New Year’s eve in St. Paul

Looking to stay close to home on New Year’s eve, but not so close as to spill champagne all over the soft goods?  For St. Paul dwellers there are a a variety of ways to welcome the new year, from the family friendly specials at Como Zoo, Children’s Museum and WinterSkate to consorting with strangers, swilling beer and other stuff and listening to music in the usual entertaining places.  

Here’s the list, as of December 13. Stay tuned for additions.

  

05:00pmHockey – Wild vs. Coyotes   @  Xcel Energy Center 
05:30pm – 10:00pmIBEW Holiday Lights in the Park   @  Lake Phalen Park 
06:00pm – 08:30pmJOIN US FOR A SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE   @  Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar 
06:00pmMUSIC: Mod Sun NYE SHOW!   @  Station 4 
06:00pm – 09:00pmNew Year’s Eve Sparkle-rama   @  Minnesota Childrens Museum 
06:00pm – 09:00pmNight Trains   @  Twin City Model Railroad Museum 
07:30pmNew Year’s Eve Comedy Show with Isaac Witty   @  Padelford Riverboats 
07:30pmRodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella   @  Ordway Music Theater 
07:30pmSister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold   @  Ordway Music Theater 
07:30pmTHEATRE: The Soul of Gershwin   @  Park Square Theatre 
08:00pmKAREN RONTOWSKI   @  Joke Joint Comedy Club 
08:00pmLowertown Art Show   @  AZ Gallery 
08:00pmMUSIC NEW YEARS EVE AT THE TURF: STNNNG as AC/DC | LEISURE BIRDS as THE TROGGS | SEAWHORES as ???? | CLAPS as NEW ORDER | DJ TRL (TOM LOFTUS)   @  Turf Club 
08:00pmMUSIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents A VERY SPECIAL NEW YEAR CELEBRATION VERY SPECIAL performances by SANDY & THE HITMEN KRUSH   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes 
08:00pmMUSIC: Highland Paddy   @  Dubliner Pub 
08:00pmMUSIC: Midas Touch   @  Mancini’s Char House 
08:00pmMUSIC: New Years Eve Party With Kurt Jorgenson Band   @  Minnesota Music Cafe 
09:00pmLori Dokken and Erin Schwab   @  Town House Bar 
09:00pmMUSIC: Bring in the New Year with Pat McCurdy!   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s (formerly The Garage) 
09:00pmMUSIC: New Years Eve! Scrapegoat with the amazin’ Skin and Bones   @  Hat Trick Lounge 
09:00pmMUSIC: New Year’s Eve Carole Martin Rick Germanson Dave Karr Graydon Peterson Kenny Horst & More  @  Artists’ Quarter 
09:00pmMUSIC: New Year’s Eve with Communist Daughter, Brian Just, Band   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall 
09:00pmMUSIC: Stealin The Covers   @  Half Time Rec 
09:30pmPRO Night   @  Cherokee Tavern 
10:00pmHold Tight – NYE with DJ Del 6   @  Senor Wong Restaurant / Cocktail Lounge 
10:30pmKAREN RONTOWSKI   @  Joke Joint Comedy Club 

Sunday, January 01
All Day EventMUSIC: Tomorrow My Fall, Seconds to Live   @  Station 4 
09:00amMINNESOTA CHILDRENS MUSEUM – Daily Events   @  Minnesota Childrens Museum 
10:00am – 04:00pmHoliday Flower Show   @  Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 
10:00am – 01:00pmNoon Year’s Eve   @  Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 
11:00amWells Fargo Winter Skate   @  Rice Park 
12:00pmSunday Football at CAMP   @  CAMP Bar 
01:00pm – 04:00pmEVENT: State Capitol Art Treasures Hunt   @  Minnesota State Capitol 
02:00pmRodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella   @  Ordway Music Theater 
02:00pmSister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold   @  Ordway Music Theater 
02:00pmTHEATRE: The Soul of Gershwin   @  Park Square Theatre 
05:30pm – 10:00pmIBEW Holiday Lights in the Park   @  Lake Phalen Park 
06:00pmOpen Mic w/ host Bill Hammond   @  The Coffee Grounds – neighborhood coffee shop- Como 
06:00pmP.J. Storytelling for Kids   @  The Coffee Grounds – neighborhood coffee shop- Como 
07:30pmRodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella   @  Ordway Music Theater 
07:30pmSister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold   @  Ordway Music Theater 
08:00pmLowertown Art Show   @  AZ Gallery 
08:00pmMUSIC: DL Cajun Band   @  Half Time Rec 
09:00pmDJ Dancing and Sequin Sunday   @  Town House Bar 


September 17 – St Paul Spot picks

Free to Be Green @ the Como Zoo – An event for families to explore sustainability.  The kids may know more than the parents at this one. 

A Night of Art and Spoken Word

URBAN ARTS invites you to Urban Arts Presents: A Night of Art and Spoken Word, Saturday, September 17 from 7PM-1AM. The theme for the show is “Speak Your Art.”  The event will be held at Urban Arts’ historic studio WAREHOUSE. The warehouse is located at 558 Vandalia Street on the 2nd floor in Saint Paul.

30 local artists will be exhibiting over 250 works of art for sale all night!

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Lowertown Bike shop Opening Party -A bike shop, light rail, the makings of a perfect American city.  Celebrate with music throughout the afternoon. 

Went to this event last year and it was nothing short of a Minnesota love fest. Great food, great company, contests for talented people, and meatloaf for those with or without talent.  


St Paul Peeps

Name: Karen

Lives: in St. Paul, on Randolph Avenue.  Sixteen years in the Twin Cities; going on 10 years in St. Paul.

Seen: in Kopplin’s, her local hang out, dressed in a wall matching green t-shirt

Favorite St. Paul restaurant – a toss up  – between Saji -Ya and Everest on Grand.  Hm. Maybe Saji -Ya. No, actually Everest.  Hard to decide.

Favorite St. Paul Places:   Como Zoo’s McNeelly Conservatory. No, actually, the Farmer’s Market.  Hard decision.  Loved the Butterfly garden at Como — but where is it this year? Spends so much time indoors working that is just happy to be outside, gardening or hiking.

Claim to fame:  Designer of the logo for Kopplin’s .