Twin Cities Calendar for September
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In September the Minnesota State Fair wanes. The Minnesota Vikings will return. And it's booya season.
The United Nations votes whether to recognize Palestine. DC Comics launches 1st issues.
Watch for school buses and their riders.

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1  Vikings preseaon

Minnesota State Fair
2  Frank Caliendo

Minnesota State Fair
3  Carrie Underwood

Minnesota State Fair 
4    Blondie

Minnesota State Fair
5  Labor Day
    Train & Maroon 5

Minnesota State Fair
6 7  Blink 182 8 Ed Asner as FDR 10  Lyn-Lake Oktoberfest
      Monarch Fest
      Rubber Soul
      Tommy Emmanuel
11  9-11 ten year anniversary
      Cowles Center
      Kingdom of Survival
      St. Paul Bike Tour
      Standing Together
Tenth anniversary of 9-11

full moon
13   14  Foo Fighters 15  Loverboy 16  Envision Artopia
      Lindsey Buckingham
      M. Jackson Tribute
17  Gordon Lightfoot
      Lowry Harvest
      Meatloaf Supper
      Tiffany Bottoms
18   Mpls Bike Tour
19   John Hiatt
20  Dark Side of the Universe 21 22
23  Fall starts
24 Beer Fest
     John Oliver
25  Booya (see below)
26 27 28  Rosh Hashanah
29  Colbie Caillat 30  Agassi, McEnroe,
Courier, Chang
     Bill Cosby
     Peter Frampton

Twin Cities Calendar for September  2011
  September 1 football           Vikings preseason v. Houston Texans, H.H. Humphrey Metrodome (7pm, $23+)
September 1-5 fair                   Minnesota State Fair, Fairgounds, St. Paul -- the best state fair in the state
September 2 comedy            Frank Caliendo, Treasure Island, Prairie Island Mdewakanton (8pm, $50+) -- here's Impressions
September 2, 8 basketball      Minnesota Lynx, Target Center
September 3 country, pop  Carrie Underwood, Mystic Lake Casino (8pm, $68+) -- here's a preview & Just A Dream
                Weezer, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $35) -- here's Island In The Sun
September 4 punk                Blondie, Mystic Lake (7pm, $24) -- here's a preview & Heart of Glass / 11:59
hot rods          Messaround, Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Av S, Mpls (free, 10am-5pm) -- here's a 2010 ad
September 5 holiday           Labor Day
rock                Train & Maroon 5, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $37+) -- here's Hey Soul Sister
September 7 punk               Blink 182 & My Chemical Romance, Xcel Center (7pm, $29+) -- here's I Miss You & Teenagers
Sept 8-11 jazz funk         Shangri-La with Wookiefoot & 27 other bands, Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, MN (near Albert Lea)
September 9 play                Ed Asner as FDR, Fitzgerald Theater (7pm, $39) -- here's a preview
Sept 9-11 music fair       Concrete and Grass, Mears Park, St. Paul (Fri starting at 5:30pm, Sat & Sun 1pm)
fair                  Watermelon Festival, Kellogg Park, Kellogg, MN
Sept 9-11, 13-18,
22-25, 29-Oct 2
play                August: Osage County, Park Square Theatre, St. Paul ($25+) -- original cast prologue
Sept 9-11, 15-18,
22-25, 29-Oct 2
play                Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon, Black Box Theater , Bloomington Art Center ($18)
September 10 fair                  Lyn-Lake Oktoberfest, Herkimer, Lyndale & 29th, Mpls (1-10pm, free)
nature            Monarch Festival, Lake Nokomis (10am-4pm, free)
          Rubber Soul -Beatles tribute, Maplewood Performing Arts, Maplewood Center (7:30pm, $24) -- Help
            Tommy Emmanuel, Burnsville Arts Center (8pm, $40) -- here's his Here Comes The Sun
                        >> Outstanding acoustic guitar... I'm guessing he learned guitar by imitating bands on the radio.
Sept 10-11 art fair            Fall into the Arts Festival, Centennial Lakes Park, Edina (Fri 10am,-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm)
September 11 time                 9-11 ten year anniversary
biking            Bike Tour, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul (7:15am, $38)
opening         Cowles Center for Dance (formerly Shubert Theater), 528 Hennepin Av S (11am-5pm, free) -- info
                Kingdom of Survival, Parkway Theater (7pm, $8) -- here's the trailer
memorial       Standing Together, 9-11 Anniversary, State Capitol mall (2-4pm, free) -- here's a PSA
Sept 11, 15-17,
22-24, 29-Oct 1
play                Zafira the Olive Oil Warrior, Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis ($18)
Sept 13-17 comedy          Maria Bamford, Acme Comedy Co., 708 N 1st St, Mpls ($15+) -- here's Maria at the Laugh Factory
Sept 13, 20, 27 guitar             Peter Lang, Turf Club, St. Paul (9pm, $8)
September 14 rock                Foo Fighters, Xcel Center (7pm, $35) -- here's Pretender
September 15 rock                Loverboy, Treasure Island, Prairie Island Mdewakanton (8pm, $25) -- here's Turn Me Loose
Sept 15-17 junk sale        Junk Bonanza, Canterbury Park, Shakopee ($8)
September 16 fashion           Envision Artopia fashion show, Graves 601 Hotel 5th Floor Ballroom (9pm, $25)
metal rock     Hairball, Myth, Maplewood (8pm, $20)
rock                Lindsey Buckingham from Fleetwood Mac, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $44+) -- here's Trouble
pop                 Michael Jackson Tribute, Cabooze (9:30pm, $15)
Sept 16-18 pow-wow       Mahkato wacipi, Dakota Wokisuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park), Mankato, MN
Sept 16-19 horse show    4H Horse Show, State Fairgrounds
September 17 folk                 Gordon Lightfoot, State Theatre (8pm, $49+) -- here's Sundown & Edmund Fitzgerald
fair                  Lowry Avenue Harvest Festival, Lowry & Penn Av, Mpls (11am-5pm, free) -- info
food, dance   Meatloaf Supper & Street Dance, Prairie Home, Fitzgerald Theater (4:45pm, $32+)
bird watch    Tiffany Bottoms Train Ride, Tiffany Wildlife Area, Durand, WI -- here's Whistle Stops
Sept 17-18 art fair           Lakeville Art Festival, Lakeville Area Arts Center, Lakeville
Sept 17-Oct 30 fair                  Sever's Fall Festival and Corn Maze, Shakopee (11am-6pm) -- hotline 952-974-5000, coupon
                        >> Hay rides, straw bale maze, pumpkin sling, giant slide, petting zoo, & live music.
September 18 biking            Bike Tour, Parade Field near Sculpture Gardens, Minneapolis (7:30am, $40)
         Vikings v.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, H.H. Humphrey Metrodome (noon, $23+)
September 19 rock                John Hiatt, Guthrie Theater (7:30pm, $40+) -- here's Have A Little Faith
metal              Weedeater, Triple Rock Social Club (8pm, $16) -- here's Bull
September 20 physics           Dark Side of the Universe, Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center, U of M (7pm, free) 
September 21 holiday          International Day of Peace
September 23
time                 Fall begins
Sept 23-24 comedy           Courtney McLean Is not as Obsessed With Sex as one might think, Bryant-Lake Bowl (10pm, $15)
                 Festa Italiana, Harriet Island (Fri 3-9pm, Sat 9am-9pm; free)
                         >> First annual Italian festival features food from 14 Italian restaurants, music on 2 stages,
                         bocce ball tournament, Italian-American history, & Gondola Romantica (
Mississippi gondola rides)
Sept 23-25 fair                   FallFest, St. John's Catholic Church, 835 2nd Av NW, New Brighton
September 24 pop tribute     Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond tribute, Maplewood Community Center (7:30pm, $20)
        Beer Fest, 4th St S & Portland Av, Mpls (5-9pm, $40)
Irish dance
    Feis, River Centre (9-4pm, free) -- jigs (
light, slip, & treble), reel, hornpipe, & traditional -all levels
          John Oliver, Pantages Theatre (7pm, $35) -- here's an Emmy interview
Sept 24-25 art tour           Eden Prairie Art Crawl, various locations
fair                   Parish Festival, Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul
art fair             St. Croix Art Festival, Phipps Center, Hudson, WI
Sept 24-Nov 6 play                 Burial at Thebes, Guthrie Theater ($24+)
September 25 foodish            Booya, B-Dale Club, 2100 N Dale, Roseville -- what's a Booya?
foodish            Booya, Concordia Lutheran Church, 255 W Douglas St, South St. Paul (11am-1pm)
foodish            Booya, North St. Paul Firefighters, Casey Lake Park, North St. Paul (11am-2pm, $4)
foodish            Booya, St. Francis de Sales, Highland Park Pavillion, St. Paul (11:30am-3:30pm)
foodish            Booya, St. Gregory Catholic Church, North Branch, MN (11:30am-2pm)
football           Vikings v. Detroit Lions, H.H. Humphrey Metrodome (noon, $23+)
September 28
holiday           Rosh Hashanah
September 29 pop                  Colbie Caillat, First Avenue (6pm, $25) -- here's Realize & Bubbly
September 30
tennis              Agassi, McEnroe, Courier, Chang; Target Center (7:30pm, $37+)
comedy           Bill Cosby, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester (8pm, $51) -- here's Dentists
rock                 Peter Frampton, State Theatre (8pm, $48+) -- here's Do You Feel Like We Do 
Sept 30-Oct 1 play                 Thrive, Patrick's Cabaret (8pm, $20)

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