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Events: June ’23

Four Sisters Farmers Market
11 AM – 3 PM
1414 E Franklin Avenue

The Four Sisters Farmers Market kicks off with a big opening day June 1st from 11 AM – 3 PM and will continue every Thursday at that time until October 26th. The opening day will include live music, a raffle, and tons of new vendors! We hope you can make it by! SNAP/EBT benefits, Market Bucks, Gus Produce Market Bucks, cash, and cards are welcome.

Shalay, Maanta, Berri: Artists as Archivists
Through June 18
Soomaal House of Art
2200 Minnehaha Avenue

Shalay, Maanta, Berri: Artists as Archivists is a project that brings together four artists of various localities and artistic backgrounds to consider, explore and share the archival nature of their artworks; The resulting exhibit will provide a framework for the complimenting practices between artists and archivists. Artists are Hodan Farah and Bashir Billow from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Jowhara Sheikhomar and Wasima Farah from Minnesota, United States. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 1 – 5pm.

The Bond Between Us
On view through Spring 2024
Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Avenue S
Pay As You Can

In The Bond Between Us, local artist Daren Hill reflects on the past through an exploration of three generations of photographers. This exhibit will feature a large collection of images of Minnesota’s Black community as well as new original digital artworks by Hill that honor his family and celebrate their bond. For visitor information, go to

Convergence / Convergencia: A Community Celebration
Sunday, June 4
12:30 – 2 PM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
2742 15th Avenue S

Join us for a community celebration and the big reveal of our exterior installation of community portraits from the series on “belonging” by photojournalist John Noltner. Over the past six months we’ve been gathering portraits from members of our community and neighbors while asking: “Tell me about a time you felt a sense of belonging.” Come enjoy music and food and see thirteen of the portraits as 12-foot-high banners on the exterior of our building facing 28th Street.

Music of J. S. Bach
Saturday June 10
4 PM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
3045 Chicago Avenue

In association with its Sixteenth Annual “Bach Tage,” or “Bach Day,” Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents organist Joseph Trucano in a recital of works by Bach. Trucano is Organist & Ensemble Director at Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Artistic Director of Skal Chamber Collective. More information at

Open Streets East Lake Street
Saturday, June 10
11AM – 5 PM
E Lake Street:
2nd Avenue S to 22nd Avenue S

Join Our Streets Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis in a celebration of community at Open Streets East Lake in 2023! Play, eat, bike, walk, dance, sing, and more at this free, family-friendly event. More than a street festival, Open Streets East Lake allows neighbors to experience city streets as public spaces where communities thrive.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Business Bazaar
Thursday, June 15
12 – 5 PM
Center for Changing Lives parking lot
2400 Park Avenue

Come out and support local black owned businesses at the Second Annual Freedom Day Business Bazaar! Vendors will include Jamison’s Hibachi Kitchen, Splash of Royalty, Workzone ENT, Mars Jameson, Afro Grind Coffee, Bubby’s Smokehouse BBQ Sauce, Tay’s Secret Garden, His Hands Fragrance & Oils, Jewels by Xaviea, Bald Head Bakery, and more. Music will be provided.

Black Bodies in Motion: The Ultimate Expression of Freedom
Saturday, June 17
10 AM – 11 PM
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake Street

Join the Cultural Wellness Center for a Juneteenth Celebration featuring zumba and yoga classes, slow-roll biking, culinary heritage demonstrations, meditation, sound therapy, breathing activities, music, food, and a glow-roll evening finale!

Attend a Juneteenth Million Artist Movement quilting event at the Hennepin History Museum. Source: Hennepin History Museum/Million Artists Movement

Million Artist Movement Juneteenth Quilting
Saturday, June 17
1 -3 PM
Hennepin History Museum
2303 3rd Avenue S

Million Artist Movement is hosting a quilting session on HHM’s lawn to celebrate Juneteenth! Make a quilt square to send a message of power, love, and support to the community. All materials and art supplies are provided. Free for all ages. No reservations required.

Youth Juneteenth Celebration
Monday, June 19
South High School Food Forest

Join us for a Youth Juneteenth Celebration at the South High Food Forest, sponsored by the South High Garden Club, CEED, Minneapolis Edible Boulevards, and the Minneapolis host committee for Jim Embry’s Joy and Justice Journey 2023. Discuss the history of Juneteenth and learn about urban agriculture jobs available to youth. Food will be served. Open to ages 14-24. Register at the edible gardens facebook page, or email for more information.

Southside Semilla Celebration
Sunday, June 25
4-7 PM – and beyond!
Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts
2742 15th Avenue S

The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts invites you to a celebration of our Southside neighborhood, and a chance to plant beauty in the community. Come and make art that can become Semillas or Seeds of Hope! Learn how to make lanterns for a procession this fall on Lake Street!
Local professional artists will be teaching art making; there will be live music by local musicians, an open mic, and great food. Free and family friendly celebration runs from 4-7 pm, followed by an outdoor puppet show by Open Eye Theatre. More information at

Full Moon Puppet Show
June 22-24
7 PM
Open Eye Theatre
506 East 24th Street
$18 ($10 economic accessibility)

Full Moon Puppet Show has been performing puppet slams throughout Minneapolis since 2008. This summer, innovative puppetry artists will perform 10 minute original puppet shows that invite audiences to participate, howl at the moon and cheer on each show. Two years ago we tried an outdoor model with three stages and a rotating audience. It was a great success so we’re bringing it back! Please dress for the weather and bring a chair if you like, otherwise, if you’re comfortable standing, we’ll be rotating around quite a bit. This show is geared for adults and not recommended for children. A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available at

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