19th August 2012

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My new sounds: A Sunday afternoon stop by the Minnesota Music Cafe.

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18th August 2012

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At the Greek Festival in St.Paul  on Summit and Lexington Avenues.  

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15th August 2012

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St Paul Nights

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11th August 2012

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Coffee class. Sounds like a kind of dull way to spend a beautiful Saturday summer afternoon.

But Andrew Kopplin managed to prepare a succinct, and persuasive overview of coffee production, from history to cultivation, through roasting techniques to the fine points of brewing. 

Amazingly, Andrew manages to impart all of this information without seeming the least bit, well, snobby about it.  He’s a natural at teaching what he knows, and does it with an understated affection.  

If you want to know the cause for all those bad cups of coffee you’ve encountered at the office  or other nameless places, including your kitchen, this is a class for you.

Andrew hopes to offer it once a month, with the expectation of taking a break for the birth of his baby in the fall.  You can find the next date on our calendar at St. Paul SPOT.

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4th July 2012

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What better way to spend a record breaking 101 degree July 4 than a two hour trip down the Mississippi on board a Margarita Cruise.  You can hop on this delightful and sociable river happy hour twice a week - Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 (arrive an hour early for an extended opportunity to suck down the 2 for 1 Margaritas)  Blended and highly charged strawberry drinks were the flavor of the day.  But you can opt for a calmer drink - beers,  G & T, and other usual bar pours available.  Despite the white hot sun, the apparent wind of the upstream journey kept us suitably cool  The turnaround journey was better spent at the gratis taco bar indoors.  What’s not to love about a couple hours on the river, watching jet skiers, pointing out urban landmarks,  and best of all, shooting the breeze with Captain Bob. 

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2nd July 2012

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Vine Park Brewing Company hosts a monthly beer and cheese tasting during the slow summer beer season (did you realize summer is slow for beer brewing?) This is a great way to taste the varieties of beers that you can brew for yourself - in fall, of course. Cheese pairings courtesy of Mississippi Market. Free massages courtesy of Parkview Chiropractic.  Hot sunny evening courtesy of …..climate change.  Stay tuned for next month’s tasting.  And check check out their FREE beer tasting Brews Cruise on August 9. 25 tickets were still available as of this evening. 

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23rd June 2012

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A dreamy St. Paul summer night at Moscow On the Hill. (Taken with Instagram)

A dreamy St. Paul summer night at Moscow On the Hill. (Taken with Instagram)

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5th March 2012

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St Patrick’s Day - St Paul style

 
The fun begins on Wednesday and lasts through the middle of next week. Get your green on and celebrate the day in St. Paul. 

Remember to download the St. Paul SPOT app for iPhone or Android. It’s Free.  Here are some QR code to make it easy for you.

Friday, March 16
01:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Tent Party   @  Eagle Street Grille
04:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - The Gallivanters   @  Burger Moe’s
07:30pmReadings by Writers 26th Annual SAINT PATRICK’S DAY reading   @  University Club of St Paul
08:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Rocket Club   @  Burger Moe’s

Saturday, March 17
All Day EventMUSIC: St Patrick’s Day Concert   @  SteppingStone Theater
All Day EventSt Patrick’s Day - FREE RIDES   @  See event notes
All Day EventSt Patrick’s Day - FREE RIDES   @  See event notes
07:00amJOIN CLADDAGH COFFEE IN CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2012   @  Claddagh Coffee - West 7th Street
08:00amSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Tent Party   @  The Liffey Irish Pub
08:30amSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Tent Party   @  Patrick McGovern’s Pub
09:00am - 05:00pmSt Patrick Irish Traditions 5k   @  Como Lakeside Pavilion
09:00am - 10:00pmSt Patrick’s Day Mass at the Cathedral   @  Cathedral of Saint Paul
09:00amSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Tent Party   @  Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub
09:00am - 11:59pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration -Smallest Tent Party   @  Tiffany Sports Lounge
10:00am - 05:00pmIMDA St. Patrick’s Day Celebration   @  Landmark Center
10:00amSt Patrick’s Day - A Day of Irish Dance   @  Landmark Center
10:00amSt Patrick’s Day at Camp   @  CAMP Bar
11:00amSt Patrick’s Day celebration   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
11:00am - 11:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Tent Party   @  Bennett’s Chop and Railhouse
12:00pm - 11:59pmSt Patrick’s Day Tent   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s
12:00pmThe 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade   @  See event notes
02:00pm - 05:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - Uncle Chuck   @  Burger Moe’s
02:30pmMUSIC: St. Patrick’s Day w/ Rumgumption (2:30), The Bellows Brothers (5pm), Mad Ripple Hootenanny Tribute to Slim Dunlap (8pm)   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
06:00pm - 09:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration -Steve Sullivan and the Factory   @  Burger Moe’s
07:00pm - 10:00pmMUSIC: Saint Patrick’s Day Concert” presented by Wild Intention Teen Troupe   @  SteppingStone Theater
07:00pm - 11:00pmMusic - Green Green Jazz- St. Patrick’s Day with JoAnn Funk   @  The Saint Paul Hotel
07:00pm - 11:00pmSaint Patricks Day Irish Dance   @  Celtic Junction
07:30pm - 09:30pmMUSIC: Katie McMahon’s Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration   @  The O’Shaughnessy /St. Catherine’s
08:00pm - 11:00pmMUSIC: St Patrick’s Day Musical Showcase- McMetal Show   @  Station 4 
08:00pmMUsIC: DEMO (Diverse Emerging Music Organization) presents A St. Patrick’s Day Irish Showcase featuring FERGUS PLINKO TWO GUINESS DOWN aka 3 BEER WARMUP THE SERFS   @  The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes
08:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - The Mad Ripple St. Paddy’s Day Hoot For Slim   @  Amsterdam Bar and Hall
09:00pmSt Patrick’s Day Bill + Tom Show   @  The Shanty at O’Gara’s
09:00pmSt Patrick’s Day celebration - DJ Stevie Ray   @  Burger Moe’s

Sunday, March 18
10:00am - 05:00pmST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION at Landmark Center   @  Landmark Center
10:00amSt Patrick’s Day - A Day of Irish Dance   @  Landmark Center
11:00am - 05:00pmIMDA St Patrick’s Day Celebration: Irish Day of Dance   @  Landmark Center
11:40amSt. Patrick’s Day race.   @  See event notes
07:30pm - 09:30pmMUSIC: Katie McMahon’s Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration   @  The O’Shaughnessy /St. Catherine’s

Monday, March 19
07:30pm - 09:30pmMUSIC: Katie McMahon’s Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration   @  The O’Shaughnessy /St. Catherine’s

Tuesday, March 20
07:30pm - 09:30pmMUSIC: Katie McMahon’s Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration   @  The O’Shaughnessy /St. Catherine’s
 
 

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23rd January 2012

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Winter Carnival - the list

       
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Saturday, February 04
All Day EventSt Paul Winter Carnival Annual Art Show   @  
All Day EventThe Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Daily   @  See event notes
All Day EventSt Paul Winter Carnival Children’s Art Show   @  AZ Gallery
All Day EventMemories on Ice: The History of Carnival Ice Wall   @  Rice Park
All Day EventMobile Food Trucks at the Winter Carnival   @  Rice Park
All Day EventWinter Carnival Ice Palaces Display   @  Rice Park
09:00am - 05:00pmFamily Day: A Winter Carnival Event   @  Landmark Center
09:00am - 05:00pmWinter Carnival: Family Day Events   @  Landmark Center
10:00am - 04:00pmMemorial Blood Centers Blood Drive-Winter Carnival Event   @  Rice Park
10:00am - 04:00pmGive A Pint, Get A Pint - Blood Drive: A Winter Carnival Event   @  Rice Park
12:00pmMusic In Rice Park- Winter Carnival Event   @  Rice Park
01:30pmWinter Carnival Event - Poetry in Motion   @  Rice Park
02:00pm - 05:00pmAmbassador Pre-Parade Party: A Winter Carnival Event   @  Barrio Tequila Bar
05:30pm - 07:00pmThe Saint Paul Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade   @  See event notes
06:00pmA Winter Carnival Event -Vulcan Victory Dance   @  Crowne Plaza St Paul Riverfront Hotel
07:00pmWinter Carnival Event -Guard Room   @  American Burger Bar
07:30pm - 07:45pmFireworks! A Winter Carnival Event   @  See event notes
07:30pm - 08:00pmOverthrow of Boreas - A Winter Carnival Event   @  Saint Paul Central Library

Sunday, February 05
All Day EventSt Paul Winter Carnival Annual Art Show   @  
All Day EventThe Saint Paul Winter Carnival - Daily   @  See event notes
All Day EventSt Paul Winter Carnival Children’s Art Show   @  AZ Gallery
All Day EventMemories on Ice: The History of Carnival Ice Wall   @  Rice Park
All Day EventWinter Carnival Ice Palaces Display   @  Rice Park

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19th January 2012

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Day two of Literary St. Paul. 
A small group gathered last night for the inaugural Kopplins book club meeting and discussion of  ”American Terroir”. Making up for the small numbers was the intense passion about the book, both the writing and the topic.  To sweeten the evening, Andrew Kopplin passed around samples of Rogue Chocolate (Venezuela and Madagascar - can you taste the difference?) featured in the book. The tension between terroir and sustainability was the evening’s theme.
On the table for next month - “Leaving the Atocha Station” by Ben Lerner. The highly praised book is locally produced by Coffee House Press.  Buy a copy at Kopplins, check it out from the library. Even Kindles are welcome. 
Tonight (day 3) leads me to the Jewish Community Center in St. Paul for a reading of Myra Goldberg’s “The False Friend.”  Hope to see you there. 

Day two of Literary St. Paul. 

A small group gathered last night for the inaugural Kopplins book club meeting and discussion of  ”American Terroir”. Making up for the small numbers was the intense passion about the book, both the writing and the topic.  To sweeten the evening, Andrew Kopplin passed around samples of Rogue Chocolate (Venezuela and Madagascar - can you taste the difference?) featured in the book. The tension between terroir and sustainability was the evening’s theme.

On the table for next month - “Leaving the Atocha Station” by Ben Lerner. The highly praised book is locally produced by Coffee House Press.  Buy a copy at Kopplins, check it out from the library. Even Kindles are welcome. 

Tonight (day 3) leads me to the Jewish Community Center in St. Paul for a reading of Myra Goldberg’s “The False Friend.”  Hope to see you there. 

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