Weekly Roundup Dec 21-27


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and watch out for ice!

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.


-> JUST A REMINDER: Longfellow Community Council will be CLOSED December 24-January 1.

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.

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 21

Trivia Friday: Seinfeld @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Just in time for Festivus- a special Friday trivia night! Test your knowledge of the cast of the Show About Nothing and win fabulous prizes as well as the opportunity to air plentiful grievances.

Thunderheads at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Thunderheads’ music is inspired by an eclectic mix of Americana, rock and blues with tasteful jams thrown in. Besides performing some of their own material, they include tunes ranging from Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Dire Straits, Little Feat and The Allman Brothers to Hank Williams, Ryan Adams, Son Volt, and Drive-By Truckers

Vector 9 XV – Solstice ft Curandera / Bella Yaga / Half Tramp @ Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave •  Doors 8pm  • Showcase @ 8:30pm • $5-15 sliding scale • All Ages!
Comedy+ open mic sign up at 8pm Join Vector 9 for a special installment of healing words and sounds to celebrate the Winter Solstice. We will also be celebrating 1 year of La Curandera & the Ritual live performances! They will be providing us the soundtrack through the night as the house band. For this installment your hosts Devohn & Xochi de la Luna have new comedy sketches for you We’ll be doing live Q&A with the performers (Message us questions you want to ask )
There will be live visuals by TBA Music by: Bella Yaga & Half Tramp And A live soundtrack to the night by La Curandera & the Ritual Poetry by: Atlese Robinson & Ellis Pérez And a the third edition of our film maker showcase ft. Lyn Corelle & PLQ Productions AND A COMEDY+ OPEN MIC for black, brown, indigenous, queer, womyn, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. With feedback if you come ask us. Sign up at 8pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8:30pm. *+ signifies we will allow poets, storytellers, improv, and other not necessarily funny bits. Just no music at the open mic, there’s enough of those. Sorry.
***One of the primary intentions of the this Vector 9 is to provide a safer creative space for those who face oppression. Our intention is NOT to create a space where nobody will be offended or uncomfortable, rather we hope that any discomfort that arises comes from challenging power and privilege, rather than the repetition of the same oppressive narratives and behaviors that pervade most spaces. – Big shout out to Not So Macho Music Collective for originally creating these words that fit so well into my own mission statement.

Saturday, December 22

The 10th Annual Yuletide Sweater Ball @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave• Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Pistol Whippin Party Penguins: Don’t let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, but rather 5 self-proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and a 4-part vocal harmony that will make Donald Trump stop tweeting…. and listen. As they prepare to release their 4th studio album this fall/winter, this quintet from Minneapolis strives to maintain the original spirit of the “string band” while continuing to play new original music and creative cover songs. The combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and the occasional stage banter will create an experience that anyone can enjoy! PWPP Website: https://pwppmusic.com
Barbaro: is an award-winning progressive bluegrass band playing music for films about cooking. Spicy instrumentals, savory harmonies, and to-the-point songwriting creates a dynamic and captivating set for audiences of all ages and musical tastes. 2018 has been a year of exciting momentum for Barbaro. Following the release of their self-titled EP, the band took home first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival BandContestas well as 1st place at the MN State Fair Americana-Roots Band Contest. Barbaro Website: https://www.barbaroband.com
Drawing their influences from almost a century of music, The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance Leaguecombines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing to provide the perfect ambiance for any social event, from comfy dive bars and smoky jazz clubs to chic weddings. GATL website: http://www.thegatl.com/

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Brian Naughton Band LIVE at the Schooner Tavern. NO COVER!

Holiday Conscious Dance with Barb Wesson @ Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8:45am
A celebration for what is and what can be, this dance is certain to bring a smile to your face, hope to your heart, and compassion to all you meet on your path. Join Barb Wesson, Conscious Dance instructor, for this 13th annual renewal of hope, love and compassion in the world. Conscious Dance joins the holiday music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to create seasonal magic! Celebrate the JOY of movement! Where every BODY is free to move in personal expression and unison with fellow dancers. Come prepared to move your body. We will dip and soar and twirl. We may sing and chant. We will emote with all our realms, and we will sweat! $15 at the door. Free parking available. We will begin PROMPTLY at 8:45am.

Ugly Sweater Yoga + Cocktails at Du Nord @ 2610 E 32nd St • 11am
Du Nord Craft Spirits $20 = Yoga + Cocktail Special Edition Holiday Class! Ugly Sweaters encouraged but not required. https://www.ombrewers.com/sign-up/holiday-yoga-du-nord “Last Christmas” likely to make an appearance on the playlist. https://www.ombrewers.com/sign-up/holiday-yoga-du-nord Or Cash/credit/Venmo at the door. Mats available for rent for $3. All levels welc(Om)e. Come for the yoga and drinks, and stay for the c(Om)munity. Questions? Email Melissa@OmBrewers.com

Sunday, December 23

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO @ 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Festivus. @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 2pm
An aluminum pole. The airing of grievances. And some warm mead. for the rest of us.

Monday, December 24


Tuesday, December 25 

Wednesday, December 26

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.
Scottie Miller – 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
***NOTE*** Tom Hunter will be filling in on October 24. Minneapolis based singer-songwriter-pianist Scottie Miller just released his tenth independent CD “Stay Above Water” – Scottie Miller Band. Inducted in the MN Blues Hall of Fame in 2017 for “Blues Performer”, and winner of “2017 Best Self-Produced CD” with the MN Blues Society. Scottie also splits his time and has garnered International recognition as touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Records.) He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD Live At Antones. Scottie and Ruthie recently co-wrote the song “I Was Called” which is featured on the 2017 release “Almost Home” from six-time Grammy winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and recorded at FAME Studios at Muscle Shoals. #FreeMusicWednesdays

The Bad Pennies at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27thAve S • 7:30pm
Get ready for Classic Country and Blues, and a little Classic Rock when The Bad Pennies return to Schooner Tavern for a rare performance!

Thursday, December 27

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.