August "All in Saint Paul" Event Calendar

August slows down a bit with plays and such, but still some fun not-to-be-missed! Time for the lake and the State Fair! Still lots of outdoor music, touring a tugboat, and more!
Minnesota State Fair open! Thru Labor Day.
Wednesday, August 31
Saints vs. Winnipeg, CHS, 7:05pm.


Fingers crossed for Saints Playoff Games! Check out the Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook and more!
Thursday, September 1
Saints vs. Winnipeg Goldeneyes, CHS, 7:05pm.
Friday, September 2
Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, CHS, 7:05pm. Post game fireworks.
Saturday, September 3
Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, CHS, 7:05pm.
Sunday, September 4
Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, CHS, 5:05pm.
Monday, September 5 Labor Day Holiday
Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs, CHS, 11:05am.
Tuesday, September 6
Welcome Hat Celebration, MN History Center, 5-7:30pm. Registration suggested - A bimonthly celebration highlighting the best of the city. Help celebrate Welcome Hat's one year anniversary with music, cocktails, and a meet-and-greet with local businesses and organizations. Join the Grown-Up Club and other newbies to help discover your favorite aspects of Saint Paul living. Meet Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, who will present each newcomer with a free faux fur hat. Past participants are invited to don their hat and join the celebration for a group photo.
Thursday, September 8
National Geographic Live, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm. Photography Without Borders with photojournalist Annie Griffiths.
Blink 182, Xcel, 7pm.
Friday, September 9
WWII America, MN History Center, 9am-5pm. Discover Minnesota's connections to World War I as experienced by some the state's most notable families: Hill, Ramsey, Lindbergh and Fitzgerald. Join MNHS historians Patrick Coleman, Jayne Becker, Brian Horrigan and Annette Atkins for a day-long discussion and tour. This program is offered as a preview to a major exhibit, opening at the History Center in April 2017, to mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI. Guests can also see artist David Geister begin work on a 30-foot long mural depicting those who made modern America. $150/$120 All day tour with coffee, lunch and transportation.
The Liar opens, Park Square, thru October 2. Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly intricate lies. Sharp and saucy modern language adds zest to this sparkling urbane romance.
An Evening With Dessa, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. DESSA is a rapper, a singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective—the ascendant Minneapolis hip-hop crew. She's made the Billboard Top 200 list as a solo artist (for Parts of Speech) and as a Doomtree member (for All Hands).
Saturday, September 10

Selby Avenue Jazzfest, Selby at Milton, 11am-8pm. Kirk Whalum, Anthony Walker Review, Walker West's Urban Legends of Jazz and more.
The Moth, Fitzgerald, 8pm.
Sunday, September 11
Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour, University of Saint Thomas start. A showcase for the fab parks and parkways of Saint Paul. Riders can choose a 15, 32, or 47 mile route. The attraction for many riders is the ability to ride with a minimal amount of traffic. Rest stops are spaced evenly throughout the course to provide beautiful views, hot coffee, cool beverages, tasty treats, live music and more! In 2015, riders ranging in age from zero to 91
100 Minnesota Histories, MN History Center, 3-4:30pm. Escaped Nazis in northern Minnesota. A jilted countess on the prairie. Each Sunday for the last 100 weeks, award-winning Star Tribune columnist Curt Brown has given readers a look back at Minnesota's moving, entertaining and inspiring history. Hear from Brown as he follows up on a few of his favorite stories and provides a glimpse of what he has in the works. $25/$20.
Thursday, September 15
Talking Volumes with Kerri MIller, Fitzgerald, 7pm. Elizabeth Alexander, The Light of the World.

Ween, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.
Friday, September 16
Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ordway, 11am & 8pm. SPCO
Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook, Kellogg Park, 3-7pm. Music, Beer and Food Trucks!
Blake Shelton, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Ananya Dance Theatre – Horidraa: Golden Healing, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. This acclaimed Minneapolis-based contemporary Indian dance company premieres their newest work on the theme of “Work Women Do.”
Saturday, September 17
Schubert’s Death and the Maiden with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ordway, 8pm. SPCO
Blake Shelton, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Ananya Dance Theatre – Horidraa: Golden Healing, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. This acclaimed Minneapolis-based contemporary Indian dance company premieres their newest work on the theme of “Work Women Do.”

Sunday, September 18


WWE Presents: NXT Live, Rivercentre, 3pm.


Twin Cities Bridal Show, Rivercentre, Noon-4pm. $15
Thursday, September 21
Talking Volumes with Kerri Miller, Fitzgerald, 7pm. Carl Hiaasen, Razor Girl.
Friday, September 23
Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook, Kellogg Park, 3-7pm. Music, Beer and Food Trucks!
Broadway Songbook®: REBELS! on Broadway opens, Ordway, thru September 30. Explore the many shows in which Broadway has held a mirror up to society, challenged the status quo, questioned tradition, and through sheer entertainment, woke us up.
The Realistic Joneses opens, Park Square, thru October 16. Two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names; As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
Saturday, September 24
"Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" Exhibit Opening, MN History Center, thru January 15. Organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this exhibit features more than 200 artifacts, photos and rare documents, footage from the NFL Film archives, and interactive experiences. A section of the exhibit will be devoted to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, where visitors can work on their vertical leap, broad jump, kicking and passing games. Artifacts include the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Knute Rockne’s 1919 Massillon Tigers helmet, Jim Brown’s game worn jersey, Jerry Rice’s career touchdown receptions record football, Emmitt Smith’s rushing record game artifacts, and iconic artifacts, photos and film footage from the storied history of the Minnesota Vikings. Separate admission $20/$10-5.
Beth Hart, Fitzgerald, 8pm.
MN Opera: Romeo and Juliet opens, Ordway, thru October 2. French composer Charles Gounod gives a decidedly sumptuous, 19th-century spin to Shakespeare’s classic tale of passion and tragedy.
Tuesday, September 27
MN wild vs. Colorado, Xcel. 7pm.
Wednesday, September 28
The Thread Live, Fitzgerald, 7pm. Jeffrey Toobin, American Heiress.

Thursday, September 29


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

TECHFEST 2016, Rivercentre, 8:30-4:30pm.
Friday, September 30

YMCA Garage Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-7pm.
Kellogg Craft Beer Overlook, Kellogg Park, 3-7pm. Music, Beer and Food Trucks!

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