWEVER, a place in the early history of California wine is not required for a spot in today’s pantheon of legendary vineyards. Modern-day wine growers have discovered sites with less history but equal potential for quality. Thus are new legends born.

Hyde Vineyards, planted by Larry Hyde in 1979 at the southern end of Napa’s Carneros district, is among these relative newcomers. More than 20 well-known wineries buy grapes from Hyde. Fifteen of them designate Hyde Vineyards on their bottles; these include equally legendary wineries such as Kistler, Patz & Hall, Paul Hobbs, Ramey, and Robert Mondavi. Hyde also makes its own wine under the Hyde de Villaine (HdV) label. (Villaine refers to Larry’s brother-in-law, Aubert de Villaine, one of the owners of Domaine de la Romanée Conti in Burgundy.)

Despite the vineyard’s reputation, when you ask Larry Hyde what makes his vineyard so special, he’s not exactly sure. “If you look around at my neighbors, who have similar soils and temperatures, it’s not so clear. We have a southeastern exposure that may make some difference. But a lot of folks have been dealt the same hand of God. I don’t really know what to say.”

He pauses for a moment to reflect, then adds, “Maybe it’s the [clonal] selections we use.” Unlike many of his neighbors, who have planted the latest clones of Chardonnay developed in France, Hyde has insisted on planting old Chardonnay clones that have been grown since the late 1800s in California. His 150-acre vineyard is planted to some 60 acres of Chardonnay, plus varying amounts of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

“So much depends on winemaking,” Hyde continues. “For example, we use more stainless steel and older oak in our Chardonnay than, say, David Ramey. It’s no surprise that our wine styles from the same vineyard are quite different.”

Prior to Hyde’s purchase, the vineyard had been planted since the 1950s to a blend of mixed red grape varieties, many of which are no longer cultivated in the region. “Perhaps I should have kept them,” Hyde muses. “But I pulled them out and planted Chardonnay. By now, those old vines would be 60 years old. It really takes a lifetime to figure anything out. That says something for those vineyards that have been farmed by the same family for generations. We have a few here, like Hayne and Martinelli [in the Russian River Valley], but not like in France.”

The Pisoni family has deep agricultural roots in the Santa Lucia Highlands of California’s Central Coast. But only two generations have farmed grapes. Gary Pisoni’s grandfather originally purchased his family’s mountain acreage, perched around 1,400 feet, to run cattle. In 1982 Gary, whose tastes had evolved beyond row crops and steaks to include fine wine, planted the first four acres of what is now a 45-acre vineyard, mostly dedicated to Pinot Noir. He also made the first wines, but has now delegated much of the daily vineyard and winemaking duties to his two sons, Mark and Jeff.

“Mountain vineyards are hard to farm,” says Mark, 28, who manages the vineyard. “There are a lot of pests like pigs (wild boar), gophers, and deer. Water is a real challenge. We had to dig six wells to find water up here.”

The Pisoni vines are beautifully trained and tended to, neatly trellised, and lined up to efficiently catch the sun’s rays. Pisoni Pinot Noir is highly sought-after, whether it comes in a bottle with the Pisoni label or one from one of Pisoni’s grape customers such as Peter Michael, Siduri, Testarossa, Arcadian, or Patz & Hall. In a little more than two decades, Pisoni has become one of California’s true “cult” vineyards, attracting customers that covet the wines with almost mystical zeal.

“Our soils are decomposed granite and well-drained,” Mark says, trying valiantly to explain exactly what makes Pisoni the legend it has become. Finally, though, he gives up, and says with a sigh, “I just don’t know.”

Most aficionados would point to Gary Pisoni’s now-famous viticultural exploit in 1982 as the beginning of
photos by steven nilsson - cluster of grapes
Photo by Steven Nilsson
the true Pisoni legend. During a visit to Burgundy, Gary decided it might be interesting to bring back Pinot Noir budwood from a famous vineyard (which he still refuses to identify) to propagate for his own vineyard. He stuffed these cuttings—actually just the tiny buds—into his underwear and smuggled them home.
Ultimately, he turned his hot cargo into what may be the hottest Pinot Noir vineyard in California.

Every legendary vineyard has a compelling story that combines the hand of God (a.k.a. terroir) and the hand of man. What makes one vineyard shine above the others depends upon the way in which this partnership unfolds. California’s wine history is shorter than that of Europe, but those vineyards with the right stuff readily demonstrate their mettle in the bottle. With each successful vintage, the legendary vineyards become more firmly rooted in the culture of California wine.

 

Legends in a Bottle


Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc Reserve To Kalon Vineyard 2003
A complex white wine, packed with melon, honeysuckle, fig, and grapefruit flavors. Well structured, with firm acidity, the wine serves up a classic blend of lemon and freshly mowed hay on the long, bright finish. It’s all framed in subtly elegant, toasty oak notes.

Provenance Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Beckstoffer’s Tokalon Vineyard 2003

Smooth-textured tannins underpin this plush Cabernet, which is layered with cassis, blackberry, anise, chocolate, and herb flavors. Toasty oak adds a spice component redolent of cinnamon and vanilla, stretching out long and lush at the end.

HdV Chardonnay Carneros (Hyde Vineyard) 2003
An amazingly sleek, light-textured wine with an intense mineral core redolent of quartz and slate. Citrus flavors such as lemon and grapefruit surround the core and brighten the palate with well-balanced acidity. Clean and fresh to the end.

Ramey Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Hyde Vineyard 2004

Full, round, and rich on the palate, this wine is packed with ripe melon, fig, apple, and pear flavors. Pretty citrus notes keep it all in balance, with a framework that evokes vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves.

Pisoni Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2003
A richly textured wine, beautifully framed in velvety tannins and blessed with layers of black cherry, plum, coffee, and spice flavors. Smooth and sexy on the palate, it finishes long and lush.

S.E. Chase Zinfandel Hayne Vineyard 2003
An elegant Zin, yet it still fills the mouth with a fine array of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, and spice flavors. Fine, smooth tannins give structure to the full, lush flavors and texture. Smoky, toasty anise notes add more charm to this wine that speaks strongly of Napa Valley history.
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Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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

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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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

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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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

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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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

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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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

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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Health Law Institute is pleased to present “Hot Topics in Food Labeling and Safety” featuring two panels of inside and outside counsel experienced in food law, as well as others from the...

Cost: $0-$75

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Auditorium
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Telephone: 651-695-7675
Contact Name: Kari McMartin
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Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live, interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and Stillwater, MN. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious...

Cost: 60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Tom
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Grades K-5 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Grades 6-12 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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


Website »

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

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


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler Luminous new play ORANGE marks Aditi Brennan Kapil’s seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood. November 11 - December 4, 2016 at Mixed Blood...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
Website »

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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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

Cost: $25.00

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

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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
View map »


Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
Website »

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

“Raise a Glass – A Toast to PACER,” a fun evening that supports PACER’s projects, will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Minneapolis....

Cost: $20 or $35, or $15 for non-drinkers

Where:
Surly Brewing
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Students will be immersed in authentic Swedish baking while learning several baking tips for perfecting their baking at home. Eva will share several of her favorite sweets to make around the...

Cost: $60-65

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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The Jaztronauts, the group with the strong vocal harmonies, solid jazz chops and cool vintage suits are returning to the stage where it all began! Named the 2001-2002 Acoustic Jazz Artist of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Lee's Liquor Lounge
101 Glenwood Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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ART+BUSINESS=INNOVATION Thursday December 1, 2016 at Rochester Art Center 7:30-9:00 AM Program 8 AM A Series Presented by Rochester Art Center in partnership with Larkin Hoffman and Limb Lab to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler Luminous new play ORANGE marks Aditi Brennan Kapil’s seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood. November 11 - December 4, 2016 at Mixed Blood...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar is the perfect place for holiday shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their list. The Saint Paul tradition hosts more than 70 artisans, each offering...

Cost: $5

Where:
Landmark Center
75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Landmark Center
Telephone: 651.292.7632
Contact Name: Krissy Schoenfelder
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand December 1-4 to meet award-winning jewelry designer Suzy Landa who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her extensive everyday gemstone,...

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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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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Shoppers are invited to capture fetching photo moments with your faithful companions during Northtown Mall’s Pet Photos with Santa in the Burlington Court. A portion of the proceeds from each pet...

Cost: Photo package prices vary

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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Join us for Ladies Night Out at Belle Junque on December 1 from 5:30-8pm. We are honored to be hosting Jin Kim, a renowned violinist who specialized in baroque music. She will be performing as you...

Cost: $0

Where:
Belle Junque
474 Cleveland Avenue South
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Belle Junque
Telephone: 612-670-7645
Contact Name: Rachelle Roeckeman
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Join Cedar + Stone Urban Table's Executive Chef Everton Clarke and Sous Chef Laura Bartholomew, along with Chef Tammy Wong of Rainbow Chinese Restaurant and Bar, Chef Jamie Malone of Brut, and...

Cost: $120-150

Where:
JW Marriott, Mall of America
2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN  55425
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We will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz!” on Thursday, December 1st at the Roseville Skating Center Banquet Facility and would love to have you join us. The Grateful Table restaurant in Roseville is...

Cost: $60.00

Where:
Roseville Skating Center
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (651) 484-8980
Contact Name: Leslie Norsted
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The world of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" comes to life in this special holiday program. With the Ramsey House as the setting, discover how Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March celebrated Christmas in...

Cost: $13 adults, $11 senior and college students, $9 ages 5-17

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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We will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz!” on Thursday, December 1st at the Roseville Skating Center Banquet Facility and would love to have you join us. The Grateful Table restaurant in Roseville is...

Cost: $60.00

Where:
Roseville Skating Center
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (651) 484-8980
Contact Name: Leslie Norsted
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SHELTERBELT STUDIO 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY AND BAZAAR * Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd * 6 PM - 10 PM * Free admission * Driving directions available by googling Shelterbelt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shelterbelt Studio
1101 Stinson Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN   55413
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Art After Hours  Visit Rochester Art Center during Art After Hours and enjoy RACtalk lecture series, Open Mic nights, adult classes and workshops, professional artist development series and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Best of the Twin Cities Join us in toasting the Twin Cities at an evening of celebration and culinary delights! When: Thursday, December 1 7-10 p.m. Where: Machine Shop (Map)...

Cost: 60

Where:
Machine Shop
300 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
Telephone: 612-371-5853
Contact Name: Sara Soli
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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113 Composers Collective presents a concert of new works for percussionists Bill Solomon and Mike Truesdell.

Cost: $15 / $5 students / children free

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


Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year he was...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler Luminous new play ORANGE marks Aditi Brennan Kapil’s seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood. November 11 - December 4, 2016 at Mixed Blood...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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iPads and tablets provide a wealth of possibilities for people with varying needs, including those with autism. Learn about and have an opportunity to try many apps that make a difference for youth...

Cost: $55-95

Where:
Royal Cliff Banquet and Conference Center
2280 Cliff Rd.
Eagan, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
View map »


Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
Website »

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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar is the perfect place for holiday shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their list. The Saint Paul tradition hosts more than 70 artisans, each offering...

Cost: $5

Where:
Landmark Center
75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Landmark Center
Telephone: 651.292.7632
Contact Name: Krissy Schoenfelder
Website »

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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand December 1-4 to meet award-winning jewelry designer Suzy Landa who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her extensive everyday gemstone,...

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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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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More than 40 visual artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 14th annual GSR Fine Art Festival.  Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: GSR Fine Art Festival
Telephone: 507-934-5655
Contact Name: Patty Conlin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Don't miss our Hello Kittty Pop Up Shop! Everything is priced between $1 and $10! Just in time for the holidays! Hoodies, stuffed animals, sunglasses and more!   See more on Facebook...

Cost: 0

Where:
VStar Entertainment Group warehouse
504 Malcolm Ave. SE
Dock 10
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: VStar Entertainment Group
Contact Name: Chris
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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SHELTERBELT STUDIO 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY AND BAZAAR * Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd * 6 PM - 10 PM * Free admission * Driving directions available by googling Shelterbelt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shelterbelt Studio
1101 Stinson Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN   55413
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Holiday on 44th brings a winter community-building celebration to the Camden neighborhood in North Minneapolis. The event promotes a positive image of our neighborhoods, fosters understanding...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis
Penn Ave N and 44th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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Telephone: 612-599-9845
Contact Name: Tammy Rose
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The world of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" comes to life in this special holiday program. With the Ramsey House as the setting, discover how Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March celebrated Christmas in...

Cost: $13 adults, $11 senior and college students, $9 ages 5-17

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Light Up the Night is Hennepin Health Foundation's annual gala benefiting the mission of HCMC. This year, a special moment will focus on our Comprehensive Cancer Center to raise support for a new...

Cost: $300 a ticket, $3,000 table for ten. Save $50 a ticket before Oct. 1

Where:
U.S. Bank Stadium
Delta Sky360 Club and Stadium Field
511 11th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Hennepin Health Foundation
Telephone: 612-873-6090
Contact Name: Amy Carlson
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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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Nashville recording artist Mark Smeby will be performing songs from his new Christmas album "Hope for the Holidays" at Solomon's Porch this Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm. Mark has appeared on the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Solomon's Porch
100 W 46th St
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Solomon's Porch
Telephone: 218-296-1175
Contact Name: Ryan
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Percussionist Patti Cudd celebrates the CD release of a collection of percussion and electronic pieces she commissioned and recorded over the past five years, including works by Cort Lippe, Brett...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year he was...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Australian native Iggy Azalea has been making waves on the hip-hop scene since 2011, with the release of her first full-length mix-tape project “Ignorant Art.” In 2014, she released her debut...

Cost: $49, $65 & $79

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler Luminous new play ORANGE marks Aditi Brennan Kapil’s seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood. November 11 - December 4, 2016 at Mixed Blood...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Don't miss our Hello Kittty Pop Up Shop! Everything is priced between $1 and $10! Just in time for the holidays! Hoodies, stuffed animals, sunglasses and more!   See more on Facebook...

Cost: 0

Where:
VStar Entertainment Group warehouse
504 Malcolm Ave. SE
Dock 10
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: VStar Entertainment Group
Contact Name: Chris
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Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue will host its Grand Meander on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  A beloved tradition, Grand Meander captures the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Avenue
, MN

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  Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue will host its Grand Meander on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  A beloved tradition, Grand Meander captures the charm of historic Grand Avenue and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Avenue
, MN

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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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About the Clinic:  This Saturday, December 3, girls in grades 4 through 12 will have fun learning the basics of playing the wooden box drum, called the cajon, in a special girls-only clinic.  No...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Drum Loft
601 Taft Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: The Drum Loft
Telephone: 763-229-7155
Contact Name: Pat
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Our Local Holiday Gift Market has something for everyone. Come do your local holiday shopping that supports Minnesota and Wisconsin artists and producers, bring the kids out for some holiday...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 623-465-8850
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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ART AT RAMSEY is a juried holiday art fair of quality fine crafts and fine art.  This event is sponsored by Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education in cooperation with Artists’ Circle, a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ramsey Middle School
1700 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-238-9187
Contact Name: Tracy McMan
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Landmark Center Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar is the perfect place for holiday shoppers to find gifts for everyone on their list. The Saint Paul tradition hosts more than 70 artisans, each offering...

Cost: $5

Where:
Landmark Center
75 5th St W
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Landmark Center
Telephone: 651.292.7632
Contact Name: Krissy Schoenfelder
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The 13th annual Holiday Craft Fair will be December 3-4, 2016, at Roseville City Hall. Spread out over two levels, more than 60 local crafters and artists will be selling their all-handmade wares....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Roseville City Hall
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Telephone: 651-792-7006
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Join St. Paul’s United Church of Christ as we celebrate the season with our community. We are a proud Saint Paul Grand Meander event! • Shop handcrafted jewelry, pottery, food items and more...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul's UCC
900 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: St. Paul's UCC
Telephone: 651-224-5809
Contact Name: Eric Nelson
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LEARN THE #1 STRATEGY TO THRIVE MENTALLY & EMOTIONALLY DURING THE HOLIDAY'STips and tricks about "Surviving The Holidays" have been around for a while. We want to move past the concepts and take a...

Cost: $20

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Shop for all the geeks on your holiday list. There will be everything from jewelry to dragons, comics to action figures, shirts to books. Some authors and artists will be in attendance so come...

Cost: Free

Where:
Doubletree Hotel South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Mohr Creations
Telephone: 612-251-0153
Contact Name: Jules Mohr
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More than 40 visual artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 14th annual GSR Fine Art Festival.  Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Verizon Wireless Center Ballroom
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: GSR Fine Art Festival
Telephone: 507-934-5655
Contact Name: Patty Conlin
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand December 1-4 to meet award-winning jewelry designer Suzy Landa who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her extensive everyday gemstone,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Julmarknad, ASI’s Christmas Market, is the largest holiday weekend at the historic Turnblad Mansion!  This magical festival features performances by Nordic music and dance groups, exceptional...

Cost: $12

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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American Craft Council | Holiday Craft Sale and Open House What | Eighteen local artists and artisans will be showcasing their handmade creations for a Holiday Craft Sale and Open House at American...

Cost: FREE

Where:
American Craft Council Library
1224 Marshall Street NE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: American Craft Council
Telephone: 612-206-3100
Contact Name: Pamela Diamond

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Holiday Sampler is a fun, festive sampling and gift fair showcasing Mississippi Market's gift selection and delicious cheeses, meats, and chocolate.  At the Holiday Sampler, shoppers will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mississippi Market
740 East 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Telephone: 651-310-9499
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Come grab some lunch and listen to some sweet tunes!  Good Morning Bedlam is a quartet from Minneapolis, MN. Although they are classified as a folk band, Good Morning Bedlam’s music is...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Icehouse Restaurant & Bar
2528 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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  Julia Moss Designs is hosting a pop-up Saturday, December 3 from noon-5pm. This home decor retail store transforms into an art gallery as it features a dozen framed pieces of Barbie-inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

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

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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AN ENCHANTING HOLIDAY MUSICAL FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY A funny, heart-warming tale about a troupe of elves who help restore a poor cobbler to prosperity by making a pair of the most fantastic and...

Cost: $18

Where:
The Assembly at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-440-7529
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.​

Cost: Free

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
8251 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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The bustle and excitement of a Gilded Age Christmas is brought to life as the servants of the James J. Hill House prepare for the holidays. Costumed actors portray people who worked for the Hill...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Houes
Telephone: 651-297-2555
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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for kids ages 6-11, free for kids 5 and under.

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Water Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
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Shorelines, an exhibition of new paintings by Kit Wilson, opens December 3rd at Groveland Gallery. A Minneapolis native and full-time artist, Wilson has exhibited her work at Groveland since 2002...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas (A Special Holiday Event) A rowdy fun holiday treat! DECEMBER 3-17, 2016 What do you get when you mix Sex and the City with the holidays? You get a fun, flirty,...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shorelines, an exhibition of new paintings by Kit Wilson, opens December 3rd at Groveland Gallery. A Minneapolis native and full-time artist, Wilson has exhibited her work at Groveland since 2002...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Fred Anderson – New Work.  Minnesota native, Anderson has been represented by Groveland Gallery since 1993. For nearly thirty years...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Shorelines, an exhibition of new paintings by Kit Wilson, opens December 3rd at Groveland Gallery. A Minneapolis native and full-time artist, Wilson has exhibited her work at Groveland since 2002...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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Jazz at Studio Z presents Javi Santiago Trio playing the music of jazz pianist/composer Ahmad Jamal. 

Cost: $15/$10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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The Jaztronauts, the group with the strong vocal harmonies, solid jazz chops and cool vintage suits are helping you swing into the  holiday season!  Buckle up as these four wise men take you for...

Cost: $9 or $12

Where:
301 on Main
301 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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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Jimmy Eat World formed in Mesa, Arizona, United States in 1993. They are associated with an array of genres including emo, alternative rock, indie rock and pop punk. Singer/guitarist Jim Adkins and...

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100

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Come hang out with Arin and Danny for a live episode of Game Grumps!! The two will be playing games, making jokes and having a blast in front of a live audience; ending the night with a super...

Cost: $25-$70

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Carlson Family Stage
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year he was...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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