Top Things To Do in Minneapolis This May
The arrival of spring brings art festivals, baseball season and WNBA games, talented musicians and more to Minneapolis. Here are our picks for the top things to do in May.
1. Mia Exhibit: Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes
The Minneapolis Institute of Art's latest special exhibit features around 150 Chinese bronze objects and offers an immersive experience designed to evoke the mystery of heavenly and ancestral worship. Designed by Oscar-Winning Artistic Director Tim Yip, each gallery will embody a facet of the rituals enacted to honor the divinities, from the solemnity of the temple, to the intoxication of lavish banquets.
2. Samantha Bee
May 12, 2023
Get ready to laugh with Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host, Samantha Bee. She will be making a stop at the Pantages Theater on her "Your Favorite Woman" Tour.
3. Minnesota Met Gala
May 13, 2023
Black Minnesota Fashion week is bringing the first ever Minnesota Met Gala at the Minneapolis Institute of Art this May. The organization aims to highlight and promote the work of talented, Brown individuals in the Twin Cities fashion community showcasing work from six local fashion-focused creators and their work. Featured Designers are Rox Jewelry, Lexurie Collection, Von Taylor, Diangelo Designs, Bernadette Gouba, and Neeklomac Designs. The Inaugural event will help fund Fashion community events in the Twin Cities.
4. Doors Open
May 13-14, 2023
Doors Open Minneapolis is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give you a FREE behind-the-scenes look at dozens of exciting venues. Building owners and caretakers will provide unique perspectives that illustrate why these venues, people and businesses, are central to our city’s identity.
5. Luke Combs
May 13, 2023
Country fans won't want to miss seeing Luke Combs on his World Tour. He will be preforming at U.S. Bank Stadium with special guests Riley Green, Lainey Wilson, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb.
6. Minnesota Lynx Game
The Minnesota Lynx kick-off their season opener at Target Center on May 19, taking on the Chicago Sky. Cheer on the Lynx all season long and check out the complete schedule.
May 19, 2023
GRAMMY award-winning global icon, Seal embarks on a 30th anniversary tour this spring with special guest The Buggles. Performing his greatest hits from his first two albums, Seal will make a stop at the prestigious Orpheum Theatre.
May 19-21, 2023
A celebration of art in the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis, brought to you by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA). With over 800 artists at more than 60 locations showcasing their work, Art-A-Whirl gives you a chance to meet and buy art from all types of different artists including painters, jewelers, photographers, and woodcarvers. This event is the largest of its kind in the country and includes opportunities to see private artist studios and galleries, demonstrations, mini-workshops, installations and special exhibitions.
9. Andrea Bocelli
May 21, 2023
World-renowned Italian tenor and multi-instrumentalist, Andrea Bocelli returns to Target Center this month presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust.
10. Minnesota Twins Baseball
The weather is changing and baseball season is underway for the Minnesota Twins. Take a look at the season schedule to catch any one of their games in May!
11. An Evening with Dr. Zahi Hawass
May 22, 2023
Dr. Zahi Hawass, the world’s most celebrated archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities in Egypt, brings the mysteries of the pharaohs to the Minneapolis Convention Center on his first-ever grand lecture tour. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable evening as Dr. Hawass reveals the most closely guarded secrets of ancient Egypt and presents his groundbreaking new discoveries and latest research live on stage. The lecture will also be followed by a Q&A session and book signing.
12. Billy Porter
May 23, 2023
Grammy, Emmy and two-time Tony winner Billy Porter brings passion and joy to the State Theatre with his first-ever career-spanning pop music concert tour: The Black Mona Lisa Tour: Volume One. Expect a full band, backed by a video installation, fronted by Billy Porter telling his life story through song. This 90-minute powerhouse event will feature his chart-topping hits “Love Is On The Way” and “Love Yourself,” a tinge of Broadway, a nod to Pose and stunning performances of future pop classics from his forthcoming new album, Black Mona Lisa.