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There is ALWAYS something to do in MSP! Whether your idea of a great night out is a hockey game, a gallery opening, a children’s performance, or a casual meal—MSP has got you covered.

What’s Going on in Minneapolis - Saint Paul?

Looking for something fun to do? Check out these guides and event calendars to find out what’s going on in the cities.

City Pages—Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s alternative weekly newspaper allows you to search events by date, type of activity, and neighborhood.

Meet Minneapolis—The official tourism site for Minneapolis isn’t just for visitors! Loaded with insider guides to the city and featuring hundreds of places to see and things to do, residents can learn more than they ever knew about their fair city.

Minnesota Public Radio—Features MPR-sponsored events as well as other musical performances.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul Magazine—If you’re looking for social engagements with a cause, this event calendar focuses on fundraising events held throughout the year.

Secrets of the City—A daily digest of Twin Cities culture.

Thrifty Hipster—This guide is focused on where to find nightly happy hours and bar and nightclub events.

Vita.mn –You can do a standard search for events by type and date, but Vita.mn also has “user picks” that feature the most viewed events for the week so that you can be sure to check out the hippest events! Be sure to check out the almost 150 guides—ranging from best places to buy gifts in the Twin Cities to neighborhood hotspots.

**Be sure to check community newspapers and neighborhood newsletters for even more local events. Find links in Live MSP’s Media section.

Arts and Culture

Creativity abounds in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul! Whether you’re looking for visual arts, theater, music, or history, the Twin Cities extraordinary cultural scene delivers! With more theater seats per capita than any other place than New York and more museums than anywhere but Chicago and Washington, DC, you can get your cultural fix in MSP!

Minneapolis Museums

American Swedish Institute

Bakken Library and Museum

Bell Museum

Hennepin History Museum

Katherine Nash Gallery

Mill City Museum

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minnesota Streetcar Museum

The Museum of Russian Art

Walker Art Center

Weisman Art Museum

Saint Paul Museums

Minnesota Children's Museum

Minnesota History Museum

Minnesota Museum of American Art

Minnesota Science Museum

Minnesota Transportation Museum

Ramsey County History Museum

Minneapolis Theaters

Brave New Workshop

Children's Theatre Company

Guthrie Theater

Heart of the Beast—Puppet and Mask Theater

Hennepin Theater District (State, Orpheum and Pantages Theaters)

Illusion Theater

The Jungle Theater

Mixed Blood Theater

Open Eye Figure Theatre

The Southern Theater

Theater Latté Da

The Lab Theater

Saint Paul Theaters

Bedlam Theatre

Dreamland Arts

Fitzgerald Theatre

Gremlin Theater

History Theatre

Jerome Hill Theatre

Lowry Theater

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Park Square Theatre

Penumbra Theatre Company - Hallie Q Brown Theatre

Minnesota Children's Museum


James Sewell Ballet

Jawaahir Dance Company

Minnesota Dance Theater

Arts Organizations

Open Book—Minnesota's center for reading, writing, and book arts, located in Minneapolis.

MacPhail Center for Music—provides musical instruction for students of all ages and talents.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District—home to numerous galleries, artist studios and restaurants with a lively “First Thursday” where artists open their studios to the public.

Live Music

City Pages—provides a comprehensive listing of live music venues and performances.

Food and Drink

Eating out or eating in—MSP’s options can satisfy the choosiest omnivore, locavore, or vegetarian!


Heralded as the latest foodie mecca, the Twin Cities restaurant scene has exploded in recent years with super star chefs, locally-sourced ingredients, and a rainbow of world cuisines. But if down home is more your style, local diners, hamburger joints, bars and pubs can be found serving up delicious fare in almost every city neighborhood.

Find your next meal out at using the Twin Cities Dining Guide.

Farmers’ Markets and Co-ops

While our growing season might be short, it is bountiful. Fresh foods are available at great prices at the various farmers’ markets found throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Support local farmers, reduce your environmental impact, and enjoy delicious produce, meats, and artisanal foods—visit your local farmers’ market today!

Kingfield Farmers' Market

Midtown Farmers' Market

Mill City Farmers Market

Minneapolis Farmers' Market

University of Minnesota Farmers Market

The Youth Farm and Market Project

Saint Paul Farmers’ Market—a variety of locations throughout Saint Paul.

For a directory of Minnesota farms, markets and garden centers visit the Minnesota Grown Food and Farm directory.

The Twin Cities Natural Food Co-ops are another great source of local, sustainable, organic and fair trade products.

Professional Sports

Sports fans have 4-seasons of professional action in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Not only are baseball, basketball, football, and hockey represented, Minnesota also has professional soccer and lacrosse teams too! The Saint Paul Saints are one of the country’s most successful minor league teams—and are great family fun to boot!

Minnesota Lightning (Women’s Soccer)

Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

Minnesota Swarm (National Lacrosse League)

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Minnesota Twins (MLB)

Minnesota Thunder (Men’s Soccer)

Minnesota Vikings (NFL)

Minnesota Wild (NHL)

Saint Paul Saints (Minor League Baseball—Northern League)

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