Twin Cities Calendar for March
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<<    MARCH 2011     >>
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1  Free Pancakes 2    3  Dropkick Murphys Laura & Lads 5   Clay Aiken
     Mrs. MN
7 Flogging Molly
   Isabella Rossellini
8  Mardi Gras
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
9  Ash Wednesday
    Irish Comedy
    Sarah McLachlan
10 11   12 Jay Leno
     Kevin Hart
13  Daylight Savings
      David Hyde Pierce
      Stars on Ice
14 15  Ice Cube 16
17 St Patricks Day
    St. Paul parade
    (see more below)
18 19  Imagination Movers
      Writers' Festival

full moon      
20  Spring Begins
      (Yeah, right.)

21 22 23  Sarah Silverman 24   25  Kenny  Chesney
      Vince Gill
26  Earth hour
      Transracial adoptees
27   28
29 30 31

Twin Cities Calendar for March  2011
      March 1 food               Free Pancakes Day, IHOP (donations requested for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals)
March 1-6 musical         Hair, Orpheum Theatre ($28+)
March 1, 7, 9,
11, 20, 27, 30
basketball   Timberwolves, Target Center ($10-275)
March 2-6 show              Home and Garden Show, Minneapolis Convention Center ($13)
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 dancing        Irish Social Dancing, Conway Rec Center, 2090 Conway St, St. Paul (6:30pm, free)
       Irish Social Dancing, Dubliner Pub, 2162 University Av, St. Paul (7:30pm, free)
March 3 Irish rock      Dropkick Murphys, First Avenue (5pm, $30) -- here's Shipping Up To Boston
March 3-6 kids                Princess Wishes, Disney on Ice, Target Center ($10+)
March 4 Irish music    Laura and The Lads, Maplewood Community Center (7:30pm, $15)
March 5 pop music     Clay Aiken, State Theatre (8pm, $53+) -- here's Bridge Over Troubled Water
pageant        Mrs. Minnesota - Wisconsin - Iowa Pageant, Fitzgerald Theater (7pm, $33+)
March 5-6 skating          Blades of March, Parade Ice Garden, Minneapolis
March 7 Irish rock      Flogging Molly, Green 17, First Avenue (6:30pm, $35) -- here's Worst Day Since Yesterday
                Isabella Rossellini, State Theatre (7:30pm, $40+)
March 8 ballet              Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, State Theatre (7:30pm, $31.50+)
March 9 holiday          Ash Wednesday
comedy          Irish Comedy, Fine Line (8pm,$24+) -- here's a promo
pop, folk        Sarah McLachlan, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm, $39+) -- here's I Will Remember You
March 11-12 carnival         Carnaval Brasileiro, Fine Line (9pm, $20)
March 11-13 craft sale        Spring Sale, Schwann's Center, Blaine
March 11-20 play                 Get Up Your Irish, SteppingStone Theatre, St. Paul ($10)
March 12 comedy           Jay Leno, Mystic Lake Casino (7pm & 10pm, $75)
comedy           Kevin Hart, State Theatre (8pm & 10:30pm, $39+) -- here's the Ostrich
March 12-13 pageant          Miss Teen Minnesota, Ritchie Auditorium, St. Cloud
March 12-20 show               Auto Show, Minneapolis Convention Center ($10)
March 13 time                 Daylight Saving - Spring Forward 1 hour
talk                 David Hyde Pierce, Guthrie Theater (7pm, $25)
          Stars On Ice, Xcel  Center (4pm, $27+)
March 15 rap                  Ice Cube, First Avenue (7:30pm, $30)
March 17 holiday          St. Patrick's Day  ♣  St. Paul parade (noon) (see way more below)
March 18-20 dance             Riverdance, State Theatre -- here's 2 minutes
March 19 kids music     Imagination Movers, Orpheum Theatre (1:30 & 4:30pm, $22.50+)
fair                  Writers' Festival and Book Fair, Bloomington Arts Center
March 20 show               Wedding Fair, Minneapolis Convention Center ($15) -- also on Jan 16
                         >> Hopes and Dreams has lots of free wedding resources
March 23 comedy           Sarah Silverman, Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M West Bank (8pm, $40) -- here's 1992.
March 23-24 TV taping      America's Got Talent - live, Orpheum Theatre (1pm & 6pm, free tickets) -- here's Jackie Evancho
                        >> Here are pictures from the Minneapolis auditions.
March 25 country          Kenny Chesney, Xcel Center (7pm, $29+) -- here's There Goes My Life
         Vince Gill, Treasure Island Casino (8pm, $55+) -- here's Rest High On That Mountain
March 26 environment  Earth Hour - lights out from 8:30-9:30pm
forum              Transracial adoptees - Truth, Healing, & Reconciliation, Metro State U (8:30am-4:30pm, $5)
March 30-Apr 3 show               Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis Convention Center ($10)

St. Patricks Day in the Twin Citiesbest parking spots
If you have never gone out to one of the many fine Irish pubs in St. Paul and Minneapolis to celebrate St. Patty's Day, what you are missing is the heated tents. Heated tents are a fine Irish tradition dating back to the early days of Minnesota when the Dakota natives invited Irish settlers into warm teepees to share a beer by the fire.

♣   St. Patrick's Day Events in the Twin Cities - 2011    ♣
St. Patrick lived and died 1600 years ago.
They say he drove the snakes from Ireland. I say there never were any snakes in Ireland. They say that's a metaphor. I say O'.

March 12 -   9am           -  100% Irish For A Day TC 5K, Lake Harriet Bandshell
March 13 -   11am         -  Maple Lake Irish Scamper, Maple Lake
March 13 -   9am           -  St Pat's Irish Traditions 5K run, Como Lake, St Paul
March 13 - 11am-5pm  -  Day of Irish Dance, Irish Music & Dance Association, Landmark Center
March 15 -   7pm          -  Miss Shamrock 2011 crowning
March 17 - 10am-5pm  -  St. Patrick's Day, Irish Music & Dance Association, Landmark Center
March 17 - noon          -   St. Patrick's Day Parade, 4th (at Selby) to 4th & Market (Rice Park), St. Paul
March 17  -  6pm          -   Free Rides - No Fares on buses & light rail from 6pm to the last scheduled trip.
                                            For more info, text FREERIDE to 30364, or call 1-800-FREE RIDES (1-800-373-3743).
March 17 -  6:30pm      -   St. Patrick's Day Parade, Nicollet Mall (from 13th St to 5th St), Minneapolis
                                            followed by the Blarney Blast, Fine Line Cafe, Minneapolis

March 17 - 7:30pm       -   Boiled in Lead, Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis

March 17 - PubsBrit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
                                    3-17  Rattle & Hum (U2 tribute band),
4:30-6:30pm bagpipers
                                 Dubliner Pub Tent Party - 2162 University Av W (Cretin & Vandalia)St Paul
                                    3-17 Irish music all day - Cursed Briars, Reverse Cowboy, Two Tap Trio, Spring-Heeled Jack
                                 Keegan's Irish Pub Tent Party (Locklin Road), 16 University Av NE, Minneapolis
                                     3-17 8am - breakfast, 5pm - Minnesota Police Pipe Band, 5-10pm - Erin Rogue
                                 Kieran's Irish Pub, 600 Hennepin Av S, Suite 170, (6th St & 1st Av N), Mpls
                                     3-17 main room: 
noon-1:45pm Alicia Corbett, 2-5pm Long Straight Forever,
                                             5:30-7:30pm Tim Malloys, 8-11pm Belfast Cowboys, 11:30pm-2am St. Doms

                                     3-17 Titanic Lounge: 
2-4pm Alicia Corbett, 4:30-6.30pm U2 Rattle and Hum,
                                             7-9pm Jud’s New Harmony, 9.30-midnight Troi Atkinson

                                  Kip's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park
                                      3-17 6-10am - Dave Ryan In The Morning, breakfast buffet
                                              Free breakfast for the first 101 to arrive, $5 otherwise
                                              8am bagpipers, 11am-3pm Tim Malloys, 3:30-8pm Glengariff & Robin Fodor,
                                              6pm - bagpipers, 7-8pm Irish Dance Troupe, 9pm-12:30am Irish Karaoke,
                                              9pm-1am Tim Malloys
O’Donovan’s Irish Pub Tent Party, 700 1st Av N, Minneapolis
                                        3-17  Wild Colonial Bhoys, Little of the Ready, MN Pipes & Drums
                                   O'Gara's Bar & Grill Tent Party, 164 Snelling Av N, St Paul (full schedule)
                                        3-17 3pm World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
                                                 3-5pm KQRS's Terri Traen
                                                 The Garage: 3pm - DJ Tiffany Tim, 9:30pm - Bill & Tom Show
                                                 The Tent: 3pm - Jud's New Harmony, 5pm - Michael Handler,
                                                                    7pm Eric Warner & Todd Douglas
                                                 Shamrock Room: 4pm - Mark Stary Duo, 9pm
DJ Tiffany Tim
                                         as well as....
Blarney Pub & Grill - 412 14th Av SE, Minneapolis (Dinkytown)
                                         Claddagh Irish Pub - 7890 Main St N, Maple Grove
                                         Eagle Street Grille - 174 7th St W, St. Paul
Happy Gnome Tent  Party, 498 Selby Av, St. Paul
                                         Liffey Irish Pub - 175 7th St W,  St. Paul  (across from Xcel)
Shamrock's Tent Party - 995 7th St W,  St. Paul 
March 20                        Get Lucky 7k, St. Paul (8am), Minneapolis (10am)
August 12-14                 Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Irish Indeed -
Irish merchandise, dontcha know? - 482 Snelling Av S, St Paul
Irish on Grand - more Irish merchandise, dontcha know? - 1124 Grand Av S, St Paul

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