MARCH "ALL IN SAINT PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR

Monday, March 1


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.

Lowertown Reading Jam Series, Blackdog Coffee and Wine Bar, 7-8:30pm. Curator Carol Connolly and readers from the St. Paul Almanac.

Tuesday, March 2

John Mayer, Xcel Energy Center, 8pm. The seven-time Grammy winner, who has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, will be touring in support of his new album, “Battle Studies,”

Wednesday, March 3 – Saturday, March 6

MSHSL Wrestling Tournament, Xcel Energy Center

Wednesday, March 3

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

St. Paul Smart Trips Transportation Summit, 317 on Rice Park, noon. The inside scoop on projects, programs and policy changes that will impact commuters in 2010. Highlights will include: Central Corridor updates, unveiling of this year's Commuter Challenge promotion, newly available telework resources from E-Workplace, and a sneak peak at this year's Bike Walk to Work Day festivities.

Sample Night Live, Minnesota History Theatre, 30 10th St. E., 7pm. Act One 7pm, G-rated; Act Two 8:15, unrated $20, $5 off a full-price ticket by typing the code word “members” when you order tickets online. You can also get up to four free tickets by reserving online using your St. Paul Public Library card number. http://www.samplenightlive.com/  Theater, dance, music, puppetry, improv, and poetry slammers.

Thursday, March 4

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. FREE. The Courtroom Concert Series, hosted by Randall Davidson, a locally-based composer is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and The Schubert Club. It 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, March 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.

CapitolRiver Council First Friday, Sakura Restaurant, 4-6pm. Meet your downtown neighbors and enjoy a bit of sushi!

Stories of Women in Saint Paul Politics, Landmark Center, noon-1:30pm. Saint Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry celebrates Women's History month by faciliting presentations by: Ruby Hunt discussing Rosalie Butler, former Saint Paul City Councilmember; Rhoda Gilman discussing Emily Gilman Noyes, a YWCA Co-Founder and Suffragist; Jane McClure discussing Constance Curr.

Saturday, March 6

Pat Donohue, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. One of the greatest finger-pickers in the country.

La Boeme, Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center, thru March 14th

Allifranchini Plays Bruch’s Violin Concerto, Saint Paul’s UCC, 8pm. SPCO.

Minnesota RollerGirls, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 7

Urban Expedition: Israel!, Landmark Center, 1-3pm. Learn about the rich history and culture of Israel. Enjoy culinary delights, art, activities and more.

Wild vs. Calgary Flames, Xcel Energy Center 2pm

Cathedral Family Day, 1:30-4:30pm The Cathedral of Saint Paul welcomes everyone to tour this historical landmark, listen as a resident musician plays the massive Skinner Pipe Organ, create your own Michelangelo "Pietà" with the Minnesota Children's Museum and do oxidation experiments on copper with the Minnesota Science Museum.

American Showcase, 7:30pm. The James J. Hill Library will inaugurate a unique celebration of American heritage, combining the extraordinary photographic exhibit America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape of dedicated environmentalist Clyde Butcher, with the Americana Showcase, a Southern Minnesota-based music series that honors the rich musical heritage of the American Midwest. Tickets $20

Tuesday, March 9

Free Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center, noon. FREE. Join St. Paul City Ballet as they perform over the lunch hour.

Wild vs. Florida Panthers, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm

Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations, Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 7:30. Schubert Club.

Wednesday, March 10

Boy’s Hockey Tournament, Xcel Center, thru March 13

Worst Irish Tenor Contest, MAncini's, 531 West 7th St., 7:00 pm with The Gallivanters.

Thursday, March 11

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. FREE. The Courtroom Concert Series, hosted by Randall Davidson, a locally-based composer is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and The Schubert Club. It 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, March 12

Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens, Science Museum of Museum. Be sure to visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Journey deep into Arabia with the new Omnimax film and twenty-eight new pages from The Saint John’s Bible will also be on display. http://www.smm.org/

Arabia opens, Science Museum Omnimax. Journey deep into the heart of Arabia, visiting the lost city of Madain Saleh and exploring its ancient tombs, joining a camel caravan, traveling back in time to the Islamic Golden Age where Arabian science and scholarship flourished, enduring a desert sandstorm, and diving to explore the ancient shipwrecks of the Red Sea.

MSHSL Boy’s Hockey Tournament, Xcel Center, thru March 13

Let’s Play Hockey Expo, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm. The world's largest consumer hockey trade show.

Saturday, March 13

Celebrating Schuman, Saint Paul’s UCC, 8pm. SPCO

Boy’s Hockey Tournament, Xcel Center, thru March 13

Let’s Play Hockey Expo, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm. The world's largest consumer hockey trade show.

The Nature of the River, Central Library, 10:30am. Geologist Karen Campbell talks about the social and geological history of the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities area.

Explore the National Parks, James J. Hill, 2-3pm. Presented by Dan Dressler.

Meet Max, Central Library, 11:15am.  Bring "somebunny" along to meet the giant costumed character Max the Bunny and hear some of his favorite stories.

Uncle Sam Worked Here Lecture Series, Landmark Center, 10:45am. David Lanegran, a professor at Macalester College and an expert on urban development and planning issues, will present Changing Landscapes: Urban Renewal and Its Impact on the Twin Cities Skyline and Streetscape.

International Super Star of Magic, Twin Cities Magic Jewel Theatre, 8pm. Jeff McBride will perform a magic show. 651.227.7888.

Sunday, March 14 Daylight Savings

Wild vs. St. Louis Blues, Xcel Energy Center, 5pm

Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots, Central Library 2-3pm. Chad Lewis.

St. Lawrence String Quartet, St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave, 4pm. Performing works by Haydn, Ravel, and Pulitzer Prize winner John Adams. $22, $15 students http://www.musicintheparkseries.org/

St. Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k, Como Lake, 9am.

IMDA Day of Irish Dance, Landmark Center, 11am-5pm; $6 adults/$4 kids & senior citizens. Take in all things Irish - lively Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors, come enjoy one of St. Paul ’s best traditions!

Monday, March 15

Freedom of Information Presentation, Central Libray, noon.  Jane Kirtley, the Silha Professor of MEdia Ethics and Law.

Tuesday, March 16

Presentation by Explorer Ann Bancroft, James J. Hill Library, 7:30 pm. Join polar explorer Ann Bancroft for an evening’s presentation on her past adventures and future plans. http://www.sppl.org/

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

August: Osage County, Ordway, thru March 21st.  2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, Osage County is a grand, gripping new play about the Westons, a large extended clan that comes together at their rural Oklahoma homestead when the alcoholic patriarch disappears.

Live at Five, McNally Smith Auditorium, 5pm. Pianist and faculty member, Kristin Sponcia, playing jazz.

Neuss Chamber Orchestra, Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University, 7:30. Celebrating Bach’s 325th birthday with our sister city.

Wednesday, March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Gaelic Mass, St. Paul Cathedral, 9am.  The Holy start to it all!

IMDA Day of Irish Dance, Landmark Center, 11am-5pm; $6 adults/$4 kids & senior citizens. Take in all things Irish - lively Celtic music, dancing and authentic vendors, come enjoy one of St. Paul ’s best traditions!

Parade! The Irish are amusingly ingnoring Light Rail street construction and lining up on 4th Street anyway! Parade begins at noon and marches to Rice Park.

Norah Jones, O' Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. http://www.oshaughnessy.stkate.edu/

Mar 18-20

2010 Red Baron WCHA Final Five, Xcel Energy Center

Thursday, March 18

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. FREE. The Courtroom Concert Series, hosted by Randall Davidson, a locally-based composer is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and The Schubert Club. It 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, March 19

Baby Wants Candy, O'Shaughnessy, 8pm. 60-minute musical performed totally improv from audience's title suggestion! http://www.oshaughnessy.stkate.edu/

Minnesota Sinfonia with pianist Loren Fishman, Metro State Auditorium, 7pm. FREE. Highlights include the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20.

Saturday, March 20

Five for Fighting, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm. Celebrate their fifth album of deeply personal songs that invoke the human spirit.

River Bird Life, Central Library, 2-3pm.  Birding expert Sharon Stiteler talks about bird life on the Mississippi.

Music with Ross Sutter, Central Library, 11:15am.  Sing and dance along folk songs with guitar, button accordian, and dulcimer.

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, March 21

St. Pat's Pancake Breakfast, Cathedral's Hayden Hall, 8:30am-noon. $5, $12 family, $2 under 12. Irish music and dancing!

Wild vs. Calgary Flames, Xcel Energy Center, 2pm

River Books, Central Library, 2-3pm.  Pat Coleman, Aquisitions Librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society, presents the librariy's diverse collection of books on the social history of the Mississippi.

David Garret, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. David has carved out a unique and wholly new artistic path, one that pays as much homage to Metallica as to Mozart. Dubbed, “the fastest violinist in the world,” David Garrett will be in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-ever performer of the Flight of the Bumblebee, clocking in at a blistering 66 seconds.

Alice in Chains, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Bridal Showcase, Como Conservatory, 5–8pm, FREE. The Conservatory will open its gardens after hours to feature the dramatic change from day to night in the lush tropical and flower gardens for the Como Wedding Showcase. Visit with many vendors, photographers, musicians, officiates, and more, that offer wedding services.

Monday, March 22

Black Eyed Peas, Xcel Energy Center

Tuesday, March 23

Wild vs. San Jose Sharks, 7pm

Wednesday, March 24

Minnesota State Band Concert, Landmark Center Musser Cortile, noon. Join the Minnesota State Band as they perform over the lunch hour. FREE!


Celtic Women, Xcel Energy Center

Boy’s Basketball Tournament, Rivercentre, thru March 27

Thursday, March 25

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. FREE.  The Courtroom Concert Series, hosted by Randall Davidson, a locally-based composer is co-sponsored by Minnesota Landmarks and The Schubert Club. It 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.
Diavolo, Ordway Center

Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear opens, Lowry Lab Theatre, 8pm. This haunting new play by Twin Cities playwright Ali G. Ravi brings the hopes, chaos, and betrayals of the 1979 Iranian Revolution into one family's living room.

Friday, March 26

Chic Gamine, O'Shaughnessy, 8pm. Winnipeg/Montreal-based vocal quintet. http://www.oshaughnessy.stkate.edu/

NCAA Men’s Hockey Regionals, Xcel Center

Saturday, March 27

Spring Flower Show opens, Como Conservatory, thru May 2. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris, lilies, crocus, plus ranunculus, pansies and violas, hydrangea and snapdragons, all in the color scheme of orange and purple.

Our River Story, Central Library, 2-3pm.  Pat Nunnally, river life expert from the UofM's Institute on the Environment, will lead a conversation on the future of the Mississippi.

Gaelic Storm, O'Shaughnessy, 8pm. http://www.oshaughnessy.stkate.edu/

Magician Matt Dunn, Central Library, 11:15am.  Comedy magic show with a live rabbit and audience participation.

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.

NCAA Men’s Hockey Regionals, Xcel Center

Wits, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm. Leading humor writers, satirists and storytellers with Julia Sweeney.

Donnie Smith Bike Show, Rivercentre, 9am-8pm. Largest custom bike show in the mid-west http://www.donniesmithbikeshow.com/

American Indians in Science Event, Science Museum of Minnesota, 1:00-4:00 pm. This event introduces visitors to individuals from the Twin Cities' American Indian community who have made significant contributions to science, engineering, and education. Meet presenters from a wide variety of disciplines who will share their areas of expertise through hands-on activities and dynamic displays.

Sunday, March 28

Donnie Smith Bike Show, Rivercentre, 10am-5pm. Largest custom bike show in the mid-west http://www.donniesmithbikeshow.com/

History of the River, Central Library, 2-3pm.  John Anfinson, Cultural Resources Specialist for the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, discusses the social and environmental history of the river.

Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Larl Paulnack, piano, St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2129 Commonwealth Ave, 4pm. Works by Copland, Crumb and deFalla, as well as Ravel’s Kaddish and Beethoven’s Spring sonata. $22, $15 students http://www.musicintheparkseries.org/

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

Michael Buble, Xcel Energy Center

Monday, March 29

Wild vs. Los Angeles Kings, 8pm

Wednesday, March 31

Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7pm

Yefim Bronfman, Ordway, 8pm. Piano Recital with the Schubert Club

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