St. Paul Events

'Pride of Minnesota' Indoor Concert This Saturday

University of Minnesota Marching Band

The University of Minnesota Marching Band, the Pride of Minnesota, play two concerts Saturday after three years away from the University of Minnesota's historic Northrop Auditorium. Having the event indoors is fortunate for those who haven't seen the band play at Gophers football games due to the cold. The event will be the 53rd edition of the marching band indoor concert. There are shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Northrop, which opened earlier this year after years of renovation. With two shows, there's no reason not to catch a glimpse of the 320-member...

'Sharks After Dark' at Mall of America

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If you like fishies and other sea creatures, in just a week, you'll be able to see all sorts of aquatic creatures accompanied by a lot more fun.

The soon-to-be expanded Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America is hosting an event called "Sharks After Dark" on Nov. 7, starting at 9 p.m. and ending at midnight. The $35 event includes a nacho bar, drink...

Annual Zombie Crawl Takes Over Warehouse District

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It’s that time of the year again when of age adults dress up as the undead and join thousands of others as they take over a part of the Twin Cities on Saturday, October 11th.

Since 2005, the annual Zombie Pub Crawl has grown into masses of 20 to 30 somethings that rage from bar to bar, while enjoying live entertainment from anyone like Gin Blossoms to DMX in the past years.

At its 10th year anniversary, the Zombie Pub Crawl is an gruesomely exciting event for those who love...

Insight Brewing Open House Sept. 26

Insight Brewing Company Open House By now, you've probably noticed all of the craft brewers and microbreweries throughout Minnesota that continue to pop up after the "Surly Bill" was passed in 2011. There were a total of 46 registered breweries around the state back in June, according to the Pioneer Press. Minnesota will soon be adding another. ...

Payne Arcade Harvest Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 1.41.09 AM Coming this weekend is the Payne Arcade Harvest Fest, brought by the Payne Arcade Business Association. The event kicks off on Friday with a few options: a dance at the American Legion starting at 8:00 p.m. featuring live music from the Willie Walker Band -- or head to Minnesota Music Café, one of the event sponsors, for live music also at 8:00 p.m. to listen to the Westside Band. Saturday starts at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Arlington Hills Lutheran Church followed by a parade at noon on Payne...

TEDx Headed to University of St. Thomas

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One of the most influential websites of the internet is TED.com. Where, in their words, "Ideas worth spreading" are posted. All of the videos, which are taped presentations, are 20 minutes or less. TED has many individual programs. One of them, TEDx, is coming to the University of St. Thomas. The TEDx program supports individual communities and their ideas by creating TED events in their local area. This local event is titled, Taking Action to Reimagine Education! The speakers will then, of course, give speeches on their ideas on how to make education more impactful and...

Mac-Grove Festival Kicks Off on Saturday

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Looking for last minute plans? Check out the Macalester-Groveland Festival hosted by the Mac-Grove Community Council for their first ever festival. The festival will be held in Groveland Park on the corner of St. Clair Ave and Prior Ave South. It will be this Saturday, September 6th, 2014. Festivities will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the movie E.T. kicking off at dusk. Live music will be performed from local artists. Groups include The Capital City Brass Quintet, Laura Jeffrey Academy, The Falderals and more. There will also be crafts to do for all, a bouncy house, a rock climbing wall,  and special...

Munich on the Mississippi: The 'La Crosse Oktoberfest'

Button It is a little drive for Minnesotans, but rumor has it that La Crosse, Wisconsin, holds on of the most animated Oktoberfests around. In fact, it's known as the official Oktoberfest of the USA. The event takes place the last weekend in September, kicking off on Thursday, September 25th and going through Sunday, September 28th. Oktoberfest weekend has tons of events for all ages. It has a carnival, multiple German (and other) food vendors, craft beer, multiple  parades, dance competitions, and constant live music with a wide variety of genres. Food, drinks, and some special events cost...

Twin Cities Free Concerts August 21-24

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At Minnesota Connected, we are back again with more free concerts. With the State Fair opening, you might be a little cash strapped if you go, or you might not even want to spend the $8-$13 to attend. We've got 51 concerts on tap, so take your pick. This time around we're even adding "Thirsty Thursday," the night Toby Keith will be at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.  

Thursday, August 21

Vinyl Tap | 5 p.m. @ Amsterdam (Downtown St. Paul) The Mad Ripple Hootenanny | 5:30 p.m. @...

A Day of Craft Beer at the Inaugural 'Rails & Ales' Event

rails and Ales 2014 If you are live anywhere near Metro Transit's recently opened Green Line and love beer, the inaugural Rails & Ales event is one for you. On Saturday, September 13th, this event is set up to give those beer connoisseurs a taste of eight great local craft breweries that are situated within walking distance of the light rail stops. The best part about this event? The eight participating breweries are offering special discounts on food, merchandise, and of course, beer. ...