AUGUST "ALL IN ST. PAUL" EVENT CALENDAR

Monday, August 1

ST. PAUL BUREAU OF ARTS AND BEVERAGES, Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, 5-8pm, FREE. SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ARTS and the BLACK DOG CAFE announce the second meeting of Lowertown St. Paul's only (some would say "best") monthly happy hour for the Saintly City's artists and arts supporters.

Tuesday, August 2

Uncensored, MN History Center, 6:30-7pm dance lessons, 7-8:30pm concert. Motown FREE outdoor concert and dance lesson.  Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or buy food/beer/wine there. Party moves inside if it rains. FREE

Wednesday, August 3

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. www.samplenightlive.com.  Theater, dance, music, puppetry, improv, and poetry slammers.

Thursday, August 4

Classic R&B/Soul, Ordway Summer Dance Series, 6pm dance instruction, 7:15-10pm Power. FREE

Music in Mears Park, 6pm Buffalo Moon, 7:30pm Dark Dark Dark FREE

Saturday, August 6

History Food Crawl, Trolley from the MN History Center, 1:30-4pm.  Explore the ever-changing district around University Avenue and enjoy samples from the area.

Tuesday, August 9

Organized Office: Is That an Oxymoron?, Q Kindness Cafe, 11am Q Kindness Cafe and Send In Maureen present: ‘Ask The Organizer Lunch ‘n Learn’ Series! $10 gift certificate  

Beaker and Brush, Black Dog Cafe and Wine Bar (cosponsored by The Science Museum) , 6:30-8:30pm. Movement and the Mind - presentations from scientists and artists, then sharing what you think about what science and art have in common. Attendance is FREE.


O’Rourke’s Feast, MN History Center, 6:30-7pm dance lessons, 7-8:30pm concert. Irish FREE outdoor concert and dance lesson.  Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or buy food/beer/wine there. Party moves inside if it rains. FREE

Wednesday, August 10

Lil Wayne, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm

Thursday, August 11

Music in Mears Park, 6pm Kevin Anthony and the Twin City Playboys, 7pm Cactus Blossoms, 8pm Martin Devaney. FREE


Macbeth opens, Lowry Lab Theatre, 8pm, $20, thru August 27.

Friday August 12

Irish Fair, Harriet Island

Saturday, August 13

Irish Fair, Harriet Island


Indiafest, MN State Capitol, noon-5pm. Celebration of the culture and heritage of India with music, bollywood dance and more.

Sunday, August 14

Irish Fair, Harriet Island

PipJazz Sunday, Landmark Center, 5pm; $15 advance, $20 at the door. Independent singer-songwriter Pippi Ardennia, a nationally recognized jazz/blues artist, has performed in upscale venues across the country.  Her roots are jazz based - reviewers have compared her to Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald.

Tuesday, August 16

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center, noon. 


CafĂ© Accordion Orchestra, MN History Center, 6:30-7pm dance lessons, 7-8:30pm concert. French Bohemian FREE outdoor concert and dance lesson.  Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or buy food/beer/wine there. Party moves inside if it rains. FREE

August 17-August 20 Visa Gymnastics Championships


Wednesday, August 17


Light Rail Gardening Project Meeting, 7pm, Wacouta Commons Park / Between 8th-9th Streets at Wacouta. Public Art St. Paul will be meeting with Downtown volunteer gardeners to receive their input regarding a public art plan for the upcoming Central Corridor Light Rail project.  Input from volunteers who work in ALL downtown St. Paul parks is being sought, so please join us!  Details at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Gardeners-of-St-Paul/89292138510  or contact Lynn Wehrman at lynn.wehrman@gmail.com

Thursday, August 18

Music in Mears Park, 6:45 Arms Akimbo, 7:30 Joey Ryan and the Inks FREE


Plug In To St. Paul, Mears Park, 5:30-7:30pm. Downtown networking group adds dimension to Music in Mears. 

Friday, August 19

RED HOUSE LIVE, Landmark Center, 7 pm social hour -8 pm concert.  Concert series will featuring RED HOUSE RECORD Artists every third Wednesday. This concert features Ray Bonneville, a distinguished artist, blending a unique percussive electric guitar style, a weathered voice, and a soulful rack harmonica.

Saturday, August 20

History Food Crawl, Trolley from the MN History Center, 1:30-4pm.  Explore the ever-changing district around University Avenue and enjoy samples from the area.


Greek Festival, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Summit and Lexington, 11am-6pm.  Greek food,entertainment, and the best pie sale ever!


Sunday, August 21


Greek Festival, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Summit and Lexington, 11am-6pm.  Greek food,entertainment, and the best pie sale ever!


Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, Como Conservatory, 3:30-9pm. Dance, music, martial arts and Japanese flower arranging.  Lantern lighting at dusk.

Tuesday, August 23

New Riverside Ramblers, Salsa del Soul, MN History Center, 6:30-7pm dance lessons, 7-8:30pm concert. Cajun FREE outdoor concert and dance lesson.  Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or buy food/beer/wine there. Party moves inside if it rains. FREE


Wednesday, August 24


Thursday, August 25


Minnesota State Fair thru Sept. 5th

Music in Mears Park, 6pm Katie Todd Band, 7:30pm Jef Lee Johnson and Friends, 8:15pm Haley Bonar. FREE

Friday, August 26

Death Cab for Cutie, Rivercentre

Tuesday, August 30

The Revolution 5, MN History Center, 6:30-7pm dance lessons, 7-8:30pm concert. Beatles Covers and 1960s costume contest, FREE outdoor concert and dance lesson.  Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic or buy food/beer/wine there. Party moves inside if it rains. FREE
Ke$ha, Rivercentre, 7:30pm. 

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