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What are YOU doing this weekend?

by Nelima

Another weekend is fast approaching. If you haven’t got any plans, perhaps we can help out with that. We’ve got a coupla suggestions;

Arts:

Causes:

  • One Twin Cities will be hosting a ‘Kick It to Malaria’ soccer game fundraiser on Saturday at 7201 West 83rd Street, Bloomington. Games go from 11am – 2pm and each player pays $10 which is the cost of a bed net. For more info click here.
  • Join the rally for the Invisible Children of Uganda titled ‘The Rescue’ on Saturday at 3pm and stay the night until 10am. Everyone will meet at Rice Park then walk to the Capitol Building in St. Paul. For more info email Lindsey at lmluczkowiak@gmail.com.

Conferences:

  • In case you had forgotten, the International Symposium of African Musics of the Portuguese and French-Speaking Worlds starts today. Click here.
  • Macalester’s Umoja student group will be hosting an annual African conference beginning on Friday. Friday night features a kick of party and Saturday will feature a range of panel discussions from 10am. Our very own Kawuma will be a panel speaker at 11:45am. See this post.

Performances:

  • The African Student Association at U of MN will be having their African Nite this Friday at the St. Paul Student Center. Doors open at 6pm and cover is $10.00 .
  • Join Kenn Wannaku on Saturday from 6-9p at Lily’s Restaurant to get a taste of Afro-Acoustic Spring Fever. Visit his website for more info.
  • Just thought I’d also mention that the phenomenal Boyz II Men will be live in concert at Epic on Friday. Doors open at 8pm with prices at $30 advance gen admission, $50 standing VIP and $75 seated VIP.

Film:

  • A couple of African films will be featured in the St. Paul Minneapolis International Film Festival this weekend.

Parties:

  • Salonefaces will be hosting Sierra Leone ‘s 48th Independence Day Bash on Friday at Rockpointe Hall, 2807 Brookdale Drive in Brooklyn Park. Doors open at 9pm, call 6125986269 for more info or visit Salonefaces website.
  • Josiah Rasugu will host his monthly reggae and dancehall party, ‘Energize’ on Friday at First Ave. Doors open at 9:30pm, ladies free untill 11pm.
  • Ethiopian Student’s Association in Minnesota will be hosting an ‘Ethiopian Night’ at Dukem Restaurant on Saturday from 10pm. Here’s their website for more info.
  • The Togolese Community in Minnesota will also be celebrating their 49th Independence Day with a party on Saturday also at Rockpointe Hall, 2807 Brookdale Drive in Brooklyn Park. Doors open at 6pm and the cover is $10. Call (612)203-9753 0r (612)251- 9188 for more info.
  • Showtime Sunday ‘Reggae and dancehall night’ at The Lounge on Sun 19th from 9:30pm. Hosted by Mezesha Entertainment. Cover is $5:00.
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  2. African Women Connect (AWC) Networking Group is meeting this Saturday, April 25th at the Midtown Global Market. Join us at the Jade Asian Restaurant, located near the entrance doors near the parking ramp on Lake St. and 10th Ave. We will explore the topic of mentorship with our presenter Brandice Camara, Community Outreach Coordinator, of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Twin Cities. Her work involves getting out in the organization’s 10-county service area to build more awareness about BBBS and engage people as volunteers in its programs.

    Menu items range from $5 to $13

    AWC provides opportunities for personal development, building relationships and sharing information. AWC participants are professional women, age range from 20s to 40s, from different regions of Africa, with a variety of interests.

    We believe that African women are thriving in America and need to build relationships that allow us to provide support and resources for one another, leadership in the African Community and visibility in the larger community.
    Relax. Share. Learn. Laugh.
    For more info or to RSVP: http://www.africanwomenconnect@hotmail.com

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