Weekly Roundup: February 1-7

Train tracks at Lake & Hiawatha Photo by: Tom Russell

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and stay safe and warm!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

We regret to inform you that LCC’s Annual Chili Cook-off, scheduled for Thursday, January 31 is cancelled, due to a lack of chili cooks and the forecasted extreme temperatures.
Any person who has registered to participate, or bought tickets in advance will be refunded in full. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact LCC at 612-722-4529.
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!
Wednesday, February 20 or Monday, March 18 (you need only attend one) from 6:30-8pm @ Minneapolis Police Dept. 3rd Precinct Community Room, 3000 Minnehaha Avenue
Crime Prevention Block Leaders: Help build Community one block at a time by organizing your neighbors. Have an impact on reducing crime. Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.
Communicate to their neighbors when a crime trend/pattern is identified. Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block. One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. It’s not just about crime…..it’s about building community. Get your block organized! RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch at 612/673-2856 or email her at karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov
For questions, contact: Karen Notsch, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
(612) 673-2856


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 seasonalwork@seniorcommunity.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
(612) 799-1482
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, February 1

Date Night with 99 candles @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Candles and complimentary chocolates, and some chill music for you and your favorite person. Fiftieth anniversary or first date- doesn’t matter. Free to wander in. You’ll want to stay.

Free Throw Friday @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34thSt • 2-6pm
Join us the first Friday of every month, for a free pottery making experience. If you like what you make you can pay us to finish and fire any piece with a color of your choice for $10. We will have it ready for pickup in about 3 weeks.

Ghost Wagon Album Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show

Con Davison (Tour Homecoming!) with Bathtub Cig + Dreamspook @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9pm • 21+
Con Davison tour homecoming celebration at Moon Palace Books!! 2/1/2019 with support from: Bathtub Cig and Dreamspook

Saturday, February 2

Science Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The science book club selection for February is “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben. We have one copy of the book in stock at Boneshaker, with more on the way soon. It’s also readily available from the Hennepin County Public Library. From Goodreads: “In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group.”

Crackpot Live Show!!! @ Solid State Vinyl Records, 4022 E 46th St • 6:30pm
Come to a meet up and live taping of the show! Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED, so buy yours now if you want to come! Tix are 10 bucks and available via the link below or at the store.

Built To Last – Labor Temple 50 Years Later @  The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $9 Early Bird Rd 2 (Limited) $12 Advance $15 Day of Show

Imbolc Rituals w Comets Ov Cupid Darkrad
 @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ •  $5-10
Comets Ov Cupid Faustian Music project initiated by Jason Kesselring : Cosmic music evoking a sense of eternal twilight with a sonic landscape of distorted voices, cosmic pulse and hazy drones. Guitar based in composition that goes from full blow metalgazer bliss out to melancholy astral folk Darkrad industrial project of multidisciplinary artist JanaDark

Introduction to Spoon Carving @ Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace, 1601 E Lake St • 1pm
*Call the store (612) 729-9333 to register* Carvers Erik and Michele Vevang will introduce you to spoon carving in a relaxed setting with all supplies, including cut-resistant gloves, provided. You will start with a wooden blank and learn how to shape it into a spoon with a variety of carving strokes and then how to finish it. The wood used in this class is locally sourced, taken from fallen branches, tree trimmings, and trees that had to be felled. This class is ideal for first-time carvers. The Vevangs have taken all the hewing and hacking out of the process and will start you at a place where you can comfortably complete the spoon during the workshop. Carving can be calming and relaxing, and with the Vevang’s guidance, an opportunity to create an object that is both functional and beautiful. This class is held at our 1601 East Lake St. store.
One 3-hour workshop, $80 • View all upcoming classes: www.ingebretsens.com/classes/

Intro to Stranded Colorwork Knitting @ Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace, 1601 E Lake St • 9:30am
Are you interested in stranded colorwork knitting, but only knit and purl? Have you dabbled in colorwork, but want to hone your skills or add a 3rd color? Either way, this class is for you! You will learn how to efficiently work with 2 or 3 colors while knitting in the round. Kate will also show you how to keep an even, loose tension. For this lesson, we’ll work on a simple cup or can sized cozie with a few pattern charts to choose from. Bring size 3-5 needles, preferably ~32” circular, or DPNs, and sport or worsted weight super-wash wool or acrylic yarn. This class recommends Rauma Petter super-wash wool. There is a 10% discount on materials on the first day of class. $35 Saturday, February 2 from 9:30am to 12:30pm **Call the store to register – (612) 729-9333 View all upcoming classes at ingebretsens.com/classes/

Frozen February Frolic @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • Noon-4pm
Come ring in February with some frozen fun! We’ll start with a free sloppy joe lunch at Epworth United Methodist, followed by sledding, snow sculptures and a winter hike! Want to stay inside? Bring your favorite books to share, master a puzzle and enjoy good conversations with your neighbors. After sledding, we’ll enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at the church. Bring your entire family for a free day of winter fun!

Art Exhibition: Below the Surface, Opening Reception @ Vine Arts Center, 2820 E 33rd St • 6-9pm • FREE • Open to the public • Exhibition Dates: February 2 – February 23, 2019 • Gallery Hours: Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45pm & Saturdays 11am–5pm. Join artist Daren Hill and at Below the Surface, an exhibition of Daren’s abstract paintings and sculptures. Daren’s artworks explore complexity in form, creative decision-making and celebrate the creative process.
As compositional elements begin to combine, initial decisions affect the overall composition. Deconstruction of layers and colors from each piece emphasizes the idea that nothing is fixed. “This constant evolution of texture and color is a microcosm of how our universe operates. Every part is working with one another to create a harmonious union between tool, canvas and medium. This balance is beneficial because it highlights duality (good/bad) and the action or decision acts as a catalyst for what follows.

Redbeard: Advance viewing and conversation @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 2pm
The Trylon Cinema and CFRDF is hosting an advance viewing of Kurosawa’s masterpiece “Redbeard” for future and current medical professionals followed by a conversation exploring the film’s themes. “Redbeard” explores the transformation of a young doctor as he interns at a rural clinic under the direction of Dr. Kyojô Niide. (Read a review here: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-red-beard-1965). Coffee and refreshments provided. Contact Erica Barnes at 952-457-6956 with questions.

Yoga + Cocktails at Du Nord @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 11am • $20 = Yoga + Cocktail… and b(Om)b a** Saturday morning! All levels (and very fun) flow led by the Omazing Omies Erika Rose Voeller and Anna Marie!
Pre-register online at https://www.ombrewers.com/sign-up/du-nord-yoga-cocktails-february-2 if you’re sure you’ll need some hair of the dog. OR Cash/credit/Venmo at the door if you’re waiting to see what kind of condition you wake up in on Saturday. 😉 Mats available for rent for $3. All levels welc(Om)e. This is some NON-INTIMIDATING YOGA. Come for the yoga and drinks, and stay for the c(Om)munity. Cheers Thirsty Yogis! Questions? Email info@OmBrewers.com

Sunday, February 3

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.

Winery tour and tasting
 @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
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+

Monday, February 4

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books , 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30pm
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome

Brent Penny February Residency at Moon Palace @ Music at Moon Palace,
 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm doors/Music 8:30-10:30 21+ • $5-10
Before I release my record ‘Choose the Right’ this spring, I’m doing a residency every Monday in February at Moon Palace Books. I’ll be experimenting with arrangements and performing with different musicians and special guests. Every week I will have 2 other acts perform that I admire. February 04 with IN/VIA, Iceblink February 11 with Holly Hansen, Nat Harvie Trio February 18 with Fiji-13, Products February 25 with Miss Manners, Prim Woes Flyer by Al Ducts Hanson

Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • 6:30pm • Price: 11-Week Session $150 / Drop-in $16
Structured for those with limited mobility, balance issues, or other disabilities. Classes are taken seated or standing (adaptations made) and designed for every student to have an authentic flamenco experience. Students are led through locomotor and non-locomotor movement combinations, and they connect to flamenco music, execute choreographies, enjoy improvisation, and organic expression. The rhythm and exercises are invigorating, while games and stories keep the class fun and challenging. Students appreciate engaging and promoting community, celebrating flamenco culture, and gaining greater health and well being.

Tuesday, February 5

Monthly Jug Band Jam at Merlin’s Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Fat Chance will host a monthly jug band jam the first Tuesday of every month. Free. Bring your instruments. Bring your friends. Bring beer money.

Wednesday, February 6

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.

Tape Freaks Presents: February’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
What movie will Colette pick this year? It’s usually something underrated and amazing, can’t say this year’s gonna be any different! Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. The audience never knows what their in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag, and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for each event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com
***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tape-freaks/ ***

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, February 7

Sprig of That – Album Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
Sprig of That Album Release Show with special guests Lena Elizabeth, Haley Rydell, & Waltzing on Waves Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on violin, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. The trio combines folky, vibrant Americana, fiddle tunes, and rhythmic textures to form a surprisingly natural acoustic blend.

Handbook for a Post-Roe America: An Evening with Robin Marty @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
“The end of Roe v. Wade is coming. How will you prepare?” Join NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota and local author Robin Marty at Moon Palace Books to celebrate the release of “Handbook for a Post-Roe America.” After a short reading, you’ll have the chance to participate in a Q&A session and purchase your own copy of this timely and important book.
Book signing with Robin Marty “Handbook for a Post-Roe America is a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the healthcare you need—by any means necessary. Activist and writer Robin Marty guides readers through various worst-case scenarios of a post-Roe America, and offers ways to fight back. With a newly right-wing Supreme Court and a Republican Senate, Roe is under threat. Robin Marty observes: “When we say abortion will be illegal in half the states in the nation, we are no longer talking about some hypothetical future—we are talking about just years down the road. We have to act now to secure what access remains, shore up the networks supporting those who need care, and decide what risks we are willing to take to ensure that any person who wants a termination can still end that pregnancy—with or without the government’s permission.”

Trivia Thursday:Tropical World Geography @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
A first of its kind! This is an all pictorial trivia night, where you’ll be guessing the names of 30 places located between the Tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer. How well do you know your warm weather landmarks? At the very least you’ll end up seeing a lot of beautiful photos of warm places in February. You could do worse.

One-Shot Comics Book Club: On a Sunbeam @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the One-Shot Comics book club for a discussion of On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4908