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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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February 14, 2014 - December 31, 2015

Mall of America (Southeast corner of Level 3)
60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

Featuring the world’s most famous fashion icon, this exhibition brings the iconic Barbie® Dreamhouse® to life for Barbie® fans of all ages! Focusing on fun interactivity, the exhibition is a one-of-a-kind experience allowing visitors to become a living doll in the Barbie® Dreamhouse®! Become a part of the fabulous Barbie® lifestyle and discover each room of her amazing Malibu Dreamhouse™. Dress up in the Barbie® dream closet, be a star in the Barbie® fashion show, virtually bake in the Barbie® kitchen and more.

The Barbie™ Dreamhouse Experience™ will Feature:

  • A dream kitchen including colorful appliances, interactive cupcake stations and more
  • The Dreamhouse™ living room includes a library, fireplace and even more interactive stations
  • An endless closet and shoe room where guests can virtually try on Barbie doll’s® outfits
  • Virtual elevators that transport guests from room to room
  • A glamorous make-up studio where guests are prepped for their own Barbie™ experience
  • A 6,500 square foot entertainment area where guests are the stars of the show. This area features costumes, The Pop Star Stage, The Fashion Runway, choreographer and more!

Monday - Thursday | Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday  | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
*Hours change seasonally

General Admission - $23.99 (Adults receive $4 off general admission purchase when accompanied by a child 12 and under)
Senior - $16.99
2 and under Free
Military discount available with valid military ID


January 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55102

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world.

This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! allows kids to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time!

  • Give Sid’s pals a ride on a skateboard – and show inertia who’s boss
  • Sing, play, and groove in Good Laughternoon with Sid and his friends
  • Investigate and explore like a real-life scientist by taking surveys, creating journals and documenting discoveries

January 10, 2015 - April 25, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reed Sweat Family Tennis Center
4005 Nicollet Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55409

On Super Saturdays, we open up Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center to deliver ICT programming free of charge to our communities' youth. Nearly 300 kids ages 3-18 fill the tennis center each Saturday, learning tennis fundamentals and life skills. Over 80 volunteers, of all ages and abilities, conduct the program alongside the ICT professional staff. Super Saturdays Flyer (pdf)

chedule - The 2014-15 program will begin September 20. Little Stars & Rising Stars (Levels 1 & 2) run from 3:00 - 4:30pm and the Pre-Varsity and Varsity groups (Levels 3 & 4) run from 4:30 - 6:00pm.  Super Saturdays Flyer (pdf)

September 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November OFF
December  6, 13, 20
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 11, 18, 25

Same Day Registration / Join Anytime - No pre-registration! Kids can be registered on the same day they join the program at the tennis center. Kids can join the program ANY WEEK throughout the year.  

Program Divided into 4 Levels - We place children in a level (1-4) based on their age AND ability. Parents and guardians decide when a child is ready to move up a level. Kids can participate in only one level at a time.


Weekly on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
February 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when artists reinvent the everyday act of sharing food and drink with others.

Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Artsurveys the sharing of food and drink artists have used for generations to further their visions and make connections with their communities. The artists’ offerings have transcended the everyday meal, becoming a way to create and share experiences that are not always possible in a fast-moving society. The exhibition examines this practice for the first time with the work of more than thirty artists who have turned the shared meal into a workspace for artistic ideas — from The Italian Futurists to Marina Abramović; from Fallen Fruit collective to Rirkrit Tiravanija — and the political values that surround the act of eating together.

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Feast features the work of more than 25 artists, including one-of-a-kind participatory events you won’t want to miss!

All-day events are open during museum hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday                 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday                                         10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday                               11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday                                               Closed


Weekly on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Thursdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
February 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery space, they also donated their time and advice (Babe was a founding member of WAM’s Colleagues Advisory Board) and made regular gifts of art to WAM’s collection. A selection of the artwork given to WAM by Babe and Julius over the years is now on view in the Edith Carlson Gallery.

The selection of works on view was chosen from all of the Davis family’s gifts to WAM, totaling more than eighty-eight and gifted between the years of 1975 and 2013. The works on view are meant to offer a glimpse of the Davises’ collecting sensibilities. Keenly interested in adventurous and experimental contemporary art, the couple over the years built a remarkable collection including works from artists Chuck Close, Jean Dubuffet, Helen Frankenthaler, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, and Lucas Samaras. Although Babe and Julius amassed a premier collection, they never collected art from a checklist, were open to new and as yet unknown artists, and stayed true to their own vision of the art the wanted to live with.

The Davises stand among the most important art collectors and philanthropists in the Twin Cities—an extraordinary distinction considering the Cities’ outstanding record in both avocations. Key members of a generation of collectors here, they stand out as both extremely perceptive in their choices and unfailingly committed to contributing to the cultural wealth of the Twin Cities.

All-day events are open during museum hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday                 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday                                         10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday                               11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday                                               Closed


February 13, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Brave New Workshop Theater
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

In "Fifty Shades of Gravy," the cast of the BNW will be doing  what it does best: Plumbing the depths of human stupidity, from politics to pop culture to poorly written erotica bestsellers. From the creative minds who brought you 2012's smash hit "Fifty Shades of White: A Minnesota XXXmas"!  

"Fifty Shades of Gravy" will feature cast members Lauren Anderson, Bobby Gardner, Andy Hilbrands, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler. Directed by Caleb McEwen, with Musical Direction by Peter Guertin and Technical Direction by Matthew Vichlach.

Tickets | $18- $36


Weekly on Mondays
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
8:00 pm

Acme Comedy Club
708 N. 1st Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Open Mic is a FREE show, so we do not take reservations or sell tickets for Monday nights.  The doors open for seating at 7:30pm, and you seat yourself.  Once the room is full, you'll have to wait until someone leaves, and there is an open chair to sit and watch the show.  There is no standing room.   Being a free show, Open Mic is used as a starting ground for many comics, as well as a place to practice new material for the veteran comedians.  Some jokes may kill, others may bomb; but it's always a good time.  Be sure to support those appearing on stage; it's not as easy as you think!

Looking to sign-up? 
Sign-up is in the bar between 6-7pm.  You MUST be present to sign-up.  If it is your first time at Acme, please read the sheet prior to signing up!  We try our hardest to get first-timers up.  The list of who gets stage time that evening is posted at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8pm.  First timers get 3 minutes on stage.  Be sure to watch the red light!  If you go over your time, you will not get time again.  Respect the time, audience, and other comedians.  If you're not picked to perform, don't be discouraged.  We have a lot of people sign-up every week, and we do note who's coming down regularly.   Your time will come!


Weekly on Wednesdays
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
8:00 pm

Joke Joint Comedy Club
801 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Lilydale, MN 55118

Every Wendesday is open mic night! Come out and see the Twin Cities’ best and brightest comedians, professionals, amateurs, and first-timers. Always FREE!  You’ll see professionals working on new jokes, amateurs working towards becoming professionals, and the occasional train wreck.  See the area’s best and brightest comedians.


The Weekends on Fridays and Saturdays
January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015
10:00 pm

Brave New Workshop Theatre
2605 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408

Using only suggestions from the audience and pure, unbridled imagination, the cast of the BNW delivers an all-improvised 45-60 minute performance without a script. Featuring the ‘genius of improvisation’ that has made the BNW famous since 1958, the performances are a rite of passage for any Twin Cities comedy lover. Come for the show, stay for the improv!

Late Night Improv is FREE with admission to our mainstage Saturday shows - or just $5 if you drop in for the improv set only (which you’re always welcome to do!).  Tickets are available at the ticket window night of show only, cash only, first come, first served.

The performance schedule does vary somewhat, so check the calendar for complete info on dates and times!


Weekly on Fridays and Saturdays
January 2, 2015 - December 31, 2015
8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th Street Chanhassen, MN 55317

Making You Laugh Every Friday and Saturday Night!

This is NOT your typical Chanhassen show! The Playhouse doors open one hour prior to show time. The show begins at 8:00 pm every Friday and Saturday night. Arrive early and order something before or during the show from our Menu or the Playhouse bar. Delicious desserts and cocktails are also available.  The Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe performs a comedy variety show of improv, sketches, and music. Improv is comedy based on audience suggestions, similar to the hit television show, "Whose Line is it Anyway?" The show is fast-paced, clean, and very funny. And if you are celebrating a birthday, company party, or other special events, just give the hostess a note when you arrive and the troupe will do something special during the show. They might even bring a member of your party on stage to join in an improv and be a star in the show.

Tickets | All seats are $25

Playhouse menu and cocktails are available throughout the evening. 

Performed by The Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe
Making it up as we go since 1989!