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

at Joke Joint, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 25
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
+ 17 more dates
Thu, May 25
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Thu, June 15
Fri, June 16
Fri, June 16
Sat, June 17
Sat, June 17
Thu, June 22
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Fri, June 23
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Thu, June 29
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Sat, July 01
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $21
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.50

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-]

Sketch Comedy Revue "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story"

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 25
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
+ 3 more dates
Thu, May 25
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Thu, June 08
Thu, June 15
Thu, June 22
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $17

Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop has a show for you. In "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella... [more+]

Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop has a show for you. In "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story", BNW cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed take shots at relationships of all kinds. So, get your dating app of choice fired up, set your text messages to "No Preview" and get ready to laugh your way through this sketch comedy revue that's filled with dating disasters and romance gone wrong. [less-]

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

at Camp Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $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-]

St. Paul Saints: Professional Baseball at CHS Field

at CHS Field, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
Mon, June 12
Tue, June 13
+ 2 more dates
Sat, May 27
Mon, June 12
Tue, June 13
Mon, July 10
Tue, July 11
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FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $9

The St. Paul Saints are swinging into action for a summery season of baseball at beautiful CHS Field. Part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the Saints play the game at... [more+]

The St. Paul Saints are swinging into action for a summery season of baseball at beautiful CHS Field. Part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the Saints play the game at a thrillingly high level, with a roster that includes young players on their way up to the big leagues. Come out and enjoy a fun night of baseball against the backdrop of the beautiful downtown St. Paul skyline while sipping on local brews and snacking on tasty local bites. [less-]

Game-Based Comedy From Jesters Comedy Improv

at Ol' Mexico Restaurante, Roseville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 10
+ 6 more dates
Sat, May 27
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 10
Sat, June 17
Sat, June 24
Sat, July 08
Sat, July 15
Sat, July 22
Sat, July 29
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

In the same vein as the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Jesters Comedy Improv features a hilarious troupe of off-the-cuff performers who'll do just about anything for a good laugh. This fast-pa... [more+]

In the same vein as the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Jesters Comedy Improv features a hilarious troupe of off-the-cuff performers who'll do just about anything for a good laugh. This fast-paced, game-oriented comedy performance will keep you on your toes and in stitches as these grade-A comedians bounce from topic to topic with ease, with help from a variety of audience suggestions, of course. Full-service food and bar menus are available at Ol' Mexico Restaurante for your dining pleasure as well. [less-]

Altered Esthetics Film Festival: Experimental Short Films

at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Sick of Hollywood blockbusters? Explore the full possibilities of what film can be at the Altered Esthetics Film Festival. From experimental narratives to avant-garde poetics to documentaries that red... [more+]

Sick of Hollywood blockbusters? Explore the full possibilities of what film can be at the Altered Esthetics Film Festival. From experimental narratives to avant-garde poetics to documentaries that redefine the genre, these short films and videos will explode your conception of cinema as an art form. Built around the theme of "Unravel/Reclaim," this year's program, curated by the Minneapolis nonprofit art gallery and organization Altered Esthetics, brings together work from local, national and international artists, and will also feature live performances and discussions. [less-]

"Romeo & Juliet": Shakespeare's Tragic Romance and Its Cycle of Violence

at The Crane Theater , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Sun, June 04
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Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
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Thu, June 08
Thu, June 15
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Few plays are as gorgeously written -- or as heartwrenching -- as Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, "Romeo & Juliet". More than four centuries after its first staging, few works in any medium... [more+]

Few plays are as gorgeously written -- or as heartwrenching -- as Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, "Romeo & Juliet". More than four centuries after its first staging, few works in any medium match the intensity and beauty of this timeless tragedy. Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, have been feuding for years. But when young Romeo Montague goes out with his friends to make trouble at a Capulet party, he spies Juliet, the Capulets' daughter, and falls hopelessly in love with her. Mission Theatre Company's ambitious and fast-paced production at the Crane Theater in Minneapolis explores the play's unending cycles of violence and the people it affects. As the ever-relevant "Romeo & Juliet" proves, violence begets nothing but violence. [less-]

Improv Show "The Taming of the News" Rips Comedy From Headlines

at Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Fri, June 16
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Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Fri, June 16
Sat, June 17
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but these improv comedians do their best to keep it weird! With so much of the world and politics in disarray, it's hard to tell what's real anymore, making n... [more+]

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, but these improv comedians do their best to keep it weird! With so much of the world and politics in disarray, it's hard to tell what's real anymore, making news headlines ripe for comedy. Brave New Workshop friends and alumni improvise a show based on today's biggest headlines and audience suggestions. No one show will ever be duplicated in this improv adventure through the absurd, convoluted, upside-down world of current affairs. "You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Taming of the News" blurs reality and farce until you can't tell the difference at Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre. [less-]

Join Nerds, Jocks & Cheerleaders for an Interactive '80s Prom Bash

at Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Fri, June 09
+ 5 more dates
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Fri, June 16
Sat, June 17
Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $29.50 - $39.50
OFFER PRICE: $14.75 - $24.50

"Awesome 80's Prom" is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding" that invites you to join the senior class of Wanaget High School for prom night -- in 1989. Like a John Hugh... [more+]

"Awesome 80's Prom" is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of "Tony 'n Tina's Wedding" that invites you to join the senior class of Wanaget High School for prom night -- in 1989. Like a John Hughes movie come to life, this interactive theater event features a cast of instantly recognizable '80s teens, from the Captain of the Football Team and the Head Cheerleader to the Geek and the clueless Exchange Student. Their dresses are frilly, their ties are skinny, and everybody is dancing, flirting, fighting and jockeying to be voted Prom King and Queen. Strut your stuff in the breakdance circle or just hang back and watch the teen drama unfold when "Awesome 80's Prom" comes to the Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar. [less-]

Behind the Scenes of "Gone With the Wind" in '30-Era Comedy "Moonlight and Magnolias"

at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka
OFFER DATES:
Sun, June 04
FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: $13

The film "Gone With the Wind" is a treasured classic, and rightly so -- though frankly my dear, the damn movie almost didn't get made. Emmy-winning writer Ron Hutchinson's clever behind-the-scenes com... [more+]

The film "Gone With the Wind" is a treasured classic, and rightly so -- though frankly my dear, the damn movie almost didn't get made. Emmy-winning writer Ron Hutchinson's clever behind-the-scenes comedy "Moonlight and Magnolias" follows legendary producer David O. Selznick, director Victor Fleming, and screenwriter Ben Hecht in 1939 as they race against the clock to rework the screenplay for the epic "Gone With the Wind" after it's already begun shooting. Over the course of their forced imprisonment in the producer's office, the trio subsists mostly on bananas and peanuts, as Selznick and Fleming hilariously re-enact scenes from Margaret Mitchell's novel while debating the script's take on art, race and class. Watch the delightful mayhem unfold as "Moonlight and Magnolias" comes to Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka. [less-]

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

at SpringHouse Ministry Center , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Wed, June 07
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

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-]

"3600 Cuts": A New Dance, Sound & Multimedia Installation

at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 08
Fri, June 09
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Aniccha Arts premieres "3600 Cuts", a new interdisciplinary performance by artists Piotr Szyhalski and 2017 Guggenheim Choreography Fellow/2016 McKnight Choreography Fellow Pramila Vasudevan. Composed... [more+]

Aniccha Arts premieres "3600 Cuts", a new interdisciplinary performance by artists Piotr Szyhalski and 2017 Guggenheim Choreography Fellow/2016 McKnight Choreography Fellow Pramila Vasudevan. Composed of dance, sound and multimedia technologies, "3600 Cuts" investigates such issues as our technological obsessions, climate change and human ecology. Meticulously moving through one hour by cutting it up into 3600 seconds, the project deconstructs an intimate portrait-critique of a fleeting moment in deep time. Experience this thought-provoking production at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. [less-]

Civil Rights Movement Icon in One-Man Play "Thurgood"

at The Lowry Lab Theater, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Sun, June 11
+ 4 more dates
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Sun, June 11
Thu, June 15
Fri, June 16
Sat, June 17
Sun, June 18
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $15

What do you know about civil rights advocate Thurgood Marshall? After winning "Brown v. Board of Education" to desegregate schools, he went on to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The leg... [more+]

What do you know about civil rights advocate Thurgood Marshall? After winning "Brown v. Board of Education" to desegregate schools, he went on to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The legal battles he won and the issues he stood for paved the way for a radical shift in America's climate and mindset. This uplifting, humorous and thought-provoking one-man portrait of an American hero follows Marshall's trajectory from a child in Baltimore to one of the most influential African American men in modern history. According to "Star Tribune", "this Thurgood is genial and avuncular, a man with a sharp sense of humor and a briefcase full of illustrative stories." Learn about the important and surprisingly human and heartfelt figure at The Lowry Lab Theater in St. Paul. [less-]

Make Memories With Workshops, Prizes & More at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo

at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 09
FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $7

Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album -- it's a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you're an experienced... [more+]

Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album -- it's a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you're an experienced pro (you've got the glue gun battle scars to prove it) or a beginner, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has all the inspiration you need for your next project. During this year's expo, you'll be able to try out new tools, shop around for the latest products, learn exciting techniques at make-and-take workshops, and create some new memories with other crafty people. Plus, there'll be door prizes and other opportunities to win special gifts throughout the day. Be prepared to get your craft on at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Whodunit

at Courtyard Marriott - Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, June 17
FULL PRICE: $97.06
OFFER PRICE: $63.13

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll n... [more+]

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. For more information and a sample menu, please see the full event description. [less-]

Evenings@TheBakken: "The Power of Plants" -- Scientific Fun for Grown-Ups

at The Bakken Museum , South Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 22
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Minneapolis science hub The Bakken Museum hosts "The Power of Plants", exploring the history of plant-based medicine and its uses and preparations across cultures. As you soak up the beauty of the Flo... [more+]

Minneapolis science hub The Bakken Museum hosts "The Power of Plants", exploring the history of plant-based medicine and its uses and preparations across cultures. As you soak up the beauty of the Florence Bakken Medicinal Garden, you can even grab a signature honey julep or summer shandy available for purchase, both infused with The Bakken Museum's own zip-sourced honey from The Beez Kneez. Experience the new exhibit Deep Roots: Plants as Medicine as well as student-produced works from the Minnesota School of Botanical Arts. With live music from Elizabeth Ghandour & The Heighburners, you can spend a gorgeous evening at this summer garden party at The Bakken Museum in South Minneapolis. [less-]

"The Great Inflatable Race": Bounce to the Finish Line

at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack , Columbus
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 15
FULL PRICE: $38.96
OFFER PRICE: $24.99

Looking for a fun, active, outdoor activity? "The Great Inflatable Race" puts 8-10 giant blow-up obstacles throughout the running course, and it's up to you to get over, under, around or through them.... [more+]

Looking for a fun, active, outdoor activity? "The Great Inflatable Race" puts 8-10 giant blow-up obstacles throughout the running course, and it's up to you to get over, under, around or through them. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on the custom-designed inflatables. And the best part is that while you're having fun and getting fit, you'll also supporting a good cause and creating epic memories that will last a lifetime! Join the fun at the next race event at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack in Columbus. [less-]

2-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental on Lake Minnetonka

at Tommy's Tonka Trolley & Kayak Rentals, Excelsior
OFFER DATES:
Mon, July 31
FULL PRICE: $34 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $17 - $20

Build up those biceps in the great outdoors as you take in the scenery on the lovely Lake Minnetonka from a single or double kayak or a paddleboard. This two-hour rental package also includes life jac... [more+]

Build up those biceps in the great outdoors as you take in the scenery on the lovely Lake Minnetonka from a single or double kayak or a paddleboard. This two-hour rental package also includes life jackets, paddles, a map of the area, plus safe and easy docking and undocking at the dedicated Tonka Trolley dock. If you work up an appetite, you'll find lots of refreshment choices on the lakeside, including Sebastian Joe's gourmet ice cream and award-winning Mackenthun's hot dogs. On those hot summer days, even the dog can cool down with Frosty Paws doggie ice cream. It's the perfect adult or family excursion for a sunny day out. [less-]

"Persuasion": Jane Austen's Classic Romance On Stage

at The Wellstone Center, Saint Paul
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

In Jane Austen's "Persuasion", Anne Elliot decides to break off her engagement to dashing naval officer Frederick Wentworth after pressure from her family to find a man of higher social station with m... [more+]

In Jane Austen's "Persuasion", Anne Elliot decides to break off her engagement to dashing naval officer Frederick Wentworth after pressure from her family to find a man of higher social station with more money. Eight years later, Anne is still unmarried when Frederick returns from battle, now a wealthy captain. As the two find themselves traveling in the same social circles again, it is equal parts painful, awkward and uncomfortable. Don't miss this heartfelt romance with comedic touches when Aethem Theatre Company presents "Persuasion" at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul. [less-]

Meditation Master on "Cultivating Joy in an Age of Uncertainty"

at University of St. Thomas, OEC Auditorium , Saint Paul
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche speaks to the power of meditation at this special seminar at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. In "Cultivating Joy in an Age of Uncertainty", he'll tal... [more+]

Tibetan Buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche speaks to the power of meditation at this special seminar at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. In "Cultivating Joy in an Age of Uncertainty", he'll talk about how challenging circumstances and physical and emotional pain can be transformed into awareness, compassion and peace through this mindful practice. The author of the bestselling book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness", Rinpoche travels the world teaching meditation, and is famed for his engaging, approachable manner and keen sense of humor. [less-]