Calendar of Events
Choose from hundreds of Minneapolis & Saint Paul events each month and attend your favorites to make new memories.
Explore by the list below, or search for something in particular.
March 8, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Embark on an epic journey in the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary on Earth in “Kenya 3D: Animal Kingdom.” Meet Ntulesai and Ntukai, two fearless Maasai warriors, and follow them on their ritual safari before taking part in an extraordinary traditional ceremony. Discover the region’s famous fauna in their natural habitat, including the Big Five – lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and black rhinos – as well as giraffe, hippos, cheetahs, and many more!
Explore with them the remotest corners of Kenya, from the Rift Valley’s breathtaking flamingo lakes to the Masai Mara, where the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles takes place. Through stunning, never-before-seen 3D photography shot exclusively in the wild, experience a truly unique adventure in the very heart of Africa at IMAX 3D theatres.
June 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014
In Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, Science Museum of Minnesota visitors will discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya, as well as the unresolved questions they continue to investigate.
The ancient Maya are one of the most complex and advanced civilizations of the ancient world, well known for their monumental architecture and distinctive art styles, their intricate knowledge of astronomy and time-reckoning, their complex political organization headed by royal dynasties, and their writing systems, some of the most sophisticated in the ancient world. Although much is known about the Maya elite, popular information about their working classes is less accessible. Recent archaeological discoveries have begun to shed more light on everyday domestic life and the relationships of non-elites to the ruling class.
Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed will explore the fascinating social, natural and spiritual realms of the ancient Maya through the eyes of powerful kings and queens and the lesser-known people who were the backbone of Maya society. It will feature immersive environments, authentic artifacts, and hands-on activities that tell the story of the ancient Maya and their modern descendants.
Tickets | $9 - $28
August 1, 2013 - June 29, 2014
It is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hotdish, bars, and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashback. Travel back to 1897, and meet Vivian’s grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, cautiously navigating her way through the politics of the kitchen; and be there on that day, in 1944, when Mavis first barreled her way through the swinging door. As they time-jump through a Century, these ladies manage to serve up a rib-tickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee! Meanwhile, the Centennial Celebration continues on the lawn. But the celebration is bittersweet. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. But, once again, your favorite church basement ladies handle it all with grave, hilarity, and some brand new musical numbers that are sure to get your toes tapping.
Tickets | $22 - $38
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September 27, 2013 - January 25, 2014
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman, is trying to keep his family's traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye's daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daughters' happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Yet it is Tevye's love of his family, pride and faith that help him face the dangerous forces in Anatevka which threaten to destroy the very life he and his fellow villagers are trying to preserve.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has a rousing, heartwarming score, including: “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Far From the Home I Love,” “Do You Love Me,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and many more. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying, unforgettable experience.
November 9, 2013 - March 16, 2014
Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," created by the National Constitution Center. The exhibit includes more than 100 rare artifacts; a re-created speakeasy; films, music, photos and multi-media exhibits; and a video game where you serve as a federal agent tracking down rumrunners.
November 9, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Celebrate tradition while creating your own at ASI this winter. Explore contemporary holiday traditions and farm to table seasonal cuisine throughout the historic Turnblad Mansion in the beloved annual holiday rooms of the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Denmark). This year, ASI welcomes a sixth country to the table, Mexico—in celebration of the diverse community of Minneapolis’ Phillips West neighborhood.
November 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014
The holiday hit is coming back to the stage in this raucous production updated to wondrously wacky perfection. You have not truly experienced the magic and spectacle of the downtrodden would-be princess until you’ve seen it at CTC performed in the enduringly popular panto style with the cross-dressing stepsisters everyone loves to hate. The CTC acting company turns this classic fairy tale on its head with side-splitting physical comedy and enough romance and splendor to soften hearts and inspire audiences of all ages to seek their happily ever after.
November 12, 2013 - December 24, 2013
Ho, Ho, Ho – Santa Claus is coming to Mall of America® starting on November 12! Mall of America has the perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and to share your holiday wish list. So pack up the little ones and head on out to Mall of America to share all the joy of the holidays.
1. Schedule an appointment: For busy families, you can schedule an appointment to visit Santa! Appointments will be available daily from November 9 - December 24 and will be located on Level 1, next to Macy’s. To book your appointment, please visit www.professorbellows.com. Visit with Santa in an intimate setting – DVDs of your visit will be available for purchase, along with other premiums like 16x20 portraits printed on-site! Presented by Professor Bellows Specialty Photography.
2. Or visit Santa at your convenience: Stop by to visit Santa in Sears Court from November 12 - December 24. No appointment necessary! Share your holiday wishes with Santa and purchase great photo packages and other holiday merchandise. Please note –Santa’s line will close for a period of time each day for Santa’s breaks. Please click here for the daily schedule, including breaks. Presented by Country Inn & Suites, Colorvision and KOOL 108. Treats provided by Peeps & Company.
November 14, 2013 - December 29, 2013
A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug,” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and the grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. With this fresh adaptation, Scrooge’s story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as it ever was. Don’t miss your chance to share this perennial holiday favorite – now in its 39th year – with your whole family. It’s an experience they will treasure for years to come!
November 15, 2013 - December 22, 2013
It’s a Wonderful Life is a true holiday classic, as essential to the season as Santa Claus and Christmas cookies. On Christmas Eve, George Bailey finds himself wondering if the city of Bedford Falls and its citizens would be better off had he never existed. Thankfully, George’s guardian angel, Clarence, is sent to him in his hour of need to show him how the seemingly small actions of one man can cause tremendous change in the lives of those he’s touched. This timeless tale is a reminder of how truly wonderful life can be.
Tickets | $17 - $26