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Friday
Jun232017

June 23, 2017, Friday - La Grande Jatte Soirée at The Guthrie

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street S

La Grande Jatte Soirée

Join co-chairs Leni Moore and Ron Frey for the Guthrie's annual fundraising gala on Opening Night of our summer musical, Sunday in the Park with George, helmed by Artistic Director Joseph Haj. Proceeds from La Grande Jatte Soirée support community engagement and educational programming.

A highlight of La Grande Jatte Soirée will be a pre-dinner musical prelude performed by three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, who originated the role of Dot in the Sondheim musical Off-Broadway and in its 1984 Broadway premiere. Ms. Peters will perform a handful of songs from her repertoire of Sondheim favorites.

Why not make your gala evening even more special by staying at The Grand Hotel Minneapolis? Gala guests will enjoy 20% off their best available rate and a $15 discount on valet parking. Visit www.grandhotelminneapolis.com and use rate code is GTHR. Valid now until Dec 31, 2017.

Thursday
Jun222017

June 22, 2017, Thursday - Shift at the Southern Theater (4 nights)

Time:  7:30pm

Location: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South

Kaleena Miller Dance presents: Shift

June 22 – 25

Kaleena Miller, in collaboration with her company of dancers, creates Shift; an evening length Tap Dance sound score. In a reversal of the standard process, the score is then handed over to four different musicians to create an original soundtrack to accompany the dance. Commissioned music makers include Reif Anderson (The Bad Plus), JT Bates (Alpha Consumer), Alexei Caselle (Kill the Vultures, Roma Di Luna) and Leah Lott (LOTT, Fog). General admission: $20 in advance ($24 at the door); Student (with ID): $12; ARTshare members free; $60 for all four performances.

Tuesday
Jun202017

June 20, 2017, Tuesday - 2017 Celebrate Northeast Parade

2017 Celebrate Northeast Parade

Now in its 88th year, the Celebrate Northeast Parade is the largest one day event in Northeast Minneapolis drawing 8,000 people to Central Avenue.

Tuesday
Jun202017

June 20, 2017, Tuesday - Music in the Park at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Father Hennepin Bluffs Park (East Bank of the Stone Arch Bridge)

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Tuesday
Jun202017

June 20, 2017, Tuesday - Best of Summer Party at Bauhaus Brew Lab

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:  Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St NE

From beer flights, to boozy milkshakes, to anything off the grill – celebrate the arrival of summer with an entertaining evening featuring the best of summer food, beer and cocktails, crafted by some of the top chefs and bartenders of the Twin Cities.

Join us on the patio at Bauhaus Brew Labs to celebrate the Best of Summer.

TICKETS $40 – Purchase now! 

Valet available. Parking is located in front of the building as well as behind the building.

Monday
Jun192017

June 19, Monday - Chefs for Change at People Serving People

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: People Serving People, 614 South 3rd Street

Chefs for Change: A Chef's Table Culinary Experience

Tickets

Join us for a dinner hosted by Cosmos restaurant and Executive Chef Timothy Fischer, who brings his award-winning culinary talent to a chef's table experience of a 4-5 course meal with wine pairings.

All proceeds help homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.

Monday
Jun192017

June 19, 2017, Monday - "Music in the Park" at Nicollet Island 

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Nicollet Island Park

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Sunday
Jun182017

June 18, 2017, Sunday - Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour at the Mill City Museum

Time: 1:00pm

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd Street

Minneapolis Riverfront Walking Tour

Future dates: July 1, August 6, September 17

Take a guided walking tour of the Minneapolis riverfront and learn about its dramatic past and bright future. Visit the historic district at St. Anthony Falls, once the milling center of the world and now a growing cultural, recreational and residential neighborhood. Stop along the Stone Arch Bridge for spectacular views of the falls, view historic buildings surrounding the riverfront and downtown Minneapolis, and learn about the many people who have worked and lived in the area over the years. Plus, explore the ongoing riverfront renaissance through the historic preservation of Mill Ruins Park, Mill City Museum, Milwaukee Road Depot, historic loft condominiums and new developments, including the Guthrie Theater, MacPhail Center for Music and riverfront housing.

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

Sunday
Jun182017

June 18, 2017, Sunday - Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K

Time: 8 AM - 11 AM

Location: Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K

In celebration of Star Tribune's150th anniversary, join us on Father’s Day for our first ever 5K fun run along the scenic historic Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. Wear the ugliest tie you can find to and bring the whole family. In addition to the 5K race there will be a kids Half-K run followed by music, snacks and great prizes for the ugliest ties at Father Hennepin Park.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
8 am: Registration
9:15 am: Kids Half-K Race
9:30 am: 5K Race Start

DETAILS:
5K Run
$30 before May 17 (includes a pair of limited edition Star Tribune socks)
$40 May 18 – June 17
$50 June 18 (race day registration)

Kid’s Half-K (age 10 and under)
$10 through race day
You can register your kids on race day

Saturday
Jun172017

June 17, 2017, Saturday - Riverfront Quest Family Walking Tour at Mill City Museum

Time: 10:30am - Noon

Location: Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street

Riverfront Quest Family Walking Tour

Future dates: July 15, August 19

Explore the Minneapolis riverfront with a family treasure hunt. Make a quest journal from 10:30-11 am and then solve rhyming riddles, search for hidden boxes and discover the stories of Minneapolis' history along the way from 11 am to noon. The tour is designed for ages 6-11.

The 60-minute tour includes no more than one mile of moderately paced walking on uneven terrain. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.

 

Saturday
Jun172017

June 17, 2017, Saturday - 2nd Annual Craw Fish Boil with Louisiana Purchase Seafood at Boom Island Brewing

Time: 2:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Boom Island Brewing, 2014 N Washington Avenue

2nd Annual Louisiana Crawfish Boil

For the second year running, Boom Island and Cajun James from Louisiana Purchase are upping the ante for this year’s crawfish boil on June 17th. Yes, the crawfish will be the large and juicy variety from the Delta. 

$30 buys you over one pound of Louisiana crawfish, sausage, potatoes, corn and one Homebrew Con 2017 Special Release beer. Other Cajun delacacies, like Jambalaya and Boudin Balls, will also be made available for those who like to keep their hands clean.

In conjunction with the Homebrew Con 2017, held in Minneapolis this year from June 15-17, James Spencer from Basic Brewing Radio podcast joined forces with Boom’s brewer and owner Kevin Welch and tag-teamed a recipe for a Sorghum Molasses Belgian Tripel. This taproom exclusive brew was created to be a perfect foil to the spiciness of a crawfish feast.

Live Music starts at 7PM with Miss Myra and the Moonshiners.

Saturday
Jun172017

June 17, 2017, Saturday - Mill City Farmers Market

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Location: 704 South 2nd Street

Today at Mill City Farmers Market: Update coming soon!

Saturday
Jun172017

June 17, 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.

Friday
Jun162017

June 16, 2017, Friday - 35th Annual womenwinning Luncheon at The Depot

Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, 225 3rd Ave S

womenwinning has been working for 35 years to make sure that pro-choice women have a seat at the table and we’re not quitting now. In the face of mounting challenges to our rights, WE RISE, WE RUN, WE LEAD.

We hope you’ll join us at our 35th Annual Luncheon featuring U.S. Senator Susan Collins to celebrate how much ground we’ve gained - and to reaffirm your support of the work that lies ahead.

10:30am - General registration
11:00am - Seating for lunch
11:30am - Program begins
  1:00pm - Program concludes

Learn more

Meet Our Speaker: U.S. Senator Susan Collins
When people in Washington want to solve a problem, they turn to the senior United States Senator from Maine, Susan Collins. First elected in 1996, Senator Collins has earned a national reputation as an effective legislator who works across party lines to seek consensus on our nation’s most important issues. Senator Collins has been ranked the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University for four years running.
 

Thursday
Jun152017

June 15, 2017, Thursday - East Town Business Partnership Forum at Millwright Building

Time: Check back soon for more information on this event

Location: Millwright Building, On the corner of Portland and Third

The final East Town Business Partnership Business Forum is cheduled for June 15 at the Millwright Building 

June 15: "The Growing Mission of MEDA and the Business Case for Regional Equitable Development" at the Millwright Building - Ryan Companies new corporate headquarters
 
Gary Cunningham, the President and CEO of The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) will provide an overview of the mission of his organization and discuss the ways strategic equitable development is necessary for the advancement and overall growth of our region.
Thursday
Jun152017

June 15, 2017, Thursday - Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour with the Mill City Museum

Time: 10:30am - Noon

Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour

Future dates: June 29; July 13 and 27; August 10 and 24

Explore the history of waterpower at St. Anthony Falls, including rare access to Xcel Energy's Hennepin Island Hydroelectric Plant. During the early 20th century, more than two dozen mills and hydroelectric plants used the waterpower from St. Anthony Falls, today just one is left. On this tour, a Mill City Museum guide will lead participants to Hennepin Island and Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, including special access to the power plant. Along the way, participants will learn about the historic uses of waterpower at the falls for flour milling, sawmilling and hydroelectricity, the role of hydroelectricity in Xcel Energy's green energy and energy efficiency initiatives and the future of waterpower on the Minneapolis riverfront.

The Hennepin Island Hydropower Tour is presented by Mill City Museum in partnership with Xcel Energy.

All guests must sign a waiver before taking the tour. This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces, as well as climbing up and down several flights of stairs. Some historic locations on this tour are not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets on sale online or at 612-341-7555.

Tuesday
Jun132017

June 13, 2017, Tuesday - Talk of the Stacks at Central Library

Time: Doors open at 6:15:00pm; program begins at 7:00pm

Location: Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall 

Lisa Ko

Author of the award-winning debut novel The Leavers, will examine themes of immigration, borders, and belonging.

Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. A vivid and moving examination of borders and belonging, The Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away-and how one woman learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

Tuesday
Jun132017

June 13, 2017, Tuesday - Music in the Park at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Father Hennepin Bluffs Park (East Bank of the Stone Arch Bridge)

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Monday
Jun122017

June 12, 2017, Monday - "Music in the Park" at Nicollet Island 

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Nicollet Island Park

Tonights entertainment: (See website in case of scheduling changes.)

What to bring: Blanket or chair, sunblock and bugspray, picnic basket.

Reminders: Watch our facebook or twitter page for weather cancellations of the evening festivities. Post photos of you, your family and friends enjoying the concerts and movies on the facebook page Support the artists by picking up a CD or other merchandise.

Music & Movies in The Parks is produced by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Enjoy more than 250 FREE concerts and movies in Minneapolis parks this summer!

Sunday
Jun112017

June 11, 2017, Sunday - Engineering the Falls: History Player William de la Barre Tour at the Mill City Museum

Time:  1:00pm

Location:  Mill City Museum, 704 South 2nd Street

Engineering the Falls: History Player William de la Barre Tour

Future dates: July 9, August 12, September 16

Take a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by costumed History Player William de la Barre, the Austrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower. Visit the Minneapolis riverfront, the west side milling district and the Stone Arch Bridge, and hear about the many ways the falls have changed over the years.

This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.