FEBRUARY "ALL IN ST. PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR



Monday, February 1

Winter Flower Show, Como Conservatory, thru March 21.

1st Mondays at the Commodore, 79 Western Ave, 4-8pm. Cash bar, music, and conversation in the historic Art Deco Bar with unique, exotic treasures from world travelers, artists, designers, collectors and antique aficionados.

Tuesday, February 2

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereaux opens, Ordway, thru Feb. 7th.

Wednesday, February 3

FREE Coffee Concert, St. Paul Conservatory of Music, noon. McNally Smith faculty. One of St. Paul's best kept secrets.

Thursday, February 4

The Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE The Courtroom Concert Series features local performing artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and surrounding metropolitan area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. The audience is welcome to bring a lunch or purchase a sandwich at Anita's Cafe on the ground floor of Landmark Center. Complimentary coffee is served.

Prairie Home “Cinecast”, Fitgerald Theater, 6:30 pm. Performance to be recorded and beamed live in high-definition to over 500 movie theaters and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada.

Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.

Friday, February 5

Lowertown First Fridays, 6-9pm This new monthly event will feature open studios with some of the best artists in the area, in one of the most exciting and vibrant neighborhoods. Studios will be open in the artists' buildings, both working and living/work spaces. Several Lowertown bars and restaurants will be featuring food specials and entertainment.

Henry's Freedom Box opens, SteppingStone Theatre, thru Feb. 27th.  World premier story of perseverance and courage inspired by actual events on the Underground Railroad. Purchase tickets in advance online and pay just $7 a ticket. http://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/

Boccherini, Leclair and Borodin, SPCO Music Room, 8pm. Part of the chamber music series.

Saturday, February 6

Wild vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.

Minnesota RollerGirls, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Hunter Marionettes, Central Library, 11:15am. Dancing, juggling, and much, much more.

Sunday, February 7

Artist & Photographer Day, Como Conservatory, 8-10am, $5.

Urban Expedition: Korea!, Landmark Center, 1-3pm; FREE Landmark Center’s increasingly popular globe-trotting tour begins with Korea! Experience music, dance, arts & crafts and more without leaving St. Paul. Kids get a passport and a chance to learn about another culture’s customs and traditions.

Hiding in the Open Panel Discussion, Central Library 4th floor meeting room, 2pm. Panel discussion about the upcoming History Theatre production with author Sabina Zimering, and Dr. Gerhard Weiss, U of M professor emeritus.

Reawakening the Ancient, St. Mary Chapel, 2260 Summit, 5pm.  The Rose Ensemble feature the glory of Italian Renaissance Choral Music.

Boccherini, Leclair and Borodin, SPCO Music Room, 8pm. Part of the chamber music series.


Tuesday, February 9

FREE Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center,12pm. Join Saint Paul City Ballet as they perform over the lunch hour.

Wednesday, February 10

Wild vs. Phoenix Coyotes, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.

Thursday, February 11

The Pink Floyd Experience, Fitzgerald Theater 7:30pm. Complete with 200,000 watts of light…full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians, this epic concert comes to the Fitzgerald Theater. Today, years since their last live performance, Pink Floyd’s appeal continues and spans the generations. Their shows were described as theatrical with mind-blowing lights and unsurpassed sound. The Pink Floyd Experience is a full-on sensory assault – interpretive videos, plane crashes, flying pig, helicopter – it’s all there, LIVE! This is the show for the ultimate Floyd Fan! All tickets are $38.00.

W7 Collective, 1032 West 7th St., W7, the Pilney Building, 1032 W 7th Street, 11am-5pm. An edgy collaboration of remarkable talents in one hip space. Artists, designers, importers - entrepreneurs of every variety (and changing every month), intent on reinventing the current mundane shopping experience by offering remarkable, hand-selected works. The space is open only the second weekend of the month - making it a real "event" - with live music on Friday nights and cupcakes!

Friday, February 12

Wild vs. Atlanta Thrashers, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.

Heart For Haiti, Ordway, 7:30pm. Join Ordway and the greater Twin Cities' theater community lending a hand in helping those affected by the recent Haiti earthquake. Produced by Laurine Price, Jill Sandager, Daniel K. McDermott and Momoko Tanno, this special musical revue hosted by the Ordway will highlight over 20 local arts organizations and actors/singers/performers. Please join them for a night of arts and community, coming together to support those in need and help give hope to Haiti. Suggested Donated Ticket Price - $30 www.ordway.org

Woo at the Zoo, Como Zoo, 10am-2pm, FREE. Celebrate love and romance amongst the flowers and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Special story times, crafts, games, Zoo Keeper & Gardener Talks & learn how the animals ‘woo’ one another.

W7, the Pilney Building, 1032 W 7th Street, 11am-9pm. An edgy collaboration of remarkable talents in one hip space. Artists, designers, importers - entrepreneurs of every variety (and changing every month), intent on reinventing the current mundane shopping experience by offering remarkable, hand-selected works. The space is open only the second weekend of the month - making it a real "event" - with live music on Friday nights and cupcakes!

Upshaw Sings Bach and Bartok, Ordway, 8pm. Dawn Upshaw joinsSPCO to perform music from European folk traditions.

Saturday, February 13

New dates just added! An Enchanted Evening, Como Zoo, 4:30 &7pm. Candle-lit tables of two lining the North Garden, Palm Dome and Sunken Garden of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. S165 per couple for double entree gourmet dinner complete with romantic music. Reservations 651-487-8250

Upshaw Sings Bach and Bartok, Ordway, 8pm. Dawn Upshaw joinsSPCO to perform music from European folk traditions.

W7, the Pilney Building, 1032 W 7th Street, 11am-5pm. An edgy collaboration of remarkable talents in one hip space. Artists, designers, importers - entrepreneurs of every variety (and changing every month), intent on reinventing the current mundane shopping experience by offering remarkable, hand-selected works. The space is open only the second weekend of the month - making it a real "event" - with live music on Friday nights and cupcakes!


The Inside Out Concert, Ordway, 9:30am, 11am.  Designed for listeners 6-12 - see the teamwork it takes to produce a concert and the extraordinary way all of the musicaians and instruments come together to create one piece of music.

Woo at the Zoo, Como Zoo, 10am-2pm, FREE. Celebrate love and romance amongst the flowers and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Special story times, crafts, games, Zoo Keeper & Gardener Talks & learn how the animals ‘woo’ one another.

Swarm vs. Washington Stealth, Xcel Energy Center, 7:30pm.

Valentines-hearts ‘r’ running 5k Run ‘n’ Walk, Como Lake, 9am. www.active.com

A Scottish Ramble, Landmark Center, 10am-5pm; $5 adults/$3 kids & seniors. Nothing’s cooler than kilts in February! Enjoy bagpipes, dance competitions, shopping, informative lectures and traditional music.

Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. SOLD OUT.

Midwest Kids Fest, Rivercentre, 10am-5pm. http://www.midwestkidsfest.com/

Sunday, February 14

An Enchanted Evening, Como Zoo, 4:30 &7pm. Candle-lit tables of two lining the North Garden, Palm Dome and Sunken Garden of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. S165 per couple for double entree gourmet dinner complete with romantic music. Reservations 651-487-8250

Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks, Xcel Energy Center, 2pm.

A Scottish Ramble, Landmark Center, 12pm-5pm; $5 adults/$3 kids & seniors. Nothing’s cooler than kilts in February! Enjoy bagpipes, dance competitions, shopping, informative lectures and traditional music.

Woo at the Zoo, Como Zoo, 10am-2pm, FREE. Celebrate love and romance amongst the flowers and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Special story times, crafts, games, Zoo Keeper & Gardener Talks & learn how the animals ‘woo’ one another.

Midwest Kids Fest, Rivercentre, 10am-5pm. http://www.midwestkidsfest.com/

Witness, Ordway, 4pm. Sweet Honey In The Rock joins the VocalEssence Chorus and conductor Philip Brunelle for an uplifting celebration of hope, love, and justice - mixing blues, spirituals, gospel, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and improvisation to create the soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms that have made them famous.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave, 4pm. Works by Beethoven, Richard Danielpour, and Schubert. $22, $15 students http://www.musicintheparkseries.org/

Monday, February 15 President’s Day

Community Sing with Ysaye Barnwell, Ordway, 7-9pm. Sing along with Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey In The Rock® as she leads an evening of music from African and African American traditions. Open to singers and non-singers, this community event is free, but registration is required!

Wednesday, February 17

The New Frugality, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. In his new book, “The New Frugality,” Chris Farrell argues we can find more happiness by buying the best we can afford but the least we need. Cathy Wurzer will host an evening of discussion based on the idea. She, Chris Farrell and their guests will discuss the history of debt, how sustainability factors into our financial health, how “thinking single” can ensure your retirement, how to resist the pressure to upsize and how to eat and drink well on any budget.

Thursday, February 18

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, noon-9pm. With more than 400 exhibits, the show is a great place to gather information, get ideas and get inspired for upcoming spring home improvement and gardening projects. Adults, $9, kids $2.50

Barthold Kuijken, Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 7:30.  Baroque flute recital.

The Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE The Courtroom Concert Series features local performing artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and surrounding metropolitan area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. The audience is welcome to bring a lunch or purchase a sandwich at Anita's Cafe on the ground floor of Landmark Center. Complimentary coffee is served.

Friday, February 19

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, noon-9pm. With more than 400 exhibits, the show is a great place to gather information, get ideas and get inspired for upcoming spring home improvement and gardening projects. Adults, $9, kids $2.50

Haiti Fundraiser, Black Dog Cafe, 6:30-8pm. Jessica Thomas and Beth Butterfield of Lia Sophia host a silent auction of retired lia sophia jewelry, as well as some great gift baskets and items from local businesses. There will also be live jazz, so make an evening of it!

Dvorak and a World Premier, SPCO Music Room, 8pm.  Part of the Chamber Music Series.

DanceBrazil, Ordway, 7:30. New York modern dance company performs traditional Brazilian dance, music and martial arts. http://www.ordway.org/

Wailin' Jennys, O' Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph, 8pm.  Celebrating  a new member and new recording - I have all of 'em!

Saturday, February 20

Swarm vs. Colorado Mammoth, Xcel Energy Center, 7:30

Early Music Day, Landmart Center, Schubert Club

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, 10am-9pm. With more than 400 exhibits, the show is a great place to gather information, get ideas and get inspired for upcoming spring home improvement and gardening projects. Adults, $9, kids $2.50

Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. SOLD OUT

Dakota Wild Animals, Central Library, 11:15am. See different critters from around the world including snakes, lizards, tortoise, a hedgehog, chinchilla and hissing cockroach!

“My People”, Central Library, 1-3pm. Tony Garret, Jazz Historian presents a discussion about the importance of preserving family history. At 3pm, there will be a training session in the Ancestry Library geneology database for the first 10 people to register 652-266-7000 ext. 5.

Tango Nite, Black Dog Cafe & Wine Bar, Broadway and Prince. Third Saturday of every month is the Black Dog Milonga! Lois Donnay teaches, performs and promotes partner dancing in Minnesota, and has been specializing in teaching Argentine Tango for 10 years. 7:30pm lesson. Dance 8:00-12:00pm. Lots of fun! Great food, wine and dancing. $6 cover

Sunday, February 21

Healing Haiti, Details Style Lab, noon-5pm.  100% of services will be donated to Healing Haiti - Cuts, manicures, pedis, facials, massages and waxing.  651-251-8700 or www.detailsmn.com

Urban Expedition: Hungary!, Landmark Center, 1-3pm FREE Celebrate this beautiful country and enjoy its rich and varied customs, rituals and expressions!

A Tribute to Duke Ellington, Central Library, 2-4pm. Dean Brewington Quartet gives a free performance

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm. With more than 400 exhibits, the show is a great place to gather information, get ideas and get inspired for upcoming spring home improvement and gardening projects. Adults, $9, kids $2.50

Dreaming the Duke, Ordway, 7:30pm. Jazz meets classical in this one-of-a-kind celebration of the music of Edward "Duke" Ellington. Award-winning jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, opera superstar Harolyn Blackwell, and noted pianist Mike Garson blend and shape their respective genres to celebrate the legacy and influences of America's greatest jazz legend. http://www.ordway.org/

Dvorak and a World Premier, SPCO Music Room, 8pm. Part of the Chamber Music Series.

Monday, February 22

An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. 2009 marked the 30th anniversary of the dawn of Jones’ storied recording career, which exploded in 1979 with her self-titled debut album and its top 10 hit, Chuck E.’s in Love.

Tuesday, February 23

Diary of Anne Frank opens, Park Square Theatre, thru May 7th.

Wednesday, February 24

MSHSL Girls’ Hockey Tournament, Xcel Energy Center

Shidara, Ordway, 7:30pm. Celebrated acrobatic and percussive Japanese drum performance - an Ordway debut!

Jazz88 RestauranTour, 128 Cafe, 7pm. 4 course dinner with wine and pairings $40. www.kbem.mpls.k12.mn.us/Jazz88

Thursday, February 25

The Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE The Courtroom Concert Series features local performing artists of the highest caliber from the Twin Cities and surrounding metropolitan area, as well as occasional musical newcomers to the area. The audience is welcome to bring a lunch or purchase a sandwich at Anita's Cafe on the ground floor of Landmark Center. Complimentary coffee is served.

Friday, February 26

Painting Churches opens, Park Square Theatre, thru March 21st.

English Classes, Ordway, 10:30am, 8pm.  Four centuries of British music by the SPCO.

O’ Reilly World of Wheels, Rivercentre, 3-10pm. Minnesota's largest annual indoor hot rod show featuring the Midwest's finest hot rods, race cars, trucks, customs and cycles. http://www.worldofwheels.com/

Saturday, February 27

Hiding in the Open opens, Minnesota History Theatre, thru March 21st. For many years Sabina Zimering, a successful eye doctor in Minneapolis, held a secret close to heart. Then she took a class at the Loft Literary Center and her amazing story of escape and survival became a truly compelling book.

English Classes, Ordway, 10:30am. Four centuries of British music by the SPCO.

O’ Reilly World of Wheels, Rivercentre, 11am-10pm. Minnesota's largest annual indoor hot rod show featuring the Midwest's finest hot rods, race cars, trucks, customs and cycles. www.worldofwheels.com

Global Hotdish Variety Show, Minnesota History Center, 2-3:30pm. Multi-cultural, multi-generational artists leading the crowd in music, dancing and sing-a-long. Reservations required http://www.mnhs.org/ or 651-259-3015. Pre-show entertainment in the rotunda at 1:30.

Minnesota Parent Camp Fair, Como Zoo, 10am-2pm, FREE.  What are your kids doing this summer? Whether you're looking for a week-long day camp or an all-season sleepaway experience, you'll find plenty of choices at Minnesota Parent's annual Camp Fair, including Camp Como. It's one-stop shopping for all your summer options: music, art, science, computer, sports camps and more.

Flamenco Fiesta, Black Dog Cafe, 8-11pm. Premier Flemenco Guitarist Michael Ziegahn and dancer Tara are hosting an evening celebrating Flamenco. This will be a night of music, dance, food and drink. The Black Dog will feature a $4 pour of Spanish wine along with tapas and empanadas.

Sunday, February 28

Urban Expedition: Columbia!, Landmark Center, 1-3pm FREE. Learn about the traditions, arts and activities from this South American gem.

Dreamgirls, Central Library, 2-4pm. Movie and popcorn

O’ Reilly World of Wheels, Rivercentre, 11am-7pm. Minnesota's largest annual indoor hot rod show featuring the Midwest's finest hot rods, race cars, trucks, customs and cycles. http://www.worldofwheels.com/

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