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Rochester, MN Events

 The next big event is always just around the corner (or coming up soon!) in Rochester, MN. Annual can't-miss events include WinterFest and SocialICE (Rochester's outdoor ice bar) as well as RochesterFest and the Thursdays on First & 3rd festival every week from June 1 to August 31. Experience Rochester's friendliness and enthusiam for celebrating by attending one of our many entertaining events!    

 


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Thursday Jan 18, 2018

Archery Addiction

January 18, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

C4 Open Mic

January 18, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Cafe Steam
  • Address: 315 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904

Come one come all! Performers, poets, musicians, comedians, and all others to this one of a kind open mic night hosted by Concerned Citizens for a Creative Community currently at Cafe Steam!

Escape Challenge

January 18, 2018

Locked in a room. 60 minutes on the clock. Can you complete the mission and escape the room before time expires? Choose your mission. Mission one is Norwegian Job. You are a group of thieves trying to get back your cash, diamonds and gold that are locked in a room. Can you find your loot and escape before time expires? Mission two is a rescue mission. Part of your team has been captured. You need to sneak into a cartel safe house, free the prisoners, and then find a way to escape. All... Visit Website

Gourmet Dinner // Tour with Winemaker

January 18, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
  • Address: 78757 State Highway 16, Spring Valley, MN 55975
  • Venue: Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres and a gourmet dinner as you tour Four Daughters Winery with the winemaker! Please email Events@FourDaughtersVineyard.com or call 507-346-7300 to make your reservation in advance.

Live Music | The Doggery

January 18, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: The Doggery
  • Address: 18 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Doggery

Enjoy live music every Thursday at The Doggery!

UNRAVELED Escape Room

January 18, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Eamon O'Kane Opening Reception

January 18, 2018

Rochester Art Center presents a mid-career retrospective of Eamon O’Kane in the Judy and Burton Onofrio galleries. Intimate Expansive will display an overview of Eamon O’Kane’s paintings, drawings, animations and installations, focusing on the artist’s interest in the architectural influence of Frank Lloyd Wright in the Upper Midwest. 

Ladies Night Out on the Trolley

January 18, 2018

Are you eager to spend a fun & relaxing "Girls Night Out" with a group of your friends, relatives, or co-workers? Then join us as we visit three distinct and charming shopping districts in Rochester - Design District at Cooke Park, Downtown, and Uptown!

Texas Hold'em

January 18, 2018

If you enjoy Texas Hold'em, join us at the VFW.

The Robber Bridegroom

January 18, 2018 - January 20, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Absolute Theatre presents: "The Robber Bridegroom," one of the only genuine, bluegrass musicals. The show is a rousing Southern musical fairy tale set in 18th century Mississippi. The story follows the handsome and rascally bandit, Jamie Lockhart, as he courts the only daughter of the richest planter in the region. But things go awry, thanks to a case of double mistaken-identity. The show feature live bluegrass music presented by the Sawtooth Brothers.

Winter Sale at University Square!

January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018
  • Location: Shops at University Square
  • Address: 111 Broadway Avenue South, Rochester, MN 55904

This is the big semi-annual sale in the Shops at University Square. Past season merchandise is marked down in most stores. There is so much on sale that the displays will go out into the hallways!  

The Last Five Years

January 18, 2018 - February 03, 2018

Rochester Repertory Theatre presents, “The Last Five Years,” A Musical by Jason Robert Brown. This uniquely structured, emotionally powerful musical is the story of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Cathy tells her story backward, beginning at the end of their marriage. Jamie tells his story chronologically, starting just after the couple first met. Their stories and the two characters intersect only once — at their wed... Visit Website

Art under 100 under 100

January 18, 2018 - February 09, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, MN 55992

Crossings presents a juried show of affordable original art by 30 area artists, whose works use a variety of techniques and mediums. This favorite Winter exhibit is a chance for artists of all levels to have fun, stretch their creativity and make something different, and it’s a chance for art lovers of all economic strata to buy original art. 

Indoor Bubble Soccer

January 18, 2018 - March 31, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: TBD
  • Address: 14 4th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Feeling the winter blues? BubbleBall is the perfect solution! Contact BubbleBall Rochester for some fun indoor entertainment. You can play bubble soccer, sumo circle, capture the flag and more. Bring your family, group of friends, or book for an event. It's the perfect way to burn off some steam and stay active this winter. Not to mention - it's a ton of fun! We're open virtually every day, any time.

Frank Lloyd Wright & Rochester Trolley Tour

January 18, 2018 - May 27, 2018
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Art Center

  Professionally guided tour of the homes of the Rochester area designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, his students and architects of the Prairie Style in the comfort of a heated Trolley or Executive Coach. Rochester Trolley is proud to partner with the Rochester Art Center offering this trolley tour in conjuction with the EAMON O´KANE: INTIMATE EXPANSIVE Exhibition. The exhibition consists of an overview of Eamon O'Kane's paintings, drawings and animations with a particular emphasis on t... Visit Website

Live DJ Thursday Nights

January 18, 2018 - September 27, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Kathy's Pub
  • Address: 307 S Broadway Avenue, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Kathy's Pub

Thursday Nights: Kathy's Pub features live DJs from 10pm to close!

Friday Jan 19, 2018

Archery Addiction

January 19, 2018
  • Address: 3020 N Broadway Avenue Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55906

Want a challenge? Come visit Rochester's only Archery Combat facility! 90 minutes of pure adrenaline and fun! Think dodgeball with bows. Immerse yourself in an epic battle between friends, workmates or people you've just met! 

Comfort Food & Live Music Fridays

January 19, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: American Legion Post 92
  • Address: 315 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Come see us on Friday for some comfort food and live music. Call or check website for lineup. See you there!

Escape Challenge

January 19, 2018

Locked in a room. 60 minutes on the clock. Can you complete the mission and escape the room before time expires? Choose your mission. Mission one is Norwegian Job. You are a group of thieves trying to get back your cash, diamonds and gold that are locked in a room. Can you find your loot and escape before time expires? Mission two is a rescue mission. Part of your team has been captured. You need to sneak into a cartel safe house, free the prisoners, and then find a way to escape. All... Visit Website

UNRAVELED Escape Room

January 19, 2018
  • Location: UNRAVELED Escape Room
  • Address: 300 11th Ave NW - Lower Level, Rochester, MN 55901

The Escape Room is a real life escape challenge where you come with a group of between 4 and 10 friends/family members/co-workers/etc and you get LOCKED UP! It is up to you and your team to find the clues and solves the puzzles in order to escape in time... First theme up: Escape From Alcatraz - Experience The Rock like never before!

Blue Moon Mix

January 19, 2018
  • Location: Blue Moon Ballroom
  • Address: 2030 Highway 14 E, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Blue Moon Ballroom

Come kick your heels up with some Swing, Latin, Rock, Country, R&B and Tango Music! Bring your favorite snack to share, along with some clean/dry shoes to dance in! Email us your song requests!    

Bryan Miller (Headliner) & Adam Degi (Feature) Live

January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Goonie's Comedy Club
  • Address: 7 Second St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Goonie's Comedy Club

Bryan Miller renounced all seriousness and quit his job as a newspaper editor to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and try standup comedy in 2008. In his first year, he was a finalist in Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest. Two years later, he was spotted by Craig Ferguson, who invited him to do a spot on CBS's The Late Late Show, where he made his network television debut in April 2012.

The Robber Bridegroom

January 19, 2018 - January 20, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Absolute Theatre presents: "The Robber Bridegroom," one of the only genuine, bluegrass musicals. The show is a rousing Southern musical fairy tale set in 18th century Mississippi. The story follows the handsome and rascally bandit, Jamie Lockhart, as he courts the only daughter of the richest planter in the region. But things go awry, thanks to a case of double mistaken-identity. The show feature live bluegrass music presented by the Sawtooth Brothers.

Winter Sale at University Square!

January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018
  • Location: Shops at University Square
  • Address: 111 Broadway Avenue South, Rochester, MN 55904

This is the big semi-annual sale in the Shops at University Square. Past season merchandise is marked down in most stores. There is so much on sale that the displays will go out into the hallways!  

Teen Night // Bounce World

January 19, 2018 - January 26, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Bounce World
  • Address: 4430 19th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Bounce World

Tween Night admission is $20 plus tax per participant the admission includes games, food and all the fun your tween can handle! All tween night participants will need a parent or guardian to drop them off and fill out registration paperwork.

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