Can’t-Miss Calendar

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April 16–28

Betty Buckley in Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in this production of Hello, Dolly!, winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival.

When: April 16–28

Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $39–$135

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


April 18

herb garden

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class

Fun with herbsSpring is the perfect time to start herb seeds indoors. Youll learn about the importance of good soil, hear fun facts about herbs and their history, and plant herb seeds to take home and grow this summer, either indoors or out. Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, April 18

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


April 19–May 19

Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – is living with her adult daughter and son-in-law, but also has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits – if any – of what technology can replace.

When: April 19–May 19

Where: Park Square Theatre, St Paul

Cost: $20–$60

Info: primeprods.org


April 20

Lakewood Cemetery greenhouse

Annual Earth Day Celebration

Visit Lakewood’s spacious grounds and take a behind-the-scenes tour of historic greenhouses, learning about Lakewood’s horticultural history, sustainable practices and what’s in store for this spring’s flower beds. After the tour, put your own green thumb to work and plant a perennial to take home and plant in memory of a loved one.

When: April 20

Where: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Info: lakewoodcemetery.org


April 4–20

38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

38th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF)

Each year, the festival showcases the latest films by both emerging and veteran filmmakers from around the globe, totaling more than 250 films from 70+ countries.

When: April 4–20

Where: Most showings will be at St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $15 general public, $11 Film Society members, and $8 youth under 25 and students with ID.

Info: mspfilm.org


April 24

Nasty Poet

4th Annual National Poetry Month Party & Reading

Come for an evening honoring outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and the vitality of the poetry community at large. A reception will take place on the second floor of the Open Book building with poets and their fans (plus poetry-themed drinks and hors d’oeuvres), and then the fun continues with a reading featuring the finalists for this year’s Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry. (Finalists will be announced in early April.)

When: April 24

Where: Open Book Building, Minneapolis

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 to help cover food & drinks. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Info: eventbrite.com


April 25

Victorian Superstitions

Victorian Paleontology

Explore the rivalries and collaborations between hobbyists, “gentlemen scientists,” and academic trailblazers. Hear about the development of scientific knowledge leading up to the Victorian period and how discoveries during this era shaped future generations. This program is offered at 5:30 and 8:30 pm and is for age 21 and up. Admission includes two drinks, snacks, presentation, and time to mingle in the mansion.

When: April 25

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $26/MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6523


April 25

fairy garden

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Create a fairy garden: Create your own tiny land of enchantment in an indoor container. You can enjoy it year-round — no weeding or hoeing or gardening expertise required. All you need to bring to this class is your imagination! Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, April 25

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


April 26

Angels and Madams illustration

Angels and Madams

In 1881, residents of St. Paul’s fashionable Irvine Park neighborhood formed a committee to rid their district of vice. This 75-minute program uses newspaper accounts and court records to explore the secrets of the capital city. This program is intended for ages 18 and up and is offered at 7 and 8:30 pm.

When: April 26

Where: Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul

Cost: $11 adults, $10 seniors and college students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org/event/6517


April 26

OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S PARABLE OF THE SOWER: THE CONCERT VERSION

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version

A genre-defying work featuring an ensemble of 20 singers and musicians, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower harnesses two centuries of Black music to give musical life to the late Afro-futurist and science fiction author’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic science fiction novel of the same name.

When: April 26

Where: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Cost: $27/$42/$57 (discounts for students, seniors, military, TPT, MPR)

Infotheoshaughnessy.com


April 26–28

Ryan Werbalowsky – The Devil Feasts on Flies
Ryan Werbalowsky – The Devil Feasts on Flies

St. Paul Art Crawl

The Art Crawl has evolved from a fun weekend art event to a framework for creating and fostering important, interdependent relationships between the arts community and the city of St. Paul.

When: April 26–28

Where: Throughout St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: saintpaulartcrawl.org


April 26–May 19

Red Hot and Cole

Red Hot and Cole

This mixture of biography and song celebrates the great American songwriter Cole Porter. This revue traces his career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, and Paris, featuring “Night And Day,” “Anything Goes,” “Let’s Do It,” “Just One of Those Things,” “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” and many more of his songs that have become international standards.

When: April 26–May 19

Where: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis

Cost: $25, $20 for seniors except on Saturdays

Info: TheatreintheRound.org


April 27

VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers
VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers

The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan

In an arrangement of Dylan’s songs by composer Steve Hackman, The VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers will be joined on stage by Minneapolis indie pop songwriter Jeremy Messersmith, vocalist Ashley DuBose, and a cappella duo Nation presenting a program of choral interpretations of music by Minnesotans.

When: April 27

Where: Palace Theatre, St. Paul

Cost: $30–$40

Info: vocalessence.org


April 27

Twin Cities PBS ART IS...My Origin Event

Twin Cities PBS ART IS…My Origin Event

Art Is… My Origin is a sneak peek into the most sacred of creative spaces – home. This segment will explore those living room, basement, bedroom practices of freedom that led to the discovery of voice. It will look at blackness across difference and art, specifically music and poetry, as an inter-generational connector and catalyst for liberation.

When: April 27

Where: Twin Cities PBS – Street Space, Saint Paul

Cost: $30–$40

Info: tpt.org/event/art-is-my-origin/


April 27

Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day

Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Day

The Twin Cities Independent Bookstore Passport is free to pick up on Saturday, April 27 at any one of the 19 participating bookstores. At each bookstore, the traveler gets a stamp in the passport. With five stamps, the traveler activates all the coupons in the passport. With ten stamps the traveler gets entered to win one of a dozen literary prize packs! With fifteen stamps, the traveler gets entered to win the grand literary prize.

When: April 27

Where: 19 Twin Cities bookstores

Cost: FREE

Info: raintaxi.com/literary-calendar/twin-cities-independent-bookstore-day-passport/


April 27

Super-Bold-Winter-Flower-Show-at-Como-Zoo-and-Conservatory

Summer Flower Show Opening Day

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows.

When: April 27

Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: comozooconservatory.org/events/special-events/


April 27

the Fabulous Armadillos

Burnsville Rotary’s 44th Annual Concert for Caring featuring Stadium Rock with the Fabulous Armadillos

Featuring music from Boston, Styx, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Queen, AC/DC, Kansas, Led Zeppelin, Heart and more, the Fabulous Armadillos will recreate the big songs from the biggest bands of the ’70s & ’80s for Burnsville Rotary’s annual Concert for Caring. The fun starts at 6 p.m with complimentary appetizers and delicious desserts from Chianti Grill. The Fabulous Armadillos will take the stage at 8 p.m.

When: April 27

Where: Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $35–$45

Info: ames-center.com/stadium-rock.html


April 5–27

Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater

Velvet Swing

Velvet Swing tells the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th-century supermodel and leading lady of the “crime of the century.”

When: April 5–27

Where: Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $5–$20

Info: www.umbrellaco.org/velvet-swing-2019.html


April 28

Bandwidth Community Band Festival

Bandwidth Community Band Festival

Enjoy an afternoon listening to marches, concert band classics, pop, Broadway, and jazz music performed by some of the top volunteer-based ensembles in Minnesota. This festival is part of Sundays at Landmark and is produced in partnership with the Lex-Ham Community Band.

When: April 28

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infolandmarkcenter.org/events/


April 28

Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band as Elvis

The Elvis Show: A Musical Tribute to Elvis Presley

Featuring Joe Sir and the Rockabilly Rebels Band, “The Elvis Show” recreates the sounds of Elvis Presley’s career: the hits of the ’50s, songs from his movies, gospel music, television specials and his record-breaking years performing in Las Vegas.

When: April 28, May 24

Where: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Cost: $36

Infomasonicheritagecenter.org


Jan. 26April 28

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

Find impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual artist, who creates dream-like realities through clever and complex montages of nature using his own photographs knit together digitally.

When: Jan. 26April 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: $12 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and above, $6 ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID, FREE for ASI members and children under 6

Infoasimn.org


March 6–April 28

Kiruna Solaregg

Schedule a Solar Egg Sauna

A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture that is also a functional sauna, the Solar Egg will be in residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard through April 28. The sculpture is made of wood and covered in a stainless, golden mirror surface. Its many facets reflect its surroundings and the sauna acts as a chamber for the exchange of ideas. In the center of the Egg is a wood-fired, heart-shaped sauna stove made of iron and stone.

When: March 6–April 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: Saunas are $30 ASI & 612 Sauna Society members / $35 non-members (plus fees), per person, per session. Sessions include ASI museum admission. Bring your own towels and swimsuits (required).

Infoeventbrite.com


April 29

James J. Hill House

Hill House Chamber Players Concert

The Hill House Chamber Players return for the 2018-2019 season with concerts selected around the theme “Trio Masterworks.” Enjoy an exploration of piano/violin/viola, cello, and clarinet trio variations, with one major trio as the centerpiece for each concert. Admission includes a 6:45 pre-concert conversation with musicians and music blogger Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments, and a post-performance tour of the Hill House. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Valet parking is available.

When: April 29

Where: James J. Hill, St. Paul

Cost: $23 adults, $12 students, MNHS members save 20%

Infomnhs.org


May 2

hydroponic

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Hydroponic gardening: Learn how easy it is to grow delicious salad greens, herbs, vegetables and more — in nothing but water! Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, May 2

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


April 6–May 5

Victor Victoria
Ann Michels as Victoria Grant. Photo credit Devon Cox.

Victor/Victoria

This sparkling musical comedy, set in 1930s Paris, features songs from hit-maker Henry Mancini (“Moon River”). Based on the acclaimed 1982 movie musical starring Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria evokes the warmth of a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic and the contemporary flair of a brand-new musical.

When: April 6–May 5

Where: Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, Bloomington

Cost: $15–$46

Info: artistrymn.org/victor


May 3–5

TU Dance

TU Dance’s 15th Anniversary Spring Performance

TU Dance celebrates its 15th Anniversary Season at The O’Shaughnessy with an evening of works by legendary choreographers that have given form to the shared vision of TU Dance founding Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands. The program will include Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature and Witness, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Walking with Pearl…Africa Diaries and a reprise of Ronald K. Brown’s Where The Light Shines Through.

When: May 3–5

Where: The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Cost: $34 (discounts for students, seniors, military, TPT, MPR)

Info: theoshaughnessy.com


May 3–4

National Daffodil Society Flower Show

National Daffodil Society Flower Show

Flower enthusiasts will experience spring with 1500 flower entries in traditional and surprising varieties, including flowers grown by youth daffodil lovers. Come see classic blooms in yellow, but these gorgeous flowers can be pink, orange, red, yellow and white, and bloom double blossoms with many petals, and single or multiple blossoms on a stem.

When: May 3–4

Where: Hilton Hotel, Bloomington

Cost: FREE

Info: daffodilusa.org


May 4

First Avenue Minneapolis

“First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota’s Mainroom” Exhibit Opening

The party gets underway with the music of DJs Papersleeves and Cyn Collins, The Current’s Andrea Swensson, Jake Rudh, and Lazerbeak. Hear singer-songwriter Faith Boblett, one of First Avenue’s best new artists of 2018, and take in the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, who will perform a medley of songs by First Avenue stars. Write your name on a star, create a personalized button, or get your group together for a photo op.

When: May 4

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Info: mnhs.org/event/7110


May 4–26

Tinker to Evers to Chance

Tinker to Evers to Chance

It was 1908 when the Chicago Cubs last won the world series, a win owed to star players Tinker, Evers, and Chance. Despairing decades followed, but Nessa, a true Cubs fan, never gave up on her team. Now it’s 2003, and it looks like the impossible may just become possible again.

When: May 4–26

Where: Black Box Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Cost: $15–$46

Info: artistrymn.org


May 7

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: Summer on Summit

Spark! Tour for People with Memory Loss: An Evening at Home

Take a sensory-based tour designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Each themed tour highlights three rooms in the James J. Hill House. Tours are offered the first Tuesday of every month.

When: May 7

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: Free, reservation required

Info: mnhs.org/event/6559


May 7–12

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

The Play That Goes Wrong

Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy has been described as a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python. Recommended for ages 8+.

When: May 7–12

Where: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $29 to $135

Info: hennepintheatretrust.org


May 9, 16, 30

murder-mystery-dinner

Noir She Didn’t

Mystery Entertainment is now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Come for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller.

When: May 9, 16, 30

Where: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Minneapolis

Cost: $60

Infomurdermysterydinnerminneapolis.com


May 9

bee on sunflower

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Get to know the mason bee: Solitary and docile, the native mason bee is a wonderfully effective pollinator. Come learn about its fascinating life cycle. Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, May 9

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


May 9–12

Autonomy: A Theatrical Thrill Ride

Autonomy: A Theatrical Thrill Ride

Autonomy celebrates America’s love of car culture, environmental activism, theatrical storytelling, rock concerts, and amusement park rides while following the intimate tale of a fatherless child.

When: May 9–12

Where: RiverCentre, St. Paul

Cost: Admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every showtime. Advanced reservations are available for $38

Info: ticketmaster.com


May 10–11

Harmonic Relief Show Choir

Harmonic Relief Spring Show

Harmonic Relief Show Choir will be performing their 2019 Spring Show, Feeling Good At the Cabaret.  Music will be featured from Broadway, film, pop and jazz genres.

When: May 10–11

Where: North Garden Theater, St. Paul

Cost: $15 general admission, $12 seniors and students

Info: harmonicrelief.org


May 10

David Crosby

An Evening with David Crosby & Friends

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby will be joined by five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the ‘Sky Trails Band.’ On this tour, he will be performing some of his best loved songs and greatest hits from right across his illustrious career, alongside material from the Sky Trails album, plus a few surprises as well.

When: May 10

Where: Pantages Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: From $73.50

Info: hennepintheatretrust.org


May 11–12

Wordplay Book Festival

Wordplay Book Festival

More than 10,000 book lovers are expected to attend the Loft’s inaugural festival, featuring more than 100 authors, including Steven King, Dave Barry and Amy Tan.

When: May 11–12

Where: Mill City neighborhood of Minneapolis

Cost: $10 for general admission; paid entry includes the $5 voucher to spend at the festival. Free for kids 17 and younger.

Info: loftwordplay.com


May 11–12

Mother's Day Bonsai Show

Mother’s Day Bonsai Show

he Minnesota Bonsai Society will be displaying some of their finest work on the Covered Porch. Trained professionals will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the art of Bonsai.

When: May 11–12

Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: comozooconservatory.org


May 11

Twin Cities Collage Collective

Connect Through Collage: World Collage Day 2019

Join Twin Cities Collage Collective at Boneshaker Books for collage-making, community, and an exhibition of work by members of the Collective. Materials and light refreshments will be provided — make and take your own collage, or bring your own project to work on.

When: May 11

Where: Boneshaker Books, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: twincitiescollagecollective.com


May 11

Beach Boys

The Beach Boys Performing at PACER’s Annual Benefit

The Beach Boys changed America’s music landscape, and they continue to play their hits to sold-out houses. Led by Mike Love, you’ll hear timeless songs like “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more. This event celebrates PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and students who are bullied. All proceeds support PACER’s programs.

When: May 11

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

Cost: Starting at $75

Info: one.bidpal.net


May 11

Minneapolis Climate Action Annual Fundraiser: Is Laughter Carbon Neutral?

Minneapolis Climate Action Annual Fundraiser: Is Laughter Carbon Neutral?

MCA and The Theater of Public Policy host an evening of improv and laughs to address climate change in our community and collaborate on innovative action together. The event will feature a celebration of the life of legacy of founder Tom Braun, who passed away in October 2018, MCA accomplishments for 2018 and vision for 2019, live and silent auctions, raffles, improv, dancing, light fare, and community building.

When: May 11

Where: 2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis

Cost: $25

Info: mplsclimate.org


May 11

Acis and Galatea

The Amazing Adventures of Acis and Galatea, the Wonder Nymph

Members of the audience won’t just be watching the show; they’ll move to four locations inside the historic 1881 Pillsbury A-Mill – from the crypt-like hydro power tunnels that predate the Civil War to the Mill’s dramatic rooftop overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown skyline. The last act performed on the rooftop will segue into an after-party for the audience.

When: May 11

Where: A-Mill Artist Lofts, Minneapolis

Cost: $50–$60 (VIP $65–$75)

Info: outoftheboxopera.com


May 11

Ira Glass

Ira Glass

Ira Glass, the host and creator of NPR’s hit weekly radio show This American Life, invites the audience into his creative process, mixing audio clips, music, and video to tell stories live onstage, and sharing lessons and insights gathered over his career.

When: May 11

Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $24 to $53.50

Info: hennepintheatretrust.org


May 11

Mother's Day Weekend Tour

Mother’s Day Weekend Tour

On Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy theme tours exploring the life of Mary Hill, the wife of James J. Hill, who raised 10 children and managed a dozen servants at their home. Last tour leaves at 3:30 pm. Or explore Mrs. Hill’s life on your own during a Self-Guided Sunday on May 12.

When: May 11

Where: James J. Hill House, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

Info: mnhs.org/event/6703


May 12

St. Paul Civic Symphony

Annual Mother’s Day Concert

This is St. Paul Civic Symphony’s 32nd annual Mother’s Day Concert. Seats fill up quickly, so arrive early.

When: May 12

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: landmarkcenter.org/events/2019-05/


May 12

The Vikings Begin

First Look: The Vikings Begin

The Midwest premiere of the exhibition, a collection of 1400-year-old artifacts from the early Viking Age, will also include mini lectures, music by Moon Ruin, mead tastings, songs and spontaneous Viking long dances, live ale bowl turning and themed food and beverages.

When: May 12

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members

Info: asimn.org


May 13, 27; June 10, 24

Connie Evingson

Music Monday with Connie Evingson

To launch a brand new music space in town, Nord Social Hall, French Meadow is hosting an ongoing series of jazz, blues and hot club swing, Music Monday with Connie Evingson, every other week beginning in May. Doors open at 5:30pm and music plays from 7–9pm. An organic farm-to-table menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts, along with craft cocktails, wine and artisan beers will be available for purchase.

When: May 13, 27; June 10, 24

Where: Nord Social Hall, adjacent to the French Meadow restaurant in Minneapolis

Cost: $15 at the door

Info: frenchmeadowcafe.com


May 16

potted plant

UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Outdoor container gardening: Make your own colorful and captivating outdoor container, complete with fillers (rounded varieties for fullness), spillers (trailing plants to hang over the edge) and thrillers (tall eye-catchers)! Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, May 16

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


May 18

X.Medved-Lufkin Hawthorn Branch
The Minnesota landscape is represented through Hawthorn Branch with Lichen Crataegus succulenta var. macracantha by Linda Medved Lufkin

Out of the Woods Exhibition Celebration

“Out of the Woods – Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, the Third ASBA/New York Botanical Garden Triennial” Botanical Art Exhibition is making the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum the final stop on a five city national tour. All works in this international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world.

When: 3–6 p.m., May 18

Where: University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska

Cost: $10 member/$20 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

Info: arboretum.umn.edu/painting.aspx


May 18

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

A daylong art fair in May at Purgatory Creek Park, featuring artwork for sale by local and regional artists, the event includes entertainment, activities for kids, food vendors and wine/beer tasting.

When: May 18

Where: Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie

Cost: FREE

Info: edenprairie.org


May 18

Morel

Morels & Memories: Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

At this charity fundraiser hunt there will be tips and tricks on locating, identifying, harvesting, and storing morels; live cooking demos, recipes, and free samples; prizes for the first Morel, the largest Morel, and the most Morels; and live music by Squad Car Denny & The TomKatz. Morels & Memories: Mushroom Hunt & Alzheimer’s Fundraiser was created by Courtney Iverson in honor of her Mom Heidi Vanderlinde, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 at the age of 49.

When: May 18

Where: Off Swede Lake Road, Watertown

Cost: $50 per person. Children 12 and under are free

Info: morelsandmemories.org


May 18–19

Doors Open Minneapolis

Doors Open Minneapolis

Doors Open Minneapolis is a weekend-long event that allows the public free, behind-the-scenes access to dozens of buildings in the City of Minneapolis that are architecturally, culturally, or socially significant, including The Bakken Museum, The Basilica of St. Mary, Suburban World Theater and more.

When: May 18–19

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: doorsopenminneapolis.org


May 19, June 9

Minnesota Boychoir

Minnesota Boychoir

This spring, the nationally recognized Minnesota Boychoir will present two concerts — one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis — featuring performances by the 150 boys, age 6–18, in all four Boychoir ensembles: Allegro, Cantando and Cantar, as well as Cantabile, the 50-member flagship choir. The second concert, at Ted Mann, will also feature the Minnesota Boychoir’s alumni choir, AlumSing and Adult Choir.

When: May 19, June 9

Where: May 19: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. Paul; June 9: Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: boychoir.org


May 19

Border CrosSing

Border CrosSing Choral Concert

Border CrosSing is a choral ensemble founded with the mission of integrating historically segregated audiences and musicians through the performance of choral music.

When: May 19

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: landmarkcenter.org/events/2019-05/


May 21

VocalEssence Cantare

VocalEssence ¡Cantaré!

VocalEssence ¡Cantaré!, now in its 11th year, invites composers from Mexico into Twin Cities classrooms where they teach students to sing and compose in traditional Mexican forms. The highlight of the program is the end-of-season concert where students from each year’s participating schools show off their new bilingual performance skills. This year’s participating schools include Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School of New Hope, Field Community School of Minneapolis and Harding High School of St. Paul.

When: May 21

Where: Ordway Music Theater, St. Paul

Cost: Children and youth ages 0-17 are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. $10 tickets are currently available as part of a Family Series Subscription. Single tickets will be available on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Info: vocalessence.org


May 23

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UMN Extension Master Gardener-Led Class 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum tour: May is an amazing time to visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, especially because the tulips will be in bloom! Our expert guide will take you on an easy exploration of this natural gem, right in our own backyard. Growing Connections is a free (all materials provided) gardening program created exclusively for people living with early dementia, and for their care partners, offered by Hennepin County Master Gardeners in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.

When: 10 a.m.–noon, May 23

Where: Hopkins Activity Center

Cost: FREE

Info: hennepinmastergardeners.org


May 25, 26

F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour

F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tour

Explore the childhood haunts of F. Scott Fitzgerald with a 90-minute walking tour of the St. Paul neighborhood where he spent much of his youth, led by a James J. Hill House guide. Guides will also discuss the importance of the neighborhood to other writers, like Sinclair Lewis, Patricia Hampl, and August Wilson. The tour begins at the Commodore Bar & Restaurant at 79 Western Ave. and includes stops at 599 Summit Ave., where Fitzgerald wrote his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and his birthplace at 481 Laurel Ave. Tour stops do not include interiors. All areas of the tour are accessible for those with limited mobility, but some side streets are cobblestone and have historic stone curbs.

When: May 25, 26

Where: Commodore Bar & Restaurant, St. Paul

Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20%

Info: mnhs.org/event/6643


May 25–27

Fort Snelling Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend

Learn about Native American history and the fort’s role in US expansion. Explore stories of African Americans at Fort Snelling, like the 25th Infantry Buffalo soldiers in the 1880s and Dred and Harriet Scott. Watch demonstrations like cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and more. Join in historic games on the parade grounds, and kids can try out the “History Hunt” and earn a small prize.

When: May 25–27

Where: Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 site admission/MNHS members free

Info: mnhs.org/event/6548


May 27

Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

Memorial Day Celebration

Please come for the 151st Memorial Day celebration at Minneapolis’ oldest existing cemetery. The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. Lori Allert. U.S. Army Music by the Seward Community Concert Band Readings and Posting of the Colors by students from the Minnesota Transitions Charter School If possible, please bring a lawn chair. Service animals only, please. At 1 p.m. there will be a seated history talk followed by an optional walking tour. Light refreshments will be served.

When: May 27

Where: Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: friendsofthecemetery.org


May 28–June 9

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen

Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on Dec. 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

When: May 28–June 9

Where: Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

Cost: $74 to $249

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


May 31–June 8

Cantus

Covers: A Pop Concert

Following the past three years of covering complete albums, Cantus will arrange and perform Joni Mitchell’s iconic Blue in its entirety.

When: May 31–June 8

Where: The Cowles Center, Minneapolis

Cost: $6–$33

Infocantussings.org


May 31–June 2

Edina Art Fair

Edina Art Fair

Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has grown to 250,000-300,000 visitors throughout the three-day weekend, while displaying 280 artists diverse collection of art, entertainment, kids zone, craft beer gardens, gourmet food and more.

When: May 31–June 2

Where: France Avenue and 50th Street

Cost: FREE

InfoEdinaArtfFair.com


June 1

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

The festival features over 70 juried artists, delicious food, live music, used book sale, garden club plant sale, art activities for children, and other activities for all.

When: June 1

Where: St. Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosapfest.org


June 1

Spring tea

Spring Tea in the Barn

Celebrate springtime with a five-course tea that includes scones, soup, salad, tea sandwiches, dessert and more. Bring your friends to enjoy this popular annual event which takes place in the historic barn. Be sure to bring extra cash for the silent auction, and wear your best spring hat! (Dress casually for outdoor temperatures, as the barn is not heated.) Contact Mary at 651-330-3862 to make a reservation.

When: 11:30 a.m., June 1

Where: Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood

Cost: $35

Info: MaplewoodHistoricalSociety.org


June 2

Grand Old Day

46th Annual Grand Old Day

The largest one-day festival in the upper Midwest boasts “the first parade of the summer,” over 150 food vendors, a family fun area, art district, and entertainment district with live music from dozens of the Twin Cities’ favorite bands.

When: June 2

Where: Grand Avenue between Dale and Fairview, St. Paul

Cost: FREE (Festival Garden wristbands for purchase)

Infograndave.com/events/grand-old-day-2019/


June 7

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is an accomplished comedian, author, lecturer, host and actress. Her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, debuted at #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list in Humor and Hardcover within the first 10 days of its release, and its audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.

When: June 7

Where: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul

Cost: $52.50, $41.50, $36.50

Info: fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org


March 1–June 8

TENDERLY, The Rosemary Clooney Musical

TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Featuring many of her signature songs such as “Come On-A My House,” “Tenderly,” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” this production tells the story of Rosemary Clooney’s successes on film, radio, and TV, as well the struggles in her personal life.

When: March 1–June 8

Where: Old Log Theatre, Excelsior

Cost: $30–$40

Infooldlog.com


June 8

6th Annual Minnesota Cider Festival

6th Annual Minnesota Cider Festival

The Minnesota Cider Guild’s event will offer unlimited samples from around 100 local, national and international cider brands. Cideries will share flagship ciders, new seasonal releases, specialty ciders and more. Guests will also enjoy food for purchase from Spring Café and Red River Kitchen all while taking in views of beautiful Como Lake from Como Lakeside Pavilion.

When: June 8

Where: Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul

Cost: Early entry tickets are $60 and general admission tickets are $50. Designated driver tickets are $10. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door for $70 (early entry) and $60 (general admission).

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June 11

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving

Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing visual arts, dance, music and theater to children with life-threatening illnesses at Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer, live and silent auctions, tarot card reader and entertainment by country/rock/swing band Trailer Trash. Attire is casual.

When: June 11

Where: Plymouth Creek Center, Plymouth

Cost: $55 through May 3 ($70 after May 3 and at the door)

Info: breannasgift.org/breannas-star/


June 20–22

Jose James

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

The 21st annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be headlined this year by vocalist José James (pictured), vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the James Carter Organ Trio, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand with Tom McDermott, and more.

When: June 20–22

Where: Mears Park and Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: twincitiesjazzfestival.com


June 21–23

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Back to the 50’s Weekend

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 46th annual “Back to the 50’s Weekend” will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, all dating from 1964 and earlier, as well as 350 vendors and lots of activities.

When: June 21–23

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: At the door: Adults – $12; Kids 12 and under FREE with each paid adult

Info: msrabacktothe50s.com


June 27

Latin History for Morons

Latin History for Morons

John Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Pitbull into 110 irreverent and uncensored minutes.

When: June 27

Where: State Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $49, $79, $89, $109

Info: HennepinTheatreTrust.org


July 6

Minneapolis, MN Detective Day

Minneapolis Detective Day

CluedUpp is the British detective game that’s just like a giant, outdoor version of the board game Clue. The Minneapolis version of the game is called “Sneaky Finders” and is set in the fictitious town of Millingham. Your team of detectives will be tasked with cracking the case as you stalk the streets, tracking down virtual witnesses and eliminating suspects.

When: July 6

Where: West Downtown, Minneapolis

Cost: $46 per team of up to six adults

Info: cluedupp.com


July 11–13, July 18–20

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Herb Johnson III by Tim Rummelhoff

Momentum: New Dance Works Festival

Momentum: New Dance Works, a widely respected platform for commissioning and presenting original contemporary dance of all genres, selected four artists based in Minnesota: Jonathan van Arneman, Herbert Johnson III, Judith Holo Lue Choy and Leslie Parker. They will participate in the 14-month program that combines professional development and creative process exchanges to strengthen their artistic and professional futures. The program culminates in a two-week performance festival on July 11-13 & 18-20, 2019.

When: July 11–13, July 18–20

Where: The O’Shaughnessy, St. Paul

Cost: TBA

Info: oshag.stkate.edu/momentum/


July 12–24

Mill City Summer Opera

Mill City Summer Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan Tutte is a sophisticated comedy about the naiveté of love, and considered to be one of Mozart’s most “controversial” operas. The performance will be in the only American venue where world-class opera is performed in historic ruins under the stars.

When: July 12–24

Where: Mill City Museum Ruin Courtyard, Minneapolis

Cost: Opening Night tickets ($200-$250) include a gala reception, reserved seating for the performance and an after-party with the cast. Tickets ($50-$125) for all other performances will be available for purchase for donors of $250 or more beginning May 7.

Info: millcitysummeropera.org


July 16–19

Cantus

Cantus: Unrequited

Cantus presents the third installment of its popular chamber music series, coupling solos and duets with the full ensemble texture at four Twin Cities venues – Landmark Center, Westminster Presbyterian Church, American Swedish Institute and The Museum of Russian Art. Featuring Robert Schumann’s most famous song cycle, Dichterliebe (Op. 48)., Unrequited is a journey of finding love, losing it and moving on.

When: July 16–19

Where: July 16: Landmark Center, Saint Paul; July 17: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis; July 18: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis; July 19: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Cost: $32

Info: cantussings.org


July 19

Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival

Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival

Day includes arts showcase featuring works created by older adults, make-and-take art activities, live music and entertainment, wellness opportunities, food, games, and more! Admission is free, and food and activities are priced for affordable fun.

When: July 19

Where: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: celebratemsf.com


July 27–28

Loring Park Art Festival

Loring Park Art Festival

More than 25,000 art lovers are expected to be in attendance. Family events, food vendors, live music, and unique entertainment will take place in the beautiful outdoor setting of Loring Park.

When: July 27–28

Where: Loring Park at Oak Grove and Hennepin Avenue

Cost: FREE

Info: loringparkartfestival.com


July 28

Concours d'elegance

10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

This event will feature more than 200 rare, historic and superbly- conditioned cars, boats and motorcycles from as early as the 1900s displayed along the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

When: July 28

Where: Excelsior Commons

Cost: $25 per person and only 4,000 tickets will be sold. Children 12 and under and active/retired military members receive free admission. Advance tickets are now available online at a discounted rate through July 1, 2019 at https://squ.re/2Sc2Beb.

Info: 10000lakesconcours.com


August 8

Hope, Health and Humor

Hope, Health, and Humor

This event is designed to promote hope and discovery for women’s heart health. Included in this event will be food, drinks, educational presentations, and socializing/network opportunities.

When: August 8

Where: Minneapolis Event Center

Cost: $40

Info: mplsheart.org


March 1–Sep. 28

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Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

When: March 1–Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Cost: Starting at $53

Infochanhassendt.com


Ongoing

"Green Card Voices" Exhibit Opening

“Green Card Voices” Exhibit

Featuring immigrants from 22 different countries, this exhibit tells stories of coming to Minnesota from countries all around the world, from Bangladesh to Cameroon to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this banner exhibit, visitors can view photographs of each immigrant and read bios of their unique stories. Then scan a QR code on your phone or another device to see first-person videos of each participant discussing their immigration experiences.

When: Ongoing

Where: Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infomnhs.org/event/6891


Ongoing

Knitting

Knitting for Good

Love to knit (or crochet, or quilt or sew)? Love a good cause? Our drop-in group will allow you to bring your creative talents to support good causes, such as hats for premature babies and welcome blankets. All skill levels are welcome, and please bring your projects to this group.

When: 7–8 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Shoreview Library

Cost: FREE

Info: rclreads.org


Ongoing

Living in the Age of Airplanes

Living in the Age of Airplanes

This giant screen film will renew your appreciation for the amazing invention of airplanes as it explores the wonder and grandeur of flying on the only screen large enough to convey it. Filmed in 18 countries across all seven continents, Living in the Age of Airplanes explores the countless ways the airplane affects our lives – even when we don’t fly. Narrated by Harrison Ford. Run time: 48 minutes. All ages.

When: Ongoing

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Adults: $9.95, seniors and children 4-12: $8.95, children 3 and under free; other fees apply to museum admission

Infosmm.org/airplanes


Ongoing

NORTHWEST AIRLINES HISTORY CENTER MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP

Northwest Airlines History Center

View models of every aircraft NWA flew during its 82-year history, along with vintage stewardess uniforms, photos, books, advertising material, serving items, a workable 747 Second Officer’s panel, a wooden propeller from an airmail biplane — even the Chiclets gum for unpressurized flights — and more. You’ll also find a gift shop with unique aviation items.

When: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Where: The Northwest Airlines History Center’s new home is on the third floor of the Crowne Plaza Aire hotel in Bloomington.

Cost: Free

Info: northwestairlineshistory.org or 952-876-8677


Ongoing

Mixology and Magic

Magic & Mixology

BANK’s cocktail menu features whimsical tricks such as smoked ice cubes and cocktails like an Old Fashioned served inside an ice sphere. Their resident magician David Harris will present table side illusions for guests to be awed and amazed.

When: Tuesdays from 5–7 p.m.

Where: BANK, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Infobankrestaurantmpls.com


Ongoing

Senior Exercise

St. Anthony Park Area Seniors Free Exercise Program

Enjoy fun, gentle exercises for adults, led by a qualified instructor.

When: Tuesday and Friday afternoons

Where: Saint Anthony Park Library, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Infosppl.bibliocommons.com


Ongoing

Somalis + Minnesota

“Somalis + Minnesota” Exhibit

Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somalis in the United States. A relatively recent immigrant group, arriving in large numbers following the outbreak of civil war in Somalia in 1991, they have made significant advances in a short amount of time. This new exhibit tells the story of Somali immigrants, their arrival in their newly adopted home of Minnesota, and the successes and struggles they faced.

When: Ongoing

Where: Minnesota History Center, St. Paul

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

Infominnesotahistorycenter.org


Ongoing

Magnet Senior Center

Magnet Senior Center

Minneapolis Central Library and Westminster Presbyterian Church have joined forces to expand the hours and programming of the Magnet Senior Center, which opened last summer in response to the closing of the Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis. Individuals 50 and older of all faiths are welcome at both locations.

When/Where: 9 a.m.–noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (Heller Commons, 1200 Marquette Ave.) and 9 a.m.–noon Tuesdays and Thursdays Minneapolis Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall)

Cost: FREE

Info: westminstermpls.org


Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

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Seed Library

The Growing West Side Seed Library is a depository of seeds available to the community at no cost. A grower visits the Riverview Library and “checks out” the seeds of their choice. The grower plants and tends to their garden and, if possible, saves some of the seed, then returns a portion to the library for others to use the following year.

Where: Riverview Library, St. Paul

When: Tuesdays 4:30–6 p.m. and Saturdays 1–3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Info: sppl.org


Ongoing

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Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine

Examine the history and future of plant-based medicine around the world in this exhibit sponsored by Minnesota’s LeafLine Labs.

Where: The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis

When: Opening June 22

Cost: Included with museum admission of $10–$5 (free for ages 4 and younger)

Info: thebakken.org


Ongoing

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Sportsology

In this new addition to the museum’s exhibit galleries, visitors are invited to run, kick, swing and jump to explore the science of bodies in motion

When: Ongoing

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: This exhibit is included in regular museum admission, which now costs $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4–12 and 60 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

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Fly Over America

Go on a small-plane ride across America (and now Canada) at this movie-theater-style ride. Music and special effects — such as mist, wind, sounds and scents — make you feel like you’re truly flying through the scenes displayed before your eyes.

When: 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sundays

Where: Mall of America, Bloomington

Cost: Tickets for adults (13 and older) are $18.95 + tax and children (12 and under) are $14.95 + tax. (*Pricing subject to change)

Info: flyover-america.com


Ongoing

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Yoga at Union Depot

Get your Om on at beautiful Union Depot in downtown St. Paul.  Free classes are offered Monday nights, Tuesday midday, and Saturday mornings. All classes are offered for a variety of skill levels and are taught by the talented instructors from Studio 925.

When: Ongoing; see website for details

Where: Union Depot, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: Reservations are not required for attendance. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, water, and towel if needed. uniondepot.org/events/eventcalendar/


Ongoing 

Capitol Tours 

After more than three years of restoration work, the Minnesota State Capitol reopens this month with free tours.Guides will provide an overview of Capitol history, art, architecture and state government, and will highlight the massive restoration efforts, including murals and paintings returned to their original 1905 patterns and colors, cleaned and repaired exterior marble work and new public spaces in the basement, featuring exposed limestonefoundation walls.

When: Public guided tours — 45 minutes long — will return January 3 on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/capitol


Ongoing

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Tours of the Cathedral of St. Paul 

The Cathedral of Saint Paul was the dream of Archbishop John Ireland, who secured the site in 1904. Situated on the highest point in St. Paul, this magnificent building welcomed waves of immigrants that flooded into Minnesota in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The building houses its own museum and gift shop and the tours are given by their knowledgeable network of volunteers.

When: Every Tuesday through Friday; 1:00 p.m.

Where: 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul 55102

Cost: FREE; though donations are gratefully received. Tours are suspended on Holy Days and civil holidays.

Info: cathedralsaintpaul.org


Ongoing

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Alexander Ramsey House Tours

Take a guided tour of Minnesota’s first territorial governor’s historic home — one of the best-preserved Victorian-era homes in the country, offering a glimpse into life in the 1870s.

When: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 2

Where: St. Paul

Cost: FREE

Info: mnhs.org/ramseyhouse


Ongoing

Daisy Camp

Daisy Camp

Getting divorced? Get educated and empowered with a day of lectures and question-and-answer sessions with local legal, financial, real-estate and mental-health professionals, including attorneys trained in collaborative law.

When: Ongoing

Where: 3300 Edinborough Way, Suite 550, Edina

Cost: $60 (includes refreshments and lunch); scholarships are available.

Info: See daisycamp.org for updates.


Ongoing

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Journey to the South Pacific

Go on epic adventure through the tropical islands of West Papua, New Guinea, to experience one of the most extraordinary places on Earth, featuring Jawi Mayor, a 13-year-old boy.

When: Through September

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Tickets are $9.95 for adults and $8.95 for ages 4 to 12 and 65 and older.

Info: smm.org


Ongoing

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop

This event is geared toward women who are contemplating divorce, who are in the process of getting divorced or who have already filed for divorce. Explore the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce. Discover what resources are available to help you. Talk with others experiencing similar life changes. Learn from experts who have guided others through divorce.

When: 9 a.m.–noon on the second Saturday of every month

Where: Minnetonka Community Center, Shady Oak Room, Minnetonka

Cost: $25 (Men are encouraged to attend Mondays for Men from 5 to 8 p.m. on select Mondays in St. Louis Park. Cost is $25.)

Info: secondsaturdaytwincities.com