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"Vivify -- A Still Life in Motion" Brings Movement to Classic Artworks

at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
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Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The Minnesota Dance Collaborative reinterprets classic works of art through the mediums of music and movement in "Vivify -- A Still Life in Motion". Dancers will bring to life the elements of curated ... [more+]

The Minnesota Dance Collaborative reinterprets classic works of art through the mediums of music and movement in "Vivify -- A Still Life in Motion". Dancers will bring to life the elements of curated works of art with a focus on the visceral connection of color and emotion as they explore the kinetic possibilities of the iconic static pieces. While most are choreographed to instrumental music, the artists' own voices are also used to transition from dance to dance. See this genre-melding show at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. [less-]

Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake": Enchanting Masterpiece Performed by Minneapolis Metropolitan Ballet

at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, Minnetonka
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
FULL PRICE: $49
OFFER PRICE: $24.50

Ever since its Moscow premiere in 1877, Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" has continued to enchant audiences, inspiring countless performances and earning a reputation as "the ballet of all ballets." "Swan La... [more+]

Ever since its Moscow premiere in 1877, Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" has continued to enchant audiences, inspiring countless performances and earning a reputation as "the ballet of all ballets." "Swan Lake" tells the hauntingly beautiful story of young lovers Siegfried and Odette, who has been captured by an evil sorcerer and transformed into a swan. Siegfred only has a short time to save his beloved before she's cursed to remain a swan forever, but standing in his way is the sorcerer's daughter, the beguiling black swan Odile, who comes to tempt and distract him away from his quest. Now you can experience this landmark work performed with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra and delicate moves by the Minneapolis Metropolitan Ballet. Marvel at this full-length production at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center in Minnetonka. [less-]

"Guardians of the Fallacy": Super Comedians Team Up to Bring Laughs

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
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Fri, August 18
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Thu, August 31
Fri, September 01
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $17

In a time when facts are flimsy and rivals are formed on social media every day, it's up to the "Guardians of the Fallacy" to bring laughter to the world. Featuring Brave New Workshop cast members Lau... [more+]

In a time when facts are flimsy and rivals are formed on social media every day, it's up to the "Guardians of the Fallacy" to bring laughter to the world. Featuring Brave New Workshop cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed and more, the Guardians are coming with non-stop entertainment that promises to weaponize your funny bone. Don't miss this super night of comedy from these caped crusaders! [less-]

"New York, New York!": Bold Dance Tribute to the Big Apple

at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: $13

The Big Apple is calling! The Phipps Dance Theater pays homage to one of the greatest cities in the world with the release of their newest production "New York, New York!" Dolled up in top hats and ta... [more+]

The Big Apple is calling! The Phipps Dance Theater pays homage to one of the greatest cities in the world with the release of their newest production "New York, New York!" Dolled up in top hats and tap shoes, the crew uses bold choreography and dancing to embody the bustling streets of the city, with songs including Gerswhin's breathaking "Rhapsody in Blue," along with numbers from hit musicals like "Newsies" and "Sweet Charity". From the iconic Rockefeller Center to the serene Central Park and the subway station, dance lovers of all ages will love this recreation that brings a big slice of NYC to Phipps Center for the Arts in the Minneapolis area. [less-]

Drink and Be Merry With Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

at Camp Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $12

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", th... [more+]

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", the theater troupe behind Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare inserts an entirely inebriated cast member into an entirely serious production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Laugh-out-loud funny and completely interactive, the series has been selling out shows in the UK since 2010 and finally makes its way stateside. With audiences dictating when the drunk actor must drink more, no two performances are ever the same. And lest you think it disrespectful, it's all based on the good 'ol days of the raucous, interactive and vibrant Elizabethan theater scene. The most fun, bawdy Shakespeare play you'll ever see happens at Camp Bar in St. Paul. [less-]

Joke Joint Comedy Club: Laugh It Up With National and Local Stand-Ups

at Joke Joint, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Fri, August 25
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Fri, August 25
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sat, August 26
Thu, August 31
Fri, September 01
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
Sat, September 02
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of... [more+]

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar doles out martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, and features a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift. [less-]

"You Are Here": Contemporary Dance Explores the Conscious Mind

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
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Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
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Fri, August 25
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Minneapolis-based crash.dance.productions. presents "You Are Here" at The Lab Theater. Inspired by the principles of phenomenology, universal laws, existentialism and determinism, the dance work seeks... [more+]

Minneapolis-based crash.dance.productions. presents "You Are Here" at The Lab Theater. Inspired by the principles of phenomenology, universal laws, existentialism and determinism, the dance work seeks to identify the fleeting, reflective conscious as viewed through the lenses of past and future. If the universe is absolute, and time is independent, consciousness becomes the process by which we assign meaning to the world around us. But time moves both ways, turning even a moment of awareness into a web of then and now, of here and there. Ponder these heady ideas as they're brought to life through modern dance. [less-]

Comedian Rob Asaro: "Made in America"

at Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 24
FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

Comedian Rob Asaro brings his show, "Made in America", to Minneapolis as part of his cross-country tour. Asaro's played some of New York's top stand-up stages, including Caroline's and the Upright Cit... [more+]

Comedian Rob Asaro brings his show, "Made in America", to Minneapolis as part of his cross-country tour. Asaro's played some of New York's top stand-up stages, including Caroline's and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and he's traveled the club and festival circuits from Montreal to Miami. He's checked all the comedic boxes, trying his hand at sketch comedy, as well as producing, writing and acting in short films and web series. Now, he'll grab the mic and fill Brave New Workshop with his signature "pessimism, passion and patience" (Splitsider.com). [less-]

The Looney Lutherans: "Livin' La Vida Lutheran!"

at Plymouth Playhouse, Plymouth
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 24
Wed, August 30
Wed, September 06
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Thu, August 24
Wed, August 30
Wed, September 06
Fri, September 08
Sat, September 09
Sat, September 16
Wed, September 27
Thu, September 28
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

With a mix of music, comedy and a little help from the audience, The Looney Lutherans are on their way to the Plymouth Playhouse to share some age-old wisdom for healthy living -- the Lutheran way (bu... [more+]

With a mix of music, comedy and a little help from the audience, The Looney Lutherans are on their way to the Plymouth Playhouse to share some age-old wisdom for healthy living -- the Lutheran way (but you don't have to be Lutheran to love 'em). As this trio of wacky gals promotes a new cookbook and "lifestyle guide," "Use Your Food. A Guide to a Healthy Holiday, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran!", this funny show delivers segments about everything from the Lutheran food wheel (all roads lead to hotdish) and the ideal exercise routine to Lutheran beauty tips and more. Enjoy the good old-fashioned fun of this show, which has been cooked up one of the writers of the hit "Church Basement Ladies" musicals, at the Plymouth Playhouse. [less-]

"Getting Paid to Talk": An Introduction to Voice Over

at SpringHouse Ministry Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 24
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-s... [more+]

Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. At SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting. [less-]

Meet the Stars of "Supernatural" & More

at Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
FULL PRICE: $50 - $140
OFFER PRICE: $25 - $70

"Supernatural"'s legions of fans are coming together to celebrate 13 years of the demon-slaying Winchester brothers -- and it's all going down at the Minneapolis Convention Center! Now's your chance t... [more+]

"Supernatural"'s legions of fans are coming together to celebrate 13 years of the demon-slaying Winchester brothers -- and it's all going down at the Minneapolis Convention Center! Now's your chance to meet some of the stars of the hit CW show, including all four leads: Jared Padelecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard. You'll even get to nab some autographs and collectibles, cosplay your favorite character and belt out your favorite track from the show's hard rock soundtrack in the always-popular Friday Night Karaoke Party. Join returning master of ceremonies Richard Speight Jr. ("The Trickster") and other special guests, and get ready for some full-on "Supernatural" fandom fun at this official convention. [less-]

NFL Preseason Action: Vikings Vs. 49ers and Dolphins

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 27
Thu, August 31
FULL PRICE: $50 - $150
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $85

It's time to dust off those Helga hats and get ready to cheer for your Minnesota Vikings, as they take on the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins in preseason NFL action. You'll most likely get... [more+]

It's time to dust off those Helga hats and get ready to cheer for your Minnesota Vikings, as they take on the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins in preseason NFL action. You'll most likely get the chance to check out the Vikings' first pick from the 2017 draft, running back Dalvin Cook, the 2016 Orange Bowl MVP out of Florida State, as well as the returning quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford. Plus, you're sure to enjoy all the amenities at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, with its massive glass wall, 3,000-square-foot video board and a variety of concession choices, including offerings from celebrity chef and hometown foodie Andrew Zimmern. [less-]

Minnesota Twins Baseball at Target Field

at Target Field, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, August 29
Wed, August 30
Thu, August 31
FULL PRICE: $19.75 - $68.50
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $56

Nothing says summer like a day at the ballpark, especially if that ballpark is Minneapolis' Target Field. Don't miss any of the excitement as All-Star slugger Miguel Sano and the rest of the Twins bat... [more+]

Nothing says summer like a day at the ballpark, especially if that ballpark is Minneapolis' Target Field. Don't miss any of the excitement as All-Star slugger Miguel Sano and the rest of the Twins battle it out in the AL Central. With the end of the season in sight, the Twinkies are sure to be cranking up the intensity as they shoot for a playoff run. While you cheer them on, you can enjoy some of Target Field's great food, like the famed Jucy Lucy burger and the fan favorite Korean take on the sloppy joe, the Sloppy Ko. Pair those with one of the local beers on tap, and it's easy to see why Target Field was named MLB's best stadium experience by "ESPN The Magazine". [less-]

Blues Guitarist and Singer Anders Osborne, With Chris Castino of The Big Wu

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 01
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $16

Showman, shaman, Swede -- Anders Osborne is a blues singer and guitarist like no other. Praised for his "fiery anthems" and "raw, inspired guitar" by "USA Today", the Swedish-born Osborne developed hi... [more+]

Showman, shaman, Swede -- Anders Osborne is a blues singer and guitarist like no other. Praised for his "fiery anthems" and "raw, inspired guitar" by "USA Today", the Swedish-born Osborne developed his sound in New Orleans until "every slashing guitar figure, every cry of a lyric ... [came] from an authentic place." He followed up his acclaimed 2013 album, "Peace", with two releases in 2016. Now this Grammy-winning songwriter and producer will share the concert stage at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis with special guest artist, Chris Castino of The Big Wu, a band that loves loud guitars, blues hollerin' and dancing. [less-]

Folk Singer-Songwriter Joe Purdy With Amy Vachal ("The Voice")

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 07
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $18

Arkansas native Joe Purdy's singular brand of folk-Americana has landed the singer-songwriter on tons of TV and movie soundtracks, as well as a gig with The Who's Pete Townshend on that legend's acous... [more+]

Arkansas native Joe Purdy's singular brand of folk-Americana has landed the singer-songwriter on tons of TV and movie soundtracks, as well as a gig with The Who's Pete Townshend on that legend's acoustic tour. The bearded troubadour's released 14 albums since his '01 debut, including his latest, "Who Will Be Next?", in 2016. He'll be joined at this Cedar Cultural Center gig in Minneapolis by "The Voice"'s Amy Vachal, who made it all the way to the semifinals of Season 9 with performances of tunes like Drake's "Hotline Bling" and Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." [less-]

Global Roots: Bideew Bou Bess

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 17
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $20

The Cedar's Global Roots series welcomes the trio of Senegalese brothers known as Bideew Bou Bess to its stage in Minneapolis. Discovered by Youssou N'Dour in the '90s, they're known for blending hip ... [more+]

The Cedar's Global Roots series welcomes the trio of Senegalese brothers known as Bideew Bou Bess to its stage in Minneapolis. Discovered by Youssou N'Dour in the '90s, they're known for blending hip hop, soul, rap and reggae with traditional African rhythms and melodies to create their signature sound, sung in their native Wolof language, along with English, French and Spanish. The band's now on a U.S. tour, after the video for their 2016 single "Belle" garnered close to 950,000 views. The opener is Congolese singer-songwriter Zaire Huruku. [less-]

Guitarists Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks Play the Blues

at Sundin Music Hall, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sat, September 23
FULL PRICE: $10 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $12.50

The Minnesota Guitar Society opens its Sundin Hall season series in St. Paul with two of the state's most recognized acoustic fingerstyle players, Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood. This pair of successful ... [more+]

The Minnesota Guitar Society opens its Sundin Hall season series in St. Paul with two of the state's most recognized acoustic fingerstyle players, Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood. This pair of successful solo artists -- both winners of the National Fingerpicking Championship -- teamed up around a decade ago to perform as a duo, boasting a vast repertoire that ranges from Americana to roots, jazz, world music and even pop. For this concert, they're set to impress with their take on the non-electric blues. [less-]

Modern Celtic Folk Band Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Wed, September 27
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $15

Thinking of traditional Celtic music, you probably envision loud bagpipes and wild mandolins, right? Ten Strings and a Goat Skin erases all your preconceived notions of traditional Irish music and mod... [more+]

Thinking of traditional Celtic music, you probably envision loud bagpipes and wild mandolins, right? Ten Strings and a Goat Skin erases all your preconceived notions of traditional Irish music and modernizes it to something entirely folk-friendly and infectious. Retaining original Celtic sounds, the trio adds in their own blend of Irish, Acadian, and French language with modern and world rhythms, making for a high-energy, fiery sound. Hailed by "The Guardian" as a "seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse," the gang lights up the stage, along with a special guest, at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. [less-]

Kardemimmit: Finnish Folk Music

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, September 29
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $12

A sleek natural-wood autoharp resembling something one might purchase at Ikea, the kantele is the Finnish national instrument, and Kardemimmit is the Finnish quartet who've turned its mastery into mod... [more+]

A sleek natural-wood autoharp resembling something one might purchase at Ikea, the kantele is the Finnish national instrument, and Kardemimmit is the Finnish quartet who've turned its mastery into modern Scandinavian music with a folk-roots feel. Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius all hail from Espoo, the second largest city in Finland, and as an ensemble, they produce haunting traditional harmonies to go along with the singular sound of their strings. They'll perform as part of the Global Roots series at The Cedar in Minneapolis, with openers The Lacewings, a local acoustic folk duo. [less-]

Leonard Cohen Tribute Featuring Perla Batalla

at The Cedar Cultural Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 05
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $17.60

Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for "Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen" -- a moving memorial concert to her longt... [more+]

Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for "Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen" -- a moving memorial concert to her longtime friend and collaborator Leonard Cohen. Batalla got her start in the music industry as a backup vocalist for Cohen on his albums "I'm Your Man" and "The Future", leading her to a successful music career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen's death in 2016. In this concert, Batalla pays tribute to her old friend and collaborator with an evening of covers and revivals of some of Cohen's most treasured works. [less-]