Weekly Roundup: June 15-21

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Photo by: Matt Schanback 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
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; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

CALL FOR ART – WORLD IN FLUX: VISIONS & VOICES OF A CHANGING PLANET
Call For Art: June 7–August 5, 2018
Join the climate change conversation! Vine Arts Center (VAC) presents an exciting art opportunity focused on climate change. VAC invites artists to submit original artwork that provides insight, tells a compelling story, generates dialogue, asks questions and/or challenges viewers to consider a perspective on our changing planet. Accepted work will be displayed during exhibition dates.
Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 3, 2018
Learn more about World In Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet, and find application instructions here: http://www.vineartscenter.org/index_WorldinFlux.htm

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


Friday, June 15

Vector 9 v9 – A Benefit for Robert’s Shoes Displacement Fund @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Open mic sign up at 7pm • Doors 7:30pm • Comedy open mic 8pm •feature Showcase at 8:30pm $5-15 sliding scale • All Ages!
“Robert’s Shoes is a long standing institution for the south Minneapolis arts community. The building was in use by many artists creating a vast array of art work over the years. In addition, there are several living spaces that have been destroyed. We are now displaced. Some are without a home. Many of us have lost all our resources to make art, which is how a lot of us sustain ourselves. We are asking for a donation to collect and distribute between those who have lost something in this tragedy. ” – Alex Uhrich
For this benefit and installment your hosts Devohn & Xochi de la Luna have new comedy sketches for you featuring Helena Balcziak and Madi Tentinger. We also welcome and thank these folks for performing for the benefit: Music from: The_Miami_Dolphins (minneapolis, mn) TONGUE PARTY Gather Data Pray For Death CRASH CUDDLE Comedy by: Comrade Cherokee Tripp Dena Denny Robert Fones AND A COMEDY OPEN MIC for people of color, queer, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. With feedback if you come ask us. Sign up at 7pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8pm. ***One of the primary intentions of the this Open Mic is to provide a safer creative space for those who face oppression. Our intention is NOT to create a space where nobody will be offended or uncomfortable, rather we hope that any discomfort that arises comes from challenging power and privilege, rather than the repetition of the same oppressive narratives and behaviors that pervade most spaces

TWP Artist Market @ The White Page 
3400 Cedar Ave S • 5pm
~`* VENDORS *`~ Zoey Melf Casey Deming Martin Gonzales Noah LH Fiona Avocado Arcana Leatherworks There There Collective Ann Erickson Wacks Co. Amanda Dobbratz Daniel Jaffe Linda Moncada Rebecca Spangenthal Discounted Future Heather MacKenzie Faith Penrose Alex Micallef Mystery Spot Books Samantha Johns Collecting Dust (FRIDAY) Hand Bound (FRIDAY) Hey Ok Good Goodies (FRIDAY) Body Fluids Ceramics (FRIDAY) Nicole Mayefske AKA Big Mouth Tarot (FRIDAY) ROMI Apothecary (SATURDAY)

Timbre Junction @ Minnehaha Falls  • 7pm
Timbre Junction Americana, bluegrass, classic country, folk timbrejunction.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

Wild Age, Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Cover
Wild Age with Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo. These guys are super gnarly and really buff and will not have your daughter home by ten. Wild Age is McCoy Seitz, Blair Ransom, and Matt Ahart. Lucid VanGuard Directed by the songwriting of Karl Remus, Lucid VanGuard navigates an atmospheric realm of sonic cinemas, weaving cryptic lyrical tapestries through a balancing act of calm balladry and symphonic pandemonium. Grand Courriers They deliver. Laura Hugo Minneapolis singer/songwriter originally from the Navajo reservation.

Technique And Variations “Por Tangos/Solea por Bulerias” @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $12 per class or $60 for 5-week session The Friday Open Class will focus on developing and perfecting various flamenco techniques including footwork and arm movement. All levels welcome.

Epworth Gardens Fun Adult Fridays • Every Friday • 9:30-11:30am
Join us as we learn more about maintaining our garden this summer! Every Friday through August 26, we will water and weed the gardens, as well as do special projects to maintain the garden. Occasionally there may be a speaker or discussion included. Coffee will be provided.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

“Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” with Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran
4101 37th Ave S. • Potluck 6:30pm • Movie 7:15pm • Free Will Donation
A documentary exploring solutions to the multiple environmental crises we face through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.


Saturday, June 16

90s Karaoke | Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Come sing all your favorite songs from the 90s. Judgement-free zone 🙂 There will be a donation jar and drink specials going to the Robert’s Shoes building fire relief fund. Sing, commune, heal Free | All ages

Solea Con Manton – Intermediate/Advanced Class @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave •11:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Directo Price: $20 per class or $92 for 5-week session This class is for students who are comfortable with the flamenco movement vocabulary and a variety of rhythm forms. You should be able to learn fairly quickly by watching to retain choreography. We will be working on a new choreography throughout the session. Live guitar accompanist

Flamenco Dance For Children (Ages 5-9) @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 9:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $10 per class Palomitas class is for students ages 5 to 9. No prior dance experience necessary. Children will have fun learning flamenco rhythms and movements while meeting new friends and experiencing the Spanish culture! Feel free to contact Zorongo if you have any questions at zorongoflamenco@gmail.com.

Beginning Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $16 per class or $70 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. Live guitar accompaniment. New students may start at any time during the session.

Harlund Snodgrass Reception and Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 5-8pm
Reception Please join us for a rollicking romp through the rawkus 60s and 70s world of American Art seen through, made by, embodied and channeled thought he hand and eye of Harlund Snodgrass, painter, printmaker, draftsman, photographer, video master, educator, artist and sometimes banjo player. Curated by Tim O’Toole and Bill Tresch A Time Space interface Production harlundsnodgrass.com Show times: Saturday and Sundays June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 All weekend dates 12-5pm.

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

The Smoking Flowers at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7:30pm / Music: 8pm / 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
The Smoking Flowers (Nashville, Tn) The Smoking Flowers are a rock duo from Nashville, TN. Their style incorporates stylings from roots, alt-country, punk, and folk – bringing a punk attitude and energy to their highly infectious songs while creating a marriage of song and voice that is uniquely their own. Husband and wife team Kim and Scott Collins are both vocalists and multi-instrumentalists. Their sound encompasses a wide range; they have been described as everywhere from “beautifully ragged, sometimes haunting, many times beautifully goofy-grinned and/or playful, pleading, and pledging – but always beautiful.”
Mike Nicolai Mike Nicolai has been writing and playing songs for over thirty years, starting at the 7th Street Entry with a band called The Draghounds. For most of the last 23 years, he’s been living and playing music in Austin, Texas, playing shows with some of his biggest musical influences and heroes – The Jayhawks, Vic Chesnutt, The Pixies, Willie Nelson, John Doe, Babes in Toyland, Spoon, Jeff Tweedy, Jonathan Richman, just to name a few.
Doug Collins and the Receptionists Called “one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades” by southernminn.com, Doug Collins’ hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, The Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last EP, “Davenport, Iowa”, included the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best Song of the Year” in 2013 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with the song “Lesbian Wedding”, which was voted the same honor in 2014. His most recent release “Complicated Compliments”, came out in 2016 and was also recently voted one of the “Best of the Year” by the Star Tribune.

COPA (Corcoran Powderhorn Artists) June Bug Art Crawl • 10am-4pm
Come spend a fun-filled afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets of the Corcoran and Powderhorn neighborhoods of South Minneapolis and meet the broad array of talented artisans who reside there.
Our group is entirely comprised of devoted volunteers who are proud of our neighborhoods and represent that pride through our Art Crawl. Without them, we wouldn’t know all the wondrous talents that live among us. And without you, the patron, we artists wouldn’t thrive.
So come on out, Saturday June 16th, and look at the wide range of offerings available, from jewelry to textiles to one-of-a-kind artworks. Meet the resident and guest artists and see how and why they make their creations.


Sunday, June 17

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

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!

Diane Jarvi & Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Kid Friendly • $20 Suggested
All proceeds go to the artist. Join us for a jazzy/rootsy, multi-lingual odyssey featuring vocalist/guitarist Diane Jarvi and Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton on accordion. Traditional and original songs in Finnish, Spanish, French, English and possibly a few languages you aren’t familiar with. It’s a concert you’ll not want to miss.

Wild Read Book Club – Children of Blood and Bone @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden


Monday, June 18

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm • FREE
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.

MPWW Happy Hour/Gumball Poem Launch Party @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please join us for a casual evening of poetry, pizza, and pints to celebrate MPWW’s newest venture. This month, we’ll be unveiling two special gumball machines at two of our favorite local bookstores: Milkweed Books and Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis. You ask: What’s special about the gumball machines? Gleefully, we answer: They’re full of poems! And not just any poems. We’ve worked alongside our students at Stillwater prison to curate a unique selection of poems for these machines. It’s another way we’re trying to bridge the gap between the thriving literary communities that exist inside and outside of prison in Minnesota. Plus, we’ll be sprinkling a few bookstore gift certificates in with the poems to help support our beloved independent bookstores. We hope you’ll join us for the “launch party”/happy hour at Moon Palace on June 18th from 6:00-8:30 PM. : During the happy hour, you’ll be able to enjoy: -Our new gumball poetry machine -Beer on tap (first round is on us!) -Moon Palace pizza by the slice and other snacks -A screening of Motionpoems -Other delights and entertainments The suggested donation is $10, but please stop by and say hello whether you can donate or not! We’d love to see you.

Cult Of Percolation / Holiday / Hymns For New Country @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Cult of Percolation | Rock N’ Roll fugitives from a distant galaxy, on the run from intergalactic law enforcement for rocking too many faces off. Holiday | Sensual lounge vibes Hymns For New Country | Acoustic duo of Alan Lewandowski (Anita Fix, The Working Poor, Poison Darts, et al) and Gina Favano (Come Holy Spirit, Evil Twin). Lewandowski and Favano offer up a special brand of folk music, alternating songs written by one another and bolstered by sweet harmonies.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Sarah is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Percolations Lab @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
3708 E 34th St • 7pm
Hands-on demonstration and techniques for producing potent tinctures via percolation. Percolation cones will also be available for purchase. $25.

Cloud Rat, Closet Witch, Cokskar & Sleep Debt at Seward 6/18 @ Seward Community Cafe 
2129 E Franklin Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • $10 • All Ages
CLOUD RAT – Grindcore heavy-hitters from MI. https://cloudrat.bandcamp.com/ CLOSET WITCH – Furious Hardcore from Iowa. https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/ COKSKAR – Harshest band in the 612. https://cokskar.bandcamp.com/ SLEEP DEBT – Orchid-esque Screamo.


Tuesday, June 19

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.

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.

Reading with Leni Zumas @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Leni Zumas, author of the novel Red Clocks. Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. “Hilarious, terrifying, and masterful–this pitch-perfect, timely novel reflects the horror and absurdity of our political landscape with a brilliance that ensures the book’s timelessness. It’s as riotously fun as it is chilling. Zumas has produced a poignant, wickedly sharp classic.” –Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love and Tampa.


Wednesday, June 20

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: Wilderness First Aid @ 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! The out of doors is a place of wild exploration, amazing treasures and potential pitfalls. In the second class of the series, we’ll learn how to plan ahead and take care of ourselves when disaster strikes. You’ll be able to laugh at a mosquito bite, take care of a pesky splinter, and stop a cut from bleeding. Be prepared with knowledge of herbal first aid and you’ll be able to walk the woods with confidence! This class can be taken as individually or as a three part series. Other classes take place on Wednesday June 13th and 27th from 9-11am. Preregister and save! Tickets for single classes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Three class series tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Tickets include the price of one child and two adults. Pay-what-you can rates are available. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! Please email Andrea to register for pay-what-you-can or to RSVP. Additional class information: Classes are ideal from children 3-9 but all ages are welcome. Parents must be on-site during class times and are encouraged to attend the class. Classes will take place rain or shine. Please send any questions to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Crime Book Club – I Will Have Vengeance @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of Maurizio de Giovanni’s I Will Have Vengeance. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most successful homicide detectives on the Naples police front. But the horror of his visions has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks too much and sleeps too little. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends. Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chill heart. When the world’s greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples’ San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was adored by millions and hated by hundreds, but with the livelihoods of everyone at the San Carlo opera at stake, who there would have committed such an act? Ricciardi is determined to find out. Fans of Donna Leon and Manuel Vzquez Montalbn will thrill to this fresh voice in crime fiction. I Will Have Vengeance is the first book in a quartet of masterful crime novels set in fascist Italy.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • 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! 21+ event

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.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
With the summer almost in full swing, OBI is back at the Schooner as part of our Third Wednesday series. And this month, we have a bit of a surprise. So you’ll have to be there to find out! Its more of the vibrant Balkan Party Music that you’ve grown to love. Come on out! FREE SHOW! For more info: http://schoonertavern.com/

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm • FREE
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.

PRIDE 2018: A Queer Cabaret @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • With a free pre-show performance by Big George Big George: 7:30 pm Doors Open: 8:30 pm Show: 9:00pm Tickets: $12
A Cabaret Fundraiser celebrating the queer talent of the colorful community of the Twin Cities, and kick off Pride weekend in a more colorful way.

Dorthe Nors reading at Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 7pm
Dorthe Nors will read from her new novel, MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL. This event is free and open to the public.

Lex-Ham Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Lex-Ham Community Band community‐based sit‐down concert band lexhamarts.org 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 21

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.

In/Via tape release with Izell Pyramid, Zina + Itch Princess @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
IN/VIA releases a new tape of meditative synth sounds + a very special cover Izell Pyramid / transforming sibling duo Zina / minimal beats perfection Itch Princess / experimental pop exhibitionist Moon Palace Books 8:30pm $5-10 sliding scale All Ages xo

Gandhi Mahal’s 10 Year Anniversary & Aquaponics Fundraiser @ 27 Event Center (3rd floor of El Nuevo Rodeo) • 6-9pm
Gandhi Mahal is celebrating 10 years of being the change! Delight your tastebuds with specially crafted appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients & desserts provided by Gandhi Mahal & Birchwood Cafe. Join us in honoring outstanding community members with the first ever ‘Be The Change’ Awards presented by Ruhel Islam. Tune in to updates about our sustainability and community efforts, and stay for the live music!