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February 15, 2018, Thursday - Time Track Productions presents: Invisible at Southern Theater (3 nights)

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue S

Time Track Productions presents: Invisible

February 15 - 17

Invisible is an evening-length dance/media work that explores the narratives and perspectives of women navigating the aging process. The work integrates a performing company of 10 women ages 25-75, all of them luminary performers from our community.


February 14, 2018, Wednesday - Art Showcase: RAW Minneapolis presents Envision at 

Time: 7 PM - 11 PM

Location: Event kicks off at The Pourhouse, 10 S 5th Street

Art Showcase: RAW Minneapolis presents Envision

RAW is an indie arts organization specializing in spotlighting local emerging talent in 65 cities worldwide. Minneapolis is a cultural hotspot for creatives. Many are seemingly hidden in the ever-growing cityscape, yet by bringing them together in a meticulously curated showcase, we’ve created a multidisciplinary event with something magical for every art lover. Drawing over 500 guests and garnering exposure for over 50 boundary-pushing artists, this healthy mix of new-school art influencers, brand new talent, collectors and fashion-forward provocateurs, promises an underground experience akin to none.

This one-night arts festival features music, hair, makeup, fashion, performance, photography, visual art, and accessories.

For full event line-up and details visit:


February 12, 2018, Monday - Minnesota Indoor Distance Running at US Bank Stadium

Minnesota Distance Running at US Bank Stadium

Doors Open 4:45pm. Each session will run from 5pm to 8pm and cost $3 cash at the door per person. Capacity is 250 runners at a time, additional runners will be able to enter as previous runners leave.
Distance: 696.63m inside lane, 726.55m outside lane. Individuals participating at the Minnesota Distance Running events must be running. Walking during the event is not allowed, except for cooling down post-run. Strollers are prohibited.
Remaining 2018 date: February 23

February 11, 2018, Sunday - Baking Skills Intensive: Shaping with Baker's Field Flour & Bread

Time: 1 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Food Building, 1401 Marshall Street NE

Baking Skills Intensive: Shaping with Baker's Field Flour & Bread

While part of bread’s delights come from flavor and the texture, an important element that influences these is a bread’s shape. Learn a variety of shapes including boule, batard, baguette and rolls through demonstration and hands-on practice. We will discuss which types of dough are most appropriate for various shapes, how to use tools like couches and lames, and how far to bake for best color and flavor. Note that the focus of the class is shaping, not dough production, as doughs will be prepared prior to class. Class participants will participate in baking loaves, and will take their shaped, baked loaves home.

As the class is held in an active commercial kitchen, students should wear comfortable clothing, c...losed-toed shoes and a hat. Aprons are available to borrow, or use your own if you prefer. Please advise us in advance of any food allergies, as snacks and samples will be provided throughout. 

February 11, 2018, Sunday - Paint Nite at The Depot

Time: 2:00pm

Location: The Depot, 225 3rd Avenue South

L.O.V.E. Partner Painting

Paint Nite is invading bars and restaurants near you with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. We’ll guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time.


February 11, 2018, Sunday - Ping Pong Tournament 2018 at Town Hall Brewery

Time: 10:30 AM - 5 PM

Location: Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Avenue S

Ping Pong Tournament 2018 

Our fourth annual Ping Pong Tournament kicks off at 10:30am on Sunday, February 11th. Round-robin pool play will be followed by an elimination round – each participant is guaranteed at least four games. Register at the Brewery to reserve your spot – the entry fee is $25. Cash prizes for winners at multiple skill levels! 

This is a recreational tournament. Players with a USATT rating higher than 1300 are not permitted to compete. Players who have never heard of a USATT rating are welcome.


February 11, 2018, Sunday - Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour at Mill City Museum

Times: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street South

Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour

Future dates: March 11, April 8

The story of the Minneapolis riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau. Rousseau will spin three tales that weave the history of St. Anthony Falls with the expectations of the present in three different historic spaces within Mill City Museum. Between stories, participants will walk to the next location while learning about the Washburn A Mill, the home of Mill City Museum.


February 10, 2018, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market at the Mill City Museum

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Winter Markets are held inside the Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Additional Mill City Farmers Market 2017-2018 Winter Market dates:

March 10, 24 and April 14, 28


February 10, 2018, Saturday - Love Local: MCBA Open House 

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Avenue S, First Floor

Love Local: MCBA Open House - Facebook

Free and open to the public

Come in from the February cold and get smitten with book arts! Join us for a free, all-ages open house featuring hands-on activities, an art sale by MCBA's Artist Co-op, and sweet refreshments. Artists will host Valentines-themed activities that include letterpress printed postcards, handmade heart-shaped paper, pop-up cards, and more!


February 10, 2018, Saturday - Spark! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss at Mill City Museum

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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

Spark! Baking Workshop for People with Memory Loss

Free, but registration is required. 

Whip up a delicious treat in this baking experience tailored to all ability levels for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Mill City Museum is a member of Spark!, an alliance of cultural institutions that offer programming specifically tailored to people with memory loss. Spark! programs are also offered at the James J. Hill House and the North West Company Fur Post.


February 10, 2018, Saturday - TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

First wave start time: 9:00am

Location: University of Minnesota Fieldhouse, 1800 University Avenue SE

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

Give your kids the gift of health and fitness and fun. The event features mile, half-mile, and relay events for kids from pre-school through 8th grade.


February 10, 2018, Saturday - 2018 Community Connections Conference

Time: 8am - 3pm

Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Avenue S

2018 Community Connections Conference

We invite you to attend the 2018 Community Connection Conference and ACT. Connect with diverse members of your community to voice what you aspire Minneapolis to become. Collaborate with neighbors and develop strategies to transform that vision into reality.

Learn More at: http:// conf 


February 8, 2018, Thursday - Thursday Musical Concert at MacPhail

Time: 10:30am (Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10am)

Location: MacPhail Center for Music, 501 S 2nd Street

Thursday Musical Concert 

Thursday, February 8:
Vern Maetzold, piano
David Holmes, cello
Amy Grinsteiner, piano (Thursday Musical debut)
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating



February 7, 2018, Wednesday - Indeed We Can (Benefit for MacPhail)


Time: 3pm to 11pm

Location: Indeed Brewing, 711 15th Ave NE

Indeed We Can (Benefit for MacPhail)


Order a pint, give to MacPhail! On Wednesday, February 7, join us for music and beers at Indeed Brewing Company! Net profits from all sales that night (taproom, growlers and merch) go to MacPhail programs. We'll have musical performances, trivia (WITH PRIZES!) and a food truck! Bring your friends - the more, the merrier! Program to begin around 5:30. More info to come!


February 7, 2018, Wednesday - Macaron Baking Workshop at Mill City Museum

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street


Macaron Baking Workshop

Join Nikkolette Krumheuer of Nikkolette’s Macarons for a fun tutorial on baking French macarons held in the Mill City Museum Baking Lab. This three-hour class includes time to prep, bake, and fill the cookies. Participants will learn about the history of the macaron and get baking and troubleshooting tips while enjoying plenty of macarons to snack on during class. Attendees will each take home their own homemade macarons. Ingredients and equipment are included.

Ages 12-17 may participate in the workshop if accompanied by an adult.

About Nikkolette's Macarons: Nikkolette’s ​Macarons specializes in one thing, the macaron, and she knows how to do it!  Known for making desserts for her friends and family, Nikkolette has always been passionate about baking, but once she set her sights on the elegant macaron, her life changed.  A "numbers person” in the corporate world, she brings her detailed thought process and analytics to crafting the perfect macaron. Each macaron is handmade by Nikkolette using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. Nikkolette prides herself on excellence and we hope you enjoy her macarons.


February 3, 2018, Saturday - Seeing Voices: A Solo Exhibition from Jane Wunrow Exhibit Opening at Gamut Gallery

Time:  7-11pm, Performance at 8pm  $5 admission

Location: Gamut Gallery, 717 South 10th Street

Seeing Voices: A Solo Exhibition from Jane Wunrow

Featuring a noise set along with visual projections by Michael Masaru Flora & guest.

Jane Wunrow describes her migraines as a “waking dream,” where her fogginess, pain, and visual aura come together and force her to view the world in a different way, with perceptions of reality wholly altered. Migraines and dreams remain central to Wunrow’s artistic inspiration, not only due to their visual effects but also because of her interest in the science behind them. For the last several months Wunrow has immersed herself in a more clinical-based self-study of psychology’s discourse around dreams and neurology’s discussion of migraines in an effort to understand what causes them. Her artistic output on the subject culminates in the collection “Seeing Voices,” on display at Gamut Gallery February 3rd through March 3rd, 2018. The opening reception on Saturday, February 3rd, 7-11pm, will feature a live noise set accompanied with visual projections from Michael Masaru Flora & guest.  

Wunrow’s works are directly influenced by specific dreams or migraine aura she experiences, particularly those that surface subconscious fears, pains, or perceptions. While creating, Wunrow puts herself back into that mental headspace and taps into the emotions that she felt in that dream state, imbuing her works with raw feeling. The artist believes that viewers are perceptive to these contributions, and that the work would be ingenuine without this process, which she also cites as a method of working through the myriad of sensations that dreams create.

While a familiar face in the Twin Cities art community, this is Wunrow’s first solo exhibition. As a full-time mother of three, the artist originally did not have a designated studio space, forced to work out of coffee shops. While limiting the scale and materials of her works, this allowed Wunrow to hone her craft and find her signature style. After receiving a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Wunrow made the move to an artist studio space allowing for the scale of her work to increase dramatically, creating new challenges and navigations of materials. “Seeing Voices” …...places Jane Wunrow’s dreams and visual perceptions into the physical realm.

CREATING & COLLECTING: ART IN THE TWIN CITIES // Thursday, February 24th, 7-9pm, FREE

A panel discussion featuring Herman Milligan, Marco Suemnick, Jade Patrick, and Douglas Flanders

ARTIST TALK // Saturday, March 3rd, 2-4pm, FREE
An artist talk with solo artist Jane Wunrow moderated by Allie Mickle

Follow Gamut Gallery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks and special announcements leading up to this event.


February 1, 2018, Thursday - New portraits by Kristie Bretzke at Traffic Zone

Time: 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave N

New portraits by Kristie Bretzke

Traffic Zone Gallery presents Kristie Bretzke: Coal Room, an exhibition of new psychological portraits by this Minneapolis-based artist. Kristie Bretzke’s portraits are simple, quiet and introspective. Her focus is specific and personal. Her current exhibition, Coal Room, features portraits inspired by the moody, cool light of the basement coal room at an artist retreat on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland. This exhibition is a culmination of many years of intense study and obsessive observation. Bretzke’s work has been described as strikingly straightforward and classical, but her slightly voyeuristic perspective lends a modern edge. 

January 8 - February 16, 2018

Gallery hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment
Free and open to the public


January 28, 2018, Sunday - Interfaith Gathering – Bold Hope in the North at Westminster Presbyterian

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Westminster Presbyterian, 1200 Marquette Ave 

Interfaith Gathering – Bold Hope in the North

This official Super Bowl week celebration will showcase Minnesota’s national leadership in multi-faith dialogue and cooperation, and will raise money to prevent homelessness through the interfaith Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

The celebration will feature music - including a performance by the Mill City Singers - testimonies from people helped by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program…and a few surprises!

If you to donate to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, click here and fill in the last giving option, “Emergency Rental Assistance (DCEH).”


January 28, 2018, Sunday - Chili Cook-Off 2018 at Town Hall Brewery

Time: 11:30am – 3:00pm

Location: Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Avenue South

Chili Cook-Off 2018

Our annual Chili Cook-Off takes place at the Brewery the week before the Super Bowl (please note the change in date this year, to avoid Super Bowl Sunday madness in Minneapolis). 

There is no entry fee if you register ahead of time, and prizes are awarded to first place, second place, and People’s Choice entries. First place wins a prize package worth $300! 

Public tasting begins at 1pm – for $10 you get all the chili you care to eat, plus a People’s Choice ballot and a pint of Town Hall Brewery beer. 

Contestants must deliver at least 5 quarts of their chili by 11:30am on the morning of the Cook-Off, warm and ready to serve in their own crock pot with a serving utensil. Toppings may be provided, but will not be included in the judging. 

Winners will be announced at 2pm.


January 28, 2018, Sunday - Washburn A Mill Tour at Mill City Museum

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Mill City Museum704 South 2nd Street

Washburn A Mill Tour

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.

Tour highlights include:

  • The dramatic story of the 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion, and the other dangers that mill workers faced on a daily basis
  • "The Octopus," a large machine that directed wheat into nine storage bins
  • The Humphrey Manlift, a vertical conveyor belt that carried workers from floor to floor
  • The Rail Corridor where hundreds of boxcars arrived each day to unload wheat and carry away flour
  • Millstone plaza, originally paved with retired millstones and the location for lunchtime concerts by the Washburn-Crosby employee band in the 1920s
  • Evidence of the three major fires that have damaged the building in 1878, 1928 and 1991
  • The East Engine House, once home to a two-story steam engine, has been remodeled into two classrooms, while preserving the original railroad car pulling machinery

The tour includes no more than 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.