BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//My Calendar//http://www.joedolson.com//v3.1.12//EN METHOD:PUBLISH CALSCALE:GREGORIAN X-WR-CALNAME:Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT24H REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT24H X-WR-CALDESC:Events from Twin Cities Geek - MN Geek Culture Magazine BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14986-909 LOCATION:Level Up Games - Hastings 120 2nd St E Hastings MN 55033 SUMMARY:Curios Tournament! DTSTAMP:20190802T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=OverKnightGames:MAILTO:OverKnightGames@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190802T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190802T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/642210392960489/ DESCRIPTION:Over Knight Games is hosting a Curios board game tournament! Watch a 'How-To' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyenL0jN_NM Learn to play at 6:00 pm, compete at 7:00 pm. $5 to enter, prizes for winners! https://www.facebook.com/events/642210392960489/ CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14985-908 LOCATION:Level Up Games - Hastings 120 2nd St E Hastings MN 55033 SUMMARY:King of Tokyo Tournament! DTSTAMP:20190726T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=OverKnightGames:MAILTO:OverKnightGames@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190726T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190726T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/367482010637467/ DESCRIPTION:Over Knight Games is hosting a King of Tokyo board game tournament! Watch a 'How-To' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXerN1YhkRc Learn to play at 6:00 pm, compete at 7:00 pm. $5 to enter, prizes for winners! https://www.facebook.com/events/367482010637467/ CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14984-907 LOCATION:Level Up Games - Hastings 120 2nd St E Hastings MN 55033 SUMMARY:Evolution Tournament! DTSTAMP:20190719T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=OverKnightGames:MAILTO:OverKnightGames@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190719T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190719T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/341206289894054/ DESCRIPTION:Over Knight Games is hosting a Evolution board game tournament! Watch a 'How-To' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BJ6TUFE_yY Learn to play at 6:00 pm, compete at 7:00 pm. $5 to enter, prizes for winners! https://www.facebook.com/events/341206289894054/ CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14981-904 LOCATION:Burnhaven library 1101 County Rd 42 West Burnsville MN 55306 SUMMARY:Burnhaven anime club DTSTAMP:20190713T133000 ORGANIZER;CN=Watermeloondeku:MAILTO:burnhavenanimeclub@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190713T133000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190713T160000 URL;VALUE=URI:http://twincitiesgeek.com/community-calendar/ DESCRIPTION:This meeting we will have a smash tournament after discussing some possible changes for the meetings and planning for our cosplay party in August. Please email burnhavenanimeclub@gmail.com if you are interested in joining (Open to anyone 11 or older) CATEGORIES:Meet-Ups END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14980-903 LOCATION:Wescott library lower conference room 1340 Wescott Rd Eagan MN 55123 SUMMARY:Burnhaven anime club's 5th annual cosplay party DTSTAMP:20190816T133000 ORGANIZER;CN=Watermeloondeku:MAILTO:burnhavenanimeclub@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190816T133000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190816T163000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/2696678353693001/ DESCRIPTION:Come join us for our fifth annual cosplay party! Its a free event open to all anime and manga lovers and cosplayers 11-21. (Guests 8-11 may attend if they have someone within the age range with them) Our scheduled events are musical chairs,trivia, cosplay contest(with gift card prizes), DDR tournaments, smash tournaments, and Mario kart 8 tournaments!! Througout the party there will be food, button making, and random giveaways! We hope to see you there! (Please RSVP to attend) https://www.facebook.com/events/2696678353693001/ CATEGORIES:Parties & Dances END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14976-899 LOCATION:The Ordway Concert Hall 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:John Cusack with a Screening of Say Anything DTSTAMP:20191015T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20191015T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20191015T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/john-cusack-say-anything/ DESCRIPTION:The 1989 comedy/drama Say Anything brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high school movies), Say Anything made a star out of John Cusack, who went on to success in multiple films including High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Being John Malkovich, among others.Now, join John Cusack for a screening of Say Anything followed by a live conversation regarding his career and the making of the film. Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well. A limited number of VIP golden circle seats will be available that include a post-show photo opportunity with John. https://ordway.org/event/john-cusack-say-anything/ CATEGORIES:Movies & TV END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14975-898 LOCATION:Northgate Office Park 2526 New Brighton Blvd Saint Anthony Minnesota 55418 SUMMARY:Comic & Game Sale! DTSTAMP:20190706T100000 ORGANIZER;CN=revrurik:MAILTO:rurik@rurik.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190706T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190706T160000 URL;VALUE=URI:http://twincitiesgeek.com/community-calendar/ DESCRIPTION:Several dealers are joining together to have a comic book and game sale! Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and plenty of free parking. CATEGORIES:Miscellaneous END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14974-897 LOCATION:CHS Field 360 Broadway St St. Paul MN 55101 SUMMARY:Movie Night at CHS Field DTSTAMP:20190801T190000 ORGANIZER;CN=shaan:MAILTO:shaan@aarp.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190801T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190801T223000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://states.aarp.org/minnesota/take-me-out-to-the-movies DESCRIPTION:AARP Minnesota will be hosting the Fifth Annual Movie Night at the Ballpark at St. Paul’s CHS Field on August 1st, where we will be screening A League of Their Own (rated PG). Moviegoers can take in the event in the stands or they can bring a blanket to enjoy the movie from the outfield of the park. The event is free to movie-lovers of any age, family-friendly and inclusive to all, and a fantastic way to welcome folks from all over the area to the richness and heart of St. Paul. https://states.aarp.org/minnesota/take-me-out-to-the-movies CATEGORIES:Movies & TV END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14973-896 LOCATION:The Ordway Concert Hall 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:Capitol Steps: Make America Grin Again DTSTAMP:20190809T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190809T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190809T203000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/capitol-steps/ DESCRIPTION:No matter who or what is in the headlines, the Capitol Steps remain relentlessly nonpartisan as they deliver their unique blend of musical and political satire, offering timely laugh therapy to audiences around the nation. Based in Washington, D.C., they tackle all sides of the political spectrum. In Make America Grin Again, the Capitol Steps promise to put the “mock” in Democracy and get us all laughing again. https://ordway.org/event/capitol-steps/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14972-895 LOCATION:Studio Z 275 4th St E, Ste 200 Saint Paul Minnesota 55101 SUMMARY:Blind Date DTSTAMP:20190628T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=amyldanielson:MAILTO:danielson.amy@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190628T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190628T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:http://www.studiozstpaul.com/miller-062819.html DESCRIPTION:Composer Scott L. Miller will create new ecosystemic music for Kyma sound design environment and electromagnetically prepared piano with pianist Taavi Kerikmäe during a week-long residency at Studio Z in St. Paul this June.Miller and Kerikmäe will present a hands-on demonstration of the Kyma and piano system including a Q&A for the public on Friday, June 28 at 6 pm followed by a concert of the music they create while in residence at 7:30 pm. The concert will be filmed and recorded for distribution.Kyma is a visual programming language for sound design that Miller will be using to create environmental sound art at Studio Z. His approach to programming is informed by ecology with the ultimate goal of creating a transcendent musical experience.“In ecosystemic works, I model the behavior of objects from the environment in electronic sound,” Miller explains. “This creates interactive sonic ecosystems that may resemble more of a sound art installation. I create a sonic environment for my collaborators to play in. This approach to making music enables me to bring together my interests in electronic sound, improvisation, and collaboration—with other musicians, artists from different disciplines, and even with the performance space itself.”Miller uses Kyma to compose a structure of feedback loops of data and sounds. Data are reacted to and manipulated by the electromagnetically prepared piano, sounds are captured by microphones, recaptured by the Kyma program, and fed back out into the space. The composition is unique to the space as a sonic ecosystem—every object contributes to the created sound, with a benefit of serendipity.For Taavi Kerikmäe, the electromagnetically prepared piano functions as percussion, transducer, signal processor, filter, and piano. The feedback process transforms the piano into a self-contained sonic ecosystem, producing all sounds that are introduced by the Kyma sound design program.The magnets vibrate strings, speaker drivers amplify sounds, and other objects respond to signals sent by the program. These ecosystemic sounds are wrangled and prodded by Kerikmäe’s adjustments to the piano preparations, the signal processing, and the piano itself. Miller constantly adjusts the parameters or live-codes in Kyma, balancing and disrupting in equal measure the ecosystem of sound.“The many different ways of engaging with and playing with sound is, for me, a fundamentally social enterprise,” Miller says. “I love playing with and hanging out with other people who are as excited as I am to play with sound. This really gets at what kind of art I enjoy making and how I go about it. I have focused on collaborative and improvisatory music-making that is firmly situated in the place of its creation. I generally employ electronic and computer processed sound in my work. Pursuing my interests has produced a body of work that results from hands-on experimentation and collaboration—in a word, play.” http://www.studiozstpaul.com/miller-062819.html CATEGORIES:Arts END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14968-892 LOCATION:Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam 1 Portland Ave Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 SUMMARY:Sunset on the Lock DTSTAMP:20190628T170000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190628T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190628T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/events DESCRIPTION:Sunset on the Lock is the only chance to experience the best of Minnesota summer nights in one of the most picturesque locations in the Twin Cities, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Join us on June 28 for the lock’s extended evening hours to get close to the falls and the Mississippi River. Stroll along the lock wall with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and surrounding area, with a classic Minneapolis sunset as the backdrop to your life.The event is free and open for all to enjoy. Perfect for a unique date idea, night out on the town with friends, family summer gathering, pit stop on your way to a show or dinner, or as part of your evening stroll along the river. The lock will also be open for extended evening hours on Saturday, June 29 from 5 PM to 9 PM, with special photography programming. Join us!Brought to you by the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection with support from Friends of the Lock and Dam. https://parkconnection.org/events CATEGORIES:Arts END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14969-892 LOCATION:Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam 1 Portland Ave Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 SUMMARY:Sunset on the Lock DTSTAMP:20190726T170000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190726T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190726T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/events DESCRIPTION:Sunset on the Lock is the only chance to experience the best of Minnesota summer nights in one of the most picturesque locations in the Twin Cities, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Join us on June 28 for the lock’s extended evening hours to get close to the falls and the Mississippi River. Stroll along the lock wall with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and surrounding area, with a classic Minneapolis sunset as the backdrop to your life.The event is free and open for all to enjoy. Perfect for a unique date idea, night out on the town with friends, family summer gathering, pit stop on your way to a show or dinner, or as part of your evening stroll along the river. The lock will also be open for extended evening hours on Saturday, June 29 from 5 PM to 9 PM, with special photography programming. Join us!Brought to you by the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection with support from Friends of the Lock and Dam. https://parkconnection.org/events CATEGORIES:Arts END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14971-894 LOCATION:1834 Emerson Ave N Minneapolis MN 55411 SUMMARY:Larp House Presents: Sarabande DTSTAMP:20190714T130000 ORGANIZER;CN=larphouse:MAILTO:larphouse@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190714T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190714T180000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.larphouse.org/2019/06/larp-house-presents-sarabande/ DESCRIPTION:Larp House Presents: SarabandeSarabande is an acclaimed musical roleplaying scenario for eight to twelve players. It is set in a small café in Montmartre, Paris at the end of the 19th century. The participants will play the people who attend this café day after day and meet again and again. Throughout the scenario, they will be either play out their conflicts in a series of scenes or play out their internal tensions with music and dance.This is an expressionistic one-shot theater-style Nordic larp scenario. It uses innovative techniques such as repetition, non-linear time, and art as communication, to explore themes of love, beauty, freedom, truth.No prior larp experience is required!We will collect a pay-what-you-want donation for the non-profit which hosts us, but there is no cost to participate in this event.Learn more and sign up today athttps://www.larphouse.org/2019/06/larp-house-presents-sarabande/ https://www.larphouse.org/2019/06/larp-house-presents-sarabande/ CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14970-893 LOCATION:Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam 1 Portland Ave Minneapolis Minnesota 55401 SUMMARY:Sunset on the Lock: Photography DTSTAMP:20190629T170000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190629T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190629T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/events/2019/sunset-photography DESCRIPTION:Sunset on the Lock is the only chance to experience the best of Minnesota summer nights in one of the most picturesque locations in the Twin Cities, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Join us on June 29 for the lock’s extended evening hours to get close to the falls and the Mississippi River. In addition to stunning views, enjoy special photography-themed programming inspired by this special time of day. Learn tips for capturing landscapes and nature, leveraging the golden hour, and taking Insta-worthy photos with your smartphone. Stroll along the lock wall with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and surrounding area, and find your own perfect moments to capture throughout the evening. The event is free and open for all to enjoy – no experience required!The lock will also be open for extended evening hours on Friday, June 28 from 5 PM to 9 PM, without the special photography programming. Join us!Brought to you by the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection with support from Friends of the Lock and Dam. https://parkconnection.org/events/2019/sunset-photography CATEGORIES:Arts END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14967-891 LOCATION:St Paul RiverCentre SUMMARY:2019 Service to Humanity Gala DTSTAMP:20190928T173000 ORGANIZER;CN=patrick.michener:MAILTO:patrick.michener@allina.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190928T173000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190928T183000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.allinahealth.org/United-Hospital/Foundation/Events/Service-to-Humanity-Gala DESCRIPTION:Built on tradition since 1985, the Service to Humanity Gala is one of Minnesota’s most premier events with over 1,400 attendees. More than $1.2 million is raised annually to support programs and services of United Hospital. Each year a community member and physician are honored for their selfless dedication and exemplary leadership in improving the health and welfare of our community. United Hospital’s investment in da Vinci robot technology is part of its commitment to superior oncology patient care. In 2018 alone we performed nearly 18,000 surgeries, with 70% being a treatment for oncology. https://www.allinahealth.org/United-Hospital/Foundation/Events/Service-to-Humanity-Gala CATEGORIES:Miscellaneous END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14966-890 LOCATION:Highland Park Library 1974 Ford Parkway Saint Paul MN 55116 SUMMARY:Stranger Games @ Highland Library DTSTAMP:20190720T133000 ORGANIZER;CN=CitizenBurrows:MAILTO:quillarroad@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190720T133000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190720T160000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://sppl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2019-07-20%20TO%20&fq=branch_location_id:(HI)/event/5cf807fcf652522e003f61aa DESCRIPTION:Do you enjoy telling stories, taking chances, and eating snacks? Have a few ideas about confronting the Demigorgon after watching Stranger Things? Can't get enough of tabletop roleplaying games?Well, you've come to the right place.Join us at Highland Library as we play several tables of Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition, as well as Kids on Bikes, a roleplaying game about small towns and big adventure.No experience necessary, all levels are welcome, and game equipment will be provided.Oh yeah - and snacks. https://sppl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2019-07-20%20TO%20&fq=branch_location_id:(HI)/event/5cf807fcf652522e003f61aa CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14954-878 LOCATION:The Ordway 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical DTSTAMP:20190720T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190720T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190720T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ DESCRIPTION:“One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago TribuneThis “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com).The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14965-889 LOCATION:du nord 2610 East 32nd Street Minneapolis Minnesota 55406 SUMMARY:June Brews & Board Games DTSTAMP:20190620T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=zrapatz:MAILTO:zrapatz@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190620T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190620T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.uffdagames.com/brew-board-games DESCRIPTION:First, thanks to everyone for making these successful events. Our group has been steadily been growing over the last few months and we couldn't have done it without you.That being said, Brew & Board Games is here again! On June 20th from 6PM to 10PM come visit us at Du Nord Craft Spirits in South Minneapolis. There we will be grabbing a brew and playing games with Uffda Games, Adam's Apple Games, Brass Dog Games, and Atlas Games. Also, we are pleased to once again be hosting a charity raffle for Extra Life.It will be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!Also, if you are a developer in the area and wish to join us, please visit [uffdagames.com](https://uffdagames.com) and shoot us a message. We are always looking for new developers to join us. https://www.uffdagames.com/brew-board-games CATEGORIES:Gaming END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14964-888 LOCATION:Padelford Packet Boat Company 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd Saint Paul Minnesota 55107 SUMMARY:Murder on the Mississippi: a mystery riverboat experience DTSTAMP:20190918T190000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190918T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190918T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi DESCRIPTION:Murder on the Mississippi combines performance art, education, entertainment, boating and philanthropy to create a unique, social experience out on the river in a national park. We bet there isn't anything quite like it in the country!Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in collaboration with Fearless Comedy Productions, brings an immersive murder mystery theatrical experience to life, Murder on the Mississippi. Cruise down the Mississippi River while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique Jonathan Padelford riverboat experience.Plot: It's 1856 and traffic on the Mississippi River has reached an all-time high. Competition from the rail industry is increasing every year. Immigrants are moving north to the Minnesota Territory and the young towns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Board the Jonathan Padelford riverboat as it travels up the river from St. Louis and help stop a crime before it happens. Experience the diversity of the population that called the Mississippi River home during the mid 1800's and figure out who the killer is to save someone from murder! https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14963-887 LOCATION:Padelford Packet Boat Company 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd Saint Paul Minnesota 55107 SUMMARY:Murder on the Mississippi: a mystery riverboat experience DTSTAMP:20190822T190000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190822T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190822T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi DESCRIPTION:Murder on the Mississippi combines performance art, education, entertainment, boating and philanthropy to create a unique, social experience out on the river in a national park. We bet there isn't anything quite like it in the country!Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in collaboration with Fearless Comedy Productions, brings an immersive murder mystery theatrical experience to life, Murder on the Mississippi. Cruise down the Mississippi River while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique Jonathan Padelford riverboat experience.Plot: It's 1856 and traffic on the Mississippi River has reached an all-time high. Competition from the rail industry is increasing every year. Immigrants are moving north to the Minnesota Territory and the young towns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Board the Jonathan Padelford riverboat as it travels up the river from St. Louis and help stop a crime before it happens. Experience the diversity of the population that called the Mississippi River home during the mid 1800's and figure out who the killer is to save someone from murder! https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14960-884 LOCATION:Cambria Gallery Cambria Gallery on 7th 625 2nd Avenue South Suite 101 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Minneapolis Mn 55402 SUMMARY:Fashion AFTER DARK DTSTAMP:20190822T170000 ORGANIZER;CN=GABRIELLA:MAILTO:MYEXPERIENCETV@GMAIL.COM DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190822T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190822T180000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://brandexperiencee.com/fashion-after-dark-mpls/ DESCRIPTION:Welcome to Fashion After Dark brought to you by Brand Experience. This event will be re-introducing the conceptualized project to the Minneapolis, MN scene. Amazing local brands, artists and influencers from the Twin Cities will be in attendance for a night of fashion, music, charitable cause, networking, and more.The idea of Fashion After Dark is to create synergy amongst entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporations, and allow not only local influencers to witness but coastal as well. Each event will include a tasteful and themed fashion presentation. Outside of your usual fashion presentation or runway show, Brand Experience showcases what it means to think outside of the box. The company has made sure they hired and partnered with the right entities to ensure an amazing event. Don't miss out! See you August 22nd, 2019 at the Cambria Surface downtown Minneapolis.Benefitting : Matter.ngoMATTER is a Minnesota-based global nonprofit on a mission to move people forward by giving them a chance at a healthier life. Throughout the United States, MATTER activates healthy eating for kids and families with the MATTER-BOX program, a novel solution to healthy food access and nutrition education. Internationally, MATTER addresses these barriers by giving hospitals the tools they need to care for the sick and injured in dignified ways, and by designing solutions to create diversified and resilient farms. Hope and opportunity also reach people through the MATTER Innovation Hub, a portable learning environment outfitted with solar power that can be shipped and set up anywhere in the world. Learn more at www.matter.ngo. https://brandexperiencee.com/fashion-after-dark-mpls/ CATEGORIES:Arts END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14962-886 LOCATION:Padelford Packet Boat Company 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd Saint Paul Minnesota 55107 SUMMARY:Murder on the Mississippi: a mystery riverboat experience DTSTAMP:20190724T190000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190724T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190724T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi DESCRIPTION:Murder on the Mississippi combines performance art, education, entertainment, boating and philanthropy to create a unique, social experience out on the river in a national park. We bet there isn't anything quite like it in the country!Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in collaboration with Fearless Comedy Productions, brings an immersive murder mystery theatrical experience to life, Murder on the Mississippi. Cruise down the Mississippi River while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique Jonathan Padelford riverboat experience.Plot: It's 1856 and traffic on the Mississippi River has reached an all-time high. Competition from the rail industry is increasing every year. Immigrants are moving north to the Minnesota Territory and the young towns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Board the Jonathan Padelford riverboat as it travels up the river from St. Louis and help stop a crime before it happens. Experience the diversity of the population that called the Mississippi River home during the mid 1800's and figure out who the killer is to save someone from murder! https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14961-885 LOCATION:Padelford Packet Boat Company 205 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd Saint Paul Minnesota 55107 SUMMARY:Murder on the Mississippi: a mystery riverboat experience DTSTAMP:20190626T190000 ORGANIZER;CN=parkconnection:MAILTO:info@parkconnection.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190626T190000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190626T210000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi DESCRIPTION:Murder on the Mississippi combines performance art, education, entertainment, boating and philanthropy to create a unique, social experience out on the river in a national park. We bet there isn't anything quite like it in the country!Mississippi Park Connection and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in collaboration with Fearless Comedy Productions, brings an immersive murder mystery theatrical experience to life, Murder on the Mississippi. Cruise down the Mississippi River while enjoying a beverage, taking in gorgeous scenery, and helping to solve a murder mystery on this unique Jonathan Padelford riverboat experience.Plot: It's 1856 and traffic on the Mississippi River has reached an all-time high. Competition from the rail industry is increasing every year. Immigrants are moving north to the Minnesota Territory and the young towns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Board the Jonathan Padelford riverboat as it travels up the river from St. Louis and help stop a crime before it happens. Experience the diversity of the population that called the Mississippi River home during the mid 1800's and figure out who the killer is to save someone from murder! https://parkconnection.org/murderonmississippi CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14959-883 LOCATION:Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis MN 55406 SUMMARY:Indiana Jones Movie Trivia! DTSTAMP:20190723T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=bowwowmeowmeow:MAILTO:jasonkoffman@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190723T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190723T190000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/414710369310810/ DESCRIPTION:IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with a special theme night!Jon & Jason will present an evening of trivia focused on the Indiana Jones films, from Raiders Of The Lost Ark to *snicker* Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.Admission is FREE!BONUS POINTS opportunity:Any team with at least one member who dresses up as a character from the Indiana Jones films gets 2 bonus points!IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia is a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books. Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone's invited!Trivia begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm. Early arrival is strongly advised.Prizes will be awarded from our sponsors:Moon Palace BooksGeek Love CafeTrylon CinemaThe Parkway TheaterSound Unseenand more! https://www.facebook.com/events/414710369310810/ CATEGORIES:Trivia END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14958-882 LOCATION:Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis MN 55406 SUMMARY:Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! DTSTAMP:20190625T180000 ORGANIZER;CN=bowwowmeowmeow:MAILTO:jasonkoffman@gmail.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190625T180000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190625T190000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://www.facebook.com/events/322736155065387/ DESCRIPTION:Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone's invited!Admission is FREE!Trivia begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm.Thanks to our sponsors who provide trivia prizes! Moon Palace BooksGeek Love CafeTrylon CinemaThe Parkway TheaterSound Unseen https://www.facebook.com/events/322736155065387/ CATEGORIES:Trivia END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14957-881 LOCATION:Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis Minnesota 55403 SUMMARY:CONvergence 2019: The Next Celebration DTSTAMP:20190704T000000 ORGANIZER;CN=Hal Bichel:MAILTO:admin@twincitiesgeek.com DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190704T000000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190708T000000 URL;VALUE=URI:http://www.convergence-con.org/get-involved/register/ DESCRIPTION:CONvergence is an annual convention for fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy in all media: a 4-day event with more than 6,000 members, and the premiere event of our kind in the upper Midwest.2019 Guests of Honor:Guy ConsolmagnoPeter DavidBridget LandryChuck TingleAllen TurnerBryan Thao WorraThe DoubleclicksAs CONvergence moves to our new home at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, 2019 will be a time of renewal and reinvention. What better time to celebrate the great reboots and re-imaginings of science fiction and fantasy?Part of being a fan of science fiction is seeing old favorites revamped for new audiences. Books, movies, television series, comics, and games—they all seem to revisit familiar brands, old favorites, concepts, and ideas time and time again. When successful, these reboots can appeal to our thirst for the nostalgia of the original while making something fresh and modern for a brand-new audience!In 1987, fans were skeptical that Star Trek could be anything but James T. Kirk and his crew, but Star Trek: The Next Generation widened our definition of what Star Trek was, is, and could be. It lead the way to new ships and new crews on television and in books, comics, and games. Doctor Who seems to exist in a constant state of regeneration and evolution, and now 13 years after its 2005 return it feels like it had never left.Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman proved to be the hero the DC Universe needed and even managed to please a generation raised on Lynda Carter and her satin tights. After 20 James Bond films, Daniel Craig arrived on the scene in Casino Royale and suddenly Bond was reborn once again, fresh and new.Even in literature, many classic characters inspire modern writers and return in new stories, including the return of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the many iterations and adaptions of Sherlock Holmes!From Battlestar Galactica to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reboots are everywhere. Just think about it. Judge Dredd, Thundercats, She-Ra, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mad Max, Planet of the Apes, Spider-man, Batman, Stargate—how many can you list if you really think about it? So, so many.In 2019, we will be celebrating them all with CONvergence itself undergoing a process of regeneration and renewal as we move into our third decade in an exciting new space with new possibilities. Come share your love of favorites old and new!Join us July 4-7, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN for CONvergence 2019: The Next Celebration! http://www.convergence-con.org/get-involved/register/ CATEGORIES:Conventions X-FUNAMBOL-ALLDAY: 1 X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT: TRUE END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14953-880 LOCATION:The Ordway 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical DTSTAMP:20190622T140000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190622T140000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190622T163000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ DESCRIPTION:“One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago TribuneThis “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com).The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14951-879 LOCATION:The Ordway 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical DTSTAMP:20190621T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190621T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190621T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ DESCRIPTION:One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago TribuneThis “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com).The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14952-879 LOCATION:The Ordway 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical DTSTAMP:20190622T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190622T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190622T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ DESCRIPTION:One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago TribuneThis “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com).The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:14955-877 LOCATION:The Ordway 345 Washington St. St. Paul MN 55102 SUMMARY:The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical DTSTAMP:20190718T193000 ORGANIZER;CN=OrdwayMarketing:MAILTO:ordwaymarketing@ordway.org DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20190718T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20190718T220000 URL;VALUE=URI:https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ DESCRIPTION:“One foot in Harry Potter and another in Dear Evan Hansen.” – Chicago TribuneThis “winning adaptation” (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is “a colossal, crowd-pleasing hit of Herculean proportions!” (Broadwayworld.com).The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief “hits the sweet spot” (Wall Street Journal) and provides “a spectacularly fun adventure that will thrill everyone in the family!” (Chicago Parent). https://ordway.org/event/lightning-thief/ CATEGORIES:Theater & Comedy END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR