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Monday, January 26 2015

#BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Twin Cities 01/26/2015 - 7:30pm

It started with a hashtag, and now it's a movement!

Discover Minnehaha Academy Admission Event: Grades 9-12 01/26/2015 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm

FGI-MSP's "Network + Connect" Event 01/26/2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St.

The Elixir of Love 01/24/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm

In one of the most endearing Italian comic operas, a love-struck country bumpkin sets out to win a feisty socialite’s heart, aided by a “magic” potion and a doctor of dubious credentials.

Wintertide: Biennial Juried Art Exhibition 01/24/2015 - 7:00pm - 02/07/2015 - 6:00pm

Wintertide: Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
Inaugural Debut in 2015
Presented by NEMAA in Partnership with Public Functionary

Theatre Novi Most Presents "Rehearsing Failure" 01/24/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

Living in exile in Los Angeles after fleeing the Nazis, Brecht rehearses The Life of Galileo with his wife Helene Weigel and two of his former lovers, Elisabet

SAMO - Like a Fiery Comet, Jean Michel Basquiat Shoots Across the Sky 01/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 02/01/2015 - 9:00pm

Off-Leash Area co-artistic director Paul Herwig and Stuart Pimsler principal dancer Brian Evans rejoin forces to revive and expand their 2012 collaboration about 1980’s art-star Jean Michel Basquia

Minneapolis Musical Theatre presents "Calvin Berger" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/15/2015 (All day)

Based loosely on the timeless play, Cyrano de BergeracCalvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "Gertrude Stein and a Companion" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 03/08/2015 (All day)

Gertrude Stein and a Companion, by far the most popular production in the entire Jungle repertory, has received seven productions, including a tour of the West Coast.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "Goodnight Moon: The Musical" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/16/2015 (All day)

A return engagement for the little bunny who wants to put off going to sleep for as long as possible. Margaret Wise Brown’s 65 year old book has entertained four generations of little ones.

'Calvin Berger' at New Century Theatre 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/15/2015 (All day)

Based loosely on the timeless play, Cyrano de BergeracCalvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited

Beyond the Buzz: New Forms, Realities, and Environments in Digital Fabrication 01/20/2015 (All day) - 03/01/2015 (All day)

MCAD Main Gallery

January 20–March 1, 2015

Creativity Jam at Minnesota Children's Museum 01/17/2015 (All day) - 05/10/2015 (All day)

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials and media.

Insa Evans Video Art Installation at Southern Theater 01/17/2015 (All day) - 03/11/2015 (All day)

Altered Esthetics is thrilled to present Insa Evans: Video Art at the Southern Theater.  This exhibition opens on January 17th, in conjunction with the Southern's 2015 Season opening

Swandive Theatre presents "Defying Gravity" 01/17/2015 (All day) - 02/21/2015 (All day)

Presented as part of ARTshare at The Southern Theater, Defying Gravity is a free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster placing the teacher who d

The Color Purple at Park Square Theatre 01/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/15/2015 - 4:00pm

“Po Chile” Celie labors with a broom in her hand and fear in her heart, waiting for her missionary sister to answer her letters.

Exploring Compositional Epistemologies: A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language 01/16/2015 - 7:00pm - 02/14/2015 - 6:00pm

Exploring Compositional Epistemologies
A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language

Fox Smoulder's Incorrigible & Intimate CD Release Party 01/16/2015 (All day) - 10/16/2015 (All day)

Fox Smoulder brings you the Incorrigible & Intimate cd release party!  There will be the erotic poetry Fox is known for, Sarah Holiday and Melora Moxie with the sexy bury goodness they are

Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams 01/15/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

The Minnesota Museum of American Art will present the first major museum exhibition of Julie Buffalohead’s artwork at the MMAA Project Space, opening Thursday, December 18.

Children's Theatre Company presents "Snowflake" 01/13/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

A broken fan is suddenly fashioned into a boomerang. A car trunk springs open into a wacky bedroom.

Indeterminate Present: New Paintings by Betsy Ruth Byers 01/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 02/21/2015 - 4:00pm

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to introduce, "Indeterminate Present," a new exhibit of abstract paintings and works on paper by gallery artist, Betsy Ruth Byers

Theatre in the Round presents "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" 01/09/2015 (All day) - 02/01/2015 (All day)

At the Blaine School for Girls in Scotland in the early 1930s, Jean Brodie’s young students hang on her every word as she blithely dismisses the standard curriculum to passionately expound on

A Common Thread 2015 01/08/2015 (All day) - 02/28/2015 (All day)

This exceptional exhibition is unparalleled in showcasing the breadth of textile art.

Frame UP 01/06/2015 (All day) - 03/29/2015 (All day)

Filmmaker Ericka Beckman’s dual-screen projection Frame UPreimagines the construction of the Walker’s Herzog & de Meuron–designed building as a video/pinball ga

Park Square Theatre presents "2 Pianos 4 Hands" 11/28/2014 (All day) - 01/28/2015 (All day)

Ted and Richard have spent their lives preparing for careers as concert pianists. They’ve endured years of practice, competition, stage fright and a string of eccentric piano teachers.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Music Box Theatre presents "Triple Espresso" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 02/15/2015 (All day)

Triple Espresso tells the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the roc

THEATER ALL YEAR | Brave New Workshop presents "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree" 11/07/2014 (All day) - 01/31/2015 (All day)

The Brave New Workshop's holiday show is a cherished annual event for those most likely to wind up on the 'naughty' list.

The Bright Sunshine of Human Rights: Hubert H. Humphrey and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 10/14/2014 - 8:30am - 01/30/2015 - 5:00pm

In the UROC Gallery October 14 to January 30, 2015

"Hello, Dolly!" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 09/12/2014 (All day) - 02/21/2015 (All day)

Dolly Levi is a delightfully scheming busybody who makes her living as a matchmaker in glamorous New York City.

"Alive from Off Center" at the Walker Art Center 07/01/2014 (All day) - 02/07/2015 (All day)

Alive from Off Center took performance into the realm of broadcast TV, featuring groundbreaking work from a new generation of international artists working on the frontiers of comedy,

Art Expanded, 1958–1978 at the Walker Art Center 06/14/2014 (All day) - 03/08/2015 (All day)

Drawn from the Walker’s extensive collection of artworks, films, archival materials, and ephemera, this exhibition explores the many facets of the so-called “expanded arts” scene of the 1960s and ’70s, charting a transformational phase in the history of 20th-century art when artists around the world collectively began to challenge, critique, and upend traditional media and disciplines. The teachings of John Cage, the emergence of event scores and Happenings, the dissemina­tion of Fluxus material and editions, and the embrace of conceptualism, performance, video, television, avant-garde film, and experimental music—all of these factors in the context of a rapidly changing world influenced artists and thinkers as they tested art’s evolving status as object, information, and experience.

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