Weekly Roundup: Oct 26-Nov 1

mo_roundup2Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and this adorable dog!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

Fall Pasty Sale
October 31 – Order Deadline; November 3 – Pasty Pick Up
Join Epworth for their 27th year of making and selling pasties to the community! Warm up with the delicious handheld savory “pocket pies” this November! We offer options for vegetarian, no salt, gluten-free (no crust) or no rutabagas variations as well as the traditional ground beef and vegetable pies. Order your $6 pocket pie by October 31 at epworthmpls.org/pastysale or by calling 651-645-9855 – you can pick up your handmade pasties during the afternoon on November 3.

VOTE EARLY!  Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services (EVS) is excited to announce the opening of four Early Vote Centers across Minneapolis. As community leaders and organizations, we are hoping you will help us reach out to your community and neighborhood with information about our Early Vote Centers to promote voter turnout. Our Downtown Early Vote Center is already open to the public, and our three additional Early Vote Centers will be open during the final seven-day period leading up to Election Day. Information about the three additional sites (North, East, and South) can be found on the EVS website. These additional Early Vote Centers are intended to accommodate for both the historic spike in absentee voting, and to help make in-person absentee voting more accessible for all Minneapolis voters. Please share this information with your networks, contacts, and community organizations.
2018 Early Vote Centers
Downtown (Open now): 217 S. 3rd St.
North (Open 10/30): 2100 Plymouth Ave N
East (Open 10/30) 1800 University Ave SE
South (Open 10/30). 810 W. 31st St


Updated 2040 Comp Plan: https://minneapolis2040.com/media/1423/minneapolis-2040-comprehensive-plan-9-27-2018.pdf

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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Win an LCC Brackett Rocket Logo hoodie w/ Miss Doctora Mo’s October Instagram Challenge!
How to enter?
1. Post your pet and/or baby human dressed up for Halloween & tag @LongfellowDocMo in the caption
2. And follow @LongfellowDocMo on Instagram
All participants will be entered into a drawing, and the winner will be notified via Instagram, Nov 2.
(Hoodie winner can pick the size they prefer when they stop into our LCC office to claim their prize)
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!

Volunteer Opportunity
Are you interested in participating in an activity that will help to improve the water quality of the lakes, creeks and the Mississippi River in Minneapolis?
We have just the thing for you:  Storm Drain Stenciling!
The City of Minneapolis provides everything you will need free of charge, including:
• A custom GIS based map created just for your area
• Mylar stencils (specific to the body of water your neighborhood discharges to)
• Water-based paint
• Garbage bags, latex gloves, broom & dustpan
• Educational door hangers about stormwater that can be distributed to local homes & businesses
• Safety vests & glasses
This is a great team-building activity that you, where your friends, neighbors & friends can do something good for your community.
For more information, contact the Storm Drain Stenciling Program coordinator, Lane Christianson at lane.christianson@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2522. You can also visit the City of Minneapolis Storm Drain Stenciling web page or use the keyword *stencil* at the City’s website.

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

Belle’s ToolBox Fall Hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
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 belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings

Friday, October 26

Stocking Your Autumnal Apothecary: Immunity @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Join community herbalist, Jessie Belden, at The Medicine Tree for an evening of exploring the immune system and herbs that enhance, modulate, and stimulate our innate and adaptive immunity. We will discuss energetics of herbs and mushrooms that have an effect on the immune system, go step-by-step over how to craft our own medicinal mushroom preparations, and leave with medicines to keep us resilient for the winter months to come. Please RSVP or purchase a ticket ahead of time as space is limited.

Raw Oyster Cult, Frogleg at The Hook3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm :: Music 8:30pm :: 21+
Krewe of DADs & Nobool Presents Raw Oyster Cult (Members of The New Orleans Radiators) with Frogleg October 26 & 27 Krewe of DADs Masquerade Ball XXXIII (Saturday) “The Edless Horsemen Ride Again” $28 Advance / $33 Day of Show Saturday – $33 Advance / $38 Day of Show 2 Day Package – $55 (limited)
RAW OYSTER CULT ~ Keep on Shuckin’ New Orleans is known for its legendary supergroups. The latest and one of the greatest ever is Raw Oyster Cult, featuring members of the Radiators. Raw Oyster Cult was put together by Malone to provide an outlet to continue performing the classic Rads tunes that so many fans miss hearing. They are also writing originals, and putting a different spin on favorite older songs and work up brand new tunes written or co-written by Ed Volker, the Rads’ prolific songwriter.
FROGLEG Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, Frogleg would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show usually features a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Jazz exploration.

William Castle Fright Fest! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Against the advice of the medical community and our legal counsel, we recklessly offer two films by director William Castle, the schlockmeister whose wacky gimmicks are fondly remembered long after the movies they were created for have been forgotten. Can your nerves take the strain?
Please note: Patrons will be asked to sign a waiver absolving the Trylon of any responsibility for death by fright.
HOMICIDAL (1961) – FRI/SAT 8:45 SUN 4:45

Saturday, October 27

Yoga w/Nick at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. @ 9:30am 
Yoga Fusion: In this class we take the familiar structure of yoga and turn our attention towards our alignment with Pilates inspired exercises and terminology. My aim in this Vinyasa class is to adapt to the needs and limitations of the students, while continuing to offer advancements for those ready for a greater challenge. All are welcome!

Minnesota Grown Color: Introduction to Natural Dyes @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • Noon
Join us as we explore the art of growing, harvesting, and dyeing with plants grown here in Minnesota. You’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from the forest, prairies, and your own gardens to create beautiful hues. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of making dye from a couple of plants available in Minnesota this fall. Participants will need to bring two to three different 100% natural fibers to dye (linen, silk, wool, cotton), that weigh no more than 8 oz all together. Fibers can be purchased at a fabric or craft store.
Suggested fee: $10.00. Send any questions or comments to andrea.e@tinydiner.com.
Buy your tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3532391
About the instructor: Libby London has a background in cold climate permaculture farming, cooperative sustainable farming, and natural dyeing. She currently runs a natural dye business called Northern Dyer where she grows and forages for natural dye plants, teaches workshops, researches dye plants for our region in Minnesota, and runs a custom dye lab

Borders RACE Privilege Myths…& the MFA, featuring Asiya Wadud @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please join us at Moon Palace Books to welcome our esteemed guests: legend Ray Gonzalez, brilliant V.V Sugi Ganeshananthan, and new poetry faculty member/rockstar Douglas Kearney from the U’s MFA Program! ALSO, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome Brooklyn-based poet & friend Asiya Wadud whose debut poetry collection “Crosslight for Youngbird” (Nightboat Books) was just released on October 2, 2018 (TODAY)––hot off the press!!! Read about Asiya’s next two books (!!!) and other amazing projects at http://www.asiyawadud.com.
Each luminous writer will read from their rich body of work, then they will sit with Sun Yung Shin to have a conversation (aka real talk) about race, borders, privilege & myths (not necessarily in this order) in their work, and how these things relate to MFA programs, and if MFA programs are just extensions of white supremacy b/c academia (& other systems of oppression) & b/c racism. As Ray Gonzalez nears retirement after 20+ years at the U , he’s said, “I’m ready to talk.” (He’s been the only POC writer until Sugi was hired in 2015, with the exception of Ojibwe novelist David Treuer’s brief tenure as fiction faculty.)

S P O O K Y medicines! Witch Hazel, Devil’s Club, and Ghost Pipe @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 11am
Come join Jessie and The Medicine Tree, for a fun Halloween celebration and exploration of spooooooky medicines! We will talk about uses and recipes that include Witch Hazel, Devil’s Club, and Ghost Pipe among others like Dragon’s Blood and Cat’s Claw! After the fun and informative class, stay for herbal beverages and community

Krewe of DADs Masquerade Ball 33 – Raw Oyster Cult, Frogleg at The Hook3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm :: Music 8:30pm :: 21+
$28 Advance / $33 Day of Show Saturday – $33 Advance / $38 Day of Show 2 Day Package – $55 (limited)
RAW OYSTER CULT ~ Keep on Shuckin’ New Orleans is known for its legendary supergroups. The latest and one of the greatest ever is Raw Oyster Cult, featuring members of the Radiators. Raw Oyster Cult was put together by Malone to provide an outlet to continue performing the classic Rads tunes that so many fans miss hearing. They are also writing originals, and putting a different spin on favorite older songs and work up brand new tunes written or co-written by Ed Volker, the Rads’ prolific songwriter.
FROGLEG Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, Frogleg would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show usually features a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Jazz exploration.

Halloween at the pub @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 W Lake St • 8:30pm
Change of date for our Pub QUIZ – October 24th – we are practicing for the big day a week later – dress in your favorite team costume and have a chance for some great prizes – quiz starts at 7:30pm We are excited to continue the celebration on Saturday! Performing for your entertainment on October 27th is Switched at Birth8:30pm – we will have a costume contest around 10pm and there will be specials on Halloween drinks!
On Halloween night we will be offering 10% off all take out orders!

Sunday, October 28

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America @ Big River Yoga, 3336 East 25th St. • 2:30-5:30pm • FREE • See the film, Hear the Stories, Discuss the Issues
Film: Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role the U.S. corporate and political interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.
Stories: People will tell the stories of why they came to the US and their hopes for the future in an in-person panel discussion.
Issues:  Discuss the most pressing problems faced by immigrant families and what can be done.

Autumn Session @ Flourish Pilates + Bodywork, 3347 42 Ave S • 10:30am-12:30pm
Did you know that in Traditional Chinese Medicine each season is associated with organs in the body? And in Movement Medicine, that each season affects our alignment, fascia and muscles? Join Melinda Van Eeckhout, LAc and I to learn how to keep your body healthy through the Fall. This workshop is part lecture/part movement specifically designed to nurture you through the season. The organ associated with Fall are the lungs. When in balance, the Lungs are associated with deep breathing, clear thinking and communication, positive self image and the ability to let go. They also relate to how the diaphragm and pelvic floor function.  As we shift from the expansive nature of summer to the contractive nature of Autumn, learn how to nourish the Lungs and it’s partner the Large Intestine with essential oils, foods and specific movements to support the body through this season.

The Omen (1976) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 6:45
The son of U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Peck) is murdered and replaced by an orphan. Soon, portents of ill will and mysterious deaths surround this boy, whose name is Damien.

Anna Stine – Album Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Anna Stine is an indie folk artist creating music that ponders the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Her lyrics and melodies are driven by a soulful authenticity that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Anna harmoniously blends together her love of honest folk songs and haunting jazz melodies, while drawing upon the influence of powerful female artists such as Billie Holiday, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones and Laura Marling. Anna’s experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance. In her debut album “Company of Now”, set to be released Sunday, October 28, Anna delves into the delicate dance of being present in the midst of growth and discomfort. Through songs that speak to both suffering and self-acceptance, she encourages listeners to stand tall, breathe easy, and step from the ground they’re standing on.

Monday, October 29

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm • FREE

Quiet Hours @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 4pm
Spend quiet time in the Community Healing Hub, as we make it a place for calm and quiet in an overwhelming world. All are welcome. Upon entering the room there is no talking or noise making and will set electronic devices aside. Seekers coming into this space will experience: – Soft, ambient lighting (a fireplace once it’s cooler outside) – Calming music – Light aromatherapy will be used – Allowed use of sensory items (weighted blankets, neck scarves, fidget items) – Tea and water will be available The time can be used to meditate, read (refrain reading from an electronic device), write, draw, pray, or simply sitting in silence. There is no talking or noise making during this time. This is a time meant for those that are able to sit quietly for a bit of time, because of this the opportunity is best suited for individuals at least 10 years of age. Come and go as you like. Stay for 5 minutes or the whole 2 hours.
The Community Healing Hub will host this every Monday from 4-6pm until December 17, 2018. There is no cost associated and we will request that seekers complete a short survey after their experience so we can better serve the community. A host will be available if assistance or additional support is desired.


Tuesday, October 30 

Reading with Leif Pettersen @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Leif Pettersen’s Backpacking with Dracula is a quest to explore fact, legend and fiction about Vlad “Tepeş” Dracula, the extravagantly mustachioed 15th century prince of Wallachia. Tepeş’ conflicting characterizations included being a brutal tyrant, a hero, a traumatized child who became a psychopath, a passionate leader whose reign brought order to a region in chaos, and/or a textbook sadist who prolifically impaled tens of thousands of enemies. Four centuries later, Dracula’s legend for committing heinous atrocities inspired Bram Stoker to recast Tepeş as an undead corpse reliant on the blood of the living to sustain his immortality. While peeling away these layers, Pettersen shares his accumulated knowledge of modern day Romania, where he lived and traveled for a cumulative two years while researching multiple editions of Lonely Planet guidebooks. Vlad Tepes died in 1476, and Bram Stoker in 1912, yet Count Dracula lives on in an extraordinary subculture of literature, TV and film. The original Dracula novel has never been out of print. At this event, Leif will appear in conversation with Frank Bures. Frank is the author of The Geography of Madness, curator of the Lester Literary Update, and editor of the Forthcoming Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3929

Wednesday, October 31

Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave
(Sponsored by Fulton Brewing)
Led by Paul Bergen, this group features members of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls, Real-Phonic Radio Hour, Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen’s bands, Curtiss A’s band, Certain General, and more. Expect swamp blues, country classics, and other truck driving music.

Hausu on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This cult masterpiece, comprised of bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh today, 40 years after it was made. Come join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the 21st time.

Thursday, November 1`

A Vaudeville Style Music Variety Show, The Banjo Hour with Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Orchestra @ HOOK & LADDER THEATER & LOUNGE,3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm / 21+ • Reserved Seating: Advance $12 / Day of Show $15 • Featuring Special Guest: Steve Kaul
Host: Michael Callahan
Banjoists: Dr. Phil Nusbaum • Eli Hoehn • Tom Nechville
We are proud to announce a fun evening of entertainment with The Banjo Hour – taking place Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge. Special guests Steve Kaul, Dr. Phil Nusbaum, and Tom Nechville will also be performing.
The Banjo Hour with Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra is a two hour music variety show loosely based on the talk show format commonly found on late night TV, with comedy, features, and lots of music. Shows include a music headliner, a host, an announcer, several features, and music by the house band, Captain Gravitone & The String Theory Orchestra.
The show is hosted by comedian and musician Michael Callahan of Second Story Comedy. The announcer is Minnesota Music Hall of Fame musician Ron Arsenault of City Mouse.
Banjo Hour has several regular features, including a host monologue featuring the comedy and magic performances of Michael Callahan; an ongoing story about a superhero called Captain Gravitone, a hero that grew up in a circus freak show, travels to parallel dimensions, and whose super powers consist of empathy and tolerance; a conversation about the banjo
world called Banjo Time that includes a performance by Captain Gravitone banjoist Eli Hoehn, Phil Nusbaum, and banjo maker Tom Nechville; a spot performance by a local musician called The Local Music Spot; a conversation with the music headliner about their lives and art, as well as performances by the music guests and house band.

Yoga w/Dallas at CANDO • 6:30pm
Thursday Yoga is back at CANDO weekly w/Dallas!! This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.