Weekly Roundup: Nov 2-8

39284437_10156240227005266_89947850812686336_nCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and remember to go vote!


Upcoming& Ongoing Events

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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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!

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, November 2

Vicky Emerson, Mother Banjo – Double CD Release at The Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $12 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Vicky Emerson and Mother Banjo! Americana singer/songwriter, Vicky Emerson, will release Steady Heart as a much anticipated follow up to her wildly successful 2016 effort, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down. The Minneapolis Star Tribune said, “Vicky Emerson has voice like a fallen angel that’s as pretty as it is strong, and now she backs it up with growing lyrical depth and richly blue Americana arrangements on her third album.” The album reached #58 on the US Americana Charts and soared to #5 on the European Americana Chart. Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com.

Saturday, November 3

Transition Parent Group: PARENTS/KIDSPLAY GROUP @ Longfellow Park Building, 36th Ave and 34th Ave • 10am
This is an informal group of parents who want to raise their kids in a less wasteful, consumerist culture, and who want to support one another in a more resilient way of living.

Tara Market Zero Waste Pop-Up Event: @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave  10am-4pm  – Are you interested in living more sustainably, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you a zero waste pro, but struggle to find local resources?
Tare Market is a brand new initiative started by a team of people who are passionate about improving the health of our planet, but frustrated by the lack of eco-friendly and low waste options available at most retailers. This pop-up event offers you a variety of amazing plastic-free and bulk sustainable living products—all in one marketplace! We are also teaming with fellow local sustainable businesses for a series of free educational presentations, a yoga class, delicious locally brewed small-batch coffee from SK Coffee, and more! Zero Waste items for sale include: bulk toothpowder, compostable dental floss, bamboo toothbrushes, bulk liquid cleaners, unpackaged soap, bulk facial toner, laundry products, reusable cotton rounds, lip balms, bamboo cutlery, bamboo straws, shampoo bars, reusable food containers, reusable mesh and cloth bags, nut milk bags, deodorant, and so much more! Remember to bring your own fillable containers if you are interested in purchasing bulk liquids or toothpowder. A great event to explore easy eco-friendly swaps, learn about zero waste/sustainable living, ask questions, and connect with other people in your local community interested in the same! Family friendly. Free event but Eventbrite registration for seminars appreciated. For information and seminar schedule visit facebook: Tare Market-Tara Market Pop Up. For additional information contact Nathan Crymble: nathan.crymble@gmail.com or 612-325-3463

Sunday, November 4

Ali Gray Album Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm :: Music 5:30pm :: 21+ $10 – Reserved Seats
This exciting artist has been a staple on the Minnesota live music scene with several previous solo releases to her credit, as well as stage chops having performed alongside Gear Daddie’s frontman Martin Zellar in his popular Neil Diamond tribute act. In Martin’s own words, “Ali Gray is one of the most talented and genuine performers that I’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with over the years. I hope this new CD captures her the wider audience she deserves.” -Martin Zellar

Tara Market Zero Waste Pop-Up Event: @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave; 11am-4pm
Are you interested in living more sustainably, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you a zero waste pro, but struggle to find local resources?
Tare Market is a brand new initiative started by a team of people who are passionate about improving the health of our planet, but frustrated by the lack of eco-friendly and low waste options available at most retailers. This pop-up event offers you a variety of amazing plastic-free and bulk sustainable living products—all in one marketplace! We are also teaming with fellow local sustainable businesses for a series of free educational presentations, a yoga class, delicious locally brewed small-batch coffee from SK Coffee, and more! Zero Waste items for sale include: bulk toothpowder, compostable dental floss, bamboo toothbrushes, bulk liquid cleaners, unpackaged soap, bulk facial toner, laundry products, reusable cotton rounds, lip balms, bamboo cutlery, bamboo straws, shampoo bars, reusable food containers, reusable mesh and cloth bags, nut milk bags, deodorant, and so much more! Remember to bring your own fillable containers if you are interested in purchasing bulk liquids or toothpowder. A great event to explore easy eco-friendly swaps, learn about zero waste/sustainable living, ask questions, and connect with other people in your local community interested in the same! Family friendly. Free event but Eventbrite registration for seminars appreciated. For information and seminar schedule visit facebook: Tare Market-Tara Market Pop Up. For additional information contact Nathan Crymble: nathan.crymble@gmail.com or 612-325-3463

Monday, November 5

Scottish Step Dance Intro Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Scottish step dancing is a performance-oriented form of dance similar to Highland dance but encompassing a wider variety of styles. Curious to give it a try? Fligmagearie is offering a 4-week course to introduce you to some basics. Suitable for all genders (18 and over please). No prior dance experience is required, but familiarity with ballet, Irish step, and/or Scottish country dancing may be helpful, and physical ability to jump and hop is expected. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes (ballet slippers, jazz shoes, Irish dance pumps, or Scottish ghillies are ideal). Cost is just $20 for the 4 one-hour classes (pay with cash or check on the first night).

José Cortés Fernández Workshop @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnhehaha Ave  • 7:45 – 9:15pm
An important element to flamenco is the cante and we are lucky enough to host José this November! Workshop for all levels: Monday November 5th Price: $25
About Jose: José Cortés Fernández was born in the south of France in 1974 from an important gypsy family from Almería. At the age of ten, Jose began his career in Jerez de la Frontera where he won the “premio del joven aficionado del cante flamenco,” accompanied on guitar by Terremoto hijo. An incredible and traditional artist, José Cortés Fernández surprises us now by taking a step forward in his conception of flamenco by making pure flamenco live alongside other genres.

One Hand Loose returns to The Schooner2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
EARLY show, and never a cover at The Schooner!

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.

Au Hasard Balthazar @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
The donkey Balthazar passes from one owner to the next, often callously mistreated. The animal, as Bresson put it, symbolizes Christian faith and, more broadly, human nature. Commonly ranked among the greatest films, Balthazar may be the director’s most forceful expression of his singular style.

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, November 6 

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 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.

Technique & Choreography Classes
 @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnhehaha Ave • 6:30pm
The next session is about to start for Technique & Choreography classes!
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 6 – 27 6:30 – 8pm,
Instructor: Susana di Palma Thirty minutes of technique footwork drills, patterns, remates and turns. One hour of learning choreography “Por Tangos.” Students will be coached in playing palmas for each other. $70 for the session and $20 drop-in SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 1 11:30 – 1pm, Instructor Susana di Palma $70 for the session and $20 drop-in

Wednesday, November 7

Tape Freaks Presents: November’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
October might be in the rearview, but there’s nothing like a good horror anthology to usher in voting season! Tape Freaks is a monthly movie series where the audience doesn’t know what they’re 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/ ***

Cabin Fever
 @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37thAve S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.
 
Neighborhood Night at the Museum: Owning Up @ Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave S
• 6-8pm • All are welcome! | Space is limited, and we ask that you purchase tickets in advance. There is no set price; please pay what you are able to help raise funds for the museum.
Our city’s neighborhoods were shaped by historic decisions, including red lining and racially restrictive covenants. Please join us for a special neighborhood-focused night at Hennepin History Museum to learn more about this history and its legacy, as well as to learn more about Hennepin History Museum’s mission to preserve and share the history of Minneapolis and Hennepin County. There will be a conversation with the Owning Up curators, as well as an opportunity to tour the exhibition itself.
Funds raised from this evening supports the Museum’s efforts to share important stories from local history. We receive approximately 35% of our budget from Hennepin County, with the generous support of individual donors and members making up the difference.
Please note that visiting the Museum at this time does require the use of stairs (we are currently working on assessing our building, including how to make it fully accessible.)
The Owning Up exhibit is part of a larger project Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed: https://mhponline.org/communications/racism-rent-and-real-estate-fair-housing-reframed

The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 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

Gluten-free tasting evening @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6pm
Taste four gluten-free courses, including dessert, paired with our cider, mead and wine. Catered by Sassy Spoon and expertly paired by the owners of Urban Forage, this will be an evening to remember. Tickets on Eventbrite. $36/person

Thursday, November 8

Trivia Thursday: the Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Simpsons’ trivia returns!

Consider The Source, The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30 • 21+ • $10 Advance •  $13 Day of Show
Indeed Brewing Company & Nobool Presents Consider The Source / The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Thursday, November 8 at The Hook and Ladder Theater A night when Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fuses with Art Rock Jazz! Start the countdown; 10… 9… 8… Consider the Source NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks. Galactic Cowboy Orchestra The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra has been freakin’ minds for 6 years! Since 2009, the band has stretched their own musical limits with album after album of intensely energetic ART-ROCK. Definition of ART-ROCK: A type of rock music, often with poetic lyrics, characterized by sophisticated harmonic, dynamic and technical complexity based on forms derived from classical (and jazz) music and requiring performers of considerable training and skill. It sounds so serious, but when you combine that type of music with four fun-loving musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously and who have a love of so much music beyond art-rock (which is why the band covers songs from Otis Rush’s All Your Love to Whipping Post to When the Levee Breaks to YYZ), you get a bit of magic in live music form. The band writes and performs music that excites them and has a blast doing it! The GCO appreciates and aspires to superior musicianship while combining their love of a good riff, hummable melody and groovy jam… over a jazz/jazz-rock musical bedrock. It all culminates in an intensely energetic live performance because “we freakin’ love what we do and love that the fans dig it too!!

Tile Factory Mosaic IPA Release at The Howe! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Releasing Tile Factory Mosaic IPA in store on Thursday NOV. 1st for FINNEGANS Drink Like You Care Campaign! Thursday, Nov. 8th is your day to come & Meet the Brewer while sipping on the once tap room exclusive brew NOW at The Howe! Plus Our Crew Helped With Brewing!

Anthony Horse Road – Visiting Artist Talk @ Regis Center for Art, InFlux Space 405, 21st Ave S • 7pm
“Wanble nica: Orphan” Lakotah Traditional/Ceremonial Artist Tony Horse Road will speak about separation and coming back home to place, culture, family and relatives. “We will walk in both worlds without compromise. We will educate ourselves holistically while protecting the integrity of our inherent and Treaty Rights. Our right to lands, independence and freedom. This right … will exist throughout eternity. As long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow our treaties will be sacred.” – Nákhota Oyáte For eleven years, Anthony Horse Road struggled to bring the ceremonial doll he calls Waki-ča Hey Wa-na into being. “I couldn’t do it until I approached it through ceremony,” he says. “I went to the buffalo calf pipe and I asked to do that doll. They gave me a vision of what they wanted.” The “they” he refers to are “spiritual qualities.” His drive to bring ceremony ready Wawi-ch’ye wannato life harkens back to a vision seen by his great-great grandfather, Arnold Iron Shell, relayed to Horse Road through his mother. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets or reservations are not required.

All Quiet on the Western Front: Live Music Fundraiser Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Tickets $25 Fundraiser for MACV (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans) and Doctors Without Borders (Medicines Sans Frontieres) All net proceeds will go to support these organizations.
Live music performance alongside the Library of Congress silent version of All Quiet on the Western Front, in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (end of World War I). Part of the ARMISTICE DAY: 100th ANNIVERSARY series at the Trylon Cinema. Performer by the Great River Film Orchestra: Keith Lee (baritone guitar, keyboards), Matt Sowell (slide guitarist), Nathan Grumdahl (percussion, multi instrumentalist)