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The Finnish Bistro

2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
651-645-9181 https://www.finnishbistro.com

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January 2018

Paul Seeba

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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St. Paul singer/songwriter Paul Seeba provides fresh takes on covers from the past 50 years.  He also offers his own music live.  His first album became the soundtrack for Midwest Emmy winning PBS Documentary (WDSE) in 2015.  Americana UK praised his original music, “Mitchell Yards.” “This a record full of that space, steeped in the beauty of North American music, true Americana.” Seeba’s songs involve catchy melodies with impressionistic narratives honoring northern heritage. More info at:  www.paulseeba.com

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Pavel Jany / Guitar Music from around the Globe

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Pavel Jany completed his classical guitar studies in former Czechoslovakia. He has been frequently performing as a soloist, and his repertoire consists of a broad variety of classical guitar pieces combined with a spectrum of international music including Brazilian bossa nova, Spanish flamenco, Argentine tango, French jazz, East European Gypsy music, American Jazz standards, and more.

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The Incredible Shrinking Men

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The Incredible Shrinking Men is an acoustic duo featuring Jack Thibault and Tim Gadban. Their genre is obscure folk/blues with a pinch of rock ‘n roll. We’re talking The Band, The Kinks, Little Feat, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, Mose Allison, Willie Dixon, Neil Young, J. J. Cale, Gram Parsons and a few originals. This duo was formed in late 2016 as the result of the passing of a mutual friend, Vick Johnson. Vick was a renowned local guitarist/vocalist…

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Jeff Hanke

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Jeff Hanke is a guitarist/singer/songwriter from Bloomington, MN whose goal is to make sure that everybody at his shows has a good time. He brings you music (rock, blues, and country flavored) from the 50's through the 80's and beyond as well as original songs from his album Carved In Stone and the upcoming album Come Up Like The Pheonix. Follow Jeff here: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.hanke.music/ For videos of past performances and other songs visit his YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFBbGTQhLvdMD9eP4DKJgUw

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Pavel Jany / Guitar Music from around the Globe

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until January 27, 2018

The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Pavel Jany completed his classical guitar studies in former Czechoslovakia. He has been frequently performing as a soloist, and his repertoire consists of a broad variety of classical guitar pieces combined with a spectrum of international music including Brazilian bossa nova, Spanish flamenco, Argentine tango, French jazz, East European Gypsy music, American Jazz standards, and more.

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Peter Crist

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Peter is a Madison native where in the 1970s where he studied with the protegee of the Solo Jazz Guitar master George Van Eps. He has reemerged recently in the Twin Cities covering jazz standards with occasional blues and bossa nova flavors.

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February 2018

Dawn Tanner

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Dawn Tanner has been playing at the Bistro for the past couple of years as part of the duo Silver Lining. She's playing solo these days, keeping the flavor of the old-time and folk favorites and bringing in new original songs on guitar and occasionally baritone ukulele.

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Why Worry?

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Why Worry? is Bob and Glenda Niemiec. Bob plays guitars, banjo, accordion, harmonica, and bass as well as vocals. Glenda plays flute, melodica, keyboards and vocals. Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/one-old-raven

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Ekko

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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There's truth in timbre-- a lesson in romantics brought to you by the vibrant vocals of Ekko and the sultry sounds of her piano-- sharing songs to cry to, songs to laugh to, songs to dance to, and songs to fall in and out of love to.

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Heart of a Tinman

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Heart of a Tinman plays current and past pop and rock hits in fresh new arrangements on unusual instruments. The acoustic duo’s unique sound is driven by Dwight Christensen, a long-time Twin Cities professional drummer and percussionist. Guaranteed to make you smile!

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Brian Peterson

February 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Since 1991, Brian Peterson, a Twin Cities singer-guitarist-songwriter, has been charming audiences with his dazzling skills and vast repertoire. His original songs offer a unique, soulful point of view. Don’t miss this joyful sampling of the best music of our lives. For more information, visit: brianartpeterson.com

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Richard Mittelstet

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Richard Mittelstet is new to the Twin Cities area, originally from Texas, recently moved up from New Mexico. He performs a wide variety of well known songs as well as fresh originals. Richard's musical style is eclectic and entertaining with essences of blues, folk, and alternative rock.

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Brad Cattadoris

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Brad is a Twin Cities singer songwriter whose songs are about love and lifestyle’s better moments.  He plays 6 and 12 string acoustical guitars at his shows in coffee shops and local farmers markets.  He likes to add in cover songs from the Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, REO, Styx, America, Judy Collins and the Bee Gees.  With over 50 original songs he has a wide variety of music and sound in his performances.

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Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Authentic country music relies on a blend of disparate elements. Honest livin’ and good intentions must cross with bad luck, sin and broken hearts. Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners bring that musical struggle to the stage in support of their new album, “Wildflowers & Tumbleweeds.” Breanne Marie broke into the Minnesota music scene as a solo performer with an acoustic guitar and a repertoire of country covers and originals. Her 2013 debut album “Six Strings of Peace and…

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March 2018

Dawn Tanner

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2018

The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Dawn Tanner has been playing at the Bistro for the past couple of years as part of the duo Silver Lining. She's playing solo these days, keeping the flavor of the old-time and folk favorites and bringing in new original songs on guitar and occasionally baritone ukulele.

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Why Worry?

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Why Worry? is Bob and Glenda Niemiec. Bob plays guitars, banjo, accordion, harmonica, and bass as well as vocals. Glenda plays flute, melodica, keyboards and vocals. Listen at: https://soundcloud.com/one-old-raven

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My Mom’s Guitar

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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My Mom's Guitar is a one-man acoustic act.  He would be next to nothing without frantically strumming his mom's guitar so it seemed fitting to be named after the instrument.  And contrary to the name, he picks a soulful banjo here and there as well.  It would be bluegrass if there were other people in the band and it would be folk if the lyrics were about folks but as one line goes, "you've never heard a guy write more…

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Brooke Elizabeth

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Hi, I'm Brooke! I am an 18 year old singer/songwriter from small town Wisconsin. Growing up, I was the girl who wanted to do everything all at once. I switched off between gymnastics, competition dance, and volleyball. When I was just about 13, I decided I would add one more thing to the rotation - music. Because sticking to one thing at a time really wasn't my thing, my parents thought borrowing my uncle's old guitar was probably a better idea than buying a…

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Brian Peterson

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Since 1991, Brian Peterson, a Twin Cities singer-guitarist-songwriter, has been charming audiences with his dazzling skills and vast repertoire. His original songs offer a unique, soulful point of view. Don’t miss this joyful sampling of the best music of our lives. For more information, visit: brianartpeterson.com

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The Falderals

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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The Falderals are a folk duo composed of husband and wife Andrew and Rebecca Andestic. Hailed by the Superior Telegram as a "true taste of American folk music," the two met in the Peace Corps and have been playing music together ever since, starting around campfires in Armenia, then the streets of Chicago, and now in bars and coffee shops around the Twin Cities. Their third child never missed a gig (for her first nine months), despite the thump of Rebecca’s giant…

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The Strohs

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Finnish Bistro, 2264 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Kari Strohmaier provides lead vocals for The Strohs. In addition to singing with The Strohs, Kari has performed in Minneapolis, Wisconsin and Chicago in the a cappella singing groups Redefined and DWaC. She has also performed the national anthem at Timberwolves games and has appeared in many musical stage productions and other choral group performances. Her musical influences include Adele, Sara Bareilles, and ZZ Ward. A multi-instrumentalist, Kyle Strohmaier provides the grooves and backup vocals for The Strohs. Kyle was the lead…

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✨As we look back on 2017, we can’t help but be forever grateful for all of the support we received throughout this big year for The Finnish Bistro. From our big remodel to plenty of local road construction, we still managed to have one of our most successful years to date - Thank you! We can’t wait to continue gathering with you in our little Nordic Nook into 2018! ✨#littlenordicnook #happynewyear🍎 Did you know that January 1st is national Bloody Mary day?! In honor of this holiday, we will be serving $10 all you can drink Bloody Marys while we are open from 9am-3pm tomorrow! Come on over, maybe cure that New Years hangover, and enjoy this beautiful masterpiece of a drink! 🍎#bloodymarys #loadedbloodymary🎶 We love hosting live music in our little corner bistro. Are you a musician looking for a place to perform? Do you know musicians that should perform in our little Nordic Nook? Let us know by shooting us an email at thefinnishbistro@Gmail.com! 🎶 #supportlocalmusic‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. 🎄🐭🎄We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Day with your loved ones. We’ll be back to our regular schedules hours come Tuesday morning. Happy Holidays, friends! 🎄❄️😊We’re open until 2:00pm today! We are still offering specials on some of our Holiday treats while supplies last, so bop on over for deliciously good cheer! 🍰🍪🍩🎄🎁✨HOLIDAY TREAT DEAL ALERT✨
We’re running HUGE deals on some of our favorite Holiday treats! •
Buy 4, get 2 FREE on Thumbprints, Holly Berries, and Almond orange shortbread
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Buy 6 Frosted sugar cookies, get 2 Free
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Our famous Almond Kringler is 12 for $24 OR buy 4, get one free
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A box of a dozen Rosettes for only $15!
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Mix and match a dozen of Spritz and Russian Tea Cakes for only $5! •
Cute, Santa and his Elves JUMBO cupcakes for only $5.25
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Buy one, get one FREE mix and match cake slices for $4.95!

We will even box up a dozen treats for you in one of these cute little present boxes! 🎁

Come pick some up while supplies last!! Happy Eating and Happy Holidays, everyone! 🎁🎄🍰🍪🍩🎅🏻🎁✨ Happy Holidays from our little Nordic Nook to you and yours! 🎄We wanted to send out a quick note about our upcoming Holiday Hours to make sure you don’t miss us over the coming weeks. 👋 Wishing you all a happy, safe, and delicious Holiday Season! ❤️🎄❤️ #happyholidays🎄It’s that time to get your Christmas treat orders in so that you can have them in time for those weekend parties! ✨ We have a large assortment of holiday goodies, so make sure to give us a call by *Tuesday, 12/19 at noon* in order to secure some of these delicious goods! 🍰🍪🍩🍥🎄Starting now! We have none other than our very own @lauraloumusic and Stefan “Sweets” bringing some beautiful Christmas Jazz music into our little Nordic Nook! Come on over to get in the Holiday spirit while you brunch. 🎄🎶🎄 #christmastimeishere
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