Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
LCC 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!
Friday, May 25
Hurt Seljukiv- The Ukrainian Village Band @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St • 7pm
They’re baaaaaaack! If you didn’t see them before, don’t miss them this time!
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • Tickets: $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound always delivers a funky, danceable party.
The April Fools began as a studio project for veteran singer/songwriter Brian Drake in 2013 but quickly became a full-time band. Come early and see for yourselves what we’re talking about.
Saturday, May 26
Popdooks Show @ Merlins Rest Pub
3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Popdooks will feature Steven Leung on violin and Bruce James Morrow on bass.
Reading with Keith A. Roberts @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The day after Thanksgiving of 2016, the author was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has undergone various forms of treatment, including therapies at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he began a routine of sending updates and essays to friends and family every two weeks. In the first paragraph or two of each essay, he reported on his medical situation, grounding the essays in real time and in an ambiguous but life-affirming struggle.
Memory Lanes Block Party 2018 (Full lineup of bands and DJs) @ Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S • May 26 – May 28
Memory Lanes is proud to announce the music lineup for our 10th annual Memorial Day Weekend block party. This two day party will feature a wide range of music, food, drinks and indoor-outdoor activities.
Saturday 5/26 – Day One Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm with Metasota, Sean Anonymous, Haphduzn + Visuals by Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know DJ Mason Butler Outdoor Stage Hosted by Ian Rans Indoor Stage Hosted by Mina Moore Shannon Blowtorch Miss Brit Babyghost Sunday 5/27 – Day Two The Spits Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion Blaha Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders Malamanya DJ Brian Engel DJ Travo Ramo Fa Fa Fa Outdoor Stage Dates: Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27 Times: 3:00 pm – 2:00 am both days Info: All Ages from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 21+ after 10:00 pm $5 Admission per day, Free after 10:00 pm Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm Metasota Sean Anonymous Haphduzn Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know Mason Butler Ian Rans Mina Moore DJ Shannon Blowtorch DJ Miss Brit Babyghost THE SPITS (OFFICAL) Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion BLAHA Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Alex Crankshaft Larson Malamanya Malamanya Musica Brian Engel Travis Ramin Fa Fa Fa
Last Saturday Surf Night @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
The last Surf Night at the Hex, a KFAI 40th Anniversary Event. With The Fractals from Duluth, Nordic Surf and Big Surf
Plant Magic Workshop: Plantain @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy
3706 E 34th St • 4pm • Cost:$15 • All are welcome!
Hiding underfoot with the grass and dandelions you will find green little plantain on almost every lawn in the area, waiting for you! Learn how to identify and use this abundant and amazingly flexible local plant ally. From a topical salve to a salad ingredient there is no shortage of ways to embrace this wonderful herb!
Sunday, May 27
Backyard Seed Saving I: Saving Biodiversity in Your Backyard! @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Interested in saving seeds? Learn how you can save and pass on agricultural biodiversity in your home and community this season from Koby JH of Seed Sages. This fun class will give you easy steps to successfully save seed this year! This class is part 1 of 2. You can come to just one or the other but attending both is encouraged! This class is a $5-10 donation. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! RSVPs required. Please send an email to Andrea at email@example.com to RSVP or if you have any questions.
Pay What You Can Community Swap! @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
HEY YOU! No yard for a yard sale? Anxious about pricing your stuff? Not enough time to set up and stick with it? Too much junk that never seems to sell? Want to avoid the landfill? Come to the PAY WHAT YOU CAN COMMUNITY SWAP! Click on the title for more details!
Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude @ Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
Live Pop Culture Trivia hosted by two of the metro’s most seasoned pros! 25+ years experience! WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night
Monday, May 28
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Matthau epitomizes sleaze as a conniving ambulance chaser in this tale of a poor-schmuck TV sports cameraman (Lemmon) who is accidentally steamrolled by an NFL superstar (Rich).
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar—The Map of Salt and Stars @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is a Syrian American author. Originally from New York City, Jennifer was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Her writing focuses on themes of Syrian American and Arab American identity. “E. M. Forster taught us that ‘fiction is truer than history because it goes beyond the evidence.’ Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar’s magic first novel is a testimony to that maxim. We’ve all been aware of the plight of Syrian refugees, but in this richly imaginative story we see one small family – both haunted by history and saved by myth – work their way west. It’s beautiful and lovely and eye-opening.”
Tuesday, May 29
Robb Henry Trio at the Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30
Robb Henry-Guitar, Keith Boyles-Bass and Ben Kaplan-Drums
Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th.
Wednesday, May 30
Reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie, authors of the new book Alone at the Top. The dramatic story of one man’s ascent of North America’s highest peak under the harshest conditions—and the climb that nearly killed him. Alone at the Top offers a mountaineer’s firsthand perspective during life-and-death decision making on the mountain. Dupre takes readers along with him as he struggles to keep his mind and body in shape while facing incredible hardships. He applies the lessons learned on the mountain to everyday life. Lonnie Dupre has spent most of his adult life either traveling in the Arctic or planning his next trip there. Dupre’s significant achievements include the world’s first circumnavigation of Greenland and a summer expedition to the North Pole. During his travels over the Arctic’s disappearing ice, Dupre has participated in both scientific research and cultural exchanges, working with and gathering data for organizations such as the National Geographic Society, Greenpeace, the Explorers Club, and the US Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
EVERYTHING IS A CIRCLE, in partnership with the Iikidowin Acting Ensemble, the Indigenous People’s Task Force and the Ogitchidakwe Council @ Illusion Theater • 5pm • FREE
Everything is a Circle is an adaptation of Illusion’s award-winning sexual abuse prevention play, Touch. The impulse for this partnership was a conversation between Sharon Day, Executive Director ofThe Indigenous People’s Task Force, and Illusion’s Producing Director, Bonnie Morris, about creating a play for the Native community.
Under the direction of Curtis Kirby III and Illusion Theater staff, the youth in the Ikidowin Acting Ensemble program were trained in the issues surrounding sexual abuse, rehearsed scenes from the original play and began to create improvisations.
Native Grandmothers from the Ogitchidakwe Council of Elders, whose mission is to help victims of physical and sexual violence in the Native community visited the group to share their stories with the Ikidowin youth.
The teens developed improvisations based on the stories told by the grandmothers and some from their own experiences. All the scenes in the play were inspired by actual events.
Everything is a Circle was performed at the Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) at their conference at the Grand Casino in Onamia in early April. The response was a standing ovation with
many invitations to perform the piece in other Native communities. Many attendees remarked how important
it was to have the youth break the silence about physical and sexual abuse and
about the abuse that occurred in the Boarding Schools.
Admission is free; Reservations are encouraged.
Phone: 612-339-4944 (tickets also available at the door)
Read more about The Ikidowin Peer Education Program
Spring Bags League at The Howe!
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Our Cornhole league is back and begins on Wednesday, May 30th! Find a partner, register your team ($40 per team) and get ready for 8 weeks of regular season (played every Wednesday night) followed by the league championships! 10% off food, $1 off tap beers and Bell’s Oberon special at $5 a pint for league members on league nights! Go to https://www.versuscircus.com/howe-bags-league for more league details & team registration!
South High Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls• 7pm
Join the South High Community Band Concert and Jazz bands for an evening of music. This is a free outdoor concert offered as part of the Music & Movies in the Parks series, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Thursday, May 31
Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm
Trivia night!: The Simpsons @ 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.