Celebrate Prince in the Twin Cities 2018

Photo courtesy of Meet Minneapolis

by | Apr 17, 2018

It’s crazy to think that it has been two years since Prince passed away (where has the time gone?), but the Twin Cites are making sure that their iconic superstar is remembered. Check out these Prince events taking place around the Twin Cities this weekend:

Celebration 2018

No doubt the biggest—and most expensive—Prince event, Celebration 2018 will be hosted at the historic Paisley Park April 19–22 and will honor Prince’s life with live music, panel discussions and special presentations highlighting Prince’s talent as a musician, composer, producer, performer and filmmaker. Live performers include Sheila E. and fDeluxe, formerly known as The Family, and speakers include Brent Fischer, Steve Parke and more.

Paisley Park Presents ‘Prince: Live on the Big Screen’

Part of Paisley Park’s Celebration 2018, “Prince: Live on the Big Screen” will take place at the Target Center and feature remastered and never-before released audio and video of Prince. An all-star ensemble of musicians who knew Prince and worked with him will accompany the production. Originally planned for Saturday, April 21, the event will now take place on Friday, April 20 due to a Minnesota Timberwolves playoff game. Some people are upset with the change, but others are saying it’s a little gift to Prince, who was a big Timberwolves fan. Grab your last-minute tickets here.

Prince from Minneapolis: A Symposium at the University of Minnesota

An art exhibit that began back in Dec. 2017, “Prince from Minneapolis” will be featured at the Weisman Art Museum until June 17. The exhibit features work by photographers Allen Beaulieu, Nancy Bundt, Terry Gydesen and Robert Whitman during Prince’s early years as well as art that was inspired by Prince. From April 17–22, visitors can also see Prince’s legendary Purple Rain costume, thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Prince Trivia Night 

Visit Shakopee BrewHall for Prince Trivia and even a festive purple beer, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. While you’re there, try some of their craft brews like Shakopee Red, Zephyr (a Grisette), or Hopped For Mama, an Imperial IPA.

Prince Rooftop Celebration- A Dance Party

Besides a Prince drag brunch (which is already sold out, although you may be able to snag a few last-minute tickets), Union Rooftop is also hosting a rooftop dance party Saturday, April 20. Don’t worry—in this wintery spring weather we’re having, the rooftop is still covered and heated. Beginning right after “Prince: Live on the Big Screen,” DJ Larry Peace will be spinning Prince records all night long. Buy your ticket for the event here.

Remembering Prince Coloring Party

For a quieter, creative event, join ColorWheel Gallery in Minneapolis for a Remembering Prince Coloring Party on Saturday, April 21, complete with refreshments, music and a gallery of Prince-inspired art. Coloring books will be available for purchase, too.

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