Calendar of Events
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There's no shortage of things to do in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area; explore our calendar for hundreds of area events each month. Here you'll find upcoming concerts, exhibits, performances, festivals, races, sports schedules, community events and more.
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October 30, 2015 - February 27, 2016
Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash called, “Ridiculously fun,” by the New York Post. Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Newsies). SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent! Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.
January 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Ice Castles returns to Minnesota!
Imagine a collision of ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers formed into towering archways, caverns and tunnels ready to be explored. By day this frozen wonderland glimmers with glacial blue and after dark the ice formations glow multi-colored hues. Discover the frozen family fun that everyone is talking about!
General Admission: $9.95 M-TH $12.95 F-Sat. and Holidays
Child (3-11): $6.95 M-TH $8.95 F-Sat and Holidays
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday: 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-11 p.m.
Holidays: Noon-9 p.m
Early January through early March, dependent on the weather.
January 12, 2016 - February 28, 2016
When a king sends his three sons to find their brides, two return with fair ladies but the youngest returns with…A FROG?! Acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez masterfully weaves this classic Russian folk tale with a rich, multimedia experience using video projections, live musicians and an original jazz-funk score. The Frog Bride has everything you need for a rousing tale – a royal ball, a curse, a broken heart and the search for true love – performed with an energetic and skillful modern twist in what The New York Times calls “absorbing, funny and suspenseful, it is, in the great tradition of storytelling, enchanting.”
February 9, 2016 - February 14, 2016
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.
February 9, 2016 - March 20, 2016
The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure: Ezra Jack Keats had a gift for capturing the rapturous joy in a child’s day-to-day life. In this new staging of Keats’ beloved works with puppet design by Italy’s renowned Fabrizio Montecchi, director Peter C. Brosius brings the little boy in the red snowsuit to enthralling life. Revisit Keats’ treasured stories in this wholly original theatrical adaptation.
February 11, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In response to growing demand for local foods, the Maple Grove Farmers Market has once again extended its indoor market season. The indoor Market, November through April, features a rotating mix of up to 26 vendors each market date. Located inside the beautiful Maple Grove Community Center, the Market also features weekly live music and frequent shopper rewards programs. The Maple Grove Farmers Market is pleased to accept EBT, Credit and Debit Cards at our central market cashier. Customers may swipe their cards to receive market tokens, accepted throughout the indoor market.
Shoppers can enjoy the market INSIDE the Maple Grove Community Center on Thursdays, November 19, December 3 and 17, January 14, February 11, March 10, and April 14. All markets are open from 3-6pm at 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN
Weekly on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Thursdays
February 6, 2016 - February 28, 2016
George Bonga: Black Voyageur
written by Carlyle Brown
directed by Marion McClinton
February 6–February 28, 2016
1837. Trekking for six days and six nights in a blistering cold Minnesota winter, legendary Boundary Waters voyageur George Bonga is tasked with tracking down a fugitive Ojibwe warrior accused of murdering a white man. A multilingual man of mixed blood, Bonga lived on the boundaries of Black, White, and Ojibwe. Is Bonga really tracking down a murderer, or is he chasing his own demons?