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Activist Love Story "This Bitter Earth"

at Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Tue, April 24
Wed, April 25
Fri, April 27
+ 3 more dates
Tue, April 24
Wed, April 25
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
Sat, April 28
Sun, April 29
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $20

Neil is a handsome, wealthy white man who is a passionate advocate for civil rights. Jesse is an introspective black playwright coming to terms with his own activism. As racial tensions mount with the... [more+]

Neil is a handsome, wealthy white man who is a passionate advocate for civil rights. Jesse is an introspective black playwright coming to terms with his own activism. As racial tensions mount with the extrajudicial killings of black men throughout the country, the young couple is forced to contend with the politics of their love. "This Bitter Earth", poetically written by Harrison David Rivers, is a timely story that's a haunting reminder of the strength it takes to love out loud. See it in St. Paul at Penumbra Theatre. [less-]

"Uncle Floyd Improv": A Monthly Comedy Show

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, April 25
FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

Every month, the "Uncle Floyd Improv" comedy show barrels into The Cabaret at Camp with plenty of "Yes, and ..." hilarity. Some of St. Paul's most go-there improvisers step up to the stage together to... [more+]

Every month, the "Uncle Floyd Improv" comedy show barrels into The Cabaret at Camp with plenty of "Yes, and ..." hilarity. Some of St. Paul's most go-there improvisers step up to the stage together to explore the more jubilantly juvenile side of comedy. They'll revel in all things immature -- from unscripted, low-brow humor to ad libbed fart jokes. Check your grown-up cares and concerns at the door; you haven't laughed this hard and unabashedly since your high school cafeteria days. [less-]

"Age Against the Machine": BNW's Greatest Hits

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 26
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
+ 13 more dates
Thu, April 26
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
Thu, May 03
Sat, May 05
Thu, May 10
Sat, May 12
Thu, May 17
Sat, May 19
Thu, May 24
Sat, May 26
Thu, May 31
Thu, June 07
Thu, June 14
Thu, June 21
Thu, June 28
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $17

Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off its 60th anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring flashbacks to some of its funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) stag... [more+]

Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off its 60th anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring flashbacks to some of its funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) stage shows. From sock hops to death drops, "Age Against the Machine" will bring the Minneapolis comedy theater troupe's funniest moments to the stage one more time. Watch BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed and Melanie Wehrmacher remind you just why theirs is one of the longest running satirical theaters in the world. [less-]

"City Pages" "Best of the Twin Cities" Party

at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 26
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Every year, "City Pages" scours the Twin Cities in search of the best places to eat, drink, shop, and go for a top-notch local experience. The winners chosen by our editorial staff and those voted by ... [more+]

Every year, "City Pages" scours the Twin Cities in search of the best places to eat, drink, shop, and go for a top-notch local experience. The winners chosen by our editorial staff and those voted by readers are featured in our biggest issue of the year, "The Best of the Twin Cities." To celebrate the glossy covered, perfect-bound magazine hitting the stands, "City Pages" hosts a "Best of the Twin Cities" Party where the content of the issue comes to life! "City Pages" readers will be offered an unforgettable evening filled with local bests. With complimentary food samples from award-winning eateries, live music, interactive photo ops and more, this is bound to be the best bash of the year! [less-]

Ragamala Dance Company's "Body, the Shrine"

at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 26
Fri, April 27
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Under the direction of mother and daughter duo Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of "Body, the Shrine". Rooted in Bharat... [more+]

Under the direction of mother and daughter duo Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Ragamala Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of "Body, the Shrine". Rooted in Bharatanatyam, Ragamala's work explores the dynamic tension between the ancestral and the personal. In this milestone year, Ashwini Ramaswamy joins her mother and sister in an intergenerational partnership to create "Body, the Shrine", in which choreography, mythography and Bhakti poetry entwine to connect the spiritual, the immediate, the intimate and the transcendent. These performances at The Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis will be accompanied by an extraordinary musical ensemble from South India. [less-]

Alcohol's Hazy History in New Comedy

at Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
FULL PRICE: $24
OFFER PRICE: $12

Booze, hooch, giggle juice, nectar of the gods -- whatever it's been called, people throughout history have "loved" their alcohol. From the ancient Greeks to Prohibition-era dames, right down to your ... [more+]

Booze, hooch, giggle juice, nectar of the gods -- whatever it's been called, people throughout history have "loved" their alcohol. From the ancient Greeks to Prohibition-era dames, right down to your uncle at Thanksgiving, the tempestuous history of humankind's love affair with alcohol comes to life in "The (Almost) Complete and (Mostly) Accurate History of Alcohol" at Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. BNW alumni Josh Carson and Andy Rocco Kraft, creators of the comedy hits like "A Very Die Hard Christmas", bring this hilarious new show to the stage, making a case for alcohol being the cause of and solution to every problem that's ever existed. [less-]

"Diddy Kong Racing: The Musical"

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
FULL PRICE: $25 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $25

It's Christmas, 1997. You run down to your parents' basement, slam your new game cartridge into the N64, plop yourself down in front of the giant box of a TV and get ready to play "Diddy Kong Racing".... [more+]

It's Christmas, 1997. You run down to your parents' basement, slam your new game cartridge into the N64, plop yourself down in front of the giant box of a TV and get ready to play "Diddy Kong Racing". Sure, it's basically a rip-off of Mario Kart and the cars go kinda slow, but it stars Donkey Kong's adorable son -- and his cute-and-fuzzy animal pals -- plus you get to choose between car, plane and ... wait for it ... hovercraft! Now, this fondly remembered console classic comes to life in a new stage musical powered by songs lovingly stolen from Andrew Lloyd Webber and rewritten to tell the tale of Diddy and friends in their battle against the evil space pig wizard, WizPig. To top off this nostalgia fest, your ticket comes with a package of Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, or Fruit by the Foot. Race into St. Paul's The Cabaret @ Camp for this Actors Theater of Minnesota production. [less-]

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

at Black Box Theater @ Merrill Community Arts Center, Woodbury
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
Sun, April 29
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

Six tween-aged overachievers. One grand prize trophy. Ten thousand incorrect words way to spell "omphaloskepsis". The high-stakes world of middle school spelling competitions takes center stage -- alo... [more+]

Six tween-aged overachievers. One grand prize trophy. Ten thousand incorrect words way to spell "omphaloskepsis". The high-stakes world of middle school spelling competitions takes center stage -- along with a plethora of pubescent angst and awkwardness -- in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", the hit musical comedy about young would-be wordsmiths and their neurotic parents. While sharing funny and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of increasingly challenging words and learn that winning doesn't have to be the only definition of success. "Putnam" was nominated for Best Musical and five other Tonys in its original run, winning for Best Book. Now Woodbury Community Theatre brings this fun musical smash to the Black Box Theater stage at Merrill Community Arts Center. [less-]

"C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert"

at Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 27
Sat, April 28
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the bestselling "The Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy series, but he was also well-known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian... [more+]

C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the bestselling "The Chronicles of Narnia" fantasy series, but he was also well-known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play "The Most Reluctant Convert", adapted from Lewis' own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, DC and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the "Chicago Sun-Time"s called "bristling, provocative, highly entertaining," when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century's most interesting personalities to life on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis. [less-]

Mary Bridget Davies and Mia Dyson

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, April 28
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $18

Equally adept at channeling the spirit of a rock legend and showcasing her own unique talents, Mary Bridget Davies hits the stage at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for a night of song and da... [more+]

Equally adept at channeling the spirit of a rock legend and showcasing her own unique talents, Mary Bridget Davies hits the stage at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for a night of song and dance. Davies was nominated for a Tony for her starring performance in the Broadway show "A Night with Janis Joplin", eerily bringing Joplin back to life. Now, she's on the road with a quartet playing Joplin songs, other covers and original tunes. She'll be joined at The Cedar by Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist Mia Dyson. [less-]

"Hunks: The Show" Male Revue

at Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, April 29
FULL PRICE: $25 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $25

You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in "Hunks: The Show". This "Magic Mike"-style male revue hits the stage at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club in Minneapoli... [more+]

You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in "Hunks: The Show". This "Magic Mike"-style male revue hits the stage at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen's Club in Minneapolis with a high-energy, choreographed production starring gorgeous guys in striptease acts designed to fulfill any woman's fantasy, from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond -- and audience interaction is highly encouraged. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies' night out with lights, music and plenty of action. [less-]

Top Comics Come to Hop and Barrel Brewing

at Hop and Barrel Brewing, Hudson
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 03
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Nothing goes better with laughter than a frosty, craft-brewed beer. Hop and Barrel Brewing in Hudson serves up a refreshing evening of laughter at NYC Comedy Night, where top touring comics take the s... [more+]

Nothing goes better with laughter than a frosty, craft-brewed beer. Hop and Barrel Brewing in Hudson serves up a refreshing evening of laughter at NYC Comedy Night, where top touring comics take the stage to bowl you over with witticisms and wisecracks. [less-]

"A Wrinkle In Time": Stage Play of Family Classic

at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 04
Sat, May 05
Sat, May 05
+ 6 more dates
Fri, May 04
Sat, May 05
Sat, May 05
Sat, May 12
Sat, May 12
Sun, May 13
Fri, May 18
Sat, May 19
Sat, May 19
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FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

Before it became a Hollywood blockbuster, "A Wrinkle in Time" was a classic YA novel about three kids who teleport across space in search of their scientist father. Now, Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Me... [more+]

Before it became a Hollywood blockbuster, "A Wrinkle in Time" was a classic YA novel about three kids who teleport across space in search of their scientist father. Now, Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning tale comes to the stage in a new play from Lyric Arts in Anoka. Join Meg, Charles and Calvin as they set off with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which to rescue their father from The IT, an evil being trying to take over the universe! Together they'll prove that love "can" overcome evil. Don't miss this imaginative family adventure as it comes to life on stage. [less-]

Each One Teach One Prom

at Profile Event Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 04
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

Let your ability outshine your disability. The first annual Each One Teach One Prom invites those living with a disability to let loose, be free and have fun like no one's watching. Your ticket includ... [more+]

Let your ability outshine your disability. The first annual Each One Teach One Prom invites those living with a disability to let loose, be free and have fun like no one's watching. Your ticket includes appetizers, dessert, unlimited pop and juice, a picture and a raffle ticket for your chance to win a TV, MP3 player, Bluetooth speaker and other great prizes. Make new friends, meet others in the disabled community and enjoy a night out at Minneapolis' Profile Event Center. [less-]

"Hairspray Jr.": Youth Production of '60s Musical

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 06
Sat, May 12
Sun, May 13
+ 3 more dates
Sun, May 06
Sat, May 12
Sun, May 13
Fri, May 18
Sat, May 19
Sun, May 20
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance, adapted from the Broadway hit "Hairspray" into a 60-minute version for young performers. Presented by Yo... [more+]

You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance, adapted from the Broadway hit "Hairspray" into a 60-minute version for young performers. Presented by Youth Performance Company, "Hairspray Jr." is boppin' onto the stage at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis, and it's piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and infectious tunes. Set in '60s Baltimore, this musical tells the story of lovable plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad -- a social misfit who becomes a local celebrity by dancing on TV's "Corny Collins Show". Tracy's love of dancing leads her to become an unlikely heroine, triumphing over both snotty teen queens and racial segregation. And she does it all without mussing a hair of her stylish 'do. [less-]

Hill House Chamber Concerts

at James J. Hill House, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Mon, May 07
Mon, May 14
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The Hill House Chamber Players, made up of talented musicians from Minnesota Orchestra and the faculty of the University of Minnesota, present their latest series of concerts in the restored art galle... [more+]

The Hill House Chamber Players, made up of talented musicians from Minnesota Orchestra and the faculty of the University of Minnesota, present their latest series of concerts in the restored art gallery of the historic James J. Hill House. The performances, co-sponsored by The Schubert Club and Minnesota Historical Society, feature group members and guest artists in programs spanning the chamber music repertoire -- see the full event listing for upcoming programs. Refreshments will be served during the concert intermission and admission includes a pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm with Song of the Lark blogger Emily Hogstad and a post-performance tour of the magnificent Gilded Age mansion, home to one of St. Paul's most famous families. [less-]

Acclaimed Accordo String Ensemble

at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Mon, May 07
FULL PRICE: $26 - $32.50
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $16.25

Recently named "Best Chamber Ensemble" by the Minneapolis "Star Tribune", Accordo string ensemble joins The Schubert Club for a series of performances. Now in its seventh year, Accordo is composed of ... [more+]

Recently named "Best Chamber Ensemble" by the Minneapolis "Star Tribune", Accordo string ensemble joins The Schubert Club for a series of performances. Now in its seventh year, Accordo is composed of top players from Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. These concerts will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. [less-]

Top City Comics on Brewery Tour

at Copper Trail Brewing, Alexandria
OFFER DATES:
Mon, May 07
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $7

Nothing goes better with laughter than a frosty, craft-brewed beer. Copper Trail Brewing in Alexandria serves up a refreshing evening of laughter at The Brewery Comedy Tour's NYC Comedy Night, where t... [more+]

Nothing goes better with laughter than a frosty, craft-brewed beer. Copper Trail Brewing in Alexandria serves up a refreshing evening of laughter at The Brewery Comedy Tour's NYC Comedy Night, where top touring comics from both Los Angeles and the Big Apple take the stage to bowl you over with witticisms and wisecracks. [less-]

Imarhan with special guest

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, May 08
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $12

Meaning "the ones I care about," the group Imarhan started out as a loose collection of friends just exploring sound, but now the group has been performing for 10 years, breaking ground in the traditi... [more+]

Meaning "the ones I care about," the group Imarhan started out as a loose collection of friends just exploring sound, but now the group has been performing for 10 years, breaking ground in the traditional Taureg music. The group's sound reflects its cultural and generational background; dry guitar riffs, pop melodies and pan-African rhythms which draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads and the modern pop and rock the band heard growing up. Catch this unique and powerful group at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. [less-]

Neo & Classic Burlesque Lands at St. Paul's CAMP

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, May 09
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Put a little va va voom into your evening with CAMP Bar's Capital City Burlesque, a fresh and sexy new addition to the roster of fabulous events that go down at this Downtown Saint Paul landmark. Thes... [more+]

Put a little va va voom into your evening with CAMP Bar's Capital City Burlesque, a fresh and sexy new addition to the roster of fabulous events that go down at this Downtown Saint Paul landmark. These sultry gods and goddesses will bless your heart with with neo and classic burlesque from the turn of the century, which can pretty much range in anything from classic striptease to mini theatrical dramas. Oh yes, it's a sensual trip back through time. There's load of talent and beauty to behold, so grab a drink and prepare to feast your eyes on dance, bare skin and straight up class. [less-]