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Hey Chicago: Escape from the NATO Summit meetings and hubbub in May.

It's not likely to be winter or road repair this year.

<<    MAY 2012     >>
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4   Movie: Avengers
     Rob Schneider
Avengers movie
5  Cinco de Mayo
   (see May 5-6 below)
     Free Comic Book Day
full moon
7 8    9 10
11  Chickenfoot
     Fishing Opener
     Movie: Dark Shadows
     Movie: The Dictator
12  Eco Logic
      Norm Macdonald
Steve Winwood
13 Mother's Day
14   15  last hard freeze
      Black Keys
16   17  Cranberries
     Eric Church
18  B.B. King
      Marilyn Manson
      Redd Kross
19   George Clinton
       Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Scottish Fair
& Highland Games

      Van Halen
    Van Halen
20  Huey Lewis
  Lyn Lake Fest
Pan Asian Arts
22 23  Nickelback 24   25  Edward Sharpe
& the Magic Zeroes

      Movie: Men in Black 3
26  Preservation
Hall Jazz Band

27   28 Memorial Day
     Veterans Concert
29 30    
31  Flogging Molly
World No Tobacco Day

Twin Cities Calendar for May 2012
May 3-6 fair                     Festival of Nations, RiverCentre, St. Paul
May 4 movie                 The Avengers -- Robert Downey (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America),
                            Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), & Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
comedy              Rob Schneider, Northern Lights Casino -- here's Letterman
May 4-5 ballet                 Dance Festival, Ballet Minnesota, Fitzgerald Theater ($25)
                Kinetic Kitchen, Patrick's Cabaret (7:30pm, $10)
May 5 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.
powwow            Spring Powwow, Great Hall, Coffman Union, Uof M (1-10pm, grand entries 1pm & 7pm)
May 5-6 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)
                           and end at Ada & Cesar Chaves (Cozy Cantina).
show                 Living Green Expo, State Fairgrounds
May 6 fair, parade     May Day (Tree of Life ceremony - festival - parade), Powderhorn Park (1-7pm) -- postponed to 5/13
May 9 film                    Under African Skies, Paul Simon's return to S. Africa, Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Av, Mpls (7pm, $8)
May 10 talk                   Safe Global Youth Travel, Country Cake Cupboard & Cafe, 491 Willow Dr N, Long Lake (4-6pm)
May 11 rock                  Chickenfoot, The Brick, 111-5th St N, Mpls (9pm, $57) -- here's Oh Yeah
               Dark Shadows -- Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp, starring as Barnabas Collins
movie                The Dictator -- Sasha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen "who risked his life
                           to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed"
folk                    Singer-Songwriter Series, Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Av S, Mpls (7:30pm, $10)
                           >> Dan Israel, Kyle Cogger, Joe Roberto, Steve Kaul, & John Rodine
May 11-12 fishing               Minnesota Fishing Opener, Lake Waconia, Waconia (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 12 fashion               Eco Logic, The O'Shaughnessy (7:30pm, $12+)
              Free Admission, History Center, St. Paul (10am-5pm)

comedy              Norm Mcdonald, The Brick, 111-5th St N, Mpls (7pm & 10pm, $35) -- here's a standup mix
                   Steve Winwood, Orpheum Theatre (8pm, $39+) -- here's While You See A Chance
May 13 holiday              Mother's Day
rock                    Daughtry, The Brick, 111-5th St N, Mpls (7:30pm, $53) -- here's September
fair, parade       May Day (Tree of Life ceremony - festival - parade), Powderhorn Park (1-7pm) --postponed from 5/6
classical            Mother’s Day Concert, St. Paul Civic Symphony, Landmark Center (1pm)
May 15 rock                   Black Keys, Target Center (7:30pm, $39+) -- here's Tighten Up
May 17 rock                    Cranberries, The Brick, 111-5th St N, Mpls (8pm, $48) -- here's Zombie
             Eric Church, Target Center (7:30pm, $35+) -- here's Drink In My Hand
Taste of Lakeville, Lakeville Area Arts Center (5-9pm)
May 17-20 art sale              Art on a Line, Northstar Watercolor Society, Fine Arts Center, State Fairgrounds
May 17-20,
baseball            Saints, Midway Stadium
May 18 movie                 Battleship, navy vs. aliens (very nearly about the Hasbro game) -- Taylor Kitsch & Brooklyn Decker
blues                  B.B. King, State Theatre (8pm, $52+) -- here's The Thrill Is Gone
                 Marilyn Manson, Myth, Maplewood (9pm, $50)
rock                    Redd Kross, Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Av S, Mpls (9pm, $15) -- here's Annie's Gone
May 18-20 art tour              Art-a-Whirl, NEMAA, various NE Mpls locations
dance                 TU Dance, Cowles Center ($28)
May 19 funk                   George Clinton, The Brick (8pm, $30) -- here's Atomic Dog 
                   Jeremy Messersmith, Fitzgerald Theater (8pm, $25) -- here's Tatooine 
                  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Treasure Island (8pm, $65+, Sold Out) -- here's Free Bird
          Princess Bride Drinking Game (& Reading), Byant-Lake Bowl, Mpls (9:30pm, $12)
            Reba McEntire, Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater -- here's Fancy
Scottish Fair & Highland Games, Dakota County Fairgrounds (9am-5:30pm, $15)
rock                   Semisonic, OLL Blast Block Party, Our Lady of the Lake, 2411 Commerce Blvd, Mound (6pm, $35)
rock                   Van Halen with Kool &the Gang, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $50+) -- here's You Really Got Me
May 19-20 food                   Grill Fest, 5th Av S & 6th St S & Portland Av S (1-5pm, $35) -- samples & demonstrations
comic books
Springcon, MCBA, Grandstand, State Fairgrounds (10am-5pm) 
May 20 rock                   Huey Lewis & the News, Mystic Lake Casino ($39+) -- here's Stuck With You
fair                     Lyn Lake Street Festival, Lyndale & Lake, Minneapolis
fair                     Pan Asian Arts Festival, Pan Asian Arts Alliance, Landmark Center, St. Paul (noon-5pm, free)
May 20, 24, 26 basketball        Lynx, Target Center -- The 2011 Champions Minnesota Lynx return to the Target Center (highlights)
May 23
rock                   Nickelback, Target Center (6pm, $50+) -- here's Far Away 
May 24 fair                     East Side Pride, American Indian Magnet School, 1075 E 3rd St, St. Paul (5-7pm, free)
May 25 pop                     Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, Mpls (6pm, $35) -- here's Home
      LMFAO, Target Center  (7pm, $35) -- here's Party Anthem
                Men in Black III -- Will Smith (J), Tommy Lee Jones (K), Rip Torn (Zed), & Emma Thompson (Oh)
May 25-27 block party       Memory Lanes Block Party, Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Av S, Mpls
May 26 jazz                     Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Orchestra Hall (8pm, $25+) -- here's Tailgate Ramble
May 28
holiday              Memorial Day
music, benefit   Veterans Aid Concert, Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis (5:30pm, $10))
May 29-
June 3
kids                    Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, Ordway Center  ($5)
May 30-
June 3
play                    10Fest - 10 minute play festival, Bedlam Community, Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S 4th St, Mpls
May 31 Celtic punk      Flogging Molly, The Brick (8:30pm, $35) -- here's Drunken Lullabies
               No Tobacco Day, World Health Organization
art sale
             Unboxed, Sandbox Theatre benefit, CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd NE #2, Mpls (6:30pm, $35)

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