MSR Top 5: Lizzo, Sister Spokesman, 4th Annual Rondo Mardi Gras & more

A snapshot of weekend events around town

Find more events or add your event to MSR’s Top Five at our online event calendar at:

NoirFirst Friday Twin Cities: Noir Black History Month Celebration

Feb. 5 | 8 pm

Seven Sushi & Ultra Lounge, 700 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

First Fridays is a nationally recognized business networking and socializing event targeting Urban-American professionals in over 30 major cities every first Friday of the month. Read more.

BaddDDD Sonia SanchezTwin Cities Film Premiere!

BaddDDD_HDRFeb. 5 & 6 | Fri., 7:30 pm; Sat., 9:30 pm

Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave., Mpls.

Forget movie trailers – Friday’s screening of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez opens with a live poetry reading by local Twin Cities poet Khary Jackson inspired by the life and work of Sonia Sanchez. Read more.

Sister Spokesman: Caring for Our Elderly Parents


Feb. 6: | 12-4 pm

Sabathani  Center, 310 E 38th Street # 216, Mpls.

Sister Spokesman invites you to come learn about ways we can protect and care for our parents in their later years, where our expert panel will provide information on predatory lenders and care-giving choices. Read more

4th Annual Rondo Mardi Gras-150dpi4th Annual Rondo Mardi Gras

Feb. 6 | 5-8 pm

Fabulous Ferns, 400 Selby Ave., St. Paul

Join Rondo Avenue, Inc., Fabulous Fern’s, the Rondo Community and abroad for the 4th Annual Rondo Mardi Gras Fundraiser on Saturday, February 6th at Fabulous Ferns in St. Paul. We packed the house last year and had a great time. A New Orleans style spread of food, music, drinks, masks, the raffle of prizes and a great group of people makes this an event you don’t want to miss. Read more

Lizzo-11x17-1Lizzo featuring DJ Sophia Eris

Feb. 6 | 8 pm

First Avenue, 1st Ave. NE, Mpls.

Bold and brassy one minute and devastatingly sincere the next, Lizzo is an artist that defies easy definition. She’s a gifted rapper, a hair-raising gospel singer, a razor-sharp wordsmith, a classically trained flautist, and a passionate advocate for feminism and black empowerment. Read more.

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