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APRIL kids = Kids Friendly
Courtroom 317

April 3
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

The Schubert Club continues their new season of courtroom concerts.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  Each concert will be hosted by their composer-in-residence, Abby Betinis.  Today’s concert features Mark Bilyeu and friends.  For more information call 651-292-3267. 

US History Conversations

April 5
Uncle Sam History Conversations
Courtroom 326; 10:30 am; Free

The lecture series continues with “Andrew Volstead: The Private Man Behind the Public Face of Prohibition,” Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell, Adjunct Faculty at Southwest State University and member of the Granite Falls Historical Society, will present the private face of Congressman Andrew Volstead, who authored the Prohibition legislation. Sponsored in part by the Federal Bar Association - Minnesota Chapter and the Minnesota State Bar Foundation. For more information call 651-292-3285.

Brio Band image

Brio Band from last year's program.

April 6
BandWidth 2014 kids
Musser Cortile; 12 – 5:30 pm; Free

BandWidth 2014 is a showcase of community-based bands from around Minnesota.  This free event is a great opportunity to hear Sousa marches, show tunes, Big Band arrangements, and other classic pieces from the concert band repertoire.  For more information, see www.BandWidthMusicFest.org.

Ballet

April 8
Ballet Tuesday kids
Musser Cortile; 12 pm; Free

Join the Saint Paul City Ballet as they perform excerpts from the company repertoire.  For more information call 651-292-3063.

SPCPA Student Concert kids
Musser Cortile; 6 pm; Free

The students of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists will be performing their spring concert on the beautiful cortile.  Hear the voices of future stars as you listen to the sounds of the semester’s training.  For more information call 651-290-2225.

drum set

April 9
Matt Slocum Trio and Phil Hey Quartet
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 8 pm; $15 in advance-$18 at the door-$10 students

Award-winning jazz drummer/composer Matt Slocum leads a distinctive New York based trio featuring Sam Yahel-piano (Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell) and Massimo Biolcati- bass (Ravi Coltrane, Lionel Loueke),  Also on Wednesday, Slocum's mentor, Twin Cities' master drummer Phil Hey, performs with his longstanding quartet featuring Dave Hagedorn, Phil Aaron and Tom Lewis.  For more information go to www.mattslocumjazz.com; or to order tickets https://mattslocum-friends-april9.eventbrite.com.

Courtroom 317

Cocktails

April 10
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

The Schubert Club continues their new season of courtroom concerts.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  Each concert will be hosted by their composer-in-residence, Abby Betinis.  Today’s concert features Charanga Tropical.  For more information call 651-292-3267. 

Cocktails With Culture
Galleria Space; 5-7 pm; Free

Bring a friend and enjoy live woodturning demonstrations and musical performances provided by the American Association of Woodturners, Minnesota Landmarks and The Schubert Club.  Complimentary appetizers and cash bar are provided for this unique happy hour.  For more information call 651-292-3063.

Matt Slocum Trio & Phil Hey Quartet
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7 pm; $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 students

A triple header of great jazz, Thursday, April 10 will open with a solo set from innovative pianist Bryan Nichols, followed by Matt Slocum’s trio with Sam Yahel and Massimo Biolcati and closing with a set from legendary Twin Cities saxophonist Dave Karr’s quartet with Chris Lomheim and Phil Hey. The evening will include duo drum dialogue with Slocum and his mentor, Twin Cities master drummer Phil Hey.  For more information go to www.mattslocumjazz.com; or to order tickets https://mattslocum-friends-april9.eventbrite.com.

Senegal Flag

April 13
Urban Expedition: Senegal kids
Musser Cortile; 1-3 pm; Free

Come join us for the continuing expeditions of 2014, where we’ll be learning about Senegal.  Minnesota Landmarks is working with the Senegales MN Association to line up a great program for you.  Be sure to bring your passport and get it stamped!  You’ll hear music, see performers and hear some stories, charms and songs.  Take the opportunity to get a language lesson or build a craft with Emily’s crafts.  Don’t forget to pet the animals from Fantasy Corral.  For more information call 651-292-3063.

Courtroom 317

April 17
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12pm; Free

The Schubert Club continues their new season of courtroom concerts.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  Each concert will be hosted by their composer-in-residence, Abby Betinis.  Today’s concert features Pavia Winds - Music of The Schubert Club Composer Mentorship Apprentices.  For more information call 651-292-3267. 

“Palace of Jazz Performance”
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 7-9 pm; $20-$30

This performance will introduce the trio of musicians: David Hamilton-pianist, Brock Thorson-upright acoustic base and Kelli Rae Tubbs-percussions. This performance is a jazz concert promoting organization and presenting talented and highly accomplished jazz artists on the public stage. To purchase tickets call 651-552-9501. Get more information at their website: http://www.palaceofjazz.net/home.html.

Courtroom 317

Schubert Club Museum

April 24
Courtroom Concert
Courtroom 317; 12 pm; Free

The Schubert Club continues their new season of courtroom concerts.  These concerts are free and open to the public.  Each concert will be hosted by their composer-in-residence, Abby Betinis.  Today’s concert features Music of Edie Hill.  For more information call 651-292-3267. 

Live at the Museum
Room 205; 7:30 pm; $12-$16

Title for this evening is The Father, the Fugitive, and the Bachelor.  Pianist Stephanie Wendt plays charming music and illuminates the fascinating lives of three Swedish composers from three centuries:  Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758); Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793-1866) and Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867-1942).For more information call 651-292-3266.

Wild Goose Cloggers

April 27
Wild Goose Chase Cloggers Performance kids
Musser Cortile; 4 pm; Free

Experience the renowned Wild Goose Chase Cloggers here at Landmark Center. Clogging is an American folk style of dance that has its roots in the Appalachian region of the south. The earliest clogging involved only foot movements, meant to add percussion to old-time string-band music. There will be two sets of 45 minutes of dancing for your pleasure. It makes for a great family outing. For more information call 651-292-3063.


MAY kids = Kids Friendly
Ballet

May 4
Pan Asian Festival kids
Musser  Cortile; 12 – 5 pm; Free

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month with non-stop Pan Asian dance performances, games and Asian arts activities.  This event is co-presented with the Pan Asian Arts Alliance.

Schubert Club Museum

May 8
Live at the Museum
Room 317; 7:30-9 pm; Free

Title for this evening is "New Age Salon Part II by Fidelis Odozi." Participate in this network by sharing ideas, teaching, learning, motivating and instilling confidence as a community of emerging young artists.  This experience is about preserving culture and also the pure and genuine love for art.
Curator: Fidelis Odozi
Free, but to participate please contact fidelisodozi@gmail.com

Ballet

May 11
St. Paul Civic Symphony kids
Mother’s Day Concert; 1 pm; Free

The SPCS season comes to a close with Richard Strauss’s uplifting tone poem “Death & Transfiguration.”  Minnesota Orchestra principal cellist, Tony Ross, joins the SPCS for music by Haydn and a rare performance of David Diamond’s “Kaddish.” 

Ballet

May 13
Ballet Tuesday kids
Musser Cortile; 12 pm; Free

Join the Saint Paul City Ballet as they perform excerpts from the company repertoire.  For more information call 651-292-3063.

 

May 17

ORIGINS: Fact, Fiction and Faith?
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 8:30 - 11:30 am; Free with donation optional

Where do we come from?  What are we?  And where are we going?  These three questions the French artist Gauguin wrote on the canvas of his famous painting, are the questions all thinking people ask themselves at one time or another – but they inevitably begin with origin.  Lecturer and author, Jay Seegert discusses various ideas on origin and grapples with the facts, the fiction and the role of faith in answering such ultimate questions.  There will be time for discussion.

Cocktails

May 18
Urban Expedition: Brazil kids
Musser Cortile; 1-3 pm; Free

Come join us for the continuing expeditions of 2014, where we’ll be learning about Brazil.  Be sure to bring your passport and get it stamped!  You’ll hear Brazilian music and see some great, colorful dancers.  Take the opportunity to get a language lesson or build a craft with Emily’s crafts.  Don’t forget to pet the animals from Fantasy Corral.  For more information call 651-292-3063.

Wood Turning Demonstration kids
Gallery of Wood Art; 12 pm; Free

Touch This! is an exhibit that provides insight into the history, processes, and materials of wood turning. There are live woodturning demonstrations on the third Sunday of each month, usually given by a professional member of the American Association of Woodturners. For more information call 651-484-9094.

Courtroom 317

May 27
Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 11am; $3.50

School Day Performance. The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230. For more information and tickets please call 651-282-3115.

Courtroom 317

May 28
Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 9:15am and 1pm; $3.50

School Day Performances. The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230. For more information and tickets please call 651-282-3115.

Courtroom 317

May 29
Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 9:15am and 1pm; $3.50

School Day Performances. The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230. For more information and tickets please call 651-282-3115.   

Courtroom 317

May 30
Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 11am; $3.50

School Day Performances. The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230.  For more information and tickets please call 651-282-3115.  

Miriam's Words

Courtroom 317

May 31

Landmark Literati: "Miriam's Words..."
Room 326; 10:30 am; Free

Landmark Literati, Landmark Center's popular literature series continues with a discussion of “Miriam’s Words…” an illuminating compilation of letters that Miriam Judd sent to her husband Dr. Walter Judd, and others, which bear eyewitness to significant developments that occurred during the twentieth century.

Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 10:30am and 2:30pm; $5

The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.ordway.org/festival/performances/love/.


JUNE kids = Kids Friendly
Courtroom 317

June 1
Flint Hills International Children's Festival kids
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium; 11:30am and 3:00pm; $5

The annual Flint Hills Festival will put on a children’s performance as part of the festival, titled “Love.”  The auditorium seats 230. For more information and tickets please visit http://www.ordway.org/festival/performances/love/.

SPCPA

June 10
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists kids
Musser Cortile; 6 pm; Free

The students from SPCPA will perform their final concert for the year. Come hear the beautiful sounds of their hard work this past season.

SPCPA

June 19
Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists kids
Musser Cortile; 6 pm; Free

The students from SPCPA will perform their final concert for the year. Come hear the beautiful sounds of their hard work this past season.

 

June 22

Minnesota Crossword Tournament
Musser Cortile; 12 pm; $TBA

Solvers in each of three brackets – Amateur, Expert and Teams (of up to four players) – will tackle original crossword puzzles created and edited specially for this tournament. Scoring to be based on accuracy and speed. Solvers with the highest combined scores from the first two rounds will move on to the finals, with championship puzzles to be solved in front of the crowd. For more information call 651-222-3242 or email (liz@thefriends.org).