St. Paul this week: some things you might have overlooked

Looking at the hundreds of events in St. Paul this week,  I combed through the many offerings to highlight some

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READING:Nina Revoyr Wingshooters

Date: Monday, April 04

Time: 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Location: Micawbers books

Address: 2238 Carter Ave,

St Paul, Minnesota

Phone: 651.646.5506

Event Description:

Revoyr will read from her novel, set in 1970’s Wisconsin, that is getting rave reviews from readers and book sellers alike.

Before or after the reading at Micawbers,  last chance to experience a wine supper at Highland Grill.  Here’s the information:

EVENT: Monday Night Wine Suppers

Date: Monday, April 04

Time: 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Highland Grill

Address: 771 Cleveland Avenue south,

St.Paul, MN – 55116

Phone: 651-690-1173


Event Description:

Only one left! For only $15.95 per person, you get a two course meal with two carefully paired wines from yours truly and food from the amazing Joan Ida. We started this as an experiment, and I think it has been a tremendous success. If you have enjoyed the Monday Supper and want it to continue please email David Burley, President of the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, and ask that they continue!

Monday April 4th

Creamy cauliflower soup with bacon

(everything is better with bacon)

Paired with Naia Rueda from Spain

I can’t wait to try this pairing

Slow roasted lemon-garlic chicken with

mushrooms and yukon gold potatoes

Paired with Elsa Bonarda from Argentina

Never heard of Bonarda? Come taste something new!

First come first served, no reservations

*Menu and wine pairings subject to change based on availability and other factors beyond our control, though I don’t forsee any issues. Just gotta say it in case, as I’m sure you understand.


MUSIC: Beasley\’s Big Band

Date: Tuesday, April 05

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: O’Gara’s Bar & Grill

Address: 164 Snelling Ave. North,

St. Paul, MN – 55104

Phone: 651-644-3333



MUSIC : The Rose Ensemble Noon concert

Date: Wednesday, April 06

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Location: St Paul Public Library

Address: 90 West 4th Street,

St. Paul, Minnesota – 55102

Phone: 651-266-7000


Event Description:

The Rose Ensemble Noon Concert

Wednesday, April 6, Noon

Central Library, Magazine Room,

90 West Fourth Street, Saint Paul

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library presents the annual noon concert with The Rose Ensemble, the Twin Cities’ premier early music vocal group. The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient through imaginative performances of vocal music, connecting each individual to past worlds with stories of spirituality and humanity. Don’t miss this annual event which provides the opportunity to hear an award-winning music ensemble in the beautiful setting of the historic Central Library.

This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, please call The Friends at 651-222-3242. For more information on The Rose Ensemble, please visit


Premier of Smart House, Livable Community: The Movie

Date: Thursday, April 07

Time: 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Location: Goldstein Museum of Design

Address: 1985 Buford Avenue,

St Paul, Minnesota – 55108

Phone: 612-624-7801


Event Description:

Premier of Smart House, Livable Community: The Movie

April 7, 6-8 PM, 33 McNeal

Join us for the premier screening of “Smart House, Livable Community” a tpt production based on our current exhibition, Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future.

There will be a question and answer conversation and a reception following the screening. The exhibition will be open and visitors will be able to try out the materials profiled in the program. Q&A panelists include:

Helen Q. Kivnick, professor of social work, founding executive director, CitySongs

Lois Cutler, PhD, research associate, Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, and director of Graduate Studies, gerontology minor

Jodi Riha, exhibition co-curator, masters student in Housing Studies, College of Design

Hlee Lee, program producer, tpt

Facilitator: Brad Hokanson, associate dean for research and outreach, College of Design

Smart House Workshop



Date: Friday, April 08

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes

Address: 33 West 7th Place,

St Paul, MN – 55102

Phone: 651-224-8181


Event Description:









Citywide Spring Clean- up

Date: Saturday, April 09

Time: 08:30 AM – 11:00 AM



Event Description:

Citywide Spring Cleanup

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Kickoff locations: Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, Phalen Park Pavilion

Volunteers needed: 1,000+

Description: The Citywide Spring Cleanup is a large-scale, annual litter cleanup held throughout the City of Saint Paul. The event is part of a year-round City of Saint Paul program called Come Clean, that works in cooperation with local District Councils and engaged community members to help keep Saint Paul clean. Each spring, approximately 1,000 community volunteers unite to remove tons of trash from Saint Paul’s parks, natural areas, recreation centers, and neighborhoods. This important event helps ensure the beauty, safety and environmental health of our City. Volunteers pick up their supplies at one of two Kickoff Celebrations or at one of several satellite locations across the city, then go to the park, natural area, or neighborhood of their choice to pick up trash. For more information about the new Come Clean program, click here.

Registration: Click here to register now

Saturday : Later in the day


Date: Saturday, April 09

Time: 03:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Location: Lowry Lab Theatre

Address: 350 St. Peter St.,

St Paul, Minnesota – 55101

Phone: 651-330-2404


Event Description:

A seminar featuring: �Judi Nelson-Hall, an advocate from The Sojourner Project, a safe shelter for women and children providing advocacy and education for those victimized by domestic violence, presents “The Legal Issues of Battered Women Defendants in Homicide Cases.”

Sylvia Galvan-Kupke, Twin Cities psychologist and Co-Founder of Su Familia Multicultural Counseling, presents “Crimes Girls Commit: why they are on the rise.”

Lori Stee, Program Director for Rebuild Resources, a non-profit social enterprise helping recovering men and women rebuild their lives, speaks on “Women and Violence in Movies and Television.”

Composer Anne Lorentzen from Oslo, Norway, speaks on “Women and Violence in Art and Performance,” and performs selections from her musical play, Alias Belle Gunness � a serial killer from Selbu. For more information about her play, visit

Stay for a picnic supper in the atrium accompanied by live jazz entertainment duo Connie & Herb. Close the evening with a performance of Murderess by Anne Bertram.


3:00-5:30pm: Mean Girls & Dangerous Women

5:30-7:00pm: Picnic Supper

7:30pm: Murderess


Seminar & Supper: $25

Seminar & Supper + Murderess: $35

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