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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

Juno and the Paycock

Guthrie Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 28; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. from May 31 until June 28

Joe Dowling ends his two decades at the helm of the Guthrie Theater by returning to the play that marked his first work on U.S. soil. Dowling has directed Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock numerous times over the years, including a Gate Theatre version that played on Broadway in 1988. From... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

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

Posters and Pints

Uppercut Gym : 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. May 30

Local beer isn't all IBUs, killer patios, and shuffleboard tables. There are also beer-themed murals, can and bottle labels, special-release posters, sudsy music events, and covers of the Growler. In addition to the complex, soothing, and, yes, intoxicating pleasures of beer, there's a bustling... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Art - Galleries, Food and Drink, Arts, Parties and Receptions

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

Graham Parker & the Rumour

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant : 7:00 p.m. June 5

Graham Parker was the quintessential angry young man in the mid-'70s, spitting out clever, hard-bitten tunes with the intensity of a howlin’ wind and the versatile finesse of his pub rock-honed band, the Rumour. After splitting from the band in 1980, Parker pursued a singer-songwriter... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

MN Vintage Crawl

Public Functionary : 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. May 30

Some Minnesotans hunt deer. For others, the prey is a good vintage score. Saturday's event caters to the latter, with daylong festivities geared toward vintage lovers, be they seeking fashion finds, retro housewares, or unique furniture pieces. At this self-guided crawl, folks will pick up a... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Festivals, Fashion and Style, Parties and Receptions

Tall Tales (Record Release Show)

Icehouse : 9:30 p.m. June 1

Formidable and eclectic improvisational jazz guitarist Dean Granros has been a significant presence on the Twin Cities music scene for four decades. After a period with a diminished local profile, Granros is back, here leading Tall Tales, a new ensemble featuring local jazz heavyweights:... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Music

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

Wise Blood: An Immersive Opera Experience

The Soap Factory : Every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 14; 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from June 4 until June 14

The Soap Factory continues to be one of the most innovative, multidisciplinary art spaces in town. With support from the prestigious Art Basel crowdfunding initiative, the nonprofit launched a Kickstarter campaign for an exhibition and immersive music experience based on Flannery O'Connor's... More >>

University Art - Galleries, Arts, Theater, Performing Arts

Hot Dish Happy Hour

Grumpy's : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue.

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

$5 Scratch and Dent Sale and Super Party

Aesthetic Apparatus : 12:00 p.m. May 30

So, you have a blank wall that you would like to fill with art. You're sick of looking at the movie posters you bought at your campus poster sale, but you also don't have much of a budget to work with. Never fear, for you can take a trip to this scratch-and-dent poster sale with a mere $20 and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Art - Galleries, Parties and Receptions, Arts

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

The Corner Bar : 10:00 p.m. every Fri.

In 2009, a quirk of the Minneapolis liquor code that required special licensing to perform standup comedy temporarily put a halt to the Comedy Corner Underground's Friday night open mic and threatened other comedy shows around town. After local comedians worked with the city government to amend... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, 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

Colin Matthes: Instructional and Flood Resistant Work

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

Worried about ecological disaster? Never fear: Milwaukee-based artist Colin Matthes has you covered with a series of works that offer helpful tips for survival. Drawing on language and imagery from motivational posters, advertising, and Boy Scout handbooks, Matthes's work provides guidance on... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Galleries

Minneapolis Cider Week

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery : Daily from June 1 until June 6

Many people go to Town Hall locations in search of beer. This week, however, more patrons will be stopping by to enjoy a variety of ciders. For Minneapolis Cider Week, Town Hall Brewery, Town Hall Tap, Town Hall Lanes, and Republic Seven Corners will be pouring cider at a handful of events.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Food and Drink, Festivals, Barhopping

Live Racing

Canterbury Park : 6:30 p.m. every Fri. until August 31; 12:45 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until August 31; 6:30 p.m. every Thu. from June 4 until August 31

The horses have returned to the track once again for a series of nail-biting races. It's not just about understanding stats and placing your bets, however. Throughout the season there will be a variety of theme nights, novelty races, and happy-hour specials. This Memorial Day weekend, for... More >>

Shakopee Sports - Spectator


The Southern Theater : Every Sat.

Barring things like the Minnesota State Fair and the St. Paul Winter Carnival, not many events here in town make it past the 20-year mark. Balls, the beloved Saturday-night open-mic cabaret, is an exception to that rule. Over the decades a variety of performers — from very green, to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater, Spoken Word, Performing Arts, Open Mic, Arts

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

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

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

Art on Air

Instinct Art Gallery : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until July 11

This exhibition celebrates air, the most essential and ephemeral of elements. The list of participating artists for "Art on Air" is something of a who's who of Twin Cities talents whose works aren't bound by discipline. Among the seven is Kate Casanova, who is continually extending her practice... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

Mary Poppins

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres : 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 29; 1:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat. until August 29

Stepping into a role made famous by another actor is always tough, especially when that role is in one of your favorite films. So what did Mark King do to get ready to play Bert — a role made famous by Dick Van Dyke — in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's Mary Poppins? He stayed as far... More >>

Chanhassen Theater

Bondage A-Go-Go

Ground Zero : 10:00 p.m. every Sat.

While there are usually a handful of burlesque shows happening on any given weekend, and Sex World is open 24 hours a day, Bondage A-Go-Go is still one of the most enduring nights dedicated to kinks and sexy subcultures. The crowd can vary depending on the season and the evening, but generally... More >>

University Barhopping, Adult

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
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