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LCC at Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets!
Back again for 2019, Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore their neighborhood street at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha!
Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha
Sunday, July
Weekly Roundup:July 19-25

Check out this week's upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy nature!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Share the River Gorge • Thursday, July 25 • 6-8pm • 35th & River Parkway
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2019 Corn Feed Resource Fair Registration OPEN
The 2019 Annual Corn Feed will take place on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30-8pm. Registration is now open!
Register Online:
• Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks
Open Citation Grants
Open Citation Grant Program

Grants available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Open Citation Program is designed to help residential
Focus on Local Business:
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you're invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council

 

Weekly Roundup:July 19-25

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Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy nature!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Share the River Gorge • Thursday, July 25 • 6-8pm • 35th & River Parkway
Share the River Gorge promises family fun & free ice cream!
A community event with free ice cream, free canoe rides, free rowing, live music by the Arborators (who perform in trees!), walking tours of the oak savanna restoration and more.
Canoe rides provided by Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, and rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W River Parkway. The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Environment and River Gorge Committee. Ice cream will be provided by East Lake Dairy Queen.
Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood! For further information contact Justin at LCC at 612-722-4529 or justin@longfellow.org.

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

 

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 2019 Annual Corn Feed will take place on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30-8pm. Registration is now open! 
Register Online: Visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks • Click the circle to the left of “Activities” and type “Resource Fair” in the grey search bar • Choose a 4ft. space or an 8ft. space (People/Organizations will need to set up a profile, and pay online)
OR Register in Person: Visit the Longfellow Park Building between 1-8pm • Park staff will help you sign up • Pay in person with credit card/cash/check
NOTE: The sale of goods is prohibited at the Longfellow Corn Roast Resource Fair. You may advertise, offer giveaways, provide free samples or have demonstrations at your table. Only prepackaged and sealed food items can be given away at the event.

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-ToolBox.org
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at: https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.

The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! Click on the link:https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.
This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

 

Friday, July 19

Wain McFarlane & The Dreadlock Cowboys @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
The one and only Wain McFarlane is like no one else. Rock, Reggae, Country, Soul and whatever else happens, strap your seatbelt and hang on for an exciting evening of musical mystique! 8:30pm-12:30am

 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave • 11:30pm • All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime*
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010):
From Edgar Wright, director of “Shaun of the Dead”, “Hot Fuzz”, and “Baby Driver” comes this stylishly funny film about a slacker musician who must battle the seven evil exes of his new girlfriend. Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm

 

Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) w/ The Poor Nobodys @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Los (Tsereteli) is a disillusioned and jealous husband who dreams of a proletarian Martian uprising led by Aelita. This, the Soviet Union’s earliest science fiction film, prefigured that nation’s preoccupation with the solar system—and the space race—by three decades. Digital scanning and restoration by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Live musical accompaniment by The Poor Nobodys.

Kevin Gordon with James Loney @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
“Dude’s a juke-joint professor emeritus” – Rolling Stone
Over the course of twenty-five years of writing, recording and touring, Kevin Gordon has built an impressively consistent catalog of songs, a critically-acclaimed stack of albums, and a reputation for dynamic live performances.
Gordon’s songs have been recorded by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, Hard Working Americans, and others. His duet with Lucinda Williams, “Down to the Well”, was featured on the Oxford American Southern Music Sampler.
His 2012 release, Gloryland, received significant critical praise and media attention: a front-page Arts section feature in The New York Times, an appearance on NPR’s “Here and Now”, and great reviews in Rolling Stone, USA Today, and others. Author Peter Guralnicksaid this about Gloryland:
“There’s nothing else around today quite like Kevin Gordon’s music. I’m a huge Kevin Gordon fan. Think of John Lee Hooker tied to the hard, imagistic poetry of William Carlos Williams, and you get a little bit of an idea. . . you just have to listen. And listen again. For the pure emotional pleasure of it. For the unmistakable, hard-driving passion of words and music, rocking together in rhythm.” 

 

A Perfect Day in July: Fletch EP Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8p • Music 8:30p • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Fletcher Magellan is releasing new music. In the summer. In Minnesota. If that doesn’t strike you as odd, consider this: since the six-piece cosmic country band’s inception in 2014, “Fletch” has taken a yearly summer hiatus, during which time songwriter and frontman Cody Fitzpatrick lives in a remote wilderness lodge in Denali National Park, Alaska with singing partner Emmalyn Kayser. This year, they’re bringing some of the magic of the Last Frontier back to the midwest.
Fletcher Magellan’s new EP, Month Long Day, is a collection of observations, adventures and reflections from Cody’s time in one of the last true wilderness areas in the world.
The bill includes country-blues guitar picker Slim Stone, mosaicist and alt-country artist Angie Talle with Ang & the Ranch Hands, and the Twin Cities’ only deep country DJ, DJ Truckstache.

Aprés Work with Dead Media @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4-8pm • Drink Specials 4-6pm • FREE
Spinnin’ tunes that help you start your weekend right!
Pop-Up Record sale DJ session with local record shop Dead Media! You can find their permanent home at 1828 E 35th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407!

 

Juniper Douglas W/ Sapphire & Half Tramp @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • ALL AGES • $7.50 ADV $10 DOOR
Juniper Douglas SINGLE RELEASE SHOW W/ Sapphire & Half Tramp
This is a small room so be sure to grab your tickets NOW as this event will reach capacity really fast!

 

Saturday, July 20

Scrunchies/ 4th Curtis/ Honey Cutt (MA) at Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • All Ages • $7 advance • $10 at the Door • Music 9:30pm-12:30am
Honey Cutt on tour from Boston MA joined by finest local bands 4th Curtis and Scrunchies!!
https://scrunchies.bandcamp.com/album/stunner
punk rock & grunge band
https://4thcurtis.bandcamp.com/
scrappy gay cripplepunk
https://honeycuttband.bandcamp.com/
dreamy surf rock 

Back to the Future at Matthews Park @ 9pm
Come see Back to the Future at Matthews Park.
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Alex DiFrancesco Presents “All City” @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join us at Boneshaker Books on July 20th to celebrate the release of ALL CITY by Alex DiFrancesco. A tale of climate change and gentrification, Alex DiFrancesco’s “All City” is more than a novel––it is a mirror image of our present day and a foreshadowing of a world to come.
ABOUT THE BOOK: In a near-future New York City ravaged by climate change and economic inequality, a superstorm hits, leaving behind only those who had nowhere else to go and no way to get out. Among those who remain are 24-year-old Makayla, who works in the city’s most ubiquitous convenience store chain, and Jesse, an 18-year-old, genderqueer anarchist living in an abandoned IRT station in the Bronx. In the aftermath of the storm, Jesse joins Makayla’s group of remainders in an abandoned luxury condo building, carving out a small sanctuary in the midst of a destroyed city. Meanwhile, mysterious, colorful murals begin to appear throughout NYC, bringing hope to the forsaken and left-behind. But the storm’s castaways aren’t the only ones who find beauty in the art: the media, having long abandoned the supposedly-hopeless metropolis, “discovers” the emergence of the murals. When one appears on Makayla and Jesse’s repurposed luxury condo, it is only a matter of time before the landlord class comes back to claim the city for themselves.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ALEX DIFRANCESCO is the author of the essay collection “Psychopomps” (CCM Press) and the novel “All City” (Seven Stories Press). They have published fiction in The Carolina Quarterly, The New Ohio Review, and Monkeybicycle, and they are a winner of Sundress Academy for the Arts’ 2017 OutSpoken contest for LGBTQ+ writing. DiFrancesco’s non-fiction has appeared in The Washington Post, Tin House, Longreads, Brevity, and was a finalist in Cosmonauts Avenue’s inaugural non-fiction prize. Their storytelling has been featured at The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, The Queens Book Festival, and The Heart podcast. DiFrancesco is also a skilled bread baker and pastry cook, a passionate activist and advocate, and has a small, wonderful cat named Sylvia Rivera-Katz.

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
Dallas Rising replaces Nick Veazie for Saturday Yoga. This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Whale In The Thames “Extravaganza” with Johnny Montreuil and more! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Whale In The Thames and Fulton Brewing presents a 2 Stage, 7 Band Extravaganza!
7pm – Uppertown
8pm – ruDeGiRL
8:40pm – Whale in the Thames
9:15pm – Johnny Montreuil
10pm – The 99ers
10:35 – Gini Dodds & The Dahlias
11:10 – The Boot R&B

 

Sunday, July 21

Open Streets on Lake + Minnehaha: Visit Longfellow Community Council right near the post office! Back again for 2019, Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore their neighborhood street at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha!
Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha
Sunday, July 21st
11 AM – 5 PM

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha is a free event bringing together artists, community groups and local businesses to temporarily close E Lake St & Minnehaha Ave totraffic, opening it up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.
More than a street festival, Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha brings together local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, enjoy art and live performances, and shop in their communities.
What will YOU create on your street at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha?
Visit www.openstreetsmpls.org for more information, to volunteer, or to sign up for a spot on the street.

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.

This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join Jenny Brown, author of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work, for a discussion of the book. Liza Featherstone of The Nation writes, “Jenny Brown compellingly explains the low U.S. birth rate: those primarily responsible for the labor of bearing and raising children (women) are responding as one should to lousy working conditions—by going on strike! Brown’s bold and brilliant book ventures into terrain that left and feminist thinkers have avoided for far too long. A breathtakingly accessible analysis, supported by riveting and intimate testimonials, it’s also an inspiring call to action.”
Loretta J. Ross, of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective writes: “Birth Strike is a well-researched and wide-ranging analysis of how the public responsibilities of pregnancy and parenting have been privatized to benefit a capitalist for-profit system designed to minimize labor costs to produce wealth for the few. Offers fresh insight into how women’s biological power may be harnessed to resist reproductive oppression.”
About the AuthorJenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. She is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America and author of the forthcoming Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now (Verso, October 2019)

Sweet Wheels at Open Streets: Lake and Minnehaha @ 1pm • Meet in front of the Dairy Queen on Minnehaha Ave.
We will skate North to the Midtown Global Market and back (you are welcome to join us or leave us as you like! Just contact 763-234-1850 if you need to find us)
Distance: 4 miles each way
ALL LEVELS WELCOME: This path is flat and smooth and easy to skate.
ALL WHEELS, RACES, and GENDER IDENTITIES WELCOME: We want to be your friend, please hang out with us! 🙂

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 11am 
Stop by during open streets: Lake + Minnehaha for a parking lot full of fun!
-Live music all day:
Becky Rae Dalton: 12-2pm
Colby Kent & The Stompin’ Ground: 2-4pm
Zeb Sears 4-6pm
– Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails
-Pints from Fair State Brewing Cooperative & Surly Brewing Company
-Bean Bags
-Giant Jenga
-Chalk Art
– Limited lunch menu inside at 2pm
Fun for the whole family including your furry BFF!

TLC Street Dancing @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 1pm
Come out and join me while we line dance in front of the studio from 1pm -2 pm. There will be different programs, vendors and exhibits happening all day during Open Streets. Wear your best walking shoes, skate or even bike there., T here will be plenty to do and see. Check out the event.       Open streets is from 11am -5pm.

Open Streets, Open House, Vintage Flea Market at The Hook!, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 11am-5pm • Family Friendly :: 21+ To Drink :: FREE
Open Streets * Open House * Open Hook
Live Music :: Vintage Flea Market :: Beer Tastings 

Join us Sunday, July 21st for Open Streets near the intersection of Lake & Minnehaha in Longfellow!
The event features music with Douala Soul Collective, and live music by Papa Blu and the Fistbump Congress, Brass Messengers, and Woodblind. Free sample tasting from Bent Paddle Brewing and our very special, inaugural, pop-up, Southside Vintage Flea Market, featuring local vintage dealers showcasing high-quality items, including: housewares, clothing, records, electronics, collectibles, jewelry and more!
(All the fun stuff! No crafts!)

Sunshine (2007) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 8pm
In 2057 the Sun is dying, and an international team of astronauts goes on a desperate mission to reignite its core.

Winery tour and tasting @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. 12:15pm Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

 

 

Monday, July 22

Uproar Comedy Open Mic ft. Abenezer Merdassa! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • SHOW IS FREE! Sign up 7:30pm • Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish 
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is up and coming gut buster, Abenezer Merdassa!
There will be about 10 slots for the open mic:
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic”
With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.
Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show.
Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy.
We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am 
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.

Faun Fables w/ Bubblemath Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • ALL AGES • $10 adv • $12 door
For added experimental bonus fun, Bubblemath will be performing an acoustic(ish) set this time; sort of a “Bubblemath unplugged”, if you will. Easy on the eardrums, plus you’ll be able to hear all the notes!
Don’t miss this chance to see something quite unique!
7:30pm doors
8pm Bubblemath (acoustic)
9pm Faun Fables

Sunshine (2007) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm 
In 2057 the Sun is dying, and an international team of astronauts goes on a desperate mission to reignite its core.

 

 

Tuesday, July 23

 

Tubby Esquire Sails The Schooner! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
If you like Polka, Pop, Rock and Country, be sure to make it to Schooner Tavern for another night of extraordinary and outlandish fun with Tubby Esquire!

Gertie Lopez @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $7 Day of Show
When accordion player, Gertie Lopez draws air into her instrument, several centuries of musical history flows out.
Lopez plays waila, the musical tradition of the Tohono O’odham Nation, spanning across Arizona into Mexico. When Spanish priests and colonizers came to the Southwest in the 18th century, they introduced fiddles, guitars, and Western European music to the Indigenous musicians — the musical tradition of waila was born. At its center, waila, is happy dance music reminiscent of polka, schottische, mazurka, chote, two-step, cumbia and the scoring for, Kwayla, Tohono O’odham square dance.

Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff?  You like to have FUN with your friends?  Do you just know stuff?

Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights.
Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week.
Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?

YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 5:30pm • FREE
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for a FREE Zumba class!
Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers and contagious dance steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults).
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Bollywood Dance (FREE) at CANDO • 7pm
OIBY, in collaboration with Bollywood Dance Scene and The Central Neighborhood, Minneapolis, is very happy to bring Bollywood Dance to the community.  We offer FREE Bollywood Dance every 4th Tuesday of the month!
Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member Divya Maiya says, “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “The Hmong and the Secret War”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!
In 1961, four years before the Vietnam War, the CIA funded a Secret War in Laos. The Hmong became CIA’s surrogate army, fighting and preventing Communism from consuming the country of Laos. Watch as questions about the Secret War in Laos during the Vietnam War and the circumstances that brought the Hmong to America are explored.
The Minneapolis Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe.  Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food

CLCB at Powderhorn Park • 7pm
Our 2019 Summer Series concert features movie and march music as well as classic rock and Latin pieces, in addition to a tuba feature and more. Kick back, relax and enjoy.

Indiana Jones Movie Trivia! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • FREE
IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with a special theme night! Jon & Jason will present an evening of trivia focused on the Indiana Jones films, from Raiders Of The Lost Ark to *snicker* Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.
BONUS POINTS opportunity:
Any team with at least one member who dresses up as a character from the Indiana Jones films gets 2 bonus points!
IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia is a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books. Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!
Prizes will be awarded from our sponsors: Moon Palace Books • Geek Love Cafe • Trylon Cinema • The Parkway Theater • Sound Unseen • and more!

 

 

  

Wednesday, July 24

 

Murzik at Schooner Tavern! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • 21+ only • Never a cover!
Murzik experiments with mixing old eastern European folk and midwest Americana sounds together to form a sound which they coined as Dark Folk. With romanticized soundscapes and dark poetic lyrics, the band has often been compared with contemporary groups such as DeVotchKa and Gogol Bordello although Murzik’s music steers more towards a darker sound reminiscent of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.

Queer Voices reading @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. With a track record of more than twenty years, the series has become a national model and one of Minnesota’s most important literary institutions. It is reputed to be the longest-running curated queer reading series in the country.
In this volume, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being–these magnificent queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability.
Line-up:
John Medeiros
Jay Owen Eisenberg
CM Harris
Trina Porte
Katie Robinson
Christine Stark
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Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm 
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Mobile Jazz Project – Summer Concert Series 2019 • 4pm
Music: 4-7pm • Free to the public! 

International Reggae All-Stars
Michael May, Kevin Washington, Ernest Bisong

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • 21+ • FREE
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo!  Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!  21+ event.

 

 

Thursday, July 25

Share the River Gorge • Thursday, July 25 • 6-8pm • 35th & River Parkway
Share the River Gorge promises family fun & free ice cream!
A community event with free ice cream, free canoe rides, free rowing, live music by the Arborators (who perform in trees!), walking tours of the oak savanna restoration and more.
Canoe rides provided by Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, and rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W River Parkway. The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Environment and River Gorge Committee. Ice cream will be provided by East Lake Dairy Queen.
Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood! For further information contact Justin at LCC at 612-722-4529 or justin@longfellow.org.

Beware the Influencing Machines! Towards a Mad Peoples’ History @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 7pm
Beware the Influencing Machines! Towards a Mad Peoples’ History of Psychiatry and Law.
Efforts have been made in recent years to reconsider and question standard histories of madness, mental illness, psychiatry, and medicine. Some of these have involved more empathetic interpretations of mental illness, others have included accounts and perspectives from mad people themselves about their treatment or experience, but very few have seriously considered what the writings, artworks, and words of the mad could offer outside of what they have to say about their treatment experience or their personal suffering. On July 25th -the birthday of the legendary conservative German judge turned madwoman on a rampage against God, Daniel Paul Schreber- Sasha Durakov will argue that mad histories are not only possible, but that the works of those called insane and locked in asylums or hospital wards offer coherent and contemporary political critiques of the state of law and medicine from the perspective of those who cannot but see these as essentially related. Specifically, when one contextualizes and takes seriously the supposedly ‘delusional’ writings and art works about ‘influencing machines’ (up to now dominated by the literature on ‘schizophrenic delusions’), one finds tangible, and often radical, new ways of thinking about the relationship between law, medicine, and power. As more politicians and activists begin remonstrating the state of America’s prison system and offer psychiatric services as an alternative, it is more vital than ever that we consider the works of psychiatric patients who rejected this alternative through creative uses of language.

Anna Stine + Robert Bell Duo at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Anna Stine is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Her lyrics and melodies are driven by a soulful authenticity that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna harmoniously blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies, while drawing upon the influence of powerful female artists such as Billie Holiday, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones and Laura Marling. Anna’s experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance. In her debut album “Company of Now”, set to be released summer 2018, Anna delves into the delicate dance of being present in the midst of growth and discomfort. Through songs that speak to both suffering and self-acceptance, she encourages listeners to stand tall, breathe easy, and step from the ground they’re standing on.

Karaoke Night! The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)

The Life and Times, Technician, & The Great Went @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Life and Times are doing a string of midwest shows to promote the vinyl re-release of their cult-classic 2009 album Tragic Boogie and will headline, with guests Technician and The Great W