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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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
January 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015
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 9, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Imagine a magical collision of the Apostle Island ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers -- formed into towering organic archways, tunnels, and more! One of the most unique and amazing facts about the Ice Castle is that it is literally built by hand. We grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that we harvest and sculpt together.
Weekend Adult Admission (12+): $12.95
Weekend Child Admission (4-11): $8.95
Weekday Adult Admission (12+): $9.95
Weekday Child Admission (4-11): $6.95
Individual Season Pass: $20
Hours of Operation - Weekdays from 2pm to 9pm and Weekends from Noon-10pm
Children ages 4 and older must have a purchased ticket. Children ages 3 and under are FREE.
January 10, 2015 - March 15, 2015
The Winter Show will have a mixture of the purple, red, pink and yellow. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplies by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. The addition of spring ephemerals will happen to this show in 2015. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses, forsythia.
January 10, 2015 - April 25, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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
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 Wednesdays
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
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
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
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!
Weekly on Mondays
January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
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!
The Second Saturday of the Month
November 8, 2014 - April 11, 2015
No need to be sad the outdoor farmers market season is nearly over -Mill City Farmers Market will be having monthly Indoor Markets every SECOND SATURDAY from November to April, 10 am to 1 pm inside the Mill City Museum!
Shop for local produce, free range meats, flowers, cheese, eggs, fish, grains, coffee, baked goods, and works from local artists.
NOTE: March 7th Farmers Market will be inside the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!! (3675 Arboretum Dr, Chanhassen, MN 55318)