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May
25
Thu
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 25 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

May
26
Fri
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 26 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:45 pm

This is THE show that got the whole thing started! The popularity and success of this open mic has fresh stand up comics crawling out of the woodwork and is attracting nationally famous talent wanting to test new material. They start at 10pm sharp (meaning by like, 10:05) every single Friday, and it’s 100% free! Come see why they’ve been voted “Best Open Mic” by the Minneapolis comedy scene.

The show typically runs 90-100 minutes and features 20 local and national performers doing short 3-5 minute sets. The show is frequently PACKED, so get there early to get a table! They do have food and alcohol service in the comedy room, and bottomless bowls of peanuts/popcorn!

If you’re interested in performing at the open mic, SWEET! They welcome new comics and try to accommodate everyone brave enough to take the stage. They keep the shows tight, and expect you to respect that. Read the rules when you sign up (it’s the giant thing in the green room titled “THE RULES”) and know they use an algorithm to help make our list to help keep things fair. They get 40-60 comics signing up for 20 slots every week.

This means that while you are new, you will not get up EVERY week when starting out, but the more you come, the better your chances of earning that coveted stage time. To sign up, go to this link on Friday (and only Friday) after Noon.

ccug.co/mic 

May
27
Sat
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 27 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

May
28
Sun
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 28 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Dr. Mambo’s Combo at Bunkers
May 28 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

This crowd-pleasing funk/R&B band formed in 1987 and are still knocking the socks off of their fans. Check them out on Sunday and/or Monday nights at Bunkers; that’s where they’ll be on those nights for a while. 

May
29
Mon
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 29 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Cheap Date Night
May 29 @ 12:00 am – 5:45 am

Got the Monday blues? Then grab a friend/partner/spouse/someone and head over to the Bryant Lake Bowl for a really cheap date night. Every Monday from 6:00 pm to midnight, 28 dollars will get you two entrées, a bottle of wine or four beers (two apiece), and a game of bowling. And if you’re having a total blast and can stay up late, they have a late happy hour, which starts at 11:00 pm. Then you can get $3 domestic beers and $4 wine, rail drinks, appetizers, and select tap beers. Mondays never looked so good. 

Dr. Mambo’s Combo at Bunkers
May 29 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

This crowd-pleasing funk/R&B band formed in 1987 and are still knocking the socks off of their fans. Check them out on Sunday and/or Monday nights at Bunkers; that’s where they’ll be on those nights for a while. 

Half-Off Wine Nights at Pizza Nea
May 29 @ 10:00 pm – May 30 @ 2:30 am

What’s better than Neapolitan pizza made not only made with care, but also made with the freshest ingredients? Half-price bottles of wine to go with that pizza! At Pizza Nea, you get both, but the half-price bottles of wine are only available on Mondays and Tuesdays. The beginning of the week never looked so good! 

May
30
Tue
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 30 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

DDG 50% off Self Wash Tuesdays
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Got a dirty dog at home? We’ve got the answer! Tuesday’s are 50% off Self Wash. Come on in & clean up that mutt. No appointment necessary!  We supply every thing you need and you leave the mess for us to clean up!!! 

Date Night: Tasting for Two
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Head over to the ever-popular Kings Wine Bar on Tuesdays for a Date Night special. For $45 couples get three courses AND dessert. And, with each course, you get a carefully chosen glass of wine to accompany. 

Half-Off Wine Nights at Pizza Nea
May 30 @ 10:00 pm – May 31 @ 2:30 am

What’s better than Neapolitan pizza made not only made with care, but also made with the freshest ingredients? Half-price bottles of wine to go with that pizza! At Pizza Nea, you get both, but the half-price bottles of wine are only available on Mondays and Tuesdays. The beginning of the week never looked so good! 

May
31
Wed
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
May 31 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

The Death Comedy Jam
May 31 @ 2:30 am – 4:45 am

Ever thought about giving stand up comedy a shot, but not sure where to go to hone your chops? Well, this could be the chance you’ve always dreamed of. Every Wednesday night at the Downtown Grumpy’s, stand-up newbies show up to hit the stage, and even Twin Cities pros show up to test new material on a live audience. So, whether you’re in the mood to drink beer and watch, or you muster up the courage to hop on stage, it promises to be a night to remember.

The show starts at 10:00 pm but hopeful performers should show up by 9:00 pm. 

Wee Wednesdays
May 31 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Wee Wednesdays at Midtown Global Market have plenty to see and do for toddlers and their families. Free educational programming geared toward children ages 5 and under begins each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Wee Wednesday also features hands-on activities and free lunch for children ages 5 and under at participating Midtown Global Market restaurants with the purchase of an adult meal. 

Rock-A-Billy Dance night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Dance Lesson with Shannon and Bill at Lee’s Liquor Lounge.

Live dance music to follow. Lesson is free, free parking in lot across the street.

Check out Lee’s website www.leesliquorlounge.com for directions and band information.

You must be 21+

“Hump Day Chronicles” Open Mic
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza.

Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21

Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as well as familiar faces of music.

Musicians are encouraged to sign up and arrive a 9pm. Free Entry

 

Jun
1
Thu
Cows Can Dream – Family Gallery Exhibit
Jun 1 all-day

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam – a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden’s Wanås sculpture park, appearing in artworks.

Inspired by the innovative and imaginative children’s book, Cows Can Dream, with text by Jason Diakité, a Swedish Grammy winning rap musician also known as Timbuktu, and with illustrations by Maria Bajt, a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Berlin, the book is part of the Wanås Konst Children’s Book series featuring images by contemporary artists and texts by influential writers.

The books are an experiment in words and images, with each taking place at Wanås and, like the exhibition at ASI, encouraging discovery of what is art and how we all are creative.

Buy the book at the ASI Museum Store and bring Sam’s adventures home. 

Bollywood Dance
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am

Learn Bollywood Dance at Tapestry Folkdance Center!

Bollywood dancing is a stylized freestyle dance form based on moves used in the Indian/Bollywood films. This dance is very energetic yet simple and is primarily modeled on classical and folk dance forms like Bhangra, Raas, Kathak, and Lavani. Also influenced by Western dance styles like hip hop, Bollywood dance is lyrical and attitude/expression oriented. In this class you will learn short choreography of about a minute or two each week (4 dances in a month)!! We will also email a video of the dance and the music, so you can dance anytime you are bored! In short, it’s way too much FUN!

All ages and skill levels are welcome!

$8 general, $6 members, $5 students, free admission to kids 13 and under

Check out Tapestry Folkdance Center for more information. 

The $50 Pyramid
Jun 1 @ 2:00 am – 4:45 am

Every Thursday, come down to Grumpy’s Downtown watch two local celebs try to get their contestant up the $50 Pyramid! It’s an updated, whiskey soaked version of TV’s $100,000 Pyramid, but with a lot less money and a lot more profanity. With four fast-moving rounds and drink money on the line, this is the game show that cannot be avoided! 

The Bungalow at First Avenue
Jun 1 @ 3:00 am – 7:00 am

Get your weekend off on the right foot and a day early by heading down the First Avenue VIP Room’s weekly Bungalow dance night, taking place every Thursday. DJ Verb X and DJ Nex, local purveyors of hip hop, reggae and reggaeton, will get you going. And, if you get there before 11:00 pm, the cover charge is a mere $3 (after 11:00 pm, it’s $6).

 

First Thursday in the Arts District
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and see the artists that are in the Northrup King Building.

First Thursday in the Arts District gives visitors a change to see painters, sculptors, print-makers, photographers, jewelers, textile & fiber artists, furniture showrooms and more! 

Girls Only Comics Club
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

This is a group for all of the cool and amazing Minnesotan women who love comics and want a space of our own.

In a male-dominated field like comics, sometimes we can feel unwelcome or excluded, and the purpose of this group is to give us a place and a community of sisterhood, support, and rad comics!