Weekly Roundup: November 9-15


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and enjoy the sun when you can!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

LCC’s Autumn Winter Warming will be Thursday | November 29 | 6-7:30pm | FREE at Longfellow Community Council Office,
2727 26th Ave. S (In the ABC Construction Building)
Get to know our staff and board!
See where the LCC magic is made.
Meet neighbors and chat with old friends.
Enjoy delicious holiday treats in a cozy relaxing atmosphere.


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.

Did you know that you can help support LCC when you do your shopping on Amazon? With https://smile.amazon.com/ You can choose for your purchases to help a nonprofit! Choose to support LCC, or click here to set LCC as your preference.

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!

Friday, November 9

Opening Reception: As Is, by Buzzy Napoli @ Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E Lake St • 6pm
Join us for the opening reception of As Is, featuring watercolor pieces by Minneapolis-based artist Buzzy Napoli.

Magic – Guilds of Ravnica Booster Draft @ · Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
We are working with Heroic Goods and Games (our neighbor at Minnehaha Ave. and 35th St.) to host an official Magic booster draft! Cost will be $15 for decks, and Paul will have the newest decks available. Show up ready to play!

Reading with Stephen Jenkinson from Come of Age @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join us for a reading and conversation with Stephen Jenkinson, author of the book Come of Age. The sages seem to be departing. Elections enthrone Change, that’s all. The tribal lines deepen. And there’s the weather, and the waters. The appearance of it all is this: We’d rather be defeated than persuaded. Perhaps we will be. “Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life in our corner of the world they’ve mysteriously gone missing. Young people are, often involuntarily, looking for them, and they can’t find them. How about this: old people are looking for them too. ..Stephen is making the case for elderhood, not for easy agedness mostly by wondering what happened. Because something happened. Something happened to ancestors and elders and honour. There’s work to be done, and there’s an old wisdom to be learned where there used to be the wisdom of old.” STEPHEN JENKINSON, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a hospital director and medical-school assistant professor, Jenkinson is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Canada, author of Die Wise, and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4366

War//Plague – A Decade of Agony @ Moon Palace Books
, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • This show is ALL AGES and doors are open at 8pm. This is NOT punk time, as the show will be done by midnight.
This is a benefit show for the Simpson Housing Services to help homelessness. WAR//PLAGUE are celebrating a decade of punk and resistance with local noise makers DESPISE and SILT! Organize and Arise is also looking to do a string of local shows to bring forth the ROCK AGAINST RACISM events that help celebrate our community of music and art. We ask a contribution between $5 and $10 for the benefit and are open to invite other distros to help bring attention to our diverse community of punk, hardcore, hip hop, metal, etc. Old hardcore punks that are literally crusty WAR//PLAGUE – https://warplaguepunx.bandcamp.com/ Dark lords of the thrash DESPISE – https://despise.bandcamp.com/ Beautifully orchestrated grunge rock SILT – https://siltminneapolis.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, November 10

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.

TNG – 2nd Saturday at Merlin’s Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30
We’re here to bring you music and merriment each second Saturday! Come down and join us for music, food, and some of the best scotch and whiskey around!

LowRay Album Release with Porcupine, Little Man, & Ryan and Pony@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
LowRay LowRay are another in the long line of Trans-Atlantic musical partnerships. For his part in the duo singer and guitarist Dan Fowlds (Bump, Pill Hill) looked east to David Bowie, Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones alongside his Americana influences while growing up. A musical career started in Northeast Minneapolis in the 1980s woodshedding in his parent’s basement later moved on to contest wins, touring and recording over the next 30 years. James Irving (22-20s) was very much looking back the other way from his English homeland. Son of a Jazz pianist, he was a big band drummer in his youth before eventually landing a gig with 22-20s – a deep south influenced 4 piece renowned for their fearsome, blues soaked live performances. Porcupine Rock trio Porcupine organically forges its singular brand of Rock’n’Roll reminiscent of the late-90s alternative without compromise. Un-yielded by what’s trendy, Casey Virock (guitars/vocals) with Greg Norton (bass) and Ian Prince (drums) derive some of their inspiration from 70’s classic rock and 60’s British psychedelica, resulting in a Swervedriver meets Queens of The Stone Age type sound. Little Man Rock band Little Man, who’s fronted by Chris Perricelli, continues to be a strong live act and an amazingly diverse recording artist of the Twin Cities writing music with strong spiritual themes. Classic Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock; Think George Harrison meets Bowie and Bolan meets Jack White. Ryan & Pony Ryan and Pony is a brand-new project, although these two indie-rockers have been kickin’ around the Minneapolis music scene for years. Whether it be fronting The Melismatics or playing with the likes of Soul Asylum, Mark Mallman, Phil Solem, The Rembrandts, Grant Hart, or Benjamin Cartel they have always brought an energy and passion to the stage and studio that is infectious. Now they bring their influences of post-punk, power pop, EDM, and good old-fashioned rock and roll together along with guest performances from friends they’ve made over the years. A new full-length album is in the works for release on Pravda Records and their debut single “Low” was recently released.

2nd Annual NY Dog Film Festival: Minneapolis, MN @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • Nov 10 – Nov 11
Join us for a celebration through film of the love between dogs, their people, and the animal welfare groups that bring them together when The NY Dog Film Festival™ comes to Minneapolis, MN, 11/10 and 11/11 with a portion of proceeds benefiting Pet Haven. The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life. PROGRAM #1 “LIFE WITH DOGS” (79 minutes) PROGRAM #2 “WHO RESCUED WHOM?” (78 minutes) For programming information, visit http://www.dogfilmfestival.com/annual-films.

Riverview Cafe Through Summer & Fall @ 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Hello! We have four more gigs happening at the timeless and serene Riverview Cafe. We hope to see you and your family and friends there. Cozy place avec comfy seats, space, drinks, vittles, and you can still have a conversation 🙂 Shine on xoxo

TWP’s 5 YEAR Anniversary ! @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave, 7pm
All hands on deck! Celebrate 5 years of arts programming at The White Page! Bid on silent auction items, dance the night away with us, aaaaaand help us raise money to keep going. ~~ $10 suggested donation (but no one turned away)

Book Group w/ Transition Longfellow @Walker United Methodist (corner of 16th Ave. & 31st St.) • 9am
Transition Twin Cities is hosting a different kind of book group. People from each of the Transition groups in the city – and anyone who is interested – will be reading one or a few of the very brief chapters in the book “Drawdown.”
“Drawdown” offers a set of solutions to climate change identified by a group of scientists looking at available technologies, greenhouse gas impacts and cost. These solutions are wide ranging, and may not be what you expect!
Not every solution can be done by an individual or in every part of the world, but let’s look at what we can do here – together – on a practical level. We’ll meet up on and each reader will give a very brief (5 min or less) presentation on their chapter. We’ll follow with a discussion on possible action steps. SIGN UP TO READ A CHAPTER AND  JOIN THE CONVERSATION! (If your favorite chapter isn’t on the list, someone else may have chosen it already.)

Hot Pastrami! @ The Schooner Tavern Saturday November 10th!, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We are super excited to be making our debut performance at The Schooner! There is No cover charge… Come on down and “Shake Yer Tail Feather!”

Sunday, November 11

Brunch at Moon Palace Books3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Come enjoy a Sunday brunch at Moon Palace Books with us and our good friends Atangarango. We will both be playing acoustic sets.

Communitea @ Seen The Future, 2223 E 35th St • Noon
Blend your own herbal tea, explore the library, meet your neighbor! Hosted by Synastry Apothecary Sundays, 12-4pm, $5

Making an Herbal Skin Salve @ Seen The Future, 2223 E 35th St • 4pm
Medicine grows everywhere around us. Many medicinally functional plants grow in our immediate urban environment that are useful for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. We close an unhealthy connection gap when we learn to recognize the variety of all life around us and what it has to offer, and when we use and perpetuate the knowledge of ancient traditional ways that humans kept themselves healthy and thriving for thousands of years. Often healing begins simply with this connection itself to tradition, nature, and the plants as individuals, then is further assisted by ingestion or topical application of the specific plants and their chemistry at the level of physical biology. In this class we will identify some local, common, and abundant plant remedies for skin and discuss their medicinal uses. As a group we will make a topical salve, perfect for cracked dry skin during the dry winter months, to learn the steps of the process and have a salve to take home. Herbal Medicine is a wide field with as many styles in approach as there are people in the practice. if you are interested in learning a few useful plants in a hands-on, experiential and relational way using easily accessible folk-style remedies, please join us for this evening of befriending some plant friends! Remedies discussed in this class are not intended to prevent, cure, treat or diagnose any medical condition and are not intended to suggest replacement and/or discontinuation of current medications or treatments for participants. Carolyn Smith has been a student of herbal medicine since 2008. Brought up in St. Paul, MN, in a relatively conventional midwestern family, she began developing an awareness of plants and their medicinal value through classes with herbalist, Lise Wolff. She completed Lise’s Three Seasons Herbal Intensive in 2010, and has been Lise’s apprentice since fall of 2012. She has gathered many other immersive education experiences as well including internships at medicinal herb farms, studies with many other practitioners and working in retail with natural health care. Working closely with Lise, Carolyn has learned: the power of subtle small doses of plants for healing; the use of local abundant plants for medicine; the value of carefully listening to people and their pulse to hear what they need; and listening to plants to learn what they do. Through Lise’s mentorship she has established her own herbal consultation practice. 4-6pm, $25 + $5 materials fee

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 1:15pm
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. Must be 21+

Keyforge card game Pre-launch Play @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 3pm
We have been selected as a site for the pre-launch play opportunity for a new card game- KeyForge! Heroic Goods and Games will be selling a limited number of Archon Decks ahead of the full, official KeyForge release. We’ll also have a Learn-to-Play station, meaning this is your chance to pick up early decks and explore a bit of the Crucible before the Launch Parties begin on November 15!

Sunday Class: Beginners, Bata de Cola and Intermediate @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Sunday classes are ongoing in Fall! Beginners: 12-1 pm Bata: 1-1:45 pm Intermediate: 1:45-3 pm For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class

A Man Escaped on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Informed by Bresson’s own experiences in a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II, A Man Escaped follows a French Resistance officer as he plots a breakout from German captivity in France.

Anne Waldman: reading and conversation with Nor Hall @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 12:35
Join us for a reading with Anne Waldman followed by a discussion between Anne and Nor Hall. Anne Waldman is a revered poet, performer, professor, editor and cultural activist. She is the author of more than forty-five books, including Gossamurmur, Manatee/Humanity, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and the feminist epic The Iovis Trilogy, which won the 2012 PEN Center USA Award for poetry. The recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Before Columbus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Waldman makes her home in New York City and in Boulder Colorado, where she is a Distinguished Professor of Writing and Poetics and Artistic Director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. Nor Hall focuses her interdisciplinary work on the history of psychoanalysis, classical mythology, and modern imagination. Nor Hall is a noted playwright, imaginal dramaturge, and conducts classes in initiation psychology for a variety of audiences: literary, Jungian, feminist, artistic, theological, and academic. Her publications include The Moon and the Virgin, Those Women, Reflections on the Archetypal Feminine, Broodmales, and The End of the Iron Age. She has done extensive work in the field of myth in theater. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4240

Monday, November 12

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.

Support Group w/ Transition Longfellow @ 4324 40th Ave. S. • 6:30-8pm
Inner Transition Longfellow is a safe and supportive group for people coming to grips with mounting evidence pointing to near-term human extinction. This is not a grief-recovery group, but a place to openly discuss the topic and meet others who share your concerns. This month the group will discuss Meg Wheatley’s talk at the Transition US Summit and her book, “Who Do We Choose to Be?.” You do not need to have read the book to participate.

Tuesday, November 13 

Hiawatha/Lake St Intersection Community Update Meeting @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • Bartsch Room • 6-8pm
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) with representatives from Hennepin County, Lake Street Council and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church are hosting a community meeting. This meeting will feature discussions about planned improvements and LCC’s Hi-Lake survey results. All residents and businesses are invited to attend to share feedback and ask questions.
Can’t attend the meeting? We will be having more points of engagement on this issue. Check our website or Facebook page for additional meeting details, and all future meeting information as it becomes available.
www.longfellow.org www.facebook.com/LongfellowCommunityCouncil

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

Jazz Indeed – JT Bates’ Grain @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave •  6pm Doors/Beer Samples | 7pm Music | 21+ | FREE
JT Bates is steeped in the diverse and rich music scene in Minneapolis, MN. Growing up playing in his father’s big band alongside his two brothers was the spark that kept him hungry for more music. Along with being very active and sought after in Minneapolis, music has also taken him to many parts of the globe. He has been seen with the following bands: Fat Kid Wednesdays, Andrew Bird, Alpha Consumer, French cellist Didier Petit, The Pines, Face Candy (featuring Eyedea), Bryan Nichols Quintet, along with countless gigs in the Twin Cities and around the country.

Wednesday, November 14

Focus on Fair Housing @ Copeland Art and Training Center, 1256 Penn Ave. N. • 4-6pm
Have questions about your rights as a renter or homeowner? Get answers from the experts at HUD, Dept. of Justice, Legal Aid, Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis Civil Rights, and others. This free event will focus on fair housing and will feature a panel of experts to discuss the issues and address questions from the community. This event will be held at the Copeland Art and Training Center located inside Thor Companies’ new headquarters in North Minneapolis. Check out our Facebook event page!

Mending Circle w/ Transition Longfellow @ 2852 35th Ave S • 6-8pm
Do you have a pile of socks to mend, pants to hem, seams to resew? Need to fix your jacket before winter? Bring your project and work on it with others. Some experienced menders will be on hand to advise, but you’ll do your own work. Sewing machine available.

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church
, 3207 37th Ave 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.

Thursday, November 15

Culinary Trivia @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm