This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, January 19 – Sunday, January 25, 2015

Even though the Saint Paul Winter Carnival is creeping up on us, our atmosphere is making its march toward spring. How is this? The calendar still says “January.” I think it may be because the Almanac arts and culture calendar is sharing something else. It’s warming us up. All those hands clapping seems a plausible enough explanation, as opposed to the scientific explanations that get in the way of important things like…well, getting elected to office and gratuitous pollution. Continue Reading

This week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 29, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015

I have this strategy where I wait until the new year has come—weeks after we have ventured into the next year—before I buy my pocket calendar. My next wall calendar has been fixed behind the old one for some time, my Minnesota Farmers Union calendar that I pick up each summer at the Minnesota State Fair. The pocket calendar is a different story. I wait because they go on sale at some places. Thankfully, I do not have to wait to put items on the Almanac arts calendar. It’s always handy. Here are a few things I’ve jotted down to bring in the New Year! Continue Reading

This week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 1–Sunday, December 7, 2014

Did I see you last week at one of the amazing happeningsin Saint Paul? Okay, maybe we were just too busy to cross paths, or maybe I was enjoying my mom’s food way too much, or maybe we just didn’t look up from one of the grooves we were in while an artist or two was laying it down for us. Yes, we are busy, but maybe this week we can catch some friends along this artists’ way. Continue Reading