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Karaoke Night

Otter's Saloon : 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Sun.; 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.

The outside of Otter's Saloon features a mural of a dapper otter decked out in a top hat, suit, and bow tie, his googly eyes and martini glass saluting patrons knowingly. Step inside and you will find a long bar filled with disco balls, giant football helmets, and electric rodents drinking... More >>

University Music, Barhopping

Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections

Walker Art Center : Daily until September 11

This year, the Walker Art Center is celebrating a huge anniversary. It's been 75 years since T.B. Walker, an art-loving lumber baron, founded the museum. Since then, there have been major dance performances from Merce Cunningham Dance Company; a growing collection that includes the work of... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

The One Love Movement

The Record Room : 10:00 p.m. every Thu.

Friday night gets all the love, Wednesday night has its nudge-wink "hump day" cachet and everyone hates Mondays so much that there's no choice but to go out and wash that start-of-the-week ennui away. But what about Thursday, the day of the week where people are most likely to put... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern

Textile Center : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 16

For "Creepy Crawly" at the Textile Center, artist Jennifer Angus has pinned thousands of insects to the walls of the gallery. The results are incredibly complex and beautiful — and also a little icky if you're bug-averse. With the thousands of critters, responsibly farmed or collected... More >>

University Arts, Art - Galleries

Good People

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 4

Doubt playwright David Lindsay-Abaire takes us to the front lines of the class war in this recent Broadway hit. The play centers on a pair of high school friends who have gone different ways. One has remained in their South Boston neighborhood, struggling to survive paycheck to paycheck. The... More >>

Outstate Theater

All That Glitters

Rogue Buddha Art Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 30

Through his singular sensibility, painter Nicholas Harper has recast many Twin Cities artists — via charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic, and gold leaf — in portraits that are at once rich with Renaissance coloration and surrealist inspiration. His paintings are stately, and imbued with a... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

Hot Dish Happy Hour

Grumpy's Bar & Grill : 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue.

Throwing the words "hot dish" together with "happy hour" might sound odd. One usually entails booze, while the other reminds us of Grandma's comfort food. Yet somehow at Grumpy's this combo works spectacularly. Tuesday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can load up on the carbs, meats, and... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Barhopping

Father John Misty

First Avenue : 7:00 p.m. April 4

Former Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman morphed into Father John Misty on 2012’s Fear Fun. The album is an hallucinatory circus of spaced-out folk and dystopian pop set among Laurel Canyon’s counterculture ghosts. Misty returns on I Love You, Honeybear, an appropriately... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

Aftereffects: A Natural History

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery : Every Sat. until April 11

Like a fly in a still-life painting or a wilted flower petal in a vanitas, Kate Casanova's latest work lets you in on a little secret: Life is transient. For her first solo show, "Aftereffects: A Natural History," Casanova's experimental collection manifests what she dubs a "human impulse" to... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Arts, Art - Galleries

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Guthrie Theater : 1:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until March 29; 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 29

Two decades ago, Joe Dowling announced his entrance as the head of the Guthrie Theater with a dazzling re-imagining of Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy. As his tenure comes to a close, Dowling will revisit the work for a second time (it was also remounted 10 years ago). Things have changed... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Valentine's Day, Theater

Death Tax

Pillsbury House Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 4

Once director Hayley Finn saw Luca Hnath's Death Tax, she knew she wanted to direct a production in the Twin Cities, and that the always probing Pillsbury House Theatre would be the best venue. Hnath's play centers on a wealthy, aging woman who is convinced that her daughter is bribing her... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Theater

The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty

Minneapolis Institute of Arts : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 10

For the first major exhibit of its 100th anniversary year, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host "The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty." The show offers a closer look at this fascinating family, whose influence spanned centuries, through the lavish and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Arts, Art - Museums

Shooting Star

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 19; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 19; 7:30 p.m. daily from March 31 until April 2

Shooting Star centers on the chance encounters that propel much of the work of Steven Dietz, a playwright heralded as one of contemporary theater's most compelling voices. In this case, those circumstances are prompted by a snowstorm that strands two middle-aged people at the airport. These are... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

Northwest Sportshow

Minneapolis Convention Center : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. March 29

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Minneapolis (Downtown) Expos, Sports - Participatory

Bondage A-Go-Go

Ground Zero : 10:00 p.m. every Sat.

While there are usually a handful of burlesque shows happening on any given weekend, and Sex World is open 24 hours a day, Bondage A-Go-Go is still one of the most enduring nights dedicated to kinks and sexy subcultures. The crowd can vary depending on the season and the evening, but generally... More >>

University Barhopping, Adult

30 Days of Biking Kick-Off Ride

Gold Medal Park : 11:00 a.m. March 29

Five years ago, the folks at 30 Days of Biking asked people to take on a simple challenge: commit to riding a bicycle daily for one month. This could entail commuting via wheels, cycling as a workout, or just taking a leisurely ride with friends around the city. Over the years the event has... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Festivals, Cycling

That Wonder Boy

Music Box Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until April 5; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 5; 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 5; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 5

Bob Stromberg, the comic performer best known as a co-creator of the vaudeville-flavored revue Triple Espresso, has created a singularly speculative stage memoir for That Wonder Boy. Stromberg freely interweaves truth with fiction in a charismatic one-man performance that draws upon a... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Eifman Ballet

Northrop : 7:30 p.m. daily from April 28 until April 29

Tickets and more info here. More >>

University Dance

Stevie Wonder

Target Center : 8:00 p.m. March 29

It's been nigh on three decades since Stevie Wonder last performed in the Twin Cities (outdoors at long-lost RiverFest). He returns, finally, after a spectacular Grammys-associated all-star tribute, touring with his acclaimed Songs In the Key of Life tour, doing the talk-show circuit, and... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Music

These Are the Men

The Southern Theater : 7:30 p.m. April 4; 2:00 p.m. April 5; 7:30 p.m. April 7; 7:30 p.m. April 8; 7:30 p.m. April 15; 7:30 p.m. April 18

The experimental crew at Savage Umbrella turn their attention to one of drama's oldest stories for their latest production. These are the Men takes on the story of Oedipus through the eye of his mother and wife, Jocasta. The work promises to take on the events in a non-traditional fashion,... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

The Corner Bar : 10:00 p.m. every Fri.

In 2009, a quirk of the Minneapolis liquor code that required special licensing to perform standup comedy temporarily put a halt to the Comedy Corner Underground's Friday night open mic and threatened other comedy shows around town. After local comedians worked with the city government to amend... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Open Mic, Comedy

Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase

Brave New Workshop Downtown Stage : 8:00 p.m. fourth Thu. of every month

One of Minneapolis's funniest and most iconic venues is breaking back into the standup game. Brave New Workshop, which has been a launching pad for comedians like Louie Anderson and Al Franken, will give the next generation of standups the chance to showcase their talents each and every month... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Comedy

The Meds I’m On

Instinct Art Gallery : Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 19

According to a variety of sources, Americans have never been more medicated via prescription (and illegal) drugs. What does this tell us about our relationship with ourselves, urban life, nature, 21st century culture, medicine, and the state of our own psyches? This exhibition explores such... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Galleries

Mary Poppins

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres : 8:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 29; 6:30 p.m. every Sun. until August 29; 1:00 p.m. every Wed., Sat. until August 29

Stepping into a role made famous by another actor is always tough, especially when that role is in one of your favorite films. So what did Mark King do to get ready to play Bert — a role made famous by Dick Van Dyke — in Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's Mary Poppins? He stayed as far... More >>

Chanhassen Theater

Macy's Flower Show

Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis : Daily until April 4

Minnesota weather doesn't always allow for a pretty seasonal transition. But with the arrival of spring comes Macy's Flower Show, an annual event that invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of flora. The eighth floor of the downtown location will once again become a fantasy world,... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Festivals, Arts
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