Things To Do In Minneapolis

"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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Admission and Carousel Rides at Minneapolis Holiday Market (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Minneapolis Holiday Market

Nicollet Mall & 11th Street Peavey Plaza

Wooden-hut holiday village features handmade crafts and toys, live entertainment, a carousel, and German beer, Glühwein, and treats

$18 $9

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$50 for 10 Bars or Tabata Classes at Studio TimeOut ($165 Value)

Studio TimeOut

Minneapolis

Instructor guides students on their form and technique during workouts

$165 $50

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Led Zeppelin 2 at Varsity Theater on Saturday, January 3, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Led Zeppelin 2

Varsity Theater

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This popular tribute act re-stages famous gigs from Zeppelin’s storied history complete with Robert Plant-esque vocal histrionics

$19.95 $9.99

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“A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” at New Century Theatre on November 28–January 4 (Up to 40% Off)

"A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol"

New Century Theatre

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Dickens’s holiday fable gets a Minnesota-style makeover in this musical about a grumpy bar owner who chooses snowmobiling over Christmas

$27 $18

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$99 for Sushi and Sake Class for Two at Wasabi Fusion Restaurant ($200 Value). 29 Dates Available.

Wasabi Fusion Restaurant

Minneapolis

As they nibble on apps and sip sake cocktails, students learn how to roll sushi and pair maki with sake

$200 $99

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One, Two, or Four Walker Art Center Memberships with 2014 British Arrows Awards Screenings (Up to 60% Off)

Walker Art Center

Lowry Hill

Membership with free admission and discounts on programs and merchandise; attend a screening of the 2014 British Arrows Awards

$149 $69

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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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Four Weeks of Unlimited Barre Classes at Studio Sydney @ The Barre (49% Off)

Studio Sydney @ The Barre

Minneapolis

From the merchant: Barre is a total body workout that sculpts long, lean muscles after just a handful of sessions.

$99 $50

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Four or Six 30-Minute Private Drum Lessons at Klash Drums (51% Off)

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to the fundamentals of percussion and help them develop more advanced skills

$80 $39

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Two, Four, or Six Weeks of Fitness Workouts at SGT Peterson's (Up to 89% Off). Six Options Available.

SGT Peterson's

Minneapolis

Military-inspired fitness workouts include kickboxing, speed and agility workouts, and boot camps

$260 $29

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$38.50 for Beginner Class at Mercury Mosaics ($80 Value)

Mercury Mosaics

Northeast Minneapolis

Each beginner designs and assembles a mosaic, learns to cut and glue tiles, and watches a demonstration on proper grouting

$80 $38.50

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5 or 10 Group Yoga and Yoga Sculpt Classes at Atlas Training (Up to 60% Off)

Atlas Training

Minneapolis

Increase flexibility, strength & energy while decreasing stress with classes for all levels

$50 $22

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Textile Sampler Class for One, Two, or Four at Textile Center (Up to 52% Off)

Textile Center

Prospect Park

Textile sampler class includes gallery tour and hands-on craft activities, like silk-screening, felting, and kumihimo, with take-home pieces

$30 $16

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8 or 16 Tae Kwon Do Lessons Plus Uniform or Three Months of Lessons at Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do School (Up to 82% Off)

Kor-Am Tae Kwon Do School

Northwest Richfield

Students learn the scientific and traditional Korean martial art of tae kwon do, honing both their bodies and spirits

$116 $24

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Improv Class for One or Two at Harmony Theatre Company and School (Up to 52% Off)

Harmony Theatre Company and School

Creekside

Teachers lead small and intimate workshops, teaching the basics of comedy improv, vocal projection, and teamwork

$120 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga at Girasole Yoga On Central (Up to 80% Off)

Girasole Yoga On Central

Logan Park

Community-centered studio with Zumba classes and variety of yoga styles, including restorative, Vinyasa, and Kundalini

$300 $59

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Barre Classes at 501Fit (Up to 74% Off)

501Fit

Downtown East

Core-strengthening barre classes combine ballet, Pilates, and yoga to lengthen muscles; classes limited to 25 to ensure personal attention

$89 $35

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In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books.

In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses.

Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Originally the home of the Dakota and Ojibwe, Hennepin County began with the hopes and dreams of immigrants, New Englanders, and retired veterans. Why these entrepreneurs, farmers, laborers, craftsman, and vacationers decided to settle in what seemed to be a frigid, uninhabitable land is still a mystery, but their innovations and lineage are traced through the exhibits at Hennepin History Museum. The museum, located inside the historic George Christian mansion, hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections that paint a picture of Midwestern life in the 19th and 20th centuries. From more recent decades, there are objects from Minneapolis Aquatennials and high-fashion clothes from downtown department stores such as Dayton's and Young-Quinlan. The Pillsbury Doughboy presides over it all, reminding guests of the importance of milling to the region's history.

Photographs, personal papers, and atlases round out the collection, whose contents are further illuminated during the museum’s frequent events. Experts and authors, for instance, deliver talks in the museum’s intimate fireside room, whose fireplace keeps guests warm and prevents them from huddling in the museum's historical bear-skin rugs. In another tucked-away area, researchers and amateur historians pore through the material in the library, which is open to visitors 5 days a week, and in the archives, which is open by appointment. They might find maps of the region from the start of the 20th Century or old pictures of homes in the neighborhood, all steeped in memories and history.

2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

National Sports Center is one of the few places in the world where you can step from verdant fields onto stretches of ice. Eight ice arenas?four Olympic-sized, four NHL-sized?comprise more than 148,000 square feet inside the Schwan Super Rink. And as for the fields? The National Sports Center was originally conceived as a soccer complex, and it still boasts 52 fields. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified National Sports Center as the largest soccer complex on earth.

Hockey and soccer still only make up a small portion of the sports that are playable at the center. Those same soccer fields might host rugby on one day, lacrosse on another, and ultimate disc the following week, provided the discs have not flown south for the winter. The ice rink might host figure skaters as well as broomball teams. At the center's outdoor cycling velodrome, brake-free bikes race each other along a canted track, thrilling crowds every Thursday from late May to September. And of course, there's the Victory Links Golf Course, a 400-acre expanse that's home to an 18-hole championship course, a grass driving range, and an 18-hole bent-grass putting course. Players of all stripes can sign up for leagues and lessons in their favorite sport, or check out everything from expos to fitness classes on the calendar of events.

1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine,
MN
US

According to Minnesota Monthly, "The Firm is a sexy sort of gym." Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Self, and Seventeen all agree, having identified it as the go-to gym for an incredible workout. But it's not just the museum-sleek aesthetic or rigorous classes that make The Firm great. Rather, it's the fact that the gym constantly evolves to accommodate new fitness trends. When spinning became the hot new workout, The Firm met the demand, offering the best spinning classes in Minnesota, according to CBS Minnesota. And now that CrossFit has risen to superstardom, The Firm offers it seven days a week. The Star Tribune reports that industry veteran Kelly Miyamoto is the visionary behind the scenes. Having started her career in the 1980s, she's witnessed the rise and fall of various workouts as well as the concurrent fluctuations in the market for neon leotards. On top of this, The Firm has a line-up of new teachers, including Tobi Lynden, Nora Bryne, Sam Trewick, Omaur Bliss, Lauren Tallarita, Adrienne Fitzmaurice and more, and a new, expanded class schedule. A heated yoga room holds a variety of yoga classes, and visitors can also take advantage of free parking and a juice bar.

1010 2nd Ave. N
Minneapolis,
MN
US

CorePower Yoga founder Trevor Tice knows yoga is much more than a tool for increasing physical strength. "We've seen first hand emotional breakthroughs, physical improvements, and most of all, a new found confidence and balance our students carry from the studio into their daily lives," says Trevor. To further their holistic efforts, CorePower provides additional services and programs across various locations. Some outposts house spas where visitors can quiet their minds with a massage or facial, while others host Karma Yoga events wherein teachers lead free classes for cancer survivors, and students share home-cooked food with homeless youths.

But yoga resides at the heart of CorePower's mission to inspire as many people as possible, so each studio boasts a range of classes that accommodates all experience levels. Truly serious students can conjure pensive expressions as they enroll in a yoga-teacher-training program, and all patrons can take comfort in knowing their studio was built from recycled materials and equipped with energy-efficient fixtures.

825 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis,
MN
US

CorePower Yoga founder Trevor Tice knows yoga is much more than a tool for increasing physical strength. "We've seen first hand emotional breakthroughs, physical improvements, and most of all, a new found confidence and balance our students carry from the studio into their daily lives," says Trevor. To further their holistic efforts, CorePower provides additional services and programs across various locations. Some outposts house spas where visitors can quiet their minds with a massage or facial, while others host Karma Yoga events wherein teachers lead free classes for cancer survivors, and students share home-cooked food with homeless youths.

But yoga resides at the heart of CorePower's mission to inspire as many people as possible, so each studio boasts a range of classes that accommodates all experience levels. Truly serious students can conjure pensive expressions as they enroll in a yoga-teacher-training program, and all patrons can take comfort in knowing their studio was built from recycled materials and equipped with energy-efficient fixtures.

501 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis,
MN
US