Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
Longfellow Community Council has launched our new website! Check out our easier to navigate–> www.longfellow.org
Longfellow Seward Healthy Seniors, In Need of Volunteers:
Volunteers play an essential role in helping us meet the needs of seniors and their ability to live healthy, independent and socially connected lives. Ways people can volunteer include visiting, helping with chores, shopping, etc. For more information on volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, call our Volunteer & Service Coordinator at 612-729-5799, fill out the form at www.lshealthyseniors.org/volunteer.html or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public comment period on the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap is open today, February 28th through Monday, April 30th. Comments can be submitted to NCR@minneapolismn.gov. The Roadmap offers for your consideration, three different approaches to neighborhood funding, programming and support services. We also want your creative ideas about how we can improve upon our system of neighborhoods and the services NCR provides to the community. There will be many ways to engage and give input into Neighborhoods 2020. You can sign up for regular updates on our web-site. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
Friday, March 30
GOD JOHNSON & DEAD LARRY @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm // Music 8:30pm
21+ // $9 Advance // $12 Day of Show
God Johnson plays high energy rock shows for people to dance, party, and get a little crazy. Also we’ve done full on, note-for-note tributes to Bands/Albums such as “Sticky Fingers” by the Rolling Stones, “Stop Making Sense” by the Talking Heads, and Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy”.
Dead Larry Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats. From Beatle-esque harmonies to spine chilling screams. From shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel. Dead Larry is one thing: Original.
All-Night Horrorthon! @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • Starting at 7 p.m. and going all night long • Mar 30 – Mar 31
Help the Trylon continue to provide exciting and unique programming with our second annual All-Night Horrorthon fundraiser! Test your love of horror films, and get your friends to pledge donations as you descend into the world of madness and the macabre. We will present six classics from the 1960s-1990s.
Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
She Rock She Rock Punk Jam ft Gully Boys @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $5 suggested donation • Music starts at 9pm
She Rock She Rock is excited to bring back the Punk Jam! Come to jam on awesome punk tunes, support each other and rock out to our guest band: Gully Boys! Our jam set includes music from Bikini Kill, L7, Hole, Babes in Toyland and much more.
Find the full set list and charts here: http://sherocksherock.org/punk-jam We offer a very safe, supportive environment for folks with little or no stage experience and for those who are veterans of the music scene. This is a performance opportunity for women, gender nonconforming and trans folks of all ages and experience levels! Anyone interested in performing should email Sam Stahlmann (email@example.com) to sign up prior to the jam. Also, any questions about our jam or song requests can be directed to this e-mail address. This event is all-ages and the audience is open to anyone!
Saturday, March 31
Daydream Retrievers at RC @ Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Daydream Retrievers stopping thru Minneapolis as a solo act for a night of beautiful music.
The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm // Music 7pm
21+ // $15 Reserved Seats Tickets
An intimate, two set, seated concert for all art-rock lovers!
The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Minneapolis’ very own “Art-Rock Jazz Fusion” band, Saturday, March 31. The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra has been freakin’ minds since 2009. They stretch their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic ART-ROCK. “Sounds like Bela Fleck meets Rush, goes out to breakfast with John Coltrane, and gets home in time to go golfing with Jeff Beck.” — Jay, GCO Superfan
Jillian Rae & Sarah Morris at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm // Music 9:30pm
21+ // $12 Advance // $15 Day of Show // $15 Reserved Seats (limited)
Jillian Rae: is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence.
Sarah Morris: Over the last five years, singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has earned a reputation for engaging performances, with a voice both clear and lush. Sarah hails from Minneapolis.
Laura Hugo: Minneapolis singer/songwriter originally from the Navajo reservation.
Sunday, April 1
Monday, April 2
Traveling Bookstore and Birchwood Cafe @ Birchwood Cafe
3311 E 25th St • 9am
Stop by the traveling bookstore to explore our great selection of books and then stop in to enjoy the awesome food at Birchwood Cafe. Or nourish your body first and then come to the bookstore to nourish your soul
Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm
Tuesday, April 3
Wednesday, April 4
Small Group Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 9:30-11am
Childcare Group Story Time for Babies, Preschoolers, & toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
Willie Murphy – Free Music Wednesdays – (1st WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm // Music 8pm
21+ // Bent Paddle Brewing Happy Hour // 6-8pm ($1 OFF) // FREE
Willie Murphy has been writing, performing, recording and producing Blues/R&B music for over 30 years. His 1969 collaboration with folk/blues legend “Spider” John Koerner, “Running, Jumping, Standing Still,” is still acclaimed as an all-time folk/blues classic. Throughout the 70s and into the 80s, Willie and the Bees defined live R&B/soul music. The band was famous for their unique blending of blues, R&B, jazz, funk, reggae and rock into an electric and eclectic sound that still defies categorization to this day. #FreeMusicWednesdays
Minnehaha Academy Community Meeting about Phase 1: 9-12 North Campus Redevelopment @ Minnehaha Academy Lower School
4200 W River Pkwy • 6-8:30pm
Minnehaha Academy is hosting and Open House/Community Meeting for neighborhood residents and interested parties to learn more about their development plans, as well as address questions and concerns.
This will be the second opportunity to learn more abut this project, the first is at Longfellow Community Council’s NDTC Meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30pm in the Longfellow Park Building
Thursday, April 5
Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder & MPH, Alex Crankshaft Larson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm // Music 8pm
21+ // $7 Advance // $10 Day of Show // $5 Early Bird Tickets
Mark ‘Porkchop’ Holder & MPH: Mark “Porkchop” Holder originally turned the blues on its head more than a decade ago as a founding member of punk/blues band Black Diamond Heavies. While he’s been tearing up juke joints, festivals and dive bars since then with his own fiery brand of the blues, it wasn’t until earlier this year that the Tennessee musician released his own debut solo album, Let It Slide, an acclaimed effort that No Depression described as, “…fire in a barrel.
Alex ‘Crankshaft’ Larson: Born into this world from gas station cassette tape collecting semi-truck drivers, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson was introduced to a wide variety of music as a pup. In 1996 he traded a combination oil/wood stove to his uncle for his first electric guitar and amp. Since then he’s been involved in many projects, including a band he started with his brother in 2001 called The Mojo Spleens. In April 2008, while self-employed as a contractor, he started practicing as a one-man band and was playing shows two months later. Larson self-produced and released two EPs and one album during the next three years.
Trivia! Parkway Pizza Longfellow!
4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Come play TRIVIA every Thursday at 7:30pm! Win Prizes! Happy Hour! The Best Pizza Ever!
Artist Talk with Zachary Betts @ The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave S • 7pm
Join Zachary Betts at The White Page Thursday April 5th from 7-8:30pm for a conversation about his work. Zachary will be delving into his exhibition ‘Close Encounters’ which will be up through April 15.
One-Shot Comics: Skype w/ author of SHADE, the Changing GIRL @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
This meeting of One-Shot Comics is one you won’t want to miss because we are going to be Skyping with Cecil Castellucci, the author of award-winning new comics series SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL. For this meeting we are reading vol. 1 & vol. 2 (more info below). As always, you can pick up copies of the books for 20% off at Moon Palace Books, thanks for supporting comics & your local independent bookstore!
Teen Fandom Club @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 6-8pm
The South Minneapolis Chapter of Health Care for All Minnesota (HCAMN) @ St. Peder’s Lutheran Church
4600 E. 42nd St • 6:30–8pm
Our program will be a presentation by Anne C. Jones MA, BSN, RN on “Why are Health Care Costs in the U.S. So High and What Can We Do About It?”, followed by practice in answering questions and advocating for change in how we pay for health care in Minnesota and in the country. Please join us for information and action you can take in support of this important issue.