If you're like everyone else in the Twin Cities, you're still reeling from Thursday's news of Prince's unexpected death at 57.
Prince fans will have opportunities to mourn publicly/cinematically. The Purple One's classic 1984 film, Purple Rain, will be screened for free April 23 at Target Field Station and April 29 at the Fitzgerald Theater.
The big screen overlooking the grassy space at Target Field Station will start rolling Purple Rain at 8 p.m. Saturday outside of Target Field in Minneapolis. A pre-party for the Twins/Go 96.3-sponsored event kicks off 6:30 p.m. with Prince tunes. Beer, pop, and stadium fare will be for sale. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple.
Purple Rain goes down at 8 p.m. April 29 at the Fitz in St. Paul. Local neo-soul outfit Nooky Jones will throw a pre-movie concert. You must reserve tickets to the 89.3 the Current-sponsored event here.
Among the other free Purple Rain screenings: Three showings April 23 at Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington (more info here); April 24 at the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis (more info here); April 25 at Lakes & Legends Brewing Co. in Minneapolis (more info here).
Can't make it to either? Just rent Finding Nemo at home. It was apparently Prince's jam.