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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

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

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

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

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

Beyond Glitch: Stuart Atteberry's Solo Exhibition

Nomad World Pub : Daily until June 1

This week, Altered Esthetics is hosting another art exhibition at Nomad Pub. Stuart Atteberry is both a painter and a programmer. You can see how those two things play with each other in his latest series. For "Beyond Glitch," the artist takes found items and digitizes them into abstraction.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Eifman Ballet

Northrop : 7:30 p.m. daily 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

The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

For the first major exhibit of its 100th anniversary year, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty." The show offers a closer look at this fascinating family, whose influence spanned centuries, through the lavish and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

LONGING: A Public Art Installation by Dream The Combine

Installation Site : Daily until May 10

Not every architecture firm has a length of skyway pedestrian bridge hanging about, in need of a new home. But CITYDESKSTUDIO does. Or did. After issuing a request for proposals, the company found a new use for the structure as a site-specific art installation created by Dream the Combine,... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries


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

Jason Moran and Robert Glasper

Walker Art Center : 8:00 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

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

Weekly Happy Hour

Blackbird : 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.; 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

Although many restaurants close over the years, few are forced to do so because of fire. This is what happened at Blackbird's original 50th and Bryant location in 2010. A benefit party and a new lease later, the pleasant little restaurant has flourished in its new digs at 38th and Nicollet. The... More >>

Kingfield Food and Drink, Barhopping

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

Goldstein Museum of Design : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

Biking here is on the rise. The Twin Cities have not only created a nationally recognized bicycling infrastructure, and are among the top 10 cycling cities in the U.S., but we're also leaders in bike innovations and technology. The Goldstein Museum of Design's new exhibition celebrates this... More >>

Como Cycling, Arts, Art - Museums

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

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

Next to Normal

Yellow Tree Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 17

Next to Normal is about as far from "normal" as a modern musical can get. The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning show centers on a woman with severe mental illness, presented to a pulsing, hard-charging score. It's also the latest challenge for Osseo-based Yellow Tree Theatre. The production... More >>

Maple Grove Theater

Titus Andronicus/Much Ado About Nothing

Minneapolis Theatre Garage : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from May 1 until May 17; 2:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. from May 2 until May 17

Mission Theatre Company finds unexpected connections between a pair of very different Shakespeare plays. Both are set in post-war lands. In Titus Andronicus, two long warring sides now have to exist in peace. That they can’t leads to the bloody, tragic events of the play. Much Ado... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

The Crucible

Guthrie Theater : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 24

Not content to coast, Joe Dowling is spending his remaining time at the Guthrie embarked upon an ambitious run of directorial work, beginning with the recently concluded A Midsummer Night's Dream and closing out with Juno and the Paycock. In between, Dowling looks to reintroduce a canonical... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles

Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts : Every Wed., Thu., Sat. until May 16; 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 16

It's fools on parade in the latest company-created piece by Interact. Director Jon Ferguson (Theatre Forever) works with the group to explore the longstanding nature of "the fool" who, like the artists in Interact, were often disabled. The long history of these characters forms the backbone of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

The Minneapolis Hitchcock Film Festival

Heights Theater : 7:30 p.m. April 30; 7:30 p.m. May 14; 7:30 p.m. May 21

Instead of relying upon today's fusillade of special effects, filmmakers could take a lesson from the superlative orchestration of anxieties intrinsic to the works of Alfred Hitchcock. For a riveting refresher, look no further than the Minneapolis Hitchcock Film Festival, a film series... More >>

Columbia Heights Film, Arts, Festivals

Unforeseen Poetry and Art

Gallery One Tractorworks : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until June 18

Pairing poetry with visual art isn't new. But this initiative, curated by poet Morgan Grayce Willow and artist Marcia Soderman, looks for resonance between the two media. At "Unforeseen Poetry and Art," you can read Amy Nash's poem, which references "a bonfire in a liar's pit," view Linda... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Disco Fever

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. last Sat. of every month

As titles go, 'Disco Fever' misleadingly sounds like the name of a K-Tel compilation or a roller-boogie b-movie from 1979 -- right before disco itself collapsed and went from inescapable fad to pop-culture pariah. But we live in a better tomorrow, where Chic's Nile Rodgers still plays on... More >>

University Music

All That Glitters

Rogue Buddha Art Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 30

Through his singular sensibility, painter Nicholas Harper has recast many Twin Cities artists — via charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic, and gold leaf — in portraits that are at once rich with Renaissance coloration and surrealist inspiration. His paintings are stately, and imbued with a... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

The Beast On Your Back Closing Event

Q.arma Building : 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. April 30

For this group show five local artists -- Shanice Jackson-Ellison, Karina Tverbakk, Sarah Evenson, Sloan Armstrong, and Aaron Culey -- explore oppressive systems, giving these things physical forms. The works, which include photography, sculpture, performance, and more, deal with topics such as... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Art - Galleries, Arts
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