We are excited to launch one of the largest tech conferences ever in North Minneapolis, North Tech Conference 2018 hosted by Shed G.
This is a two-day tech conference, August 3rd and 4th, with presentations by some of the most brilliant black and brown tech experts in the Twin Cities. We’ll have musical performances, cutting edge technology displays and DJs.
North High will be the venue. Food and refreshments catered by Appetite For Change will be served.
Stay tuned for special announcements over the next few months!
We are excited to launch one of the largest tech conferences ever in North Minneapolis, North Tech Conference 2018 hosted by Shed G.
The Shades of Beauty Expo is the freshest and boldest health and beauty event to hit the Twin Cities! SOBE'18 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’18 will begin the day with the “Ambassadors of Beauty Brunch” from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The brunch will celebrate exceptional 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!
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
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 Get Free Collective would like to invite you to participate in this year's THIRD annual AfreakCON! Please join us August 17th and 18th for the most unique discussions, panels, and workshops The Twin-cities has to offer.
The vision for this afro centered convention is to highlight and connect you - artist, writers, shop owners, documentarians - not only with each other but with youth and adults that share a similar passion in sci fi / fantasy arts while simultaneously encouraging youth of color to see value in the ways their academic brain and creative imagination collide.
ALL DAY GAMING TOURNAMENT
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS with your favorite milk and cereal combos
SATURDAY night COSPLAY DANCE PARTY...
This Convention will be interactive and communal.
There will be screenings, dancing, workshops, and deep ground breaking discussions addressing our lives with in intersections of a black narratives , scifi images , academia, artistry, ext.
Please join us August 17th and 18th to celebrate black peoples roll and success in the comic book universe. All are welcome.
Cultivated by www.BlackTableArts.com Join us for The Most Epic Black Dance Party of 2018. This event will be a fundraiser to conjure other worlds thru black art. Cover is $10. 18+
This will be the closing event for The Because Black Life Conference. https://bit.ly/2HGRxfM
This is a way to conjure black joy. This space is a more liberated zone free from sexism, misogynoir, misogyny, racism, all forms of queerphobia, xenophobia and islamophobia.
Come be lit. Take a break from emails, desk work, micro aggressions and participate in your black magic. This is a sober event. Nonalcoholic drinks will be served. We recognize Black music trap and otherwise as a genre that might help us get more free if we can dare to dance in the face of white supremacy . Let’s shake the room. Come help us conjure black light.
Cultivated by www.BlackTableArts.com
You ever get those chai & chill text messages? Well we made a space for you to bring you and your boo/ your single self/ 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. Open to the 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!! Ahhhhh!!!!!
In the spirit of Juneteenth, emancipation and creating a free landscape, join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Keno Evol and Lisa Marie Brimmer. Evol and Brimmer will present new work and discuss what it means to be in community – holding, creating and critiquing artistic spaces and society so all black life can thrive. Conjure other worlds through black art and cultivate volume in black life.
Collaborator: Black Table Arts. Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
More about Juneteenth at your library: https://www.hclib.org/about/news/2018/may/juneteenth
Celebrate Culture Piece Magazine's 2nd year anniversary at Du Nord Craft Spirits with a fashion presentation, performances & more!
Musical vibes brought to you by WNDRLND
Kaleem The Dream
Dessert Table by Bkng N Cmpny
Bkng N Cmpny
Niquee Collections L.L.C
Du Nord Craft Spirits
Tickets available now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-piece-magazine-2-year-anniversary-show-tickets-46232446492
VIP: $50; Priority seating as well as a gift bag filled with local goods!
GA: $20; Standing ticket, event entrance.
Please contact Maya Clark & Pierre Ware with any press/business inquiries at email@example.com
We are celebrating our young Queens from 15-18 years old. We are committed to helping foster these young queens self-care regimes early. So we will be throwing a lock-in celebration for them on Saturday, June 23rd from 8 pm to 8 am at New Rules Event Center. Durning this time we will be discussing many things from breaking trauma cycles to holistic healing and after the workshop, we will be celebrating with fun activities such as DIY Facials, Henna, photo booths and more!
Please Reserve your tickets:
All young Queens who RSVP will receive a FREE #restyourcape T-shirt
We’re so proud to have Gigi, of Cherry Moon Press and The Minnesota Pins, as a founding member and an active part of our community. Help us celebrate this Pin Queen's talent with a day devoted to the communities of Minneapolis!
This event is co-ed and all-ages.
Culture Piece Magazine will be closing out Fashion Week MN again this Spring on April 29th for "Culture Piece Magazine Presents: New Aged Noir"!
New Aged Noir is our rendition of the Afrocentric and revolutionary Black culture of today within Black millennials. At New Aged Noir we will ponder the questions, "Why is Black hair such an act of rebellion?" & "What makes Black culture so revolutionary?"
Experience a traditional runway fashion show, interactive art installation, performances, pop up shops & more! As always, we will be featuring the talents of an all POC lineup of designers, models, stylists and production!
Larger than life interactive art installation Creative Directed by Maya Clark, Designed by Yoonmi Cho, and Photographed by Pierre Ware
Special Performance by Derrick Branch
Musical vibes brought to you by WNDRLND
More performers to be announced!
Fashion show styled by Maya Clark
Featured Designers: Cameron Downey, Mixie DBest, Fulbekloset & more!
A curated selection of local food trucks will be serving food for New Aged Noir!
Tickets on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/culture-piece-magazine-presents-new-aged-noir-tickets-44482382002?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text#tickets
VIP: $50 | Includes entry to VIP hour, front row seating, and a gift bag filled with over $100 in local goods!
2nd Row: $35 | Second row seating, no gift bag
General Admission: $20 | Event entrance, standing ticket
Roe Wolfe Boutique
For all press and business inquiries, contact Maya Clark & Pierre Ware at firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by TIM+THOM in partnership with Aria Minneapolis
TIM+THOM is pleased to announce the 5th annual Black Hearts Ball on Friday, April 27th. Guests are invited to experience the intrigue of rich, bold colors and lavish designs brought to life with unconventional production aesthetics. TIM+THOM productions strive to push creative limits and cross unspoken boundaries to embrace the timeless beauty and prestige of local artistry. This event is open to audiences ages 16+ (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Black Hearts Ball is a locally produced social engagement and fashion event that celebrates the immensely diverse Twin Cities fashion scene by showcasing often unsung designers that thrive to uplift our communities. Guests are encouraged to dress in their preferred Black or White attire embracing the theme of this Ball.
Help us celebrate diversity and culture.
Friday, April 27th, 2018
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Runway starts promptly at 8:30 pm
Parking is available with a one block radius of Aria MPLS.
** This is a Black and White, Formal Event **
YESSENYA (Bris Carbajal)
Ramadhan (Rammy Mohamed)
CJW Designs (Cobilee West)
Anyse (Anyse Mellott)
EPHEM (Lucie Jane)
Gabrielle Ro (Gabrielle Rosas Medel)
KONNIE (Konnie Yaj)
OTHERREALM (Lucie Biros)
FRIKA (Victor Farmah)
Zenobian Moxis (Vanessa Sadè)
In the Field: Conversations with Creatives engages students, staff, faculty, and community members in the local creative sector.
Head to the museum to meet local creative professionals including:
Winsome Goods designer Kathryn Sieve
TEN x TEN Studio architect and designer Rachel Salmela
The Current radio host Andrea Swenson
Otto Bremer Trust program officer, and former theatre critic Dominic Papatola
Our featured speakers of the evening will be Maya Clark and Pierre Ware from Culture Piece Magazine.
The short presentation will be followed by a reception to continue discussions and make meaningful connections.
Lightbox Showcase will be an art, music, and fashion show in Minneapolis MARCH 9TH. The goal of the event is to gather designers, models, photographers, etc.. to create a workshop for creatives to network among each other and experience millennial excellence.
Doors open at 5:30pm
Admission: $10 with RSVP/ $15 @ door without RSVP
Art + Music + Food + Drinks + Photo Booth + NEW FRIENDS
Live visuals by PSYCHOGRAPHICS
We (BLVC) are hosting a black only Black Panther movie screening. This film is very important for the black community and we think is essentials that we experience this movie in a BLACK ONLY space. We are asking that white allies who want to support this event buy tickets for Black people attending this event, We'll have a specific place on this page to do so. This event will be apart of our Black Joy Sunday events series we have regularly on Sundays to create space for black people to heal and be in community with each other. The movie will be 20.00 including soda, popcorn, and sales taxes. We rented the whole theatre space out already an encourage people to dress up however they want! #blackfilmsmatter
Who needs Valentine's Day?! Are you ready to show the world that you can do it on your OWN and get down to sick beats?!
Join Larry Peace + DJ Nikki Djdime White (The Wunda Twinz) for a night devoted to SINGLE FOLKS and their friends.
You'll hear music fro your favs: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nicki, Cardi, Lil' Kim and more. Don't stay home and watch the Hallmark channel, this is your night to DANCE.
Starring Kimora Blac (RuPaul's Drag Race), Sunny Kiriyama, Azalia Iman, and Tygra Trinity Slarii
Tickets available at 12 PM today. 18+
$10 advance/$12 door
$18 Meet and Greet with Kimora Blac + General Admission
Forever Young presents Bump n' Grind: Throwback R&B Dance Party (Valentine’s Edition) on Friday February 9 in the First Avenue & 7th St Entry Mainroom featuring throwback sexxy jams and love songz from the late 90s and early 2000s.
You'll grind to: Ginuwine | Aaliyah | Missy Elliot | Eve | Destiny's Child | B2K | Ciara | P Diddy | Sisqo | Usher | Lil Jon | Monica | LL Cool J and more from DJs Ander Other, Flipstyle TC, and Dj izzie p.
18+ | $10 advance / $15.00 advance for 2 tickets | $12 door
"Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil."
Super Bowl LII is coming to the Twin Cities and New Rules will open it's space for an exclusive night of great vibes with guest DJs, local art, designer & retail popup + NFL player appearances! Tickets are ALL INCLUSIVE, to include drinks and refreshments!
Music by Coco and Breezy + DJ Polo Scott
Designers: Volta Atelier, iRi, Coco & Breezy, Piff, Reviled, Ben Copperwheat, Ricardo Seco
Art: Ron Brown
Three entrepreneurs come together to create our 1st Annual Arctic Bold Fashion Show The "Big Game" Weekend in Minneapolis. Highlighted in show are local artists, designers, models, athletes and entrepreneurs. A portion of ticket sales will go to the American Diabetes Association and Black Women's Health Imperative.
Visit www.arcticbold.com to learn more.
CELEBRITY PARTY | 7PM-2AM
"Winter Wonderland" themed event
Includes Special Props & Lighting Features, Ice Sculptures, Photo Booths, Decorations & More!
SOCIAL TIME | 7pm-9pm
-Complementary Food & Signature Cocktails
-Special Live Musical Performances
-4 LEVELS of Gathering Space
-VIP Access to the Rooftop Cigar Bar hosted by Perfect Ash
-2 DJS | 2 DANCE FLOORS
(Main Level & All Inclusive VIP Room)
-CELEBRITY HOST MEET 'N GREET
(2nd Floor All Inclusive VIP Room)
FASHION SHOW | 9PM
Richard Moody will be in charge of all Fashion Show Production.
HIGHLIGHTED IN THE SHOW
Winter-wear by local designers and fitness companies accompanied by designer furs and other special pieces from local businesses.
Culture Piece Magazine is kicking off the year with a Self Care Sunday, the first event of our monthly events of 2018!
*This event is exclusive to women/femme identifying folks only*
Join us at Hygga Lowertown for delicious food courtesy of Hygga Lowertown for all VIP guests, a performance by singer-songwriter Imani Waters, pop up shops, & an engaging panel discussion on self care and self love with local influencers!
Cash bar will be available to all 21+ attendees
A limited amount of tickets are on sale now.
VIP: $30 // Includes entry into event, performance/panel discussion, food, priority seating, & a complimentary headshot by Culture Piece lead photographer Pierre Ware.
General Admission: $15 // Includes entry into event, performance/panel discussion. Food not provided.
-Vanessa McDuffie // @nessa_bess
-Jazmyne McGill // @jazimcgill
-Destiny Davis // @destinyspike
-Jenessa Andrea // @jenessa_andrea
-Kia Yang of Stylus // @kiayajj
-Imani Waters // @imaniwaters.music
Featured Pop Up Shops:
-Cherry Moon Press Pins // @cherrymoonpress
-More to be announced!
-Pierre Ware // @bossforthecause
Contact Maya Clark & Pierre Ware at email@example.com with any press inquires.
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; the first acts of the night will be pre-established. We will complete the night with open sign up.
More Information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/132043040812122/?active_tab=about
Lexii Alijai, Maria Isa, Sarah White Music, Destiny Roberts, Mayda, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, Sophia Eris, Lady Midnight, Manchita, DJ Baby Ghost, LNJAY
Hosted By: Mica May
Dance Pop up: New Black City
ART & GOODS BY: Serene Supreme, Rita Rich Stitch, Suki The'Saint, NaeButter, Selah Michele, ImaniCreates, Felicia Perry, KNZ, Fly Girl Mafia
December 23rd at First Avenue Mainroom!
+18/ $15/ 9:30
Designate proceeds of tickets and merchandise sales towards Taller Salud in Puerto Rico
With Meski Mebatsion, Femi Akinnagbe, Stacy McClendon, and Gabe Keller-Flores. The day will include qigong, discussion, a dharma talk, guided meditation, and walking meditation.
The People of Color Community Group gathers to explore our spiritual path through meditation and the teachings of the Buddha, honoring our shared experience, while cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and joy in our community. Practitioners of color looking for support in their practice are also invited to join our regular group on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, visit http://commongroundmeditation.org/about/supporting-the-center/
Please Register for this event by clicking the link below, which takes you to Common Ground's monthly event calendar. Click on the December 10th event titled Meditation Retreat for People of Color and then click on the red button to register: http://commongroundmeditation.org/currentevents/calendar/
I AM MPLS! is presented by Be The Match.
A city isn’t just the land it inhabits.
Or the water that flows through it.
Or the buildings that tower over it.
It’s the people.
The dreamers. The doers. The historians. The iconoclasts. The scavengers. The creators. The tacticians. The generators.
It’s a vibrant gallery with hundreds of thousands of hearts and souls finding their own unique rhythms, gathering in groups of those that share the same beat.
Each year, we bring these collections together to celebrate the creative ties that bind us all in the creative hub of the north. For one night, we set a spark that creates new collaborations, new ideas, and new friendships.
The land, the water, and the buildings may bring us here, but it’s the people that truly allow us to say with pride and without hesitation – I AM MPLS!
This year Culture Piece Magazine is taking over to bring you an all POC lineup of models and creatives. Culture Piece Magazine is an editorial & high fashion online publication featuring art, culture, music, life as a Millennial.
Eager to bring authentic culture and diverse fashion to the Twin Cities, Culture Piece Magazine was founded in 2016 by journalist-photographer duo Maya Clark & Pierre Ware.
ALL RAP PARTY
@ LORING BAR IN DINKYTOWN
18+ MAIN LEVEL
21+ 2ND LEVEL
FREE (1ST 50 RSVPS)
GA COVER: $5 / DOORS: 9:30
DJS: TIIIIIIIIIIP / ESPADA / KEEZY / KING OTTO
HOSTS: TO BE ANNOUNCED
PLAYING AT ONE TIME
MAIN FLOOR: NEW RAP HITS / ETC.
UPSTAIRS: THROWBACKS / CLASSICS (THIS LEVEL IS 21+ ONLY)
Come support Minnesota's first bow tie exhibit made with Lego created by Aniki Allen, age 10. The exhibit will feature 20 one-of-a-kind masterpieces. You will not want to miss out on this amazing event! Bow Ties will feature people and events inspired by the young artist.
($5) Entry donation. All entry donation proceeds will benefit In Progress, a non-profit art studio.
Sponsored by: Savvi Formalwear
Model: Joshua McClover
Clothing: Black Excellence
Photography: N&K Photography
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 30 Days in Chicago is a month-long music festival & will feature 70+ can’t-miss artists in venues throughout Chicago, exclusive to Red Bull Sound Select members.
* Tickets are on-sale September 6th at 10 AM CDT: http://win.gs/30days
* Featuring Young Thug, Migos + Lil Yachty, Mitski & More
* Curated by Red Bull Sound Select
* Join the Conversation at @rbsoundselect, #30DaysinChi
NOTE: You must be a registered user of RedBullSoundSelect.com to request a ticket purchasing code. Tickets must be purchased online through Red Bull Sound Select’s ticketing vendors and you must provide the ticket purchasing code at the time or purchase. Limit one code per Red Bull Sound Select Account and limit two tickets per code. You must be at least 18 years old to attend this show.
Join us for our seventh annual SlutWalk against rape culture. This is open to everyone!!! SlutWalk Twin Cities welcomes folx from all socio-economic backgrounds. In addition, all genders, sexualities, ages, ethnicities, and abilities are welcome! This Walk is along a path which accomodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other accessibility equipment. Pets and service animals are welcome as long as they are socialized and their owners clean up after them. Full nudiity is not allowed per Minneapolis statutes but anything else is up to the participant.
Bring your signs, sign making stuff, megaphones, and your voice. Let's show our support for those who've been through sexual violence and our resistance against rape culture!
1 pm to 2:30 pm-- Signmaking for the Walk
3 pm- Opening Ceremony
4 pm- SlutWalk
5 pm (approx)- Closing Ceremony
Go behind the scenes and learn about the artistry of drag in this free panel event presented by W Minneapolis - The Foshay in partnership with Fashion Week MN and Flip Phone. Panelists include: Max (RuPaul's Drag Race), Julia Starr, Genevee Ramona Love, and Nocturna Lee Mission (Justin Scott Novak). The panel will be moderated by John Mark of John Mark Creative. Come prepared with your questions for the queens for a Q&A to follow this panel. This event is free and all ages; registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flip-phone-x-fwmn-the-artistry-of-drag-tickets-37413554950.
6:30 p.m. Cocktail reception (second level)
7 p.m. Doors
7:15 p.m. Panel
Afterward, head downstairs to The Living Room lounge for a cocktail and tunes from DJ Mister Black before making your way over to the Union Rooftop for Flip Phone presents FAD Rooftop Dance Party + Drag Show w/ Kim Chi (Fashion Week MN): FWMN Closing Party. Buy tickets to that event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fad-rooftop-dance-party-drag-show-with-kim-chi-rupauls-drag-race-tickets-36890847518
The Artistry of Drag is part of Queer Me Out: A New LGBTQ Speaker Series held at W locations nationwide.