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 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 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 14, 2014 - December 31, 2015
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
February 20, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Don’t miss your chance to toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, and explore a cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices: New England Tribal Families. Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world.
- Take a stroll through a Martha’s Vineyard cranberry ‘bog’ and investigate a bog plant
- Get creative as you explore jewelry making in the studio of a Mashpee Wampanoag wampum artist
- Assemble a clambake and plant corn, beans and squash in the Three Sister’s Garden
- Find diverse animal species in a vernal pool and try your hand at basket weaving and stamping activities
- Experience the sites and sounds of Pow Wow through a large scale media presentation of traditional music and dance
February 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
He reveled in color and delighted in shape. He’s the beloved father of modern art. And now is the perfect time to enjoy his vivid, shockingly bold work, a revitalizing mid-winter dose of playful creative genius. Spanning six decades of Henri Matisse’s prolific career, with an emphasis on the 20th-century master’s iconic early works, this special exhibition features 50 works of painting and sculpture, 30 prints, and the artist’s book Jazz.
Most of the artworks are drawn from the legendary Cone Collection, assembled by two Baltimore sisters–Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone–with an unrivaled passion for modernism and Matisse.
A companion exhibition featuring works by Matisse in the MIA’s collection further enriches this magnificent body of work.
This exhibition is organized and circulated by The Baltimore Museum of Art.
February 28, 2014 - August 30, 2014
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature and originally rooted in Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is a musical favorite for audiences of all ages. This production is sure to thrill in every way as it showcases beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and an award-winning musical score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Revel in favorites including: “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” “Les Poissons,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Kiss the Girl” and many more.
Resident Artistic Director Michael Brindisi will once again collaborate with his creative team on the staging of Disney's The Little Mermaid: Choreographer Tamara Kangas Erickson, Musical Director Andrew Cooke, Set Designer Nayna Ramey, Costume Designer Rich Hamson, Lighting Designer Sue Ellen Berger, Sound Designer Russ Haynes, and Production Stage Manager Susan Magnuson.
Tickets | $47 - $82
March 1, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Ultimate Dinosaurs, a huge new exhibition featuring 20 fascinating specimens from the other side of the world, will open at the Science Museum on March 1. It reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar—dinosaurs unfamiliar to most North Americans. And cutting-edge technology puts a new twist on bringing these prehistoric creatures to life in the 21st century!