MSR Top Five | Twin Cities Black Film Fest, Twin Cities Nappy Hour & more!

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Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Celebrate the contributions of Black filmmakers and artists at the 14th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival. Enjoy films, meet and greets, a special fashion and film tribute to Prince and more!

Oct. 6-9 | 6-10 pm

Minnesota Historical Society

345 Kellogg Blvd. W., Saint Paul

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The Purple Ones

A fashion show fundraiser featuring clothes by 10 local artists who were inspired by Prince songs, with music by PaviElle French and Prince’s official DJ Brother Jules.

Oct. 8 | 6-11 pm

The Studios of SPNN (St. Paul Neighborhood Network)

550 Vandalia St., Ste. 170, Mpls.

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Twin Cities Nappy Hour

Back by popular demand — a natural hair networking event where you’re happy to be nappy! Join over 100 guests, from relaxed to natural. Learn how to care for your hair from the experts, featuring product displays, demos, giveaways and more!

Oct. 9 | 3-9 pm

A-Mill Artist Lofts

315 Southeast Main St., Mpls.

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Warm Dark Dusk

A jazz music and dance production celebrating the poetry of Langston Hughes

Oct 6, 7, 9 | 7:30 pm

Oct. 8 | 3 pm & 7:30 pm

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

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Highland Water Tower Fall Open House

See the fall colors from on high by visiting the handiwork of Clarence Wigington, the nation’s first African American municipal architect. Wigington designed the water tower which was completed in 1928.

Oct. 8 – 9 | 9 am — 5 pm

Highland Water Tower

782 Snelling Ave S, St Paul

More info: 651-266-6350 or


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