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1  April Fool's Day 2   

3    Britney Spears
4    Ken Peplowski
      Magic Tree House
      Margaret Cho
5    Dodgeball 6   Patty Loveless
7  Glasvegas

8   Carrie Rodriguez 9   
10  Art Garfunkel
      Stray Cats
11  Andrew Bird
      Devil Wears Prada
      Distant Worlds
12  Easter   13
15 Death Cab for Cutie
17  Four Tops &
the Temptations

18  Chris Cornell
      Jason Aldean
20  Staind

21 Phylicia Rashad 22 Earth Day
23  New Found Glory
24  Arbor Day
25  Cottage Grove Crafts
Gopher Rowing
      Vikings Draft
26  Comic Book Con
  Neko Case
27 28 Peanut Butter Wolf
30  Dames at Sea
      Silver Skates

April 2-5 circus Osman Shrine Circus, State Fair Coliseum
Friday April 3 music Britney Spears & the Pussycat Dolls, Target Center (8:30pm)
April 3-5 show
craft fair
Lake Home and Cabin Show, Minneapolis Convention Center
Spring Festival Arts & Crafts, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
April 3, 7, 10 hockey Wild, Xcel Energy Center
April 3-19 play The Thorn, North Heights Lutheran Church, Arden Hills
Saturday April 4 music

Ken Peplowski:  Benny Goodman Protégé, JazzMN Big Band, Hopkins High School Auditorium
Magic Tree House, State Theatre (11am & 3pm)
Margaret Cho, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
April 4-5 show Upper Midwest Living Expo, Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins
April 5 sport Dodgeball Tournament, Station 4, St. Paul (noon)
April 6 music Patty Loveless, Guthrie Theatre (7:30pm)
April 6-9, 13-19, 27-29 baseball Minnesota Twins, Metrodome
Tuesday April 7 music
Glasvegas, Varsity Theater (7pm)
Nickelback, Target Center 
Wednesday April 8 music Carrie Rodriguez, Varsity Theater
Friday April 10 music
Art Garfunkel, Orchestra Hall
Stray Cats, celebrating Brian Setzer's 50th birthday, Fine Line Cafe (sold out 1/16)
Saturday April 11 violinist
Andrew Bird, State Theatre (8pm)
Devil Wears Prada, Station 4, St. Paul (5pm)
Distant Worlds - music from Final Fantasy, Orpheum Theatre (8pm)
April 11-12 craft fair Spring Arts, Craft, and Gift Sale, White Bear Lake Armory
Sunday April 12 holiday Easter  
Wednesday April 15 music Death Cab for Cutie, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (7pm)
Thursday April 17 music
Four Tops & the Temptations, Grand Casino Hinckley (8pm)
Heart, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
Sugarland, Target Center (8pm)
Friday April 18 music
Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden, Audioslave), Myth, Maplewood (5:30pm)
Jason Aldean, Mystic Lake, Prior Lake (8pm)
April 18-19 holiday
Earth Fest - Party for the Planet, Minnesota Zoo
Home Improvement & Design Expo, Schwan Events Center, Blaine
Monday April 20 music Staind, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake (7pm)  (sold out)
Tuesday April 21 lecture Phylicia Rashad, Connected Conversations: From The Heart, Orchestra Hall
>> Best known as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, Phylica Rashad talks
about her personal and professional development. Bill Cosby will also be at
Orchestra Hall this year, but not until June 27th.
Wednesday April 22 holiday
Earth Day
April 22, 25-26 show Go Green for Gorillas, Como Zoo
Thursday April 23 music New Found Glory, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood (6pm)
Friday April 24 holiday Arbor Day
Saturday April 25 craft fair

Spring Arts, Craft, & Gift Sale, Cottage Grove Arena, 8020 80th St S, Cottage Grove (9am - 4pm)
Gopher Rowing, Lake Phalen, St. Paul
Vikings Draft Party, Winter Park, Eden Prairie (doors open 1:30pm)
>> The Minnesota Vikings pick 22nd in the 32 teams. Their first round draft pick will be about 6:30pm. Autograph sessions.
April 25-26 music
Dierks Bentley, Mystic Lake Casino
Home Improvement & Design Expo, Ames Arena, Lakeville
Sunday April 26 comic books

MCBA Comic Book Convention, Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center
Neko Case, State Theatre (7:30pm)
Tuesday April 28 music Peanut Butter Wolf, Varsity Theater (8pm)
April 29-May 10 musical Legally Blonde the musical, Ordway
April 30-May 2 skating Silver Skates Ice Revue, Minnetonka Ice Arena
April 30-May 3 fair Festival of Nations, RiverCentre

  "Look at this photograph. Everytime I do it makes me laugh." - Nickelback plays the Target Center on April 7th.
Nickelback on YouTube    
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