Target Field is the home turf of the Minnesota Twins. Equipped with amenities like mobile seat upgrades, predictive gaming, free WiFi and mobile tickets, it is a popular venue for sports fans. Seating a whopping 40,000, this baseball field offers a good view of the game from all seats. Special stadium tours are organized for visitors. Concerts are also held here.
The Orpheum Theatre opened in 1921 as a vaudeville house and then converted to a movie house. Thereafter, it fell into a state of disrepair due to competition from multi-screen, suburban theaters. The theater was renovated in 1994 and since then the Orpheum has hosted numerous Broadway musicals including world premieres such as "Victor/Victoria" and "The Lion King." Relax as you watch a musical or chill out at a concert here. You can also join your academically inclined friends for a lecture held in the theater. Regardless of the reason you visit this place, you will love the regal theater with a seating capacity of 2579. The Orpheum is part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.
This joint rules the Twin City music scene. As a converted bus depot, the large two-story room offers excellent acoustics and sight lines. If live music is on the agenda, get there early and grab a table on the balcony. The music runs the gamut from reggae to punk to rock to country. If a local or national act is not scheduled to play, a DJ takes over and gets the dance floor jumping. Pool tables, pinball machines or video games offer quieter amusement.
The Guthrie Theater was founded in 1963 with an aim to promote theater that was an alternative to the largely commercial Broadway. Today, the Guthrie Theater's mission remains the same but what started off as four productions is now a complex that includes three stages: the McGuire Proscenium Stage, the Wurtele Thrust Stage, and Dowling Studio. One doesn't have to be a ticket holder to visit the building and its cafe or lounge. There are also guided and self-guided tours.
This nightspot is considered by many to be the top rock club in the Twin Cities. The best of the local talent and many national acts headline each and every night. By the shape of the building, which looks like a large caboose, you would think the acoustics would be poor. Quite the contrary, as the overflow crowds will attest. Along with a great beer selection, wine, liquor and soft drinks are served. Stick with the burgers or appetizers to satisfy your hunger. Pool tables, foosball and darts provide a definite working-class atmosphere. Arrive early for local bands and even earlier for the big acts, otherwise you will be standing or miss getting in at all. Advance sale tickets are available at select locations. Price varies according to act. Doors generally open an hour or two before showtime.
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts boasts an impressive selection of Impressionist paintings. Originally constructed in 1915, the Institute has been amazing gallery-goers with its substantial collection of over 85,000 pieces of American and European artists' works for roughly a century. Works on display here range from those by such legends as Matisse and Kandinsky to Picasso and Rodin. In addition to American and European paintings, there is also an excellent Asian collection.
Spread across 48,000 square feet (4460 square meters) of space in downtown Minneapolis, The Institute of Production and Recording (I.P.R.) is a state-of-the-art media institute that offers degree courses in various fields involving Music and Entertainment Business, Audio Production and Engineering, and Sound Design. Its campus facilities includes a 24-hour accessible studio, classrooms, labs, library, cafe and bookstore that are equipped with best of the amenities in the industry. Also, you can get a chance to interact with experts and gain hands-on experience in your respective field of expertize. Apart from the providing education, the (I.P.R.) also assists in placements and finding job opportunities for you in the music and entertainment industry. All in all, The Institute of Production and Recording is a premier institute when it comes to education in media and entertainment industry.
A huge space for partying the night away, the Exchange Nightclub is your best bet for a fun night in Downtown West. Unwind with delicious cocktails and premium drinks here while dancing to fabulous music blasting from its state-of-the-art sound system. The spacious club has two bars, along with a large dancing area. The intimate VIP area with bottle service is perfect for a special occasion or party. The swanky décor, delicious drinks, warm staff, and chill vibe, will make you want to revisit soon.
A spectacular venue for events of every kind, the Lumber Exchange Event Center boasts an exceptional location within the grand, majestic and elegant Lumber Exchange Building. Renown as the oldest building in downtown and the city's first skyscraper, the Lumber Exchange Building, with its stately arches, sparkling chandeliers and elegant architectural details, sets the stage for gatherings infused with good taste and impeccable style. The Event Center features six individual spaces, each with a character of its own, ideal for events of every kind including wedding receptions, banquets, gala dinners, cocktail parties, concerts, conferences and more. Paired with skilled event planning and catering services, the Lumber Exchange Event Center has garnered rave reviews from event organizers and attendees alike.