Weekly Roundup: May 18-24

Photo by: Tom Russell, 2018

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


Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan • Tuesday, May 22
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.
Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC), City staff, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson to provide input and hear about proposed additions and changes to the comprehensive plan.
Tuesday, May 22
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
For information on the plan you can find the non-digital document here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qes8mt8irzpek4/PDF%202040%20COMP%20%20PLAN%20REVISED.pdf?dl=0
City of Minneapolis website for the 2040 plan:  www.mpls2040.com
To find details on the civic engagement process:  https://minneapolis2040.com/planning-process/
The Bartsch Room is just inside the East side cul-de-sac entrance on the right as they enter the building.
It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Committee Chairperson ElectionsLCC Committee chairs are elected yearly and can serve up to 3 consecutive years.  Committee chairs are critical to the success of committees as mechanisms for resident involvement and decision-making. Chairs work closely with staff to strategize agendas, provide advice on topical issues in the neighborhood, and build the capacity of committees. Think you may be interested in becoming a chairperson? Review the Committee Roles & Responsibilities document for a better understanding of this opportunity for community leadership.The following committees will be holding chairperson elections in June:
Community Connections Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 6pm at Longfellow Park).
Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Longfellow Park).

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

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 MayPlease 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.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmPowderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407Can’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


The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!

Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee’s 2018 Project Survey
The Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee (NDTC) is the LCC Committee responsible for issues related to housing, zoning and economic development, and transportation within Greater Longfellow.
Take a moment to tell the committee what projects you would like to see prioritized this year! See something that’s not listed? New ideas welcomed!
{Survey available here: https://goo.gl/forms/5he71zMMVg5C7qNO2 }
The survey will be accepting responses through June 3rd. Feel free to share with friends and neighbors that are Longfellow residents and/or business owners.

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

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, May 18

World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team Auditions! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 
3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! Calling all Bellas! Who wants to perform with a world class academy and be a part of a world class team? Then come join us on stage! Want to perform? Want to travel? Want to step it up in your own dancing?
Then WE WANT YOU! STUDENT, SEMI PRO AND PRO TEAMS AUDITIONING! **WORLD TEAM PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS LADIES SALSA TEAM AUDITIONS! We are holding auditions for our World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team. Please see our updated website for details. https://www.bailaconpasion.com/our-performing-teams.html
Questions? No worries, contact us at Bailaconpasion@gmail.com or call us at 703.402.3645

Becky Kapell – CD Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Becky Kapell: Raised in small town Minnesota, Becky moved to Portland Oregon as a young adult and began singing back-up vocals in various bands, eventually fronting her own country cover band. Along came a husband, two kids and a move back to Minnesota. “I worked full-time, raised my kids and basically forgot about music until my son started playing guitar as a teenager. After my divorce I found myself with a little more time on my hands so I picked up one of my sons guitars and began teaching myself to play for fun.” The Tale of “That Certain Ache”
Playing with Bergen eventually led to recording a batch of new songs in his basement resulting in Becky’s upcoming release titled That Certain Ache. “We recorded in Paul’s basement over many late nights starting with me playing acoustic guitar and singing along with a drum loop as the rhythm track. Then Paul would add bass and guitars. Eventually we took the basement tracks to Erik Koskinen’s Real Phonic Studios where I re-did some of the vocals and Erik added drums and mixed it all. The whole record is just me and Paul and Erik. I can’t wait for people to hear the end result.” The CD release show will be held May 18th, 2018 at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.

Hip Hop, Hardcore and Helping Hands is going to be a Radical Fun @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
This is a reschedule of a show that was meant to happen last month but was cancelled due to that wonderful spring blizzard thing. Same great cause, same great music, same love. Benefit for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center’s Kateri Project: https://www.miwrc.org/blog/JessicaBlogPost_02122018.php with: pretendians: https://soundcloud.com/pretendians omen: https://omenmpls.bandcamp.com/ longshot: https://mclongshot.bandcamp.com/ radical fun time: https://radicalfuntime.bandcamp.com/ –there will be free narcan kits and training as well. learn how to save lives!! NO COVER- DONATIONS DONATIONS DONATIONS PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD Harmony Equality Love and Peace Is Necessary Hate Animosity and Negativity Destroy Society

Jon Wolfe at The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • 9:30pm

SLC Live at the Riverview
3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come to our gig at the Riverview! Drinks and vittles of all kinds available.

Tommy Bentz Band at The Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We love playing at the Schooner! It’s a great laid back atmosphere, some of the most affordable drinks in the Twin Cities, and a great stage for us to bring the jams and jellies! Never a cover and 3 sets of TBB, please spread the word and bring some friends. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Haitian Flag Day in Minnesota! @ Powderhorn Park • 2pm
Haitian Flag Day Heritage • Culture • Justice • Freedom Save the Date! Invites you to Celebrate with us. For more information call (631) 805-7797 – Guest speaker: Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, renowned Haitian academic, poet, and artist; A dazzling artistic performance by Afoutayi, one of the best contemporary Haitian dance troupes, led by the celebrated Haitian dancer, Djenane Saint-juste; – A performance by Twin Cities violinist Sarah Wolbert; – A drawing for over $5000 worth of high-end electronic toys donated to help get children of Haitian descent excited about science and technology;
And much, much more May 18 commemorates the adoption of the Haitian flag by Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Pétion after the revolution against enslavement and injustice. Haiti was the first Pan-African/Black republic to win its freedom and today serves as an inspiration and a beacon of hope for all those communities fighting for justice and freedom. This Day also provides an opportunity for the Haitian community to come together with friends and allies to celebrate and share their history and culture.

10 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The second session of our BTAP-PS (Business Technical Assistance Program – Professional Services) series in partnership with the City of Minneapolis discusses the major elements of a lease, advises on negotiating a business lease, and provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a business tenant.

Saturday, May 19

Intro to Permaculture @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake St • 6pmAndrea Eger of Tiny Diner will talk about what Permaculture is and how its principles can be applied in urban yards. This will build on the “Edible Landscaping” talks earlier in the spring, digging deeper into the why and how of growing edibles in a Minneapolis yard. Free.

Strong & Sexy Zumba® Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9amCome get your Strong and Sexy on with Eyrn and Sadie (Zumba with Sadie)! Eryn will start with 30 minutes of STRONG by Zumba®, the latest a greatest HIIT workout with amazing music THEN Bring your Sexy back with Sadie as we party it up for 45 minutes of hot and sassy Zumba! Let’s celebrate how AMAZING our bodies are as we move and dance together! $10 Pre-register (paypal.me/zumbaeryn) or pay at the door (cash only). Bring a towel, water, yoga mat, good shoes.

Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ Sanford Middle School 3524 41st Avenue S • Bring plants @ 11am • Swap starts @ NoonThe location is at the west side of the Sanford Middle School parking lot, .You can bring plants beginning at 11:00 am.Swapping plants starts at 12:00 noon. (Note: Plants are mostly gone by 12:30.)All traces of the Swap will disappear by 1 pm.Swap rules: label what you bring, offer a small donation if you take plants but didn’t bring any, take home any of your plants that are left.Garden Club events are free and open to the public. See us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LongfellowGardenClub

Innerbody Exploration: Self Healing With Kari @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic 3708 E 34th St • 4pmJoin Massage Therapist Kari Haugen and Chandra Botanicals, for an Innerbody workshop exploring your own energy to gain relaxation, healing, and inspiration. Using guided meditation, aromatherapy, and breathing techniques, we will explore the mind-body connection and help you connect to your inner healing energy and power! Free & All are welcome! Stop in or stay for the whole time, we will have a open flow in hopes to accomodate everyone, see you there. Kari Haugen has been practicing Massage for over 21 years and is certified in a variety of massage techniques. She has her own massage practice, check out her awesome website below for more information!! http://www.touchingwisdom.com

Gathering & Resource Share @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St • NoonThe MinneTESOL Adult Interest Section is hosting a social gathering and resource share. Meet your colleagues in the field of adult ELL teaching, compare notes about textbooks, and share materials including those you’ve created. Come and network with other teachers – let’s have fun, get to know each other, and grow our skills as professionals.

Dred I Dread – “Live at the Hook” Album Release at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8pm 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show Tickets There will be a limited number of CDs available at this show. Dred I Dread Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band was formed in 1998 and chosen as “Best Local Reggae Band” by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD “Listen to the Revolution” was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru. During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named “Best Reggae Band in Minnesota” by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. Dred I Dread shared stages with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts. Space Monkey Mafia Space Monkey Mafia is an up and coming 6-piece ensemble out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Known for their high energy live performances, Space Monkey Mafia takes cues from classic ska/punk bands of the 90s and 00s while adding a healthy dose of rock, pop, blues and jazz. With members being trained at McNally Smith College of Music, the band incorporates top notch musicianship with fun cover medleys and danceable original songs. One of the band’s strengths is its versatility, pairing saxophonist Dante Leyva’s powerful soul vocals with guitarist Blake Foster’s punk howl, with every other member contributing vocals as well. Rounded out by a three piece horn section and a tight rhythm section, Space Monkey Mafia leaves it all onstage while performing live.

Sunday, May 20

Wild Read book club – Amatka by Karin Tidbeck @ Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pmJoin the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Amatka by Karin Tidbeck. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! ​​​​​​​Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora – CD Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • DJ 6pm • Music 7pm18+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • $20 VIP (Includes Signed CD)Join us for an unforgettable evening of spoken word poetry, music, and dance in celebration of the new project by nationally-touring artist Joe Davis. He and his live soul and funk band, #ThePoeticDiaspora, will be performing originals, remixes, and new songs from the release #AncestralEchoesEP. HOST Kenna Cottman SOCIAL HOUR DJ Mickey Breeze OPENING SETS Dahlia Jones Mayyadda SPECIAL GUESTS Walter Chancellor Jr. Chadwick Niles Phillips

Monday, May 21

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

Mpls Community Ed Class: “Save Money, Drop a Car” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Pratt School • 66 Malcolm Ave. SE • 7pm
Have you dreamed of escaping traffic jams and parking tickets? Ready to put that car insurance money to a better use? This class will help you understand the true cost of your personal vehicle(s), and identify strategies you can take to reduce your personal vehicle use. You may find you can drop a car altogether.
Cost: Free; Sign-up at Minneapolis Community Ed

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

Tuesday, May 22

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

Kinda Fonda Wanda at the Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 7:20pm
KFW make their Schooner debut and we’re gonna be playing a LOTTA Wanda Jackson hits plus some boppin’ classics you’ve never heard us do, along with a few cool original numbers. Music starts early and we have a full night of rockabilly, rock &CLASSIC honky tonk. It’s a danceable, drink-able good time, so come on down to SE Mpls & dig the low-key, relaxed vibe at the Schooner

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar 
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia

Wednesday, May 23

Reading with Susan Cushman @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Susan Cushman, co-author of the new book The Wait: Love, Fear, and Happiness on the Heart Transplant List. As a new year approached, Jennifer Bonner embraced college life and flourished as a visual artist. Childhood heart problems rarely clouded her thoughts. Then, unusual fatigue led to terrifying news. Without a heart transplant she would die soon. As she put it, ”The bomb dropped today.”

Movement for Families @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am

Thursday, May 17

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

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

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center 
2637 27th Ave S • 5:30pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

Big Fat Love: 10th Annual John Prine Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Local songwriters Mother Banjo and Art Vandalay are proud to present their 10th annual “Big Fat Love” tribute show, bringing together some of the Twin Cities’ top Americana talent to celebrate John Prine’s 1/2 birthday. This year’s event will feature performances by accordion virtuoso Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton, The Belfast Cowboys’ Terry Walsh, The Federales’ Ben Miller, The Roe Family Singers, and beloved local songwriters Katey Bellville, John Louis and Jon Rodine. Together these friends will perform songs from John Prine’s illustrious songwriting career that has spanned over 45 years, featuring some unique interpretations of some of Prine’s lesser known classics along with some of his more famous songs like “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise,” “Illegal Smile” and “Hello In There.” One of the most celebrated songwriters still working today, Chicago-born John Prine has been covered by countless pop, folk and country artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Bon Iver, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, REM and the Everly Brothers. He just released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first original album in over 13 years

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.