Spring Events in Minneapolis

When you look at this calendar, you'll wonder how you ever spent spring anywhere else. Our mix of outdoor adventure and indoor inspiration provide one of the most unique experiences in America. Check out what YOU could be doing with a visit to Minneapolis.

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MARCH


Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take
Walker Art Center
February 15-May 11
American artist Jim Hodges is known for his singular ability to infuse emotion and narrative into the objects of our daily lives, creating poignant studies on ideas such as temporality, life, and love. This is the first comprehensive survey to be organized in the United States on the work of the New York–based artist.
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A Snowplow Named Desire
Brave New Workshop
Now-April 5
What’s love got to do with it? Depends on who you ask. In “A Snowplow Named Desire; Love in Minnesota,” the BNW cast presents a show of all-new sketches with an eye on exposing the hilarious, and often ridiculous, side of love and relationships.
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Othello
Guthrie Theater
March 8-April 20
This classic Shakespeare tragedy is an astonishing epic of sweeping passions and murderous ambition – a thrilling meditation on the power of love and the destructiveness of suspicion, all triggered by one of literature’s most seductively manipulative villains: Iago.
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Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process
Walker Art Center
March 13-June 20
Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882–1967). More than anything else, Hopper’s drawings reveal the continually evolving relationship between observation and invention in the artist’s work, and his abiding interest in the spaces and motifs.
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Macy’s Flower Show
Macy’s Downtown
March 23-April 6
Check out Macy's downtown Minneapolis while they celebrate Macy's annual Flower Show with culinary demonstrations and fun activities!
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The Debbie and Doyle Show
New Century Theatre
March 26-May 10
Written by Minnesota’s own Bruce Arntson, The Doyle & Debbie Show is the hilarious new musical comedy that the Chicago Tribune calls “Hilarious, drop-dead funny.” The Doyle & Debbie Show lovingly pokes fun at country music has-been Doyle Mayfield and the lovely stars-in-her-eyes Debbie.
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Northwest Sports Show
Minneapolis Convention Center
March 26-30
Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow is YOUR show! This annual 5-day event turns the Minneapolis Convention Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures! 
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Minnesota Wild vs Vancouver Canucks
Xcel Energy Center
March 26
Come watch the Minnesota Wild vie for a playoff spot as they take on the Vancouver Canucks at the Xcel Energy Center.
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David Nail
Mill City Museum
March 27
Since his debut in 2009, David Nail has made a career of singing songs that few artists dare touch in contemporary country music: sad songs. He has had hits with singles about cheating (“Let It Rain”), breakups (“Red Light”) and failed dreams (“Turning Home”) and he has owned every one, singing as if from personal experience.
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Black Label Movement
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
March 27-29
Black Label Movement's third Cowles Center season will treat audiences to the full spectrum of Artistic Director Carl Flink’s choreography with the lush physicality of Lost Lullabies, the intimate emotional landscape of A Fractured Narrative for a Sad Ending and more.
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Lululemon Warehouse Sale
Minneapolis Convention Center
March 28-30
Think Minnesota is just snow and ice? Come find out what makes Minnesota so nice. Strap on your snowshoes and #March2MN for a Warehouse Sale of Paul Bunyan proportions. And surprises? You betcha! 
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs LA Lakers
Target Center
March 28
See double double machine Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on Pau Gasol and the LA Lakers.
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The Mountaintop
Guthrie Theater
March 28-April 19
In this bold re-imagining of the events on the eve of his assassination, we find Martin Luther King, Jr., in his hotel room after delivering his most memorable speech, when an unexpected visit from a feisty maid brings surprising news. Through this encounter, Dr. King is forced to confront his doubts, destiny and legacy to his people.
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Gary Numan
Mill City Museum
March 30
The influence of Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has been recognized by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists—from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails, many of which have collaborated with Numan and covered or sampled tracks from his vast back catalogue.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs LA Clippers
Target Center
March 31
See double double machine Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on Chris Paul and the high-flying LA Clippers.
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APRIL


Trivium
Mill City Museum
April 1
Trivium have been working towards this kind of proclamation since they first burst onto the scene with 2005's Ascendancy. That album would go on to sell over half-a-million copies worldwide and send the band on the fast track to joining metal's finest.
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Once
Orpheum Theatre
April 1-6
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 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. 
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Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival

Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival
St. Anthony Main Theatre
April 3-19
The largest film event in the Upper Midwest, and one of the largest and longest running film festivals in the country, the MSP International Film Festival annually presents some 200 feature length and short form narrative and documentary films from 60+ countries around the world to growing numbers of attendees every year.
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Minneapolis Remodeling Expo
Minneapolis Convention Center
April 4-6
This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones.
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Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
April 4-6
The essence of Zorongo Flamenco's work combines the passionate soul of Spain with the lively innovative spirit of America and relates to contemporary audiences in a way that few companies do. Zorongo Flamenco brings the very essence of Spain to the performance hall.
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The Decibel Magazine Tour ft. Carcass
Mill City Museum
April 4
With two triumphant star-studded national tours under our bullet belt, Decibel Magazine is raising the (bloody) stakes on our hotly anticipated third cross-country domination. This spring, they’re proud to bring you the reanimation of death metal demigods Carcass alongside melodeath powerhouse the Black Dahlia Murder.
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Minnesota Wild vs Pittsburg Penguins
Xcel Energy Center
April 5
Come watch Zach Parise the Minnesota Wild vie for a playoff spot as they take on Sydney Crosby and the Pittsburg Penguins at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Minnesota Twins Home Opener vs Oakland Athletics
Target Field
April 7-10
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on the Oakland Athletics for the first home series of the season in Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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Minnesota Wild vs Boston Bruins
Xcel Energy Center
April 8
Come watch Zach Parise the Minnesota Wild vie for a playoff spot as they take on the Boston Bruins at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Christina Perri
Mill City Museum
April 8
“Jar of Hearts” is just one of 12 brutally honest gems that Perri unveils on her debut album lovestrong., a title she says reflects how her heart feels today. “I looked at the album as a whole piece and the two themes that stood out were love and strength,” she says. “It really titled itself. Writing about love is just who I am. I’ve tried to write about other things, but ultimately this is what comes out of me.”
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs San Antonio Spurs
Target Center
April 8
See double double machine Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the ageless Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.
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Experience Hendrix
State Theatre
April 8
Experience Hendrix is the all-star tribute concert celebrating Jimi Hendrix’s legacy as the most influential electric guitarist in rock history, featuring music written and associated with Jimi Hendrix.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets
Target Center
April 11
See double double machine Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on scoring machine James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
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Minnesota Dance Theatre
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
April 11-13
Minnesota Dance Theatre introduces the choreography of acclaimed dancers Matine Van Hamel, American Ballet Theatre and Adam Hendrickson, New York City Ballet to Twin City audiences.
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Jim Gaffigan
Orpheum Theatre
April 11-12
Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved by a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting and writing. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. 
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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals
Target Field
April 11-13
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on James Shields and AL Central rival Kansas City Royals at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
State Theatre
April 11-12
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, is a live multi-media spectacular that takes the audience on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. This new production adds even more Beatles hits, delivering note-for-note performances that are the next best thing to actually watching the band itself perform.
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Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators
Xcel Energy Center
April 13
Come watch Zach Parise the Minnesota Wild vie for a playoff spot as they take on the Nashville Predators at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Chelsea Handler
Target Center
April 13
Superstar comedian, author and talk show host, Chelsea Handler, is set to embark on a national stand-up comedy tour in support of the release of her fifth book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, and will stop at Target Center April 13th!
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Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays
Target Field
April 15-17
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on home run master Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz
Target Center
April 16
See double double machine Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Utah Jazz in the last regular season home game of the year.
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Shapiro and Smith Dance
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
April 17-19
Shapiro & Smith Dance’s newest work, “Narcissus” takes audiences down a path of mirrors where we see how our preoccupation with image might distort how we see ourselves and how we think others see us. 
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ScHoolboy Q
Mill City Museum
April 20
Although the artist born Quincy MattHew Hanley has only been rapping since 2007, his bluntly charismatic presence on wax should’ve already put him on your radar as one of rap’s emerging voices. After his new project Habits & Contradictions (#HnC) makes its way into your rotation though, he’s sure to be a fixture.
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Hamlet
Guthrie Theater
April 21-May 4
Hamlet – Shakespeare’s story of a Danish prince’s search for vengeance, justice and truth.
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Avenged Sevenfold
Target Center
April 21
Chart-topping hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road in North America for the “Shepherd of Fire Tour,” based on the band’s single of the same name, which hit No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts. “Shepherd of Fire,” from A7X’s current album Hail To The King, is the second single to reach No. 1, in addition to the title track.
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Guthrie Theater
April 22-May 4
Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a reworking of the same tragedy from the point of view of two minor characters and their static existence in a world beyond their comprehension.
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Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
Target Field
April 25-27
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on AL MVPs Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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James Sewell Ballet
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
April 25-May 4
With the Dante Project, James Sewell Ballet will create a new full-length dance/theater performance piece – “Inferno” – inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.  The piece will premiere at The Cowles Center as the centerpiece of James Sewell Ballet’s 20th Anniversary Season.
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Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Target Field
April 29-May 1
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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MAY


Arts In Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
May 1 – May 4

Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 31st annual Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Delight in over 150 floral arrangements designed to interpret pieces of art from the MIA’s permanent collection. Art in Bloom offers four full days of free and ticketed events.
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Crimes of the Heart
Guthrie Theater
May 3-June 15
In this deeply touching Southern Gothic screwball comedy, three young sisters reunite in their Mississippi hometown to await news of their hospitalized grandfather – and that’s just the start of their very bad day. With troubles in life and with the law, the Magrath sisters navigate their pasts to seize the future in an imaginative and touching story.
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T.R.U. Breed Motorcycle Club 9th Annual
Mill City Museum
May 3
Don’t miss our 9th Annual as we get together to celebrate another year of greatness. We’ve taken this Annual to the next level so be ready to rock with the largest MC in Minnesota.
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Stars on Ice
Xcel Energy Center
May 4
Meryl Davis and Charlie White returned from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the United States’ first ice dancing gold medal in history. Stars on Ice, featuring Davis and White along with their bronze medal winning teammates from the inaugural Olympic figure skating team event, will visit the Xcel Energy Center.
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Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Medtronic TC 1 Mile
Marquette Plaza
May 8
It All Starts with the First Mile. The race will be run in multiple waves. The first wave starts at 6:53 p.m. with each successive wave starting approximately 10-15 minutes after the one preceding it. See the chart below for wave information and approximate start times. (Wave start times may be subject to change.).
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Lewis Black: The Rant is Due
Pantages Theatre
May 9
Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States.
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Zenon Dance Company
Cowles Center for Performing Arts
May 9-18
One dynamic company – three decades of modern and jazz dance performed with passion, perfection and panache. Zenon Dance Company has been a standard-bearer of artistic excellence in the Twin Cities for 30 years.
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Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox
Target Field
May 13-15
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on Dustin Pedroia and the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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Target Field Station Grand Opening

Target Field Station Grand Opening
Target Field
May 14
Overview of festivities: 1-5:30 p.m. Music and activities, 3 p.m.   Ribbon cutting and program, 6:10 p.m. Twins vs. Mariners game. Food and beverages available for purchase. Take the METRO Blue Line, the Northstar commuter rail, walk or bike to the station.
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Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners
Target Field
May 16-18
See hometown hero Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins take on Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners at Target Field – home of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.
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Aziz Ansari
Orpheum Theatre
May 17
Aziz Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. He is currently starring in a popular television series, is developing a number of films and recently released his second hour-long standup special. 
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Meet Ralph By Skype
Hell's Kitchen
May 26
Ralph Steadman, live via Skype from London to Minneapolis. 8 a.m. breakfast party to celebrate his birthday party talking about his relationship with Hunter S. Thompson and artwork. Brunch with prizes and surprises.
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