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Joe Machi

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:00 p.m. daily until April 26

Joe Machi had been doing comedy for over eight years when he was recruited to be on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. Like most standups, he was wary of doing LCS. "[Because] it had a bad reputation among comics, and it's hard to judge art," he says. Although he didn't win, he did... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase

Brave New Workshop Downtown Stage : 8:00 p.m. fourth Thu. of every month

One of Minneapolis's funniest and most iconic venues is breaking back into the standup game. Brave New Workshop, which has been a launching pad for comedians like Louie Anderson and Al Franken, will give the next generation of standups the chance to showcase their talents each and every month... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy

Vegas Lounge Karaoke

Vegas Lounge : 9:00 p.m. every Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.

If you were to guess the vibe of the Vegas Lounge based solely on the name, you might expect to find a bar with a retro "Rat Pack" style. But you would be wrong. This is not what you will actually find at the Vegas Lounge in Northeast, though, oddly enough, one night I did see a dead ringer for... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Barhopping

Drive By Truckers

First Avenue : 8:00 p.m. May 1

Restless Southern gothic rockers Drive-By Truckers may be between albums, but that’s not preventing the band from hitting the road with an interesting twist. For this tour, the group has revived The Dirt Underneath concept, a mostly acoustic series of shows DBT played in 2007 while... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 29

Forty years ago, after fighting in the CIA's secret war or escaping from internment camps, Hmong families and individuals began emigrating in large numbers from Southeast Asia. Today, 66,000 Hmong and Hmong Americans call the Twin Cities home (the biggest urban population in the U.S.). For "We... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Acadia Cafe's Beer-tastic Happy Hour

Acadia Cafe : 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.

For reasons I will never understand, the number of places around the city that offer wi-fi and beer are sparse. However, the ones that do are spectacular. Acadia Café is certainly an example of a great place where you can check your email, write a school paper, and talk politics with... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Barhopping

Eifman Ballet

Northrop : 7:30 p.m. daily from April 28 until April 29

No balletomane is neutral about the work of the Siberian-born Boris Eifman. Either you're enamored — or even skeptically entertained — by his hyper-dramatic, emotionally intense interpretations of Russian literature and artistic icons, or you're disgusted by his psychologically... More >>

University Arts, Dance

Bedroom Farce

Theatre In the Round : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 17

Taking place in three bedrooms over the course of one night, Alan Ayckbourn's wry comedy dissects the institution of marriage by exposing the various dysfunctions of four interconnected couples. Though each relationship initially appears relatively stable, a catalyzing incident of infidelity... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Peter Pan: The Musical

Children's Theatre Company : 7:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until June 21; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until June 21; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until June 21

The Children's Theatre Company turns to one of the beloved works of children's literature, and a longtime staple of live theater, with Peter Pan: The Musical. This new-look production stars Tyler Michaels, a 2014 City Pages Artist of the Year, in the iconic, flying title role. It's a part built... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater, Family Events

Play For All Ball

Minnesota Children's Museum : 5:00 p.m. May 16

Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Children's Museum Play for All program. More info here. More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Benefits, Parties and Receptions

Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern

Textile Center : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 16

For "Creepy Crawly" at the Textile Center, artist Jennifer Angus has pinned thousands of insects to the walls of the gallery. The results are incredibly complex and beautiful — and also a little icky if you're bug-averse. With the thousands of critters, responsibly farmed or collected... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

The One Love Movement

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. every Thu.

Friday night gets all the love, Wednesday night has its nudge-wink "hump day" cachet and everyone hates Mondays so much that there's no choice but to go out and wash that start-of-the-week ennui away. But what about Thursday, the day of the week where people are most likely to put... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Cameron Zebrun: Restless World

Form + Content Gallery : Every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 2

Cameron Zebrun's collages and sculptures have a kinetic quality, their bucolic imagery seemingly surrounded by the angles of a rapidly closing camera shutter or overlaid with cutouts revealing textural mysteries beneath. In this solo show, romance meets adventure, creating narratives in which... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

The Who

Target Center : 7:30 p.m. October 10

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Jason Moran and Robert Glasper

Walker Art Center : 10:30 p.m. May 2

Pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper were high school friends in Houston. Going on two decades later, both are signed to prestigious Blue Note Records, and are cutting edge contemporary jazz pianists, equally steeped in jazz tradition while pushing boundaries in numerous directions. Both are... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Cheap Date Night

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater : Every Mon.

If you're looking for a way to hook that special sweetie you've been eyeing, or if you just need a reason to get out on Monday night, then you need look no further than Bryant-Lake Bowl's Cheap Date Night. From 6 p.m. to midnight, $28 gets you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Food and Drink, Barhopping

Minnesota's Greatest Generation: the Depression, the War, the Boom

Minnesota History Center : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue.; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun.

If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the toughest of times. In a project that the National Endowment for the Humanities suggested "may establish a model for history museums throughout the... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

El Willy's Vive! Open Mic Comedy

Willy's : 10:00 p.m. every Sun.

There's a chance to slip in one more comedy show before the end of the week every Sunday at El Willy's Vive! Not only is this your last opportunity to catch a laugh before the start of the work week, it's also one of the metro's quirkiest open mics. Host Corey Adam has a wrestling promoter's... More >>

Coon Rapids Open Mic, Comedy

The Reagan Years

The Playwrights' Center : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 2; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 2; 8:00 p.m. April 27

The always-busy Dominic Orlando will take audiences back to the cold-hearted, cocaine-fueled 1980s with his latest work for the Workhaus Collective, The Reagan Years. The play centers on a quartet of twentysomethings leaving their partying college days behind for the scary first steps into... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha Theater

And the World Goes ‘Round

Jungle Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 24; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Sun. until May 24

In a creative partnership that lasted for more than half a century, John Kander and Fred Ebb created dazzling, indelible moments of American musical theater. This revue takes their extensive songbook and molds it into a single evening, with bits drawn from Cabaret, Chicago, and other hit shows.... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

Star Trek: The Exhibition

Mall of America : Daily

May has been a spectacularly geeky month in the Twin Cities, with Wizard World Comic Con, Free Comic Book Day, SpringCon, and a sci-fi burlesque night from Toil & Trouble. Now, there's a Star Trek-themed show at the Mall of America. The exhibition opened about a week ago, and features a variety... More >>

Bloomington Arts, Art - Galleries

Erin Sayer: The Tom Robbins Series

Gamut Gallery : Every Thu., Sat. until May 7

Painter and muralist Erin Sayer, who also runs Cult Status Gallery, has long been intrigued by author Tom Robbins. He's a writer known for his imagery, which practically jumps off the page, fully formed, in the mind's eyes of readers. So Sayer thought to make such imagery manifest. Her oil... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Film, Arts, Art - Galleries

Ascent Angle

Rosalux Gallery : Every Sat., Sun. until April 26

Rosalux Gallery's latest show, "Ascent Angle," features new works by local artists Tara Costello and John Diebel. Costello's paintings play with simple shapes, such as neutral-toned squares and rectangles, as they intersect and create depth. But which shapes are on top? Which pieces are part of... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Sexual Politics: Gender, Sexuality, and Queerness in Contemporary Ceramics

Northern Clay Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 26

In Northern Clay Center's latest exhibition, "Sexual Politics," artists use ceramics to explore a variety of topics concerning gender politics, identity, and human sexuality along the spectrum. The six creatives featured in the show express ideas in wildly different ways, with results yielding... More >>

Seward/ Longfellow/ Minnehaha LGBT Events, Arts, Art - Galleries

Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections

Walker Art Center : Daily until September 11

This year, the Walker Art Center is celebrating a huge anniversary. It's been 75 years since T.B. Walker, an art-loving lumber baron, founded the museum. Since then, there have been major dance performances from Merce Cunningham Dance Company; a growing collection that includes the work of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries
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