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Thursday, July 24 2014

Distance 07/24/2014 - 9:00pm - 07/25/2014 - 2:00am

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 we welcome back...

DISTANCE - [Croydon, United Kingdom]

Beauty Minus Beast / Elizabeth Carol K / Mighty Ships / Gin Streets 07/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

An extravagant night of acoustic music with Chicago indie rockers Beauty Minus Beast, the folk stylings of Elizabeth Carol K, the heart-torn honesty of Mighty Ships, and the emotional punkness of G

Rebirth Brass Band at the Dakota 07/24/2014 - 7:00pm

The Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit “Tremé.”

NEW DATE: There’s an App for That! at Merriam Park Library - Pre-registration required 07/24/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

So many apps, so little time.

Taste of Eat Local event 07/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Eat Local, formerly the Twin Cities Originals, for the Taste of Eat Local event, a Twin Cities culinary tour of 13 specialty dishes, complete with beer, wine and cocktail sampling from the bes

Radical Presence: Opening-Day Performances & Reception 07/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kick off the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art with a cocktail and a dynamic range of performances by contributing artists.

Lowertown Historic Walking Tour 07/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Free Walking Tour of the Lowertown Historic District of St. Paul, MN. Tours are approximately 1 hour in length. All tours are provided free of charge to the public courtesy of Lowertown Landing  and the Lowertown Future Fund.

Sangria Sunset: 10th Annual Silent Auction to Benefit the Sexual Violence Center 07/24/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Sexual Violence Center (SVC) is holding its 10th Annual Silent Auction, Sangria Sunset, at Solera on July 24th

Minnesota State Fair Walking Tour 07/24/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Explore the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in all its glory!

Bringing Together the Elements: Violence and Public Health 07/24/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

This is the second in a series of community conversations hosted by Women's Advocates in honor of their 40th anniversary.

Social Media Speed Dating: 10-Minute Introductions to the Top Ten Social Media Sites at Heritage Library - Pre-registration required 07/24/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover what’s out there and whether any of the social media tools are right for you.

CornerHouse Annual Twins Fundraiser 07/24/2014 (All day)

CornerHouse Annual Twins Fundraiser

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.

Torchlight Parade Patio Party 07/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 07/24/2014 - 2:00am

The BEST DAYS of summer are finally here!! 

This Aquatennial, grab a seat on Hennepin Avenue's BIGGEST patio to watch the Torchlight Parade!

24-Hour Screenings: The Clock 07/23/2014 - 11:00am - 07/24/2014 - 5:00pm

Called “an abundant, magnificent work” (Financial Times) and “utterly transfixing” (Huffington Post), Christian Marclay’s The Clockunfolds on the screen in real time

Scott County Fair 07/23/2014 (All day) - 07/27/2014 (All day)

July 23rd to 27th, Join the fun at the Scott County Fair, featuring the Largest Draft Horse Competition in North America.

On the High Seas Summer Camp 07/22/2014 (All day) - 07/24/2014 (All day)

Ahoy Mateys! Set sail on a pirate adventure as we draw a treasure map of Kenwood Park, paint a Jolly Rogers flag, sculpt a giant octopus and learn how to talk pirate.

Art on Stage Summer Camp 07/21/2014 (All day) - 07/25/2014 (All day)

Explore the creative world of theater and visual arts. Children work together to create scenery, costumes and props while staging a theater production. Performance is held the last day.

Figures and Faces: New Works by Michael Weatherly 07/15/2014 - 8:00am - 08/13/2014 - 2:00am

Michael Weatherly will show his latest series of prints at the "Figures & Faces" solo exhibition at the Nomad World Pub July 15-August 13, 2014.<--break-> Weatherly’s latest work features

DEATH OF A SALESMAN presented by BCT 07/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 07/27/2014 - 2:00pm

A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty, Death of a Salesman revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a salesman who cannot understand how he failed to w

“RENT” at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage 07/11/2014 - 7:30pm - 08/03/2014 - 2:00pm

Experience one of the most powerful plays of the last fifty years at Lyric Arts’ production of RENT.

THEATER ALL YEAR | SteppingStone Theatre Presents "The Reluctant Dragon" 07/11/2014 - 7:00pm - 08/02/2014 - 7:00pm

Not all dragons are scary, and not all heroes are violent!

A boy who “reads too much” encounters a dragon who is most “undragony.” The boy overcomes his prejudices about dr

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


Drawings by Lisa Rydin Erickson

Photographs by Angie Wiseman



Public Theater of Minnesota presents "Macbeth" 07/11/2014 (All day) - 07/27/2014 (All day)

A hero returns from war. A prophetic word spoken. Desire burns, blood spills, friends betray. Waiting for a young king to speak…

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.

Shadow Horse Theatre presents "Crazyface" 07/10/2014 (All day) - 07/26/2014 (All day)

From the visionary mind of horror and fantasy writer Clive Barker comes the story of Crazyface, a man with a simple mind in an abstract Medieval Europe who’s always wanted to fly. In this Fool’s journey, he meets an arrogant, mischievous Angel; his mother and sisters-in-law who would rather see him disappear; merciless bandits and banditry; and a trio of not-so clandestine spies who claim he has a priceless treasure that can change the course of human history.

"Bleu Shut" at the Walker Art Center 07/01/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

Bleu Shut pokes fun at spectators’ impatience with experimental cinema by having an on-screen clock count down the film’s running time” (Chicago Reader<

"My Fair Lady" at the Guthrie Theater 06/28/2014 (All day) - 08/31/2014 (All day)

The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. Now, for the first time in Guthrie history, see them come to life in a spectacular new production. Professor Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan -- with unexpected results for both of them.

Post Physical | Visual Reactions to the Post-Internet Age Curated by Nathaniel Smith at SooLocaL 06/28/2014 (All day) - 08/10/2014 (All day)

Post Physical: Visual Reactions to the Post-Internet Age features digital, audio, video, .gif, collage, painting, sculpture and IRL works, intended to propose options, problems, and questions

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.

THEATER ALL YEAR | Jungle Theater presents "The Heiress" 06/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 08/16/2014 - 7:00pm


Based on one of Henry James' most memorable novels, Washington Square, this Tony Award-winning play examines the conflict between painfully shy Catherine Sloper and her stern, inflex

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (with Musical Olios) 06/19/2014 (All day) - 08/16/2014 (All day)

Thrill to this twisted tale as you watch well-intentioned Dr. Jekyll raise a test tube of his secret potion -- the culmination of years of research-- to his lips.

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

Dreams and Memories: Contemporary Tapestries by Aino Kajaniemi 06/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 08/16/2014 - 6:00pm

Textile Center presents:

Dreams and Memories: Contemporary Tapestries by Aino Kajaniemi

June 12 - August 16, 2014

Opening Reception: June 12 at 6 pm

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings 06/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 08/23/2014 - 6:00pm

Mizna & Intermedia Arts present

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings

Exhibition Dates: June 5-August 23

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 Cat in the Hat" at the Children’s Theatre Company 05/22/2014 (All day) - 07/27/2014 (All day)

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they have ever met.

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.

Treasure Hunt: Where our hearts are, there is our treasure 05/01/2014 - 6:30pm - 08/08/2014 - 8:30pm

Treasure Hunt: Where our hearts are, there is our treasure

May 1- August 8 mixed media art exhibition around Saint Louis Park

Opening Night Kick Off

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!

"The Little Mermaid" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 03/07/2014 (All day) - 08/30/2014 (All day)

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Minnesota 03/01/2014 (All day) - 08/24/2014 (All day)

Ultimate Dinosaurs, a huge new exhibition featuring 20 fascinating specimens from the other side of the world, will open at the Science Museum on March 1.

Science & Engineering Summer Camps at The Works Museum 06/09/2013 - 9:00am - 08/29/2014 - 4:00pm

Camps for girls and boys in grades K-7 who love to explore, design, and build!

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