Red Hot

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 They feel like the ‘new and improved’ while Wal-Mart often feels like the ‘old and outdated.’”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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Telephone: (763) 571-9020
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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

Cost: Free!

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

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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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

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

Cost: $32-$42

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

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) presents the 3rd annual Cabaret Fest on Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 22 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including both performances and...

Cost: $15 for one show or $25 for both, workshop is FREE

Where:
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
6161 Highway 65 NE
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
Telephone: (763) 571-9020
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Reception at 6pm; Program at 7pm AfroFuturism is an aesthetic, philosophical, and visionary framework that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism, and...

Cost: $20

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St Paul, MN  55102
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

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

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

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

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
View map »

More information

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

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On Tuesday, October 23rd, all five Let’s Dish locations will hold an Open House event from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Customers can assemble a meal for $15 or buy one Ready Made for $15. (Regular price...

Cost: $15

Where:
Let's Dish
Multiple Locations
, MN
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Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
Website »

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

More information

  Join Twin Cities PBS and local booksellers, Half Price Books, Graywolf Press, and Common Good Books for the live finale of the Great American Read as America chooses its favorite novel....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Twin Cities PBS - Street Space
172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Experience Life Time's new pickup soccer program and grab an autograph from a Minnesota United player. You’ll be the first to see how Winter Park has changed since the Minnesota Vikings called it...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winter Park
9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie , MN  55344
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Join Northern Clay Center on Tuesday, October 23, at 6 pm for a free lecture on McKnight Artist Resident Bryan Czibesz's work in Northern Clay Center's library. Czibesz will share his technological...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

More information

Heilicher Information Evening Tuesday, October 23, 7- 8:30 p.m. Barry Family Campus, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Heilicher's Information Evening is for families interested...

Cost: Heilicher School Information Evening October 23, 2018

Where:
Sabes Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN  55422
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Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales about the ouches of development. Hurdles of the heart as you ripen. Fighting your way through hell or just making it through freshman orientation. You can...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
The Guthrie
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: The Moth
Telephone: 212-742-0551
Contact Name: Delia Bloom
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Aspire to Lead is a one-day, inspirational event guaranteed to motivate attendees to take that next leap to leadership within your company, your community, and your home. Our 2018 conference will...

Cost: $125-$175

Where:
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
View map »


Sponsor: Thomson Reuters
Website »

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

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

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
View map »

More information

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: $32-$42

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Are you having trouble keeping track of all that’s on the ballot in Minnesota in November? We’ll get you caught up! Bring your questions as our guests discuss the most notable races, how they...

Cost: $10

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Citizens League
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Graduate Hotels® Presents Cleo Wade’s Courageous Love Tour: Creating a Braver Connection with Yourself and Your Community. Join poet and activist Cleo Wade for community-building events...

Cost: Free

Where:
Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.   Chester Congdon...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910

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  Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm at The Marsh Living with chronic pain is an unrewarding series of doctor’s visits and internet searches. As part of the Physicians’ Lecture Series, these...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Marsh
15000 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN  55345
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Made for French television, this film follows two young, passionate hip-hop artists who move from the countryside to the city to fulfill their ambitions of auditioning for a role in a famous...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St. SE
Best Buy Theatre
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Looking for a productive networking experience that will kick off your day? This is for you! Each attendee will have the opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about her company’s products...

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen
5775 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 820
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Most women entrepreneurs are juggling so many priorities that one important one consistently gets missed: self-care. In this inspiring 1/2 day Fall Forum, you’ll be energized by speakers who will...

Cost: $79 members, $99 non-members

Where:
Cambria Gallery on 7th
625 2nd Ave S #101
Minneapolis
MN, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-353-3410
Contact Name: Anita Nelson
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is hosting a Polly Wales fine jewelry pop-up trunk show on Thursday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will feature the designer’s collections...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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It’s Time to Talk: Forums on RaceTM Over 1,000 diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation about...

Cost: $150

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: YWCA Minneapolis
Contact Name: Cori Mattli
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
View map »


Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
Website »

More information

Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
View map »


Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Vail Place Performers are back for this year’s theatrical fundraising program – hosted by renowned close-up magician Suzanne and presented by our imaginary, but not illusory, KVAIL radio...

Cost: mhofland@vailplace.org

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN  55416
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Telephone: 952.945.4234
Contact Name: Michael Hofland
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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WHAT:                                 Good Morning Minneapolis: Checking in on Hospitality WHO:                                  ...

Cost: Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes Hauser

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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

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

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
View map »

More information

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

More information

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night!  Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization that implements sustainable infrastructure in international communities. We are a group of smart people with big hearts – and along our journey,...

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN  55114
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. This noncompetitive walk celebrates, remembers and honors all...

Cost: Free (donation encouraged)

Where:
US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

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

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home...

Cost: Free with food shelf donation

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Avenue Northeast
New Sports Hall
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 1-952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge provides a home to wildlife and place of tranquility for humans. On Saturday, October 27, the refuge will host the free Celebrating Wildlife in the City...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
3815 American Blvd East
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Telephone: 952-858-0715
Contact Name: Hanna McBrearty
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Unleash your innovative side at Discovery Days this October! Explore the spirit of innovation with interactive learning stations, partner demonstrations, and more creativity than you can shake a...

Cost: Free with Admission ($5-$10)

Where:
The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Dark Arts Festival 27-28 October 2018 Location: Creator’s Space, 218 7th Street E, St. Paul, MN   Creators Space and Mrakmur present: DARK ARTS FESTIVAL This event is inspired by dark...

Cost: Free

Where:
Creator’s Space
218 7th Street E
St. Paul, MN  55101
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The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, a semi-annual gathering of artists, crafters, jewelry designers and stone lovers, will be held once again at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN, on October...

Cost: $3

Where:
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Hwy 7
Hopkins, MN  55305
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Sponsor: GoodyBeads.com
Telephone: 952.564.6617
Contact Name: Jacquelyn Elvin
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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WHO:              A selection of Midtown Global Market vendors battling for the title of ‘Top Chili’. WHAT:           Midtown Global Market will host the 12th annual...

Cost: A $5 donation will be requested with all proceeds benefiting Doing Good Together

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library for our first-ever lending event in Saint Paul at the Rondo Community Library. At this event you can browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rondo Community Library
461 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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This fun and FREE event is for individuals and families of all ages. Come anytime while we are open and enjoy “trunk or treating” at the decorated cars and stations in our West parking lot....

Cost: Free

Where:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School
151 East County Rd. 42
Burnsville, MN  55306
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Reach for Resources will be holding its annual Ghostly Gala Halloween event Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:00-7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. This...

Cost: $10 through Oct. 24, $15 Oct. 25-27

Where:
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources
Telephone: 952-393-6492
Contact Name: Caren Hansen
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The Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank, will be held on October 27, 2018 at Hilton Minneapolis. The event will feature a lavish Venetian masquerade theme with a flair for the dramatics....

Cost: $200

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Telephone: 612-798-8343
Contact Name: Rose Rosario
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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  Join Milkweed Books in the bookstore for this reading with poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, following her class, Poetry: Aspects of Craft at The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books
Open Book | 1st Floor
1011 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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The Champions for a Cure Gala raises awareness and funds to help support the 300,000 children and 50 million adults living with arthritis. The children and adults living with this debilitating...

Cost: Admission starting at $200.00

Where:
Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Sonomento, MacPhail Center for Music's premier chorus of fifty mixed adult voices, joins forces again with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Yuri Ivan, to perform the Minnesota...

Cost: $15 for adults, free for youth.

Where:
IVES Auditorium at the Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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See one of the most important contemporary Italian artists do one of the most traditional theater forms: Sicilian puppet theater.  Associazione Figli d'Arte Cuticchio is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Illusion Theater
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul
Telephone: 612-339-4944
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

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

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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WHAT:              BANK Restaurant, located within The Westin Minneapolis, is taking a step back in time to celebrate the world-famous New York City discotheque Studio 54 with its...

Cost: A variety of packages are available

Where:
BANK Restaurant
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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It’s Time To Get Spooky!   Party with Minneapolis Bars for our Halloween Bar Crawl!   Dress up, dress down, be a pal, or be a clown - It’s Halloween In YOUR Town! The spookiness of the...

Cost: $6.4 - $12

Where:
Minneapolis Downtown Venues TBA!
Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Be Social Scene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: William Holderman

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This is not just a movie viewing, it's a partici---pation experience. Whether you're a Callback Queen or a "virgin", our Usherettes & Emcee will be there to take you through The Rocky Horror...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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