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We Are Hmong Minnesota

Minnesota History Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 29

Forty years ago, after fighting in the CIA's secret war or escaping from internment camps, Hmong families and individuals began emigrating in large numbers from Southeast Asia. Today, 66,000 Hmong and Hmong Americans call the Twin Cities home (the biggest urban population in the U.S.). For "We... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Lachlan Patterson

Rick Bronson's House of Comedy : 7:30 p.m. daily until May 29; 9:45 p.m. May 29; 9:30 p.m. May 30; 7:00 p.m. daily from May 30 until May 31

There was a time when comedian Lachlan Patterson would think nothing of driving his 1986 VW Vanogan clear across the country to get to a gig. No more. Finishing second in last year's Last Comic Standing means he not only flies to gigs, he's headed to more of them. "I have been nonstop busy," he... More >>

Bloomington Comedy

MANIFEST Pop-Up Arts Festival

Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing : 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. May 30

This Saturday Little Mekong, a cultural district that is part of the Asian Economic Development Association, will be hosting a fun, free festival showcasing businesses, artists, and organizations along the Green Line. There will be work by local artists to take in, including visual arts and... More >>

Macalester/Groveland Arts, Art - Galleries, Festivals, Parties and Receptions

Minneapolis Cider Week

Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery : Daily from June 1 until June 6

Many people go to Town Hall locations in search of beer. This week, however, more patrons will be stopping by to enjoy a variety of ciders. For Minneapolis Cider Week, Town Hall Brewery, Town Hall Tap, Town Hall Lanes, and Republic Seven Corners will be pouring cider at a handful of events.... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Food and Drink, Festivals, Barhopping

The Language Archive

Park Square Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 31; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 31

It's not that George, the intellectual central character of Julia Cho's The Language Archive, lacks a command of language. To the contrary, George is an adept linguist capable of conversing in dozens of languages. For all his academic fluency, however, George remains tongue-tied on any subject... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Theater

Betty’s Summer Vacation

Ames Center : 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Thu., Fri., Sat. from May 29 until June 7; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from May 31 until June 7

Directed by Andrew Troth, the misadventures of Betty's Summer Vacation might just have audiences reconsidering the virtues of a staycation. Enacted by Chameleon Theatre Circle, this adaptation of Christopher Durang's dark satire promises a holiday of steadily escalating dementia. Betty's Summer... More >>

Burnsville Theater

Lowertown Reading Jam

Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar : 7:30 p.m. May 27

Find the intersection of poetry and the blues at this week's Lowertown Reading Jam, curated by Ka Vang and presented by the Saint Paul Almanac. The evening, titled "The Word | The Blues," will showcase musicians and writers who use their art to speak to the depths of human sorrow. Award-winning... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Spoken Word, Arts

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

All Boy/All Girl

Icehouse : 9:00 p.m. May 27

When double-bassist Nicholas Rahn encountered Danielle Louvier playing ukulele in a Philadelphia park, it was the origin of All Boy/All Girl, now a highly eclectic, idiosyncratic septet that runs the gamut from classical to jazz to avant pop. He, with an affection for experimental music, was... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Music

Disco Fever

Kitty Cat Klub : 9:00 p.m. last Sat. of every month

As titles go, 'Disco Fever' misleadingly sounds like the name of a K-Tel compilation or a roller-boogie b-movie from 1979 -- right before disco itself collapsed and went from inescapable fad to pop-culture pariah. But we live in a better tomorrow, where Chic's Nile Rodgers still plays on... More >>

University Music

City Pages 23rd Annual Beer Festival

City Pages Beer Fest Site : 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. May 30

An outdoor celebration in the heart of downtown, City Pages Beer Festival offers an urban atmosphere and skyline views. The breweries on tap range from small local brewmakers to big-name varieties, and include LynLake, Lucid, Lupine, Capital, Kona, New Belgium, and Horny Goat. In addition to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Festivals, Parties and Receptions, Food and Drink

$5 Scratch and Dent Sale and Super Party

Aesthetic Apparatus : 12:00 p.m. May 30

So, you have a blank wall that you would like to fill with art. You're sick of looking at the movie posters you bought at your campus poster sale, but you also don't have much of a budget to work with. Never fear, for you can take a trip to this scratch-and-dent poster sale with a mere $20 and... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Art - Galleries, Parties and Receptions, Arts

75 Gifts for 75 Years

Walker Art Center : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 2

For the past three years, the Walker has been working with 75 donors to secure works from their personal collections. The result is more than 250 pieces from almost 100 donors, with 50 of the works being by artists not previously represented in the Walker's collection. The title of the... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums

Cornbread Harris

Loring Pasta Bar : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Fri.

You might've heard of his son -- a man named Jimmy who teamed up with another man named Terry, the rest being R&B history -- but Cornbread Harris is a Twin Cities legend in his own right. Harris is a WWII vet who joined Augie Garcia to record the area's first rock'n'roll record (1955's "Hi Yo... More >>

University Music

Keep Calm and Carry On: WWII Films from the Home Front

Heights Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until June 18

War films have a long history of dramatizing global conflicts, usually while immersed in the life-and-death arena of the battlefield. The toll of war is felt far beyond the trenches, of course, as documented by Keep Calm and Carry On: Films from the Homefront. Screening at the Heights Theater,... More >>

Columbia Heights Film, Arts

RetroVertigo

The Waiting Room : Every Fri., Sat. until July 11

For "RetroVertigo," the Waiting Room's latest exhibition, five artists have created a wild collection of pieces exploring history, from personal to collective. Along the way there will be bits of pop culture and references to art movements, with works ranging in approach from Roman sculpture to... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Art - Galleries, Arts

Black Tie

Theatre In the Round : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. from May 29 until June 21; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from May 31 until June 21

Playwright A.R. Gurney looks at the fading idea of class -– as in dressing up, not economic disparity -– in this fast-paced comedy of manners. Curtis is about to see his son get married, but he wishes the whole event had a bit more polish. Instead, the dress is casual and the whole... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Theater

Hot Dish Happy Hour

Grumpy's : 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

Posters and Pints

Uppercut Gym : 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. May 30

Local beer isn't all IBUs, killer patios, and shuffleboard tables. There are also beer-themed murals, can and bottle labels, special-release posters, sudsy music events, and covers of the Growler. In addition to the complex, soothing, and, yes, intoxicating pleasures of beer, there's a bustling... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Art - Galleries, Food and Drink, Arts, Parties and Receptions

Artist-Designed Mini Golf

Walker Art Center : 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until September 7; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Sun. until September 7

Each summer, the Walker Art Center and mnartists.org show us that mini-golf and art is a perfect pairing. Once again, the museum is offering two nine-hole courses on its lawn next to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Holes range in design, and include cheeky takes on pieces found inside the... More >>

Minneapolis (Downtown) Sports - Participatory, Art - Museums, Arts

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

Universe Games : 7:30 p.m. every Sun.

Every Sunday night, the funniest, weirdest, and, occasionally, the most confusing comedy show in town takes place at Universe Games. Created by local comedians Turner Barrowman and Collin Klug, Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase is a weekly rotation of sketch, characters, music, and standup comedy... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Comedy

From Darkness

The Nimbus Theater : 7:30 p.m. May 28; 8:00 p.m. May 29; 8:00 p.m. May 30; 3:00 p.m. May 31; 7:30 p.m. June 1; 7:30 p.m. June 4; 8:00 p.m. June 5; 8:00 p.m. June 6; 3:00 p.m. June 7; 7:30 p.m. June 11; 8:00 p.m. June 12; 8:00 p.m. June 13; 3:00 p.m. June 14

Nimbus co-founder Josh Cragun delves into the world of art forgery and the wild, creative, and divisive world of abstract expressionism in From Darkness. The play follows a wildly creative modern-art painter who, in order to survive, turns to forging a great work from the past. The set up... More >>

Northeast Minneapolis Theater

Kris Lowe: The Back Story

Douglas Flanders & Associates : Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 7

The nests of bald eagles can weigh up to two tons. After selecting the tallest tree in the area, eagles will combine sticks and other natural materials to make their home, adding grass, feathers, and moss over the years. Kris Lowe's new body of work parses the birds' immensely layered... More >>

Uptown/ Eat Street Art - Galleries, Arts

God of Carnage

Bloomington Civic Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 14; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until June 14; 7:30 p.m. June 10

Contemporary French playwright Yasmina Reza penned the bleakly hysterical God of Carnage. The narrative centers on two sets of Brooklyn parents meeting to discuss a playground altercation between their 11-year-old sons. Getting together in the cordial environs of the offended party's home,... More >>

Bloomington Theater

Minnesota's Greatest Generation: the Depression, the War, the Boom

Minnesota History Center : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Tue.; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun.

If the hardest of minerals can only be created under the most extreme of pressure, perhaps our Greatest Generation could only be forged in the toughest of times. In a project that the National Endowment for the Humanities suggested "may establish a model for history museums throughout the... More >>

St. Paul (Downtown) Arts, Art - Museums
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