Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and look! Yarn!
Upcoming& Ongoing Events
1/31/2019 Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser at Gandhi Mahal, 6-8pm.
Grab your favorite chili-recipe, your special secret family recipe, or even just a recipe you found online and compete! The registration is open until Monday, January 21. Registration fee is $10. https://goo.gl/forms/BGFwlCqATzooKGcq1
Not much of a chef? Or are you too busy to cook? Come to this delightful event! Socialize with neighbors and friends in a cozy atmosphere while enjoying yummy chili, and maybe even winning a door prize!
Kids 5 and under eat Free | Ages 6-12: $5 each |Adults ages 13+: $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
To purchase tickets, head to our Square shop. https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/
Scroll down, and make your selection under the “Other” category.
Please Like/Share/RSVP on our Facebook Event page. Also, feel free to invite any friends or neighbors who may enjoy this event—or has an awesome chili recipe: https://www.facebook.com/events/1970567446586102/
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!
Remove Snow for Seniors!
Senior Community Services HOME Program needs snow removal workers to help Seniors in your Community
HOME Program removes snow for seniors in Hennepin County. To remove snow with us:
• You would help the same people each time it snowed 2 or more inches
• The snow would need to be removed within 24 hours of the snow stopping
• Supply your own shovel and/or snow blower
• Reliable vehicle
• Must be 16 years old or older
• Record dates of service
• Physically able to remove snow
•Commit to the entire snow removal season
•Speak and interact with senior clients respectfully
Help people and get paid at the same time! We pay $16/hour. Contact Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-767-7886
HOME is a part of Senior Community Services— a nonprofit that serves most of Hennepin County
This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox Winter Hours:
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
While the snow hasn’t piled high, the cold is quite dependable and keeping the heat up in the ToolBox is a task. To save a little energy and discuss solar power, we are closing Belle’s on Mondays until further notice. Our new winter hours are as follows:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-12pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday
Friday, January 25
Sons of Groove @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
Come on out Schooners for some funky blues.
Explorations in Scentsation~ crafting your own herbal incense@ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St S • 6pm • Exchange: $35 for materials, notes, and atmosphere. Please RSVP. You may RSVP by calling The Medicine Tree at (612) 751-5200. This class is limited to 10 people
Come join Jessie for a dreamy winter evening exploring scent and the medicine of smoke by crafting your very own blend of kyphi-style Egyptian incense. Kyphi incense is a blend of aromatic flowers, leaves, roots and resins, mixed with honey, and/or wines and meads that are then left to cure for a number of days in order to create a block of aromatic, resinous incense that you may burn with a match, lighter, or charcoal. This incense is a scentual tool to create a sacred space for you and your loved ones filled with all of your intention and magic.
Twin City Tongue Twister Hot Sauce Tasting Contest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Bring your homemade hot sauce and put it to the test! Or just show up to taste some of the Twin Cites’ best hot sauces. Prizes for tastiest hot sauce, hottest hot sauce and best nacho cheese dip.
Saturday, January 26
Six Mile Grove is celebrating the release of their 7th album “Million Birds” at the Hook! This much anticipated album celebrates their 20th year together, and contemplates the humble human challenges of work, life, and family. You’ll hear the influences of Minnesota music’s founding fathers – from Bob Dylan to the Jayhawks. “Love this album! Definitely for fans of Jason Isbell, Tom Petty, Margo Price, early Wilco, and beloved but defunct Minneapolis Americana band Bellweather!” – ~ Greg Burke, TC Club Crawl publisherSaturday MTM Run @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 8am
Join us for a hill workout on Saturday morning. We’ll get a good workout in, then head out to Dunn Bros for coffee and perhaps Longfellow for breakfast! Meet in the lobby between Longfellow Grill and Dunn Brothers.
Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
Dallas Rising replaces Nick Veazie for Saturday Yoga. 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.
Waveless // 5 YEAR Anniversary @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • ALL AGES • $5-10
Celebrating five years of musical togetherness WAVELESS will be performing at MOON PALACE BOOKS along with friends: TEENAGE MOODS ITCH PRINCESS and WILD FIRTH
Powderhorn Art Sled Rally 2019 @ Powderhorn Park • 2pm
Western Slopes of Powderhorn Park Are Winter’s short days too much for you? Get outside and come to the Art Sled Rally! The Annual Art Sled Rally, a fun-filled spectacle in Powderhorn Park. All ages can work with a cadre of artists to make and adapt sleds and sled-like art objects. Bundle up and enjoy the amazingly creative crafts and clever emcees at this popular event. https://artsledrally.com
Robert Burns Night @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7pm
Join us for our annual celebration to Robert Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Burns) We celebrate with music, poetry and of course a 3 course meal of soup or salad, Haggis, tatties and neeps and finish off with a lovely Scottish dessert.
Beginning Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • 10:30am • Price: 12-Week Session $167 / Drop-in $16
Students will learn a Sevillanas, a lively, traditional folk dance from Sevilla that is danced at ferias and fiestas. This class is welcomes students brand new to Flamenco as well as folk dancers and more experienced beginners. Learning Sevillanas builds foundations in rhythm and upper body expression and can be danced and performed for years to come.
Sunday, January 27
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.Tribute To Gillian Welch @ · The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5:30pm :: Music 6pm :: 21+ $10 Advance / $10 Door
Katey Bellville presents the 6th bi-annual Tribute To Gillian Welch with Calamity & The Owl, Tree Party, The Dolly’s, Palmer T. Lee, Haley Rydell , Katey Bellville
True Romance (1993) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
In this violent tale of star-crossed lovers, Dennis Hopper has a small but memorable role as a father who courts the wrath of a gangster (Christopher Walken) for the sake of his son, Clarence (Christian Slater)
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!
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.
Teen Meditation Group @ Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E 26th St • 10:30-11:45am
The Teen Meditation Group (for young adults 8th grade and up) at Common Ground Meditation Center is a space for teens to connect with others and explore meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Queer, trans, and POC teens, and teens living with disability, are especially welcome. In a typical Teen Group meeting, we do a guided meditation (no experience required!), learn strategies for becoming more mindful, and talk about how meditation and mindfulness can help reduce stress and bring compassion and wisdom into our lives. The Teen Group provides a safe environment where participants are invited to raise any topic or question that interests them. New participants are welcome to join at any time. No registration required. Led by Omkar Sawardekar, Claire Leslie Johnson, Molly Quinn, and Gabe Keller-Flores.
Monday, January 28
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!
Uproar Comedy Open Mic @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm
SHOW IS $Free.99! Sign up 7:30pm. Show goes from 8pm to 9pm. . Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh. There will be 1 headliner And about 7 slots for the open mic If you want to sign up in advance email: email@example.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic” With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not. Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast! Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show. Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.
Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Whether you’re curious about Scottish country dancing or if you’re a lapsed SCDer looking for a review, this 4-week session will give you an overview of the basic elements. Join us on Monday nights, 7:30-9pm. The full course costs just $12 ($10 for Tapestry Folkdance Center members). No need to be Scottish or to bring a partner! Be sure to invite your friends! Details at http://www.rscds-twincities.org/minicourse.html
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.
Tuesday, January 29
Du Nord has curated a rotating monthly gallery in the distillery over the past year and is starting a new series of artist talks. Join Du Nord’s featured artist for January, Christopher D. Park for a conversation about his process and work January 29 from 7-8pm. He has been a professional illustrator for over ten years. Some of his previous clients include TBS, Team Coco, Rolling Stone, American Greetings Co., Pro Publica, Usborne Publishing and Lightspeed Magazine. A native Minnesotan, Christopher recently moved back from Los Angeles with his wife to raise their new baby boy. They have co-written and illustrated a children’s book being published this summer by Sleeping Bear Press. Conversation led by Ryan StoperaMinnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I Am”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat! “I Am” is the story of a man who had it all until something happened to make him realize he might have it all…wrong. After a near-death experience, Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac (“Ace Ventura”) decided to spark a conversation around two rarely asked questions: what’s wrong with our world and what can we do about it? And so Shadyac traveled the globe interviewing today’s greatest thinkers. And while he may have been filming a documentary, his film reveals a plot twist straight out of a blockbuster movie: scientific proof that we are all connected. By the final scene, it’s clear that while he started out asking what’s wrong with our world, he ended up discovering what’s right with it. The Minneapolis Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe. Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!
The Zillionaires Return to Minneapolis! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
The Zillionaires play engaging original music with blues, country, roots, rock covers thrown in the mix! A guitar band with the occasional the accordion, horn, or other musical surprise. Originally formed as The Thistles, the band was a forerunner in the Minneapolis alt-country sound. Skilled musicianship, solid vocals… fun! Minnesota’s Alt-Variety Band. (21+)
Wednesday, January 30
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.Dreaded Inheritance: The Crowded House @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Are you freaked about the idea of inheriting your parents’ lifetime accumulation of stuff in the not-nearly-distant-enough future? The emotional labor, investment of time, and direct financial costs involved in emptying a family estate on someone else’s behalf can not be understated. Our work with families dealing with these sorts of circumstances has made us intensely aware of the guilt, exhaustion, frustration, and conflict that often arise when tackling the pig in the python: a filled house, frequently offered up as ‘your inheritance.’ Our objective is to help second generation family members anticipate, and be aware of a series of issues and stages common with this major life transition. This workshop has a specific environmental angle: we’ve seen too many families default to filling a rolloff (or four) only to deal with the emotional aftermath of intensified regret: the throwing away of truckloads of useful things that belonged to important people is something we want to help you avoid. This will not be a silver bullet, nor will we offer platitudes. Instead, during this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll offer a new paradigm for the possession and divestment of material goods, explain the current market for secondhand items, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for those with close connections to aging family members, and provide resources to help you and your sibs empty that house with or without the property’s primary resident involved. Our friends at Urban Forage will be opening up their doors especially for this session…we figured some of you might want to take the edge off. You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of your options and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you and your family keep as much of a lifetime’s treasures out of the waste stream as possible. If you’d like to host this programming for your community, customer base, or private event, please contact us to learn more and/or schedule. Skype sessions available for those outside the Twin Cities metro.
Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.
Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week! 21+ event.
Palmer T. Lee – CD Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Note: This is a General Admission concert with theater seating. Seating will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
Palmer T Lee was born in Minnesota. As a boy, he liked stories, built fantasy worlds, and to stay awake in math class, he wrote poetry. When he showed his poems to his mother, she connected him with a Native Youth newspaper in Minneapolis, which published his work. The youth writers met once a month with mentors from the community, and there he met Winona LaDuke, who set him up with his very first poetry reading. At his second (and last) reading, Palmer decided he did not like the form. Soon he picked up his first guitar for $35, complete with a Save the Whales sticker on the back, and he learned that he preferred to give his words shape through music, with the added bonus that he could hide himself behind the guitar as he shared his thoughts. A close friend introduced him to the music of Neil Young and Bob Dylan, and he was inspired by Jerry Garcia and Dave Grisman to explore classic folk and bluegrass. His family helped out again by supplying him with two banjos, and he immediately switched his focus to writing and playing songs.
Trivia Mafia at Geek Love Cafe @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Grab some pizza and a drink and get trivia-ing! Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff beyond that). Pop culture, history, geography, science, even wordplay and puzzles. There are no rules. Well, actually, there is one rule. As we like to say: “Use your noodle. Not your Google.” Show up early and catch the end of happy hour (4p – 6p) to start your trivia out with a half price tap beer, cider or wine. After you enjoy some-head scratching trivia and some fabulous food and drink, you’ll still have time to browse in the bookstore, which is open until 9.
Thursday, January 31
IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 32 60 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Happy gregorian New Year! Yay first circle in 2019! Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants in community, for the community and yourself? Wanting to come together with folx in the community to learn, share and deepen your knowledge? Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other IBPOC herbalists/healers/plant people? This space is intended for folx to come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together. We invite folx to come together in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome. This space centers women/two spirit/queer/trans/femme/enby/gnc native, black and brown folx. Our intention is to help create a nurturing, healing and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. Allies are encouraged to donate to the project to help keep it sustainable and possible. paypal.me/h4rj During each meet-up there will be a small potluck at the beginning. Followed by an hour of conversation and skill sharing of different uses, traditions and techniques. Free— Donations accepted 6:30-7:00pm: Potluck 7:00-8:00: circle Intention: Come together to share, learn and be with the plants. Honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. This is a collaboration between Herbalists for Racial Justice, 24th St Urban Farm Coalition, a Queer/trans/femme/women of color herb learning local group ♥
Du Nord Cocktails & T-Rex Cookies @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm
Come support the T-Rex Cookie Truck by raising a glass at Du Nord Craft Spirits in Minneapolis! The Du Nord Craft Spirits Family will be generously contributing $2 from each cocktail sold toward the T-Rex Cookie Truck Kickstarter! T-Rex Cookie will also have a pop up so you can pair cookies with your favorite Du Nord Spirit. Local musican, David Hedding will be serenading us with his amazing acoustic vocals.
Jules Daud & Los Tarantos – CD Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show