Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Tuesday, September 30 2014

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at the Orpheum Theatre 09/30/2014 - 7:30pm

The Australian Pink Floyd Show is known as the biggest and most spectacular Pink Floyd show in the world. In their Set the Controlstour, fans choose what they are going to hear in the show by voting for their favorite songs from "Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here" and "The Division Bell" on AussieFloyd.com.

An Evening with Boz Scaggs: The Memphis Tour 09/30/2014 - 7:30pm

Boz Scaggs, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, platinum-selling legend, guitarist and songwriter will perform a full evening of his hits with his band including songs from hi

Tuesday Night Confessions 09/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Singer Justin Leaf and pianist Richard Erickson muse upon the confessions revealed within popular songs.

An Introduction to Islam and Muslims 09/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Gain a better understanding of what Islam teaches and what Muslims practice. The class will introduce basic terminology, demographics and differences between religion and culture.

Taking Better Photos for Your Blog or Website - Pre-registration required 09/30/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Does your confidence build when writing blog posts, then plummet when you pick up your camera?

FREE! Extended Tours Showcase 09/30/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

St Paul Community Education is happy to offer a number of extended tours for 2015 in cooperation with Landmark Tours.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents "Gabriel" 09/26/2014 (All day) - 10/11/2014 (All day)

A tiny, rocky island in the middle of the English Channel. A bitter winter night, two years into the German occupation.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Table Salt Productions presents "Psych 101" 09/26/2014 (All day) - 10/11/2014 (All day)

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper too!

WEST BROADWAY POP UPS- West Broadway Coalition curates artist and entrepreneur-led fall series 09/25/2014 (All day) - 11/01/2014 (All day)

The WBC is partnering with 10 North Minneapolis artists and creative entrepreneurs to activate public spaces with over 35 “pop up” events now through November 1st.

Fall Fine Arts Show 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 10/05/2014 - 5:00pm

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), the Fall Fine Arts Show is an annual exhibition of more than 150 of our members’ artwork.

The Doyle & Debbie Show 09/19/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

Country music’s hardest working duo is back with a rip-roarin’, foot-stompin’, beer-by-the-bucket, GOOD TIME!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "James and the Giant Peach" 09/19/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Our story begins in New York, at the end of James' journey.  We hear and see the entire tale:  James lives in England with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, but they are not nice people

Pangea World Theater presents "Little Boy" 09/19/2014 (All day) - 10/05/2014 (All day)

Written and performed by Masanari Kawahara
Directed by Molly Van Avery

"Actors & Spectators" 09/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 10/25/2014 - 4:00pm

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is  showcasing new work by Farida Hughes in its fall exhibit, “Actors & Spectators.”  Known for her energetic mark making that conveys anonym

'The Heidi Chronicles' at the Guthrie 09/13/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

A quirky coming of age comedy.

by Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Leigh Silverman

Smitten Kitten Presents the Art of Paulo Galvin 09/13/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

The Smitten Kitten, an education based sex supply store for everybody, is pleased to announce it will be hosting the art of Paulo Galvin.  The St.

BCT presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPARE: ABRIDGED 09/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/12/2014 - 2:00pm

A wild comedy born from the improvisation of the original creators, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged deconstructs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in one evening!

"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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre presents "The Rainmaker" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover Lizzie, whose father and brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattl

TigerLion Arts and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum present "Nature" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

TigerLion Arts presents Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world.

Arcadia 09/12/2014 (All day) - 11/09/2014 (All day)

Amidst the gorgeous gardens at Sidley Park estate, vibrant and brilliant minds gush over their passions for everything from costume parties to landscape architecture to chaos theory.

"The White Snake" at the Guthrie Theater 09/09/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman brings an ancient and beloved Chinese fable to life in a dazzling new adaptation hailed as “strikingly beautiful” by National Public Radio.

Near and Far Contemporary Landscape Paintings 09/08/2014 (All day) - 10/23/2014 (All day)

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G.

Ade Bethune: The Power of One Person 09/08/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep" 08/29/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Set on a "dark and stormy night," Lady Enid and her husband arrive at a haunted estate complete with werewolves and mayhem, as well as an impromptu side-trip to the tombs of Egypt!  With

20 for 20, Celebrating Textile Center's 20th Birthday 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm - 10/25/2014 - 5:00pm

20 for 20 brings together 20 artists to celebrate 20 years of connections, conversations and collaborations.  Reaching across fiber art disciplines and beyond geographic boundaries, Textile Ce

Dynamic Convergence 08/28/2014 (All day) - 10/03/2014 (All day)

Three artists come together in this compelling exhibition. Megan Bell Honigman’s abstract oil paintings incorporate flowing organic shapes made of rich, soothing colors.

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.

COLOR + DESIGN 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm

COLOR + DESIGN

Drawings by Lisa Rydin Erickson

Photographs by Angie Wiseman

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH 6-9PM

 

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.

The Wolf of Walmart 07/03/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/01/2014 - 8:00pm

Not one to follow the pack, the cast of "The Wolf of Walmart" will show its cunning as it hunts down the humor in all areas of pop culture, politics, and everyday life, mining it all for this

"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,

Around The World In 80 Days 06/20/2014 (All day) - 10/27/2014 (All day)

A simple handshake locks Phileas Fogg into an outrageous, seemingly impossible wager to circle the entire globe in only 80 days. Every step puts his fortune - and his life - in danger.

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.

Storm Drain Stenciling with FMR 04/21/2014 (All day) - 10/13/2014 (All day)

If you're looking for a great service outing that is educational, active, outdoors and provides a significant community benefit, consider storm drain stenciling!

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