Weekly Roundup Nov 30-Dec 6

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

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

Starting this Fall 2018 we at Applied Energy Innovations are proud to present:
Keep the Heat on Program – Heating for those in need
Every fall, AEI will donate a furnace and installation to a neighbor or family in need within the South Minneapolis Community. The selection process is based on family situation, income,  medical requirements if any, and overall need. If you know of a neighbor you think might qualify for this program, please send an email to info@AEIexpertise.com with a description of the situation and the reason why you think that this neighbor or family should be selected for our program. We will work in conjunction with local organizations, nonprofits and communities of faith to spread the word.


Think of LCC when you are shopping online this holiday season! 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.

The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE!
Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want.  Then pick up at the LCC offices.

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.

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox Winter Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-4pm • Friday 10am-Noon • Every Third Saturday 10-Noon • We are so thankful for all of You in this warm community of creative minds! 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, December 30

Holistic Winter Kidney Care @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic,3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Holistic Winter Kidney Care In Taoist medicine, the kidneys, known as “The Minister of Power” and “The Root of Life,” are associated with the element of water, and the season of winter. They are susceptible to cold, and generate the emotion of fear, or create gentleness, calmness, and silence. Drawing on both modern and traditional knowledge regarding the kidneys’ vital role in maintaining emotional and physical health, we will explore various approaches to tending these organs, including kidney wrapping, taoist energy cultivation practices, dietary choices, and trophorestorative Western and Eastern herbs. We will have the opportunity to wrap our kidneys at the start of class, and also to do a blind tea tasting to get to know an herb without the mind’s preconceptions getting underfoot. Cost: $35 Friday November 30th, 6-8pm

Self Love Yoga @ Svasti Yoga, 3751 Bloomington Ave • 3pm • FREE
A four part series that uses inner work and affirmations via journaling and meditation, breathwork, personal exploration, and asana sequencing to create a center of self love in the body-mind. This center will be encouraged to be utilized throughout the series as a way to live more authentically through the self in the world. The later two classes are an eclectic mix of yoga sequencing, cathartic mouth sounds (participation optional, jungle themed class), immersive post warm up sound bathing, imaginary environments, and much more. Drop ins welcome, series doesn’t need to be taken in order. FREE Class

Book Reading, Discussion, and Signing at Boneshaker Books2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join authors Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann at Boneshaker Books for readings from their new book, “The Girls Are Gone.” “The Girls Are Gone” tells the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden. On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce. The girls father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.
About the Authors: Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann met during the 2016 Grazzini-Rucki criminal trial. Allison worked at a law firm representing David Rucki, the father, who was trying to find his girls. Michael was working for the Star Tribune, covering the story as the case developed. Michael and Allison have spent the last two years working together investigating and researching to find the answers to many questions that had been left unanswered for years. They have analyzed court documents, reviewed investigative files, and conducted numerous interviews to provide a completed story about how and why two children vanished from their family and friends for 944 days.

YPM Coffee Connections with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey @ Birchwood Café, 3311 East 25th St • 6:45am
Join YPM for an informal Q&A session with Jacob Frey, the current mayor of Minneapolis. Find out how he went from earning a law degree, to relocating to Minneapolis in 2009, to representing Minneapolis City Council’s Ward 3 in 2014, to the mayor’s office only 4 years later. Learn about his career transition, journey to the mayor’s office, vision for the future of our beautiful city, and more! The Professional Development Committee will host for pastries, coffee, and some inspiration on a Friday morning at Birchwood Cade! Questions can be submitted to Cara, our Director of Professional Development, by emailing profdev@ypminneapolis.org. [Free for Members/$10 for Non-Members.] Learn more about Jacob: https://jacobfrey.org/about/ http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/mayor

Gothess Presents: Ghoulfriends @ Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm •  $5 cover • 21+
Gothess Presents +GHOULFRIENDS+ Gothess is excited to introduce a new coven with GHOULFRIENDS! A collaborative night brought to you with plenty of talent from our MPLS scene. Everyone is ready to bring you the darkness you crave. Come on out and celebrate the diversity of our goth community. All Queer/Trans/POC/ & Allies are welcome. Ghoulfriends embraces all our darklings. We will have plenty of music, and creative vendors at Music at Moon Palace. +Ghoulfriend DJ’s+ DJ MISS Q (Gothess) PHSPHRNE (Dark Energy) HEALTHGOTH MOM (Rectum) KATIE LEE Visuals by VJ Wednesday (Gothess) Vendors from A Conspiracy of Strange Girls & More.

Cedric Burnside and The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling  @ Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Meet & Greet 6pm / Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm / 21+ 

Saturday, December 1

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook and Ladder Theater@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases

Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at DuNord, 2610 E 32nd St • 3-8pm
Everyone is welcome at this free event! #SupportLocalHustle popups are an opportunity to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers. You have the option of donating to MN Indian Women’s Resource Center while at the market, too! This event is free to enter, cash ONLY, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.
—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–
All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community. Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$30. Many offer sliding scale pricing. P
—– ABOUT THE Space—–
This event will take place in the Du Nord cocktail room- the first cocktail room in the Twin Cities and one of only three Black-owned distilleries in North America. There is an accessible entrance on 32nd, and stairs at the front entrance. The bathrooms are unfortunately gendered, and we are not able to change that for this event. You can buy cocktails from the cocktail room. This space is accessible by the 7 bus and Blue Line trains. There are bike racks on 32nd. There is on-street car parking and a parking lot. The nearest ATM is less than two blocks away at the Moto Mart at 3301 Hiawatha Ave. http://www.picklewitch.org/supportlocalhustle

Sunday, December 2

Bobby and Bacon’s Holiday Jamboree @  The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm :: All Ages :: $12 Advance/$15 Day of Show *$12 at door with food shelf donation!
The creative partners behind Minneapolis cable access TV show And Now It’s take it to the stage with an all-ages variety show offering guaranteed fun for the whole family. The show features a mix of music, dance, storytelling, comedy, and spoken word performances by veterans of the stage and newcomers alike. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to get up and dance, and most of all you’ll be inspired by this band of multi-disciplinary artists. Seeing as the event falls on the first night of Hanukkah, the boys thought it would be fitting to add a little holiday cheer to the event to get everyone in the mood for the month to come. Pa rum pum pum, y’all! In the spirit of the season, the show will also serve as a food drive, with a donation being made to a local food shelf after the event. Receive a $3 discount at the door with a food donation of items such as canned food, peanut butter, pasta, baby food, cereal, etc. Featuring performances by: Bobby and Bacon BadNraD Thadra Sheridan Christlo Darwin & Roland Petals (Danny Sigelman and Linds Marie) Hollian Curated and hosted by Bobby Kahn and Christiaan “Bacon” Tarbox

Holiday group winery tour special @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1:15pm
Get a group together this holiday season and take a tour of our winery! Special price for a group of four, only until the end of December.

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rdAve S • 11am
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. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!

4th Annual One-Day Holiday Shopping Event at Riverview Café & Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 10am-4pm

Seward Winter Frolic and Art Crawl @ Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave S • Noon
Our studio will be open as part of this free community event. Faith, Susan, and I will have new work to share. I will be demonstrating oil painting. There will be special guests and, if we are fortunate, love music. I have begun to paint landscapes based upon my travels in Iceland, Norway, and Denmark. If you are looking for a place of beauty to rest your eyes in this difficult world, consider buying from local artists. We will be open 10-5 Saturday, 12/1 and 12-5 Sunday 12/2

Monday, December 3

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.

The Elephant Man @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When Dr. Treves (Hopkins) sets out to study the rare deformity of a grotesquely disfigured man (Hurt), he discovers a kindhearted individual of impressive intelligence and then battles for his new friend’s dignity and survival.

Tuesday, December 4 

BIPOC Doula Potluck & Meet-up @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio,3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Sprouting Birth Folk & SPIRAL Collective want to invite you to our first BIPOC Doula quarterly potluck & meet up! Come join us and others doing this work for a potluck and hang out time. All BIPOC doulas/full spectrum companions/support people welcome! Let’s come together and get to know each other, share resources, stories, laughter and support. In this first meet-up we will set up community agreements, share stories and pick a topic of discussion for our next meet up or set the intention for the meet up to be a time where we can come together and share food, joy and support. All levels of experience welcome! Kiddos welcome. Can’t bring a dish to share? No worries, come anyway!
**If you are interested in collaborating with us to host this event please email us at sproutingbirthfolk@gmail.com **BIPOC space. allies & accomplices are encouraged to donate food, self care items, bodywork or $$ to keep these meet-ups and work sustainable and accessible. ***this is a trans/queer/nyby/femme safer/brave space ****birth, abortion, post patrum & loss doulas/support people

Hamell on Trial Holiday Concert with The Langer’s Ball @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Show 7:30pm :: All Ages :: $10 Advance and Day of Show
Joined by The Langer’s Ball, this evening promises to be a memorable one. Hamell On Trial plus special guests The Langer’s Ball Hamell Hamell on Trial is the musical alias of New York-based folk punk hero Ed Hamell. A one-man explosion, he is loud-as-war one minute, stepping off the microphone to whisper to an enthralled audience the next. This is a dynamic performance informed by politics, passion, intelligence and the all-important sense of humor. His caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude have long been a favorite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson,Ani DiFrancoand the critical elite inciting Rolling Stonemagazine to call him “Bald, bold and superbad!” Henry Rollins says,”Hamell is a one man rock show!

MN Night Sky | Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Mix a variety of beautiful analogous colors to create your sky inside the state stencil. Then, learn how to paint a variety of stars, pine trees that fade into the distance, and mix a background color of your choice. • Class Price $35 • Free beverage included! • 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas • All supplies are provided • Painting is messy so please dress accordingly (aprons will be provided) ​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages. Please arrive 5-10 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage on us! Walk-ins are welcome! Please email us if you are planning to attend and would like to pay in person. Cash only please. ​LOCATION Riverview Cafe 3753 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417 http://www.theriverview.com

Wednesday, December 5

SOAP Making Class! @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
You all have asked and now mayamade at The Medicine Tree is offering soap making classes! Just in time for gift giving. Learn the secrets and tricks of soap making! What oils and butters make the best soap, which essential oils work and which ones don’t AND WHY. You’ll go home with soap, ready to cure (the longer soap cures, the better it is), and a print out of how to and where to get supplies! We provide everything but your imagination! Please message mayamade if you have allergies or sensitivities. 40.00 dollars payable at the door or in advance but please message me if your paying at the door. I am limited to ten people in this class. You will be handling chemicals, please wear long sleeves. THANK YOU!

The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 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

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, December 6

4th Curtis/Keep For Cheap/Meese at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • All ages :: Doors at 7:30 :: Sliding Cover: $5 – $10 :: sad, queer, flower punk

Longfellow High School will be celebrating the building’s 100th year in the community. We want YOU to help us celebrate this enduring Longfellow landmark. This event is free and open to the public. We’ll be featuring kid-friendly games and snacks, a tour of the school, and more!
Details: Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:00-6:00pm
3017 E 31st Street

Trivia Thursday: Real World Death Cults @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Real world death cults. Say what? Trivia about cults that left a trail of no-longer-alive followers and/or innocent bystanders in their wake. Not for the faint of heart.