MSR Top Five | Big Hat Luncheon, Black Women’s Expo and Job Fair & more!

A snapshot of events and happenings around town

Eat on the Avenue

May 18 (every Thurs. until Sept. 28) | 11 am— 2 pm

Eat on the Avenue, sponsored NEON, kicked off May 11 with the goal of engaging the Northside community with a variety of dining options. Enjoy a food truck lane and a vendor courtyard serving everything from Mexican food to Jamaican or home-style barbecue. Stop by West Broadway between Bryant & Emerson Avenue to try something new!

More info: or 612-302-1505

It’s Your Affair: The Big Hat Luncheon

With the emphasis on the importance of sharing our stories,It’s Your Affair” will feature speakers that will share stories to uplift and inspire. The program also includes lunch, live music, and vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Twin Cities Rise. $60-$65.

May 20 | 11 am — 3 pm

Minneapolis Marriott West

9960 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis

More info: or Facebook/ItsYourAffair

 The 5th Annual Black Women’s Expo and Job Fair

Promising something for everyone, this year’s event includes speakers, entertainment, an African American author fair, professional headshots for $10 and plenty of opportunities to network. The event is open to men and people of all ethnicities.  Free admission.

May 20 | 11 am — 4 pm

Concordia University

235 Hamline Avenue, St. Paul

More info:

AARP Twin Cities presents: A Conversation About Caregiving with Holly Robinson Peete

Join AARP and Holly Robinson Peete as she shares her insight on car-giving and balancing a career. Also enjoy live jazz music and a screening of a short film Stories of Jazz and Caregiving.

Free but registration required. RSVP at

May 23 | 6-8 pm

Capri Theatre

2027 Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis

Find more info here.

The Bluest Eye at the Guthrie Theater

This powerful stage adaptation of the classic novel by Toni Morrison is playing for one more week. The play explores the devastating effects of racism through the eyes of a young girl in the 1940s. $25-$77.

April 15 – May 21 | Times vary

Guthrie Theatre

818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis

Find more info by calling 612-377-2224 or go to



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