Best of the Twin Cities 2009

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New Cinema

» With just 60 seats and a 20-foot screen, the Trylon Cinema won’t be showing the latest James Bond blockbuster—or probably any movie made in the digital age. No, this micro-cinema, which opened this summer in a former warehouse, is dedicated to classics and cult favorites: Buster Keaton and Frank Capra, Dog Day Afternoon and The Fly. Trylon founder Barry Kryshka has built a dedicated following of cinema buffs since his Take-Up Productions began organizing film revivals a couple years ago at the Heights and Riverview theaters in Minneapolis. Now, Trylon shows regularly sell out, suggesting that, even in our high-definition age, there’s some magic left in the clickety-clack of an old-fashioned projector. 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls., 612-424-5468, take-up.org
 

Self-Help Classes

» Ever wander through the Creative Activities building at the Minnesota State Fair and wonder where anyone under the age of 114 learned to craft a tea cozy out of calico knickers? Or to build a battleship at 1/750-scale? Or even just to pickle beets? Now, thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society’s DIY! Workshops, you can discover your inner blue-ribbon winner. The series offers a hands-on approach to preserving history—along with the occasional radish—as experts demonstrate how to create everything from victory gardens and stop-motion animation films to stylish clothes crafted out of unfashionable duds. Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, 651-259-3015, mnhs.org/historycenter
 

Hip Gallery

» Sibling accountants Alyssa and Mark Fox were already the coolest bean counters around, aiming their tax services at artists and musicians, when, in 2007, they branched out their business into a gallery named, logically enough, Fox Tax Gallery. Their shows spotlight up-and-coming local photographers, painters, and graphic artists. And given their customer base, openings are inevitably a funky gathering of Twin Cities talent. Between January and April, when the Foxes are busy processing about 2,600 returns, they hold an annual show cheekily called Art Form 1040, selling 10 prints of certain works for $40 apiece. Who knew taxes could be so fun? 503 First Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-824-2829, foxtaxservice.com/gallery
 

Variety Show

» Sample Night Live seemed like a gimmick at first—a smorgasbord of a dozen different acts, from dance to improv comedy, teasingly proffered in a single evening like theatrical channel surfing. How filling could any of these morsels be? But SNL, held the first Wednesday of every month at the History Theatre in St. Paul, has evolved into a quality showcase. Local and visiting troupes try out new material or preview upcoming shows: This summer, Cirque du Soleil offered glimpses of its Kooza production. At its best, SNL is definitely more than the sum of its parts. 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul, 651-788-5992
 

New-Music Venue

» With its weathered proscenium arch and crumbling columns, the Southern Theater has long been the most atmospheric place in town to see dance performances. But this year it staked a new claim as a premier presenter of indie-rock and avant-garde music. From the edgy classical composer Nico Muhly, who performed there this spring, to the jazz-influenced Dirty Three, who played there last month, the art world’s freshest, most celebrated acts now have a Twin Cities venue every bit as cool as they are. 1420 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., 612-340-1725, southerntheater.org
 

Art Classes

» It’s a medium you probably didn’t know existed. But fire art—made by heat, spark, or flame, yielding everything from sculpture to jewelry to fire-breathing—now has its own home, in the newest and funkiest arts center in Minneapolis. The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center just opened in a former movie theater, where artists weld and wield blowtorches and pound on anvils—a blacksmith shop without all the horses. And soon, you, too, can learn the incendiary arts—through classes that promise to be a very hot ticket. 3749 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-701-5030, cafac.org
 

New Bike Trail

» Most bike trails pass through pastoral landscapes. The new Dakota Rail Regional Trail offers more a vicarious pleasure along with the usual exercise: a peep into the Lake Minnetonka lifestyle. Skirting well-groomed backyards, the flat, paved path begins near downtown Wayzata, then wends 13.5 miles along the lake’s north bays. The Minnetonka Drive-In tempts bicyclists with burgers and floats. There’s a golf course…and then another golf course. Didn’t bring a nine-iron? Then bike up to Big Stone Mini Golf, watched over by penned goats. You know you’re nearing the end when you see the sign for the Hercules missile in St. Bonifacius (yes, there’s a missile shell in a playground here).
 

Social Director

» It’s commonly believed that Kate Iverson has not slept in years. How else can you explain the fact that the indefatigable Iverson has helped produce or promote just about every cool arts and fashion event in the Twin Cities, from Art-A-Whirl to Project Runway showcases to Fall Fashion Week at International Market Square. All this while compiling a popular weekend guide to hip happenings as the editor of L’etoile magazine online. In everything she does, Iverson strives to open up an oft-exclusive scene to the rest of us. “I want people to be excited about the scene, to feel like they’re a part of it,” she says. “Events should encompass the cool vibe of the Twin Cities without being pretentious.” Digital Crush Photography, 612-296-1811, densitystudios.com; L’etoile magazine letoile.com
 

Dance Lessons

» Interest in all things Brazilian, from tourism to, ahem, grooming, hasn’t been this hot since the girl from Ipanema sashayed into the hearts of norteamericanos in the 1960s. But you don’t have to travel to South America to realize your Copacabana dreams. In Uptown Minneapolis, the new studio Central Do Brasil offers classes in samba dance, capoeira (a bewitching blend of martial arts and dance), West African dance, and other indigenous arts. They even teach Brazilian jujitsu—not a bad thing to know if someday you wander into the wrong part of Rio. 2609 Aldrich Ave., Mpls., 612-532-5719, centraldobrasilmn.org
 

Electrifying Happy Hour

» Call it a shockingly good time, because about the last place you’d expect to find a great happy hour is in the electricity-themed Bakken Museum. Yet the Bakken’s Evening Out events, held the second Tuesday of each month, show off a side of the educational institution that the kids running through the halls during the day wouldn’t appreciate: the museum’s beauty. The Bakken is housed in a Tudor-style mansion on Lake Calhoun, and at night one can wander the gardens, listen to live music, or mingle among the museum’s 2,000 scientific instruments, pausing to take a guess at the monthly “mystery object” unearthed from the Bakken’s vault. Who cares if it’s the geekiest happy-hour idea ever—especially when there’s complimentary wine and appetizers? 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Mpls., 612-926-3878, thebakken.org
 

Cooking Classes

» The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum puts its homegrown ingredients right where they belong: in the hands of well-known local chefs (and eventually in your mouth). The Arboretum’s monthly cooking demos, called Dinner with a Chef, may be less hands-on than other classes, but they’re conducted by some of the Twin Cities’ top chefs, such as Mike Phillips of Craftsman Restaurant and cookbook author Raghavan Iyer. They emphasize entrées that use sustainable, high-quality foods, and attendees get to enjoy three different wine pairings. Throughout the year, the arboretum supplements this popular series with classes by its resident chef, Jenny Breen, who explores specific food topics, like last year’s class on edible aphrodisiacs. Not surprisingly, that one sold out. 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952-443-1422, arboretum.umn.edu
 

New Producers

» Power Balladz, a raucous trip through the 1980s hard-rock scene and the first show created by Mike Todaro and Dan Nycklemoe, a.k.a. the Producing House, sold out the Lab Theater in Minneapolis this summer. It also established a winning formula: populist theme, respected director (Peter Rothstein), T-shirt cannon. Todaro and Nycklemoe, who describe their mission as simply “profitability,” believe the talent is here to be making long-lived shows and sending them out—to Las Vegas, to Broadway—instead of importing them. “We want to create a reverse conduit,” says Nycklemoe. The down-to-earth duo is now taking Power Balladz on the road, producing a similar blues-and-soul revue called Crossroads this fall, and even staging a revue of Noël Coward songs at the Guthrie Theater next spring called Coward’s Women. Don’t expect a T-shirt cannon, though.
 

Cool Kids’ Stuff

» If you’re the sort who looks at modern art and thinks, “My kid could do that,” then prove it at the Walker Art Center’s Arty Pants Play Dates. While parents wouldn’t normally dream of bringing their preschoolers into the Walker’s sparse, modern galleries, all the usual art etiquette goes out the window when these hands-on projects, films, and story times take over. Plus, it’s all free with admission, and each play date is tied to a current exhibit, so parents are just as engaged as their kids. 1740 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7600, walkerart.org 
 


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Women’s Boutique

» You know those shops where the salespeople never acknowledge your presence? Where everything in the store is nice, but nothing is exciting? Where you’re afraid to look at a price tag—and usually leave without buying anything? Stop. It doesn’t have to be this way. At Picky Girl, you’ll be greeted by the adorable store owner (or one of her perky sidekicks), dazzled by the killer clothing and accessories, and overjoyed when you realize that most of it costs under $100. It pays to be picky. 949 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-698-4107
 

Skincare Product

» Take one part garbanzo powder, a handful of ground oats, a sprinkling of ground flax seeds, a dash of turmeric, and what do get? No, not curried granola, but the recipe for a mind-blowing facial cleanser from Hooked Studios Skincare. It turns out this wholesome, organic concoction can clear up acne, boost radiance, and diminish the signs of aging. We’re hooked. hookedstudios.etsy.com
 

Resale Shop

» If digging through piles of someone else’s old clothes is your idea of “treasure hunting,” then by all means—go to a garage sale. But if perusing a well-edited selection of next-to-new designer shoes, handbags, and clothing in a charming, vintage-y setting sounds more appealing, then add June to your list of places to shop. 3406 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-354-3970, juneresale.com
 

Shopping Site

» Babies. Puppies. Cookies. Some things just make us smile, and Olive & Myrtle is one of them. For this eco-conscious online shop, proprietor (and former Target art director) Aaron Porvaznik insists on good design and good products—and we’re not complaining one bit. From baby gifts to home décor, everything is sustainable or certified-organic, some of it is locally made, and all of it is fun to look at. Happy shopping! oliveandmyrtle.com
 

Wallpaper

» Wallpaper is back in a big, bold way and nothing makes us want to jump on this trend like the artist-designed coverings from Hygge & West. The graphic, retro-tinged patterns from this Minneapolis-based online shop could transform a room—and convert any colorphobe. You may never look at paint the same way again. hyggeandwest.com
 

Best-Kept Secret

» If you’ve ever stopped for a scone at Turtle Bread Company in Linden Hills, you’ve probably noticed Rick Rack, the big red house next door, and wondered what was inside. Please, allow us: room upon room of cozy knits, statement jewelry, affordable but equally stylish handbags, cheerful tableware and linens, shabby-chic furniture, gift-worthy wall art, and European flea-market finds for the home. Wandering the nooks and crannies of this neighborhood spot is half the fun of discovering its hodgepodge of treasures. 3413 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-746-4160, rickrackliving.com
 

Gift Store

» When it comes to out-of-the-ordinary gifts (or things you don’t need but really want) the Walker Art Shop delivers in spades. Browse the deep collection of art books, the local- and globally sourced jewelry, the cool minimalist gadgets, the contemporary home décor, and the creative toys and games, and you’ll be a patron for life. 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633, walkerart.org
 

Outdoor Furniture

» Duluth-based Loll Designs’s contemporary and eco-conscious take on the classic Adirondack chair might be a runaway hit with designers and environment-enthusiasts (everything is made from recycled milk jugs), but all you need to know is that Loll’s colorful, durable, clean-lined, curl-up-with-a-book-comfortable loungers are the most compelling argument for endless summer in Minnesota. lolldesigns.com
 

Local Finds

» The fact that I Like You features the works of more than 60 local and independent artisans is just the beginning of its charm. Set in a rehabbed Nordeast warehouse outfitted with whimsical, grass-like carpeting and a wooden playground swing, this little-shop-that-could elevates quirky, handmade goods (think sock-monkey T-shirts and cheeky greeting cards) from crafty to collectible. 501 First Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-208-0249, ilikeyouonline.com
 

Personalized Stationary

» Leave it to Lunalux to modernize old-fashioned correspondence. Once a month, the celebrated letterpress shop on Loring Park fires up a printer for Stationary Saturdays. Owner Jenni Undis selects a design and color for the day; you show up and personalize it with initials, a name, or a message before the cards are printed on the spot. Cost: $29 for set of 10 cards and envelopes. 1618 Harmon Pl., Mpls., 612-373-0526, lunalux.com
 

Home Décor

» Kerry Ciardelli makes it easy to travel the world without leaving Minnesota. The Victory proprietress and interior designer has an eagle eye for exquisite vintage and modern home décor, which she handpicks on her own adventures. Victory’s elegant mix of gilt chaises, John Robshaw bedding, fashionable coffee-table books, and private-label pillows ensures you will leave with a unique piece. Glean more design inspiration (and special store discounts) from Ciardelli’s personal blog, Kerryciardelli.com. 3505 W. 44th St., Mpls., 612-926-8200, shopvictory.com
 

Pop-Up Shop

» In the case of Greed Gone Wild, desire is more of a virtue than a sin. At this biannual high-end garage sale, some of the Cities’ most notable fashion and tabletop stylists team up to sell the fantastic loot they’ve acquired from photo shoots and endless shopping expeditions. At Greed Gone Wild, their good taste is your good fortune. Fashionistas have been known to scoop up Pucci dresses, and interior designers can score all manner of vintage furniture—all at huge discounts. The next sale is November 19­ to 21, but you’ll also want to sign up for e-mail alerts for future events. 2014 Central Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-789-6006, greedgonewild@gmail.com
 

Yoga Clothes

» When you’re jetting from office to om, there’s nothing worse than forgetting your stretchy pants. Brandyn Herbold and Mario Negri stock their Sigh Yoga + Boutique with gorgeous gear you can wear for the day’s downward-dog pose and beyond. In addition to Yogitoes towels and Jade mats, Sigh sells insanely comfortable clothing from locally made Foat Design, chic and colorful Cura pants, and private-label headbands and tees. For on-the-go students, that’s a huge you-know-what of relief. 612 W. 54th St., Mpls., 612-824-1317, sighyoga.com.
 

Wall Art

» If you fantasize about decorating your living room with high-art photos but are on a poster budget, head to Viewville.com. Started by a band of local ad-agency veterans, this slick site peddles professional photographers’ gallery-quality prints at affordable prices. The artist gets 50 percent of the sale and you get to hang a surreal landscape by Linda Plaisted or sophisticated still life by Phil Bode for less than $100. viewville.com
 

Sale

» Intoto’s designer selection reads like the who’s who of Fashion Week: Paul Smith, Etro, and Rogan for men, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marni, and Dries Van Noten for women. While prices usually reflect the lofty labels, they seriously drop during the store’s final sales in July and January when everything is marked down 50 to 70 percent. Our advice: Join the mailing list for sale dates, then arrive early. High fashion moves fast. 3105 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-822-2414, intotogetdressed.com
 

Retail Corner

» Over the past few years, the block of early 20th-century buildings at the corner of Selby & Snelling in St. Paul has been renovated and modernized to accommodate an exceptional collection of locally owned boutiques. Shop for message onesies at Rebel Ink, vintage frocks at Lula, party clothes at A. Michele, pretty lingerie at Flirt, and hip gifts at Patina. Then refuel in the leafy courtyard with a latte from Cosmic’s Coffee and melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter hideaway cookies from Two Smart Cookies. You’ll never miss the mall. A. Michele, 651-917-6966; Cosmic’s Coffee, 651-645-0106; Flirt, 651-698-3692, flirtongrand.com; Lula, 651-644-4110, stpaulretroloop.com; Patina, 651-644-5444, patinastores.com; Rebel Ink, 651-647-0655, rebelinkbaby.com; Two Smart Cookies, 612-384-1069, smartcookieshop.com
 

Green Fashion

» With a name like hers, Stephanie Green was probably destined to open an earth-friendly shop. At Ecotique, Green—who also owns Shu Global Footwear—excels at stocking sustainably made clothing that doesn’t sacrifice style. There are super-soft tees and tanks from Alternative Apparel, color-blocked dresses by Kelly Lane, and free-range-bird-feather hair accessories from local label Bethany Lorelle. For organic beauties, the store hosts a mini-shop of makeup and skincare products from Nature of Beauty. 1045 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-3127, natureofbeauty.com/ecotique
 


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Rising Star

» In two short years, chef Jon Radle has transformed Grand Café from a sleepy also-ran into one of the most truly charming spots in Minneapolis, with graceful, thoughtfully composed, never-fussy dishes. Take, for example, his appetizer of diver-caught scallops: It’s seared in such a way that the scallops achieve a deep brown, caramelly crust, yet the flesh remains sweet and dewy. The bivalves are then paired with pickled white asparagus and fresh fennel, a bit of tomato jam, and bright basil oil. It’s complicated enough to invite fascination, but simple enough to disappear in a bite or two. The star behind the show? Radle, who, at age 30, is already one of the area’s most promising talents. 3804 Grand Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-8260, grandcafempls.com
 

Social Snacking

» The best possible place to eat cupcakes is actually a bar. For proof, report to the Triple Rock Social Club on a Thursday night, order a Belgian ale, a big, no-kidding-two-hands-required burger, and crispy tater tots. Follow that up with a cupcake from local caterer (and cover star) Miel y Leche. Maybe you’ll get a spicy Mexican chocolate one, or a vegan blackberry one, or, if you’re very, very lucky, the Elvis cupcake, a banana-cake base topped with peanut-butter frosting and garnished with maple-candied bacon. Yes, bacon on a cupcake. Now the genius of your setting becomes clear, eating them in a bar allows you to have two, (or three!) and deny it in the morning. Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-333-7399, triplerocksocialclub.com; Miel y Leche Catering and Bakery, mielyleche.net
 

Seafood Restaurant

» Recently, the journal Science famously predicted that the world’s commercial fisheries would entirely collapse by 2048. Since then, every time we order fish we feel like we’re a 1920s gal buying a Bengal-tiger coat with elephant-ivory buttons. But now, Sea Change, located on the first floor of the Guthrie in Minneapolis’s Mill District, has come along and changed all that! The chefs here work with suppliers to ensure that each and every fish they offer comes from a population that isn’t endangered and is harvested in an environmentally sustainable way. That the fish is inventive and delicious just makes a good thing great. 806 S. Second St., Mpls., 612-225-6499, seachangempls.com
 

Minneapolis Chef

» This has been Tim McKee’s year. He is the first Minneapolis chef to win a James Beard Award, bestowed in recognition of his work at his flagship restaurant, La Belle Vie. He was tapped to lead fine dining at the Guthrie and dazzled us with Sea Change, the region’s first sustainable-seafood restaurant. He created not one, but two standard-bearing, cheap-and-cheerful Mexican restaurants in the form of the Minneapolis and St. Paul locations of Barrio. And, as if that’s not enough, he revived Solera by appointing much-loved local chef J. P. Samuelson to lead the team there. What’s next for McKee, flying backwards around the world to reanimate the accidentally dead? Tim, enough already: Go rest on your laurels so we can enjoy what you’ve done instead of constantly trying to track your next move! La Belle Vie, labellevie.us; Sea Change, seachangempls.com; Barrio, barriotequila.com; Solera, solera-restaurant.com
 

St. Paul Chef

» One important measure of a chef’s talent is how much he influences the next generation. When it comes to Lenny Russo, the answer is: more than anyone can calculate. Russo is the chef-owner of Heartland, the restaurant and wine bar synonymous in this area with nose-to-tail, aggressively local cooking. But it’s not just the food that is wonderful at Heartland. It’s the scope of Russo’s ambition and his insistence that there is indeed time to work with farmers and foragers, buy whole hogs and geese and butcher them, make stock, mill flour, put up preserves, and still prep for dinner service. Now young up-and-comers all across town point to him and say: “No whining, no excuses.” Thus, he has changed the culture and aspirations of a whole generation. Heartland, 1806 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul, 651-699-3536, heartlandrestaurant.com
 

Minneapolis Restaurant

» What more can be said about La Belle Vie in this magical year, the year when Tim McKee finally won a James Beard Award for this splendid white-tablecloth restaurant? Only that it really is as swooningly spectacular as everyone says, and that the five- or eight-course tasting menu really is as good a meal as you can have in this region, filled as it is with bedazzling, but not overly showy courses such as Little Neck clams with smoked char roe served in a broth derived in some miraculous way from chorizo and fresh white asparagus. Perhaps the only thing to add is that if you think restaurants are solidly unchangeable things, like marble pillars, you’re wrong. Restaurants are more like artists: They have high periods and low, and if you want to know what La Belle Vie is like at its best, go now. 510 Groveland Ave., Mpls., 612-874-6440, labellevie.us
 

St. Paul Restaurant

» What Americans want in a real French brasserie is good cooking and wine served in a seamlessly lively urban spot. Downtown St. Paul’s Meritage (rhymes with heritage) delivers that, but with some distinctly Midwestern embellishments. Like ultra-budget-friendly appetizers and desserts. Like an endless parade of wine specials, prix fixe options, and the presence of sociable chef-owner Russell Klein. You know that popular image of French chefs chasing people down on sidewalks to avenge a slight to their cooking? You can sooner imagine Klein chasing you down in the street to offer a takeaway helping of dessert, the recipe for his lemon confit (so you can try your hand at that stunning halibut dish at home), or, heck, even a bouquet of daffodils. We all have our own version of Minnesota nice, but this brasserie’s version is particularly irresistible. 410 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-222-5670, meritage-stpaul.com
 

Business Lunch

» There’s one sure way to lure even the most dedicated office drone from his or her cube in downtown St. Paul: Offer to pick up the check at the St. Paul Grill. Of course, your intended target will order the burger. Everyone orders the burger at lunch, because it’s inexpensive and spectacular: rich, tender, well-charred, and paired with the most golden, most sweet and potato-y, most adorable French fries around. Your trap baited and the bait taken, it’s time to make your pitch. 350 Market St., St. Paul, 651-224-7455, stpaulgrill.com
 

Chocolate

» Local chocolatier B. T. Mc-Elrath has upped the ante and introduced Salty Dog, a chocolate bar that takes his great, satiny dark chocolate, studs it with pieces of his buttery, caramel-deep toffee, and sprinkles it with sea salt. For local chocolate lovers, this bet-you-can’t-eat-just-one form of the all-American candy bar has caused its share of problems. Sure, we can buy one Salty Dog, demolish it with the speed of a whirling cartoon Tasmanian devil, brush the chocolate crumbs off our shirt, and pretend to have some sort of impulse control—but we’re only pretending! We could devour these willpower-obliterating Salty Dogs by the caseload. Available at Lunds, Byerly’s, and Kowalski’s, and online at btmcelrath.com.
 

Skyway Spot

» Maison Darras, a little unassuming spot in the St. Paul skyways isn’t cartoonishly French in the way so many French restaurants in America, are—with picturesque flowers and baguettes adorning every surface. Instead, it’s subtly, undeniably, essentially, truly French—the way things actually are in France. Really. Ask for a fresh, hot panini filled with, say, prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil leaves and you get a beautifully thin sandwich in which the fillings and bread are both warm and tender, and the exterior is perfectly crisp. Add a creamy, silky, deeply vanilla-scented crème brûlée (served in a disposable ramekin!) and you’ll have a perfectly French skyway meal: It’s all real, all cooked exactly as it should be, not over-sauced, not overstuffed, not meager but not gluttonous. It’s just right, and tasty and tasteful, in the way that only the French seem able to pull off. 401 Robert St. N., St. Paul, 651-379-2770
 

Bakery

» Rustica has been the bakery snob’s standard bearer for a few years now: Their boules are meatier, their baguettes somehow both chewier and more tender, their cookies darker, their cakes richer. So when we heard they were moving from their pocket-sized south Minneapolis location to a big fancy new bakery in Calhoun Village, debuting a new super-fancy coffee shop, with coffee siphons and other elite coffee-sipping gear, like Clover coffeemakers (the Bugatti of drip coffee) and also serving pastry on-site till 9 p.m. or so, we were flabbergasted with delight. Looks like 2010 will be Minnesota’s tastiest year for bread yet. New location: 3220 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-822-3730, rusticabakery.com
 

Pastry Chef

» One side benefit of the cocktail revolution that has swept the Twin Cities in the last year has been the chance for people to sample Khanh Tran’s desserts at Bradstreet Craftshouse, the ground-floor cocktail-showcasing little sister of fine-dining restaurant Cosmos, where Tran also works. In Bradstreet, she has served little brilliant bites, like a staggeringly lush chocolate-truffle-like slab of cake paired with a dusky black-sesame ice cream that somehow meets the chocolate, veils it, reveals the chocolate’s fruitiness, veils that, and reveals the chocolate’s internal stripe of cocoa. It makes you see chocolate anew, which, in the world of pastry, is the equivalent of running a one-minute mile. Bradstreet Craftshouse, 601 First Ave. N., Mpls., 612-312-1821, bradstreetcrafthouse.com
 

Cake Doughnut

» Cake doughnuts are the humblest of all pastries, just little circles of basic vanilla-flavored cake dough, fried. They emerge from the fryer like nubby little sparrows, humble and cute-ugly, and nuzzle their way right into your soul, speaking as they do of mornings in the country, morning in diners, mornings in cars, in church basements, and other moments of sweetness in plain life. A Baker’s Wife, the old-fashioned neighborhood bakery in south Minneapolis, makes the best: plain as a song, sweet as a sunrise, reliable as a new day dawning. 4200 28th Ave. S., Mpls., 612-729-6898
 

Ice Cream

» One of the most stylish nights to be had in the Cities can be found at the fashionable Crema Café, home to sorbets and ice cream in such exotic flavors as pine-needle, cardamom–black pepper, pluot, and crème brûlée. But life is not always as stylish as one would like. On those nights, a pint of Sonny’s Ice Cream, available at the grocery store but churned fresh at the café, does a remarkable job of turning dinner in into an all-star extravaganza. We recommend the four-flavored Spumoni. Crema Café, 3401 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-8189, cremacafeminneapolis.com
 

Raised Doughnut

» Raised and glazed doughnuts are more elevated than cake doughnuts. They take longer to make, because of the yeast that needs to raise up the dough, and they’re more fragile—if the dog sits on your box of raised-glazed doughnuts they will get flat as tortillas. That said, the fragile ethereality of a Mel-O-Glaze Bakery raised-and-glazed doughnut as it yields between your teeth is one of the simplest pleasures available to those who know enough about baking to appreciate the complexity in an airy, dewy, vanishingly tender simple thing. 4800 28th Ave. S., Mpls., 612-729-9316, meloglaze.com
 

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Kitchen Renovation

» If you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, Casa Verde can make your space sustainably chic. Open since November 2008, the elegant showroom and retail shop carries cabinets made from Forest Stewardship Council–certified woods, energy efficient Sub-Zero appliances, and Simon Pearce home accessories. Designer Rosemary Merrill can customize every aspect of a kitchen to fit your home’s architecture and your lifestyle, while incorporating her inclination toward classic, eco-luxe aesthetics. 911 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-353-4401, casaverdedesign.com
 

Dry Cleaner

» With impeccable service and a bright atmosphere, Mulberrys Garment Care seems more like a Starbucks than a dry cleaner. Take advantage of the drive-through service and Sunday hours, or stop in for coffee and juice, and Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products. Unlike traditional cleaners who rely on chemicals, Mulberrys utilizes a pressurized carbon-dioxide process that doesn’t leave a stale smell. The eco-friendly boutique cleaner is also price-conscious: $2.99 for a shirt to $13.99 for a two-piece suit. 3900 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park, 612-886-2348; 615 W. 53rd St., Mpls., mulberryscleaners.com
 

Carpenter

» Need something—anything—done around the house? Then Mark Nelson of Cut Above Construction is the handyman for you. He’ll take on everything from a simple task (hanging curtains or plasmas) to more complex projects (custom cabinets and constructing decks). And, with 26 years in business under his tool belt, Nelson is a pro at keeping noise and plaster crumbs to a minimum. Cut Above Construction, 612-709-7330
 

Bra Fittings

» Give your girls a boost with a proper bra fitting from La Bratique’s Tracy Anderson. In her cozy space on the lower level of swimsuit shop Nani Nalu, Anderson works with clients to find the band and cup sizes that do them the most favors. She has support solutions for wee cleavage (30A from the Little Bra Company) to the well-endowed (up to 42G), with plenty of options in between. Appointments recommended; 3922 W. 50th St., Edina, 612-325-6620, labratique.com
 

Tailor

» There is a big difference between someone who can do alterations and a true tailor, who can pattern a dress or construct a suit. Marina Shimelfarb of Perfect Fit by Marina has been expertly fixing and fashioning clothes for more than 20 years. In addition to basic hemming ($10) and more extensive alterations to suits and wedding gowns, Shimel-farb creates original designs for women (plus-size is her specialty) and casual looks for men. She also can mend the trickiest of knits, starting at just $6 for a small hole. 597 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-646-0111, perfectfitbymarina.com
 

Jewelry Repair

» Don’t let broken or ill-fitting trinkets tarnish in your drawer when Landmark Jewelers can make them look like new. From ring sizing to watch cleaning to replacing 14K gold clasps, service is sterling here, and your valuable baubles are in good hands. While Landmark has been open just three years, the shop’s top-notch team of former Bockstruck Jewelers staff has a combined 125 years experience in the business. 21 Sixth St. W., St. Paul, 651-222-2282, landmarkjewelers.net
 

Shoe Repair

» At George’s Shoe & Repair, no sole is beyond saving. The George family has been in business since 1905, and it shows in their workmanship. When it comes to restoring an old pair of boots, fixing an intricate detail on a purse, cleaning those salt-soaked Uggs, or changing last year’s stiletto heels to make them party-worthy again, this is the place. Repairs start at $9, but extra holes in a belt or a shoe strap are free. 3673 Lexington Ave., Arden Hills, 651-636-1312, emocs.com; 672 1/2 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-8258, hockeyrepair.com
 

Dog Walker

» On the days when you have to go to work to bring home the kibble, John Jones of Concerning Dogs will pick up the leash where you left off. He can walk your pooch as many times a day as the little guy needs, and will dog-sit when you’re away. Available at a moment’s notice, Jones’s forte is flexibility, so your dog can maintain a normal schedule. He also keeps a diary so you know exactly what Rover has been up to all day. (Jones currently serves territory between Richfield and Uptown.) 612-869-4306, concerningdogs.com
 

Event Planner

» When The Style Laboratory plans your party, all you have to do is put on your party dress and show up. Founder Geri Wolf has planned events of all sizes—from nuptials where the only invitees were the couple (Wolf served as witness and event designer), to a 1,400-person dinner for former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani. Wolf’s personal approach, discriminating tastes, creative-design capabilities, and Rolodex of exceptional venues and vendors means she—or rather, you—will throw a memorable fete. 612-825-4705, stylelaboratory.com
 

Fresh Meal Delivery

» Need a staycation from cooking? Try a week of Solo by Bonicelli. The food-delivery service features nutritious daily dishes prepared with fresh, straight-from-the-farmers’ market ingredients. The Italian-influenced menu shifts weekly, but always includes three meals a day. Think chewy breakfast bars with oats, sunflower seeds, honey, and dried fruit, or risotto with artichoke hearts, smoked salmon, and Parmesan cheese. Each gourmet feast is prepared by Laura Bonicelli, who spent years producing food for photo shoots. This fall, look for less-expensive frozen meals and cooking classes at her northeast Minneapolis space. 612-812-3332, solobybonicelli.com
 

Diaper Service

» If you’ve made the decision to ditch the disposables, Do Good Diapers’s delivery-and-laundering services will take care of the dirty work. Inspired by a comparable company in Colorado, Peter and Kathy Allen (who recently had their first baby) started their service a year ago. For as little as $19 a week—about the same price as throwaways—your child can be swaddled in clean, soft cotton fabric with easy-to-assemble Velcro closures. Bonus: Research shows that cloth diapers promote earlier potty training. 612-990-2183, dogooddiapers.com
 

Frame Shop

» When it comes to good framing, it’s easier to get it wrong than it is to get it right. For more than 20 years, Carter Avenue Frame Shop has taken apart do-it-yourself projects gone awry, and turned them into gallery-worthy, picture-perfect artwork. Owner Tim Smith and his team excel at helping customers find the right design, color, proportion, and style ­of frame to suit their style. The shop promises to finish your project within a week, and guarantees all work. 2186 Como Ave., St. Paul, 651-645-7862, carter-avenueframeshop.com
 

Kids Photos

» If, like most, your child never stops running in circles long enough to take a good photo, enlist Sewell Photography. Jennie Sewell’s documentary-style snapshots capture beautiful moments amid the chaos. Instead of impersonal, perfectly posed pics, you’ll get expressive, natural photos that illustrate your child’s unique personality. As a bonus, her incredibly reasonable fee includes a proof book, an online gallery, and an early preview of shots that she features on her delightful blog. 612-799-1245, sewellphotography.com
 

Car Wash

» There’s a certain je ne sais quoi that comes with having a new car. Maybe it’s the stain-free rugs, dust-free dash, or that new-car smell. Whatever it is, the full-service Ultimate Clean at Regal Auto Wash will restore that fresh, clean feeling—in about 20 minutes. They’ll clean every inch of your vehicle, inside and out (coffee-stained carpets, dirty cup holders and all), and top it off with an air freshener. “We like it when you walk away feeling like you have a new car,” says one location manager. Yeah, we like that, too. Five metro locations, regalautowash.com
 


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Fun at Any Price

$0 Wine tasting at France 44 (or Solo Vino or the Little Wine Shoppe or Dolce Vita, etc.). france44.com
$5 First-run movies at the Parkway Theater. parkwaytheater.com
$8 Ticket to ascend to the 31st-floor outdoor observation deck at the W Minneapolis–The Foshay.
$10 Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Neighborhood series. thespco.org
$12 Flight of three premium glasses of sake at Moto-i. moto-i.com
$25 New “Jazz at the Jungle” Series at the Jungle Theater, featuring Connie Evingson, et al. jungletheater.org
$28 The cheap seats to Broadway hit In The Heights at the Orpheum Theatre this December. hennepintheatretrust.org
$60 Front-row VIP seats to Broadway Rocks! at Orchestra Hall this month, from Phantom of the Opera to Dreamgirls. mnorch.org
$80  Snorkeling with the sharks, puffer fish, and stingrays at Underwater Adventures. underwaterworld.com
$95  Glass of Patron Burdeos tequila at Barrio. barrio-tequila.com
$249 The Steak and a Shave Package at the St. Paul Hotel, including a steak dinner at the St. Paul Grill, a $50 voucher for a shave and haircut at Heimie’s Haberdashery, and a deluxe room. stpaulhotel.com
$455 The Celebration Package at the Graves 601 hotel, including champagne upon arrival, breakfast, dinner, a whirlpool room, and a late checkout at 3 p.m. graves601hotel.com
$790 Two-person hot-air balloon ride over the St. Croix River Valley with Aamodt’s. aamodtsballoons.com
$1,450 Helicopter charter tour of the Twin Cities at night, or anywhere else you want to go, for five to six people. minneapolishelicoptercharters.com
$2,500 For the 1,000-square-foot Rock Star Suite at the Chambers Hotel. chambersminneapolis.com

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Accessories

A go-to shop for fantastic, luxe-looking accessories, Fringe proves that budget-conscious doesn’t have to mean cheap. This is the place to complete an outfit with one of fall’s must-have statement necklaces, oversized watches, or colorful scarves—each for about $20 or less. Of Fringe’s two locations, the newest in Edina looks and feels as rich as the merchandise. 3906 W. 50th St., Edina, 952-746-4922

Bridalwear

Flutter opened in 2006 as a modern, bridesmaids-only boutique. Lucky for brides, many of the dresses from coveted lines such as Thread, Simple Silhouettes, and Lela Rose are also available in white or ivory—making them the perfect, affordable option for a bride who wants to wear a designer gown. Prices range from $188 to $1,620. (Appointments required.) 720 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-216-1926, flutterboutique.com

Home Furnishings

A single piece of furniture can inspire an entire room. Owners/interior designers Ginny Romens and Lynn Anderson stock The Find with plenty of muses. Whether it’s an ornate glass chandelier or a hand-painted buffet, there’s no shortage of distinctive pieces at bargain prices. Scour the spacious back room, where slightly imperfect items are 50-percent off. 7820 Eden Prairie Rd., Eden Prairie, 952-975-3900, romensatthefind.com

Men’s Clothing

Tucked away in an unassuming corridor of Southdale Center, Len Druskin Outlet hosts a dizzying array of designer menswear at 50 to 90 percent off original retail prices. Some of the clothing and accessories are markdowns from Len’s two trendsetting boutiques; others are exclusive to the outlet. All of it—from the Diesel denim to the Penguin polo shirts—is a total steal. 1630 Southdale Center, Edina, 952-920-0472, lendruskinoutlet.com

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Personal Stylist

Corset (kor-set)/n./ 1. A close-fitting and often laced medieval jacket. Or 2. An image-building, time-saving, life-changing wardrobe service, as in Corset, for women who hate to shop for, or style, themselves. It’s run by a team of down-to-earth gals who will get you out of your rut and into something fabulous by creating and delivering fully styled outfits to your front door. corsetstyling.com

Baby Goods

Tiny, beautiful baby things abound at Oscar & Belle, and yes—they’re worth every penny. Anna Gustafson sets her sweet Linden Hills shop apart by using only hand-harvested organic cotton for every baby-soft onesie, hoodie, and cardigan she designs. The timeless pieces are definitely keepers. 2812 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-216-3738, oscarandbelle.com

Shoes

For designer-shoe fanatics, a visit to Pumpz & Company will feel like the mothership calling you home. Sleek and posh like a penthouse, this fashion-forward shoe salon has a serious selection of luxury footwear—with high-end handbags and jewelry to boot. In other words: If Rachel Zoe set foot in here, she would die. 3335 Galleria, Edina, 52-926-2252, pumpzco.com

Women’s Boutique

You know that scene in Pretty Woman, where Julia Roberts’s character gets snubbed at that hoity-toity clothing store on Rodeo Drive? That would never happen at OPM. At this sleek shop at Excelsior & Grand, designer labels like Valentino, Catherine Malandrino, and Loeffler Randall, are only upstaged by the friendly, down-to-earth service you’ll receive. 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399, opmboutique.com
 

 Food at Any Price

$0 Samples at Surdyk’s. Yes, it’s a crush during the holidays, but wine samples and tastes of olives and cheeses in the gourmet shop make it a grand cocktail party. surdyks.com
99¢ The St. Paul Bagelry’s everything bagel is dense, chewy, and sweet as a real New York bagel. stpaulbagelry.com
$2.25 La Loma’s locally made, earthy, spicy and generously filled tamales: The chili-laced pork is our favorite. lalomatamales.com
$3.50 How good is the lamb BLT at Saffron? It’s so good we bet you can’t eat just 10. Only from 4 to 6 p.m. saffronmpls.com
$6.49 Potato knish from Mort’s Delicatessen. It’s weighty, creamy and devourable. As a whole one packs 1,000 calories, it’s also the ideal food to take to the ice-fishing shack. morts-deli.com
$7 Smelt fries at Red Stag Supperclub are delicious and authentic to local history, a delicious taste of our grandparents’ world. redstagsupperclub.com
$12 The price of a sake tasting flight at America’s first sake-brewpub, Lyn-Lake newcomer Moto-i, works out to about one cent per bragging right if you Twitter your friends in other cities to let them know you’re drinking something they can’t get. moto-i.com
$45 The prix fixe at Alma is reliably dazzling and surprisingly humble. We dare you to find anyone, foodiest food snob or shyest grandma, who doesn’t find it intensely satisfying. restaurant-alma.com
$795 Hog’s Back Farm, in Arkansas, Wisconsin, offers a standard summer CSA share for $595—18 weeks of 40-odd fruits and vegetables, from garlic scapes to strawberries to broccoli, which they deliver to drop-off sites in the Twin Cities. Add another $200 for a winter share, including storage crops like potatoes and garlic. hogsbackfarm.com
$800–$1,200 The most expensive meal typically on offer in Minneapolis is the $200-a-head, nine-course tasting menu on offer at the kitchen table at Cosmos. Bring a crowd! cosmosrestaurant.com

 

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September 2018

Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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WHAT’S BETTER THAN DRINKING WINE? DRINKING YOUR WINE! Cannon River is giving you the opportunity to share in the creation (and consumption) of Minnesota’s most popular wine. Get your...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
Cannon River Winery and Vineyard
421 Mill Street West
Cannon Falls, MN  55009
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Sponsor: Cannon River Winery
Telephone: 507-263-7400
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During the upcoming 2018-19 NFL season, Highland Park whisky will be cheering on the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for every home game of the regular season. Highland Park will add...

Cost: 0

Where:
U.S. Bank Stadium Viking Village
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Highland Park
Telephone: 310-845-6892
Contact Name: Kelley
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The largest event in the Midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories from the American Arts and Crafts Movement (1900 - 1920). You'll find antique furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles,...

Cost: $7

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center Buildi
St. Paul, MN


Sponsor: Eastwood Gallkery
Telephone: 651-695-1902
Contact Name: Cam
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

Cost: $10 per person in advance; $12 at the gate; children under 36" free

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Open Streets Minneapolis is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking,...

Cost: $0

Where:
Nicollet Ave from W Lake St to 46th St W
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Our Streets Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-293-0634
Contact Name: Frances Stevenson
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612 467-9653
Contact Name: Terri

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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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A panel of seven female Twin Cities Fashion Insiders will discuss the Twin Cities fashion scene from insiders’ perspectives before a live audience on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon – 2 p.m. at...

Cost: $60/VIP, $30/GA, $15/Standing

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 &th St West
St. Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Blunt Cuts Podcast
Telephone: 320.761.6570
Contact Name: Christina Fortier
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The Twin Cities Bridal Show is your Go-To for everything you need for your wedding. It is your one opportunity to experience everything up close and in person; taste delicious cakes, see beautiful...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCentre
, MN

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Downtown Saint Paul is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with...

Cost: $35 for a team of 2-4 people

Where:
Landmark Plaza
379 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: MetroDemic
Telephone: (347) 850-7609
Contact Name: Kris Neese
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Shop clothing and accessories by a hand-selected group of local designers at this modern marketplace founded by local designer Joeleen Torvick. Watch The Lookbook come to life through a live,...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Studio 125
1621 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Joeleen Torvick
Telephone: 507-217-9404
Contact Name: Joeleen
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Best of the Wurst, a Twin Cities premier food event, returns September 23 to Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis. From 2-6 p.m., you can enjoy unique sausage samples from local...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
Sociable Cider Werks
1500 Fillmore St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Our annual Hay There fundraiser at Hold Your Horses supports our equine assisted therapies. New this year: caregiver yoga presented by The Yoga Center Retreat and a chance to meet our newest pony!...

Cost: $20 Adults/ Kids 12 and under $5​

Where:
Hold Your Horses
5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN  55357
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Sponsor: Hold Your Horses
Telephone: (763) 498-0007
Contact Name: Julie
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The 2018-2019 Music in the Park Series will open with the return of Miró Quartet. Hailed by The New York Times as possessing “explosive vigor and technical finesse”, the dynamic Miró Quartet,...

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ
2129 Commonwealth Ave
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Schubert Club
Telephone: 165-129-23267
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Join Milkweed Books for this homecoming event with acclaimed music and cultural critic Jessica Hopper, featuring her new memoir, Night Moves. Reading and discussion in the Target Performance Hall...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Join us September 21-23, 2018 at Oakridge Hotel & Conference Center for the 2018 Conquer & Connect Retreat. The Conquer & Connect Retreat is aimed at equipping women with the tools and time to...

Cost: $497

Where:
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oakridge Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Carpe Diem with Jasmine
Telephone: 612-351-1990
Contact Name: Jasmine Stringer
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Since his early days with The Beatles, nine-time Grammy winner and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ringo Starr has enjoyed a successful solo career as a singer, songwriter, and...

Cost: $181-89

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Hailed as “a real deal country singer” and songwriter who pens “old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can” (Omaha...

Cost: 35

Where:
First Avenue
701 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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FULBEKLOSET presents its fall collection at the FASHION WEEK MN. This is the first time we are making our debut at the Fashion Week MN. We are so excited and can't wait to show/share with our...

Cost: $30 VIP GA $15

Where:
MINNEAPOLIS
916 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55408
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Sponsor: FASHION WEEK MN
Contact Name: Jahna Peloquin
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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Looking for a productive networking experience that will kick off your day? This is for you! Each attendee will have the opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about her company’s products...

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen
5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 820
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now!   Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this...

Cost: Free! Reserve your seat today!

Where:
Holiday Inn Express Chanhassen
7855 Century Blvd
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

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Free Coffee Tuesday is back on September 18, September 25, October 2 and October 9 at all Holiday stores. Holiday customers can customize their beverages with a variety of coffees, cappuccinos,...

Cost: free

Where:
Holiday Gas Stations
620 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Holiday Gas Stations
Telephone: 612-337-0087
Contact Name: Jenna Croymans

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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

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BANK Restaurant, located within the Westin Minneapolis, is incorporating magic into its cocktail menu and atmosphere with the launch of Magic & Mixology Night every Tuesday  from 5 – 7 p.m....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
BANK Restaurant
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join Girls on the Run Twin Cities for an inspirational evening celebrating women's stories. Girls on the Run is proud to host LUNAFEST on September 25th at Brave New Workshop ETC. LUNAFEST is a...

Cost: $25 or 5 tickets for $100

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us for this swing dance party! Kick off the evening with an all-abilities dance lesson and demo and then cut a rug to the sounds of the Roseville Big Band. Register for our dance competition...

Cost: 20

Where:
Landmark Center
75 W 5th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-108327
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
Website »

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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

More information

By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Chef in the Garden is back for September's Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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 attendee which includes tax and tip. Dalton and Wade is excited to announce a "True Whiskey" dinner in partnership with High West Distillery.   On Wednesday September 26th we will be...

Cost: 100

Where:
Dalton and Wade
323 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Dalton and Wade
Telephone: 612-236-4020
Contact Name: Michael
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Mexican actors, artist, poets, and musicians including Diego Luna, Kinky, Lila Down, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and local street and folk artist from all walks of life star in this documentary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Best Buy Theatre
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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Park Nicollet Foundation welcomes you to a special morning of breast cancer awareness that brings the community together to support and celebrate the Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd W
Wayzata, MN  55391
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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At his matinée show, global music sensation Ethan Bortnick will be singing and playing piano (with his band) in the style of his popular and award-winning PBS Specials. Enjoy a wide range of...

Cost: $31

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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U OF M MEDICAL SCHOOL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY PRESENTS DAN BUETTNER: THE DAVID A. ROTHENBERGER LECTURE Thu, Sep 27, 4:00 pm Carlson Family Stage FREE and open to the public   Dan...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northrop, University of Minnesota
85 Church SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-625-3601
Contact Name: Amanda Brower
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Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 161-262-42345
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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The public is invited to a lecture by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, emeritus professor of history, lifelong human rights activist and celebrated author of An Indigenous People's History of the United...

Cost: Free

Where:
pin First Unitarian Society
900 Mount Curve Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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You are warmly welcomed to the 3rd annual Adoption Medicine gala Care to Celebrate. Hosted this year at the Lynhall, participate in an evening of great food, heartwarming stories, and community....

Cost: $0.00-$900

Where:
The Lynhall
2640 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop at your local Mainstream Boutique in Mendota Heights! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Mainstream Boutique Mendota Heights
730 Main St
Suite 113
Mendota Heights, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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The hunt starts NOW. Join the Midwest Makers for an exclusive intro to some of the most-wanted wines around -- 4Fugitives, from the upcoming 2019 RJS Restricted Quantities program. Embark upon an...

Cost: $10

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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   Minnesota 'Survivor' contestant and cancer survivor hostsTwin Cities event This first GRIT GIRL event marks the official launch of the GRIT GIRL organization created to help women of all...

Cost: $10 -$15 per person

Where:
The Wells at 7th Street
627 12th Ave S
Minneapolis
55330, MN
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Sponsor: GRIT GIRL
Contact Name: Sunday Burquest, founder
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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For the evening show, global music sensation Ethan Bortnick will host local musicians in a talent competition. Contestants will have a chance to perform in front of the audience, and possibly win a...

Cost: $38

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake Shimabukuro redefines ukulele music — performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of...

Cost: $57-32

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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WHAT:                                 Critical Issues Forum: Workforce Challenges WHO:                                   Hosted by...

Cost: This event is open to both members ($35) and non-members ($50). Pre-registration

Where:
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612.370.9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Who: The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Where: Douglas Dayton Downtown Minneapolis YMCA at Gaviidae Commons When: Friday, September 28 VIP Reception - 5:30pm Program – 6:45pm Y Party – 8pm...

Cost: $75

Where:
Douglas Dayton Downtown YMCA at Gaviidae
651 Nicollet Mall,
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Rock, Brats & Beer takes place outdoors between Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos. Lineup includes George Thorogood and the Destoyers on Friday night, and John Kay & Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon & The...

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake
Telephone: (952) 496-6563
Contact Name: Mystic Box Office
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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On Friday, September 28, join more than 600 business leaders, educators, philanthropists, and friends of Catholic education for the sixth annual Night of Light celebration. Hosted by the Aim Higher...

Cost: 175

Where:
JW Marriott
Mall of America
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Aim Higher Foundation
Telephone: 612-819-6711
Contact Name: Jean Houghton
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This juried and invitational exhibition celebrates 100 years of the design graduate program, featuring a wide range of work by alumni, graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty. Presented...

Cost: Free

Where:
Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Explore the zoo after hours, kid-free, while enjoying a cocktail. Enjoy the wine bar, live music, animal trivia, and of course the animals! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Cost: $10

Where:
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster “Stay Hungry” international tour.  The tour will make...

Cost: Tickets: $43.75 - $63.75

Where:
State Theatre
805 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Presented by Personal Publicity
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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First we saw him at our half time show; now he's gracing the other side of the river with his The Man of the Woods Tour. 

Cost: $52.50+

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
199 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Please join us to raise money to fight against eating disorders! There are so many ways to help, and it must be dealt with and addressed. This is a fun way to get out with your family and raise...

Cost: $18-$30

Where:
West Park
2350 11th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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The Audubon Center of the North Woods invites you to join us on this 4-night, 5 day lodge-based women’s adventure to experience one of the country’s most scenic trails! Join us as we trek one...

Cost: $995

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Sponsor: Audubon Center of the North Woods
Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
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Two cities, one big heart: Strut Your Mutt in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Join Best Friends Animal Society in working with partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations in the Twin...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Wolfe Park
St. Louis Park, MN  55416


Sponsor: Best Friends Animal Society
Contact Name: Brianna Samson
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Hosted by Northside MOMs and open to the public  It's everything kid related from infant to tween including: nursery items, clothing, toys, books, equipment and more!  All in new to gently used...

Cost: 1.00

Where:
Riverdale Church
3210 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN  55304
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Sponsor: Northside Mothers of Multiples
Telephone: 612-868-0471
Contact Name: Melanie Hess
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Changing the Way Students Learn Music in Plymouth, MN   New Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Plymouth on September 29, 2018 Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bach to Rock Music School/Plymouth
4345 Nathan Lane, N.
Plymouth, MN  55442
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Sponsor: Bach to Rock
Telephone: 763-208-7847
Contact Name: Angela Sakell
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Registration is required:https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/podcast-at-carlos-avery-wma/   Join Great River Greening for our first public event at the Carlos Avery State Wildlife...

Cost: 0

Where:
Carlos Avery WMA
6690 East Viking Blvd.
Wyoming, MN  55092
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Nicollet Island may be best known as home to the Grain Belt Beer sign, re-lit in 2017. But the island's greatest claim to fame is as the site of the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River, in...

Cost: $10

Where:
E Island Ave & Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Join us for the FREE AAA Travel Expo, showcasing a newly released lineup of tours, cruises and vacations from our prized collection of Preferred Travel Partners. Catch a sneak peek of the newest...

Cost: $0

Where:
Como Zoo Park & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: AAA Travel
Telephone: 651-770-9014
Contact Name: Trisha Remund
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

Cost: $10 per person in advance; $12 at the gate; children under 36" free

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Watch lively demos by the artist Rafael Peréz and learn more about his career in ceramics during this daylong workshop. Spanish sculptor Rafael “Rafa” Peréz partners an educated control of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Organized by Gloria Carpenter, this 7th Annual One Block Run (stroll, shuffle, or roll) down Bald Eagle Avenue is filled with community fun! Two White Castle sliders for your carb load courtesy...

Cost: $35

Where:
Bald Eagle Avenue
Between 2nd & 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
Telephone: 651-407-5372
Contact Name: Andrea Kish-Bailey
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Second Hand Hounds will be at Northern Brewer’s Minneapolis retail location with adoptable dogs for an afternoon of brew dogs and sunshine. We'll be raffling off a tapnfill keg system with all...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
View map »


Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
View map »


Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

More information

Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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DESCRIPTION It's fall and whiskey is waiting for you. Join the special fall whiskey tasting event that will excite your pallet and tease your taste buds! Get ready to engage your senses,...

Cost: 22.40

Where:
508 Bar
508 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: SocialScene
Telephone: 312-978-4828
Contact Name: Tamika Carlton
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Rock, Brats & Beer takes place outdoors between Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos. Lineup includes George Thorogood and the Destoyers on Friday night, and John Kay & Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon & The...

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake
Telephone: (952) 496-6563
Contact Name: Mystic Box Office
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Join the American Heart Association’s premier night of giving. This black-tie affair is filled with silent and live auctions, inspiring survivor stories, networking with business and...

Cost: $50.00-$350.00

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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As the 1800s gave way to the 1900s, ragtime tunes, marches, and musical novelties kept Americans entertained.  John Philip Sousa Memorial Band celebrates its 22nd annual concert at the Ives...

Cost: $17

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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