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|Drinksgiving at Memory Lanes!||11/26/2014 - 10:00pm - 11/27/2014 - 1:00am||
Join the Wild Colonial Bhoys with openers Doc's Kids to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve! It's a free show, awesome music, and no work the next day!
|STAG PRESENTS CORPSE REVIVER/SISTER SPECIES/DAVE HOENACK||11/26/2014 - 9:30pm||
Bedlamites rejoice, Thanksgiving is on the way. This year we are celebrating with our Lovely Beaver Dance Performance going on through the holidays, and special musicians gracing our stage.
|GET BASTED 6 ft: Jeff Derringer (chi) Annie Hall (detroit) Complicit (mpls) - Bar Fly & The Loft - 11/26||11/26/2014 - 8:00pm - 11/27/2014 - 2:00am||
Chemistry & System & Skyway Theatre present:
|9x22 Dance/Lab Presented by Laurie Van Wieren||11/26/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm||
9x22 Dance/Lab is in its 11th year! 9x22 has become known as a place where both seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.
|No War for the Holidays: Stop Bombing Iraq & Syria||11/26/2014 - 4:30pm||
On the evening before the Thanksgiving holiday, join the Wednesday peace vigil to say NO to war.
|THEATER ALL YEAR | Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents "The Whale"||11/26/2014 (All day) - 12/20/2014 (All day)||
On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment, eating himself to death.
|Flosstradamus Hdynation Tour||11/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 11/26/2014 - 2:00am||
Tuesday, November 25th
|"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at the Orpheum Theatre||11/25/2014 (All day) - 11/30/2014 (All day)||
The classic holiday movie "White Christmas" comes to the stage at last!
|"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
|Vinyasa Happy Hour Yoga||11/14/2014 - 4:30pm - 12/19/2014 - 4:30pm||
Julie Schmit leads a mixed level Vinyasa Yoga class at Big River Yoga each Friday afternoon beginning at 4:30pm. Sun Salutations and a dynamic sequence of postures (asanas) that build heat, r
|Witness for the Prosecution at Theatre in the Round||11/14/2014 (All day) - 12/14/2014 (All day)||
When a young married man spends many evenings with a rich older woman, he’s naturally the chief suspect when she’s found murdered.
|The 1st Annual Yunomi Invitational||11/14/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)||
The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2014 third quarter exhibition: The 1st Annual Yunomi Invitational
|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?
|Open Eye Figure Theatre presents "The Juniper Tree"||11/07/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/30/2014 - 7:30pm||
The Brothers Grimm were German storytellers and academics known for collecting and popularizing folktales including the dark stories Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and The
|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.
|"Mutable Landscapes:" New Work by Patrick Kemal Pryor||11/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 11/29/2014 - 4:00pm||
Patrick Kemal Pryor, a Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist and co-owner, has recently become fascinated with traditional landscape painting.
|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.
|The Great Mother of Islam||11/01/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)||
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery concludes the fall season with The Great Mother of Islam.
|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.
|Art exhibit: Bittersweet Winds||10/24/2014 (All day) - 12/01/2014 (All day)||
Featured artwork by Scott Hill of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
Bittersweet Winds was initiated in 2006 by Richie Plass. The main goal of the exhibit is to educate the public about diversity, stereotyping and racism in the context of using Native American imagery. Bittersweet Winds has been developing since 2006 and now includes over 200 items for display. This collection presents a portion of what is available. This exhibition is part of series of programs offered in the month of November in effort to commemorate Native American Heritage month.
|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.
|Ade Bethune: The Power of One Person||09/08/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)||
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G.
|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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