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Endangered Species

In Minnesota and elsewhere, the sport of hunting is on the wane. Should we care if hunters go extinct?


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FOR THE LAST two years, Tom Kalahar, a conservation technician for the Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District in southwestern Minnesota, has helped organize a spring turkey hunt for kids. Young hunters attend a safety class, and then, the day before the hunt, three-person teams comprised of a young hunter, a parent, and a guide review the basics of scouting, calling, and hunting. With just a single shotgun between them, they head out early on opening day. ¶ “Most of these kids have never been in the woods at 4:30 in the morning,” Kalahar says. “It’s amazing if you’ve never sat out in the woods and watched the sun come up and truly listened and looked at what’s going on around you.”

Of 10 kids who participated last year, six took a shot. Most missed. “We had one dead turkey,” Kalahar says. But he still counts the event a success: His primary goal isn’t to kill birds; it’s to forge a link between the hunting tradition and would-be hunters.

Kalahar’s turkey chase is just one of many programs sponsored by hunting organizations and state wildlife agencies nationwide to recruit new hunters. Why? Because these groups fear that hunters are going extinct.

Nationally, the number of hunters declined 11 percent from 1991 to 2006, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The falloff looks even more precipitous if you consider the population grew nearly 20 percent in that same interval. In Minnesota, hunters have maintained their numbers, but the percentage of the population that hunts continues to decline. Hunters are getting older, too: The average age of members of the conservation group Pheasants Forever has risen from 40 to 50 since 1990.

The reasons for hunting’s decline are various and hotly debated. Some researchers have blamed our collective disinterest in outdoor pursuits on our growing preoccupation with the Internet, TV shows, and video games. Demographics have also played a role: As rural populations have declined and urban communities grown, many people have lost their connection to the outdoors, wildlife, and the hunting tradition. Mentors, too, are especially important in passing the hunting tradition from generation to generation: Nearly all hunters hunt because their fathers did. According to the Fish and Wildlife survey, in families without an adult male who hunts, fewer than 3 percent of boys pick up the sport, and less than 1 percent of girls do.

To which many nonhunters would reply, so what? Why should anyone—anyone other than the 13 percent of Minnesotans who hunt—care if hunters go extinct?

“Hunters are and historically have been one of our strongest conservation advocates,” says Jay Johnson, hunter recruitment and retention supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “If you have a decline in hunter numbers, you’re going to have a weaker voice when it comes to preserving open lands and spaces, and preserving that quality of life we’ve come to expect here in Minnesota.”

Much of the wildlife habitat remaining in urban and heavily agricultural areas consists of state wildlife-management areas—in Minnesota, that’s 1.2 million acres, an area larger than the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. These vital wildlife havens are paid for largely by state hunting license fees, and a federal tax on sales of guns and other hunting equipment. Money from sales of federal duck stamps (required of all waterfowl hunters) help buy land for the large national wildlife refuges throughout the state. In Minnesota, hunter-generated funds account for 80 percent of the state wildlife budget, with benefits accruing to many kinds of critters.

So the state depends on hunters. Indeed, several years ago, the DNR became so alarmed at the decline of hunting that it created Johnson’s job to stem the loss and try to lure more teenagers, women, and immigrants to the sport. It developed a shooting sports course for public schools through the National Archery in the Schools Program, which, Johnson says, has boosted youth archery license sales. The DNR has cooperated with groups like the Wild Turkey Federation and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to encourage youth hunts. It’s gearing up a new mentor program for kids. The state has long promoted Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, a program aimed at recruiting women into the male-dominated ranks of hunters and anglers. Most fundamentally, the state continues to buy public state wildlife-management areas—protecting habitat and maintaining places to hunt.

I have a dog in this fight, as they say. Growing up, I was a poor bet to become a hunter. My dad didn’t hunt, and I lived in a suburb. Yet somehow, after years of following my grandfather on his trap line each Thanksgiving and reading Sports Afield and Gun Digest (which I inexplicably found fascinating), I became a hunter. And when I gave it up for a short while, it was my wife, who took up hunting with one of her girlfriends, who reintroduced me to the sport.

As a hunter, I’d like to see hunting survive, even flourish. My concerns, however, are not centered on getting revenue from hunting license sales to preserve wildlife habitat. If conservation were just a matter of money, the state could probably squeeze it from other sources—such as dedicating a portion of a state sales tax to wildlife and natural-resources preservation: In fact, when they go to the polls this fall, Minnesotans will see a proposal to amend the state constitution to do just that.

Money is important, but it’s not possible to support wildlife unless people have the kind of passion for wildlife that comes from intense and enjoyable experiences outdoors. This passion translates into political and financial support for conservation, but it also does something more. Consider this: Dave Garshelis, the DNR’s lead bear biologist and a University of Minnesota researcher, has studied bears all over the world. He has noticed this paradox: In places where local residents can hunt bears legally, the bruins prosper. Where hunting is illegal, bears fare poorly.

“In China, it’s okay to poach bears because no one likes them,” Garshelis says. “It’s totally illegal to poach bears, but nobody gives a rip.”

But in the United States, bears are game animals. With that status, bears gain value to hunters, attention from the relevant conservation agency, and respect from the public. “Because there is an agency and because we try to be law-abiding citizens,” Garshelis says, “the general public is actually a watchdog for poachers.”

Making a connection with the natural world requires immersion. Looking at a picture of nature in a book or on a computer screen is no substitute for a slog in the heat and mud and cold and snow of the outdoors.

In his book Last Child in the Woods, journalist Richard Louv says we have “scared children straight out of the woods and fields.” Actually, parents have scared themselves, with inflated fears of strangers and the dangers of unsupervised play. The result is that kids suffer from “nature-deficit disorder,” and develop a relationship with the outdoors and wildlife that is largely intellectualized. “Kids today can tell you lots of things about the Amazon rain forest,” Louv once told the online magazine Salon. “They can’t usually tell you the last time they lay out in the woods and watched the leaves move…. It’s one thing to read about a frog. It’s another to hold it in your hand and feel its life.”

If it is instructive and inspiring to experience a live animal at close range, it is doubly thought-provoking to take to the woods with the intent to kill dinner. Hunting brings into focus the beauty of the outdoors, much like canoeing, camping, or bird watching. But it also offers a perspective on the fundamental struggle for life that exists in nature. Hunting illuminates the essential relationships of humans to nature around them. We destroy to eat. We may kill an animal. We may plow under its habitat to plant a crop. There is no other way. Catching a casual glance of an animal is not the same as confronting the paradox that our lives necessarily intersect with its life in a fundamental way.

In the act of hunting, hunters come to understand the animals they hunt, their habits and habitat. Sitting in a deer stand listening for the crush of leaves, or walking the last few feet of a corn row in pursuit of an animal, hunters become focused. And a good, disciplined, and thoughtful hunter must act in a way that is ethical, at a moment when he or she alone is witness to the act. It’s in the act of killing that the hunter measures his or her own skill and ethics.
That is why we need hunting. To understand the hunted, and to understand the hunter within us.

Greg Breining is a St. Paul–based freelance writer.

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View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Tuesday, November 21st // 4pm – 8pm // Mercado Calling all canines! Beg your owners to come to Mercado for their Yappy Hour event! + Treats for dogs + Food and Drink specials for humans + Lots...

Cost: 0

Where:
Mercado by Earl Giles
2904 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Mercado by Earl Giles
Contact Name: Jodie
Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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This is a 2-part class (participants must attend both weeks to complete their books), taking place on Tuesday, 11/21, and Tuesday, 11/28, 6-8PM on both nights. Tickets available...

Cost: $56

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

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Lonny Kocina, CEO of Media Relations Agency and author of  “The CEO’s Guide to Marketing” (available at www.Amazon.com). Kocina is a visionary who is passionate about marketing. He believes...

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Edinburgh Golf Course
8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
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Sponsor: Brooklyn Park Rotary Club
Telephone: 952-697-5261
Contact Name: Abby Sell
Website »

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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Returning for another round in Nerdy November, Secrets of Glensheen is back! Glensheen Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks Ojibway, will showcase various artifacts not usually seen by the public...

Cost: Free

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

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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed donation

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

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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
View map »


Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

We are celebrating the life of Michael Jackson! If you are a fan of the King of Pop Michael Jackson or his childhood era of music with the Jackson 5. This event is for you. We are going to...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Chanhassen - are you ready to run? Join us for the Turkey Trot 5K starting at Chanhassen High School. Each participant gets a comfy fleece pullover and is greeted at the finish line with warm,...

Cost: $30-60

Where:
Chanhassen High School
2200 Lyman Blvd.
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: All Community Events
Website »

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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

Experience a gourmet all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving cornucopia of Thanksgiving favorites and standout dishes prepared by the award-winning chefs at Mystic Lake Thursday, November 23 from 11 am to 3...

Cost: $49.95

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

More information

Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
View map »


Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
View map »


Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

We are celebrating the life of Michael Jackson! If you are a fan of the King of Pop Michael Jackson or his childhood era of music with the Jackson 5. This event is for you. We are going to...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Join us Friday, November 24th from 8AM - 5PM, and Saturday, November 25th from 9AM - 2PM, for 50-80% off retail pricing on our high-quality apparel and outerwear! FREE and open to the public. No...

Cost: 0

Where:
Storm Creek Warehouse Hastings
624 Spiral Blvd
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Storm Creek
Telephone: 651-480-3000
Contact Name: Derek Walters
Website »

More information

November is here, and before we know it we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends and staying up late or waking up early to shop the best Black Friday deals. After hours of...

Cost: None

Where:
Red Cow North Loop
208 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Wondering what to do over the holidays with your family and friends this year? How about flying thousands of miles across America, chasing Santa Claus’ elves and visiting Santa’s Workshop at...

Cost: Adult: $18.95 Child: $14.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Becky Prosser
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join in the festivities at Fort Alexandria on Friday November 24. This free event celebrates history and the holiday season and is open to all. There will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Lighting of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Runestone Museum
206 Broadway St
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-3160
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Everyone is encouraged to come and see the quirky small town Scandinavian heritage holiday parade, with a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling and fireworks over the harbor to follow.  The parade will...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Grand Marais and Lutsen
Grand Marais and Lutsen , MN  55604


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Improv comedy inspired by local music.Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
, MN


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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

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: Jennifer Pennington
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Cost: $30-60

Where:
Kingston Park
9195 75th St S
Cottage Grove, MN  55016
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: All Community Events
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Join us Friday, November 24th from 8AM - 5PM, and Saturday, November 25th from 9AM - 2PM, for 50-80% off retail pricing on our high-quality apparel and outerwear! FREE and open to the public. No...

Cost: 0

Where:
Storm Creek Warehouse Hastings
624 Spiral Blvd
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Storm Creek
Telephone: 651-480-3000
Contact Name: Derek Walters
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the CityPages Best Bookstore of 2017! Join Milkweed Books for a full day of literary festivities, including an evening reading with Alex Lemon presenting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Telephone: (612) 332-3192
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Wondering what to do over the holidays with your family and friends this year? How about flying thousands of miles across America, chasing Santa Claus’ elves and visiting Santa’s Workshop at...

Cost: Adult: $18.95 Child: $14.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Becky Prosser
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November 25 @ 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.   Light up Lutsen will feature Special holiday offerings and Murray the Moose sightings through-out the day Photos with Santa at Lockport Store 1-3 pm Pour at 4...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Downtown Lutsen
Hwy 61
Lutsen, MN  55612
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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Join Wanderlust Vintage Market on Small Business Saturday for the anti-Black-Friday, anti-big-box-store, alternative shopping experience. Celebrate your local community and the shops and artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wanderlust Vintage Market
349 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Wanderlust Vintage Market
Telephone: 612-466-0785
Contact Name: Lindsay Jones
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Join The Middle Sister, Urban Moon Shop, Belle Junque, and Mama's Happy for our Small Business Saturday Holiday Vintage Crawl! Pick up your passport at any of the stores. Visit all four shops (two...

Cost: 0

Where:
Belle Junque
474 Cleveland Avenue South
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Belle Junque
Telephone: 612-670-7645
Contact Name: Rachelle Roeckeman
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Artists at the DAI ceramics studio are an eclectic bunch that range from college students to artists in their 70s. This is an opportunity to shop local, support area artisans and find unique...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Linconl Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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45+ Visual Artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 15th annual GSR Fine Art Festival.  Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, glass,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Verizon Center
1 Civic Center Place
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: GSR Fine Art Festival
Telephone: 507-351-5008
Contact Name: Tom Bliese
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November 25th from 11 AM – 5 PM Interact will be having annual Great Big Holiday Sale on Small Business Saturday! Original works from all 50+ visual artists in the studio will be on sale for...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Interact Center
1860 West Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, MN


Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
Contact Name: Kristina Nelson
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Join Jasmine and Mu's amazing musical theater artists as they recount A Christmas Carol with a little Asian flare and Jasmine sparkle! We're looking forward to a festive evening full of...

Cost: $35

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 7th St West
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, MN


Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
Contact Name: Kristina Nelson
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

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

More information

Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Milkweed Books caps off Small Business Saturday with a reading from Alex Lemon, author of Feverland, which the Star Tribune called "moving, unpredictable and sometimes digressive—in that,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall, 2nd Floor
1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Milkweed Books caps off Small Business Saturday with a reading from Alex Lemon, author of Feverland, which the Star Tribune called "moving, unpredictable and sometimes digressive—in that,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall, 2nd Floor
1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

Join Jasmine and Mu's amazing musical theater artists as they recount A Christmas Carol with a little Asian flare and Jasmine sparkle! We're looking forward to a festive evening full of...

Cost: $35

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 7th St West
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
View map »


Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
Website »

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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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In its 10th season, the critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a cirque spectacle, Broadway musical and family show all in one. It’s filled with over 300 imaginative costumes, 20...

Cost: $20, $25 & $30

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze will celebrate the season with matinee and evening performances in the Mystic Showroom November 25 through December 3.   In its 10th season, the critically-acclaimed...

Cost: $20, $25 and $35 for tickets

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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