Weekly Roundup: August 17-23

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



Focus on Local BusinessAre 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.

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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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.)

Friday, August 17

MB in Minneapolis @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
I love books!! I’ve never gotten to play tunes surrounded by them. How exciting this will be! Stoked to have Nick Costa and Jordan B Carr sharing their tunes amongst the pages as well! Doors @8:30 Show 9-midnight 21+ $7 cover

MCAD Alumni Show, Opening Reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. 6-11pm • FREE
MCAD Alumni Show and reception. For 130 years, graduates of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design have helped shape the visual and cultural landscape of the Twin Cities. The MCAD Alumni Association presents the work of more than 60 MCAD alumni artists, with alumni ranging from 1960 to 2018. Featuring pieces in a variety of mediums, the work presented is just a small sample of talent that has gone on to influence the art and design world. Free. Family friendly. Free parking on street in front of building and at rear entrance on Dight Ave in parking lots. Show runs Sat and Sun through August 26th.

Bossa Jazz Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Bossa Jazz Classic Brazilian Jazz https://www.karenpageonstage.com/bossa-jazz 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.

AfreakCON 2018 @ Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave • 2pm
Featuring: MINI ARCADE featuring RETRO ARCADE GAMES ARTIST ALLY COMMUNITY COMIC ROOM SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS with your favorite milk and cereal combos and SATURDAY night COSPLAY DANCE PARTY. This Convention will be an interactive good time for all with screenings, dancing, workshops, and deep ground breaking discussions addressing our lives with in intersections of a black narratives, scifi images, academia, artistry, ext. COS-PLAY ENCOURAGED. The Get Free Collective would like to invite you to participate in this year’s THIRD annual AfreakCON! Please join us August 17th and 18th for the most unique discussions, panels, and workshops The Twin-cities has to offer. The vision for this afro centered convention is to highlight and connect you – artist, writers, shop owners, documentarians – not only with each other but with youth and adults that share a similar passion in sci fi / fantasy arts while simultaneously encouraging youth of color to see value in the ways their academic brain and creative imagination collide. Please join us August 17th and 18th to celebrate BLERDS and POC’s Contribution and success in the comic book universe. All are welcome.


Saturday, August 18

Baila con Pasión Grand Opening Latin Gala @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm $15 per person • Cash only please • NO partner necessary • NO experience necessary • Semi Formal Attire requested but NOT required
Baila con Pasión Grand Opening Latin Gala & Fundraiser for World Team Project Performing Teams! Academia de Baila con Pasión presents 3rd Saturday Latin Nights! Every 3rd Saturday of the month!
All you need is a desire to spend a FABULOUS evening with FABULOUS PEOPLE, FABULOUS MUSIC and of course FABULOUS DANCING! Light snacks will be provided in the kitchen area. Come out and enjoy a wonderful night of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha, and more as you also support our World Team Project Minneapolis performing teams in their efforts to raise money to help cover costumes and travel expenses needed to get to Barcelona, Spain, this coming December when they participate in the Latin Dance Festival and European Meeting 2018! All proceeds from our Grand Opening Latin Gala will go to team costumes and travel expenses! Our dancers will be participating in the Latin Dance Festival and European Meeting 2018 in Barcelona by performing with World Team Project dancers from around the globe and training with World Champions Adrian and Anita as well as Daniel and Desiree! So come out and enjoy our Baila con Pasión Grand Opening Latin Gala & Fundraiser for World Team Project Performing Teams! Contact us with questions or for more information at 703.402.3645 or at 772.233.6914 or at Bailaconpasion.com

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

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.

Sunday, August 19

Dowling Community Garden’s 75th Birthday Celebration @ Dowling Community Gardens 11am-1pm
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Dowling Community Garden’s founding in 1943. The celebration will include an heirloom tomato tasting and an exhibition of plants grown in the Garden. Photos and other materials relating to the history of the Garden will also be on display. Local politicians will be invited and may speak briefly. The event will be from 11am to 1pm with speeches at noon.
There will be a kids’ program, Watercolors and Watermelons. Kids of all ages can come and paint a picture and eat some watermelon!

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

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.

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Monday, August 20

The Great Silence @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Could there be a greater villain than Kinski? Here he’s a vicious outlaw with only a mute gunfighter standing between him and a young widow. This western gets its first-ever North American theatrical release! Two shows only!

Keoma @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9pm
After the Civil War, a gang of ex-Confederate racists have taken over the hometown of an ex-Union soldier, Keoma (Nero). He must exact revenge and rescue the town’s soul. Two shows only!

Dog Appreciation Week @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 11am
Join us as we (Craft & Crew) celebrate our furry four legged friends August 20th – August 24th! We will be giving away free doggie items Monday – Friday at The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, Stanley’s NE Bar Room and Pub 819! PLUS stop in to enter for your chance to win a grand prize on Sunday, August 26th for #NationalDogDay! Monday: Double our donations to Pause 4 Paws w/ dog entree purchase. Tuesday: Free Swag Bag for First 20 Dogs Wednesday: $1 off Dog Entrees All Day w/ Human Entree Purchase Thursday: Free small bone to First 20 dogs Friday: Free Tennis Ball for First 20 dogs Sunday: Grand prize for one lucky dog! (1 per location)

Reading with Karolyn Redoute @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Prophecy and memory exist on the same plane in Whispers from the Aural World… Children pause in the space between hours, a father drives a house like a car and a staircase patiently anticipates turning into a story. With homegrown mysticism, Redoute discovers magic in the corners of rooms and in the corners of the mind, building a delicate bridge across childhood loss and wonder to an adult understanding of identity. – Jim Cihlar, author of The Shadowgraph. Karolyn Redoute received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. She currently advises and teaches in Individualized Programs in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her first book, Prayers of the Shaman was also published by Plain View Press.


Tuesday, August 21 

Chair Yoga @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

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.

Wednesday, August 22

Crime Book Club – Murder Casts a Shadow @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 7pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of Murder Casts a Shadow by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3207

Young Professionals/Networking Music in the Parks Event@ Minnehaha Park • 6pm
We would like to invite you to our next Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Young Professionals Networking event for Music in the Parks at Minnehaha Bandstand (4801 S Minnehaha Dr, Minneapolis). The music starts at 7pm but feel free to come early – we’ll be set up by 6pm. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other young professionals and adults affected by Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis.

Shrewd Mammals @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Shrewd Mammals jazzy funky bluesy instrumental music 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

Kitten Forever/4th Curtis/Long Neck/Fern Mayo at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • All Ages • $7

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!

Thursday, August 23

Broken Heartland String Band @ Minnehaha Falls •7pm •  FREE
Broken Heartland String Band Americana, folk, country https://soundcloud.com/brokenheartlandstringband 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

Unrestricted Editions at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Please join us in heralding six new and inimitable voices into the world of poetry. On August 23rd at 7pm, we will be launching a gorgeous set of Unrestricted Editions chapbooks (designed by Mary Austin Speaker!) at Moon Palace Books. Several of the authors will be there to present their poems and Unrestricted Interest Teaching-Writer Chris Martin will read an essay about the transformative power of poetry to foster the expression of unconventional learners. This event will feature work made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board and School District 287. If you feel or have felt at all disconnected from the foundational uses of poetry to change lives, this event will likely change yours.