Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
(And this gorgeous sunset!)
Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property
The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/. After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify. This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.
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Focus on Local Business: Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!
Longfellow Community Council values the importance of residents and local businesses. This connection continues to develop the strong sense of community we value here in Greater Longfellow.
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; email@example.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)
Friday, August 10
The Zingrays @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Zingrays 50’s‐70’s rocknroll pros love to play zingrays.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.
Fathom Lane, Interlake, Maple & Beech at The Hook, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Theater Doors 8:30 :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $8 Early Birds / $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Fathom Lane “With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities…Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death.” Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current
Interlake With members from coast-to-coast, Interlake takes inspiration from the rush of NYC, the open roads of the Midwest, and the LA colored sun. Interlake’s second EP “Waiting For The Ocean” was released in June of 2018. Maple & Beech Maple & Beech is a seven-piece art-pop band from Minnesota. Tucker Sterling Jensen (of Dirt Train)
A Fistful of Dollars on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The film that got the spaghetti western rolling was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. The drifting Man with No Name (Eastwood) plays two greedy clans off each other, resulting in mutual destruction.
Gothess Presents: Families Belong Together @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Evil doesn’t understand Justice. So here we are. What do we do? How can we help? If you are anything like me, you have woken up angry, confused, and had many moments of tears. Eventually you try to scrape yourself up and remember that your heartache doesn’t compare to the trauma these innocent families are going through. So you move forward and try your best to organize, donate, volunteer and use your voice somehow.
Gothess is proud to use its platform in any way possible to help those in desperate need. We are grateful to partner up with Moon Palace Books to bring you a night of solidarity. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the RAICES organization that is helping with legal assistance to combat the chaos. Families belong together and no human is illegal. Below are some useful resources and articles on what we can all try and do. Please come join us to help those in extreme crisis. DJ’s DJ MISS Q DJ Mercury Illuminaté Steele Suggested donations: sliding scale $5-$20 9:30pm-1:30am 21+
All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am
Saturday, August 11
PWM “Family Musique” (*suggested age birth-kindergarten – older siblings welcome. PRE-REGISTER as space is limited)
A fun morning of song and dance that fosters music appreciation and basic beat & pitch competency. Music is offered that catches a child’s imagination and that inspires participation, play, and learning through active music making. Children will “play with” musical materials in the same way that they learn art by “playing with” pencils, crayons, and paints or learn language by “playing with” sounds, words, and ideas. In class, we sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, and explore music and movement in a relaxed yet focused setting. Flexible environment for new students and continuing students alike.
*Come early for breakfast served from 9am at Moon Palace’s Geek Love Cafe! House-made sourdough breakfast pizzas, english muffin breakfast sandwiches, skillet breakfasts, granola, baked goods, coffee, juice, etc. YUMM!
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.
Backyard Seed Saving II: Save Your Tomato Seeds! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Now who doesn’t love tomatoes? Come learn about how you can save your tomato seeds for next season! Learn about how tomatoes propagate and how you to select and process the fruit to save the seeds. Fun hands-on fermentation with Koby of Seed Sages. $5-$10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away if unable to pay! To RSVP send an email to Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the teacher: Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen is the founder of Seed Sages, a local seed saving organization that provides trainings, consultations, and education. Seed stewardship and biodiversity conservation is a driving force behind her work. She has worked at Emandal Farm, JD Rivers Children’s Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, and Ecology Action. She also has a masters in Community and Regional Planning as well as Permaculture training. She draws on many approaches to share diverse seed saving, farming and community-building methods.
Reading with Aileen Keown Vaux @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join Aileen Keown Vaux, and fellow Eastern Washington University alumni Casey Patrick, Katrina Stubson, Karen Maner, and Melissa Huggins, for an evening of poetry, prose, and music celebrating Keown Vaux’s Consolation Prize, the first selection for the Scablands Books Channeled Chapbook Series (2018). These hilarious, heartfelt poems take their inspiration from Central Washington State Fair themes like, “Find Your Happy!” and “Celebrate What’s Great!,” to explore rural, queer life in Washington State. Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University after years of working in the Minneapolis restaurant industry. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction and is forever inspired by the Miracle of Life Barn at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3341
Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Mark Grim – 7pm
Jeff Bjorgo – 7:45pm
Alfred Sage – 8:30pm
Saturday Night Contra Dance at Tapestry @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
A friendly dance with people of all ages dancing to a live band in a building dedicated to dancing. MAXIMUM FUN It’s all about the fun! The swirling, twirling, can’t stop smiling, grinning, laughing, moving, grooving, and all around just having a great time, fun. COMMUNITY Contra dancers are about the friendliest people on the planet! Everyone helps everyone else and there are dancers from 8 to 80, and sometimes more or less. $12 general admission /$10 for Tapestry members / $7 students / Free to ages 8 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) Make sure to bring your dancing shoes (or bare feet) as we don’t allow street shoes on our floor
Make on Lake Art Walk Block Party
Sat 5 PM
As part of our #MakeOnLake Public Art Series we are hosting a final Art Walk Block Party. Join us for a free family-friendly evening of food, music, art, activities, and paletas. There will be three guided 1/2 mile Art Walks at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Before or after, hang out and meet the artists, eat food, enjoy music, and fun art activities. The full schedule of entertainment and business discounts coming soon! Our #MakeOnLake artist Peter Thompson Haakon will have his mobile sign shop out on 17th & Lake too. Check it out to learn about Lake Street’s sign painting culture and make a sign of your own! Not into partying? Stop by and pick up a self-guided map to stroll up and down Lake Street at any time looking at old and new public art pieces. Our Make on Lake Artist Include: Vie Boheme Tantrum Art Collective Poetics of Forgiveness Project GoodSpace Murals Green Jeans Media Reggie LeFlore- Artist Page Rock9 Art Studio Connor Rice Jessica Bergman Tank Peter Haakon Thompson Corbin Doty Pablo Kalaka Ramses Alarcon Sanchez & Ryan Stopera Zahra Muse, Lokho Kotile, & Khadija Charif Ilana Budenosky, & Lachlan Hinwood
Boneshaker Book Club: The Will to Change @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “The Will to Change” by bell hooks. Copies will be in-stock shortly, 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.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Everyone needs to love and be loved — even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are — whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves — and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best
Sunday, August 12
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.
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
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.
Sunday Afternoon Reading: Nan Dixon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Come see local author Nan Dixon read from one of her new books. Stay for a glass of cider.
Monday, August 13
Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State (Duke University Press) examines the literary and artistic work of feminist, queer antiracist activists who were imprisoned or became fugitives in the United States during the 1970s, showing how they were among the first to theorize and make visible the co-constitutive symbiotic relationship between neoliberalism and racialized mass-incarceration. “In this beautifully written work, Stephen Dillon brings together a variety of threads from the literatures on prisons, feminisms, and queer studies to make novel arguments about fugitivity, neoliberalism, and carcerality. His engagement with poetry, accounts of underground activists, and the other highly charismatic materials he works with will be gripping for students as they read through this compelling entry point into the book’s topics. Fugitive Life is a wonderful contribution.” — Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law
For a Few Dollars More on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The Man with No Name returns as a bounty hunter who teams up with fellow bounty hunter Colonel Mortimer (Van Cleef) to track down an outlaw. Leone’s style, typified by daring camera moves and wide crane shots, came into its own with this movie.
Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm
Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, August 14
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.
Books & Bars: Vision @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm Social | 7pm Discussion | FREE and open to the public | Presented by The Loft Literary Center
Join us for an August discussion of Vision: The Complete Series, Tom King’s widely acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning series about Marvel’s Vision and his quest to be a human. Available as two volume trade paperback or hardcover – 20% off at Moon Palace. Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning – the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon, the place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be a man. There, he builds a wife, Virginia, and teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition – or obsession? – the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy and one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Considered one of the most celebrated graphic novels of the decade, Vision: The Complete Series features all twelve issues of the series, and also contains over a hundred pages of bonus content, including interviews, variants, original scripts, concept art, ink and coloring progression, and letters by the creative team
Wednesday, August 15
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
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!
Rad Girls Can + Riot Grrl Karaoke @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for an event with Kate Schatz celebrating the release of Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women. After the event, we’ll have Riot Grrl Karaoke! From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.
Longfellow Luau Patio Party @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
Gather your friends and family (dogs, too!) to the end-of-summer patio party at Longfellow Grill – The Longfellow Luau! Hawaiian-inspired food & drinks, beers and bands! We’ll be serving up beers from Dogfish Head Brewery, having a battle of the bands featuring John Chuck & The Class and The Millenium; hosted and DJ’d by Go963MN’s Jordan.
Handsome Midnight @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Handsome Midnight friendly alternative rock w/ class handsomemidnight.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.
Thursday, August 16
Cathie English @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Cathie English acoustic American fingerstyle folk https://www.reverbnation.com/cathieenglish 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.
Music and Movies at Minnehaha Falls Bandshell • 7pm • FREE
Movies and music is presented by the Minneapolis Parks Dept.
Thursday Night Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Yes. Simpsons trivia returns. How well do you know Springfield? How well do your neighbors know? Well?
Swan Meat, Amati, Lynn Avery @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
21+ ••• 7adv, 10 door SWAN MEAT (cologne) AMATI (MPLS, Sweat Taste) LYNN AVERY (MPLS) @swan.meat, aka Reba Fay, is a poet, producer, DJ, and engineer who pairs original spoken word poetry with jarring and complex electronics. Reba’s deeply personal aesthetic explores a fascination with fantasy, RPG, and storytelling through sound design and composition. With her work, Reba has developed a unique and potent form of emotional expression. https://noisey.vice.com/it/article/ppaabz/noisey-mix-swan-meat @lynn.a.very is a producer, creating dense, rapid ambient forests, echoing sounds of club, fantasy, and soundtrack. https://soundcloud.com/blueberry-recordings/sets/dasychira-haptics-remixes Amati is storied collaborator and producer, recently returning from Madrid where he release his club demolishing 2single on Sweat Taste records (spain). Having worked with such artists as Tennis Rodman, K. Raydio, YDVST, Amati is a well versed and skilled producer who knows how to control a dance floor
Lord of The Rings Trivia at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Think you’re well-versed in the realm of hobbits, dwarves, wizards, and elves? Join us for Lord of the Rings themed trivia and test your knowledge of all things Middle-earth. No sign up required. First come, first serve. Get here early to get a spot!
Bi+ Community Discussion @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
This month is at Boneshaker Books. Feel free to bring snacks; we will provide some to share. Come join our discussion group the THIRD Thursday of every Month. This is a safe and welcoming environment and a great way to navigate bi+ issues and bond with other community members. We are gathering at 6pm to chit chat and order food and drinks. We will change the location each month, so please keep an eye on where to meet. A Board member facilitator will bring topics to get the conversation started or we can talk about your questions and issues. We look forward to seeing you there!
Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party at The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party Featuring: BWFR Super Jam, El Dub, Pat Ferguson, Space Junk, & Upeksha Thursday, August 16 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show BUY TICKETS –> https://fanlink.to/BWFR-PRE Come prepare for The Big Wu Family Reunion at The Hook & Ladder Theater! Remember, if you buy/bought a VIP ticket to the Festival, this show is on us! www.bigwufamilyreunion.com
LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm