Can’t-Miss Calendar

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March 6–April 28

Kiruna Solaregg

Schedule a Solar Egg Sauna

A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture that is also a functional sauna, the Solar Egg will be in residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard through April 28. The sculpture is made of wood and covered in a stainless, golden mirror surface. Its many facets reflect its surroundings and the sauna acts as a chamber for the exchange of ideas. In the center of the Egg is a wood-fired, heart-shaped sauna stove made of iron and stone.

When: March 6–April 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: Saunas are $30 ASI & 612 Sauna Society members / $35 non-members (plus fees), per person, per session. Sessions include ASI museum admission. Bring your own towels and swimsuits (required).

Infoeventbrite.com


March 15–24

Cantus

Cantus: When I Grow Up

From childhood through adulthood, Cantus reflects on the cycle of life. Exploring themes of adolescence, companionship, parenthood and acceptance of mortality, When I Grow Up considers how we become who we are.

When: March 15–24

Where: March 15, 7:30 p.m.: Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis; Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.: Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater; March 17, 2:00 p.m.: Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis; Thursday, March 21, 11:00 a.m.: Colonial Church of Edina; Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.: Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul; Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.: Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata

Cost: Prices vary by venue

Infocantussings.org


March 16–24

Minnesota Opera's The Fix

Minnesota Opera’s The Fix

An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

When: March 16–24

Where: Ordway Center, St. Paul

Cost: Starting at $25

Infomnopera.org


March 21; April 4, 11; May 9, 16, 30

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Noir She Didn’t

Mystery Entertainment is now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Come for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller.

When: March 21; April 4, 11; May 9, 16, 30

Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Minneapolis

Cost: $60

Infomurdermysterydinnerminneapolis.com


March 21

Community Partners Breakfast Flint Hills Family Festival

Community Partners Breakfast

Please join Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for a Community Partners Breakfast celebrating the 19th annual Flint Hills Family Festival presented by the Ordway. Breakfast will be provided by The Saint Paul Hotel.

When: March 21

Where: Ordway Target Atrium, Saint Paul

Cost: FREE, but registration required

Infoordway.org


March 21–24

Candide, Photo Credit: Allen Weeks
Candide, Photo Credit: Allen Weeks

Candide

Great music, light romance, dark villains and broad comedy made Leonard Bernstein’s Candide an instant classic. The cast will be joined by a full orchestra, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and members of the VocalEssence Chorus.

When: March 21–24

Where: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, Minneapolis

Cost: $35–$45

Infovocalessence.org


March 22–April 14

Evita

Evita

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, “Evita” is a musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber that is filled with well-known numbers such as “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” “Evita” brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. Set between 1934 and 1952, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

When: March 22–April 14

Where: Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka

Cost: $32–$35

Infolyricarts.org


March 22–April 14

Little Women

Little Women

This adaptation covers the first half of the Louisa May Alcott novel, which was based on her own childhood during the Civil War.

When: March 22–April 14

Where: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis

Cost$22, $18 for senior citizens (age 62+)

Infotheatreintheround.org


March 23

Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles – Abbey Road

Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles – Abbey Road

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut.

When: March 23

Where: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul

Cost: $34–$57

Infoordway.org


March 23–24

The 51st Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness

The 51st Arrowhead Auto Body Motorhead Madness

More than 100 one-of-a-kind customs, trucks, 4x4s, hot rods, street rods, race cars, cycles, and antique autos are on display. Judges will decide who will go home with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

When: March 23–24

Where: Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Cost: Adults $12 / Children ages 6–12 $5 / Kids 5 and under FREE

Infomotorheadmadnessmn.com


March 1–24

My Antonia

My Antonia

After traveling throughout Nebraska, Illusion Theater’s acclaimed adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel will return to Minneapolis. My Antonia is the story of 1880’s European immigrants who came to the prairies of Nebraska in an attempt to make their American dreams come true.

When: March 1–24

Where: Illusion Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $25–$45

Infoillusiontheater.org


March 26–30

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

National and Local Ceramists Exhibit

Schmidt Artist Lofts hosts 7 exhibits & a gift shop­ as part of the 2019 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference.

When: March 26–30

Where: Schmidt Artist Lofts, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infonceca.net


March 27–28

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and still the smartest person in the room.

When: March 27–28

Where: The Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $40–$85

Infoames-center.com


Through March 29

Mirrored Mosaics: Artists’ Reflections on Being Muslim in Minnesota

Mirrored Mosaics: Artists’ Reflections on Being Muslim in Minnesota

This art exhibit celebrates the work of nearly 20 artists with a connection to the Muslim community in Minnesota.

When: Through March 29

Where: Art Works, Eagan

Cost: FREE

Infoawe.mn


March 30

Minnesota Genealogy Center

Minnesota Genealogical Center 50th Anniversary Open House Celebration

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Minnesota Genealogical Society at a fun-filled Open House at the Minnesota Genealogical Center. This free event features exhibits, library tours, mini-classes, door prizes, Ask-a-Pro mini consultations, time to network with ethnic and interest groups, eat delicious snacks, and more.

When: March 30

Where: Minnesota Genealogy Center, Mendota Heights

Cost: FREE

Infomngs.org


March 30

Lowertown Pop Minnesota Makers’ Market

Lowertown Pop Market

This event will feature more than 40 local artisans and craftspeople including bakers, distillers, musicians and visual artists, as well as makers of jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary goods, toys, decorative objects and much more. New this year is a “Make and Take” craft area hosted by makers from Carver Junk Company where, for a small fee, guests create and craft an item to take home. There will also be a DJ spinning tunes, and magician Eli Sanchez will delight guests with his arsenal of tricks and fun.

When: March 30

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: $8 advance and $10 at the door and admission is free for children ages 5 and under

Infouniondepot.org


March 31, April 14

Urban Expedition Landmark Center St. Paul

Urban Expedition

Experience cultures from around the world through music, dance, food, pets, crafts and more at this annual international event series. March 31: Great Britain, April 14: Vietnam

When: March 31, April 14

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infolandmarkcenter.org


March 31, April 7

Starch Madness: Baking a Cookie Champion, the Fresh Four

Starch Madness: Baking a Cookie Champion, the Fresh Four

In March, vote on Facebook to nominate your classic favorites and rookie cookie recipes that will make up the field of 16 Sweets. In the following weeks, cast your votes online to decide which cookies move on to the round of eight and the top four. A taste-off of those Fresh Four will take place in the museum’s Baking Lab on March 30 and 31. Then visit on Sunday, April 7 for the live, high stakes, bake-off between the top two cookies.

When: March 31, April 7

Where: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infomnhs.org/event/6738


April 2

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: Summer on Summit

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: Art at the Hill House

Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House. Tours are offered the first Tuesday of every month.

When: 10–11 a.m. April 2

Where: James J. Hill, St. Paul

Cost: FREE, reservation required

Infomnhs.org/event/6558


April 4–20

38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

Each year, the festival showcases the latest films by both emerging and veteran filmmakers from around the globe, totaling more than 250 films from 70+ countries.

When: April 4–20

Where: Most showings will be at St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: TBA

Info: mspfilm.org


April 4

The State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

The State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships

Twenty-four of the nation’s elite men’s and women’s college basketball players will convene in Minneapolis to participate in the event. The night features the Great Clips Slam Dunk Championship, the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Shooting Championships and the Applebee’s Team Shootout. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s 3-Point Championships will then compete in the Reese’s Puffs Battle of the Champions.

When: April 4

Where: Target Center, Minneapolis

Cost: $15–$38

Info: targetcenter.com


April 5

Reese's Final Four Friday

Reese’s Final Four Friday

See the Final Four players up close for free in their final open practices before the semifinals, followed by the Reese’s College All-Star Game in the afternoon.

When: April 5

Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Infoncaa.com/reeses-final-four-friday


April 5–8

Final Four Tip-Off Tailgate

Tip-Off Tailgate

This four-day tailgating party will feature free interactive activities and live entertainment in the heart of the city.

When: April 5–8

Where: Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: ncaa.com/final-four/tip-off-tailgate


April 5–8

Final Four Fan Fest

Final Four Fan Fest

Celebrate a variety of sports with interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings, a home run derby, free cheer clinics, a climbing wall and a chance to snap a selfie with the Final Four championship trophy.

When: April 5–8

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

Cost: $4–$10 for ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 and younger.

Infoncaa.com/final-four/fan-fest/overview


April 5–27

Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

Velvet Swing

Velvet Swing tells the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th-century supermodel and leading lady of the “crime of the century.”

When: April 5–27

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $5–$20

Info: www.umbrellaco.org/velvet-swing-2019.html


April 5–7

American Craft Show

American Craft Show

The American Craft Show showcases the work of more than 240 of the country’s most talented contemporary artists presenting their latest handmade creations. This year’s show will focus on spring and summer fashion tips, as well as what is trending in the craft categories featured at the show, including jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor.

When: April 5–7

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre

Cost: $12 for a one-day pass, $11 online, $5 after 5 p.m. Friday night on-site purchases only, entry for children 12 and under and American Craft Council members is free.

Info: craftcouncil.org


April 6

This snare drum was used during the Civil War by the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
This snare drum was used during the Civil War by the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Civil War Symposium

Attend the annual Civil War Symposium to explore the 2019 theme of working women and the Civil War.

When: April 6

Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

Cost: $10/students free, registration recommended. Limited lunches are available for advanced purchase of $15.

Info: mnhs.org


April 6

Longevity Expo

Longevity Expo

This show concerns products, services and information that will help you stay healthy and well at any age. There will be up to 110 exhibitors and two stages filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.

When: April 6

Where: Maple Grove Community Center

Cost: $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf

Info: mediamaxevents.com/2019-longevity-expo/


April 6

ASI Male Chorus

Svensk Frukost – Breakfast, Music & Heritage with the ASI Male Chorus

Join the ASI Male Chorus for their annual Frukost fundraiser. The ticket includes a full breakfast smorgasbord prepared by the fine chefs at FIKA/Slate and Stone, a selection of traditional Swedish music performed by the chorus and special guests and tours of the Mansion. Dancing encouraged.

When: April 6

Where: American Swedish Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: $25 adults / $12 children

Info: asimn.org


April 6–7

Gentle Human

Gentle Human

Gentle Human is a vulnerable exploration of human emotion as a reaction to adverse outside forces. Inspired by true events in the lives of the company dancers and the wise words of Nikita Gill’s poetry in her book Wild Embers, Gentle Human is a portrait of young artists finding meaning against the odds.

When: April 6–7

Where: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Minneapolis

Cost: $20/$25/$32

Info: balletcolaboratory.org


April 6–May 5

Victor Victoria
Ann Michels as Victoria Grant. Photo credit Devon Cox.

Victor/Victoria

This sparkling musical comedy, set in 1930s Paris, features songs from hit-maker Henry Mancini (“Moon River”). Based on the acclaimed 1982 movie musical starring Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria evokes the warmth of a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic and the contemporary flair of a brand-new musical.

When: April 6–May 5

Where: Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington

Cost: $15–$46

Info: artistrymn.org/victor


April 7

Lush Country

From Patsy Cline to Hank Williams: Classic Hits by Lush Country

Lush County is an all-star band playing the best country hits of the hi-fi era, from Patsy Cline to Hank Williams. The seven members of Lush Country are longtime Twin Cities headliners and Prairie Home Companion veterans. They cover all the favorites including “Stand By Your Man”, “Crazy”, and “Jolene”.

When: April 7

Where: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Cost: $30–$36

Info: masonicheritagecenter.org


April 7

Tjärnblom

Music in the Chapel: Tjärnblom

Swedish for “woodland lake flower,” Tjärnblom is a Scandinavian-style string band featuring a beautiful blend of Nyckelharpa, Octave Mandolin, Harmonium and Cello. They play a repertoire of both old and new Swedish, Finnish and Minnesota music, and have appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.

When: April 7

Where: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Info: lakewoodcemetery.org


April 8

Cameron Kinghorn
Cameron Kinghorn

JazzMN Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Season Finale

The 2019 anniversary concert will spotlight acclaimed LA saxophonist Bob Sheppard and vocalist Cameron Kinghorn. Led by Artistic Director Doug Snapp, the program will feature audience favorites from JazzMN performances of the past 20 years (determined through patron surveys).

When: April 8

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theaters

Cost: Tickets may be purchased for the concert only  for $35. To enjoy dinner, add $15.

Info: ChanhassenDT.com


Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from Feb. 11 to April 10

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Free Tax Filing Assistance

Trained and certified AARP Tax Aide volunteers will work with taxpayers to prepare and electronically file federal and state income tax returns. Returns can be prepared only for Minnesota residents who are not required to file a state tax return in any state other than Minnesota or Wisconsin. Appointments can be made starting January 7, 2019 by calling 651-439-7434 between 9 am and 4 pm.

When: Appointments will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from February 11 to April 10.

Where: Community Thread, 2300 West Orleans Street, Stillwater

Cost: FREE

InfoCommunityThreadMN.org


April 12–13

Textile Garage Sale Pop Up

The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale

Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment – filling a warehouse of textile finds, which are then resold at garage sale prices. Donations are tax deductible and it all benefits Textile Center’s programs. Donations accepted: April 11, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

When: April 12–13

Where: U of M ReUse Program Warehouse, 883 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis

Cost: The preview sale: April 12, 5:30 – 8 p.m.: Advance admission: $30/$25 members, door admission: $35; The Big Sale: April 13, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Admission: $3, Bag Sale from 3 – 4 p.m. for $5

Info: textilecentermn.org


April 13

Home Improvement & Design Expo

Home Improvement & Design Expo

Explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas. Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more.

When: April 13

Where: Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights

Cost: Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf

Info: mediamaxevents.com/2019-igh-home/


April 13

Minnesota Genealogy Center

MGS Spring Workshop “Online Goldmine”

Workshop-style classes will feature hands-on learning exercises. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets. You will leave the conference with both the knowledge and experience to get the most from these three important websites. The conference features three back-to-back classes.

When: April 13

Where: Minnesota Genealogy Center, Mendota Heights

Cost: $45 for MGS members.  $55 for non-members.  After April 1st rates increase to $50 and $60 respectively.

Info: mngs.org


April 13

suicide awareness voices of education

Suicide Awareness Memorial

Witness individual survivor stories, a memorial reading of names, and the faces of suicide. Donations accepted.

When: April 13

Where: St Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie

Cost: FREE

Info: save.donordrive.com/index.cfm


April 14

Minnesota Jazz Legends

Minnesota Jazz Legends – The Elders

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by award-winning vocalist and KBEM Radio host Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories.

When: April 14

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: $20 adults, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission

Infomnhs.org/event/6757


April 14

Spark! Baking for Memory Loss

SPARK! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss

Whip up a delicious treat in this baking experience tailored to all ability levels for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Mill City Museum is a member of SPARK!, an alliance of cultural institutions that offer programming specifically tailored to people with memory loss.

When: April 14

Where: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE, reservation required

Infomnhs.org/event/6316


April 16–28

Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in this production of Hello, Dolly!, winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

When: April 16–28

Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $39–$135

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


April 20

Lakewood Cemetery greenhouse

Annual Earth Day Celebration

Visit Lakewood’s spacious grounds and take a behind-the-scenes tour of historic greenhouses, learning about Lakewood’s horticultural history, sustainable practices and what’s in store for this spring’s flower beds. After the tour, put your own green thumb to work and plant a perennial to take home and plant in memory of a loved one.

When: April 20

Where: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Info: lakewoodcemetery.org


April 24

Nasty Poet

4th Annual National Poetry Month Party & Reading

Come for an evening honoring outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and the vitality of the poetry community at large. A reception will take place on the second floor of the Open Book building with poets and their fans (plus poetry-themed drinks and hors d’oeuvres), and then the fun continues with a reading featuring the finalists for this year’s Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry. (Finalists will be announced in early April.)

When: April 24

Where: Open Book Building, Minneapolis

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to help cover food & drinks. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Info: eventbrite.com


April 25

Victorian Superstitions

Victorian Paleontology

Explore the rivalries and collaborations between hobbyists, “gentlemen scientists,” and academic trailblazers. Hear about the development of scientific knowledge leading up to the Victorian period and how discoveries during this era shaped future generations. This program is offered at 5:30 and 8:30 pm and is for age 21 and up. Admission includes two drinks, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle in the mansion.

When: April 25

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $26/MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6523


April 26

Angels and Madams illustration

Angels and Madams

In 1881, residents of St. Paul’s fashionable Irvine Park neighborhood formed a committee to rid their district of vice. This 75-minute program uses newspaper accounts and court records to explore the secrets of the capital city. This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.

When: April 26

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6517


April 26

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S PARABLE OF THE SOWER: THE CONCERT VERSION

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version

A genre-defying work featuring an ensemble of 20 singers and musicians, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower harnesses two centuries of Black music to give musical life to the late Afro-futurist and science fiction author’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction novel of the same name.

When: April 26

Where: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Cost: $27/$42/$57 (discounts for students, seniors, military, TPT, MPR)

Infotheoshaughnessy.com


April 27

VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers
VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers

The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan

In an arrangement of Dylan’s songs by composer Steve Hackman, The VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers will be joined on stage by Minneapolis indie pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, vocalist Ashley DuBose, and a cappella duo Nation presenting a program of choral interpretations of music by Minnesotans.

When: April 27

Where: Palace Theatre, St. Paul

Cost: $30–$40

Info: vocalessence.org


April 27

Twin Cities PBS ART IS...My Origin Event

Twin Cities PBS ART IS…My Origin Event

Art Is… My Origin is a sneak peek into the most sacred of creative spaces – home. This segment will explore those living room, basement, bedroom practices of freedom that led to the discovery of voice. It will look at blackness across difference and art, specifically music and poetry, as an inter-generational connector and catalyst for liberation.

When: April 27

Where: Twin Cities PBS – Street Space, Saint Paul

Cost: $30–$40

Info: tpt.org/event/art-is-my-origin/


April 27

Super-Bold-Winter-Flower-Show-at-Como-Zoo-and-Conservatory

Summer Flower Show Opening Day

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows.

When: April 27

Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/


April 28

Bandwidth Community Band Festival

Bandwidth Community Band Festival

Enjoy an afternoon listening to marches, concert band classics, pop, Broadway, and jazz music performed by some of the top volunteer-based ensembles in Minnesota. This festival is part of Sundays at Landmark and is produced in partnership with the Lex-Ham Community Band.

When: April 28

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infolandmarkcenter.org/events/


Jan. 26April 28

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

Find impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual artist, who creates dream-like realities through clever and complex montages of nature using his own photographs knit together digitally.

When: Jan. 26April 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: $12 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and above, $6 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID, FREE for ASI members and children under 6

Infoasimn.org


April 29

James J. Hill House

Hill House Chamber Players Concert

The Hill House Chamber Players return for the 2018-2019 season with concerts selected around the theme “Trio Masterworks.” Enjoy an exploration of piano/violin/viola, cello, and clarinet trio variations, with one major trio as the centerpiece for each concert. Admission includes a 6:45 pre-concert conversation with musicians and music blogger Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments, and a post-performance tour of the Hill House. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Valet parking is available.

When: April 29

Where: James J. Hill, St. Paul

Cost: $23 adults, $12 students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org


May 9–12

Autonomy: A Theatrical Thrill Ride

Autonomy: A Theatrical Thrill Ride

Autonomy celebrates America’s love of car culture, environmental activism, theatrical storytelling, rock concerts, and amusement park rides while following the intimate tale of a fatherless child.

When: May 9–12

Where: RiverCentre, St. Paul

Cost: Admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every showtime. Advanced reservations are available for $38

Info: ticketmaster.com


May 11–12

Wordplay Book Festival

Wordplay Book Festival

More than 10,000 book lovers are expected to attend the Loft’s inaugural festival, featuring more than 100 authors, including Steven King, Dave Barry and Amy Tan.

When: May 11–12

Where: Mill City neighborhood of Minneapolis

Cost: $10 for general admission; paid entry includes the $5 voucher to spend at the festival. Free for kids 17 and younger.

Info: loftwordplay.com


May 11

Beach Boys

The Beach Boys Performing at PACER’s Annual Benefit

The Beach Boys changed America’s music landscape, and they continue to play their hits to sold-out houses. Led by Mike Love, you’ll hear timeless songs like “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more. This event celebrates PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and students who are bullied. All proceeds support PACER’s programs.

When: May 11

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

Cost: Starting at $75

Info: one.bidpal.net


May 11

Minneapolis Climate Action Annual Fundraiser: Is Laughter Carbon Neutral?

Minneapolis Climate Action Annual Fundraiser: Is Laughter Carbon Neutral?

MCA and The Theater of Public Policy host an evening of improv and laughs as we celebrate our achievements to address climate change in our community and collaborate on innovative action together. The event will feature a celebration of the life of legacy of founder Tom Braun, who passed away in October 2018, MCA accomplishments for 2018 and vision for 2019, live and silent auctions, raffles, improv, dancing, light fare, and community building.

When: May 11

Where: 2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis

Cost: $25

Info: mplsclimate.org


May 18

Morel

Morels & Memories: Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

At this charity fundraiser hunt there will be tips and tricks on locating, identifying, harvesting, and storing morels; live cooking demos, recipes, and free samples; prizes for the first Morel, the largest Morel, and the most Morels; and live music by Squad Car Denny & The TomKatz. Morels & Memories: Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser was created by Courtney Iverson in honor of her Mom Heidi Vanderlinde, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 at the age of 49.

When: May 18

Where: Off Swede Lake Road, Watertown

Cost: $50 per person. Children 12 and under are free

Info: morelsandmemories.org


May 19, June 9

Minnesota Boychoir

Minnesota Boychoir

This spring, the nationally recognized Minnesota Boychoir will present two concerts — one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis — featuring performances by the 150 boys, age 6–18, in all four Boychoir ensembles: Allegro, Cantando and Cantar, as well as Cantabile, the 50-member flagship choir. The second concert, at Ted Mann, will also feature the Minnesota Boychoir’s alumni choir, AlumSing and Adult Choir.

When: May 19, June 9

Where: May 19: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul; June 9: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: boychoir.org


May 21

VocalEssence Cantare

VocalEssence ¡Cantaré!

VocalEssence ¡Cantaré!, now in its 11th year, invites composers from Mexico into Twin Cities classrooms where they teach students to sing and compose in traditional Mexican forms. The highlight of the program is the end-of-season concert where students from each year’s participating schools show off their new bilingual performance skills. This year’s participating schools include Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School of New Hope, Field Community School of Minneapolis and Harding High School of St. Paul.

When: May 21

Where: Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul

Cost: Children and youth ages 0-17 are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. $10 tickets are currently available as part of a Family Series Subscription. Single tickets will be available on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Info: vocalessence.org


May 28–June 9

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on Dec. 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

When: May 28–June 9

Where: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $74 to $249

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


May 31–June 8

Cantus

Covers: A Pop Concert

Following the past three years of covering complete albums, Cantus will arrange and perform Joni Mitchell’s iconic Blue in its entirety.

When: May 31–June 8

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Cost: $6–$33

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June 1

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

The festival features over 70 juried artists, delicious food, live music, used book sale, garden club plant sale, art activities for children, and other activities for all.

When: June 1

Where: St. Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosapfest.org


June 7

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is an accomplished comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress. Her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, debuted at #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list in Humor and Hardcover within the first 10 days of its release, and its audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.

When: June 7

Where: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul

Cost: $52.50, $41.50, $36.50

Info: fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org


March 1–June 8

TENDERLY, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Featuring many of her signature songs such as “Come On-A My House,” “Tenderly,” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” this production tells the story of Rosemary Clooney’s successes on film, radio, and TV, as well the struggles in her personal life.

When: March 1–June 8

Where: Old Log Theatre, Excelsior

Cost: $30–$40

Infooldlog.com


June 11

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing visual arts, dance, music and theater to children with life-threatening illnesses at Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer, live and silent auctions, tarot card reader and entertainment by country/rock/swing band Trailer Trash. Attire is casual.

When: June 11

Where: Plymouth Creek Center, Plymouth

Cost: $55 through May 3 ($70 after May 3 and at the door)

Info: breannasgift.org/breannas-star/


June 21–23

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Back to the 50’s Weekend

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 46th annual “Back to the 50’s Weekend” will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier, as well as 350 vendors and lots of activities.

When: June 21–23

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: At the door: Adults – $12; Kids 12 and under FREE with each paid adult

Info: msrabacktothe50s.com


July 6

Minneapolis, MN Detective Day

Minneapolis Detective Day

CluedUpp is the British detective game that’s just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Clue. The Minneapolis version of the game is called “Sneaky Finders” and is set in the fictitious town of Millingham. Your team of detectives will be tasked with cracking the case as you stalk the streets, tracking down virtual witnesses and eliminating suspects.

When: July 6

Where: West Downtown, Minneapolis

Cost: $46 per team of up to six adults

Info: cluedupp.com


July 11–13, July 18–20

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Herb Johnson III by Tim Rummelhoff

Momentum: New Dance Works Festival

Momentum: New Dance Works, a widely respected platform for commissioning and presenting original contemporary dance of all genres, selected four artists based in Minnesota: Jonathan van Arneman, Herbert Johnson III, Judith Holo Lue Choy and Leslie Parker. They will participate in the 14-month program that combines professional development and creative process exchanges to strengthen their artistic and professional futures. The program culminates in a two-week performance festival on July 11-13 & 18-20, 2019.

When: July 11–13, July 18–20

Where: The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul

Cost: TBA

Info: oshag.stkate.edu/momentum/


July 12–24

Mill City Summer Opera

Mill City Summer Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan Tutte is a sophisticated comedy about the naiveté of love, and considered to be one of Mozart’s most “controversial” operas. The performance will be in the only American venue where world-class opera is performed in historic ruins under the stars.

When: July 12–24

Where: Mill City Museum Ruin Courtyard, Minneapolis

Cost: Opening Night tickets ($200-$250) include a gala reception, reserved seating for the performance and an after-party with the cast. Tickets ($50-$125) for all other performances will be available for purchase for donors of $250 or more beginning May 7.

Info: millcitysummeropera.org


July 28

Concours d'elegance

10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

This event will feature more than 200 rare, historic and superbly- conditioned cars, boats and motorcycles from as early as the 1900s displayed along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

When: July 28

Where: Excelsior Commons

Cost: $25 per person and only 4,000 tickets will be sold. Children 12 and under and active/retired military members receive free admission. Advance tickets are now available online at a discounted rate through July 1, 2019 at https://squ.re/2Sc2Beb.

Info: 10000lakesconcours.com


March 1–Sep. 28

Mamma Mia
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Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

When: March 1–Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Cost: Starting at $53

Infochanhassendt.com


Ongoing

"Green Card Voices" Exhibit Opening

“Green Card Voices” Exhibit

Featuring immigrants from 22 different countries, this exhibit tells stories of coming to Minnesota from countries all around the world, from Bangladesh to Cameroon to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this banner exhibit, visitors can view photographs of each immigrant and read bios of their unique stories. Then scan a QR code on your phone or another device to see first-person videos of each participant discussing their immigration experiences.

When: Ongoing

Where: Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infomnhs.org/event/6891


Ongoing

Knitting

Knitting for Good

Love to knit (or crochet, or quilt or sew)? Love a good cause? Our drop-in group will allow you to bring your creative talents to support good causes, such as hats for premature babies and welcome blankets. All skill levels are welcome, and please bring your projects to this group.

When: 7–8 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Shoreview Library

Cost: FREE

Info: rclreads.org


Ongoing

Living in the Age of Airplanes

Living in the Age of Airplanes

This giant screen film will renew your appreciation for the amazing invention of airplanes as it explores the wonder and grandeur of flying on the only screen large enough to convey it. Filmed in 18 countries across all seven continents, Living in the Age of Airplanes explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives – even when we don’t fly. Narrated by Harrison Ford. Run time: 48 minutes. All ages.

When: Ongoing

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Adults: $9.95, seniors and children 4-12: $8.95, children 3 and under free; other fees apply to museum admission

Infosmm.org/airplanes


Ongoing

NORTHWEST AIRLINES HISTORY CENTER MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP

Northwest Airlines History Center

View models of every aircraft NWA flew during its 82-year history, along with vintage stewardess uniforms, photos, books, advertising material, serving items, a workable 747 Second Officer’s panel, a wooden propeller from an airmail biplane — even the Chiclets gum for unpressurized flights — and more. You’ll also find a gift shop with unique aviation items.

When: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: The Northwest Airlines History Center’s new home is on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza Aire hotel in Bloomington.

Cost: Free

Info: northwestairlineshistory.org or 952-876-8677


Ongoing

Mixology and Magic

Magic & Mixology

BANK’s cocktail menu features whimsical tricks such as smoked ice cubes and cocktails like an Old Fashioned served inside an ice sphere. Their resident magician David Harris will present table side illusions for guests to be awed and amazed.

When: Tuesdays from 5–7 p.m.

Where: BANK, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

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Ongoing

Senior Exercise

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors Free Exercise Program

Enjoy fun, gentle exercises for adults, led by a qualified instructor.

When: Tuesday and Friday afternoons

Where: Saint Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosppl.bibliocommons.com


Ongoing

Somalis + Minnesota

“Somalis + Minnesota” Exhibit

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. A relatively recent immigrant group, arriving in large numbers following the outbreak of civil war in Somalia in 1991, they have made significant advances in a short amount of time. This new exhibit tells the story of Somali immigrants, their arrival in their newly adopted home of Minnesota, and the successes and struggles they faced.

When: Ongoing

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infominnesotahistorycenter.org


Ongoing

Magnet Senior Center

Magnet Senior Center

Minneapolis Central Library and Westminster Presbyterian Church have joined forces to expand the hours and programming of the Magnet Senior Center, which opened last summer in response to the closing of the Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. Individuals 50 and older of all faiths are welcome at both locations.

When/Where: 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (Heller Commons, 1200 Marquette Ave.) and 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and Thursdays Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall)

Cost: FREE

Info: westminstermpls.org


Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

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Seed Library

The Growing West Side Seed Library is a depository of seeds available to the community at no cost. A grower visits the Riverview Library and “checks out” the seeds of their choice. The grower plants and tends to their garden and, if possible, saves some of the seed, then returns a portion to the library for others to use the following year.

Where: Riverview Library, St. Paul

When: Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Info: sppl.org


Ongoing

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Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine

Examine the history and future of plant-based medicine around the world in this exhibit sponsored by Minnesota’s LeafLine Labs.

Where: The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis

When: Opening June 22

Cost: Included with museum admission of $10–$5 (free for ages 4 and younger)

Info: thebakken.org


Ongoing

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Sportsology

In this new addition to the museum’s exhibit galleries, visitors are invited to run, kick, swing and jump to explore the science of bodies in motion

When: Ongoing

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4–12 and 60 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

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Fly Over America

Go on a small-plane ride across America (and now Canada) at this movie-theater-style ride. Music and special effects — such as mist, wind, sounds and scents — make you feel like you’re truly flying through the scenes displayed before your eyes.

When: 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sundays

Where: Mall of America, Bloomington

Cost: Tickets for adults (13 and older) are $18.95 + tax and children (12 and under) are $14.95 + tax. (*Pricing subject to change)

Info: flyover-america.com


Ongoing

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Yoga at Union Depot

Get your Om on at beautiful Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.  Free classes are offered Monday nights, Tuesday midday, and Saturday mornings. All classes are offered for a variety of skill levels and are taught by the talented instructors from Studio 925.

When: Ongoing; see website for details

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: Reservations are not required for attendance. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, water, and towel if needed. uniondepot.org/events/eventcalendar/


Ongoing 

Capitol Tours 

After more than three years of restoration work, the Minnesota State Capitol reopens this month with free tours.Guides will provide an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government, and will highlight the massive restoration efforts, including murals and paintings returned to their original 1905 patterns and colors, cleaned and repaired exterior marble work and new public spaces in the basement, featuring exposed limestonefoundation walls.

When: Public guided tours — 45 minutes long — will return January 3 on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/capitol


Ongoing

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Tours of the Cathedral of St. Paul 

The Cathedral of Saint Paul was the dream of Archbishop John Ireland, who secured the site in 1904. Situated on the highest point in St. Paul, this magnificent building welcomed waves of immigrants that flooded into Minnesota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building houses its own museum and gift shop and the tours are given by their knowledgeable network of volunteers.

When: Every Tuesday through Friday; 1:00 p.m.

Where: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul 55102

Cost: FREE; though donations are gratefully received. Tours are suspended on Holy Days and civil holidays.

Info: cathedralsaintpaul.org


Ongoing

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Alexander Ramsey House Tours

Take a guided tour of Minnesota’s first territorial governor’s historic home — one of the best-preserved Victorian-era homes in the country, offering a glimpse into life in the 1870s.

When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 2

Where: St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/ramseyhouse


Ongoing

Daisy Camp

Daisy Camp

Getting divorced? Get educated and empowered with a day of lectures and question-and-answer sessions with local legal, financial, real-estate and mental-health professionals, including attorneys trained in collaborative law.

When: Ongoing

Where: 3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550, Edina

Cost: $60 (includes refreshments and lunch); scholarships are available.

Info: See daisycamp.org for updates.


Ongoing

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Journey to the South Pacific

Go on epic adventure through the tropical islands of West Papua, New Guinea, to experience one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, featuring Jawi Mayor, a 13-year-old boy.

When: Through September

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $8.95 for ages 4 to 12 and 65 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

This event is geared toward women who are contemplating divorce, who are in the process of getting divorced or who have already filed for divorce. Explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. Discover what resources are available to help you. Talk with others experiencing similar life changes. Learn from experts who have guided others through divorce.

When: 9 a.m.–noon on the second Saturday of every month

Where: Minnetonka Community Center, Shady Oak Room, Minnetonka

Cost: $25 (Men are encouraged to attend Mondays for Men from 5 to 8 p.m. on select Mondays in St. Louis Park. Cost is $25.)

Info: secondsaturdaytwincities.com