Nightlife in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company Presents "Peter Pan The Musical" on April 30–June 21 (Up to 26% Off)

Children's Theatre Company presents "Peter Pan"

Children's Theatre Company

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Peter Pan sings and soars around the stage as he fends off the villainous Captain Hook with the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell

$38 $28

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Cracker at Varsity Theater on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Cracker

Varsity Theater

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David Lowery leads his alt-rock outfit through a set of ’90s hits such as “Low,” as well as new material with his trademark quirkiness

$34.10 $17

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at State Theatre on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

STATE THEATRE

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$50.91 $30

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Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on January 29 (Up to 50% Off)

"Future Classics" or "Symphony in 60: West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet"

Orchestra Hall

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World premieres from the Composer Institute; Jets and Montagues duel with Sharks and Capulets in a “West Side Story/Romeo & Juliet” program

$29 $15

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"Show X" on Monday Nights at HUGE Improv Theater, Through December 29 (Up to 53% Off)

"Show X"

Huge Improv Theater

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

$29.78 $14

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Pub Cuisine for Two or Four at Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill (50% Off)

Two Stooges Sports Bar & Grill

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Burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pasta & steak served at a Sports bar with 43 pool tables, weekly entertainment featuring Bands, Djs & karaoke

$30 $16

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Josh Thompson at Mill City Nights on Friday, December 12, at 9 p.m. (Up to 23% Off)

Josh Thompson

Mill City Nights

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Blue-collar country’s newest star dives into rowdy hits from 2014’s Turn It Up, including “Cold Beer With Your Name On It”

$35.58 $27.50

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George Lopez at Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

George Lopez

Orpheum Theatre

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Veteran comedian, actor, and television star showcases charisma and wit during a live show

$74.57 $39.50

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"Hauptmann" at People's Center Theater, October 30–November 23 (Up to 49% Off)

"Hauptmann"

Cedar-Riverside

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Tony-winning playwright’s dramatic examination of the man convicted for the kidnap and murder of the Lindbergh baby

$23.76 $12

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Mike Epps: After Dark Tour at Orpheum Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to $ Off)

Mike Epps

Orpheum Theatre

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup with witty social commentary

$64.55 $36.80

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Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at State Theatre on Friday, January 16, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!"

State Theatre

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

$30.87 $15

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Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! at State Theatre on October 14 at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

State Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$28.31 $16.60

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Minneapolis Underground Film Festival Showing for Two at St. Anthony Main Theater, October 1–5 (Up to 44% Off)

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival

St. Anthony Main Theater

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Choose from five days of dramas, comedies, and short films, most by local filmmakers

$18 $10

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Breathe Easy Music Festival Feat. Sister Hazel at Mill City Lights on October 4 at 4 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Breathe Easy Music Festival feat. Sister Hazel

Mill City Nights

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Alt-rockers behind the ’90s smash “All for You” headline a benefit festival for cystic fibrosis featuring 15 rock, country, and blues acts

$31.50 $21

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Little did Arthur Murray know when he opened the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 1912 that it would play an integral part in history. It was a dance studio that helped revolutionize direct mail advertising and led Murray to be the first person in the world to broadcast live dance music on the radio. By the 1930s, he had his instructors teaching new dances including “The Big Apple,” followed by the “Teeny Banana” on first-class steamship cruises. His instructors moved from steamships to big screens, teaching actors dance moves and starring in such films as Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever. By then, the studio had inspired the hit song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry” by Betty Hutton and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Today, the studio’s name appears on the pages of Vogue, Martha Stewart Wedding, and Sports Illustrated.

Aside from remaining a presence in media and cities around the world, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio gets feet moving by teaching popular dances that include the cha-cha, fox trot, salsa, samba, and swing. The studio instructs on a variety of dances that help people look cool at bar mitzvahs, nightclubs, crosswalks, and anywhere dance is popular.:m]]

5041 France Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
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“Jedzcie pijcie i popuszczajcie pas.” For those who don’t speak Polish, the motto at Nye’s Polonaise Room may seem complex, but its translation is simple: “Eat, drink, and loosen your belt.” In fact, expansion has been the running theme at Nye’s since it set its roots back in the '40s. By 1964 Nye's original form, a bar, provided owner Al Nye with the funds necessary to purchase the space next door. Though he added a dining room, the bar's original features—gold-flecked booths, dark paneling, a curved piano bar, and a portrait of Chopin—remain, creating a vintage and homey feel.

Nye’s lengthy menu dishes up Polish classics, such as cabbage rolls and pierogi, as well as hearty 14-ounce new york strip steaks, cold-water lobster tail, and aged, bone-in, slow-roasted prime rib. Specialty martinis and the eatery’s inherent ambience make it a cozy place to talk, much like a candlelit phone booth. Nye’s also curates a full wine menu with pours from California, Spain, and Australia. All these ingredients come together to create a restaurant that's distinct and locally lauded, earning it a feature on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

112 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Hailed by StarTribune writer Tom Horgen as “two guys who know their beer,” Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz have worked for the last decade to put their pub The Muddy Pig on the maps of local and international beer connoisseurs. At their second venture, The Pig & Fiddle, they have raised the bar even higher with 36 beers on draft—including a slew of Belgian-style brews—to go with chef Stephanie Kochlin’s menu of European-inspired pub fare.

Each day from 4:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Chef Kochlin prepares hearty dinner entrees using recipes gathered from rustic European locales and cooking oils derived from melted Renaissance paintings. Along with artisanal cheeses, house-prepared meats, and boiled pierogi, the kitchen specializes in European pasties—pouch-shaped pies filled with roasted lamb and house-made pickles. Aside from the nightly dinner menu, The Pig & Fiddle frequently curates events such as special dinners with course-by-course beer pairings.

3812 W 50th St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

In the shapes of fruit, forest creatures, and frothing pint glasses, tap handles at Stanley's Northeast Bar Room stand out against the brick walls. The ranks of colorful silhouettes hint at the varied flavors of the 30 rotating draft beers, which may include Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere crafted with fresh New Zealand hops or New Belgium cocoa mole ale with guajillo and ancho peppers. Bottles click together, releasing foamy tears of brew from Deschutes, Flying Dog, Chimay, and Ommegang and punctuating the bustle of tastings and the murmur of dinner conversation. The menu complements the beer list with half-pound burgers such as the Hangover Cure, which is topped with an egg, bacon, and gouda cheese. In the kitchen, chefs also cloak walleye fillets in beer batter and parmesan, and simmer a sauce of beer and cheese for mac ‘n’ cheese. Stanley’s food truck rolls around town, serving a variety of barbecue and tacos to pedestrians and robots stuck in “jog perpetually” mode.

2500 University Ave NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Boxes of food, crates of beer, and new equipment are delivered to restaurants and bars daily. In the case of Keegan's Irish Pub, the most important delivery ever made to its St. Anthony East neighborhood location was not supplies, but the pub itself. Designed in Waterford, Ireland, in 2001, the pub immigrated to Minneapolis via boat and train in 2002. Once on American soil, its pieces underwent multiple crash courses on the career of Kirby Puckett before getting re-assembled in a Victorian-era style that keeps with the area's historic character.

Today, perfectly poured Guinness beers and seasonal craft beers swirl around clinking glasses as patrons tackle hefty burgers and pub favorites, such as beer-crisped fish 'n' chips. Soft music plays in the background most of the time, except for when the pub plays host to live events, which fill the weekly schedule with energized rounds of trivia and rollicking performances from bands.

16 University Ave NE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Since the end of the 20th century, patrons have regularly flocked to Conga Latin Bistro to dine on Nuevo Latino cuisine and dance the night away. The multilevel venue houses three main areas decorated with various themed design elements, including murals of colorful congas, conga-shaped floor patterns, and massive congas that stand well over 6 feet tall.

While munching on unique combinations of Latin flavors in the bar-equipped dining area, patrons may gaze deeply into the eyes of a stranger or upon one of many 60-inch plasma TVs. Home to a dance floor and booming sound system, Conga Latin Bistro's downstairs lounge hosts nightly dance sessions fueled by salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaet?n, and cumbia music. The venue also invites flamenco dancers to stomp and twirl about during shows on the last Thursday of every month.

501 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis,
MN
US