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Saturday, November 1 2014

Labyrinth: A Drinking Game-MN 11/01/2014 - 9:30pm - 11:30pm

Presented by Shadow Horse Productions


Mary Lambert with Jillette Johnson at the Fine Line Music Cafe 11/01/2014 - 8:00pm

Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself and her listeners with her art.

Hansel and Gretel 11/01/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/09/2014 - 2:00pm

Based on the Brothers Grimm classic, this beloved fairy tale whips together frothy folk tunes with sumptuous orchestration into a deceptively sweet, deliciously dark confection that has d

Dia de los Muertos at Bedlam Theatre Lowertown 11/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Artists and performers from the arts district of Lowertown announce the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The evening will be filled with art, live music, poetry, storytelling, face painting, dancing, and food celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday. Artists exhibiting include Tacoumba T. Aiken, Dan Wieken, Chad Hambright and Jessie McNally, with live music by Daniel Zamzow and Yeti Steady, and live painting by Adetomiwa Gbadebo.

2014 BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza 11/01/2014 - 7:00pm

Since 1993, BareBones Productions has presented The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza, a community-created spectacle pageant of larger-than-life puppetry, drama, stilting, dance, fire, song, and music that honors the circle of life by celebrating its seasonal arc of death in the Fall.  The myriad historical and literary thematic sources for our collaborative and original storyboards have included the Russian folktale of “Baba Yaga and her Fearsome Trials,” the idea of “Rot and Compost as Creative Forces,” and the ancient Summerian myth of “Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld.”

Quixotic @ Skyway Theatre 11/01/2014 - 7:00pm - 11/02/2014 - 2:00am

Infrasound Music Festival is proud to pres

2014 African World AIDS Day MN 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

The 2014 African World AIDS Day (AWAD) Event, that will take place from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, November 1st at the Oromo Community of MN Building, 465 MacKubin Street, St.

UNBORED Games with Elizabeth Foy Larsen 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The original Unbored (the book and the event) was a huge success.

TWIN PORTS BY TROLLEY event at the Minnesota Streetcar Museum 11/01/2014 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Aaron Isaacs, author of Twin Ports by Trolley: The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior, will be at the Minnesota Streetcar Museum in Minneapolis on Saturday, November 1st from 12:30-3:30

River Bluff Prairie Invasive Species Removal, Cottage Grove 11/01/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Register to join us in the oak woodlands and bluff prairie near the Mississippi River, part of a natural area owned by 3M-Cottage Grove being restored in partnership with Friends of the Mississippi

PPUMC Bazaar & Art Fair 11/01/2014 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

NOT YOUR GRANNY'S BAZAAR and ART FAIR. Saturday, November 1, 9 am - 3 pm at Prospect United Methodist Church, 22 Orlin Ave SE in Minneapolis (across from Pratt School).

The Secret of Gravethwait Manor 11/01/2014 - 7:00am - 8:30pm

Presented by Fearless Comedy


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.

Halloween @ Day Block Brewing 10/31/2014 - 9:00pm - 11/01/2014 - 1:00am

Celebrate Halloween by partying with Day Block Brewing on Friday October 31st at 9:00pm!

Free the Beast Halloween Party 10/31/2014 - 9:00pm - 11/01/2014 - 12:00am

Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre at Muse Event Center: Free the Beast Halloween Party

Nightmare On Hennepin Street Halloween Pub Crawl - Minneapolis 10/31/2014 - 8:00pm - 11/01/2014 - 2:00am

Join My Drink On for the hottest Halloween Pub Crawl of the year 
Nightmare On Hennepin Street!

Prince Rama's Journey 10/31/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/09/2014 - 2:00pm

Physical Theater

Indonesian Dance

Traditional Gamelan Music

Halloween Party @ Skyway Theatre 10/31/2014 - 7:00pm - 11/01/2014 - 2:00am

Twin Cities Dubstep & Skyway Theatre are proud to announce our HALLOWEEN 2014 event with.. 

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THEATER ALL YEAR | Frank Theatre presents "Grounded" 10/31/2014 (All day) - 11/23/2014 (All day)

In this compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare, a passionate fighter pilot sees her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregna

WORKING: A Musical 10/30/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/09/2014 - 2:00pm

So what do you do?” asked Studs Terkel to create his celebrated book Working, which  tells the stories of real individuals and investigates the work they do, why the

Disenchanted! A New Musical Comedy That Gives Fairytales the Bird! 10/30/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/23/2014 - 2:00pm

Disenchanted! The original fairytale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they’ve suffered in today’s films, books and merchandise.

The House on Mango Street at Park Square Theatre 10/24/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/09/2014 - 4:00pm

You can always go home again. Esperanza Cordero dreams of a big world far away from her tiny rundown home.

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.

2014 Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival 10/23/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

The Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC are thrilled to announce the kick-off the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, formerly the Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, scheduled to open in October, 2014.

Twin Cities Horror Festival III 10/23/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

TCHF III will feature:

Frankenstein by Dangerous Productions: RawRedMeat
Dance with the Devil by Erin Sheppard Presents
Doll Collection by Four Humors
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Dr. Jekyll by Ghoulish Delights
Gentlemen, I Have Reason To Believe That One Of Us Is The Thing by Gorilla Sandwich Productions
The Surgeon by Hardcover Theater
Farmhouse by The Importance of Being Fotis
Untitled Original Film + Score by The Poor Nobodys
Solitaire by Transatlantic Love Affair

Autumn Cleanse: Ayurveda & Restorative Yoga 10/19/2014 - 5:00pm - 11/23/2014 - 6:30pm

This is a 6 session program focused on specific aspects of nutrition and lifestyle changes from an Ayurvedic perspective accompanied by nourishing restorative yoga, pranayama and mindfulness to hel

New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 10/18/2014 (All day) - 11/09/2014 (All day)

Sephardic Jews of Spain and Portugal came to Amsterdam to escape the mass conversions, public burnings, and killing of the Catholic Inquisition.

Next to Normal presented by Bloomington Civic Theatre 10/17/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/15/2014 - 2:00pm

A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards, this contemporary rock musical explores how one household copes with crisis and mental illness, expanding the scope of subject matter for mu

THEATER ALL YEAR | SteppingStone Theatre presents "Rainbow Crow" 10/17/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

How far would you go to save your family?

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

33 Variations at Park Square Theatre 10/10/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/02/2014 - 4:00am

Obsessed by a musical genius, Katherine is on a mission to unlock Beethoven’s strangest mystery: why can’t Ludwig stop generating complex variations on a simple waltz?

"The Marriage of Bette and Boo" at Theatre in the Round 10/10/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

Bette and Boo never should have gotten married. Their son Matt narrates scenes of their bewildered attempts to provide a semblance of hearth and home — all the while undermined by their own families, bereaved by miscarriages and alcoholism, and utterly mystified by their priest.  A very black comedy, and hailed as the best play by one of theatre’s leading satirists. “… demented and compassionate, sad and hysterical.” USA TODAY

Mixed Blood Theatre presents "Colossal" 10/10/2014 (All day) - 11/09/2014 (All day)

Performed in four 15-minute quarters with a half-time show, featuring a dance company, a drum corps, and a fully-padded cast, Colossal is an epic event that simultaneously celebrates and attacks our nation's most popular form of theater: football.

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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Youth Performance Company presents "Dracula: The Musical" 10/10/2014 (All day) - 11/01/2014 (All day)

The world’s favorite vampire finally changes for the better in this upbeat and hilarious musical spoof of Dracula.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "Zen Ties" 10/10/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

Stillwater, everybody’s favorite giant panda, is back. Summertime is here, and Stillwater’s favorite panda nephew Koo has arrived with it.

Ten Thousand Things presents "Romeo & Juliet" 10/10/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

Featuring Namir Smallwood and Anna Sundberg star as the young lovers, joined by David Darrow, Bob Davis, Kurt Kwan, Dennis Spears, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Regina Williams.

A diverse cast takes on Shakespeare's tale of finding love when surrounded by family and societal cultures of violence.

2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival #1 10/09/2014 (All day) - 11/24/2014 (All day)

The Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival features writers published in the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac reading their stories and poems in venues around the city. Events are free and open to the public. Be among the first to get you copy and hear the stories from the writers. Almanac readings are hosted by Cracked Walnut!

Master Class 10/08/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

Master Class is a fictionalized account of the series of classes the glamorous and commanding Maria Callas, the most influential vocal artist of the 20th century, instructed on the art of

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.

THE BUTCHER SHOP HOUSE OF GORE 10/03/2014 - 5:00pm - 11/01/2014 - 11:00pm
For fans of horror, gore, trolls, and macabre weirdness. Don't miss the 4th annual presentation of The Butcher Shop House of Gore, St. Paul's premiere haunted house!
2013/14 Jerome Fellowship Exhibition 10/03/2014 (All day) - 11/09/2014 (All day)

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and the Jerome Foundation are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2013/2014 Jerome Foundation Fellowsh

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.

Metamorphosis 10/02/2014 (All day) - 11/14/2014 (All day)

A lightning strike that destroyed many of the appliances and electronics in her home led artist Judy Anderson to the art of assemblage and “Steampunk” creations.

Mindfulness with Breathing 10/01/2014 - 7:00pm - 11/19/2014 - 9:00pm

A thorough exploration of mindfulness with breathing, based on the Buddha’s teaching in the Anapanasati Sutta.

West Broadway Pop Ups 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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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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