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|Centipede! The Musical||10/23/2014 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm||
Presented by Oops! Entertainment Productions
Written by Timothy Mauritz; Music by Joseph Yé
|The Great Depression||10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm||
Todd Casper, Tom Cranley and Chadwick Nelson were invited to spend the summer of 1995 at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN to record their first album (Darling, Bar the Door).
|Create a Website at Bayport Library - Pre-registered required||10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm||
Discover how to use open source resources such as Word Press to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization or blog.
|Discover Minnehaha Academy||10/23/2014 - 6:45pm - 8:30pm||
Join us to hear about life at Minnehaha Academy!
|Women's Advocates' 40th anniversary celebration||10/23/2014 - 6:00pm|
|The History of Labor in Minnesota||10/23/2014 - 6:00pm||
Peter Rachleff, co-founder of the East Side Freedom Library, will discuss key chapters in the history of Minnesota’s working people, including:
|Facebook 101 at St. Anthony Park Library - Pre-registration required||10/23/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm||
Facebook is a great tool to connect with family, friends and even customers. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in?
|Shuffle Off to Buffalo||10/23/2014 - 8:00am - 5:30pm||
Travel west to Buffalo to see what makes this town special.
|Twin Cities Horror Festival III||10/23/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)||
TCHF III will feature:
|PlayLabs||10/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 7:00pm||
Join the Playwrights' Center for staged readings of three stunning new plays at the 31st annual PlayLabs Festival, October 20-26.
|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 | Theatre Pro Rata presents "1984"||10/17/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/26/2014 - 3:00pm||
In this innovative adaptation of the classic George Orwell novel, the story begins in the interrogation room.
|Gadfly Theatre Productions presents "Girl Gumshoe and Detective Dad"||10/17/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)||
Gina views moving day as a flag on the shores of maturity and independence. Too bad her father, Troy, makes immaturity and dependence so exciting. While Gina's mother Irene and girlfriend Sarita do the bulk of the work, Troy and Gina indulge in one last round of Girl Gumshoe and Detective Dad, a game from Gina's childhood. But when Detective Dad thinks he's uncovered a murder, the game takes a turn that threatens relationships, living arrangements, and sanity and forces Gina to choose between security and adventure, past and future. Girl Gumshoe and Detective Dad is a comedy that proves it's never too late to grow up--or to avoid growing up at all costs.
|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?
|2014 Twin Cities Film Fest||10/16/2014 (All day) - 10/25/2014 (All day)||
The mission of the Twin Cities Film Fest is to become the premiere film festival in the Midwest showcasing exceptional independent films.
|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
|The Secret Lives Of Coats||10/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 7:00pm||
Join us for the world premiere of a quirky musical in which three coatcheck girls confide their hopes and dreams via a network of tin can telephones, and our most precious treasures disappear
|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
|Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze||10/04/2014 - 10:00am - 10/26/2014 - 6:00pm||
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze—nearly 20 acres, and offers seasonal fun for the entire family.
|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.
|'Eating Raoul' at New Century Theatre||10/03/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)||
Eating Raoul is a twisted tale of the American dream.
|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.
|PREMIUM OUTLETS® PINK EVENT||10/01/2014 (All day) - 10/31/2014 (All day)||
Twin Cities and Albertville Premium Outlets® are teaming with Susan G.
|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-
|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!
|"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
|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.
|"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.
|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.
|100 Stories, 365 Days: Immigrants telling their life stories||09/05/2014 (All day) - 10/25/2014 (All day)||
Green Card Voices and Intermedia Arts present: 100 STORIES - 365 DAYS (IMMIGRANTS TELLING THEIR LIFE STORIES)
|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
|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,
|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.
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