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It may be winter and it may be road construction season -- It snowed on May 28 in 1965.

Lots of classic rock this month -- here's just the
Classic Rock for 2011

<<    MAY 2011     >>
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  May Day Fair 2 Chaos Fashion
   Paul Simon
4  Jackson Browne
5 Cinco de Mayo
   (see May 6-7 below)
6    Movie: Thor 7    Colin Hay
      Fattenin' Frogs
      Free Comic Book Day
      Lewis Black
8   Dalai Lama
     Sheryl Crow

9 10 11  12 Bob Seger
     Taste of Lakeville
13  Chicago
      Fishing Opener
14  Scottish Fair
& Highland Games

      Tim McGraw
15  Lyn Lake Fest 16   17  Cars 18   19  Robert Cray 20  Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 21  Death Cab For Cutie
      Diane Jarvi & Dan Newton
  Princeton Swap
22    23
full moon 
24 25 26  Adele
      Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2
      Tree Party
27   Jimmy Eat World
28  Arctic Monkeys
      Doobie Brothers
      93X Fest
29  Grand Asian Concert
      Rock Stock
30 Memorial Day 31     

Twin Cities Calendar for May  2011
  May 1 fair, parade     May Day (Tree of Life ceremony - festival - parade), Powderhorn Park (1-7pm)
May 2 fashion show   Chaos - Evolution of Fashion, Minneapolis Community and Technical College (7pm, free)
                   Paul Simon, Minneapolis Convention Center (7:30pm, $52+) -- here's 
Graceland (see May 3rd)
          St. Catherine String Chamber Orchestra Concert, Our Lady of Victory Chapel, St. Kate's (7:30pm, free)
May 3 folk                    Paul Simon, First Avenue (7pm, $52) -- here's You Can Call Me Al (see May 2nd)
May 4 rock                  Jackson Browne - Acoustic, State Theatre (7:30pm, $54+) (Guac fund) -- here's Load Out-Stay
                           >> "When that last guitar's been packed away, you know that I still want to play,
                           so just make sure you've got it all set to go,before you come for my piano."
May 5-8 fair                    Festival of Nations, RiverCentre, St. Paul
May 6
reggae rock     Slightly Stoopid, First Avenue mainroom (7:30pm, $25) -- here's Closer To The Sun
               Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins) -- here's the trailer
May 6-7 fair                    Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Cesar Chavez Street,  St. Paul (Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 9-6pm)
                           >> The Cinco de Mayo Parade is  May 7 from 10am-noon, starting at Plato & Wabasha (Holiday Station)
                           and end at Ada & Cesar Chaves (Cozy Cantina).
ballet                 Dance Festival, Fitzgerald Theater ($26) -- featuring Don Quixote & The Sorcerer's Apprentice
May 6-8 art tour              St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, various upper St. Croix locations (map) (Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, sun 10am-5pm)
                            >> Robert Briscoe, Linda Christianson, Guillermo Cuellar, Connee Mayerson, Jeff Oestreich,
                            Will Swanson, & Richard Vincent
May 7 rock                   Colin Hay, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $27) -- here's Overkill from Scrubs
blues                  Fattenin' Frogs - Robert Johnson Birthday, Palmers Bar, 500 Cedar Av S, Mpls (9pm, $5) -- KC Stomp

comic books
Free Comic Book Day, Big Brain & Comic Book College in Minneapolis,
                           The Source in Falcon Heights, Midway Books & Uncle Svens in St. Paul,
                           and other locations for a bag of free comic books.
comedy              Lewis Black - In God We Rust, State Theatre (8pm, $40+) -- here's America Isn't #1
May 7-8 show                  Living Green Expo, Grandstand, State Fairgrounds
fair                     Shepherd's Harvest Sheep & Wool Fest, Washington Co. Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo -- sheer fun.
May 8
rock, folk          Sheryl Crow, Mayo Civic Center (7:30pm, $52) -- here's Soak Up The Sun  (also May 7 Mpls Conven.)
choral music
St. Catherine Choral Society - Ashes of Roses, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St Catherine's (3pm, $10)
May 8-9 spiritual            Dalai Lama, One Heart - One Mind - One Universe, Northrop Auditorium ($35+)
                            >> His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama advocates:
•  basic human values and ethics for human happiness
•  inter-religious harmony
•  welfare of the Tibetan people
May 11-14 sale                    YMCA Garage Sale, Merchandise Mart, State Fairgrounds
May 11-15 plays                  Ten-Minute Play Festival - 10 x10, Bedlam Theatre, Capri Theater, 2027 W Broadway, Mpls
May 12 rock                   Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $69) -- here's Turn The Page
             Retrorama, History Center (7-10pm, $15) -- Christopher Straub, Danielle Everine, Samantha Rei,
                           Heather Luca, & Sarah White
Taste of Lakeville, Lakeville Area Arts Center (5-9pm)
choral music    
Women's Choir - Collage, Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium, St Catherine's (8pm, free)
May 12-15 horse show       FASH Horse Show, Warner Coliseum, State Fairgrounds
Urban Birding Festival, St. Paul Audubon Society, multiple locations
May 13 rock                   Chicago, Mystic Lake Casino (8pm, $67, sold out) -- here's 25 or 6 to 4
May 13-14 fishing               Minnesota Fishing Opener, Lake Pokegama, Grand Rapids (map)
                            >> The Governor's Fishing Opener has been a state tradition since 1948 or 1951.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty caught 2 saugers & 2 walleyes in 2010 after several unsuccessful years.
Gov. Jesse Ventura caught 2 northern pike in 1999.
Gov. Arne Carlson did not catch a fish in eight fishing openers.
May 13-15 art sale              Art on a Line, Northstar Watercolor Society, Fine Arts Center, State Fairgrounds
May 14 fair                     Scottish Fair & Highland Games, Dakota County Fairgrounds (9am-5:30pm)
country             Tim McGraw, Xcel Center (7pm, $30+) -- here's Live Like You Were Dying
rock                   Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Beethoven's Last Night, Mystic Lake Casino (all day, $67) -- here's Requiem
May 14-15 car auction       Classic Car Auction, State Fairground Grandstand
fair                      Psychic Fair, Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Av S, Mpls -- jewelry, readings
play                    Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, Pantages Theatre ($42+) -- here's a review
May 15 fair                      Lyn Lake Street Fest, Lyndale & Lake Street (noon-7pm)
May 17 rock                    The Cars, First Avenue (7pm, $50) -- here's Drive
May 19 blues                  Robert Cray, Pantages Theatre (7:30pm, $35) -- here's Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
May 20
movie                 Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides (Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz) -- here's the trailer
May 20-21 skating              Roseville Open, Roseville Skating Center
May 20-22 art tour              Art-a-Whirl, NEMAA, various NE Mpls locations
ballet                 Cinderella, St. Paul City Ballet, Pearson Theater, Concordia University, St. Paul
kids                    Lego KidsFest, Minneapolis Convention Center ($18+)
May 20 -
June 12
play                    Twelve Angry Men, Black Box Theater, Bloonington Civic Theatre ($18)
May 21 rock                   Death Cab For Cutie, First Avenue mainroom (6pm, $32 sold out) -- here's A Lack of Color
                   Diane Jarvi & Dan Newton, Riverview Wine Bar, 3753 42nd Av S, Mpls (8pm, $13) -- here's To The Sea
swap meet
Princeton Swap Meet, Princeton Fairgrounds (8am-7pm)
R & B                 Usher, Target Center (7:30pm, $30+) -- here's Nice & Slow
fair                      WaterFest, Lake Phalen Pavilion (10am-2pm, free)
May 21-22 comic books     Springcon, MCBA, Grandstand, State Fairgrounds (10am-5pm) -- guests include Howard Chaykin,
                            Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Patrick Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Tom Nguyen, Denny O’Neil, & Gail Simone
art fair               
Wayzata Art Experience, downtown Wayzata
May 26
pop                     Adele, First Avenue (6:30pm, $33 sold out) -- postponed to Aug 24 - Xcel -- here's Rolling In The Deep
                Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jack Black) -- here's the trailer
western              Tree Party, Kitty Kat Club (9pm) -- here's 7-Shot Symphony
May 27 rock                   Jimmy Eat World, First Avenue mainroom (6pm, $25) -- here's Sweetness
rock                   Styx, Jackpot Junction (8pm, $17+) -- here's Lady
May 28
rock                   93X Fest - Godsmack, Puddle of Mudd, Queensryce, & more; Midway Stadium (1pm, $48)
                  Arctic Monkeys, First Avenue (6pm, $25 sold out) -- here's Brianstorm
                  Doobie Brothers, Treasure Island (8pm, $38+) -- here's Black Water
May 28-30 block party      Memory Lanes Block Party, 26th E & 26th S, Mpls -- Mark Mallman, Split Lip Rayfield, In Defence, ...
                           >> Here's last year's Celebrity Dunk Tank
May 29 asian music      Grand Asian Concert, Grand Casino Hinkley (6pm, $27)
                  KQRS Rock Stock - Styx, Cheap Trick, Badfinger, Lamont Cranston, Midway Stadium ($45)
            Soundset, Canterbury Park, Shakopee (11am, $38) -- Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Slaughterhouse,
                           Brother Ali, Doomtree, Evidence x Rakaa-Iriscience, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Blueprint, Grieves & Budo,
                           Zion I & The Grouch, Sab The Artist, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Edan, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis,
                           Looptroop Rockers, Rubberoom, Soulcrate Music, 2Mex, Mr. Gene Poole, Qwazaar, Longshot, Mally,
                           Desdamona, Duenday, Midwest Konnect, Rocky Diamonds, Stage One, Shortkut, Noam The Drummer,
                           Exile, Maseo, Skeme Richards, Kid Cut Up & Espada. Here's Atmosphere with Sunshine from 2009.
May 30
holiday             Memorial Day

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