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Thursday
May252017

May 25, 2017, Thursday - An Evening of Music with J.D. Steele Benefiting Hennepin County Library

Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: Residence of Tom and Mary Racciatti, Humboldt Lofts, 750 S 2nd Street

An Evening of Music with J.D. Steele Benefiting Hennepin County Library

Please join us for a musical celebration inspired by Hennepin County Library's world-class music collection. Legendary singer J.D. Steele will perform along with members from the MacPhail Community Youth Choir.

Guests will enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, and cocktails at the private residence of Tom and Mary Racciatti — a beautiful home with panoramic vistas of downtown Minneapolis, the Guthrie Theater, and the Stone Arch Bridge.

All proceeds will benefit Hennepin County Library's strategic priorities, including youth-focused programs like Teen Tech Squad and Homework Help, and key initiatives like expanding opportunities for immigrant communities, providing outreach services to seniors and enhancing our beloved collection.

ABOUT J.D. STEELE
Along with his siblings who compromise the Twin Cities dynamic vocal group, The Steeles, J.D. has garnered every major music award and accolade the state has to offer. He and his family began touring the international hit show "Gospel at Colonus" with Morgan Freeman around the world before landing on Broadway in 1988. He has also produced, performed and recorded seven Steele's albums, and has gone on to write, produce, perform, and record with Prince, Donald Fagen, George Clinton, Mavis Staples, Kim Carnes, The Sounds of Blackness and many other artists. J.D. is the founder and director of the MacPhail Youth Community Choir, bringing his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.

Space is limited - please purchase your tickets by May 19. Individual: $100  VIP: $200

Monday
May222017

May 22, 2017, Monday - 125 Years of Wesley

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Historic Wesley Center, 101 E Grant Street

125 Years of Wesley

Join Historic Wesley Center in celebrating 125 years of presence and impact in Minneapolis!

On May 22, 1892, our building was dedicated as Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church. Seen as the "Mother Church of Methodism" and a crowning achievement for architect Warren H. Hayes, Wesley actively served the Minneapolis area as a place of sacred value, local and global activism, and community gathering. Today, Wesley's legacy continues through the work of Historic Wesley Center and its cooperative model of non-profit tenants and event space.

125 years to the day of dedication, we will be hosting an evening of historic architectural tours, commemoration service, dessert reception, and celebration exhibition.

5-6:30pm: Architectural tours*
7:00pm: Commemoration service
7:30-9pm: Dessert reception and celebration exhibition

*Tours require pre-registration. To register, please follow link: https://historicwesleycenter.eventsmart.com/?p=9

All events are free, but a suggested donation of $5-10/person is suggested. Proceeds will benefit stained glass restoration efforts. Donations can be made through our website at https://www.historicwesleycenter.com/new-events/

Sunday
May212017

May 21, 2017, Sunday - Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis

2017 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 19 - 5:00-10:00pm

Saturday, May 20 - Noon-8:00pm

Sunday, May 21 - Noon-5:00pm

View Art-A-Whirl FAQ's and "How to Whirl" articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.
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Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public. 
Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis

2017 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 19 - 5:00-10:00pm

Saturday, May 20 - Noon-8:00pm

Sunday, May 21 - Noon-5:00pm

View Art-A-Whirl FAQ's and "How to Whirl" articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.
. . . . . . 
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public. 
Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2107, Saturday - Beard-A-Whirl 2017 at Dangerous Man Brewing

Time: Noon-3pm

Locatoin: Dangerous Man Brewing Co, 1300 2nd Street NE

Beard-A-Whirl 2017

The MBMC and Dangerous Man are teaming up for a "Freestyle Heavy" beard contest during Art-A-Whirl. Men, women, and kids eligible to compete and win.

This is a Save The Date for now and many more details are on the way soon.

Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - 5th Annual Foodie 4 Mile at B.F. Nelson Park

Time: 8:00am

Location: B.F. Nelson Park, 400 Marshall Street NE

Registration - Facebook

Come Join us in Northeast Minneapolis as we celebrate Opening Day of our Farmers Market with the Foodie Four Mile, a fun-run/walk. The route will encompass the Historic St. Anthony Falls Historic Milling District and offer stunning downtown views.  Starting in B.F. Nelson Park in Northeast the course follows the Mississippi River crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, through the west-side wooded parks, then returns Northeast on the Plymouth Bridge.  Oh, and watch out for that hill headed to the finish line!

The Foodie Four Mile is a fundraiser for the Northeast Farmers Market and the Food Group's "Harvest For the Hungry" program. The Food Group is an innovative food bank serving the hunger needs of Minnesota’s changing communities. Their Harvest for the Hungry programs purchase fresh, locally-grown produce from CSA farms to provide to Minnesota households facing hunger.  This not only helps local food banks, it supports local farmers producing crops for people, not conglomerates.

 

Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - Explore Downtown Living

Explore Downtown Living

Explore Downtown Living offers FREE tours of 21 different residential communities in the downtown area while also offering promotions and giveaways from local restaurants, shops, stores, fitness groups and more within downtown's five neighborhoods. Sign up at ExploreDTLiving.com, then pick up your field guide in advance at Whole Foods during the week leading up to the event or at your first location you visit on May 20. Explore Downtown Living lets you see downtown at your own pace. Free parking is available throughout downtown during this event. 

Explore Downtown Living has accounted for more than 14,000 residential unit tours, and we're excited to share this experience with you and your friends and family again this year. This year's properties include 222 Hennepin Apartment Homes, 4Marq, 700 Central, 7west Apartments, Bolero Flats, Churchill Apartments, Dock Street Flats, EDITION, Encore MPLS,Junction Flats Apartments, Latitude 45, Laurel Village, Loring Park Apartments, LPM Apartments, Maverick Apartments, Mill & Main Apartments, 110 Grant Apartments, The Paxon, The Nic On Fifth, VÉLO North Loop Apartments & Vue Apartments.

There are #1MillionReasons to live in Downtown Minneapolis. Find yours at Explore Downtown Living!

Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest at Mpls Convention Center (2 days)

Schedule:  May 20 and 21, 10am to 4pm each day

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center,  1301 2nd Ave S, Exhibit Hall D

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest

This event is presented by Enjoy Life Foods and run by Gluten Free & More magazine so you know it’s going to be good.  The two-day event gives you chances to learn from experts – including editors of the magazine – watch cooking demonstrations by world class chefs and of course, taste tons of awesome gluten free foods (dairy free and nut free also being showcased).

 

 

Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

Times: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

The Historic Northeast Walking Food Tour takes place in the Minneapolis neighborhood known as Northeast, or Nordeast to locals! You’ll savor favorites from 6 locations including sausages also served at Twins Stadium, authentic Neaopolitan Pizza, traditional Greek desserts and gourmet cheeses, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch.

Saturday
May202017

May 20, 2017, Saturday - Washburn A Mill Tour at the Mill City Museum

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd Street

Washburn A Mill Tour 

$16 adults, $14 seniors and college students, $12 ages 5-17, $4 discount MNHS members, includes museum admission

Reservations: required, call 612-341-7555

Take an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill City Museum building. A guide will take visitors into the building's many nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the building functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time. This is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building and the only chance to see some of its nonpublic spaces.

Friday
May192017

May 19, 2017, Friday - Bike to Work Day!

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Friday, May 19th is Twin Cities Bike to Work Day, and commuters across the Cities - experienced and new - will be taking to two wheels to ride to work! Whether you're riding for the first time or the hundredth, we're here to help make your Bike to Work Day a success, and inspire your coworkers to give it a try with you.

Get your free Bike to Work Day Kit!

Sign up today for your free Bike to Work Day kit with everything you need to get your office rolling! The kit includes:

  • Bike to Work Day promotional posters;
  • Invite cards for the Bike Buddy in your life you'd like to get riding with you;
  • Tips and tricks for planning a group ride (maybe to a celebratory after-work HH?);
  • A list of bike classes we can offer in your workplace;
  • Maps, bike pins, and so so much more!
Friday
May192017

May 19, 2017, Friday - Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis

2017 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 19 - 5:00-10:00pm
Saturday, May 20 - Noon-8:00pm
Sunday, May 21 - Noon-5:00pm

View Art-A-Whirl FAQ's and "How to Whirl" articles with suggestions on how to navigate the event.

Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday
May182017

May 18, 2017, Thursday - Open Arms Moveable Feast

Location: The Machine Shop, 300 2nd Street SE

Open Arms Moveable Feast

Join us for wondrously delicious cuisine and spellbinding surprises at the 13th annual Moveable Feast! This unique benefit supports Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities.

How Moveable Feast works: 

CRYPTIC BEGINNINGS  |  Cocktails & Small Bites
Join us at the Machine Shop for the intoxicating alchemy of craft refreshments and delightful ways to support Open Arms. Enjoy new browsing and bidding opportunities and surprises.
DESTINATION UNKNOWN  |  Dine After Dark
Be whisked via chauffeured limo to a to-be-revealed partner restaurant for wine, dinner and covert conversations.
EVENING OBSCURA  |  Enter the Unknown
What secrets does The Oracle Room hold? Join us for the after-party back at the Machine Shop for the final flight of fancy.
Thursday
May182017

May 18, 2017, Thursday - Our Planet–Your Legacy at Nicollet Island Pavilion

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street

Our Planet – Your Legacy at Nicollet Island Pavilion

Presented by The Minneapolis Foundation in partnership with the McKnight Foundation

Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Join leading experts for an afternoon designed to introduce you to nonprofits that are creating green jobs, stewarding our water resources, reducing our carbon footprint or driving policy change. We’ll connect you to others who share your interests and make you aware of opportunities where you can make a real impact.

Tuesday
May162017

May 16, 2017, Tuesday - 1st Precinct Open House

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Location: 1st Precinct Police Department, 19 North 4th Street

1st Precinct Law Enforcement Week Open House

Inspector Michael Sullivan and the entire MPD First Precinct Staff cordially invite you to the 1st Precinct Open House. There will be interactive outdoor displays from the Bomb Squad, Canine, Horse Patrol, S.W.A.T., BRRT (Bicycle Response Team), and Minneapolis Fire along with information and presentations from many City Departments and other Law Enforcement Agencies. Plenty to see and do!

For questions, contact:
Renee Allen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, First Precinct
renee.allen@minneapolismn.gov
(612) 673-5163

 

 

 

Saturday
May132017

May 13, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 704 South 2nd Street

Today at Mill City Farmers Market: Mothers Day!

Saturday
May132017

May 13, 2017, Saturday - Kubb Krawl 2017 at The Commons (and other venues)

Time: 10 AM - 9 PM

Location: The Commons, 425 Portland Avenue S

Kubb Krawl 2017 - Tickets

A roving kubb tournament throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Register to play or join in other free festivities at The Commons.

In partnership with Minnesota Kubb and St Paul Kubb Society.

Venues: The Commons, Marquette Plaza, Target Field Station

Saturday
May132017

May 13, 2017, Saturday - Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

Times: 11:00am and 1:00pm

Twin Cities Food Tours' Historic Northeast Minneapolis Food Tour

The Historic Northeast Walking Food Tour takes place in the Minneapolis neighborhood known as Northeast, or Nordeast to locals! You’ll savor favorites from 6 locations including sausages also served at Twins Stadium, authentic Neaopolitan Pizza, traditional Greek desserts and gourmet cheeses, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch.

Saturday
May132017

May 13, 2017, Saturday - Euripedes’ Medea at The Lab (thru May 27)

Times: Thursday-Saturday 8pm​; Sunday 4pm

Location: The Lab Theater, 700 N 1st Street

New Epic Theater presents: Euripedes’ Medea  May 13 – 27

One of world drama's most infamous characters is brought to controversial new life in this shockingly relevant take on an ancient tragedy. Medea’s marriage is breaking up. And so is everything else. The ancient Greek tragedy of a woman taking vengeance on the husband who’s left her is updated for the current era. Exploring the limits of revenge and freedom, Euripides’ play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks: "What does it mean to be a woman and a wife?" Michelle O’Neill plays the title role with Mark Benninghofen as Jason.

You're invited to stay for a post-show discussion following every performance. General admission $32. 

Friday
May122017

May 12, 2017, Friday - Red Velvet at Southern Theater

Time: See show link below for times

Location: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South

Red Velvet Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
 
May 12 - 28

Edmund Kean, a titan of his generation, collapses on stage, leaving Covent Garden without their Othello. Ira Aldridge, an unknown African American actor, is invited to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?