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Fantastic Fall Drives

8 amazing trips for enjoying autumn colors, apple pie, eagles, hiking, crafts, shopping, smoked fish, and more


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Mile by Mile

Lake Pepin

Start: Downtown Red Wing. Stop for baked goods and coffee at Braschler’s Bakery and Coffee Shop (410 W. Third St.). If it’s late and you’re  already hungry for lunch, try Smokey Row Café and Jenny Lind Bakery (1926 Old West Main St.).

Mile 12.2: Head southeast on Highway 61 to Frontenac State Park. Frontenac is one of the best places around to spot migrating songbirds. Trails wind through patches of prairie, lowland forest, and upland hardwoods. The Point-No-Point overlook towers 400 feet above the mighty Mississippi River.

Mile 18.7: Buy apples for the road at Pepin Heights’s retail store at the south end of Lake City. Pepin Heights orchards raise the University of Minnesota-bred SweeTango, one of the tastiest apples you’ll sink your teeth into. 

Mile 30.8: Peak viewing at the National Eagle Center in downtown Wabasha (50 Pembroke Ave.) is in winter, when bald eagles congregate around open water. But not to worry: you’ll still find a few bald eagles on the river in autumn. Daily programs offer close-up views of the center’s captive eagles, taken in due to injuries or other handicaps making them unable to survive in the wild. Lunch is just a short walk away, down the block at Flour Mill Pizzeria (146 W. Main St.).

Mile 37.3: Whether you have kids along or not, you’ll be impressed by LARK Toys on County Road 18 in Kellogg. The centerpiece of the 20,000-square-foot store is a hand-carved carousel, which runs every half-hour and costs $2 to ride. The rest of the store is filled with toys of every kind for every age, from trolls to tea sets.

Mile 57.9: Backtrack and cross the Mississippi at Wabasha. Then head south down Highway 35 along the Wisconsin shore. If you’re traveling in late October, stop at Riecks Lake, three miles north of Alma, where more than 1,000 migrating tundra swans stage until freeze-up, usually in November. If the swans haven’t arrived yet, continue on to Buena Vista Park in Alma, with a parking area and overlook 540 feet above the Mississippi.

Mile 59.7: Sample fruit and wine in the tasting room of Danzinger Vineyards and Winery (S2015 Grapeview Ln.) on the bluff above Alma.

Mile 77.9: Backtrack north up Highway 35 to Pepin, a compact town on its namesake lake. Savor a surprisingly sophisticated dinner (a rare treat in small towns) at the Harbor View Café. Note: Hours are limited, and the restaurant is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call ahead to verify the café is open.

Mile 86: Continue up Highway 35 just past the tiny town of Stockholm, and stay the night at the River Road Inn. The inn, with refurbished carriage houses and a new main lodge, is located on an old apple orchard with views of Lake Pepin.
 


Amish Country

Rural Arts Near Decorah

Driving through through the hills and valleys of southeastern Minnesota, my wife, Susan, and I climb and sail down undulating backroads. To flatlanders from the Twin Cities, all this up and down is exotic and seductive. Whenever I visit, I want to move here, which puts my entire existence in disequilibrium.

It’ll pass. We’re on our way to Decorah,  a picturesque college town nestled in the hills of northeastern Iowa. We’re trying to establish a theme, one that encompasses making the most of a few warm days in autumn; seeing colorful woodlands, farm fields, and prairie grasses—a picture of old-time rural America (at least as we imagine it); dallying with the Amish, visiting galleries, and buying some Christmas presents. And so we settle on something like, “Holiday Shopping for Rural Arts and Crafts.”

We spot our first buggy outside the town of Harmony, where the shoulders of Highway 52 (dubbed the Amish Byway) are marked with horse pucky and thin tracks of steel-buggy wheels. We drive on to tiny Canton and our appointment with Charlie Staub, owner of Old Crow Antiques, who hops in our car and leads us on an afternoon tour of Amish farms and businesses.

Members of the Schwartzentruber sect, among the most conservative Amish, began settling the area in 1975. Many have been here a generation. The men still wear flat-crowned straw hats and full beards without mustaches. The women wear long dresses and tuck their hair beneath plain bonnets. Throughout the afternoon we chat with farrier Levi Yoder. We buy fresh tomatoes and pickled green beans and beets at Menno Mast’s roadside stand. We pick up homemade pastries, a handmade rug, and canned cherries and egg noodles. The Amish way is slowly changing, says Charlie. They rely more on rides from the “English” to conduct business. More use cell phones. More work off the farm and in the community as carpenters or roofers. Rebellious teens crank up head-banger rock or country music on forbidden boomboxes as they ride alone in their buggies. Says Staub, “The hardest thing is preserving the traditions.”

That evening we drive down a gravel road to Amish Country B & B, where we meet Jerry Youngkin and a young Amish woman, who chooses to remain anonymous because working so closely with the “English” is frowned upon in the community. Once owned by the woman’s sister and brother-in-law, the house is simple and open. When the young family needed more land, they found no buyers in the Amish community. Youngkin, a retired widower from Indiana, bought the place and decided to open a bed and breakfast. The young woman decided to stay and help. She arrives by buggy at 6:30 each morning to start the wood-fired cookstove, make breakfast, clean the house, and cook dinner. Youngkin is 50 years older than she, yet they joke and quarrel like an old married couple. After arriving, we talk for more than an hour before she shows us to a spartan-yet-spacious bedroom upstairs. The next morning, we feast on seasoned beef patties, boiled eggs, homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, and “coffee soup,” a pudding of milk, coffee, and soda crackers. We linger for two hours, talking about Amish and “English” ways.
 

Then it’s time to leave Minnesota, driving south on Highway 52—now recognized as both the Amish Byway and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway. But rather than visit the Masters Hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa, where the author’s family lived in 1876, we dodge west three miles to catch Highway W20, a rough, winding strip of asphalt that shadows the Upper Iowa River.

Past corn and soybean fields, dusty from the ongoing harvest. Past rolling hills and little creeks. Past prairie grasses and bright red sumac. All too soon, really, we arrive in idyllic Decorah, town of 8,000 and home of Luther College. We find an inspiring crash course in Norwegian immigration at the Vesterheim (Western Home) Norwegian-American Museum. We patrol Water Street galleries and gift shops.  We have a delightfully refined lunch at Hart’s Tea and Tarts—I get a steak and Guinness pie; Susan orders a Stilton, pear, and walnut sandwich.

Heading north out of town on Locust Road, we sample the products of local varieties of grapes and other fruit at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery and walk out with a bottle of Limestone Bluff LaCrosse, a semisweet white. Susan indulges her armchair-gardener’s fantasies at Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, which raises heirloom crops and sells traditional seeds at its visitors center in an idyllic valley.

On the way back to Minnesota, we stop at artists’ studios participating in the weekend Northeast Iowa Artists’ Studio Tour, picking up cards; homemade raspberry jam; and a ceramic jewelry box, vase, and coffee cup.

Following Big Canoe Road and then Highlandville Road, we come to Highlandville General Store, where we toss grasshoppers to the big trout that hover in the clear water beneath the bridge over South Bear Creek. It’s a short drive to the tiny town of Dorchester, where fly-anglers hang out on the main street in waders, ready to fish the nearby Waterloo Creek.

Crossing back into Minnesota, we find Bluff Country Artists Gallery in Spring Grove, where Susan scores our final purchase: a stylish contemporary black vase.

We head home with our booty of cards, ceramics, and sweets—holiday presents if we  don’t end up keeping them all ourselves. But in addition to the gifts, we’ve acquired something even more memorable: the intention to return soon to explore fishing streams, canoe routes, and a charming college town. And, who knows, maybe the local real-estate listings as well. 
 

Dining and Lodging

Amish Country B & B, Canton, 507-421-8429, livingliketheamish.com.
Hart’s Tea and Tarts, Decorah, 563-382-3795, hartsteaandtarts.com.
Winneshiek Hotel, Decorah, 800-998-4164, hotelwinn.com.
Quarter Quarter Restaurant and Wine Bar, Harmony, 507-886-5500, quarterquarter.com.
Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, 563-735-5809, wwwinery.com.
Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, 563-382-6104, seedsavers.org.
 


FALL COLOR

Stillwater to Taylors Falls

A 120-mile loop from the Twin Cities, up the St. Croix to Taylors Falls, and down the Wisconsin side of the river, takes in some of the most picturesque driving near the Twin Cities. You’ll see grand views of the St. Croix as well as some handsome towns.

Start in Stillwater. Enjoy the historic town’s downtown and look for antiques in shops along Main Street.

Head north on Highway 95 through the pin-neat community of Marine-on-St. Croix. At the intersection of Highways 95 and 8, stop to see what new pieces of art have been erected at Franconia Sculpture Park. Head west 3.4 miles on Highway 8 for lunch at Eichten’s Market and Café. Try the Momba Chomba Tokeru Hoagie with garlic roast beef and Eichten’s peppercorn garlic gouda.

Continue on to Taylors Falls and, upon arrival, take a quick tour of the Angel Hill Historic District. Stop at Folsom House  (272 W. Government St.) a New-England style home of a prominent lumberman and state senator. Park at the Interstate State Park lot near downtown and hike the Pothole Trail along the Dalles of the St. Croix.

Drive back through Wisconsin on Highway 35, to the pleasant town of Osceola. From the intersection of Highways 35 and 243 in Osceola, go 1.8 miles northeast on 35, then north on County S one mile to a parking area west of the road, a perfect spot to stretch your legs at the Osceola Bedrock Glades, a Wisconsin state natural area.
 


WATERS & WOODLANDS

Lake Country Road Trip

The 150-mile Otter Tail Scenic Byway winds through lake country and hardwood-covered hills—a luscious fall scene. (Download a route map at minnesotascenicbyways.com.) Pick up the Otter Trail at Urbank (about 160 miles northwest of the Twin Cities) and head west on Highway 38 for a short hike and beautiful view at Inspiration Peak, a forested knob that rises 400 feet above the surrounding countryside.

Head west on a winding route of county roads to Fergus Falls, a town of 13,000 situated on the rushing Otter Tail River with an attractive downtown. View the paintings, woodcuts, and sculptures of Charles Beck and other local artists at the nonprofit Kaddatz Galleries (111 W. Lincoln Ave.) housed in the century-old building that was once the Kaddatz Hotel. Walk the trails of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, a 300-acre U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service area on the south edge of town.

North and east on County Road 1 is Phelps Mill, which sits alongside a small dam on the Otter Tail. Follow the byway signs north to Maplewood State Park. A driving loop and hiking trails visit the more than 20 sparkling lakes nestled in the park’s hollows.

Follow the route to Pelican Rapids, where a sculpture of the town’s namesake bird stands, watching—expectantly, perhaps—a small waterfall. From here, the byway turns east to Perham, a farm town with a standout museum, In Their Own Words, which tells the story of war through the oral histories of local veterans. On your way back home, look for Ken Nyberg’s sculpture garden along Highway 210 near Vining. Nyberg has cobbled together metal scraps into roadside attractions, including a big foot, a giant coffee cup supported by pouring “coffee,” and a host of larger-than-life animals, including, appropriately, an otter.
 

Mile by Mile

Superior's North Shore

Start: Canal Park, Duluth. Spend your first night at South Pier Inn on the Canal, which bills itself as Duluth’s best “shipwatching hotel.” Located next to the iconic aerial lift bridge, it provides a great view of the Twin Ports harbor. In the morning, grab breakfast at Amazing Grace Bakery Café (394 S. Lake Ave.) then take time to explore Canal Park: watch ships arrive and depart, walk along Park Point, visit the Great Lakes Aquarium, tour the ore boat S.S. William A. Irvin. Then, hop in the car and drive northeast.

Mile 18.3: Visit Tom’s Logging Camp on Scenic 61, the re-creation of an early 1900s logging camp and Northwest Fur Company trading post.

Mile 19.4: Buy smoked whitefish and trout to nibble on while driving at Russ Kendall’s Smoke House in Knife River.

Mile 28.0: Leave the highway to drive to the Two Harbors waterfront. Moored near the docks is the Edna G. tugboat. Built in 1896 and retired in 1982, Edna G. was the last coal-fired, steam-powered tug in operation on the Great Lakes. (Tours available through the Depot Museum.) Also be sure to check out the Yellowstone Mallet 229. Used to haul iron ore from mines to the lakeshore, it was one of the most massive and powerful steam locomotives ever built. Tour the Two Harbors Lighthouse, where the keepers quarters are now a bed and breakfast.

Mile 40.9: Stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park and browse the Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center, where you’ll find state-park information, interpretive displays, and the Nature Store. Then, hike some of the 20 miles of trails, including the spectacular route along the upper, middle, and lower falls of the Gooseberry River.

Mile 47.3: Continue up Highway 61 to Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site. Perched on a cliff rising more than 100 feet above the water, Split Rock is one of the most beautiful and imposing of the many lights on the Superior shore. It’s open for tours every day into mid-October. If you need more North Shore scenery to get your fix, continue north 50 miles to Lutsen Mountains. There, ride the gondola to the top of Moose Mountain, where, 1,000 feet above Lake Superior and Poplar River, the best view of the drive awaits.

Mile 56.5: Heading back toward Duluth, eat dinner at the Rustic Inn Café in Castle Danger, an unpretentious place that got its start in the 1920s (but has since been rebuilt). Try the roast-beef dinner and a slice of five-
layer chocolate pie.

Mile 73.5: Back near Two Harbors, check in at Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior for a prime view of Lake Superior from 40 acres of woods and 1,300 feet of private lakeshore. Oh, and don’t forget about the indoor pool, all-season outdoor Jacuzzi, and wood-fired sauna.   
 


SOUTHWEST

Spirit Rocks Drive

Where the old bones of the continent poke through southwestern Minnesota’s farmland, the dramatic outcrops of Sioux quartzite have their stories.

The tour starts at Pipestone National Monument, long a sacred site to many American Indian tribes, who mined a layer of soft red “pipestone” in an exposed ridge of Sioux quartzite. Hike along the outcrop, take in the view of Winnewissa Falls, and watch local Native Americans, who still mine the pipestone with hand tools to produce pipes for their own use and for sale.

Drive south into Pipestone, where 20 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places are constructed of local quartzite. Fortify yourself at Lange’s Café (110 SE Eighth Ave.) with a hot beef sandwich and slice of sour-cream-raisin pie.

Follow Highway 75 south to Blue Mounds State Park, where another ridge of Sioux quartzite erupts from the prairie. Hike through fields of native prairie, and enjoy long views into Iowa and South Dakota, including bison grazing on the hilltop. 

Head east on I-90 and north on Highways 60 and 71 to the Jeffers Petroglyphs State Historic Site. Faint images of humans, deer, elk, bison, thunderbirds, turtles, atlatls, and arrows tell a mysterious story of human occupation spanning more than 5,000 years. The petroglyphs are located about eight miles northeast of Jeffers and seven miles west of Comfrey, on County Road 2.
 


Iron Range

Heavy Metal Holiday

A tour of a landscape that has been dug up, blasted, and rearranged by heavy industry doesn’t sound like much. But on Minnesota’s Iron Range, this combination of iron mining and the history of 19th-century immigration actually makes for interesting sights and stories.

Start at Soudan Underground Mine on Highway 169, where you can ride in an elevator cage nearly a half-mile underground. To get an above-ground look at a mine, head south on Highway 169 to Virginia’s Mineview in the Sky, a 20-story-high overlook of the Rouchleau open pit mines. On your way, play a round of golf in Biwabik at Giant’s Ridge, then stop at the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth, where you’ll find interactive displays and a history of hockey in the United States.

Continue west from Virginia to Chisholm to take in the Iron Man statue, climb aboard mining trucks at the Minnesota Museum of Mining, and experience the multi-ethnic history of the Range at the Minnesota Discovery Center. A little farther west in  Hibbing is a panoramic view of the Hull Rust Mahoning Mine, the largest open-pit mine in the world. Get dinner at Sammy’s Pizza on Howard Street in Hibbing. The next day, if you’re traveling before Labor Day, catch a trolley tour at Hill Annex Mine State Park in Calumet (Thursday–Saturday).
 


BIRD EATCHING

Sherburne Wildlife Refuge

Considering it is located only 50 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is an exceptionally large sweep of wild land, encompassing 30,000 acres of woodland, prairie, oak savanna, and wetlands. It’s one of the best places in Minnesota to reliably watch sandhill cranes, which stage in and around the refuge by the thousands each October. Numbers usually peak about the third week of the month. The parking lot on County Road 70, on the northern edge of the refuge, provides good viewing at dawn and dusk, when flights of up to 20 cranes are leaving or returning to their nighttime roosts.

You might also spot other large birds, including bald eagles, trumpeter swans, ducks, wild turkeys, and Canada geese. Take time to follow the 7.3-mile Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Drive, stopping often and scanning the landscape with binoculars. (Download maps at fws.gov/midwest/sherburne). Other options for spotting wildlife are hiking the Mahnomen Trail (about three miles) and Blue Hill Trail (about five miles). You might catch a glimpse of deer, black bears, and even wolves.
 

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Cost: Free

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Zurich St
Columbus, MN  55025
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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Take a swing against ovarian cancer with MOCA on Monday, July 18 for our annual Molly Cade Scramble for Ovarian cancer! The format of this golf tournament is a classic scramble with four-person...

Cost: $250/person, $1,000/four-person team

Where:
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Rd
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA)
Telephone: 612-822-0500
Contact Name: Bridget Scott
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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

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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
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Rise is hosting its 2nd Annual Tapping Into Possibilities 'Friend-Raiser' on Monday, July 18 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. N.E., Minneapolis. $15 cover charge includes...

Cost: $15

Where:
Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rise, Inc.
Telephone: 763-792-2448
Contact Name: Ian Plitnick
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A cruise featuring the food from restaurants highlighted in the award-winning Lake Minnetonka Eats book by Tiffany Winter. Taste your way through Lake Minnetonka—including food from Bayside...

Cost: $39

Where:
Port of Excelsior
2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-470-8439
Contact Name: Jack
Website »

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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

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


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

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
View map »


Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

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

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

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Join us at Chairs with Flair, a unique art event and silent auction of upcycled furniture transformed into original works of art for the benefit of Bridging.   Don't let the name fool you...

Cost: 40

Where:
Solar Arts Building
711 NE 15th Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Policy and a Pint® returns July 19. Join us and MPR’s 89.3 The Current at Minneapolis Event Center on St. Anthony Main. Many polls—especially in an election year—suggest that Americans...

Cost: $10 general admission; $5 student w/ valid student ID

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Target

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Mark your calendars! This year's summer fundraiser will be held at the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. Join us for a night of fun for the whole family. There will be games, prizes, a silent auction,...

Cost: $25 pre-registration, $35 at the door for those over 21, $10 for age 20 and unde

Where:
LTD Brewing Company
8 8th Ave N
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources, Inc.
Telephone: 952-393-6492
Contact Name: Andrea Paulet
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Paint and Sip Craft Cocktails on the NEW Deck at The Alchemist with Rhonda Date/Time: Tue, 7/19/2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Location: The Alchemist (On the Deck) - 2222 Fourth St, White Bear...

Cost: 35.00

Where:
White Bear Lake The Alchemist
2222 Fourth St
On the Deck
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
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Cruise into the sunset on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka while enjoying a full dinner buffet.   Fajita Bar Includes: Tri-Color trip chips with salsa Fiesta Salad Grilled Flank Steak...

Cost: Adults: $35.95 Children (Ages 3-9): $20.95 Infants: FREE

Where:
Port of Excelsior
2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: BayView Event Center
Telephone: 952-767-3101
Contact Name: Lexi Zawatzke
Website »

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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

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


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

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


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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Courageous Leadership in a Hyper-Connected World Brands in the 20th century were largely detached and disconnected with the consumer due to the limited media available to them. Communication was a...

Cost: $40

Where:
Calhoun Beach Club
2925 Dean Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Ciceron
Telephone: 612-230-3903
Contact Name: Shannel Martinez
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

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

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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
Website »

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“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

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


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

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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FlyOver America – a new attraction at the Mall of America – is a can’t miss experience for individuals of all ages. During the Ultimate Flying Ride, visitors will experience a breathtaking...

Cost: $16.95 (13+), $12.95 (up to 12 years old)

Where:
FlyOver America - Nickelodeon Universe
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 612-342-9652
Contact Name: Cristin Kieser

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Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
View map »


Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

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

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

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Glowtown is an exciting workshop for students in grades 7 and 8 that offers the opportunity to work with a professional artist and develops individual creativity and teamwork within a...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

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MINQ is partnering with The Polo Classic that benefits the American Heart Association and Diner en Blanc that supports educating young adults on how to be safe when traveling abroad to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Excelsior & Grand Party Room
3820 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Workout Wednesday @ Lake Monster Brewing!. Bodyweight Circuit Training + Post-Workout Beer. Round up your pals and coworkers for Workout Wednesday HIHH on July 20th! Lake Monster Brewing is hosting...

Cost: $15

Where:
Lake Monster Brewing
550 Vandalia St
St Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 888-888-8888
Contact Name: EDK Training
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         WHAT: Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, invites children to enjoy an evening filled with imagination, spirit, folklore and history during...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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This is a class that is designated for people who've never tried Improv before and are looking for a taste of the basics! This is a 4 week class from 7/20/16-8/10/16 which will focus on getting...

Cost: $125 until 7/6/16 and then $150 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
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Sign up to get your play on during our summer season! This 4 week play group is available to those who are taking Everyday 3 currently (during May-July)) and up! That means this class is also...

Cost: $105 until 7/6/16 and then $125 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
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CONCERTS ON THE PIER | Haley BonarJoin us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGESLOCAL BREWS & BEVS | FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Contact Name: Glensheen Staff
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Sign up to get your play on during our summer season! This 4 week play group is available to those who are taking Everyday 1 and 2 currently (during May-July)! This is a great chance to keep...

Cost: $105 until 7/6/16 and then $125 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
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Authors Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss will be holding a signing and discussion event for their new book, B. S. Incorporated, at Subtext Books on July 20, 2016 at 7:00pm. B.S., Incorporated is a...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: RockandVoss Books
Contact Name: Taylor
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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

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A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join glassybaby for a special shopping event during Excelsior Crazy Days. 10% of each glassybaby will be donated to Humor to Fight the Tumor to support brain tumor survivors and their families....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Brightwater Clothing and Gear
256 Water Street
Excelsior , MN  55331
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Sponsor: glassybaby
Telephone: 206-294-1528
Contact Name: Amy Kugler
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by Minnesota artists Ute Bertog and Betsy Ruth Byers. In Still the night Bertog continues to explore language and communication through...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
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TEA + TEXTILES: Visual Music of the Shipibo People  Thursday, July 21st 7 – 9pm  In celebration of our new collection at Khazana, we will be exploring the intricate and beautiful textiles of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Khazana
2225 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Telephone: 612-339-4565
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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

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


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

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


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

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Calling all Game of Thrones fans! Parkway Pizza Longfellow is throwing a Game of Thrones themed trivia party! There will be pizza, beer, themed trivia, and a photo wall. Costumes are encouraged;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-729-9090
Contact Name: Lauren Fontaine
Website »

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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

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

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
View map »


Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

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

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Join glassybaby for a special shopping event during Excelsior Crazy Days. 10% of each glassybaby will be donated to Humor to Fight the Tumor to support brain tumor survivors and their families....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Brightwater Clothing and Gear
256 Water Street
Excelsior , MN  55331
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Sponsor: glassybaby
Telephone: 206-294-1528
Contact Name: Amy Kugler
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With funding from The Minnesota State Arts Board, Epic Enterprises and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz present Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga Party.  Meet Captain Fitz and the Monkey Mind Pirates and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wentworth Library
199 Wentworth Ave E
St Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Telephone: 612-724-1435
Contact Name: Kathleen Conroy
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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

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The Lowertown Blues Festival returns to Mears Park as the Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival with a night of funk added on Friday, July 22, followed by a night of blues on Saturday, July 23. It’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
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The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate the variety of life-enriching experiences that promote artistic exploration and lifelong learning for all ages.  The day also provides a...

Cost: Admission is free

Where:
Lyngblomsten campus
1415 Almond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: 651-632-5333
Contact Name: Christina Rhein
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Join independent filmmaker, Katie Travis, this summer for a 2-Day Movie Making 101 class - an epic overview of the art of filmmaking in Chaska, MN.  Register today and find out more information...

Cost: $120

Where:
Chaska, MN


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films, LLC
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis
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Rib, art and music lovers won’t want to miss all the fun when The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns to Mystic Lake July 22 through 24. The outdoor festival will feature some of the nation’s best...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: iHeartMedia
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The Rochester Civic Theatre is delighted to announce the return of its Summer @ The Civic Patio Concert Series.  On select Friday nights in June and July, enjoy free live music and fresh food...

Cost: Free, food and drink available for purchase

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa
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           Join us for our Summer Fun Series running June - August on the 2nd and 4th Friday's of the month.  It's a perfect event for your whole family! On Friday July 22nd Josh Casey...

Cost: 0

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
3965 Eagan Outlets Pkwy
Eagan, MN  55122
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Bicycle drag racing and bike party. Races for fixed gear bikes, cruisers and many more. Live music and an awesome party at the Fulton Taproom. Part of the 2016 Aquatennial anf the kickoff to the...

Cost: $15 to ride. Free to go.

Where:
Fulton Taproom
414 N 6th Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Come get lost in the powerful rhythm of the djembé, a traditional West African drum, July 22 at the Alliance Française with special guest Ghana M’Baye from Dakar, Senegal. Ghana...

Cost: $15 for AF members; $20 to spectate and $25 to participate for general public

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Telephone: 612 332 0436
Contact Name: Christina Selander Bouzouina
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Summer Youth Players The Trials of Robin Hood July 22-31 Tickets on sale soon! Robin Hood: hero, slave to love, or bumbling buffoon?  You decide! In The Trials of Robin Hood, Maid Marian,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

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


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

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


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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  Take a journey back to those groovy nights of Disco at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, 8:00pm. Tickets $55 (with dinner) and $40.   After years of...

Cost: $44-$50

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Chanhassen, MN  55317


Sponsor: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Telephone: 952-934-1525
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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

More information

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

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

More information

ound+VisionMN, a Music, Comics, Toys and Games Pop Culture Collectibles Show returns to Valley Creek Mall (1750 Weir Drive) in Woodbury, MN SATURDAY, JULY 23rd from 9am-3pm. This Free Admission...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Valley Creek Mall
1750 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Sound+VisionMN
Contact Name: J Carlson
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Celebrate the Grand Opening of U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 with a two-day Open House. Timed-tickets will be available at no charge and will offer access to the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: U.S. Bank Stadium
Contact Name: Lisa Niess
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Join us Saturdays for free fitness activity on the Roofop!  100% of proceeds benefit MOCA -  MN Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Lole Twin Cities
337 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Lole Twin Cities
Telephone: 612-584-3014
Contact Name: Tammy Bierk

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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
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Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
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Gathering Water & Light: Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro Gathering Water & Light is an exhibition of the layered photography work of Jes Lee and the ‘Remote Series’ by Ellen Skoro which explores...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Join glassybaby for a special shopping event during Excelsior Crazy Days. 10% of each glassybaby will be donated to Humor to Fight the Tumor to support brain tumor survivors and their families....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Brightwater Clothing and Gear
256 Water Street
Excelsior , MN  55331
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Sponsor: glassybaby
Telephone: 206-294-1528
Contact Name: Amy Kugler
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The North Face is excited to partner with Pinstripes and Three Rivers Park District for an afternoon of outdoor competitive lawn games at Galleria Edina on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 am to 4pm....

Cost: $80 per 4 person team

Where:
Pinstripes Edina
3849 Gallagher Dr
Edina, MN  55435
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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Event Description In this class, we’ll teach everything you need to know about how to turn your favorite juice into hard cider!  FREE Admission!

Cost: No Admission

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Rib, art and music lovers won’t want to miss all the fun when The Great Midwest Rib Fest returns to Mystic Lake July 22 through 24. The outdoor festival will feature some of the nation’s best...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: iHeartMedia
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The Lowertown Blues Festival returns to Mears Park as the Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival with a night of funk added on Friday, July 22, followed by a night of blues on Saturday, July 23. It’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
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The Brompton Urban Challenge is returning to Minneapolis! On Saturday, July 23rd, Brompton will host its second #BUCMPLS in partnership with Perennial Cycle, sponsored by Ortlieb. Register here!...

Cost: 25

Where:
Perennial Cycle
3342 Hennepin Ave S
3342 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Brompton
Telephone: 415-840-2790
Contact Name: Brompton US
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Kids Make Sculpture Saturdays • May 28, June 11, July 23, August 20 and September 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm For kids 4-18; $40 per participant Kids step into the life of a sculptor for the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Franconia Scupture Park
29836 St Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
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Join independent filmmaker, Katie Travis, this summer for a 2-Day Movie Making 101 class - an epic overview of the art of filmmaking in Chaska, MN.  Register today and find out more information...

Cost: $120

Where:
Chaska, MN


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films, LLC
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis
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LITTLE MEKONG NIGHT MARKET INTRODUCES AN ARTWALK AND ACTIVITY ZONE Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) brings back Minnesota’s Original Southeast Asian Night Market for a bigger...

Cost: Free

Where:
Asian Economic Devlopment Association
377 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Join the Three Rivers Park District Foundation for SUMMER-BRATION @ THE FARM on July 23 at Gale Woods Farm. Enjoy live music by Ivory Bridge, local food, beer and wine, park activities, tours,...

Cost: $50

Where:
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 110 West
Minnetrista , MN  55364
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Sponsor: Three Rivers Park District Foundation
Telephone: 763-559-6707
Contact Name: Beth Nash
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Celebrate the Hot Summer Nights Latin-style at Parley Lake Winery! Join us Saturday, July 23 from 6 pm - 10 pm for a night of Music, Dancing, Food and Drink. Live Music from Minneapolis Latin...

Cost: $35 per person

Where:
Parley Lake Winery
8280 Parley Lake Road
Waconia, MN  55387
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Contact Name: Aubrey Hookom
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Southern Resident Killer Whales is that Minneapolis-based, acoustic driven indie pop that you're growing to love, and American Housewife is music from the gals formerly of Space Heater (Maureen...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inbound BrewCo
701 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Inbound BrewCo
Telephone: (612) 615-8243
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Summer Youth Players The Trials of Robin Hood July 22-31 Tickets on sale soon! Robin Hood: hero, slave to love, or bumbling buffoon?  You decide! In The Trials of Robin Hood, Maid Marian,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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When Annie’s husband dies of leukemia, she and her friends set out to raise funds for a local charity — by posing for a calendar completely in the buff. Positioned behind strategically placed...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Take a journey back to those groovy nights of Disco at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, 8:00pm. Tickets $55 (with dinner) and $40.   After years of...

Cost: $45-$55

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Telephone: 952-934-1525
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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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