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Thursday, October 2 2014

James of Thrones: Winter is NOT* Coming *Because he is moving to San Francisco 10/02/2014 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm

Presented by James Roop, Heather Meyer and Toussaint Morrison

Wick-It The Instigator & NiT GriT at The Loft 10/02/2014 - 9:00pm - 10/03/2014 - 2:00am

Wick-it the Instigator - [Nashville, Tenne

Shake the Dust 10/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/05/2014 - 9:00pm

Shake the Dust chronicles the stories of young breakdancers from Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, Yemen who are using the common languages of movement, expression, and hip-hop to unite people worldwide.

Intermedia Arts presents "Shake the Dust" 10/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/05/2014 - 7:30pm
We're not running after fame or fortune.
"Mutant journalist" Jeff Sharlet Reads 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Jeff Sharlet writes literary--or what he calls "mutant"--journalism about religion and culture in the U.S., notably in the books Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country I

An Evening with tpt's MN Original: Xavier Tavera 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spend an evening inspiring creativity with photographer Xavier Tavera.

Dylan Miner: Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag Artist Talk 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The exhibition Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag explores the theme of bikes and mobility—physical and economic—to reflect on sustainable transportation and its imp


Fall's coolest trends meets the season's hottest beats! Get front row seats at a runway fashion show hosted by celebrity host, TV Personality and Fashion Blogger, Courtney Kerr.

The History of Labor in Minnesota 10/02/2014 - 6:00pm

Working people and their struggles for safe workplaces, decent wages, and an expanded democracy have been an important force driving Minnesota history.

Lessons from the Northern Ireland Peace Process 10/02/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us for a presentation on the Northern Ireland Peace Process by author Tim White. Please RSVP. Feel free to share with your friends. Free parking. Includes a cash bar and free appetizers.

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.

Bluetech 10/01/2014 - 10:00pm - 10/02/2014 - 2:00am

Infrasound Music Festival presents...

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.

The 7th annual Minneapolis Underground Film Festival 10/01/2014 - 1:00pm - 10/05/2014 - 10:00pm

The Minneapolis Underground Film Festival - MUFF is hosted and sponsored by the Film Society of MSP utilizing the St.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents "Gabriel" 09/26/2014 (All day) - 10/11/2014 (All day)

A tiny, rocky island in the middle of the English Channel. A bitter winter night, two years into the German occupation.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Table Salt Productions presents "Psych 101" 09/26/2014 (All day) - 10/11/2014 (All day)

Better than seeing a therapist, and cheaper too!

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.

Fall Fine Arts Show 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 10/05/2014 - 5:00pm

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), the Fall Fine Arts Show is an annual exhibition of more than 150 of our members’ artwork.

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!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Stages Theatre Company presents "James and the Giant Peach" 09/19/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Our story begins in New York, at the end of James' journey.  We hear and see the entire tale:  James lives in England with his aunts, Spiker and Sponge, but they are not nice people

Pangea World Theater presents "Little Boy" 09/19/2014 (All day) - 10/05/2014 (All day)

Written and performed by Masanari Kawahara
Directed by Molly Van Avery

"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.

BCT presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPARE: ABRIDGED 09/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/12/2014 - 2:00pm

A wild comedy born from the improvisation of the original creators, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged deconstructs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in one evening!

"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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre presents "The Rainmaker" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover Lizzie, whose father and brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattl

TigerLion Arts and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum present "Nature" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

TigerLion Arts presents Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world.

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.

"The White Snake" at the Guthrie Theater 09/09/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman brings an ancient and beloved Chinese fable to life in a dazzling new adaptation hailed as “strikingly beautiful” by National Public Radio.

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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep" 08/29/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Set on a "dark and stormy night," Lady Enid and her husband arrive at a haunted estate complete with werewolves and mayhem, as well as an impromptu side-trip to the tombs of Egypt!  With

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

Dynamic Convergence 08/28/2014 (All day) - 10/03/2014 (All day)

Three artists come together in this compelling exhibition. Megan Bell Honigman’s abstract oil paintings incorporate flowing organic shapes made of rich, soothing colors.

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.

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!

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