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Here is comprehensive Minnesota entertainment information. Residents and tourists are welcome.
Need to know what's happening in the Twin Cities? This is the place for Twin Cities Events.

Need to know where to find music, concerts, dance, fairs, festivals, plays, sports, & other gigs?
This is the place. Select a month above. -- And here's Twin Cities Wedding information.


Minnesota sports teams
Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Events - Twin Cities Directory
Metrodome (seats 64,172) - home of Minnesota Vikings football - 900 S 5th St, Minneapolis MN 55415 (torn down)
• ICNH (Insert Corporate Name Here) Stadium (seats 65,000) hosts Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018 (on NBC)
TCF Bank Stadium (seats 50,000) - University of Minnesota - 2009 University Av SE, Minneapolis MN 55455
Target Field (seats 40,000) - home of Minnesota Twins baseball - 1 Twins Way  Minneapolis, MN 55403
Target Center (seats 20,500) - home of Timberwolves & Lynx basketball - 600 1st Av N, Minneapolis MN 55403
Xcel Energy Center (seats 19,355) - home of Minnesota Wild hockey - 199 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul MN 55102
State Fair Grandstand (seats 17,000) - 1265 Snelling Av N, St. Paul MN 55108
Williams Arena (14,625) & Sports Pavilion (5,840) - University of Minnesota - 1925 18th Av SE, Mpls MN 55455
Midway Stadium (6,069) - home of Saints baseball - 1771 Energy Park Dr, St. Paul MN 55108
Roy Wilkins Auditorium (5,678) - part of Xcel Center - 175 Kellogg Blvd W,  St Paul MN 55102
Northrop Auditorium (4,845) - University of Minnesota - 84 Church St, Minneapolis MN 55455 (reopens 4-4-2013)
Minneapolis Convention Center (3,433) - 480,000 sq' of trade show space - 1301 2nd Av S, Minneapolis MN 55403
Treasure Island Casino - Island Event Center  (3,000) - 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd, Red Wing MN 55066
Orpheum Theatre (2,600) - Hennepin Theatre District - 910 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis MN 55403
Orchestra Hall (2,450) - home of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians - 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55403
State Theatre (2,150) - Hennepin Theatre District805 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis MN 55402
Mystic Lake Casino Showroom (2,100) - 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake MN 55372 
Ordway Center (1,900) Minnesota Opera & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - 345 Washington St, St. Paul MN 55102
O’Shaughnessy Auditorium (1,815) - St. Catherine University - 2004 Randolph Av, St. Paul MN 55105
Weesner Amphitheater (1,500) - Minnesota Zoo - 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley MN 55124
Ted Mann Concert Hall (1,126) 
- University of Minnesota2128 4th St S, Minneapolis MN 55455
Guthrie Theater - Wurtele Stage (1,100) - 818 S. 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55415
Fitzgerald Theater (1,058) - home of Prairie Home Companion - 10 E Exchange St, St. Paul MN 55101
Pantages Theatre (1,000) - Hennepin Theatre District 710 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis MN 55402

Hennepin Avenue Theater District - Minneapolis - Orpheum, Pantages, & State Theaters
Tickets: State Theatre box office (805 Hennepin Av, Minneapolis, MN 55402) or Ticketmaster
Shopping:  Mall of America - Bloomington - over 520 shops, Sea Life aquarium, amusement park, & events
Burnsville Center, Eden Prairie Center, Maplewood Mall, Ridgedale, Rosedale, Southdale
State Fair: Minnesota State Fairgrounds - St. Paul - hosts the State Fair in August and other events year-around
Renaissance Festival, Shakopee &
Valleyfair Amusement Park & Soak City Waterpark, Shakopee
University of Minnesota: home of Northrop Auditorium, Weisman Art Museum, Bell Museum, Williams Arena (basketball), Mariucci Arena (hockey), Sports Pavilion (volleyball, gymnastics), & TCF Bank Stadium (football).
Zoos:  Como Zoo & McNeely Conservatory - St. Paul - Indoor gardens provide green year-around
Minnesota Zoo - Apple Valley - over 2,000 animals, concerts at Weesner Amphitheater, & IMAX-3D movies
Casinos: Mystic Lake, Treasure Island, Jackpot Junction, & the 2 Grand Casinos have gambling & entertainment.
•  alphabetical listing and other technical details of Twin Cities Venues

Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Music - Contemporary
Cabooze - Minneapolis - West Bank
Cedar Cultural Center - Minneapolis - West Bank
Dakota Jazz Club - Minneapolis - Nicollet Mall  (mostly jazz)
Famous Dave's Calhoun Square - Minneapolis - Uptown (mostly blues)
Fine Line Music Café - Minneapolis - north of the Target Center
First Avenue - Minneapolis - south of the Target Center
Mill City Nights (formerly The Brick) - Minneapolis - reopened July 2012 (mostly metal)
Minnesota Music Cafe - St. Paul - east side (mostly blues)
Myth - Maplewood - reopened in 2011
(mostly metal)
Varsity Theater - Dinkytown, Minneapolis - northwest of the University of Minnesota, east bank campus

Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Music - Classical
Orchestra Hall - Minneapolis - home of the Minnesota Orchestra - 2012 renovation & musicians lockout
Ordway Center - St. Paul - home of the Minnesota Opera and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Art
Cowles Center for Dance - Minneapolis - (formerly Shubert Theater) - opened September 9, 2011
Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Minneapolis - the skill and imagination of visual art, institutionalized
               
Matisse - now through May 18, 2014
Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden - Minneapolis - only one or two sculptures should be climbed
              Art After 1989 - exhibit showing from now – January 4, 2015
Other Performing Arts Centers:
              Bloomington Arts Center, Burnsville PAC, Hopkins Center for the Arts, & Maplewood Arts Theatre

Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Creative & Odd Performances
Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 Lake St. W, Minneapolis MN 55416
Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Av,  Minneapolis MN 55406


Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Science & History
History Center - St. Paul - more depth than Lake Superior or a list of dates (see history list below)
              Minnesota and the Civil War - opens March 2, 2013
Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Paul - galleries feature the human body and other fossils (IMAX-2D)

Sea Life Aquarium - Bloomington - Mall of America - formerly Underwater World (coupons at Subway & Cub)
              Mysteries of the Rainforest - caiman crocodiles, poison dart frogs, piranha, & tortoises
Wabasha Street Caves - storied histories of the seedier days of St. Paul and Castle Royal

Minneapolis - St. Paul prime places for Culture
Native American
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe, 340 River Road, Mendota, MN 55150 651-452-4141
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Band Gov't Center, 43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-4181
Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Av, Minneapoli,s MN 55404 612-879-5913
Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota, 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089
Saint Paul American Indian Magnet School, 1075 3rd Street E, St Paul, MN 55106 651-778-3100
Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe, 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-8900
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance, Box 393, Winona, MN 55987

Hmong (MN history)
Hmong Academy Charter School, 1515 Brewster St, St Paul, MN 55108 651-209-8002
Hmong American Partnership, 1075 Arcade Street, St Paul, MN 55106 651-495-9160
Hmong Archives, 343 Michigan Street, St Paul, MN 55102 651-621-5469
Hmong Cultural Center, 995 University Av W #214, St Paul, MN 55104 651-917-9937
Hmong Freedom Celebration - J4, Lao Family Community of MN, 320 University Av W, St Paul 55103 651-221-0069
Hmong Times, Box 9068, St. Paul, MN 55109 651-224-9395
Hmong Today (Xov-Xwm Hmoob), 1552 White Bear Av, St Paul, MN 55106 651-489-0021
Hmong Village (market, food court, & shopping mall), 1001 Johnson Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55106  651-771-7886

Somali
(MN history)
Confederation of Somali Community, 420 15th Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-605-3222
Ka Joog (artists), at The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-460-5628
St. Cloud Somali Radio (KVSC 88.1FM), 720 - 4th Av S, 27 Stewart Hall, SCSU, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-4748
Somali Action Alliance, 2525 Franklin Av E #100, Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-455-2185
Somali Artifact & Cultural Museum, 1516 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-998-1166
Somali Senior Center, 3015 Ceder Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-208-0636
Suuqa Karmel Somali Mall (shopping), 2936-2944 Pillsbury Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-722-1480


Minneapolis - St. Paul media
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Print: Star Tribune & Vita.mn, Pioneer Press (leans right), City Pages (leans left), MN DailyMSP Magazine, MSP Business Journal, Lilli Suburban, Press Publications, Sun Suburban
TV: TPT 2 KTCA (PBS), WCCO 4 (CBS), KSTP 5 (ABC), KMSP 9 (Fox 9),  KARE 11 (NBC), WUCW (CW 23), WFTC - my29, KSTC 45
Radio FM: MPR KNOW  91.1 (public), KQRS 92.5 (rock), 93X KXXR 93.7 (rock), KS95 KSTP 94.5 (pop), Cities97 KTCZ 97.1 (contemporary), KSJN 99.5 (public), KFan KFXN 100.3 (talk, sports), KDWB 101.3 (pop), K102 KEEY 102.1 (country), Love105 WGVX 105.1 (mellow), Kool108 KQQL 107.9 (oldies)
Radio AM: WDGY 630 (oldies), Hmong Radio KFXN 690, WCCO 830 (news), Patriot WWTC 1280 (conservative), Radio Disney KDIZ 1440 (pop), 1500ESPN KSTP 1500 (sports), Business1570 KYCR 1570 (talk)
Web:  MinnPost, DailyPlanet, Design Sponge (& map)

Minneapolis - St. Paul best coupons (printable coupons - no signups, no installations)
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Events in Minnesota History
January 5 - Walter Mondale born in Ceylon, MN in 1928       
January 19 - Tippi Hedren born in New Ulm in 1931
February 2 - Record cold -60 in 1996
February 7 - Sinclair Lewis born in Sauk Centre in 1885
February 24 - Mitch Hedberg born in St. Paul in 1968
March 1 - 1st MN Capitol burned in 1881
March 3 - MN becomes a territory in 1849
March 3 - Jessica Biel born in Ely in 1982
March 18 - Peter Graves born in Minneapolis in 1926
March 24 - Louis Anderson born in Minneapolis in 1953
April 20 - Jessica Lange born in Cloquet, MN in 1949
April 23 - John Dillinger shootout in Hastings in 1934
May 11 - MN becomes 32nd state in 1858
May 24 - Bob Dylan born in Duluth in 1941
May 28 - Latest snow in 1965
June 7 - Prince born in Minneapolis in 1958
June 13 - Mick Jagger met Jimmy Hutmaker in Excelsior who said, "You can't always get what you want," in 1964
July 6 - Prairie Home Companion - 1st live broadcast in 1974
July 10 - Edward Lowe, inventor of Kitty Litter, born in 1920
July 15 - Jesse Ventura born in Minneapolis in 1951
July 23 - Snowman built in North St Paul in 1974
August 1 - I-35W bridge collapses over Mississippi River in 2007
August 5 - Loni Anderson born in St Paul in 1945
August 7 - Garrison Keiller born in 1942
August 11 - Mall of America opens in 1992
September 1 - Fire burned the pine forests of Hinckley in 1894
September 2 - 1st open heart surgery at UofMN in 1952
September 2 - VP Teddy Roosevelt gives Speak Softly speech at MN State Fair in 1902
September 6 - Robert Pirsig born in Minneapolis in 1928
September 7 - Jesse James gang attempts to rob Northfield bank in 1876
September 15 - Earliest snow in 1916
September 19 - Mary Tyler Moore show 1st airs in 1970
September 24 - F Scott Fitzgerald born in St Paul in 1896
September 24 - Kevin Sorbo born in Mound, MN in 1958
September 25 - Cheryl Tiegs born in Breckenridge, MN in 1947
September 30 - Mayo Clinic opens in 1889 (as St Mary's)
October 2 - 1st Peanuts comic strip in 1950
October 4 - Rachael Leigh Cook born in Minneapolis in 1979
October 6 - 1st indoor shopping mall - Southdale - opens in 1956
October 25 - Marion Ross born in Watertown in 1928
October 25 - MN Twins win World Series in 1987
October 25 - Senator Paul Wellstone dies in 2002
October 29 - Winona Ryder born in Olmsted County in 1971
October 31 - 21 inches of snow in 24 hours in 1991
November 13 - Steve Zahn born in Marshall, MN in 1967

event promoters
November 24 - Mystery Science Theater airs on KTMA in 1988
November 26 - Charles Schultz born in Minneapolis in 1922
December 26 - Dakota executions in Mankato in 1862
September seems the busiest month in Minnesota history. I don't know why.

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