August in the Twin Cities is a time for the Minnesota State Fair, easily the best state fair in the state.
And the Art Fairs have intensive advanced waiting lists and competitions; they should be called Art Superiors.

<<    AUGUST 2010     >>
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1   Hennepin-Lake Run
     Warped Tour
2  Something Corporate
3   Night Out
4 Chris Isaak
 5  6  Glamorama
     Melissa Etheridge
7   Bill Cosby
8   Limerick Contest
     Slightly Stoopid
9 Edward Sharpe
  Where's My Tony
10  election primary
11 Keane 12 Ramadan
Perseids Meteors
13  Stone Temple Pilots 14  Hank Williams Jr
      Pizza Lucé Block
      Uptown Block
15  Int'l Festival
      Peter Frampton
16 17  George Thorogood
      Uproar Festival
18 19  Tokyo Police Club 20  Bret Michaels 21 Cheap Trick
     Gov't Mule
Hmong Art & Music
Nightowl Classic
     Red Stag Block
     Slayer & Megadeth
     West Bank Music
22 23   24   Mumiy Troll
full moon
25  McCartney tribute 26
MN State Fair
27  Rush
MN State Fair
28 Vikings
MN State Fair
29   American Idol
       Entertainment Machine
Mpls Duathlon
MN State Fair
30  Lady Gaga
MN State Fair
31 Carrie Underwood
MN State Fair

           Aug 1
run                Hennepin-Lake Classic, Xerxes & W Calhoun Pkwy, Lake Calhoun  (8:15am)  
music            Vans Warped Tour, Canterbury Park, Shakopee -- 81 bands & non-profits                               
Aug 2 rock              Something Corporate, Cabooze (8pm) -- here's If You C Jordan
Aug 3 walks            National Night Out, Minneapolis - St. Paul
Aug 4 soft rock       Chris Isaak, The O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine (7:30pm) -- here's Wicked Game 
Aug 4-8
fair                Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo
Aug 5-7 country         We Fest, Detroit Lakes, MN
Aug 5-11 musical         Gospel at Colonus, Ordway Center
Aug 5-15
plays             Fringe Festival, Minneapolis
Aug 6 fashion         Glamorama, Orpheum Theatre (8pm)
rock              Melissa Etheridge, O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine's (8pm) -- here's I Want To Come Over
Aug 6-7 fair                Taste of Maplewood, Goodrich Park, east of Aldrich Arena, Maplewood
Aug 6-8
art fair          Uptown Art Fair, Hennepin & Lake, Minneapolis
Aug 6, 7, 20, 27 waterski       Little Crow Water Ski Team, Neer Park, New London, MN (7:30pm)
Aug 6-7, 13-14,
20-21, 27-28
play              Bye Bye Liver - The Twin Cities' Drinking Play, Hennepin Stages        
Aug 7
comedy         Bill Cosby, Northern Lights Casino, Walker, MN (6 & 8pm)
Aug 7-8
art fair          Loring Park Art Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis
art fair          Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
Aug 8 wit                 Limerick Contest, Kieran’s Irish Pub, 600 Hennepin Av N, Mpls (7pm)
                       >> submissions due July 28, 2010
         Slightly Stoopid, Cabooze (5:30pm) -- here's 2am  
Aug 9 folk               Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Cabooze (5pm) -- here's Desert Song
play              Where's My Tony?, Hennepin Stages (7:30pm)
Aug 9-15 fair                Dakota County Fair, Farmington, MN
Aug 9-15,
baseball       St. Paul Saints, Midway Stadium
Aug 10 politics         Election Primary, Voting Locations
                       >> 2010 Ballot - US Representatives, MN Governor, Secretary of State,
                            Attorney General, State Auditor, State Senators, State Representatives...
pop                Hanson, Weesner Amphitheater,  Minnesota Zoo (7pm) -- here's MMMBop
Aug 11 piano rock   Keane, First Avenue (6pm) -- here's Somewhere Only We Know
Aug 11-Sep 19 play               Wicked, Orpheum Theatre
Aug 12 holiday         Ramadan (start of Ramadan fasting)
   Perseids Meteor Shower, northestern sky (early morning, late evening)
pop                Phoenix, State Theatre (7:30pm)
Aug 13 rock               Stone Temple Pilots, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (7pm) -- here's Plush
Aug 13-15 fair                 Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul -- free admission
Aug 14 country         Hank Williams Jr., Treasure Island Casino (7pm) -- here's Ready For Some Football
food, music   Pizza Lucé Block Party, 3200 Lyndale Av S, Mpls (noon-10pm)
fair                 Uptown Block Party, Cahoun Square, Mpls (noon-4pm)
Aug 14-15 fair                 Polish Festival, St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis
Aug 14, 18, 21,
25, 28, Sep 1, 4,
11, 18, 25
kid movies    Free movies, Theatre at Mall of America -- free (10am)
                        Aug 14, 18 - Little Giants
                        Aug 21, 25 - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Aug 15 fair                 International Festival, Staring Lake Amphitheater, Eden Prairie (noon-7pm)
rock               Peter Frampton, Grand Casino Hinckley (6pm) -- here's Do You Feel Like We Do
Aug 17 blues rock     George Thorogood, Minnesota Zoo (7pm) -- here's Bad to the Bone (stuttering rock)
movie             Juno, Loring Park (8:45pm) -- free
music fair      Uproar Festival, Target Center (6:30pm) 2nd Stage, 1st Av & 10th St (3:30pm)
Aug 19 art creating  Field Day, Sculpture Gardens & Walker Art Center (2-9pm) -- free
rock                Tokyo Police Club, Varsity Theater (8pm) -- here's Your English Is Good
Aug 19-23 fair                 Heritage Days, St. Paul Park -- mud volleyball tournament, arts & crafts, carnival...
Aug 20 rock               Bret Michaels, Elko Speedway, Elko-New Market, MN (9:30pm) -- here's Poison - Good Time
Aug 20-22 pow-wow      Shakopee Mdewakanton pow wow, Prior Lake, MN
Aug 21 rock               Cheap Trick & Blondie, Treasure Island Casino (8pm) -- here's Surrender & Heart of Glass
             Gov't Mule, Cabooze (7pm) -- here's Soulshine  
art fair
          Hmong Art & Music Festival, Western Sculpture Park on Marion, St. Paul (11am-8pm)
Nightowl Classic, St. Anthony Main & the River Roads, Mpls (7pm)
fair                 Red Stag Block Party, 509 1st Av NE, Mpls (3-10pm)
heavy metal  Slayer & Megadeth, Roy Wilkins Auditorium (7pm) -- here's Raining Blood
music fair      West Bank Music Festival, 507 Cedar Av, Mpls (3-10pm outdoor, 10pm-2am indoors)
Aug 21-22 art fair           ARTigras, Mayo Park, Rochester, MN
Aug 21-Oct 3 fair                 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee (weekends)
Aug 24 rock               Mumiy Troll, Varsity Theater (8pm) -- here's Polar Bear -- a top band in Russia
Aug 25 tribute           Paul McCartney Tribute, First Avenue (8pm) -- with The Melismatics, Blue Sky Blackout,
                        White Light Riot, Duke of Dark, Lanes, Guppy, Dan Israel, John Eller, Janey Winterbauer...
Aug 26-Sep 6 fair                 Minnesota State Fair, State Fairgrounds, St. Paul
Aug 27 rock               Rush, Grandstand, Minnesota State Fair (7:30pm) -- here's Limelight & Spirit of the Radio
Aug 27-28 rock               Frankie Avalon, Fabian, & Bobby Rydell; Grand Casino Mille Lacs (7pm)
fair                 Potato Days, Barnesville, MN -- mashed potato wrestling, potato hunt, potato pancakes...
Aug 27-29 fair                 Woodbury Days, Ojibway Park, Woodbury
Aug 28 football         Vikings (pre-season) vs. Seattle Seahawks, Metrodome (7pm)
Aug 29 music             American Idol Live Season 9 Finalists, Target Center (7:30pm)
play               Entertainment Machine: A Live Radio Show, Bryant-Lake Bowl (7pm)
run, bike       Minneapolis Duathlon 5K run, 18 mile bike, 5K run, W River Pkwy, Mpls
Aug 30-31
pop                Lady Gaga, Xcel Energy Center -- here's Telephone
                       >> Hey Lady, cigarette sunglasses are bad for your eyes.
Aug 31
country         Carrie Underwood, Grandstand, Minnesota State Fair (7:30pm) -- here's Just a Dream
            Fargo, Loring Park (8:45pm) -- free
Minnesota State Fair
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Twin Cities Calendar 2010  -   June  |  July  |  August 

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