February is the shortest month to make winter seem shorter.
It doesn't work.

February 2009 - JPG     
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S M T W Th F Sa
1   Superbowl

2 3 4 5   

6   Gabriel Inglesias
7   Bret Michaels
     Frank Caliento
     Freestyle Motocross
8   Robert Robinson 9   Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Keri Noble

11    12 Michael Franti
     Mpls Mardi Gras
14 Valentine's
     Antony & the Johnsons
     Enchanted Evening
     Irish Ceili Dance
     JazzMN - Nicolas Peyton
15  Celebration of a Dream
16 President's Day
17  DTV
rabbit ear uses  (postponed)
18  Mötley Crüe 19  Subdudes  20  Boyz II Men
21  Lipizzaner Stallions
      Puppini Sisters
      Sports Card Show
22  Academy Awards
      Perfect Wedding
      St Paul Civic Symphony
      Stars on Ice
      Trinity Irish Dance
23  Flogging Molly

24  Mardi Gras
Franki Lee
   Music Tapes
27  Estelle
      Joel McHale
      Second City
28  Adventures of Pinocchio
      Bloomington Crafts
      Gems and Minerals
      St Olaf Handbell Choir

Jan 31-Feb 1 show
Saintly City Cat Club Cat Show, RiverCentre
Sunday February 1 football
Superbowl 43, Tampa Bay - Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Spring Awakening, Orpheum Theatre
Winter Carnival, St. Paul
Feb 4-7 show Decoy Show, Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association, Ramada Mall of America
Feb 4, 6, 8, 11, 14, 19, 21, 24 hockey Wild, Xcel Energy Center
Feb 5-7 play Brigadoon, Bethel University
>> A Scottish town of the 1700s appears for two Americans.
Feb 5-8 show RV Vacation & Camping Show, Minneapolis Convention Center
Friday February 6 comedy Gabriel Ignelsias, Pantages Theatre (8pm)
Feb 6-8 craft fair Winter Craft & Gift Show, Maplewood Mall
World of Wheels by O'Reilly Auto Parts, River Centre
>> Featuring KITT from Knight Rider I & II, the Mach 5 from Speed Racer (movie not the cartoon), Jason Earles from Hannah Montana, Wolf & Venom from American Gladiators, & Chip Foose from TV’s Overhaulin'.
Feb 6, 7, 25, 28 basketball Golden Bears Womens Basketball, Gangelhoff Center, Concordia U
Feb 6, 7, 14, 15, 27, 28 hockey Gopher Mens Hockey, Mariucci Arena
Saturday February 7 music
Bret Michaels, Grand Casino Hinckley (8pm)
Frank Caliento, Treasure Island (8pm)
Freestyle Motocross, Target Center (7:30pm)
Feb 7, 14, 28 gymnastics Gopher Womens Gymnastics, Sports Pavilion
Sunday February 8 music Robert Robinson & Mt Olivet senior choirs, Mt Olivet Church, 5025 Knox, Mpls (7pm)
>> The Minnesota Pavarotti of Gospel.
Monday February 9 music Keri Noble, Guthrie Theatre (7:30pm)
Thursday February 12 music
Michael Franti & Spearhead, State Theatre (8pm)
Minneapolis Mardi Gras, Orchestra Hall (7:30pm)
Feb 12-14 play Annie, Orpheum Theatre
Feb 13-14 dance
Jazz-Funk, High Kick-Precision HS Dance Tournament, Target Center
Love Tour, Minnesota Zoo

Wedding From Hell, Lakeshore Players Theatre, White Bear Lake
Feb 13-15 show
Motorcycle Show, Minneapolis Convention Center
Frosty Blades, National Sports Center, Blaine
Feb 13-16 romance Woo at the Zoo & Conservatory, Como Park 
Feb 13-15, 20-22, 27 - Mar 1, 6-8 play I am a Camera, Theatre in the Round
Saturday February 14 holiday

Valentine's Day
Antony and the Johnsons, Pantages Theatre (8pm)
Crush - Valentine's Party, Myth, Maplewood (10pm-2am) - singles wear red, details

Enchanted Evening, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park (7pm & 9:30pm)

Irish Ceili Dance, Merlins Rest Traditional Pub, 3601 E Lake, Mpls (2-5pm) $5 dance, watch free
Nicholas Peyton Gumbo Nouveau, JazzMN, Hopkins High School Auditorium
Valentines Party with the Kredentials, Fine Line Cafe (8pm)

Valentine's Show - Chris Koza, Big Trouble, Lucy Michelle & the Big Lapelles, First Ave 
Feb 14-16 ballet
Chamber Ballet by the St Paul City Ballet, Fitzgerald Theater
Tropical Beach Party, Minnesota Zoo
Sunday February 15 music Celebration of a Dream, VocalEssence & Ensemble Singers, Ordway Center (4pm)
Tuesday February 17 tv DTV - Digital TV Transition - TV Converter Box coupon  - POSTPONED
>> 10 uses for old rabbit ears
      TV drop-off sites
Wednesday February 18 music Mötley Crüe, Xcel Energy Center (6:30pm)
Thursday February 19 music Subdudes, Fine Line Cafe (8pm)
Friday February 20 music
Boyz II Men, Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton, MN (8pm)
Pretenders, First Avenue (8pm) - SOLD OUT
Feb 20-22 show Minnesota Golf Show, Metrodome
Saturday February 21 horse show
Lipizzaner Stallions, Target Center (2pm & 7:30pm)
Puppini Sisters, Orchestra Hall (8pm)
Sports Cards and Collectibles Show, Har Mar Mall
Sunday February 22 TV
Academy Awards (the Oscars), ABC (7pm cst)
St. Paul Civic Symphony, Hail - Britannia, Janet Wallace Auditorium, Macalester College 
Stars on Ice, Xcel  Energy Center (3pm)
Perfect Wedding Show, International Market Square (11am-5pm)
Trinity Irish Dance, Orchestra Hall (2pm)
>> Several years ago, Trinity Irish Dance performed at Northrup. Prior to the show, backstage, they gave a lively talk about Irish dance and music. The performance itself made your heart beat to the rhythm of the dancers. Their video, Fire & Ice, wasn't nearly as good as being in the audience... seeing them live.
Monday February 23 music Flogging Molly, Myth, Maplewood
Tuesday February 24 holiday Mardi Gras
Franki Lee, Fine Line Cafe (8pm)
Music Tapes, First Avenue (8pm)
Feb 24-Mar 1 play Fiddler on the Roof, Orpheum Theatre
February 25-28 hockey Girls High School Tournament, Xcel Energy Center
February 26-27 gymnastics Girls High School Tournament, Sports Pavilion
Feb 26-Mar 1 show Food and Wine Experience by Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis Convention Center
Friday February 27 music

Estelle, First Avenue (8pm) ($25)
>> When she sings See L.A. during American Boy, I hear CLA, as in the UofMN's College of Liberal Arts. It's cool.
Joel McHale, star of E-TV's Talk Soup, State Theatre (8pm & 10pm)
Second City, Orchestra Hall (8pm)
>> Having seen Second City in Chicago, these people are masters of improvisation, working off each other and working off the audience. No two performances are alike.
Saturday February 28 opera
craft fair
Adventures of Pinocchio, Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center (7:30pm)
Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Sale, Bloomington Armory (9am-4pm)
Gem and Mineral Show, Har Mar Mall
St. Olaf Handbell Choir: "Pirates, Panthers & Pizzicatos," Bethel Lutheran Church,
1321 North Av (map), Northfield (2pm) (Free)
>> If this concert is like their November 2008 concert, you'll marvel at the variety
of music they can make with the bells -- for kids of all ages.
Love in the Twin Cities
February 17, 2009 - DTV - Digital TV Transition  - Postponed
Ten Uses for old Rabbit Ears
Dipole antennas with be a thing of the past (aren't they already?)
  1. collect them for aluminum scrap digital TV
  2. trade them for a rooftop antenna - yagi
  3. use the two antennas as dueling swords  18+
  4. donate to tech museum with 8-tracks & Betamax
  5. donate to SETI
  6. give them to shortwave fanatics, trying desperately to contact others who have migrated to the Internet
  7. increase car radio reception
  8. use UHF antenna as a mini wreath frame
  9. return it to store if receipt is still valid
  10. pointers
18+   Parental guidance suggested

   "Found a picture of you. Those were the happiest days of my life." - The Pretenders play First Avenue on February 20th. (sold out)
The Pretenders on YouTube    
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"Take me on a trip, I'd like to go some day. Take me to New York, I'd love to CLA." - Estelle plays First Avenue on February 27th.
Estelle on YouTube    
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