Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
Development Meeting: Date: 4757 Hiawatha Ave. & 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.
Date: Tuesday October 9th • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm • Location: Brackett Park, 2728 S 39th Ave
6:00pm-7:25pm – Presentation and discussion with Reuter Walton Development on plans for 4757 Hiawatha Ave.
7:35pm-9:00pm – Presentation and discussion with Hayes Harlow Development, Left Lane Corporation and Twin Cities Home Rental on plans for 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.
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:
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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Belle’s ToolBox Fall Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon NOT OPEN Friday 9/7!
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Host for LOLA 9/15,16!
Come explore a space where parents/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. While materials and activities are designed for ages 3 and up, younger sibs are welcome.
Our Podners for Peas Learning Garden and The Hive gazebo are, as inside, outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction.
We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!
Lucy 612-799-1482 email@example.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings :0)
Friday, September 7
The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Theater Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They 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.
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, September 8
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.
What’s the Story Morning Glory? Discussion at APF @ Northern Clay Center, 2424 E Franklin Ave • 9am
Start your Saturday by joining America Pottery Festival attendees and MNWCA members for coffee, treats and scintillating conversation! Featured ceramic artists Maria Dondero and Alisa Holen will share wise thoughts and witty stories about their ceramic work. An MNWCA-sponsored event – $5 entrance fee is waived for members.
Boneshaker Book Club: Lagoon @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
Boneshaker Book Club selection is “Lagoon” by Nnedi Okorafor. Copies are in stock now at a 20% discount for all readers.
ABOUT THE BOOK: When a massive object crashes into the ocean off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous and legendary city, three people wandering along Bar Beach (Adaora, the marine biologist- Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa- Agu, the troubled soldier) find themselves running a race against time to save the country they love and the world itself… from itself. Told from multiple points of view and crisscrossing narratives, combining everything from superhero comics to Nigerian mythology to tie together a story about a city consuming itself.
Zorongo Open House @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Meet our teachers, try sample classes, enjoy tapas and a toast!
Sample Classes: 11:10am -11:30am.
Palomitas (children ages 5-8) 11:45am -12:15pm
Intro to Flamenco 12:30pm -12:50pm
Physically Integrated Flamenco Fiesta! 1pm – 2pm
Flamenco Flashmob, Majas Dancers perform, tapas and a toast
2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 6:45pm
Join Cathie English, Nigel Egg, and Liz Wilkinson & AJ Scheiber for a night of great original songs and performances. Tonight’s showcase will be hosted by Dan Rumsey. Music starts at 6:45pm. Come early!
Cathie English is a central Minnesota singer/ songwriter. Writing beautifully crafted songs accompanied with her distinctive American fingerstyle guitar technique . Woven through her music is a reverence for nature and the honest storytelling emblematic of the folk genre. She’s performs at festivals and venues throughout throughout Minnesota.
Singer-songwriter Nigel Egg is a British transplant based in Minnesota who tours internationally, performing over 150 dates per year. Nigel has been compared to a bluesy Paul Simon (but taller) – his music is a totally unique and modern sound but reflects a music history that goes back to playing with legends like Supertramp and Mott The Hoople in the 1970s. More recently, Nigel Egg has opened for David Bromberg, Geoff Muldaur, Richard Thompson and Leon Russell. His newest (2014) album, The Blues Is Personal, is receiving world-wide acclaim and radio play.Nigel Egg is a professional entertainer with 40 years of making music.
Singer-songwriters Liz Wilkinson and AJ Scheiber met up and began performing together in 2008. Their first (self-titled) album, released in 2014, reflected their love of folk, honky-tonk, and country blues, and proudly displayed the singing and songwriting style they developed playing the taprooms and coffee dens of the Twin Cities as a duo. Over the last couple of years that folk duo has grown into a full band that regularly features dobro and saxophone in addition to bass and drums. Their most recent release, “Abandon” (Fall 2016) shows how the Wilkinson James sound has evolved to include touches of jazz, country-rock, and swing, while still holding true to Liz’s and AJ’s original core concept, which one fan described as “the bastard offspring of June Carter Cash and Townes Van Zandt.”
Grand Opening! @ All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
OPENING AT LAST!
Dear Community: Join us for the restaurant’s GRAND OPENING, as we celebrate the 2 years of love and labor that went into the making of All Square.
10:30am: OPENING REMARKS, Founder, Emily Hunt Turner
10:45am: RIBBON-CUTTING with Mayor Jacob Frey
11am: Criminal justice speakers including: Judge Pamela Alexander Jason Sole Emily Baxter Councilman Andrew Johnson AND A PERFORMANCE by SHAPESHIFT
12pm: FOOD and DJ The Real Jeilah BEGIN!
3pm: Ceremony/Celebration ends
*NOTE: This day is a CELEBRATION and we will plan to spend most of the day outside (we are closing down 41st Street next to the restaurant). Food will be served, but traditional restaurant operations will officially commence on SUNDAY, September 9th! Bring your kiddos, your friends, and your family! And come meet our Fellows, our Leadership, and join us for the BEST grilled cheese you’ve ever had! *wink* Can’t wait to see you all! – The All Square Team
Minneapolis HOPE Fall Festival @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please plan to join us for our Fall Fest Fundraising event at The Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge. Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, fun games, raffle items, and an auction. The President’s Purse makes a return with 25 keys available to purchase for a chance to win a designer purse stuffed with additional prizes. All proceeds go towards renewable scholarships for students from Washburn and Henry.
Nokomis Monarch Festival @ East of Lake Nokomis Community Center, in the area bounded by E Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Blvd, and E Nokomis • 10am-4pm
Parkway celebrates the monarch butterfly’s 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico, with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.
Sunday, September 9
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 Tom at Urban Forage Winery and Cider House for a drink and a chat about his book, 100 Things to do in the Twin Cities Before You Die. Help build a list of the essential to-do’s around the metro. Books available for purchase and signing, too.
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.
Lucas Kurmis, Admiral Fox, Quiet Jay at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Doors at 7:30 | Music at 8pm | $7 Cover | 21+
Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!
Cultural Craft: Henna Workshop @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4pm
Monday, September 10
Behold, the second edition of this essential bucket list guide awaits you. Whether it’s strolling the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, sipping a drink on Frost’s patio in St. Paul on a warm summer night, or biking to Stillwater for lunch on the St. Croix River, we’ve got you covered. We’re ready to introduce you to outdoor activities that will let you declare victory over the harsh Minnesota winters. But there are also plenty of things to do indoors when Jack Frost truly has it in for you.
The hearty Minnesotan will know it’s a fool’s errand to let weather dictate life’s pleasures, and one hundred activities for all seasons await you. Two truly is better than one, and the Twin Cities are waiting to be explored. Enjoy some pro tips too, to enhance your adventures. Tom Weber has been a journalist for nearly two decades, most recently with Minnesota Public Radio News. Originally from the Chicago area, he quickly embraced all things Minnesota. Tom lives in St. Paul and generally likes to spend his free time outside (even in the winter), and enjoys biking, hiking, running, and cross-country skiing. He was also happy to learn, during his research for this book, that there are still plenty of places in the Twin Cities to discover.
Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
FLAMENCO PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED Instructor Colette Illarde NEW! 6:30 p.m. (60-minutes): Colette will teach this ALL ability dance class. With live guitar and slow, steady progressive exercises, this flamenco dance class is accessible to all – learn seated or with restricted movement. Full Session (5-weeks) $70 Session or $10 Drop-in fee.
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
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.
Taps for Tubman – Pour Some Back @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm
Pour Some Back at Du Nord Craft Spirits and support Tubman at our fall Taps for Tubman event where one dollar of every drink sold will go back to Tubman. Enjoy signature house-made cocktails and spirits from Du Nord and food from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen’s food truck. This event is open to everyone (must be 21+ to drink), so invite your friends, neighbors, family, and coworkers. Hope to see you there! Pour Some Back happens on the first Monday of the month at Du Nord Craft Spirits as a way to engage the community and give back to local nonprofits.
Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, September 11
ATLANTIS QUARTET Atlantis Quartet has emerged as a leading voice in the twin cities’ burgeoning modern jazz scene since its inception in 2006. The group features four of Minnesota’s most exciting young jazz artists, saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Pete Hennig; who have come together in this setting to create and explore fresh and original sounds in the heart of and on the edges of the jazz idiom. The ensemble’s blend of complexity and accessibility has proven a perfect fit for all listeners.
Books & Bars MPLS: Dune @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 6:00 Social | 7:00 Discussion FREEDune by Frank Herbert and open to the public Presented by The Loft Literary Center Hosted/Moderated by Jeff Kamin Our September discussion will focus on Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece – a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time – nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become known as Muad’Dib, and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Wednesday, September 12
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!
Hula Peppers at the Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Friends, Join Poppa, Tiny, Rock, Mysterious and the Professor for some thorough schooling in fun-ness. We look forward to seeing you there. No cover. Dancing encouraged but plenty o’ tables to relax and listen
Crafting in Community 2 @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm
HermitCrafts proudly presents the second crafting in community workshop: macrame plant hangers! Come join in the fun of decorating and making our own macrame plant hanger. I’ll provide simple and easy instructions on basic knots and refreshments and snacks. Come hang out with new and old friends in the park while creating a piece of art to display in your space.
Becky Kapell & The Fat 6 – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm | Music 7pm | 21+ | Free
The 2nd Wednesday of every month is supported by Insight Brewing ‘s “Fall Residency” -Insight Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) FREE “This late-bloomer Minneapolis country crooner fell in with esteemed local twang vets Paul Bergen and Erik Koskinen to craft her debut album, that certain ache. her smoky but tender voice recalls Jeannie C. Riley while her songwriting has a Lucinda Williams-like balance of down-and-out grit and hopeful beauty, with standout cuts including the bittersweet, slow-waltzing title track and the cool-rambling capable man.” ~ Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune #FreeMusicWednesdays
Thursday, September 13
Thursday Trivia- The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Win a round of free drinks on Dunder Mifflin!
Troublemakers: a discussion with Carla Shalaby @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Troublemakers author and radical educator Carla Shalaby, with University of Minnesota’s Annie Mason, for a public discussion about the book and its significance in the Twin Cities community. Engage with questions around what it will take to transform structures that impede our children’s freedom and, most importantly, what we can learn from children themselves. From the publisher (The New Press): …”although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child’s path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age.” Sponsored by Elementary Teacher Education and Department of curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota.
Bob Ross Mob Boss ‘Hot Sauce’ EP Release! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
We, Bob Ross Mob Boss are releasing our debut EP ‘Hot Sauce’ https://www.facebook.com/bobrossmobboss/ https://bobrossmobboss.bandcamp.com/ Local homie support squad: Getting By https://www.facebook.com/gettingbympls/ niiice. https://www.facebook.com/dudeniiice/ Harakiri https://www.facebook.com/harakirimusic/
The Hollow, a concert presented by Trademark Theater at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge,3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm | Show 8pm | $18 – Reserved Seats & GA
THE HOLLOW, a concert by Jenna Wyse & Joey Ford of Coy and Daring Emily Michaels King, Tyler Michaels and Trademark Theater with special guest Val Son Thursday, September 13 at The Hook and Ladder Theater BUY TICKETS–> https://fanlink.to/TheHollow THE HOLLOW is a one-night-only concert event created by Jenna Wyse and Joey Ford of Tree Party, The Poor Nobodys, and their recently formed duo Coy and Daring, along with local stage performers Emily Michaels King, Tyler Michaels, and Trademark Theater. Inspired by Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, this concept album offers up fragments of haunting imagery, eerie melodies, and stirring vocals. It is the second phase of a three part project which will culminate in a brand new performance experience that blends live music, theater, and movement. The evening will begin with special guests Val Son.
Transition Longfellow Book Club: “The End We Start From” by Megan Hunter @ Moon Palace Bookstore, 3032 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30-8 pm
In this short novel, the reader is taken along on the journey of so many refugees fleeing flood, fire or civil unrest, but the mother telling this tale of escape from a London now under water is making the dangerous trip with a newborn. The author has done a masterful job of capturing the laser focus of a new parent and the search for safety amidst uncertainty experienced by so many refugees. A quick and compelling read. (This book is newly available in paperback on Sept 1; Moon Palace will have copies available.)