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Things to do this week: Minnesota State Fair, Brave New Workshop, Amy Schumer, Flower Festival, and more

Community Film Screening

What: “Space Jam 2”
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Highlands Park, 6975 Idsen Ave. S., Cottage Grove

Join the Cottage Grove community for a night of special activities that includes a screening of “Space Jam 2.” Other activities include face painting, mini donuts, crafting tables, and a special display from the Dodge Nature Center.

Photo by Minnesota State Fair

Get-Together Time

What: Minnesota State Fair
Thursday, Aug. 25- Monday, Sept. 5, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
1256 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

It’s time for the annual 12-day Minnesota State Fair that features agriculture, entertainment, food, art and more. Explore 4-H shows, the Miracle of Birth Center, concerts, and more than 1,000 vendors. Don’t miss the 500 foods available and the nightly fireworks shows.

Comedy Cruise

What: Comedy Dinner Cruise with Tim Cavanaugh
Friday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Cruises depart from 98 Walnut St., Hudson, Wis.

Enjoy a trip down the St. Croix River with a dinner buffet and entertainment by comedic musician Tim Cavanaugh. This is the 17th year of St. Croix River Cruises’ comedy dinners.

Photo provided

Comedy on Campus

What: Amy Schumer
Friday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Northrop, 84 Church St. SE., Minneapolis

Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated comedian and actress Amy Schumer appears in the Twin Cities as part of her comedy tour. Most recently, she has co-hosted the 94th Academy Awards and stars in her new Hulu series, “Life & Beth,” which she also wrote, directed, and executive produced.

"Treasure Master" by Susan Hensel

Debut of Art Exhibit

What: Thought/Process
Friday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m.
Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington

This new art exhibit featuring mixed-media by four artists, Marjorie Fedyszyn, Susan Hensel, S. Catrin Magnusson, and Kim Matthews, opens this week. The exhibit explores intersectionality, movement, tension, and displacement.

Comedy Revue

What: “This Show Is Cheaper Than Gas: America On Empty”
Friday, Aug. 26-Nov. 5, dates and times vary
Where: Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Gas prices, the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, CBD gummies, and Minnetonka Moms were all fair game in this hilarious send up of pop culture that delighted the audience on opening night Aug. 19. Veterans Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, and Doug Neithercott join Brave New Workshop newcomer Isabella Dunsieth for a fast-paced performance of songs and skits that is sure to change over the weeks based on timely topics.

Flower Fields

What: Flower Festival
Aug. 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Afton Apple, 14421 90th St. S., Hastings

Wander through picturesque zinnia and sunflower fields to pick flowers, create a bouquet, and bring them home. Enjoy the floral scents, bright colors, and visiting butterflies as you explore the fields.