On Monday, June 6, Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith declared Tuesday, June 7, 2016 as “Prince Day” in the state of Minnesota ahead of what would have been the music pioneer’s 58th birthday. The declaration is meant to “celebrate Prince’s life and many contributions – not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans,” according to the news release.
The Twin Cities will be full of celebrations honoring the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson this week. Below we’ve compiled a list of events in the Twin Cities. If you know of more events, send us an email or use the comment section below and we’ll add it to our list.
First Friday’s presents, “A Prince was Born”
First Friday Twin Cities asks you to wear something purple to honor the life of Prince Rogers Nelson. Celebrate his legacy unlike anywhere else in the city!
Fri., June 3 | 9 pm — 2 am
Rouge at The Lounge
411 N. 2nd Ave., Mpls.
More info: http:bit.ly/1Z4bC1Q
This Thing Called Life * The NPG Prince Tribute
Fri., June 3 & 4 | 7:30 — 1 am
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave, Mpls.
More info: www.vitalculture.com
Prince Pizza Party: A Benefit for Mixed Blood Theatre
Pizzieria Lola will celebrate Prince’s legacy with Prince-inspired food specials, DJ Espada spinning Prince vinyl, and other fun surprises. 100 percent of the profits will be donated to Mixed Blood Theatre Company.
Tues., June 7 | 5-10 pm
More info: www.facebook.com/pizzerialola
Prince, A Celebration of Life and Music
Tues., June 7 | 7-11 pm
7 pm: Sign O’ the Times movie screening
8:30 pm: DJ Lenka Paris
900 Washington Ave., S., Mpls.
More info: http://bit.do/prince-celebration
Chase & Ovation Tribute Show at Famous Dave’s Uptown
The worlds quintessential Prince tribute for 10 years! Come celebrate, LOVE, LIFE , and MUSIC.
June 7 | 5:45 pm Door, 7pm Music
3001 Hennepin Ave., Calhoun Square, Mpls.
More info: http://www.chaseandovation.com/shows
Where Purple Reigns: Minnesota Artists on Prince Art Exhibit
UROC will host an opening reception which will feature opportunities to celebrate, reflect and remember Prince on what would have been his 58th birthday.
Tues., June 7 | 5-8 pm
Literary art performance and opening reception: 5-6 pm
Literary arts event: “Minnesota Poets on Prince”: 6:30-8 pm
2001 Plymouth Ave., N, Mpls.
More info: http://bit.do/artists-call
Prince Tribute Night at the Roller Garden
Skate to the best of Prince music in celebration of the artist’s life, love of music and roller-skating! 50 percent of proceeds go to Hopewell Music Cooperative North (a non-profit music school in North Minneapolis)
Tues., June 7 | 8:30-11 pm
5622 W. Lake St., St. Louis Park
More info: http://www.rollergarden.com/specialevents.cfm or 952-929-5518
I’m Loving Me 2016: Diamonds & Pearls
“I’m Loving Me & My Community” is an annual community mobilization event thrown by the Check Yo’Self Health & Wellness Center located in High School For Recording Arts. This years Diamonds & Pearls theme is in honor of Prince, who was a family friend of our founder Charlnitta “Mama Chi” Ellis. We will be honoring a student with a Diamonds & Pearls award for being a positive influence on their peers and their community and progressing in spite of the obstacles they’re faced with, much like Prince did. We look forward to seeing you!
Wednes., June 8 | 7-10 pm
High School for Recording Arts
1166 University Ave., W. St. Paul
More info: 651-287-0890 or www.facebook.com/events/1289977711029719
Other upcoming events:
Morris Day & The Time with Mina Moore
Thurs., June 30 | 7:30 pm
Music in the Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580565308925914
Fri., July 1 | 8 pm
213 4th St E, St. Paul
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1532155143757980/
If you know of any event to add on the list, give us a heads up in the comment section or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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