May 25th marks the opening of the mini-golf course at the Science Museum! Best of all, it’s only $5 per person between 5pm and 10pm and you don’t have to purchase museum admission!
The Big Back Yard includes a nine-hole EarthScapes miniature golf course that provides a fun—and challenging—way to learn how water moves from mountains to oceans and shapes the landscape along the way. With water hazards like you’ve never seen before, this 30,000 square-foot course demonstrates that rivers and streams are alive and ever-changing!
The Science Museum of MN – Big Backyard
Make the most out of your trip to the fair by planning ahead. The free entertainment schedule was just released. See Hanson, Blue Oyster Cult (if only for the cowbell), Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Tonic Sol-fa and others for FREE with your fair admission.
Explore the night sky with a short talk of approximately 20 minutes followed by a Q&A at the University of St. Thomas. Afterward, visitors are welcome to tour the observatory and, if weather permits, there will be observing.
Wednesday, March 15, 2013
University of St. Thomas -Owens Science Hall
2115 Summit Ave.
Free and open to the public
Join Mayor Chris Coleman and the City of Saint Paul at an outdoor musical concert Tuesday evening immediately following Governor Dayton’s signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill at approximately 6 p.m. In celebration of this historic legislation, Ecolab Plaza will become a venue for the “Love is Law” concert, featuring some of Minnesota’s best local music Tuesday evening. The Minnesota Freedom Band will lead a procession from the Capitol lawn to downtown Saint Paul. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Musical guests include: Minnesota Freedom Band, Jack Brass Band, DJ Jake Rudh, H$B, Zoo Animal, P.O.S, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Chan Poling and Friends (The Suburbs)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
6 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. (Immediately following the signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill)
375 Wabash Street North
Today is the last day for the Friends School Plant Sale and all plants are 30% off! I went to this sale Friday and was completely amazed at the selection of plants available. I was also impressed that the prices were quite reasonable. 30% off is a great deal. Time to stock up on annuals, perennials, cacti/succulents, fruits/veggies, trees/shrubs and even some rare and exotic varieties of plants! Click here for discussion on what’s still left.
Friends School Plant Sale
State Fair Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave N
St Paul, MN 55108
The Minnesota Bonsai Society Mother’s Day Bonsai Show is a unique opportunity to see privately owned bonsai. Bonsai are ‘trees in pots’ and are an ancient art form from Japan that blends artistic vision and horticultural expertise. Each bonsai represents nature in miniature and creates appreciation for the aesthetic of great age and rugged form.
May 12, 2013
Como Conservatory – Bonsai Room
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
Free, donations accepted
David Hanbury, creator of The Women in Crisis Film Series, has a new show coming out! Discount tickets are available via Goldstar ($9-12 + fees, Reg. $24). I asked David who would enjoy this show and he replied “GLBT’s, hipsters, young straight couples looking for something adventurous and fun!”
The inimitable antics of Mrs. Smith, aka David Hanbury, are on full display in her latest one-woman musical-comedy extravaganza, live at Camp Bar. The cat lady’s got her claws out when it comes to describing her experience on America’s Got Talent during this story- and song-filled evening of entertainment, while she and her Broadway Boys belt out some of Broadway’s biggest hits, including “Cabaret,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “The Cat That Got Away” and “The Ladies Who Lunch.” And the grand dame has also been known to shred a few electric guitar solos as well.
May 9-19, 2013
490 N Robert St.
St. Paul, MN