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Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Prince from Minneapolis with special guests, art experiences, live music, and gallery access.

Suggested Dress Code: Purple & White.


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Event date  Friday, April 5, 2019
Event time  7:00pm
Event location  Sky Church at MoPOP
Event location  21+ only

$27 Online pre-sale
$30 Walk-up/Day-of-Show
$22 MoPOP Member: pre-sale
$25 MoPOP Member: walk-up

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LET’S GO CRAZY

Purple Mane at MoPOP April 5, 2019

Get the live Prince experience with Purple Mane, Seattle’s Prince tribute band that captures the essence, theatrics, and sexiness of the enigmatic artist while serving you every guitar lick, screaming falsetto, and pelvic thrust.


DJ Sir Juan

With a sprinkle of the musicians that influenced him, groove to a massive mix of Prince-inspired artists and proteges, covers and samples, features and collaborations courtesy of DJ Sir Juan. From Madonna to Ginuwine, Chaka Khan to Janelle Monae, Incubus to Jay Z, discover and celebrate the depth and breadth of Prince’s influence.


MUSICOLOGY

Show your moves off on the dance floor as special guest DJ Kevin Cole does his thing on the turntables. As Prince’s private party DJ, Cole had a unique vantage point and connection to Prince and the music he created: he was not only the DJ prince would book for many of his private parties and events, but the DJ Prince would share a lot of his unreleased music with to test out in front of audiences at the club First Avenue.


PERFORMANCE FROM RIO CHANAE

Rio Chanae

A messenger unafraid to deliver a hard truth to better the world around us.

Neo soul singer/songwriter and internationally ranked spoken word poet Rio Chanae conveys warmer themes of love and heartbreak with dashes of her decidedly more direct poetry stripped down to earth over a lone keyboard and raw vocal.


PURPLE RAIN

Step inside Prince’s world with our massive Purple Rain-inspired photo op.


MY NAME IS PRINCE

Hear from some of the artists whose work is featured in the Prince from Minneapolis exhibit. The panel will include Terry Gydesen, one of the photographers Prince reached out to in his local community to participate in the construction and dissemination of what is now his legendary image, Troy Gua, creator of the Le’  Petit Prince series, a surreal reimagining, in sculptural miniature, of the life and career of Prince Rogers Nelson, and muralist Rocky Martinez, who created the now famous Prince commemorative mural in Uptown, Minneapolis and the amazing piece ‘I Would Die 4 U’ featured in the exhibit.


SOMETHING IN THE WATER

After leaving the dance floor, cool down with specialty cocktails like the Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette, and the Purple Rain.


BABY I’M A STAR

Let your rock star shine with hair and makeup inspired by Prince’s eclectic style curated by Bang Hair Salon.


4EVER

Contribute to the custom mural alongside renowned muralist Craig Cundiff and Seattle artist Barry Johnson as they create a mural intended to capture the essence and likeness of Prince. The piece will move to the KEXP's Gathering Space after the opening weekend.


NOTHING COMPARES 2 U

It’s said that Prince’s glyph entered his consciousness during meditation. The icon combines elements of astrological symbols for male and female in a form that resembled a scepter. Design a symbol that represents you and your work in our art space.


Hear Prince as you have never heard him before
Listen as KEXP Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole pays tribute with Nothing Compares 2 U: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Prince.

SCHEDULE

7:30PM Welcome Remarks

7:35PM Performance from Rio Chanae

7:45PM DJ Sir Juan

8:00PM My Name is Prince

A Panel Discussion with Prince from Minneapolis Exhibit Contributing Artists
Happening in JBL Theater. Limited seating available.

8:45PM DJ Kevin Cole

With a short Q&A.

9:45PM Let’s Go Crazy: Performance from Purple Mane


ONGOING ACTIVITIES

7:00PM–11:00PM

4Ever  Mural Activity created and curated by Craig Cundiff and Barry Johnson

Baby I’m a Star  Hair, makeup and temporary tattoo station courtesy of Bang Hair

Nothing Compares 2 U  Design your symbol

Something in The Water  Drink specials and refreshments

Prince from Minneapolis gallery access

Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel gallery access

Guitar Gallery access

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