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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.

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 - Aug 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. Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres!

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.

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!

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. Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to the Great Clips IMAX Theatre!

Como Town Amusement Park 2014 Season

Apr 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites such as the Swing, Tea Cups and Screamin' Dragon Roller Coaster. It’s safe and wholesome family fun right next to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul. Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to Como Town!

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.

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.

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!

Star Trek™ The Exhibition at Mall of America®

May 16, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Come and explore the History of the Future! Star Trek™: The Exhibition is one of the largest collections of authenticStar Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. A truly impressive array of exhibits features sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from numerous Star Trek television series and Star Trekfeature films. Together these components offer Star Trek fans and novices alike an opportunity to experience first-hand the imagination, artistry, technology and meticulous craftsmanship that have made Star Trek the most enduring science-fiction franchise in history. Location:EMS Exhibit Center in the Southeast corner of Level 3

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! Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to Valleyfair!

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. 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. Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to the Minnesota Zoo!

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! at Mall of America®

Jun 5, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

The traveling exhibition curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum Fab Four Exhibits explores and celebrates the Beatles’ impact on the American Experience from the fan perspective. On display will be original Beatles materials including memorabilia, records, photographs, tour artifacts, videos, and more. Daily capacity is limited; visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

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. Seating begins at 7:30pm. Show begins at dusk. Upcoming Movies: June 20: Frozen (PG) July 11: The Nut Job (PG) July 25: Despicable Me 2 (PG) Aug. 8: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) Aug. 22: Monsters University (G)

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). Click here for a list of performers.

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). Performances include: June 25: Ageless (pop rock by teens and preteens from the Twin Cities) July 2: No concert July 9: Percolators (danceable 60s and 70s rock with a little country and blues) July 16: Dakota Valley Summer Pops and Chorale July 23: The Zinghoppers Group (Zinghopper Kidz Dance Party) July 30: Machinery Hill (original tunes that blend ska, klezmer, Celtic, rock and American folk Aug. 6: Remembering the King (an Elvis tribute featuring Steve Marcio)

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. Performances include: June 29: Chico Chavez World Music Blend (world music) July 6: Lee Engele (jazz) July 13: Retro Swing Sister (vocal jazz/swing) July 20: Northern Winds (symphonic band) July 27: 7-7:30 p.m.: Sam McColley (folk) 7:45-8:30 p.m.: The Manchester Social Club (folk/rock) Aug. 3: Devine (funk/motown/jazz/pop)

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.

Minneapolis Aquatennial

Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Entering its 75th year in 2014, Minneapolis residents, workers, and tourists have come to love and appreciate all that the City of Minneapolis has to offer during the Aquatennial Festival.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at the Plymouth Playhouse

Jul 18, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

The Jukebox Musical based on the music of Johnny Cash. Through words and music, “Ring of Fire” honors and brings to life a remarkable musical legend – Johnny Cash. Full of love and emotion, humor and empathy, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash pays tribute to the legendary Man in Black with dance, comedy, stories, tragedy and love.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now at the Ames Center

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW!. Heatbox the human beatbox, joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It's easy to see why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival Spirit of the Fringe Award. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you'll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat!

The Great Midwest RibFest at Mystic Lake Casino

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014

Rib lovers rejoice! A major new special event is coming this summer to the Minneapolis area. The Great Midwest Rib Fest will feature eight of the country’s top-rib cookers, an art festival with over 100 juried artists, highlighting Minnesota artists and crafters. These artists specialize in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, photography, watercolors and wood. Top-name live entertainment such as the Oak Ridge Boys light up the stage Saturday night at 7pm! Free admission!

Canterbury Park Food Truck Festival

Jul 26, 2014

The food trucks are coming back to Canterbury Park this summer! Dig into the best Twin Cities mobile eats while experiencing the thrill of live horse racing! Food trucks will begin serving approximately an hour and a half before racing begins, and continue until the races are over! Live racing kicks off at 12:45 p.m. PLUS, David The Bullet Smith, Jr., as seen on America's Got Talent, will shoot out of a cannon at Canterbury Park. You won't want to miss this daring performance!

Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama "Fashion Rocks"

Aug 1, 2014

Glamorama is the spectacular hour-long event featuring a high-energy fashion show and musical production starring Jason Derulo, singer-songwriter and dancer who has sold 30 million singles worldwide, with over one billion views on YouTube. Plus, the over-the-top after party with dancing, cocktails, hors d’ouevres and more is included when you purchase tickets of $185 or more. Event will be held on Friday, August 1, at the State Theatre.

Uptown Art Fair

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

The annual event is held in the heart of the Uptown, Minneapolis business district at the bustling intersection of Lake St. and Hennepin Ave. Choose from a variety of limited editions and one-of-a-kind treasures from artists including sculptures, paintings, photographs, woodcarvings, glasswork, jewelry, multimedia compositions and more. Other features: food and drink from vendors; outdoor wine and beer gardens; Culinary Arts Competition; non-stop entertainment on the performance stage; youth art fair; family activity area. Admission is free.

Dakota County Fair

Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

Dakota County’s regional fair with exhibits, live entertainment, food concessions, livestock, midway rides and games, and much more!

Grease at the Ames Center

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

Grease is the word. Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to a simpler time with the original high school musical, Grease! Danny is the hunky bad boy and Sandy is the girl next door. They meet and fall in love, but will their different worlds keep them apart? This new production features all of the hit songs from the movie, including You're The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, and Greased Lightin', plus many more. So get ready to hand-jive the night away with Grease, the most electrifyin' musical extravaganza on stage. Be there or be square!

Skyline Music Festival

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014

Join us at Target Field for two nights of intimate performances in one of the Twin Cities' best concert venues. On both nights, the stage will be set up in foul territory near 3rd base with seating along the 3rd base side of the ballpark. This amphitheater-like concert configuration of Target Field will allow close views of the performances as well as stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline.

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

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Aug 16, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is the largest in the United States with an annual attendance of 280,000 and boasts 16 stages of entertainment, live armored jousting, over 250 Artisan booths and more!

Minnesota State Fair

Aug 21, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

The Great Minnesota Get-together! The Minnesota State Fair is the largest 12-day event in North America, attracting nearly 1.8 million visitors annually with many exhibits, live animals, live entertainment stages, food concessions, midway rides and games, and much more! August 21 - September 1, 2014 2014 Grandstand Concerts Series August 23 - Kid Rock August 24 - Digifest Minnesota August 25 - Happy Together Tour August 26 - LINKIN PARK THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS with Special Guest AFI August 27 - Tim McGraw August 29 - A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor More Acts - TBA Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair

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. 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.

Canterbury Park Food Truck Festival

Aug 30, 2014

The food trucks are coming back to Canterbury Park this summer! Dig into the best Twin Cities mobile eats while experiencing the thrill of live horse racing! Food trucks will begin serving approximately an hour and a half before racing begins, and continue until the races are over! Live racing kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings Football

Sep 7, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

Skol Vikings! It's all about Purple Pride in Minnesota! For the fifth time in the past six seasons the Vikings will start the regular season on the road when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams in Head Coach Mike Zimmer’s debut with Minnesota. Watch the Minnesota Vikings kick off their two-year stay at TCF Bank Stadium when they host the New England Patriots in Week 2. Week 1 | Sept. 7 | Noon | at St. Louis Week 2 | Sept. 14 | Noon | vs. New England Week 3 | Sept. 21 | Noon | at New Orleans Week 4 | Sept. 28 | 3:25 PM | vs. Atlanta Week 5 | Oct. 2 | 7:25 PM | at Green Bay Week 6 | Oct. 12 | Noon | vs. Detroit Week 7 | Oct. 19 | Noon | at Buffalo Week 8 | Oct. 26 | Noon | at Tampa Bay Week 9 | Nov. 2 | Noon | vs. Washington Week 10 | BYE Week 11 | Nov. 16 | Noon | at Chicago Week 12 | Nov. 23 | Noon | vs. Green Bay Week 13 | Nov. 30 | Noon | vs. Carolina Week 14 | Dec. 7 | Noon | vs. New York Jets Week 15 | Dec. 14 | Noon | at Detroit Week 16 | Dec. 21 | Noon | at Miami Week 17 | Dec. 28 | Noon | vs. Chicago

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

Jekyll & Hyde at the Ames Center

Sep 24, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist, whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London. An evocative tale of two men–one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman. And of two women – one beautiful and trusting –the other, beautiful and trusting only herself; both in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. Featuring a thrilling pop rock score including the unforgettable hit, “This Is The Moment,” from multi-Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn double-Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse. Jekyll Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Blood Brothers at the Ames Center

Sep 26, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Blood Brothers. Raised on opposite ends of the social spectrum in Thatcher-era England, best friends Eddie and Mickey have no idea that they are actually twins, and that their desperate mother may have doomed their lives to bitter tragedy. Did her choices set in motion a destiny they are all powerless to prevent? This celebrated musical by Willy Russell (author of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine), ran continuously in London's West End for over 24 years!

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.

Recycled Percussion at the Ames Center

Sep 28, 2014

Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music grew as a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on“America’s Got Talent” in 2009. The group has played more than 4,000 shows and 400 corporate events in more than 15 countries, and has done guest appearances on“Carson Daly,” “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition. In 2010, they sealed the deal and became headliners in Las Vegas! Taking 2013 by storm, Recycled Percussion has elevated their energy level, created new performance elements and continued to bring junk rock music to the Las Vegas Strip nightly at The Quad Resort and Casino!

Home Free at the Ames Center

Oct 7, 2014

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota... rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Home Free continues to entertain audiences nationwide with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. They head out on tour after releasing their debut release on Columbia Records Crazy Life.

Afternoon at Pops: On Broadway! at the Ames Center

Oct 12, 2014

In their season opening performance the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus will be accompanied by the Lakeville South High School Chorale directed by soprano Julie Brott. This performance will include Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Krogstad’s Curtain Up! and Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man by Wilson/William plus choruses and solos from the Broadway stage. Showtime: 2:00 p.m.

An Evening with Mark Twain at the Ames Center

Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014

The writings, lectures and stories by Mark Twain come to life again through the wonderfully interactive performance of actor/writer and Twain scholar Michael Bateson in An Evening with Mark Twain. Join Mark Twain in his study and get caught up in the wonderful pictures Twain paints when talking about his life on the river, his works and beloved family. Laugh along with Twain while recounting tales from some of his misadventures in the California gold fields.

Pearl Jam at Xcel Energy Center

Oct 19, 2014

Pearl Jam will perform at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on Sunday, October 19th.

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody at the Ames Center

Oct 22, 2014

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parodyis the hilarious new musical that brings the naughty fun of the best-selling book to the stage, and will have your inner goddess laughing out loud! See your favorite characters come to life with sharp-witted comedy, musical numbers, sexy striptease performances from the leading hunk, and lots of surprises! Get there early for pre-show cocktails, and stay to meet the cast and pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself!

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

The Antichrist Cometh & Brilliant Traces at the Ames Center

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

Join Chameleon for a wild Double Feature that explores the literal and figurative demons within us! In The Antichrist Cometh, John and Leah's dinner plans get an unexpected hiccup when John discovers he may be humanity's fated Antichrist. In Brilliant Traces, Rosannah, a runaway bride, stumbles into the remote cabin of Henry, an Alaskan hermit. Are these two lost souls destined to help each other, or to push each other over sanity's edge?

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.

Four Bitchin’ Babes: Hormonal Imbalance at the Ames Center

Nov 21, 2014

Start with four richly gifted singer-songwriters; add 3/4 cup married life; four kids; three cats; one dog; one piano; a bunch of guitars, ukuleles mandolins, and a rocking’ pink bass; a dollop of sharp social commentary; and a pinch of PMS. Set this on the road to tour for 20 years, throw in a hot flash or two and you’ve got Hormonal Imbalance™…A Mood Swinging Musical Revue!, an estrogen-fueled hilarious new show that celebrates the best of “Babes, Boys, and Botox,” starring the Four Bitchin’ Babes.

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

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Ames Center

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014

Santa's famous list has the final word on who's good and who's bad, and determines the fate of children all over the world. So, what would you do if your name suddenly went missing from the list? A mouse named Amos, an elf named Calliope, and a determined little girl named Emily set off on Christmas Eve to retake control of their destinies and solve a crisis at the North Pole in this wry and adventurous holiday romp from the author of Lend Me a Tenor!

Handel's Messiah at the Ames Center

Dec 7, 2014

The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus return to the Ames Center to present this holiday favorite. The afternoon show will be a traditional performance and the evening show will be a sing-along performance. Showtimes: 2:00 7:00 p.m.

The Nutcracker Ballet at the Ames Center

Dec 12, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014

Twin Cities Ballet (TCB) presents its annual full-length production of Denis Vogt's original The Nutcracker Ballet. This original professional production of The Nutcracker Ballet - the first and only produced in the Twin Cities south of the Minnesota River - has become a cherished holiday tradition for thousands. A joy for families and audiences of all ages, long-time patrons and novices to ballet alike!

1964 The Tribute at the Ames Center

Jan 24, 2015

Since the early 80s, 1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called “the best Beatles tribute on earth.”1964: The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in people’s hearts forever. It is hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, 1964 astonishingly recreates an early 1960s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter.

Pure Classics at the Ames Center

Feb 8, 2015

In this performance the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus will be accompanied by Hymnus choir and pianist Elise Molina performing works including Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Faure's Requiem. Showtime: 3 p.m.

Cirque Ziva at the Ames Center

Feb 13, 2015

The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque Ziva, a new world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States since its creation in 2011. This fast-paced, technically-innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats; dance and costumes; ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form. “There is a precision and beauty about everything they do,” says “The Washington Post.”The large cast and dazzling production designs illustrate just how breathtaking Chinese acrobatics can be. Cirque Zivais sure to entertain, delight and keep audiences of all ages in suspense.

Masquerade Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015

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

The Church Basement Ladies: The Last (Potluck) Supper at the Ames Center

Feb 19, 2015

The year is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration. Past parishioners have gathered to share hotdish, bars and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. 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 in 1944 when Mavis first barreled her way through the swinging door. Meanwhile, the Centennial Celebration continues on the lawn in bittersweet fashion. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. Once again, the ladies handle it all with grace, hilarity and more crazy antics.

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Veronica's Room at the Ames Center

Feb 20, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

Do you control your fate? Your mind? Your identity? In this psychological thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby, Susan takes on a dead woman's identity, convinced she's performing an act of mercy. But she soon discovers that reality is unreliable and that secrets, madness, and terror lie underneath the surface comforts of Veronica's Room!

League of Champions Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.

VIP Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

VIP Dance hosts a regional dance competition for local studios.

Celebration Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

Dancers and vocalists compete in a regional talent competition for awards and cash prizes.

Clint Black at the Ames Center

Mar 11, 2015

Prolific singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and occasional actor, Clint Black has long been heralded as one of country music's brightest stars. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs. More than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide.

Kids Artistic Revue Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

Regional Competition

The Feeling in Baroque Music II With Harpsichordist Skip James at the Ames Center

Mar 15, 2015

Dakota Valley Symphony's annual Baroque concert in the Black Box featuring Layton Skip James on harpsichord and the Dakota Valley Symphony Chamber Orchesta at 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge at the Ames Center

Mar 29, 2015

Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ames Center

Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

If you strip away the myth from the man, can you see where we all soon will be? In Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's milestone musical, the destinies and struggles of Judas, Jesus, and the disciples collide as they try to make sense of their paths in life and grapple with the outcomes of their choices. Delve into one of the greatest stories of all time with The Chameleon Theatre Circle, and experience it as you never have before!

Symposium Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

The leading organization of dance talent contests in the Midwestern untied States.

Legacy Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Apr 19, 2015

Dancers compete for scholarships and the coveted Legacy Award.

Young Artists' Concert at the Ames Center

Apr 26, 2015

The final Dakota Valley Symphony performance of the season features the winners of their annual Young Artists' Contest and will include Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5.

Masquerade Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Apr 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015

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

BravO! Dance Competition at the Ames Center

May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015

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

Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Betty's Summer Vacation at the Ames Center

May 29, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015

Ah, the joys of summer: Warm breezes, the beach, playing charades with the roommate who just might be a serial killer... and the crazy landlady who invites a seedy stranger over for dinner... not to mention the mysterious laughing voices in the ceiling! What twist of fate brought a nice girl like Betty into this house full of insanity? Is it all uproariously funny or unbearably horrible? You decide!

Studio4 Dance Recital at the Ames Center

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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