Weekly Roundup: Apr 13-19

Photo by Jack Musil, 2018

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


Tuesday, April 24:No Pie Charts! Only Pies! General Membership Meeting:
General Membership Meeting details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950852668564835/
General Membership Meeting, Pie Potluck & Board Elections
**Browse our Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30pm BEFORE the meeting to learn about services and organizations in our neighborhood!
Please bring a pie to share!
• Participate in board elections and receive committee updates
• Enjoy delicious pie while chatting with your favorite neighbors and making new friends
• Kids activity bags will be provided by LCC to help keep your little ones engagedThe LCC Resource Fair is a FREE community event for attendees!
–>For businesses and organizations wanting to take part in our Resource Fair: Sign-Up will begin March 27 and is open until 5pm on April 17. Click this link to register:
Space is Limited. Tables and chairs will be provided.
Registration fee for participating organizations are: $15/nonprofits OR $25/for-profits
Resource Fair event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/193408697932784/

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine and beer tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
Saturday, April 21 • 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • 5-7:30pm
Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not! Tickets now available at Zipp’s Liquors (2618 E. Franklin), Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin) and on-line: RJ fundraiser tickets
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership
Sponsored by Zipps’s Liquors, Summit Brewing, Thrivent Financial, and Seward Co-op

For more information about SLRJP contact Michele Braley at Michele@SNG.org or 612-338-6205 x108

Where do policy and business intersect in the fight against climate change? Registration is open for Minnesota Climate Forum: Conversations with industry and policy leaders, a day of experts discussing climate change responses and opportunities from public and private sectors. This event is sponsored by the U of MN Center for Bioethics. Anyone interested in the intersection of public and private efforts to address climate change is invited. Registration includes sliding scale pricing for Public, UMN faculty and staff, and UMN students. The date is Friday, April 27 from 10am – 4:30 pm in Mayo Memorial Auditorium on the East Bank of the UMN campus.​
Advanced Registration: $15/public & UMN faculty & staff; $5/UMN student
Day of Registration: $25/public & UMN faculty & staff; $10 UMN student
Click here to learn more and to register.


Longfellow Community Council has launched our new website! Check out our easier to navigate–> www.longfellow.org
Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

Lil’ Dribblers Spring Session – Register NOW!

Southeast Soccer’s Lil’ Dribblers is a fun and exciting 5-week soccer program for kids ages 4-8 that encourages a love and appreciation for soccer while learning new skills every week.
Spring 2018 Session:  Five Fridays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 • Time: 6-7pm
Place: Cooper School Field, Longfellow • Fee: $55 (includes Lil’ Dribblers t-shirt)
Learn more about Lil’ Dribblers ( www.sesoccer.org/lildribblers )
Southeast Soccer Club also has openings for U10B/2008s, U13B/2005s and U15G/2003s. Training is underway and games begin in May. To learn more about our neighborhood club visit www.sesoccer.org  or contact Pete Munene c/txt 612.396.9511 | clubrep@sesoccer.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, April 13 

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am

All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:30-11:30am

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

Date Night @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St. • 4pm
Date night with 99 candles throughout the room. Come for a glass of cider before dinner, or for a nightcap after. Classical guitar and a chill atmosphere for you and your favorite person

Reading with John Jodzio, Sarah Askari, and Peter Bognanni @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a chapbook release party for John Jodzio’s This Is All The Orientation You’re Gonna Get with readers Sarah Askari and Peter Bognanni.
“This Is All The Orientation You’re Gonna Get had me laughing hysterically at its perfectly-timed punchlines, startling wit and unexpected moments of joy and heartache. In weaker hands, a story about a dolphin attack would’ve seem gratuitous, yet in this collection it is somehow essential. I’ll read anything this writer slings out.” – Garrard Conley, Author of Boy Erased

“GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” Screening w/ Transition Longfellow @ Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S • Potluck 6:30pm • Movie 7pm
Rather than dispensing facts about climate change, peak energy, and biodiversity loss, “GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” asks the most critical question of our time:
How do we become a sustainable civilization?
What are the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally?
Why is a roaring economy more important to us than human survival? 

What are the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind, and what values do we need to embrace in order for our children and grandchildren to survive and thrive? The filmmaker – Dave Gardner – will be attending.
Free Will Donation
Co-hosted by the Tiny Diner

Tempest – “Thirty Little Turns” CD Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $20 Advance • $30 Day of Show
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest’s over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest’s music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest’s finest record to date.

Day at the Hill Planning Meeting @ East Lake Library 
2727 E Lake St • 2pm
We are planning to join with teachers and students (on a voluntary basis) to visit the MN state capitol on May 11 for scheduled meetings with our respective legislators and discuss our work and needs in ABE. We also want to go in support of these bills: H.F. No 625 and S.F. No 2537. Interested students could share stories about why ABE is important to them, and a few teachers could speak in support of ABE and the bills we are supporting. If you are interested in joining us, please come to this planning meeting to learn more.

Saturday, April 14

2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase – April 2018 Show @ Riverview Café
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • FREE
The April installment of the 2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase is hosted by Jun Sugiyama. As usual, Jun brings fresh new talents in the area to the showcase series.
7pm- Emily Sonne is an 18 year old Singer/Songwriter in the Twin Cities. Inspired by 60s folk, jazz, and contemporary styles, her music includes a range of coming of age perspectives, anthems with audacity, and songs about boys who just deserve it. Emily’s Web Pages: https://www.facebook.com/emilysonnemusic/videos/1497168230382287/
8pm- Drawn To The Sky (a.k.a. Dustin Gill) is a music project by this young musical talent. His music style is a unique combination of punk vocal and lyrics with pop melodies and acoustic guitar. Dustin is also proficient in producing music with computers. Web Site: https://www.drawntothesky.com/
9pm- Matt Frank and Lauren Della Selva Matt is a young engineer at a medical devise company in the Twin Cities metro as well as an extremely versatile musician. He writes and perform contemporary acoustic original folk music, for which he is joined by a charming young lady Lauren Della Selva. The duo is fairly new and has not performed many shows around the town yet. https://www.facebook.com/jun.sugiyama.12/videos/10213839698137873/

Adoption Event @ Forage Modern Workshop
4023 E Lake St • Noon
Come on out and meet some Secondhand Hounds available animals that are ready to be your new family member. This event will host dogs and cats but availability is depending on the foster home’s availability. Fosters will RSVP and post which animal they can bring and pictures in this event!

Boneshaker Book Club: Hunger @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 9am • FREE
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. ABOUT THE BOOK: New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

Lazear / Double Grave / Felted @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $5

Dreamy Dreamers with S. Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roriipaugh @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE
South Dakota Poet Laureate (& Milkweed Editions poet) Lee Ann Roripaugh, the incandescent Tiana Clark (currently a fellow at WICW), and New Haven-based poet Jason Labbe to Minneapolis! Joining them are our local superstars!: St. Paul’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Donte Collins, and our amazing friends D. Allen and Chaun Webster––all three poets with newly published or upcoming books!
The cafe at Moon Palace Books is now open––so come and enjoy their delicious selection of pizzas, salads, and sandwiches named after famous writers, and wash it down with some wine or beer. Then we’ll head over to Assembly for the after-party so you can meet our out-of-town guests!

Sunday, April 15

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks – Music in the House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm
$20 Suggested Donation • All Proceeds To The Artist Tim
Sparks and Phil Heywood are two of the reasons why Minnesota is known nationwide as a hotbed for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Both guitarists are widely recognized for their solo careers and have inspired seasoned pros and aspiring students alike with their unique talents. Both are former National Fingerpicking Champions who have gone on to release numerous recordings and compile lengthy performance resumés. About ten years ago Tim and Phil began to work up duets and perform together. They’ve built an exciting and wide-ranging repertoire drawing from American folk/blues/early jazz roots, some brilliant forays into “world” music, and a few well-chosen pop obscurities.

Ride The A-Line @ 46th Street Station 
3686 E 46th St • 2pm
Join streets.mn for a ride along the A-Line aBRT. We will be making stops along the route, where local experts will discuss transportation issues in neighborhoods serviced by the A-Line, followed by a brief talk on Arterial Bus Rapid Transit in the Metro area from Katie Roth (Manager, Arterial Bus Rapid Transit–Metro Transit) afterwards at Venn Brewing. Parkway Pizza will be provided during the discussion at Venn Brewing. All are welcome!

Debut Performance of The Land of Yangalele @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm • FREE
Note: This is the second of two free events celebrating our new CD. (The first will be a really fun party/celebration on Thursday, April 12, 5-7pm at Midtown Global Market with refreshments, prizes, art-making and more…)
Bring the kids to experience our exciting new program featuring songs from our new kids’ CD, “The Land of Yangalele”*, featuring Siama and Dallas’ live music with drumming, theatrical elements, wonderful new puppets Sandy Spieler created to animate our songs and Akiko Ostlund inspiring everyone to dance and feel free. *Yangalele = “Happiness” in Kikongo
Check out the music on http://www.siamamusic.com

Monday, April 16

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Documentary Mondays: Leonard Cohen @ East Lake Library 
2727 E Lake St. • 5:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, April 17

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Chair Yoga for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday, April 18

Crime Book Club – The Master Key • Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join our Crime Book Club to discuss Masako Togawa’s The Master Key. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The prizewinning debut mystery from one of Japan’s best-loved crime writers. The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over a hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old – and in some cases, evil. Their residence conceals a secret, a secret connecting the unsolved kidnapping in 1951 of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child’s body in the basement bath-house. So, when news comes that the building must be moved to make way for a road-building project, more than one tenant waits with apprehension for the grisly revelation that will follow. Then the master key is lost, stolen and re-stolen, and suddenly no-one feels safe. Fiendish intrigue, double identity and an ingenious plot make this a thriller worthy of comparison with the work of P.D. James. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1866

Free Music Wednesdays: Big George Jackson Blues Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm •  Music 8pm
21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Able Seedhouse & Brewery supports EVERY 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Minnehaha Academy Community Meeting @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus
4200 W River Pkwy • 6-8pm
Minnehaha Academy is hosting a second community meeting to provide updates on their planned redevelopment of the North Campus school.  A task force of neighborhood residents, staff from Minnehaha Academy, and the Design Team will update the community on the plans to rebuild MA’s North Campus.

Thursday, April 19

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3-5pm

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!

“The Night Before 20” with Dark Side of The Loon, The Rare Cuts  @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $5 Early Bird • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Ride your horse into town and hitch it to a rainbow in space. Then realize it’s the 19th, the night before 20 (4/20)… These two all-star bands are gonna fly a pig and wrangle some cattle at the 3rd annual “The Night Before 20”!
Dark Side of the Loon: Minnesota’s Premier Amateur Pink Floyd Tribute Experience!
Performing Dark Side Of The Moon
The Rare Cuts: The Rare Cuts have been and will be the hottest country cover band in Minneapolis since country was born. Performing your favorite country hits!

Get Rid of Your Kentucky Bluegrass: Switch to a Low Maintenance & Native Habitat w/ Transition Longfellow @ Gandhi Mahal restaurant community room
27th & Lake St • 6:30pm • FREE
Imagine your yard as a cooling carpet of plants that fix carbon in the soil, provide habitat for pollinators, and require very little maintenance from you. Douglas Owens-Pike, Project Manager at Metro Blooms, will present planting options that reduce maintenance and increase animal and insect habitat for both sunny and shady locations. He will have copies of his book, “Beautifully Sustainable: Freeing Yourself to Enjoy Your Landscape” available for purchase, with a percentage of sales benefitting Transition Longfellow. (Doug is with Hay River Transition in Wisconsin.)