Radical Presence: Black Performance
in Contemporary Art
Chronicling the emergence and development of Black performance
in contemporary art, Radical Presence provides a critical framework
for the history of that tradition, beginning in the 1960s. Daily, Jul. 24 — Jan. 4, 2015
Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Go to www.walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600
Music in Mears:
With Carnage the Executioner, Toki Wright
& Big Cats
Thu., Jul. 24, 6 pm
Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Continue Reading →
Grand Old Days 2014
Street fair with parade, live music, food and beverage
vendors, family events, more. Sun., June 1, 8 am — 6 pm
Grand Ave. from Wheeler Ave. to Dale St., St. Paul
Go to www.grandave.com/grand-old-day or call
651-699-0029 for more info and full music lineup. Continue Reading →
Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm
Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis
Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188
The 2nd Annual Minneapolis
One-Minute Play Festival
Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16, 8 pm
Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis
Go to www.oneminuteplayfestival.com or call 612-338-0937
Graff on Girlz MN [Sound+Art Composition]
A night of audio/visual art with Orko Eloheim
Live graffiti bodypainting
Tue., Feb. Continue Reading →
Mother’s Day Celebrations
Pre-Mothers Day Extravaganza: I’ll Always Love My Mama /She’s My Everything
Sat., May 11, 7 pm —1 am • Double Tree Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., Mpls., 612-702-9018 • Celebrating Mother’s, sisters, aunts, girl friends, and grand mothers • Live jazz by Wenso Ashby and hosted by KMOJ, Q Bear, and Ms. Pink.
Annual Mothers Day Concert
Sun., May 12, 1 pm • Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-528-6871 • Bring mom to the Landmark Center for some music this Mother’s Day • Hosted by the Saint Paul Civic Symphony, the Annual Mother’s Day Concert is free and all ages are welcome to attend.
New Orleans Mother’s Day Brunch
Sun., May 12, 10:30 am — 3 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Celebrate Mother’s Day with a family-style brunch and New Orleans jazz by the Southside Aces.
Capri Big Band
Sun., May 12, 7 pm • Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1361 N. Lexington Pkwy., St. Continue Reading →
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars
Fri., May 3, 8:30 pm • Festival of Nations, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul, FestivalofNations.com • The musicians who form Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars were forced to leave at various times after violent rebel attacks. Soon, Ruben Koroma and his wife Grace joined other musicians in the Kalia refugee camp to entertain their fellow refugees, and the group was born. They are now one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands • Concert tickets are included with Friday’s regular Festival of Nations admission.
Secret Stash Soul Revue: Sonny Knight, The Valdons, Maurice Jacox, Chastity Brown
Fri., May 3, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • For two nights, the Secret Stash Soul Revue will be returning to the stage for another look back into the Twin Cities Funk & Soul music. Continue Reading →
Thurs., Apr. 4, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • With a sound that evokes comparison to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Prince, Rahsaan Patterson has become a force in the R&B/neo-soul world. For over 15 years Patterson has released five albums, toured constantly and has collaborated with a number of soul music luminaries.
Toots and the Maytals
Sat., Apr. 6, 9 pm • Mill City Nights, 111 5th St. Continue Reading →
Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan
Fri., Mar. 29, 9 pm • Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112 or www.amsterdambarandhall.com • Masta Killa has made appearances on every Wu-Tang Clan album, many solo Wu projects, as well as projects by Afu-Ra, Bounty Killer and Public Enemy.
Fri., Mar. 29, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Def Jam recording artist Redman helped shape a generation of hip hop artists. Continue Reading →