Things to Do in Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Friday, September 19 2014

Milo + Otis @ the Loft at Skyway Theatre 9/19 09/19/2014 - 10:00pm

Next Friday, September 19th, Milo+Otis are taking over the Loft

Get ready to hear some BIG SICK NASTY BEATS

18+ to enter, 21+ to drink

doors @ 10pm

Dykes Do Drag 09/19/2014 - 10:00pm - 11:45pm

Produced by Heather Spear, The Gentleman King

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


THEATER ALL YEAR | Patrick's Cabaret presents "The Science Friction Cabaret" 09/19/2014 - 7:30pm

Patrick's Cabaret brings together six acts for a one-night performance event exploring space travel, dys/utopian futures, and the creative potential of science fiction to show us what we might become.

Leonard Kreusch Wine Tasting at Urban Olive and Vine 09/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Join us in the Wine Room with special guest Bart Mattiace of Leonard Kreusch, a leading exporter of German wines, for a journey through five Rieslings and food pairings sure to please your palate.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Little Lifeboats presents "Raise Your Voice (Suzanne Cross): That F---ing Harriet Tubman Play" 09/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Suzanne Cross is at a crossroads of sorts. She wants to act but the roles aren’t coming; when the roles aren’t coming, the bills aren’t being paid.

There's No Place Like Home presented by zAmya Theater 09/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

As a partner with one of the leading human service organizations centered on homelessness, St.

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.

Tomato Thyme - Fall Harvest Market at Urban Olive & Vine 09/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 09/28/2014 - 4:00pm

Last 2 Weekends in September:  Sept 19th - 21st  and 26th - 28th

Noon to dusk, Fri & Sat; Noon to 4PM, Sundays

Jewelry Designer Anne Sportun at Max's for Trunk Show & Custom Design Event 09/19/2014 - 10:00am - 09/20/2014 - 6:00pm

Toronto-based fine jewelry artist Anne Sportun will visit Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand September 19-20 for a Trunk Show featuring her extensive Bridal and Everyday Collections. 

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

Hixxy 09/18/2014 - 9:00pm - 09/19/2014 - 2:00am

Skyway Theatre, Switch Thursday, & Hard Dance MN present...

SILVER+SILK+STYLE 09/18/2014 - 11:00am - 09/19/2014 - 8:00pm


Autumn Accessory Show

THEATER ALL YEAR | Pioneer Place of Fifth Theatre presents "Bleacher Bums" 09/18/2014 (All day) - 09/21/2014 (All day)

Just in time for the Baseball Play-offs and World Series, Pioneer Place will open its 16th season with the sports comedy, Bleacher Bums.  In the bleachers at Chicago’s Wrigley

Intermedia Arts presents "Global Taxi Driver" 09/18/2014 (All day) - 09/21/2014 (All day)
Inspired by the real life experiences of Somali drivers, Vietnam vets, artists, and more, Global Taxi Driver uncovers a little known slice of the Twin Cities - and a unique view of the world - from behind the wheel of a cab. 
Rawi 5th National Gathering with Mizna 09/18/2014 (All day) - 09/20/2014 (All day)

The conference will take place at Open Book, which houses the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN, from September 18 through 20. The conference will host many notable Arab and Arab American writers and scholars and includes various literary and dramatic performances, cultural exhibitions, a creative writing workshop and critical panels.

"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

Fortune Fool Theatre presents "In a White Room" and "A Slight Ache" 09/13/2014 (All day) - 09/28/2014 (All day)

An Evening of Unfortunate interviews

Written and Directed by Michael Ooms
Performed by John Leaf and Lacey Anne Zeiler

Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Ben Layne
Performed by Ariel Leaf, Michael Ooms and John Leaf 

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!

Mu Performing Arts presents "Middle Brother" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 09/28/2014 (All day)

The plan was so simple.

1.) Eat Korean food.

2.) Drink Korean beer.

3.) Live and work in the homeland for the first time in 22 years.

But only days away from moving back to the Midwest, Billy is unexpectedly reunited with his Korean birth brother and must somehow reconcile his modern American life with his newfound Korean past.

"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

THEATER ALL YEAR | Frank Theatre presents "The New Electric Ballroom" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 09/28/2014 (All day)

From the author of the musical ONCE, as well as Frank Theatre’s riveting 2013 production of MISTERMAN, comes Enda Walsh’s THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM.

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.

Strumply Peter 09/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 09/25/2014 - 7:30pm

Strumply Peter, a Toy Opera, is the latest original creation from Open Eye Figure Theatre, inspired by the cautionary poems 19th century German physician Heinrich Hoffman composed to entertain his

"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.

Sexy Laundry at Park Square Theatre 09/05/2014 - 7:30pm - 09/28/2014 - 3:30pm

Alice and Henry have to make a change. After twenty-five years of marriage, three children and stalled careers, the couple has fallen into the same old dull routine.

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.

Craig Edwards: Pottery / Anita Ophoven: Works on Paper 08/21/2014 (All day) - 09/26/2014 (All day)

Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Craig Edwards and the Works on Paper by Anita Ophoven.

Signature Moves: Perci Chester 08/09/2014 (All day) - 09/20/2014 (All day)

An exhibition of sculpture and prints by Perci Chester

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.

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 07/13/2014 (All day) - 09/21/2014 (All day)

Over its 100-year history, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has amassed an extensive collection of works on paper.

COLOR + DESIGN 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm


Drawings by Lisa Rydin Erickson

Photographs by Angie Wiseman



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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