MSR Top Five | Black Master Storytelling Fest, The Sankofa Film Fest & more!

A snapshot of upcoming events around town


25th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival “SIGNIFYIN’ & TESTIFYIN'”

A free three-day family-friendly, storytelling festival. This year’s theme: “Courage Is Contagious!” 

Sept. 22-24 | 12-2 pm

Opening ceremonies: Perpich Center for Arts Education

6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley (see website for more locations)

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 UROC Community Day

Meet the University staff and community partners behind UROC’s Northside-based programs, tour the building and gallery, and enjoy free breakfast burritos and smoothies from local Minneapolis vendors. Drawings for prizes will take place throughout the morning.

Sept. 24 | 10 am — 12 pm

U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)

2001 Plymouth Ave. S., Mpls.

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 Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze

Kick off the season with a trip to the harvest fest for fall family fun.

Sept. 24 (open to Oct. 20) | 10 am — 10 pm

8001 109th Ave. N.

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Mill City Oktoberfest

Celebrate Minnesota brewing past and present as Mill City Museum and the Mill City Farmers Market team up for their annual Mill City Oktoberfest.

Sept. 24 | 8 am — 2 pm

Mill City Museum

704 S. 2nd St., Mpls.

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The Sankofa Film Festival: “Lens Afrique” Shorts

The Sankofa Film Festival features films that showcase narratives of the divergent and dynamic stories of Black life in the US and internationally. 

Sept. 25 | 2-4 pm

Intermedia Arts

2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

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