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An Autistic Life Through History: a performance

lifehistory2015playA production during the Fringe Festival: Minnesota's Theater Invasion.

Prepare to enter a world where life, history, and evolution become one in the same. It is the world of a young autistic man’s imagination. He lives out his life here, but in which direction will he go once the modern era arrives, and it becomes harder to make a living?

Semi-autobiographical, this production details how Dylan Ward, a young man with autism, used his knowledge of ancient and modern history to help him make sense of life events, growing up, working, creating lasting relationships, and dealing with the harsher aspects of human nature. As he puts it, "It's less about the state of being autistic and more about the autistic imagination, which doesn't get talked about much."

Performances will take place on 7/31 at 10 p.m.; 8/3 at 5:30 p.m.; 8/5 at 7 p.m.; 8/7 at 10 p.m.; and 8/8 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $14. For more information, visit www.fringefestival.org.

Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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Family Fun Day at The Works Museum

WorksFamilyFun2015August 9 from 1-4 p.m.

The Works Museum is hosting a private event for families affiliated with AuSM, the Center for Engaging Autism, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS). During this event, The Works Museum will be closed to the public and ready to enjoy lots of hands-on engineering fun with you!

  • Explore The Works Museum in a sensory-friendly environment
  • Network with other families
  • Learn about services provided by partner organizations

$4 per person for advance registration (through 8/5), $6 at the door. Children 2 and under are free. Free parking. A lunchroom is available with vending machines, or feel free to bring your own snacks. Click here for more information and to register in advance.

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MN Twins Celebrate ADA on Aug. 16

twinslogoThe Minnesota Twins want to recognize and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act during their 1:10 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Aug. 16. Discount seats are available and range from $20 to $42. To order tickets, use the order form (see below link). The form can be completed and mailed or e-mailed to the addresses listed on the form. Tickets also can be ordered by calling Steven Wert at 612.659.3577. The ticket purchase deadline is Aug. 3.

Click here to view and print the ticket order form for the Twins/ADA Celebration game.