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Five picks for this weekend


A white man sits on a couch to the left of the frame. He looks at a Black woman who is leaning on the arm of the couch, talking to him intently. On the right side of the room, another Black woman sits on a stool and watches them both.
Gabriel Murphy, Vinecia Coleman and Ashawnti Sakina Ford star in "A Jumping-Off Point" at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. (Photo credit: Lauren B. Photography)

Looking for things to do this weekend that aren’t the St. Paul Art Crawl? We’ve got you covered!


“A Jumping-Off Point” at Jungle Theater


This play about a promising Black writer and her white former classmate wrestles with some very current issues. Who has the right to tell a Black story? And when mistakes are made - who is allowed to fail? Written by Inda Craig-Galván (Will Trent, How to Get Away with Murder) and directed by Sha Cage, “A Jumping-Off Point” features Vinecia Coleman, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, and Gabriel Murphy. For more information or to grab a ticket, visit the Jungle website.


Indigenous Spring Market


This market features 20 vendors honoring the traditions and philosophies of Native American creations. Here you will find cultural art, food and products available for purchase from the Indigenous community. The market takes place on Sunday, April 21, from 12pm - 4pm at Eagle and Condor Native Wellness Center, located inside the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center.


Midwest Poetry Mash Up


Back for a second year, the Midwest Poetry Mash-Up is an expanded, five-bout poetry competition featuring nine teams. Competitors battle for incentives in front of an audience and five judges. The event takes place at Strike Theater in Minneapolis on April 19 and 20. There are three ticket options available for purchase.


A Black woman twirls on the runway wearing high heels and a light pastel green skirt and matching bandeau.
EVOLVE Fashion Show

MN Fashion Week - Evolve Fashion Show


MN Fashion Week comes to Star Bar + Bistro on Saturday, April 20, at 6:30pm with its 7th season of EVOLVE. EVOLVE features the spring collections of local designers on the runway in Minneapolis. Labels include Wet by Bre, Strey Designs and SHExclusive. Clothing, bags and jewelry will also be available for purchase. 


Camdentown Comedy Show


Need some laughter in your life? The Camdentown Comedy Show is back this Saturday, April 20. The event is hosted by Nila Richards and features headliners, Bruce Leroy and Ateh Ekinde; as well as performances by Ethan Pedersen and Tobi Shamu. Performances take place at the GetDown Coffee Company in Minneapolis; doors open for the first show at 3:30pm and 7:30pm for the second. For tickets and more information, visit the link here.

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