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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.
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
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!
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
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.
Mar 31, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
See Minnesota's Professional Baseball team live in action at their home at Target Field!
Apr 4, 2014 - Aug 31, 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Jun 14, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Hop onboard and discover the engineer within! Travel to the Island of Sodor where imaginations charge full steam ahead in Thomas Friends™: Explore the Rails, a hands-on STEM exhibit based on the adventures of everyone’s favorite blue engine, Thomas, his engine friends and the Island of Sodor’s iconic locations: Knapford Station, Sodor Steamworks and much more. Help Thomas and his friends solve a variety of challenges, from simple sorting and shape identification to more complex engineering obstacles.
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.
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!
Aug 20, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
It's The Book of Mormon, the nine time Tony® Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. The New York Times calls it the best musical of this century. Washington Post says, It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals. And Entertainment Weekly says, grade A: the funniest musical of all time. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry. Contains explicit language.
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
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.
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
The U.S. joined WWI in 1917, and Fort Snelling was mobilized to support thousands of recruits preparing to head to the Western Front. Bring your family and join us at Historic Fort Snelling for this BRAND-NEW event and learn about Minnesota’s role in the Great War. Visit with costumed staff and reenactors, watch military demonstrations and weapons firings, and experience what life was like for Minnesotans during this crucial era.
Sep 4, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
This year's Fire Muster will feature 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 4, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
The eighth annual Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival will return to Saint Paul’s Mears Park Thursday, September 4 through Saturday, September 6. The free, three-day festival welcomes music lovers of all ages and celebrates our community’s multi-dimensional musical tastes with a wide variety of music. Concrete and Grass serves as the launch of the fall performance season for the Ordway, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club, and showcases other groups from the Twin Cities’ diverse musical scene. Food, wine and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District will be available in the park all weekend.
Sep 5, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014
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.
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
Sep 12, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
WHERE CITY MEETS COUNTRY...10 country bands in 2 days at the Dakota County Fairgrounds.
Sep 12, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Fall family fun is sure to be found at Sever's Corn Maze and Fall Festival! With live music, an exotic petting zoo, giant slide, the corn pit, and of course the corn maze, there is something for the whole family! Friday- Sunday, September 12th - October 26th, 2014
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.
Sep 15, 2014
Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran has announced plans for his first-ever headlining arena tour of North America, including a stop at Target Center on September 15th!
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.
Sep 20, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
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 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
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.
Sep 25, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
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.
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!
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.
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!
Sep 30, 2014
It’s official! After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie will be re-joining Fleetwood Mac band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks as they launch the On With The Show Tour.Exclusively promoted by Live Nation, the tour will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 30 in Minneapolis, Minn. at Target Center and the reunited band will perform 34 shows in 33 cities across North America.
Oct 4, 2014
Local and national amateur bodybuilding, men’s and women’s physique, figure and bikini competitors will take the stage at the Ames Center on October 4, 2014 to compete for the overall title within their divisions. Judging for each class will take place during prejudging, which starts at 9 AM. During finals, which start at 6 PM, competitors will be presented with trophies, overalls will be judged.
Oct 5, 2014
The annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, dubbed The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America will take place on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The marathon starts in Minneapolis and ends at the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Oct 7, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart-stopping (I've Had) The Time of My Life. London's Sunday Express says This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot! Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
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.
Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Food, Fashion, Fun Shopping, Fitness, Relaxation, Pampering, Self Care, Psychics, Paranormal Experts Talks Goddess Empowerment! This isn't a freebee expo! Come expecting premium exhibitors, awesome talks, goddess empowerment and a great weekend out with your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and grandmothers! Join us for a women's expo like no other!
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.
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.
Oct 19, 2014
Pearl Jam will perform at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on Sunday, October 19th.
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!
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
Oct 29, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015
Cheer on Minnesota's own Timberwolves at the Target Center for their 2014/2015 season!
Nov 2, 2014
James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years and he and his All-Star Band are coming to Saint Paul for one intimate and memorable night on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.
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?
Nov 13, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
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! November 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014 Canterbury Park ~ Shakopee, MN Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 9am-7pm, Sun. 10am-5pm Adults $9; Seniors $8; Children under 10 are FREE
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.
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.
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
Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
These pageants are the official state preliminary pageants to the national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants. The newly crowned Miss Minnesota USA will advance to compete in the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant in Miami, FL, live on NBC Universal television.
Dec 3, 2014
Bring back those cherished songs on the holidays! From classics like Adeste Fidelis and Silent Night to swinging and rocking tunes like Rockin Around the Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas Polka and Winter Wonderland, The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade send out a warm holiday family feeling making this a truly enjoyable evening of memories and fun for all ages.
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!
Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014
Make plans now to attend this year's holiday extravaganza as lorie celebrates the most special year of her career. Yes, this year marks her 25th Anniversary Christmas Special. Lorie plans to bring her Fab 5 and feature the best of the best of the past 25 years of making and sharing music with her fans.
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.
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!
Dec 15, 2014
This holiday, join an Emmy-winning 21st century crooner and a sizzling, eight piece band for an evening of Christmas elegance and song. Enjoy a performance that blends the sound of Sinatra and Bublé with the Spirit of the season!
Dec 16, 2014
Tonic Sol-fa, the popular Minnesota based harmony group will make a stop in Burnsville for their 2014 Holiday Tour! The guy's up-tempo, interactive holiday set will include well known Christmas songs from the latest TSF holiday album entitled The Earth Stood Still, as well as selections from their newest project, twenty one. See for yourself why Tonic Sol-fa has been described as The Rat Pack meets a cappella.
Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 18, 2014
Christmas has always been Lena’s favorite time of the year even if, as Ole says, “It makes her more than a little bit crazy.” Start a new family tradition by joining Ole Lena for their hilarious family Christmas at the Ames Center’s main stage.
Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
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.
Dec 31, 2014
Don't miss Louie Anderson live at the Ames Center on New Year's Eve! Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today. Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of 11 children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015
Regional Competition: Dancers compete for a chance to perform at Nationals.
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.
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!
Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.
Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015
VIP Dance hosts a regional dance competition for local studios.
Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015
Dancers and vocalists compete in a regional talent competition for awards and cash prizes.
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.
Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
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.
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
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
Mar 29, 2015
Dancers compete to earn their way to national competitions.
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
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!
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
The leading organization of dance talent contests in the Midwestern untied States.
Apr 19, 2015
Dancers compete for scholarships and the coveted Legacy Award.
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?
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.
Apr 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Third Regional Competition: Dancers compete for a chance to perform at Nationals.
May 14, 2015 - May 17, 2015
A national dance and talent competition where everyone gets a standing ovation!
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!
May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Burnsville's own Studio4 dancers take to the stage for a series of recitals.