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
Every Third Saturday 10-12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Also available to rent for private gatherings :0)
Friday, September 21
The Hook’s 2 Year Anniversary – BBQ & Concert @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm | Food 6pm | Music 7pm | 21+ | FREE | Donations Always Accepted!
The Hook & Ladder Theater presents a southern-fried 2-year anniversary celebration featuring a free community pig-roast and perfomamces by Alive! Natural Sound recording artist James Leg (of Black Diamond Heavies), Eleganza, Jaw Knee Vee and Liquor Beats Winter.
BBQ – Ribs/Brisket, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw CONCERT – Featuring James Leg (of Black Diamond Heavies), Elengaza, Johnny Vee, & Liquor Beats Winter
The Song of Sway Lake Minneapolis Screenings @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 5pm
Director: Ari Gold w/Rory Culkin, Mary Beth Peil and Brian Dennehy. It’s summer on Sway Lake, the most glamorous lake in the Adirondacks – former playground of the jazz-age New York aristocracy. Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family’s estate. Ollie believes that this mysterious piece of music – recorded at his grandparents’ wedding by Cole Porter’s lover – was hidden for him by his father before his suicide. He believes possessing the record will change his life. The boys’ mission should be as easy as meeting a pretty girl on the water, but the arrival of the beguiling matriarch herself, Charlie Sway, changes everything. For Charlie has her own plans. And this song that hasn’t been heard in half a century may possess the answer to the deepest riddles about love and death – for whichever of these three lost souls will be the first to find it.
Beat the Devil – new restoration! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Largely written as it was being shot, with screenwriter Truman Capote on set, the film follows a group of charlatans seeking to obtain land in Africa that’s supposedly studded with uranium. Devil was a box office flop, but some call it the first camp classic. Newly restored!
“Joanna Macy and the Great Turning” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran,4101 37th Ave. S. • Free Will Donation • Potluck at 6:30 • Film at 7:15 pm
Share a potluck meal, then watch the documentary “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning.” Macy shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. This is not a film about despair, though; it’s about the opportunity we have to come alive. Paul Hawken says of this short video: “Arguably the greatest interview of our time with one the wisest women of our time.”
After the video, two current students of Joanna’s Work That Reconnects will share stories with us and answer questions. We’ll also learn about local gatherings designed around this worldview from Kaia Svien from Common Ground Meditation Center.
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
Epworth UMW Fall Rummage Sale @ 3207 37th Ave S. • 9am-3pm
Join Epworth UMC for our annual Rummage Sale – come and see if you can find new uses for gently-used items donated by our congregation at a price you’ll love! Proceeds from the sale provide the funds for the mission programs sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Women. There will be treats for sale kitchen during this event.
Saturday, September 22
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.
Reading with Ellen Lansky and William Reichard @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Ellen Lansky’s novella Harmonic Convergence was the runner-up in Evergreen Chronicles’ first national novella contest. She was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. Her first novel, Golden Jeep, was published in 2011. Her short stories have been widely published. In addition she is the author of many essays on literature and addiction that have appeared in Literature and Medicine, Dionysos, and several anthologies, including the forthcoming Southern Comforts: Alcohol and Drinking in the US South.
Southside End of Summer Party @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 6pm
The MPLS Southside End of Summer Party at the Schooner Tavern. Outside is (Ken Valdez) from 6:30-8:30pm rain or shine. Inside will be the Monsters of Funk (Snak Attack) 9pm-close. The perfect way to end the summer is hanging with friends, See you there. NO COVER CHARGE
100 Hybrids by Jefferson Hansen book release reading @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join us to celebrate the release of Jefferson Hansen’s book ‘100 Hybrids’ a work of poetry combined with asemic writing freshly published by Post-Asemic Press.
Built to Last Music Festival IV @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4:20pm Gate | 5pm Music | 21+ | Rain or Shine GA $15 Adv | $20 Dos | GA + After Party $25 Adv | $30 Dos | VIP: $50 Tickets available Online at MJGPRO.COM, at The Hook Box Office, & The Electric Fetus
A multi stage festival event celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead featuring the legendary Peter Rowan, Minnesota’s hottest jamgrassers Kind Country, plus a gathering of the Midwest top Dead tribute bands! VIP option includes a Hang Session with complimentary beer and food at Geek Love Cafe and special performances by Peter Rowan & Kind Country. After the sun sets, the festival After-Party moves inside The Hook and Ladder Theater featuring The Jones Gang, the All-Star band Waves Against The Bandstand (featuring members of Big Wu, Kind Country and more), Winterland (Iowa), and China Rider (St. Cloud). Refillable water bottles are encouraged. Bring your own chairs. Please no dogs, large bags or umbrellas!
SHAKEDOWN STREET In addition to the live performances, this year’s Built To Last Festival will showcase a wide variety of local artisans showing off an eclectic array of work, from paintings, illustrations and recycled art to jewelry, textiles and much more. Geek Love Cafe will be cooking up a storm.
PWM Family Musique x Moon Palace Sept. Session @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
(*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. YUM!
Hardscaping with found objects @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Fall is a great time to install hardscape around your home! Jeff Zeitler, landscape architect and co-owner of Urban Forage discusses the how and what of building a patio, walkway or retaining wall with items that can be found for free or cheaply on sites such as craigslist. Learn the basics of laying foundations and building outdoor elements, and what items can often be found, and which are better to purchase new. This is a repeat of the well-attended talk held this spring. Feel free to come again if you like. No fee to attend, but we hope you’ll buy a drink!
Autumnal Equinox Open House @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St. • 10am
You are cordially invited to our open house in celebration of the autumnal equinox!! We are SO excited for this gathering which is sure to be the best one yet! Join us for a vintage pop-up with SKY Vintage, next level tarot readings with @_which_witch, herbal body butter demo with our very own Gina! PLUS herbal drinks, 20% off retail, and plant nerd community LOVE!
Sunday, September 23
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.
Music at Moon Palace : DJ ARB / Patti Fundament / Holiday @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave• 8pm
DJ ARB spins 45s Patti Fundament sings the hits Holiday croons that interplanetary lounge | All Ages | $5-10
Wild Read Book Club: Trail of Lightning @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave• 2pm
Join Moon Palace’s Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinâetah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinâetah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine.
Rebecca Roanhorse is speculative fiction writer and Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon Award Finalist. She is also a 2017 Campbell Award Finalist for Best New Science Fiction and Fantasy writer. Her novel Trail of Lightning is the first book in the Sixth World series, followed by Storm of Locusts in 2019. She lives in northern New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and pug. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3666
Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 252026th 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!
Pints For Pups with No Dog Left Behind @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join No Dog Left Behind 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 No Dog Left Behind. More Info http://www.ndlbrescue.org/ Adoptable pups http://www.ndlbrescue.org/animals/browse
5th Annual Minneapolis Pyrex Swap @ Turquoise Vintage, 3869 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the event you’ve been waiting all year for – the 5th annual Minneapolis Pyrex swap at turquoise vintage! The swap will be held in the back parking lot at turquoise vintage. The first hour will be reserved for swapping/trading – then open for buying/selling. There will also be door prizes and drawings every half-hour. These events have been getting bigger & better – last year was our biggest yet, with 23 vendors! If you are interested in being a vendor, there will be a small fee of $15 for up to a 6′ table (please bring your own) and $30 for a 8 x 6 (parking space) booth (perfect for sharing with a friend!). Please send an email to email@example.com to reserve a space. Although the swap is geared around Pyrex, all things vintage are welcome to be bought & sold! We are so excited to see everyone this year, please post in this event your items up for trade/sale as well as items you are in search of!
Humbird, Shane Leonard, Roscoe & Etta at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm | Music 7:30pm | 21+ | $8 Adv | $10 Day Of Show
Whee! FREE as a bird… Rail Tale Tour from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon with a hometown stop in Minneapolis!
HUMBIRD After traversing 5 continents and 20 countries with only a guitar and a backpack, Humbird returns home to sing songs from the edge of the world. Combining a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale, Humbird stretches traditional genres of folk and Americana to embrace the unexpected. Creating music out of a mosaic of influences like Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver and Bill Frisell, Humbird weaves it all together with powerful lyrics and a stubborn pursuit of the sound of the North.
Roscoe & Etta (Maia Sharp & Anna Schulze) With ornery tuning keys and rattling fret boards, Roscoe and Etta are a pair of aged arch top guitars possessing wills of their own. Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze are two singer-songwriter-producers who play these instruments and claim title to their names as Roscoe & Etta, on their eponymous debut. Both artists maintain vibrant careers as artists and songwriters. Anna, originally from Minnesota, has released five well-regarded solo projects, placed songs in the Oscar-winning documentary Icarus and the MTV series Awkward, and been featured in the digital magazine This is Melo.
Practice Writing for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-3:30pm
Monday, September 24
Director: Ari Gold w/Rory Culkin, Mary Beth Peil and Brian Dennehy.
It’s summer on Sway Lake, the most glamorous lake in the Adirondacks – former playground of the jazz-age New York aristocracy. Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family’s estate. Ollie believes that this mysterious piece of music – recorded at his grandparents’ wedding by Cole Porter’s lover – was hidden for him by his father before his suicide. He believes possessing the record will change his life. The boys’ mission should be as easy as meeting a pretty girl on the water, but the arrival of the beguiling matriarch herself, Charlie Sway, changes everything. For Charlie has her own plans. And this song that hasn’t been heard in half a century may possess the answer to the deepest riddles about love and death – for whichever of these three lost souls will be the first to find it.
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.
National Coffee Week @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy
Celebrate National Coffee Day at Longfellow Grill! Bring in a coffee mug that you will let us add to our collection and bottomless coffee is on us.
Forced Into Femininity(Chi),ET,Itch Princess,Preferred Customer @ Memory Lanes, 252026th Ave S • 9pm
Forced Into Femininity aka Jill Lloyd Flanagan, you’ve probably seen her perform in Minneapolis or Chicago or anywhere in the world… she is one of the most intense and mind boggling performers you will ever get the chance to experience and I highly recommend you don’t miss this! The last time she played in Minneapolis was at Dead Media a few years ago, and it was a freaky afternoon show! She was climbing on tables and book shelves and I think I cried! She is coming to Minneapolis for one night only before she embarks on a European tour!
Joining FIF on this evening will be locals: Itch Princessaka Kate Farstad is a prized gem in Minneapolis. We are so lucky to have a weirdo like her in our presence! If you’ve seen Kate perform, your world has been shaken apart by her magical voice and strange beats! Preferred Customer is the performance art/noise project of Cutlet Withers. I am not exactly sure how to describe their work, but you should come see it for yourself anyway! ET of MPLS will also be playing. Kelli Frances Corrado, based out of Seattle and Brooklyn, will also be gracing us with her presence. Come on time because the acts this night will be short and sweet!
Bachata Autentica Workshop! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Bachata Autentica! We invite you to come out & learn a little Bachata Autentica, straight from the streets of Santo Domingo! Come and learn form International Instructor, Cassandra de Mercedes and her husband Pedro Mercedes. This dynamic couple are bringing Bachata Autentica to Minneapolis! Cassandra has has not only studied Bachata in the home of Bachata itself but has also had the opportunity to train with the best of the best in the DR. She has also had numerous opportunities to teach in the home of Bachata and she and her husband, a native of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, (the home of Bachata) had a school in Bavaro, Punta Cana. It doesn’t get more Dominican than THAT! Come out and learn from this dynamic couple as they share with you their experience and knowledge of how the Dominicans dance this beautiful dance. For those of you going with us to Santo Domingo in October, this is a perfect head start! NO partner necessary! NO experience Necessary! Please register here…. https://www.bailaconpasion.com/group-classes.html Cash is also accepted at the door. Workshop cost is $30 per person. ¡Hablamos Español!
Tuesday, September 25
Are you looking to “Go Green” or need help along your Green Journey? Come drink some organic, fair-trade coffee and meet/collaborate with other like-minded, eco-friendly people! We’ll discuss how to start making Green choices, how to overcome the challenges of staying green and share tips/resources on Eco-friendly options! Join us at Peace Coffee on Minnehaha Ave on Tuesday, September 25th from 7-8pm! Can’t make this one? Don’t worry, we’ll have more to come to this fall! Sponsored by Do It Green! Minnesota www.doitgreen.org
Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
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
Shining Bright for Kids (a flashlovemob) @ Children’s Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Ave • 7-7:30pm
Want to be a part of MN’s first flashlovemob? No dancing required!
Come down to Childrens MN, bring a flashlight or some other light source and help me shine a light of love at children battling cancer. These kids are stuck in the hospital while we go about normal life and start the new school year. We will show them they aren’t alone by shining our lights at the hospital after sunset. We will be joined by special guests The UkuLadies. Lighting event between 7:20-7:30. There will be a place to write notes and supportive messages. Please come #shinebrightforkidsduring Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
If you can’t attend but want to help kids battling cancer you can donate here. https://secure.qgiv.com/event/account/570544/
UVB Is Back At Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Come party with your favorite waltz and polka band! Ukrainian Village Band plays Ukrainian roots, folk & modern music with a twist. Bring a little nosh and buy a few drinks- we dare you to stay in your seats! +21
Gilmore Girls Trivia Night Minneapolis @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Gilmore Girls Trivia Night is coming to Moon Palace Books! Cash Prizes. Drink Specials. Loads of Fun. This one is sure to sell out, so grab your tickets now. Each ticket is good for a team of up to 6 players: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gilmore-girls-trivia-night-minneapolis-tickets-49157188474 Music starts at 7, Signups begin at 7:30, quiz starts right at 8 Tag your friends, spread the word, start thinking of those team names. Gilmore Girls Trivia will be here before you know it!
Wednesday, September 26
It’s a great night to get your 30’s twist on! Head over to Schooner Tavern as Mississippi Hot Club performs a variety of jazzy swing to European folk mixed in with modern flair. Never a cover, full bar with cheap beer, wine and liquor with plenty of room to shake your boots! (21+)
Scottie Miller – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm | Music 7pm | 21+| Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) | FREE
Inducted in the MN Blues Hall of Fame in 2017 for “Blues Performer”, and winner of “2017 Best Self-Produced CD” with the MN Blues Society. Scottie also splits his time and has garnered International recognition as touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Records.) He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD Live At Antones. Scottie and Ruthie recently co-wrote the song “I Was Called” which is featured on the 2017 release “Almost Home” from six-time Grammy winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and recorded at FAME Studios at Muscle Shoals. #FreeMusicWednesdays
Birchwood Cafe Artist Reception: Ginger Shafer @ Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St. • 6pm
Our love of local farmers and local artists collide in our current art show, “Riverbend Farm” by Ginger Shafer. Riverbend has been supplying Birchwood Cafe with local organic vegetables for over twenty years. Ginger was first introduced to Greg and Mary Reynolds and their picturesque organic farm on a Crop Mob over ten years ago and has been painting out there ever since. Stop by to meet Ginger, peruse her paintings (they are all for sale!) and say hello to Greg and Mary too! We’ll have light bites and sips. All are welcome! And please consider joining us at Riverbend for our last CROP MOB at Riverbend Farm – September 2018! About Ginger: When I was twelve when I encountered the art of Georgia O’Keefe on a visit to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Seeing her world firsthand, and then through her paintings was a powerful experience. It sparked my interest in painting. I received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York. In class I had many influential teachers like Maurice Sendak, and David Passalacqua, and in the cities museums I learned from Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Sorolla, and Cezanne. My greatest teacher is nature. Whether it’s the way light draws itself upon a landscape or the way color combinations appear in front of you, painting is a way for me to experience and understand the world. It is an alchemy of emotion, touch, and vision. I have been in many group exhibitions; and my paintings are in private collections across the country. I hope you enjoy my work. ~Ginger Shafer
Reading with Cecilia Konchar Farr @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join us for a reading with Cecilia Konchar Farr, author of The Ulysses Delusion, in conversation with her daughter, bookseller Daley Farr. Literary professors, and academia in general, have a history of turning a blind eye against popular fiction but why? The Ulysses Delusion explores this question by linking this literary condescension to a wider discussion on the gendered history of reading novels. Topics include Oprah’s Book Club, Harry Potter, and Chick Lit. Cecilia Konchar Farr is Professor of English at St. Catherine University. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3788
Thursday, September 27
Soul Legends Show with Samuel & Davis at The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm | Music 7:30pm | 21+ | $15 Advance | $18 Day of Show | A limited amount of $12 Early Bird Tickets are available
A night featuring your favorite songs such as “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin” and many, many more. Jan and Cedric will be bringing the 60’s and 70’s music alive at The Hook! Samuel & Davis Jan “Samuel” Harris & Cedric “Davis” Brownlee have been singing and dancing since the age of 12. Both grew up in Memphis, Tennessee surrounded by Blues and R&B music. Home to such amazing artists such as Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, David Porter and The Bar-Kays just to name a few. They found themselves being part of this culture as well. At the age of 18, Cedric started working with the famous Memphis group The Bar-Kays. During that time Jan begin as a staff writer for Unisound Productions. Now 35 years later, both have collaborated to keep the Stax Memphis music alive with performing as the dynamic Sam Moore and Dave Prater better known as Sam and Dave. The Samuel and Davis show will feature songs such as “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin” and many, many more. Jan and Cedric will be bringing the 60’s and 70’s music alive in the new millennium. ~ Supported by Castle Danger Brewery
Trivia Thursday- Plants of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
How well do you know the local flora? Prairie, forest and wetland species will all be fair game. The focus will be on natives, but naturalized and invasive plants might make their way in there as well.
Harry Potter Party Minneapolis! @ The Cabooze, 913 Cedar Ave, 8pm
For those of you who thought you’d missed out on your acceptance letter, we are pleased to announce you have mail! We are tremendously excited to inform you that you have been invited to Wizard Fest! A Harry Potter themed dance party date in Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze where we transform one of your favorite venues into Hogwarts and throw a huge dance party! Erol the Owl is delivering cheap presale tickets and special ticket options to join the festivities! Reminder: Wizard Fest is 18+, but you have to be 21 to drink the butterbeer! Tickets & more info: https://www.leopresents.com/event/1756234 WANDS: http://bit.ly/wizardfestwands We’re hosting an Epic Costume contest (groups encouraged) with Cash Prizes + Goodie bags to the best dressed and don’t miss the chance to win your very own magical prizes by posting on the event wall below!
Reading with Silvia Hidalgo from How to Be An American @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for an event with Silvia Hidalgo, author of the new book How to Be An American: A Field Guide to Citizenship. The current political climate has left many of us wondering how our government actually operates. Sure, we learned about it in school, but if put to the test, how many of us can correctly explain the branches of government? The history of politics? The differences and connections between local government and federal government? Enter How to Be an American. While author and illustrator Silvia Hidalgo was studying for her citizenship test, she quickly found that the materials provided by the government were lacking. In order to more easily absorb the information, Hidalgo started her own illustrated reference to civics facts and American history essentials. She’s collected her findings in How to Be an American, a freshly designed and illustrated two-color guide to all things America. Born in Costa Rica, Silvia Hidalgo moved to the United States in 1998. Currently an artist as well as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, she has worked for corporations such as SRAM and Motorola. She lives in Chicago. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3565