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Thursday, April 24 2014

Live in Studio B 04/24/2014 - 7:30pm

Studio B 
Thursday, April 24th
18+ | 7:30pm

featuring. . . 

Lydia Loveless and The Sudden Lovelys at First Avenue 04/24/2014 - 7:30pm

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-theroom voice, the 21-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small weird town with nothing to do but make music.

Story Club Minneapolis 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hosted by Mimi Nguyen

2014 Bonnie Jean & Joan Kelly Distinguished Scholar-In- Residence: An Evening with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm
The Art and Science of Resilience: 
From Surviving to Thriving
THEATER ALL YEAR | SteppingStone Theatre Presents "The Nightingale" 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/09/2014 - 7:00pm

The latest and greatest gadget is no substitute for true friendship!

Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story shows us how we can lose track of what’s really important when

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company Presents "Starry River of the Sky" 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/17/2014 - 7:00pm

The moon is missing from the remote village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Open Window Theatre Presents "Lilies of the Field" 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Having decided to travel about the country after his discharge from the army, Homer Smith has fixed up a bed in the back of his station wagon and headed west, his plan being to stop for a day’s wor

Crowdfunding Panel: Springboard for the Arts’ Work of Art+ series 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

This panel discussion and Q & A will cover the many facets of crowdfunding through sites such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, AIM Hatchfund and more.

Minneaopolis Career Fair - April 24th @ 6pm! - Hosted by United Career Fairs 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet face to face with multiple decision makers hiring sales, business development, marketing, retail and sales management professionals across many industries.

'Stop Staples' protest 04/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

From Workday Minnesota: "Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that will replace full-service post offices with privately run post offices inside Staples stores. These knock-off post offices will not be staffed with Postal Service employees.

Thomas Cowette- A Concise Retrospective 04/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Drawings, paintings, collages spanning over 50 years. Honors the work of Thomas Cowette, one of Minnesota’s most successful artists.

April Social Media Clinic with Scott Artley - Pre-registration required 04/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Do you use social media in your work? Have questions about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or other social media?

Jewelry Artist Janis Kerman at Max's for Custom Design Event 04/24/2014 - 1:00pm - 04/26/2014 - 4:00pm

Fine jewelry designer Janis Kerman will visit Max’s at the Shops at Excelsior & Grand April 24-26 for a Custom Design Event and Trunk Show.&nb

"Run or Dye" to Fight Illiteracy and End Homelessness! 04/24/2014 - 10:00am - 04/26/2014 - 1:00pm

Volunteer at the World’s Most Colorful 5K, and support TWO great local non-profit programs!


Midwest Music Fest 2014 04/24/2014 (All day) - 04/26/2014 (All day)

Charlie Parr • Lizzo • Caroline Smith • The 4onthefloor • We Are The Willows • Mark Mallman • Dosh • Night Phoenix • Horseshoes and Handgrenades • The Cactus Blossoms • Cliff Eberhardt • Jillian Ra

"Passing Strange" at Mixed Blood Theatre 04/24/2014 (All day) - 05/11/2014 (All day)

With disparate styles that range from ‘60’s Europop to ‘70’s punk to ‘80’s electronica to gospel, soul, and funk to musical theatre and with a nod to James Brown, this 2008 Tony Award winner is a p

The Platform Series: A Three-Week Series of Puppetry and Performance 04/24/2014 (All day) - 04/26/2014 (All day)

Open Eye presents three weeks of programming showcasing work in puppetry, solo performance, object and figure work. Each week features different artists, and there will be four performances of each work. Week 1 (April 10-12) features the music and shadow image-infused This Side of the Blue by Elizabeth Windnagel and Alex Hathaway and puppet opera Dressing the Moon by Miriam Gerberg. Week 2 (April 17-19) contains two solo performances, the funny BOB (available all occasions) by Kyle Cadotte and the ambitious Sucking on Molloy by Julian McFaul. Week 3 (April 24-26) brings New York’s James Godwin performing Lunatic Cunning, his one-man show of puppetry and mask. Read complete descriptions about all three PLATFORM weeks at

Dr. Dan Siegel 04/24/2014 (All day)

Tickets will be available in spring.


WORDSMITH: A Meeting of Jewelry and Literature 04/23/2014 (All day) - 04/26/2014 (All day)
Please join us at the opening reception of WORDSMITH: A Meeting of Jewelry and Literature at Mager and Quinn Bookstore! 
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!

Surface Alchemy: New Work by Jodi Reeb 04/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 05/31/2014 - 4:00pm

Surface Alchemy: New Work by Jodi Reeb

 April 19 – May 31, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company presents "The History of Invulnerability" 04/19/2014 (All day) - 05/11/2014 (All day)

Superman—the man of steel—is invulnerable.  Jerry Siegel, the creator of Superman, was exceedingly vulnerable.

Hamlet 04/17/2014 - 9:00am - 04/27/2014 - 2:30pm

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with his classic tragedy, directed by Barbra Berlovitz in this taut and compelling staging.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Brave New Workshop presents "A Pedalpub Named Desire" 04/17/2014 (All day) - 06/28/2014 (All day)

In the followup to the BNW's hit show "A Snowplow Named Desire," the cast takes a second look at the love, sex, and romance that pervades our culture.

We Theater presents "The Shadow War" 04/16/2014 (All day) - 04/27/2014 (All day)

The Shadow War is a new play exploring the interaction between Hmong, Lao, and American perspectives of the CIA’s Secret War in 1970s Lao.

“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” at Lyric Arts 04/12/2014 - 11:00am - 04/26/2014 - 7:00pm

The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm have had enough!

Minnesota Opera presents "Magic Flute" 04/12/2014 (All day) - 04/27/2014 (All day)

Love conquers all.

Mozart's masterful comedy is richly reimagined in a boundary-busting production created by director Barrie Kosky and British theatre group 1927.

Merry Spider Cafe 04/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 04/26/2014 - 7:30pm

"Merry Spider Cafe" is a brand new sketch comedy revue written and performed by Mike Fotis and Joe Bozic, otherwise known as Ferrari McSpeedy.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "Detroit" 04/11/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/23/2014 - 7:00pm


In a "first ring" suburb outside a mid-sized American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the couple who have moved into the long-empty house next door.  The fledgli

"Potatoes of August" at Redeye Theater 04/11/2014 (All day) - 04/27/2014 (All day)

Four recent retirees encounter a sack of sentient potatoes, and find their outworn belief systems forcibly confronted by the challenges of a highly integrated, enlightened met

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre Presents "Fair Game" 04/10/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/03/2014 - 7:00pm

A conservative farmer, fair-trade-coffee-swilling college student, wannabe songstress, redheaded trailer trash, and ex-suburban soccer mom are pitted against each other to win a big cash prize for

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company Presents "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" 04/10/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/10/2014 - 7:00pm

A modern classic comes to the stage. The Big Bad Wolf (Al, to his friends) is on trial for his part in the misadventure of the 3 Little Pigs.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Frank Theatre Presents "The Threepenny Opera" 04/10/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/03/2014 - 7:00pm

Set in the underbelly of Victorian London at the height of decadence with its con men, thieves, prostitutes and corrupt officials, Brecht uses the love story between the criminal and anti-hero Mach

"Nacirema: Stories of Color" at Nimbus Theatre 04/05/2014 (All day) - 04/27/2014 (All day)

Nacirema (American spelled backwards) takes a look at the complex world of race in 21st Century America. Loosely inspired by George C.

Bearded Men Improv's "the GOOD, the BAD, and the BEARDED" 04/04/2014 - 10:30pm - 05/30/2014 - 10:30pm

The Bearded Men have been performing at HUGE Theater for 3 years now delighting audiences with their epic adventures. Now, they take you to the wild west, in "the GOOD, the BAD, and the BEARDED".

Old Log Theater presents "Steel Magnolias" 04/04/2014 (All day) - 05/17/2014 (All day)

A celebration of the love, intimacy, and strength of six southern women who are steel magnolias. A story of the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Commonweal Theatre presents "Brand" 04/04/2014 (All day) - 06/13/2014 (All day)

How far is too far? How far is the line between saint and monster?

"Dogwood" By Seraphina Nova 04/04/2014 (All day) - 04/26/2014 (All day)

In "Dogwood"  Seraphina Nova developed a rich and touching story about a family coming together for an obligatory gathering that turns out to be more eventful than any of them ha

'For the Water' at Intermedia Arts 04/03/2014 (All day) - 05/23/2014 (All day)

For the Water features art, movement, and hands-on creative activity as catalysts for re-building our primal connection to our region and planet’s fresh water. Water is one of the three elemental resources we cannot live without: earth, air, water. Sadly we have come to take it for granted while polluting and wasting the finite amount we have. For the Water aims to illuminate and inspire visitors to cherish and care for our water.

Spirituality in the 2nd Half of Life 04/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 05/07/2014 - 8:30pm


WEDNEDAYS, APRIL 2,9,16,23, 30 AND MAY 7.

Cracked Walnut Literary Festival 2014 04/02/2014 (All day) - 05/01/2014 (All day)

The 2014 Cracked Walnut Literary Festival will begin on April 2nd this year with readings in St Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Richfield, and Edina.

"Vintage Americana Comes Home" an exhibit by Chrissy Mount-Kapp 04/01/2014 (All day) - 04/30/2014 (All day)

This month long event will feature the vintage and Americana inspired oil paintings of award winning artist and former Minneapolis Uptown resident Chrissy Mount-Kapp.

Ayurveda Spring Cleanse 03/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 05/04/2014 - 6:00pm

5 Week Ayurveda Spring Cleanse Workshop at Big River Yoga.  Each week will focus on specific aspects of mindfulness, nutrition, and lifestyle changes from an Ayurvedic perspective to guide you

Children's Theatre Company presents "Balloonacy" 03/25/2014 (All day) - 05/04/2014 (All day)

A special presentation – not included in any subscription packages.

"Heavy: The Metal Show" Instinct Gallery 03/23/2014 (All day) - 05/10/2014 (All day)

Minneapolis, MN (March 4, 2013)--Opening Saturday March 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Heavy:
The Metal Show runs through May 10. The exhibition was curated by John Schuerman and

Hamline University Football Fundraiser 03/19/2014 - 2:00pm - 05/19/2014 - 11:00pm

Hamline University Football launched a campaign to raise $10,000 in order to enhance the team’s video equipment and editing systems.


"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.

'Where I Fit' at All My Relations Gallery 02/28/2014 (All day) - 05/31/2014 (All day)

Textile artist Maggie Thompson (Fon du Lac Ojibwe) utilizes a variety of weaving and knitting techniques, printed fabrics, and assemblage works as a way to contain memory and reflect upon difficult subject matters regarding Indian identity.

"Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take" at the Walker Art Center 02/15/2014 (All day) - 05/11/2014 (All day)

American artist Jim Hodges is known for his singular ability to infuse emotion and narrative into the objects of our daily lives, creating poignant studies on ideas such as temporality, life, and l

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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