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Hello, Dolly! at Channhassen Dinner Theatre

Sep 5, 2014 - Feb 21, 2015

Dolly Levi is a delightfully scheming busybody who makes her living as a matchmaker in glamorous New York City. She's out to make a match for Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, with the charming hat maker, Irene Molloy - but in the process, Dolly snares a groom for herself. Dolly masterfully orchestrates romance and adventure in a glittering mixed up night on the town. Photo Credit: Heidi Bohnenkamp, 2014

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Minnesota Wild Hockey

Oct 9, 2014 - Apr 11, 2015

Celebrate all levels of the game in the State of Hockey by joining the Minnesota Wild at the state-of-the-art Xcel Energy Center! Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Wild.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball

Oct 29, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015

Cheer on Minnesota's own Timberwolves at the Target Center for their 2014/2015 season!

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Toddler Tuesdays® at Mall of America

Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015

Grab your kids and head out to Toddler Tuesdays® for a morning of fun! Toddler Tuesdays is a program that provides events, free entertainment and discounts especially for toddlers. Events include special character appearances, arts and crafts, story time and much more! 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.

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Ice Castles

Jan 9, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

Imagine a magical collision of the Apostle Island ice caves, frozen waterfalls, and glaciers–formed into towering organic archways, tunnels, slot canyons, stalactites and frozen thrones. By day this frozen wonderland glimmers with glacial blues and frosty whites. After dark the ice formations glow multi-colored with the help of thousands of LED lights within the ice.

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Omnifest at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Jan 9, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015

Get a front-row seat to experience larger-than-life adventures—from atop the great sand dunes of Africa's Namib Desert to alongside the Hubble Space Telescope, hundreds of miles above the Earth's surface. Omnifest 2015 will bring five big films—both new and favorites—to the William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater's giant screen.

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Creativity Jam at Minnesota Children's Museum

Jan 17, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in imagination and craft their own story. Along the way they’ll show their creative thinking, collaboration abilities and responsiveness to change.

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Pop Up Musical at Plymouth Playhouse

Jan 21, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015

Not your typical night at the Theater! Pop Up Musical is a spectacular evening of Broadway's treasured tunes, backstage trivia, musings and smartaleck remarks, surpassing all ordinary revues. Presented in the style of VH1's Pop Up Video, it's a new twist on your old favorits like Westside Story, Luck Be A Lady, Edelweiss and Guys and Dolls.

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Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Jan 22, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015

Since 1886, Minnesotan's have been participated in The Coolest Celebration on Earth! Festivities include a Grande Day Parade and the Torchlight Parade, Ice Carving Snow Sculpting competitions and Frozen 5K Half Marathon races.

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World's Toughest Rodeo™ at Xcel Energy Center

Jan 30, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015

World's Toughest Rodeo™ stampedes into Saint Paul for two thrilling shows Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. World's Toughest Rodeo showcases champion cowboys from around the United States competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding or bull riding, while the ladies will be vying for the championship title in barrel racing. The top two in each event will return for a second time to go head-to-head to determine the night's champion.

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Bret Michaels at the Mystic Lake Showroom

Jan 31, 2015

Bret Michaels will perform at the Mystic Showroom on Saturday, January 31 at 8:00pm.

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Canterbury Park Home Improvement and Design Expo

Jan 31, 2015

Don’t miss Shakopee's premier home show, the Home Improvement and Design Expo, and see the Twin Cities’ premier builders, remodelers, architects, garden experts, interior decorators, landscapers, and more! Explore the latest products and services and talk with the experts to gather ideas and information so you can start your project off the RIGHT way! Up to 200 Exhibitors!

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Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! at the Minnesota Children's Museum

Jan 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling exhibit brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! allows kids to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools and thinking to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. It’s sure to be a super-duper-ooper-schmooper good time!

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Oliver! at Pantages Theatre

Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

Broadway Re-Imagined returns with Oliver!, the extraordinary tale with a twist. Nationally acclaimed director Peter Rothstein stages the Tony Award®-winning musical in an all-new production at the Pantages Theatre. This third Broadway Re Imaginedcollaboration between Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust brings to life Charles Dickens' vivid characters including the Artful Dodger, Fagin and, of course, the young orphan Oliver. Oliver’s quest to find a home and family takes us on a heart-wrenching and heart-warming musical journey. Don't miss this classic for the entire family!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Guthrie Theater

Feb 7, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

Mischief meets merriment in this fresh reimagining of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedy. In just one night, four magical stories are cleverly woven together: the marriage of the Athenian duke to the Amazon queen; the battle of the king and queen of the fairies; the follies of four lovers in a forest; and the hilarious antics of amateur actors staging a play. Enter a vibrant world where fairies fly overhead, a donkey bursts into song, and love potion makes your perspective turn on a dime. This production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an immersive theatrical experience suitable for theatergoers nine to 90 - one you don’t want to miss!

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American Heart Association: Go Red for Women at Mall of America

Feb 7, 2015

The American Heart Association launched Go Red for Women to raise awareness and help women take preventative action to reduce their personal risk factors for heart disease. Nearly 460,000 women die annually of heart disease, about one woman every minute - more than the next four leading causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. The media and general public are invited to attend free activities at Mall of America in honor of American Heart Month. Learn about risks for heart disease and how to take action to live healthier. Free give-a-ways will be available.

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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.

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Chocolate & Hearts: How Sweet It Is -- A 62+ Event Filled with Music, Chocolate and Fun!

Feb 13, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, treat yourself (or someone special) to something more than just a greeting card. At this 62+ Valentine’s Day celebration, your heart may melt, but the chocolate buffet certainly will not. This celebration will include hors d’oeuvres and a chocolate buffet, games, entertainment and more! Register by Friday, Feb. 6. To register call 952-895-4500 or visit www.burnsville.org/recreation and click “Online Registration.”

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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.

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Love, Loss & What I Wore at the Ames Center

Feb 13, 2015

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five principal women. The subject matter of the monologues includes women's relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman's life.

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The Love Show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015

Storytellers. Poets. Songsters. Dreamers. A true celebration for Valentine's weekend! Love can take you from the brink of tears to a belly laugh. No performers can do it better or more delightfully than internationally known, honey-throated actors/singers/poets, headliners and national/international recording and radio stars: Claudia Schmidt, Simone Perrin, Prudence Johnson, Beth Gilleland, Dane Stauffer and pianist-extraordinaire Dan Chouinard. Join us as they explore the subject of love: the ups and downs, the thrills and spills. The Love Show dazzled on tour last year, and promises to be an evening of fun for sweethearts and friends alike! Two nights only!

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Excelsior Winter Farmers' Market at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Feb 14, 2015

Choose from a variety of vendors and products in the traditional all under one roof Farmer's Market setup.

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Love Tour at the Minnesota Zoo

Feb 14, 2015

Our annual Valentine event is a perfect way to spend a romantic evening out. This year’s event will again provide a glimpse into the private lives of a variety of animals. From courtship to breeding, our furry, feathered, and scaly, indulge in exotic romantic rituals. For adults only (ages 21 +) the Love Tour is a one of a kind experience. After the Tropic’s tour enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Register Online

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Masquerade Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015

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

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TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAm at Buck Hill

Feb 14, 2015

It’s year 13 for the TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAm at various resorts throughout the United States, and our second time at Buck Hill. We’re still progressing, trying new things, and having fun. That’s what this contest has always been about. We declare winners and it’s a good way to get your name out there, but it’s really about the comradery that builds out of everyone just snowboarding together and having a good time. We give away sweet prizes, play loud music, and build weird stuff that you might only ride one day in your entire life. EVENT DAY SCHEDULE | 8:00-9:30am Registration/Rider Check-in | 10:45am Rider Meeting @ TransAM Course | 11:00am – 12:00 TransAM Traffic Jam Prelims | 12:00 – 1:00pm Break | 1:00-2:00pm TransAM Finals | 2:30pm Awards/Pizza Party for TransAm competitors Fees $15.00

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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.

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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!

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League of Champions Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015

Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.

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Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull at the Target Center

Feb 21, 2015

NEW DATE: Taking the mantra of “Don’t Stop The Party” to heart, music’s hottest tour of the year will now return for a second set of concert dates - including a stop at Target Center on February 21!

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Minneapolis Home & Garden Show

Feb 25, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with 1000 experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and landscaping and much more. Shop, compare and save for 5 days only!

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Mary Poppins at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Feb 27, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015

MARY POPPINS makes its debut on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Main Stage! Based upon the iconic Disney animated film, MARY POPPINS is a family musical featuring breathtaking dance numbers and unforgettable songs including: “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly A Kite.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, this enchanting musical has captivated audiences for generations, and now, she comes to life on Chanhassen's Main Stage to dazzle you!

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VIP Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015

VIP Dance hosts a regional dance competition for local studios.

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Ariana Grande at Xcel Energy Center

Mar 1, 2015

Pop music's biggest breakout star of the year, Ariana Grande, will bring The Honeymoon Tour, her first North American headlining tour in support of her Billboard #1 album My Everything, to Xcel Energy Center on March 1. Buy Tickets

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Twin Cities Bridal Show

Mar 1, 2015

The Twin Cities Bridal Show - The Wedding Dream Expo is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 at Saint Paul RiverCentre and will open at noon and is your Go-To for everything you need for your wedding. Come spark your creativity with The Inspiration Station™- it's like Pinterest, only live! Find all of your dream wedding vendors and learn how to make your wedding totally unique, fresh and fun. Highlights include the Aisle of Style™ Fashion Show, the Glam 2 Go Makeover Zone™ and Club Groom™.

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Minnesota Twins Season 2015

Mar 5, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015

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

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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.

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Pentatonix: On My Way Home Tour at the Orpheum Theatre

Mar 7, 2015

Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release, That’s Christmas To Me, which debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group’s the second album (the first one beingPTX Vol. III) within a month and fourth in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart. Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views. The group recently collaborated with world-renowned director Baz Luhrmann and Barney’s on their Baz Dazzled Christmas experience and recently appeared on The Today Show, The American Music Awards and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Sarah McLachlan at the Mystic Showroom

Mar 7, 2015

Multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan announced that she will be bringing her “Shine On Tour” to Mystic Lake. McLachlan will take the Mystic Showroom stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

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Subway® Bed Race for Bridging at Buck Hill Ski Area

Mar 7, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, join us at Buck Hill for the 17th annual SUBWAY® Bedrace for Bridging! Grab three friends, unique costumes, and get ready for the four of you to race down Buck Hill’s tubing slope to help raise funds for Bridging. All proceeds from the event benefit Bridging and help furnish homes with hope. Prizes are awarded for the fastest team, most money raised for Bucks for Bridging, and the best costumes!

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Twin Cities Auto Show

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

The Twin Cities Auto Show, presented by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center March 7-15, 2015.

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre

Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Minneapolis! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney'sBeauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre!

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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.

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Kids Artistic Revue Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

Regional Competition

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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.

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The Transit Authority - The Chicago Concert Experience at the Ames Center

Mar 19, 2015

Experience the explosive powerhouse horns and music of one of the world's greatest Super Groups in the world's most authentic tribute to the Chicago Transit Authority. 'Transit Authority' is a high-energy 8-piece ensemble that covers three decades of gold in a show you will never forget! This very special evening will include such hits as 'Saturday in the Park', '25 or 6 to 4', 'Colour My World', 'Beginnings', 'Baby What A Big Surprise', 'If You Leave Me Now', and many more! Showtime: 8pm

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Stars on Ice at Xcel Energy Center

Mar 22, 2015

Skating’s Best “Dancing for Joy” in All-New 2015 Tour! In 2015, Stars on Ice will celebrate the beauty and athleticism of dancing on ice, bringing you world-class skating and stunning ensemble performances.

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Maroon 5 at Xcel Energy Center

Mar 23, 2015

Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5, with special guests Magic! and Rozzi Crane, will make a stop at Xcel Energy Center on Monday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Illusionists at the Ordway

Mar 24, 2015 - Apr 29, 2015

Witness the Impossible The most important live magic show currently touring the world. Seven incredible illusionists enact mind bending acts of magic and illusion; many have never been seen before. This critically acclaimed production is a powerful mix of of outrageous, jaw dropping acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and a full view water escape.

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City of Burnsville's Grand 'Ol Carnival

Mar 26, 2015

Hurry, hurry, step right up! Grandparents and parents--looking for something fun to do with the kids during spring break? Come on down to the Grand Ol' Carnival. Carnival games, prizes, open gym, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and more! Sponsored by the City of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education. Event will take place Thursday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Nicollet Junior High. Registration by March 23. Participants can register online at www.burnsville.org/recreation or by phone at 952-895-4500.

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Whole Lotta Zep & Madd Co Tribute Show at the Ames Center

Mar 26, 2015

Two of classic rock's most celebrated Supergroups of the 70's: Led Zeppelin and Bad Company will share the stage in this all-hit tribute evening of great rock fun! Showtime: 8pm

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Chris Tomlin at the Target Center

Mar 28, 2015

The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform classics spanning their career including “Hotel California,” “New Kid In Town,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” “Best Of My Love” and “Take It Easy.” Hits from band members’ solo catalogs will also be featured during the evening. Showtime: 8:00pm

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Robert Irvine Live at the Mystic Showroom

Mar 28, 2015

Chef Robert Irvine, star of the hit television shows Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible is bringing his live stage show to the Mystic Showroom on Saturday, March 28. Much more than a cooking demo, Robert Irvine Live is an interactive multimedia experience featuring audience participation, live cooking challenges and multiple onstage cameras capturing all the action. Each show is different—the audience chooses everything from time limits and ingredients to the challenge itself from a digital wheel. Chef Irvine does not know in advance what his challenges for the evening might be. Throughout the night, up to 30 audience members may be called onstage to participate. Robert Irvine Live also incorporates questions in tweets and Facebook posts collected before the show. For more information, visit chefirvine.com.

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Hall of Fame Dance Challenge at the Ames Center

Mar 29, 2015

Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.

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Annie at the Orpheum Theatre

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015

Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back! The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. Featuring the beloved book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as It's the Hard Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You, plus the eternal anthem of optimism, Tomorrow. Don't wait until tomorrow.

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REO Speedwagon at the Mystic Showroom

Apr 3, 2015

Rock the night with REO Speedwagon at the Mystic Showroom on April 3rd at 8pm.

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Harlem Globetrotters at the Target Center

Apr 4, 2015

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways.

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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen at Target Center

Apr 8, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!

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Judy Garland: A Night in the Life at the Ames Center

Apr 9, 2015

Both a theatrical stage play and musical, this award winning cabaret-style show chronicles the life and songs of Judy Garland - a first-person account of her life as seen through her own eyes. Showtime: 8pm

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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!

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Chris Hardwick at Pantages Theatre

Apr 10, 2015

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, chart-topping podcaster, television personality, contributor for Wired magazine and creative head of the multi-platform media behemoth known as Nerdist Industries. Chris is the CEO of Nerdist Industries, which has grown to include the Nerdist.com website, a premium YouTube channel at Youtube.com/nerdist with over 900,000 subscribers, 2.3 million Twitter fans and a podcast network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast that averages five million monthly downloads.

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Spring Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair at Canterbury Park

Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015

Hundreds of the nation's finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Voted one of the best shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Stage entertainment, hourly gift certificate drawings, plenty of food drink, lots of family fun! April 10, 11, 12, 2015 Canterbury Park ~ Shakopee, MN Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 9am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm Adults $9; Seniors $8; Children under 10 are FREE

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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.

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Joe McHale at the Mystic Showroom

Apr 11, 2015

Renowned for his sarcastic and satirical commentary on pop culture and reality TV, Joel McHale will bring his quick wit to the Mystic Showroom stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11. As host of TV’s Friday night sensation “The Soup,” McHale mocks the surreal world of reality TV and celebrities. He also teases and taunts pop culture on the hit comedic series “Community” where he stars as Jeff Winger, a lawyer at a fictional community college.

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The Crucible at the Guthrie Theatre

Apr 11, 2015 - May 24, 2015

For the first time in four decades, Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of good and evil will be revisited at the Guthrie. It’s 1692 and a dark magic possesses Salem. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard and no one is beyond suspicion. As investigations into witchcraft reach their height, a young woman points a finger at Elizabeth, the blameless wife of John Proctor. But Proctor finds he cannot save her without unearthing his own black sin. With powerful notions of faith and uncertainty, and truth and deception – burning as feverishly today as the day it was written – this Tony Award-winning masterpiece of the American canon is a must-see.

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Neil Diamond at Xcel Energy Center

Apr 12, 2015

Neil Diamond, iconic Grammy Award®-winning rock and pop singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, will embark on his highly anticipated NEIL DIAMOND TOUR 2015. The 2015 tour will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favorites.

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Junk Bonanza at Canterbury Park

Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015

The twice-a-year Bonanza provides a gathering spot for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, beautiful antiques, and one-of-a-kind and artisan-repurposed pieces. The three-day, indoor events each offer best-of shopping experiences and a day of hourly cash coupon giveaways, drawings and special appearances.

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Broadway Songbook: Rock & Roll on Broadway at the Ordway

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015

See what Time Magazine exclaims is “A don’t miss theatre event! The #1 Broadway musical of the year.” Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is hitting the road in a stunning and stirring new staging, including such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nottin’.”

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Legacy Dance Competition at the Ames Center

Apr 19, 2015

Dancers compete for scholarships and the coveted Legacy Award.

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Happy Days A New Musical at New Century Theatre

Apr 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Happy Days - A New Musical brings one of television's best loved families to a new generation. When Arnold's, the town's number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur The Fonz Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. In a race against time, can The Fonz save the day?

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Savor Minnesota at Canterbury Park

Apr 25, 2015

Cheers! Savor Minnesota is a rare opportunity to taste everything Minnesota wineries have to offer, as well as samples from dozens of craft breweries and food producers, all in a single afternoon. The sixth-annual Savor Minnesota is Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

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Como Town Amusement Park 2015 Season

Apr 26, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015

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!

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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.

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Jersey Boys at the Orpheum Theatre

Apr 28, 2015 - May 3, 2015

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post forJersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. It will run for centuries! proclaims Time Magazine. Show contains authentic New Jersey language.

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2015 Festival of Nations

Apr 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Festival of Nations returns to the Saint Paul RiverCentre for the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota. This family-friendly festival brings together people from a vast array of backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage. Through world-class entertainment with daily performances, exhibits, food, music, dance, and personal connections, Festival of Nations provides a look into the traditions, history and journey of over 90 ethnic groups, and sheds light on how each one contributes to the American cultural landscape.

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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.

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Live Racing at Elko Speedway

May 9, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015

2015 marks our 50th year of racing but we are more than racing. Open every Saturday night from May-September for family fun entertainment including NASCAR racing and our famous Eve of Destructions. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Located just 10 minutes south of Burnsville on I35.

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Saint Paul Saints Baseball

May 10, 2015 - Sep 7, 2015

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. Now playing in Lowertown at CHS Field!

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Camelot at the Ordway

May 12, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Before “Game of Thrones,” for “one brief shining moment” there was a place called Camelot. Experience the majesty and splendor of the enchanting fable of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in this four-time Tony Award®-winning show. The celebrated score includes “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.”

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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!

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2015 Live Horse Racing at Canterbury Park

May 15, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

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.

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Valleyfair Amusement Park 2015 Season

May 15, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

Valleyfair, the Upper Midwest’s largest family amusement park, features over 75 rides and attractions including eight roller coasters, entertainment, Dinosaurs Alive, Planet Snoopy and a newly expanded Soak City Waterpark. The expansion includes six new waterslides and an interactive splash pad. Soak City Waterpark is included with admission to Valleyfair. Click on the Coupon icon for a money saving discount to Valleyfair!

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Billy Joel at the Target Center

May 16, 2015

Billy Joel will perform one show in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This concert marks Joel’s first solo appearance at the arena since 1999.

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Chicago at the State Theatre

May 19, 2015

Chicago , the legendary rock band with horns known for such megahits as Saturday in the Park, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? and Hard Habit to Break, returns to the State Theatre after last year’s sold-out concert. The first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades, Chicago has sold more than 100 million records in their enduring career and are Billboard’s highest charting American band of all time. From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-classic songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations.

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New Kids on the Block with special guests TLC and Nelly at Xcel Energy Center

May 20, 2015

New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will stop in over 30 cities across North America.

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Soundset 2015 at Canterbury Park

May 24, 2015

Mark your calendar for this one day hiphop festival at Canterbury Park!

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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!

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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.

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Minnesota Lynx 2015 Season

Jun 5, 2015 - Sep 11, 2015

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

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The Script at the State Theatre

Jun 5, 2015

The Script return to Minneapolis, hot on the heels of the release of their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence. The album follows the ultra-catchy hit Superheroes. The video premiered earlier last month and has already picked up over 5 million views. The Script recently played two sold out special, intimate shows – the first in their hometown at Dublin Castle, and the latter at London’s Roundhouse, as part of the iTunes Festival.

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Bette Midler at Xcel Energy Center

Jun 7, 2015

Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler has announced that she will return to the stage for her first major tour in a decade. The Divine Miss M's national tour kicks off on May 8 in Hollywood, FL at The Hard Rock Live and will visit 22 cities nationwide. With every ticket purchased online, Bette Midler fans are entitled to a copy of her new CD, It's the Girls!

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Damn Yankees at the Ordway

Jun 16, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015

Fast-paced and wickedly clever, Damn Yankees is an all-American home-run hit! An aging baseball fanatic is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the Devil. Can he lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees and still outsmart the Devil to win his soul back in time?

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The Church Basement Ladies at Plymouth Playhouse

Jun 18, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015

In 2005, the first Church Basement Ladies opened to wild enthusiasm. We're bringing the original back to celebrate ten years of laughter, toe-tapping music and touching memories that will once again make you laugh and cry all the ay home. Don't miss the show that started it all!

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The Music Man at the Guthrie Theater

Jun 20, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015

Summer isn’t complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. (We love when he falls head over heels for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into an honest man.) But you’ve never seen it here and there’s no better time than the present to experience this all-American gem. Overflowing with heart and a parade of toe-tapping songs including “Goodnight, My Someone,” “Gary, Indiana,” “Till There Was You” and “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this Tony-winning classic is family entertainment at its best. Secure your tickets now or there may be trouble with a capital “T” when they become scarce!

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Once at the State Theatre

Jun 23, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015

Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights.

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Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park

Jul 26, 2015

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 Yellowcard , Less Than Jake, Sleeper Agent, We The Kings and many, many more!

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Kinky Boots at the Orpheum Theatre

Jul 28, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

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Pirates of Penzance at the Ordway

Aug 4, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

A band of swashbuckling pirates set hearts aflutter with their high seas hijinks. This cheeky farce by Gilbert Sullivan explodes across the stage with damsels in distress, a sexy pirate king, a delightfully dotty Major-General and a score you’ll hum all the way home.

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Foo Fighters at Xcel Energy Center

Aug 22, 2015

Foo Fighters are following up the release of the band’s most ambitious album with its biggest ever North American tour to date and will make a stop in St. Paul Xcel Energy Center on Saturday, August 22.

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Taylor Swift at Xcel Energy Center

Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015

Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will bring her 1989 World Tour to Saint Paul at the Xcel Energy Center for two performances on Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. each night.

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The Who at the Target Center

Oct 10, 2015

The Who will embark on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2015! Don't miss them at Target Center on October 10! Set list to include iconic songs: Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Baba O-Riley, Who Are You, I Can't Explain, Pinball Wizard and Behind Blue Eyes.

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