Calendar of Events
Choose from hundreds of Minneapolis & Saint Paul events each month and attend your favorites to make new memories.
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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
Print a coupon for $5 off regular ticket price HERE
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 27, 2013 - December 31, 2014
For the first time, MOA guests will be brought together daily for an experience that will take visitors on an emotional journey through music and lights. Universe of Light will underscore the unexpected and surprising characteristics of MOA, combined with the fun, playful nature of Nickelodeon Universe. The nine-minute interactive light show will be an ongoing attraction for mall visitors. Lights, music and smoke effects will transform the air space into a Technicolor dream that is sure to excite and engage.
Universe of Light uses strobe lights and smoke effects.
Dates & Times
Monday-Thursday: 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 7 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7 p.m.
South Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe (viewable from all four levels)
January 17, 2014 - March 30, 2014
Jaron Childs: How to make a world
Childs will present a new series of hyper-realistic and finely detailed paintings, based on his own photographs, that are a rejoinder to contemporary attitudes about beauty in painting. He has done this by carefully choosing images that both test the limits of acceptable sentimentality for critical art and offer visual pleasures that also contain sensations of alienation and loss. With a relatively small number of works, “How to make a world” is meant to engage the various and contradicting claims made on painting regarding beauty, artistic merit, and its relevance as a medium.
Jonathan Bruce Williams: Anti-Newton
The driving principle of Williams’s MAEP exhibition will be to display the science and technology of vision. He creates fascinating sculptural installations that re-present digital and analog images and “utilize photography as a technical and philosophical strategy.” Most recently, he has been interested in ocular phenomena such as the persistence of vision, linear perspective, and the stereoscopic illusion. Previous installations have included images that flash and appear stereoscopically with the aid of new and vintage machinery. He also utilizes formal elements, such as the symbolism of Americana and the history of photography, to create affinities between installation components.
January 18, 2014 - April 20, 2014
Two different approaches to understanding and depicting nature melded—with beguiling results—as the long interlacing of British and Indian cultures on the subcontinent deepened in the 17th and 18th centuries, an uneasy period of intensifying colonial rule. This exhibition showcases these unique representations of nature, commissioned by Indian princes and increasingly powerful European colonial patrons—an artistic and scientific confluence that forever reshaped the way we view the natural world.
The exhibition examines a wide variety of works commissioned by Indian princes and European elites, featuring works from two important New York collections and 11 never-before-exhibited “Lady Impey” paintings from the private collection of Elizabeth and Willard Clark. Lady Mary Impey, a British colonial in 18th century Calcutta, commissioned Indian painters to illustrate birds from her private menagerie, resulting in images that owe as much to European natural science as India’s rich painterly tradition.
February 8, 2014 - May 26, 2014
Children will go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, an exhibit created for children ages 3 - 10, will feature two distinct environments and a variety of activities. A Field Research Station allows children to step into the role of paleontologist by uncovering fossils and creating drawings of the dinosaur environment using fossil rubbings and tracings.
The steamy “Land of Fire” connects visitors with prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Children can circle the land in insect costumes and buzz around a fiery volcano. Work through a swampy bog and climb into a Troodon’s nest and play with dinosaur eggs. No coats are needed for a trip across the “Land of Ice” where visitors meet an Edmontosaurus, who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide, and stacking tubes to create a food chain.
February 11, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Among eight Jews hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Anne Frank emerges from history as a lyrical and intensely gifted young woman. Be inspired by this timeless account of a girl whose imagination and hope would not be stifled by adversity.
February 13, 2014 - March 23, 2014
King Mark of Cornwall is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister Yseult or the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Tristan & Yseult is the original tale of forbidden desires, broken hearts and the agony of choosing one human being over another as seen through the eyes of the Unloved. Kneehigh’s production blends comedy, live music, grand passion and tender truths in an irresistible night of love.
February 13, 2014 - March 29, 2014
What’s love got to do with it? Depends on who you ask. In “A Snowplow Named Desire; Love in Minnesota,” the BNW cast will present a mix of all-new sketches and some classics from the BNW archives, with an eye on exposing the hilarious, and often ridiculous, side of love and relationships.
"Snowplow" isn't just for couples: Anyone who's experienced the terrors and thrills of modern relationships will appreciate the BNW's satirical and hilarious sketch comedy.
Tickets | $18- $36 (with discounts for preview performances, students, seniors, AAA members, groups and more)
February 14, 2014 - March 16, 2014
Prepare ye for Godspell, the greatest story ever told as you’ve never seen it before! This beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz—the award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin—is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world.
Fresh from a 2011 Broadway revival, this updated, contemporary brings one of the most enduring shows of all time to life for a whole new audience. Godspell promises to raise your spirit with exhilarating musical numbers and various musical styles—including rock, pop, rap, R & B, ragtime, and more. It is uplifting, enthralling, and not to be missed.
Tickets | $17 - $26