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  • TODAY thru Dec 31
    Barbie, Barbie Dream House, Mall of America

    Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™

    Location: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Dates: February 14 - December 31, 2014

    Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ at Mall of America® brings the iconic Barbie® Dreamhouse® to life for Barbie fans of all ages! Focusing on fun interactivity, the exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience allowing visitors to become a living doll in the Barbie® Dreamhouse®!

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  • TODAY thru Feb 26

    The Campbell Brothers: John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

    Location: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Date: February 26, 2015

    Masters of a little-known American musical tradition, the Campbell Brothers have helped create a unique steel guitar–driven sound called sacred steel: African American gospel with electric steel guitars and soaring vocals. February 2015 is the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, a seminal recording as well as a declaration that Coltrane’s expansive musical innovations had become intertwined with his religious devotion. To mark the occasion, the Campbell Brothers revisit the work on their signature slide guitars, with particular attention to the album’s transcendent spiritual message.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    The Infinite World

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: March - November 2, 2014

    rawn from the MIA’s impressive collection of Chinese paintings, this exhibition of 30 hanging scrolls, handscrolls, and album leaves explores the beauty and variety of the figure painting genre at a time of great artistic sophistication in China.

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  • TODAY thru May 17

    Happy Days A New Musical

    Location: New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Dates: April 24 - May 17, 2015

    Happy Days - A New Musical brings one of television’s best loved families to a new generation. When Arnold’s, the town's number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. In a race against time, can The Fonz save the day?

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  • TODAY thru Jan 4
    Toys of the 50's 60's and 70's, Minnesota History Center

    Toys of the 50's 60's and 70's

    Location: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Date: May 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history.

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  • TODAY thru Jun 28

    Damn Yankees

    Location: Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: June 16 - 28, 2015

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  • TODAY thru Nov 1

    The Wolf of Walmart

    Location: The Brave New Workshop, 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    Dates: July 11 - November 1, 2014
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    Never content to follow the pack, the cast of "The Wolf of Walmart" shows its cunning as it hunts down humor in all areas of pop culture, politics, and everyday life, mining it for this all-new collection of sketches and songs. "The Wolf of Walmart" brilliantly showcases the high-risk, high-reward approach to satire that has made BNW famous.

    In contrast to other recent BNW shows, "The Wolf of Walmart" will not limit itself to a particular theme. "This show will be a sampler platter of what's crazy in America," says BNW artistic director Caleb McEwen. "No one can agree on the cause, but everyone can agree that things have gotten weird."

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  • TODAY thru Dec 14

    Fancy Pants: Beyond the Gray Flannel Suit

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: July 19 - December 14, 2014

    et’s face it: men’s fashion is pretty boring. But, it wasn’t always so. There was an age when men used their clothing to stand out rather than to fit in. Often that meant ruffles, embroidery, wigs, slashed sleeves, stuffed shirts, jerkins, leggings, jewels, and cod pieces. This exhibition may inspire you to clear your closet of muted garb to make room for a little self-expression.

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  • TODAY thru Jan 3
    Life Could be Dream, Old Log Theatre

    Life Could be a Dream

    Location: Old Log Theater, 5185 Meadville St., Greenwood, MN 55331
    Dates: August 22, 2014 - January 3, 2015

    Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time!

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  • TODAY thru Jan 4

    The Hours of Night and Day

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: September 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The rediscovery of six bronze reliefs allegorically representing the Times of Night and Day by Giovanni Casini and Pietro Cipriani is the largest and most important ensemble of Florentine bronze sculpture to come to light in a century. This unusual ensemble refers to Michelangelo’s cycle in the New Sacristy of San Lorenzo, and to several other painted and sculpted masterworks of the Baroque period.

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  • TODAY thru Mar 1

    Make It New, Again: Collecting History

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: September 18, 2014 - March 1, 2015

    In the 1930s, American poet Ezra Pound famously encouraged modern artists to “make it new.” Modernists heeded the call through abstraction, 12-tone music, collage, photomontage, and other experimental approaches to the visual arts, film, dance, and architecture.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 1

    ValleySCARE!

    Location: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379
    Dates: Weekends September 20 - November 1,2014

    This fall, Valleyfair once again transforms into ValleySCARE, the largest Halloween attraction in the Upper-Midwest. Terror awaits at every turn for the 6th annual Halloween HAUNT at ValleySCARE. Featuring 8 haunted attractions, including an all-new horrifying outdoor maze - Camp Wekilou!

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  • TODAY thru Feb 8

    Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: September 20, 2014 - February 8, 2015

    tween 1965 and 1987, William Siegmann developed a life-long passion–and formidable eye–for African art. Before his death in 2011, the Minneapolis native and curator of African art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art started donating portions of his collection to various museums, the MIA among them.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 9

    Seedsfolks

    Location: Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: September 30 - November 9, 2014

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  • TODAY thru Nov 14

    Metamorphosis in the Atrium Gallery

    Location: Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
    Dates: October 2 - November 14, 2014

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  • TODAY thru Jan 18

    Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog

    Location: The Childrens Museum, 10 7th St. W., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: October 4, 2014 - January 18, 2015

    Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match. Inspired by Scholastic Entertainment’s top-rated TV show on Clifford the Big Red Dog™ on PBS Kids®, the exhibit offers numerous immersive “paws on” adventures that reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas” – 10 simple, tangible, life lessons designed to help young children navigate their world: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe in Yourself, Be a Good Friend and Help Others.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 25

    Fall Flower Show

    Location: Como Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103
    Dates: October 9 - November 25, 2014

    Delight in chrysanthemums in shades of purple, pink and yellow in early fall. Then, watch them transition to shades of maroon, copper and gold in late fall. Swiss chard and ornamental peppers serve as interesting accents.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    33 Variations

    Location: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: October 10 - November 2, 2014

    Regional Premiere She has no idea what to do with her daughter. He has no idea what to do with his music. Two centuries apart, a musicologist and Beethoven – the object of her obsession – share a moment that makes time stand still.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    The Marriage of Bette and Boo

    Location: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Dates: October 10 - November 2, 2014

    Bette and Boo never should have gotten married. Their son Matt narrates scenes of their bewildered attempts to provide a semblance of hearth and home — all the while undermined by their own families, bereaved by miscarriages and alcoholism, and utterly mystified by their priest. A very black comedy, and hailed as the best play by one of theatre’s leading satirists. “… demented and compassionate, sad and hysterical.”

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  • TODAY thru Nov 9

    Colossal Impact

    Location: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Dates: October 10 - November 9, 2014

    A star football player–a pro prospect, one of the most graceful runners in the world, and a man in love with a teammate–struggles to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal cord injury.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    OUR MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI COMES TO MINNESOTA CENTENNIAL SHOWBOAT

    Location: Centennial Showboat, Harriet Island Rd, St. Paul, MN 55107
    Dates: October 16 - November 2, 2014

    Pleas call for show times. 651-227-1100. Acclaimed baritone singer and storyteller Steven Marking presents a sensory feast of song, stories, film and photos capturing life on the Mississippi River.

    Born and raised on the backwaters of the Upper Mississippi, Steve has an innate knowledge of the twists and turns of the river and its ever changing character. A consummate videographer and photographer, Steve captures images that are both entertaining and breathtaking. From the great migration in fall to baby wood ducks leaping from their nest, from the majestic bluffs to the backwaters in bloom, to boaters and fishermen in their favorite spots, Steve presents the breadth, expanse and culture of our mighty river in stunning high definition.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 15

    Next to Normal

    Location: Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN 55431
    Dates: October 17 - November 15, 2014

    A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards, this contemporary rock musical explores how one household copes with crisis and mental illness, expanding the scope of subject matter for musicals.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 9

    The House On Mango Street

    Location: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: October 24 - November 9,2014

    During student matinees there is limited availability for general audience seating. Start times and availability may vary. Contact the box office at 651.291.7005. Esperanza Cordero has hopes and dreams, but her neighborhood offers few chances for young Latinas. Woven with humor and warmth, this coming of age tale reminds us we can always go home again.

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  • TODAY thru Jan 4

    Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945

    Location: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: October 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945″ is the first major exhibition to examine Italy’s rich, arresting contribution to postwar fashion, showcasing the clothes that turned “Made in Italy” into the mark of style.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    Chamber Music Series #1: Schubert's Cello Quintet

    Location: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 408 Saint Peter St., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: October 30 - November 2

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  • TODAY thru Nov 1

    Power Balladz: The Ultimate '80s Sing-A-Long Halloween Edition

    Location: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317
    Dates: October 31 - November 1, 2014

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  • TODAY

    The China Circus Featuring Acrobatic Troupe Jinan

    Location: State Theatre, 805 hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Date: November 1, 2014

    Amazing feats of human performance art and classic Chinese dance with colorful costuming make this a must see experience for everyone!

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  • TODAY

    Sunset Photo Hike

    Location: Bloomington Education & Visitor Center, 3915 American Blvd E., Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 1, 2014

    n annual favorite as we capture the setting sun over the refuge. The location is perfect as we capture the sun as it sets over the grasses which will be showing their full fall color. We will head down the trail and get into position. Sunset is at 6:10 pm so we will have plenty of time to prepare and get set-up. Don will discuss some tips on capturing the sunset once we are in position. Bring your camera and a tripod is a must! All skill levels welcome.

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  • TODAY thru Nov 2

    Bird Language

    Location: Bloomington Education & Visitor Center, 3915 American Blvd E., Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 2, 2014

    oin us as we gather on the slopes of the Minnesota River Valley to explore what the birds are telling us about our surroundings. We will split the time between the classroom and outdoors. Bring a notebook, pencils, and something to sit on outdoors. To register visit: http://www.mntracking.org/

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  • TODAY

    Share Grace Helbig Book Signing

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 1, 2014

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  • TODAY thru Nov 30

    Share American Girl November Events

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 1 - 30, 2014

    From in-store crafts and cooking classes to tours that get her out and about, every special event at American Girl is designed with girls in mind! Visit the American Girl website to check out the list of fun, in-store events happening in November!

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  • TOMORROW
    Minnesota Vikings, Mall of America Field, Metrodome

    Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington

    Location: TCF Bank Stadium, 420 SE 23rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Date: November 2, 2014

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  • Nov 4

    Share Toddler Tuesdays: Soccer with Minnesota United FC

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 4, 2014

    ractice your soccer skills and play fun games with Minnesota United FC! Craig Mallace, Director of Camps & Youth Development, will introduce you to soccer and run activities from 10-10:30 and 11-11:30 a.m. You can also meet the MN United mascot and work on fun soccer-themed crafts all morning.

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  • Nov 4 thru Nov 6

    Bob Dylan

    Location: Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis,MN 55403
    Dates: November 4 - 6, 2014

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  • Nov 6 thru Nov 7

    The Hong Kong Ballet

    Location: Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. Ste 105, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Dates: November 6 - 7, 2014

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  • Nov 6 thru Nov 7

    Hong Kong Balletl

    Location: Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. SE., Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Dates: November 6 - 7, 2014

    he Hong Kong Ballet is one of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia and is becoming internationally recognized as a world-class institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique fascination for the dance world. It’s a company that has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organization with accomplished dancers, a strong repertoire, and sparkling, technically challenging productions.

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  • Nov 6

    Scotch Cultural Celebration with Master Drill Stewart Laing

    Location: Mall of America Executive Center, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 6, 2014

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  • Nov 6

    Distillery Reception

    Location: Firelake Grill House Cocktail Bar Radisson Blu, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 6, 2014

    Join us for our Distillery Reception on Thursday, November 6th from 5pm – 7pm.

    The evening will feature crafts from six Minnesota distilleries. Each distillery’s featured drinks will be paired with signature plates from FireLake Grill House.

    $35 plus tax and gratuity. Please call 952-851-4040 to make your reservation.

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  • Nov 6

    Uptown Grand Opening

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 6, 2014

    Located on Level 1, There will be Artist Appearances, Refreshments, Giveaways, Exclusive Discounts.

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  • Nov 6

    Share Vom Fass Presents: Scotch Cultural Celebration

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 6, 2014

    The Minnesota Scottish Community welcomes Stewart Laing in a Scotch Cultural Celebration. Laing is a world class Scotch expert who will be offering insights into how to drink and enjoy Scotch whisky. In addition, come check out the Highland Dancers, Macalester College Pipe Band, and join in some Scottish cultural education. Wear a kilt to be registered to win a 750 ml bottle of Mac Spey Hunter Laing blended scotch. And kids - enter our coloring contest.

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  • Nov 7 thru Nov 8

    Faustin Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda

    Location: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Dates: November 7 - 8, 2014

    This two-evening program of intimately scaled dance-theater features extraordinary contemporary artists from the African continent and the welcome return of Walker favorite Faustin Linyekula. In both full-length works, Linyekula and Panaibra Gabriel Canda grapple with the complex histories of their countries by reigniting memories of and experiences with their fathers and their own experiences of dislocation, forced emigration, and cultural assimilation. They present, in very different ways, intimate and personal points of view on colonialized and postcolonial Africa, familial and national histories, and our global society—and in the process, reveal the rigor and passions of their contemporary lives.

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  • Nov 7

    VOM FASS at MOA Presents Stewart Laing

    Location: Mall of America Executive Center, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 7, 2014

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  • Nov 9

    Saint Martins Day

    Location: Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Date: November 9, 2014

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  • Nov 11 thru Dec 24

    Photos with Santa

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: Novemvber 11 - December 24, 2014

    Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus is coming. Starting on November 12th Mall of America has the perfect Place to pose for photos with Santa and share your holiday wish list. Stop by or make at appointment.

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  • Nov 11 thru Jan 4

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Location: Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Dates: November 11, 2014 - January 4, 2015

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  • Nov 11

    Share Toddler Tuesdays: Tessa - Dancercise Kids

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 11, 2014

    Get up and get movin’ with Tessa of Dancercise Kids®! The Dancercise Kids mission is to help children build strong minds and happy hearts. Come shimmy and shake your cares away from 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

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  • Nov 11

    Share Toddler Tuesdays: Tessa - Dancercise Kid

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 11, 2014

    Get up and get movin’ with Tessa of Dancercise Kids®! The Dancercise Kids mission is to help children build strong minds and happy hearts. Come shimmy and shake your cares away from 10-10:30 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

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  • Nov 12 thru Nov 15

    Share World Diabetes Week Awareness Event

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 12 - 15, 2014

    Please join Novo Nordisk, JDRF, the American Diabetes Association and other community health professionals as we join together to heighten awareness around a disease that will affect 1 in 3 American adults by the year 2050 and millions of children worldwide. Event participants will have a chance meet an Indy race car driver, celebrity chef from the food network, professional bicyclist and motivational speakers. Diabetes educational resources will be provided to all attendees. Don’t miss the world record event where we will “lace up for diabetes”.

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  • Nov 13 thru Nov 16

    Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair

    Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd s., Shakopee, MN 55379
    Dates: November 13 - 16, 2014

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  • Nov 14

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks

    Location: Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Date: November 14, 2014

    The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His November concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town.

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  • Nov 14 thru Nov 16

    A Midsummer Nights Dream

    Location: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: November 14 - 16, 2014

    During student matinees there is limited availability for general audience seating. Start times and availability may vary. Contact the box office at 651.291.7005. The course of true love never did run smooth, but who expected fairies and magic potions? Facing an arranged marriage, Hermia and her forbidden Lysander escape to the forest, but Demetrius follows in hot pursuit, which makes Helena follow in hot pursuit. The woodland kingdom of mischievous sprites holds its own surprises, and four lovers find themselves in a magical world turned topsy-turvy.

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  • Nov 14

    Songs of the Grand Ole Opry

    Location: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317
    Date: November 14, 2014

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  • Nov 14 thru Dec 14

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Location: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Dates: November 14 - December 14, 2014

    When a young married man spends many evenings with a rich older woman, he’s naturally the chief suspect when she’s found murdered. But the twists and turns of the plot — capped with an uncanny triple flip ending — have made this suspenseful thriller a classic, and one of the best plays ever written by Dame Agatha Christie.

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  • Nov 15

    Share Holidays of Thanksgiving: Around the World Exhibition

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: November 15, 2014

    The Mall Area Religious Council presents the 22nd annual Holidays of Thanksgiving: Around the World Exhibition. Join us for music, dance, and chant celebrating both the diversity and similarities among our world’s religions. Come for all or part of the day to experience this gift from one set of communities to everyone. While you’re at it, participate in the Beyond Belief Walk for Peace immediately preceding our event!

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  • Nov 15

    Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

    Location: Brackett's Crossing Country Club, 17976 Judicial Rd, Lakeville, MN 55044
    Date: November 15, 2014

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