|1 Flip A Coin Day||2||3||4
||5 Prince Family
US Air Guitar
Eden Prairie Crafts
KC & the Sunshine Band
Mrs MN - Wisc - Iowa
St Anthony Park Arts
Xelias Aerial Show
Famous Daves BBQ Fest
Jazz on the Prairie
Clapton & Steve Winwood
Jazz Night Out
3 Doors Down
Pride Art Show
Marching Band Festival
Rock the Garden
Sugar Hill Gang
Flight of the Valkyries
|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!
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|
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)
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
>> 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
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)
Antique Dealers, Fine Arts Center, MN State Fairgrounds
Red Hot Art Festival, Stevens Square Park
|baseball||St Paul Saints, Midway Stadium|
|Grand Old Day,
Grand Av (between Lexington & Dale), St.
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|
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|
|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|
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
on the Lake, Excelsior Commons on Lake Minnetonka (Sa 10-6,
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).
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)|
Chorus Line, Orpheum Theatre
>> One singular sensation.
|June 16-21, 23-28||musical||Singin' in the Rain, Ordway|
|Thursday||June 18||rock music
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
|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 Fest, Moodance 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|
Days, White Bear Lake
Offspring, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (6:30pm)
Pride Art Show, Loring Park
Ratt & Firehouse, Myth Nightclub, Maplewood (7pm)
to the 50s Car Show (MSRA),
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Grand Celebration Pow-wow - 18th annual, Grand Casino, Hinckley
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
|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|
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
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|
Against & Rancid,
|June 26-Sep 26||musical||Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre|
Cosby, Orchestra Hall
Flight of the Valkyries, Station 4, St. Paul (3pm)
Osseo Marching Band Festival, Osseo
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
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)|