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The inside story of how smart marketing and innovative design transformed Target into an icon of cheap chic


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It's easy to forget that less than a decade ago, America was frumpy. The French owned fashion, and the Italians had stylish cars and sleek sofas all locked up. Personal computers, arguably our greatest contribution to the modern world, came in just three hues: gray, beige, or black. (The bright blue iMac finally arrived on the scene in 1998—the same year the redesigned Volkswagen Beetle debuted.) Potato peelers with egg-shaped ergonomic handles? Toothbrushes resembling Brancusi birds? Teenagers carrying shiny iPods and shapely Nalgene-style water bottles? A decade ago, none existed. Today, all those things and other stylish products can be found at your local Target.

Few other companies, in fact, have navigated the recent “mass class” trend as deftly as Target Corporation. The Minneapolis-based retailer has managed to turn creative product design, eye-catching advertisements, and savvy marketing into sales that topped $59 billion last year—and the dividends include a reputation that even competitors envy: An internal Wal-Mart memo leaked to the media last May acknowledged, “Target has been incredibly successful at resetting the bar of what people expect from a discount store. Their fundamental premise is democratizing great design…. They feel like the ‘new and improved’ while Wal-Mart often feels like the ‘old and outdated.’”

Target has burned red-hot in the past decade. Sales have more than doubled, the stock price has climbed fourfold, and the company’s stores have spread across the country like chickenpox at a birthday party. Not bad for a business that struggled to find its niche after it debuted in 1962 as a discount offshoot of Dayton’s department stores. (Kmart and Wal-Mart, incidentally, were founded the same year.) In hindsight, Target simply proved a slow starter. In 1979, nearly two decades after its birth, the company had just 80 stores. Today, it has 1,537.

So how did a small regional retailer outpace the pack, its bull’s-eye brand increasingly bright in comparison to Wal-Mart’s sullied smiley face? The story begins in the 1990s, the dawn of Target’s Golden Age as it were, when a new creative strategy—one that still animates the company today—began to take shape.
 

the IDEA

In 1984, Bob Ulrich, a longtime executive with Dayton Hudson Corporation, was named president of Target. Four years later, he hired John Pellegrene, Dayton’s marketing chief and a former executive with J. L. Hudson’s department stores in Detroit, to overhaul Target’s marketing department. With Ulrich’s blessing, Pellegrene, a dynamic, no-nonsense personality, quickly set about transforming not just the company’s marketing vehicles but the entire corporate culture.

John Pellegrene, former executive vice president, marketing, Target: Target comes out of a different birth process than Wal-Mart or Kmart. If you look at the Ivy League of retail from 25 years ago, you’ll find Dayton’s, Bloomingdale’s, Marshall Field’s. The families who owned those companies ran them based on their taste levels—which kept quality high. They wanted to be first with the latest, newest merchandise.

Target was born out of that philosophy by one of the Dayton brothers. Even though it was a discount store, there were certain things that never strayed far from the department-store mentality. And because it was associated with Dayton’s and Minneapolis, people here gave it its own moniker. Target became Tar-zhay.

I think at that point [in the late 1980s] there were still two ways for Target to go: You could be Tarzhay, or you could be Wal-Mart. In my opinion, you couldn’t possibly be Wal-Mart, because they’d eat you alive or buy you. You couldn’t compete with Sam Walton. Even though you might match him on health and beauty aids, for example, that couldn’t be your niche. We had to be Blooming­dale’s—at a price.

Ann Aronson, former director, community-relations marketing, Target: John looked at Target as less of a commodities business and more of a place for design and fashion. He believed that a garden hoe didn’t have to be boring. You could apply design to everyday items—and, hey, it might appeal to people.

Pellegrene: One of the first marketing campaigns we did went like this: We took a $500 Adrienne Vittadini blouse and said, “What would you wear with this?” The answer: You’d wear black stirrup pants from Target for $12.99. To me, that said it all.

There were a series of these campaigns and, in my opinion, they were as valuable in shaping the internal organization as they were to outside sales. People inside the company had to be convinced that differentiation, fashion, and great design could work in a discount format. Beyond them, we had to convince movers and shakers in the entertainment world and in the design world that they not only could endorse Target, but they also could sell product at Target.

We wanted to get as many people as we could who were top guns in the entertainment and design industries to be associated with Target. I tried Cher, other celebrities. But nobody wanted to work with a discounter. There was a stigma.

The first breakthrough I had was Aretha Franklin. Aretha is a star’s star. If Aretha said it was okay, it’s okay, right? I think one of the reasons she did it is because she wouldn’t travel by air, and we were willing to come to her. So we flew to Detroit, where we owned J. L. Hudson, and asked if she would take this terrible piece of music we’d written and do something with it. She agreed. She sat down at the piano with a packet of cigarettes and belted out a fabulous song that became the theme for Target’s first Christmas campaign.

Aronson: Pellegrene was infusing the company with a marketing focus, looking at every area. He had the resources and a green light from the CEO to try things. We saw the results, in sales, in accolades, in great PR. I don’t think anyone had an exact vision of what this would become, but all the signs indicated that it was working.

Pellegrene: After we had Aretha, it was easy to go to a host of stars. And if all these cool people were doing marketing for Target, how far behind could the New York press and designers be? Well, not far, it turns out. We began talking with name brands that had never sold to discounters. Now Target has a lot of brand-name designers, but it didn’t then.
 

the BUZZ

Target’s first forays outside of Minnesota were into Colorado and Missouri, aiming to attract shoppers with low prices. But as the company grew, reaching 399 stores in 31 states in 1989, and began opening stores in cities where other discounters were entrenched and price competition was fierce, it needed a point of differentiation. How could it distinguish itself from Kmart and Wal-Mart? Could it replicate its Tarzhay reputation outside of Minnesota? What if, say, prices were low but the experience didn’t feel cheap? Could shopping at Target be made to feel cool?

Again, Pellegrene turned to celebrities, perhaps intuiting that the quickest path to coolness is often by association. As the company moved into suburban Chicago in 1993 and the outer boroughs of New York City in 1998, it sought out famous athletes (Michael Jordan) and actors (Joey Lawrence), sure that the shine of stardom would rub off on Target. But it would take more than celebrity endorsements to get the attention of overstimulated urbanites: Target’s marketing and advertising had to be equally captivating.


Pellegrene: In Chicago, we did what I believe was the first radio roadblock in history: Every radio station ran the same commercial at the same exact time every day for a week, so everywhere you turned on the dial, you got it.

Radio spot played at 7:10 a.m.: “For the next 60 seconds we’re taking control of every radio station in the Chicago area, so there’s no need to turn the dial…[static]…. See we’re on this station, too… and this one…. I thought we told you not to do that…. Yep, we’re still here…. Hi…. We’ve taken this drastic step so no one misses this moment…. All here? Ready…three, two, one. It’s Target Time!”

Pellegrene: It was a hit. And we had a teaser campaign telling people not to buy things before the date of our opening—“Don’t buy an iron ’til March 14!” or “Don’t buy deodorant ’til March 14!” There were celebrities we brought in, and people lined up to meet them.

Karen Gershman, senior vice president, marketing, Target: A month or so before opening in New York, we ran an ad in the New York Times. All it was was a bull’s-eye with some small type that said, If you’re familiar with this logo, call this number for an invite to our grand-opening party. The ad ran on a Sunday, and by noon that day, the message machine was full. So we knew that there were plenty of people who were familiar with Target.

Pellegrene: The idea was to go into Manhattan and knock everything over. Why? All the publishing industry is located there. We needed New York to become a household word. But we didn’t have any stores in New York City. The closest thing we had was a store way out in New Jersey somewhere.

Well, one of the celebrities we tapped when we decided to donate [$25,000] to Broadway Cares [an AIDS fundraising organization] was Sarah Jessica Parker. [She was in a stage show called Once Upon a Mattress.] So one day we took Sarah Jessica and some other stars out to the Target store in New Jersey, and they went shopping. In fact, they went absolutely bonkers over Target, and later Sarah Jessica went on Conan O’Brien and all she could do was talk about Target—the household goods, the lingerie….

Sarah Jessica Parker, appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 1997: So we went out to Target, and it was fantastic. Target, what a store! They have everything…. We don’t have those large stores in Manhattan…. Wow! I bought a box of 90 tall kitchen garbage bags! You can’t find that in Manhattan, right?

Conan O’Brien: Did somebody put a chip in your head?

Parker: I was just grabbing boxes…. It was just fantastic…. The whole experience was really a revelation…. I had no intention of coming on your show and shamelessly plugging Target. But truly, when you discover something good, why not share? I’m not selfish. I also found some nightgowns for $12—all cotton. Let me tell you about this nightgown….

Pellegrene: I couldn’t buy that kind of publicity if I tried.

the BLUEPRINT

By the late 1990s, Target’s relentless promotion, creative marketing, and clever advertising had burnished its brand image to a high gloss. But the products on the shelves weren’t necessarily remarkable. The house brand of apparel, Honors, was sturdy but hardly stylish. Even the sportier Cherokee line, added in 1995, was a far cry from couture. Collaborations with designers like Isaac Mizrahi were still unthinkable.

The company first took the plunge into high design in 1998, partnering with the architect Michael Graves. His resumé included hotels for Disney and high-end kitchen wares for Alessi, but Graves was not well-known outside the design community. Still, Target commissioned 200 items. Modestly priced and packaged in slate-blue boxes, they proved a hit with consumers. “We created the whole trend of designers making products for discounters, starting with architect Michael Graves in 1999,” Target CEO Bob Ulrich recalled in an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this year. “[He] took his $135 teapot and re-created it for us for $35.” The success of the relationship—not to mention the favorable media attention it generated—opened the door to work with other designers. It began with an architectural commission.


Aronson: We had heard that the [National Park Service’s] restoration of the Washington Monument was in need of funding, so we decided to take it on with the aid of some partners. But at the time, we also were moving into the East Coast, where Target wasn’t a well-known name. We wanted something that would get us a lot of media attention and put us on the map. So our involvement in the project had philanthropic as well as branding objectives. It was supposed to underscore that Target was an innovative, forward-thinking citizen—and, by the way, we just happened to have new stores opening in the Washington, D.C., area!

Donald Strum, principal, Michael Graves Design Group: The restoration was going to take several years, so Target asked architects to come up with ways to make the scaffolding into a statement, to make it look better. Michael has always looked to history to engage him, and this wasn’t just about American history, it also involved an obelisk, an ancient Egyptian form.

Pellegrene: He wasn’t a household name, but the opinion setters knew Michael Graves. He was a designer of great hotels and great buildings, and there was a halo effect from that that benefited Target.

Robert Thacker, former vice president, marketing, Target: One day I was meeting with Graves at his office, and the people from the park service had missed their flight, so everything was delayed. Michael and I were chatting, and he said, “Over the years, I’ve designed a lot of products, as well as buildings. A few of them have been produced, but many have not. Do you think that Target would have any interest in looking at them?” He handed me a book of designs that was about the thickness of a New York City telephone book. I looked at them and my jaw dropped. They were amazing things. I asked if I could bring them back to Minneapolis.

Strum: So we were invited to a meeting in Minnesota [in the fall of 1997] with people from both Dayton’s and Target. They were on opposite sides of the table, talking about possibilities, and we were showing our work to them. The way I remember it, it was sort of up for grabs. The department store wanted to handle things in a boutique way—a small kiosk with just a couple of our high-end products, the items we do for Alessi, on a series of shelves. But Ron Johnson [then a vice president and divisional manager for home décor at Target] thought about it a little differently. He said, “How about making a bigger statement?”

We were dealt the task of designing 200 products [150 made the cut] that would be on the shelves within 12 months. Overnight, we went from three designers to seven to accommodate the workload.

Linda Kinsey, principal, Michael Graves Design Group: Target told Michael, “You make the best design possible with the best possible materials, and we’ll work with you to figure out how to produce it.” But it is a price-point-driven business. Inevitably, some things that were conceived in chrome needed to become chrome-plated, and things that were chrome-plated needed to be changed to plastic with chrome paint. We had to meet the price points they were trying to achieve.

Strum: We didn’t do any focus groups. But Target was very vocal. If they didn’t like something, it was addressed. Six months into the planning, for example, we had to change the color of all the handles in the collection. We had a particular blue-green that was somewhat ambiguous. They decided ambiguity wasn’t good. It had to be clearly one color or another, not wishy-washy. They chose a particular blue from our color palette and said, This needs to be the signature color. And they were absolutely right. They knew that their customers didn’t want to stand there in the aisle wondering if the piece was going to work in a particular room at home.

the PRODUCT

Isaac Mizrahi, Liz Lange, Thomas O’Brien, Mossimo Giannulli, Sonia Kashuk, and Amy Coe now design bridal gowns, household furnishings, sunglasses, cosmetics, and baby toys for Target. But the company isn’t worried if those names mean little to you: Its collaboration with Graves cemented its reputation as a place where the work of good designers can be found—and that’s enough for most consumers. Target’s brand halo and marketing machine now have the ability to confer coolness on even the most obscure designers.

Target is banking on design as a competitive advantage even in areas like pharmacy sales. In 2005, the company replaced traditional amber prescription bottles with ClearRx, a proprietary line of ruby-red pharmacy containers with easy-to-read labels and color-coded identification rings. The pharmacy system, conceived by an art-school student and refined by New York designer Klaus Rosburg, has been lauded by critics and even featured in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. But it’s not just a good design, experts say, it’s also good business.
Minda Gralnek, creative director, Target: One day a woman I knew professionally called me and said, “Minda, I really want you to meet this young designer. She has a really great idea for a prescription pill bottle, something she did for her graduate thesis.” She was working for Milton Glaser, a famous New York graphic designer, which also sparked my interest.

Deborah Adler, senior designer, Milton Glaser: At the time I was trying to come up with my thesis project, my grandmother accidentally took some medication meant for my grandfather. They were both prescribed the same drug, just different dosage strengths. When I looked inside their medicine cabinet, I wasn’t surprised that the error had occurred. They have similar names—she’s Helen, he’s Herman. The medication was the same, and the labels looked almost identical except for the dosage.

I did some research and realized that my grandparents were not alone. In fact, at least 50 percent of Americans don’t take their medication properly. Aside from the label, the bottle itself is part of the problem. The standard bottle is small and cylindrical, so you have to turn it to get all the information. Often, the words are covered up by warning labels. I designed a new bottle. The front was round and the back was completely flat, but you could see all the information at once.

Gralnek: The next time I was in New York, I looked up Deborah. The minute I saw her bottle and label, I thought, God, we should do this. She had reorganized the information so you could read it. There was boldface, uppercase, lowercase—from a graphic-design perspective, it was gorgeous.

I took it back to Target and put together a business case of why it would be worth doing this. To me, it was a no-brainer—but then you have to figure out if the cost of retooling and changing systems is worth it. Could we get it done fast enough—before someone else came up with a similar idea?

Adler: Minda arranged a meeting at Target [in May 2004]. There were probably 12 to 15 people in the room. I put one of the old amber pharmacy bottles in front of each person in the room and had everyone close their eyes and try to remember where on the bottle the name of the drug was. Nobody had any idea. Who would think that the name of the drug would be tucked away at the bottom, almost invisible? By July, we were working on a new bottle.

Gralnek: At one point, there was a team of more than 100 people helping develop it—designers, creatives, pharmacists, technology experts. We had to figure out how the computers would print out the labels. There was plastics research: The bottles needed to be a certain density, because some medications can’t be exposed to sunlight. We switched the color from clear to Target red. We weren’t just making it look pretty. It was going to help people. It could save people’s lives. It was a solution to a problem that most of us didn’t even know we had.

Jeff Klinefelter, senior research analyst, Piper Jaffray: The key for Target is to have as many touch points as possible with the average consumer. That means having the circular in the Sunday newspaper, TV advertising, Target-branded Visas, and that pharmacy packaging that you see every day in your medicine cabinet. It’s a convenience, but it’s about branding, too.

It’s also what we call a sticky customer initiative. Pharmacies are a destination. Once you have a pharmacy customer, that’s a loyal customer. Once you get them, you keep them, and they buy other things while they’re at your store.

the PAYOFF

It’s difficult to quantify the full effect of design on Target’s bottom line. (Multiple factors have contributed to the company’s overall revenue growth in recent years, including expanded grocery sales and a lucrative credit-card business.) But it’s perhaps notable that sales of home furnishings and soft goods—traditional design categories—now account for a larger proportion of overall sales, according to Klinefelter. And it’s equally telling that in 2000, Dayton Hudson Corporation changed its name to Target Corporation, acknowledging the bull’s-eye’s primary position in the company’s profitability. (The department-store divisions were subsequently sold—proof, perhaps, of how much retail has changed since 1962.)

For now, Target’s decision to focus on design has given it the edge. Its collaborations with elites like Graves and Mizrahi have caught the public’s attention in a way that Kmart’s partnerships with popular figures like Jaclyn Smith and Martha Stewart, who launched product lines in 1985 and 1997, respectively, have not. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart has stepped up its efforts to show its interest in design: It recently sponsored a fashion show in New York City and, in 2006, signed Colin Cowie, an event and wedding planner, to develop a line of holiday home décor. As competitors mimic its strategy, can Target stay ahead of the pack? And will America’s appetite for good design remain?

Virginia Postrel, author of The Substance of Style: In the 1990s, a lot of people assumed that the interest in design was part of the boom, the froth. But the demand for good design persisted during the recession. It wasn’t about luxuries. It was about people looking to get more for their money. As price competition becomes intense, whether you’re talking about gadgets or trash cans or restaurants, people look for something more. People look for distinctions.

Klinefelter: Target sees design as a key competitive advantage in differentiation. And it is, without a doubt, one of the primary drivers of their sales growth and profit growth over the past few years. It is their number-one point of differentiation…and it’s been evidenced by their sales performance versus Wal-Mart in recent years.

Postrel: The whole idea is that you end up buying things you didn’t intend to buy. They’re not things you don’t need, but they’re things you might otherwise pick up at the grocery store or a convenience store. You want a new toaster, but you also need to buy Tide and then you see that Coke is on sale….

Klinefelter: That’s the whole strategy for Target: Drive traffic with necessities, and drive margins with discretionary products.

Postrel: I think Target was at the top of the curve in the design trend. Maybe a little ahead of it. But what was really interesting and important about the Michael Graves collaboration was that Target aimed at people who had never heard of him. This was very different from, say, Kmart’s partnership with Martha Stewart. It wasn’t about selling a celebrity. It was about selling a design—the look and feel of a product.

Pellegrene: The underlying thesis is this: There’s a shock value of finding something at Target that you thought you could only find at a department store or a specialty store. The customers do the marketing for you. They came up with Tarzhay. All we had to do was fill it out.

Joel Hoekstra is managing editor of Minnesota Monthly.
 

 

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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our wine makers will walk you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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As we start to dial in our new Reuse Drive event format, we're pleased to introduce some options intended to extend the positive impacts of your contributions to multiple organizations.April's...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The early Irish of MN, the infamous, resourceful, innovative, oft-times criminal, but always creative Irish… right here in St. Paul. History of a sordid nature, the darker side in an earlier time...

Cost: $ 20 per person

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Big Suit is a Minnesotan brasshouse band. Made up of four Music Educators from the U of M’s School of Music, the four members of Big Suit are dedicated to making people dance in lieu of the music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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This traveling fashion show and in-store shopping event returns after a five-year hiatus. Models showcasing a variety of colorful looks will parade along the crosswalk of 24th & Lyndale in Uptown...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cliché
2403 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Join us at SubText Books on Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm to celebrate the 11th Saint Paul Almanac: On a Collected Path! This reading will feature Anita Dualeh, Beth Voigt, Christina Joyce, Deborah...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Holst The Planets                                                                                  Nielsen Helios...

Cost: Adults $20-$30, 18 & Under $5

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Telephone: 507-286-8742
Contact Name: Sarah Phelan
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J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor: UMD Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm Weber Music Hall Special collaboration between...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Dancing with O’Shea Irish Dance, music provided by The Center for Irish Music, art time with MN Feis, games, popcorn & juice with Irish Dance Parents Association. Facepainting with the Irish...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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With this concert, the Bach Society begins a series of performances of all Bach’s oratorios with the magnificent Easter Oratorio. The inventive use of instrumental and vocal colors makes this...

Cost: 23,17,10,8

Where:
Central Lutheran Church
259 W. Wabasha St.
Winona, MN
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Sponsor: Bach Society of Minnesota
Contact Name: Don Livingston
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The National Lutheran Choir 2017 Gala: A Celebration in Song Don't miss the 2017 National Lutheran Choir Gala: "A Celebration in Song!" The 64 members of the National Lutheran Choir, board...

Cost: $45/person

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55439
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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Hi there Scene staff, I know it didn't work out to cover Youth Performance Company's Cattle Call fundraiser last April, so I wanted to get out in front of you earlier this year. Our event will be...

Cost: $75

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd,
Minneapolis, , MN  55416
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Sponsor: Youth Performance Company
Telephone: 612-822-0824
Contact Name: Julie Kendrick
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Nicole Jennings, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, Minneapolis-based, luxury concierge boutique One Posh Closet, is launching her latest venture, Queen Anna, during Fashion Week Minnesota....

Cost: Free

Where:
Queen Anna
109 N 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
Contact Name: Dana Meeks
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Burke-Hall-Zanter (BHZ); a trio of improvisers who create music and video in performance. In listening to the music, once you relax, let down your guard, and turn your attention towards the minute...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Faculty Artists & Guest Artist in Residence Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Presenting Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (“The Soldier’s Tale”). UMD faculty are...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All our tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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From its opening image in a brash spotlight, The American Clock stiches a fabric of brief scenes performed as a lively vaudeville punctuated with songs, and dance accompanied by an ensemble of...

Cost: $9

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Join us to dance and celebrate Earth Day! A dance party to benefit the People's Climate March and Science March-MN. With Dj's Lori Barbero and Christian Fritz. $5 adv/$10 at the door. Saturday...

Cost: $5 adv/$10 at the door

Where:
The Bird
1612 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fierce Lament and The Bird
Contact Name: Camille Gage
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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

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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Twin Cities-based artist Sandra Brick creates mounted dioramas to illustrate the memoir of her husband, Fred Amram, whose Jewish family fled Nazi Germany as a refugee to the United States....

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Black Magik Woman is an all-female photography and artist event, highlighting and empowering women. Through collaborative images and art pieces from 15 all-female teams, the third annual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Norseman Distillery
451 Taft St NE #19
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit GTCYS’ annual benefit with reception, concert, and live and fund-a-need auctions   Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet...

Cost: $75

Where:
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Lockridge Grindal Nauen for GTCYS
Telephone: 651-602-6805
Contact Name: David Zoll
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Laugh till you Learn Something The Theater of Public Policy unpacks serious policy issues every Monday this spring. In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” who can you trust to...

Cost: Tickets: $12 in advance, or at the door with a Fringe Button $15 at the door wi

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: The Theater of Public Policy
Telephone: 651-338-9551
Contact Name: Teresa Lombard
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Dr. Michael Doorley will examine the response of Irish-American nationalists to the First World War & their efforts to win American recognition for Irish independence after the War. Dr. Doorley is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
Website »

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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Do you understand SEO? Are you still using keyword stuffing in an attempt to get better results? For today’s startups and marketing professionals, a solid understanding is critical....

Cost: COCO & MIMA Members - FREE, General Admission - $15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 West Lake Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO & MIMA
Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Getting Surly was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Join us for local brews, live music and silent auction. Delicious eats from Surly's award-winning chef will be served all evening. Live...

Cost: 20-30

Where:
Surly Brewhall and Restaurant
520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneaplis, MN  55414
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Join representatives from area professional sports teams for a fun night to talk Twins Baseball as well as Vikings, Wild, Wolves, Lynx, MN United FC, Saints, Super Bowl LII, and More! Meet Juan...

Cost: Adult $50, Children $25

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Tickets for Kids (former Tix for Tots)
Telephone: 612-695-8018
Contact Name: Betsy Anderson
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Joynoëlle’s 2017 collection, Fungi:Beauty from Decay, explores the world of mycology and nature’s transformative ability to create new life from decomposition, bridging fashion and art based...

Cost: $15 GA, $50 VIP

Where:
Aria
105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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How do influencers/bloggers impact consumer behavior to create brand awareness?  How do brands quantify that information?  Join FGI and the following influencers for an interactive discussion and...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Bachelor Farmer - Private Room
50 North 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: FGI-MSP
Telephone: 612-889-4971
Contact Name: Lee Ann Jorgenson
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Take Five Tuesday Bill Frisell Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:00pm 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Concert Bill Frisell “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in...

Cost: Tickets $35

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that examines what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens. Directed By: Alex Fegan....

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dubliner Pub
2162 University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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In conjunction with her book release, “Celebrations to Remember,” Soile Anderson will show us how to use gravlax, in a fun, creative way! First, Soile will demystify the process of safely...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
Website »

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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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

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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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You might not know his last name, but you have probably noticed or even visited one of his bike shops. We'll be spending the evening with Erik Saltvold, Founder of ERIK'S Bike Shop. Hear...

Cost: General Admission - $20, COCO Member - $15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 West Lake Street
Suite 100 (Lake St. entrance)
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO
Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Join us for the tenth installation in this show-and-tell series, featuring Forrest Lesch-Middelton, NCC's spring McKnight Artist-in-Residence, and Joe Singewald, NCC sales gallery artist and former...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Come join us for spring fun and inspiration to support transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power in Minneapolis! Enjoy nine internationally curated short films by, for, and about...

Cost: 25

Where:
Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Telephone: 612-377-4660
Contact Name: Donna Minter
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm in the store to hear Dudley Riggs read and discuss his new book, "Flying Funny: My Life without a Net." Book signing to follow.  The unusual...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Join La Chouchou Productions for their Live Fashion Gallery in association with Fashion Week MN. La Chouchou, (French for “teacher’s pet”), seeks to recognize abundant local creativity and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Food Building
401 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Professor Anthony Roche addresses the rich & complex topic of ‘home’ in the writing of the great Irish playwright, Brian Friel, particularly in relation to family & place. This occasionally...

Cost: FREE

Where:
John Roach Center/University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
at the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues
Saint Paul, MN  55105-1078
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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We all talk about “serving the client,” “focusing on the client” and making it “all about the client.” What does that mean? All jobs, no matter the product or service, must begin with...

Cost: $125.00 before April 14; $200.00 after April 14

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Golden Valley, MN  55416
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Sponsor: SMPS Twin Cities
Contact Name: Virginia McCoy
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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Join us for Dining Out For Life to help raise funds for The Aliveness Project, a nonprofit and community center serving individuals with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. Eat at one of over 160 participating...

Cost: $-$$$

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: The Aliveness Project
Telephone: (612) 824-5433
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
Website »

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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

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


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
Website »

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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Hazel & Rose is celebrating Fashion Week MN: Spring 2017 and recognizing Fashion Revolution Week (April 24-30) with an interactive fashion show that answers the question, “Who made my clothes?”...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hazel & Rose
945 Broadway St NE #220
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Award winning motorcycle painter, Rowan Glaser, turns her artistry to writing as she shares insights to personal freedom from her new book, Motorcycles, Madness & Miracles - A Badass Journey to...

Cost: Free

Where:
BreakAway Cafe
111 East 3rd St
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: BreakAway Cafe
Telephone: 651-437-3779
Contact Name: Mecca Page
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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The National Kidney Foundation invites you to the 2017 Orange Gala, an inspirational evening benefiting the National Kidney Foundation Minnesota on Thursday, April 27. The evening will raise funds...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Machine Shop
300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Main Street School of Performing Arts,
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Jeff VanderMeer will have an event at Grace-Trinity Church in Uptown, Minneapolis on Thursday, April 27th for his new book Borne, which is out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in April 25th, 2017....

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Trinity Community Church
1430 W 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Magers & Quinn Booksellers
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Adam Coolong, of the Wild Colonial Bhoys, has been interested in Irish history & politics for most of his life. He has amassed a deep repertoire of political & rebel songs that he performs...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cork’s Pub Embassy Suites in St. Paul
175 E 10th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Opera Studio Scenes Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm Two one-acts: Suor Angelica & Dido and Aeneas. Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Following its 2016 premiere in Honduras, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by Minneapolis-based menswear designer and Project Runway alum Raul Osorio makes its Minnesota debut in this minimalist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jetset Bar
115 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! We don’t promise talent, but we do promise VARIETY. Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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april 28-30, 2017 Explore the art and scenery of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, Friday through Sunday. The self-guided tour features more...

Cost: free

Where:
SE Minnesota
various studio locations
map on website
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Bluff Country Studio Art Tour
Telephone: 651-307-6373
Contact Name: Sue Pariseau
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Experience three weeks of in-depth, hands-on art making in graffiti, hip-hop, and filmmaking. Learn creative arts practices from experienced and renowned artists and explore how you can use your...

Cost: Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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This year’s Art in Bloom Fashion Show is presented by the Galleria Edina. Fashions reminiscent of Minneapolis Institute of Art's Art in Bloom florals will be presented featuring looks from...

Cost: $85 ($50 tax deductible)

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Saint Paul Art Crawl is an exciting weekend long event allowing visitors to visit over 400 participating artists in locations throughout St. Paul. Whether you are an Art Collector or just love...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dozens of locations throughout St. Paul!
St. Paul, MN  55101


Sponsor: St. Paul Art Collective
Telephone: 763-528-3057
Contact Name: Alexzan Richmond
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Every three months, the MALL is open to the public to come and browse our collection of over 100 original artworks, which may be checked out and enjoyed at home. Our collection features a changing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 N Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Every three months, the MALL is open to the public to come and browse our collection of over 100 original artworks, which may be checked out and enjoyed at home. Our collection features a changing...

Cost: free

Where:
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 N Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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The 35th National Pesticide Forum:Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy LandEcological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration April 28-29, 2017 Friday: 5pm-10pm Saturday: 8am-10pm University of...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S #307
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Beyond Pesticides
Telephone: 202-543-5450
Contact Name: Jen Ruocco
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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AuSM's third annual gala celebration will take place April 28, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place and will feature an exciting evening of fantastic food, drinks, games of...

Cost: 75

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Ulrick
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TIM+THOM are pleased to announce the 4th annual Black Hearts Ball as one of the events closing out 2017’s Fashion Week; presented by Fashion Week Minnesota (#FWMN) and will be celebrating with...

Cost: $40 GA advance, $50 after April 15

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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SCL drama students present the hilarious comedy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall from the novel by Jane Austen on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are...

Cost: $7/adults, $5/HS, and $3/pk-8

Where:
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
1200 Oakdale Ave
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
Telephone: 651-455-1521
Contact Name: Kristina Lewerenz
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Spend a night at the museum! Sleep under the dinosaurs or next to the mummy at our first-ever adult slumber party. In addition to museum admission, Camp-In guests receive: 2 meals and a snack 1...

Cost: 80-100

Where:
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Science Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-221-2529
Contact Name: Gail Fridlund
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Through a performance of diverse music from different genres, musicians from Hamline Church will demonstrate how any style or song is a potential mediator of the sacred and that despite the label...

Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

Where:
Hamline Church United Methodist
1514 Englewood Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: 651-645-0667
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Opera Studio Scenes Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm Two one-acts: Suor Angelica & Dido and Aeneas. Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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This fundraiser will take the Céili Band to the 2017 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil (music competition) in St. Louis. If they attain first or second place, they will travel on to compete in the 2017...

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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With Marc Destrubé at the helm, it’s an all-Brandenburg evening, featuring all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos. Pre-concert talk both evenings with artistic...

Cost: $10-25

Where:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
2830 18th Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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A world premiere of Thompson's setting for double chorus and double string ensemble. The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 80-voice choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities....

Cost: $35 preferred, $25 adults, $15 students

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 4th Street S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Oratorio Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-488-8902
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Twin Cities-based guitarist David Singley celebrates the release of Good Hope, his first album in 20 years. David Singley brings a natural tension, flexibility and excellence to music that...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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All In The Couch Presents: Trevor DeVine And The Immaculate Beings' debut album release show with very special guests: Marah in the Mainsail, and Love Sequence When: Friday, April 28th Where:...

Cost: $10

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN


Contact Name: Christian

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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....

Cost: Free

Where:
Sibley Park
900 Mound Ave
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-672-0484
Contact Name: Ashley
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Celebrate Earth Month and turn your old electronics into jobs EVERY Saturday this April at Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, the nonprofit social...

Cost: minimal fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump and Tech Discounts Locations
, MN


Sponsor: Tech Dump
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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The 5th annual HAMMS Event—short for Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed—is a Minnesota-made market with a twist. Attendees pay a small fee ($10 online or $15 at the door) and your collective...

Cost: $10 online or $15 at the door

Where:
City House
258 Mill St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Make and take art projects for all ages and abilities. Drop in for free, guided projects.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The Winsome Goods Flagship store will be hosting four of its favorite brands for one day. Come by and shop new, USA-made collections that are not typically available to see in person in the Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winsome Flagship
201 6th St SE #2
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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This class explores all the options available to the home brewer that desires a crystal clear beer. From process techniques to fining agents to filtering, you’ll leave here with tops on making...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Two Locations - free        Lowertown, St. Paul: Studio 242 Northern Warehouse, 308 Prince Street Kelly’s Depot Bar & Grill 241 E Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul Art Crawl

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lowertown, St. Paul: Studio 242 Northern Warehouse
Kelly’s Depot Bar & Grill 241 E Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Saint Paul Art Crawl is an exciting weekend long event allowing visitors to visit over 400 participating artists in locations throughout St. Paul. Whether you are an Art Collector or just love...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dozens of locations throughout St. Paul!
St. Paul, MN  55101


Sponsor: St. Paul Art Collective
Telephone: 763-528-3057
Contact Name: Alexzan Richmond
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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We’ve got your mother covered!  Interact Center special event this weekend. Shop for jewelry, art, t-shirts and more before Mother’s Day! Grab some ethical eats from bacon to beets from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
1860 Minnehaha Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Interact Center
Telephone: 651-209-3575
Contact Name: Katherine Smith-Flores
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Celtic Collaborative present a reading of new writing with Jessica Mork , Jacqueline Hesse, Erin Hart, Paddy O’Brien & other local writers in the Eoin McKiernan Library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Surly Brewing Company!Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass...

Cost: Free

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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WHAT:           Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will host its 8th annual Beer Fest on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Beer lovers will have the chance to sample over 50 craft and microbrews...

Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of event

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Zurich St
Columbus, MN  55025
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The 35th National Pesticide Forum:Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy LandEcological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration April 28-29, 2017 Friday: 5pm-10pm Saturday: 8am-10pm University of...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S #307
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Beyond Pesticides
Telephone: 202-543-5450
Contact Name: Jen Ruocco
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In partnership with Fashion Revolution Week and the #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES campaign, this shopping event hosted by Uptown boutique Showroom spotlights body-positive performances by a feminist comedy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Showroom
615 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) 6th Annual Spring Celebration Fundraiser  This awesome event will include amazing live and silent auction deals, lots of tasty food and libations,...

Cost: $35 online until April 21st, $45 after and at the door. Kids are free

Where:
Royal Cliff Banquet and Conference Center
2280 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: PawPADs
Contact Name: Jennifer Gaines
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Big Night Gala! Join us on the evening of Saturday, April 29th for the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual gala! Together we will celebrate the power of mentoring and the incredible potential of the...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis - Great Lakes Ballroom
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Spend a night at the museum! Sleep under the dinosaurs or next to the mummy at our first-ever adult slumber party. In addition to museum admission, Camp-In guests receive: 2 meals and a snack 1...

Cost: 80-100

Where:
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Science Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-221-2529
Contact Name: Gail Fridlund
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Join us for the CD launch party for the debut release from The Northerly Gales, featuring a mixture of original compositions & both modern & traditional Celtic & American covers & arrangements....

Cost: $5 at door

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Founded in 2000, Monroe Crossing is one of the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the Midwest. The quintet plays 140-150 shows each year, and has appeared at The Big Top Chautauqua...

Cost: $25-$30

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Culture Piece Magazine is closing out Fashion Week MN with their very first fashion presentation. Culture Piece is bringing the culture and color to Fashion Week MN with all POC (people of color)...

Cost: $20 GA (VIP sold out)

Where:
Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis
901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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  Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing classes & workshops in visual arts, dance, music, theater and “Art...

Cost: $55 before April 21. $70 after April 21 and at the door

Where:
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Avenue N
Plymouth, MN  55447
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Sponsor: Breanna's Gift
Telephone: (612) 462-7603
Contact Name: Mandy Granley
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SCL drama students present the hilarious comedy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall from the novel by Jane Austen on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are...

Cost: $7/adults, $5/HS, and $3/pk-8

Where:
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
1200 Oakdale Ave
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
Telephone: 651-455-1521
Contact Name: Kristina Lewerenz
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Graduate Student Recital: Percussion Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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With Marc Destrubé at the helm, it’s an all-Brandenburg evening, featuring all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos. Pre-concert talk both evenings with artistic...

Cost: $10-25

Where:
Sundin Hall at Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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All In The Couch Presents: Trevor DeVine And The Immaculate Beings' debut album release show with very special guests: Marah in the Mainsail, and Love Sequence When: Friday, April 28th Where:...

Cost: $10

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN


Contact Name: Christian

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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Day Block Brewing Company with Victor's Door and Of The Wild!Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that...

Cost: $7

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415


Contact Name: Christian Cole

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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The Local Music Scene is a monthly show at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music and The Local Music Scene performers use the lyrics...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 612-859-6150
Contact Name: Philip Simondet
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

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