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Eifman Ballet

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

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University Dance

Friction Fiction/The Party's Over

The Soap Factory : Every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until March 8

After a brief hiatus following the Haunted Basement, the Soap Factory returns this month with two great shows in its northeast Minneapolis space. For "Friction Fiction: Survey of Black Animation," the gallery has teamed up with Obsidian Arts to present animated works by black artists exploring... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

Rirkrit Tiravanija put it on our radar with gallery cooking sessions. Seitu Jones continued it this summer with his mile-long community meal, Create. Now discussions of socially engaged and/or participatory art focused on food continue with this exhibition, which surveys the history of the... More >>

University Arts, Food and Drink, Art - Museums

In Which _______ and Others Discover The End

Public Functionary : Every Thu., Fri., Sat. from March 7 until April 10

"In Which" is a multidisciplinary extravaganza composed of collaborators SuperGroup (a dance/theater company), experimental playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski, art-rock band Brute Heart, and artist Liz Miller. The fun begins Saturday with the unveiling of Miller's new large-scale installation, a... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Wayne Krantz

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant : 7:00 p.m. April 3

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Chris Cander

Magers & Quinn Booksellers : 7:00 p.m. April 15

The author reads from his latest work, Whisper Hollow. More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Literary Events

The Mavericks

Pantages Theatre : 8:00 p.m. April 4

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri.

You might've heard of his son -- a man named Jimmy who teamed up with another man named Terry, the rest being R&B history -- but Cornbread Harris is a Twin Cities legend in his own right. Harris is a WWII vet who joined Augie Garcia to record the area's first rock'n'roll record (1955's "Hi Yo... More >>

University Music

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

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

Universe Games : 7:30 p.m. every Sun.

Every Sunday night, the funniest, weirdest, and, occasionally, the most confusing comedy show in town takes place at Universe Games. Created by local comedians Turner Barrowman and Collin Klug, Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase is a weekly rotation of sketch, characters, music, and standup comedy... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Comedy

Happy Hour at Sushi Tango

Sushi Tango : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed.; 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. every Sun.

Finding a happy hour on the weeknights is pretty easy, and even Sunday brunch can be cheap and boozy if you Google the right place. Saturday-afternoon happy hour, on the other hand, is a slightly rarer thing. Sushi Tango actually has one, and it happens during the desirable hours of noon to 6... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Barhopping

New Century Sessions: Peter Himmelman

New Century Theatre : 7:00 p.m. April 12

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Body and Machine: An Exhibition of Kinetic and Interactive Art

Northrup King Studios : Daily from March 7 until March 22

New arts organization Make It Move, co-founded by Jack Pavlik and Peng Wu, is dedicated to exhibiting and promoting kinetic and interactive arts. This month, the group is hosting its first exhibition at the Northrup King Building. A juried show, "Body and Machine," features over two dozen... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Chris Botti with the Minnesota Orchestra

Orchestra Hall : 8:00 p.m. March 14

Trumpeter Chris Botti is both an internationally popular touring juggernaut and a quintessential crossover musician, equally at home playing sophisticated classical stuff with symphonies, mixing it up with pop and rock artists, and whipping up improvisational forays with premier jazz players.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

The Death Comedy Jam

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Wed.

If you've ever considered writing some jokes and giving standup comedy a try, know this: That first time is gonna be brutal. That being the case, you might as well test your mettle in the most brutal setting possible, which in Minneapolis means hitting up the Death Comedy Jam at the downtown... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

Wendy Liebman

Acme Comedy Co. : 8:00 p.m. daily until March 7; 10:30 p.m. daily until March 7

"My husband and I were at a stoplight with five other cars on a Saturday night," says comedian Wendy Liebman. "A car going 90 plowed into all of us. No one was hurt, except one woman died." As a result of that harrowing event, Liebman made decision. "I said to myself, 'I have to get back out... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy

Art Expanded, 1958–1978

Walker Art Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until March 8

It was a heady time of happenings: the dawn of performance art, a stripping way to conceptualism, the onset of video, an introduction to experimental sound. The 1960s and '70s instigated all manner of confrontational expression through art heavy with the freedom of possibility. A new show at... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Dr. Mambo's Combo

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:30 p.m. every Mon., Sun.

1987 was a notable year for Minnesota: the Twins won the World Series, Prince released one of his best albums in Sign 'O' the Times, and St. Louis Park's own Coen Brothers released their first great comedy Raising Arizona. 1987 was also the year that Dr. Mambo's Combo was formed, and it just so... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music


Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until March 21

The sudden closure of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul in 2013 caused significant reverberations throughout the arts community, its loss felt acutely by staff, faculty, students, and alumni alike. But CVA's spirit lives on in all of those whose lives it touched, and in the work they've... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 29; 1:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until March 29; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 29

Two decades ago, Joe Dowling announced his entrance as the head of the Guthrie Theater with a dazzling re-imagining of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy. As his tenure comes to a close, Dowling will revisit the work for a second time (it was also remounted 10 years ago). Things have changed... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Valentine's Day, Theater

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

Paul Morrissey

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:30 p.m. daily until March 6; 9:45 p.m. March 6; 9:30 p.m. March 7; 7:00 p.m. daily from March 7 until March 8

Comedian Paul Morrissey is from a certain generation of comics who feel that you're not really a standup comedian until you've been on David Letterman's show. "As much as people say they don't watch TV, that's still an important show," he says. "My parents' friends will say to me, 'Oh yeah, I... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne

Northrop Auditorium : 7:30 p.m. March 10

Tickets and more info here. More >>

University Dance

We Are Hmong Minnesota

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from March 7 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

Karaoke Night

Otter's Saloon : 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Sun.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

The outside of Otter's Saloon features a mural of a dapper otter decked out in a top hat, suit, and bow tie, his googly eyes and martini glass saluting patrons knowingly. Step inside and you will find a long bar filled with disco balls, giant football helmets, and electric rodents drinking... More >>

University Music, Barhopping
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