Big Life on the Prairie

One skeptic follows in the footsteps of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Jim Brandenburg to uncover the mystique of southwestern Minnesota


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Blue Mounds in southwest Minnesota.
Blue Mounds

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They’re at once huge and easy to miss: In the small town of Pipestone, two hours west of Mankato and an hour north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sit three boulders. Near a path that winds through lush prairie grass before skirting the delicate thunder of Winnewissa Falls, about a mile off Main Street, each boulder is larger than an elephant. Still, they struck this tourist, at first, as unremarkable. After all, Pipestone gets its name from pipestone quarries, and over the past 5,000 years, Native Americans have mined and crafted this rock into ceremonial pipes. But instead of pink and glossy like pipestone, these boulders are gray, mottled. Indigenous tribes named them the Three Maidens. They would leave them offerings, and some still do before approaching the quarries of Pipestone National Monument beyond. They knew something was up. They’re the only examples of granite around.

In fact, during the last Ice Age, roughly 12,000 years ago, a glacier toted a massive chunk of granite to this spot from present-day Canada. Years of freezing and thawing split it open, and now the Three Maidens sit, as out of place as migrants of an ancient time, bizarrely within walking distance of Lange’s Cafe—a cute diner with vinyl booths and a famous sour cream-raisin pie.

A grass walking path leads up to rocks at Blue Mounds State Park in Luverne, Minnesota.
Blue Mounds State Park in Luverne

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Their mystique extends 30 miles south to Blue Mounds State Park, home to rarefied prairie land and some of the country’s last remaining bison. It might be easy to drive through the small towns and ominously exposed flatness of southwestern Minnesota, but two of the region’s biggest champions convinced me to slow down and take in these undisturbed subtleties: world-renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, whose Brandenburg Prairie Foundation, 30 minutes south of Pipestone, works to preserve and expand the native prairies, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. The author of the Little House on the Prairie children’s book series wrote about late-19th century life on the southwest prairie, in a book and for newspapers.

To begin my education, I trekked from the Twin Cities southwest on U.S. Route 212, wielding a camera like Brandenburg and a paperback copy of On the Banks of Plum Creek, the book Wilder wrote about her years near Walnut Grove, an hour northeast of Pipestone. On my way, I would visit three towns: Walnut Grove, Pipestone, and Luverne.

The exterior of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove

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Walnut Grove presents Wilder’s case: Off Highway 14 sits the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. I’ll admit I wasn’t antsy to go in. My older sister enjoyed Little House on the Prairie, but I found the series bleak. A girl comes of age in covered-wagon times, when grasshoppers destroyed crops and blizzards stranded loved ones. She found joy in school, new work horses, and the reversal of tragedy.

But the museum makes clear this is why we still read the series—and it’s part of the region’s mystique, too. The power of scarcity mythologizes even simple items on display, such as Pa’s $10 buffalo-hide coat, the family’s quilt, and the “big green book” they read for entertainment, illustrating 200 animals of polar and tropical climates—especially meaningful compared to today’s easy gratification.

Behind the museum, period-specific buildings bring the era to scale. They include a cramped, aromatic schoolhouse; a packed-dirt dugout like the ones that provided settlers temporary housing; a clanging jail cell; and a house redolent of freshly sawn pine. For the Wilder Pageant, on the first three weekends of July, actors take to the banks of Plum Creek as characters from Wilder’s loosely fictionalized Walnut Grove, in a show narrated by an actor playing Wilder herself.

You can take a peek inside Wilder’s mind at the museum’s two-story house, too. News clippings from her stint as a writer for the Missouri Ruralist present her as a Nora Ephron-styled columnist for rural living: “[People] are tired of the noise and dirt, bad air, and crowds of the cities and are turning longing eyes toward the green slopes, wooded hills, pure running water, and health-giving breezes of the country,” she wrote. “I must say if there are any country women who are wasting their time envying their sisters in the city—don’t do it. Such an attitude is out of date.”

Calumet Inn in Pipestone, Minnesota.
Calumet Inn in Pipestone

photo by mark thode


Those perks still make the area’s highlights. Farther west, Pipestone covers what used to be prairie, but its “city life” is all about quiet. The largest building in town, the 100-plus-year-old Calumet Inn, sits above a well-contained basement dive bar alive with regulars playing pool at night, a stroll away from antique shops lining Main Street. You might recognize Calumet Inn from the Gordon Ramsey-hosted TV show Hotel Hell. In 2014, its former owners pretended to need help running the hotel as a publicity stunt, according to their explanation on TripAdvisor. Under new ownership, the hotel opened a coffee shop in early spring, offering fresh-ground specialty coffees and a lunch menu with homemade macaroni salad and chicken-salad sandwiches in the dining room.

Ghost stories written by past guests fill a binder in the lobby. But the quartzite building, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and currently under restoration, is enough of a draw (as are 16 other pink buildings in downtown’s historic district), encapsulating a time that the Pipestone County Museum across the street lays out in rotating collections. Exhibits today look at Native American beadwork, the evolution of the fire department, and how WWI affected the region.

Besides the imposing, totemic Pipestone National Monument, what makes the town a quintessential road-trip stop is the 24-hour Lange’s Cafe, run by a family that has served comforting diner food for more than 60 years. The authors of the Roadfood book series ranked the café’s sour cream-raisin pie “in the top tier of great ones,” describing the Lange family’s version of the Midwestern classic as “sweet with the sour-cream edge that makes its sweetness all the more potent.” The review caused sales of the dense, meringue-topped delicacy to soar. Lange’s, where mornings are packed, makes fresh pies every day.

But the real “country life” that Wilder loves lies farther south. There, the carefully preserved geology of the 1,000-some-acre Blue Mounds State Park spans almost 2 billion years. Located in Luverne, this is also where Jim Brandenburg grew up. Brandenburg admitted, in a 2016 National Geographic story about photographing the region, that the “flat, featureless landscape” is “not exactly a location brimming with compelling imagery.” But, in his early years, that meant he was “weaned on looking carefully.”

At the Jim Brandenburg Gallery downtown, framed photos glow with Kinkade-esque light. Vibrancy defies bleakness. A dragonfly clings to a twig after rain. Leaves still burn with autumn color while submerged in a frozen stream. A rainbow arcs into a tawny field. Here, you’ll find instructions on how to pinpoint the site of a shot Brandenburg took of Touch the Sky Prairie, 15 minutes northwest. Instead, I headed nine minutes north, to Blue Mounds, where Brandenburg got his start as a kid.

Bison at Blue Mounds State Park.
Blue Mounds holds more than 100 bison

photo by Ten03 - Fotolia


Four of Brandenburg’s photos were included among the International League of Conservation Photographers’ top 40 nature photographs of all time in 2010—more than any other photographer. One of those shots captures a bison in Blue Mounds. It should surprise no one that southwestern Minnesota shows up on the list; the region is unique, supporting some of the last 1 percent of our country’s original 18 million acres of prairie. About 20,000 bison live in conservation herds in the U.S. today, with Blue Mounds holding more than 100, compared to the 1,000 left after extensive hunting in the 1800s.

Walking along the park’s foot-to-horizon vistas, I fast learned that nature photography is not as effortless as Brandenburg’s iridescent work makes it look. For his best-known project, a 2016 series called “93 Days of Spring,” he allowed himself one shot per day in Minnesota. A documentary playing in the Luverne gallery shows Brandenburg waiting, tense, for a bird’s best moment. He describes the agony of having to snap a floating leaf as dusk threatens. Meanwhile, it takes me six tries to get even a less-than-good shot of a generously still tree. I crouch. I move around it. I almost get on my stomach.

Next, I aim my camera at a smattering of bison. I can’t guess how far away they graze beyond the fence. The prairie offers no easy distance markers. Instead, I lower my lens. I turn, face the green undulations, interspersed with lonely trees and bare spots of pink. The overcast sky washes everything in the same pale light. It feels untouched, ancient. I raise my camera but turn to the small tree on my right, nuzzling the lens among its branches. There, I find a tiny nest—one of hundreds of examples of bird, mammal, and insect life relying on the prairie’s grasses and flowers. I can imagine Brandenburg’s crisis, restricting himself to one shot. There’s so much. You just have to look closely.


Eat, Play, Stay

Walnut Grove

Eat: Nellie’s Cafe

Named after the bratty, golden-curled little girl in Wilder’s series, this “Little Café on the Prairie” is, indeed, tiny—although home-style breakfasts and hand-pattied burgers make it a perfect stop after exploring the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum a few blocks away.

Play: Ingalls Dugout Site

Visit the dugout the Ingalls family used as a temporary home in the 1870s. On the banks of Plum Creek, the grasses and flowers—nourished by a spring nearby—grow as much as they did in Wilder’s wilder time.

Stay: Valentine Inn

Complete the old-world charm with a bed and breakfast. Ten minutes from Walnut Grove, in Tracy, this three-story Victorian was built in 1902 for the town’s railroad conductor, designed to
entertain upper-crust travelers. Now, the restored house offers five rooms and a full breakfast.

Pipestone

Eat: Dar’s Pizza

You may be in Pizza Ranch territory, but locals swear by Dar’s for Minnesota-style ’za: thin crust loaded with cheese and as many toppings as you want, then cut into squares.

Play: Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers

Formed by local Native Americans to educate the public about the pipestone quarries, this nonprofit offers 30- to 60-minute pipe-making workshops (it’s not as difficult as you might think). The gift shop sells pipes and other indigenous crafts, too.

Stay: Grandstay Hotel & Suites

For a break from the historic, this three-star hotel comes with modern comforts, including free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee, an indoor pool and whirlpool, and an outdoor playground with a patio and grill.

Luverne

Eat: The Bluestem

Dining doesn’t get finer southwest: In a white-table-cloth space adorned with nature photos, a cordial staff serves elegant entrées—from surf and turf to fettuccine alfredo—with impressive desserts including crème brûlée and homemade cheesecake.

Play: Skydive Adventures

Flat prairie makes for great skydiving. Flights take off from Luverne Municipal Airport less than 10 minutes south of town. For more than 50 years, the company has attracted in-tandem plunge-takers from South Dakota and Iowa, too.

Stay: Econo Lodge

For budget-conscious travelers, up-to-date amenities—including free coffee, breakfast, and Wi-Fi—get you off your feet after exploring Blue Mounds State Park, kitty-corner to beloved ’60s-era diner Vinnie’s if you would rather eat like a local.

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

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Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

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Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Minneapolis
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

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Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

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1625 West End Blvd
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The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a weekly family concert series providing kids and parents a place to inspire creativity through music across the country at venues such as Brooklyn Bowl, Garcia’s...

Cost: $17 in advance, $19 on the day of, free for children under the age of 1

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First Avenue
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Step into the magical world of weddings at UNVEILED Rochester and immerse yourself in an unparalleled planning experience designed by The Wedding Guys®. Experience a day of bridal eye-candy where...

Cost: $15-$20

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Mayo Civic Center
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

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10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

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Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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The gorgeous sounds of the St. Paul Civic Symphony will fill the Musser Cortile during this first concert of the season.

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Landmarks
75 5th Street W
Suite 404
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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A Day in the Country” Saint Paul Civic Symphony Jeffrey Stirling, music director Copland: “Buckaroo Holiday” from Rodeo D’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air Dvorak: Symphony No. 8...

Cost: free

Where:
Landmark Center
75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

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Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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A Celebration in Sound! In 2008, Copper Street Brass began as a collection of recent music-school graduates, practicing in our basement and searching for gigs. Ten years later, we’ve worked hard...

Cost: $25 Door, $20 Advance, $10 Student

Where:
Hamline University: Sundin Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (763) 307-3452
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Take a break from today and go back to the era when Swing was King. 1st Things 1st consists of 14 musicians and vocalists who pay tribute to the great jazz and swing music of the 1900s. If you love...

Cost: $22 (taxes and fees included)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) presents the 3rd annual Cabaret Fest on Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 22 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including both performances and...

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

Where:
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
6161 Highway 65 NE
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
Telephone: (763) 571-9020
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

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

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: 651-925-2261
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

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

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

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

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) presents the 3rd annual Cabaret Fest on Sunday, October 21 and Monday, October 22 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including both performances and...

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

Where:
Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
6161 Highway 65 NE
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Crooners Lounge and Supper Club
Telephone: (763) 571-9020
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: $20

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

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

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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On Tuesday, October 23rd, all five Let’s Dish locations will hold an Open House event from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Customers can assemble a meal for $15 or buy one Ready Made for $15. (Regular price...

Cost: $15

Where:
Let's Dish
Multiple Locations
, MN
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Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: free

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

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Experience Life Time's new pickup soccer program and grab an autograph from a Minnesota United player. You’ll be the first to see how Winter Park has changed since the Minnesota Vikings called it...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winter Park
9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie , MN  55344
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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  Join Twin Cities PBS and local booksellers, Half Price Books, Graywolf Press, and Common Good Books for the live finale of the Great American Read as America chooses its favorite novel....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Twin Cities PBS - Street Space
172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Join Northern Clay Center on Tuesday, October 23, at 6 pm for a free lecture on McKnight Artist Resident Bryan Czibesz's work in Northern Clay Center's library. Czibesz will share his technological...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Heilicher Information Evening Tuesday, October 23, 7- 8:30 p.m. Barry Family Campus, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Heilicher's Information Evening is for families interested...

Cost: Heilicher School Information Evening October 23, 2018

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

Cost: $25.00

Where:
The Guthrie
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Moth
Telephone: 212-742-0551
Contact Name: Delia Bloom
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Aspire to Lead is a one-day, inspirational event guaranteed to motivate attendees to take that next leap to leadership within your company, your community, and your home. Our 2018 conference will...

Cost: $125-$175

Where:
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Dr
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
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Sponsor: Thomson Reuters
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

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

More information

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

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Website »

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

Cost: 0

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.   Chester Congdon...

Cost: Free

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

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Are you having trouble keeping track of all that’s on the ballot in Minnesota in November? We’ll get you caught up! Bring your questions as our guests discuss the most notable races, how they...

Cost: $10

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Website »

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

Cost: $500

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

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Graduate Hotels® Presents Cleo Wade’s Courageous Love Tour: Creating a Braver Connection with Yourself and Your Community. Join poet and activist Cleo Wade for community-building events...

Cost: Free

Where:
Graduate Minneapolis
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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  Wednesday, October 24, 6:30pm at The Marsh Living with chronic pain is an unrewarding series of doctor’s visits and internet searches. As part of the Physicians’ Lecture Series, these...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Marsh
15000 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN  55345
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Made for French television, this film follows two young, passionate hip-hop artists who move from the countryside to the city to fulfill their ambitions of auditioning for a role in a famous...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St. SE
Best Buy Theatre
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

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

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen
5775 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 820
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Most women entrepreneurs are juggling so many priorities that one important one consistently gets missed: self-care. In this inspiring 1/2 day Fall Forum, you’ll be energized by speakers who will...

Cost: $79 members, $99 non-members

Where:
Cambria Gallery on 7th
625 2nd Ave S #101
Minneapolis
MN, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-353-3410
Contact Name: Anita Nelson
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is hosting a Polly Wales fine jewelry pop-up trunk show on Thursday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will feature the designer’s collections...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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

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

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

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

Cost: $150

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

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

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $10-$30

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

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

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

Cost: $20-$30

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

Cost: mhofland@vailplace.org

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

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

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

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

Cost: Free!

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

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

Cost: $12.00

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

More information

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

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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

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

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night!  Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

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

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

Cost: $500

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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EWB-USA is a non-profit humanitarian organization that implements sustainable infrastructure in international communities. We are a group of smart people with big hearts – and along our journey,...

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Urban Growler
2325 Endicott St
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

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


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
Website »

More information

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

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The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. This noncompetitive walk celebrates, remembers and honors all...

Cost: Free (donation encouraged)

Where:
US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home...

Cost: Free with food shelf donation

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Avenue Northeast
New Sports Hall
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 1-952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
Website »

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge provides a home to wildlife and place of tranquility for humans. On Saturday, October 27, the refuge will host the free Celebrating Wildlife in the City...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bloomington Education and Visitor Center
3815 American Blvd East
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Telephone: 952-858-0715
Contact Name: Hanna McBrearty
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

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

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Website »

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

Cost: $12.00

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

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Unleash your innovative side at Discovery Days this October! Explore the spirit of innovation with interactive learning stations, partner demonstrations, and more creativity than you can shake a...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $3

Where:
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Hwy 7
Hopkins, MN  55305
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Sponsor: GoodyBeads.com
Telephone: 952.564.6617
Contact Name: Jacquelyn Elvin
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Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library for our first-ever lending event in Saint Paul at the Rondo Community Library. At this event you can browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rondo Community Library
461 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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WHO:              A selection of Midtown Global Market vendors battling for the title of ‘Top Chili’. WHAT:           Midtown Global Market will host the 12th annual...

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

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: 59.00 and up

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School
151 East County Rd. 42
Burnsville, MN  55306
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Reach for Resources will be holding its annual Ghostly Gala Halloween event Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5:00-7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center. This...

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

Where:
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources
Telephone: 952-393-6492
Contact Name: Caren Hansen
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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The Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank, will be held on October 27, 2018 at Hilton Minneapolis. The event will feature a lavish Venetian masquerade theme with a flair for the dramatics....

Cost: $200

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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  Join Milkweed Books in the bookstore for this reading with poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, following her class, Poetry: Aspects of Craft at The...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Admission starting at $200.00

Where:
Hyatt Regency
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Sonomento, MacPhail Center for Music's premier chorus of fifty mixed adult voices, joins forces again with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Yuri Ivan, to perform the Minnesota...

Cost: $15 for adults, free for youth.

Where:
IVES Auditorium at the Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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See one of the most important contemporary Italian artists do one of the most traditional theater forms: Sicilian puppet theater.  Associazione Figli d'Arte Cuticchio is...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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WHAT:              BANK Restaurant, located within The Westin Minneapolis, is taking a step back in time to celebrate the world-famous New York City discotheque Studio 54 with its...

Cost: A variety of packages are available

Where:
BANK Restaurant
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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It’s Time To Get Spooky!   Party with Minneapolis Bars for our Halloween Bar Crawl!   Dress up, dress down, be a pal, or be a clown - It’s Halloween In YOUR Town! The spookiness of the...

Cost: $6.4 - $12

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

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

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

Cost: Free

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