The 128 Cafe & Chmpg$105
Let The 128 Café and Chef Max Thompson work their magic! Go for the famous ribs, but with a gift certificate, you can try a whole lot more of their thoughtfully-crafted menu. Plus one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, just because.
Buca + Red Wine$70
Hungry? Grab your gift certificate and some friends and head to Buca di Beppo for their family-style Italian dishes. Bonus - one bottle of Monticillo Reserva Rioja, a Spanish red wine.
Ichiban + Champagne$80
You can experiece firsthand the winner of the OpenTable.com's Diners' Choice 2013 award as the Chefs at Ichiban Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar prepare your meal at your table. Gift certificate valid Sun-Thurs, expires 3/14/16. Plus one bottle of Kirkland Champagne.
Buca + White Wine$52
Remember when Buca di Beppo opened in the basement of a Minneapoils apartment building? Oh how it's grown! Luckily, you don't have to wait in long lines anymore to enjoy your gift certificate. We also tossed in some Sofia Blanc de Blancs California white wine!
Savor this high-end Chinese liquor, Wuliangye Chinese Baijiu, which is considered "the magic liquor of China". It's unique aroma and taste features "lasting flavors, mellow savor, luscious and refreshing tastes, harmonious and just-right flavors."
Wedge Co-op + al Vento$50
Getting a gift certificate to the Wedge co-op is like hitting the lottery! Celebrate with a gift certificate for lunch or dinner at al Vento Italian restaurant in South Minneapolis, the City Pages winner for Best Italian Restaurant in 2013.
Bibelot+ Noodles+ Wine$77
Browse Bibelot's 'collection of all things delightful' with a gift certificate, grab some noodles with a gift certificate to the award-winning Tanpopo Noodle shop , then relax at home with a bottle of Clos du Boise Cabernet Savignon California red wine. Now THAT'S a pretty good day!
Pizzeria Lola Package$90
If you love pizza, you know Pizzeria Lola! With this gift certificate you can order your favorite(s) and still try something new! Then capture the awesomeness forever with one ticket to the Pizzeria Lola photo booth, and end the night with some Mionetto Prosecco Doc Treviso Italian sparkling wine.
Red Stag Supperclub$60
Located in the Nordeast Arts District, The Red Stag Supperclub "blends old school Wisconsin supper club charm with a contemporary passion for delicious, sustainable, farm-to-table food". Check out their Cheap Date Night, Slow Food Sundays or late night live music!
Just the pizza please! Splurge at local favorite Pizzeria Lola with a gift certificate and one ticket good for a trip to the Pizzeria Lola photo booth to capture it all!
Rustica & Punch Pizza$69
Make the Rustica Bakery your home office for a while as you enjoy their delectable treats with Rustica's gift pack: 2 free coffee cards, 6 free bread cards, then reward yourself with a gift certificate at Punch Pizza for a hard day's work!
JK's Table catering$15
The lead chef from Obento-Ya and Origami-the two highest rated Japanese restaurants in Minneapolis-Chef Kuma and his wife Junko from Japan opened their own place in Edina. JK's Table serves traditional Japanese cuisine and American style deli sandwiches-all made fresh right in front of you ! Gift certificate valid only for party platter purchases over $100. Expires 4/17/16
Wilde Roast + movie$62
Enjoy the historic St. Anthony Main over some Wilde Roast deliciousness with a gift certificate and then mosey over to the St. Anthony Main Theatre with 2 free movie tickets to enjoy the latest blockbuster or limited release indie film.
TTT + MN Book Arts$50
If you haven't been to a Ten Thousand Things show, here's your chance to experience this unique award-winning theater company with 2 tickets to FORGET ME NOT WHEN FAR AWAY, which features the talented Mu performer Sun Mee Chomet! And if that's not enough, we've thrown in a One-Year Household Membership to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts!
MN Fringe+ HUGE Improv$43
4 tickets to The Minnesota Fringe Festival! 4 tickets to the Huge Improv Theater PLUS 4 drink tix at HUGE? Now that's nothing to laugh about!
Pillsbury + Zen Box$50
The Pillsbury House Theatre never disappoints, bringing inspiring, heartfelt stories to life. Get 2 tickets to THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, which has been described as "an ambitious prayer; one that pleads for a deeper appreciation for the value of life, as well as an end to violence and the circumstances that create it." Show plays 5/29-6/28/2015. Then head to Zen Box to ponder and discuss over a bowl full of yum.
HOBT Gift Package$25
From the beloved MayDay Parade to their imaginative performances, this well-loved theater brings people together through the power of mask and puppets. Celebrate In the Heart of the Beast with their special bundle of 2 open complementary tickets, T-shirts, a poster, and a magnet.
Grab some delightful yummies at Mason's Restaurant & Barre with a gift certificate then saunter next door to enjoy a performance at the Cowles Center with 2 tickets during the 2014-15 Season (excludes the James Sewell Ballet and Cantus).
The Guthrie, Zen Box, and Izzy's: need I say more? Enjoy 2 tickets to a 2014-15 season Guthrie production (expires July 31, 2015), a gift certificate to Zen Box, and splurge at Izzy's ice cream on 4 single cake or sugar cones.
Jungle + It's Greek$85
What a great night! A gift certificate for dinner at It's Greek to Me and then hop next door to catch an ever dynamic production at The Jungle Theater for a guaranteed night of solid entertainment.
Yellow Tree + Old Chgo$45
With the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo/Maple Grove area, you don't need to live in the cities to see great theater! Check out Yellow Tree with 2 vouchers (not valid November through January). Added perk? A gift certificate for Old Chicago or Rock Bottom Brewery!
Comedy + Rock Bottom$52
Beer and comedy- the perfect pair! Enjoy a gift certificate for a night at Old Chicago or Rock Bottom and 4 tickets to any Rick Bronson's House of Comedy show at the Mall of America (tickets expire August 31, 2015).
Children's Theater Co$80
With 4 vouchers, your family can catch AKEELAH AND THE BEE, adapted from the movie, which jumpstarts this nationally-acclaimed theater's 2015-16 season before it heads to the Arena Stage in Washington DC (vouchers only valid Sept 1-20, 2015).
Enjoy a whole day of fun with this St. Paul Family Pack: 4 tickets to both the Science Museum and Steppingstone Theatre!
Park Square Theatre$70
You can't go wrong with a gift certificate for 2 tickets to a 2015-2016 show at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul! Not valid Saturday nights, the final closing weekend performances, or for visiting artists.
Taiko Crash Course$100
Quick! Grab this awesome opportunity to get Mu Daiko Artistic Director Jen Weir's undivided attention with this 2-hour workshop for two people!
Taiko New Student$125
Have you been itching to try taiko? Now's the perfect time with this amazing taiko package! Taiko "New Student" Let's Get Serious Intro Taiko Class plus a 10-class punch card. Expires 1 year from first use.
This is an amazing opportunity to work with ROBERT ROSEN, the director of this season's creative MIDDLE BROTHER, with his Studio 206's ignite: highly physical summer theatre intensives: Your choice of one of the three workshops being offered in June and July 2015: PLAY, DEVISE or MASK. PLAY: MONDAY - FRIDAY, JUNE 15-19, 2015 10am-3pm Come play. Get inspired by the world we live in and explore your relationship to it. Expand your physical possibilities. Let go of old habits to make room for something new. Develop a readiness to explore. The mornings will be filled with breath, agility, balance and dramatic acrobatics. In the afternoons, immediate improvisation will fire your imagination and expand your ideas of character and emotion through movement. Find the pleasure of playing hard. DEVISE: THURS-SUN, JUNE 25-28, 2015 10am-4pm Throw caution to the wind and see what worlds open up when you push yourself beyond the boundaries of everyday life. Mornings will be spent developing the skills that propel a story: rhythm, observation, timing, stillness, space, object manipulation and play, breath and vocal expression. In the afternoon you will be devising original work from suggested themes and prompts. Find the power of your own creative voice. MASK: FRI - SUN, JULY 17-19 and 24-26, 2015 FRIDAYS: 6-9pm SAT-SUN: 12-5pm Neutral, Larval, Character, Commedia and Half-Masks Essential Training for all Performers With the mask we build a performance foundation of structure and simplicity, precision of movement and gesture, and manipulation of objects that opens you to a vibrantly playful world. Come prepared to surprise, amuse, create and stretch your imagination.
Try this hot ballet-inspired workout with a 5 Class Packette at Pure Barre in Minneapolis or St. Louis Park. No dance training necessary! Expires one year from 1st use.
What better place to learn dance than at Zenon, City Pages three-time award-winning "Best Place to Learn to Dance"! One gift certificate good towards enrollment or a 10-class-card at Zenon Dance School.
Arthur Murray dance$60
So you think you can dance? No?!? Well, learning is closer than you think (literally! there are Minneapolis and St. Paul locations!) from the Tango to the Waltz, you can learn it all at the Arthur Murray Dance Centers! Check them out with a 1-week membership to the Arthur Murray Dance Center: 1 intro lesson, 1 private le sson, 1 group lesson, and 1 practice party.
Wine tour + Red Wine$60
Zip down to Cannon Falls with four besties to taste some of the award-winning wines from Minnesota's very own Cannon River Winery with a gift certificate for a wine tasting for 4. Extra bonus- a bottle of 2012 Chateau Lilian Ladouys Saitn-Estephe Grand Vin French red wine!
Hill House Tour + Cake$65
The James J. Hill House was once the largest and most expensive house in Minnesota and is now a National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a tour for 2 of this St. Paul mansion, learn about James J.Hill, his family, and the story of the Hill House. After that, splurge at the ever-tempting Café Latte with a gift certificate for dessert.
Hailed from the City Pages to the New York Times, the elegance and precision of Ragamala's pieces never fail to astound. Prepare yourself for some rigorous training with this gift certificate for one 10-week session of introductory Bharatanatyam classes located at the Ragamala Dance School, where you will will also "learn about, preserve, and immerse yourself in the arts and cultures of India."
Painting + study +Wine$100
Enjoy a bottle of Campoferro Dolcetto D'Alba wine as you gaze at the grace of Patty Canney's painting "Just Peachy" ($600) and the study print "Asian Influence". The wine is sponsored by Lynn Peterson of Ahmann-Martin.
Vintage Tea set$80
Make tea time a special treat with this intricate vintage porcelain tea set in the traditional red longevity pattern. Pieces included: one teapot, 12 small cups, 2 large bowls, 4 large tea cups, 3 plates, 6 rice bowls, and 3 soup spoons.
Welcome spring with this beautiful hand-dyed shawl by Mu Daiko's own Chiaki O'Brien of Studio FUN. It is Bengala dyed: Natural mud dyed cotton using Japanese Bengala dye. (Wash separately from others; air dry). Then throw on your new shawl and celebrate with a gift certificate at Orgami sushi restaurant.
Enjoy the delicate craftmanship of this handmade Hmong apron which depicts scenes from The Ball Toss game.
Untitled drawing +Soju$300
Journey to the countryside village of Andong, South Korea with this beautiful Untitled Framed drawing: Ink, graphite and conte on paper, archival mount/matte, 22" x30", framed, 2012, by artist Stephen Filla-Kim. The subject is outdoor kimchi pots at Hahoe Folk Village near Andong, South Korea. Paired with a bottle of 21% soju that originates from Andong to make the experience complete.
Back by popular demand, watercolorist Frederick Richter will create a 12" x 16" watercolor based on photos the winning bidder provides. Frederick will contact the winning bidder for scheduling.
Deceptively simple, INITIALLY- STRANGERS deserves a second look, and a third... Artist Mischa R. Kegan created this unframed 3-1/2" x 10" monoprint with stencils based on photos that he took.
Wine Basket 1$110
Wine Galore! Enjoy 6 bottles of a variety of wine: Joel Gott Chardonnay, Belleruche Cotes-du-Rhone Rose, Penascal Estate Tempranillo, Les Terrasses Priorat Alvaaro Palacios, a Mumm Napa Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, and a 2013 Chateau La Gordonne Lachapelle Gordonne Rose.
Wine Basket 2$96
There can never be too much wine! Enjoy 6 bottles of a variety of wine: Opolo Mountain Zinfandel, Ghost Pines Cabaret Savignon, Delas Viognier, Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rose, Bogel Petit Sirah, and an Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend.
Beer + Sports Basket$35
Hey sports fans! Enjoy 1 free growler fill of gluten-free beer at Burning Brothers Brewing in St.Paul, an autographed photo of Vikings #84 Cordarrelle Patterson, one Wolves T-shirt, a mini-basket ball, and one Wolves miniature bobble head.
Coffee Themed Basket$65
For some, life without coffee is sad. Luckily, there's no room for sadness with this caffeinated Dunn Bros Coffee gift basket: 2 lb. of fresh roasted coffee beans, 1 Bodum 4-cup French press, 2 DBC coffee mugs, and a B.T. Chocolatier bar.
Feeling adventurous? Come and take your chances with this Mystery Basket!!
Tangle Town Gardens$60
Itching to get out in the garden this spring? Let Tangle Town Gardens give you a hand with their lovely gift basket: one gift certificate, one pair of Pallina Liquicell gardening gloves (women S), and a Fine Gardening magazine.
BMW toy car$155
What child (or the child in you?) could resist zooming around on this orange mini-BMW toy car? With this, you'll become an instant favorite!
Surly Beer Sack$105
Let the world know your feeling Surly with this groovy Surly Beer Sack: one men's T-shirt, 1 women's tank top/T-shirt, 4 pint glasses, a hat and a gift card for the Surly Beer Hall and/or company store.
Summit Beer Pack$65
Summit's thought of it all and kindly included it in their Summit Brewing Company Gift Pack: 2 unchained Series Pint Glasses, 1 Vinyl Coated Green Bartender Opener, 1 Slap Wrap Coozie, 1 XL Kelley Green Logo T-Shirt, 1 Green Seed Mesh hat with the Summit patch, 1 Solo Cup Coozie, 1 Deck of Summit Playing Cards, AND 1 Case of Summit Beer!
Lake Pepin for 6$590
Take a day trip over to Pepin, Wisconsin with 5 pals and let the breeze blow your cares away with this gift certificate good for a two-hour afternoon or evening trip for six (valid through October 31, 2015).
Kindle + Wine$130
Go paperless with this 2015 Kindle PaperWhite e-reader with wifi. Curl up for a night in with some Roederer Estate sparkling wine and an enchanting e-book- sounds like a win!
Your music will sound even better with these Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headhones in black. They are "engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you". Or, just unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet! Please note: this item will be sent directly to the winning bidder after the Gala.
iPad Air 16 GB, Space Gray. "If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting?" Oh wait - are you still reading?!? I figured everyone stopped after "iPad Air".
Ed Bok Lee + Soju$75
2012 American Book Award and 2012 Minnesota Book Award-winning book of poems and prose by Ed Bok Lee. This book contains the author's signature, with an original, hand-written one-printing-only poem on the title page penned by the author specifically for this Gala event. Paired with some 40% Andong, South Korean soju, because it just feels right.
Wing Young Huie+Wakeme$76
Local artist Wing Young Huie says, "Indeed, the most compelling photographs shed light on reality in much the way good fiction does," And compelling photographs these are, indeed. You might even see a familiar face or two. Included are: one book of photographs "Lake Street USA" (2000), and a single Black and White 8x10 "Lake Street" photograph; plus a gift certificate to Wakame Sushi + Asian Bistro.
This trio will inspire you with their honesty, artistry, and the exploration of this world we live in, the worlds they create, and the people who share them. Package includes: one signed book of poems SONG I SING by Bao Phi, one DVD of the documentary RESILIENCE directed by Tammy Chu, one book SONGS OF MY FAMILIES by Kelly Fern, and Korean Soju.
Signed Books + DVD$65
Let these artists take you on journies that will challenge you as much as they touch with their words and craft as you immerse yourself in the universes they inspect and question, while bringing light to the oft-ignored. Package includes signed copies of: RESILIENCE, a documentary by Tammy Chu, book of poems THE TRANSLATION OF HAN by Hye-Kyong Kim, book of poems SKIRT FULL OF BLACK by Sun Yung Shin, and SONGS OF MY FAMILIES by Kelly Fern. Plus one bottle of Korean Soju sponsored by the theatrical production A SEASON FOR VIVALDI.
Float Tank experience$65
Achieve total relaxation with a float tank session at The Wellness Center in a "life-changing" experience. This 90 minute session will see you floating effortlessly in 800 pounds of Epsom salts allowing your body to release tension and ease pain and while the salts draw out toxins. "Relax the body and the mind will follow." Call to set up an appointment, expires 4/17/16.
With this gift certificate for a 1-hour appointment with Jackie Krammer of Jackie Krammer Classical Homeopathy, you will go over Homeopathic First Aid for Your Family. You will cover the practical homeopathic remedies every family should have in their first aid kit and how to use them safely and effectively.
Health Coaching Pkg$70
You don't need to be in Minnesota to let certified holistic health coach Angie Jones of Angie Jones Health Coaching help you reach your health goals! With her gift certificate for 2 60-minute sessions you can meet in person in Edina, MN or by phone or Skype. She offers cleanse/detoxing programs, essential oil workshops, and more!
Feeling fancy? Give your nails a glamorous makeover with a CND Shellac gel manicure at Salon Intrigue!
Enjoy some guilt-free ME time with this gift certificate to Rocco Altobelli Salon and Day Spa and then kick back with some Brut Champagne.
Mary Kay Cosmetics$50
Get pampered Mary Kay style! This Gift Basket featuring all Mary Kay products includes: Botanical Effects Cleanse #2 for normal skin, Age-fighting Lip Primer, Bella Belara eau de Parfum Wand, Bella Belara Shimmeriffic Body Lotion, Bella Belara Shower Gel, Bella Belara Fragrance Solid, Springy Eye Duo in Stonewashed, a Complimentary Pampering Session, and a Product Gift Certificate to be used at your complimentary pampering session.
Audi Car Detail$165
Your car with be the envy of the road with this complimentary car detail from Audi Mpls!
J. Hilburn Shirt Party$70
Up your game with a custom shirt designed by you. You and 3 friends will enjoy a bottle of single malt scotch while being fitted by Wendy Morris, Style Partner with J Hilburn. The host will receive a custom shirt with a free monogram!
Declutter or Feng Shui$140
Choose from one 3-hour decluttering session OR two 1-1/2 hour Feng Shui sessions (starting Sept. 20, 2015) with Su-Yoon Ko, owner of Decluttering Key. Su-Yoon would love to help you with your decluttering or Feng Shui goals!
Grand Casino Overnight$70
Enjoy a one-night stay in a Standard Room at the Grand Casino in Hinkley or Mille Lacs! Expires December 27, 2015.
HOT! StP. Saints+A/C$85
Be there when the St. Paul Saints and Sioux City heat things up on June 23th at 7:05pm! 4 infield reserve 2nd row seats in their new CHS Field Stadium. PLUS one A/C Efficiency Maintenance Service so you're nice and cool when you get home. All donated by Twin City Heating and Air. Please note: the donor will contact you directly to arrange Saints tickets delivery arrangements.
4 tickets to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Habsburgs exhibit. "A rare opportunity to see the exquisite masterpieces and opulent personal belongings of an influential royal family whose reign spanned nearly 600 years, and shaped the world as we know it today. On view for a limited time in America. Don't miss it!" PLEASE NOTE: these tickets expire on Sunday, APRIL 26th, 2015.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is offering 2 first-price tickets to ONCE. For one night only you can experience this 2012 8-time Tony award winning musical about "a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs." PLEASE NOTE: these tickets are VALID ONLY for JUNE 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the State Theatre.
Capture your memories with a sitting for a Dale Studios Family Portrait (3 certificates, cannot be combined) ($200) (3 EACH AVAILABLE)
Korea in Chicago for 4Live Item
Experience a taste of Korea in Chicago for 4! This incredible package includes dinner at San Soo Gap San (Korean BBQ), then head to Ju Ran for beer and sing your heart out at a Korean song room, then with 4 entrance tickets to King Spa, relax and sleep over night in their Korean-spa-style overnight accommodations. The next morning, breakfast at Tous Les Jour bakery, hit the Korean grocery HMart to stock up on your hard-to-find favorites and head back home. This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience, tailor-made for you!
12th Night & CocktailsLive Item
After a Twelfth Night performance of the purchaser's choosing, Mu will host a cocktail party for up to twelve guests on the set of Twelfth Night including beer, wine, and a special themed mixed-drink menu, appetizers, and time to visit with director Randy Reyes and the Twelfth Night cast and crew. Includes 12 tickets to the show. Valid May 30- June 13, 2015.
Twin Cities Art YearLive Item
Get out and about the Twin Cities with this fabulous variety pack! Tickets each to each of these 8 theaters: 2 Guthrie Theater season tickets, 2 tickets to VocalEssence's DREAMS OF THE FALLEN; 2 tickets to the History Theatre for any History Theater show; 2 tickets to the Minnesota Orchestra THE 5 BROWNS at Orchestra Hall; 2 tickets to the Brave New Workshop for any mainstage production at the Minneapolis theatre; 4 tickets to Stages Theatre Company's THE LITTLE MERMAID; 2 season tickets to The Singers Minnesota Choral with 2 season tickets; and 2 season tickets plus unlimited concessions to Mu Performing Arts!
Mu Daiko + CateringLive Item
Due to high demand, we are bringing back the new and improved Taiko Dinner for 8! On a Sunday night, we will cater a delicious Japanese dinner in your home for you and your friends. The dinner will be served and prepared by JK's Table, a new restaurant venture of Chef Kuma (lead chef from Obento-Ya and Origami) and his wife, Junko, who is a current Mu Taiko Institute member. Mu Daiko Artistic Director Jennifer Weir will help you host, and will give your guests an insider presentation on the art form of taiko drumming, as well as a small performance. The dinner will include Japanese appetizers, salad, sushi, yakisoba and dessert, and, of course, sake.