January 2018 "All in Saint Paul" Event Calendar

We are celebrating Saint Paul right thru to the Super Bowl! Winter Carnival, Crashed Ice, and Ice Palace, Legendary Parades, and more! Come back often and make a plan!

Sunday, December 31

Noon Year’s Eve, Como Conservatory, 10am-1pm. A family event so popular, they do it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year December 31 & January 1 with Kidsdance, Minnesota's favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids. Tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! Craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling. Separate space for the preK crowd this year.
Puttin' on the Ritz New Year's Eve Party, MN Children's Museum, 6-9pm.Highlights include live music by Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade, holiday-themed art projects, and cookie decorating. 8pm countdown by Twin Cities Trapeze!
Monday, January 1 Happy New Year!

Noon Year’s Eve, Como Conservatory, 10am-1pm. A family event so popular, they do it twice! Ring in the "Zoo" year December 31 & January 1 with Kidsdance, Minnesota's favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids. Tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! Craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling. Separate space for the preK crowd this year.

Tuesday, January 2

Senior Strolls, Como Conservatory, 9-10am.FREE. Senior Strolls takes place on the 1st Tuesday of each month. This is a special time set aside for just for 55+. Each month will feature an opportunity to visit a part of the Zoo or Conservatory for a leisurely walk before the crowds as well as special activities and guests.

MN Wild vs. Florida, Xcel, 7pm.

Thursday, January 4

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Join the Schubert Club in this weekly classical music event.  This week Scotty Horey, marimba and Bethany Gonella, flute Program: Toccata- Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska Character Piece No. 2 "Furioso and Quote".

MN Wild vs. Buffalo, Xcel, 7pm.

Friday, January 5

Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show, Roy Wilkins, 8am-4pm.



Saturday, January 6

Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show, Roy Wilkins, 8am-4pm.

North Star Roller Derby Bout, State Fairgrounds, 6pm.



Sunday, January 7

Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show, Roy Wilkins, 8am-4pm.

Sundays at Landmark: Minnesota Boychoir, Landmark, 1 & 3pm. FREE. Over 100 talented boys perform their annual Winter Concert.  It’s so popular that they have scheduled two shows for this special event.


Music Under Glass Featuring Paul Metsa, Como COnservatory, 4:30-6:30pm.

Tuesday, January 9

Ballet Tuesday, Landmark, noon. FREE. The Saint Paul Ballet performs excerpts from the company repertoire, highlighting events for their coming season. Bring your lunch or get something at Anita’s Café as you and your family enjoy this great performance.

"I Am Not Your Negro" Screening & Discussion, MN History Center, 7-9pm. FREE; reservation recommended.

MN Wild vs. Calgary, Xcel, 7pm.

Thursday, January 11

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Join the Schubert Club in this weekly classical music event. This week Features the Irina and Julia Elkina, piano duo.

Friday, January 12


Saturday, January 13

Winter Antique Show, State Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm.

“Bold North” Winter Flower Show opens, Como Conservatory, thru Mar.11. FREE. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s popular winter flower show will pay tribute to events with a Bold North color palette emphasizing purples, silvers and whites in many of its plants and flowers.

Sensory Friendly Family Concert, Landmark Room 205, 11am. FREE. Sounds of Mexico with Andale Juana and Yumhall Garcia and friends. Sensory-Friendly Family Concerts are inclusive, interactive concerts for families. Discover and interact with fascinating Mexican folk instruments and learn dance steps to this rhythmically vibrant music. Reserve your free tickets.


African Americans in Science, Science Museum, 1-4pm. Free admission for four kids with paid adult. Discover the inspiring careers and scientific contributions of local African American professionals in the fields healthcare, technology, and more.

MN WIld vs. Winnipeg, Xcel, 6pm.



Minnesota Rollergirls, Roy Wilkins, 7pm.



BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS, Palace Theatre, 8pm.

Sunday, January 14

Winter Antique Show, State Fairgrounds, 10am-3pm.

Twin Cities Bridal Show, Riverentre, noon-4pm.

Music Under Glass Featuring Astronomique, Como Conservatory, 4:30-6:30pm.

MN Wild vs. Vancouver, Xcel, 6pm.

Monday, January 15

Little White Lie, Penumbra, 7pm. Lacey Schwartz pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.

Wednesday, January 17

The Killers, Xcel, 8pm.

Thursday, January 18

Red Bull Crashed Ice, Cathedral Hill, thru Jan. 20.

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Join the Schubert Club in this weekly classical music event. This week Features Francesca Andregg, violin.

Minnesota Sportsman’s Show, Roy Wilkins, 2-9pm.

National Geographic Live! Nature Roars Back with Bob Poole, Fitzgerald Theatre, 7pm. National Geographic Live! is a four-part speaker series that showcases the world through the eyes of great explorers, filmmakers, and photographers.

Friday, January 19

Red Bull Crashed Ice, Cathedral Hill, thru Jan. 20.

Minnesota Sportsman’s Show, Roy Wilkins, noon-9pm.

Cardboard Piano opens, Park Square Theatre, thru Feb. 18th. In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret wedding ceremony. But when an escalating civil war encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Audience Advisory: This play contains gunshots, strong language and adult content.


Saturday, January 20

Red Bull Crashed Ice, Cathedral Hill, thru Jan. 20.

Minnesota Sportsman’s Show, Roy Wilkins, 10am-9pm.

¡AMANTES DE LA CIENCIA!, Science Museum, 1-4pm. Four kids free with each adult admission. Make things and discover science with the inspiring science and education professionals from the Twin Cities Latino and Hispanic communities.

Women's Rights & Modern America, MN History Center, 10am & 2pm.



MN Wild vs. Tampa Bay, Xcel, 8pm.

RED BULL CRASHED ICE AFTER PARTY, Palace Theatre, 9:30pm.

Sunday, January 21


Minnesota Sportsman’s Show, Roy Wilkins, 10am-5pm.

Urban Expedition: Bulgaria, Landmark, 1-3pm; FREE. Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon as you explore the culture of Bulgaria with crafts, animals, dances and music.


Monday, January 22

MN Wild vs. Ottawa, Xcel, 7pm.

Tuesday, January 23


Wednesday, January 24

Borns, Palace Theatre, 7pm. SOLD OUT

Thursday, January 25

Courtroom Concert, Landmark, noon. FREE. Join the Schubert Club in this weekly classical music event. This week Features Naomi Karstad, soprano and Dolce Wind Quinte.  Host, Abbie Bettinis.

Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade, Securian to Rice Park, 6pm.

Winter Carnival Begins! Thru Feb.10th. See the full slate of activities by going to www.wintercarnival.com. Check out the Family Bowl Passport.

Saint Paul Super Slide opens, CHS Field, thru Feb. 10th. A 40-foot-long adventure that takes riders aboard a rubber sled from the top of the Securian Club down onto the field. Or try your hand at catching a rainbow trout (provided by Trout Air) at a 16-by-24-foot Ice Fishing Lake, under the pavilion on the Minnesota Lawn.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW: CLAUDE PURDY FESTIVAL opens, Penumbra, thru Jan. 28. In this poetic remix, acclaimed artist Roger Guenveur Smith lifts up the legacy of this great man, weaving his story through a modern constellation of American power, politics, and promise.

Friday, January 26

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition, State Fairgrounds, 10am-9pm.  $1 to ride the Giant Snow Slide.

Saturday, January 27


Winter Carnival Orchid Show, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm. $5 Admission Fee Required, $3 children 3-12.

American Indians in Science, Science Museum, 1-4pm. Four kids free with each adult pid admission. Don’t miss this opportunity for mind-blowing activities with scientists, engineers, and educators from Minnesota’s American Indian community.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood opens, MN Children’s Museum, thru May 11

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition, State Fairgrounds, 10am-9pm. $1 to ride the Giant Snow Slide.

MCAA State Cheerleading Competition, Roy Wilkins, 8:30am start.

King Boreas Grand Day Parade, Smith Avenue Bridge to Rice Park, 2-4pm.

MN Opera: Dead Man Walking, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Sunday, January 28


Winter Carnival Orchid Show, Como Conservatory, 10am-4pm. $5 Admission Fee Required, $3 children 3-12.

Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition, State Fairgrounds, 10am-9pm.  $1 to ride the Giant Snow Slide.

Sundays at Landmark: St. Paul Civic Symphony Winter Carnival Concert, Landmark, 2pm; FREE. The  Saint Paul Civic Symphony will play “Hot and ‘Cool’ Classics!” celebrating the 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

MN Opera: Dead Man Walking, Ordway, 2:30pm.

Monday, January 29


Tuesday, January 30

Landmark Arts Sampler: Taiko Drumming, Landmark, 12pm; FREE. TaikoArts Midwest presents Taiko Tuesday featuring Ensō Daiko. Ensō Daiko performs traditional and contemporary taiko repertoire, with an emphasis on original compositions. For over 20 years they have contributed to the expanding canon and innovation of North American taiko, and have taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities.

FROGFEST CURLING OPEN HOUSE The Frogtown Curling Club will be showing off its expanded club room and offering an introduction to the sport through fun activities, such as hands-on practice drills of throwing stones and sweeping, as well as curling game play. A social time follows.

MN Opera: Dead Man Walking, Ordway, 7:30pm.

First Aid Kit, Palace Theatre, 8pm.

Monday, January 31

EQUITY ON ICE FUNDRAISER, TRIA RINK, A unique event to raise funds for equitable ice access to the rink will give families a chance to skate on the Minnesota Wild’s new practice facility at Treasure Island Center. They’ll also have a chance to interact with Wild players, play fun activities and view what is believed to be the world’s largest hockey mural, created by nationally known Minnesota artist Terrence Fogarty.


Tuesday, February 1

MN Opera: Dead Man Walking, Ordway, 7:30pm.

Friday, February 2

MN Wild vs. Vegas, Xcel, 7pm.

“Bold North” Winter Night Market, St. Paul Farmer’s Market, Lowertown, 4-10pm.Area vendors will fill more than 100 stalls at the Downtown Saint Paul Farmers’ Market, adjacent to CHS Field, to showcase their wares at a two-day nighttime event complete with music and food offerings.

Saturday, February 3

Taste of the NFL Party With a Purpose, Rivercentre, 7-11pm. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample over 45,000 tastings from renowned chefs from the 32 NFL cities and mingle with current, Hall of Fame, and alumni players from each of the NFL franchises. $700/ticket.

Asian Americans in Science, Science Museum, 1-4pm. Four children free with each adult paid admission. Meet science and technology professionals from a variety of Asian backgrounds and have a blast with their interactive displays and presentations.

“Bold North” Winter Night Market, St. Paul Farmer’s Market, Lowertown, 4-10pm.Area vendors will fill more than 100 stalls at the Downtown Saint Paul Farmers’ Market, adjacent to CHS Field, to showcase their wares at a two-day nighttime event complete with music and food offerings.




Sunday, February 4 The Big Game!

Saturday, February 10

Vulcan Victory Parade, 5th & Wacouta to Rice Park, 5:30-7:30pm.


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