Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
Join us for committee meetings on September 4th & 5th. Click for agendas. All are welcome! For more information on LCC Committees, and to sign up for the committee mailing list, visit our committee page.
Community Connections Committee • Tuesday, September 4th, 6pm @ Longfellow Park Rec. Center
Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee • Tuesday, September 4th, 7:30pm @ Longfellow Park Rec. Center
Environment & River Gorge Committee • Wednesday, September 5th, 7:00pm @ Longfellow Park Rec. Center
Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program
Focus on Local Business: Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
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!
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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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 31
Niels Billund @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Niels Billund, originally of Denmark, plays a set of all- original acoustic guitar music.
A.M. Stryker/Strange Relations/Adelyn Rose at Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm • Show 9:30pm
Groovy beats and vegan treats! Come to Moon Palace Books and hear some excellent groups with excellent grooves.
A.M. Stryker – This singer-songwriter is branching out from his acoustic fingerpicking styles and incorporating drum machine beats and spooky synth sounds. His friend Nathan said, “It sounds like Nick Cave trapped in outer space.”
Strange Relations – Minneapolis diary rock band Strange Relations, featuring Casey Sowa (drums/vocals) and her girlfriend Maro Helgeson (bass/synth), don’t fit the typical mold of a pop group. Building tracks around a propulsive rhythm section, Strange Relations feed off their long-term relationship to capture an energy and intimacy that cannot be forced or faked, weaving through each track like a burst of fresh air through the haze.
Adelyn Rose – Powerful sweeping sounds and incredible songwriting from Adelyn Strei and her band.
Thunderheads at Schooner @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Full band performance. Cash only bar.
Percolators @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Percolators Band – Twin Cities electric 60’s rock, vocal harmony percolatorsband.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.
Saturday, September 1
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.
PWM “Family Musique” @ Moon Palace Books 4 weeks – Saturday Aug. 18, Aug. 25, Sept 1, Sept 8 10:00-10:45AM <<Pre-Registration Required>> (*suggested age birth-kindergarten – older siblings welcome;)
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!!Finn Hall goes to the Sea Salt! @ Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave. • 6pm
Finn Hall will provide an evening of music and dance outside at the Sea Salt eatery in the Minnehaha Falls Park. Come an enjoy an evening of great music, great food, and a view of the Falls!
Sunday, September 2
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.
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
Sunday classes are ongoing in Fall!
For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class
Monday, September 3
Yumiko (Esumi) wrestles with her husband’s sudden and shocking suicide in Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s stunning breakout film, which showcases his sensitive wit and humanity. An extremely rare 35mm screening.
Tuesday, September 4
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, September 5
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!
Soap Making Class with Longfellow Soap Co. @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 6pm
Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. The class lasts 2-1/2 hours and is a demonstration class as lye is used (as it has for over 5,000 years).
Each student will receive a manual with equipment list, ingredients and where to buy locally, John’s “secret recipe”, instructions for making soap, and websites for purchasing essential oils. Each student will also take home five bars of soap the night of the class! Space is limited!
Class is $20 but scholarships are available! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pay-what-you-can options or to RSVP. For a purchase tickets click here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3532310
About the instructor: John Hanson is the owner of The Longfellow Soap Company and a a longtime resident of Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods. He began making soap after taking a class that he purchased from a fundraising event for the Friends Quaker School in St. Paul. At first he gave all his soap away to family and friends until they started asking to buy it! Before making soap, John worked years in retail and another 14 in woodworking and carpentry.
The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole is a 5 person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. After 9 years of playing together, they have honed their skills to demonstrate their fluency at their respective instruments through tight vocal harmonies, complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamically cohesive presentation. Whether playing their more complicated pieces or presenting their easy going tunes, The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole exhibits a multi genre, highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor. #FreeMusicWednesdaysChildcare Group Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, September 6
Dizzy Hat, Thunderheads Duo at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm Doors :: 7:30pm Music :: 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show Dizzy Hat is an organic mix of jive, funk and soul with compositions ranging from Steven Katz’s off-beat originals to their covers of Slim Gaillard, Oscar Brown Jr. and Tom Waits. Exploring dangerous new territory at any rate. Dizzy Hat is supported on this night by members (Steve Blexrud and Craig Paquette) of local jam rockers The Thunderheads.
Thunderheads Duo – 7:30pm
Dizzy Hat – 8:30pm
One-Shot Comics Book Club: My Brother’s Husband @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a discussion of Gengoroh Tagame’s Eisner Award-winning manga MY BROTHER’S HUSBAND. As always, copies of the book are available at Moon Palace for 20% off. Thanks for supporting comics and your local independent bookstore!
About the book (from the publisher): ***WINNER OF THE 2018 EISNER AWARD FOR BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL — ASIA*** Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it. (Please note: This book is a traditional work of manga, and reads back to front and right to left.)
Reviews: “Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
“Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Gengoroh Tagame’s beautifully rendered meditation on the struggle for gay acceptance in today’s Japan is quietly dazzling. I am already looking forward to part two!” —Anderson Cooper, CNN
Two from the North: Reading with Jim Johnson and Bart Sutter @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Jim Johnson grew up in Cloquet, taught in the public schools of Duluth and at the College of St. Scholastica, and now divides his time between Cedar Falls, Iowa, and his cabin south of Ely. He has published nine books of poetry: Finns in Minnesota Midwinter, A Field Guide to Blueberries, Wolves, Dovetailed Corners, The Coop Label, Driving Gravel Roads, The First Day of Spring in Northern Minnesota, Yoik, and, his most recent, Text for a Nomadic Future (Red Dragonfly). Jim has served two terms as the Poet Laureate of Duluth and has twice won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.
Bart Sutter grew up in tiny towns in Minnesota and Iowa, worked for ten years in the printing trade, and thereafter taught at various universities, retiring from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, in 2011. A resident of Duluth for thirty years, Bart has written for public radio, he has had four verse plays produced, and he often performs as one-half of The Sutter Brothers, a poetry-and-music duo. The author of nine books, he is the only writer to win the Minnesota Book Award in three categories: poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. His new collection is Nordic Accordion: Poems in a Scandinavian Mood. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3340
Teen Fandom Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-8pm