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1   Keri Noble
2  Spiderman 2
The Amazing Spider-man 2, May 2
Cinco de Mayo
    Free Comics
    Mr. Civil Rights
4     May Day
Pan Asian Arts
5 6   7   8   Fishing opener
     Saints opener
     Vikings Draft
Saints opening night
9   Chef  
     Lewis Black
Lewis Black at the State Theatre on May 9th
10  Craftstravaganza
      Let My People Go
11 Mother's Day
Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure  Mother's Day
12   13   

full moon  
15  last hard freeze
     Taste of Lakeville

16 Haley Bonar
     Louis Anderson
17  Huey Lewis
20  Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga at Xcel Center, May 20th
21   22   23  X-Men 7

full moon 

25   Soundset

Soundset, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
26 Memorial Day
27 28   

30   Girl Germs

31  Beer Festival
      Jay Leno
      Poor Nobodys
Jay Leno at Grand Casino Mille Lacs on May 31st
World No Tobacco Day

Twin Cities Calendar for May 2014
May 1 singer-writer    Keri Noble, Varsity Theater (8pm, $25)
May 1-4 art                      Art in Bloom, Minneapolis Art Institute
Festival of Nations, RiverCentre, St. Paul ($14)
May 2 movie                 Amazing Spider-man 2 - stars Andrew Garfield
lecture               Change Your Brain by Dr. Richard Davidson, Continuing Education Center, UofM - St. Paul (7pm, $20)
classical            Osmo Vänskä & Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, Northrop, UofM (8pm, $35+)
May 2-3 dance                 Dance Festival, featuring Coppélia, O'Shaughnessy ($30)
May 2-4 comic con         Wizard World Comic Con, Mpls Convention Center  ($40+ & autographs & photo ops)
                            >> Karen Gillan, Brighton Sharbino, Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Robert Englund, & James Marsters
                            >> Neal Adams, Mike Grell, Ethan Van Sciver, Bob Layton, Barry Kitson, Kevin Maguire, & more
May 3 parade, fair      Cinco de Mayo, Cesar Chavez Street (between Robert St & Hwy 52), St. Paul (9am-6pm)
comic books
Free Comic Book Day, Big Brain & Comic Book College in Minneapolis, The Source in Roseville,
                            Midway Books in St. Paul, and other locations for a bag of free comic books.
film                     Mr. Civil Rights - Thurgood Marshall, Ted Mann Concert Hall, UofM-west bank (7:30pm, free)
awareness         No Kill - Walk For Animals, International Bazaar, State Fairgrounds (8am-3pm)
classical            University Symphony Orchestra Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Northrop, UofM (8pm, free ticket)
horse racing     Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
May 4
parade, fair      May Day, Powderhorn Park (1-7pm, free)
dance, music    Pan Asian Arts Festival, Landmark Center, St. Paul (noon-5pm, free)
May 5, 18,
24, 30
basketball        Lynx, Target Center
May 8-9
comedy             Gabriel Iglesias, Treasure Island Casino (8pm, $45+)
May 8, 10 football            Viking Draft Weekend, Minneapolis Convention Center ($10+)
                           >>  The Vikings have the 8th pick in the 1st round
May 8-11 fishing               Minnesota Fishing Opener, Brainerd Lakes & Grand View Lodge (maps, fishing maps)
                            >> The Governor's Fishing Opener has been a state tradition since 1948 or 1951.
                                        Gov. Mark Dayton was unsuccessful in 2011 & 2012 but caught a walleye in 2013.
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 8-9,
15-18, 22-25
baseball            Saints, Midway Stadium
May 9 movie                Chef (comedy) - Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Robert Downey Jr...
comedy             Lewis Black, State Theatre (8pm, $40+, fan club) -- on Broadway
May 9-10 comedy             Gabriel Iglesias, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch, MN (8pm, $45+)  
May 10
craft fair            Craftstravaganza, Progress Center, State Fairgrounds (10am-5pm, free)
blues                  Davina and The Vagabonds, Patrick's Cabaret, Minneapolis (8:30pm, $10)
choral                Let My People Go (underground railroad), Oratorio Society, Hamline Methodist  (7:30pm, $20+)
May 11 holiday              Mother's Day
holiday              Statehood Day, Minnesota Capitol
walk, benefit     Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Mall of America rotunda (6am registration, 9am 5K walk)
May 15
food                    Taste of Lakeville, Lakeville Area Arts Center (5-9pm)
May 16 music, benefit   Attractive Nuisance, Crooked Pint, 501 Washington Av S, Minneapolis (6pm, $20)
                            >> Noisy Withdrawal, the Abdomen, Bluff Country, & Uncommon Roots
singer-writer    Haley Bonar, Varsity Theater (9pm, $15) -- here's Last War & Candy Machine Gun
             Louis Anderson, Treasure Island Casino,
Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch, MN (6pm, $25+)
amusement        Valley Fair opens, 1 Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee
May 16-18 art tour             Art-a-Whirl, NEMAA, various NE Mpls locations
May 17 pop                    Huey Lewis and the News, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake (8pm, $54+)
fashion              Katwalk - Fathom, O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University (7:30pm, $13) -- sustainable fashion
May 17-18 comic books     Springcon, State Fairgrounds (10am-5pm, $12)
May 20 pop                     Lady Gaga, Xcel Center (7:30pm, $37+)
grunge metal    Seether, Myth, Maplewood (7:30pm, $20)
May 23 movie                 X-Men: Days of Future Past - Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry,
                            Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, & Ian McKellen.
May 23-25 anime                Animinneapolis, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet, Minneapolis  ($50)
May 25 hip-hop             Soundset, Canterbury Park, Shakopee (11am-8:30pm, $46) 
                            >> free water, bring a backpack, bring sunscreen, bring a camera (no removeable lenses)

              Indy 500, Indianapolis, IN
May 26 holiday              Memorial Day
powwow            Pow Wow, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN (noon, free)
May 30 rock                   Girl Germs, First Avenue (7pm, $10)
May 31 drinks                Beer Festival, 10th & Hennepin Av, Minneapolis (5-9pm, $30+)
comedy              Jay Leno, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of  Ojibwe, 
Onamia, MN (7pm, $49+)
dating                Nerds at Heart, Billy's on Grand, 857 Grand Av, St. Paul (4pm, $30) -- Silver Surfer & Band Camp theme
health                No Tobacco Day, World Health Organization
folk, jazz            The Poor Nobodys - album release, Cedar Cultural Center (8pm, $12)  -- here's Dekr
blues                  Sena Ehrhardt, Famous Dave's, Calhoun Square (9pm, $7)
fair                     WaterFest, Lake Phalen Pavilion (11am-4pm, free)

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