Duck Dynasty

How three brothers from Minnesota came to rule the obscure and peculiar world of competitive duck painting


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The thin, thoughtful man who answers the door wears gray sweats, hiking shoes, and a couple days’ growth of beard. Joe Hautman, of Plymouth, doesn’t look like a theoretical physicist, which he is. He  doesn’t look like one of the country’s leading wildlife artists, either, although he’s that, too. Nor does he look like his two brothers, who are also wildlife painters—among the best known in American art today.

But as Hautman narrates a tour of his elegant mid-century-modern house, clues to his family’s story emerge. He passes several framed paintings on the walls, all originals, bearing the signature “Elaine Hautman.” The walls of his light-filled studio are hung with what to some might seem a macabre collection of animal parts: the disembodied but elegantly arrayed tail feathers of a pheasant, and the severed wings of at least half a dozen ducks, one of which is affixed to the wall with a throwing dart. Taxidermied waterfowl line his bookshelves, some nobly standing, others frozen in eternal flight.

“Reference,” he says by way of explanation, and in a weird sort of way, it’s a perfectly eloquent way to start the story of how Joe Hautman and his two brothers have, since 1989, established one of Minnesota’s most peculiar and astounding little dynasties.


Unless you follow the off-the-radar world of competitive duck painting, you were probably unaware that Joe Hautman won the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest last October. His painting of a single, swimming wood duck earned Hautman his fourth win in the only juried art show run by the U.S. government. His reign will end later this month, when the faithful gather in Ogden, Utah, to crown his successor.

The uninitiated may need context: the Federal Duck Stamp Contest is held each year to choose a design for the Federal Duck Stamp, which is the revenue stamp that all waterfowl hunters in the United States over the age of 16 are required to buy before they can hunt. Minnesota buys more of them than any other state in the country. The revenue from the sale of that stamp—more than $750 million and counting since 1934—is used to conserve waterfowl habitat. Since it began, the Duck Stamp Program has protected an area larger than the state of Massachusetts. Much of the National Wildlife Refuge System was created using duck-stamp money, and the program is widely considered the most successful conservation initiative in history.

The program’s centerpiece, though, is a quirky, archaic annual art contest in which artists compete to have their painting on the stamp. More than honor is at stake. While there’s no prize money (the winner gets a pane of their stamps signed by the Secretary of the Interior), each year’s winning artist retains the rights to his or her painting, and there’s a fortune to be made from print sales and licensing. And so each year, competitors, fans, and collectors disappear down an obscure and uniquely American rabbit hole into a wonderland of talent, ego, art, controversy, big money, and occasional scandal.

The artists work within a rigid framework of contest rules that dictate everything from the year’s eligible species, to the size and type of painting surface, to the appropriate seasonal foliage and plumage that can appear in the painting. Winning entries have featured standing birds, sitting birds, swimming birds, flying birds, fall plumage, spring plumage, birds taking off, birds landing, birds alone or in pairs or with hatchlings. Choosing the right combination of those elements, and executing a painting well enough to win, may require hundreds of hours of work.

Joe Hautman’s four wins are remarkable enough. But his younger brother Jim, of Chaska, won the contest the year before with his painting of two specklebelly geese. That was Jim’s fourth win as well. Their brother Bob, of Delano, has won the contest twice, and finished second to Jim in 2010. Between 1989 and 2011, the three brothers won the coveted title “Federal Duck Stamp Artist” an astounding 10 times, and one of them has been among the top three finishers all but a few times in the last 24 years.

Their record is especially impressive because the brothers typically compete for the title against more than 200 other artists, including some of the finest wildlife painters in the country. Their record is statistically improbable because the five contest judges are different every year and have no idea who painted each entry. Plus, rules of the intense, high-stakes competition require winners to sit out the three contests after their win. That means that in at least six of the contests since 1989, two of the three Hautman brothers were ineligible to compete.

Their success has made the Hautmans what one fellow competitor calls “the New York Yankees” of the contest. But the only problem with comparing the brothers to baseball’s most storied franchise is that it actually diminishes what the three sibling wildlife artists have accomplished. “They’ve zeroed in on this thing as the main focus in their lives,” says long-time Hautman friend and wildlife artist Bruce Miller of Mound, whose own victory in the 1992 Federal Duck Stamp Contest launched his art career. “And the three of them, they’re smart guys. Joe used to be a physicist. So they’ve analyzed this thing down to the minutiae, and they have every little thing figured out. That’s what they decided to do.”


If you’re familiar with the Hautman name, it’s likely not from their dominance in the contest. If the name rings a bell, it’s probably from the Coen brothers’ 1996 film Fargo, which features a subplot revolving around Norm Gunderson, the husband of pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson, and his entry in that year’s contest. Norm frets about his chances, and in the movie’s final scene, he quietly announces that his mallard painting has, as expected, finished behind an unnamed Hautman painting of a blue-winged teal.

The Hautman reference is no fluke. Ethan and Joel Coen grew up as childhood friends of the Hautmans in St. Louis Park. Jim and Bob were living together at the time the Coens were making the movie, and the filmmakers raided their studio of old brushes, paint supplies, and mounted birds to prop the walls of the Gunderson home.

Because of their success and that odd footnote in film history, the Hautman name arises quickly and often in any discussion of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, usually in reverent whispers. They’re that good. Individual artists have achieved no-less-laudable records. For example, back in the days before winners were required to take a three-year hiatus after their victory, Iowa’s Maynard Reece won the Federal Duck Stamp Contest a record five times between 1947 and 1970. But no name has dominated the competition like that of the Hautmans. They may be the only wildlife artists besides John James Audubon whose name has crossed over into American popular culture.
If you’re looking for a point of origin to their story, you’ll find a clue hanging above a marble-faced fireplace in the music room of Joe Hautman’s home. An oil-on-canvas painting, probably done in the late 1940s or early 1950s, features five canvasbacks in flight. By today’s hyperrealistic duck-stamp standards, it’s crude and ill-proportioned. But it’s obviously hung in a place of honor. The understated signature in the lower right corner reads simply, “Hautman.”

“My dad painted it,” Joe Hautman says with pride.
 

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

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

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $30 VIP GA $15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen
5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 820
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free! Reserve your seat today!

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

Cost: Free!

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

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

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

Cost: Free admission

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

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: $25 or 5 tickets for $100

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

Cost: 20

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

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

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

Cost: $37–$47

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

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

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

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


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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

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

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

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Chef in the Garden is back for September's Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
View map »


Telephone: 218-726-8910
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

 attendee which includes tax and tip. Dalton and Wade is excited to announce a "True Whiskey" dinner in partnership with High West Distillery.   On Wednesday September 26th we will be...

Cost: 100

Where:
Dalton and Wade
323 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Dalton and Wade
Telephone: 612-236-4020
Contact Name: Michael
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
View map »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Best Buy Theatre
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $37–$47

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

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

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

Cost: $23-$27

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

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

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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

Cost: 0.00

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

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free!

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $275

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

Cost: $31

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

Cost: $32-$42

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: $0.00-$900

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

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

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

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: 59.00 and up

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10 -$15 per person

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

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

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $10-15

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

Cost: $37–$47

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

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

Cost: $23-$27

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

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

Cost: $38

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

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

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

Cost: $57-32

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

Cost: $22-$27

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $20-$30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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

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

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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

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


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

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
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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
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Website »

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Who: The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Where: Douglas Dayton Downtown Minneapolis YMCA at Gaviidae Commons When: Friday, September 28 VIP Reception - 5:30pm Program – 6:45pm Y Party – 8pm...

Cost: $75

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

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake
Telephone: (952) 496-6563
Contact Name: Mystic Box Office
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
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: 175

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: $37–$47

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

Cost: Tickets: $43.75 - $63.75

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

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

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

Cost: $10-15

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $23-$27

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

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

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

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

Cost: $22-$27

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

Cost: $52.50+

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

Cost: $20-$30

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $18-$30

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

Cost: $995

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

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Wolfe Park
St. Louis Park, MN  55416


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

Cost: 1.00

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: 59.00 and up

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

Cost: Free!

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

Cost: $0

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

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

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

Cost: $30

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

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


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

Cost: $35

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $275

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

Cost: $32-$42

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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DESCRIPTION It's fall and whiskey is waiting for you. Join the special fall whiskey tasting event that will excite your pallet and tease your taste buds! Get ready to engage your senses,...

Cost: 22.40

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

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: $50.00-$350.00

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
View map »


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

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $37–$47

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

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

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

Cost: $17

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

Cost: $22-$27

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

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

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $23-$27

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $20-$30

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

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

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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