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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Art for Lunch

October 23, 2014
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Art Center

Bring your own "brown bag" lunch to enjoy in our Grand Lobby and join an Art Center docent for a 20 minute tour of the exhibitions on display. Please contact Tour Coordinator Chris Delisle 507-424-3308 or cdelisle@rochesterartcenter.org to schedule a tour for a group or individual at least one week in advance.

Baby Time!

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Rochester Public Library
  • Address: 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Public Library

Bring in your baby for fingerplays, rhymes, songs and stories just right for little ones (birth to 18 months). No registration required. This program was funded by an IBM Centennial Grant. If you require accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact Children’s Services at 328-2303 as soon as possible.

Featured Music & Interlude Open Mic at Creative Salon

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Creative Salon
  • Address: 324 1st Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902

A weekly event on Thursdays that gives opportunities for artists and creatives to gather and network, work, socialize, and perform.  7:00 - 8:30 p.m. we will have a local folk/instrumental/acoustic band or performer play. 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. we open up the microphone to the audience for spoken word performance, music, dancers, poets, actors, visual artist or whatever people want to do. You must sign up by 8:15 p.m. 

Free Thursdays at the Rochester Art Center

October 23, 2014
  • Location: Rochester Art Center
  • Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Art Center

"Free Thursdays" at Rochester Art Center offers free admission to the galleries all day on Thursdays. Docent tours of the exhibitions are available by appointment. Call 507-282-8629 to schedule your tour.

Goonie's Open Mic Night

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Goonie's Comedy Club
  • Address: 7 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Goonie's Comedy Club

Some are great, others shouldn't speak in public. But it's always fun!

Live Music at the Redwood Room

October 23, 2014
  • Location: The Redwood Room
  • Address: 300 1st Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: The Redwood Room

Enjoy live music every evening at The Redwood Room!

Mayo's Big Fun

October 23, 2014

Twist, shake, jump and leap into Mayo's Big Healthy Fun at 11:00 am every Thursday and Saturday. It is a wonderful combination of music, movement, stories and fun. Come on over and get up and moving.

Pearl of the Lake Riverboat Cruise

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 100 Central Point Road, Lake City, MN 55041

We begin boarding at 12:30pm and seating is first come first served. Tours are 90 minutes long; there is a narration and we cruise on Lake Pepin, the largest River Lake on the Mississippi. We have a full bar and snacks available on every cruise. The lower level is enclosed, and air conditioned the upper level is open air, with a canopy. Restrooms are available.

Thursday Night Gourmet Dinner and Tour with the Winemaker

October 23, 2014
  • 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.

Toddler Time!

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Rochester Public Library
  • Address: 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Rochester Public Library

Special stories and songs for active toddlers (ages 18 months to 3 years). No registration required.This program is funded by an IBM Centennial Grant. If you require accommodations in order to participate in this program, please contact Children’s Services at 328-2303 as soon as possible.

Trivia Night Thursdays at Big Brad's on Broadway

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Location: Big Brad's on Broadway
  • Address: 309 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Big Brad's on Broadway

After seven years of perfecting their trivia formula in the Twin Cities Trivia Mafia is hitting the road and spreading out to the great city of Rochester! On Thursday January 16 Trivia Mafia will host their inaugural event at Big Brad’s on Broadway. This event will be hosted by two Rochester locals, Danny Parker & Alex Rick. These gentlemen are both teachers in the Rochester public schools and they are very excited to start sharing their knowledge and guidance in a less meaningful way!... Visit Website

TWISTED Thursdays at Kinney Creek Brewery

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Address: 1016 7th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
  • Venue: Kinney Creek Brewery

The brewers get creative and revamp one of our flagship brews to bring you a new specialty tap EVERY Thursday! With only one keg available each week of these speciality infused beers, there's no saying in how long this week's tap will last!

DUCK! A Children’s Troupe Production

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Thursday
  • Address: 14 4th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: Words Players Theatre

DUCK! A Children’s Troupe Production Scenes and songs from the life of an ugly duckling. An acting class for young performers, culminating in an informal performance. Ages 6-10. Mondays and Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm. Performances Oct. 24 & 25, 6:30pm.

RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program--Cabeza de Vaca — A very special 16th Century Explorer. with

October 23, 2014
  • Location: Heintz Center Rm. HA112
  • Address: 851 - 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Cabeza de Vaca? Never heard of him? Well, it’s about time you did. He is one of the most colorful, downright interesting characters involved in the Spanish Conquest of the Americas. His wanderings (he was lost, very lost) resulted in “first contacts” by/with a number of Native American cultures. His careful account of his experiences helps us understand the history of the Americas in new ways. His genuine respect for the “others” he encountered set him apart from th... Visit Website

RCTC Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) Program--Creating a Bridge Between Your Personal Story and Your Read

October 23, 2014
  • Location: Heintz Center Rm. HA112
  • Address: 851 - 30th Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904

In the end, all readers want a “so what” when they finish a story. They seek a “point” or a “universal truth” in any story they read. Find out how to craft these “bridges” between author and readers, so your readers finish your story with that satisfied feeling and looking forward to reading more. Note: Participants in the Writing LIFE Workshops are welcome to attend a special "Writer's Roundtable" where they will have a chance to read an... Visit Website

Rochester Horror: Fright at the Farm 2014

October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: History Center of Olmsted County
  • Address: 1195 W Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: History Center of Olmsted County

Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the historical George Stopple farmstead at the History Center of Olmsted County. It is truly designed to frighten and amuse you. Guided tours will include a look at the original farm house where you will meet the frightening inhabitants of the property. Come see the added scenes and attractions! Our Haunted Cemetery is larger. NEW! The Clown Town Bus Ride, Would you like to play?! NEW! The Haunted Cave, What lurks with... Visit Website

Fall Fun at Northwoods Orchard

October 23, 2014 - October 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Northwoods Orchard
  • Address: 8018 75th Avenue NW, Oronoco, MN 55960

Enjoy a day of fall fun for the whole family! Pick your own pumpkin, meet barnyard animals, make your way through the corn maze, or take a wagon ride.

Come Walk with Us - Wetland and Prairie Guided Trail Walk

October 23, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Join Stefan Theimer, Cascade Meadow's naturalist and education program coordinator, for a guided tour on the wetland and prairie trails this fall season. Wear comfortable shoes!

Haunted Mantorville Trolley Tour

October 23, 2014 - October 30, 2014
  • Location: Government Center Lot
  • Address: 201 4th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: Government Center Lot

All aboard the Haunted Mantorville trolley tour!

Pick Your Own Pumpkins at Sekapp Orchard

October 23, 2014 - November 01, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Sekapp Orchard
  • Address: 3415 Collegeview Road E, Rochester, MN 55904

Take a fall wagon ride and pick your own pumpkin, fresh from Sekapp's pumpkin patch!

Art Park Opening

October 23, 2014 - November 09, 2014

Experience interactive fun at our Art Park Exhibit. Create colorful creatures, combine gizmos and gadgets to create a masterpiece. Build, draw and learn.

Susan Solomon, Lori Biwer-Stewart Exhibit

October 23, 2014 - November 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Crossings at Carnegie
  • Address: 320 E Avenue, Zumbrota, MN 55992
  • Venue: Crossings at Carnegie

Susan Solomon displays her paintings, and Lori Biwer-Stewart her linocuts, at an exhibit Oct. 6 through Nov. 23 at Crossings. A reception is Fri., Nov. 21, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. This immediately follows the first day of Crossings’ annual Holiday Art Fair, an indoor art festival that is 1 pm to 6 pm on Fri., Nov. 21, 10 am to 7:30 pm Sat., Nov. 22, and 11 am to 3 pm Sun., Nov. 23. Solomon’s gouache on panel works employ intense colors, something that comes of her childhood surroundings of ... Visit Website

Friday Oct 24, 2014

Free Magic & Balloons with Magician Bob Miller

October 24, 2014
  • Location: O'Neill's Pizza
  • Address: 1201 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Venue: O'Neill's Pizza

Be Amazed and Amused by Table-side Magic performed by Bob Miller MAGICIAN! This close-up sleight of hand magic is appropriate for adults or children and is performed at your table while you dine. Children will also receive a free balloon animal.

Friday Night Takeover w/ DJ3J

October 24, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: The Loop
  • Address: 318 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Venue: The Loop

Kick the weekend off right with the biggest downtown dance party every Friday Night @ The Loop. Join resident DJ3J as he spins the best in Top40Remix/EDM/Hip-Hop. Drink specials throughout the night! Get downtown to the Loop for "Rochester's Best Dance Party" every weekend!

Live Band at the North Star Bar

October 24, 2014
  • Location: North Star Bar
  • Address: 503 N Broadway, Rochester, MN 55906
  • Venue: North Star Bar

Enjoy live music by talented bands every Friday and Saturday night! For the schedule of band performances, please visit www.northstarbar.net.

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