The calendar says Spring. We know better.      St. Patrick's Day Events
March 2009 - JPG     

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S M T W Th F Sa
1   Dropkick Murphys
     St. Olaf Handbell Choir
2 3   Fleetwood Mac 4 5   

6   Busta Rhymes
     Movie: Watchmen
7    Bed Race
8  Daylight Savings begins
    Taste of Chocolate

11    12   
13  Stephen Lynch
14 Circus Juventas
Gopher W Gymnastics
15  Irish Dance
      Madeleine Payroux
      Missy Higgins
17 St. Patrick's Day
   (see below)

20  Spring begins
      (yeah, right)
21 Darius Rucker
     Prairie Home Companion
     Rosemount Crafts
     Writer Festival
22  Gordon Lightfoot
Rain-Beatles Tribute
24  Katy Perry 25  Bellydance
  Fran Drescher
  Rachael Yamagata
27  Hawaiian Luau
28  Art at Highland
      Forceclosure Auction
      Jay Leno
29  Chris Tomlin 30 31  Seal

Sunday March 1 music
Dropkick Murphys, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood (6pm)
St. Olaf Handbell Choir: "Pirates, Panthers & Pizzicatos," Urness Recital Hall,
St. Olaf College, Northfield (7pm) (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.
March 3 music
Fleetwood Mac, Xcel Energy Center (8pm)
March 3, 5, 7, 8 opera Adventures of Pinocchio, Minnesota Opera, Ordway Center
March 4-7 wrestling Boys High School Tournament, Xcel Energy Center
March 4-8 show Home & Garden Show, Minneapolis Convention Center
March 5-8 kids Disney On Ice - World of Fantasy, Target Center
Friday March 6 music
Busta Rhymes, Epic, Minneapolis (10pm)

>> Watchmen yanks comic book superheroes out of a comic book world and into
a world of nuclear armageddon, pitting heroes against their world and film studios
against each other.
March 6-7 play

craft fair
jazz music
It's A Wonderful Law School, Theatre of the Relatively Talentless (T.O.R.T.),
Pantages Theatre (7pm)
Spring Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Sale, St. Cloud Armory, St. Cloud
Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincon Center Orchestra, Orchestra Hall  (8pm)
March 6-8 musical Movin' Out - Billy Joel & Twyla Tharp, Orpheum Theatre
March 7 sports Bed Race For Bridging, Buck Hill, Burnsville (6pm)
>> Teams of four race down the tubing hill on a queen-sized mattresses bed (provided).
Cost $120 per team.
March 7-8 skating
Blades of March, Parade Ice Garden, Minneapolis
Body Mind Life Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center
Gopher Women's Hockey, Ridder Arena
Sunday March 8 season
Daylight Savings begins (set clocks forward 1 hour)
Pirates of Penzance, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Orchestra Hall (7pm) (sample)
Taste of Chocolate, Bloomington Arts Center
Mar 10, 17, 22, 31 hockey Wild, Xcel Energy Center
March 11-14 hockey Boys High School Tournament, Xcel Energy Center & Mariucci Arena
March 13-15 craft fair Spring Craft & Gift Show, Schwann's Center, National Sports Center, Blaine
Saturday March 14 circus

Circus Juventas - aerial circus's 1st open house, 1270 Montreal Av, St. Paul (10am-4pm)
>> Performances at every hour! Kids can swing on trapezes!  (must sign release)  (picture)
Gopher Womens Gymnastics hosts Iowa, Sports Pavilion (6pm)
March 14-15 pageant Miss Teen Minnesota, Ritsche Auditorium, St. Cloud
Sunday March 15 dance

Day of  Irish Dance, Irish Music and Dance Association, Landmark Center (11am)
Madeleine Payroux, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm)
>> Madeleine Payroux has a soothing style of singing. Her song, I'm All Right,
is more than all right. And she looks good in a tophat.
Missy Higgins, Mall of America rotunda, performance 1pm & autographs (w/wristband 11am)
Tuesday March 17 holiday
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day, Irish Music and Dance Association, Landmark Center, St Paul 
March 19-21 hockey WCHA Final Five, Xcel Energy Center
Friday March 20 season Spring begins -- yeah, right, spring begins when Winter has had enough.
March 20, 22 basketball NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, Metrodome
March 20-21 fair
Irish music
Holistic & Psychic Arts Faire, Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Rd, St. Paul  (noon-6pm)
Ronan Tynan , John McDermott, & the MN Orchestra, Orchestra Hall (8pm)
Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins
March 20-22 craft fair Spring Craft & Gift Show, Maplewood Mall
Saturday March 21 music
craft fair
book fair
Darius Rucker from Hootie & the Blowfish, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
Prairie Home Companion, State Theatre (4:45pm)
Spring Craft & Gift Show, Rosemount Community Center
Writers' Festival and Book Fair, Bloomington Arts Center
March 21-22 show Home Improvement & Design Expo, Aldrich Arena, Maplewood
March 21- Apr 22 show Spring Flower Show, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park
Sunday March 22 music Gordon Lightfoot, State Theatre (7pm)
Rain: A Beatles Tribute, Orpheum Theatre (3pm & 7pm)
Tuesday March 24 music Katy Perry, First Avenue Mainroom (6:30pm doors)
March 24-28 comedy Maria Bamford, Acme Comedy Club (8pm)
>> She has one of the best Pterodactyl Songs ever!
Wednesday March 25 dance

Art of Bellydance, Bellydance Superstars, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm)
>> Art of Bellydance on YouTube
Fran Drescher, Connected Conversations: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade, Orchestra Hall
Rachael Yamagata, Varsity Theater (9pm)
March 25-29 play Rent, Orpheum Theatre
Friday March 27 dance Hawaiian Luau, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood  (10pm)
March 27-28 music
Blues Fest, Jackpot Junction Casino, Morton, MN
Gopher Mens NCAA Regional Hockey, Mariucci Arena
Saturday March 28 art sale

home sales
Art at Highland, Highland Park Senior High School field house, St. Paul (10am-5pm)
>> more than 45 juried artists (glass, jewelry, photography, pottery, prints, purses, wood)
Real Estate Foreclosure Auction, Minneapolis Convention Center  Room 200 (9:30am)
Jay Leno, Mystic Lake Casino (5pm & 9pm)
March 28-29 show Home Improvement & Design Expo, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
Spring Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Sale, Anoka Armory, Anoka
Sunday March 29 music Chris Tomlin, Xcel Energy Center
Monday March 31 music Seal, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm)
Twin Cities Music in March
  "If I could, baby I'd give you my world." - Fleetwood Mac plays the Xcel Energy Center on March 3rd.
Fleetwood Mac on YouTube  
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"If you could read my mind, Love. What a tale my thoughts could tell." - Gordon Lightfoot plays the State Theatre on March 22nd.
Gordon Lightfoot on YouTube 
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"I kissed a girl and I liked it -- the taste of her cherry Chapstick." - Katy Perry plays the First Avenue Mainroom on March 24th.
Katy Perry on YouTube  
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"No, we're never gonna survive, unless we get a little... crazy." - Seal plays the Orpheum Theatre on March 31st.
Seal on YouTube  
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♣   St. Patrick's Day Events in the Twin Cities - 2009    ♣
St. Patrick lived and died 1600 years ago.
They say he drove the snakes from Ireland. I say there never were any snakes in Ireland.
They say that's a metaphor. I say O'.
March 11 -   7pm      -    Worst Irish Tenor contest, Mancini's, 531 W 7th St, St Paul
March 12 -   7pm      -    Miss Shamrock 2009 crowning, O'Gara's Garage, 164 Snelling Av N,  St Paul
March 14 -   9am      -    100% Irish for a Day 5K run, Lake Harriet bandshell, Minneapolis
March 14 -   11am    -    Maple Lake Irish Scamper, Maple Lake
March 15 -   9am      -    St Pat's Irish Traditions 5K run, Como Lake, St Paul
March 15 - 11am-5pm - Day of Irish Dance,
Irish Music & Dance Association, Landmark Center
March 17 - 10am-5pm - St. Patrick's Day, Irish Music & Dance Association, Landmark Center
March 17  -   noon   -    St. Patrick's Day Parade, Fourth (at Selby) to Fourth & Market (Rice Park), St. Paul
March 17 -     3pm    -    World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade,
O'Gara's, 164 Snelling Av N,  St Paul
March 17 -  6pm on -    Free MetroTransit Rides, by MillerCoors Free Rides, 800-FREE-RIDES (800-373-3743)
March 17 -  6:30pm  -    St. Patrick's Day Parade, Nicollet Mall (from 13th St to 5th St), Minneapolis
                                         followed by the Blarney Blast, Fine Line Cafe, Minneapolis
March 17 - The Pubs -  Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Dubliner Pub Tent Party - 2162 University Av W (Cretin & Vandalia)St Paul
                                         Keegan's Irish Pub Tent Party (Locklin Road), 16 University Av NE, Minneapolis
                                         Kieran's Irish Pub, 330 2nd Av S, Minneapolis
                                         Kip's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park
O’Donovan’s Irish Pub Tent Party, 700 1st Av N, Minneapolis
                                         O'Gara's Bar & Grill Tent Party, 164 Snelling Av N, St Paul (Tim Mahoney, 5-8pm)
                                         Shamrock's Tent Party - 995 7th St W,  St. Paul (Green Hair Contest, Shamrocks Irish Dancers)
                                         The Happy Gnome Tent  Party, 498 Selby Av, St. Paul (Sweet Colleens, 7pm)
                                         as well as....
Blarney Pub & Grill - 412 14th Av SE, Minneapolis (Dinkytown)
                                         Claddagh Irish Pub - 7890 Main St N, Maple Grove
                                         Eagle Street Grille - 174 7th St W, St. Paul
Liffey Irish Pub - 175 7th St W,  St. Paul  (across from Xcel)
McMahon's Irish Pub - 3001 Lake St E, Minneapolis
March 20, 21th - 8 pm - Ronan Tynan , John McDermott, & the MN Orchestra, Orchestra Hall
March 21           - 2 pm -
The Happy Gnome Firkin Fest, 498 Selby Av, St. Paul
August 7-9                      Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Irish Indeed -
Irish merchandise, dontcha know? - 482 Snelling Av S, St Paul
Irish on Grand - more Irish merchandise, dontcha know? - 1124 Grand Av S, St Paul

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