MAY "ALL IN ST.PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR

Can't get through the week without a plan for the weekend? Looking for something to do today? In a panic because the relatives are visiting in a week? This Event Calendar has it All in St. Paul - lunchtime concerts to refresh your workday to a family fun day at the Como Zoo! Note that many of the events are FREE!

Wednesday, May 4



Coffee Concert, St. Paul Conservatory of Music, noon. Faculty Concert, FREE. Coffee, donuts and bagels served after.


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, May 5

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, ADMISSION:
$12.50 Adults, $7 Youth (16 and under) at the door,ages 4 and under FREE with adult admission.

Friday, May 6

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, St. Paul's West Side, 4-9pm. Two-day festival of food, music, entertainment, activities, parade and lowrider car show.

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 4-10pm. ADMISSION:

$12.50 Adults, $7 Youth (16 and under) at the door,ages 4 and under FREE with adult admission.

Opus opens, Park Square Theatre, thru May 29th. A celebrated string quartet has their backs against a wall on the eve of their White House debut. They’ve had to replace their violist with gifted, inexperienced Grace, who’s never played Beethoven's difficult Opus 131.


TU Dance, Ordway, 7:30pm. Inspired by the depictions of urban life and dance in the paintings of African American artist Eric Barnes. $20 tickets with PROMO CODE: TULibrary.


Don Quixote, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. Ballet Minnesota Dance Festival performance with the children’s ballet The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.


Saturday, May 7

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, St. Paul's West Side, 9am-6pm. Two-day festival of food, music, entertainment, activities, parade and lowrider car show.

Saturday Live!, Central Library, 11:15-noon. Schiffelly Puppets.

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-10pm. ADMISSION:

$12.50 Adults, $7 Youth (16 and under) at the door,ages 4 and under FREE with adult admission.


Don Quixote, Fitzgerald Theater, 2pm and 7:30pm. Ballet Minnesota Dance Festival performance with the children’s ballet The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Underwear - a Brief History opens, MN History Center. Munsingwear collection from the Victorian era to the 70's.


Sunday, May 8

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm. ADMISSION:
$12.50 Adults, $7 Youth (16 and under) at the door,ages 4 and under FREE with adult admission.

St. Paul Civic Symphony Mother Nature and the great Cycle of Life, Landmark Musser Cortile; 1pm; FREE. The always-popular Mother’s Day Concert is a “must see” in their spring line-up with music highlighting nature and rebirth.

Tuesday, May 10


Next to Normal opens, Ordway, thru May 22nd. With a thrilling contemporary score by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. “It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel-everything musical.” (The New York Times) The most talked about new show on Broadway.


Wednesday, May 11

Saints World's Largest Game of Catch, 11:30am. $1 lunch and lots of fun!

Thursday, May 12


Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Excel Energy Center, 7:30pm.

Highland Ladie's Night Out, 5pm-8pm.  Check out http://www.highlandba.com/ for participating businesses.


Sarah Vowell, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. New York Times’ bestselling author of five nonfiction books on American history and culture.

RetroRama, MN History Center, 7-10pm, $15 ($12 members).  Annual celebration of all things retro - fashion show, shopping, music, cooking and cocktail demos.


Saturday, May 14


Saturday Live!, Central Library, 11:15-noon. Snapdragon Seeds.

History Architecture Crawl, MN History Center, 10am-noon. Trolley ride to see classic mid-century Modern expamples and learn about the designers.


Tim McGraw, Excel Energy Center, 7pm.


Sunday, May 15


North Pole Reunion Family Day, MN History Center, noon-4pm. Join a reunion of team members Will Steger, Paul Schurke, Ann Bancroft and others and experience the challenge of their historic journey.


Artist & Photography Hours, Como Conservatory, 8-10am. Opportunity for easels and tripods, $5.


Manuscript into Book, Central Library, 2pm. Ann Regan, Editor in Chief, MN Historical Society Press.


Wednesday, May 18


Robin Trower, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. Celebrated guitar virtuoso.


Friday, May 20


Wits, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. Sandra Bernhard and Rosanne Cash.


Saturday, May 21


TPT Family Fun Day, Como Zoo, 10am-4pm.


Saturday Live, Central Library, 11:15-noon. The Laras.


St. Paul Civil War Buildings, Central Library, 2pm, FREE. Jim Sazevich.

History Architecture Crawl, MN History Center, 10am-noon. Trolley ride to see classic mid-century Modern expamples and learn about the designers.


SCORE!, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. Chan Poling and favorite groovy and romantic film themes.


Guys and Dolls Ordway Extras, Central Library, 2pm, FREE. Twin City talent sings favorites from this popular musical.


Wednesday, May 25


Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.


Friday, May 27


SPCO: Haydn and the Holligers, Ordway, 10:30am.


Saturday, May 28


SPCO: Haydn and the Holligers, Ordway, 8pm.

Monday, May 30 MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day Activities, MN History Museum, 11am-3pm.  Learn about the Civil War origins of Memorial Day; National moment of remembrance at 3pm.

Military History Timeline, Historic Fort Snelling, 10am-5pm.

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