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FGI Presents ~ Fall: Into Luxury 2019
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

FGI Presents ~ Fall: Into Luxury 2019

FGI-MSP 5th Annual Fashion and Career Achievement Awards Show

Fashion Group International of Minneapolis/St.Paul presents its annual fashion show Fall: Into Luxury celebrating Twin Cities fashion professionals, boutiques and designers by way of a spectacular luxe gothic runway show.

As a nationally recognized pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design, FGI strives to advance professionalism and attain greater recognition of men's and women's achievements in business. In its fifth year, in addition to the beautifully curated runway, FGI-MSP is honoring Twin Cities individuals and businesses for their contribution to fashion and style industries with Career Achievement Awards.

JOIN us in celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of Twin Cities fashion luminaries, their creative vision and impact on the fashion community.

MartinPatrick 3 - Innovative Retail
Aveda - Sustainability in Beauty
Ali Kaplan - Style Media
Joy Teiken - Fashion Design
Christina Nguyen and Brik Grudem (Hai Hai) - Excellence in Culinary Arts
Shelly Mosman - Fashion Photography
Karen Morris - Rising Star in Millinery
Sarah Edwards and Jahna Péloquin - Fashion Visionaries
TIM+THOM - Inpisration Award
Natalie Morrow - Phoenix Award

6:00 – 7:00 pm - The VIP reception
Red carpet fashion photography, signature cocktail and hors d’ouevres, private reception with the award honorees, live entertainment, and more.
7:00 – 7:45 pm - Doors Open for General Admission
7:45 – 8:30 pm - Awards Ceremony
8:30 – 9:00 pm - Runway Show
Stylist Richard Anderson will showcase an inspired interpretation of gothic aesthetics in a spectacular luxe gothic runway show, featuring looks from Twin Cities boutiques and fashion designers, including Atelier957, Via's Vintage, June, Joynoelle, Down The Rabbit Hole LLC, The Golden Pearl Vintage, Gretchen Buhler Ventura, Shayne Barsness, Milana Stile, Heimie's Haberdashery and MartinPatrick 3. The runway hair and makeup will be created by Mérite House of Beauty.
9:00 – 10:00 pm - Afterparty
Enjoy the incredible live performance by BeBe Zahara Benet, an international recording artist, host and television personality.

This will be a great night of fashion, inspiration and music!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite
VIP - $125
General Admission - $75
FGI member (general admission) - $50


HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Strategic Visionaries Whitney Emanuel, CEO & Financial Adviser of Strategic Visionaries LLC
Hollywood Fashion Secrets Hollywood Fashion Secrets
FFifty Beauty FFiftyBeauty
Milana Stile Milana Stile
Tiffany Hanken Design Tiffany Hanken Design
JB Hudson Jewelers JB Hudson Jewelers
Mérite House of Beauty Mérite House of Beauty
Alli Jagoda Photography Alli Jagoda
Paul Bearmon Photography Paul Bearmon

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Minnesota Black Authors Expo
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Minnesota Black Authors Expo

THE EXPO IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is a community event that is family friendly and welcoming to all.
We personally invite and embolden you, the community to continue to fiercly support Black authors and their work. The Minnesota Black Authors Expo is an anticipated event that specifically promotes and supports authors of color and emerging authors. Authors and community come from around the state to show support for this much anticipated event, and you are invited to join us!

Who should attend?
Community members, educators, and lovers of literature. The expo is an engaging and eclectic day focused on literacy, community, literature, youth and authors.
What will I do when I get there?
Network with people you know and of course stop by the tables and meet authors. Most importantly, purchase books!
Are children welcome?
Absolutely, children are our future, and we wouldn't dare have an event without providing space and content for the youth. Kid friendly events will occur all day long!

Authors Registration: www.mnblackauthorsexpo.com

Writers Bootcamp registration: www.mnblackauthorsexpo.com
Volunteers, we need you! Please email us at mnblackauthorexpo@gmail.com

FREE BOOKS FOR THE FIRST 100 REGISTERED Guests
You must pick up your book at the MBAE Exhibitor table on October 19, 2019.
Tablets/Ipad raffles all day long!!!

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Chai & Chill - A Different Kind Of Poetry Reading.
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Chai & Chill - A Different Kind Of Poetry Reading.

Sign up will go very quickly get here early. An open mic dedicated to black writers. $10 cover.

You ever get those chai & chill text messages? Well we made a space for you to bring you and your boo/ your kinda boo/ best friend/ love interest/ platonic boo thang (cuz intimacy exists on multiple levels) / to listen and engage with revolutionary art. Chai & Chill is about poetry that empowers.

An open mic centered on black poetry. Public with a sign up sheet exclusively for black writers. You think we’re just going to listen to poems?? Pshh we gonna laugh too loudly and kick it like a 90’s music video!! Come kick it with us and the folks at BlackTableArts as we gather, learn, love & fight for the world we want to live in and there’s chai!!

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FashionFest 2019
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

FashionFest 2019

  • Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This walk-around wine and food tasting event also includes the opportunity to shop local boutiques of the Twin Cities and experience a fashion show for a fabulous cause! Guests will:

- Sample a wide array of wines from signature collections
- Graze on gourmet goodies prepared by The Depot
- Chat with charming Wingmen, who meander the room tempting you with amazing auction items
- Wander through the marketplace, trying on boutique attire, artisan jewelry, and accessories
- Bid on irresistible items and one-of-a-kind trips in the live auction
- Sit back and enjoy fashion show, featuring fashions modeled by community leaders and local celebrities

Tickets available here

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A$AP Ferg in Minneapolis
Nov
16
to Nov 17

A$AP Ferg in Minneapolis

Tickets to this Fall's "Yedi Tour," Ferg's headlining dates that also feature Murda Beatz and MadeinTYO, plus special guests, go on sale, August 16th at 10:00AM Local Time. See all tour dates below and visit www.asapferg.com for tickets and more information.

Hailing from NYC's Harlem neighborhood, rapper A$AP Ferg launched his debut album Trap Lord in 2013, featuring Platinum single "Work" and Gold single "Shabba Ranks" and his follow up album Always Strive and Prosper in 2016, featuring Platinum single "New Level." Both showcased an artist unafraid to take his craft to thrilling new places. His latest project, 2017's Still Striving mixtape, was no different: it's simultaneously a reflection on Ferg's artistic journey thus far and a project that has its finger on the future's pulse. The mixtape featured his triple platinum single "Plain Jane" among other hits. Ferg's gearing up for a big 2019 with more music and projects in the works. In addition to his music, Ferg continues to reach new heights with his collaborations that include Redline bikes, Adidas, Hennessy and Tiffany & Co.

Skyway Theatre & AEG Presents Present

ASAP Ferg
November 16th at Skyway Theatre
Floor Seats Tour
w/ support From
Murda Beatz
MadeinTYO

Tickets On-sale: Friday, August 16th @ 10am

Tickets $32.50 ADV | 15+
skywaytheatre.com/event/asap-ferg

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Northern Vogue Gala
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Northern Vogue Gala

  • W Minneapolis- The Foshay (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A black tie gala that will feature a fashion show with local designers, live musical performances, an elegant dinner and silent auction.

Northern Vogue Gala is a black tie affair to benefit the Foundation for Philippine Medical Missions. Enjoy an elegant seated banquet dinner featuring cuisine by W's own much-touted catering kitchen. A lavish silent auction will be filled with grand items and experiences like no other. You'll be entertained with a live performance by violinist extraordinaire, local David Gerald Sutton. In true Northern Vogue fashion a runway show will feature original apparel by local Northern Vogue break-out designer, Abbie Ross. It will be the very first time this full collection hits a runway. Additional segments will feature surprise celebrity models in pieces from Martin Patrick 3, Ribnick Outerwear, & TJE Fashion.
Join us for this elegant evening as we reach for our goal of donating $40,000 to The Foundation of Philippine Medical Missions. Ticket and silent auction proceeds will go to the foundation, so come ready to be generous!


Tickets available here

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Tangible Thoughts Open Mic
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Tangible Thoughts Open Mic

How many spaces in Minnesota are completely devoted to millennial black thought? We have decided to build a space where black thought is valued, encouraged, and centered almost making it tangible. Help us bring thought into being. This event will be a continuous open mic, open sign up on sight. (This is a FREE event)

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W Minneapolis + The Scout Guide Minneapolis Present: MINNSTAFASHION
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

W Minneapolis + The Scout Guide Minneapolis Present: MINNSTAFASHION

W Minneapolis - The Foshay + The Scout Guide Minneapolis Present: MINNSTAFASHION.
Hit repeat on the coveted #MINNSTAFASHION in its tenth semi-annual installment as the official kick off event to Fashion Week MN. Get ready for SUPER FASHION.

Rules are meant to be broken and that is our vision for this edgy glam event that defies the norm. We will flaunt five new/next designers + models on elevated rotating platforms displaying FAB men’s + womenswear. We’ve curated a handful of our fav local jewelry, accessory, and fashion boutiques for interactive pop-up shopping. We didn’t stop there—#MINNSTAFASHION was born with the bold vision and compulsive desire to create insider access, and flaunting these magnetic events across social media. We welcome fashionistas, influencers, movers and shakers to our event ready to see and be seen— Our original photo wall gives fashionistas the picture-perfect backdrop to tweet, gram and showcase your fashion attire.

SHOW UP, SHOW OFF, SHOW STOP and you could win a complimentary night stay at W Minneapolis - The Foshay + $50 gift certificate to Manny's Steak house for best dressed male, female and best social media story that captures the essence of MINNSTAFASHION so don’t forget to bring your hero inspired high fashion to life.

TICKETS HERE


PERFORMANCE BY:
Lenka Paris

POP-UP SHOPS
Local Motion
Gilded Roots
Bangles and Bobbies
Excelsior Candle
Equation Skin Care

DESIGNERS:
Abbie Ross
Gabrielle Rosa Medel
Gabriella Kalena
Ashley Jensen
Rebekah Niemeyer

MODELS:
Hannah Peltier
Javis Borgh
Ahnna Anderson
Taylor Moening
Isabel Roeske

HAIR:
Matthew Haas
Maggie Gogin

MAKEUP:
Coming Soon

STYLIST:
Style by Selena
Poppy Stella Rose

SPONSORED BY:
Parasole
PSAV
Jim Beam
Effen Vodka
Twin Cities Dermatology Center

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Serenity Sundays w/ Culture Piece Magazine
Sep
15
12:30 PM12:30

Serenity Sundays w/ Culture Piece Magazine

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:

-Rejuvenating Facials
-Table Massages
-Guided Yoga Sessions
-Guided Meditation
-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 mayaclark@culturepiecemag.com

All tickets are final sale

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Lizzo Drag Brunch
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Lizzo Drag Brunch

Our last LIZZO Drag Brunch was such a HIT, we are bringing it back for an ENCORE.

Starring Mercedes Iman Diamond, Genevee Ramona Love, Tygra Slarii, and Sasha R Cassadine

Tickets: $12.50
Shows at 10 AM and 12:30 PM
All guests must purchase an entree.
No refunds.
Parties of three or more will be sat at community tables.

Tickets available at 10 AM on 8/6
This is a drag tribute to Lizzo, Lizzo will not be attending.

Tickets here

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Sound for Silents 2019: Film + Music on the Walker Hillside
Aug
15
8:30 PM20:30

Sound for Silents 2019: Film + Music on the Walker Hillside

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.

Films

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.

Black/Cloud
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.

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Honey Badger Healing Presents: 1st Eco Fashion Show
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Honey Badger Healing Presents: 1st Eco Fashion Show

  • James Ballentine Uptown VFW Post 246 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*Launching 2 new eco clothing lines

*100% of proceeds go to developing an Organic Agriculture program for Veterans 

Online tickets $15 general admission 

Online VIP tickets $30

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

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Twin Cities Natural Hair & Beauty Expo
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Twin Cities Natural Hair & Beauty Expo

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

*Entertainment

*Live on stage Hair Demonstrations

*Local/National Bloggers/Vloggers

*Vendors from all over

*And More!

Brought to you by Hair Hunny, Fro Real; No Lye & Gorgeous Looks Salon!

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Black Men Unlearning Toxic Masculinity
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Black Men Unlearning Toxic Masculinity

  • pin Minneapolis Central Library Downtown Minneapolis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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2019 Shades of Beauty Expo
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Shades of Beauty Expo

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

And more!

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.

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Energy Work for Space Clearing
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Energy Work for Space Clearing

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.

$35

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3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Philando Castile
Jul
6
8:40 PM20:40

3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil for Philando Castile

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.

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In My SKIN: An Intimate Body Positivity Experience
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

In My SKIN: An Intimate Body Positivity Experience

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

Tickets available here

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DREAMS [yoga + grilled cheese + beer + wine]
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

DREAMS [yoga + grilled cheese + beer + wine]

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!

Tickets available here

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Electric Forest 2019
Jun
27
to Jun 30

Electric Forest 2019

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/

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Uptown Food Truck Festival
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Uptown Food Truck Festival

  • Lake & Hennepin Minneapolis, Minnesota United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Twin Cities World Refugee Day
Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Twin Cities World Refugee Day

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

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Soundset 2019
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Soundset 2019

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/

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Amanda Seales
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Amanda Seales

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

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Soul Sing
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Soul Sing

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).

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Third Thursday: Fashion Night
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Third Thursday: Fashion Night

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.

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Vujaday Music Festival
Apr
3
to Apr 7

Vujaday Music Festival

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.

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Black Power: African & African American Solidarity
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6:00 PM18:00

Black Power: African & African American Solidarity

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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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Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering

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Live Yo Best Black Life is a monthly podcast and community gathering brought to you by Black Table Arts. Public. All ages.

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12:30 PM12:30

POC Yoga + Potluck

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

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