Weekly Roundup: July 26-Aug 2

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


Registration for the Resource Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed is now open! Click here for details!


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

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.)

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Friday, July 27

Gorilla Monsoon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm • FREE
Funky and soulful, this band is one of the best new groups to exemplify the Minneapolis Sound. Come see what everyone’s talking about at this free Friday night snow.

Johnny Rey & The Reaction CD Release with Little Man, & The Carnegies @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Music 7:30 pm / 21+ $8 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Johnny Rey has been a fixture of the vibrant Twin Cities music scene for four decades. As guitar player, and original member, of the Rock/New Wave band Flamingo, Johnny played extensive dates in the 5-state region as well as playing the legendary Longhorn Bar in downtown Minneapolis opening for everyone from The Talking Heads to Elvis Costello, The Only Ones and Patti Smith.
“Little Man’s Chris Perricelli was kidnapped by aliens in 1978 while he was driving his Camaro listening to T. Rex on his 8-Track player, and was recently returned to Earth, but no one told him he was gone for nearly 30 years – and that is why we love him so much.” – Dave Rachac, How Was The Show The Carnegies have been generating generating a local buzz among both older musicheads who appreciate their classic aesthetic and young fans who think the brothers and their bandmates are on to something newer.

Art Salon III @ The White Page,
 3400 Cedar Ave • 6pm • There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.
The Twin Cities are blessed with an incredible arts community, and some of the coolest artists are gathering their work under one roof this summer. On Friday, July 27th, join NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota at The White Page art gallery for our 3rd Annual Art Salon. Come to mingle, admire and purchase the work of local artists, and support reproductive freedom! 100% of proceeds go to NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.

M French @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
M French Americana music mfrenchmusic.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: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Beggars of Life with Dreamland Faces @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
In a tour-de-force performance, Brooks is a young woman who dresses as a boy and hops freight trains with hobos after murdering her lecherous stepfather. Beautifully restored, this silent film is ripe for rediscovery. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces

LOTT, Julis Christi Ann, and Andy Cook at Moon Palace3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9pm • $7 • All ages
LOTT:  https://www.facebook.com/lottband/ The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. LOTT has been likened to a modern day torch singer of indie music – both in her lyrical themes and vocal styling. She has been greatly influenced by Patsy Cline’s catalogue of songs about unrequited love and heartbreak. LOTT was awarded “Best Vocalist” in 2016 and “Best Acoustic Performer” in City Pages Best Of the Twin Cities 2015. “…With a looping pedal hooked up to her instrument, Ottman layers intricate melodies that combine classical beauty with an adventurous ear for contemporary experimentation not unlike Andrew Bird.
Julia Christi Annhttps://www.facebook.com/julia.christi.ann/ Minneapolis native Julia Christi Ann, singer-songwriter with roots in classic country and Americana folk, with a splash of blues for good measure. Julia’s soulful voice is haunting, inspiring, and she writes from a place of grief and hope.
Andy Cook: www.facebook.com/andycooktunes What’s a man, anyway? It’s the central question at the heart of Minnesota-based songwriter Andy Cook’s new EP Modern Man—a 22-minute indie-rock/Americana ride that stokes twinges of nostalgia with jangly guitars, articulate synth lines, and driving percussion. The EP follows Cook digging into life in this hyper-digital age as the music harkens back to classic American songwriters. Modern Man takes a hard look at the present in its lyric-driven, sonically-rich landscape. “We’re living in a wicked world, where nobody believes anything they’ve heard…just a picture of a pretty face, with lonely eyes and a made-up grace,” we hear over a bouncing guitar line in the lead track “Swirl”—a song reminiscent of Real Estate or Kurt Vile, and that oscillates between pessimism of social media-curated life, and optimism that we can be happy in our own shoes. These observations are less criticism than they are experience, from the point of view of an artist who is finding his own voice and a comfort in presenting this music without trying to be something he’s not.

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

Grow, Don’t Mow: Life After Lawn w/ Transition Longfellow @ Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall St. NE • 7pm
Kayla Nortrup with Mama Terra Landscapes will present options for converting a thirsty lawn into a beautiful, water-smart garden. Learn how to manage water sustainably through landscape design. We’ll also tour the Outdoor Learning Center of the Mississippi Watershed Organization in NE Mpls.

Saturday, July 28

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos de Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 11:15am • Price: $20 Drop-in | $110 6-Week Session
Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist.

Learn more about Southeast Soccer and traveling soccer for the Fall 2018 season! Interested in having your child play competitive/traveling soccer but not sure where to start? Join us at the Southeast Soccer Open House on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9-11am at Howe School field.
Howe School: 3733 43rd Ave S
Southeast Open House:
• Meet Southeast volunteers and families and learn more about the club and what to expect in competitive/traveling soccer.
• Training sessions for U9 – U11 | 9:15am | Children born in 2008, 2009, 2010 are invited to participate in a free training session with Southeast coaches. (Soccer cleats optional).
• Cleat exchange | FREE used cleats and soccer shoes. Donate your old usable soccer shoes here.
• Coffee, tea and treats for players and families.
• Southeast Soccer gear raffle for all attendees.
• Volunteer Coach Training | Interested in being a volunteer soccer coach? Watch a training session and get your questions answered.
• Supervised free play for ages 4-8
For questions about this event, contact Pete Munene, Southeast Soccer Director of Coaching, clubrep@sesoccer.org

Catbath *ALL AGES LP Release Show* w/Bruise Violet & 4th Curtis
 @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave | $5-$10 sliding scale | ALL AGES
Please join us in celebrating the ALL AGES release of Catbath’s sophomore full length album, Glitter Box, on vinyl! Catbath https://catbath.bandcamp.com/ Bruise Violet https://bruiseviolet.bandcamp.com 4th Curtis https://4thcurtis.bandcamp.com

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.

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

Rich Mattson & The Northstars at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Rich Mattson is a Minnesota singer-songwriter and musician best recognized for his work with rock and roll/Americana bands the Glenrustles (1988-1999), Ol’ Yeller (2000-2012) and the Tisdales (2008-2014). The man is a human jukebox with a songbook of epic proportions. He is also well-known for his studio work at Sparta Sound in northern Minnesota, and Flowerpot (1991-2005, Minneapolis), where along with producing his own albums, he has recorded literally hundreds of musical artists Superior Siren is an all-female eerie folk project created on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, MN. The music vexes listeners with alluring vocals, haunting melodies, and mesmerizing blends of strings and percussion. Dirty Frames incorporate an egalitarian mix of influences from rock, new wave, Brit- pop, garage, and punk to produce rugged, powerful songs with spacey melodies and contemplative lyrics. Featuring former members of the Jacobins, Blue Sky Blackout, Landing Gear, Mercurial Rage, the Mood Swings, and The Mighty Mofos

Beginning – Techniques And Variations
 @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am • Price: $16 Drop-in / $80 6-Week Session
Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma 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

Sunday, July 29

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!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
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.

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

Cinema Book Club – Beggars of Life @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Sun 5:15pm
The next installment of Moon Palace Books’ THAT MOVIE WAS A BOOK? club will be Sunday, July 29 and we’ll be riding the rails with Jim Tully’s hobo memoir BEGGARS OF LIFE, with a screening of the great William A. Wellman silent film starring Louise Brooks, featuring live accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. This is the first silent film we’ve ever done for the book club! Book club screening takes place at the Trylon on Sunday, July 29 at 3:00 (or you can watch the film at the Trylon on Friday or Saturday at 7 if you’d like), followed by a discussion at Moon Palace Books at 5:15PM! Copies of the book are available now at Moon Palace Books at 20% off. Trylon screening: http://www.trylon.org/film/beggars-of-life/2018-07-29/ A bestseller in 1924, this vivid piece of outlaw history has inexplicably faded from the public consciousness. Jim Tully takes us across the seamy underbelly of pre-WWI America on freight trains, and inside hobo jungles and brothels while narrowly averting railroad bulls (cops) and wardens of order. Written with unflinching honesty and insight, Beggars of Life follows Tully from his first ride at age thirteen, choosing life on the road over a deadening job, through his teenage years of learning the ropes of the rails and -living one meal to the next.

Sidewalk Talk Twin Cities @ Minnehaha Falls • 11:30am • FREE
Come out to the Minnehaha Falls and lend your ears to offer FREE listening to our community. We’ll meet up at 11:30 and debrief after. If you haven’t already registered and taken the listening training you can do that online.

Pints For Pups with My Pit Bull Is Family @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join My Pit Bull is Family 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 My Pit Bull Is Family. About My Pit Bull Is Familyhttp://www.mypitbullisfamily.org/ “My Pit Bull is Family is a national 501c-3 non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a mission to keep families and their canine companions together through ending housing and insurance discrimination and through building safer communities. We do this work through having critical conversations with property management companies, providing the nation’s largest housing database that accepts all dogs, community outreach & education, and through providing training to law enforcement on canine interactions.”

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
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, music from 7p-9p. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.

Wild Read Book Club – The Ship
 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of The Ship by Antonia Honeywell. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! London burned for three weeks. Then it got worse… Lalla has grown up sheltered from the chaos amid the ruins of civilization. But things are getting more dangerous outside. People are killing each other for husks of bread, and the police are detaining anyone without an identification card. On her sixteenth birthday, Lalla’s father decides it’s time to use their escape route–a ship he’s built that is only big enough to save five hundred people. But the utopia her father has created isn’t everything it appears. There’s more food than anyone can eat, but nothing grows; more clothes than anyone can wear, but no way to mend them; and no-one can tell her where they are going. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2993

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!

Monday, July 30

Plant Walk @ Coldwater Spring, 5601Minnehaha Park Dr S • 5:30pm
Meet a variety of the wild edible & medicinal plants of Minnesota! Casual style. Family friendly. We will be gathering at Coldwater Springs at 5:30pm on July 30th. We will meet in gravel parking lot of which there is free parking if you can get a spot, otherwise, there is meter parking on roading leading up. Suggested Donation $10

Starship Troopers on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
In Verhoeven’s futuristic satire set in a fascist America, high school students are forced to join the military to fight hordes of giant alien insects on other planets.

Class for Everyone! – Combinations @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Colette will lead a multi-level class that will focus on simple combinations (arms, hands, turns, “marcajes”). This class is designed for all to gain strength, the joy of flamenco movement and expression. All are welcome!

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.

TOUR KICK Off!!! sauna accident and Little Lizard at MPB w/ Sass @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
Monday, Monday, MONDAY!!! Help sauna accident and Little Lizard roll out in style with lovely loves Sass at Moon Palace Books. Doors: 8:30pm show at 9pm $5-10 sliding scale ALL-AGES!!! https://saunaaccident.bandcamp.com/ http://lillizard.com/ https://sassmpls.bandcamp.com/

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm

Tuesday, July 31

Stay Woke Poetry Workshop @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join Stay Woke Poetry for a workshop followed by an open mic slam at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis! Stay Woke Poetry is a new poetry-teaching organization that uses poetry as a medium to discuss controversial and difficult topics and promotes healthy self-expression in young people. Our primary audience is high school-aged people, but everyone is free to attend. Moon Palace has a restaurant and cafe in the shop, so bring a pen, some paper and an appetite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stay-woke-poetry-workshop-tickets-48348989128

Pokemon Go Trainer Tuesdays @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Catch ’em all at Parkway Pizza! Bring your Pokemon Go account to Parkway Pizza on Tuesday for a night of fun, trading, friending, and contests! We’ll have our pokestop lured all night so you can catch as many as possible while you enjoy happy hour starting at 7PM! Plus, get ready to show off your Pokedex and Poke-knowledge with contests and prizes all night. Still haven’t caught them all? No problem! Other trainers from Longfellow will be here all night and are ready to trade you just what you need!

Sleep Debt Tour Kick Off @ Hexagon Bar Minneapolis, 2600 27th Ave S • 9:30pm
Sleep Debt Midwest tour kick off at the Hexagon. Buy your drinks on the bar side so bands can make some monies. Sleep Debt – violent emos with hearts of gold https://sleepdebtmn.bandcamp.com/releases Pretty Still – twinkle emos with hearts of gold https://prettystill.bandcamp.com/ Grogus – cosmic fungals with hearts of gold https://grogus.bandcamp.com/releases Dirty Junk – screetchy kids with hearts of gold https://dirtyjunk.bandcamp.com/

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
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 – Garrotin/Tangos De Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • Price: $18 Drop-in / $98 6-Week Session
Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist.

Wednesday, August 1

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

Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project improvisational jazz, family friendly twincitiesmobilejazzproject.com Music from: MISSISSIPPI JAVIER SANTIAGO TRIO 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: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

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!
Childcare Group Story Time for Babies, Preschoolers, & toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 9:30-11am

Mark Andersen reads from and signs We Are the Clash @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Moon Palace Books and Extreme Noise Records present a reading with punk rock activist and historian Mark Andersen. We Are The Clash is a gripping tale of the band’s struggle to reinvent itself as the world teetered on the edge of the nuclear abyss, British miners waged a life-or-death strike, and tens of thousands died from US guns in Central America. A paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive, The Clash shattered just as its controversial final album, Cut the Crap, was emerging. Weaving together extensive archival research and in-depth original interviews with virtually all of the key players involved, We Are the Clash tells a moving story of idealism undone by human frailty amid a climatic turning point for our world. After the reading DJ Felix Von Havoc will spin vinyl by the Clash and other punk bands – so stick around for good music – plus pizza and beer from Geek Love Cafe. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3206

Thursday, August 2

Teen Fandom Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-8pm

One-Shot Comics Book Club: El Deafo @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a discussion of EL DEAFO, by CeCe Bell, a comic memoir about the experience of growing up with hearing loss. This fantastic middle grade kids comic won a Newbery honor award and is as funny as it is poignant.
About the book (from the publisher): “A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful–and very awkward–hearing aid. The Phonic Ear gives Cece the ability to hear–sometimes things she shouldn’t–but also isolates her from her classmates. She really just wants to fit in and find a true friend, someone who appreciates her as she is. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become “El Deafo, Listener for All.” And more importantly, declare a place for herself in the world and find the friend she’s longed for.

Honoring our Pain for the World: Living Simply Series @ Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E 26th St • 7pm
Honoring our Pain for the World: Living Simply Series with EcoSangha Community Group Recent events on local, national and global levels bring us an emerging sense of the intersectionality of the issues we care about. Anger, grief, fear, hopelessness and despair arise in many of us these days. Tonight we’ll follow the teachings of longtime Buddhist teacher, scholar and author, Joanna Macy, in a practice of honoring our pain for the world. In this container, may we make community in our distress, and seed our resilience and creativity to continue to love and show up for our planet and all beings. Hosted by Karen Heegaard and Kaia Svien. Everyone is welcome. All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn about supporting the center, visit http://commongroundmeditation.org/about/supporting-the-center/