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Thursday, August 21 2014

Super Switch Thursday 08/21/2014 - 9:06pm - 08/22/2014 - 2:06am


The Loft


Khecari at SooVAC 08/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 08/22/2014 - 7:30pm

Chicago based contemporary dance company come to Minneapolis to show two excerpted dance works with live music reformatted for a gallery setting, Esther & the Omphali and cresset: vibrant, rust

"The Plants Are Listening" at Trylon Microcinema 08/21/2014 - 7:00pm

A colorful narrative juxtaposing the breezy tranquility of Southwest Florida with lively ruminations on experimental art and Arthur Schopenhauer. Twin brothers housesit while watching a dog. They talk shop, drink coffee, entertain a guest, and enjoy each other's company. Featuring music by Robert Scott of The Bats and The Clean. $5

Joshua Whalen Live 08/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Joshua Whalen is a Minnesota based Indie Folk trio consisting of Joshua Whalen on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, Victoria Torkelson on Violin/vocals, and Jessica Williams on Vocals.

Pops on the Porch 08/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for our annual Pops on the Porch celebration on the lawn of the Fillebrown House.

National Moment of Silence 2014- Minneapolis 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join others in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Urban League to observe a moment of silence to remember those who have been killed by police brutality. Most recently Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Academy of Russian Ballet Open House 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Sign up for 2014-2015 season with most advanced Ballet School in Minnesota.

#discoveralliance, a Scavenger Hunt fundraiser for Alliance Housing, Inc. 08/21/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Join us for #discoveralliance

Protest: End the Siege of Gaza! 08/21/2014 - 4:30pm

Show Solidarity with Palestine and Ferguson

  • End U.S. military aid to Israel!
  • Lift the brutal blockade on Gaza!
  • End state-sponsored violence from Ferguson to Palestine!
Wahl looking for the Man of Minneapolis at MN State Fair 08/21/2014 - 10:00am - 08/23/2014 - 8:00pm

Minneapolis is among the most facial hair friendly cities, so Wahl’s mobile barbershop is coming to town. Guys can visit the 30-foot mobile barbershop for a FREE facial hair trim and style advice.

2014 Minnesota State Fair 08/21/2014 (All day) - 09/01/2014 (All day)

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in North America, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually. In addition to being a showcase for Minnesota’s finest agriculture, art and industry, the fair features hundreds of entertainment options including music all around the fairgrounds; educational exhibits; hands-on experiences; more than 60 carnival rides; thousands of competitions; 11 nights of Grandstand shows; and more than 450 different foods.

Craig Edwards: Pottery / Anita Ophoven: Works on Paper 08/21/2014 (All day) - 09/26/2014 (All day)

Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Craig Edwards and the Works on Paper by Anita Ophoven.

The Book of Mormon 08/20/2014 (All day) - 09/07/2014 (All day)

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "grade A

Forest Friends Summer Camp 08/19/2014 (All day) - 08/21/2014 (All day)

Find your way through the forest as we create art inspired by the fairy folk and furry forest animals along the way. Extended care available.

Art on Stage Summer Camp 08/18/2014 (All day) - 08/22/2014 (All day)

Explore the creative world of theater and visual arts. Children work together to create scenery, costumes and props while staging a theater production. Performance is held the last day.

Signature Moves: Perci Chester 08/09/2014 (All day) - 09/20/2014 (All day)

An exhibition of sculpture and prints by Perci Chester

Candid Theater Co. Presents: Proof 08/08/2014 (All day) - 08/24/2014 (All day)

“Proof” focuses on Catherine played by Kendall Ann Thompson (“Killer Joe”)* the daughter of recently deceased Robert played by Steven Flam (“Never the Sinner”)* who may or may not be plagued by the same mathematical genius that eventually drove her father insane. When her father’s former protégé Hal played by Michel Terrell Brown (“Dogwood”)* discovers a “Proof” in her father’s study Catherine must defend the proof and its authorship to both Hal and her older sister Claire played by Katherine Prebel (“Dogwood”, “Never the Sinner”, “Killer Joe”)*. She must also defend herself and her decision to follow in her father’s mathematical footsteps, while insistent that she is not domed follow the same perilous path.

TuckUnder Projects presents "Paint No Wrong Paint No Right" 07/31/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

TuckUnder Projects is pleased to announce the duo painting exhibition Paint No Wrong Paint No Right, featuring the work of Justine Di Fiore & Samuel Bjorgum. An opening reception will take place at TuckUnder Projects Thursday, July 31, 6-9 p.m. The exhibitions run from Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 31, with unstructured hours Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment.

Rosa Mexicano Annual Ice Cream Festival 07/31/2014 (All day) - 08/24/2014 (All day)

This summer Rosa Mexicano will keep things cool with their annual Ice Cream Festival, featuring Flavors of Mexico a la Mode: desserts inspired by classic sa

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.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Guthrie Theater 07/19/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

In this hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow – and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter summer romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy!"

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 07/13/2014 (All day) - 09/21/2014 (All day)

Over its 100-year history, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has amassed an extensive collection of works on paper.

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


Drawings by Lisa Rydin Erickson

Photographs by Angie Wiseman



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

"Bleu Shut" at the Walker Art Center 07/01/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

Bleu Shut pokes fun at spectators’ impatience with experimental cinema by having an on-screen clock count down the film’s running time” (Chicago Reader<

"My Fair Lady" at the Guthrie Theater 06/28/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. Now, for the first time in Guthrie history, see them come to life in a spectacular new production. Professor Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan -- with unexpected results for both of them.

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.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (with Musical Olios) 06/19/2014 (All day) - 08/21/2014 (All day)

Thrill to this twisted tale as you watch well-intentioned Dr. Jekyll raise a test tube of his secret potion -- the culmination of years of research-- to his lips.

Summer Group Show 2014 06/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm

Summer Group Show 2014


Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery:

Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting

Kate Casanova: Collage

Jim Dryden: Painting

Christian Marclay: The Clock 06/14/2014 (All day) - 08/25/2014 (All day)

The Clock is a major cinematic work by New York–based artist Christian Marclay. Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale,The Clock samples thousands of excerpts from the history of film that indicate the passage of time—from clock towers to wristwatches to buzzing alarm clocks—that the artist has edited together to unfold on the screen in real time as a 24-hour montage.

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.

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings 06/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 08/23/2014 - 6:00pm

Mizna & Intermedia Arts present

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Exhibition Dates: June 5-August 23

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.

The Diastema Project: There is Much to Be Said About a Gap-Toothed Grin 05/12/2014 (All day) - 09/08/2014 (All day)

Depending on where you call home, a space between your front teeth may be the sign of a lustful nature, good fortune or the highest form of beauty.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Commonweal Theatre presents "Arsenic & Old Lace" 05/09/2014 (All day) - 09/09/2014 (All day)

Looks can be deceiving! Everything seems normal and serene in the home of spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster - famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for hospitality and charity.

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!

"The Little Mermaid" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 03/07/2014 (All day) - 08/30/2014 (All day)

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Minnesota 03/01/2014 (All day) - 08/24/2014 (All day)

Ultimate Dinosaurs, a huge new exhibition featuring 20 fascinating specimens from the other side of the world, will open at the Science Museum on March 1.

Science & Engineering Summer Camps at The Works Museum 06/09/2013 - 9:00am - 08/29/2014 - 4:00pm

Camps for girls and boys in grades K-7 who love to explore, design, and build!

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