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Jim Denomie: Dialogues

Bockley Gallery : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until December 13

The irrepressibly irreverent Jim Denomie shows his most recent cache of paintings in this exhibition at one of his home bases, Bockley Gallery. In his vibrantly anachronistic work, Denomie jumbles pop culture, Native history, art history, and religious matters into trenchant commentaries that... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Holidazzle Village

Peavey Plaza : 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily until December 24

Sadly, the Holidazzle Parade is not returning this year. However, the name will live on in this season's Holidazzle Village, a winter market taking over Peavey Plaza. Here, you'll find plenty of things to do and see to get you into the holiday spirit. Holidazzle Village opens this Friday,... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Holiday, Christmas, Arts

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

The Cocktail Hour

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 4; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 4; 1:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from November 29 until January 4

Harmonious facades are known to fracture easily, especially when strong libations are involved. To outsiders, the loosening of slurred tongues is when the fun really begins. Such is the case in playwright A. R. Gurney's The Cocktail Hour, wherein one particularly fraught family dinner riffs on... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

International Reggae All-Stars

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Make all the jokes you want about the climate differences between Kingston and Minneapolis, but the cultural ones aren't as hard to reconcile. The aptly dubbed Lynval "Golden Voice" Jackson and his band have been a welcome and frequent presence in Twin Cities clubs for years now, and they're... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

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

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

St. Paul European Christmas Market

West 7th Place : 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. November 28; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. November 29; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. November 30

Just because it's Black Friday doesn't mean you have to spend it in a mall or a big-box store. Minneapolis will have its Holidazzle Village this season, and St. Paul will host several great events, including the St. Paul European Christmas Market. This free, three-day open-air festival takes... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Holiday, Festivals, Arts

A Christmas Story: The Musical

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 28; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from November 29 until December 28

Thanks to televised broadcasts that seem to multiply exponentially as the titular holiday approaches, A Christmas Story has achieved such cultural ubiquity that children born decades after the film's 1983 release can quote entire lines of dialogue verbatim. Never mind that the film is suffused... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater, Holiday, Christmas

Sights, Sounds, and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

If you've wisely picked up Purple Snow, the Numero Group's recent collection of Twin Cities R&B from the '70s and '80s, you'll have seen many of Charles Chamblis's striking color photos. Active from the '60s through the late '80s, Chamblis was a versatile professional photographer, taking... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Wells Fargo Winter Skate

Rice Park : 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from November 29 until February 1; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Sun. from November 30 until February 1; 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. from December 1 until February 1

You've eaten turkey and indulged in leftovers, you've sat on the couch and watched football, and you've slept in. Now it's time to get a little exercise in during your holiday break. This Saturday, Rice Park is turning into a winter wonderland worth checking out, whether you're on a romantic... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Sports - Participatory, Holiday, Festivals

Love's Labour's Lost

The Lab Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until December 21

Born partially from the ashes of Theatre de la Jeune Lune, the Moving Company has continued that late company's inventive drive with a string of innovative productions that stretch the definition of theater, dance, movement, and music. The Moving Company's latest work takes on the biggest... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7

Walker Art Center : Daily until November 22

The New York-based artist receives her first solo American show at the Walker, which is turning its seventh-floor gallery over to the camera-less photographer for a "photographic intervention." Meaning, Deschenes has recently eschewed actual camera work, choosing instead to employ photography's... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Hot Dish Happy Hour

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Wed.

Throwing the words "hot dish" together with "happy hour" might sound odd. One usually entails booze, while the other reminds us of Grandma's comfort food. Yet somehow at Grumpy's this combo works spectacularly. Tuesday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can load up on the carbs, meats, and... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Barhopping

Get Cryphy!

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

We may be a few years past the point where crunk and hyphy are the hot-trend hip hop subgenres, but First Ave's recurring "Get Cryphy!" night isn't just a matter of trying to find new life in a couple aging styles by portmanteauing them together. Jimmy2Times¬, Plain Ole Bill, DJ Fundo and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Holiday Lights in the Park

Phalen Park : 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily until January 1

Enjoying Christmas lights while riding in a warm car is a holiday tradition for many. Those looking for giant sparkling displays need look no further than the Holiday Lights in the Park. The yearly event features over 60 displays, with light tunnels, dancing snowmen, and flashing sugarplums.... More >>

Phalen Holiday, Family Events, Christmas

Burlesque Rocks!

Mounds Theatre : 7:30 p.m. November 29

Throughout the year, the fine folks at Toil & Trouble have presented saucy theme nights that have included science-fiction homages, Saturday-morning cartoon-inspired stripping, and more. This Thanksgiving weekend, they'll be taking the stage for their season finale. Thankfully, there will be... More >>

Phalen Burlesque, Arts, Adult

Art Expanded, 1958–1978

Walker Art Center : Daily 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


Weinstein Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 10

The fashion world loves to celebrate designers and models. But they're not the only ones adding a bit of sparkle to the industry. The Weinstein Gallery's latest exhibition, "FASHION," takes a look at talented women who have worked behind the lens. The show boasts images spanning 90 years from... More >>

Kingfield Fashion and Style, Arts, Art - Galleries

Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag: Native Kids Ride Bikes

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

This exhibition of lowrider bicycles festooned with regalia by urban Native youth and contemporary indigenous artists appeals to our love of two-wheeled transportation. The mobility bikes give to riders is the show's primary theme, and it has fueled participating artists' imaginations. They... More >>

University Arts, Art - Museums

Eric Inkala: Chaos Complex

Public Functionary : Every Tue., Fri., Sat. until December 20

Minnesota native Eric Inkala came up on the local art scene in the mid-2000s before heading east to Brooklyn. This Saturday, he'll be returning for his first Twin Cities art show in five years. Those familiar with his work will notice some trademark inspirations, as well as new developments and... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Delta Delta Delta Force/Repetition, Simulation, Repetition

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Daily until December 28

Just in time for Halloween, the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program is getting a little spooky with Andy Messerschmidt, an occultist who is taking on "supernatural beliefs and the visual culture of mystical ceremonies" for his latest work. Messerschmidt's show, titled "Delta Delta Delta... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

The Blacker the Berry

Intermedia Arts : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 10

Starting this week, Intermedia Arts presents a multidisciplinary performance and art exhibit featuring over 40 women of color, all of whom are responding to the title, The Blacker the Berry. The event is curated by Shá Cage, with the help of Cristina Benz on the visual arts aspect and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Performing Arts, Arts, Art - Galleries

Aldo Moroni: Master Sculptor/Ceramic Artist

Gallery 13 : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 3

Life is never dull around Aldo Moroni, a ceramic sculptor known for crafting whole cities — in miniature — in his studio, then destroying them during a wine-fueled bacchanal. This show is billed as his first major exhibition in a decade, and no doubt will be a more formal affair.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries


Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 2

Anne George's most recent pieces have been inspired by photos of political protests in the 1960s, yet present such material anew. Working with fabric, ribbons, charcoal, handmade paper, and gouache, she reinvents the imagery of history with mixed-media works that offer up different... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries
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