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More Prince tributes in the Twin Cities this weekend

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Eight days after his death, many Minnesotans are still mourning the loss of legendary local artist Prince.

But they're also still celebrating his life, and that will continue this weekend. Here's a look at some of the events happening in the Twin Cities.

Friday

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill

The R Factor, a local 12-piece cover band led by singer and music director Emil Campbell, will be taking over Bunker's in Downtown Minneapolis for a night of Prince songs interspersed with material from The Time, Sheila E, and more.

9 p.m., 21+, $10

James Ballentine VFW Hall

The "Uptown" VFW hall at Lyn-Lake will be doing special Prince tribute sets in between their usual mix of '80s and '90s retro funk and R&B. DJs Fresko, Cross>Over, Uptempo & Drummer Charlie will perform.

9 p.m., 21+, $5-$7,

Uptown Theater

The Uptown Theater's iconic marquee has lit up the Uptown drag since long before Prince ever sang the neighborhood's praises on "Dirty Mind," so it's only fitting that the theater will be doing one more screening of the "Purple Rain" at midnight. Tickets appear to be sold out, but can usually be purchased through the Uptown Theater's website.

Midnight, all-ages, $9

Saturday

Capri Theater

Minneapolis' North Side is where Prince spent his formative years, and the neighborhood remained near and dear to the musician's heart. The Capri is one of the community's oldest movie houses, dating back to the 1930s, and they're paying tribute to the Purple One with two screenings of "Purple Rain."

Tickets are free, but you'll need to reserve a seat online

Nightingale

Trendy Whittier restaurant and night spot Nightingale will be hosting another Prince tribute night, dubbed "magnetic," with DJs Patrick Voller and Bronson manning the ones-and-twos until the wee hours of the morning.

10 p.m., 21+, free

Sabathani Community Center

Prince attended Bryant Junior High in Minneapolis, and while the school is no longer there, it's been replaced by Sabathani Community Center, which is throwing a Block Party in honor of their most famous grad. In addition to a variety of Prince tracks spunk by DJ Mr. Ray Seville, "Prince-inspired musicians" will perform, along with a variety of kid-friendly activities, including fun houses and face painting.

1 p.m., all-ages, free

Sunday

East Side Neighborhood Services

With Sabathani handling the Prince-related block party duties for the Southside, it's only natural that Northeast Minneapolis would throw one of its own. East Side Neighborhood Services in Northeast's Bottineau community will be hosting a family-friendly party, featuring food trucks and a purple-themed collaborative art project called "Created to Grow." DJs That Dude Trey and King Otto will be queuing up your Prince favorites, but East Side warns parents that they won't be editing some of Prince's more adult jams.

3 p.m., all-ages, free

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