May "All in Saint Paul" event Calendar

Train Day, Mother's Day, Fishing openers, Festival of Nations, Grillfest, World's Largest Game of Catch - let's get this party started!
Monday, May 1
Pariah, Penumbra, 7pm.
Tuesday, May 2
VocalEssence presents ¡CantarĂ©! Community Concert 2017, Ordway, 7pm. Hear our community come together as more than 500 students join VocalEssence to celebrate Mexico through song. The culmination of a year-long composer-in-residence program, these bilingual concerts include premieres and an audience sing-along that will leave you with a renewed hope that music can change the world. General admission.
Slowdive, Palace Theatre, 8pm.
Wednesday, May 3
Aimee Mann with Jonathan Coulton, Fitzgerald, 7:30pm.
Thursday, May 4
Landmark Literati: Betty Hammel, Landmark, noon-1pm. Hammel relates personal tales of her adventures interviewing Minnesota architects and several "starchitects," such as Frank Gehry, Cesar Pelli, and Bill Pedersen.
Friday, May 5
Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 4:30-10pm.
SPCO: Where Words End — Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices, Ordway, 8pm. An all-Sibelius program of rarely played chamber works and string orchestra pieces, including the American premiere of a new arrangement of Sibelius’s Five Rustic Dances by Pekka’s brother, Jaakko Kuusisto.
Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta, Xcel, 7pm.
Saturday, May 6
National Train Day, activities at the Union Depot and MN Railroad Museum.
Cinco de Mayo, West St. Paul, 9am-6pm. Parade at 10am; full day of authentic food and fun.
Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-10pm.
SPCO: Where Words End — Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices, Ordway, 8pm. An all-Sibelius program of rarely played chamber works and string orchestra pieces, including the American premiere of a new arrangement of Sibelius’s Five Rustic Dances by Pekka’s brother, Jaakko Kuusisto.
La Boheme opens, Ordway, thru May 21. In Puccini’s classic tale, six young Parisian artists survive on nothing but their friendship and the promise of a love so strong it transcends even death.
Sunday, May 7
Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders, MN History Center, 2-3:30pm. Set in a live concert/radio format, guests will experience what the musical environment was like in the Twin Cities in the second half of the 20th century and how it shaped today's thriving jazz scene.
Festival of Nations, Rivercentre, 10am-6pm.
Rose Ensemble, Landmark, 3pm. Free and fabulous!
Tuesday, May 9
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, May 11
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES AND TEARS FOR FEARS, Xcel, 7pm.
Friday, May 12
Chance the Rapper, Xcel, 8pm.
Amy’s View opens, Park Square, thru June 12th. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When the pair meet, Amy will find the views she holds dear are painfully tested as she has to decide what’s worth fighting for.
Friends Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 9am-8pm.
SPCPA Final Recital, Landmark, 6-9pm. Free. The beautiful voices of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists will perform their final recital for the year.
Saturday, May 13
Friends Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm.
Mother’s Day Bonsai Show, Como, 10am-6pm.
Scratch Day, Science Museum, noon-4pm. Scratch mini-workshops for the price of general admission. Get a quick and easy introduction to Scratch, tinker with Scratch robotics, play with Scratch sensors, and even create a Scratch joke!
Grillfest, Saints Stadium, 1-5pm. $50/55 at door.
Sunday, May 14 Happy Mother’s Day!
EcoArts Wishes for the Sky, Harriet Island, 10am-3pm. The festival engages kids and adults with fun activities that shed light on environmental issues through art making and show ways individuals can create change.
Friends Plant Sale, State Fairgrounds, 10am-2pm.
Mother’s Day Bonsai Show, Como, 10am-6pm.
Grillfest, Saints Stadium, 1-5pm. $50/55 at door.
Hmong American Day Celebration, MN History Center, 2-5pm.
Broadway Songbook®: Hollywood and Broadway opens, Ordway, thru May 21. Music from The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, and Kinky Boots.
Tuesday, May 16
Flogging Molly, Palace, 8pm.
Wednesday, May 17
World’s Largest Game of Catch, 6th & Wacouta, 11am-1pm. Lunch with the Saints during this block party start to the season!
The 1975, Rivercentre, 8pm.
Thursday, May 18
Saints opener, CHS, 7:05pm. Gary SouthShore Railcats.
Friday, May 19
Saints vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, CHS, 7:05pm.
Saturday, May 20
MSP Comicon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm. An old-fashioned, family friendly comic book convention featuring a virtual galaxy of comic book creators and dealers from all over the USA.
Saints vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, CHS, 7:05pm.
Sunday, May 21
MSP Comicon, State Fairgrounds, 10am-5pm. An old-fashioned, family friendly comic book convention featuring a virtual galaxy of comic book creators and dealers from all over the USA.
Michael Beschloss, House of Hope, 2pm. Sunday Series hosts award winning historian. Free.
Saints vs. Gary SouthShore Railcats, CHS, 5:05pm.
Monday, May 22
Saints vs. Sioux Falls, CHS, 7:05pm.
Tuesday, May 23
Saints vs. Sioux Falls, CHS, 7:05pm.
Wednesday, May 24
Saints vs. Sioux Falls, CHS, 7:05pm.
Up: The Man in the Flying Chair opens, Park Square, thru June 11th. 20 years ago Walter Griffin attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and found himself 16,000 feet above the world. Today he’s furiously holding onto his dreams and the faded memory of that glorious day, doing everything he can to keep his feet from touching the ground.
Neil Diamond, Xcel, 8pm.
Friday, May 26
Saints vs. Kansas City, CHS, 7:05pm.
Saturday, May 27
Sparky the Seal opening weekend, Como, 11:30am & 3pm.
Saints vs. Kansas City, CHS, 7:05pm.
Sunday, May 28
Saints vs. Kansas City, CHS, 5:05pm. Memorial Day fireworks show following the game.
Soundset 2017: 10 Year Anniversary, State Fairgrounds, 11am-9:30pm. 40 artists performing over ten hours of diverse Hip-Hop music,
Monday, May 29 Happy Memorial Day
Saints vs. Cleburne Railroaders, CHS, 7:05pm.
Tuesday, May 30
Knitting Social, MN History Center, 6-8pm. Bring a creative project from knitting to embroidery and join a social circle to sit, chat and work at the History Center the final Tuesday of each month. The circle is held on the third floor of the museum. Yarn and needles available.
Saints vs. Cleburne Railroaders, CHS, 7:05pm.
Wednesday, May 31
Mother's Saints vs. Cleburne Railroaders, CHS, 7:05pm.

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