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1     May Day
23  Wording Out4  Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney at Target Center, May 4-5
5   Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney at Target Center, May 4-5
6    Captain America 3: Civil War
      Tony Bennett

Captain America 3: Civil War
Cinco de Mayo
    Free Comics

  Mother's Day

Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure  Mother's Day
9 10   11   12   Fishing opener
 Governor's Fishing Opener
13    14   Katwalk
       Kenny Rogers

       Pan Asian Arts
15  last hard freeze 16   17  Toxicology

19   Saints opener

Saints opening night
20   Edward Sharpe
       Evolution of Opera
21  Beatles tribute
      Gregg Allman
      Heart & Joan Jett

full moon
23   Beatles - In My Life

 Beyoncé at TCF Stadium, Minneapolis
24   25   26   27  Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan at Mystic Lake Casino, May 27th 
28   Aretha Franklin

29   Soundset

Soundset, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
30  Memorial Day

Twin Cities Calendar for May 2016

Sunday, May 1

MayDay parade & festival, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis (parade at noon)

Powwow & Craft Fair, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Onamia, MN (10am-7pm, free)

St. Catherine Choral Society Spring Concert, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 515 S. Albert Street, St. Paul (3pm, $10)

The Who, Target Center (7:30pm, $40+)

Tuesday, May 3

Wording Out, Northrop (6:30pm, free)

Wednesday, May 4
Paul McCartney at Target Center, May 4-5
May 4-5: Paul McCartney, Target Center (8pm, $47+)

Thursday, May 5

Ellie Goulding, Xcel Center (7pm, $35+)

May 5-8: Festival of Nations, RiverCentre, St. Paul ($14)

Friday, May 6
Captain America 3: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War movie

Santana tribute, Fitzgerald Theater (7:30pm, $28+)

Tony Bennett at the State Theatre, May 6
Tony Bennett, State Theatre (8pm, $74+)

May 6-8: Animinneapolis, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet, Minneapolis  ($40+)

May 6-8: Wizard World, Minneapolis Convention Center ($40+)
               Gotham: Robin Lord Taylor (Oswald Cobblepot), Cory Michael Smith (Edward Nygma), & James Frain (Theo Galavan)
               Grimm: David Giuntoli (Nick Burkhardt) & Bitsie Tulloch (Eve)
               plus Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings),  James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Smallville), & more

Saturday, May 7
Cinco de Mayo, Cesar Chavez Street (between Robert St & Hwy 52), St. Paul (9am-6pm)

Easy Star All-Stars, Dakota Jazz Club (7pm, $35+)

Free Comic Book DayBig 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.

Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY

Sunday, May 8
Mother's Day
Mother's  Day
Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Southdale Mall (6am registration, 9:15am 5K walk, $40)

Monday, May 9

Transit of Mercury (astronomy) - don't look at the sun but a dot is crossing it

Tuesday, May 10

May 10-29: Book of Mormon, Orpheum Theatre ($49+)

Wednesday, May 11
Statehood Day

Thursday, May 12
Harry Connick, Jr at State Theatre, May 12
Harry Connick, Jr., State Theatre (7:30pm, $79+)

Melissa Manchester, Dakota Jazz Club (7pm & 9pm, $30+)

Uncensored Voice: Suffering, Protest, and Lament in the Hebrew Bible; Rauenhorst Ballroom, St. Catherine University (7pm, free)
- assistant professor Hanne Loeland Levinson, University of Minnesota - Classical and Near Eastern Studies

Governor's Fishing Opener
May 12-14: Fishing Opener, Big Sandy Lake, McGregor, MN
                   The Governor's Fishing Opener has been a state tradition since 1951 or 1958.
                   Gov. Mark Dayton was unsuccessful in 2011, 2012, & 2014 but caught a walleye in 2013 and caught 9 in 2015.
                   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.

Saturday, May 14

English Beat, Dakota Jazz Club (7:30pm, $40+)

Katwalk fashion, O'Shaughnessy (7:30pm, $15)

Kenny Rogers, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $48+, sold out)

Pan Asian Arts performances, Mall of America rotunda (noon-8pm)

May 14-15: Comicon, State Fairgrounds Grandstand (Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm, $14)

May 14 & 27:  Lynx basketball, Target Center

Sunday, May 15

last hard freeze (on average)

Best of Wurst, Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St NE, Minneapolis (2-6pm, $35)

Tuesday, May 17

Toxicology, Café Scientifique, Bryant-Lake Bowl, Minneapolis (7pm, $5+)

May 17-19:  Solar Expo conference, DoubleTree by Hilton, 411 Minnesota St, St Paul ($350)

Thursday, May 19

Saints opening night
Saints baseball opener, CHS Field, St. Paul (7:05pm, $6+)

May 19-22, 26-29: Saints baseball, CHS Field, St. Paul (pdf)

Friday, May 20

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Avenue SE, Minneapolis (5pm, $35, sold out)

Evolution of Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall (8pm, $29)

Saturday, May 21
full moon
full moon

Beatles tribute - Fab Four, Jackpot Junction, Morton, MN (8pm, $20+)

Beer Fest, West End, St. Louis Park (5–9pm)

Gregg Allman, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake MN (8pm, $59+)

Heart & Joan Jett, Grand Casino - Hinckley (7pm, $35+)

Honeydogs, Mill City Nights (8pm, $15)

Monday, May 23

Beatles - In My Life (story, tribute), Cowles Center (7:30pm, $39+)

Beyoncé at TCF Stadium, Minneapolis
Beyoncé, TCF Stadium (7:30pm)

Vikings Skol Line drum auditions, Mall of America rotunda (6-8pm)

Friday, May 27
Tracy Morgan at Mystic Lake Casino, May 27th
Tracy Morgan, Mystic Lake Casino (8pm, $39+)

X-Men: Apocalypse movie
X-Men: Apocalypse movie

Saturday, May 28

Aretha Franklin, Treasure Island Casino, Prairie Island Mdewakanton, Welch MN (8pm, $62+)

Sunday, May 29
Soundset, Canterbury Park, Shakopee
Soundset music festival, Minnesota Fairgrounds (11am-9:30pm, $68+)

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