Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Welcome to our calendar! Scroll down and click on day, month, or year to see all events for this day, month, or year, and to navigate to other dates. Click on an event listing to see the full description. Use search box to sort events by type.

We invite all community members to add their events to this calendar. To add an event, you just have to create a Daily Planet account and sign in, then click here!

Friday, January 30 2015

The Mississippi Hot Club Heats Up The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater 01/30/2015 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

The Mississippi Hot Club is very excited to bring our gypsy-swingin’ troupe to The Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater for a late-night gypsy swing and bluegrass party!

Real Trap Shit ft. LOUDPVCK + more @ The Loft on Fri. Jan 30, 2015 01/30/2015 - 8:00pm



The Mike Eagle Show: Secret Skin Live with Aby Wolf 01/30/2015 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

What happens when Open Mike Eagle brings together Carnage, Psalm One, Medium Zach, Brandi Brown, and Aby Wolf in a room? Music, conversation, and comedy.

Party in the Rec Room Presented by Lorna Landvik 01/30/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Don’t make resolutions in the New Year – make reservations to PARTY IN THE REC ROOM!

Intermedia Arts Presents LIVE-MUSIC-Fest 01/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

3 performers. 3 hours. 3 bucks. Every other month, Intermedia Arts features the work of young musicians.

Fix-It Tech Event 01/30/2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

IT is developing the Fix-It Tech events with community partners in response to the Minneapolis Community Technology survey results and our experiences working with residents on their technology nee

Second Annual BE HEARD MN Youth Poetry Slam Series 01/30/2015 (All day)

Be Heard stands on a legacy of Minnesota Youth Poetry Slams that date back to 2005 when MNSWA and the Juno Collective held the first competition geared towards travel to Brave New Voices.

THEATER ALL YEAR | SteppingStone Theatre presents "Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963" 01/30/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 tells the story of those killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

La Cage Aux Folles presented by BCT 01/29/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm

This Tony Award-winning story begins after 20 years of un-wedded bliss for Georges and Albin, two men partnered for "better-or-worse." They get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a on

Trick Boxing at Park Square Theatre 01/29/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/08/2015 - 4:00pm

A “brilliantly, cleverly funny” romantic comedy that brings boxing and ballroom dance head to head in a match made in heaven.

Lights UP! Series presents Transatlantic Love Affair's "These Old Shoes" 01/29/2015 (All day) - 02/14/2015 (All day)

From the ensemble who brought you Ballad of the Pale Fisherman, Red Resurrected, and Ash Land comes Transatlantic Love Affair’s 2013 Fringe Festival hit, These Old Shoes!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Frank Theatre presents "Love and Information" 01/29/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

In the newest work by one of the most inventive playwrights of our time (author of earlier Frank productions such as TOP GIRLS, MAD FOREST and VINEGAR TOM), Caryl Churchill creates a theatric

Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships 01/28/2015 - 10:30am - 01/31/2015 - 9:00pm

The U.S.

The Elixir of Love 01/24/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/01/2015 - 2:00pm

In one of the most endearing Italian comic operas, a love-struck country bumpkin sets out to win a feisty socialite’s heart, aided by a “magic” potion and a doctor of dubious credentials.

Wintertide: Biennial Juried Art Exhibition 01/24/2015 - 7:00pm - 02/07/2015 - 6:00pm

Wintertide: Biennial Juried Art Exhibition
Inaugural Debut in 2015
Presented by NEMAA in Partnership with Public Functionary

Theatre Novi Most Presents "Rehearsing Failure" 01/24/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

Living in exile in Los Angeles after fleeing the Nazis, Brecht rehearses The Life of Galileo with his wife Helene Weigel and two of his former lovers, Elisabet

SAMO - Like a Fiery Comet, Jean Michel Basquiat Shoots Across the Sky 01/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 02/01/2015 - 9:00pm

Off-Leash Area co-artistic director Paul Herwig and Stuart Pimsler principal dancer Brian Evans rejoin forces to revive and expand their 2012 collaboration about 1980’s art-star Jean Michel Basquia

Minneapolis Musical Theatre presents "Calvin Berger" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/15/2015 (All day)

Based loosely on the timeless play, Cyrano de BergeracCalvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "Gertrude Stein and a Companion" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 03/08/2015 (All day)

Gertrude Stein and a Companion, by far the most popular production in the entire Jungle repertory, has received seven productions, including a tour of the West Coast.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "Goodnight Moon: The Musical" 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/16/2015 (All day)

A return engagement for the little bunny who wants to put off going to sleep for as long as possible. Margaret Wise Brown’s 65 year old book has entertained four generations of little ones.

'Calvin Berger' at New Century Theatre 01/23/2015 (All day) - 02/15/2015 (All day)

Based loosely on the timeless play, Cyrano de BergeracCalvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited

Beyond the Buzz: New Forms, Realities, and Environments in Digital Fabrication 01/20/2015 (All day) - 03/01/2015 (All day)

MCAD Main Gallery

January 20–March 1, 2015

Creativity Jam at Minnesota Children's Museum 01/17/2015 (All day) - 05/10/2015 (All day)

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials and media.

Insa Evans Video Art Installation at Southern Theater 01/17/2015 (All day) - 03/11/2015 (All day)

Altered Esthetics is thrilled to present Insa Evans: Video Art at the Southern Theater.  This exhibition opens on January 17th, in conjunction with the Southern's 2015 Season opening

Swandive Theatre presents "Defying Gravity" 01/17/2015 (All day) - 02/21/2015 (All day)

Presented as part of ARTshare at The Southern Theater, Defying Gravity is a free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster placing the teacher who d

The Color Purple at Park Square Theatre 01/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 02/15/2015 - 4:00pm

“Po Chile” Celie labors with a broom in her hand and fear in her heart, waiting for her missionary sister to answer her letters.

Exploring Compositional Epistemologies: A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language 01/16/2015 - 7:00pm - 02/14/2015 - 6:00pm

Exploring Compositional Epistemologies
A Series of Notional Synthesization on Topological Morphologies and Heuristic Gestures in the Realm of Sonic Language

Fox Smoulder's Incorrigible & Intimate CD Release Party 01/16/2015 (All day) - 10/16/2015 (All day)

Fox Smoulder brings you the Incorrigible & Intimate cd release party!  There will be the erotic poetry Fox is known for, Sarah Holiday and Melora Moxie with the sexy bury goodness they are

Julie Buffalohead: Coyote Dreams 01/15/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

The Minnesota Museum of American Art will present the first major museum exhibition of Julie Buffalohead’s artwork at the MMAA Project Space, opening Thursday, December 18.

Children's Theatre Company presents "Snowflake" 01/13/2015 (All day) - 02/22/2015 (All day)

A broken fan is suddenly fashioned into a boomerang. A car trunk springs open into a wacky bedroom.

Indeterminate Present: New Paintings by Betsy Ruth Byers 01/10/2015 - 12:00pm - 02/21/2015 - 4:00pm

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to introduce, "Indeterminate Present," a new exhibit of abstract paintings and works on paper by gallery artist, Betsy Ruth Byers

Theatre in the Round presents "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" 01/09/2015 (All day) - 02/01/2015 (All day)

At the Blaine School for Girls in Scotland in the early 1930s, Jean Brodie’s young students hang on her every word as she blithely dismisses the standard curriculum to passionately expound on

A Common Thread 2015 01/08/2015 (All day) - 02/28/2015 (All day)

This exceptional exhibition is unparalleled in showcasing the breadth of textile art.

Frame UP 01/06/2015 (All day) - 03/29/2015 (All day)

Filmmaker Ericka Beckman’s dual-screen projection Frame UPreimagines the construction of the Walker’s Herzog & de Meuron–designed building as a video/pinball ga

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

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.

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

"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.

"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.

Add to calendar