MAY "All in St. Paul" Event Calendar

The Saints come marching in this month!  Do you have your tickets? And my favorite - the Farmer's Market. I've already been getting beautiful lettuce.


Friday, May 1

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 4:30-10pm.

WITS, Fitzgerald, 8pm.  Christella Alonzo and Ryan Bingham.

Saturday, May 2

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

Summit Hill Garage Sale, rain or shine.

Maifest, Glockenspiel, 11am. Strolling accordian players, meat raffles, Lederhosen contest, Kentucky Derby hat prize, new spring menu.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration West St. Paul, Parade starts at 10am.

River Road Boogie: The Augie Garcia Story opens, History Theatre, thru May 31.

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-10pm.

Singing for Freedom, MN History Center, 10am & 2pm.  The Rose Ensemble, Dan Chouinard, T. Mychael Rambo, and Maria Jette. A theatrical telling of the story of some real antislavery superstars of their day, Singing for Freedom draws from the travels, stories and abolitionist songs of the Hutchinsons.

Spitting Image Collective, Studio Z, 275 East 4th St., 7:30pm. push/bend/pull, $15Swarm vs. Rochester, Xcel, 7pm.


Sunday, May 3

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

Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm.

Singing for Freedom, MN History Center,3pm.  The Rose Ensemble, Dan Chouinard, T. Mychael Rambo, and Maria Jette. A theatrical telling of the story of some real antislavery superstars of their day, Singing for Freedom draws from the travels, stories and abolitionist songs of the Hutchinsons.

Love and War: Selections from Monteverdi’s Eighth Book of Madrigals, Baroque Room, 3pm. $15.

Lex-Ham Community BandWidth Music Festival, Landmark, noon. Free. Marches, concert band classics, pop, Broadway, and jazz music performed by six volunteer-based ensembles.

Thursday, May 7

Schubert New Age Salon, Landmark, 7-9pm. FREE. A collaborative evening involving poetry, art, film, dance, fashion, design, music and you (the audience).

Friday, May 8

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-8pm.

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, Lehr Theatre, 16 West 5th, 7pm. St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts.

The Language Archive opens, Park Square, thru May 31.

WITS, Fitzgerald, 8pm. Danny Pudi & Har Mar Superstar.

Saturday, May 9

National Train Day, Union Depot, tours starting at 1pm. Exhibits, equipment, music and food. Historic rail cars displayed in the East Plaza.

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm.

Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs Annual Spring Concert, Ordway, 7pm.  “Sing me Home”.

Dinner Party Download, Fitzgerald, 8pm.

ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, Studio Z, 275 4th St., 7:30pm.$5 in advance/$10 door

Sunday, May 10 Happy Mother’s Day

Friends School Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-2pm.

Mozart’s Last Year, Baroque Room, 3pm. FREE. Family Concert.

St. Paul Civic Symphony Annual Mother’s Day Concert, Landmark, 1pm. FREE. Music of Surinach, Foss and Tchaikovsky, this yearly tradition fills up quickly so plan to arrive early to get your seats!

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

Monday, May 11

Composer Night, Studio Z, 275 4th St., 7pm. FREE. The New Ruckus

Tuesday, May 12

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, FREE.  Excerpts from the Saint Paul Ballet Spring showcase

Vocal Arts Spring Recital, Landmark, 7pm. Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts.

Camelot opens, Ordway, thru May 17

Rush, Xcel Center, 7:30pm.

Dinosaurs, Fitzgerald, 7pm.  Paleontologist Dr. Kristi Curry Rogers and host Tom Weber with specimens, singing, and dancing.

Wednesday, May 13

War With the Newts opens, Park Square, thru May 30.

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

Thursday, May 14

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

St. Paul Hotel Compost Sale, St. Paul Hotel, 11am-5pm. Proceeds benefit Rice Park Revitalization.

National Composer’s Night Out, Landmark, 6:30pm.  American Composers Forum celebrating the community and importance of composers to our cultural landscape. Light hors d’oeurves and live music.

Friday, May 15

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

Bach Masterworks, Baroque Room, noon & 8pm.  FREE.

SPCO: Mozart’s Symphony #40, Ordway, 10:30am & 8pm.

Saturday, May 16

ArtStart’s EcoArt Fest, Harriet Island, 10am-3pm. Kite-flying and environmental education activities.

Minnesota Monthly GrillFest, Saints Stadium, 1-5pm. $40/$45 at the door. Taste your way through your favorite grilled foods and sample summer wines and specialty beers. See the hottest grills, gather recipes, and learn how to barbecue like a pro. Get the latest grilling tips at the grilling stage. 21+ event

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

MSP Comicon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm.

Reeds in Threes, Baroque Room, 7:30. $15.


Sunday, May 17

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

MSP Comicon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm.

Minnesota Monthly GrillFest, Saints Stadium, 1-5pm. $40/$45 at the door. Taste your way through your favorite grilled foods and sample summer wines and specialty beers. See the hottest grills, gather recipes, and learn how to barbecue like a pro. Get the latest grilling tips at the grilling stage. 21+ event

Monroe Crossing, House of Hope Church, 797 Summit, 2pm. "An electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals."

Pan Asian Arts Festival, Landmark, noon.  FREE. Music, dance, foods and traditional arts of Pan Asian cultures

Monday, May 18

SAINTS OPENER! 7:05pm.

Swing Dance at Union Depot, 6:30-9pm. Lesson starts at 6:30, live band at 7pm. Beasley’s Big Band, Green Mill Catering.

Tuesday, May 19

Schubert Club: Joyce DiDonato, mezzo=soprano and David Zobel, piano, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Saints vs. Sioux City, 11:30am.

Wednesday, May 20

World's Largest Game of Catch, 6th st., between Sibley and Wacouta, 11:30am-1pm. Players, food, drink, players and pigs!

New Kids on the Block, Xcel Center, 7pm.

Thursday, May 21



Saints vs. Fargo, 7:05pm. OPENING DAY!

Friday, May 22


Saints vs. Fargo, 7:05pm. Fireworks nite!

Saturday, May 23



Saints vs. Fargo, 7:05pm.

Sunday, May 24

Saints vs. Fargo, 5:05pm. Memorial Day Celebration and Fireworks Super Show!

Monday, May 25 Memorial Day

Military History Living Timeline, Fort Snelling, 10am-5pm. $11/$6 Travel through the past with a living timeline of military life during this special day honoring America’s soldiers. Costumed staff and re-enactors will interpret different eras of military history through uniform and equipment displays as well as weapons demonstrations. See military demonstrations throughout the day, play children’s games and explore Minnesota’s oldest military fort. Veterans receive free admission on Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 23

Folk Tales, Baroque Room, 7:30pm. Hot Dish Trio.

Friday, May 29

Of Saints and Poets: An Evening of Original Sacred Music by Dameun Strange, Baroque Room, $4.

Saturday, May 30

Flint Hills International Children's Festival, Rice Park and Ordway. Between 10:00am and 5:00pm on May 30 and 31, the parks around the Ordway fill with free arts activities, art exhibits and performances! The Ordway proudly presents a vast array of performances on the Festival’s two outdoor stages – the World Stage and Wells Fargo Stage – and in the surrounding parks… all for free. 

TPT Family Fun Day, Como, 10am-4pm. Music of Steven Sanders of Snapdragon Seeds.

Piano Trios With Gloria Shih, Baroque Room, 8pm. $15

Fast & the Furry, Harriet Island. Runners, walkers and their pups participate in a 5K run/walk or an 8K run. Both distances are open to participating with your canine companion! Expected to sell out!

Sunday, May 31

The Weepies, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.

Flint Hills International Children's Festival, Rice Park and Ordway. Between 10:00am and 5:00pm on May 30 and 31, the parks around the Ordway fill with free arts activities, art exhibits and performances! The Ordway proudly presents a vast array of performances on the Festival’s two outdoor stages – the World Stage and Wells Fargo Stage – and in the surrounding parks… all for free.

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