MAY 2014 "All in St. Paul" Event Calendar

APRIL DATES STILL POSTED BELOW! Spring is here, no matter what the weather says! Paddleford, Saints Baseball, Mother's Day, Festival of Nations, and more - all in St. Paul!!!

Thursday, May 1

All library locations closed for staff training.

Garrison Keillor Live!  Fitzgerald, 7pm.  Debut of the Keillor Reader.

Friday, May 2

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 4:30-10pm. $13.50, $8 6-16.

First Friday, Wild Thymes, 4-6pm.  CapitolRiver's downtown Happy Hour.

Cinco Crawl, 6pm-midnight. Latinos Djs, live bands, Mexican dancers, drink specials, food and shuttle buses, afterparties.  Check in at Boca Chica or El Burito Mercado.

Saturday, May 3

Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cesar Chavez St.

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-10pm. $13.50, $8 6-16.

Maifest, Glockenspiel, 11am start. Food, beer & wine, games, music, meat raffle. 

For Pete’s Sake, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.  Celebrating Pete Seeger’s birthday with singers, musicians, spoken word artists, social leaders and filmmakers.

Working Boys Band opens, History Theatre, thru June 1. An educator bring music to the lives of children working in the mills and factories before the Great War.

Amtrak returns to Union Depot!

2014-15 Season Announcement, History Theatre, 8pm.


Summit Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale, 9am-3pm.

Sunday, May 4

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm. $13.50, $8 6-16.

Stars on Ice, Xcel, 4pm.  U.S. Figure Skating Team!

Pan Asian Festival, Landmark, 12pm.  Pan Asian cultures present their rich traditions of dance and music.

Tuesday, May 6

Queens of the Stone Age, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.

Thursday, May 8

Saints opener!  Midway Stadium, 10:35am.  Saints vs. Fargo Moorhead Redhawks

Friday, May 9

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-8pm. Largest fundraising plant sale in the nation!  

Writing From Memory, History Theatre, 10am.  A class for adult learners; six sessions.

Saints vs. Fargo Moorhead Redhawks, 7:05pm.

Saturday, May 10

Start the Music! Pounding Percussion: Meet the PercussionFamily, SPCO Music Room, 10:15 & 11:15am.  Designed for families with children ages 3-6, Start the Music! is an engaging and exciting way to introduce a young listener to classical music. Crafts, activities and a 30-minute concert engage small hands and big imaginations. 

National Train Day, events at Union Depot and the Jackson Street Roundhouse

Model Railroad and Hobby Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-3pm.

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm. Largest fundraising plant sale in the nation!  

TU Dance, Ordway, 7:30pm.St. Paul’s finest modern dance company.

Mother’s Day Bonsai Show, Como, 10am-6pm.

Bring it On opens, Ordway, thru May 18.  A musical about the competitive and snarky world of High School cheerleading.

Sunday, May 11

Mother’s Day Concert, Landmark, St. Paul Civic Symphony, 1pm.  St. Paul Civic Symphony.  Come early for best seats!  FREE.

Paddleford Mother's Day Cruise, Harriet Island, 11am-1pm.

Mother’s Day Bonsai ShowComo, 10am-6pm.

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-2pm. Largest fundraising plant sale in the nation!  

Tuesday, May 13

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

Wednesday, May 14

Hmong American Day, History Center, 6-8pm; FREE.

YMCA Garage Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-7pm.

Thursday, May 15

DOWNTOWN LUNDS GRAND OPENING! 10am.

Design Diaries International Fashion Show, History Center, 7pm; FREE.

YMCA Garage Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-7pm.

Saints vs. Gary Southshore Railcats, 7:05pm.

Friday, May 16

RetroRama: Fashion With Soul, History Center, 8-11pm.  $20.   local designers take inspiration from the new exhibit Sights, Sounds and Soul: Twin Cities through the lens of Charles Chamblis.

Saints vs. Gary Southshore Railcats, 7:05pm.

YMCA Garage Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-7pm.

Saturday, May 17

Children’s EcoArts Festival, Harriet Island, 10am-3pm.  Free family celebration of the arts, parade and kite-flying.

Saints vs. Gary Southshore Railcats, 7:05pm.

International Cheese Festival, State Fairgrounds. $35/$40.

YMCA Garage Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-noon.

City-wide Community Clean Up, Pleasant Avenue drop off, 8am-1pm.  $10 per carload, $5 per electronic, etc. Volunteers working three hours get a voucher for one free load. summithill@visi.com or 651-222-1222 with questions.

MN Comic Book Association’s Springcon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm.

From Pig’s Eye to SummitSt. Paul’s Brewing History Tour, History Center.  SOLD OUT for May & June.

Sunday, May 18

Urban Expedition: Brazil, Landmark, 1pm.  FREE. Learn about Brazil through music, dance, and crafts.

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

MN Comic Book Association’s Springcon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm.

Saints vs. Gary Southshore Railcats, 1:05pm.
  
Monday, May 19

Schubert Club’s international Artist Series, Ordway, 7:30pm.  Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Tuesday, May 20

Lady Gaga, Xcel, 7:30pm.

Thursday, May 22

Saints vs. Sioux Fall Canaries, 7:05pm.

Friday, May 23

Turn of the Screw, Ordway, 8pm. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Saints vs. Sioux Fall Canaries, 7:05pm.

Saturday, May 24

Turn of the Screw, Ordway, 8pm. St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Sparky the Sea Lion Show opening, Como.  Twisted fairy tales.

Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s Exhibit opens, History Center.  Gumby, Barbie, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, Spirograph, Hot Wheels – you know you want to play!

Start the Music! Pounding Percussion: Meet the PercussionFamily, SPCO Music Room, 10:15 & 11:15am.  Designed for families with children ages 3-6, Start the Music! is an engaging and exciting way to introduce a young listener to classical music. Crafts, activities and a 30-minute concert engage small hands and big imaginations. 

Tales of a Misspent Youth, Steppingstone Theatre, Prudence Johnson, Kevin Kling & T. Mychael Rambo

All Library locations closed for the Holiday weekend.

Saints vs. Sioux Fall Canaries, 7:05pm.

Sunday, May 25

Sparky the Sea Lion Show opening, Como.  Twisted fairy tales.

EELS, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm. The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett.

Saints vs. Sioux Fall Canaries, 5:05pm.

All Library locations closed for the Holiday weekend.

Monday, May 26  Memorial Day

Music Mondays, Como, 10:30am, 11:45, 12:40pm.  Jack Brass Band lead a Second Line Parade through the zoo grounds.

State Capitol Grounds, Veterans for Peace, MN Vietnam Veterans Memorial,9:30am. Reading of names, song, poetry. 1pm, Korean War Veterans Memorial, guest speaker Maj. Gen. George J. Steiner.  3pm, Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Guest speaker Bill Popp.

Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 10am, 9:30 musical prelude.  Guest speaker Jim Moffett, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

Historic Fort Snelling, 10am-5pm.  Living Military History Timeline, $6-11, veterans free.

Friday, May 30

The Red Box opens, Park Square Theatre, thru July 13.  A new take on a Nero Wolf Mystery.

Saturday, May 31


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