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Doors Open Minneapolis

Daily from May 18-19
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Art, Festivals, Museums, Speakers

This weekend is an urban explorer’s delight, as over 100 buildings, businesses, and areas normally closed to the public will open their doors and invite you in to wander, take tours, and see parts of Minneapolis you may never have access to again. No matter what your interest, there’s something for you to check out. Lovers of theater arts can venture into cast-only areas at the Ritz, Music Box, and Mixed Blood theaters. Or check out Hennepin Theatre Trust’s office space downtown. Foodies may appreciate stopping by Kramarczuk’s, Gluek’s, and the Food Building. Political buffs and the civic-minded should dig having access to lesser-traveled spaces in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Hennepin County Government Center, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Other places that sound pretty exciting: Suburban World Theater, Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, and Lakewood Cemetery. Get to know your city in a brand-new way. For the complete list of happenings and locations, visit