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1 Beethoven's 9th
   Colin Hay
2 Craftstravaganza
   Free Comic Book Day
   Lisa Lampanelli
   Maple Grove Crafts
3   Flight of the Conchords
     May Day
     Pow-wow & Crafts
     St. Olaf Handbell Choir
5  Cinco De Mayo
    Elton John & Billy Joel
6  Earth Crisis 7   
8  Cursive
    Movie: Star Trek 11
9  Black Dog Block
    Fishing Opener
    Hopkins Crafts
    Manchester Orch
     Scottish Fair
& Highland Games
10  Mother's Day
Race for the Cure
      Tony Bennett
11   Bruce Springsteen
14  Keith Urban
Taste of Lakeville
15 Foreigner
     Lorie Line
     Tainted Love
16  Steven Wright
17  Critical Mass
18  Paula Poundstone

19   20  Chaska Taste
21 Diane Keaton
23  Andre Rieu
24   25  Memorial Day
      WWII Flyover
28  Yanni
29  Prospect Park Tower
      Sara Evans
      Slice of Summer Car Show
30  Demetri Martin
      Foreclosure Auction
      Hutchinson Crafts
      Northern Lakes Run
      WBL Crafts

Apr 30-May 2 play
Dames at Sea, Pearson Theatre, Concordia University
Silver Skates Ice Revue, Minnetonka Ice Arena
Apr 30-May 3 fair Festival of Nations, RiverCentre
Friday May 1 music
Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Northrop Auditorium (8pm)
Colin Hay (Men at Work), The Cedar (7pm) Overkill on YouTube
May 1-2 holiday
Cinco de Mayo, St. Paul (May 1st - 4-9pm & May 2nd 9am-6pm)
That 70s Skating Show, National Sports Center, Blaine
Vince Gill, Mystic Lake (8pm)
May 1-3 crafts Southtown Mall Arts & Crafts, Southtown Mall, Bloomington (Fri & Sat 10am-9pm,Sun 11am-4pm)
May 1-3, 8-10,
12-14, 22-28
baseball Minnesota Twins, Metrodome
Saturday May 2 craft fair
craft fair
Craftstravaganza, Fine Arts Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds (9am-5pm)
Free Comic Book Day, Big Brain, Comic Book College, Midway Books, Source, Uncle Svens...
Lisa Lampanelli, Orpheum Theatre (8pm)
Queensryche, Myth, Maplewood (6pm doors)
Spring Arts, Craft, and Gift Sale, Maple Grove Community Center
May 2-3 show
Living Green Expo, Minnesota State Fairgrounds (Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm)
Thomas & Friends, Target Center
Sunday May 3 comedy-music

fair, parade
Flight of the Conchords, Northrop Auditorium (7:30pm)
>> New Zealand's 4th most popular guitar-based digi-bongo accapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo
May Day (Tree of Life ceremony - festival - parade), Powderhorn Park (1-7pm)
Pow-wow and Craft Fair (12th), Grand Casino - Mille Lacs (powwow noon-5pm, crafts 10am-7pm)
St. Olaf Handbell Choir Spring Concert, Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield (2pm)
>> Three handbell choirs perform in one concert: the Manitou Handbell Choir,
the Chapel Ringers, & the St. Olaf Handbell Choir. Having heard just the St. Olaf Handbell
Choir perform in November of 2008, I said everyone needs to hear them. Here's your chance!
Tuesday May 5 holiday
Cinco de Mayo (see May 1-2)
Elton John & Billy Joel, Xcel Energy Center (7:30pm)
>> The Rocket Man & the Piano Man both hit the piano.
Wednesday May 6 music Earth Crisis, Station 4, St. Paul (6pm)
May 7-8 music Beach Boys, Grand Casino Mille Lacs (8pm)
>> Mike Love & Bruce Johnston from the original Beach Boys -- here's Don't Worry Baby
May 7-24 musical Venus, Ritz Theater, Minneapolis
Friday May 8 music
Cursive, First Avenue mainroom (8pm)
Star Trek 11
May 8-9 fishing Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener, White Bear Lake
May 8-10 dance
Minnesota Dance Festival (Ballet Minnesota), Fitzgerald Theater
Riverdance, State Theatre
May 9-10 fair Shepherd's Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival, Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo
>> Sheer fun.
Saturday May 9 music

craft fair
Black Dog Block Party, 4th & Broadway, St. Paul (noon-7pm)
>> Tarace Boulba, Brass Messengers, El Arco Iris, Maria Isa, Cafe Accordion Orchestra,
Aviette, Junkyard Empire, & Farewell Plut.
Manchester Orchestra, Station 4, St. Paul (7pm) -- here's I Can Barely Breathe
Spring Arts, Craft, & Gift Sale, Hopkins Pavilion Arena, 11000 Excelsior Blvd (9am-4pm)
Scottish Fair & Highland Games
Sunday May 10 holiday
Mother's Day
Mogwai, First Avenue mainroom (8pm)
Race for the Cure, Mall of America (7:25am)
Tony Bennett, Mystic Lake Casino (7pm)
Monday May 11 music Bruce Springsteen, Xcel Energy Center (7:30pm)
May 13-17, 19-24, 26-31 play The Phantom of the Opera, Orpheum Theatre
Thursday May 14 music
Keith Urban, Xcel Energy Center (7:30pm)
Taste of Lakeville
May 14-17 skating Roseville Open, Roseville Skating Center
Friday May 15 music
Foreigner, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
Keane, Myth, Maplewood (7pm)
Lorie Line, Maplewood Community Center (7:30pm)
Tainted Love (new wave music from the 80s), Fine Line Music Cafe (9pm)
May 15-16 fair Golden Valley Days (May 15th - Brookview Park & May 16th City Hall)
May 15-17 kids
Dora the Explorer, State Theatre
St. Paul City Ballet Spring Gala, E.M. Pearson Theatre, Concordia U
>> Met the company in October 2008 at the Landmark Center. Nice group of people. It's interesting that they started dancing as early as 3 and as late as 18 years old. It's also interesting that pointe shoes cost between $60-80 and last only a few weeks. Machine made shoes cost less and can only last a day.
Saturday May 16 comedy Steven Wright, Fitzgerald Theater (8pm)
>> Steven Wright is the funniest peripheral visionary ever.
Sunday May 17 music Critical Mass, Minnesota Music Cafe (6-11pm)
Monday May 18 comedy Paula Poundstone, Guthrie Theatre (8pm)
>> Paula Poundstone & the Lube Rack Case
Tuesday May 19 music Taking Back Sunday, First Avenue mainroom (5pm)
May 19-24 baseball St Paul Saints, Midway Stadium
Wednesday May 20 fair Chaska Area Taste, City Square Park, Chaska
Thursday May 21 lecture
fashion show
Diane Keaton, Connected Conversations, Orchestra Hall
Fashion Comes Full Circle, RetroRama
Fashion Show by Anna Lee, MN History Center
Saturday May 23 music Andre Rieu, Target Center
May 23-24 craft fair

craft fair
NSC Cup Craft & Gift Sale, National Sports Center, Blaine
>> Target audience? Soccer moms.
St Cloud Spring Arts, Craft, & Gift Sale, St Cloud Armory, 1710 Veteran's Dr, St Cloud 56303
May 23-Aug 26 exhibit Native Words, Native Warriors, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Minnesota History Center
>> Native American languages were used during WWI & WWII as frontline code talkers.
During WWI, Choctaw was first used in October 1918, leading to Comanche, Cheyenne,
Cherokee, Osage and Yankton code talkers. The irony was that back in the U.S., government
policy prohibited the use of native languages.
During WWII, Navaho Marines were standard communicators, while the Army used
Assiniboine, Cherokee, Chippewa, Choctaw Kiowa, Comanche, Dakota, Hopi, Lakota,
Menominee, Muscogee Creek,
Oneida, Pawnee, Seminole, and Meskwaki (Iowa) soldiers
for communications. (Frank Sanache, last of the Meskwaki code talkers, died in Aug 2004.)
Some code talkers also served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
On June 23rd, the MN History Center will celebrate the Dakota Code Talkers.
Monday May 25 holiday

Memorial Day
Memorial Day Pow-wow, Mille Lacs Indian Museum (noon-5pm)
>> 12 miles north of Onamia on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs (U.S. Hwy. 169)
Minnesota's Greatest Generation exhibit - World War II flyover, MN History Center (10am-5pm)
May 26-27 music Rickie Lee Jones, Dakota Jazz Club (7pm)
Thursday May 28 music Yanni, Target Center (7:30pm)
May 28-30 music

Heliotrope Six, Ritz Theater, Minneapolis
>> underground music including International Novelty Gamelan, Knife World, Lungs, Mach FoX,
Milo Fine & Davu Seru, Moonstone, Paul Metzger, Skoal Kodiak, Vampire Hands, & Wrong.
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2 by Vänskä, Hough, & the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall
Friday May 29 view

Prospect Park - Tower Hill Witch's Hat Tower observation deck (5-8pm)
>> This is the one day a year the observation deck is open.
Sara Evans, Grand Casino - Hinckley (8pm)
Slice of Summer Car Show, downtown North St. Paul (6-10pm)
Saturday May 30 crafts
Crafted Together Craft Show, Avalon Mall, 2179 4th St, White Bear Lake (9am-3pm) (map)
Demetri Martin, State Theatre (8pm)
Foreclosure Auction, Minneapolis Convention Center room 200
Hutchinson Spring Craft Show, Mcleod County Fairgrounds Commerical Building (10am-3pm)
Northern Lakes Run 5k, 10 mile, & 30k, White Bear Lake (8am)

  "I can't get to sleep. I think about the implications, of diving in too deep and possibly the complications." - Colin Hay sold out the Cedar
for May 1st   
Colin Hay on YouTube   
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"I miss the the Earth, so much. I miss my wife. It's lonely out in space." - Elton John plays the Xcel Energy Center on May 5th.
Elton John on YouTube  
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"Don't go changing to try and please me.  You never let me down before." - Billy Joel plays the Xcel Energy Center on May 5th.
Billy Joel on YouTube   
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"I guess I should've kept my mouth shut, when I started to brag about my car." - the Beach Boys play the Grand Casino - Mille Lacs
on May 7th & 8th -- Beach Boys on YouTube    
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"In the day, we sweat it out in the streets of a runaway American Dream." - Bruce Springsteen plays the Xcel Energy Center on May 11th.
Bruce Springsteen on YouTube    
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"These are the moments I'll remember all my life. I've found all I've waited for, and I could not ask for more."
- Sara Evans plays the Grand Casino - Hinckley on May29th  
    Sara Evans on YouTube   

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Twin Cities Music Calendar
Classic Rock Classical Country Easy Listening Rock
The Beach Boys
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen
Colin Hay
Elton John
André Rieu
Keith Urban
Sara Evans
Vince Gill
St Olaf Handbells
Tony Bennett
Taking Back Sunday

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