Sneak Peek Performance

Two Sugars will be performing a sneak peek of their new show Sometimes There’s Wine which will open this season at Park Square’s Theatre’s Andy Boss Stage!  Shanan and Carolyn will perform at the Expo noon to 1 pm.

Park Square’s next season
Pamela Espeland | 08:35 am

Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer

Photo by Richard Fleischman
Sept. 14-Oct. 14 on the Boss Stage: “Sometimes There’s Wine” with Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer.

Park Square Theatre on Monday announced its 44th season: nine productions on two stages, spanning Sept. 14 of this year through Aug. 25 of next. Plus 146 weekday matinees for students in grades 7-12, drawn from its repertory of literary classics. More than 30,000 teens attend a Park Square matinee each year.

This will be Artistic Director Richard Cook’s final season after 43 years at the theater. Cook will retire on Sept. 1. Park Square is searching now for a new AD and plans to announce in early June.

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March 24, 2018 event will be the first under the leadership of Buffie Blesi

Minneapolis, MN, January 31, 2018– Buffie Blesi, award-winning business owner, Minneapolis Chamber Board Member, and owner and CEO of We Spark Growth has acquired the popular event and plans to steer the expo in an exciting new direction for her inaugural year.

“Women are ready as never before to use their voices, their strength, and their power to change the world. As we work together to empower women and girls, we open doors to a future greater than we could even imagine.” – Buffie Blesi

For her commitment to small businesses in Minnesota, particularly those started, owned and run by women, the Small Business Administration Minnesota District Office named Blesi “Women Small Business Champion 2017”.

Blesi is also the Executive Director of the Minnesota chapter of NAWBO, The National Association of Women Business Owners. In addition to helming the annual Hall of Fame Ceremony for NAWBO, Blesi also produced the 2017 Marcom GOLD Award-winning short film, “DARE”.

While the mission of the Twin Cities Women’s Expo will continue to be to “Enrich, Empower and Enlighten Women” the 2018 Expo will also focus on the idea that “The Future is Female” and will feature speakers and exhibits from a wide variety of women’s experiences including work, family, relationships, wellness and community engagement.

Says Blesi, “This Expo has been a fixture for years as a shopping experience. But what we are seeing recently is women’s insatiable thirst for so much more. Women are multi-dimensional and we are seeking greater knowledge, connections, advocacy, and engagement and I believe the Expo provides a perfect avenue to bring women of all ages, ethnicities, careers, backgrounds, and desires together to share and learn – and also shop!” 

The Twin Cities Women’s Expo is owned by KnowledgeSphere, Inc., dba We Spark Growth, which provides business consulting, CFO Services, bookkeeping, marketing, and operations management to a variety of enterprises in Minnesota. The 2018 spring expo will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 24, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here:

If you would like more information about this event including sponsorship or exhibit opportunities, please call (612)351-8181 or email

Attendee FAQ's

Q:  What does a ticket to the March 24th, 2018, Twin Cities Women’s Expo get me?

A:  First, an opportunity to get to know woman-owned or woman-centric businesses and services in the Twin Cities/ Metro area.

Second, your experience will be streamlined so you get the most out of your time. By focusing on distinct areas for vendors and exhibitors you can zero in on the areas that mean the most to you, or, explore area by area as time allows.

Finally, a chance to connect with other women. We all know that even if our personal situations are individual, some experiences are universal. Enrich. Empower. Enlighten. The Twin Cities Women’s Expo.

Q: Can I come back the same day? 

A:  Yes, have your hand stamped at the door.

Q:  Can I gift my ticket to someone else, even if it has my name on it?

A;  Yes.

Q:  Do I have to print out my ticket before I get to the show?

A:  No, you don't have to have it printed.  It can be scanned from your smartphone.

Q:  Do you take credit and debit cards at the show's onsite box office?

A: Yes, we take credit and debit cards onsite.  However, if you purchase your ticket in advance or online, event at the event,  you pay a reduced ticket price.

Q:  Are dogs/pets allowed?

A:  Due to health and safety regulations, pets (including pets that fit in a carry bag) are not allowed at the expo, except for service dogs.

A:  No childcare services are offered.
A:  Yes, Contact the Mobility Shop toll-free at 888-404-5554 or - you can reserve your mobility equipment online prior to your arrival.

Q:  Can I bring a stroller?

A:  Yes, strollers are available at the show.

Q:  How do I get to the show?

     Click here to find out information on public transportation to the show.

Q:  Where is parking?

A:  Parking options are located all around the Minneapolis Convention Center ranging from $5.00-$15.00. The skyway system makes it easy for you to get from your car to the show.   Click for the interactive Parking Ramp Map With Pricing

The Twin Cities Women's Expo is Produced by We Spark Growth