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.
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, July 6
The West Metro Big Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The West Metro Big Band classic big band sounds 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.
Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am
Saturday, July 7
TRANSITION PARENT GROUP/KIDS PLAY GROUP @ Longfellow Park Building • 3435 36th Ave S • 10am • FREE
Do you want to raise your kids with a less wasteful, less materialistic lifestyle, but feel like its an uphill battle? Get together with other parents – and kids – for cameraderie, resource sharing, and friendship. The group is for parents with kids 10 and under. Kids welcome, toys available.
Youth Powered July: Full Cycle @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 10am
This month at Tiny Diner we are celebrating the amazing youth in our community! Come be inspired as we take tours and learn skills from youth doing sustainability projects in South Minneapolis. Each event will consist of a tour of the organization as well as a hands-on project. Light refreshments will be provided by Tiny Diner. To kick off this event, we’ll tour Full Cycle Bike Shop and learn about their programs to train youth bike mechanics and their work to distribute food to low-income families. Full Cycle staff will demonstrate how to do a quick tube-patch and provide recycled bike tube crafts for children in attendance.
Come check out this amazing organization! Please bring a $10-20 sliding scale donation and/or non-perishable food items. 100% of donations will go to support Full Cycle programs. Learn a skill, meet new people and help support an amazing organization! Does it get any better than that? Next Youth Powered July Event: Saturday July 14th at Youth Farm
The July 7 science book club selection is “Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren. Copies are in stock now at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price. Boneshaker’s Science Book Club reads books that are science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice.
**No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.**
Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books • 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
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.
Indigo Crew Official Release Party @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm-1am
We are a movement,
We are an atmosphere,
We are INDIGO.
We invite you to move your body and vibe with us.
DJ Lady Em
$5-$10 Sliding Scale
Not Another Hero – Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts • 3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm
NOT ANOTHER HERO Gallery Show is taking place June 29-July 15. Participating artists: Jonathan Herrera Margarita Arguedas Den-Zell 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
Sunday, July 8
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+Margot & Jami Lynn – Live @ Solid State Vinyl Records • 4022 E 46th St • 6pm
Margot will be playing a special Tour Kick Off Show. Jami Lynn will start the night off at 6pm. Tickets will be available online and also at Solid State Vinyl Records.
On Screen for families: Movie Mondays @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4pm
Curious Community: Cold Press Soapmaking @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4:30pm
Pints For Pups w/ Midwest Animal Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar • 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Midwest Animal Rescue & Services and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MARS.
About MARS: Dedicated to providing unsurpassed standards for quality care, client education and training of companion animals, to promote responsible pet ownership while uniting fellow rescuers in the pursuit of ending animal homelessness. Browse adoptable pups http://www.midwestanimalrescue.org/animals/browse?Species=Dog More Info http://www.midwestanimalrescue.org/info/display?PageID=18363
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, July 9
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&theaterA Mindful Choice-A Path to Peace and Happiness @ Birchwood Cafe • 3311 E 25th St • 6:30 • Free will donation
A MINDFUL CHOICE is a heart-warming and inspiring feature-length documentary showing a diverse range of people making the choice for a better life through meditation. They range from ballet dancers and writers to stressed business people, cancer patients, foster children, and maximum security prisoners. Their stories show that peace is possible for individuals and communities – and suggests it may be possible for all of humanity. The award winning production team for A MINDFUL CHOICE are delighted that it has been accepted at the Awareness Film Festival and the International Social Change film festival this year. The specific meditation technique explored in the film is The Bright Path Ascension, but the hope is that it might inspire others to explore in what ever way appeals to them. Have a snack, be inspired. Watch the trailer at: http://www.choicethefilm.com/en/trailer/
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am • FREE
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime!
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.
All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.
Folk Alliance International Meetup (Minneapolis) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm Social Hour • 6pm Info Session w/Executive Director Aengus Finnan • Please RSVP by Friday, July 6 as capacity is limited. Light fare will be provided | Cash bar
Join local folk/roots/Americana artists and industry professionals for this unique opportunity to meet staff and board representatives from Folk Alliance International, which presents the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry (drawing from 35 countries!). Learn about this year’s conference in Montreal, how you can apply to showcase and about other regional opportunities to become involved!
Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm
Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm
LOTT // Pony Hunt // In/Planes | Moon Palace Books @ 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music at 9pm • $5-10 sliding scale for touring bands • 21+
LOTT: is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows). Classical Experimental Violin. The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallet. https://soundcloud.com/lott-music
PONY HUNT-(New Orleans) – creating dreamy sounds influenced by 60s psych rock, soul, and doo-wop. Pony Hunt delves into deep territory- confronting issues of self identity, gender-fluidity, female oppression, and the inherent isolation therein while Pushing past roots driven compositions into a psychedelic realm which hints to that of Joe Meek and The Velvet Underground. https://ponyhunt.bandcamp.com/
in/PLANES (CO) offer their unique take and spin on American roots music, exploring classic pop sounds — notably late 50’s & 60’s R&B, Doo-Wop and Soul — to create a vibey, sparse and entrancing sound.
Tuesday, July 10
Red Apple Trio at Schooners @ Schooner Tavern • 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub Bike Co-op • 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.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Books & Bars MPLS @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm • Free & All are welcome • Bring a friend • Presented by The Loft Literary Center
In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib’s is a voice that matters. Whether he’s attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown’s grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times. We discuss the book and this time MPLS gets to go 1st! Be there for pizza, beer and good tunes. Check out the playlist ahead of time on Spotify. Search Jefe23.
Wednesday, July 11
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/GardenLittle City in Space (co-presented by KFAI) @ Trylon Cinema • 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Co-presented by KFAI In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis. Operating at a humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal. The result of a year’s worth of footage, Miroslav Janek’s Little City In Space documents the early days of KFAI radio, which celebrates its 40th year on-air this year. The film highlights some of the station’s disparate volunteer DJs, including Chicago bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas, accordion player/barber Helge Lamo and Minneapolis mainstay Willie Murphy. Dir. Miroslav Janek, 1984, 60 min., USA / Czech Republic, Digital
Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at 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! 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: Buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event and get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The wonderful KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun. (Kirsten is a Minneapolis-based photographer who loves to photograph families, children, and pets.) This shindig will benefit Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest – RAGOM, dedicated to rescuing Golden Retrievers and Retriever mixes and finding their forever homes with families in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and western Wisconsin. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible! Photo: KME Photography
IE has some NEW VOIDS for you. Come celebrate the release of our first full-length album POME on MOON GLYPH Records (Oakland, CA). Out July 9! This 5-piece show at Moon Palace also kicks off a tour through the central U.S. Joining us for the show are parallel cosmic vibes from friends in Altamira and Xylophone Jetty…Brooklyn Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Brooklyn Community Band concert band http://www.brooklynpark.org/events/brooklyn-community-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.
Childcare Group Storytime @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am
Read Aloud Book Club @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 1-2pm
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 12
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.
Sonic Love Child @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Sonic Love Child acoustic Americana, folk, vintage pop soniclovechild.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
Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage and Preservation @ Moon Palace Bookstore • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-8pm
This summer, join with folks in Transition Longfellow as they grow more, cook more, and preserve more local food while working to reduce food waste. Read Chapters 6-11. Independence Days is for everyone who wants to keep eating—even in hard times. (This book is out of print so Moon Palace will not have copies available, but it can be found at second-hand stores and used copies are available online.)
Sidewalk Talk free listening project @ Minnehaha Falls •3pm
July 12! 3:00-5:00 pm, Volunteers will be present just to listen to people. In our world, especially now, please come be heard. If you’d like to learn how to be a volunteer with Sidewalk Talk, contact us!
Becky Rae Dalton, Smells Like the 90’s, & The Pickled Beats @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of show
Becky Rae Dalton: Minneapolis singer/songwriter Becky Rae Dalton has gracefully emerged onto the Twin Cities music scene connecting with audiences through her powerful vocals, catchy lyrics, and authentic performances. After 16 years of writing and performing music, Becky Rae finishes a three year journey of creating her debut album Ready or Not. The indie/folk/country album is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Smells Like the 90’s: Cover band out of the Twin Cities playing all the eclectic hits of the 1990’s.
The Pickled Beats: Laurel Hay and Ben Tomandl are The Pickled Beats! Laurel and Ben met back in 2014 when a mutual friend had the brilliance to introduce them based on the beautiful harmonies she thought they could make together. Ben played “Night Moves” for Laurel and she was hooked. The couple has been touring as The Pickled Beats for years now, building their fan base in the Midwest, but bringing their music to Colorado on their annual summer tour as well. The duo hopes to get into the recording studio soon to record their first album together.