Events Calendar

Live music, Food Truck Fairs, golf tournaments, riverfront fireworks and family-fun parades are just a few of the events happening this summer. Get outside, explore the city culture, and enjoy the many events in Minneapolis this summer season. With this events calendar, sort by event type and dates to find out what’s happening each day. The events listed on this page are one time events. If you are looking for more ideas check out our seasonal events calendar where you can find exhibits and shows that are around for months at a time.

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Omnifest 2015

January 9th to 19th

From January 9th through Febuary 19th, the Science Museum of Minnesota's William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater will host one of its most popular traditions. Omnifest 2015, an annual giant screen film festival, will feature five films running in rotation on the Omnitheater's 90-foot domed screen. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan 1st. 

120 West Kellogg Boulevard Science Museum of Minnesota
St. Paul , MN

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

January 22nd to 1st

Check out the greatest Winter celebration in Saint Paul this year! Join us as we introduce the 2015 Queen of SnowsCandidates for the first time. Enjoy 2015 Royal Coronation tickets. There are several family and legend events this year as well as a Freeze your Bags Off Tournament, Pie Eating Contest, and Red Bull Crashed Ice. 

429 Landmark Center Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Gertrude Stein and A Companion

January 23rd to 8th

Gertrude Stein and A Companion, by far the most popular production in the entire Jungle repertory, has recieved seven productions, including a tour of the West Coast. Check out this Bain Boehlke-directed show at the Jungle Theater from Jan 23rd to Mar 8th. 

2951 Lyndale Ave S Jungle Theater
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Calvin Berger

January 23rd to 15th

Calvin Bergera modern, musical comedy about a boy, a girl…and a nose, based loosely on the timeless classicCyrano de Bergerac and set in high school, makes its area premiere in a Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) production runningJanuary 23–February 15, 2015 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s New Century Theatre. With book, music and lyrics by the award-winningBarry Wyner, Calvin Berger is directed by Joshua James Campbell working with MMT’s new artistic director, Christian Unser.  Local actor Gregory Adam stars as Calvin, returning to MMT after his scene-stealing turn as the sexy and conniving Raoul in the recent production of Eating Raoul.

615 Hennepin Avenue New Century Theatre
Minneapolis , MN

Wintertide, a Biennial Juried Art Exhibition

January 24th to 7th

Wintertide is a new collaborative effort by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) and Public Functionary to highlight regional/NEMAA member artists’ high level of professional artistic capability. In addition to selecting the artists in the Biennial, the jurors will award a total of $10,500 in cash prizes that will be presented at the opening reception, Saturday, January 24th. In addition, music will be provided by Public Functionary's music resident DJ Sarah White, 612Brew craft beer will be on tap, and Mattie's on Main/Wilde Roast Cafe will offer a delicious sampling of hors d'oeuvres.

2205 California St. NE Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Minneapolis , MN 55418

These Old Shoes

January 29th to 14th

Illusion Theater continues its 40th Anniversary Season with These Old Shoes by the highly praised ensemble, Transatlantic Love Affair. This expanded version of the 2013 Fringe Festival hit will be on stage January 29-February 14 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave. In These Old Shoes, an old man surrounded by moving boxes and a grandfather clock is learning to say goodbye as the time approaches to leave his life-long home for a "retirement community." Brimming with humor and heart, this is a tale of second chances which follows the breadcrumb trail of memory in hopes of finding something that was once lost. 

528 Hennepin Ave Illusion Theater
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Contempo Physical Dance

January 30th to 1st

Contempo Physical Dance returns to The Cowles Center with Motirô, a fast favorite and defining work of the company. Based on the Brazilian indigenous word meaning, “a meeting of people to help and build something together,” this full-length performance by Marciano Silva dos Santos brings to life the company’s irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance. 

528 Hennepin Ave The Cowles Center
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The MN Songwriter Showcase

February 3rd to 3rd

Every Tuesday at Mattie's on Main. This is an artist showcase for local musicians, poets and everyone. Give us your name and/or band name and they will accomodate you with a time slot. You'll have 10 minutes to tune up, tell the nicks what key you're playing in, and tell the audience who you are and where you're playing. Finally, you'll perform two original songs. 

43 Main Street SE Suite 144
Minneapolis , MN 55414

Tots & Trains

February 4th to 4th

Attention kids and parents! Looking for a fun way to spend your Wednesday mornings? Join us at the Jackson Street Roundhouse for Tots and Trains. Come to the Jackson Street Roundhouse on select Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm and enjoy a morning of family fun. Play in our open play area with train tables and new display additions, create a craft to take home and listen to train-themed story time. Moms and Dads can enjoy coffee and treats as well. 

193 Pennsylvania Ave E Jackson Street Roundhouse
Saint Paul , MN 55130


February 4th to 1st

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. 

710 Hennepin Ave Pantages Theatre
Minneapolis, MN 55403


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