Weekly Roundup: December 14-20

img_4095Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and try to stay warm!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

LCC Development Survey
We would love your input on development in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, and Longfellow neighborhoods! Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey.

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. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.

Rockin’ Roller Vinyl Bus w/ Solid State Vinyl Records
Its a big blue traveling record store/music mobile. Check out it’s schedule!

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.

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
DING DONG DING! Belle’s ToolBox, here, wishing young and old a season of playful peace ♥
And wanting to remind folks that Simply Giving – using repurposed materials in a simple hands-on project – can be the most meaningful exchange of all ♥
Belle’s Winter Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10-Noon and 2-4pm
Friday: 10-Noon
Every Third Saturday: 10-Noon
We will be closed Dec 20 thru Dec 28
A reminder that 12/15 is the third Sat and the ToolBox will be open 10-12 for a wee wintry fun! (MNice Garden? Fox and Geese fun? Whatever the weather allows!) So, come find us for a dose of sweet, easy fun soon

Friday, December 14

The Castaways, The Sex Rays, Fret Rattles, Black Widows, Dose & Dinks, Trash Street, and burlesque dancers @ The Hook and Ladder theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00 / Show 7:30 / 21+ / $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show * Percentage of Proceeds Go To Non-Profit Water Mission
A night of Minneapolis garage rock featuring The Castaways for a holiday get together and fundraiser! Arrive early for Dr. Bob’s Puppet Show. Free food will be available from Gandhi Mahal Restaurant and beer tastings provided by Fulton Beer.
The Castaways :The Castaways are a nationally-known, Minnesota-based rock’n’roll band that audiences have been demanding and enjoying for many years. They’re best known for their big hit single “Liar, Liar” which was written by band leader James Donna and drummer Dennis Craswell. The song was released by Soma Records in 1965 and reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on the strength of its inimitable echo-drenched vocals and wheezing keyboards.

Yojimbo & Sanjuro on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Toshiro Mifune starring as Kurosawa’s wandering ronin in glorious 35mm. YOJIMBO When a fearless ronin (Mifune) finds himself in a town overrun by warring gangs and corrupt officials, he takes matters into his own hands. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00 SANJURO In this sequel to Yojimbo, the swaggering ronin (Mifune) partners with a group of young samurai to plan an elaborate rescue of their leader’s family from the hands of a corrupt official.
FRI 9:30
SAT 7:00
SUN 5:30

Holiday Ornament Making @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm
Bring in your favorite cookie cutter or use one of ours to make beautiful holiday ornaments! Free to Play! Pay us $10 to keep any piece you wish us to finish and fire with a color of your choice. Pieces will be ready for pickup one week from the session.

Old Guys Play the Blues @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
Live at the Riverview cafe.

Anonymous Choir Sings Leonard Cohen Music at Moon Palace,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Anonymous Choir sings the songs of Leonard Cohen. This will be our last show for a while so please join us! Seating is limited at Moon Palace so please purchase advance tickets. If we sell out we may be able to add a second showing xo With DJ YSHEYELLIN

Saturday, December 15

Local artist pop-up: Laura Borealis @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 2pm
Local artist Laura Burlis will be on site with custom designed electrical switchplates, original painting and wearable art.

Student Sharing and Adios to Studio 3012! @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 11:30am • FREE
Join us for our final holiday fiesta at the 3012 studio! Students will share what they are learning in class – Costume Sail Away! We are selling costumes. Any other flamencos who need to sell their costumes, bring them to the studio by 12/15 – Champagne toast and holiday treats to say goodbye to our 3012 studio and hello to our new studio This event is FREE for everyone! If you can bring a dish to share, that would be most welcome.

Tommy Bentz Band at the Schooner!2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We are very excited to be back at the Schooner, and with it being so close to Christmas…who knows what special songs we might play! Never a cover, and one of the most relaxed places to catch us in the Twin Cities.

RedHot Art Market
 @ Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 3749 Chicago Ave • 10am
Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones. Celebrate love, life, and a great community of talented artists.
Featured Artists: Mat West , Beth Onward, Kathleen Crook, Angela Woosley, Kathleen Kvern, Gina Germ, Shelly Thrall Jewelry, Mary Ila Duntemann, Lisa Lardy, Holly Vrieze Murray, Becca Cerra, Brad Buxton, Jessica Bergman-Tank, Ashley Schilling, Cicada Moon Nicole Mary Milligan, Emily Madland, Emilie Henthorne, Pete Segar, Linda Seebauer Hansen, Jenn Angell, Brianna Capra, Kelly Newcomer, Gail Katz-James, Leo Farley, Grant McFarland, Lucy Brusic, Deb Francisco-Ferrell, dba FranciscoFerrellArt, Jon Ault, Gita Ghei, Sara Hanson, Cassie Rebman, Angela David and Samantha Leopold-Sullivan

Yoga w/Nick at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr.3400 S 15th Ave • 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!

Holiday Botanical Bazaar @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 10am
Join us for our Winter Solstice Open House and Botanical Bazaar! Injoy Solstice-themed Botanical cocktails and elixirs, potluck, 15% off retail, tarot readings, a wide array of herbal product vendors, (contact me if you are interested in vending! We are still accepting applicants!) all manor of eco-friendly, locally made gift items and holiday cheer! Come celebrate the season with us!

Author Signing – Prince: Before the Rain @ Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Join us for a signing with Allen Beaulieu, author and photographer of Prince: Before the Rain. An inside look at the early years of Prince, presented through both iconic and never-before-seen images taken by the photographer who was at his side through it all. Photographer Allen Beaulieu worked with Prince from the late 1970s into the early ’80s, capturing the musician’s progression from rising star to his ultimate purple superstardom. Always at Prince’s side with camera in hand, Beaulieu helped Prince carry forward his vision with legendary album cover images and promotional photos during the groundbreaking Dirty Mind, Controversy, and 1999 era, while also capturing live performances on tour with Prince. Prince: Before the Rain puts into focus the hallmark imagery—including behind the- scenes, candid, and casual shots—with recollections from Beaulieu on his personal and professional relationship with Prince. Going deeper into the context of these crucial years, supplemental text brings it all together with reminiscences from former bandmates, including Bobby Z., Dez Dickerson, André Cymone, and more. Allen Beaulieu was Prince’s photographer and friend beginning in the late 1970s. He photographed three album covers and toured extensively with the artist. He later worked for Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Spin. One of his photos graces the cover of the new Piano & a Microphone release. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4824

Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at Gandhi Mahal, 3009 27th Avs S • 11am
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. We have a charitable cause you can donate to, good vibes, and beautiful wares. 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. S
ome 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. Pickle Witch (v/gf fermented pickles) Cori Lin Art (watercolor food art prints) handspun rainbows (sewn and other fiber arts) Stitch Monkey (crochet scarves, headbands, hats) Art by Tori Hong (stickers, zines, cards, posters) hclou art (uniquely queer art) Tough cookies Art (indigenous seed bead jewelry, patches, glass art) Yumyum brownies (brownies, cake jars, covered fruit) … and more!  http://www.picklewitch.org/supportlocalhustle/

Merlins RAKS! December @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E lake St • 2pm
Pub + Halfa = PUBFLA! Hafla means ‘party’ and this is the PERFECT family friendly, all style accommodating party for any belly dancer! Dancers of all levels, styles, backgrounds and abilities will join together at Merlins Rest to shimmy their hearts out for you. And the best part is it’s at the best pub in the cities! Come get your jingle on for this special holiday edition! PERFORMERS: dancers of all styles and abilities are invited to perform. To sign up and reserve your performance space, fill out the form link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdm6BnmNm1hlJlQ-kag0hGsL315-GQwyZfgHZNhiJx0sSnpvg/viewform?usp=sf_link *We need to know you are coming so please fill out the form *You are welcome to dance more than once *There will be open dancing after performances

Twin Cities Synth Meet @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S • 2-6pm • Family friendly. • Small donation: $5 • Under 18 free.
Quarterly meeting dedicated to bring local synthesizer fans together! If you’re interested in synthesizers come join us! Great way to meet new people with similar interests! Organized like a car show… synth lovers can bring their synths to show off, or just show up to look at other peoples synths! Meet new people and talk about whatever! Bring a Synth! Bring a Friend! Have Fun and Geek out!

Sunday, December 16

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+

The Garage Band Christmas #1 (Sponsored by Spirit Garage) @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm & 7pm • Family Friendly • FREE
Free concerts featuring the full Garage Band and special guest, Hummingbird, performing all of your holiday favorites. Come dance, sing along or just chill to the tunes. All ages. 2 FREE shows: 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Family friendly. Free cookies and beverage.

Winter Craft Fair at the Seward Cafe @ Seward Community Café, 2129 Franklin Ave • 5-9pm
We will hosting our annual winter craft fair. Stop in and enjoy a hot drink, wine, or a sweet, and do a little last minute gift searching. Instead of buying your last minute cookie bouquets, jam baskets, and etsy e-gift cards, come out and support real local artists and makers who you know or may end up running into weirdly often on the bus or at target, always mentioning the same earrings you bought from them 3 years ago, and how much your mom loves them. ❄❄❄ We’ll be posting a complete list of vendors very soon.
❄❄❄ Tables are still available! ❄❄❄ 
In hopes to continue having events like this one at the Seward Cafe, we ask vendors for a 5-15 dollar donation per table. Please send an email to sewardcafeart@gmail.com with your name and contact info, as well as a description and photos of what you would like to sell.

Holiday Pub Sing @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E lake St • 2pm
Come for this Holiday Tradition of singing carols! You can come listen, sing, or lead – the choice is yours but You really should come. Come early because the space fills up very quickly (we open at 11am – hint hint) and the sing will go officially until 4:30pm. We do not take reservations any time on Sunday – so first come first serv

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave 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!

Wanderer / Crossed Off (KY)/ Greynier / Optimal Crime at MPB
@ Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm | $5-10 | ALL AGES
Wanderer and Crossed Off are doing a weekender together and this is the last day, let’s show these Kentuckians how Minneapolis does it. Greynier is bringing the sad jams, while Optimal Crime is a new hardcore band that is playing their first show! HARDCORE BABY Wanderer – dark hardcore dummies from here https://wanderermn.bandcamp.com/ Crossed Off – slamming Louisville hardcore https://crossedoff.bandcamp.com/track/hold-me-down Greynier – emogaze to bang your head to https://greyniermpls.bandcamp.com/album/mural-lure Optimal Crime (First show!) – new MPLS hardcore punk

Monday, December 17

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.

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

Tuesday, December 18 

Holiday Centerpiece Longfellow, Tuesday 12/18/2018 @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave  S • 6pm • $45
Join us for a creative way to spend a December evening – making a beautiful, festive centerpiece or 8 mini centerpieces! Keep for yourself, give to someone you love, or use the mini centerpieces as placeholders. You’ll get expert guidance, care instructions and all the materials you need to take home the centerpiece of your choice, ready for a holiday table.

Light Up the Night! Winter Holiday Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 37 48 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Come celebrate the winter holidays at this eclectic international folk dance event led by Caren Grantz Keljik. Winter Solstice, Diwali, Hannukah, New Year, and Christmas dances will be taught and enjoyed. No partner or dance experience needed.
Dance 7:30 – 9 pm
Social Hour: 9:00 – 9:30 pm
Admission: $10 General/$8 Member/$7 Student (8 & Over)

Wednesday, December 19

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) FREE
Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music. #FreeMusicWednesdays

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.

Thursday, December 20

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.

Cornbread Harris & Friends Holiday Blues Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Reserved Seats
TICKETS –> https://fanlink.to/Cornbread ~ Supported by Fulton Beer ~ The Hook and Ladder Theater is proud to again host this very special, intimate Holiday Blues Show with the one and only Cornbread Harris and Friends on Thursday, December 20th at The Hook and Ladder Theater. This will be a reserved seat concert. James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris, Sr. (born April 23, 1927) is an American musician and Twin Cities legend. The Cornbread, as he often refers to himself, has been playing blues, boogie-woogie and rock n roll piano for Twin Cities audiences for decades…roughly 7 of them now. Yes, Cornbread opened for The King (Elvis). Yes, a young Cornbread appeared on MN’s first recorded rock & roll record (with Augie Garcia). Yes, Cornbread has been the recipient of numerous prestigious (Blues Hall of Fame, Sally Award, etc.) recognitions. Yes, Cornbread is Jimmy Jam’s dad. But, the fact that Cornbread still holds down weekly and monthly gigs across the Twin Cities at restaurants like The Loring Pasta Bar and Hells Kitchen, as well as playing local music venues, weddings, churches, old folks homes and private events as often as he can, is what might just make him the most special artist in our artist-rich community. Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with a 91 year old living legend, James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris, Sr.

Lyric Raven & the Whooping Cranes Solstice Show w/ Pragmation! @ Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Twice a year songstress Lyric Raven ventures from sunny Santa Cruz to her homeland of Minnesota. This is where she reunites with her dear friends the Whooping Cranes, consisting of Jake Iwen on guitar/mandolin and Zach Tauer of the Common Ground Company on banjo. With both personal & penetrating originals and some folk and jazz favorites mixed in, together they create the bluegrassy-soulful delight that is LWC. Prepare yourself for a journey of some deliciously tantalizing ear food, with multiple courses and guaranteed surprises in store! This will be their first show since July. Come catch their rare solstice performance! Lyric Raven & Friends Debut EP coming out in 2019 ✨ Pragmation makes polyrythmic, jazz influenced, and emotive music that forms the writer’s genre bending, lyrically profound, and progressive songs into moving stories