Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
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
Tim Hortons : 3600 E Lake St
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St
Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; firstname.lastname@example.org
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)
Friday, June 8
The Morning Kings @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Morning Kings funky, groovin, jamin, great, music: themorningkings.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.
Get Outdoors Day @ Powderhorn Park
3400 S. 15th Ave • 4-8pm • FREE • Family-friendly • All-Ages
Facebook event link: http://bit.ly/2q96hgW
Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages to discover and lead healthy lifestyles in the great outdoors. This event offers newcomers and seasoned enthusiast to experience fun traditional and non-traditional outdoor recreational activities. Make lasting memories and introduce a child to the wonders of nature, with a fun-filled afternoon in the park!
An exciting line-up of activities include:
Canoeing, fishing, archery, climbing wall, nature, crafts, birding, and much more!
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.
RADDA RADDA – Album Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+
$9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
RADDA RADDA: RADDA RADDA is a fresh Rock/Pop/Americana group from Minneapolis. The band’s many years of nonstop writing, touring and musical experimentation with scores of previous, separate projects ultimately brought them together in the spring of 2017.
Jillian Rae: Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence.
Savannah Smith: A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate.
Showing of “bs: conversation” by Rachel Jendrzejewski @ The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave • 4pm • FREE
Join us for a free showing of bs: conversation, a new work-in-progress by McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Rachel Jendrzejewski, created and performed in collaboration with movement-maker Terry Hempfling and multimedia artist John Marks. bs: conversation is an active exchange of language, movement, image, and sound. The artists will share processes they’ve been exploring together this spring, collaging improvised dialogues, personal stories, poetry, and found texts in real time with physical and object-driven endurance exercises, live sound mixing, and video. The showing will be approximately 60 minutes, followed by an informal happy hour. No RSVP needed. For accessibility information, please visit https://pwcenter.org/accessibility
Saturday, June 9
June Ambient Jam at Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm
Night Jobs, Free Truman, In Lieu, Car Spiders @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm • FREE • 21+
Boneshaker Book Club: Heart Berries @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 9-11am • FREE
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “Heart Berries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. 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. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot’s mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father―an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist―who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.
Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project 2nd Annual Native Plant Celebration and Sale • 9am-5pm • BUY 2 SMALL NATIVE PLANTS, GET 1 FREE!
Both of Longfellow’s fabulous garden stores, Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery, will be featuring their spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering this wonderful incentive to help you plant a wildlife friendly front or back yard. Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering and fuss, and attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators.
Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Habitat project will be on hand to talk plants and wildlife from 9am to 1130am at Minnehaha Falls Nursery and 1230-3pm at Mother Earth Gardens.
Mother Earth Gardens: 3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.motherearthgarden.com
Minnehaha Falls Nursery: 4461 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.minnehahafallsnursery.com
Longfellow Habitat Project: www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com
Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Beginner Swing Dance Lessons 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome.
Mississippi Hot Club – 9pm
Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements.
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.
The Hub’s 14th Annual Used Bike Extravaganza! @ The Hub Bike Co-op
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
It’s finally summer and that means it’s time for our annual Used Bike Extravaganza! If you’re new to the UBE, think of this event as a huge consignment fair, with The Hub as the host! Every year, our community members drop off hundreds of bikes to sell in the Extravaganza. All these bikes are then available for purchase on the second weekend in June.
Looking to SELL a Bike?: Our Extravaganza is an opportunity for customers to sell their bikes and get the full amount in store credit. All bikes must be in safe, rideable condition (besides, the better condition they are in, the faster they sell!). Sellers bring their bikes in the week before the sale to get priced.
Looking to BUY a Bike?: For those who are looking, the Extravaganza brings in a wide variety of bikes – from kids’ bikes to cruisers to road bikes and sometimes even a tandem or two! The perfect bike may be waiting for you…Don’t miss out! Bring a helmet for test rides if you have one! Much, much more info available at our website (http://www.thehubbikecoop.org/about/used-bike-extravaganza-pg146.htm), and at our “How to Buy a Used Bike Seminar” (which will be on Friday, June 8th at 6pm at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave store)
Sunday, June 10
Monday, June 11
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of the new collection of stories The Lion’s Binding Oath. Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa’s most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories—families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties. The Lion’s Binding Oath, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf’s collection of short stories, introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles: their humanity, faith, identity, friendship, and family bonds, as whispers of war grow louder around them. Through stories that span the years before and during Somali’s civil war, Yusuf weaves together Somalia’s political, social, and religious conflicts with portrayals of the country’s love of poetry, music, and soccer. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=265
Tuesday, June 12
Books & Bars: The Hate U Give @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm
We discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Presented by The Loft Literary Center “‘Young adult’ is a critical age, and I knew that if I showed Starr going through these types of things, I could provide a mirror for some young adults and a window for adults—a lot of [whom] read young adult books—who might bring open hearts to a story that I told from her perspective, when they might normally look at a topic like this and say, ‘No.’” But thanks to Thomas’s absorbing storytelling, those who read The Hate U Give will be right beside Starr, grappling with understanding entrenched prejudice, where it comes from, and what role she—and those at home—have in exposing and combatting it. – The Atlantic
Film Night: “The Reluctant Radical” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E 31st St • 6pm
Taco Tuesday Film Night – Come and watch “The Reluctant Radical”, a film about one man’s journey to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change. Ken Ward is one of the five people who shut down all the Canadian tar sands pipelines transporting oil into the US on a fine day in 2016. What led him to take this step? We’ll have a taco supper and watch together. Free will offering.
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
Technique/Choreography Intermediate/Advanced @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with polishing choreography from the Saturday Intermediate/Advanced Choreography class. This is is great to develop stamina. Live guitar accompanist.
Wednesday, June 13
Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Sound Unseen is screening “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” at the Trylon at 7. We’re hosting the after party! Ticket stubs from the film will get you half off drinks. Free entrance to the dance party and DJ Truthlizard will be spinning til midnight. http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2018/3/26/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution-mn-premier-co-presented-by-twin-cities-gay-scene Free! Tip your DJ! Presented by Sound Unseen Co-presented by the Twin Cities Gay Scene
The Dieselfitters @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Dieselfitters roots rock, rockabilly, jump blues. 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
Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
Insight Brewing Happy Hour • 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Jon Rodine: Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is songdriven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His latest album “Last Star”–his first collection of original material–has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. “Authentic, unpretentious…funky, heartbreaking”, said Ellen Stanley, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. #FreeMusicWednesdays
TGIF Trivia at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Join us on Wednesday the 13th of June for TGIF trivia! Get your 90’s geek on and get your group together! +1 bonus point for TGIF swag (per team, not person) Max team size is 6 Shows include: Saved by the bell | Step by step | Family matters | Full house
Herban Adventures Kids Camp: What’s Growing in the Tiny Garden? @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 9am
Herban Adventures is back at Tiny Diner with more amazing classes to engage your children in healthy eating and gardening! Join us for a class exploring the magic of common herbs and plants you’ll find growing in the Tiny Diner garden. Everyone will have the opportunity to engage with the various plants through a sensory experience of taste, touch and smell and learn about herbs through interactive games and songs. Click link in title for more info.
Thursday, June 14
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.
3501 Chicago Ave •7:30pm
Join us for a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions. Bear witness as HoneyPot, Miss Kitty and dat Black Mermaid Man Lady work with Oya, Osun and Yemaya (Yoruba deities) to train in a next generation healer, as they lift communal prayers to the Light. In performance all present are invited to make offerings to this world of womanizing, piano playing, knife carrying she’roes and old people that fly. Performers sing, move, tell stories, call the audience to process, chant, holler back, build altars – celebrate life. All present are responsible for the Journey. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show is part of the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / Home project. For more go to: http://datblackmermaidmanlady.com. DAT BLACK MERMAID MAN LADY / THE SHOW THREE WEEKS ONLY: JUNE 1 – 24, 2018 By Sharon Bridgforth Directed by Ebony Noelle Golden Starring Aimee K. Bryant, Florinda Bryant, PaviElle French, and Kenyai O’Neal. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show was made possible by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award program, The Whitman Institute, Thousand Currents Artist In-Residence Program, development support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund (a program made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and is a project of Creative Capital.
Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
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!
June 13 garden bugs, all you want to know @ Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Jessica Wynd Miller – Garden Insects Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (or How I Learned to Love the Bugs) learn what bugs to keep and how to encourage those you don’t want to leave. Bring photos of ones you want identified.