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Tuesday, September 2 2014

Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant Lake Bowl 09/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

An improv comedy cornucopia of favorites, veterans & up-and-comers: Tuesday Night LOLz @ Bryant Lake Bowl presents 4 stellar improv groups the 1st Tuesday of the month.

CANCELED There’s an App for That at Waconia Library - Pre-registration required 09/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

So many apps, so little time. Discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity, plus how to use and organize them.

20 for 20, Celebrating Textile Center's 20th Birthday 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm - 10/25/2014 - 5:00pm

20 for 20 brings together 20 artists to celebrate 20 years of connections, conversations and collaborations.  Reaching across fiber art disciplines and beyond geographic boundaries, Textile Ce

Dynamic Convergence 08/28/2014 (All day) - 10/03/2014 (All day)

Three artists come together in this compelling exhibition. Megan Bell Honigman’s abstract oil paintings incorporate flowing organic shapes made of rich, soothing colors.

Exhibit: A Right to Establish a Home 08/23/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

A Right to Establish a Home examines the history behind a series of menacing protests that enveloped 4600 Columbus Avenue South, Minneapolis following the property’s purchase in August 1931 by Arthur and Edith Lee. The young African-American couple chose to buy a house in what many then considered a “white neighborhood.” The exhibition interprets the protests and responses in the broader context of race and housing in Minneapolis, racism in Minnesota, and the individuals and organizations that defended the Lees, including the NAACP and the distinguished attorney Lena Olive Smith.

Craig Edwards: Pottery / Anita Ophoven: Works on Paper 08/21/2014 (All day) - 09/26/2014 (All day)

Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Craig Edwards and the Works on Paper by Anita Ophoven.

The Book of Mormon 08/20/2014 (All day) - 09/07/2014 (All day)

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "grade A

Signature Moves: Perci Chester 08/09/2014 (All day) - 09/20/2014 (All day)

An exhibition of sculpture and prints by Perci Chester

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art 07/24/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

This groundbreaking exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts from the 1960s to the present.

Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts 07/13/2014 (All day) - 09/21/2014 (All day)

Over its 100-year history, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts has amassed an extensive collection of works on paper.

COLOR + DESIGN 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 09/30/2014 - 5:00pm

COLOR + DESIGN

Drawings by Lisa Rydin Erickson

Photographs by Angie Wiseman

FRIDAY, JULY 11TH 6-9PM

 

Minneapolis Made Here 07/11/2014 (All day) - 12/31/2014 (All day)

With Made Here, Hennepin Theatre Trust showcases Minnesota’s wealth of artistic talent to activate the vibrant downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. From locally created visual displays in vacant storefronts, to pop-up parks and art galleries and live performances in commercial spaces, the rich diversity of the Twin Cities’ cultural community is front and center for all to share.

The Wolf of Walmart 07/03/2014 - 7:30pm - 11/01/2014 - 8:00pm

Not one to follow the pack, the cast of "The Wolf of Walmart" will show its cunning as it hunts down the humor in all areas of pop culture, politics, and everyday life, mining it all for this

"Alive from Off Center" at the Walker Art Center 07/01/2014 (All day) - 02/07/2015 (All day)

Alive from Off Center took performance into the realm of broadcast TV, featuring groundbreaking work from a new generation of international artists working on the frontiers of comedy,

Around The World In 80 Days 06/20/2014 (All day) - 10/27/2014 (All day)

A simple handshake locks Phileas Fogg into an outrageous, seemingly impossible wager to circle the entire globe in only 80 days. Every step puts his fortune - and his life - in danger.

Summer Group Show 2014 06/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm

Summer Group Show 2014

 

Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery:

Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting

Kate Casanova: Collage

Jim Dryden: Painting

Art Expanded, 1958–1978 at the Walker Art Center 06/14/2014 (All day) - 03/08/2015 (All day)

Drawn from the Walker’s extensive collection of artworks, films, archival materials, and ephemera, this exhibition explores the many facets of the so-called “expanded arts” scene of the 1960s and ’70s, charting a transformational phase in the history of 20th-century art when artists around the world collectively began to challenge, critique, and upend traditional media and disciplines. The teachings of John Cage, the emergence of event scores and Happenings, the dissemina­tion of Fluxus material and editions, and the embrace of conceptualism, performance, video, television, avant-garde film, and experimental music—all of these factors in the context of a rapidly changing world influenced artists and thinkers as they tested art’s evolving status as object, information, and experience.

Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s at the Minnesota History Center 05/24/2014 (All day) - 01/04/2015 (All day)

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid.

The Diastema Project: There is Much to Be Said About a Gap-Toothed Grin 05/12/2014 (All day) - 09/08/2014 (All day)

Depending on where you call home, a space between your front teeth may be the sign of a lustful nature, good fortune or the highest form of beauty.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Commonweal Theatre presents "Arsenic & Old Lace" 05/09/2014 (All day) - 09/09/2014 (All day)

Looks can be deceiving! Everything seems normal and serene in the home of spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster - famous in their Brooklyn neighborhood for hospitality and charity.

Storm Drain Stenciling with FMR 04/21/2014 (All day) - 10/13/2014 (All day)

If you're looking for a great service outing that is educational, active, outdoors and provides a significant community benefit, consider storm drain stenciling!

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