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
9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Maps will be available starting the evening of Thursday, June 7 at the following locations:
Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar : 3800 37th Ave S
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN : 3009 27th Ave S
Merlins Rest Pub : 3601 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books : 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Savory Bake House : 3008 36th Ave S
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St
Friday, June 1
Hath Taken Away at Playwrights’ Center @ The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
A staged reading of my play, HATH TAKEN AWAY!https://pwcenter.org/event/hath-taken-away
Annie Fitzgerald – Album Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm | Music 8pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Door | Reserved Seats $15
Annie Fitzgerald: Marked by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald will release her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1st, 2018. Produced by Danny O’Brien (The Farewell Circuit, Dem Yuut), the album finds Fitzgerald joining gifted musicians and shaping a textured pop sound mixed with the raw vitality of rock-and-roll. Since her first release In Good Time, Fitzgerald spent time a part of the NYC Indie scene, started a family, and welcomed a move back to her home state of MN and a newfound sense of space to create. You & Me & the Sun explores connection, vulnerability, love, and sparks in the span of time navigating the balance between motherhood & her life as a songwriter. For more information, visit www.anniefitzgerald.com.
Saturday, June 2
The Sweet Colleens, Hounds Of Finn at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show | $18 Reserved
A night of Celtic-infused Americana folk rock!
Sweet Colleens: The Sweet Colleens are Dave Bade, Jeff Gram, Jeremy Greenhouse, Scott Keever and Pete Sandvik— accomplished multi-instrumentalists who together fuse their diverse musical backgrounds into a high-energy, infectious, and crowd-pleasing mix of fiddle- and accordion- driven Celtic Americana. With rootsy original songs, warm vocal harmonies, and fiery instrumental arrangements, the Twin Cities-based Sweet Colleens have garnered a loyal following across the country.
The Hounds of Finn:“Blend spirited toe-tapping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, Celtic-infused, Americana-inspired Folk Rock with infectious enthusiasm, electrifying energy, and technical finesse, and the result is the rousing, crowd pleasing entertainment that is the hallmark of every Hounds of Finn show.
SisterTree: They render radiant, expansive harmonies for strings and voices, original and traditional tunes and folk ballads, favorites and downright far-fetched selections suited to many occasions. For ceremonies and celebrations, festivals and front porch parlors, we bring you musings that are grounded in Traditional Roots, Celtic and Americana. Exploring with an Independent spirit, roving over the wild and storied landscapes of life, collecting, tinkering, and translating our heritage, we seek the alchemy of fulfillment through self-expression.
Composting with EarthWorms @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant
3009 27th Ave S • 10am • Suggested donation for time and materials is $15
Join Renaissance Soil and Giving Tree Gardens for this indoor vermicomposting workshop! Attendees will learn about the process and benefits of worm composting and go home with the practical knowledge needed to build their own bin and take care of these amazing compost-making specialists. The class will focus on developing a healthy, microbially-diverse system to help you produce a high-quality compost for all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs! S. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. +Please get your ticket above so we know how many to expect – thanks!
Annie Enneking//Bella Yaga//Daniel Bonespur + Friends! @ Moon Palace Books3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm • Doors 8:30pm | Music 9pm | 21+ | $5-$10 at the door
Magical Night of Friends Who Love Each Other and Want to Share Music With You! There will be food and drinks for sale!
Annie Enneking: is lover and a fighter. She writes philosophical songs about having a body at a particular place in time. She fronts and founded the searing, mischievous rock band Annie and the Bang Bang, and, as a more mellow, acoustic-based singer-songwriter, gets to the heart of the matter on albums like what “i want now i will want later” and “Lyndale & 24th”, where everything is spare and true and hurts just right.
Daniel Bonespur: is a trip without ever sounding like anything but a sweetheart. A pitch-perfect voice with a wry perspective and fanciful sense of storytelling that builds on that of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephen Merritt.
Bella Yaga: is a music ensemble, at times a visual performance project and live ritual, and a youthful expression of their namesake, the Slavic folk witch Baba Yaga. Their sound is sweet tinged with bitter, floral with night, water flow and dirt underfoot. Bella Yaga plays electric folk music painted by rich vocal harmonies and poetic lyrics.
Julian Manzara & Graydon Peterson at Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Cutting edge jazz by guitarist Julian Manzara and Bassist Graydon Peterson!
Sunday, June 3
Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St • 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!
Hardscaping with found objects @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St • 4pm • FREE
Jeff Zeitler, landscape architect and co-owner of Urban Forage discusses the how and what of building a patio, walkway or retaining wall with items that can be found for free or cheaply on sites such as craigslist. Learn the basics of laying foundations and building outdoor elements, and what items can often be found, and which are better to purchase new. Free event.
Mementa in Minneapolis! With Black Vagick and DJ Daniel J. Henry @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm • Suggested donation of $5 at the door
“Mementa” is an interactive art installation by Memphis artist and musician, Erica S. Qualy, featuring her personal journals and sketchbooks from the age of 5 onward. The journals and sketchbooks will be out on display and open to the public*. Guests are invited to come browse through the journals and sketchbooks and stay for as little or as long as they’d like. There will also be other, smaller works by the artist, such as zines, paintings, photographs, prints, tapes, CDs, etc. for sale. *Please, DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH the sketchbook and journal contents, thank you*
Pints For Pups With Minnesota Basset Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Minnesota Basset Rescue and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly paw-tio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MN Basset Rescue. 🍻
About MN Basset Rescue: “Minnesota Basset Rescue (MNBR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dog rescue based in Minnesota. Founded in July of 2017, MNBR rehomes dogs from owners who can no longer provide their care and rescues dogs from local pounds and shelters.” Adoptable dogs 🐶 https://www.mnbassetrescue.com/adoptabledogs/ More info here ⬇️ https://www.mnbassetrescue.com/about-us/
Monday, June 4
The Battle of Algiers @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
More important than ever, this classic was a collaboration between Pontecorvo and Yacef Saadi, a member of Algeria’s National Liberation Front. Using non-professional actors and a documentary style, the film depicts the 1950s Algerian war for independence from France, exposing the complexities of anti-colonial struggles that would mark the 1960s. SUN 7:30 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30
QUEEN BEES @ Hi-Lo Diner
4020 E Lake St. • 7pm
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Hi-Lo Diner is proud to present a patio pop-up for the planet; QUEEN BEES! – The event features some of the best bartenders in the Twin Cities: Megan Luedtke (Martina), Anne Clifford (Bachelor Farmer), Katy Dimmick (Hola Arepa), and our very own Amira Masri. – All gratuities and $1 from every drink sold will go to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. – The Queen Bee’s will be slinging cocktails featuring different local raw honeys from The Beez Kneez, LLC, spirits from Crooked Water Spirits, Tattersall Distilling, Angel’s Envy, and more! They’ll also be serving a sparking rose & sorbet pairing from Scarpetta Wine. The Indeed Brewing Company team will be in the house pouring limited brews as well! – To top it all off, we’ve got music by the one and only Dj Espada. – The event goes from 7pm-10pm outside, and moves inside for the afterparty from 10pm-11pm. Come catch a BUZZZ for a good cause! Photo by: Darrin Commerford
Tuesday, June 5
Ocean Breeze — Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Come join us in painting a serene ocean sea-scape, with seagulls and soft fluffy clouds in acrylic paint! • 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas • All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • Free beverage included! One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages.
Please arrive 10–15 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
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, June 6
6-Week Intro to Pilates Series @ Flourish pilates+bodywork
3347 42nd Ave S • 5:45
This is the perfect place to start a Pilates practice! This class teaches the STOTT principles of breath and alignment as well as the foundational exercises on the mat and reformer. Learn what your body can do! Registration is required-space is limited.
Tape Freaks Presents: June’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 get a chance to grab some free swag, and 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/ ***
Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at Longfellow Grill @ Longfellow Grill
2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
We’re celebrating our dog-friendliest summer ever with a series of yappy hours, this time at the fabulous Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis! This event is free to attend. Join us for drink specials (like fresh, delish Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails), yummy food, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. Attendees will also score FREE, fun swag from Bad Tags and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. What’s more: The first 10 people to buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event will also get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The oh-so-talented Lake Photography (https://lake.photo), a wedding, portrait, and event photographer based in the Twin Cities, will be on paw to capture the fun. This shindig will benefit Twin Cities Pet Rescue, dedicated to rescuing abandoned, homeless, abused, neglected, and otherwise unwanted pets, with the ultimate goal of finding each one a stable and loving forever home. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible! Photo: Lake Photography
Flamenco Fun @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $18 per class or $82 for 5-week session For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun! No dance background required. Men and women welcome.
Seward Concert Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
The Seward Concert Band welcomes our friends and neighbors to celebrate the energy of the changing seasons with our 2018 season finale series. This June, we’ll be playing pieces that bring out the energy of the early summer and celebrate community. Read more, including a tentative program on our website: http://www.sewardconcertband.org/2018/05/2018-season-finale-series/ Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Thursday, June 7
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.
John Louis @ Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
John Louis original twangy folky Americana songs http://www.johnlouissongs.com/ Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Mike At Midstream @ Blue Moon Coffee Café
3822 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Me and four other readers, plus papa John Kolstad on 12-string guitar
Learn Your Weeds @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 5:30pm
Ever heard the phrase “Know your enemy”? In this class, that is exactly what we aim to do! You will learn to identify common weeds and discover their purpose is in your garden. We’ll talk about how some weeds might not be your enemy after all by discussing which weeds are beneficial, edible/medicinal, or help improve soil health. We’ll also talk about how looking at what’s growing in your yard can teach you about what’s happening under the soil. This class will meet at Tiny Diner and then travel one block to Bancroft-Meridian Garden, a permaculture designed food forest that offers free fruit to the community. Alternate class day is Monday August 13th. This is a free event! Instructor Information: Neal Baxter has been the coordinator of Bancroft-Meridian Garden for many years and is a board member on the neighborhood council. Andrea Eger has been a community organizer and organic farmer for the past 5 years. She first learned about permaculture in 2008 while working at a women’s collective farm in Guatemala and was instantly hooked. Since then, she has become a certified permaculture designer and has used her skills to design sustainable and resilient farming systems and businesses.
Coldwell Banker Burnet Customer Appreciation Night @ Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave S • 6:30pm
Come to our annual Movie Night at the Riverview! We welcome the wonderful people that make our business happen with small popcorn & soda, a few minutes to visit & a free movie! Our movie is The Princess Bride. Take the opportunity to see this cult classic on the big screen!