Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is hosting public Learning Sessions to discuss park safety and policing:
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Monday, October 1, Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave. S.
5:30—7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 2, North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 James Ave. S.
Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board as it listens, learns, acknowledges, educates and gathers public input on the desired level of park police service needed to serve the community.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is committed to providing safe places for children and adults to gather and play. Since the July 10 incident at Minnehaha Falls, there has been an internal work group comprised of the superintendent, commissioners, staff and consultants who have discussing short and long-term strategies related to safety and park policing. In mid-September, the MPRB started a series of Listening Sessions with a focus group of community leaders and sessions for youth. The MPRB is encouraging the public to attend one of the two community sessions being held in early October. Interpreters, children’s activities, light food and refreshments will be provided at each session.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is committed to working with the community to identify ways to improve park safety. Findings from these Learning Sessions will be reported to the Board and shared with the community before the end of the year and will inform development of recommendations in a Park Police Service Level Plan to be drafted in 2019.
Other initiatives being developed related to park safety and park policing include expanded youth programming, formation of a park police advisory council, and development of legislative agenda language to build awareness and strengthen laws and/or penalties related to reporting inaccurate information to law enforcement. All of these strategies will include community engagement and discussions. The strategies are being approached, and will be evaluated, through a lens of equity.
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 email@example.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings :0)
Friday, September 28
Ysheyellin Dance Party! @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
YSHEYELLIN aka Mina Moore DJing R+B, soul and grooves 😎 21+ | FREE |
M @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Peter Lorre plays a serial child murderer. Mainly represented by a tune whistled offscreen and a shadow, he is nevertheless the picture’s unforgettable core figure. In sharp contrast to the romantic impressionism Lang used in Metropolis, he here employs a sickly horizontality and a jaded grotesquery.
Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm | Lessons 8pm | Music 9pm | 21+ | Swing Dance lessons at 8pm with DJ Kelsey Burns | $9 Early Bird / $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome. Come early for swing dancing lessons at 8pm!
Mississippi Hot Club – 9pm Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements. The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League – 10:30pm The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.
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 29
PWM “Family Musique” @ Moon Palace Books (*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.
Joshua Edwards, Paula Cisewski, Feng Sun Chen, and Roy Guzmán @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join us for a reading with poets Joshua Edwards, Paula Cisewski, Feng Sun Chen, and Roy Guzmán.
Paula Cisewski’s fourth poetry collection, Quitter, was awarded the Diode Editions Book Prize and her second, Ghost Fargo, was awarded the Nightboat Poetry Prize, selected by Franz Wright. She lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches, collaborates with fellow artists and activists, and serves on the editorial staff of Conduit.
Joshua Edwards is the author of several books, including Castles and Islands, Imperial Nostalgias, and Photographs Taken at One-Hour Intervals During a Walk from Galveston Island to the West Texas Town of Marfa; and he translated María Baranda’s book-length poem, Ficticia. He directs Canarium Books, teaches, and works at bookstores in West Texas and Chicago.
By day, Feng Sun Chen works at a nursing home in Minneapolis, by night she creates biting poetry such as her latest collection, The 8th House (Black Ocean 2015). She is also the author of the book of poetry Butcher’s Tree (Black Ocean 2011) and the chapbooks Ugly Fish (Radioactive Moat 2011), Arcane Carnal Knowledge (Mortal Steaks 2012), and blud (Spork Press 2011).
Roy G. Guzmán is the author of the chapbook Restored Mural for Orlando and co-editor of Pulse/Pulso: In Remembrance of Orlando. Their work has appeared in Poetry magazine, Best of the Net 2017 and Best New Poets 2017, and is forthcoming in The Rumpus and Hayden’s Ferry Review. Born in Honduras, Roy is a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow and PhD student in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, where they also received an MFA in poetry. Their debut collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2020. Website: roygguzman.com. Twitter: @dreamingauze.
The Blight, Crepuscular & Tim Kaiser @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Doors: 9pm | All Ages | $5
Flamenco Classes for Children @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 9am
Choose from two classes this fall: PALOMITAS children ages 5-8 Instructor Jenna Laffin NEW! 9:00 a.m. (40-minutes): We’ll explore flamenco dance and rhythms through movement games, storytelling, and Spanish. We’ll put together choreography “por tangos,” a lively flamenco style in 4/4 rhythm. Full Session (12-weeks) or Drop-in $10. PALOMAS children ages 8-12 Instructor Jenna Laffin 9:45 a.m. (45-minutes): Palomas will work on the palo of bulerías, a 12-count dance at the core of flamenco culture. We’ll incorporate traditional footwork and movement in the choreography, while also diving into improvisation. Classes will be taught in English and Spanish, and provide background into the history of flamenco. Full Session (12-weeks) or Drop-in $10
Honey Island Swamp Band at The Hook and Ladder Theater @ 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm :: Music 8:30pm :: 21+ $18 Advance / $22 Day of Show
Honey Island Swamp Band’s music has been described as “Bayou Americana”, with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John
Progressive Dinner Bike Ride on the Greenway • 4:15-8pm
New food partners just added: Lake & Irving, Hasty Tasty, more!
Don’t miss the progressive dinner bike ride on the Greenway! We’ll start with Appetizers in Uptown, with tasty treats from Barbette, Trapeze champagne bar, Lake & Irving, and The Hasty Tasty. Then on to the Main Course in Midtown, featuring hand-made pizza from WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery. The dinner ends with Sweets in Seward, featuring treats from the
Birchwood Cafe and Seward Coop. Soft drinks, wine and beer (must be 21+) included, sponsored by WeWork (Uptown).
Current Members of the Midtown Greenway Coalition receive $5 off registration. Use promo code: MGC
REGISTER HERE: https://go.midtowngreenway.org/events/dinner/
Sunday, September 30
Calvin Johnson / Vacation / Sauna Accident at Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Calvin Johnson established Olympia, Washington-based indie label K Records in 1982 and founded Dub Narcotic Studio in 1993. He has performed with groups such as Beat Happening, The Go Team, Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sounds System, and The Hive Dwellers. He tours as a solo artist, and also performs as Selector Dub Narcotic. He’s touring behind his new solo album, A Wonderful Beast, which will be released on K Records this fall.
Cincinnati, Ohio’s Vacation formed in 2009 as a trio of drummer/singer Jerri Queen, bassist and visual artist Evan Wolff, and guitarist Peyton Copes; quickly putting out a slew of tapes, singles, and LPs on various DIY labels, while spreading their infectious pop-inspired punk through shows around their native Midwest and tours throughout the rest of the country, including shows with Times New Viking, Japanther, Tenement and P.s. Eliot. Since then, the group has expanded into a four-piece rock outfit with John Hoffman of Swim Team on guitar and Dylon McCartney of Mardou on drums, with Queen stepping from behind the kit to play guitar. They continued relentless touring, with appearances on bigger stages–opening for The Breeders, Screaming Females, Black Lips, No Age, Ass Ponys etc; while maintaining impressive fecundity at home in their studio. The band released a two-part record in 2016– a miscellaneous collection of basement punk ephemera titled Southern Grass: the Continuation of Rock and Roll, Vol. 1 and 2. By the time of it’s release on Recess Records in July, the group had already snuck into the studio to produce another piece, the band’s 6th LP titled “Mouth Sounds #2669”, to be released on Bloomington label Let’s Pretend Records. Engineered by John Curley from The Afghan Whigs at the Ultrasuede Studio in Cincinnati (RIP), the record finds the band at it’s most titanic– with cranked guitars and billowing snare hits as the only constant in an otherwise heterogenous record in terms of songwriting. The band experiments with some territory previously untouched, with tracks like “Action Road” and “Epileptic Soul” displaying the groups rootsy Petty-esque leanings, and the psychedelic and motorik “Born on a Base” showing the band drawing influence from the likes of Neu/La Dusseldorf. It’s a record not short of attitude however– with blazing tracks like “Broken or Breaking”, “Salmonella Candles”, and “Taking Out the Trash” offering the groups typical tongue-in-chOut the Trash” offering the groups typical tongue-in-cheek lyrics over catchy punk tunes. As a whole, the record sounds like a group ready for the stadium. They show no signs of stopping, striving to join the Ipso-facto Ohio rock hall of fame alongside Guided By Voices, Ego Summit, Electric Eels, and The Breeders.
Suspicious Critters for Grades 1-6 @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 1-2:30pm
Monday, October 1
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Sarah is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Taste of the Season @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 6pm
You’re invited! Playwrights’ Center Producing Artistic Director Jeremy B. Cohen and Managing Director Robert Chelimsky invite you to join us as we celebrate our 9th annual Taste of the Season. At this signature event, you’ll get an insider look into our 2018-2019 Season, and join us as we raise a glass and raise vital funds to support the future of American theater. At this intimate event, four of this Season’s playwrights will share an exclusive look at their new work, while you enjoy wines creatively paired for each playwright by sommelier and Associate Artistic Director, Hayley Finn. The evening’s program will feature: Carlyle Brown Core Writer May Lee-Yang McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Sofya Levitsky-Weitz Jerome Fellow Stacey Rose Core Writer All proceeds benefit the Playwrights’ Center’s national work to sustain, develop, and connect playwrights to the resources and relationships they need to thrive as artists.
Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Instructor Colette Illarde NEW! (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 $16 Drop-in fee.
Tuesday, October 2
Gilmore Girls Trivia Night is coming to Du Nord Craft Spirits on Tuesday 10/2! 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-part-2-tickets-50541061676 Music starts at 6:30, Signups begin at 7, quiz starts right at 7:30 Tag your friends, spread the word, start thinking of those team names. Gilmore Girls Trivia will be here before you know it!
Together Toward a Sustainable Future @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 7pm
Climate change is our opportunity to put our house in order – starting with food and water. We need to: • Empower communities and farmers with economic tools to sustain life and cool the planet. • Restore health to ecosystems. • Align our public investments with our needs to be climate ready. The Community Food & Water and Farm Bill does all three. Come learn all about it and how we can build a sustainable future. Class Fee: $10 Get tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3618345
Reading with Charlene Carruthers @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and conversation with Charlene Carruthers, author of the new book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements,Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders. One of America’s most influential activists, Charlene A. Carruthers has spent over a decade developing leaders as an effective strategist, community organizer, and educator. She is a Black lesbian feminist and founding national director of the BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), a leading organization of young activists in the movement for Black liberation. Her work has been featured in outlets including the Nation, NBC News, BBC News, Huffington Post, the New Yorker, Al Jazeera, Ebony, USA Today, and the Washington Post. Carruthers was born, raised, and still resides on the South Side of Chicago. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4046
Bulgarika! at Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Bulgarika! is coming to Tapestry Folkdance Center — for their only Minnesota appearance on their US tour!! Tickets: $15
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, October 3
Doors 6pm | Music 7pm | 21+ | Bent Paddle Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) | FREE |
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. #FreeMusicWednesdays
Tape Freaks Presents: October’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
It’s time again for another wild card theme! Tim’s pick for his birthday last year was an underrated classic, what will he pick this year? Only Tim knows. (And everyone who comes to the screening.) Tape Freaks is a monthly movie series where the audience doesn’t know what their in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening there’s a chance to grab some free swag, and have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com/ ***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tape-freaks/ ***
Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
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! 21+ event.
Thursday, October 4
Thursday Trivia: Game of Thrones @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Game of Thrones trivia. Focus will be on seasons 1 and 2. Winter is coming.
To the moon + back | book tour @ Moon Palace Books,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Come and see Lisa Kohn on the official book tour for her memoir TO THE MOON AND BACK, available for pre-order now, releasing on 9/18. Buy the book at the bookstore to get special bonuses. A note about the space: Moon Palace Books is wheelchair-accessible and has accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms. There is food and drink available for purchase. Please let us know what other needs you have! The back cover of the book: The best seats Lisa Kohn ever had at Madison Square Garden were at her mother’s mass wedding, and the best cocaine she ever had was from her father’s friend, the judge. Born to hippie parents and raised in New York City’s East Village in the 1970s, Lisa’s early years were a mixture of encounter groups, primal screams, macrobiotic diets, communes, Indian ashrams, Jefferson Airplane concerts in Central Park, and watching naked actors on off-Broadway stages during the musical HAIR. By the time her older brother was ten, Lisa’s father had him smoking pot. By the time Lisa was ten, Lisa’s mother had them pledging their lives to the Unification Church (the “Moonies”) and self-appointed Messiah, Reverend Sun Myung Moon. As a child Lisa knew the ecstatic comfort of inclusion in a cult and as a teenager the torment of rebelling against it. As an adult, Lisa struggled to break free from the hold of abuse and the scars in her heart, mind, and psyche–battling her own addictions and inner demons and searching her soul for a sense of self-worth. Told in spirited candor, to the moon and back reveals how one can leave behind absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy. This is the fascinating tale of a story rarely told in its full complexity.