Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Saturday, October 25 2014

Vilification Tennis 10/25/2014 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Vilification Tennis is going back to the ‘80s! Remember when video games only cost a quarter? Remember when it was cool to like Duran Duran? Remember when Harrison Ford was young?

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show & Zombie Fashion Show 10/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 2:00am

Pancakes & Booze Art Show & Zombie Fashion Show

$5 - 21+ ONLY - 8PM-2AM

Skyway Theatre Presents FIGURE-TerrorVision Tour 10/25 10/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 2:00am

Twin Cities Dubstep is glad to welcome back...

FIGURE (with TerrorVision production)

Saint Paul Vocal Forum 10th Anniversary Concert - How Can I Keep From Singing? 10/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Saint Paul Vocal Forum (SPVF) celebrates 10 years of remarkable concerts with a program about the joyous inspiration that music brings to our lives, to be held at St Anthony Park Lutheran Chuch.&nb

Voices of Inspiration Benefit: An Evening with Bill Pohlad 10/25/2014 - 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening with Minnesota-native, Bill Pohlad, an Academy Award-nominated producer and CEO of River Road Entertainment.

Fairview Underpass Party 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Fairview Underpass Party: A Friendly Streets Initiative After Hours Event

MEAT RAFFLE: a fall fundraising bash! 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 12:00am

Saturday, October 25th at 7pm-midnight

2014 BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm

Since 1993, BareBones Productions has presented The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza, a community-created spectacle pageant of larger-than-life puppetry, drama, stilting, dance, fire, song, and music that honors the circle of life by celebrating its seasonal arc of death in the Fall.  The myriad historical and literary thematic sources for our collaborative and original storyboards have included the Russian folktale of “Baba Yaga and her Fearsome Trials,” the idea of “Rot and Compost as Creative Forces,” and the ancient Summerian myth of “Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld.”

The Secret of Gravethwait Manor 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Presented by Fearless Comedy


Russian Cossack Melodies and Dances to Minneapolis 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 6, 2014)On October 25 and 26, 2014, the Twin Cities Russian Cultural Center “Russian Soul” and the “Belozer’e” folk song and dance en

Grand Superior Lodge to Host Wild Game and Brewer's Feast 10/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

WHO:                    Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, Minn.

Erik's Halloween Adventure 10/25/2014 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us at Erik's Hallowed Adventure for fun and frolic in the land of ghosts, goblins, ghouls and their steeds!

Tamarack Trick or Treat 10/25/2014 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Bring your favorite little gremlin to a unique Halloween party designed just for them!

Surly Brewing Co. Darkness Day 2014 10/25/2014 - 11:00am - 5:30pm

Surly Brewing Co.

5th Annual Twin Cities Financial Planning Day 10/25/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

On Saturday, October 25, Minnesota’s top financial professionals will give free financial advice to Twin Cities residents.  The fifth annual Twin Cities Financial Planning Day is a valuab

Gibbs Halloween 10/25/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Celebrate Halloween the old-fashioned way!

Free Acupuncture 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Anodyne Acupuncture celebrates Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day by offering free community style acupuncture from 9am - 11:30am.

Southeast Library Community Meeting 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Four public meetings will be held in October to discuss the library, learning and information needs of the Cedar-Riverside, Como, Marcy-Holmes, and Prospect Park neighborhoods. Community members may attend any meeting that is convenient for them.

Terror Trot 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 11:30am

The Terror Trot is a first time event at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on October 25th.

The House on Mango Street at Park Square Theatre 10/24/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/09/2014 - 4:00pm

You can always go home again. Esperanza Cordero dreams of a big world far away from her tiny rundown home.

People Incorporated's Artability Art Show & Sale 10/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 10/25/2014 - 7:00pm

People Incorporated’s Artability program is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community.

John Berryman at 100 Conference 10/24/2014 - 1:00pm - 10/26/2014 - 1:00pm

A recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the poet John Berryman taught at the University of Minnesota from 1955 until his death in 1972.

Sarah Graham to Visit Max's for Fine Jewelry Trunk Show 10/24/2014 - 10:00am - 10/25/2014 - 6:00pm

Fine jewelry artist and metalsmith Sarah Graham will visit Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand October 24 and 25 for a Trunk Show featuring her unique collections combining golds and blacke

Beta of Clovia Marketplace 10/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm

Join us for the Clovia Marketplace, October 24 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and October 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Continuing Education Conference Center.

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.

Twin Cities Horror Festival III 10/23/2014 (All day) - 11/02/2014 (All day)

TCHF III will feature:

Frankenstein by Dangerous Productions: RawRedMeat
Dance with the Devil by Erin Sheppard Presents
Doll Collection by Four Humors
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Dr. Jekyll by Ghoulish Delights
Gentlemen, I Have Reason To Believe That One Of Us Is The Thing by Gorilla Sandwich Productions
The Surgeon by Hardcover Theater
Farmhouse by The Importance of Being Fotis
Untitled Original Film + Score by The Poor Nobodys
Solitaire by Transatlantic Love Affair

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
directed by Leigh Silverman

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.

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)
Curated by Tea Rozman Clark and Jose Guzman
September 5 - October 25, 2014

We’re all here. We all play a role. We all have a story to tell.

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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