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
Join us this July for Twin Cities World Refugee Day!
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
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/
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.
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.
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!
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.
Black Table Arts
Conjuring Other Worlds Through Black Art
Events | Planning Committee
“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
Do you or your organization need a new website? This workshop will cover the basics of planning out a website redesign, things to consider and prioritize when you are building the new site, and an overview of some of the content management systems and other tools available to make your website easier to use and maintain. There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and work time, so feel free to bring your computers.
Presented by Ryan A. Ripley.
Dua Saleh - NŪR EP Release Show
with Kamilla Love x Booboo
Tuesday, January 22
7th St. Entry
$10 advance / $12 day of show - 18+
BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2Equ2tm
"WARM PANTS" single out now: https://duasaleh.lnk.to/wrmpnts
- NŪR EP will be released on Jan 3, 2019!
- Pre-order NŪR: https://duasaleh.bandcamp.com
Queens READ was designed to be a safe space for QUEENS to come together and join a sacred bookclub sisterhood! If you are interested in joining a sisterhood of QUEENS and love to read - this is for you!
We will meet once a month on a Thursday night to discuss the book we read, share stories & grow as sisters!
January’s book is "THE WAIT" by DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good.
Please read the book prior to coming to joining us on January 17 at 6:30pm
Please RSVP Here
Join us for a playlist full SZA + an AMAZING yogaFLOW by 612 Jungle + fresh pressed juice by Zen 'n Juice.
All yoga levels are welcomed.
Tickets are $15 -- includes entry to this yoga class + a fresh pressed "Love Galore" juice!
Brought to you by The Zen Bin + 612 Jungle!
Titan Administration Records presents Kaleem The Dream and the Ninja Assassins.
Aside from Kaleem The Dream, esteemed rappers such as Try Bishop, Destiny Roberts, Juice Lord, Aubrey King, Knucky, Lewiee Blaze, and Tomorrow Genius will all be performing.
We’ll have Ms. Fiyah hosting and Special Guest Rico Tek, on the 1s & 2s.
Doors open at 8:30pm, performances start at 9:30pm and will end at 1:30am.
We are back and Reloaded- Takin Ova 2019
Chill Vibez: Reloaded featuring Top Notch Artists, Entertainers, Musicians, Businesses from the Twin Cities and Beyond
Hosted By Ashley Mari with $pecial Guests
DJ's Mixie DBest and DJ NanoByte
Music Performances from:
Kiya Karson Karson Blu
Hector Daniel Martinez Diaz Phuture Hi Def
Poetry from Salecia M. Barry Sunny theGreat.
Comedy from R Kendall Comedian Nephew Rob
Live Painting, Merch, and Connections all night!
POP UP $hops from KULTure & Designs by Taniguchi
Sponsored by Trippy Stylez AM Photography
Funds go back to Chill Vibez Ent- Paying Artists
Please send a message to be apart of the Vision.
This is donation based: Pay what you can.
The Northside People of Color Meditation Group gathers to explore ourselves through mindfulness meditation, honoring the diversity of our shared cultural and spiritual experiences.
We seek to create a welcoming space where all people of color regardless of ethnicity, age, meditation experience, religious background, gender orientation/sexual preferences, or physical ability level feel a sense of belonging while cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and joy in our community.
The gathering starts with a guided meditation followed by a facilitated discussion. This group is peer-led by Femi Akinnagbe and Chee Hallowell.
Help us Kick off this New Year of bringing you stellar POC Magic and come get Bubbly with us!
You come...buy a glass...get bottomless mimosas..and hang out with us three! Such a grand time.
Not only will you be having a blast, you will also be helping us raise moola for the coming year.
We seriously can't do ANY of this without Y'ALL!
**Bottomless Mimosa Cocktails $12 Unlimited!!**
**NOTE** This is not a Performance :)
DJ KEEZY PRESENTS: The Klituation Door/Show is 9:30 PM. This is an 18 + show. Valid ID is required.
LINE UP: DJ Sophia Eris, DJ TaliaKnight, Lady Midnight, Maria Isa, R.A.D,Manchita, Neekasodope, New Black City & Tygra
Hosted By: Angel Davanport
One Trill Being
Rita Rich Stitch
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The fashion of the North is not to be underestimated. For the 3rd season, by Niche and W Minneapolis - The Foshay present Northern Vogue to benefit Dress for Success - Twin Cities, a high-impact runway show celebrating excellence in Minnesota fashion.
6pm- VIP Social Hour
7pm- Runway Show
Designers that have at some point called Minnesota home will present full original Spring/Summer 2019 collections: Kristi Vosbeck, Abby Schumacher & Maddi Topp, House of Nguyen, Coty Clothing, and Lamb Chops Apparel with others to be announced. This season a special student segment with 12 looks by 12 designers will be part of the show. The complete looks, including Minnesota-made jewelry, accessories, and footwear can be shopped straight off the runway immediately following the show. There will also be a segment walked by Inspiring Power Individuals/Couples/Families, locals in the spotlight who play and live with heart, demonstrating leadership and excellence on and off the proverbial "field", who give back to the community generously. Guests will meet the designers, and 10% of all sales will go toward Dress for Success Twin Cities. Generation Now DJs to provide beats for the VIP social hour and runway. The party will continue all night in The Living Room with with music by DJ Lenka Paris. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Dress for Success.
**EARLY BIRD RATE - ORDER BY 10/31:**
$15 off VIP Front Row with code: VIP15
$10 off VIP 2nd Row with code: VIP10
$5 off GA Seated with code: GA5
The Living Room at W Minneapolis will offer limited, exclusive lounge-seating bottle service for companies and private groups of 6-12 for the Afterparty. Interested parties can arrange directly through The Living Room at W Minneapolis by phone at 612.927.3299 or through emailing Mike at email@example.com.
by Niche, Dress for Success, & W Minneapolis would like to thank our generous sponsors, to be announced soon.
Please direct press, media, features, social influencer, interview requests, and other media inquiries to Lindsey Higgins, LHiggins@byniche.co
**All are invited to join the movement and start posting their favorite #ootds #ootns & streetstyle looks to #NorthernVogue! Images will be featured on screens placed throughout the event and some may be re-posted. You can also follow along with @byNiche for event developments and night-of & post-coverage.**
On November 28th, the product of Destiny Davis' mind will come to fruition! Join us for an art exhibition featuring local artists at Loring Bar & Restaurant and explore the redefinition of what it means to be a multifaceted and sexual Black body.
Taking back power in the minds, body and souls of ourselves with efforts to combat and deconstruct the oversexualization & censoring that the Black bodies have endured. A construct meant to demean and degrade us leaving us to unravel a self hate of our natural self. In this moment we will bask in our truth and all its glory.
GYM KANG- Lulu Champion