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Tuesday, September 16 2014

Café Scientifique 09/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment, and popular culture featuring experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative top

Forbidden Fruit: Hidden gems of the Northside 09/16/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This documentary, produced by North Minneapolis youth along with documentary filmmaker Adja Gildersleve, challenges the dominant media narratives of North Minneapolis and explores the idea of youth empowerment through art. This film is a product of the Digital Divide Documentary Empowerment Project.

Fiesta Celebrating Mexico's Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month 09/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Celebrate Mexico's Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with Mazatlan, the "Pearl of the Pacific." Join the Mazatlan Tourism Board for an open bar fiesta with traditional Mexican cuisine, o

Make the Most of Google Docs at Hardwood Creek Library - Pre-registration required 09/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite.

CANCELED There's an App for That at Heritage Library - Pre-registration required 09/16/2014 - 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.

Public input meeting: Accessory Dwelling Units Text Amendment 09/16/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) – also known as “granny flats”, “mother-in-law apartments” or “alley flats” – have received significant attention nationwide in recent years, alongside conversations about the lack of affordable housing options for renters, aging Boomers, and homeowners in growing urban areas.

The Minneapolis zoning code does not generally allow ADUs. In 2001, the City adopted the NP North Phillips Overlay District to allow for the construction of accessory dwellings in a portion of the Phillips neighborhood. The City of Minneapolis’ Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) is now undertaking an amendment to the zoning code ordinances that would establish regulations for ADUs and make them allowed citywide.

Birding and Pontoon Boat Tour 09/16/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

“Ride a pontoon, see birds: it’s that easy!"

Lit Up Late: Midnight Release of Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle 09/15/2014 - 11:30pm - 09/16/2014 - 12:30am

Join us at 11:30pm on Monday, September 15 at Moon Palace Books (2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis MN 55406), to cele

"Actors & Spectators" 09/13/2014 - 12:00pm - 10/25/2014 - 4:00pm

Kolman & Pryor Gallery is  showcasing new work by Farida Hughes in its fall exhibit, “Actors & Spectators.”  Known for her energetic mark making that conveys anonym

Smitten Kitten Presents the Art of Paulo Galvin 09/13/2014 (All day) - 10/26/2014 (All day)

The Smitten Kitten, an education based sex supply store for everybody, is pleased to announce it will be hosting the art of Paulo Galvin.  The St.

BCT presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPARE: ABRIDGED 09/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 10/12/2014 - 2:00pm

A wild comedy born from the improvisation of the original creators, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged deconstructs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in one evening!

THEATER ALL YEAR | Yellow Tree Theatre presents "The Rainmaker" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover Lizzie, whose father and brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattl

THEATER ALL YEAR | Frank Theatre presents "The New Electric Ballroom" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 09/28/2014 (All day)

From the author of the musical ONCE, as well as Frank Theatre’s riveting 2013 production of MISTERMAN, comes Enda Walsh’s THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM.

TigerLion Arts and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum present "Nature" 09/12/2014 (All day) - 10/12/2014 (All day)

TigerLion Arts presents Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world.

Arcadia 09/12/2014 (All day) - 11/09/2014 (All day)

Amidst the gorgeous gardens at Sidley Park estate, vibrant and brilliant minds gush over their passions for everything from costume parties to landscape architecture to chaos theory.

Strumply Peter 09/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 09/25/2014 - 7:30pm

Strumply Peter, a Toy Opera, is the latest original creation from Open Eye Figure Theatre, inspired by the cautionary poems 19th century German physician Heinrich Hoffman composed to entertain his

Near and Far Contemporary Landscape Paintings 09/08/2014 (All day) - 10/23/2014 (All day)

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G.

Ade Bethune: The Power of One Person 09/08/2014 (All day) - 12/19/2014 (All day)

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G.

Sexy Laundry at Park Square Theatre 09/05/2014 - 7:30pm - 09/28/2014 - 3:30pm

Alice and Henry have to make a change. After twenty-five years of marriage, three children and stalled careers, the couple has fallen into the same old dull routine.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep" 08/29/2014 (All day) - 10/19/2014 (All day)

Set on a "dark and stormy night," Lady Enid and her husband arrive at a haunted estate complete with werewolves and mayhem, as well as an impromptu side-trip to the tombs of Egypt!  With

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.

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.

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.

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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