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Friday, November 21 2014

Dykes Do Drag 11/21/2014 - 10:00pm - 11:50pm

Presented by Heather Spear, The Gentleman King


"Dykes Do Drag" – the title says a mouthful but not all there is to say. 

The O'Shaughnessy presents TU Dance 11/21/2014 - 8:00pm

Over its first 10 years, Minnesota-based TU Dance has conveyed a contemporary vision of dance as a connective power, drawing artists and audiences into a shared theater experience that celebr

Glory of God Harp CD Release Concert 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Come join us for an evening of worship music with harp and voice.
The Moving Company presents Love's Labour's Lost 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 12/21/2014 - 7:30pm

THE MOVING COMPANY proudly presents a fresh new riff on a very old play: Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Eugene O'Neill's "The First Man" at the J.J. Hill house presented by the Lex-Ham Community Theater 11/21/2014 - 7:00pm

Lex-Ham Community Theater presents
Eugene O'Neill's The First Man

'THE FRESHMAN' @ the Trylon microcinema 11/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

(1925, HD, 76m) dir Fred Newmeyer, w/Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Brooks Benedict. Determined to win his girl, Peggy, milquetoast Harold Lamb (Lloyd) joins the college football team, only to discover that their opponents are total brutes! Lloyd's biggest box office hit might just be his funniest! With live accompaniment by The Rats and People MN. $10

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) 11/21/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Presented by Theatre Coup d’Etat and Staged Steel Armory

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield


Raise a Glass – A Toast to PACER 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm

Sample the best Minnesota’s local brewers and winemakers have to offer at “Raise a Glass – A Toast to PACER,” a beer and wine tasting event Friday, Nov.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Bedlam Theatre presents "Beaverdance" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

A lodge of singing, dancing beavers find their idyllic, 1804, soon-to-be-Minnesota wilderness threatened by Ojibwe, voyageurs, and capitalists who want all the fur off their backs. Disguised as Santa Claus, Karl Marx comes to help. But can the time-travelling political economist organize the beaver resistance in time to save America from the evils of Capitalism? Will the local economy be revolutionized through the power of the beaver? Find out through the magic of holiday, dinner-theater, musical dialectic in Beaverdance!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre presents "A Hunting Shack Christmas" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

From the playwright who brought you the smash-hit Miracle on Christmas Lake series comes a brand spanking new holiday comedy!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" 11/21/2014 (All day) - 01/03/2015 (All day)

First airing in 1964, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER has become a beloved Christmas classic – capturing the hearts and wonder of generations of fans.

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

WILLY JOY & BUKU, The Kid Vicious, & More 11/20/2014 - 9:00pm - 11/21/2014 - 2:00am

On Nov 20th at The Loft we are excited to have....

WILLY JOY - [Chicago, Illinois] 

MCAD Art Sale 11/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 11/22/2014 - 5:00pm

Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, the MCAD Art Sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

Pangea World Theater and Intermedia Arts present RECONCILIATION 11/20/2014 (All day) - 11/23/2014 (All day)

In a dystopian future, the United States government has initiated a “Truth and Reconciliation” process with Indigenous peoples – and lack of compliance is a federal crime.

Vinyasa Happy Hour Yoga 11/14/2014 - 4:30pm - 12/19/2014 - 4:30pm

Julie Schmit leads a mixed level Vinyasa Yoga class at Big River Yoga each Friday afternoon beginning at 4:30pm.  Sun Salutations and a dynamic sequence of postures (asanas) that build heat, r

The 1st Annual Yunomi Invitational 11/14/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)
The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2014 third quarter exhibition: The 1st Annual Yunomi Invitational
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) 11/14/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

Santa Claus, Rudolph, the Grinch—and just about every other holiday character—make an appearance in this raucous comedy when three actors decide that rather than perform A Chr

"A Christmas Carol" at the Guthrie Theater 11/13/2014 (All day) - 12/28/2014 (All day)

This year marks the 40th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perennial favorite that received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 and continues the G

Children's Theatre Company presents "Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" 11/11/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who oh who will save Christmas?

Sandbox Theatre presents "Killer Inside" 11/08/2014 (All day) - 11/22/2014 (All day)

In the sleepy town of Pittsville sits Pittsville Penitentiary, a maximum security prison and the biggest business in town.

Open Eye Figure Theatre presents "The Juniper Tree" 11/07/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/30/2014 - 7:30pm

The Brothers Grimm were German storytellers and academics known for collecting and popularizing folktales including the dark stories Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin and The

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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "On Golden Pond" 11/07/2014 (All day) - 12/21/2014 (All day)

The Thayers, open-hearted Ethel and irascible Norman, return to their cottage on Golden Pond for their 48th summer.

"Mutable Landscapes:" New Work by Patrick Kemal Pryor 11/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 11/29/2014 - 4:00pm

Patrick Kemal Pryor, a Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist and co-owner, has recently become fascinated with traditional landscape painting.

The Blacker the Berry ... at Intermedia Arts 11/05/2014 (All day) - 01/10/2015 (All day)

This powerful multidisciplinary performance and companion visual art exhibit at Intermedia Arts features work by over 50 women of color including: Dynasty Anderson, <

A Nordic Christmas at ASI 11/03/2014 (All day) - 01/13/2015 (All day)

The Nordic Christmas rooms have become a holiday destination for many visitors.

"Ghost Sonata" at Nimbus Theatre 11/01/2014 (All day) - 11/23/2014 (All day)

A student with second sight longs for beauty, wealth, and the nobility of the upper class. His journey of discovery will show him crimes, lies, regrets, hyacinths. And a talking mummy.

The Great Mother of Islam 11/01/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery concludes the fall season with The Great Mother of Islam.

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.

Classical Actors Ensemble presents "The Duchess of Malfi" and "Twelfe Night" 10/31/2014 (All day) - 11/23/2014 (All day)

First performed in 1613, The Duchess of Malfi follows a young widow's pioneering desire for independence that brings her into violent conflict with her controlling brothers when she decides t

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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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