Prince Rama's Journey
Taste of Lake St
Vikings v Packers
Creed & Staind
NASA blows up the Moon
Fish the Musical
La Familia Latino
Mt Olivet Crafts
|12 Columbus Day||
St. Olaf Cantorei
Health & Wellness
Showalter & Michael Ian Black
St Paul Civic Symphony
Vikings v Ravens
Mary Beth Carlson
Monsters of Folk
State Theatre (7:30pm)
>> "Maybe you don't have to be somebody to be someone." Locally filmed film about an MCAD sculptor figuring out what to make out of a block of granite.
|October 1-4||horse show||Fall Arabian Horse Show, Warner Coliseum, State Fairgrounds|
Lake Casino (8pm)
Wilco, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (7:30pm)
|October 2-3||rock music||Australian Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute band), State Theatre|
Voyage - Mediterranean Venture, Minnesota Renaissance Festival
|Oct 2, 4, 16, 17, 24||hockey||Gopher Women's Hockey, Ridder Arena, University of Minnesota|
collecting, Dodge Nature Center (1pm)
KTIS 60th Anniversary, Xcel Energy Center (6pm)
>> Michael W. Smith performs, with a 1000 voice choir from 100 Twin Cities churches.
Prince Rama's Journey, McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center (10am-3pm)
|Oct 3, 10, 17, 24||radio||Prairie Home Companion, Fitzgerald Theater|
|Oct 3, 10, 31||football||Gopher Football, TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota|
Dalmations (1996), Minneapolis Central Library (2pm)
Taste of Lake Street, Midtown Global Market, Lake & 10th St, Minneapolis (1-5pm)
Cross, State Theatre (7:30pm)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, Metrodome
|Tuesday||October 6||pop music
Avenue (6pm) -- Here's Fallin'
Creed with Staind, Target Center (7:30pm)
>> When I sing "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed, I do this imitation of Scott Stapp's singing which involves having a breathy, exaggeratedly wide open mouth.
And here's "So Far Away" by Staind in an episode of Smallville.
|Oct 6, 21, 24, 28, 30||hockey||Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center|
|Thursday||October 8||jazz||Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core, The Whole, Coffman Union, UofM (7pm & 9:15pm)|
|October 8-11||play||Eurydice, Haugen Theater, St. Olaf College, Northfield (7:30pm (& 2pm Sat))|
|Friday||October 9||rock music
Decemberists with Laura Veirs & Hall of Flames, State
>> Here's The Decemberists with Sixteen Military Wives.
The Jackson Middle School Observatory in Champlin will be watching NASA blow up the moon from 5:45-7:30am. NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is scheduled to blow up the moon at 7:30am CDT in their quest to look for water. I hadn't known that the water shortage was that bad...
Teen Idols - Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees); Grand Casino Mille Lacs (6pm & 8:30pm)
|Oct 9, 11, 23, 24||volleyball||Gopher Volleyball, Sports Pavilion, University of Minnesota|
|Oct 9, 14, 28, 30||basketball||Timberwolves, Target Center|
Lizard, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm)
Fall Fest & Boutique, Mt Olivet Careview Home, 5517 Lyndale Av S (10am-2pm)
Fish the Musical, O'Shaughnessy, St. Kate's (7pm)
Gopher Homecoming, TCF Bank Stadium, University of Minnesota (11:02am)
Hamline Homecoming, Klaus Field, Hamline University (1pm)
La Familia Latino, River Centre (10am-5pm)
|October 10-11||comic books||FallCon Comic Book Convention, MCBA, Grandstand, State Fairgrounds (10am-5pm)|
Energy Center (7pm)
Taylor Swift, Target Center (7pm) -- Here's Taylor Swift's Love Story.
>> Taylor Swift was the best selling artist in 2008 with over 4 million albums sold.
|October 11, 13||ballet||Les Ballets Russes (excepts), St. Paul City Ballet, Landmark Center|
Center (7pm) (sold out)
St. Olaf Cantorei, Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield (7:30pm)
|October 13-18||musical||101 Dalmations - The Musical, Orpheum Theatre|
House on the Prairie, Ordway
>> with Melissa Gilbert as Ma.
Sedaris, State Theatre (7:30pm)
Health & Wellness Fair, Landmark Center (11am-2pm)
The Used, First Avenue (5pm)
|October 14-17||sale||YMCA Garage Sale, Merchandise Mart, State Fairgrounds|
|Thursday||October 15||comedy||Michael Showalter & Michael Ian Black, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm)|
Woman, Mystic Lake (SOLD OUT)
Ruthie Foster, O'Shaughnessy, St Kate's (8pm)
|October 16-17||religion||Women of Faith, Xcel Energy Center|
Expo, Warner Coliseum & Cattle Barn, State
>> Technically this is a heifer and steer expo, but they are trying to promote the beef industry, so this may not be the place for vegans or vegetarians.
Zuhrah Shrine Circus, Target Center
|Saturday||October 17||acoustic music
Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero, Pantages Theatre (8pm)
>> Fast acoustic guitar duo, originally from Mexico, now from Dublin. Here's Tamacun.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Northrop Auditorium (8pm)
Wiggles Go Bananas, State Theatre (1:30pm & 5pm)
Price Books Warehouse Sale, Education Building, State
>> Used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, tapes, software -- $3 or less.
Looking to corner the market on old exercise videos? Here's your chance.
Home Improvement & Design Expo, Minneapolis Convention Center (10am-5pm)
>> also at Schwan Center, Blaine on Oct 24-25 & at Cantebury Park on Oct31-Nov1
|Oct 17-18, 23-25||kids||Zoo Boo, Como Zoo|
Energy Center (12:30pm, 3:30pm)
>> This is Disney on Ice, by the producers of Disney on Ice, without the ice.
Howie Mandel, Mystic Lake Casino (4pm & 7pm)
St Paul Civic Symphony Concert - with Sarah Kwak &William Schrickel of the Minnesota Orchestra , Landmark Center (1pm)
Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens, Metrodome
|Wednesday||October 21||astronomy||Orionids Meteor Shower, southern sky (early morning)|
|October 22-25||ballet||James Sewell Ballet, O'Shaughnessy, St Kate's|
|Oct 23, 24, 30||hockey||Gopher Men's Hockey, Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota|
|Saturday||October 24||kids music
Movers, Target Center (2pm)
Mary Beth Carlson, Calvary Church, Edina (7pm)
Mitch Fatel, Pantages Theatre (7pm)
|October 24-25||show||Home Improvement & Design Expo, Schwan Sports Center, Blaine (10am-5pm)|
|Sunday||October 25||country music
& Her Red Dirt Boys, Mystic
Lake Casino (7pm)
Wedding Fair, Minneapolis Convention Center (11am-5pm) -- more wedding info
new wave music
- Take Charge, Crown Plaza Riverfront, St. Paul (6pm)
Lights, Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Av, Minneapolis (6pm)
>> Here's Saviour (electro-new wave) & Saviour (acoustic) by Lights
In the post-unplugged era, I like comparing the two versions, and it's cool when she cracks up a bit (1:22) during the acoustic version.
Cyrus, Target Center (7pm)
|Thursday||October 29||Celtic music
Monsters of Folk, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm)
Halloween Extravaganza, Dodge Nature Center (6:30pm)
|October 30-31||opera||Marriage of Figaro, Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College, Northfield (7:30pm)|
|Saturday||October 31||holiday||Halloween (see below for tons of events)|
Improvement & Design Expo, Cantebury Park, Shakopee