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The Ultimate 2017 To Do List


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From dogsled races and Polar Plunges to Grand Old Day and the Great River Shakespeare Festival, we've compiled a list of 100+ activities, shows, celebrations, and events to help you enjoy a year's worth of Minnesota.

Whether you'd rather raise a stein at New Ulm's Oktoberfest or run the Twin Cities Marathon, we've got you covered. Start planning now—those Spoonbridge and Cherry selfies aren't going to snap themselves!
 

January

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, Lake Nokomis
U.S. Pond Hockey Championships

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Through Jan. 15: Hit the MythBusters exhibit at MOA before it closes on the 15th. Based on the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show, it offers science geek chic with duct tape canoes and rain that…glows?

Jan. 21: Though the Red Hot Chili Peppers defined "alternative" rock in the 1990s, they went on to become one of the best-selling bands of all time. They'll play from 2016's The Getaway at Target Center. (If you were headbanding to Blood Sugar Sex Magik, you're too old to do so now.)

Jan. 26-Feb. 5St. Paul Winter Carnival is the nation’s oldest and largest celebration of cold weather, launched back in 1886 as a response to a New York reporter who trashed the city as “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation” in winter. Though we haven’t seen an ice palace since 2004, there’s always the parade, ice sculpture carving, medallion hunt, and shenanigans of the Vulcans, a crew of red-clad mischief-makers who, according to lore, overthrow the King of the Winds to usher in spring.

Jan. 26-29Even if you don’t know a hat trick from a stocking cap, the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis attracts some of the best amateur players in the country. Warm up with pancakes at the kitschy mod-diner Hot Plate across the street.

Jan. 28: The first and last word in ice fishing (they own the url icefishing.org) is the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza, which boasts the largest ice-fishing contest prize in the world: $150,000 you can put toward a lakes-area cabin.

Jan. 28Polar Plunge season—20 ice-bath events all over the state raise millions for the Special Olympics—kicks off in White Bear Lake. Every year more than 15,000 plungers brrring it on!

Jan. 28: A better idea than licking a flagpole: free scoops from Leo’s Malt Shop at Stillwater’s annual Winter Ice Cream Social.

Jan. 29: With 300-plus miles of mushing, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest such race in the lower 48, as well as a qualifier for Alaska’s famed Iditarod. Fans can meet the teams before the race begins, at a gravel pit outside Two Harbors.

Seasonal: Three Rivers Parks offers some of the best sledding runs. Carver’s hill is longest (and they rent plastic toboggans), but French Regional is lit until 10 p.m. and has a paved walking path for trudging back up.

Seasonal: The free ice skating rink at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul is artificially chilled for days when the temp exceeds 32.


February

Ice Castles, Stillwater, Minnesota
Ice Castle

PHOTO BY ALMA GUZMAN / EXPLORE MINNESOTA


Feb. 2-12: During its 10-day Winter Festival, Ely is populated by intricate—and gigantic—snow sculptures that will put your backyard snowman to shame.

Feb. 3-4If curling up with a hot cup of tea is your cup of tea, then Red Bull Crashed Ice is likely not. Extreme sports fans cheer on skaters who marry luge with hockey: flying some 40-miles-an-hour down an ice track outside the St. Paul Cathedral, taking hairpin turns, jumps, and checks from their competitors along the way.

Feb. 4The Beer Dabbler Winter Festival: At MN’s largest outdoor beer festival (yes, it’s during winter), the Mighty Midway at the State Fairgrounds transforms into the ultimate taproom with samples from 150+ breweries, plus live local music.

Feb. 4-26The Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake transforms MN’s iconic icehouses into venues to experience art instead of catch fish. Past favorites include shanties for sauna and karaoke, and one turned into a giant pinhole camera. This year’s shanties will allow visitors to strum a frozen harp (playable with mittens), get jiggy with the snow removal dance, and join an all-ages slumber party, complete with monsters under the bed.

Feb. 3-5For three days, the City of Lakes Loppet (pronounced low-pit) turns Minneapolis into a mini-winter Olympics: There are cross country skiing, skijoring, and speed-skating races; a kubb tournament (the Swedish answer to bocce); snow sculpture contests; and ice biking. Saturday night is the enchanting Luminary Loppet, where thousands of twinkling luminaries, ice sculptures, and fire dancers light a path through Lake of the Isles for skiers, snowshoers, and walkers. In lieu of a gold medal, cocoa, s’mores, and beer await at the finish.

Feb. 17: The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at the Xcel Energy Center is the closest you can get to visiting Westeros and Essos, the fictional continents in the hit TV show, which will come to life through epic LED wall screens, 3D designs, and music from the show.

Feb. 23-26: It’s about a two and a half hour drive from the Twin Cities to Hayward, Wisconsin, but that’s nothing compared to the marathon that 12,000+ cross country skiers from around the world face during the American Birkebeiner, or Birkie, the largest such race in North America.

All month: Visit the Ice Castle, a fairytale come to life featuring ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, towers, and magical lights. It takes 4,000 hours of manpower to create-and just a few days for Mother Nature to make it disappear.

SeasonalLutsen Mountains offers the steepest downhill skiing slopes in the state, plus MN’s only gondola.


March

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National Eagle Center

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All month: In March, hundreds of eagles nest along the St. Croix River. Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha and drive the Great River Road.

Mar. 4: Why settle for the traditional toboggan when you and three of your dearest can ride a queen mattress down a snowy ski hill? Besides, it’s for a good cause: Bedrace for Bridging raises money for the largest furniture bank in the country.

Mar. 4-5: Before the Twins attempt a comeback, the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Show takes over the Metropolitan Club at Target Field, gathering hundreds of local and national winemakers, restaurants, craft brewers, and chefs giving out samples of the trendiest pours and bites in town. Bonus: The cheese display is practically the size of Wisconsin.

Mar. 10-11: The Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota’s most accessible program, Classical Connections, features Aaron Copland’s iconic Rodeo as well as an original work based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Mar. 14: Celebrate Pi(e) Day (or 3.14) with a slice from the state’s best: Salty Tart in Minneapolis, the Aroma Pie Shop in Whalan, Rustic Inn Cafe in Two Harbors, and Park Cafe in Braham—the self-proclaimed pie capital of the world and home to the annual Pie Day Festival (held the first Friday every August).

Mar. 17St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday this year, which means no holding back on the green beer and local 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. The can’t-miss-event is the 51st St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. Paul, one of the longest running in the country. Then head to Shamrocks for the leprechaun look-alike contest, O’Garas for bagpipes and live music, or travel across the river to Kieran’s, the Local, and Keegan’s for more celebrations. Sláinte!

Mar. 11-19Hey, lead foot: Put the pedal to the metal in a simulator at the Twin Cities Auto Show or take a real-life ride through Jeep’s obstacle course, gawk at the high-end luxury cars, and peruse the vintage beauties on the Classic Car Walk.


April

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Nice Ride Bikes

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This month, Minneapolis’ 190 Nice Ride bike-sharing stations are back in business after a winter break. And the system’s expanding: Racks of the lime-colored bikes debuted in Rochester last summer.

Apr. 1: The Minnesota RollerGirls (think: rugby on roller skates) execute a fierce derby. Even the players’ names are intimidating: Killsey McMurder and Scarmen Hellectra to name a few. Watch them block and jam their way to victory during the final All-Star Bout of the season and get a black eye (done by a makeup artist) to support charity.

Apr. 3: Dust off the old Homer Hanky and put on a lucky ball cap for the Twins’ home opener at Target Field to summon a more exciting (and longer) season.

Apr. 15: Vinyl fans line up in the wee hours of the morning on April’s annual Record Store Day to rummage through bins of deeply discounted beats at local record stores. Many bring in donuts (for the early birds), food trucks, beer, and musicians—Fifth Element sustains live music for 36 hours straight.

Apr. 13-29The 17-day MSP International Film Festival is the largest in the region (more than 250 films!) and one of the longest running in the nation highlighting films from 60+ countries—and you can always catch a lineup of flicks with MN ties. Conscious of spreading awareness of social issues, the festival expanded last year with the “Spotlight on the World, inFLUX” selection of films, focusing on the struggles and triumphs of immigrants and refugees.

Apr. 21: Mark the Purple One’s passing by touring Prince’s Paisley Park, visiting his star at First Avenue, or just “go crazy” by singing along in the car, windows down.

Seasonal: Stretch those hamstrings and go for a hike. The 3.5 mile journey up Eagle Mountain near Grand Marais is the highest peak in MN at 2,301 feet. Or, choose a portion of the 310-mile Superior Hiking Trail for wilderness backpacking.


May

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Festival of Nations

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May 4-7: Circumnavigate the globe without a passport by attending the Festival of Nations in the Saint Paul RiverCentre. It’s the longest running multicultural fest in the Midwest, highlighting more than 100 diverse groups. Shop the Bazaar, catch a performance, and sample worldly cuisine (Palestinian fare is the newest addition).

May 6: We don’t necessarily recommend entering the jalapeño-eating contest, as the low-rider cars, mariachi bands, tacos, and El Grito (expressions of joy) contest make the Cinco de Mayo Festival in St. Paul plenty hot.

May 7: Stop waiting for a basket to show up at your front door. Get out to the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s annual MayDay Parade, which embraces the start of spring in extravagant counterculture fashion: tall bikes, giant marionettes, drum lines, canoe rides, the occasional kale bikini, and the awakening Tree of Life Ceremony.

May 13-14: Get growing at the Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum—the largest in the state, and the most popular for its hard-to-find varieties and University of Minnesota introductions such as the Silver Brocade sun perennial and a selection of grape vines.

May 13-14: Meat and beer—it's a beautiful combination. At the Minnesota Monthly GrillFest, sample local brews and bites, and learn how to get that perfect smoky flavor from a “Grillologist.”

May 18-19: Two Saturday Night Live alums reunite on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. Their lightning wit and admirable roasts mingle with their best personal show biz tales. Plus: Steve Martin plays banjo.

May 19-21: Located in Northeast Minneapolis, Art-a-Whirl is the largest open art studio tour in the country—more than 600 artists display their work throughout studios, art galleries, homes, and businesses. Many local clothing and product brands also host pop-ups. Download the Art-a-Whirl app to navigate the sea of creations, and when you purchase a piece of original art, be sure to wear the “I Bought Art” sticker to display your support. Plus, you’ll get special discounts at some of the surrounding businesses.

Seasonal: If you haven’t yet experienced “City by Nature” (the Minneapolis tagline), rent a kayak or canoe at Lake Calhoun (Bde Maka Ska), or try out the new Paddle Share program along the Mississippi River.

All monthMinnesota Museums Month brings discounts and special events to some 500 museums statewide. Check out the recent reopening of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Previous exhibits have been retired (goodbye, beloved ant hill) to make room for the “Scramble” four-story climber, ninja-training course, carpet skate park, and more.


June

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Northern Spark

Photo by Max Haynes


This month: After nearly two years of renovations, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopens this month-let the Spoonbridge and Cherry selfies resume!

June 4​: Grand Old Day lives up to its namesake: It’s the largest single-day festival in the Midwest. Think of it as your warm up for the State Fair. Thirty blocks along Grand Avenue in St. Paul are split into four districts: entertainment, sports & wellness, arts & culture, and family fun. Pro tip: Park at the University of St. Thomas ramp and catch the shuttle bus along Summit Avenue.

June 10: Stay up past bedtime for Northern Spark, the only all-night arts festival in the Midwest. Wander through blocked-off streets and under bridges to interact with temporary installations and performers portraying the event’s theme, “Climate Chaos | Climate Rising.” Plan an itinerary of events you want to see, or walk aimlessly—art is at every corner in the Mill District. New in 2017: projects scattered along the Green Line Light Rail between Minneapolis and St. Paul (ridership is free for the night).

June 17: Duluth’s biggest tourist event each year is Grandma’s Marathon, named after the lakeside restaurant near the eminent Lift Bridge where runners cross the finish line.

June 21-July 30: All of Winona’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players during the annual Great River Shakespeare Festival, drawing theatergoers from all over the Midwest. In addition to performances of Shakespeare’s classics, the city hosts free outdoor concerts on the weekends.

June 22-24: For three days, Mears Park is the heart of downtown St. Paul’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival, bringing in both local and national jazz musicians showing off their soulful tunes.

June 23-25: As an ode to the giant lumberjack whose footprints stamped out MN’s 10,000+ lakes, Akeley hosts the annual Paul Bunyan Days with a bevy of traditional small town events (fishing contests, tractor pull, turtle races, ice cream social) and photo ops with the famous kneeling Paul Bunyan statue.

June 24-25: During the largest free LGBT celebration in the country, Twin Cities Pride goers paint the town red (and orange, yellow, green...) with a rainbow of colors that represents achievements made in equality. The festival exudes an open and vibrant atmosphere with highlights including the parade, the rainbow run in Boom Island Park, the concert in Loring Park, and a family picnic.

June 25: The easiest way to sample the Twin Cities’ best moveable feasts at once is at the Uptown Food Truck Festival, the largest in MN with about 65 vehicles.

Seasonal: Fresh-picked strawberries from a small, local farm tend to be tastier than the supermarket sort. Favorite pick-your-own spots include Berry Hill Farm in Anoka, Emma Krumbee’s in Belle Plaine, and Pine Tree in White Bear Lake.


July

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Lake Phalen Dragon Festival

Photo courtesy of explore minnesota


June 30-July 8Somali Week marks the country’s independence from European colonialism in 1960. The celebration attracts visitors from across the nation and is the largest Somali gathering in MN—camel rides, spoken-word poetry and dance, Somali art, traditional food (including sambusas, a fried triangular pastry stuffed with spiced veggies and/or meat), and soccer games.

July 4: On the Fourth of July, our many lakes and rivers act as the perfect backdrop for viewing fireworks. Watch the light show at Minneapolis’ Red, White, and Boom! over the Mississippi riverfront, at Lowell Park in Stillwater over the St. Croix River, in Excelsior over Lake Minnetonka, or in White Bear Lake over its namesake.

July 7-8: Alt-rock music is worshiped on three stages outside the Basilica of Saint Mary during the annual Basilica Block Party.

July 8-9: The annual Lake Phalen Dragon Festival highlights diverse Asian Pacific cultures with a dragon dance parade, dragon boat races, martial arts demonstrations, authentic cuisine, and plenty of musical and dance performances.

July 13-16: We’re flipping out about ESPN’s X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium—daredevils on skateboards, motorbikes, and more, perform big tricks, flying and spinning through the air, as they compete for the gold.

July 19-22Minneapolis Aquatennial is the city’s official civic celebration with four days of events including a blood drive, tennis classic, River Rats water skiing show, food festival, Zumba, and one of the country’s largest firework displays.

July 22: 89.3 The Current’s biggest event of the year, Rock the Garden, returns to its home at the newly renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Seasonal: There are 177 farmers markets in the state-a fourfold increase in the last 15 years. There’s never been a better time to eat your local veggies (and fruit, and meat, and honey...). Look here for a market near you.

Ongoing: Minneapolis closes a section of road for each of its eight Open Streets events, allowing a safe space to walk, bike, and roll, while connecting with neighbors and community businesses. Find a troupe of tap dancers, intricate chalk designs speckled throughout the street, marching bands, ribbon aerialists, a petting zoo, dance lessons, and plenty of live music and cultural showcases (including last year’s “HOMELAND: Native Artists Create on the Ave” projects).


August

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Rendezvous Days

Photo courtesy of explore minnesota


Aug. 4-6: The Uptown Art Fair is the largest in MN. In addition to perusing the work of some 340 artists from around the world, enjoy live music, an outdoor movie, and culinary arts competition.

Aug. 3-13Minnesota Fringe Festival is like an art crawl, but for theater. It’s a great place for performers to take risks—most of the 170 productions could be considered a tad eccentric. Last year’s new ticketing model of day and weekend passes made it possible to see multiple shows at a deeper discount. Pro tip: Some venues have limited seating, so get there early.

Aug. 12-13: Located in the very tip of MN’s arrowhead, Grand Portage National Monument annually celebrates Rendezvous Days, the time of year when voyageurs arrived to the area to deliver furs and rest (the final part of their journey included carrying multiple 90-pound bales of fur along the 8.5 mile portage). The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa holds a traditional powwow, re-enactors play historical games, a 1700s fur trade depot is on display, plus hands-on workshops, live music, and dances.

Aug. 20Japan’s annual Obon holiday is commemorated at Como Park Conservatory’s Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival. Per Japanese culture, families pay respects to ancestral spirits by lighting lanterns to symbolically guide the souls home. Entertainment includes taiko drumming groups, koto, martial arts, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), origami demonstrations, Japanese food, and the main lantern lighting event at dusk.

Aug. 24-Sep. 4: Put on your walking shoes and stretchy pants: the Minnesota State Fair starts today!

Aug. 25-26: Barnseville is renowned for its potato production and honors the spud each year during its Potato Days Festival, which includes mashed potato sculpting, the Miss Tator Tot Pageant, potato sack fashion, potato car races, and, of course, all the starch you can eat.

Aug. 25-26: It’s been 10 years since the cutest couple in country music, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, has shared the stage in MN (they’ve been married for 20!). They’re back at the Xcel Energy Center for the Soul 2 Soul tour to perform their top hits and swoon-worthy ballads such as the duet “It’s Your Love.”

May 27-Labor Day: You have until the end of the month to visit Australia’s takeover of the Minnesota Zoo for its “Kangaroo Crossing” exhibit. Bring your best mate for encounters with kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and other native species.


September

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Carlos Creek Winery’s annual Grape Stomp in Alexandria

Photo by Explore Minnesota


This month, Minneapolis and St. Paul both host bike tours throughout the cities, showcasing some of the best views on wheels, and without car traffic. Choose between three route lengths (spanning 15 to 47 miles), and take advantage of the tasty rest stops along the way in St. Paul, and don’t miss the post-ride after party in Minneapolis.

Sep. 1-3: Feel like a kid again at Chef Camp, held at Camp Miller in Sturgeon Lake. The weekend camp for adults features cooking classes taught by pro chefs (including JD Fratzke of The Strip Club Meat & Fish) and classic outdoor activities such as archery, canoeing, and foraging.

Sep. 4Labor Day: Relax at your cabin (or solicit an invite to someone else’s).

Sep. 7-10The Defeat of Jesse James Daysheld annually the weekend after Labor Day, pays homage to the Bank Raid of 1876 when tiny Northfield defied Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang by thwarting their attempt to rob the town. The First National Bank turns into an Old West scene with re-enactments, along with a rodeo, car show, and other entertainment.

Sep. 15-17: Carlos Creek Winery’s annual Grape Stomp in Alexandria is the best known in the state—more than 300 teams stop on 10,000+ pounds of grapes. Costume contests include themes such as MN Viking fan, Lucy look-alike, and “Trash Your Toga.” Free shuttles run from the event to the town’s hotels, so you can drink plenty of wine (and Schell’s brews for non vinos).

Sep. 16-Oct. 15: The Jungle Theater’s most shocking work of the year is perhaps The Nether: a daring and experimental sci-fi piece portraying a battle between technology and human desire. Things get complicated when a detective uncovers a disturbing brand of online entertainment.

Weekends Aug. 19-Oct. 1The Renaissance Festival is the only time of year when you’ll be referred to as “mah lady” or “mah lord” upon receiving a giant turkey leg. The amount of entertainment is staggering: comedic performances (the Puke & Snot show is a classic), live jousting, fencing, elephant rides, knife throwing, archery, mead, meat pies…and the experience feels even more authentic when sporting a girdle and tights.

Seasonal: Take a road trip to gaze at the fall colors. Two classic routes: Drive along the Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway, moving southeast from Belle Plain through Ortonville. Make a pit stop at River Rock Coffee Shop in St. Peter, Minneopa State Park in Mankato (waterfalls!), and the Glockenspiel in New Ulm. Or, head southeast on Highway 61 following the Mississippi. Make a pit stop at Frontenac State Park to bird watch, then cross the river at Wabasha and head back on the Wisconsin side for new scenery. (Check out more fall drives here.)

Seasonal: ’Tis the season for apple picking at local apple orchards. Head to Aamodt’s in Stillwater, Minnetonka Orchard in Minnetrista, Afton Apple Orchard in Hastings, and Sweetland Orchard in Webster, to name a few faves.


October

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Twin Cities Marathon

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All month: Go to a haunted house. Scream Town in Chaska is one of the  largest, with multiple attractions on site. One night each year is the “lights out” event when the entire property gets darker and scarier. Pro tip: Get discounts by going early in the month. (Discover more haunted houses here.)

All month: Find your perfect pumpkin. Pinehaven Farm in Wyoming, MN. has 25 acres of pumpkins and kids’ activities, and at night transforms into a playground for nightmarish creatures that star in the Dead End Hayride and haunted house cornfield.

Oct. 1: The Twin Cities Marathon is one of the top 10 in the U.S., and has been dubbed “the most beautiful urban marathon in America,” for its 11 miles of scenic water routes along the Mississippi and around the Chain of Lakes. It ends with a downhill view of the Capitol—and a nap.

Oct. 6-7 and 13-14: Fill your stein at New Ulm’s Oktoberfest, modeled after the celebration in Munich, Germany, with entertainment and events happening throughout the entire town. Dance the polka, drink beer from Schell’s Brewery, take a trolley ride, visit authentic specialty shops, take tours of local museums, and more, all while the 45-foot Glockenspiel chimes throughout.

Oct. 14: Bookworms inch through the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for the Twin Cities Book Festival—the largest literary fair of the year featuring more than 100 publishers, magazines, bookstores, and authors attracting readers of all ages and genres. Find local literary events throughout the year by visiting raintaxi.com.

Oct. 14: The Zombie Pub Crawl holds a Guinness record for “the largest gathering of people dressed as zombies.” Join the herd of gory undead at bars and venues in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District for Schell’s “Brain Belt” beer and live music. (Date subject to change.)

Oct. 14-15The Stillwater Harvest Fest is home to some GIANT pumpkins during its annual weigh-off competition. In 2015, they briefly held the North American record with a 2,185 pounder. The weekend ends with a crane dropping—and obliterating—the giant squashes.

Oct. 28: The Halloween Capital of the World is right in MN—at least, that’s Anoka’s claim after hosting the alleged first celebration in 1920. In any case, Anoka’s Halloween parade is the best in the state. Each of the 200 kid-friendly floats (no overly spooky themes or blood allowed) and marching bands get in the ghostly spirit to entertain an estimated 40,000 attendees (that’s half of the suburb’s population!).

Seasonal: Learn about the spine-chilling history and take a tour of these favorite real life post-mortal dwellings: Mia, Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, downtown Pipestone’s historic ghost walk, and the Landmark Center’s gangster tours. If you’re really brave, book a room at MN’s most haunted site, the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre.


November

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A Christmas Carol 
at the Guthrie

Photo by Dan Norman Photography


All month: If you’re feeling anxious about serving the perfect meal for the upcoming holiday, learn from the pros by taking a Thanksgiving dinner cooking class at Cooks of Crocus Hill or Kitchen Window

Volunteer: Put a little more give in your Thanksgiving by making a donation to a food shelf or volunteering for food-based nonprofits such as Meals on WheelsLoaves and FishesFeed My Starving Children, or Open Arms of Minnesota.

End of Nov.-Dec.: Now in its 43rd year, the Guthrie’s production of A Christmas Carol is the definition of tradition.

Nov. 24: Shop ’til you drop…or go for a walk! The last two years, the MN State Parks have made it a tradition to waive the fees of admittance to its 67 state parks, encouraging Minnesotans to skip Black Friday and instead explore the outdoors (as a bonus, work off calories from yesterday’s feast).

Nov. 25: Small Business Saturday is less about discounts and more about connecting with neighborhood businesses—and picking up a few gifts, of course. The Minneapolis Craft Market has gathered local makers at Social Cider Werks the last few years, and holds holiday markets at breweries throughout the season.

Nov. 24-26: Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt celebrates the Advent season as the Germans did more than 400 years ago with a traditional open air market, offering German eats (sausages, strudel, chocolates) and gifts (pottery, lanterns, original art). The parade is a big draw, as well as the kids’ activities at KinderWorld, the North Pole Trolley, and the Biergarten at the Excelsior Brewing Company. (Dates subject to change.)

Ongoing: Get a stiff drink at a local craft distillery and see how they make their spirits. Tattersall, Du Nord, and Norseman in Minneapolis are among the top Twin Cities picks, while J. Carver in Waconia, Vikre in Duluth, and Loon Liquors in Northfield are worth the trip.

Ongoing: The first snowfall is no laughing matter (have you seen the traffic?), but improv certainly is. Popular spots include ComedySportzBrave New Workshop, and HUGE theater.


December

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Holiday Train

Photo by Kristopher Grunert


Various dates: You can wait for Santa’s sleigh to come to town, or you can view the festive lights display on the 14-car Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, rolling into towns throughout MN (2016 included 20 stops, covering towns from Hastings to Detroit Lakes). The event is also a chance for families to donate to local food banks and catch a musical performance.

Various dates: The Union Depot in St. Paul transforms into a hub for the holidays with a tree-lighting ceremony, European Christmas Market, holiday movie nights, a holiday bake sale, and train rides with Santa on the North Pole Express.

All month: Amazingly, the Bentleyville Tour of Lights got its start in a Cloquet resident’s yard, which received about 35,000 visitors in its first two years. Now in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park, it’s considered America’s largest free walk through lighting display with more than 20 acres of holiday cheer, plus a 12-story Christmas tree. Nearby, Glensheen Mansion’s 39 rooms are decorated with hundreds of feet of garland and Christmas trees for the season, hot cocoa is served, and elves are hidden for kids to find.

Various dates: Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity at Penumbra Theatre is grounded in gospel, returning each holiday season with incredible vocal and dance performances. It’s a powerful, moving Christmas tradition.

All month: The holiday flower show at Como Zoo’s Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is a warm refuge covered in vibrant red poinsettias and other inviting colors.

Seasonal: Go snowshoeing! Float on powder instead of laboring through it. More than two dozen state parks offer snowshoe rentals for just 6, including Afton and Fort Snelling near the Twin Cities.

 

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July 2017

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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
Website »

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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Painting Workshop by Carl OltvedtJuly 22 & 23, 9 am-4 pmHyland Lake Park Reserve | $200Well-known landscape painter Carl Oltvedt will guide students in plein air technique. Students will learn how...

Cost: $200

Where:
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
10145 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Join us at Wanderlust Vintage Market this Sunday for our Junk in the Trunk Bus Sale. The Vintage Caravan will be parked in front of our shop and stocked with our latest vintage finds.- Vintage...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Wanderlust Vintage Market
349 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Wanderlust Vintage Market
Telephone: 612-466-0785
Contact Name: Lindsay Jones
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This clinic will cover the basics of kegging; get your draft questions answered. Kiss bottling goodbye! Get 15% off used or new keg systems. Questions encouraged.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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MNSNAP(.org) hopes that you’ll join them to celebrate their first 100,000 surgeries at their first-ever Taps & Tails event on Sunday, July 23, from 12 to 3 p.m., at HeadFlyer Brewing (861 E....

Cost: FREE

Where:
HeadFlyer Brewing
861 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MN SNAP & HeadFlyer Brewing
Contact Name: Tim Rivartd
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Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our winemakers will walk you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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In this class, we’ll teach everything you need to know about how to turn your favorite juice into hard cider! Just in time for autumn.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) brings theatrical entertainment with a side of hotdish to the Bruentrup Heritage Farm.  MAHS will present the family-friendly comedy trio, THE...

Cost: $15-$40

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Come out and talk about elephants, PTSD, cross-country Amtrak trips, and what it takes to write an emotionally-charged novel up for consideration for the National Book Award. There's never a dull...

Cost: Free

Where:
Subtext Books
6 West 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Michael Bateson has created a unique theater experience entitled “An Evening with Mark Twain.” More than just a two-hour theater performance, “An Evening with Mark Twain” is an interactive...

Cost: $8 seniors/students, $10 adults

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Sponsor: Caponi Art Park
Telephone: 165-145-49412
Contact Name: Steven Read
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The fourth annual North Shore Water Festival (NSWF) in Grand Marais offers visitors a chance to get wet and participate in water activities and more on Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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T.S. Elliott says, "Home is where one starts from." Tonight will be a celebration of who ESTHER Homes - a Twin Cities project to support single mothers and children in crisis! We...

Cost: $20/single $30/couple

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, the 17th Annual Rein in Sarcoma “Party in the Park,” is an event for all ages and for the entire community. You do not need to be personally...

Cost: 15-30

Where:
Como Park
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
Telephone: 608-575-3620
Contact Name: Chelsey Olafson
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced archer, join the experts from A-1 Archery to advance your skills. New comers will learn archery basics, safety, and technique; participants with existing...

Cost: $39/person for all three lessons $15/person for a drop-in lesson

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
View map »


Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
Website »

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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Minnesota is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Between 2000 and 2015, opioid overdoses killed 2,273 Minnesotans, and nationally, they have contributed to more than 200,000 deaths since 1999....

Cost: $10 for Citizens League Members

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 W 7th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Website »

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
Website »

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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 Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art making experiences this summer. Each week find yourself immersed in creativity! Get inspired and messy with us under the Duluth Depot canopy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Amy Varsek
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission to...

Cost: $15

Where:
Summit Brewery
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
Telephone: 612-229-8206
Contact Name: Elaine Tymchak
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission...

Cost: $15 per person

Where:
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
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Grab your wine glass, put your feet in the sand and paint! Join The Tattooed Lady at the beautiful and scenic Ridgewood Bay Resort. Enjoy great drinks, scenery, food, music and art. All at once!...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Ridgewood Bay Resort
14255 288th Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN  55398
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Sponsor: The Tattooed Lady
Telephone: 763-200-1204
Contact Name: Sonia
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Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement? Would you like to know how to get the most from Social Security, including all the brand new benefits? Discover how to avoid running out of money during...

Cost: 0

Where:
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-657-1828
Contact Name: Jim Bear
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Three of Minnesota's most successful Jazz musicians reunite to celebrate the glory days of Rio Nido, a beloved Minnesota native jazz trio that saw its peak of success between 1972 and 1986 before...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Treat yourself to WIN's first-ever field trip! Face your fears in a controlled and supervised setting at this aerial ropes challenge course. Afterwards, share what you experienced and then set a...

Cost: Tickets: $54 for WIN Members, $74 for Non-Members

Where:
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
2232 100th Avenue
Dresser, WI  54009
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Enjoy some of the Twin Cities' best performers live and outdoors this summer! Grab your family and friends and a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the courtyard between American Eagle and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9020 Hudson Road
Woodbury , MN  55125
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Bring It! Live

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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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Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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  Don't miss another session of our Scale Your Business Event Tyler Olson from SMC Pros will be walking through how to build a social media strategy that fits your small business or professional...

Cost: $0-15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO Coworking Space
Telephone: (612) 345-4201
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
Website »

More information

MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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Come to the Powderhorn Recreation Center on Thursday, July 27th from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then...

Cost: free

Where:
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM to hear Gabrielle Bell read and discuss her amazing graphic memoir, "Everything is Flammable." Bell will be in conversation with...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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Twin Cities-based performance artist Marcel Michelle Obama and 20% Theatre Company will collaborate with We the People-featured artist Jono Vaughan and curator Johnnay Leenay for an artistic...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Come meet some of your favorite authors at the Blueberry Arts Festival in the Raven Productions, Inc booth. Signing schedule is as follows: Friday: 1-3 p.m. William Durbin, author of Wintering...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whiteside Park
S 7th Ave. E
Ely, MN  55731
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Sponsor: Raven Productions, Inc
Telephone: 218-365-3375
Contact Name: Taylor Okeson
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From its origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugary drinks. Learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic wealthy and tasty...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Date Night for Moms and Dads. This is your night moms and dads to kick your feet up & enjoy the night. While you sneak away to a romantic dinner, we will entertain the little ones. We will have...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Lyndel King, Director and Chief Curator,  The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum "WAM: Approachable, Alive and Smart!" The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis   Lyndel King has led the museum for...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Won’t you be my neighbor? MPLS - imPulse choral ensemble joins Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for a staged summer production celebrating Phillips Neighborhood...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse) & In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 319.830.3021
Contact Name: Samuel Grace
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Cost: check options

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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In this Bands that Brew Series, we got together with Hardcore Crayons and chose to brew a Honey Wheat! ---Honey WheatWe utilized honey malt to help bring a nice sweetness but yet malty character...

Cost: $5

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Humbird is an alternative folk group whose songs whistle straight through your down-jacket to shatter the northern-most corner of your heart before melting it completely.How Far, their debut...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  56003
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Telephone: 507-386-2337

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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FREE EVENTMusic. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The Executioner# Some Shitty Cover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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4th Annual Rock the Block! FREE EVENT Music. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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What: Grand Opening Event at Goldfish Swim School Oakdale          When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Goldfish Swim School Oakdale – 7055 10th Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Goldfish Swim School Oakdale
7055 10th Street North
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN  55218
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Sponsor: Goldfish Swim School
Telephone: (651) 236-9390
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Saturday, July 29th 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm Advance tickets- $8 Ticket link- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1492083 Artists:  Ben DrakeAlexa KrissAlli and IGood Morning BedlamKyle...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
The Garage
75 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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On Saturday July 29th, Bollywood Dance Scene will host the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3 at Tapestry Folkdance Center from 6:30-9pm. Audience members can secure their plate through a suggested...

Cost: 15

Where:
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 405-2669
Contact Name: Erin McGregor
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean perform Fri., July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Cost: $18, $20 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
Contact Name: Jonya Pacey
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Cost: check options

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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In this Bands that Brew Series, we got together with Hardcore Crayons and chose to brew a Honey Wheat! ---Honey WheatWe utilized honey malt to help bring a nice sweetness but yet malty character...

Cost: $5

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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