Serenity Sundays is the first of an ongoing series for Culture Piece Magazine.
This day retreat for women is the perfect event to restore, refresh & recharge with guided meditation, body work & more!
Tickets on sale now & available online only! There is only one ticket type available for this event with a limited number of tickets so purchase soon! For $50 your day will include the following:
-Guided Yoga Sessions
-Salt Cave Sessions
-Vision Board Creating/Intention Setting
-Facilitated Group Discussions on Self Care & Self Love
-Lunch Provided (Vegetarian Options Available)
-Leave with a Vision Board, Gift Bag & Sense of Serenity!
For any questions or press inquires please contact Maya Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
All tickets are final sale
Serenity Sundays is the first of an ongoing series for Culture Piece Magazine.
Join us at sunset on the hillside for an electrifying evening of live music paired with silent films from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. Celebrating its third year, Sound for Silents features a newly commissioned score from Twin Cities–based funk, soul, and hip-hop collective Astralblak. Food trucks and drink vendors will be on hand with a variety of tempting options beginning at 7 pm. Tunes from DJs Sanni Brown and Sean McPherson of 89.3 The Current add to the mix for the perfect summer night out.
7:00 pm DJ and Food Trucks
8:30 pm Screening and Performance
About the Program
Co-commissioned by Walker’s Moving Image and Performing Arts programs, Astralblak’s five musicians/producers selected experimental short films by moving image artists Maya Deren, Sondra Perry, and Amir George. Astralblak will perform their new musical score on stage to accompany the films for an expressive visual and sonic experience.
Meditation on Violence
This balletic film by a pioneer of the American avant-garde features a Chinese boxer in a ritualistic dance, mirrored by the camera. Directed by Maya Deren. 1948, 16mm transferred to digital, 12 min. Courtesy of Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection.
Black Girl as a Landscape
An abstraction of performer Dionne Lee’s body investigates black femininity as well as larger visual and environmental ecologies. Directed by Sondra Perry. 2010, video, 10 min. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Double Quadruple Etcetera Etcetera I & II
Perry uses Photoshop’s content aware function in her digital animation of a white room attempting to absorb the presence of frenetic dancing bodies. Directed by Sondra Perry. 2013, video, 10 min. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
A manipulation of a performance in which two black bodies appear and vanish in hazy images of light and shadow. Directed by Sondra Perry. 2010, 25 min. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Shades of Shadow
Created solely with found footage, a metaphysical collage of psychedelic live action/animation delves into spiritual mysticism and ritual. Directed by Amir George. 2015, video, 6 min. Courtesy the artist. Contains brief nudity.
*Launching 2 new eco clothing lines
*100% of proceeds go to developing an Organic Agriculture program for Veterans
At the door $20 for general admission
At the door $40 for VIP (if any are left)
***Military free after 8pm***
7:30pm-8pm: Fashion Show
8pm-9:30pm: After party & Moonlite auction
Learn more at : www.honeybadgerhealing.org
Join us on Sunday August 11, 2019 as the Twin Cities Natural Hair & Beauty Expo returns for its third annual event. We will celebrate those who embrace the various textures of their hair.
The 3rd Annual Twin Cities Natural Hair & Beauty Expo will feature nationally renowned educators, vendors and brands. Our platform is designed to support, share information, techniques, inspiration and products; aiding individuals in their natural hair journey. So grab your Curl-friends and join the fun!
Tickets available here
Workshops by Professional Stylists and Hair Specialists
*Live on stage Hair Demonstrations
*Vendors from all over
Brought to you by Hair Hunny, Fro Real; No Lye & Gorgeous Looks Salon!
Cultivated by www.BlackTableArts.com
What connection is there between loving all black people and unlearning toxic masculinity? How can we live into our best black futures by talking about an issue that exists in our communities but often isn’t dug into?
As we prepare for The Because Black Life Conference - 2019. Join us at the downtown central library for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers on the connection between out learning, loving and living patriarchy and giving liberation more breath.
The Shades of Beauty Expo is the freshest and boldest health and beauty event to hit the Twin Cities! SOBE'19 has a five-fold goal: Celebrate the essence of women of color; Inspire attendees by providing opportunities to learn techniques for better general health, hair care, new styling, and makeup application; Empower women to love who they are and provide information about available products and resources tailored to their unique health care and cosmetic needs; Educate women on strategies for self-care through healthy eating, physical fitness, regular doctor visits, and more; and Support small, woman, and minority owned businesses. The Shades of Beauty Expo will be a gathering of sisters sharing, discovering, and celebrating their total beauty!
SOBE’19 will begin the day with the “Ambassadors of Beauty Brunch” from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The brunch will celebrate exceptional young people who encourage and empower women while striving to change society’s definition of "beauty" for women. We will honor individuals and organizations who have worked to foster beauty by improving self-esteem, reducing health disparities among women of color, promoting self-awareness, and motivating “Every Woman to be Totally Beautiful”. The Ambassadors of Beauty Brunch is sure to uplift and inspire all who attend!
Tickets on sale here
Following the brunch, join us in the exhibit area from 12:00 – 6:00 PM for:
A diverse exposition of top health and beauty brands
Educational workshops and demonstrations led by leaders from an array of health and beauty industries
Free health screenings
A kid’s corner
Wrapping up this exciting day will be an Xtreme Hip Hop (hip hop step aerobics) fitness class with it's creator, nationally known fitness expert, Phillip Weeden Tmt!
It is our desire that attendees will leave The Shades Of Beauty Expo inspired to embrace their unique beauty and equipped to take control of their health. We want to empower Every Woman to be Totally Beautiful.
The power to cleanse the energy of your space is in your hands! Take your knowledge of energy work in a new direction and learn how to clear and ground your surroundings. Not only will you learn how to move or remove energy from objects, you'll learn how to imbue objects with energy, as well.
You'll discover new ways to expand your control of your personal energy bubble. Learn how to ground yourself and your space, wherever and whatever that space may be! Come learn how to harness the energies around you in a safe, welcoming space.
About the Instructor:
Bo Jacisin is a paranormal investigator and experienced energy worker. He founded the Saint Cloud State Paranormal Society in 2008, and has certifications in both Reiki and Spring Forest Qigong.
This will be the 3rd Annual candlelight 🕯 🕊 Commemoration For King Philando Castile. Philando was Murdered by A Peace Officer on this day in Falcon Heights Mn. We will be gathering at The Peace Garden To Commemorate His Life and The Beautiful Legacy he has left. There will Be A Moment of silence and Prayers for All the Stolen Lives!! Plus a special BIG COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT 😃🙏🏾This Is A Place designed to Bring You Peace and Solace as We Continue To Heal. Thank You ALL For your Loyal Support and Encouragement!!♥️ you are welcome to bring candles as well but we will have some available also thank you again.
Join us once a month for IN MY SKIN - a judgment-free intimate and seductive body movement + meditation class designed for anyBODY, anySHAPE, anyWOMAN.
During this 70-Minute class, we will hold space for each other to do some self-reflection on how our mindset control how we view ourselves, we will share our insecurities in and outside the bedroom & will improve the relationship we have with ourselves with some Zen Bin body positivity techniques!
Our body movement healer, Kiki wants to encourage all women who are in attendance to wear as little clothes as possible; meaning wear some booty shorts, tank tops, sport bras, etc. You can change at the location or before coming to the class!
Coconut Water, Wine (21+) + CBD Tea Included in Admission
Join Gabrielle in the DreamLab for a Soulful Neon Light Friday Night Flow followed by Grilled Cheese, Beer + Wine! This will be a slow vinyasa class, perfect for beginners and experienced yogi's and even those that just want a night of fun! All levels are welcome!
$25 gets you any grilled cheese + any wine/beer + one hour yoga session with plenty of adjustments and free smells!
7-8pm | Yoga
8-9pm | Grilled Cheese and Drinks!
There are Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options as well! Here is the menu!
During the next year the Electric Forest grounds will see many exciting improvements that include upgraded landscapes, areas with new grass, and infrastructure improvements across the site. Most importantly, a new multi-year Sherwood Forest conservation plan will take effect.
Protecting and curating the grounds of Electric Forest for generations to come is important to all of the Forest Family. The impact that comes with two weekends will need to be reduced for the new improvements to take hold.
With conservation and longevity in mind, #ElectricForest will be one magical weekend in 2019: ElectricForestFestival.com/see-you-in-the-forest-june-27-30-2019/
See You In The Forest, June 27 - 30, 2019! ⚡️🌲 #EF2019
Tickets here: https://electricforestfestival.com/tickets/
With 65-plus food trucks, the Uptown Food Truck Festival is the largest Food Truck Festival in the Midwest. Food offerings will range from global cuisines such as green papaya salad to crispy pork belly to American favorites such as gourmet mini doughnuts and wood-fired pizza. Organizers have increased the event space moving south of 31st on Hennepin, and enlarged the seating area with chairs and tables to enhance the experience for families of all ages and sizes.
In addition to the de-lish food trucks, you can experience a handful of unique businesses of four wheels. Fashion Trucks, Vintage Record truck, shoe shines & beard trims in a classic airstream trailer, photo booth truck and something just for your four legged friends from Blue Buffalo.
Other activities include life-size Jenga, mechanical bull, bean bag toss, henna tattoo artists and a psychic tarot reader.
The 10-hour Uptown Food Truck Festival features live music all day...
11-2PM Shirts & Skins
2:30-5:30PM Junk FM
6-9PM You Oughta Know
You'll be able to enjoy handcrafted beers by Kona Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing & Goose Island. Other beverage options will also be available. The event is free, but a $2.00 wristband is required for those who are indulging in the brews. Proceeds from all wristband sales will benefit Feed My Starving Children to provide meals to impoverished families and children. Last year, over 44K meals were raised!
For those wanting to get out of the sun and cool down, The Uptown Food Truck Festival has partnered with Calhoun Square, offering fair-goers an indoor respite before venturing back outside for one more.
For updates and more information, visit: uptownfoodtruckfestival.com
Join us this July for Twin Cities World Refugee Day!
Twin Cities World Refugee Day is a family-oriented day of celebration that highlights the stories, arts, and cultures of the thousands of refugees in Minnesota and the light they bring to our community.
The purpose of TCWRD is to provide a platform for refugee stories and artistic practices, to honor their lives and raise awareness of the millions of refugees in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. The annual event is held each year to recognize refugees’ journeys to their new homes through celebration and education. TCWRD is a proud community event that is planned and implemented by volunteers.
TCWRD attracts a diverse audience of 2,000+ people with more than 20 nationalities are represented with large contingencies from East and West African, Central and Southeast Asia, and Central/South America. Those in attendance are there to celebrate culture, expand intercultural understanding, improve knowledge of immigrant and refugee issues and build connections and friendships.
This event is FREE and open to the public!
Those in attendance at the 7/14/19 TCWRD event will experience the following:
-A cultural stage will profile at least 15 cultural artists/groups representing at least 10 nationalities inclusive of dance, music, spoken word and other unique performances by a multitude of performers
- A resource fair involving at least 50 different organizations that support Minnesota refugees.
- A media relations booth will make community and organizational leaders available for interviews
- A volunteer booth will deploy 60 volunteers to assist with various aspects of the event
- 15-20 food and art vendors selling unique food, beverages and art will be on site
Come experience amazing performances while connecting with the diverse communities Minnesota is home to!
Interested in participating in the resource fair? Being a vendor? Selling your art, or becoming a volunteer? Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twin-cities-world-refugee-day-registration-56450020531 to register
Soundset is the biggest single-day independent Hip Hop festival in the world, started by Rhymesayers Entertainment. In addition to presenting over 40 rappers and DJs annually, Soundset also features live painting, b-boy and b-girl dance competitions, skateboarding, live production showcases, local artist performances and a custom car show.
All ages are welcome to join us and celebrate our 12 year anniversary with ten hours of live music on five stages at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 26, 2019 Memorial Weekend.
More information: https://soundsetfestival.com/
DOORS 6PM / SHOW 7PM
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 10:00 AM: Tickets available here
Artist Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM
Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM
Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM
Live Nation Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM using code CELEBRATE
Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 10:00 AM
VocalEssence is partnering with The Avant Garde to bring out the soul in all of us. Led by VocalEssence Associate Conductor Phillip Shoultz, this event will feature performances by local artists such as Ashley DuBose, Ginger Commodore, and Niles as well as space to add your voice and a little soul to the evening in a sing-along of your favorites.
Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
The Avant Garde specializes in fusing multiple forms of art into one event (music concerts, visual art showings, dance performances, poetic readings, theater, and more).
Celebrate the opening of Mia’s latest exhibition, “The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880–1914” (bit.ly/2KYezVG), with a free night of fashionable fun! Enjoy a “Then & Now Fashion Show,” live DJ set by DJ AriAtari, and cash bar. Take a fashion-themed tour of Mia’s collection, Create your own custom art wig with multidisciplinary artist Kristi Ternes, Learn basic mending and hand stitching techniques led by fashion designer, Katherine Sieve of Winsome Goods, and Join Jonathan Herrera Soto (Upcoming MAEP fellow) and Donald Thomas (Million Artists Movement) to learn about their processes, practices, and even try some of their techniques for yourself.
This exhibition showcases Minnesota’s little-known historic couture fashion industry and highlights the female artisans who led it. It features never before displayed historic dress from the Minnesota Historical Society.
The “Then & Now Fashion Show” is inspired by styles and trends spanning across the century, showcasing how Minnesota fashion designers continue to reinvent and redefine the art of making clothes. This live fashion show with local boutique thefittingroommpls, highlights the looks of creative and inspiring designers who are leading Minnesota’s fashion of today. Enjoy spotlights from Alma Mia, Joeleen Torvick, Karen Morris Millinery, Strey Design Handbags, Tessa Louise and Vikse Designs and more.
Event Host: Ameriprise Financial
On the third Thursday of every month, join us to experience Mia’s diverse art collection with unique programs, drinks, and live music. Third Thursday events are FREE and open to the public.
Following their successful debut earlier this year in Barbados, Vujaday Music Festival has returned to announce a stacked phase one lineup in preparation for their second year. The 2019 edition will take place from April 3-7 and will once again take place in different venues all across the stunning Caribbean island. This will give festival-goers the chance to take in a new experience and venue each day.
The phase one lineup for Vujaday 2019 features legendary Welsh DJ and producer Sasha, a DJ set from iconic Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses, Detroit house and techno staple Moodymann, All Day I Dream founder Lee Burridge, a live performance from the Detroit based sibling duo Octave One, Vivrant label founder and renowned Swedish musician Jeremy Olander, Brooklyn house duo Bedouin, Life and Death founder DJ Tennis, Berlin house aficionado YokoO, members of the fan-favorite Desert Hearts collective Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds, American production duo and Crew Love members Soul Clap, Women on Wax founder DJ Minx, Sheik 'N' Beik founder Rechulski, respected Toronto resident Nitin, and fellow Toronto native and current Barcelona resident Jade.
Many more names will be added to the lineup in the near future. Vujaday will also be announcing what venues they will be taking over shortly, and have also announced they will be hosting a new daytime party series for the first time this year. Details regarding this exciting new addition to the already jam-packed Vujaday experience will be announced as the festival nears closer.
Venue highlights from last year included Bellevue Plantation, a 100-acre property built in 1735 that included a pool, polo fields, and lush gardens surrounding the property. Another favorite was Cornwall House, which allowed those in attendance to witness a breathtaking sunrise while overlooking the gorgeous Eastern Coast of Barbados. Other venues were located directly on the beach and gave those in attendance the chance to sink their feet in the sand throughout the event.
With its dedication to providing attendees with an experience they’ve never seen or felt before, Vujaday pulls all the stops to create an unforgettable journey for attendees. The event spans over the course of five days, allowing festival-goers to be fully immersed into the culture of Barbados while traveling throughout the island to experience the unique venues that Vujaday takes place at.
Early bird tickets for 2019 are currently on sale and can be purchased here. Super early bird tickets have already sold out. More info about travel and additional details can be found on the Vujaday website, and you can watch their 2018 aftermovie to get a better taste of what the festival has to offer.
Free. Public. All ages.
Conversations that love us.
Join www.BlackTableArts.com as we dive into a discussion on celebrating and unpacking what it means to be and love blackness across difference and diaspora.
We will hear from artists, healers, poets and dancers from across the diaspora discussing the things that get in the way of loving difference and how can we reach further for connection and relation. This is one of the conversations we are having to prepare for The Because Black Life Conference 2019.
It will be a beautiful room to be in.
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Conjuring Other Worlds Through Black Art
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“The only way to protect joy is to practice it” - Fred Moten
The idea is simple - black joy and conversation. The most important topics in our communities that dig deep and require love. How do we grow a (Black)mosphere? Join us at Moon Palace books for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers.
Live Yo Best Black Life is a monthly podcast and community gathering brought to you by Black Table Arts. Public. All ages.
POC Yoga + Potluck with James Orione
This class is donation-based so give freely in the way that best serves you and bring a dish to share if it moves you.
This event will give POC an opportunity to join together, move the body, breathe, and explore mindfulness practices. Following a 75 minute, all-levels yoga practice, there will be a potluck with free chai tea served to provide time for us to listen to each other’s stories, and learn how yoga practices can be used to heal, connect, and grow collectively.
For more details: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/asp/main_enroll.asp
Peace, Radical Self-Love, & Self Care! Join us for Misha’s 3rd Self-Care Pop-Up Event! I am privileged to be sharing space to promote healing with some of the most magical Healers in the Twin Cities. We will be offering healing to the Community at various capacities including: Affirmations, Books, Yoni Steams, Sacred Sacs, Mental Health Awareness, Women Empowerment, Henna, Massage, Make-Up/Lashes, Crystal Jewelry, I AM products, Juice Bar, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, and Tarot. We will be offering moments of relaxation through deep breathing & Guided Meditation, Manifestation Boards, Accountibuddies & a Kid Fun table. Light food (some Vegan-Friendly) and beverages are provided (Donation-based). Entrance is FREE. Self-investment fees for healing services and products will be determined by the vendors at affordable prices. Wait, there is more! I have a surprise activity from yours truly, ME! “May your healing be as Magical as YOU!”
Intro to Yoga for People of Color with James Orione
Monday, February 11th 8-9 p.m., FREE
Interested in exploring the practices of yoga in a safe space for People of Color?
In this FREE Intro to Yoga class, you will learn and practice a variety of foundational yoga poses that can enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being and support the healing of traumas experienced as a person of color in this society.
A regular yoga practice is known to:
-Improve mental clarity
-Increase muscular strength
-Provide a sense of connection to self and community
Come and experience for yourself what yoga can do for you!
Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided. Please pre-register if possible, but drop-ins are welcome.
Free for all. No experience necessary.
For more details and to pre-register: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/main_enroll.asp
The first free, all ages, public classroom covering black poetry in the state of Minnesota.
Black Lines Matter is an experiment in living and writing. Gardened by www.BlackTableArts.com Located at The Loft Literary Center Room 303 (Take the elevator) is a regular black writing meet up
These sessions will be bi-weekly geared toward two things 1) Holding space for black writers to create, conjure and share new work . 2) Studying poetic craft through black writing pulling from historic and contemporary writers.
These are public sessions, anyone can come - though the agenda will always be black centered, organized and celebrated.
All ages and free of charge come join us at The Loft Literary center as we search through language to celebrate, survive and fight. We are the garden we need to grow.
New Year - New ME or NAH?
Join The Zen Bin + Hersilincey for a self-care workshop about manifesting, executing goals & accountability of self all 2019! We will be creating vision boards or binders as well as doing self-reflective work to develop attainable goals to accomplish during this year!
Manifestation is essential to obtaining your dreams!
Brunch + All Supplies are included in admission