November 2011 "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 music breaks, Rollergirls, and the first holiday boutiques! Note that many of the events are FREE!


Wednesday, November 2

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.

Colson Whitehead, Fitzgerald Theater, 7pm. Talking Volumes features his post-apocalyptic zombie satire Zone One.

Terror & Science Fiction on the Radio, James J. Hill Library, 7pm.  Haunting music from the 30s and 40s and short radio programs including Flash Gordon and the Telltale Heart.

Thursday, November 3

Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Courtroom Concert, 315 Landmark, 12 noon. These free, weekly noontime concerts are hosted by Schubert Club

Friday, November 4


First Friday, Hat Trick Lounge, 4-6pm. Sponsored by the CapitolRiver Council.

Lowertown First Friday, 6-9pm. A mini art crawl; Participants listed in building lobby.

Saturday, November 5

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

Peggy's Holiday Boutique opens, Roseville Skating Oval, thru November 13th.

Sunday, November 6

St. Martin's Day, Landmark, 4 pm; FREE
Rice Park is transformed into a flickering early winter wonderland during this celebration of German traditions and treats. Celebrate with spirit of giving and commemorate the generous spirit of St. Martin through lantern-making and a parade through Rice Park at dusk, led by St. Martin and his trusty horse.   Please bring items to donate to Joseph’s Coat

North Star Tour: Homecoming Concert, Fitzgerald Theater, 4pm. VocalEssence returning froma statewide tour.

Monday, November 7

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.

Larry Millet, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. In conversation with Garrison Keillor about Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities

Tuesday, November 8

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 and The Enchanted Toy Shop.

Ray Davies, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm.

Wednesday, November 9

Todd Snider, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  Solo acoustic performance.

Nov 10-12 MSHSL Girls’ Volleyball Tournament

Thursday, November 10

Courtroom Concert, 315 Landmark, 12 noon. These free, weekly noontime concerts are hosted by Schubert Club

Friday, November 11

The Moth, Fitzgerald Theater, 7pm.  Brilliant and quietly addictive storytelling.

Saturday, November 12


Silent Night, Ordway. Minnesota Opera tells the story of Chistmas Eve peace on the battlefield during WWII.

Sunday, November 13

pipJazz Sundays, Landmark,  5 pm; $15 Advance, $20 at door.  Independent singer-songwriter Pippi Ardennia is a nationally recognized jazz/blues artist with jazz based roots, but applies her voice to many musical styles.

Tuesday, November 15


Silent Night, Ordway. Minnesota Opera tells the story of Christmas Eve peace on the battlefield during WWII.

Thursday, November 17

Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche, 7pm.

Courtroom Concert, 315 Landmark, 12 noon. These free, weekly noontime concerts are hosted by Schubert Club.

Of Mice and Men, Park Square Theatre, 7:30pm.

Chuck Palahniuk, Fitzgerald Theater, 7pm. Talking Volumes features Damned.

Silent Night, Ordway. Minnesota Opera tells the story of Christmas Eve peace on the battlefield during WWII.

Friday, November 18

Foxworthy, Engvall, The Cable Guy, Xcel Energy Center, 8pm.

Red House Live, Landmark, Center, 8pm; $15 advance, $18 at the door. This concert features Ruth Moody,  a founding member of the Billboard-charting folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys.   Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism and her talent as a songwriter.

Of Mice and Men, Park Square Theatre, 7:30pm.

John Hodgman and The Mountain Goats, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  Special edition of Wits.

Saturday, November 19

Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Minnesota Rollergirls, Rivercentre

Shawn Phillips, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.

Little Sisters of the Poor Holiday Boutique, 11am-5pm, 330 Exchange St.

The Civil War Christmas opens, History Theatre, thru Dec. 18th.

Festival of Trees Holiday Gala, Rivercentre

Silent Night, Ordway. Minnesota Opera tells the story of Christmas Eve peace on the battlefield during WWII.

Working; A Musical, McNally Smith Musical Theater Ensemble, 5pm.

Sunday, November 20

Little Sisters of the Poor Holiday Boutique, 11am-5pm, 330 Exchange St

Skylark Opera: "Nice Work If You Can Get it", Landmark, 1 pm; FREE.  Memorable Gershwin tunes as "Swonderful", "Embraceable You", "I Got Rytthm" and many others. 

Chris Van Allsburg and Kate DiCamillo, Fitzgerald Theater, 2pm.

Of Mice and Men, Park Square Theatre, 2pm

Silent Night, Ordway. Minnesota Opera tells the story of Christmas Eve peace on the battlefield during WWII.

Working; A Musical, McNally Smith Musical Theater Ensemble, 5pm.

Wednesday, November 23

Wild vs. Nashville Predators, Xcel Energy Center, 7pm.

Thursday, November 24 Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 25

Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers, Xcel Energy Center, 3pm.

Peter Ostoushko, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  Dance-inducing fiddle playing.

Saturday, November 26


Rice Park Tree Lighting, Rice Park 5pm.  Holiday entertainment and fireworks too!

Sunday, November 27

Wild vs. Calgary Flames, Xcel Energy Center, 5pm.

Brandi Carlile, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm.

Monday, November 28

Wild vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, Xcel Energy Center, 6:30pm.

Brandi Carlile, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm.

Wednesday, November 30


Hot Chocolate opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Dec. 18th. A young couple juggles competing family expectations, literally shopping 'til they drop. When they finally stop for a cup of hot chocolate, they discover the "secret recipe" that can weave the diverse threads of their lives into new traditions.

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