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The Church Basement Ladies in the Last (Potluck) Supper at Plymouth Playhouse

Aug 1, 2013 - Jun 29, 2014

Plymouth Playhouse Presents the Church Basement Ladies in the Last (Potluck) Supper, a fresh new musical. It's a heavenly plate full of comedy! Extended through June 29th, 2014! Check website for show dates and times.

Toddler Tuesdays® at Mall of America

Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Grab your kids and head out to Toddler Tuesdays® for a morning of fun! Toddler Tuesdays is a program, sponsored by Delta Dental and Radio Disney Junior, that provides events, free entertainment and discounts especially for toddlers. Events include special character appearances, arts and crafts, story time and much more! Events are every Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon and are free and open to the public. Download the Toddler Tuesdays brochure or visit any Guest Services desk on Level 1 at all main entrances for more information.

Universe of Light at Mall of America

Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 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. Daily at 7:30 p.m. near the south entrance of Nickelodeon Universe.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families

Jan 25, 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 natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices: New England Tribal Families at the Minnesota Children's Museum. Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ at MN Children's Museum

Feb 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.

Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ at Mall of America®

Feb 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ at Mall of America® 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®! Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ will feature: A dream kitchen including colorful appliances, interactive cupcake stations and more The Dreamhouse® living room includes a library, fireplace and 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! View Barbie™ The Dreamhouse Experience™ EVENT PAGE

Disney's The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Feb 28, 2014 - Sep 1, 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.

Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Mar 1, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

Learn about a whole new breed of dinosaurs—from South America, Africa and Madagasgar—and how continental drift altered the landscape that set the stage for the evolution of these bizarre creatures. Explore the concepts of continental drift and tectonic plates, watch a brief paleontology documentary that examines the science through the work of experts, and be awestruck by an enlarged video projection of sauropods that will immerse them in a prehistoric environment that gives a sense of the scale of these southern giants. In addition, augmented reality experiences enable you to see dinosaurs in surprising ways. Running March 1 - Labor Day

CSI:The Experience at Mall of America

Mar 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Can you solve the crime? Based on the hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, you’ll be the latest recruit to the world of forensic science. Guided by videos featuring cast members and real-life forensic scientists, you’ll examine bullet casings, match DNA to potential suspects and identify the source of a single strand of hair. Complete with forensic crime labs, autopsy rooms and reporting stations, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge you deep into the role of a crime scene investigator. Visit their website to learn more or for hours and ticket information.

Children's Art Festival at the Ames Center

Mar 27, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

The Ames Center is please to announce the return of the annual Children's Art Festival. This special art exhibit celebrates the artistic talent of youth in our community. Over 100 pieces of artwork created by students in grades one through six from local elementary schools is featured.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Mall of America®

Mar 29, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Hooray – the Easter Bunny is on his way! The fun will begin on Saturday, March 29 and will last through Sunday, April 20! So come on out to Mall of America to share in this wonderful Easter tradition! Parents can make the memory last by purchasing a special souvenir photo of their child with the Easter Bunny. Children will also receive a special treat from Peeps Company! The Easter Bunny at Mall of America is presented by Peeps Company. Please check website for exact hours.

Minnesota Twins Season 2014

Mar 31, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

See Minnesota's Professional Baseball team live in action at their home at Target Field!

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo

Apr 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014

Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm! There’s nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. There will be fun, hands-on kids’ activities on April 18 19. See website for details.

Lemurs 3D: Madagascar at Great Clips IMAX

Apr 4, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014

Lemurs are some of our planet's most interesting primates – they dance, they sing, and they live exclusively on the exotic island of Madagascar. Our fun-filled family documentary opens exclusively in select IMAX and IMAX 3D theatres on April 4, but you don't have to wait until then to join the fun! Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX 3D® documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film.

Family Night Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Apr 21, 2014

Family Night at Great Clips IMAX Theatre on Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased at theatre box office. Erbert Gerbert's of Apple Valley, Pepsi Sam’s Club (drinks) will be served at 5:30 p.m., while supplies last. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D - Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary Born to Be Wild 3D, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Seasons of Music at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Apr 24, 2014

The popular “Seasons of Music” concert series continues Thursday, April 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the MacMillan Auditorium. Cash bar and light refreshments beginning at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for seating. Ivan Konev and members of the Minnesota Orchestra will perform spring-themed music for piano and strings. In addition to the music, a medley of photos from the Arboretum's Photography Society will accompany the performance. To register: www.arboretum.umn.edu/seasonsofmusic.aspx or call (952)443-1411 for reservations by phone.

Ingrid Michaelson Performance at Mall of America

Apr 25, 2014

In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson — who’ll drop her fifth studio album on April 15 — has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, Human Again, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart and No.1 on iTunes. Please join us as we celebrate the release of Lights Out with a special performance and signing. Visit their website for Official Event Guidelines.

Mom! A New Musical at the Ames Center

Apr 25, 2014 - May 9, 2014

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Mom! A New Musical. Mom! celebrates the twists and turns, delights and dilemmas, rewards and regrets of parenting. From trying to reason with a toddler having a tantrum to panicking at the prospect of a parent-teacher conference; from staving off unwanted child-rearing advice to struggling to accept the choices of grown children; from trying to rekindle marital passion to trying to shield kids from the heartbreak of divorce, this musical celebrates the humor and the terror of parenting.

Return to Motown featuring the Fabulous Armadillos at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014

New to CDT audiences, catch the Fabulous Armadillos in another of their hugely popular tribute shows - a retrospective of the Motown label. Hear songs made famous by The Jackson Five, Diana Ross The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and so many more. Their huge band features many special guests including: Julius Collins (When A Man Loves A Diva), Kenni Holmen (The Hornheadz), Aimee Lee (Rainy Days Mondays), Julius Andrews IV (Michael Jackson Tribute), Pamela McNeill (Rumors and Dreams), Cate Fierro (The Irresistibles, Memphis and the Meantimes). This stellar group performs a retrospective of what made the Motown label a piece of American pie and why it continues to be a long-standing, revered part of the history of American music. For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Dakota Valley Symphony at the Ames Center

Apr 27, 2014

Young Artists’ Concert - Orchestra Festival with Young Artists’ featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 with two orchestras at 2 p.m.

Blue Man Group at the Ordway

Apr 29, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Blue Man Group will thrill the Twin Cities with this high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group, it’s a must-see. If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it at the Ordway!

Masquerade Dance Competition at the Ames Center

May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Third Regional Competition: Dancers compete for a chance to perform at Nationals.

Wizard World Minneapolis Comic Con

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Wizard World Comic Con produces pop culture conventions across North America to celebrate the entertainment industry! Come meet greet all your favorite celebrities!

Saint Paul Saints Baseball

May 4, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club has provided family entertainment to the Twin Cities since 1993. Known for their outlandish promotions, the Saints are the only team in baseball with a live pig as its mascot (past swines have included Brat Farve, Hammy Davis, Jr., Garrison Squeallor and Boarack Ohama), an 80-year old nun who gives massages in the stands, and a hot tub above the left field fence.

Stars on Ice at Xcel Energy Center

May 4, 2014

Meryl Davis and Charlie White returned from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the United States’ first ice dancing gold medal in history. Stars on Ice, featuring Davis and White along with their bronze medal winning teammates from the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event, will visit Saint Paul on Sunday, May 4 for a 4 p.m. performance at Xcel Energy Center.

Burnsville Historical Society Exhibit at the Ames Center

May 8, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014

The Burnsville Historical Society returns to the Ames Center as local historians and residents explore the diverse and engaging history of our town. Artifacts and images highlight the people, places and events that have shaped Burnsville. Personal collections and museum pieces will be displayed side by side.

Beauty and the Beast at the Ames Center

May 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Twin Cities Ballet is excited to present the World Premier of its newest original, full-length production, Beauty and the Beast! Following the resounding success of its recent premier of Cinderella 1944: A Love Story, TCB is again creating an entirely new original story ballet in the tradition of the great classics. With both an original score and story adaption specifically written for this production, it also features new stage designs, sets, lighting, costumes and choreography that incorporates a variety of different dance styles in addition to classical ballet. Through dance and music, discover a world of enchantment and magic as you experience this tale of loss, hope, love and redemption. Suitable for all ages, Beauty and the Beast is certain to provide a memorable experience for all.

Love is a Rose: The Music of Linda Ronstadt at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014

An absolute must see! This show enjoyed a completely sold-out premier run and now comes to Chanhassen for the first time! Don't miss an incredible evening of Ronstadt's rockin' hot and powerfully heartfelt hit songs performed by two of Minnesota’s most loved and respected singers, Pamela McNeill, and Minnesota Music Hall of Famer Mary Jane Alm. Take a trip down memory lane and hear songs including: “When Will I Be Loved,” “Blue Bayou,” “Heatwave,” You’re No Good,” “Ooh Baby, Baby,” “It’s So Easy,” “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” and “Hurt So Bad.” (Joined by a band including many members of the highly acclaimed Fleetwood Mac tribute, “Rumours and Dreams.”) For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Live Racing at Elko Speedway

May 10, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

Located just a few miles South of Burnsville on I-35, you won’t want to miss the live racing season at Elko Speedway, the premier racing facility in the Mid-west. The racing season includes NASCAR races and Elko’s famous Eve of Destructions.

Bring It On: The Musical ™ at the Ordway

May 13, 2014 - May 18, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical ™ tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected. The New York Times calls it “Impossible to resist!”

Break of Reality at the Ames Center

May 15, 2014

Break of Reality will perform in the Main Hall Theater at the Ames Center on May 15th. Break of Reality is a cello rock band originally formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003. Their sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once, and their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo‐Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted. The band is committed to music education, having performed at hundreds of public schools across the country, encouraging music students to explore all types of genres on their instruments. They have also developed the Break of Reality DIY Lecture Series, which was designed to empower budding classical musicians with practical, real world music business knowledge.

2014 Live Horse Racing at Canterbury Park

May 16, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014

Canterbury Park, one of the greatest racetracks in America, offers live horse racing action from May to August. The 300,000 square foot grandstand includes three different levels of seating, bars and eateries and the newly remodeled 18,000 square-foot Card Casino.

2014 Minnesota Lynx Season

May 16, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014

Catch the 2013 WNBA Champions on the court at Target Center!

BravO! Dance Competition at the Ames Center

May 16, 2014 - May 18, 2014

A national dance and talent competition where everyone gets a standing ovation!

Valleyfair Amusement Park Season 2014

May 16, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

Valleyfair features over 75 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters, Soak City Waterpark, live entertainment, Dinosaur’s Alive, Planet Snoopy and the all-new, Route 76! Inspired by the year the park opened, this family area will include a new ride Northern Lights, return of Antique Autos and more!

Sherwin Linton: The Johnny Cash Story at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

May 17, 2014

Country performing legend Sherwin Linton's show pays tribute to Johnny Cash's early Sun Years when he established his unique sound through many career highlights including memorable duets with wife June Carter Cash. True stories about Johnny and his life, career, recordings and many tours are interwoven into this dynamic tribute.

Transit Authority: The Premier Tribute Band to the music of Chicago at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

May 23, 2014 - May 24, 2014

In its Chanhassen debut, don't miss Transit Authority in their premier tribute to the legendary rock band, Chicago! This fantastic band presents sold-out shows across the nation performing Chicago's #1 hits and arena rock power ballads including: Saturday In the Park, Just You and Me, Wishing You Were Here, 25 or 6 to 4, Feeling Stronger Every Day, Old Days, If You Leave Me Now, and many more! A one-time opportunity at Chanhassen in 2014! For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Big Bugs! at the Minnesota Zoo

May 24, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

In keeping with its tradition of providing a BIG summer experience, the Minnesota Zoo has announced a first-of-its-kind exhibit for summer 2014–Big Bugs! Thirteen super-sized, animatronic bugs will invade the Zoo’s Northern Trail along with a live bug display and several fun, interactive elements. This FREE exhibit (with paid Zoo admission) will showcase a bug’s life and why bugs are important. The larger-than-life bugs, a new feature of Billings Productions of Allen, Texas, move through the use of pneumatics, systems operated by compressed air. Some of the bugs are interactive, including the pincer-controlling stag beetle or the water-spraying bombardier beetle. Big Bugs! at the Minnesota Zoo will run Memorial Weekend through Labor Day, 2014, and is made possible with support from the Clean Water, Land Legacy Amendment.

Soundset 2014 at Canterbury Park

May 25, 2014

Mark your calendar for this one day hiphop festival at Canterbury Park! 2014 line-up includes: Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, NAS (20th Anniversity of Illmatic), 2 Chainz, Cypress Hill, EarlWolf (Tyler the Creator Earl Sweatshirt), Pusha T, Chance The Rapper, Prof, Grieves, G-Eazy, Ab-Soul many more!

Twelfth Night at the Ames Center

May 30, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is teaming up with Green T Productions to meld Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy with the visual and movement styles of the Japanese Kabuki tradition! In the kingdom of Illyria, love is turning everyone's life upside down, from the regal Duke and haughty Countess to their most lowly servants. A shipwreck, disguises, intercepted messages, and questionable fashion choices all play a part in the chaos that drives one of the most beloved comedies of all time.

I Love Burnsville Week

May 31, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014

Every June, Burnsville hosts a week-long celebration of everything that makes our community a great place to live, work, and play! Hundreds of people turn out to participate in events, meet their neighbors and have lots of food and fun. Every year brings new and exciting activities as well as perennial favorites. 2014 Calendar of Events (To learn more about these events click here) Saturday, May 31 Adult Tennis 'Play Day' Softball Tournament Monday, June 2 Intro to Pickle Ball Tuesday, June 3 “Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest I Love Burnsville Video Contest Wednesday, June 4 YMCA Senior Open House – Burnsville Location Thursday, June 5 Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social Mountain Bike Race – Buck Hill Friday, June 6 Golf Tournament – Birnamwood Golf Course FRIDAYFEST – Join us at Nicollet Commons Park for an evening of food, art, entertainment and FUN! Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks Saturday, June 7 I love Burnsville 5K Rhythm Words Family Music and Book Festival Appliances, Electronics, and Other Household Goods Drop-Off Event

Studio4 Dance Recital at the Ames Center

May 31, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

Burnsville's own Studio4 dancers take to the stage for a series of recitals.

Belladiva: A Tribute to Broadway at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Jun 6, 2014 - Jun 7, 2014

Broadway. A street in New York City. A place where dreams are born, and stars are made. Some of the greatest Broadway stars of all time are the Divas of Broadway: Jennifer Holliday, Ethel Merman, Gwen Verdon, Shirley MacLaine, Chita Rivera, Betty Buckley, Elaine Page, Mary Martin. These legendary ladies were the bulbs that lit the Great White Way. In this brand new show, Belladiva On Broadway, put their spin on songs made famous by some of the greatest leading ladies ever. Songs from ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, CABARET and HAIRSPRAY are featured in this fast-paced, exciting tribute to Broadway Musical Theatre. It has been said that, in musical theatre, when the emotion becomes too strong for speech, you sing; and, when it becomes too strong for song, you dance. Divas on Broadway does all three. And they do in it heels. With their stunning strong voices, rapid costume changes, and thrilling choreography, Belladiva on Broadway promises to be a concert event you will never forget. Let the Diva Wars begin! For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks Movies

Jun 6, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014

Nicollet Commons Park is transformed into an outdoor cinema on Friday nights! Come prepared to relax and enjoy great shows like Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Monster's University. There will also be a special showing of Mary Poppins as a part of I Love Burnsville Week and the City of Burnsville's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Seating begins at 7:30pm. Show begins at dusk. Fridays - June 6 20, July 11 25, August 8 22.

I Love Burnsville 5K at Nicollet Commons Park

Jun 7, 2014

Back by popular demand, Burnsville is hosting a 5K race as part of the Annual S.O.R.R. Ground Pounders Grand Prix Running Active Living Series. Taking place during I Love Burnsville Week, the race will start and finish at Nicollet Commons Park. Registration begins at 7am. Race begins at 8:15am.

Backstret Boys with Avril Lavigne at Xcel Energy Center

Jun 10, 2014 - Jun 10, 2041

Grammy-nominated boy band the Backstreet Boys, with special guest Avril Lavigne, have extended their In A World Like This tour and will make a stop at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Monique's School of Dance Recital at the Ames Center

Jun 10, 2014 - Jun 11, 2014

Students from Monique's School of Dance in Apple Valley showcase their dance talents.

Thursday Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts and Rockin' Readers

Jun 12, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

Rockin' Lunch Hour performances at Nicollet Commons Park are back! Performances are geared toward preschool-aged audiences, but will make people of all ages want to dance! Bring a lunch and come a little early to join ISD 191's elementary principals as they read books for children during Rockin' Readers prior to the Rockin' Lunch Hour concert. Thursdays; Rockin' Readers start at 11am with concert at Noon (no show on July 3).

Jamm Dance Recital at the Ames Center

Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014

Dancers from Rosemount's Jamm Dance show off their work at this year-end recital.

Gary Rue's Only Love Can Break a Heart: The Music of Gene Pitney at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Jun 19, 2014

For one night only, Gene Pitney fans will be thrilled to revisit Pitney’s hits including Hello Mary Lou, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Town Without Pity and many more. Gary Rue, former band leader for The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes and The Shirelles, and music director for Gene Pitney from 1986-2006, performs an unforgettable tribute to a one-of-a kind talent along with his amazing group of musical artists. For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Lake County Pastel Society's All Member Show at the Ames Center

Jun 19, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014

The theme of the society's juried member show is Toward the Light. It will feature 40-60 works in pastel ranging from illustration to abstract to figurative or impressionistic. Lake County Pastel Society encourages artistic growth through community and education and works to create public awareness of pastel as a unique and beautiful art form.

Shana's Dance Studio Recital at the Ames Center

Jun 19, 2014

Shana's Dance Studio's fifth-annual dance recital.

Masquerade Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014

National Competition: Dancers from around the country compete for national titles and monetary awards.

The Sensational Sleepers: British Invasion Music and the American Response 1964-1967

Jun 21, 2014

Gary Rue and The Sensational Sleepers pay tribute to fab British bands of the ‘60s including: The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Zombies, The Searchers, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. The Sleepers perform songs like, “We Gotta Get Outa This Place,” “You Really Got Me,” “Look Through Any Window,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “She's Not There,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “Tobacco Road.”The Sleepers give audiences a rare opportunity to hear songs overshadowed by the greatness of John, Paul, George and Ringo, impeccably performed by the heirs apparent: The Sensational Sleepers! But there will be plenty of The Beatles to satisfy as well: “Help!,” “Ticket To Ride,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and many more. Travel back to look and listen to the music that changed the world! For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships

Jun 24, 2014 - Jul 2, 2014

The 35th Annual USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships will be held June 24 - July 3, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Wednesday in the Park - Civic Center Concerts

Jun 25, 2014 - Aug 6, 2014

This musical entertainment for your listening pleasure is sponsored by ISD 191 Community Education and the City of Burnsville. The Burnsville Senior Center sells popcorn for $1 and attendees can bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for a soft drink. 7pm on Wednesdays (no show on July 2).

Symposium Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Jun 27, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014

Dancers compete in the 33rd Annual National Finals for awards and cash prizes.

New Spaces Heart of the City Music Festival

Jun 29, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

Sunday nights bring another chance to rock out in Burnsville with the New Spaces Heart of the City Music Festival. Sponsored by New Spaces, King and Companies, Creative Color and School of Rock. Sundays, 7-8:30pm.

Wine Experience at Next Chapter Winery - Vine Training

Jun 29, 2014

Head out to Next Chapter Winery in New Prague, MN with Jo Jo's Rise Wine as part of their new Wine Experiences. You'll get a chance to tour the vineyard, sample wines, enjoy a gourmet lunch and learn the art of vine training from the vineyard owner himself, Timothy Tulloch. Visit their website to register and for departure information. 11am - 4:30pm and space is limited.

A Taste of Minnesota

Jul 3, 2014 - Jul 6, 2014

A Taste of Minnesota was the Twin Cities’ signature family event for the Fourth of July weekend and the largest free festival in Minnesota. And it is coming back in 2014! The event – which will be held at Harriet Island – will feature great Minnesota food, live music from popular national musicians and local headliners, and one of the best fireworks displays in the state.

Basilica Block Party

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014

More than 25,000 people gather annually in the presence of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary to enjoy two days of live music, great food and summer fun.

Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney Tribute at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014

Bing Crosby-Rosemary Clooney Tribute at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2014

The Minnesota Twins will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in July 2014 at Target Field! Baseball's best players will descend on Minneapolis for five days of events at Target Field and the Minneapolis Convention Center leading up to the 85th All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. It's the first time the Midsummer Classic will take place in Minneapolis since 1985 and the first ever All-Star Game at Target Field.

Cultural Perspectives: Bringing Heritage Home Exhibit at the Ames Center

Jul 17, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

The mission of the annual Cultural Perspectives series is to celebrate diversity within our community. The exhibit is brought to you by the International Festival of Burnsville and the Ames Center.

Ty Stone: The Soul of James Brown at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown is the world's most authentic tribute ever to the Godfather of Soul! This spectacular production is as dazzling and elaborate as James Brown's own performances with shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style performed by Ty Stone, Soul Brother #1 and his ten-piece band made complete with go-go girls! So Get on the Good Foot and come out for a funky good time with Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown! For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Touch of Home Furnishings Junk Market

Aug 9, 2014

There's something for everyone at the Touch of Home Furnishings Junk Market. Over 100 Vendors. Show Hours: 8am - 5pm. Rain or Shine. Vendor opportunities reserve early 952-985-5533

Rumours And Dreams The Music of Fleetwood Mac at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

For fans of Fleetwood Mac or anyone who simply loves melodic rock ‘n’ roll, this remarkable show returns to CDT after numerous sold-out engagements last year is an absolute must-see. Singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill has compiled a song list of Fleetwood Mac’s most well-loved songs delivered impeccably by a nine-piece ensemble of gifted musicians that is truly inspired. By the end of this show you’re guaranteed to be on your feet. Soak up hits including: Rhiannon, You Make Lovin' Fun, Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow, Gypsy, Tusk, Little Lies, Sara and many, many more. Stevie and Mick would approve! For all concert events, dinner service begins at 6:00pm with the show beginning at 8:00pm.

Wine Experience at Next Chapter Winery - Harvesting

Sep 14, 2014

Head out to Next Chapter Winery in New Prague, MN with Jo Jo's Rise Wine as part of their new Wine Experiences. You'll get a chance to tour the vineyard, sample wines, enjoy a gourmet lunch and learn the art of grape harvesting from the vineyard owner himself, Timothy Tulloch. Visit their website to register and for departure information. 8:30am - 2pm. Space is limited.

Festival Palamino at Canterbury Park

Sep 20, 2014

A two-stage music festival held inside Canterbury Park headlined by Trampled by Turtles and featuring the Head and the Heart, Low, Charles Bradley. Also featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff, Field Report, the Apache Relay, Spirit Family Reunion and Erik Koskinen as well as an artist village, food trucks and a craft-beer garden.

Touch of Home Furnishings Junk Market

Sep 20, 2014

There's something for everyone at the Touch of Home Furnishings Junk Market. Over 100 Vendors. Show Hours: 8am - 5pm. Rain or Shine. Vendor opportunities reserve early 952-985-5533

3 Faces of the King: An American Legend Playing at the Ames Center

Sep 27, 2014

There has never been an American Legend like Elvis Presley. Experience what it would be like to have The King return to the concert stage to relive all of his greatest moments on Saturday, September 27 at 8 PM at the Ames Center. '3 Faces of the King' is the national touring show that combines the three most exciting periods of Elvis's iconic career to tell the musical life and story in song of this astounding American legend.

Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration at the Ames Center

Oct 25, 2014

Relive the magic and memories of John Denver in 'Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration,' the acclaimed national touring show which celebrates the grammy-winning performer's heartwarming hits and timeless legacy. Over 20 hits are featured in this special evening of the stories and songs that have made this American icon a musical tradition. Showtime: 8:00pm

MÖTLEY CRÜE The Final Tour at Xcel Energy Center

Nov 15, 2014

After more than three decades together, iconic rock ‘n roll band MÖTLEY CRÜE announced The Final Tour and the band’s ultimate retirement. The Final Tour presented by Dodge and produced by Live Nation will kick off in North America on July 2 in Grand Rapids, MI and reach 72 markets before hitting international territories in 2015.

Superstar Legends of Country: Highwaymen Live! at the Ames Center

Nov 23, 2014

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Over 22 hits are featured in this special evening of great country music! Experience the show that has audiences lining up and selling out venues nationwide. Experience The Highwaymen Live. A Musical Tribute. This is a family-friendly show suitable for all ages. Showtime: 3pm