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.
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?
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.
In an all-new production, Gypsy, lauded by critics as the greatest American musical, is directed by the nationally acclaimed Peter Rothstein starring a super-talented local cast including the mother-daughter powerhouse team of Michelle Barber and Cat Brindisi, and the Ivey Award-winning Tyler Michaels. Gypsy is the story of Mama Rose, the mother of all stage mothers, and her driving ambition to raise two daughters in show business as vaudeville gave way to burlesque. The Tony Award-winning show, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, boasts some of the most memorable songs ever written-"Everything's Coming up Roses," "Together (Wherever We Go)" and "Let Me Entertain You." Gypsy is the latest in the award-winning Broadway Re-Imagined series produced by Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latté Da.
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.
Grammy Award-winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history - Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, and the Dead - his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales.
For the past 41 years, Garrison Keillor has filled the airwaves each Saturday night. Here's your chance to experience A Prairie Home Companion live or on the radio. Tim Russell, Sue Scott and sound effects man Fred Newman join Garrison, along with musical director and pianist Richard Dworsky and the Exchange Street Band for two hours of music, comedy sketches and Garrison's signature monologue, the News from Lake Wobegon. It's a pretty good way to spend a Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.