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Sunday, December 21 2014

A Very Die Hard Christmas 12/21/2014 - 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Presented by Dana’s Boys and Mainly Me Productions


Enter The Void Tour ft. Jhene Aiko 12/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 12/22/2014 - 2:00am
Skyway Theatre 
Sunday, December 21st 
"La Natividad: de Acuerdo a San Mateo y San Lucas" (The Nativity: According to St. Matthew and St. Luke) 12/21/2014 - 6:30pm

Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter.

Mayim Rabim Congregation hosts its annual Chanukah Party 12/21/2014 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Mayim Rabim Congregation will host its annual Chanukah party on Sunday, December 21, 4:30 - 7:00 PM, at 4401 York Ave S, Minneapolis (Friends Meeting House). Everyone is welcome!

Revolution Church 12/21/2014 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Revolution strives to provide an all-inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged. It is a place that seeks to embody grace.

Celebrate Winter Solstice with Family Friendly Laughter Yoga 12/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Increase happiness, decrease stress, build your immune syste, get oxygenated!  We are happy to host Mary Margaret Anderson for this family frienly yoga event at Big River Yoga.  Mary Marg

Laughter Yoga 12/21/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Increase happiness, decrease stress, build your immune system, get oxygenated!

No stretchy poses or balancing.  Just laughter, love and health.

Santa Train Shop w/REAL Train Rides at Jackson Street Roundhouse 12/21/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Before Santa skirts the rooftops in his sleigh, he'll stop by the Jackson Street Roundhouse in his very own full size luxury train!

Keystone Resort to Provide Kids with Free Lift Tickets at Afton Alps 12/21/2014 (All day)

Children 12-and-younger Ski Free on Dec. 21


Light Dazzler 2014 12/20/2014 - 8:00pm - 12/21/2014 - 2:00am

"Party With Your Lights On-Holiday Party" 

Featuring Free Entry To The Top Minneapolis Bars, Drink Specials,  Party Buses, Pictures with Santa & More!

SooLocal Artists Holiday Shop 12/20/2014 - 12:00pm - 12/21/2014 - 5:00pm

Celebrate and support one of Minnesota's most important natural resources our talented artists by shopping local this holiday season.

Anne Sportun Jewelry Trunk Show at Max's 12/19/2014 - 10:00am - 12/21/2014 - 5:00pm

Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a trunk showing of Canadian designer Anne Sportun’s fine artisan Everyday and Bridal jewelry collections

It's NOT the Last Minute, YET! SALE 12/18/2014 (All day) - 12/24/2014 (All day)

Come to Afton and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season during our 'It's Not the Last Minute, Yet!' Sale from December

THEATER ALL YEAR | Pioneer Place of Fifth Theatre presents "Laughing All the Way V: The Miracle on Fifth Avenue" 12/18/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Back for its fifth hilarious year, the gang at KLAF television studio will once again have your rolling in the aisles and tapping your toes as the low-budget television station struggles to p

Striking 12 presented by Bloomington Civic Theatre 12/17/2014 - 7:30pm - 12/21/2014 - 2:00pm

With actors doubling as musicians, Striking 12 is a concert-with-a-story musical event that is sure to become a holiday classic.

Theater Latte Da Presents "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" 12/17/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing Stille Nacht.

"Motown The Musical" at the Orpheum Theatre 12/16/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

It began as one man's story, became everyone's music, and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Mo

Frank Theatre presents "The Santaland Diaries" 12/13/2014 (All day) - 12/23/2014 (All day)

David Sedaris' THE SANTALAND DIARIES is the stage adaptation of his hilarious account of his stint as a Christmas elf in Macy's "Santaland".

Open Eye Figure Theatre presents "The Longest Night" 12/11/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Open Eye welcomes Bradley Greenwald back to the stage for a reprise of The Longest Night.

"Here We Are Nice" at The Soap Factory 12/06/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

A handwritten sign on the side of the road proved an unlikely impetus for The Soap Factory's 2014 Volunteer Biennial. Spotted in its haphazard black scrawl, the sign read "ARE YOU EVEN NICE?".

4000 Miles at Park Square Theatre 12/05/2014 - 7:30pm - 12/21/2014 - 4:00pm

At the end of a grueling cross-country bike trip, restless 21-year-old Leo seeks refuge and a hot shower in his elderly grandmother’s New York apartment.

Miss Richfield 1981's Play With My Poodle For Christmas! 12/05/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

A beauty pageant title holder must be single. But that was back in 1981 and Miss Richfield's clock is ticking. So she's on the prowl to find Mr. Right…now!

Steppingstone Theatre presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (2014)" 12/05/2014 (All day) - 12/23/2014 (All day)

by Barbara Robinson, based on her popular book.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Youth Performance Company presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas" 12/05/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Join YPC & Charles Schultz’s gang this holiday season. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and friends are in search of the true meaning of Christmas.

"Black Nativity" at Penumbra Theatre 12/04/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Join us for an evening of your favorite holiday music as we revist the nativity story in this concert staging, featuring narration by Lou Bellamy, soloists Yolande Bruce, Greta Oglesby, Dennis W.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company presents "The Chanukah Guest" 12/04/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Although Bubba Brayna is quite old and cannot see nor hear well, she makes the best potato latkes in the village.  As she prepares for the first night of Chanukah and her guests, a knock

"A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Ordway 11/29/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.

A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol 11/28/2014 - 7:30pm - 01/04/2015 - 3:00pm

Back for its 8th year after 7 years of sold out performances, the award-winning musical comedy,

2 Pianos 4 Hands at Park Square Theatre 11/28/2014 - 7:30pm - 12/21/2014 - 4:00pm

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.

'Tis the Season' exhibit at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery 11/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12/24/2014 - 5:00pm

On November 28th, 2014 till December 24th, 2014 the Orange Dragon Art Gallery of Prescott will present the 'Tis the Season' themed art exhibition.

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.

Holidazzle Village 11/28/2014 (All day) - 12/24/2014 (All day)

We’re excited to introduce you to the Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market!

"Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story" at History Theatre 11/22/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Spend the HOLLY-days with History Theatre when we bring back our popular, award-winning production of Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story.

The Moving Company presents Love's Labour's Lost 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 12/21/2014 - 7:30pm

THE MOVING COMPANY proudly presents a fresh new riff on a very old play: Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Bedlam Theatre presents "Beaverdance" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

A lodge of singing, dancing beavers find their idyllic, 1804, soon-to-be-Minnesota wilderness threatened by Ojibwe, voyageurs, and capitalists who want all the fur off their backs. Disguised as Santa Claus, Karl Marx comes to help. But can the time-travelling political economist organize the beaver resistance in time to save America from the evils of Capitalism? Will the local economy be revolutionized through the power of the beaver? Find out through the magic of holiday, dinner-theater, musical dialectic in Beaverdance!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre presents "A Hunting Shack Christmas" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

From the playwright who brought you the smash-hit Miracle on Christmas Lake series comes a brand spanking new holiday comedy!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 01/03/2015 (All day)

First airing in 1964, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans.

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

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) 11/14/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch—and just about every other holiday character—make an appearance in this raucous comedy when three actors decide that rather than perform A Chr

"A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater 11/13/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

This year marks the 40th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perennial favorite that received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 and continues the G

Children's Theatre Company presents "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 11/11/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who oh who will save Christmas?

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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "On Golden Pond" 11/07/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

The Thayers, open-hearted Ethel and irascible Norman, return to their cottage on Golden Pond for their 48th summer.

The Blacker the Berry ... at Intermedia Arts 11/05/2014 (All day) - 01/10/2015 (All day)

This powerful multidisciplinary performance and companion visual art exhibit at Intermedia Arts features work by over 50 women of color including: Dynasty Anderson, <

A Nordic Christmas at ASI 11/03/2014 (All day) - 01/13/2015 (All day)

The Nordic Christmas rooms have become a holiday destination for many visitors.

Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop 11/01/2014 (All day) - 12/27/2014 (All day)

Internationally renowned, Massachusetts-based shibori artist Carter Smith will be the Featured Artist at Textile Center's 2014 Holiday Gallery Shop.

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

Thai Massage Training 10/10/2014 (All day) - 01/25/2015 (All day)

Gain the skills and confidence you need to give a full body Thai Massage healing session. Classes take place over the weekends of: Oct 10-12, Nov 7-9, Dec 5-7, Jan 23-25.

Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ 10/04/2014 (All day) - 01/18/2015 (All day)

Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match.

Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) 10/03/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is an exhibition featuring lowrider bicycles created by urban Native youth, contemporary Indigenous artists, and non-Native university students in Michigan. The exhibition’s central theme of bikes and mobility—physical and economic—are based on the sacred Anishinaabeg teachings known as Niizhwaaswi G’mishomisinaanig or Our Seven Grandfathers. The lead project artists imparted these seven core values, along with Métis and Cayuse knowledge to the youth through a series of workshops, and the values are echoed in the bikes they created.

Healthyville® 09/20/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm-up and cool-

"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.

Exhibit: A Right to Establish a Home 08/23/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

A Right to Establish a Home examines the history behind a series of menacing protests that enveloped 4600 Columbus Avenue South, Minneapolis following the property’s purchase in August 1931 by Arthur and Edith Lee. The young African-American couple chose to buy a house in what many then considered a “white neighborhood.” The exhibition interprets the protests and responses in the broader context of race and housing in Minneapolis, racism in Minnesota, and the individuals and organizations that defended the Lees, including the NAACP and the distinguished attorney Lena Olive Smith.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art 07/24/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

This groundbreaking exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present.

Minneapolis Made Here 07/11/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

With Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust showcases Minnesota’s wealth of artistic talent to activate the vibrant downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. From locally created visual displays in vacant storefronts, to pop-up parks and art galleries and live performances in commercial spaces, the rich diversity of the Twin Cities’ cultural community is front and center for all to share.

"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.

Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s at the Minnesota History Center 05/24/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid.

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