Free Cathedral of Saint Paul Weekday Tour

Cathedral of Saint PaulDo you have a love of history or an interest in Minnesota historical landmarks and architecture? Cathedral of Saint Paul would be a great place to tour. Guided Tours are offered on weekdays and begin at 1pm. There is no charge for the tour, however free will donations are gratefully received.

Inside of Cathedral

Each year, the Cathedral of Saint Paul welcomes over 200,000 guests and visitors. The Cathedral is recognized as a historical landmark, one of the most prominent buildings in the city and as a center of spiritual worship. Guided tours are available to the public Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. (except holy days and civil holidays). Free will donations are gratefully received. Please gather in the front pew of the center aisle of the Cathedral. No appointment is necessary, but larger groups are requested to call our office in advance. To arrange for a private group tour, contact Mary Connelly at 651.228.1766.

Timberwolves Game With Returning Star Kevin Garnett + Team Yearbook 50% Off

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Goldstar has some awesome deals on tickets for upcoming Timberwolves games. Even though Kevin Garnett is now back in Minnesota, there are still good tickets available. Regular price for these seats is $10.00 – $91.00, but Goldstar has them for $5.00 – $55.00. Available games are vs:

Denver Nuggets
Portland Trail Blazers
Brooklyn Nets
Charlotte Hornets
L.A. Lakers
Orlando Magic
Oklahoma Thunder

All tickets have limited availability, so the earlier you look the better choice you’ll have. Get tickets HERE.

Target Free Family Music Event March 7th

targetfreefamilymusic      Start the Music! Serenading Strings: Meet the String Family will be held March 7th, in downtown St. Paul. There are two time slots and although it is free, you should register ahead of time here.  If the March 7th concert does not fit in your schedule check out other events including one on April 11th.


Start the Music! is an exciting way to introduce a young listener to classical music. Before each 30-minute concert, crafts and games abound! Small hands and big imaginations will engage and delight in this program, specifically designed for families with children ages 3-6.
These concerts have general admission seating.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s popular Start the Music!, xplorchestra! and Family Concerts are FREE, thanks to generous support from Target.

The 7 Dwarfs, University of Minnesota

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When I saw two well known names associated with this production, Kevin Kling and also Michael Sommers, I really felt the need to share this.  With these names, it is likely to be a unique rendition of a well known story.  It is however important to note, it is suggested for ages 13 and up. The first couple of performances have already passed by, there are still five chances to see it, so I thought it was still worthy of sharing the information. Performances began Feb 26th and go through March 6th. Tickets are reasonably priced $6-$16 a person.  This is at the University of Minnesota and you can find information and purchase tickets here.

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Playwright Kevin Kling creates a whimsical world brimming with invented language and fantastic antics, while musing on the wonders of community. Set in a “post-Snow White” era, this quirky comic tale invites you to see life from a new perspective. Appropriate for ages 13+.   Come celebrate imagination with the talented ensemble cast of U of M students directed by Michael Sommers!

“…witty, offbeat and unpretentious,” layered with poignant charm “unlike anything you’ll find in Disney or the Brothers Grimm.” (Pioneer Press)

“Kling deals with the essences of the world’s complexity through a story of utter simplicity… so much imagination at work…triumphs through brave reach.” (StarTribune)

“[A] sequel of sorts to the classic fairy tale…more than a children’s story.”
American Theatre Magazine).




Babe,The Sheep Pig at Saint John’s University


This looks like a fun play and one for all ages. It is on the campus of Saint Johns University in Collegeville. Dates for the production are Feb 28th -March 8th. This is not a free event but the tickets are reasonably priced from $12-$19.  Tickets and more information can be found here.

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 The hilarious children’s storybook by Dick King-Smith was the basis for the Academy Award nominated movie Babe. Babe is a piglet won by Farmer Hoggett, a sheep farmer. Hoggett’s dog Fly fills in for Babe’s lost mother, and Babe surprises everyone when he displays an astounding ability to get the sheep to do as he directs. The ever-polite pig wins the trust of Hoggett’s sheep through consideration and bravery, eventually becoming a contestant in a major sheep-herding competition. A heartwarming tale of friendship, courage and one pig’s determination to save his bacon!

Water Park of America All-Day Pass Only $19.98 (Reg. $39.95)

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So, we were hunting around for deals to go to the Waterpark of America this weekend and it was hard to find great deals like we have seen in the past, but then good ‘ol Goldstar came through again with this deal for discount Waterpark of America passes at only $19.98. There is also a $5.25 service fee for each order, so the more tickets you buy at once, the better. (So, if you’re planning to go with extended family or with friends, have one person buy the tickets for everyone!) If you buy your tickets now, they are good all the way through July.


2015 Jazz Festival Concert, Feb 28th

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It’s free, it’s indoors and it’s jazz!  A great combination if you are looking for something to do tomorrow evening.  Saturday February 28th at 7pm, Free Jazz Concert at the University of Minnesota Tedd Mann Concert Hall.


The 2015 Jazz Festival concert featuring U of M Jazz Ensembles, the Minnesota Youth Jazz Ensemble, and special guest Pat Mallinger. Program to include Bill Holman’s Readymix, Irving Berlin’s Blue Skies, Sammy Nestico’s Switch in Time, Jamey Simmons’ The Fire Within, Consuelo Velazguez’s Besame Mucho, Duke Ellington’s Sepia Panorama, Charles Mingus’ Fables of Faubus, Mongo Santamaria’s Afro Blue, Lee Konitz’s Zodiac, Pat Mallinger’s Flash, Pat Mallinger’s Double Whammy, Bill Evans’ Turn Out The Stars, Pat Mallinger’s Kings and Saints, and Phil Woods’ My Man Benny.

Rock the Ordway Events, Saint Paul

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Sunday March 1st. 11am-4pm, there will be a free Open house at the Ordway to celebrate the new concert hall.  Looks to be a great event for the whole family.  Tours, music, scavenger hunt and more. You can see the entire schedule for the day here.

Preview the unrivaled acoustics and intimate seating of the stunning new Concert Hall firsthand. Pick out the perfect seat, take a peak backstage or just sit and soak it all in. Explore anywhere and everywhere at our Open House. Free and open to the public.

Ordway front

If you can’t make it to the free open house, the month of March is full of different concerts and events at the Ordway, and include things in all price ranges. Check out other events here,

Save an EXTRA 12% on Local Food/Drink Groupons – 12 Hours Only!

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Hurry on over to Groupon because for 12 hours ONLY you can save an EXTRA 12% on all local food and drink Groupons. Since their prices are already as much a 50% off or more, you will be able to score some extra good deals! This includes restaurants, coffee shops, home food delivery and more. Some of the local places with deals right now are:

Laddie Lake Pub – Minneapolis

Cold Stone Creamery – Multiple Locations

Bank Restaurant – Downtown West

Jersey’s Bar and Grill – Inver Grove Heights

Cantina #1 – Mall of America

Osaka Sushi and Hibachi – Multiple Locations

Little Venetian – Roseville

Wuollet Bakery – Multiple Locations

Luna Rossa – Stillwater

I just bought a Groupon to Buona Serra in Champlin because I have been hearing a lot of good things about it and have wanted to try it.

See all the Groupon food and drink deals HERE and be sure to enter the coupon code TASTE12 to get your extra 12% off. Deal expires today, 2/26, at 6pm CT.


100 Days Until Grand Old Day, Saint Paul


This must surely be a sign of spring arriving soon – it is only 100 DAYS UNTIL THE GRANDEST OF THEM ALL! Grand Old Day 2015 is scheduled for Sunday, June 7! There is lots to see and do, but here is a brief overview:

WHAT: The 42nd annual Grand Old Day celebration, featuring a parade, live music and entertainment, family activities, local businesses, food vendors and a crowd of approximately 275,000 filling the avenue. Grand Old Day is the largest one-day festival in the Midwest and serves as Saint Paul’s first rite of summer!

WHEN: Sunday, June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Avenue, between Wheeler Avenue and Dale St., Saint Paul

COST: Grand Old Day is FREE to attend, though access to the Festival Beer Gardens requires a wristband ($6 in advance, $10 at the door) and a valid ID proving the guest is at least 21 years old

MORE:Grand Old Day is hosted by the Grand Avenue Business Association; which provides marketing, advocacy, and education to help member businesses prosper and enhance the quality of life along the Avenue and throughout the surrounding community. For more information, please visit the website.