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Here is a list of events that are happening in the African Heritage community.

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Sept. 17th - Oct. 20th at 7:00 PM during the week and at 2:00 PM on the weekend, at the Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55404 

This circus features an all Ethiopian cast. They will be performing aerial stunts, contortionist and juggling to traditional and contemporary East African music. For more information on the Circus and read the full Spokesman article click HERE  To purchase tickets to the circus click HERE


African Awards Gala

Oct. 12th, from 6:00 PM - 12 AM at Target Plaza Commons, 1011 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN 55403

Mshale is hosting their annual African Awards Gala. The African Awards are a way to highlight champions in the African community. Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa will be this year's keynote speaker and Carolyne Naomi is one of the performs at the gala. This event is sold out. 

Books for Africa Community Appreciation Event

Oct. 19th, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis MN 55406

Join books for African for a community appreciation event. This event will feature a live band, along with African food and beverages. For more information on this event, click HERE

Unity Ball

Oct. 24th, from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Hilton Minneapolis (Downtown), 1001 Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis MN 55403

The Minneapolis Urban League is hosting their annual Unity Ball. This ball raises critical funds for their organization and honors those who champion their mission of equity, justice and power for African descendants in the Twin Cities. The gala will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner and a program filled with music and a fund-a-need auction. To purchase a ticket click HERE 

Reaching the Generations  Concert

Oct. 26th, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul MN 55112 

Come hear from Johnathan McReynolds, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Nyomi Ensminger and the Treasure Youth choir. This is sure to be a great event for music lovers. You can purchase your tickets by clicking HERE 

Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers Forum

Oct. 29th, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave East, St. Paul MN 55106

Community members are encouraged to attend this forum to hear about the proposed policy legislation for 2020 and hear about related legislation that was passed in 2019. You can RSVP for the event by clicking HERE

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