OCTOBER2010 "ALL IN ST. PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR


Did you know…The Bar Fly’r, a new bus service for those interested in bar-hopping across St. Paul, is up and running between 9pm and 1am Wednesday thru Friday and 7pm and 1am Saturday.  Stops are Shamrocks, Dixie’s on Grand, Grand 7, Fabulous Fern’s and O’Gara’s with more to be added. $1 per ride; pick-up times posted at www.barflyr.com.

Saturday, October 2
Chocolate The Exhibition opening and Family Day, Minnesota History Museum. Tasty activities free with museum admission. http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/  


A Celebration of Faith and Writing, House of Hope, 797 Summit, Azar Nafisi, Billy Collins, Clyde Edgerton. http://www.hohchurch.org/


Dudley:Rigged For Laughter! opens, Minnesota History Theatre, thru October 24. Sketch comedy show. http://www.historytheatre.com/  


A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/  


Sunday, October 3


Twin Cities Marathon

"Orpheus and Eurydice", Minnesota Opera, Ordway, 2 pm.

First Monday, Commodore Hotel, 4-8pm.  Exotic trasures from world travelers, artists, designers and antique collectors for show and sale, piano barand fine cocktailsin the Art Deco bar.

Historic St. Croix Riverway, Central Library, 2-3pm. Presented by public historian and photojournalist, Deborah Morse-Kahn.


Tuesday, October 5


John Sanford, James J. Hill Library, 7pm. Free tickets available at all library locations. Sanford will read from his new book, Bad Blood.


Wednesday, October 6


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, October 7


Trial Reenactment of Kid Cann, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 7pm.


Renee Fleming, Schubert Club, 8pm.The most anticipated concert of the season – Mahler, Zemlinsky, Korngold, and Italian arias. www.schubert.org  

October 8,9,10 Saint Paul Art Crawl

Friday, October 8


Trial Reenactment of Kid Cann, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 7pm.


Twin Cities Oktoberfest, Progress Center, State Fairgrounds, 4pm-midnight. Traditional German food, beer, wine and music. http://www.twincitiesoktoberfect.com/


Saturday, Oct. 9


Blogs, Bloggers and Blogging, Central Library, noon-3pm. Call 651-266-7000 to register.


Fall Flower Show opens, Como Park and Conservatory, thru November 29th. !0am-4pm daily.

Highland Watertower Open House, 9am-5pm. 151 steps to take in the free view!

History Architecture Crawls: Mid-century Modern, Minnesota History Museum, 10am-noon, reservations required. Tour of classic examples of post war architecture. $25/$20 members.


Twin Cities Oktoberfest, Progress Center, State Fairgrounds, noon-midnight. Traditional German food, beer, wine and music. http://www.twincitiesoktoberfect.com/  

A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/  


Sunday, October 10


Count Who? The Myth and Reality of Count Dracula, Central Library Teen Program, 2-3pm. Discover who the real Dracula was, where and when he lived, and how he became a legend.


DIY! Wild Game, Minnesota History Center, 3-5pm. Chef tips and Minnesota hunting lore, plus new recipes for preparing duck, venison, and more. $20/ $15. http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/

Highland Watertower Open House, 9am-5pm. 151 steps to take in the free view!


Opus and Olives: Fine Print & Fine Food, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5pm Reception, 6:30pm Dinner and author presentations – Stanley Trollip, Joshilyn Jackson, Roy Blount, Jr., Dave Kindred and Adriana Trigiani.


Monday, October 11


JP, Chrissie, and the Fairground Boys, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm.


Tuesday, Oct. 12


Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon, FREE.

Bridgeman/Packer Dance, Ordway, 7:30pm.


Wednesday, October 13

Senor Wong Dragon Unveiling, South lawn of Kellogg Square Apartments, 4:30.  Mayor Chris Coleman as honorary bartender,6pm. Celebratory tapping of the Firkin of Surly Darkness by Omar and music at 7pm. The dragon is 26ft tall!

Thursday, October 14

Schubert Club Noontime Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon-1pm. October offers a Taste of Vienna - Wei Zheng, soprano & Eunkyung Ahn, piano;
Loren Fishman, piano. FREE


Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers


Friday, October 15


Alexander McCall Smith with Garrison Keillor, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. The Charming Quirks of Others.

James Sewell Ballet: Le Dance Off, O’Shaughnessy, 8pm.

Saturday, October 16


ZooBoo, Como Park.

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


Minnesota Rollergirls Season Opener, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 7:30pm.

James Sewell Ballet: Le Dance Off, O’Shaughnessy, 8pm.


My Name is Asher Lev, MN Jewish Theatre Company, 1978 Ford Parkway. Stage version of Chaim Potak’s novel. Thru Nov. 7th. http://www.mnjewishtheatre.org/

A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/  


Sunday, October 17


Make the Next Stop the Library Fun Run, Harriet Island, 5K and kids fun run (Halloween constumes encouraged!) 5K Run/Walk: $20.00; $25 on Race Day; 1/2 mile Kid’s Fun Run : $5.00; $10.00 on Race Day. T shirts for all participants.

I Feel a Song Coming On-The Music of Jerome Kern, Skylark Opera, Landmark, 1pm. FREE. Musical review of the “Father of the Broadway Musical.”


Can Buildings be Sculpture? A Focus on the Work of Frank Gehry, Central Library, 2-3pm. Learn more about the Weisman Museum and other Gehry landmarks around the world.

ZooBoo, Como Park.

 Tuesday, October 19


Godsmack, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 7pm. “The Oracle”


Wednesday, October 20


Health and Wellness Fair, Landmark, 11:30am-1pm. FREE


Thursday, October 21


Fete Mondial, Minnesota History Center, 7-9pm. Sample European and Caribbean chocolate and cocktail pairings, then create a chocolate recipe book. $25/$20 members.

Schubert Club Noontime Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon-1pm. October offers a Taste of Vienna - Sonja Thomson and Karen Becker, duo Piano; Michael Nyby, baritone and Erin McEnaney, piano. FREE

A Prairie Home Companion Cinecast, Fitzgerald Theater, 6:45pm. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/  


Friday, October 22


Women of Faith Conference, Xcel Energy Center, 10am-10pm. www.womenoffaith.com/stpaul

ZooBoo, Como Park.

Saturday, October 23

James Sewell Ballet: Le Dance Off, O’Shaughnessy, 8pm.

History Architecture Crawls: Mid-century Modern, Minnesota History Museum, 10am-noon, reservations required. Tour of classic examples of post war architecture. $25/$20 members.


Women of Faith Conference, Xcel Energy Center, 10am-10pm. www.womenoffaith.com/stpaul

James Sewell Ballet: Le Dance Off, O’Shaughnessy, 11am & 8pm.


LCD Soundsystem, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 8pm.


Sunday, October 24


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



James Sewell Ballet: Le Dance Off, O’Shaughnessy, 2pm.

St. Paul Symphony’s Fall Concert, Landmark, 1pm. FREE

ZooBoo, Como Park.

BOO BASH, Grand Avenue 1-5pm. Spooktacular sales and activities, pony rides and petting zoos.  Children's costume contest 2pm. http://www.grandave.com/


Disney Live! Mickey’s Magic Show, Xcel Energy Center, 3pm & 6pm.
Artful Writing: Art as a Spark for Creative Writing, Central Library, 2-3pm. Bring a sketchbook or writer’s notebook and fuel your creative writing ideas.


Mark Twain Tonight!, Fitzgerald Theater, 7pm, with Hal Holbrook.


Tuesday, October 26, 7pm.


The Assassination of Hole in the Day, Minnesota History Center, 7pm. The complicated facts of the assassination of this Ojibwe leader by author Anton Truer. FREE

St. Paul Hotel's Cigar Dinner, 6pm. $100 per person (plus tax and gratuity), includes specialty cocktail during reception, 5-course dinner and premium cigar from Burn Cigars Aaron Lewis, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. Solo and acoustic guitar






Wednesday, Oct. 27


Roger Waters, Xcel Energy Center, 8pm. 30th anniversary of “the Wall” tour.


Thursday, October 28


Schubert Club Noontime Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon-1pm. October offers a Taste of Vienna - Mark Mazullo, piano; Timothy Baron Faatz, countertenor and Garret Scheevel Ross, piano. FREE


Nicole Krauss, Fitzgerald Theater, 7pm. Great House.

Katha Dance Theatre: Sundari Aur Nag, O’Shaughnessy, 8pm. “Beauty and the Beast” in the Kathak style of Indian dance.


Saturday, October 30


The Nearly departed: Minnesota Ghost Stories and Legends, Central Library, 2pm. Veteran Ghost Hunter Michael Norman.

Katha Dance Theatre: Sundari Aur Nag, O’Shaughnessy, 8pm. “Beauty and the Beast” in the Kathak style of Indian dance.

Boos Bash, Lowertown Entertainment District's 2nd annual Halloween Bar Crawl, Costume Contests, Drink Specials, Over $2000 in Prizes. Discounted Advance tickets available at Station Four.


Cinderella opens, Minnesota Opera, 7:30pm. Shows thru November 7th. www.mnopera.org


Dia de los Muertos, Minnesota History Museum, 12-4pm. Activities free with museum admission.


New Orleans Halloween Party, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 7pm. Music, dancing and Mardi Gras-themed fun.


A Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater, 4:45pm. http://www.fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/  


Sunday, October 31


The Great Pumpkin Festival, Landmark, 1pm. FREE. All things Halloween!

Katha Dance Theatre: Sundari Aur Nag, O’Shaughnessy, 2pm. “Beauty and the Beast” in the Kathak style of Indian dance.

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