OCTOBER "All in St. Paul" Event Calendar

Saturday, October 1

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


Arabian Horse Show, State Fairgrounds.


Oktoberfest, Glockenspiel, noon.

MN Opera: Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ordway, 7:30pm.


Public Works Annual Vehicle and Equipment Auction, 891 North Dale, bidding starts at 10am.


Antique Spectacular, State Fairgrounds.

Sunday, October 2

Twin Cities Marathon


Antique Spectacular, State Fairgrounds.


Arabian Horse Show, State Fairgrounds.

MN Opera: Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ordway, 2pm.

Monday, October 3

ST. PAUL BUREAU OF ARTS AND BEVERAGES, Black Dog Café, 5-8pm. Lowertown St. Paul's only (some would say "best") monthly happy hour for the Saintly City's artists and arts supporters.

Tuesday, October 4

Schubert Club: Christina & Michelle Naughton, duo piano, Ordway, 8pm.

Wednesday, October 5

Stacy Schiff, Talking Volumes, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm.  Cleopatra: A Life.

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 6

Trial Reenactment, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 7 pm, $5. Minnesota Landmarks and Lakeshore Players present, “The Rise & Fall of W.B. Foshay - A Fraud Trial Reenactment.” Performed by noted Twin Cities judges and lawyers, the reenactment will re-call Foshay’s case surrounding his pyramid scheme scandal. Tickets can be purchased by calling 651-292-3276 or in person at Landmarket Gift Shop.


"Escanaba in da Moonlight" opens, Centennial Showboat. A deer hunt escapade! 

Theater Latté Da: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens, Ordway, 7:30pm.

SPCO: Biss Plays Mozart and Kurtág, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Friday, October 7

St. Paul Art Crawl, 6-10pm.


First Friday, Amsterdam, 4-6pm. Hosted by CapitolRiver Council.

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters exhibition opens, Science Museum. From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, nature's forces have shaped our dynamic planet.

SPCO: Biss Plays Mozart and Kurtág, Ordway, 10:30am.

Trial Reenactment, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 7 pm, $5.  Minnesota Landmarks and Lakeshore Players present, “The Rise & Fall of W.B. Foshay - A Fraud Trial Reenactment.” Performed by noted Twin Cities judges and lawyers, the reenactment will re-call Foshay’s case surrounding his pyramid scheme scandal. Tickets can be purchased by calling 651-292-3276 or in person at Landmarket Gift Shop.

Saturday, October 8

St. Paul Art Crawl, noon-8pm.


Highland Water Tower Open House, 9am-5pm. 151 Steps to the best view around!

MN Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets – 1st game! 7pm.

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


"Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall" opens, History Theatre, thru Nov. 6th.

Sunday, October 9

St. Paul Art Crawl, noon-5pm.


Highland Water Tower Open House, 9am-5pm. 151 steps to a spectacular view!

pipJazz Sunday, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 5 pm; $15 advanced, $20 at the door. Nationally recognized jazz/blues artist singer-songwriter Pippi Ardennia hails from Chicago and makes her home in St. Paul, MN.  Her roots are jazz based, but she applies her voice to many different musical styles.

Tuesday, October 11

Come Fly Away opens, Ordway, thru Oct. 16th.

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center, noon. A free ballet program on the second Tuesday of the month from September 13, 2011 to May 8th, 2012.  Today’s performance will have excerpts from The Masquerade Ball benefit for Saint Paul City Ballet.

Beaker and Brush, Black Dog Café, 6:30-8:30pm. Tuesday evening discussions on art and science. "Elemental Particles and the Big Bang"

Thursday, October 13

Baxter Black, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm. The cowboy poet and “irregular commentator” on public radio’s Morning Edition.

Friday, October 14


The 1968 Exhibit opens, History Center.


Oliver Twist opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Nov. 6th.


Saturday, October 15

Girls & Science, Science Museum, 10am-4pm. This community event fosters girls' enthusiasm for science by showcasing female scientists in wide-ranging fields of science and technology.

Minnesota Rollergirls first game, 7:30pm.

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

Sunday, October 16


Wedding Showcase open house, Como Conservatory, 5-7:30pm.


Wednesday, October 18

Warren Haynes Band, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm.

Thursday, October 20


Plug In to St. Paul, Crowne Plaza's Windows on the River, 5:30-7:30pm Networking for downtown residents and businesses. FREE


Friday, October 21

Women of Faith Conference, Xcel Center.


Cabaret Night, Heimie's Haberdashery, 6:30-8:15pm. Dinner at Kincaid's and Cabaret and Stage Show "Nice Work If You Can Get It", $45, 651-224-2354.

John Lithgow in Conversation with Garrison Keillor, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm.  Common Good Books author event.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, Ordway, 7:30pm.

RED HOUSE LIVE, Landmark Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm social hour -8 pm concert.  Fall concert series featuring RED HOUSE RECORD Artists every third Friday through December. This concert features Cliff Eberhardt - his songs display the highest level of craftsmanship, his guitar playing is superb and his singing deeply emotional. 651-292-3063 for tickets.

Saturday, October 22

Women of Faith Conference, Xcel Center.

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, Ordway, 2pm.

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


Zoo Boo, Como Zoo, 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Sunday, October 23

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


St. Paul Civic Symphony, Landmark Musser Cortile, 1 pm, FREE.  The Saint Paul Civic Symphony presents their annual fall concert highlighting the beautiful and stirring music from well known pieces and featuring some very talented local musicians. For more information call 651-292-3276.


Zoo Boo, Como Zoo, 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb, Xcel Center, 1 & 4pm.

Tuesday, October 25

Moving Matters, Landmark Musser Cortile, 7 pm, FREE. This performance is a culmination of work done by participants in the workshop series presented by Guild Incorporated.  Guild Incorporated hosts several community arts learning opportunities throughout the metro area, designed for the mental health population, which includes mental health providers, consumers and their family members and supporters

Luna Negra Dance Theater, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Wednesday, October 26

Moving Matters Performance, Landmark Musser Cortile, 7 pm, FREE.

Friday, October 28

Dessa, Fitzgerald Theatre, 8pm.

Magos Herrera, Ordway, 7:30pm


Zoo Boo, Como Zoo, 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Saturday, October 29

Boo-ology, Science Museum, 1-4pm. A Halloween event for visitors of all ages. Kids in costume will receive free admission to the permanent exhibit galleries, and they'll have the chance to join in a variety of spooky hands-on science activities with a Halloween spin!


Zoo Boo, Como Zoo, 4:30pm-7:30pm.

11th Annual Family Halloween Camp-In, Science Museum.


Boos Crawl, Lowertown, 7pm-midnight, $15 pre-sale, $20 day of event. Costume prizes at participating bars. Punch tickets, 1 free drink at 8 different bars and a raffle!

SPCO: Leila Josefowicz Plays Berg, Ordway, 8pm.

Sunday, October 30

Great Pumpkin Festival, Landmark Musser Cortile, 1 pm, FREE. Among Landmark Center’s most popular family-friendly programs, the Great Pumpkin Festival delivers all things Halloween, including storytelling, music, art projects, a costume parade and more! Dress up and join in the fun!


Zoo Boo, Como Zoo, 4:30pm-7:30pm.

Vox Lumiere — The Phantom of the Opera, Ordway, 7:30pm.

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