MARCH "ALL IN ST. PAUL" Event Calendar

Ok, I'm hoping that publishing March early will bring spring early as well! March also brings all things Irish,and no one does it better than St. Paul!! Lots of green to choose from...

Friday, Mar.1

Saturday, March 2

Hamlet opens, Ordway, thru Mar. 10.  MN Opera presents this treasure of French opera shimmers anew with luxurious melodies and searing theatricality.Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.

Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald, 4:45pm.  Last of the season!

Courting Harry opens, History Theatre, thru March 24. Justice Harry Blackmun and Chief Justice Warren Burger look back on a friendship that started in St. Paul and carried them to the Supreme Court of the United States.

MN RollerGirls, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Sunday, Mar. 3

MN WILD vs. EDM, Xcel, 7pm.

Wedding Showcase Open House, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm. Visit with photographers, musicians, officiants, decorators, and other vendors who will make your big day special.

Rose Ensemble Concert, Landmark, 4pm,FREE. This joyful program features centuries of hymns and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and light-hearted insights into the fascinating life of "Il Poverello" or Saint Francis of Assisi. I never miss a Rose concert!

Monday, Mar. 4

Maroon 5, Xcel, 7:30pm.  Three-time Grammy Award-winning band on their North American Tour.

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.

Thursday, Mar. 7

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon, FREE. Featuring: Recorder Feast – a celebration of the recorder, Cléa Galhano, director.

Friday, Mar. 8

Kickin’ It Irish opens, Steppingstone Theatre, thru Mar. 17th.  A Concert Performance featuring the Two Tap Trio & O'Shea Irish Dance.

Saturday, Mar. 9

Gaelic Storm, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.  Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with the dazzling #1 Billboard World Album Chicken Boxer, a heavyweight record that comes out swinging with a mix of empowering anthems and traditional ballads.

Sunday, Mar.10

Urban Expedition: Armenia, Landmark, 1-3pm, FREE.  Enjoy Armenian music, crafts, food and more.

Music Under Glass, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm. Anthony Ihrig's Almost Acoustic Ensemble.

pipJazz Sunday, Landmark, 5pm. Bruce Henry & Dakota Combo, $20/$25.
MN WILD vs. VAN, Xcel, 7pm.

Monday, Mar. 11

Schubert Club Concert, Ordway, 7:30pm.  Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin & Lambert Orkis, piano

Tuesday, Mar. 12

MN WILD vs. ANA, Xcel, 7pm.

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon, FREE.  St. Paul City Ballet.

Thursday, Mar. 14

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon, FREE.  Irina and Julia Elkina, duo piano.

The Light in the Piazza opens, Ordway, thru Apr. 7.  Theater Latte Da presents this winner of six Tony Awards.  Romantic tale revolving around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and her curiously innocent daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in Florence.

MN WILD vs. COL, Xcel, 7pm.

Friday, Mar. 15

Bob Seger and Kid Rock, Xcel, 8pm.  First in the country pairing!

Saturday, Mar. 16

St. Patty's Day Parade, noon start! 5th Street to Rice Park - PAR-TAY!
AND the two blocks spanning the Liffey Irish Pub, Patrick McGovern's Pub and five other saloons near the Xcel Energy Center will be closed to vehicles from 2 to about 10 p.m. March 16 for continued revelry. Can't fight city hall!

St.Patrick’s Day Celebration, Landmark, 9am-5pm.  $6 adults/$4 kids.

Sunday, Mar. 17 Happy St. Patty’s Day!

St. Patrick Irish Traditions 5K, Como Lake, 9am.  Run and walk around Como Lake - Irish  motivational music and commemorative T shirt with registration.

Irish Day of Dance, Landmark, 11am-5pm. $6adults/$4 kids.

Music Under Glass, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm. The Center for Irish Music.
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Ordway, 7:30pm. Called the “Jimmy Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, the original star of Riverdance is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic and World Music genres.

Tuesday, Mar. 19

Pink, Xcel, 7:30pm. Known around the world as one of the most captivating live performers of her generation.

Black Grace, Ordway, 7:30pm.  Boasting some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary dancers of Pacific Island and Maori heritage, Black Grace has become internationally renowned as the world’s finest example of Pacific contemporary dance.

Great Big Sea, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.  Energetic rock interpretations rooted in the melodies, rhythms, and timbres of Newfoundland traditional music.

Thursday, Mar. 21

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon, FREE.  Spotlight on Minnesota Composer, Abbie Betinis.

2013 Red Baron WCHA Final Five, Xcel, thru Mar. 23.

Saturday, Mar. 23

MN WILD vs. SJ, Xcel, 7pm.

Donnie Smith Bike Show, Rivercentre, 9am-7pm, $14.

Spring Fling, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm.  Opening of the Spring Flower Show with gardener talks, story time, make and take crafts and more.

Low & Trampled By Turtles, Fitzgerald, 8pm.

MN RollerGirls, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Sunday, Mar. 24

Spring Fling, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm.  Opening of the Spring Flower Show with gardener talks, story time, make and take crafts and more.

Urban Expedition: Philippines, Landmark, 1-3pm, FREE.  Enjoy Philippino music, crafts, food and more.

Donnie Smith Bike Show, Rivercentre, 10am-5pm, $14.

Winter Dreams, Central Library, 2-3pm.  Patricia Hampl reads F. Scott Fitzgerald accompanied by Dan Chouinard.  Free.

Music Under Glass, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm. Chastity Brown Trio.

Rihanna, Xcel, 7:30pm. Diamonds World Tour.

Wednesday, Mar. 27

MN WILD vs. PHX, Xcel, 8pm.

Thursday, Mar. 28

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon, FREE.  Featuring: Nina Fan, violin; Beth Rapier, cello and Esther Wang, piano, Mark Mazullo, piano.

Friday, Mar. 29

Saturday, Mar. 30

MN WILD vs. LA, Xcel, 7pm.

Sunday, Mar. 31 Happy Easter!

East Egg Hunt, James J. Hill House, 10am.  $6 with snacks.

Music Under Glass, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm. Dustin Lee Band.

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