SEPTEMBER 2011 "All in St. Paul" Event Calendar

Friday, September 2


The Don King Blues Band, Raspberry Island, 7pm; "Spider-Man", dusk.  FREE


Amsterdam opening, 6th & Wabasha, Ghostmouth and the Goondas, no cover.


Central Library closed Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

Tuesday, September 6

Late Nite Catechism 3: “til Death Do Us Part opens, Ordway, thru Sept. 18th

Wednesday, September 7

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. Theater, dance, music, puppetry, improv, and poetry slammers.

Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, Xcel Energy Center. 

Friday, September 9

Minnesota Gold Star and Purple Heart recipients and families invited to a ceremony in honor of the Sept. 11th 10th anniversary, State Capitol, 10am.


Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers, Raspberry Island concert, 7pm; "Spider-Man 2", dusk. FREE


Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, Mears Park. Concrete and Grass serves as the launch of the fall performance season of the Ordway, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club and celebrates the Twin Cities’ diverse musical scene. Food, wine and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District will be available in the park all weekend.
5:30pm McNally Smith College of Music
7pm Minnesota Opera
8:30pm  Dave Pirner (of Soul Asylum)

Ed Asner as FDR, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm. This solo performance drama is based on Dore Schary’s hit, Sunrise at Campobello, which ran 70 weeks on Broadway.

August: Osage County opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Oct. 2nd.  The most tragic of family dysfunction, Americana gone wrong, and also wickedly, uproariously funny.

Saturday, September 10


Selby Avenue Jazzfest, Selby and Milton, 11am-7pm. Grammy-nominated Gerald Albright, kids play area, art and food vendors.

Saturday Live!, Central Library, 11:15am-noon. Woodland Puppets present "Ollie's Day at the Beach"

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, Mears Park. Concrete and Grass serves as the launch of the fall performance season of the Ordway, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club and celebrates the Twin Cities’ diverse musical scene. Food, wine and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District will be available in the park all weekend.
1pm Bomba De Luz
2:30pm Alma Brasileira
4pm The New Primitives presented by the Ordway
5:30pm TBD
7pm Alison Scott
8:30pm Freedy Johnston

Sunday, September 11


St. Paul Classic Bike Ride

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, Mears Park. Concrete and Grass serves as the launch of the fall performance season of the Ordway, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Schubert Club and celebrates the Twin Cities’ diverse musical scene. Food, wine and beer from restaurants in the Lowertown Entertainment District will be available in the park all weekend.
1pm Schubert Club Scholarship Competition Winners and Finalists   
3pm Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


Civic Sept. 11 commemoration and memorial "Blue" Mass, Cathedral of St. Paul. Commemoration, 4:30; Mass, 5pm celebrated by Archbishop Nienstedt, with the Cathedral Choir School members and Schola singing the Minnesota premiere of the "Trinity Requiem" Reception to follow in courtyard.


"Everyday Heroes: Honoring those who make a difference every day", Central High School, 6pm. St. Paul Church Coalition honoring City and State officials, public school officials and police and fire personnel.  Music by the Heart of the City Band. 


Minnesotans Standing Together, State Capitol Mall, 2pm. Governor Mark Dayton will commemorate Sept. 11th with federal, state, county and municipal elected officials, law enforcement personnel and first responders, and veterans groups.


Minnesota 9/11 Truth, State Capitol Rotunda, 3-5pm. Presentation by Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth at the University of Minnesota examining questions about the attacks.


Monday, September 12

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, September 13

Beaker and Brush, Black Dog Café and Wine Bar, 6:30-8:30pm. Tuesday evening discussions on art and science. Free! Topic TBA.

Wednesday, September 14

Foo Fighters, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm. 

Heart of the City Tour, Landmark 6th Street foyer,  10am, FREE. Enjoy some of St. Paul’s most historic landmarks like Mickey’s Dinner, Candyland, the Hamm Building and more!  Reservation is required, 651.292.3230.

Jennifer Egan, Talking Volumes season opener, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm. 

Thursday, September 15


2011 St. Paul Almanac Release Party, Black Dog Cafe, Clouds in Water Zen Center and the AZ Gallery, 7pm.


Friday, September 16

Chamber Concert, Landmark Center, noon, FREE. Top college musicians in two string quartets.


The Everett Smithson Band (blues, zydeco, rockabilly), Raspberry Island concert, 7pm; "Spider-Man 3", dusk. FREE


Andre Rieu, Xcel Energy Center, 8pm. 

RED HOUSE LIVE, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7pm social hour, 8pm concert.  This fall concert series will feature RED HOUSE RECORD Artists and occur every third Friday through December. This concert features Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin.  Danny is a writer’s writer, with a lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt.  Carrie is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye.  Together they give a dynamic performance that’s rich with laughter and beautiful harmonies.

Saturday, September 17

Saturday Live!, Central Library, 11:15am-noon. Half Pint and Oscar.

Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theatre, 4:45pm. The PHC fall season kicks off with two hours of live radio fun, followed by the Annual Street Dance and Supper in front of the theater on Exchange Street at 6pm.

Sunday, September 18

Moon Festival, Landmark Musser Cortile, 4-6 pm, FREE.  Mid-Autumn Moon Festival includes cultural harvesting and lantern dances and a traditional holiday display. Children and families will have the opportunity to learn about the moon tales from the Asian Tellers, make a storybook, decorate their own lantern, play twilight games, enjoy a taste of moon cake, and join in the lantern parade through Rice Park. For more information call 651.292.3063.

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.

Wednesday, September 21

Social Science, Science Museum of Minnesota, 7-11pm. 21+; Explore the science of beer brewing and wine making.  Drinks, food, and live music. $8 for Science Museum members, $12 non-members.

Friday, September 23


Festa Italiana! Harriet Island, 3-9pm. Bocce tournaments, Italian car show, Gondola rides, religious and cultural exhibits, two music stages, roaming organ grinders, fabulous food and wine. Participating restaurants include: Al Baisi’s; Buca di Beppo; Cossetta's; Dari-ette; D’Amico & Sons; DeGidio's; Enjoy!; i'Nonni; Mama's Pizza;  Mancini’s Char House; Pazzaluna; Sunrise Gourmet; and Yarusso's.

Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.


Amazon opens, Science Museum Omnimax.

Broadway Songbook: The Words and Music of Irving Berlin, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Saturday, September 24

Saturday Live!, Central Library, 11:15am-noon. Minnesota Percussion Trio presents "Clicks, Claps and Klunks"


Festa Italiana! Harriet Island, 9am-9pm. Bocce tournaments, Italian car show, Gondola rides, religious and cultural exhibits, two music stages, roaming organ grinders, fabulous food and wine. Participating restaurants include: Al Baisi’s; Buca di BeppoCossetta's; Dari-ette; D’Amico & SonsDeGidio'sEnjoy!; i'NonniMama's Pizza Mancini’s Char HousePazzalunaSunrise Gourmet; and Yarusso's. Outdoor Mass at 4:30pm by Rev. John Forliti.


Antique and Classic Boat Show, Harriet Island, St. Paul Yacht Club, 9am-9pm.

Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theatre, 4:45pm.

Fitzgerald’s Birthday, Central Library, 2-3pm. Celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald's 115th birthday with an entertaining and thoughtful event featuring local writers and professors who share their favorite passages and talk about Fitzgerald's influence on American literature.

Broadway Songbook: The Words and Music of Irving Berlin, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Sunday, September 25

Broadway Songbook: The Words and Music of Irving Berlin, Ordway, 2pm.

Tuesday, September 27

Wild vs. St. Louis Blues, Excel Energy Center, 7pm.

Wednesday, September 28

Tai Chi, Rice Park, noon-1pm. Meet in the Central Library Lobby - Colin Snow, founder of the Natural Step School, will teach three FREE Tai-Chi lessons at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul.

Dar Williams and Joan Osborne, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. Two of the most acclaimed female recording artists of the last two decades. 

Friday, September 30

Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers, Excel Energy Center, 7pm.


Arabian Horse Show, State Fairgrounds.

Bassnectar, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

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