midwest tango festival venues

Four Seasons Dance Studio

Four Seasons Dance Studio

1637 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Alley Entrance
612.342.0902

The Four Seasons Dance Studio is a popular venue for the Minneapolis tango community. Many of Minneapolis' milongas are held at this venue so it was obvious that we had to start the weekend with the Welcome Milonga here so that any visitors, after the festival, will know where to find this beautiful venue.

Parking
Thanks to a member of Minneapolis' tango community, we have been informed that metered parking is free on that Friday after Thanksgiving (http://www.minneapolismn.gov/parking/meters/). However, parking may be difficult during the early hours of the Welcome Milonga as the Four Seasons is located amongst a couple of Minneapolis' fine dining establishments. Metered parking is located across the street and in front of the alleyway entrance to the Four Seasons. There is also a parking lot right down the street for $6.

Nearby Dining

Right by the Four Seasons are a couple of fine dining establishments, as mentioned above. Check out the respective website links for information on dinner selections and reservation information.

Cafe Lurcat
1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
www.cafelurcat.com

The Third Bird
1612 Harmon Place,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612.822.6302
www.thethirdbirdmpls.com

For more information regarding the Four Seasons Dance Studio, go to www.fourseasonsdance.com.

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Gale Mansion

Gale Mansion

2115 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-870-1662

The Gale Mansion is one of many renovated mansions being used for social events and is located in the mansion district of Minneapolis. Rich in history and located just outside of the downtown, the Grand Milonga will be held in the ballroom of this lovely mansion.

Parking
There is free street parking all around the Gale Mansion.

Nearby Dining

There are many dining establishments in the Washburn Fair Oaks Park aka Mansion District neighborhood where the Gale Mansion is located. For a listing of the top 10 restaurants in the area, check out this website: heyrestaurants.com/Minneapolis/Washburn_Fair_Oaks_Park/

For more information regarding the Gale Mansion, go to www.galemansion.com.

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Dance Life Ballroom

Dance Life Ballroom

6015 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612.345.4219

The Dance Life Ballroom is another host venue of Minneapolis' regular milongas, as well as home to one of Minneapolis' tango teachers. It will host our All Night Milonga on Saturday Night.

Parking
There are parking lots flanking both sides of the building and it's free.

Nearby Dining

After the milonga, there are a few places in Minneapolis to grab a bite. Check out this listing on Yelp for several options: Yelp Minneapolis After Hours Dining

For more information regarding the Dance Life Ballroom, go to www.dancelifeballroom.com.

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Southern Theater

Southern Theater

1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612.340.0155

We are extremely excited about this little gem of a venue. The Southern Theater not only fits our desire to promote the arts in the Minneapolis community, but it also is a historical landmark, having been opened for business since 1910. Just wait until you see how unique this venue is on Sunday night for our Farewell Milonga.

Parking
Street parking is available and free after 6p.

Nearby Dining

Several options for dining in the West Bank neighborhood where the Southern Theater is located. Check out this listing on Yelp for several options: Yelp Minneapolis West Bank

For more information about the Southern Theater, go to www.southerntheater.org.

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Minnesota Opera Center

Minnesota Opera Center

620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.333.6669

The Minnesota Opera Center will host the festival workshops for both pairs of artists. A refurbished warehouse, this Center is home to the opera house orchestra and opera singer rehearsals as well as a reasonable venue for aspiring opera singers and dancers. It is the perfect venue to work your tango and be inspired.

Parking
Street parking is available. There is also a parking lot across the street reserved for the Minnesota Opera Center and it is free. And just in case it gets full, there's a $5/day during the weekend public parking ramp (aka lot) right next to the Minnesota Opera Center lot.

Nearby Dining

Several options for dining in the Warehouse district where the Minnesota Opera Center is located. Check out this listing on Trip Advisor for several options: Trip Advisor/Minneapolis, Warehouse District

For more information regarding the Minnesota Opera Center, go to http://www.mnopera.org/about/minnesota-opera-center/.

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