Weekly Roundup: Apr 27-May 3

Photo by Troy Davison, 2018

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



The 41st annual Get in Gear Events will take place on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, 2018. Please be aware that this will affect surrounding neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. 
The Pick Your Distance Fun Run will be held at 6:00 PM Friday night; the course is run in Minneapolis only. We anticipate road closure for one hour only, from approximately 5:50 PM until 6:50 PM and only from under the Ford Bridge to 42nd Street to the turn-around and back. That section of road will be closed to traffic for less than an hour but the intersection of 46th and Godfrey will not be closed.
On Saturday, the 41st annual Get in Gear 10K Run and Half Marathon will begin at 9:00 AM and the Get in Gear 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:20 AM. Participants will be running and/or walking by homes until approximately noon in both Minneapolis & St. Paul when the roads are scheduled to reopen again to traffic. This will necessitate closing the road in front of your home for the duration of these races.
We are very excited about this year’s events and hope that you can plan on joining us by coming out and cheering on the runners and walkers. If you would like to assist us, we could use your volunteer help with a number of activities on Friday and/or Saturday. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Get in Gear Office at 651-528-8284 by Wednesday, April 25. We would love to have your assistance. Any volunteer will also receive a Get in Gear t-shirt for their contribution.
If you would like more information, please call the Get in Gear office at 651-528-8284 or visit our website at www.getingearevents.com for more information and maps.

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.

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.
Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.
The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.
We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:
Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, May 14, 2018
MLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back


NOTICE: LCC May’s Community Connections Committee Meeting has been canceled.

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

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.

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.

Friday, April 27 

Hurt Seljukiv- The Ukrainian Village Band @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Yes!  They will return! Come to polka, stay for the folk/punk fusion. Dancing is allowed, even encouraged. We’ll be sure to have the black currant cider on tap again. AND a pierogi food truck will be out front. Don’t miss it!

Minneapolis Home Tour April 28 & 29: #15 Open House, Built 1923, in Longfellow
4425 46th Ave. S.
It’s right in our Longfellow neighborhood on 46th Ave! This house is a typical Longfellow bungalow, complete with all the gorgeous woodwork. Bungalow owners that have been thinking about updating their kitchen, but don’t want to lose all the bungalow charm should stop by. We were able to create a kitchen that fits in seamlessly with the rest of the house, and that has an open flow to the living room and dining room.
Stop by and see for yourself!

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. 11:15-12:15pm

Saturday, April 28

Jack Klatt w/ Actual Wolf (solo) at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :• Music 9pm
21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
A night of Americana country with Jack Klatt and his full band with Actual Wolf (solo set)
Jack Klatt Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis, MN. His unique sound defies genre with influences that pull from a wide range of American music. From Rhythm and Blues and early Rock N’ Roll, to country and folk music, Jack brings his unique voice to all of his songs. In the words of Americana Roots UK “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity, he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.”
Actual Wolf (solo set)
THE LEGEND OF THE ACTUAL WOLF: There are outlaws, and there are outlaws. Some practice the pose and cultivate the image, though seldom dirty their soft, bourgeois hands with anything actually outside the law. When they do, it is often despicable, irresponsible or just plain mundane. The Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard), however, is a real outlaw and has pled guilty to it. Between the bust and before the trial AW recorded a pair of EPs, each showing ‘another side of the Wolf’. It is one of the most obvious statements of existence: everything takes time, and the truly good, well crafted things in life take more than the rest. If the world has had to wait a while for another full-length release from Actual Wolf, it is only due to craft and cure.

Sunday, April 29

Idle Empress, Half Gringa, & Humbird @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $7 Cover
Humbird (1st)  After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. This music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house, it leaves breadcrumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.
Half Gringa (2nd) is the songwriting project of Izzy Olive, an emotional scab-picker, her work explores the confluence of Latinx and Midwestern identity. Her first LP, Gruñona, reveals a palimpsest of wounds upon scars. Contemplative and choleric, all manner of memorials to the past are revealed—mountains, dive bars, orchards, trains, expressways, tiny kitchens, Chicago, Caracas, and outer space. Half Gringa’s debut coaxes confession after confession out of Olive’s insistent guitar and undaunted vocals. Simultaneously boastful, scathing, forgiving, and hopeful, Gruñona confronts the human ache of wanting and curse of taking. It recognizes that an identity is a journey that names you.
Idle Empress (3rd)

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. 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.

Monday, April 30

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

Make Homes Happen Campaign Kick-Off @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4:30pm
Join the Make Homes Happen coalition for a community-wide event to discuss our campaign for housing stability by building more affordable homes, preserving existing homes, and protecting tenants’ right. We will be sharing our vision for a dedicated source of funding from the City to help meet critical affordable housing needs in Minneapolis. We’re excited to see what we can achieve by working together in 2018! Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event! Interpretation services, children’s activities, food, and a cash bar will be available. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota and Family Housing Fund, for their support of this event!
*** Únase a la coalición Make Homes Happen en nuestro evento comunitario para discutir nuestro campaña para la estabilidad de la vivienda mediante la construcción de viviendas más asequibles, la preservación de las viviendas existentes, y proteger los derechos de los inquilinos. Compartiremos nuestra visión de una fuente dedicada de financiación del Ciudad para ayudar a satisfacer las necesidades críticas de viviendas asequibles en Minneapolis. Estamos emocionados de ver lo que puede lograr trabajando juntos en 2018. Quienes: Miembros comunitarios, defensores de la viviedna, organizadores comunitarios, y cualquier persona a la cual le interese la necesitad de vivienda en la comunidad – todos estan invitados a este evento para toda la familia! Tendremos disponible lo siguiente: Interprete Actividades para niños Comida Bar donde se paga solo con efectivo ¡Gracias a nuestros generosos patrocinadores, la fundación Blue Cross Blue Shield de Minnesota, Family Housing Fund, por su apoyo en este evento!

Jerry Oliver + Friends 4/23 @ Punk Bowling at Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • 9pm • Free Show • 21+
Jerry Oliver – an alternative, americana, experimental, folk, indie, jam, rock, songwriter artist from Nashville https://soundcloud.com/jerry-oliver/sets/the-birdwatcher-experiment-1 https://www.jerryoliver.com/the-tunes

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St 7pm
Gardner is spellbinding as Pandora Reynolds, who wanders through life without a true love — until a mysterious yacht captain arrives at a Spanish seaport called Esperanza.

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

Tuesday, May 1

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

Wednesday, May 2

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

Satsang at The Cabooze with Sam Ravenna @ The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • Doors 8:30pm • Show 9:30pm
18+ • $10 Advance / $15 Door
SATSANG: Satsang is a power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change.
SAM RAVENNA: On his debut self titled album, Sam Ravenna establishes himself as a chef in a soul kitchen. Blending ingredients of electro funk, hip-hop and classic and modern soul, Ravenna pulls together an all star band consisting of players from some of the best touring acts in the country. Members of Turkuaz, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Pretty Lights live band and more lend their hand to Sam Ravenna’s songs, complimenting his intricate arrangements and uncompromising electric sound. The Berklee College of Music graduate has spent the bigger part of the last decade as a side man for many artists including Cas Haley, Tubby love, and Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide. He is a seasoned touring musician, and has produced a handful of records for artist around Lake Tahoe and national touring acts.

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

Tape Freaks Presents: May’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Do you like surprises, b-movies, and free stuff? Then this is the event for you! Each month Tape Freaks picks a movie and shares it with an audience who won’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At the screenings you’ll also get a chance to grab some free swag, and will have first crack at limited edition art made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com/
***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time, tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tape-freaks/ ***

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!

Thursday, May 3

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

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!

Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Twin Cities Got Talent at The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • 10pm

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

One-Shot Comics May: My Favorite Thing is Monsters @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
For May One-Shot Comics will be reading the hugely popular graphic novel by Emil Ferris, MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS (more info below). As always, you can pick up a copy of the book for 20% off at Moon Palace Books. Thanks for supporting comics & your local independent bookstore!
ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher): In this debut, which takes the form of a fictional graphic diary, a 10-year-old girl tries to solve a murder. Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge. Full-color illustrations throughout.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Emil Ferris grew up Chicago during the turbulent 1960s, where she still lives, and is consequently a devotee of all things monstrous and horrific. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute.

Roe Family Singers Album Release Party at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Roe Family Singers A mix of original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus. Dustin Arbuckle & The Haymakers Call it roots or Americana but the music made by Kansas-based band Haymakers is the intersection of blues, folk, bluegrass, country and more. A Haymakers show is like a high-speed joyride down the highways of American music. Don’t miss them when they come to town!

Best When Sung From The Gutter – Premiere @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
(HD, 45m) Actor, musician and slam poet, Toussaint Morrison enters his residence to friends and roommates preparing a house party. Jilted from a continuous cold spell of unproductive writing sessions and working as a paraprofessional in special education for Pre-K students, Morrison exhales his day’s lamentations to camera, others and himself. All the while amidst preparing for an adventurous evening steering run-ins with ex-significant others, police, and physical fights, Toussaint continuously volleys the question, “What the hell am I doing here?” in a myriad of prose and poetic phrasings with hopes to hear himself, or the universe, shout back some form of answer.
The first-ever Motion Picture Ballad is captured by the veteran director of photography Ryan S. Johnson, and directed by independent filmmaker Jon D. Steinhorst. The team of 3 have created a truly unique film, merging the stylistic bodies of documentary and narrative through a shared microphone of spoken word and hip-hop.