This second largest mall in the world came in first place for its enclosed floor area and, as an American institution, opened its doors in 1992. With over 520 stores, 20 sit-down restaurants and 14 movie screens, there is not one shopper who is likely to walk away unhappy. With attractions such as the Underwater Adventures Aquarium, the LEGO Imagination Center, and the NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway every visitor to the mall does not have to be a shopper, but a person who is seeking adventure. Why not come on in, grab a bite, catch a movie and shop for clothes all in one place?
Built in 1921 as a stage for vaudeville acts, The Orpheum was beautifully renovated and restored in 1993. As part of the Hennepin Theater district, it is home to a variety of top-notch productions throughout the year.
The Twin Cities and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of high-quality golf courses, perfect for players of all levels. Many of these courses feature pristine natural beauty, yet are set in a convenient urban location.
Hennepin Stages is a restored two-stage theater that has been home to Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding and other long-running shows.
The Minneapolis Pantages originally opened in 1916 as a vaudeville house and part of Greek immigrant and impresario Alexander Pantages' renowned consortia of theatres. Since then, the intimate Pantages has presented music, theatre and dance artists including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vince Gill, Feist, Todd Rundgren, The Blenders and collaborative productions with Twin Cities' organizations including the Jungle Theater, the History Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Cantus and Theater Latte Da.
The classic holiday movie "White Christmas" comes to the stage at last! This new musical shines with classic Berlin hits like "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean?" and, of course, the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin's White Christmas promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family!
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker is the holiday tradition for families in over 70 North American cities. Exclusive to the Great Russian Nutcracker is the Dove of Peace, with a 20 foot wingspan and created by two dancers moving as one; Russian folk legends Father Christmas/Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden/Snegurochka who escort Masha and Nutcracker Prince to the Land of Peace and Harmony; life-sized Matrushka Dolls; and whimsical 10 foot tall silk puppets.
This year, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis celebrates the 30th anniversary of the spectacular and beloved Christmas tour and the release of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the holiday season music category. It's also the 40th anniversary of Davis' first album in his Fresh Aire series, which pioneered the New Age music category.
It began as one man's story, became everyone's music, and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.
The high-energy nine-piece ensemble Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform both selections from their many CDs including their latest, Rattle Them Bones, and their hit Holiday album, Everything You Want For Christmas. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform the entire show with no opening act.
The Blenders are now celebrating their 25th Anniversary! The perennially popular and Emmy Award-winning male quartet return to the intimate Pantages Theatre for their annual Holiday Soul Tour, with a new six-song EP to commemorate their 25 years together. Join the versatile vocal group and their soulful live band backing the high-octane vocal group's always fabulous and energetic mixture of carols, Christmas standards and their own originals that sound like holiday classics!
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man's Land singing Stille Nacht. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
St. Paul is proud to call the Fitzgerald Theater its oldest stage in the city where live performances can still be seen. The Fitzgerald Theater has had quite a history since it was built in 1910 and is currently owned by Minnesota Public Radio. Originally, the theater was a tribute to Lee and J.J. Shubert's brother Sam. It was in 1994, after the theater had gone through a lengthy restoration process, that it was named for literary legend F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was originally from the city of St. Paul. Since then the theater still thrives with a variety of performances from plays to musical concerts and was even a set for the movie A Prairie Home Companion. The history of St. Paul as a city began here with the construction of this theater.
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as "smart, analytical and rising." He has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver's New York Standup Show and was a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock-produced FX Show "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." He has also been interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron and NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He recently released his debut comedy album "Waiting for 2042" on indie label Kill Rock Stars.
Minnesota natives Home Free return home for the holidays! On November 30th the Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off will serenade audiences to country, pop, and Christmas favorites during their "Full of Cheer Tour." Enjoy some of your favorite holiday music along with the group's original country hits.
Keegan-Michael Key is best known for starring in the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central series Key & Peele. He got his start in comedy at Second City Detroit, and later moved on to their Chicago company where he received awards for his writing and performance. While still in Chicago, Key made the jump to TV, starring in Fox's MADtv for six seasons, and scoring reoccurring roles on shows like RENO 911!, FX's Fargo, and USA Network's Playing House. Key can also be seen on the big screen in movies including Role Models, Due Date, and Just Go With It, and Let's Be Cops, as well as the upcoming Horrible Bosses 2.
Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day-the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award-and The Lay of the Land, as well as the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford.
Nicholas David is a vibrant, dynamic and multi-talented singer/songwriter who is making his debut performance at the Fitzgerald Theater for a special one-night concert event to kick off the holiday season. In addition to his unforgettable run with Team CeeLo as a finalist on Season 3 of NBC's The Voice, Nicholas has released five critically acclaimed albums as well as a #1 hit single on the iTunes Alternative Chart.
Garrison and the gang are back at the home of A Prairie Home Companion for another night of music and laughter. Join us for The News From Lake Wobegon, as Dusty and Lefty, Guy Noir, and more. Special guests for this show will be announced soon.
Opened in 1999, Restaurant Alma is a casual fine dining restaurant, offering eclectic American cuisine and warm hospitality in a rustic historically preserved building. A high, open beam ceiling, exposed brick columns and concrete floors display the original space, while an open kitchen, banquette seating and gentle lighting contribute to an intimate and contemporary feel.
In the heart of downtown Minneapolis, appropriately located in a beautiful underground space, you'll discover Hell's Kitchen, a chef-owned restaurant known for its amazing food, described as "unique but not fancy; interesting but not fussy". Almost everything is made from scratch, from the award-winning peanut butter to even homemade ketchup.
Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. Sanctuary serves New American cuisine, deftly combining immigrant influences from the Mediterranean to Japan into dishes that are delicious, beautiful and satisfying.
La Belle Vie, one of the most lauded restaurants of the Twin Cities, is a chef-driven restaurant located in the historic 510 Groveland Building, sharing the neighborhood with the newly expanded Walker Arts Center. Tim McKee, executive chef, is nationally recognized for his fresh interpretation of traditional French Mediterranean cuisine.
Sweeping views of Loring Park, innovative American food, a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines with 30 by the glass make this restaurant a Minneapolis favorite.
Saffron Restaurant and Lounge is a modern Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of Minneapolis warehouse district. Chef Sameh Wadi was nominated in 2008 and 2009 for a James Beard Award in the "Rising Star" category. Chef Wadi wows his guests with dishes like slow cooked lamb shoulder with lamb bacon and harissa and chickpeas.
Meritage is modeled after traditional French Brasserie culture and is located in the historic Hamm Building in the heart of downtown Saint Paul. The menu changes monthly to reflect the change of the seasons, and offers a mix of traditional French cuisine with seasonal New American.