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.
The Art Fairs have intensive advanced waiting lists and competitions; they should be called Art Superiors.

<<    AUGUST 2013     >>
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 Emeli Sandé
Equity Law

2  Blackfish
Weird Al

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs
4   Lt. Dan Band

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs
5   6   ZZ Top

ZZ Top at Myth on August 6th

9   Planes

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul
10 Billy Currington

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul 
12  Perseid meteors 13 14  Summer Slaughter

19  Ke$ha
 Ke$ha at the Myth in Maplewood on August 19th

full moon  

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25  Mpls Duathlon
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27 Depeche Mode
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28  Cat Videos
      Diana Ross

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29  football
Vikings & Gophers football
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31  Alabama
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Twin Cities Calendar for August  2013
July 31-Aug 4 fair                Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo
August 1 soul               Emeli Sandé, Pantages Theatre (8pm, $30) -- here's Next To Me (36 million hits)
civil rights
  Marriage Equity law takes effect
                       >> Twin Cities Weddings general information
                       >> Como Park weddings, St. Paul
Midnight Mass Marriage Madness, Patrick's Cabaret (July 31st 10:30pm, free) -- poster 
Aug 1-3 country         We Fest, Detroit Lakes ($124+) -- Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eric Church
Aug 1-11 plays             Fringe Festival, Minneapolis -- 176 shows at 16 venues & here's an Introduction 
Aug 1-18 acrobatics    Circus Juventas, 1270 Montreal Avenue‚ St. Paul ($17+)
Aug 1, 9-15,
19-25, 31
baseball       Saints, Midway Stadium 
August 2 film                Blackfish - orca Tilikum inside Sea World, Lagoon Cinema, Uptown, Minneapolis -- trailer
        Glamorama, State Theatre (8pm, $75+) -- featuring Sheryl Crow & Cirque du Soleil
Aug 2-4 fair                Canadian Days, Little Canada  
water ski      Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament, Trophy Lake Estates III Ski Club, Center City, MN
art fair          Uptown Art Fair, Hennepin & Lake, Minneapolis 
Aug 2-8 film                Act of Killing, Lagoon Cinema, Uptown, Minneapolis ($10) -- here's the trailer
                       >> documentary about a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes
                       Q&A with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer (in person, Aug 2 - after the 7pm & 10pm shows)
Aug 2, 4, 8,
16, 18, 24, 31
basketball   Minnesota Lynx, Target Center 
August 3 comedy         Weird Al Yankovic, Mystic Lake CasinoMdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm) -- here's Amish Paradise
Aug 3-4 art fair          Loring Park Art Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis
art fair          Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
Aug 3, 5, 7-9 dance            Katharine Hawthorne - Analog, Fringe Festival, Southern Theater ($12 + $4 button)
August 4 singer            Hong Ngoc, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm, $27) -- her show
benefit           LT. Dan Band Concert for Local Hero CPL. Mark Litynski, Pantages Theatre (7pm, $40+)
Aug 5-11 fair                 Dakota County Fair, Farmington, MN
August 6 walks            National Night Out, Minneapolis - St. Paul
rock               ZZ Top, Myth, Maplewood (6:30pm, $55) -- here's Sharp Dressed Man
Aug 8-10 fair                 Lakefront Days, Lakefront Park, Prior Lake -- Art in the Park (Aug 10 noon-6pm)
August 9 football         Minnesota Valkyrie v.LA Temptation, Target Center (9pm, $18+) -- here's a 2011 game
folk                 Peter Wolf Crier, Turf Club, St. Paul (8pm, $10) -- here's Down (pronounced Dah-hown)
movie             Planes, an animated Disney Cars-like movie (Boats is in development) -- here's a trailer

        Vikings pre-season v. Texans, Metrodome (7pm)
              Yes, Mystic Lake Casino,
Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm, $45+) -- here's Roundabout 
Aug 9-11 fair                  Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul (free)
music, camp  Summer Set, Somerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WI ($100+)
August 10 country          Billy Currington, Cabooze, Minneapolis (7pm, $25) -- here's People Are Crazy 
films, music
   Square Lake Festival, 13359 Partridge Road N, north of Stillwater (2:30pm-midnight)
Aug 10-11 fair                  Polish Festival, St. Anthony Main, Minneapolis
Aug 10, 24, 31 basketball     Minnesota Mist (bikini basketball), Green Central Gym, 3416 4th Av S, Minneapolis (4pm)
Aug 11-12 astronomy      Perseid meteors (constellation Perseus)
August 14 film                  Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Take-Up Productions, Trylon microcinema (7pm, $8, trailer )
metal               Summer Slaughter, Cabooze (3:20-10pm, $29+) -- Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders,
                         Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, Aeon, Rings of Saturn...
Aug 15-17 cajun music    Cajunfest, Northern Lights Casino (11am-10pm, free)
August 16 movie               The Butler (the White House during 8 presidencies), starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey,
                          Robin Williams as Ike, John Cusack as Nixon, Alan Rickman & Jane Fonda (the Reagans) - trailer
movie               Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, & Jim Carrey - trailer
Aug 16-18
powwow          Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Prior Lake ($5)
                          >> Host drums: Mazakute, Nebraska & Wahpekute, South Dakota
Grand entries: Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm, & Sun 1pm
August 17 fair                   Art and Jazz Festival, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Burnsville (noon, free)
bike ride         Night Owl Classic, Upper Landing Park, St. Paul (7pm, $30)
Aug 17-Sep 29 fair                   Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee (weekends)
August 19 electro-rap     Ke$ha, Myth, Maplewood (6:30pm, $55) -- here's C'Mon
Aug 22-Sep 2 fair                   Minnesota State Fair, State Fairgrounds, St. Paul ($12) -- the best state fair in the state (new foods)
                         >> Discount tickets ($9) July 7-Aug 21 at the State Fair, Cub Foods, & Coffman Union 
Aug 23-25 fair                   Woodbury Days, Ojibway Park, Woodbury (map)
Aug 24-25 fair                   Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah, downtown Henderson, MN (map)  -- preview 
August 25 duathlon         Minneapolis Duathlon, West River Parkway, Minneapolis (7am) 
August 27 electro pop     Depeche Mode, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7:30pm, $60+) -- here's Enjoy The Silence
astronomy       Neptune at Opposition, our farthest planet is closest to Earth & Sun illuminated (telescope)
August 28 videos              Cat Video Festival, Grandstand, MN State Fair (7pm, $10)
Motown           Diana Ross, Orpheum Theatre (8pm, $45+) -- here's Reflections 
August 29 football            Minnesota Gophers v. UNLV, TCF Bank Stadium (6pm)
football            Vikings pre-season v. Titans, Metrodome (7pm)
Aug 30-31 dance               Maria Gomez Dance Group, Patrick's Cabaret (8pm)
August 31 country            Alabama, Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater, Hinckley MN (8pm, $39+)
comedy            Lisa Lampanelli,
Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm)

Minnesota State Fair
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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