Super Bowl & Winter Carnival Events 2018
In the fall of 1885, Montreal cancelled their 1886 winter carnival after a smallpox epidemic debilitated the city. Joy knew the architect and contractor of the Montreal ice palaces, and suggested that they be hired to bring a palace to St. Paul, and start St. Paul’s own winter carnival. Learn the fascinating history of the Ice Palaces, their creators and the effects of Saint Paul’s weather on construction of ice palaces, a history that spans over 125 years.
Ice Palace History pages
For the thousands of visitors streaming into the Twin Cities, and locals looking to take advantage of the Super Bowl and Winter Carnival festivities, Landmark Center will feature four days of the arts, January 29 – February 1, additional free building tours including a free Gangster Tour, and a special presentation of the Uncle Sam Worked Here History Conversation series, “Football Law in Minnesota.”
Landmark Center’s “Super Arts Sampler” will delight and entertain with a different art form each day. Performances are free, 12-1 pm, and visitors are welcome to bring their own lunch or buy one in Anita’s Café.
January 29: Musical Monday! Come and enjoy your lunch while listening to the music of local artist, Joey Ryan.
January 30: Taiko Tuesday! Witness the powerful and athletic Japanese art of Taiko drumming, an ancient form of communication and meditation.
January 31: Bomba Wednesday! Get ready to shake it when you learn Bomba, one of the traditional musical styles of Puerto Rico. It is the mixture of African, Spanish and Taino cultures. The base rhythm is played by two or more drums. You can also help support the people of Puerto Rico.
February 1: Theater Thursday! Travel back to 1930s Saint Paul as two of the city’s most notorious partners in crime, bootlegger Leon Gleckman and St. Paul Police Chief “Big Tom” Brown reminisce about their roles during St. Paul infamous gangster hey-days.
Landmark Center regularly offers two free building tours each week, and to accommodate Winter Carnival and Super Bowl visitors the tour schedule will expand to a total of 12 free building tours, January 27 – February 4.
January 27: 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
January 28: 12 and 1 p.m.
January 29 – February 2 (Thursday, February 1, will be a free “Gangster Tour”): 1:15 p.m.
February 3: 12 and 1 p.m.
February 4: 12 p.m.
Finally, on Friday, February 2, history buffs and legal minds can examine the week’s main event through a law history lens with “Football Law in Minnesota.” The special installment of Uncle Sam Worked Here will be led by Marshall Tanick, lawyer at Hellmuth and Johnson PLLC, at 12 p.m. in Courtroom 326.
“Super Arts Sampler” and Uncle Sam Worked Here is presented by Minnesota Landmarks/Landmark Center. Tour guides are supplied by the Landmark Center Volunteer Association. For more information on these events, visit www.landmarkcenter.org.
Winter Carnival Events
Join your friends from the Midway and Saint Paul Area Chambers of Commerce as Saint Paul gets ready to kick off the Winter Carnival.
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