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Prince Family Reunion
   US Air Guitar
6   Bodybuilding
     Eagan Crafts
     Eden Prairie Crafts
     KC & the Sunshine Band
     Mrs MN - Wisc - Iowa
     St Anthony Park Arts
     Xelias Aerial Show
7  Grand Old Day

10    11   
12  DTV
      Monty Alexander
13  Dane Cook
      Famous Daves BBQ Fest
      Kristoff Krane
      Princeton Crafts
      Vietnam Veterans
14 Aggrolites
     Jazz on the Prairie

     Mendota 99th
16  Foam Party
18 Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
     Jazz Night Out
     3 Doors Down
19  Manitou Days
      Pride Art Show
20  Burnsville Int'l
      Louie Anderson
      Marching Band Festival

      Rock the Garden
21 Vikings Gridiron 5k

23  Dakota Code Talkers
      Pink Martini
24 Matthew Sweet
   Sugar Hill Gang
25  Taste of Rosefest
26  Rise Against
27  Bill Cosby
      Flight of the Valkyries
28  Beer Fest
      Robin Trower
29 30  Wordless Music

Monday June 1 food Flip A Coin Day, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, Highland Grill, & 3 Squares (6-11am)
Managers at each restaurant will challenge guests to flip for their breakfast. The
guest will call the coin in the air, and if they call it correctly, the restaurant
pays for breakfast!

June 2-7 play
A Bronx Tale, State Theatre
Phantom of the Opera, Orpheum Theatre
June 2-4, 16-21 baseball Minnesota Twins, Metrodome
June 4-20 play Ivan the Drunk & His Terrible Tale of Woe, Open Eye Figure Theater, 506 E 24th St, Mpls
Friday June 5 music
air guitar
Prince Family Reunion, The Cabooze (9:30pm)
US Air Guitar Championships, Varsity Theater (8pm doors) 
>> Last year's Minneapolis champion, Airisol aka Cami Phillippi, defends her title!
Here's her winning performance on YouTube  (picture)
June 5-7 art fair
Edina Art Fair, 50th & France, Edina
Gem Show, Progress Center, MN State Fairgrounds
Fridays June 5, 12, 19, 26 water skiing Little Crow Water Skiing Shows, Neer Park, New London, MN (7:30pm) - their pictures
>> This is the 30th Anniversary year of the Little Crow Water Skiing Team's shows!
They are good. They are very good. They do jumps, pyramids, barefooting, doubles, trios, and send two groups out at once, accompanied with music and announcer explanations.
Saturday June 6 craft fair
craft fair
craft fair

aerial show
Arts in the Garden, J.R. Cummins House, Eden Prairie (10am-5pm)
Gopher State Classic - bodybuilding-bikini-fitness, Myth Nightclub (5pm)
KC & the Sunshine Band, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
Mrs Minnesota - Mrs Wisconsin - Mrs Iowa pageants, Fitzgerald Theater (7pm)
St. Anthony Park Arts Festival, St. Anthony Park, St. Paul (9:30am-5:30pm)
Summer Arts, Craft, and Gift Sale, Eagan Outdoor Community, Eagan
>> 100% handmade
Xelias Aerial Performance, Sculpture Garden, Walker Art Center (11am & 1pm)
June 6-7 show
art fair
Minnesota Antique Dealers, Fine Arts Center, MN State Fairgrounds
Red Hot Art Festival, Stevens Square Park
June 6-10, 19-21,
23-25, 29-30
baseball St Paul Saints, Midway Stadium
Sunday June 7 fair
rock music
Grand Old Day, Grand Av (between Lexington & Dale), St. Paul (noon-5pm)
Honeydogs at 
Grand Old Day, Grand Av (between Lexington & Dale), St. Paul (3:15pm)
Smörgåsbord, American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av, Mpls (1pm)
June 7-14 fair Rum River Festival, downtown Princeton, MN
June 8-9 music Pinetop Perkins, Dakota Jazz Club (7pm)
>> 95 year old delta blues piano player Pinetop Perkins started out as a guitarist but injured the tendons in his left arm in a fight with an Arkansas choirgirl. There's a lesson there somewhere...
June 10-14 show Arabian Horse Show, Warner Coliseum, MN State Fairgrounds
June 11-14 dance Justin Jones, Southern Theater
Friday June 12 TV
pop music
jazz music
DTV - Digital Conversion - rescheduled from February
The Hopefuls, First Avenue (8pm)
Monty Alexander Trio, State Theatre (8pm)
>> with Herlin Riley on drums & Hassan Shakur on bass
Get a $50 ticket on stage next to the piano for only $25 (ticketmaster + pass=JAZZ)
June 12-13 nature BioBlitz, Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul (5pm-5pm)
June 12-14 powwow Wacipi, Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN
Saturday June 13 comedy
blues music

hip hop
new wave
Dane Cook, Target Center (8pm)
Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Fest, Peavey Plaza, Minneapolis (noon-10:30pm)
>> Tinsley Ellis, Corey Stevens, Ana Popovic, Bernard Allison, & more.
Kristoff Krane Balloon Party, First Avenue Entry (5pm)
Metric, First Avenue Mainroom (6pm)
Minnesota Honors Vietnam Veterans, State Capitol, St. Paul (9am-8pm)
Princeton Festival Craft Fair, downtown Princeton, MN (10am-3pm)
June 13-14 art fair
craft fair
Art on the Lake, Excelsior Commons on Lake Minnetonka (Sa 10-6, Su 10-4)
Dakota Native Games, Morton, MN
Tank Smash - U.S. Army 234 Birthday, Army Reserve Center, Fort Snelling (9am-4pm)
Wal-Mart Cup Craft & Gift Sale, National Sports Center, Blaine
>> Target audience? Soccer moms.
June 13-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30-July 1 art Lego Models of the Minnesota Capitol & St. Paul Cathedral, Minnesota History Center
>> Roy Cook used more than 120,000 Lego bricks to build the St. Paul buildings (picture).
Sunday June 14 reggae
jazz music
Aggrolites, Varsity Theater (7pm)
Jazz on the Prairie, Staring Lake Amphitheater, Eden Prairie (2-8pm) - 6 bands
Juneteenth, Boom Island, Minneapolis
Mendota 99th Birthday, Sibley House historic site, Mendota (noon-4pm)
Tuesday June 16 teen party Club Nitro Foam Party, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood -ages 16-20 (8pm-12am)
June 16-21 play A Chorus Line, Orpheum Theatre
>> One singular sensation.
June 16-21, 23-28 musical Singin' in the Rain, Ordway
Thursday June 18 rock music

jazz music
rock music
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Xcel Energy Center (8pm)
>> Eric Clapton's song "Layla" is a classic rock song from one of the classic
rockers. One of the coolest parts of the song is the transition into the cool-down
part of the song. At a recent concert, Clapton's arrangement separates the 2 parts
with a 5 second pause, as if it's 2 separate songs.  Odd.
Original Layla (3:10) vs. slower Layla (3:34).
Jazz Night Out, Station 4 (8pm)
3 Doors Down, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake (7:30pm)
June 18-20 country music

country music

jazz music
Apple River Country Splash, Float Rite Amphitheater, Somerset, WI
>> Travis Tritt (6-18), Miranda Lambert & Kenny Chesney (6-19), & Rascal Flatts (6-20).
Buffalo Championship PRCA Rodeo, 1306 County Rd 134, Buffalo, MN
Moondance Jammin Country FestMoodance Saloon, Walker, MN (maps)
>> Kenny Rogers, Jason Aldean, & Montgomery Gentry
Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Mears Park (& other locations), St. Paul
June 18-21 fair Parktacular, St. Louis Park
June 18-28 dance TU Dance, Southern Theater
Friday June 19 fair
art fair
heavy metal
Manitou Days, White Bear Lake
Offspring, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (6:30pm)
Pride Art Show, Loring Park
Ratt & Firehouse, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood (7pm)
June 19-21 cars
Back to the 50s Car Show (MSRA), Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Grand Celebration Pow-wow - 18th annual, Grand Casino, Hinckley
Saturday June 20 fair
band music
Burnsville International Fair, Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville (3-9pm)
Lake Waconia Marching Band Festival, Waconia, MN (map)
Louie Anderson, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
Midsommar, American Swedish Institute (10am-4pm)
Rock the Garden, Sculpture Garden (3-11pm) ($40)
>> The Decemberists, Calexico, Yeasayer, & Solid Gold.
June 20-21 art fair
craft fair
Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis (10am-6pm)
Strawberry Festival Arts & Crafts, Cottage Grove Arena, Cottage Grove
Sunday June 21 run Vikings Gridiron Gallop 5k, Lake Nokomis Beach House (9am)
Jun 21-28, July 4 fair Rosefest, Roseville
Tuesday June 23 exhibit

easy music
Dakota Code Talkers & Native Words, Native Warriors, 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, Navajo 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 (5-8pm).
Pink Martini, O'Shaughnessy, St. Paul (7:30pm)
Wednesday June 24 rock music
rap music
Matthew Sweet, Varsity theater (7:30pm)
Sugar Hill Gang, Fine Line Music Cafe (10pm)  - on YouTube
>> There is a fine line between rap and hip hop, but either way the Sugar Hill Gang's  "Rapper's Delight" in 1979 was one of the first, if not the first, recorded rap song. This is the 30 year anniversary.
Thursday June 25 food Taste of Rosefest, Central Park Muriel Sahlin Arboretum, Roseville (5-9pm)
June 25-28 comedy Twin Cities Improv Festival, Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
Friday June 26 music Rise Against & Rancid, Myth, Maplewood (6:30pm)
June 26-Sep 26 musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Saturday June 27 comedy
metal music
band music
Bill Cosby, Orchestra Hall
Flight of the Valkyries, Station 4, St. Paul  (3pm)
Osseo Marching Band Festival, Osseo
June 27-28 rock music
Billy Squire, Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN (7pm)
Twin Cities Pride Festival, Loring Park
>> Five music stages on Saturday & six stages on Sunday.
Sunday June 28 rock music
rock music
Radiators, Varsity Theater (6pm)
Robin Trower, Fitzgerald Theater (7:30pm)
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Midway Stadium parking lot (noon-5pm)
Svenskarnas Dag, Minnehaha Park (10am-4pm)
Monday June 29 music Zac Brown Band, Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake (7:30pm)
Tuesday June 30 music Wordless Music, Southern Theater (7:30pm)

   "What'll you do when you get lonely? And nobody's waiting by your side?" - Sounds like somebody needs a dog.
- Eric Clapton plays the Xcel Energy Center on June 18th.
Eric Clapton on YouTube    
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"Stand up in a clear blue morning, until you see what can be." - Steve Winwood plays the Xcel Energy Center on June 18th.
Steve Winwood on YouTube    
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"What comes around goes around -- I don't know why." - Ratt plays the Myth on June 19th.
Ratt on YouTube    
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"Everybody go, "Hotel - motel - Holiday Inn," say if your girl starts acting up, then you take her friend...

Have you ever went over a friend's house to eat, and the food just ain't no good --
I mean the macaroni's soggy, the peas are mushed, and the chicken tastes like wood."
- the Sugar Hill Gang plays the Fine Line on June 24th.
Sugar Hill Gang on YouTube    
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