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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, you can celebrate black history month in St. Paul, the Academy Awards in Minneapolis and the best of Minnesota fashion.

Midwest Black History Expo
The biggest Black History Month Celebration in Minnesota is Saturday at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. The family-friendly expo is open to the public and will provide information on black history, culture and various Afro-centric products. The event starts at 10 a.m. Admission is $13 for adults and $7 for children ages 6 to 13.

Minnesota Fashion Week
Wrap up Minnesota Fashion Week tonight and tomorrow night with “The Shows.” Twin Cities fashion enthusiasts will have a catwalk view of the latest looks when spring styles from local designers and boutiques hit the runway. Doors at Aria at the Jeune Lune open for The Shows at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.

Oscar Experience
The film industry’s biggest night is Sunday, and folks in Minneapolis will be celebrating the Academy Awards. The folks at Aegis are holding the 20th Annual Oscar Experience, taking place at Union Downtown Minneapolis on Sunday. This is the only party in Minneapolis officially sanctioned by the Oscars. Upon arrival, guests will walk the red carpet and chat it up Christopher Straub from “Project Runway.”  Then, once inside, there will be food, drinks, games to predict the winners, live and silent auctions, and of course, the Oscarcast on a big screen.

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