April "all in Saint Paul" Event Calendar

April showers, April fools, Easter egg hunts, Paddleford Easter Brunch, new Palace Music venue, Art Crawl, and more signs of spring...
Saturday, April 1 April Fools!
A Scottish Ramble, Landmark, 11am-4pm. Dance groups from around the region, pipe bands, and other traditional Scottish music performances, cultural information session, children’s activities as well as food and merchandise vendors.
MN RollerGirls, Rivercentre, 7:30pm.
Green Day, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 2
Tuesday, April 4
West Side Story opens, Ordway, thru April 16.
Wednesday, April 5
Artist and Photographer hours, Como Conservatory, 6:30-8:30pm. $5 Get those perfect Easter pics!
The String Cheese Incident, Palace Theatre, 7:30pm.
Thursday, April 6
Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Schubert Club; Music of Jeffrey Van
WW1 America opens, MN History Center. Weekend kicks off six months of exciting WW1 programs.
Social Science: Play, Tinker, Make, Science Museum, 6-10pm. 21+ Makers, DIYers, Crafters unite! This Social Science celebrates World IP Day alongside local inventors, artists, geeks, and plain every-day folk who mix new and old technology to create newfangled marvels. Social Science nights are a chance for adults 21+ to explore the museum, grab a drink, hear some music, and enjoy special programs and presentations.
The String Cheese Incident, Palace Theatre, 7:30pm.
Friday, April 7
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence opens, Park Square, thru April 30. Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just looking for love.
The War that Changed Us: Songs and Stories from WW1 America, Fitzgerald, 7-9pm. Live stage show - storytellers, musicians and noted experts.
American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 10am-8pm.
Steven Wright, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Saturday, April 8
If WW1 was a Bar Fight: Kevin Kling, MN History Center, 2-3:30pm. Funny, edgy and thought-provoking Kevin Kling.
WW1 & the Making of Modern America Talk, MN History Center, 10-11:30am. Christopher Capozzola.
Sleeping Beauty, O’Shaughnessy, 3&7pm. Metropolitan Ballet.
American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm.
Cantus presents  America Will Be!, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 9
Urban Expedition: Togo, Landmark, 1-4pm. We feature this time the country of Togo; their dance, music and food, along with the usual passport photos, live entertainment and favorite animals.
Sleeping Beauty, O’Shaughnessy, 3pm. Metropolitan Ballet.
American Craft Council Show, Rivercentre, 11am-5pm.
A Weaving of Traditions: Native Roots of Jazz, MN History Center, 2-3:30pm. Jazz 88 presents a concert featuring the music of jazz legends with Native roots - Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie.
Chris Brown, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Animaniacs Live, Ordway, 5pm.
Tuesday, April 11
The Golden Age of Minnesota Literature, MN History Center, 10:30-11:30am. Patrick Coleman shares  why he considers the 1920s the be our literary golden age.
Ballet Tuesday, Landmark Center, noon. Bring your young dancer in to see one of the best ballet programs in the Twin Cities. Bring your lunch or buy something at Anita's Café while you observe the training and some of the repertoire the company has to offer.
Thursday, April 13
Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Schubert Club; Musicians from Lakes Area Music Festival.
Tu Dance Showing Company2, Ordway, 6:30-7:30pm. Informal preview - Free, but registration is required.
Friday, April 14
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Ordway, 1am & 8pm. SPCO.
Ramsey After Dark - Victorian Superstitions, Alexander Ramsey House, 7 & 8:30pm. Explore the mysterious world of Victorian Superstitions and why they captivated the Victorian imagination. $9-10.
Saturday, April 15
Lowertown Pop, Union Depot, 10am-4pm. Minnesota Maker market. $15/door.
Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Ordway, 8pm. SPCO.
John Mayer, Xcel, 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 16 Happy Easter!
Paddleford River Boats will be doing an Easter Brunch on the river!
Tuesday, April 18
History Flirt: WW1 Art, MN History Center, 5-8pm. FREE Happy Hour event to tour the exhibit.
Raise Your Voices, Landmark, 7:30pm. FREE. An evening of beautiful arias and ensembles from the great masterpieces of opera by Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Lehar, Saint-Saens, and Strauss.  The event is being sponsored by the combined forces of the Twin Cities Opera Guild with the U of M Opera Theatre Quintet.
Thursday, April 20
Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Schubert Club; Lux String Quartet.
The Thread Live with David Grann, Fitzgerald, 7pm. “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” Grann tells a gripping tale of greed, prejudice, and callousness. This is for fans of American history, true crime, and rip-roaring storytelling.
Friday, April 21
Indigenous, Ordway, 7:30pm. Powerhouse blues/rock band.
Def Leppard, Xcel, 7pm.
The Colors of Gershwin with the Steeles, Ordway, 7:30pm. J.D., Fred, Jearlyn, Jevetta, and Billy bring their Minnesota sound.
Saturday, April 22
Party for the Planet, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm. Bring the family for a fun weekend of activities, crafts and education programs that explore animals, plants and people that depend on this big blue ball.
Earth and Space Day, Science Museum, noon-4pm. Fun activities introduce the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow visitors to get hands-on with Earth and space science concepts.
MHAHA Spring Horse Show, State Fairgrounds.
Minnesota Dance Festival featuring Paquita, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. Ballet Minnesota.
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir, Fitzgerald, 8pm. Each performance will be a separate program, so that the whole album will be performed over two nights: Night One: Songs 1-25, Night Two: Songs 26-50.
Sunday, April 23
Party for the Planet, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm. Bring the family for a fun weekend of activities, crafts and education programs that explore animals, plants and people that depend on this big blue ball.
Urban Expedition: Karen, Myanmar, Landmark, 1-4pm. We feature this time the culture of Karen; their dance, music and food, along with the usual passport photos, live entertainment and favorite animals.
Minnesota Dance Festival featuring Paquita, O’Shaughnessy, 7:30pm. Ballet Minnesota.
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir, Fitzgerald, 8pm. Each performance will be a separate program, so that the whole album will be performed over two nights: Night One: Songs 1-25, Night Two: Songs 26-50.
Wednesday, April 26
Clip, Clack, Clunk, Landmark, 10:30am. SOLD OUT. Minnesota Percussion Trio: Bob Adney, Erik Barsness, Paul Hill. LISTEN to the wide world of percussion! CREATE your own claves and shakers and LEARN and PLAY an array of energetic rhythms.
Robin Trower – The Man, The Guitar, The Legend, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm. Special guests Paul Metsa & Sonny Earl.
Thursday, April 27
Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Schubert Club; Music of Edie Hill.
Stone Salon Sneak Preview Tour, Stone Saloon, St. Paul, 5:30 & 8pm.  Join owner Tom Schroeder for an early preview of this restored pre-Civil War (1857) saloon, reopening this Spring. Sample German-style beer and sausage by Red Table Meat Company $25/$20 MNHS member
Victorian Underwear History Happy Hour, Alexander Ramsey House, 5:30 & 8:30pm.  Kelsey Hokenson shares the history beneath the garments everyone needed, but no one wanted to talk about. $25/$20 MNHS member; Two drinks, snacks and social time.
Tycho, Palace Theater, 8:30pm.
National Geographic Live! Exploring Mars with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins, Fitzgerald, 7pm.
Alexandre Tharaud, piano, Ordway, 7:30pm. Schubert Club.
Friday, April 28
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, 6-10pm.
Alexandre Tharaud, piano, Ordway, 10:30am. Schubert Club.
The XX, Palace Theater, 8:30pm. SOLD OUT.
Saturday, April 29
Summer Flower Show opens, Como Conservatory.
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-8pm.
Sweet Land, the musical opens, History Theatre, thru May 28. 1920; Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match.
TU Dance, Ordway, 7:30pm.
Sunday, April 30
Saint Paul Art Crawl, Lowertown, noon-5pm.
Bandwidth Festival, Landmark, noon-5pm. FREE. The BandWidth Festival, sponsored by LexHam Community Band, will highlight numerous community bands from the metro area.  Each will choose a particular style of music to perform as part of this concert.
Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, Ordway, 2pm. SPCO.

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