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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 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 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 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 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 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 Dec 24

    Macys Believe Campaign

    Location: All Macy's Location
    Dates: November 7 - December 24, 2014

    Macy’s “Believe” campaign invites believers of all ages to drop off stamped letters to Santa at any Macy’s store by depositing them in special, designated Santa mailboxes. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 24

    Photos with Santa

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

    Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus is coming. Starting on November 11th 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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  • TODAY 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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  • TODAY thru Feb 15
    TrippkeEspresso

    Triple Espresso

    Location:Music Box Theatre, 1407 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Date:November 21, 2014 - February 15, 2015

    Triple Espresso tells the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Hugh, Buzz and Bobby reunite for a hilarious evening of music, magic and mega-laughs in this rags-to-rags story that appeals to everyone from ages 6 to 106!

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  • TODAY thru Feb 15

    Triple Espresso at the Music Box Theatre

    Location: The Music Box Theatre, 1407 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Dates: November 21, 2014 - February 15, 2015

    It's the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist Hugh Butternut, magician Buzz Maxwell and comic Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a high-energy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!

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  • TODAY thru Jan 4

    The Cocktail Hour

    Location: Guthrie Theatre, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Dates: November 22. 2014 - January 4, 2015

    The Cocktail Hour is a heartfelt comedy of manners that pits artistic pursuit against family loyalty. It’s the 1970s, and John arrives for dinner at his parents’ home carrying the script of his soon-to-be produced play depicting his uptight, upper-crust WASP family. Just as the martinis begin to flow, so do the revelations and recriminations – both funny and poignant.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 24

    Macys Santaland

    Location: Macy's Downtown, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Dates: November 22 - December 24, 2014

    Macy’s 52nd Annual Santaland will delight guests of all ages. Santa Claus will make his annual appearance November 22nd through December 24th to gather the holiday wish lists of children across the land. As guests make their way to meet Santa, they will experience the animated story of Santa's elves at the North Pole as they prepare for Christmas. Various photo packages are available when guests meet with Santa.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 22

    Nintendo Holiday Mall Tour

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Dates: November 24 - December 22, 2014

    Nintendo is setting up shop here for the holidays. From Nov. 24 through Dec. 21, friendly faces from the Nintendo family, including Mario, Luigi and Pikachu, will offer holiday shoppers a great escape featuring hands-on play time with the season’s must-have games for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS. Visitors can even check out amiibo, Nintendo’s new foray in the toys-to-life category, with beautifully crafted figures based on some of its most recognizable video game characters.

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  • TODAY thru Jan 4

    A dont Hug Me Christmas Carol

    Location: New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Date: November 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota when cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson falls through the ice after an argument with his wife. He goes into a coma and comes back in a dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 24

    Holidazzle Village

    Location: Downtown Minneapolis, MN
    Dates: November 28 - December 24, 2014

    Starting Nov. 28, a Holidazzle Village featuring a Minneapolis Holiday Market will be transforming downtown Minneapolis into a winter wonderland. People will be able to visit live reindeer, eat festive European foods, visit Santa's Workshop, and hear live local musical groups.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 28

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    Location: Ordway Center, 345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: November 29 - December 28, 2014

    Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story: The Musical is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. Filled with nostalgia and quirky childhood innocence, this Ordway holiday production is a heartwarming event for the entire family.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 23

    Holiday Music Festival

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Date: December 1 - 23, 2014

    Holiday Music Festival is a great way to take a break from your holiday shopping to enjoy music from a wide range of school groups, church groups and professional musicians in the Rotunda.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 22

    Catholic Charities Giving Tree

    Location: Mall of America, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
    Dates: December 12 - 23, 2014

    Catholic Charities’ Giving Tree, A holiday tradition for 21 years. Catholic Charities will be back at Macy’s Court at the Mall of America this season collecting holiday gift items for those most in need. From socks and mittens to bedding and coats, help meet the basic needs of many in our community living in poverty. Your gift giving can bring hope to those experiencing homelessness, children in need, refugees & immigrants and older adults.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 28

    Motown The Musical

    Location:Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Dates:December 16 - 28, 2014

    It began as one man's story, became everyone's music, and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

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  • TODAY thru Dec 23

    Loyce Houltons Nutcracker Fantasy

    Location: State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Dates: December 19 - 23, 2014

    Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy holds the distinction of being the longest-running holiday arts event in Minnesota history. To bring the majesty, magic and artistry of "Minnesota's own" to life, MDT’s Nutcracker production brings together 150 artists: dancers, musicians, designers, production professionals and Philip Brunelle at the podium,

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  • Dec 26

    Jim Brickman On A Winters Night

    Location: Ames Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
    Date: December 26, 2014

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  • Dec 28
    Minnesota Twins, Target Field, Minneapolis

    Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago

    Location: TCF Bank Stadium, 420 SE 23rd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Date: December 28, 2014

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  • Dec 31

    New Years Eve Bash

    Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55439
    Date: December 31, 2014

    Three Bands, Lamont Cranston, The Jimmys and Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys.

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  • Dec 31

    A Very Pippi New Year

    Location: Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Date: December 31, 2014

    Ring in the New Year with acclaimed jazz artist Pippi Ardennia and special guests Patty Lacy and Judi Gronseth, as they perform selections from the Great American Songbook, Motown, and more!

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  • Jan 2 thru Jan 18

    2 Sugars Room For Cream

    Location: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Dates: January 2 - 18, 2015

    This original comedy performed and written by well-known Twin-Cities actors Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool is an honest and silly look at why we drink coffee (and other things). It’s a quirky showcase of funny, sometimes serious vignettes of families and friends, mixed with music that mines the everyday humor that flows with coffee.

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  • Jan 4

    The Minnesota Boychoir Concert

    Location: Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
    Date: January 4, 2015

    Over 100 talented boys perform their annual Winter Concert. Two Concert times, 1pm and 3:30pm.

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  • Jan 8 thru Jan 10

    Richard Maxwell / New York City Players

    Location: Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Dates: January 8 - 10, 2015

    Out There 2015 kicks off with a new Walker-commissioned work from award-winning playwright and director Richard Maxwell. Returning to his earlier minimalist and muscular style, The Evening distills an archetypal tale of a good man in moral decline. This modern yet loose adaptation of Dante’s Inferno and Milton’s Paradise Lost features a cast of six seasoned Maxwell actors, set design by Sascha van Riel, and live music.

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  • Jan 9 thru Feb 1

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Location: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Dates: January 9 - February 1, 2015

    t the Blaine School for Girls in Scotland in the early 1930s, Jean Brodie’s young students hang on her every word as she blithely dismisses the standard curriculum to passionately expound on her own pet topics — from sexual freedom and Fascism, to herself and her romances. But when a love letter falls into the hands of the headmistress, the formidable Miss Brodie is taught her own bitter lesson.

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