APRIL "All in St.Paul" Event Calendar


Posting on the first day of spring for luck! Wishing for the smell of green grass.  April brings the opening of the Farmer's Market - hurray!!! 

Monday, Apr. 1

MN Wild vs. Blues, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Tuesday, Apr. 2

Wednesday, Apr. 3

The Light in the Piazza, thru Apr. 7, Ordway, 7:30pm. Theatre Latte Da.

Sigur Ros, Rivercentre, 7:30pm. Fans of this Icelandic band will receive redemption instructions and unique download codes to access their three-track EP.

MN Wild vs. Sharks, Xcel Center, 9:30pm.

Thursday, Apr. 4

Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon. Diane Tremaine Kogle, cello; Mimi Tung, piano. FREE

MN Wild vs. Kings, Xcel Center, 9:30pm.

Choir of the King’s College, Cathedral of St. Paul, 7:45pm.

To Kill a Mockingbird opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Apr.14.  Eight-year-old Scout watches her father stand up against the town’s anger when he defends a young black man accused of raping a white woman.

Osman Shrine Circus, State Fair Coliseum, 10:30am & 7pm. Use coupon code VIPDISC to save $5  

Friday, Apr. 5

First Friday, Black Dog Cafe, 4-6pm. CapitolRiver Council's neighborhood Happy Hour.

First Friday Films: Cheryl Wilgren Clyne, MMAA Project Space, 4th & Robert, 7-8pm.


Early Music Festival, Zeitgeist Studio Z, 275 E. 4th St., 7:30pm.

Michael Nesmith, Fitzgerald Theater, 7:30pm. First solo tour in 30 years!

Osman Shrine Circus, State Fair Coliseum, 10:30am, 2:30 & 7:30pm. Use coupon code VIPDISC to save $5  www.osmancircus.com

Saturday, Apr. 6

Early Music Festival, Zeitgeist Studio Z, 275 E. 4th St., 7:30pm.

Osman Shrine Circus, State Fair Coliseum, 10:30am, 2:30 & 7:30pm. Use coupon code VIPDISC to save $5  

Swarm vs. Buffalo, Xcel Center, 7pm.

MN Rollergirls Championship, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Sunday, Apr. 7

Early Music Festival, Zeitgeist Studio Z, 275 E. 4th St., 2pm.

Osman Shrine Circus, State Fair Coliseum, 1 & 5:30pm. Use coupon code VIPDISC to save $5  


Bon Jovi, Xcel Center, 7:30pm. “Because We Can” Tour.

Tuesday, Apr. 9

MN Wild vs. Blackhawks, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Thursday, Apr. 11

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Francesca Anderegg, violin; Brent Funderburk, piano.

MN Wild vs. Blues, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Social Science: Fermentation Informational, Science Museum, 6-10pm.  21+ explore the science of beer and wine. $17.

Friday, Apr. 12

Kristen Schaal & Rufus Wainwright, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  WITS.

Saturday, Apr. 13

Annual Spring Park Clean-up, Harriet Island, 9-11am.

"Girl Group" opens, Lowry Lab Theater Unbound, thru Apr. 23.

MN Wild vs. Blue Jackets, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Rufus Wainwright, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  One of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. achieving success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.

Sunday, Apr. 14

Doris Kearns Goodwin, House of Hope Church, 2pm. Sunday Series.  Kearns Goodwin shares the talents, skills and human failings of the leaders and presidents who have formed our nation. 

PipJazz Sunday, Landmark, 4pm. Gary Schulte & Zosha Warpeha.

Monday, Apr. 15

MN Wild vs. Flames, Xcel Center, 8pm.

Tuesday, Apr. 16

MN Wild vs. Oilers, Xcel Center, 8:30pm.

Thursday, Apr. 18

Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon. FREE. Composer Edie Hill.
MN Wild vs. Sharks, Xcel Center, 9:30pm.

Friday, Apr. 19

Ordway Gardens official opening, Como Conservatory. This $2.8 million building and landscape addition will feature the Conservatory’s Bonsai collection and Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden as a year-round experience.

Broadway Songbook: The Words and Music of Cole Porter opens, Ordway, 7:30pm.  "You’re The Top," "I Got A Kick Out Of You," "So In Love," "Another Opening, Another Show," "Night and Day" and "True Love" are just a handful of his titles that still endure today. Thru Apr. 28.

American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 10am-8pm.  $12/day or $20/3 days.  Advance tickets online $11.

Tig Notaro & Kathleen Edwards, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm. WITS.

Saturday, Apr. 20

Mother Earth Fest, Wellstone Center, 9am-5pm. Intercultural festival designed toinspire action for a healthy and sustainable earth.


Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market, State Fairgrounds, 8am-6pm.  $6; children under 12 free.

Swarm vs. Colorado, Xcel Center, 7pm.

American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm.  $12/day or $20/3 days.  Advance tickets online $11.

This Side of Paradise opens, History Theatre, thru May 19th. A jazzy remembrance of the glamorous and tumultuous love of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his muse Zelda.

Sunday, Apr. 21

Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market, State Fairgrounds, 8am-6pm.  $6; children under 12 free.

MN Wild vs. Flames, Xcel Center, 5pm.

Vladislav Bláha, Central Library, 2-4pm. Internationally reknown guitarist. FREE

American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 11am-5pm.  $12/day or $20/3 days.  Advance tickets online $11.

Tuesday, Apr. 23

MN Wild vs. Kings,Xcel Center, 7pm.

Honors Concert, Ordway, 7:30pm.  Showcasing the artistic talents and skills of more than 450 students in the 21th annual Honors Concert, Performance Art and Art Exhibition.

Thursday, Apr. 25

Courtroom Concert, Landmark Courtroom 317, noon. FREE. Featuring Shubert Club Composer. Apprentices.

Michael Ian Black & A. C. Newman, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  WITS.

Loud at the Library: Roe Family Singers, James J. Hill Library, 7-9:30pm. Event starts with trivia at 7:15pm. $10, $5 Friends

Friday, Apr. 26


Minnesota Horse Expo, State Fairgrounds, 8:30am-9:30pm. $9; $6 seniors & youth.


ART CRAWL Official Launch Party, Minnesota Museum of American Art, 4th&Kellogg. 4 p.m. Pre-party with Saint Paul Art Crawl Artists; 5 p.m. Art Crawl Launch Party. Join us for live music, refreshments sponsored in part by Big Top Liquors, and a special preview of an art experience from Northern Spark 2013; 6 p.m. Let it All Begin! Official opening of the Saint Paul Art Crawl with statements by keynote speakers.


ST. PAUL ART CRAWL, Lowertown 6-10pm.

Minnesota Sinfonia, Metro State Founders Hall, 7pm. Old Fashioned Fantasia.  

MN Wild vs. Oilers, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Heartbeat of the Drum opens, Steppingstone Theatre, thru May 19. Taiko drums are a central part of life in this little fishing village, but only boys are allowed to play them. But when the village is under attack, it’s a young girl who is brave enough to buck tradition and save the day!

Stick Fly opens, Park Square Theatre, thru May 19.  As family secrets unravel and sibling rivalries flare, class distinctions rise to the surface.

Saturday, Apr. 27

St. Paul has 26 homes enrolled in the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour www.msphometour.com 


Minnesota Horse ExpoState Fairgrounds, 8:30am-9:30pm. $9; $6 seniors & youth.


St. Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-8pm. 

St. Paul Farmer’s Market season begins! 6am-1pm.

MN Wild vs. Avalanche, Xcel Center, 6:30pm.

Todd Snider, Fitzgerald Theater, 8pm.  A maverick singer/songwriter, spinning tall tales of the many things he’s seen while out on the road, he's also known for his entertaining live concerts and gift for interacting with his loyal audience.

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Family Concert, Ordway, 11am. FREE! 
Reserve FREE tickets by calling 651.291.1144 or online at thespco.org.
Geared toward families with children ages 6 to 12, this concert will provide an exciting opportunity to hear some of the finest young musicians in the Twin Cities perform for young audiences. 

Sunday, Apr. 28

St. Paul has 26 homes enrolled in the annual Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour www.msphometour.com 


Minnesota Horse ExpoState Fairgrounds, 8:30am-9:30pm. $9; $6 seniors & youth.

St. Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-5pm.

St. Paul Farmer’s Market opening weekend! 8am-1pm.

Fleetwood Mac, Xcel Center, 8pm.

Minnesota Varsity Showcase, Fitzgerald Theater, 5pm.  Music students (aged 14-18 or 9th-12th grade) from across the state were invited to submit a recording of an instrumental or vocal performance of a classical or musical theater work, for evaluation by a panel of MPR judges.  The top five performances tonight free of charge, but you must reserve a ticket.

Tuesday, Apr. 30

Jesse Norman, Schubert Club, 7:30pm. Celebratory130th  anniversary concert paying tribute to the Masters of American songwriting!

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