Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
Vacancy on the LCC Board of Directors!
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) has a vacancy on its Board of Directors. We are seeking a resident that lives in the Howe Neighborhood of Greater Longfellow. The term for this seat expires in April of 2019. Anyone interested can contact LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at Melanie@longfellow.org or at 612-722-4529 ext 14. A Board job description can be found here.
Longfellow Community Council is HIRING!
We are currently looking for a new Program Manager. Job description, details, requirements, benefits, and how to apply can be found here.
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 29
Poets at Moon Palace: Joanna Furhman, Tara Betts, Heidi Czerwiec @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6-8pm
Poets, authors, and educators Joanna Fuhrman, Tara Betts, and Heidi Czerwiec gather at Moon Palace to share some of their latest poems. Come listen, laugh, think, and connect.
Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue as well as the chapbooks 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. She’s a co-editor of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives about Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century and editor of the critical edition of Philippa Duke Schuyler’s memoir Adventures in Black and White. In addition to her work as a teaching artist and mentor for young poets, she’s taught at Rutgers University, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Chicago State University’s MFA Program.
Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the recently-released poetry collection Conjoining, and of the forthcoming lyric essay collection Fluid States, winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose. She lives in Minneapolis, where she is an Editor for Poetry City, USA and for Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, and mentors with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of 5 books of poetry, most recently The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009.) New poems are in current issues of LiveMag and Barrow Street, and forthcoming soonish from La Vague, Fence, ACM and Hanging Loose, She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University.
Dream On Nilsson – Tribute to Harry Nilsson at The Hook! • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm | Music 8:30PM | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show | $18 Reserved Seats (Limited)
Celebrate Harry Nilsson’s 77th Birthday With Dream On Nilsson.
Dream On Nilsson is a Minneapolis based tribute band that performs fresh, modern and revitalized versions of the music written and recorded (but rarely performed) by the great Harry Nilsson. A prolific songwriter who gained success in the 1970s, he is best known for his songs, “Coconut”, “Everybody’s Talking”, “One” and “Without You.”
Our audiences can expect a full night of Harry Nilsson classics as well as some of our favorite “deep cuts”. Our mission is to invigorate a new generation of Nilsson fans music, while remaining true to the original soul of his music that long-time fans know and love.
Dream on Nilsson 2018 is: Kai Stenlund | Joseph Downing | Joshua Parlanti | Kyle O’Brien | Ian Stenlund | Celeste Heule | Marty Lestock
“The group of us trying to get “Harry In The Hall” is quickly growing and includes many songwriters, rock stars, fans and friends. It is my hope that Dream On Nilsson will help spread the word and showcase a few lesser known Nilsson originals,”says SRI records CEO, Shelly Liebowitz
Not Another Hero – Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts • 3450 Snelling Ave • 6pm
NOT ANOTHER HERO Gallery Show, Squirrel Haus Arts, June 29 – July 15
Participating artists: Jonathan Herrera | Margarita Arguedas | Denzel Gilliard | Precious Wallace | Ryan Werbalowsky | Donna Spidie Meyer | Daren Hill | Not Another Hero is a visual exploration with artists about the changing nature of power. Refusing to accept the defined Hero (either individual, country, or system) to look up to. Refusing to be defined by the “other” be it social convention or historical narrative. Each of these artists show their different perspective on mental health, popular culture, race, politics, and gender. Not Another Hero is curated by Daren Hill. Opening Reception June 29th 7-9pm. Gallery Hours : Saturdays and Sundays June 30th, July 1, 7,8,14,15 1pm – 4pm Further Info: Please contact Daren Hill email@example.com or Donna Spidie Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Saturday, June 30
Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 9:30am • All are welcome
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater
She Rock She Rock Punk Jam @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30-10pm • All Ages • $5-10 suggested donation • Music at 8pm
Come to jam on awesome punk tunes, support each other and rock out to our guest band: Kill You Twice! Our jam set includes music from Bikini Kill, L7, Hole, Babes in Toyland and much more- including new jam songs from X-Ray Specs, Le Tigre, Camp Cope, Letters to Cleo & Diet Cig! Find the full set list and charts here: http://sherocksherock.org/punk-jam
We offer a very safe, supportive environment for folks with little or no stage experience and for those who are veterans of the music scene. This is a performance opportunity for women, gender nonconforming and trans folks of all ages and experience levels!
Anyone interested in performing can email Sam Stahlmann (email@example.com) to sign up prior to the jam or sign up at the jam!
Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books • 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am-Noon • EVERY SATURDAY
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Saturday to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!
David Huckfelt, Frankie Lee, Keith Secola at The Hook • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors | 9pm Music | 21+ Reserved Seats $20 Advance | $23 Day of Show (Limited)
Welcome to The Hook’s Listening Room Series showcasing the Midwest’s most talented songwriters in a theater setting. The intimate room paired with its seemingly open air sound, allows the audience to immerse into the stories and craft of the artist. In an effort to create the listening room environment, we ask all guests in the theater to limit conversation during the performance and turn off your phone volume. Thank you!
David Huckfelt: David Huckfelt is a singer, songwriter, lyricist and founding member of Transcendental Indie Folk band The Pines on Red House Records. His debut solo record “Stranger Angels” is due out Fall 2018.
Frankie Lee “His incredible voice hits you like a freight train, his spellbinding tracks are typical of any country star, founded in love and heartbreak… For a lone man with his guitar Frankie Lee leaves a definite lasting impression on this packed audience.” ~ MUSOS GUIDE
Keith Secola Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.
Michael Rossetto Michael Rossetto is a banjoist/guitarist based in the midwest. Born in Milwaukee, Rossetto built his career in Minneapolis founding and performing with the Spaghetti Western Sting Co. instrumental quartet for seven years. He has toured and recorded with The Pines, Pieta Brown, Frankie Lee, Erik Koskinen and Buffalo Gospel.
Sunday, July 1
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar • 3747 42nd Ave S • 7-9pm
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. No cover. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.
Sunday Class: Beginners and Intermediate May 20-August @ Tapestry Folkdance Center • 1pm
Sunday classes resume on May 20. DATES: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 NOTE: No class on June 17 due to a performance at James Ballentine VFW) CLASSES: Beginners: 1-2 pm Intermediate: 2-3:30 pm NOTE: Juan del Gastor will sub my classes on June 3 and 10 in the morning as part of the residency project by Twin Cities Flamenco Collective. For information of Juan´s classes on June 3 and 10, go to https://tcfcjuan.wixsite.com/tcfc/classes For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class
Sunday afternoon reading with a nice glass of cider @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Meet local authors and hear them read from their work. Every other week we’ll feature a new author.
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/GardenOn Screen: Chimpanzee @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2:15-5pm
Monday, July 2
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. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theaterBaby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am
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.
Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm
Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm
Tuesday, July 3
Wednesday, July 4
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/GardenParent Education Event! @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Parents and caregivers of middle & high school-aged children: Join us for a free fun and interactive workshop to gain information, tools and support to become comfortable talking about puberty, dating, sexual health and decision-making with your child! Topics include: • Is this normal? What to expect during the teen years. • Fostering open communication with your teen. • Clear messages regarding values and expectations. Gain more comfort, confidence, and courage to have important conversations with your child regarding healthy relationships and sexuality.
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.
Thursday, July 5
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.
One-Shot Comics book club – Maggie the Mechanic @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a discussion of the very beginning of the epic comics series LOVE & ROCKETS by the Hernandez brothers. We’ll be reading the first volume by Jaime Hernandez, MAGGIE THE MECHANIC. As usual, you can pick up a copy for 20% off at Moon Palace Books. Thanks for supporting your local independent bookstore!
ABOUT THE BOOK (FROM THE PUBLISHER):
Maggie the Mechanic is the first of three volumes collecting the adventures of the spunky Maggie, her annoying best friend and sometime lover Hopey, and their circle of friends, including their bombshell friend Penny Century, Maggie’s weirdo mentor Izzyas well as the wrestler Rena Titanon and Maggie’s handsome love interest, Rand Race. Maggie the Mechanic collects the earliest, punkiest, most heavily sci-fi stories of Maggie and her circle of friends, and you can see the artist (who drew like an angel from the very first panel) refine his approach: Despite these strong shifts in tone, the stunning art and razor sharp characterizations keep this collection consistent, and enthralling throughout.
“I don’t really understand why the material of Love and Rockets isn’t widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of fiction of the last 35 years. Because it is.”– Neil Gaiman
Heart of a Tinman at Sea Salt Eatery • 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Bring the kids! Fun music and fresh fish!
Teen Fandom Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-8pm
Meg & Moni and the Conference Room @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Meg & Moni and the Conference Room Acoustics 70’s, 80’s 90’s cover band 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.