Twin Cities Calendar for August
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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.

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4  Big Head Todd
5     6   Clint Black
     Marimba Africa
     Poverty Hash
8 9   Sade
Sade - 9 August 2011 Minneapolis
10  Lil Wayne 11  Kellie Pickler
      ZZ Top
12 Candlebox
13  Perseid meteors
      Chris Isaak
Pizza Lucé Block Party
full moon
14   15  President Obama 16 17  Children's Carnival 18  Boyz II Men
      George Clinton
      Lyle Lovett
19  Janet Jackson
      Sek Loso
20  Black Blondie
      Night Owl Bike
      West Bank Music
21  Hippifest
      Lantern Lighting
22  Croon & Swoon

23  Katy Perry
Katy Perry - 9 July 2011 St. Paul
24  Adele
      Return to Forever
      Stevie Nicks


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26 Death Cab for Cutie
     Def Leppard
& Heart

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27  Big Time Rush
      Vikings preseason

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28  Mpls Duathlon

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29 Happy Together

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30  Ke$ha
      President Obama
      Steely Dan

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31 Toby Keith

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Twin Cities Calendar for August  2011
    August 2 walks            National Night Out, Minneapolis - St. Paul
Aug 2, 4, 14,
20, 26, 30
basketball   Minnesota Lynx, Target Center
August 3 Irish Ceili    Chautauqua kick-off, Rauenhorst Ballroom, St. Catherine's (7-9pm, $10)              
August 3-7
fair                Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo
August 4 rock              Big Head Todd & the Monsters, MN Zoo (7pm, $34)
Aug 4-6 country        We Fest, Detroit Lakes ($160+) -- Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Sugarland
Aug 4-14
plays             Fringe Festival, Minneapolis
Aug 5-7 art fair          Uptown Art Fair, Hennepin & Lake, Minneapolis
Aug 5-11, 19-21,
baseball       Saints, Midway Stadium
August 6 country         Clint Black, Orchestra Hall (8pm, $25+) -- here's When I Do
Caribbean   Marimba Africa, West Bank School of Music, Lake Harriet Bandshell  (7:30pm, free) -- last August
blues             Poverty Hash, Turf Club, 1601 University Av, St. Paul (9pm, $6, CD release) -- here's Clap Hands
rock               Styx, Elko Speedway, Elko, MN (9:30pm, $20+) -- here's Come Sail Away
Aug 6-7 art fair          Loring Park Art Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis
art fair          Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
Aug 8-14 fair                 Dakota County Fair, Farmington, MN
August 9 r&b               Sade with John Legend, Target Center (7:30pm, $52+ ) -- here's By Your Side 
August 10 rap                 Lil Wayne, Xcel Center (7pm, $50) -- here's Lollipop 
August 11 country         Kellie Pickler, Cabooze (7pm, $42) -- here's The Best Days of Your Life
              ZZ Top, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton (7:30pm, sold out) -- Sharp Dressed Man
August 12 rock               Candlebox, Myth, Maplewood (8pm, $15) -- here's Far Behind
              Whitesnake, Treasure Island, Prairie Island Mdewakanton (8pm, $40+) -- here's Here I Go Again
Aug 12-13 dance            Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Fail Me Now, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $24+) -- here's FDFMN
Aug 12-14 fair                 Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul (free)
August 13 astro              Perseid meteors peak -- best viewed without tonight's full moon, watch constellation Perseus
              Chris Isaak, State Theatre (8pm, $43) -- here's Wicked Game
music fair      Pizza Lucé Block Party, 3200 Lyndale Av S, Mpls (free, noon-10pm)
Aug 13-14 fair                 Polish Festival, St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis
August 14 fair                 Peace Games, Washburn Fair Oaks Park (across from MIA) (1-5pm, free)
August 15 politics         President Obama, Town Hall meeting, Hannah’s Bend Park, Cannon Falls (1pm)
August 17 kids               Children's Carnival, Harriet Island (11am-1pm)
Aug 17-20 gymnastics   Visa Championships, Xcel Center
August 18 pop                Boyz II Men, MN Zoo (7pm)
funk               George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Cabooze (10pm, $30) -- here's Atomic Dog
Lyle Lovett, Burnsville Arts Center (8pm, $59+) -- here's If I Had A Boat 
Aug 18-20 cajun music  Cajunfest, Northern Lights Casino (11am-10pm, free)
Aug 18-22 fair                 Heritage Days, St. Paul Park -- mud volleyball tournament, arts & crafts, carnival...
August 19 pop                Janet Jackson, Orpheum Theatre (8pm, $68+) -- here's That's The Way Love Goes
Thai rock     Sek Loso, Myth (9pm, $38+) -- here's Koo Tur
Aug 19-20 music fair      SoundTown, Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI ($30+)
                Taste of Maplewood, Goodrich Park, Maplewood (free) -- giant hamster balls, mechanical bull...
Aug 19-Sept 18 play                Oklahoma, Schneider Theater, Bloomington Art Center ($28)
August 20 jazz                 Black Blondie, West Bank School of Music (workshop 2-5pm, concert 7pm, free) -- Marla Singer
art fair           Hmong Arts & Music Festival, Sculpture Park, Marion St., St. Paul (11am-7pm)
bike ride       Night Owl Classic, Upper Landing Park, St. Paul (7pm, $30)
rock tribute  Thin Lizzy birthday tribute, Triple Rock Social Club (9pm, $5)
music fair
    West Bank Music Festival, Cedar Av (2-9:30pm outdoor stage, 9:30pm-close 10 indoor stages; $5)
Aug 20-21 fair                 Greek Festival, St. George GOC Church, 1111 Summit, St. Paul (11am-8pm, 11am-6pm, free)
Aug 20-Oct 2 fair                 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee (weekends)
August 21 70s music      Hippiefest, Weesner Amphitheater, MN Zoo (7:30pm, $63) -- here's Dreamweaver & Disagree
          Japanese Lantern Lighting, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, Como Park (3-9pm, $5) -- preview
August 22 croon jazz     Croon & Swoon, Fine Line Cafe (7pm, $10)
August 23 pop               Katy Perry, Xcel Energy Center (7:30pm, $25+) -- postponed from July 9th -- here's Firework
August 24 pop                Adele, Xcel Center (6:30pm, $30+) -- postponed from May 26th -- here's Rolling In The Deep
               Return to Forever IV & Zappa Plays Zappa, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm, $54) -- here's Señor Mouse
              Stevie Nicks, Mystic Lake (7:30pm, $42+) -- here's Sara
Aug 25-Sept 5
fair                 Minnesota State Fair, State Fairgounds, St. Paul -- the best state fair in the state
August 26 emo rock      Death Cab for Cutie, Roy Wilkins (7:30pm, $35) -- here's You Are A Tourist
              Def Leppard with Heart, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $41+) -- here's Photograph
Aug 26-27
rock               Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Grand Casino Mille Lacs (8pm) -- here's Ever Seen The Rain
                Potato Days, Barnesville, MN -- mashed potato wrestling, potato hunt, potato pancakes...
Aug 26, 28 opera             Come and Sleep, Alchemical Project, Bryant-Lake Bowl (7pm, $12)
Aug 26-28
fair                 Woodbury Days, Ojibway Park, Woodbury
August 27 pop                Big Time Rush, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $35) -- here's Halfway There
easy               Tony Bennett, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton (8pm, $68) -- For Once In My Life
football         Vikings preseason v. Dallas Cowboys, H.H. Humphrey Metrodome (7pm, $23+)
August 28 duathlon      Minneapolis Duathlon, West River Parkway, Minneapolis (7am, $85)
August 29 classic pop   Happy Together Tour, Grandstand, MN State Fair (8pm, $18) -- 2010 at Coney Island
                        >> The Turtles -- Happy Together, Elenore, & It Ain't Me Babe
                       The Association -- Along Comes Mary, Never My Love, & Windy
                       The Grass Roots -- Live For Today, Midnight Confessions, & Two Divided By Love
                       The Buckinghams -- Kind Of A Drag
August 30 rap, electro  Ke$ha, Roy Wilkins (7:30pm, $50) --  here's Tik Tok
       President Obama, American Legion National Convention, Mpls Convention Center (11:55am, private)
rock               Steely Dan, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $45+) -- here's Reelin' In The Years
August 31 country         Toby Keith, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $39+) -- here's How Do You Like Me Now

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The Minnesota State Fair is the glue that holds St. Paul and Minneapolis together as Twin Cities and holds the Twin Cities together with the rest of the state. Attendence continues to increase year by year. It just gets better and batter (corn dogs or pronto pups).

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