Hennepin Stages is a restored two-stage theater that has been home to Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding and other long-running shows.
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 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 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.
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. This third Broadway Re-Imagined collaboration between Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust brings to life Charles Dickens' vivid characters including the Artful Dodger, Fagin and, of course, the young orphan Oliver.
Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release, That's Christmas To Me, which debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group's the second album (the first one being PTX Vol. III) within a month and fourth in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart. Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Minneapolis! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre!
Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back! The timeless story. The classic characters. The unforgettable songs. Featuring the beloved book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Don't wait until tomorrow.
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! is the one-man fusion of theatre, relationship observations and stand-up comedy starring television actor Peter Story. Based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, this theatrical production moves swiftly through a series of vignettes, and covers everything from dating and marriage to sex and the bedroom (a.k.a. adult content).
The British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour, commemorating the Beatles' momentous arrival on these shores, will feature a quorum of iconic singers showcasing songs from their own contributions to the legendary 1960s music revolution.
Gregg Allman, the legendary Southern Rocker and founding member of The Allman Brothers, brings his eight piece band to perform a range of Allman Brothers Band classics, blues covers and his own material.
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.
Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is known for her critically acclaimed albums and songs like "The Story," as well as her non-stop touring. She has toured with the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Dave Matthews Band and The Avett Brothers. Her 2007 album The Story was produced by T Bone Burnett and elicited praise from Elton John, who appeared on a track from her 2009 album, Give Up the Ghost, which was produced by Rick Rubin. Bear Creek, Carlile's 2012, debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200. Her new album "The Firewatcher's Daughter" will be released in March on ATO Records.
Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre returns to The Fitzgerald Theater, Saturday, February 28th with "The Second City Hits Home" a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about The Twin Cities as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This is a must see night of comedy featuring some of Chicago's brightest comedy stars in a special Twin Cities engagement.
Did you know that a radio could transport you to a different universe? With VocalEssence, anything is possible. Jake Heggie, one of the world's most prominent composers of dramatic vocal music and composer of the opera Dead Man Walking, along with librettist Gene Scheer, have created a new choral opera titled The Radio Hour which crosses Alice in Wonderland with the golden age of radio in a magical program about the power of singing to shape and give meaning to our lives.
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, due out March 17th, is an overall truth between two friends, and as is true with any covers-based album of quality, comes from a place of authentic admiration. The album, produced by Seth Avett and recorded over the last three years at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC as well as at Avett's and Mayfield's homes, covers twelve Elliott Smith songs.
Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world's best known choral groups. While the choir exists primarily to sing the daily services in King's College Chapel, its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the globe, and to an extensive international tour schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.