Twin Cities Events Calendar

Ever think to yourself “what events are near me this weekend in Minneapolis or Saint Paul”? Visit Twin Cities has you covered with our extensive activities and festivals calendar. Find fun things to do with the family, sightseeing opportunities, year-round excursions across the Twin Cities and the surrounding suburbs.

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Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit

January 21 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 am
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN United States
$10

Did you know cows can dream? ASI's Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Waní«s sculpture park, appearing in artworks. Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children's book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakití©, a Swedish Grammy […]

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Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - June 24 @ 10:00 am
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, 824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
$25 - $34

Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch comedy revue by the experts at Brave New Workshop äóñ so get your dating app of choice fired up, set your text […]

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Penumbra Theatre at 40: Art, Race and a Nation on Stage

February 18 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
$6 - $12

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic expression and social justice. This exhibit explores the history of this storied theatre, from before there was a Penumbra, to the founding years during the Black […]

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Minnesota Tonight

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - October 25 @ 10:00 pm
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre, 824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
$10 - $12

Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show,"Minnesota Tonight" takes on politics, headlines, and legislation through a satirical lens focused entirely on issues affecting our state. Each taping features: Updates and news segments […]

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Royal Comedy Showcase

March 3 @ 9:30 pm - December 30 @ 11:00 pm
Royal Comedy Theatre, 809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
$15 - $20

Minnesotaäó»s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm. Showcase style clubs are common in New York and Los Angeles where many comedians live (i.e. Comedy Cellar and The Comedy Store). Luckily, due […]

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NEON Pop-Up Boutique

March 18 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 2:45 pm
Free

Every 4th Saturday of the month weäó»re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

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1 Million Cups

March 22 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 10:00 am
James J. Hill Center, 80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
FREE

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.ŒæLearn more.ŒæJoin us every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Apply to present: Use the 1MCSPL Portal […]

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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes

March 24 @ 12:00 am - July 2 @ 12:00 am
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN United States
$10

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdrí_kter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850, as city fashions came in, the folk clothing began to fade away. ŒæIronically, during an era of increased national romanticism, wealthy city dwellers would dress in folk costumes. Reproductions of […]

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Friends of HCA Members’ Spring Exhibition

April 6 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343 United States
Free

Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

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Impact

April 7 @ 12:00 am - May 12 @ 12:00 am
Free

Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 - May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans, Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance, use their art forms to explore the impact their recent military service has had on them and others. Stenbom, […]

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Arts North

April 9 @ 12:00 am - May 21 @ 12:00 am
American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN United States
$10

Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish Institute highlights nearly 50 works of art selected from more than 200 in the 22nd Annual Arts in Harmony Show, now on view at Blaine City […]

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GIRL Shakes Loose

April 20 @ 12:00 am - May 14 @ 12:00 am
Penumbra Theatre, 270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102 United States
$40

Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, "hard-headed." For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering […]

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Happy Days

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 14 @ 9:00 pm
Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
$20 - $25

Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 - MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television series, Happy Days brings you back to 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin' fun! If you […]

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Le Petit Moulin

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - May 7 @ 9:00 pm
$24 - $50

COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS: LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is struggling to stay afloat. Join us in the journey of two sisters and a remarkable group of women as their passion for dance […]

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in:habit – New Dance Works by Erinn Liebhard

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - May 7 @ 9:00 pm
$13 - $15

in:habit An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse, choreographer Erinn Liebhard and a cast of seven dynamic local dance artists invite the public to enjoy in:habit, an evening of new dance works by Liebhard exploring habit. […]

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Bloomington Elementary Schools Art Show

April 27 @ 12:00 am - May 28 @ 12:00 am
Atrium Gallery – Artistry, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States
Free

April 27 - May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso This famous quote by Pablo Picasso rings most true during our annual celebration of young artists in […]

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Charles Lyon – Chroma

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
Free

On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias and zinnias. These blossoms, made up of multiple layers of soft, translucent petals that burst outward from their centers, provide the artist with […]

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Michael Banning – Under Light and Leaves

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
Free

On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning' s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With each move, the artist carefully explored the new urban landscape through his paintings. Recently, in a desire to examine the familiarity of his […]

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