Home Improvement and Design Expo
Saturday, January 12 10:00am – 4:00pm
Canterbury Park1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379, USA Description: The Home Improvement & Design Expo is your one-stop to find all of the best local contractors including: landscapers, new home builders, interior designers, painters, kitchen, bath, decks, windows, garage doors – and so much more!
2019 Klondike Kate Contest
Wednesday, January 9⋅6:00 – 9:00pm
Inwood Oaks Event Center, 484 Inwood Ave N, Oakdale, MN, United States
Description: She has beauty, charm, and a man who done her wrong; The Klondike Kates are a “sisterhood” of women who love to perform and, by their very presence, provide an open-armed welcome to St. Paul visitors and locals, alike. Every year, up to 10 women will compete for this title, but only ONE will be chosen. Who will be the 2019 Klondike Kate? Come out for an evening of delightful entertainment hosted by WCCO. Reg Chapman as contestants vie for this prestigious sash! Doors open at 6 PM Show at 6:30 PM Tickets at www.klondikekates.org — $17 advance / $20 at the door
Button Poetry Live
Monday, January 7 2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Park Square Theatre 20 W 7th Pl, St Paul, MN 55102,
Join us on Monday January 7 at our new home, Park Square Theatre, for Button Poetry Live! January’s feature will be Franny Choi. Hosted by Dua Saleh. Button Poetry Live: January @ Park Square Theatre Doors at 7PM // Show at 7:30PM Sign-up for the slam closes at 7:25PM SHARP! Tickets: $12 in advance // $15 at the door Franny Choi is a queer, Korean-American poet, playwright, teacher, organizer, pottymouth, GryffinClaw, & general overachiever. She is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) & Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), as well as a chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She has received awards from the Poetry Foundation & the Helen Zell Writers Program, as well as fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center & the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, & New England Review, & her work has been featured by the Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, PBS NewsHour, & Angry Asian Man.
Gingerbread Wonderland Twin Cities
When Fri, December 28 – Jan 6
Where Norway House, 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA (map)
Description Together with families, friends, and neighbors, young and old, Norway House’s annual signature Holiday tradition Gingerbread Wonderland returns to the Galleri in all of its cinnamon coziness. You’ll recognize familiar buildings and landmarks from the Twin Cities and beyond, created by friends and neighbors—everyone from your favorite local bakeries and cake wizards, to families and first-time gingerbread baking enthusiasts. All are encouraged to enter their dream cookie creation, regardless of their baking level! So get your friends together to bake, laugh, frost, and celebrate the warmth of the Holiday season—and the oven!
Festive Holiday Lights Tour
WhenSat, December 29, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
WhereMall of America (Bloomington) Taxi and Shuttle Center, Lindau Lane & Ikea Way, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA (map)
DescriptionTreat yourself to the magic of the holidays by viewing beautiful light displays on this 2 hour tour! Your expert guide will escort you to your warm, heated coach bus where you’ll ride in comfort while viewing twinkling lights and nibbling on holiday treats. We’ll have music, we’ll have games, we’ll have fun for the whole family! We may even have an ugly sweater or two! (Feel free to wear your own! We know you have one!) The brightly decorated streets of the Twin Cities are sure to get you in the spirit of the season – so please join us for some festive fun!
Egypt’s Sunken Cities
When Oct 28, 2018 – Apr 14, 2019
Where Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA (map)
Description A blockbuster exhibition of ancient artifacts that were almost lost forever makes its way to the Minneapolis Institute of Art as it tours around the world. “Egypt’s Sunken Cities” features more than 250 works of art that were discovered by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio while exploring the Aboukir Bay near the city of Alexandrea. Goddio’s team of archaeologists, Egyptologists, historians, geologists, geophysicists, and computer engineers unearthed (or “unwatered” in this case) incredible sculptures and artifacts from the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, once thriving locations of the ancient world. The monumental statues—including jewelry, ceramics, and religious images carved in stone—were submerged in water around 800 C.E. until their rediscovery in 2000. Goddio will give a lecture at Mia on November 1, recounting the fascinating adventure of excavating the ancient sites. by Sheila Regan
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
When Nov 9, 2018 – Jan 9, 2019
Where Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA (map)
Description Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a musical performed by a large cast of adults and student actors with a live orchestra. Set, costumes, and props are elaborate. This production was created by CTC’s new play development lab in collaboration with the Dr. Seuss Estate. It features holiday songs and differs from various movie adaptations. This production takes place on the United Health Group Stage and seats up to 745 people. Approximate run time: 2 hours including intermission Run time and other details are subject to change during rehearsal process. See website for tickets and performance times.
Wells Fargo Winter Skate
When Nov 17, 2018 – Feb 3, 2019
Where Landmark Plaza, 379 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102, USA (map)
Description Once again, the Landmark Plaza and Rice Park in downtown St. Paul will become a winter wonderland for the season. As the temperature drops, the rink will grow more busy, with open skate sessions, broomball and hockey leagues, and free lessons taking over the space throughout the coming months. Things kick off this Saturday, November 17, with a party open to all from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Festivities include live holiday music, free hot cocoa, DJ sets from KS95, a performance from pro figure skaters, and a giant Christmas-tree lighting ceremony capped with fireworks in Hamm Plaza. For weather updates and schedules, visit www.visitsaintpaul.com. Skate rentals are $4, or score a free rental when you flash a Wells Fargo debit or credit card.
Big Wood Brewery Tour with the Brewers
When Fri, January 4, 2019, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where Big Wood Brewery, 2222 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, USA (map)
Description It’s exactly as it sounds! Come have a beer and chat with our brewers as we show you around our facility. The tour is whatever we make it — if you want to talk about beer, dogs, the process (perhaps you’re a home brewer), or the weather, then that’s what we’ll do! We are pretty flexible. Each tour we have done has been different and fun. Tours are conducted on the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and everyone age 21+ will receive a FREE beer. Dates are flexible for larger groups. Groups of more than 10 please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up the perfect date and time. FAQs Do I need to make a reservation? Yes. We are a small brewery, so to keep the tours enjoyable, we limit the number of participants each month. You can make reservations here. Do I get a free beer? YES!!! Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? You must be 21+ years of age to receive the free beer, but the tour is open to all ages. Cost FREE Location Big Wood Brewery 2222 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN
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