SEPTEMBER "ALL IN ST. PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR

Thursday, September 9

CONCRETE AND GRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL, Thursday, local bars around town, Friday and Saturday, Mears Park. The last of the outdoor music festivals.

Friday, September 10

St. Paul Fire Department Grand Opening, West 7th and Randoph, 11am-6pm. Activities and games, cupcakes, historical presentations, demonstrations, health screenings and more.  651-224-7811

CONCRETE AND GRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL, Thursday, local bars around town, Friday and Saturday, Mears Park. Friday, 5-10pm.  Minnesota Opera, Irv Williams, Dessa, Desdamona, Molly Maher.

The Last Seder opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Oct. 3rd. Four daughters home for Passover: an aimless wanderer, a pregnant lesbian, a fiancĂ©e, and a single gal with a random guy from Penn Station. Mom’s taken up swearing and dad’s forgotten to wear his pants again, so this dinner will be unlike any other. This family’s saucy wit and passionate emotion reminds us all that love comes along at every age.

Saturday, September 11

CONCRETE AND GRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL, Saturday, Mears Park, noon-10pm.Salsa del Soul, Schubert Club, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Communist Daughter, Suicide Commandos, Eve& the Apple, Tanner Taylor, Moses Oakland, Young Relics.

Selby JazzFest, Selby & Milton, 11am-7pm. Full day of jazz, fair food with a soul twist and artists' booths.

Year of Hope” 2011 Calendar Release Celebration, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm featuring Alison Scott’s CD Release concert for her new album "Chinese Whispers"

Schiffelly Puppets, Central Library Saturday Live, 11:15-noon. Comedy and audience participation. http://www.sppl.org/

Grandparents Day, Como Zoo and Conservatory, 10am-6pm.  FREE. http://www.comozooconservatory.org/

Jewel Theatre Magic Show, Twin Cities Magic and Costume, 4pm and 7pm. Keith West, Magician/Illusionist has an "over the top" style and a fast paced show that will guarantee laughs. Tickets 651-797-7591 or stop in to Twin Cities Magic & Costume.

Sunday, September 12

Pavement, Rivercentre, 7:30 pm

Summit Hill House Tour, 14 Historic Summit Hill Homes, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. http://www.summithillhousetour.org/

Grandparents Day, Como Zoo and Conservatory, 10am-6pm.  FREE. http://www.comozooconservatory.org/

Tuesday, September 14

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center Musser Cortile; 12pm; FREE. Free Ballet Tuesday returns! Spend your lunch hour with St. Paul City Ballet.

Wednesday, September 15

Dave Matthews Band, Xcel, 7pm.

Schubert Club's Signature Song Series, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE. Rabihah Davis Dunn, soprano & Mindy Eschedor, piano. 7pm; FREE. Maria Jette, soprano; Orieta Dado, violin; Tom Rosenberg, cello; Ora Itkin, piano. The Signature Songs Series is a celebration of music and manuscripts from The Schubert Club Museum.

Thursday, September 16

Schubert Club's Signature Song Series, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE. Edward Parks, baritone & Ken Noda, piano. The Signature Songs Series is a celebration of music and manuscripts from The Schubert Club Museum.

Saint Paul Almanac Release Party! Black Dog Cafe, 6-8pm. The Saint Paul Almanac is the singular guidebook to Minnesota's capital city of Saint Paul. Celebrate and read the travel guide that includes festivals and parades, poetry and fiction, recipes and trivia. This event is FREE. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 17

Schubert Club's Signature Song Series, Landmark Courtroom 317; 12pm; FREE. Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano & Andrew Fleser, piano. The Signature Songs Series is a celebration of music and manuscripts from The Schubert Club Museum.

Nativity County Fair, Prior and Wellesley, 5-10pm. Don't miss it! 

Saturday, September 18

Magical Mia, Central Library Saturday Live, 11:15-noon.  Entertainment with sleight of hand and illusions. http://www.sppl.org/
 
THE BIG TIME: F SCOTT FITZGERALD, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm. A staged essay by Patricia Hampl with music of the period that follows F Scott Fitzgerald’s heroic—perhaps crazy and finally heartbreaking—dream of success, his determination to make his mark and “be somebody.”

Nativity County Fair, Prior and Wellesley, 10am-5pm. Don't miss it!  

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. $5 cover

Sunday, September 19

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Landmark Center, 4pm; FREE. Highlights of the most popular Asian family holiday include cultural lantern dances, traditional holiday displays and storytelling. Children and families will have the opportunity to participate in a lantern making contest, play twilight games, enjoy a taste of moon cake, and join in the lantern parade through Rice Park.

Nativity County Fair, Prior and Wellesley, 10:30am Outdoor Mass-5pm. Don't miss it!

Czech-Slovak Festival, Highland Park Pavillion, 11am-5pm.  Booya, singing and dancing, craft booths and vendors. 651-297-9000.
Flaming Lips, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Tuesday, September 21

Talking Volumes presents Jonathan Franzen and his new book, Freedom. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/

St. Paul Hiking Club, 7:30pm, Summit and
Mississippi River Blvd.

Wednesday, September 22

Senior Legal Fair, Rivercentre

MN Wild vs. Blues, Xcel, 7pm.

Thursday, September 23

Ladies Night Out, Highland Business Association, 4pm-8pm. Shopping, dining and refreshments. http://www.highlandba.com/


Friday, September 24

Science Museum's Next Exhibit Preview!, Science Museum, 8:30-10:30am. Visit Saint Paul and the Science Museum of Minnesota invite you to attend this month's "That's Saint Paul".  Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to find out more about the Science Museum's next major exhibit. Be one of the first to open the tomb and learn more! A drawing will also be held at the end of the meeting! To RSVP contact Merry Butikis at mbutikis@visitsaintpaul.com  or 651-265-4857.

Saturday, September 25
"Oktoberfest!, Bookit: the Party, Central Library, 7-10pm. Books and beer, food and wine, German music and dancing, scavenging and tours, and games of brawn & skill. Oh, and librarians. $25 per person (advance) / $30 at the door(bring your library card the night of the party for a chance to win prizes)

Okee Dokee Brothers, Central Library Saturday Live, 11:15-noon. Lots of audience participation with interactive songs and activities. http://www.sppl.org/

Nancy Pearl, Central Library, 2pm.  Author of Book Lust and Now Read This: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction 1990-2001. http://www.sppl.org/

1968 Film Festival, Minnesota History Center, noon-5pm. FREE  New 10 minute films about the tumultuous events of 1968 with Q & A.

Full Moon Hike, Fort Snelling State Park, 8:30pm. 612-725-2724
 
A Prairie Home Companion, 4:45pm. $48, $38, $32. Annual supper and Street Dance 6-10pm. $5 meatloaf supper served at 6pm. Music and dancing free and open to the public.

MN Wild vs. Flyers, Xcel, 7pm.

Sunday, September 26

Rosemary Wells, Central Library, 3pm.  Even Max the bunny will be there to hear Rosemary read her new book, Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book. Library staff will present a puppet play of Bunny Cakes. FREE but advance registration is required 651-266-7034.  Books supplied by the Red Balloon Bookshop.

Tuesday, September 28

"Orpheus and Eurydice", Minnesota Opera, Ordway, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 28
St. Paul Hiking Club, Gopher Bar,
241 E. 7th St. , 6:30pm. Coneys and a hike!  651-455-0052.
Thursday, September 30
St. Paul Capitol Collective, Landmark Center, 6:30-11pm. Showcase for fashion and fundraising with Karma, A. Michelle, Picky Girl, Flirt Boutique, BlackBlue, Lula and Allee Metro Chic.  $50.

"Orpheus and Eurydice", Minnesota Opera, Ordway, 7:30 pm.


MN Wild vs. Blue Jackets, Xcel, 7pm.

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