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Entertainment & Events in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Events

  • Wheels of Italy
    15620 Twenty Fourth Avenue N Suite G
    Minneapolis, MN 55447
    612-385-3111
    The mission of this group is to provide a place for Italian automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts to connect and enjoy events in the Midwest. They are renewing interest in the industry by bringing owners and lovers of Italian craftsmanship together. more

  • Target Center
    600 First Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-673-1300
    This premiere entertainment facility in the Upper Midwest is host to the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team, major concerts, family shows and other special attractions.

  • Northwest Sportshow
    1301 Second Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-827-5833
    The largest and most complete sport show in the Upper Midwest, this show is usually held in late March into early April and features over six hundred exhibitors showcasing the newest models of boats, motors, fishing tackle, hunting gear, RVs, trucks, vans, ATVs and more.

  • Carquest World of Wheels
    1301 Second Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    952-925-4848
    This annual three-day automotive event features celebrity autographs, motorcycle and BMX racing, fashion shows, world-renown show cars, plus hundreds of locally owned and built show quality vehicles, and usually takes place in March; one should call for exact dates each year.

  • Syttende Mai Minnesota
    2600 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-827-3611
    This celebration is held each May in honour of Norwegian Constitution Day, and features a parade, musical entertainment, as well as a variety of events and displays. more

  • Minneapolis Home and Garden Show
    15235 Minnetonka Boulevard
    Minneapolis, MN 55345
    952-933-3850
    Offering both a spring and a fall edition, in March and October respectively, this is one of the oldest, largest and finest home and garden shows in the nation, and offers five days of breathtaking gardens, national exhibits, and everything for the home and garden.

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    900 South 5th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    612-332-0386
    Not only is the Metrodome the home of the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota football team, but "Minnesota's rec room" is also host to numerous annual amateur events, cultural events and family focused activities. more

Cinema

  • MegaStar Cinema
    12575 Elk Creek Boulevard
    Minneapolis, MN 55369
    763-494-3333
    This unique sixteen-screen, five-hundred-seat theatre complex features two twenty-seat VIP suites with reclining leather seats, a wet bar, and sound and air control systems, as well as offering an on-site restaurant.

  • Regal Brooklyn Center 20
    6420 Camden Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN 55430
    763-566-3456
    This cinema screens critically-acclaimed films, alternative productions, restored classics and first-run foreign movies. more

Night Life

  • Acme Comedy Company
    708 First Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    612-338-6393
    The Acme Comedy Company is the best stand-up comedy venue in Minneapolis, with a different national headliner on stage each week, while also offering a full service restaurant and a fully stocked bar. more

  • Boom!
    401 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612-378-3188
    This nightspot is known as the Twin Cities' cutting edge video bar, with theme nights and special events being held regularly; the bar is conveniently located in Northeast Minneapolis adjacent to Oddfellows Wine Bar and Grille.

  • First Avenue and 7th Street Entry
    701 First Ave North
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Downtown
    612-338-8388
    This club is the Twin Cities' most diverse music room, and features live music from nationally known performers, as well as award winning dance nights. more

  • Schiek's Palace Royale
    115 Fourth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    612-341-0054
    Schiek's Palace Royale is one of the nation's premier gentlemen's club, and features the finest in entertainment, champagne, wine, spirits, cigars and American cuisine; the club is located in the historic Federal Reserve Bank building.

  • Drink, The Original Fun Bar
    Lagoon & Hennepin in the Heart of Uptown
    612-824-3333
    DRINK, the original fun bar is located in the heart of uptown. They feature a great atmosphere for parties of all sizes. Daily happy hour and specials. Enormous patio and a 50x50 foot projection screen for all of sporting events.

Concerts & Performances

  • Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis
    3082 42nd Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    612-332-4842
    This top notch full symphony orchestra is comprised of both professional and fine amateur musicians, and presents from eight to ten concerts each year between the months of September and May.

  • Ethnic Dance Theatre
    2337 Central Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55418
    612-870-8831
    This troupe of entertainers features fifty singers, dancers and musicians who present traditional ethnic music and dance from many world regions.

  • Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies
    430 Oak Grove
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-870-7611
    This symphonic orchestra of youthful virtuosos features over seven hundred young musicians, and performs thirty concerts yearly throughout the greater Twin Cities' area. more

  • Jawaahir Dance Company
    1940 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-872-6050
    This dance company presents Middle Eastern dance productions, as well as providing education about the dance in its authentic form.

  • Northrop Auditorium
    84 Church Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    612-624-2345
    This auditorium is host to the finest in performances of ballet, ethnic and contemporary dance, jazz, popular music and entertainment headliners.

  • Minnesota Opera
    620 1st Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    651-244-4222
    This nationally recognized opera company presents acclaimed performances of opera classics from November through May of each year.

  • New Century Theatre
    615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 145
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-455-9501
    The New Century Theatre is an intimate live performance venue and a flexible-use meeting and educational space. more

  • Minnesota Orchestra
    1111 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-371-5656 (Tickets)
    The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra presents nearly 175 programs each year, normally in its renovated home venue of Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. more

Plays & Productions

  • Brave New Workshop
    2605 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-332-6620
    Founded by Dudley Riggs in 1958, this is America's oldest satirical comedy revue theater, and presents topical, political and social comedic sketches, music and improvisations.

  • Children's Theatre Company
    2400 Third Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-874-0400
    This children’s theatre company produces significant theatre productions aimed at young people and their families, while also providing educational programs that involve young people from diverse and varied backgrounds.

  • Hey City Theatre
    824 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-333-9202
    This fine theatre produces high quality live musical and comedy productions, and is located in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District.

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre
    1500 Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55407
    612-721-2535
    In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre is a professional puppet and mask theater that presents shows and programs for both adults and children.

  • Mixed Blood Theatre Company
    1501 Fourth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    612-338-6131
    This multi-racial theatre presents bold, funny, surprising and irreverent productions each Thursday through Sunday, in a renovated century-old firehouse that is located near downtown and the Metrodome.

  • Playwrights' Centre, The
    2301 Franklin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
    612-322-7481
    This theatre features full productions, readings and classes, as well as offering audiences, playwrights and theater professionals a chance to connect to one another through a variety of events and programs.

  • Theatre de la Jeune Lune
    105 First Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    612-333-6200
    Theatre de la Jeune Lune is an international theatre company that stages productions that range from company-created works to reinterpretations of the classics; the theatre is located inside a renovated historic warehouse.

  • Theatre in the Round Players
    245 Cedar Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55454
    612-333-3010
    The oldest theatre in Minneapolis, Theatre in the Round Players produces a wide variety of comedies, dramas and classics on weekend evenings throughout the year.

  • Colling's Fine Arts Theatre
    7441 Newton Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55444
    763-560-4230
    Colling’s Fine Arts Theatre specializes in presenting melodrama and vaudeville entertainment in the style that was the rage in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

  • Plymouth Playhouse
    2705 Annapolis Lane
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    763-383-1073
    This two-hundred-eleven-seat theater is best known for its fine productions of musicals and comedies. more

  • Historic Orpheum Theatre
    910 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-339-7007
    The Orpheum Theatre presents a Broadway series, concerts, and dance performances.

  • Historic State Theatre
    805 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    612-339-7007
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this theatre showcases the best of Broadway and today's music in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District.

  • Jungle Theater
    2951 Lyndale Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55408
    612-822-7063
    Live theatre performances. more

  • Guthrie Theater
    818 South 2nd Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Located in Downtown Minneapolis
    612-377-2224
    The Guthrie Theater is "an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training." more

  • Theater Latte Da
    345 13th Avenue Northeast
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    612-339-3003
    Theater Latté Da's mission is "to create new connections between story, music, artist, and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater." more

Art Exhibits

  • Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP)
    2400 Third Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    612-870-3125
    Supported in part by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program is an artist controlled exhibition program with a prominent gallery, schedule of exhibitions and professional staff at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Exhibitions are selected by a panel of artists who are elected by and from their peers at an annual meeting of the artist community held each fall at the MIA. more

Arts & Crafts Shows

  • Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
    210 Main Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612-673-5123
    This two day event features over two hundred fine arts and crafts booths, concerts, and a classic car show. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Midsommar Celebration
    2600 Park Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55407
    612-871-4907
    This annual celebration is held in June to celebrate the coming of summer and features Scandinavian arts, crafts, folk dancing, Swedish fiddle music and the raising of the maypole.

  • Lake Hiawatha Festival
    2701 44th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
    612-721-1601
    This annual neighbourhood festival is held each August and includes children's crafts and games, entertainment, dancing, canoeing, pony rides, clowns, face painting, hair painting, displays and food; and one may also make a bird house or bird feeder and take it home. more

  • Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
    8001 109th Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
    952-992-9326
    Bert Bouwman is an experienced farmer and corn maze developer. He is an exclusive grower for a major Twin Cities supermarket chain and is the only grower in the state of a new hybrid of sweet corn. He and his wife Molly, along with the five kids, also run two produce stands in Hopkins and Chanhassen. After years of farming, Bert Bouwman and family set out to have their own corn maze. In the inaugural year, Bert partnered with the Twins Community Fund. This year, Bert has continued the partnership, and he personally designed the new corn maze commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Minnesota Twins 1991 World Series Championship. With 17.5 acres of land dedicated to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze, Bert, Molly and the kids love seeing everyone out there enjoying the festival. more

  • Famous Daves BBQ & Blues Festival
    12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55343
    402-496-2233
    Since the inaugural event in 2005, the BBQ andBlues Fest has grown to more than double in size, and over 25,000 hungry Blues Fans were in attendance at the June 7, 2008 event. Each year the festival is held in the heart of downtown Minneapolis on the Peavey Plaza, a terraced area outside of the city's Orchestra Hall. more

  

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