DECEMBER "ALL IN ST. PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR

Wednesday, Dec. 1



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.

Coffee Concert Series, Saint Paul Conservatory of Music, noon. Trio Callisto. FREE
Wild vs. Coyotes, 7pm.

Thursday, December 2

Landmark Center's Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, 10am-8pm; $3 Get in the holiday mood – stroll through a marketplace of over 70 exhibits featuring beautiful and unique gift items, all handcrafted by the area’s finest artists.

3rd Annual Holiday Gift Stroll, Downtown Saint Paul/Landmarket Gift Shop; December 2-3 10am-8pm; December 4 10am-5pm; FREE


Gift Shops of Rice Park will join together for the 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Stroll December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Artist Mercantile, Sophist-A-Gifts, Landmark Jewelers (all located within the Hamm Building) and Landmarket Gift Shop (located inside Landmark Center) will host this fun annual event which coincides with Landmark Center's 32nd Annual Holiday Bazaar.

Friday, December 3 


First Friday, Faces, 4-6pm.  Social gathering including auction sponsored by the Capitol River Council/District 17.

Landmark Center's Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, 10am-8pm; $3 Get in the holiday mood – stroll through a marketplace of over 70 exhibits featuring beautiful and unique gift items, all handcrafted by the area’s finest artists.

3rd Annual Holiday Gift Stroll, Downtown Saint Paul/Landmarket Gift Shop; December 2-3 10am-8pm; December 4 10am-5pm; FREE

St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Rivercentre, 1-9pm, $8, $4 (ages 6-12)

The New Standards, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens, Stepping Stone Theatre, thru Dec. 23rd. $9.50 tickets online http://www.steppingstonetheatre.org/

Wild vs. Flames, 7pm.

Saturday, December 4


Grand Meander, Grand Avenue Business Association, Breakfast with Santa, Winter Carnival Button unveiling, fire trucks, reindeer and more! www.grandave.com

Landmark Center's Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, Landmark Center, 10am-5pm; $3 Get in the holiday mood – stroll through a marketplace of over 70 exhibits featuring beautiful and unique gift items, all handcrafted by the area’s finest artists.

3rd Annual Holiday Gift Stroll, Downtown Saint Paul/Landmarket Gift Shop; December 2-3 10am-8pm; December 4 10am-5pm; FREE

The New Standards, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.

Black Dog Cafe Holiday Sale, 10am-6pm. Featuring jewelry, ornaments and other other items with a holiday theme.

St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Rivercentre, 10-7pm, $8, $4 (ages 6-12)


College of the Visual Arts Holiday Art Sale, CVA Gallery, 10am-4pm. 2000 artworks, most priced under $100.

WINTER LIGHTS TOUR, Wabasha Street Caves, 7-9pm. Two hour deluxe motorcoach tour that shows off our biggest and brightest displays of holiday cheer in our chilly capital city. Your guide is a member of winter lore, leading you on a fun-filled tour. $24, http://www.wabashastreetcaves.com/


Sunday, December 5

College of the Visual Arts Holiday Art Sale, CVA Gallery, 12-4pm. 2000 artworks, most priced under $100.

The Men of the 2011 Saint Paul Firefighters' Calendar will sell and sign calendars from 8 to 10 p.m. at Camp Bar, 490 N Robert Street, Saint Paul. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Autism Society of Minnesota.

St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show, Rivercentre, 10-5pm, $8, $4 (ages 6-12)

The New Standards, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.

Wednesday, December 8

Flamenco Pure and Strong, James J. Hill Reference Library, 7pm. Guitarist Michael Hauser, dancer Deborah Elias, and singer Barbara Martinez. FREE

Thursday, December 9

Disney on Ice, Xcel Energy Center, Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey, 7pm


Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. Dolce Wind Quintet; Linda Chatterton, flute and Jim Flegel, guitar

Handel's Messiah, St. Paul Cathedral, 7:30pm. Minnesota Orchestra, $22-$55. 651-371-5642


Friday, December 10

2 Pianos 4 Hands opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Jan. 2, 2011. Two whiz kids share dreams of stardom in a riotous tale that features their range of piano virtuosity – from Bach to Jerry Lee Lewis.


Disney on Ice, Xcel Energy Center, Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey, 10am&7pm

Saturday, December 11

Minnesota Rollergirls, Roy Wilkins Auditorium


Disney on Ice, Xcel Energy Center, Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey, 11am, 3&7pm

WINTER LIGHTS TOUR, Wabasha Street Caves, 7-9pm. Two hour deluxe motorcoach tour that shows off our biggest and brightest displays of holiday cheer in our chilly capital city. Your guide is a member of winter lore, leading you on a fun-filled tour. $24, http://www.wabashastreetcaves.com/


Sunday, December 12

Artist & Photographer Day, Como Conservatory, 6:30-9:30pm, $5.

Disney on Ice, Xcel Energy Center, Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey, 1&5pm

Sweet Shop, Landmark Center, 2pm-4pm. Children have a chance to decorate their own cookies and learn about the holiday traditions around the world. FREE


Classical Music Inspired by Folk Tradition, Central Library, 2pm. Flutist Linda Chatterton and classical guitarist James Flegel perform folk music compositions from around the world. FREE


Monday, December 13


St. Paul Almanac Lowertown Reading Jam Series, Black Dog Café, Saint Paul artist Lara Hanson interprets the readings through drawings using Japanese ink brushes.

Tuesday, December 14

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center, noon. Saint Paul City Ballet FREE performance.


Wednesday, December 15


Seasonal Sights and Sounds, Downtown St. Paul, $10 (no transportation), $16 (transportation) Light supper at City Passport followed by a walking or riding tour of the decorated parks, and Landmark Center for a holiday concert by the North Concert Band. RSVP by Dec. 8, Mary 651-266-6447., Landmark Center Musser Cortile. Meet St. Nicholas and hear his story, along with an opportunity to be photographed 5:30pm-7:30pm. This event will be followed by the Star of the North Concert Band (7:30pm) FREE

Star of the North Concert Band, Landmark, 7:30pm. FREE

Thursday, December 16

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. Nina Fan, violin, Beth Rapier, cello, Esther Wang, piano Kantorei Ensemble

Holiday Concert, St. Paul Conservatory of Music, 6:30pm. Baroque ensemble, children’s choruses and Suzuki Strings. Freewill offering.

Holiday Concert, Cray Plaza Atrium, noon. Golden Melody Makers and Healing Sounds. FREE

Plug into St. Paul, University Club, 340 Cedar, 5:30-7:30pm. Social networking event.

Wild vs. Senators, 7pm.


Friday, December 17

The Enchanted Toy Shop, E.M. Pearson Theater, St. Paul City Ballet

COMPAS BENEFIT, Black Dog Cafe, 6:30-7:30pm. Hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist and educator, Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, takes the stage at the Black Dog for an eclectic hour of Spoken Word to benefit COMPAS. Long-time fans and people curious about Spoken Word are encouraged to stop by the Black Dog for a drink or dinner and listen to Guante’s stories and observations on everyday life, social issues, and even a bit of sci fi. http://www.compas.org/

Saturday, December 18

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

Santacon Pub Crawl, Lowertown.  Patrons are urged to dress up as Santa, elves, reindeer or other holiday figures. www.tilsner.net/santacon

The Enchanted Toy Shop, E.M. Pearson Theater, St. Paul City Ballet

WINTER LIGHTS TOUR, Wabasha Street Caves, 7-9pm. Two hour deluxe motorcoach tour that shows off our biggest and brightest displays of holiday cheer in our chilly capital city. Your guide is a member of winter lore, leading you on a fun-filled tour. $24, http://www.wabashastreetcaves.com/

Horse-drawn carriage rides, Irvine Park, noon-4pm. Rides leave every 15 minutes; $10 adults, $8 3-17.

Sunday, December 19

Victorian Christmas Stories, James J. Hill House, 6pm. Members $8, $6 student and senior, $4 kids.

The Enchanted Toy Shop, E.M. Pearson Theater, St. Paul City Ballet

Monday, December 20

Holiday Concert, Cray Plaza Atrium, noon. Golden Melody Makers and Healing Sounds. FREE

Wild vs. Flames, 7pm.


Wednesday, December 22

Cantara Holiday Concert, Landmark Musser Cortile, noon. Cantara is a modern women's chorus with a repetoire ranging from traditional secular and sacred choral music, world chants, original compositions, vocal meditations and modern music arranged for a capella voices. FREE

Thursday, December 23

Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, Landmark Center, Courtroom 317, noon. Elkina Piano Duo

Sunday, December 26

Victorian Christmas Stories, James J. Hill House, 6pm. Members $8, $6 student and senior, $4 kids.

Wild vs. Red Wings, 6pm.


Monday, December 27

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Xcel Energy Center, 3pm & 7:30pm. One of the top-selling acts in the world!

Wednesday, December 29

Wild vs. Sharks, 7pm.

Friday, December 31

New Year's Eve Candlelight Walk, Fort Snelling State Park, 3-9pm. 2K, 5K, or10K walk around Lake Snelling with luminaria, hot drinks, and old-fashioned skating rink.  FREE. 651-725-2724.

Noon Year's Eve, Como Park Zoo, 10am-1pm.  Radio Disney, craft activities, and countdown with ball drop. 651-296-2881.

Wild vs. Predators, 5pm.

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