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Wednesday, September 17 2014

Global Roots Festival 2014

09/16/2014 - 7:30pm
09/17/2014 - 7:30pm

The Global Roots Program features concert performances by accomplished artists from around the world whose music is rooted in various cultural traditions. The cardinal event of the program is an annual Global Roots Festival presented during September.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Hassan Hakmoun with Derek Gripper

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Emel Mathlouthi with Feedel Band: Global Roots Festival 2014

Public input meeting: Accessory Dwelling Units Text Amendment

09/16/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) – also known as “granny flats”, “mother-in-law apartments” or “alley flats” – have received significant attention nationwide in recent years, alongside conversations about the lack of affordable housing options for renters, aging Boomers, and homeowners in growing urban areas.

The Minneapolis zoning code does not generally allow ADUs. In 2001, the City adopted the NP North Phillips Overlay District to allow for the construction of accessory dwellings in a portion of the Phillips neighborhood. The City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) is now undertaking an amendment to the zoning code ordinances that would establish regulations for ADUs and make them allowed citywide.

Cinema Lounge

09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Lounge: Short Films. Indie Filmmakers. Hell yes. IFP Cinema Lounge happens the third Wednesday of each month at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater.

The Soap Myth, Evidence and Truth

09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


 ‘The Soap Myth,’ Evidence, and Truth


Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fermentation 101

09/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Twin Cities Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network to learn about the health benefits and basics of fermentation, and make your own organic fermented salsa!

O. Winston Link lecture by Tom Garver

09/17/2014 - 6:30pm

The exhibition Trains that Passed in the Night: The Photographs of O. Winston Link combines two of America’s favorite pastimes—trains and photography.

Sushi Social

09/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

JASM (Japan America Society of Minnesota) is sponsoring Sushi Social, “Su-cial”, this September.

Newsroom Cafe at Twin Cities Daily Planet office

09/17/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Discover how reporting can work best when you have a sounding board! 

Lorna Landvik at Drury Lane Books

09/17/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais will host a book signing with best-selling author Lorna Landvik for her new novel Best to Laugh on Wednesday, September 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

"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

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.


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.


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

08/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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.


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!