October "All in Saint Paul" Event Calendar

Fall into October as a Marathon contender, a Bob Dylan fan, an Opera or Art Lover. Drink Oktoberfest beer, read and celebrate the year's best books, buy others for $2 each, check out haunts with 3,000 pumpkins, gangsters, zoo animals, and scientists, or dress up for the Monster Dash. Just do it!
Sunday, October 1
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Prepare for traffic complications!
Minnesota Spectacular Antiques Show and Flea Market, State Fairgrounds, 10am-4pm. 250 dealers exhibiting both indoors and outdoors. Dealers offer a unique blend of antique furniture, collectables and outdoor flea market items.
Fleet Foxes, Palace Theatre, 7:30pm.
Wednesday, October 4
Sample Night Live, Landmark, 8pm; Sliding fee Scale, $0-$20.  A place where gifted artists can offer a preview of their work, and where audiences can sample a wide array of Twin Cities arts offerings with a single ticket to see what might interest them for their next big night out.  
Friday, October 6
Schubert’s Third Symphony, Ordway, 11am & 8pm.
Twin Cities Oktoberfest, State Fairgrounds, 5-11pm. Featuring Summit OktoberFest beer with other fine Summit beers, Pedroncelli wines, traditional OktoberFest music, food and dance entertainment, games & more!$25 includes 24 oz stein & 1 fill; discounts at living social, groupon, twitter and website.
Half Price Books Clearance Event, State Fairgrounds, 9am-6pm. One of the Twin Cities' Largest Used Book Sales. Everything $2 or Less. Hardback Fiction & Non-Fiction. Children's Books. Thousands of DVDs, CDs, Videos, Cassettes, Software and More!

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Saturday, October 7
Half Price Books Clearance Event, State Fairgrounds, 9am-6pm. One of the Twin Cities' Largest Used Book Sales. Everything $2 or Less. Hardback Fiction & Non-Fiction. Children's Books. Thousands of DVDs, CDs, Videos, Cassettes, Software and More!
Fall Comicon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm. $9/Adult, Children 9 & under free; get $1.00 off canned food shelf donation. The Midwest's largest comic book convention. Comic book creators & dealers from all over the USA. Lots to see and do! Something for everyone!
Global Cardboard Challenge, Science Museum, noon-4pm. Annual event that invites you to build anything you want out of cardboard. You bring the imagination, we’ll supply the cardboard and lots of other fun activities.
Fall Flower Show Opening Day, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm.
Twin Cities Oktoberfest, State Fairgrounds, noon-11pm. Featuring Summit OktoberFest beer with other fine Summit beers, Pedroncelli wines, traditional OktoberFest music, food and dance entertainment, games & more!$25 includes 24 oz stein & 1 fill; discounts at living social, groupon, twitter and website.
All the Way opens, History Theatre, thru October 29. REGIONAL PREMIERE of this Tony Award-Winning Broadway Play. 1963. The day that JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Lyndon Baynes Johnson (LBJ) became the 37th President of the United States. The country was in shock and yet the business of the nation continued.
Chris Stapleton, Xcel, 7pm.
MN Opera: Don Pasquale opens, Ordway, thru October 15.
Schubert’s Third Symphony, Ordway, 11am & 8pm.
Sunday, October 8th
Meritage Oysterfest, 410 St. Peter St., noon-6pm. 25,000 oysters, roasted pig and more!
Half Price Books Clearance Event, State Fairgrounds, 9am-6pm. One of the Twin Cities' Largest Used Book Sales. Everything $2 or Less. Hardback Fiction & Non-Fiction. Children's Books. Thousands of DVDs, CDs, Videos, Cassettes, Software and More!
Opus & Olives, Rivercentre, 5pm. Friends of the Library Gala Celebration.
Tuesday, October 10
Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon, FREE. The Saint Paul Ballet performs excerpts from the company repertoire, highlighting events for their coming season. Bring your lunch or get something at Anita’s Café as you and your family enjoy this great performance.
Pixies, Palace Theatre, 7:30pm.
Wednesday, October 11
Pixies, Palace Theatre, 7:30pm.
Social Science: Murder at the Museum, Science Museum, 6-9pm. A murder has taken place at the museum and guests are invited to help crack the case! See, learn, and do actual forensic work. Several “suspects” will be interacting with the guests throughout the evening. 21+

Thursday, October 12
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert,  Landmark Courtroom 317, 12pm, Free. The opening Courtroom Concert of the year. These free concerts take place weekly October through April. This program will feature Linda Chatterton, flute with Matthew McCright, piano and special guest Alison Young.  Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided.
Pumpkin Nights, State Fairgrounds, thru October 31, Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays: 6:30pm-Midnight. Rekindle the enchantment and wonder of Halloween at Pumpkin Nights! This outdoor festival immerses you in a half-mile walking path of over 3,000 carved pumpkins, larger-than-life displays and multi-sensory experiences. In addition to pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights offers food and activities for the whole family! Tickets: Seniors (60+) $16, Adults (13-59) $20, Kids (4-12) $16, Children (3 and Under) FREE. Family Pack (2 Adults, 2 Kids): $64.
Splendid Table Live, Fitzgerald, 7pm. Lynne’s LAST live performance for the show!
Friday, October 13

Rocky Mountain Express opens, Science Museum Omnitheater
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S HAMLET opens, Park Square, thru November 11.
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown 6-10pm.
Queens of the Stone Age, Roy Wilkins, 7:30pm.
Saturday, October 14
Twin Cities Book Festival, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm. Day-long celebration of literature and features readings by world class authors and local literary heroes; a book fair featuring publishers, authors, booksellers, and arts organizations; a children’s pavilion with storytelling, crafts, and activities; a used book sale, and more!
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-8pm.
Original Intents, MNHS, 10am & 2pm. Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison all fought to transform their former British colonies into the new country of the United States of America, but they disagreed profoundly about what kind of country it should become.
A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald, 4:45pm.
State of Minnesota Career Fair, Rivercentre, 10am-3pm.
Iron & Wine, Palace Theatre, 8:30pm.
Sunday, October 15
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-5pm.
Monday, October 16
Imagine Dragons, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Chris Tomlin, Xcel, 7pm.
Tuesday, October 17
Family Letters Workshop, MNHS, 6:30-8pm. Learn tips and tricks about preserving your family's letters and stories in a workshop. MNHS Press author Nancy O’Brien Wagner will share what she learned working on her book, "Alice in France: The World War I Letters of Alice M. O'Brien." Some topics covered will include transcribing letters, adding context with historical research, editing and preservation of the letters, as well as time for participants to network and talk about their family projects. An archival folder is included in the price of the workshop. $20/$16
Wednesday, October 18
Kings and Leon, Xcel, 7pm.
The War on Drugs, Palace Theatre, 8pm.
Thursday, October 19
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert,  Landmark Courtroom 317, 12pm, Free. Series continues, featuring Clea Galhano, recorder, Nerea Berraondo, mezzo soprano, Donald Livingston, harpsichord, Tulio Rondon, baroque cello & viola da gamba   Program: Bartolomeo de Selma… Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided.
Talking Volumes with Amy Tan – Hosted by Kerri Miller, Fitzgerald, 7pm. SOLD OUT
Friday, October 20
A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald, 4:45pm.
JazzMN Orchestra with Special Guest Wycliffe Gordon, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Review, Palace Theatre, 8:30pm.
Landmark Live: Molly Maher and Dusty Heart, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 8pm, $20/$25.
If it is possible for a musician to own a town then Molly Maher has to be about as close as it gets to holding the keys. Maher is considered by some the reigning queen of the Twin Cities scene.
ALT-J, Roy Wilkins, 8pm.
Saturday, October 21
An Equal Voice for Women, MNHS, 10am & 1pm. Free, but registration is recommended. Women won the right to vote nearly a century ago in 1920. Their arguments for suffrage and the challenges they faced both outside and from within the movement are still present in debates about the roles and rights of women today. Join a small group dialogue to explore the ideas that energized the early 20th-century women’s movement and share your thoughts about women’s rights in America in 2017.
Zoo Boo, Como, 4:30-7:30pm.
Minnesota RollerGirls, Roy Wilkins, 7pm.
Sunday, October 22
Dr. Jill Biden, House of Hope Sunday Series, 2pm.
Day of the Dead Family Day, MNHS, noon-4pm. Learn about the holiday and join the History Center’s annual celebration that features music, folk dancing, traditional Mexican games, art activities, samples of traditional bread and hot chocolate, and beautiful ofrendas or altars, which are tributes to those who have departed. The ofrendas were created by local students, community organizations and professional artists.
Sundays at Landmark: St. Paul Civic Symphony, Musser Cortile, 1pm, Free. Bring the family and enjoy a free symphony concert from the St. Paul Civic Symphony, providing free concerts for Landmark Center and guests for over 30 years.
The Sphinx Virtuosi, Ordway, 3pm.
Zoo Boo, Como, 4:30-7:30pm.
Fall Out Boy, Xcel, 7pm.
Monday, October 23
Tuesday, October 24
MN Wild vs. Vancouver, Xcel, 7pm.
Wednesday, October 25
Gangster Ghost Tour, Landmark Building-wide; 6-9 pm; $7. Come for a unique Halloween experience as you meet the ghosts of infamous characters who roam throughout Landmark Center.  In addition to seeing Leon Gleckman and “Big Tom” Brown, you’ll have to chance to hear the stories of John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Edna “The Kissing Bandit” Murray.  Tours depart every 15 minutes beginning at 6 pm.  Tickets must be purchased  in advance by calling 651-292-3063.
Diavolo presents L.O.S.T., Ordway, 7:30pm.
Bob Dylan and His Band, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Thursday, October 26
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert,  Landmark Courtroom 317, 12pm, Free. Featuring the Music of Ann Milikan. Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. Coffee is provided.
MN Wild vs. NY Islanders, Xcel, 7pm.
Air Supply, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Dinosaur Jr., Palace Theatre, 8pm.
Friday, October 27
Thomas Rhett, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Umphrey’s McGee, Palace Theatre, 8pm.
Saturday, October 28
Monster Dash, CHS Field, 8:30am-noon. 5K, 10K, 10 mile and half marathon.
Boo-ology, Schience Museum, noon-4pm. It’s not scary, it’s science! Creep on in for lots of spooky hands-on science activities and events. Kids under 12 in costume get free museum admission, too.
Sensory-Friendly Family Concerts by the Schubert Club, Landmark Courtroom 317, 11am, Free.
The title for this concert is Latin American Folkloric Music - Musica, Lengua, y Cultura. The concert will be performed by Leo and Kathy Lara. Latin American folk music blends indigenous, European and African elements and traditions. These diverse sounds and stories come to life as Leo and Kathy perform. Hear the legend of the armadillo-shelled charango, simulate the sounds of the rainforest, sing a Cuban lullaby and more. These programs are inclusive, interactive concerts specifically aimed at accommodating individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
Zoo Boo, Como, 4:30-7:30pm.
Umphrey’s McGee, Palace Theatre, 8pm.
MN Wild vs. Pittsburgh, Xcel, 7pm.
Sunday, October 29
Sunday at Landmark: Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival, Landmark Musser Cortile, 1-3pm, Free.
Bring the kids or grandkids for the Great Pumpkin Halloween Celebration.  It’s a great opportunity to test out the kids’ (and parents’) Halloween costumes before the big night.  Kids can also win prizes in a scavenger hunt, make trick-or-treat bags, and dance along to the afternoon’s musical entertainment.
Zoo Boo, Como, 4:30-7:30pm.
Arcade Fire, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Monday, October 30
An Intimate Evening With Yanni, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Tuesday, October 31 Happy Halloween!
MN Wild vs. Winnipeg, Xcel, 7pm.
Talking Volumes with Ron Chernow – Hosted by Kerri Miller, Fitzgerald, 7pm.