FEBRUARY 2013 "All in St. Paul" St. Paul Event Calendar


February finishes out the Winter Carnival www.winter-carnival.com, and gives you an excuse for all things romantic!

Friday, Feb. 1

First Friday, Town Grill, skyway level of the Doubletree, 4-6pm. Sponsored by CapitolRiver Council for downtown residents to get acquainted.  

World’s Toughest Rodeo, Xcel Center, 7:30pm. World’s Toughest Rodeo features champion cowboys from around the United States competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding or bull riding, while the ladies will be vying for the championship title in barrel racing.  A new feature for 2013 is the introduction of American style bull fighting. The popular “Party on the Dirt,” featuring rising country star Dustin Lynch, will take place following Saturday night’s rodeo action.

Saturday, Feb. 2

History Forum: Fighting Chance: The Struggle for Woman and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America, History Center, 10am & 2pm.

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

Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade 5:30pm.

Second Annual Minnesota Crossword Puzzle Tournament, James J. Hill Library, 10am-2pm.

World’s Toughest Rodeo, Xcel Center, 7:30pm. World’s Toughest Rodeo features champion cowboys from around the United States competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding or bull riding, while the ladies will be vying for the championship title in barrel racing.  A new feature for 2013 is the introduction of American style bull fighting. The popular “Party on the Dirt,” featuring rising country star Dustin Lynch, will take place following Saturday night’s rodeo action.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Urban Expedition: Netherlands, Landmark 1-3pm. Get a taste of the Netherlands by enjoying crafts, performaces and more!

Artist and Photography Hours, Como Conservatory, 8-10am, $5.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Lady Gaga, Xcel Center, 7:30pm.  The Born This Way Ball World Tour  - no description necessary!

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, Feb. 7

MN Wild vs. VAN, 7pm. All fans receive a Wild vintage bobblehead!

SOCIAL SCIENCE: In the Dark, Science Museum, 6-10pm. Explore a darkened museum and all that glows, flickers and shines this Social Science. Flashlights provided for the first 1,000 attendees.Social Science is an adult night at the Science Museum of Minnesota, welcoming those 21 and over to grab a drink, enjoy the museum, and experience innovative programming.

Friday, Feb. 8

C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Ordway, 7:30pm.The crown prince of zydeco.

Saturday, Feb. 9

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

Prairie Home Companion Masked Ball, Fitzgerald, 9pm. Featuring Butch Thompson and his New Orleans Orphans & Pat Donohue and his Shoes.  $25 ticket includes a glass of wine and an array of desserts.


Winter Birding, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, 9-10am. Meet at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Parking lot, Commercial & East 4th St. This guided hike will be led by bird experts Julian Sellers and Clay Christensen. It is a FREE event but registration is requested via email to sclark@lowerphalencreek.org.

Schubert Club: James Valenti, tenor, Ordway, 7:30pm.

MN Wild vs. NSH, 7pm. All fans receive a Wild pizza cutter to celebrate National Pizza Day!

Sunday, Feb. 10

Songs of Love II, Landmark, 1pm, FREE. Skylark Opera performs sincere and silly love songs from popular musicals, operettas and opera, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Anonymous 4, House of Hope Church, Summit Avenue, 2pm.  Free and open to the public - Outstanding!  A must do! Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience, Como Conservatory, 5:30 & 8:30 seating, $165. Give your sweetheart the gift of flowers – by dining among them.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon.

Thursday, Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience, Como Conservatory, 5:30 & 8:30 seating, $165. Give your sweetheart the gift of flowers – by dining among them.

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, noon-9pm.

Cocktails with Culture, Landmark, 5-7pm. Live musical performances and woodturning demonstrations provided by The Schubert Club and AAW.  Relax after the workday with drinks at the cash bar and complimentary light appetizers.

MN Wild vs. COL, 7pm.

Friday, Feb. 15

Enchanted Evening - A Valentine’s Dining Experience, Como Conservatory, 5:30 & 8:30 seating, $165. Give your sweetheart the gift of flowers – by dining among them.

George Strait, Xcel Center, 7:30pm.  The Cowboy Rides Away Tour with special guest Martina McBride.

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, noon-9pm.

Saturday, Feb.16

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

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, 10am-9pm.

TOLL FREE, St. John Episcopal Church, 60 Kent St., 7pm, FREE. Music of the Oscars with Hand Bells and Flute.

A Scottish Ramble, Landmark, 10am-5pm.  Celebrate everything Scottish at this largest indoor Scottish Festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a range of activities including the highly popular Kirkin' of the Tartans ceremony, the Highland dance competition and more! Adults $5/ Child $3

Sunday, Feb. 17

VocalEssence WITNESS: Marian Anderson, Ordway, 4pm. Celebrating Marian Anderson’s undeniable talent that made her a force more powerful than the discriminatory norms of the time.

A Scottish Ramble, Landmark, noon-5pm.  Celebrate everything Scottish at this largest indoor Scottish Festival in the Midwest! Enjoy a range of activities including the highly popular Kirkin' of the Tartans ceremony, the Highland dance competition and more! Adults $5/ Child $3

Minnesota Home and Patio Show, Rivercentre, 10am-9pm.

MSHSL Girl’s Hockey Tournament, Xcel Center, Feb. 20-23.

MN Wild vs. DET, 5pm. All fans receive a State of Hockey Puck to celebrate Hockey Day in America!

Monday, Feb.18 PRESIDENT’S DAY

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Readings by Writers, University Club, 7:30pm. Poet Carol Connelly hosts.

Wednesday, Feb.20

Moore by Four performance, Landmark, 6:30pm, FREE. Acclaimed local jazz group celebrates Black History Month.

Thursday, Feb. 21

The Schubert Club's "Courtroom Concert", Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 12 pm, FREE. Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. 

Mary Gauthier and David Simonett, Realphonic, 80 4th St. W, 8pm. BRING A FOOD DONATION FOR SECOND HARVEST HEARTLAND AND GET 50% OFF ADMISSSION. 

Hot Tuna, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm. Acoustic and electric versions of original and traditional blues.

Friday, Feb. 22

Or opens, Park Square, thru Mar. 17.  A comedic romp set in 1666 Restoration England, complete with secret agents, cross dressing, rhyming couplets, and lovers hiding in cupboards.

Bill Frisell, Janet Wallace Performing Arts, Macalester, 8pm, FREE.  Genre-blending jazz guitar wizard. Macalester College New Music Series.

Macalester College Pipe Band Winter Open House & Free Pasta Dinner, Macalester Plymouth Church, 6-8pm.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Ist Annual Black History Expo, Rivercentre, 10am-7pm.  Keynote speaker Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Black History, culture, performers and products.

African Drumming and Dance, Central Library, 11-12:30. Part of the Global Passport series.

Minnesota Parent Camp Fair, Como Conservatory, 10am-2pm.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Music Under Glass - The Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Como Conservatory, 4:30 & 6:30pm. “Berets and Bongos” describes the CafĂ© Accordion Orchestra experience – a loungy, eclectic mix, full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude.


Grand Landmark Wedding Fair, Landmark, 1-4pm. Meet some of the best local businesses in the Cities in one of the most impressive Venues available in St Paul. $5 for two!

Tuesday, Feb.26

Educators’ Preview: Minnesota and the Civil War, History Center, 3-7pm.

MN Wild vs. CGY, 7pm. 1st 5,000 fans receive a Mikko Koivu Player Card Magnet.

Thursday, Feb. 28

The Schubert Club's "Courtroom Concert", Landmark Center Courtroom 317, 12 pm, FREE. Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis. 

Ladies Night Out, Grand Avenue, 5-9pm.  Prizes!

Loud at the Library, James J. Hill, 7pm.  Jeff Kamin for trivia at 7:15, followed by live music from Davina and the Vagabonds. Tickets $10, $5 for Friends members.

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