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Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
Located on Level 4 in Mall of America®, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy showcases the absolute best in live stand-up comedy year-round. Performers have been featured on Leno, Letterman, Kimmel, Conan, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and more. Photo Courtesy of Rick Bronson's House of Comedy. Visit their website for upcoming performances.
Apr 1, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
See Minnesota's Professional Baseball team live in action at their home at Target Field!
Apr 5, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013
With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Chanhassen's #1 audience favorite returns to the Main Stage in April 2013!
May 5, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013
Watch as daredevil drivers zip around the famed 1/4 mile asphalt oval which is one of the nation’s few NASCAR Home Tracks. Friday Night Destruction and the Wild and Crazy Figure 8s are fan favorites.
May 10, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
CAMP ICE AGE is a touring experience that features many interactive activities for kids of all ages to explore - including climbing aboard a re-creation of Captain Gutt’s ice-ship, enjoying games in the ICE AGE carnival, taking a “movie walk” with highlights from the ICE AGE film franchise, meeting the costume character Sid the sloth - and much more. Location: Level 4, East
May 10, 2013 - Jun 20, 2013
Five big films. Six short weeks. Get a front-row seat to experience larger-than-life adventures—from the stormy plains of the central U.S. to the icy expanses of Antarctica. From May 10 through June 20, Omnifest 2013, the Science Museum's annual film festival, will bring five big films—both classic and new—to the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater's giant screen.
May 11, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013
New in 2013 - Dinosaurs Alive! A multi-sensory and interactive dinosaur park that will allow guests to experience the sights and sounds of over 30 life-sized animated dinosaurs. Each dinosaur is made to replicate nearly every feature of the mammoth creatures that once roamed the Earth 120-million years ago. Some of the dinosaurs have interactive consoles which allow guests to guide the dinosaurs’ movements. Other highlights include a children’s paleontological dig site where kids can uncover prehistoric fossils and a dinosaur-themed gift shop
May 17, 2013 - Sep 14, 2013
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.
May 18, 2013 - Sep 14, 2013
Catch the 2012 WNBA Western Conference Champions on the court at Target Center!
May 25, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
Guests will have a wild time at the Zoo this summer with the return of two popular exhibits - Africa! and All New Dinosaurs!*...Two Adventures. One Place. The dual exhibits are sponsored by Think Mutual Bank. Guests will travel half-way across the world and into the heart of the African savannah, complete with giraffes, ostrich, bongos, wildebeest, addax and guinea fowl. With the option to hand-feed giraffes**, guests will feel like they’re on safari! (Subject to change) Going back in time 65 million years, Dinosaurs!* roar louder than ever with 20 larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs, featuring the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and many more. *Dinosaurs! is a separate fee attraction. Cost is $4.00 ($3.50 for Zoo Members) and Zoo admission is required. **Giraffe feeding is from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.(if giraffe are hungry)and $5 for two crackers.
Jun 4, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
The Geriatrical Theatrical Celebrating The Chronologically Enriched! An all-new musical starring Richard Ooms Claudia Wilkens, with Sally Wingert. From the artists who gave you Church Basement Ladies, How To Talk Minnesotan The Musical, and A Servant's Christmas.
Jun 6, 2013 - Aug 15, 2013
Grab the kids and come down to the Park for a rockin’ good time Thursdays at noon. Performances include: Kidz Dance (6/6), Bob the Beachcomber (6/13 8/1), Magician Brian Richards with Ace Productions (6/20), Alpha Bits Band (6/27), Splatter Sisters (7/11) Sticks and Stones (7/18) Kidz Dance (7/25 8/15)
Jun 7, 2013 - Aug 23, 2013
Grab your blanket or chairs and come prepared to relax and enjoy a great movie. Seating begins at 7:30pm. Show starts at dusk. Movies include: Jack and Jill (6/8) at Cliff Fen Park -120 E. Cliff Road following the GRAND OPENING of the new Lions Playground, The Smurfs (PG) (6/28), Footloose (PG-13) Adult movie night featuring Art in the Park and a food truck rally (7/12), Madagascar 3 (PG) (7/26), Dolphin Tale (PG)(8/9), Rise of the Guardians (PG) (8/23)
Jun 13, 2013 - Jul 20, 2013
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 Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Jun 15, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
Enjoy the spectacular sight of hundreds of North American butterflies at the end of the Tropics Trail. The Aveda Butterfly Garden features more than 40 different species of North American butterflies and moths, fluttering in a beautiful environment that includes a small stream and a diversity of plants. This interactive exhibit demonstrates the butterfly life cycle, including stages as a caterpillar, chrysalis or cocoon, and adult. Zoo staff and volunteers will explain various butterfly activities including pollination, mating, and egg-laying. Free - Included with general zoo admission.
Jun 15, 2013 - Sep 1, 2013
Valleyfair will light up the night sky on select evenings from June 15 – September 1 with a Fantastic Fireworks display. Visit their website for dates and times. Fireworks begin at 9:50pm every night the Park is open until 10pm or later.
Jun 16, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013
Dancers from around the country compete for national titles and monetary awards. June 16-22, 2013
Jun 19, 2013 - Aug 7, 2013
Now in its 36th year! Performances begin at 7pm in the Civic Center Amphitheater (rainout site:Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway) and include: Dirt Road Prophets (6/19), The Teddy Bear Band (6/26), Remembering the King (7/10), Songs of Hope (7/17), Ticket to Brasil (7/24), Alison Scott Duo (7/31), The WHITESIDEWALLS Rock’n Roll Revue (8/7)
Jun 21, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
In Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, Science Museum of Minnesota visitors will discover what archaeologists know about the ancient Maya, as well as the unresolved questions they continue to investigate.
Jun 21, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
The Minnesota Street Rod Association (MSRA) invites you to join our “Back To The 50′s” 40th Anniversary. This year, along with over a projected 12,000 hot rods, customs and classics, the fun continues with vendors, crafters and many special 40th Anniversary events!
Jun 27, 2013 - Jun 29, 2013
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is one of the largest civic events in the upper Midwest, attracting thousands of people to experience the joy of jazz. Events of the festival are held in the downtown area of Saint Paul, Minnesota, including Mears Park located in the heart of the virbrant Lowertown neighborhood. June 27 - 29, 2013 Mears Park Lowertown Saint Paul, MN Free Admission!
Jun 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Since 1978 teams from all over the upper Midwest have been flocking to Burnsville for the best fields, best refs, best weather and best competition. With over 220 teams participating, the FIREcup is consistently in the top three tournaments in the state for size. Registration ends May 17th.
Jun 28, 2013 - Jun 30, 2013
Dancers compete in the 31st Annual National Finals for awards and cash prizes.
Jun 30, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013
Free Sunday night concerts all summer long in Nicollet Commons Park in the Heart of the City. Line-up includes: Melody and The Dramatics (6/30), Wenso Asby (Smooth Neo-soul Jazz) (7/7), The Smorgasboards (Polka) (7/14), Northern Winds Band (Concert Band) (7/21) Q The Clique (Rock) (7/28).
Jul 4, 2013
Celebrate the 4th of July with lots of family fun at Raceway Park! Festivities include Hotdog Eating Contest, Figure 8's, Flagpole Feature V8s, Thunder V8's, Mini Stocks, Flyers, Trailer Race, and FIREWORKS!
Jul 12, 2013 - Jul 20, 2013
The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Entering its 74th year, Minneapolis residents, workers, and tourists have come to love and appreciate all that the City of Minneapolis has to offer during the Aquatennial Festival.
Jul 12, 2013 - Jul 13, 2013
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. Bands include Grace Potter The Noctournals, Matt Nathanson, ZZ Ward, Mayer Hawthorne, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Walk the Moon, Cloud Cult and more!
Jul 13, 2013
Join us at the seventh annual International Festival of Burnsville. During this event guests can peruse food vendor tents and admire cultural displays. Dancers, musicians and other entertainers will exhibit the city’s diverse population and traditions.
Jul 16, 2013 - Jul 20, 2013
America's greatest International youth soccer tournament! Held at the world's largest soccer complex, the tournament host nearly 1,000 teams from all over the world.
Jul 19, 2013 - Jul 20, 2013
The Lakefront Music Fest is an annual 2-day outdoor music event held in Prior Lake, located just 10 minutes west of Burnsville on County Rd 42. This year’s line-up includes: Montgomery Gentry, Bret Michaels, Warrant, Firehouse, Casey James, and the Devon Worley Band!
Jul 21, 2013
Don’t miss as this touring music and extreme sports festival makes its only stop in Minnesota at Canterbury Park! This one day event will showcase punk rock/alternative bands like Action Item, Story of the Year, Reel Big Fish and more.
Jul 26, 2013
The Minnesota Twins and 96.3 K-TWIN are excited to announce the Skyline Music Festival sponsored by Michelob Golden Draft Light and Rockstar Energy Drink at Target Field on Friday, July 26. The Festival features The LP Tour with Soul Asylum, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Matthew Sweet with special guest Gear Daddies. This first-ever concert configuration at Target Field will allow fans intimate views of the performances as well as stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. You don't want to miss hearing these celebrated bands from the 90s in the great outdoors at Target Field!
Jul 30, 2013 - Aug 4, 2013
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Misérables “splendidly reworked, thrilling and unforgettable. An unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.” The Chicago Tribune says this Les Misérables is a “grand theatrical sweep for a new generation of fans.” Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
Aug 1, 2013 - Feb 23, 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! August 1st, 2013 through February 23, 2014. Check website for show dates and times.
Aug 2, 2013 - Aug 4, 2013
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs Part of Your World, She’s in Love, and the Oscar®-winning Under the Sea. Showtimes August 2: 1:00pm, 7:30pm August 3: 7:30pm August 4: 2:00pm
Aug 5, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013
Dakota County’s regional fair with exhibits, live entertainment, food concessions, livestock, midway rides and games, and much more!
Aug 9, 2013 - Dec 29, 2013
Skol Vikings! It's all about Purple Pride in Minnesota! Watch the Minnesota Vikings take on NFL rivals like the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears at home at Mall of America Field. 2013 Season (home games only, Central Time Zone) August 9 - vs. Houston, 7pm (Preseason) August 29 - vs. Tennessee, 7pm (Preseason) September 22 - vs. Cleveland, 12 noon September 29 - vs. Pittsburgh, 12 noon October 13 - vs. Carolina, 12 noon October 27 - vs. Green Bay, 7:20pm November 7 - vs. Washington, 7:25pm December 1 - vs. Chicago, 12 noon December 15 - vs. Philadelphia, 12 noon December 29 - vs. Detroit, 12 noon
Aug 17, 2013
The Art and All That Jazz Festival is an annual event held the third weekend in August in Burnsville Minnesota in the beautiful Heart of the City. Now in it's tenth year, the festival has become the centerpiece of summer activities in the area, attracting over 15,000 people. Our unique blend of art vendors, amazing music acts, and food in the cultural hub of the south suburbs makes our event the place to be, and the place to be seen.
Aug 17, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
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!
Aug 22, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
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 22 - September 2, 2013 2013 Grandstand Concerts Series August 27 - Depeche Mode August 28 - 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival August 31 - Macklemore Ryan Lewis September 2 - Tim McGraw More Acts - TBA Photo Credit: Minnesota State Fair
Sep 4, 2013 - Sep 8, 2013
Over a five day stretch, Fire Muster features wine tasting, beer tasting, entertainment, fireworks, carnival rides, kids activities, emergency personnel demonstrations, food and beverages from local restaurants, a community parade, and, of course, the fire truck parade that started it all.
Sep 13, 2013
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. His unique style - he calls it simply finger style - is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that - and more – on one guitar. Tickets on sale June 14, 2013. Showtime: 8PM
Sep 20, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
World's Largest Scrapbooking Festival! Stamp, scrap, craft, and create at the nation’s premier scrapbooking event! We’re converting the Mall of America into a giant scrapbooking party, and you don’t want to miss it. With admission, get access to dozens and dozens of Make Take projects, or sign up for one of over 65 paid Create-it! Workshops, all sponsored by your favorite scrapbooking brands and Archiver’s. Make plans now to discover all the latest products, learn new ideas to expand your skills, and have fun with friends who share your passion for creativity. We'll see you at ScrapFest 2013.
Sep 21, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Thrills, chills and frights come together at the Valleyscare Halloween Haunt. During the day, Planet Spooky is suitable for all ages with non-scary Halloween activities, attractions and rides. At night, the undead come alive at Halloween Haunt. Featuring nine terrifying mazes and scarezones, bone-chilling live entertainment and signature thrill rides that bring terror to a whole new level.
Sep 26, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil will perform under the big top at Mall of America.
Sep 27, 2013 - Jan 25, 2014
Relive the tradition! FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will return to the Main Stage for the first time in 20 years, marking Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's 45th anniversary! The timeless production has captured the hearts of people around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. Its universal themes of tradition and family cut across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences incredibly moved by its powerful story and the music that helps to tell it. Playing September 27, 2013 - January 25, 2014 on the Main Stage.
Sep 29, 2013
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. '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. Special one matinee only performance on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3pm.
Oct 11, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Prepare to be scared as you transcend into the secret History of the Hill where there lurks an ancient evil. Over 100 ghouls, goblins and vampires have taken over and are ready to welcome you into their homes... where the dead are their playmates and visitors are their prey... This full night of frights includes a full bar, dining, live music, a bonfire, and much more. This is one haunting night you will never forget. Select dates in Oct. Visit their website for dates and times.
Oct 13, 2013
Afternoon at Pops: Latin Rhapsody with Nachito Herrera and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue. Showtime: 2pm The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota’s Dakota county since 1986. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.
Oct 19, 2013
Michael Matone's Rat Pack returns to the concert stage in 'Salute to the Rat Pack The Legends of Las Vegas! This exciting theatrical presentation features the greatest hits of Frank, Sammy and Dean as they held court over Las Vegas at their legendary Sands Hotel concerts during the Swinging 60's! Join us as we salute the greatest entertainers of all time, taking you back to the golden age of Vegas when the Chairman of the Board and his martini-tipping crooners ruled the finest entertainment palaces in the world. Showtime: 8pm
Oct 20, 2013
Country Roads: A John Denver Celebration Featuring Jim Curry and the John Denver Band with Special Guests Original John Denver Band Members Jim Connor - John Sommers - Richie Garcia. 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. 3:00pm
Nov 9, 2013
West Coast Performing Arts Presenters and Rock N Roll Inc. Proudly Present Walk Like A Man! A Celebration of the Music of Frankie Valli Saturday, November 9, 2013, 7:30pm at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center
Nov 10, 2013
Never before has there been a Neil Diamond Tribute artist like Dean Colley, who has the extraordinary look, moves and sound of Neil Diamond! Backed by his top notch show band, Dean takes the audience on a musical journey through the history of Neil Diamond, playing all the favorite hits like 'Cracklin Rosie,' 'America,' 'Song Sung Blue,' 'Cherry Cherry,' 'Holly Holy,' and many, many more! 'Hot August Night' is an authentic re-creation of the historic 1970's Neil Diamond Shows held at The Greek Theater and features over 35 Neil Diamond Hits! Starring acclaimed Neil Diamond Tribute artist Dean Colley and his Hot August Night Showband! Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:00pm at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Nov 14, 2013 - Nov 17, 2013
Huffman Productions, Inc has organized and promoted over 250 arts crafts events in 12 markets during their 30 year run. Autumn Festival is a gigantic, top-quality arts and crafts show that attracts hundreds of the nation's finest exhibitors from all across the country. The festival is held at the Canterbury Park Racetrack Card Club.
Dec 13, 2013
Handel’s Messiah Showtimes: 2PM 7:00 PM (Sing-along performance at 7:00 PM) The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota’s Dakota county since 1986. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.
Dec 21, 2013 - Dec 22, 2013
The Great Northern Union Chorus (GNU) is an internationally acclaimed, auditioned men's a cappella chorus based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, drawing members and audience from throughout the Midwest. New this year is a Christmas concert that will feature some old favorites and some new standards all performed in the exciting GNU style. Whether 8 or 80, this concert can be enjoyed by the whole family! Start a new holiday tradition this year. December 21 Show Times - 2:00pm 7:00pm December 22 Show Time - 2:00pm
Feb 9, 2014
High School Choir Festival/Benefit Concert a Four Choirs Festival with Dr. Angela Hanson performing a violin solo. Showtime: 3PM ABOUT DVS The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota’s Dakota county since 1986. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.
Mar 16, 2014
The Feeling in Baroque Music with Layton (Skip) James, Harpsichord and the DVS Chamber Orchestra. Showtimes: 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (In BPAC Black Box Theater) ABOUT DVS The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota’s Dakota county since 1986. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.
Apr 27, 2014
Young Artists’ Concert - Orchestra Festival with Young Artists’ featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 with two orchestras! Showtime: 2PM ABOUT DVS The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota’s Dakota county since 1986. The symphony is comprised of a 60-member symphony orchestra, a 40-member mixed chorus and a 90-member summer pops orchestra and chorus, all under the direction of founder and music director Stephen J. Ramsey.