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Meet the Birdchick Who's Making Birding a Hot Hobby

Geeky and gregarious, Birdchick rules the roost


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Photo by A. Steinberg/Sidecar

 

I don’t know what birds are chirping about. I haven’t a clue why they flit from tree to tree or perch on chimneys and belt it out like Caruso. So for me, standing on a gravel road in the middle of Carver Park Reserve, a cacophonous 3,700-acre bird paradise west of the Twin Cities, feels like attending a parliamentary debate in a language I don’t understand. Fights are waged and alliances forged, all while I peer upward, an interloper with a monocular and water bottle.

Lucky for me, I’m accompanied by the local birding scene’s flock leader, Sharon Stiteler, widely known as the Birdchick. As her moniker suggests, she isn’t your typical bird watcher. Far from the retiree in the wide-brim hat and multi-pocketed vest with trusty dog-eared field guide in tow, Stiteler dons purple-framed eyeglasses, blue nail polish, and a baseball cap. She snaps photos with her phone through a high-powered, $4,000 spotting scope and posts them online in real time. Why is she called the Birdchick and not the Bird Lady? “I’m no lady,” says Stiteler, who just turned 40 but looks closer to 30.

We’ve been driving for a few hours, and this is the umpteenth time she’s asked me to pull the car over, having spotted something bright or noisy in a tree. This time, it’s a blue-winged warbler, a small bird with a yellow breast and gray-blue wings. “You hear it?” she asks, and then describes its descending buzz-like call in language that might make a Bird Lady blush: Bitch, please. Bitch, please.

Photo by James Kloiber

Stiteler knows birds, and last year she displayed her expertise by authoring the well-received guide, 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know. Yet she’s something of a rebel in the notoriously tradition-bound birding world. In her view, bird watching is for everyone, even people like me, who like to get up late and laugh loudly in the woods. Besides speaking at birding conferences and leading tours all over the world, Stiteler blogs ferociously and runs collegial Birds and Beers gatherings at local bars. At a recent event, she made introductions from atop a chair, clutching a glass of whiskey and wearing a Doctor Who T-shirt that read, “Hello, my name is Sexy!” 

Bird watching is becoming more popular—perhaps even sexy—thanks to cultural nostalgia, online bird cams, and the cinematic 2011 Owen Wilson and Steve Martin homage to plumage, The Big Year. (In fact, Stiteler has made her own cheeky, double-entendre-infused YouTube video about a bird called the woodcock with Mystic Pizza star and avid birder Lili Taylor.) According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are approximately 47 million birders in the United States—that’s 15 percent of the population. The real shift in the hobby, however, is the emergence of a new type of birder, one who is technologically savvy like Stiteler and combines a data bank of nerdy bird knowledge with a love of the chase and a knack for social media.

Photographing birds via iphone
Photo by A. Steinberg/Sidecar

Stiteler acknowledges a rift between “the old-school, hard-ass people who are like, ‘This is how you have to learn birds’” and those who are dragging the pursuit into the modern era, shortcuts and all. “In one of the workshops I give on iPhone birding, I have a picture of this pile of stuff people usually keep in their cars and used to take out with them: bird-finding guides, field guides, the GPS, and film,” she says. “Now you can condense almost all of that down to your iPhone.”

Northern Cardinal
Photo courtesy of Sharon Stiteler

A theater major from Indianapolis with seven older siblings, Stiteler started on the path to birding as a kid, when she saw a pileated woodpecker in a field guide. “I just thought the idea of a crow-sized woodpecker was really cool,” she says. “I could not wait to see that bird.” Her greatest gifts as a birder, she says, are the ability to identify calls, shoot candid photographs, and know when not to take that last step. “Birds think humans are these big things that stare at them,’” she says. “I can tell from a bird’s behavior when it’s thinking of flying away. That’s when I stop. If a bird poops, it’s going to take off.”

Stiteler’s interest in nature extends to beekeeping—a hobby she’s taken up with British author Neil Gaiman, who has a home in Wisconsin—and a part-time job as a ranger with the National Park Service. At home in Minneapolis, she lives with her husband, “Non-Birding Bill,” a rabbit, and a cockatiel who harbors a grudge because Stiteler travels so much: “She sees me as a bad member of the flock.” The bird has fixated on Bill, indulging a deep love of bristly facial hair. Stiteler jokes that she has offered up her unshaven legs in winter, but to no avail. 

Here at carver park, with tips from staff naturalist and Birdchick ally Kirk Mona, we are searching for the eastern bluebird, the cerulean warbler, and the bobolink, which possesses one of Stiteler’s favorite calls. We walk along the gravel road, Stiteler with her scope slung over her shoulder like an axe. She provides a running tally of the birds she hears: yellow warbler, clay-colored sparrow, ovenbird, and great crested flycatcher.

Mostly these birds are declaring their territory, she says: “They are saying, if you are a lady, come check me out. I have great fertilization for your eggs. If you are a male, stay away.” Cardinals aside, it’s mostly the males who sing.

Trying to get the blue-winged warbler to “pop up” and show itself, Stiteler makes a psh, psh, psh sound toward the trees. This tactic is called “pishing” and it’s designed to roust birds, an all-purpose utterance that may or may not resemble an alarm call. “Some species are more pishable than others,” the Birdchick says.

Psh, psh, psh, she calls, while the ovenbird cries, tcher, tcher, tcher.

Meanwhile, three indigo buntings are staging a war, flying from one side of the road to the other, chattering furiously as they fly, landing higher and higher in the trees. A high perch equates dominance, Stiteler explains. Much of the time, birds are mad at other birds, especially during peak mating season. “They are flying around with erections for four weeks, so they are a little worked up this time of year,” she says.

The warbler has not popped up. Stiteler pulls out her phone and plays a recording of its call. If it thinks there is a competitor around, the warbler might respond. This bird-song app is considered cheating by some, but Stiteler argues that using a smartphone call, which she does sparingly, is less damaging than tramping through habitat to draw the same response. “It’s like Spider-Man,” she says. “With great power comes great responsibility.”

Sure enough, the warbler flits forward onto a nearby branch. Stiteler waits for it to retreat and calm down. When it reappears, she spies it through her scope, an experience that feels like peeping through a keyhole and realizing you are right next to the moon.

Now we are examining an impossibly lush, rolling meadow, where at least six species are calling at once. Birding is like a treasure hunt, Stiteler says, her eyes on the sky: “The treasure moves around and sometimes changes color. You have something to do no matter where you go. You never know what you are going to see.” One can bird almost anywhere, she adds, including through an office window during a boring meeting.

“It’s a bobolink! There he goes!” Stiteler says as the bird flies overhead. The bobolink has an odd metallic call, like a voice recording played on fast-forward. Through the scope, I see that it’s unusual looking, too, with a black face and belly and a tan cap and white back, like it has its outfit on backward.

In the end, we don’t spot the cerulean warbler, deterred by some particularly bloodthirsty mosquitoes in a patch of woods. But we do find an eastern bluebird. Stiteler leaps over a river of mud to get a bit of footage. “He just coughed up a pellet!” she calls excitedly, looking through her scope to see the bird regurgitate its undigested food.

As Stiteler climbs into my car, she reveals a tattoo on her lower back of a sandhill crane with its wings and feet outstretched. She tells me that she got it a decade ago, after writing an essay for a magazine contest where entrants were asked to describe how they show their “birdiness” (the prize was a pair of binoculars). She didn’t win, but the contest put her in touch with bird expert and author Paul Johnsgard, who created the piece of art.

“Not everybody has a 72-year-old ornithologist design their tattoo,” Stiteler says with a grin.

 


 

 

The Birdchick’s Fall Birding Picks

 

The spring and fall migrations— when birds pass through Minnesota on their way north or south, headed everywhere from Argentina to Alaska—offer some of the most interesting and varied watching. Keep your eye out for these Birdchick fall favorites:

Northern Goshawk
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON STITELER

Hawks and eagles:

“The real action bird-wise in Minnesota is up at Hawk Ridge in Duluth,” Stiteler says. “The ridge’s proximity to the lake literally funnels thousands of birds of prey that don’t want to fly over Lake Superior on their migration south.” On display in late September and October: northern goshawks, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, and rough-legged hawks.

Northern Flicker
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON STITELER

Northern flickers:

“This colorful woodpecker seems to spend more time foraging on the ground for ants than in trees,” she says. “They are distinctive for their bright flashy yellow feather shafts visible when they fly.” Look for them on roadsides and in open areas.

Canvasback ducks and redhead ducks:

“The Mississippi River is a major flyway, and the waterfowl numbers are spectacular,” she says, noting that in October huge numbers of canvasback ducks pass through, along with ringnecks and lesser scaup. “If you can get near pools four and seven along the Mississippi [in the vicinities of Lake Pepin and Lake Onalaska], you could see tens of thousands of the large, red-headed ducks.”

White-throated sparrows and fox sparrows:

Watch for them “kicking around for millet under your bird feeders,” Stiteler says. Fall also brings back to Minnesota winter inhabitants—birds that summer as far north as the Arctic—such as the American tree sparrow, the dark-eyed junco, and the pine siskin.

Northern Saw-Whet Owl
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON STITELER

Northern saw-whet owl:

“Not many people are aware, but Minnesota’s smallest owl passes through in October,” she says. If you hear some angry chickadees and nuthatches sounding off in a cedar tree, look up and you might see this 8-inch-tall owl.

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Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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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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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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It’s time to melt some metal! Come create a personalized pendant that can be turned into a necklace, bracelet, or keychain. You’ll learn to use a soldering iron to create a framed glass...

Cost: $13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

It’s time to melt some metal! Come create a personalized pendant that can be turned into a necklace, bracelet, or keychain. You’ll learn to use a soldering iron to create a framed glass pendant...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, the 18th Rein in Sarcoma “Party in the Park” is an event for all ages and for the entire community.   Party in the Park Monday,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Como Park Cafesjian Carousel and Visitor Center
1225 Estabrook Drive
, Saint Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Rein in Sarcoma
Telephone: 763-205-1467
Contact Name: Janelle Calhoun
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or 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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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

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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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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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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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Website »

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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

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

More information

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove , MN


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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A Comedy Wrapped in a Musical! It's time again when Muskrat Lodge 3412 elects officers and Ole has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run against longtime nemesis, Knut Knutson,...

Cost: Tickets $18-20

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville , MN  55337
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or 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
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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Got a question about homebrewing? Get answers from an expert! Sign up for a one-on-one Q&A session with one of our skilled brewmasters. No topic is off-limits; no detail is too small. This is your...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: McKeever Spruck
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
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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

End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

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


Sponsor: Jungle Theater
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

More information

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Try your hand with sewing! We’ll learn to use a sewing machine to create zippered pouches for holding your most treasured things. Pin fabric, learn different stitches, and see how a 2D pattern...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262

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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Leadership Luncheon: Workplace Ethics...

Cost: Admission is $30 for members and $40 for non-members

Where:
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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A Comedy Wrapped in a Musical! It's time again when Muskrat Lodge 3412 elects officers and Ole has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run against longtime nemesis, Knut Knutson,...

Cost: Tickets $18-20

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville , MN  55337
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: McKeever Spruck

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In April of 2019, Minneapolis will host the NCAA Final Four. Join us for an evening of conversation, networking, and updates from Kate Mortenson, President and CEO, 2019 Minneapolis Final Four...

Cost: Admission is $30 for members and $45 for non-members.

Where:
Weber Shanwick
510 Marquette Ave.
13th Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson
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Breakout Games is hosting a treasure hunt for $2,000 hidden throughout the Loring Park and Sculpture Garden areas of downtown Minneapolis. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., game masters surrounded by red...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Breakout Games Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 300-6230
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or 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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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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 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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The Naughty Citizen Dining Series: The Dog Days of Summer We're thrilled to announce the second installment in our Naughty Citizen Dining Series: the Dog Days of Summer!  An evening of Greek food...

Cost: $45

Where:
Dual Citizen Brewing Company
725 Raymond Ave
St Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: The Naughty Greek
Contact Name: Natalie
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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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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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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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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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Select and brew your very own batch (or batches!) of beer in this one-of-a-kind, hands-on brewing adventure. No prior experience necessary. Our experts will guide you through the entire brewing...

Cost: $180-$350

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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First organized in 1967, the original Barbary Coast Band performed at Jimmy's on the Levee for about five years, after which they spread their talents to performing at the Minnesota State Fair,...

Cost: $25–$28

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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A Comedy Wrapped in a Musical! It's time again when Muskrat Lodge 3412 elects officers and Ole has decided to throw his hat in the ring and run against longtime nemesis, Knut Knutson,...

Cost: Tickets $18-20

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville , MN  55337
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WHAT:                                 Fun with the St. Paul Saints WHO:                                   Hosted by the...

Cost: Admission is $150 for members and $175 for non-members.

Where:
CHS Field
360 Broadway Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library at the Minneapolis Central Library's Cargill Hall on Thursday, July 26th from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall - 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or 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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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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 us for a night of bean bags and brews at Bauhaus Brew Labs, benefitting The Emily Program Foundation. Grab a buddy and sign-up for the bean bag toss tournament, featuring four rounds of cool...

Cost: free-$20

Where:
Bauhaus Taproom
1315 Tyler Street
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Don't miss FREE live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples, and music lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends, and a lawn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-488-9965
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We offer a free, one-hour talk on the Art of Ascension and the benefits of meditation. Teachers will discuss how an effective practice can heal the mind and body and reestablish life in the present...

Cost: free

Where:
Boneshaker books
2002 23rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 321-385-7602
Contact Name: Santi
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Celebrate cocktails and join us for the 7th Annual Fine Spirits Classic on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Minnesota Orchestra Hall. This highly interactive event is not to be missed, featuring many of...

Cost: $50-60

Where:
Minnesota Orchestra
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
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Be one of the first to step inside Gudrun Sjödén’s colorful universe at the American Swedish Institute. Meet the acclaimed eco-conscious fashion designer and entrepreneur during this lively...

Cost: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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  Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film. WHAT TO BRING: Outdoor Chair or blanket for seating (arrive early)Please no child chairs (your child won’t see) or tall chairs...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Bogle Home
11350 Dallas Lane
Dayton, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Bunce Backyard Productions
Telephone: 763-494-5665
Contact Name: Lori Bunce
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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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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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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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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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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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
View map »


Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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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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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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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Website »

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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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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Land of Lakes Postcard & Paper Show Friday, July 27th – 9am to 6pm Saturday July 28th – 9am to 4pm Eagan Community Center 1501 Central Parkway Eagan, Minnesota 55121 (just off I-35E, 1 block...

Cost: $4.00

Where:
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN  55121
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Sponsor: Mary L. Martin, Ltd
Telephone: 410-939-0999
Contact Name: Mary Martin
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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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On July 27-29, Grand Marais Music Collaborative will sponsor the Stars of the North Music Festival, a free event in downtown Grand Marais Park to raise funds for scholarships for area youth music...

Cost: free

Where:
Harbor Park
Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Linda Jurek
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As Mystic Lake puts it, "Unleash your BBQ beast as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns for its fifth year for three days of free concerts and outdoor fun!"  Musicians include WAR,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Telephone: 800-262-7799
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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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
View map »


Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or 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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  Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film. WHAT TO BRING: Outdoor Chair or blanket for seating (arrive early)Please no child chairs (your child won’t see) or tall chairs...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Bogle Home
11350 Dallas Lane
Dayton, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Bunce Backyard Productions
Telephone: 763-494-5665
Contact Name: Lori Bunce
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This weekend workshop will teach you the techniques of  the Art of Ascension as taught by the Ishayas - an effective meditative tool to dissolve stress and expand consciousness. Discover your...

Cost: $300

Where:
Carondelet Center
St Paul, MN


Telephone: 573-261-9957
Website »

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Join SubText Books in the store on Friday, July 27th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Nick White! White will read and discuss his latest, "Sweet and Low," one of the most anticipated books of summer...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (soap operas with fantasy plot lines). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

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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John Bush recently appeared on HULU’s Triumph’s Election Special 2016, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and FOX NEWS Channel’s Red Eye with Tom Shillue. As an actor he has been seen on TV’s...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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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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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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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Grand Marais Music Collaborative will sponsor the Stars of the North Music Festival is in Downtown Marais Park that is put on to raise funding for scholarships in the area for youth music lessons....

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Harbor Park
Highway 61 and 8th Avenue West
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Grand Marais Collaborative
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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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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Join SAVE and local area cycling clubs for the 15th annual Tour de SAVE. The ride supports SAVE’s mission to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, and to reduce the stigma of...

Cost: $25/biker, $70/family of four

Where:
Spring Creek Park
510 E Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, MN  55057
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Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Saturday, July 28, 2018, rain or shine, from 9am - 4pm, take a self-guided tour featuring Twin Cities’ best gardens and local artists. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.   From 3pm...

Cost: Garden Tour: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Free music festival for all!

Where:
Tangletown Gardens & Wise Acre Eatery
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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River Action Volunteer Events (RAVEs)RAVEs are a fun way to explore the river in a way few others do. All trips couple a restoration service project in a hard to reach area of the river with an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mississippi West Regional Park
13900 Traprock Street NW
Ramsey, MN  55303
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Contact Name: Mary Hammes

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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Join a National Park Service Ranger on bike ride with stops along the way to learn about our national park on the Mississippi River. Explore the natural history of the Mississippi River in the Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Commons
425 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Telephone: (651) 291-8164
Contact Name: Lee Vue
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An urban oasis of art and culture: Wildflowers and formal gardens make this an idyllic setting for art, music, food and entertainment.  The Loring Park Art Festival will showcase the work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Loring Park
1382 Willow Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Loring Park Art Festival
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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Seventeen potters from Minnesota and 16 from across the U.S. are meeting up for the seventh annual Minnesota Pottery Festival in Hutchinson.  One of the festival's highlights is the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery
17614 240th St.
Hutchinson, MN  55350
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Sponsor: Minnesota Pottery Festival
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: McKeever Spruck
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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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NEW! Appreciating great wine requires more than swirling and sniffing. In this hands-on winemaking class, you’ll learn by doing. Soak in the secret to great wine first-hand, as our experts guide...

Cost: $80

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Contact Name: McKeever Spruck
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Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
5825 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-220-60291
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Snap Fitness is pleased to announce the second annual Liberty on the Lake fundraising concert! Join us by BOAT on Lake Minnetonka at Palmer Pointe on Saturday, July 28th from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m....

Cost: Invite only by land. Free by boat.

Where:
Lake Minnetonka - Palmer Pointe
Excelsior, MN  55331


Sponsor: Snap Fitness

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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All-Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
5825 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Telephone: 161-220-60291
Website »

More information

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

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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Get north to Duluth for hundreds of beers from Minnesota and national craft brewers, set to the backdrop of Lake Superior and live music.

Cost: $10-45

Where:
Bayfront Festival Park
700 W Railroad St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
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On July 27-29, Grand Marais Music Collaborative will sponsor the Stars of the North Music Festival, a free event in downtown Grand Marais Park to raise funds for scholarships for area youth music...

Cost: free

Where:
Harbor Park
Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Linda Jurek
Website »

More information

HIN is a unique nationwide automotive festival taking place at Canterbury Park, Saturday July 28, 2018. The HIN experience will feature a world recognized car competition showcasing hundreds of...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Sponsor: NOS Energy & Pioneer DJ
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HIN is a unique nationwide automotive festival taking place at Canterbury Park, Saturday July 28, 2018. The HIN experience will feature a world recognized car competition showcasing hundreds of...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Canterbury Park
1100 Canterbury Rd
Shakopee, MN  55379
View map »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

More information

The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
View map »

More information

As Mystic Lake puts it, "Unleash your BBQ beast as The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns for its fifth year for three days of free concerts and outdoor fun!"  Musicians include WAR,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
View map »


Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Telephone: 800-262-7799
Website »

More information

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


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

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

  Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film. WHAT TO BRING: Outdoor Chair or blanket for seating (arrive early)Please no child chairs (your child won’t see) or tall chairs...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Bogle Home
11350 Dallas Lane
Dayton, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Bunce Backyard Productions
Telephone: 763-494-5665
Contact Name: Lori Bunce
Website »

More information

This weekend workshop will teach you the techniques of  the Art of Ascension as taught by the Ishayas - an effective meditative tool to dissolve stress and expand consciousness. Discover your...

Cost: $300

Where:
Carondelet Center
St Paul, MN


Telephone: 573-261-9957
Website »

More information

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (soap operas with fantasy plot lines). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
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 »

More information

The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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John Bush recently appeared on HULU’s Triumph’s Election Special 2016, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and FOX NEWS Channel’s Red Eye with Tom Shillue. As an actor he has been seen on TV’s...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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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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Grand Marais Music Collaborative will sponsor the Stars of the North Music Festival is in Downtown Marais Park that is put on to raise funding for scholarships in the area for youth music lessons....

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Harbor Park
Highway 61 and 8th Avenue West
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Grand Marais Collaborative
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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 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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Stroll the beautiful Owatonna Arts Center grounds and enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations and activities, and fine art by 50 regional artists.

Where:
Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Owatonna Arts Center
Telephone: 507-451-0533
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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