Can’t-Miss Calendar

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Sept. 6–29

The Birds
Photo by Bob Suh

The Birds

Masses of birds have begun attacking people, driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned cabin, and their precarious existence is threatened even more by the arrival of a volatile young woman.

When: Sept. 6–29

Where: Theatre in the Round, Minneapolis

Cost: $22, $18 for seniors 62 and older

Info: TheatreintheRound.org


Sept. 10–22

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. The show features 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including showstopping classics like “On Broadway,” “Stand by Me,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Charlie Brown.”

When: Sept. 10–22

Where: Ordway Center for Performing Arts, St. Paul

Cost: $48–$111

Info: ordway.org


Every other Tuesday, Sept 10 through December 17

dementia illustration

Dementia Diagnosis Seminar Series

Village Shores Senior Campus, in partnership with St. Croix Hospice, will be presenting an 8 session seminar series covering Alzheimer’s and other dementia related topics. The series is open to the public and C.E.U.’s will be provided for area caregivers, nurses, social workers and other medical professionals.

When: Every other Tuesday, Sept 10 through December 17

Where: Village Shores Senior Community, Richfield

Cost: Free, but please register

Info: villageshoresseniorcommunity.com


Sept. 11–Oct. 27

The Looney Lutherans

The Looney Lutherans in Young(ish) at Heart

The wacky trio of Looney Lutheran ladies are back, with some age-defying wisdom for the ages, music, comedy and help from the audience to create a fun, interactive and family-friendly show.

When: Sept. 11–Oct. 27

Where: Black Box Theater at the Ames Center, Burnsville

Cost: $30–$38

Info: ames-center.com


Sept. 12–22

DAVID DIMITRI’S L’HOMME CIRQUE: THE ONE-MAN CIRCUS

David Dimitri’s L’homme Cirque: The One-Man Circus

Lauded “Lord of the Wire” by New York Times, this world-famous high-wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus epitomizes innovation as he alone performs an entire circus. Creating what he calls “a unique magic” in the intimate setting of a one-of-a-kind tent, his L’homme Cirque balances dramatic feats like high-wire flips and a human-cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion.

When: Sept. 12–22

Where: L’homme Cirque’s big top, adjacent to the Circus Juventas big top, St. Paul

Cost: $30

Info: circusjuventas.org


Sept. 13–Nov. 3

Zamara Cuyun Grandmothers Medium

Zamara Cuyún’s Reclaiming our Grandmothers

Independent nonprofit Artistry presents the work of Minneapolis artist Zamara Cuyún. Cuyún combats the injustices facing Maya women with painted visual stories that re-imagine new systems of understanding and healing for indigenous womanhood and identity. Using elements of Guatemalan Maya history, ideology, myth, and iconography, Cuyún presents a world that is at times vibrant, colorful, and dreamlike while at other times restless, violent, and unsettling.

When: Sept. 13–Nov. 3

Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts

Cost: Free

Info: artistrymn.org


Sept. 20–Oct. 20

Aubergine

Aubergine

A son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that his words can’t in this story of an intergenerational Korean family struggling to relate across emotional, linguistic and cultural divides.

When: Sept. 20–Oct. 20

Where: Park Square Theatre, St. Paul

Cost: $20–$55, with discounts for students, seniors, military, groups, and people age 30 and under

Infoparksquaretheatre.org


Sept. 21–22

Lakeville Art Festival

Lakeville Art Festival

Featuring 90-plus juried artists, artist demonstrations, community art projects, youth art tent, live music, food and craft beer and wine.

When: Sept. 21–22

Where: Lakeville Art Center

Cost: FREE

Info: LakevilleArtFestival.org


June 12–September 25

Summer-Walking-Tours

St. Paul Walking Tours

The three tours, Rice Park Tour, Heart of the City Tour and Great River Tour, operate on a rotating schedule, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

When: June 12–September 25

Where: Rice Park Tour and Heart of the City Tour: Landmark Center; Great River Tour: Upper Landing Park

Cost: FREE, but reservations are required

Info: landmarkcenter.org


Sept. 25–28

books

Pop-Up Used Book Sale

Thousands of books, movies, talking books and CDs from all seven branches of Ramsey County Library, as well as private donations, will be sold. Most items sell for $1 or less. Only cash or checks accepted.

When: Sept. 25–28

Where: Shoreview Library

Cost: FREE

Info: rclfriends.org/buy-books/booksales/


Sept. 25–Nov. 21

Ripcord

Ripcord

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.

When: Sept. 25–Nov. 21

Where: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington

Cost: $25–$36

Info: sidekicktheatre.com


Sept. 26

Her Flag

“Her Flag” Art Project for 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Celebrate 100 years of women and voting with Her Flag, a nationwide collaborative art and travel project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and the 72 years long nonviolent fight that kicked open voting for women in the United States.

When: Sept. 26

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: Free

Info: landmarkcenter.org/events/


Sept. 27–Nov. 2

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The Rocky Horror Show

In this musical based on the 1975 film, naïve sweethearts Brad and Janet get a flat tire during a storm and seek shelter at the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania.” As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters.

When: Sept. 27–Nov. 2

Where: Park Square Theatre, St. Paul

Cost: $25–$55

Infoparksquaretheatre.org


Sept. 27–Oct. 6

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour

During the 10-day event, more than 20 artists’ workspaces are open to the public, giving visitors a unique opportunity to speak directly with the artists in the environments where they create works featured in national and local galleries and shows.

When: Sept. 27–Oct. 6

Where: Cook County

Cost: FREE

Infovisitcookcounty.com


Sept. 28–Oct. 20

Gloria Steinem

Gloria: A Life

This new work by Tony Award-winning playwright Emily Mann celebrates the life of Gloria Steinem, one of the most important figures of America’s feminist movement.

When: Sept. 28–Oct. 20

Where: History Theatre, St. Paul

Cost: $30–$53

Info: historytheatre.com


Sept. 28

ROCtoberfest

ROCtoberfest

Rock and polka away at the Bavarian-themed ROCtoberfest, featuring live music, food trucks, beverages, German and domestic beer, and games for all ages.

When: Sept. 28

Where: The ROC – Recreation Outdoor Center, St. Louis Park

Cost: $5 per person at the gate. Ages 5 and under free.

Info: stlouispark.org


March 1–Sep. 28

Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia ©2018 RICHRYAN

Mamma Mia!

ABBA’s hits tell the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

When: March 1–Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Cost: Starting at $53

Infochanhassendt.com


Sep. 28

CARS AND CAVES FOR CHARITY SHOW

Cars and Caves

Collector, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles are displayed all throughout the AutoPlex’s 120 garage condominiums. These nationally-known “man caves”’ are themed to reflect the owners’ specific interests along with their personal car and automobilia collections. Guests are encouraged to drive to the AutoPlex in their collector, classic or exotic car or motorcycle, which can also be displayed at Cars and Caves. All guests are encouraged to arrive early due to limited on-site parking. Coffee, beverages and food will be provided by local food trucks at this family-friendly event. Each Cars and Caves event will spotlight a charity group, and donations will be collected for that charity on site.

When: Sep. 28

Where: Chanhassen AutoPlex

Cost: FREE

Info: chanhassenautoplex.com/cars-and-caves


Sept. 6–29

Our Town

Our Town

One of the most enduring plays in American history, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, and the simultaneously remarkable and quotidian lives of its inhabitants over the twelve long (and short) years from 1901 to 1913.

When: Sept. 6–29

Where: Bloomington Center for the Arts

Cost: $17–$46

Info: artistrymn.org/our-town


Oct. 2

Cheers and Beers

Cheers & Beers

Enjoy a variety of craft beer samples and wine tasting along with appetizers from Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub. There will be plenty of opportunities to mingle and bid on great auction items. This event is 21+ and all proceeds will benefit Wishes & More.

When: Oct. 2

Where: Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub, St. Paul

Cost: $35 in advance, $50 at the door

Info: wishesandmore.org


Oct. 3–5

Textile Garage Sale Pop Up

Textile Center’s Garage Sale Pop Up

Come for an auditorium stacked with fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more at garage sale prices.

When: Oct. 3: Donation Day; Oct. 4: Preview Sale; Oct. 5: Big Sale

Where: Textile Center, Minneapolis

Cost: Preview Sale: $15 nonmembers / $10 members in advance, $20 at the door. Big Sale: $1

Info: textilecentermn.org


Oct. 4, 5

Oktoberfest

Twin Cities Oktoberfest

The family-friendly festivities feature authentic German food, live music, traditional German entertainment, festival games and shopping. The tap line-up will include Summit Brewing’s Oktoberfest, the award-winning Keller Pils, an exclusive brew for Twin Cities Oktoberfest and many other beers along with wines and hard cider.

When: Oct. 4, 5

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center

Cost: $10–$35

Info: twincitiesoktoberfest.com


Oct. 4, 5

Health & Fitness Expo

Health and Fitness Expo

Explore more than 100 vendors with the latest in running and fitness gear. While you’re there, learn more about the most recent equipment and nutrition tips.

When: Oct. 4, 5

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre

Cost: Free

Info: rivercentre.org


Oct. 10–12

invisible

inVISIBLE Pop-Up Juried Show

In recognition of World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2019, UCare hosts a pop-up exhibition in partnership with CIRCA Gallery to spread awareness of issues and support opportunities related to mental wellness.

When: Oct. 10–12, opening reception 5–7:30 p.m. Oct. 10

Where: Circa Galley, Minneapolis

Cost: FREE

Info: circagallery.org/invisible


Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Dec. 20

Carrie Elkin
Carrie Elkin

Landmark LIVE

These concerts begin at 8 pm and is preceded by a cocktail hour at 7 pm, allowing audiences to enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

When: Friday, Sept. 6 (The Small Glories); Friday, Oct. 11 (Eliza Gilkyson); Friday, Nov. 15 (The OK Factor) and Friday, Dec. 20 (Carrie Elkin)

Where: Landmark Center, Saint Paul

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door and $70 for full season tickets. Tickets include admission to the cocktail hour from 7–8 p.m.

Info: landmarkcenter.org/landmark-live/


Oct. 12

The Twin Cities Book Festival

The Twin Cities Book Festival

This day-long festival presents internationally renowned visiting authors, local literary heroes, activities for kids, plus a giant book fair which offers great deals on books (new and used), magazines, book art, and more.

When: Oct. 12

Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Cost: FREE

Info: twincitiesbookfestival.com


Oct. 13

Divine Light

Divine Light

Joining the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers will be Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Ruggero Allifranchini. Skillfully selected for the space, the wide-ranging blend of music from all over the world includes György Ligeti’s 16-part Lux Aeterna, made famous in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

When: Oct. 13

Where: Summit Center for Arts & Innovation, Saint Paul

Cost: $30

Info: vocalessence.org


Oct. 13

Light The Night Twin Cities

Light The Night Twin Cities

Light The Night is a remembrance, a celebration, and a rallying cry to help fund critical advances in the fight against cancer. This evening celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. at Harriet Island in St. Paul with food trucks, a glow zone and glam station, a tailgate zone, live music and much more.

When: Oct. 13

Where: Harriet Island, St. Paul

Cost: FREE, but fundraising is encouraged

Info: lightthenight.org/events/twin-cities


Oct. 15–17

Menopause The Musical

Menopause The Musical

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more in this musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

When: Oct. 15–17

Where: Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis

Cost: $40–$60

Info: hennepintheatretrust.org


Starting Oct. 17

Superpower Dogs

Superpower Dogs

Celebrate the powerful connection we have with our canine companions in the first film on the Omnitheater’s new IMAX digital projection system.

When: Starting Oct. 17

Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul

Cost: Adults: $9.95, seniors and children 4-12: $8.95, children 3 and under free; other fees apply to museum admission

Info: smm.org


Oct. 17–20

tap

Twin Cities Tap Festival

There will be three performances, and tap dancers of all ages and ability levels are invited to register for classes with top local and national tap artists.

When: Oct. 17–20

Where: Locations throughout Minneapolis

Cost: Varies

Info: twincitiestap.com


Oct. 18–Nov. 7

Macbeth

Wayward Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Set in the 1940s, this version of the play by Wayward Theatre Company will be staged throughout the James J. Hill House, with the audience moving from room to room and participating in the scenes. This production has staggered start times with 7 and 7:30 pm options each performance night.

When: Oct. 18–Nov. 7

Where: James J. Hill House, Saint Paul

Cost: $35/$32 MNHS members

Info: mnhs.org


Oct. 18–Nov. 9

A New Brain

A New Brain

In this semi-autobiographical musical comedy, Gordon Schwinn is the frustrated composer of a children’s TV show who collapses into his lunch and wakes up in the hospital. As doctors and nurses fly in and out of his room, Gordon drifts in and out of consciousness and contemplates his life.

When: Oct. 18–Nov. 9

Where: Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Cost: $17–$46

Info: artistrymn.org/a-new-brain


Oct. 19

Powderhorn Culinary Arts Show

Powderhorn Culinary Arts Show

Thousands of attendees are expected at this celebration of all things food-related.

When: Oct. 19

Where: Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Infoppna.org/culinaryartshow


Oct. 23

Landmark Center St. Paul

Gangster Ghost Tour

History haunts the halls of Landmark Center. This interactive tour crosses paths with Saint Paul’s most famous and infamous inhabitants. Tours are led through the shadowy building each half hour, beginning at 6 p.m. Time slot reservations/advanced ticket purchase is required.

When: Oct. 23

Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul

Cost: $10

Info: landmarkcenter.org


Oct. 24

Cannabis Plant

Sensible Minnesota’s 3rd Annual Minnesota Cannabis Summit

The all-day summit is open to the public including patients, advocates and professionals who want to learn more about the cannabis industry.

When: Oct. 24

Where: Anderson Center of Hamline University, St. Paul

Cost: $60 for students, $120 for general admission

Info: sensible.mn


Oct. 25–27

Artability Art Show

Artability Art Show and Sale

People Incorporated’s Artability Art Show and Sale is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community. Artists sell their work at the show and receive 80% of the profits, with the remaining 20% going back to support the Artability program. Writers also contribute their creative work to an anthology available for sale at the show.

When: Oct. 25–27

Where: Show Gallery Lowertown, St. Paul

Cost: Free

Info: peopleincorporated.org


Oct. 26

Diva Cage Match

Diva Cage Match: Tag Team Duets

Out of the Box Opera presents six pairs of opera singers facing off in two rounds, with three celebrity judges ultimately crowning final champions.

When: Oct. 26

Where: Minneapolis Cider Company, Minneapolis

Cost: $40–$70

Info: outoftheboxopera.com


May 17–Oct. 28

The Vikings Begin

The Vikings Begin

This is the Midwest premiere of an extraordinary new exhibition featuring dozens of early Viking artifacts, many that were excavated from boat graves and are nearly 1,400 years old. The installation features Viking helmets, swords, jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with historical significance, that tell stories about the people buried with them and the society they belonged to. The exhibition is on its first tour outside of Scandinavia and was produced by Sweden’s Uppsala University and its Gustavianum museum.

When: May 17–Oct. 28

Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Cost: Included in museum admission: $12 adults; $8 seniors; $6 ages 6-18 and students; free for ages 5 and under and ASI members

Info: asimn.org


Nov. 17

Christian Mark Gibbs

What a Mighty God

VocalEssence is honoring the tradition of African American spirituals in a special November VocalEssence WITNESS performance. What a Mighty God will feature Dr. André Thomas conducting the Midwest premiere of his Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy. Joining the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers will be the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age and guest soloists NaGuanda Nobles and Christian Mark Gibbs (pictured).

When: Nov. 17

Where: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi

Cost: TBD

Info: vocalessence.org