Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and stay safe and warm!
Upcoming& Ongoing Events
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!
MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING BLOCK LEADER TRAININGS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions, contact: Karen Notsch, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
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 email@example.com or call 952-767-7886
HOME is a part of Senior Community Services— a nonprofit that serves most of Hennepin County
Friday, February 8
Still Unstill // Lucid VanGuard // Laura Hugo @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
9:30pm – Laura Hugo
10:15pm – Still Unstill
11:00pm – Lucid VanGuard
Still Unstill: The intricate and insistent rhythms of raindrops. Electric energy building in the clouds. The boom of a discharge into the ground. The perfect quiet afterwards. Led by singer-songwriter Peter Breen on vocals and keyboard, Still Unstill creates an immersive world blending intricately arranged songs with spontaneous improvisations.
Lucid VanGuard: Directed by the songwriting of Karl Remus, Lucid VanGuard navigates an atmospheric realm of sonic cinemas, weaving cryptic lyrical tapestries through a balancing act of calm balladry and symphonic pandemonium.
Laura Hugo Music: Laura Hugo currently resides in Minneapolis, MN but is originally from the Navajo Nation in Arizona. She has used her experiences with loss, depression, anxiety, heartbreak and general confusion about her placement in the world to write honest songs.
Heart Shaped Ring Dish Making @ Dock 6 Pottery,4206 34th St • 2pm
Come make a heart shaped ring dish for Valentine’s Day! 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 on Valentine’s day.
Saturday, February 9
Technique and Choreography @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • 11:30am
Shake off that winter blues with flamenco! Warm up with technique (footwork drills, patterns, remates, and turns), then enjoy learning a fiery Solea por Bulerias choreography.
Price: 12-Week Session $205 / Drop-in $20
Price: 11-Week Session $190 / Drop-in $20
Crooked Dice Live at the Schooner, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Crooked Dice plays the best classic rock, and soulful blues
2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase at Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave • 7pm
Our February installment of the 2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase features Adam Svec, who has been in the front line of the Twin Cities music scene for many years.
Adam Svec: is one of the most prominent singer songwriters in the Twin Cities area. He is also known as the front person for a popular indie pop band “The Glad Version”. Adam has played at the major venues such as First Avenue, Ice House, and Aster Cafe.
Alec Wigdahl: is a 17-year-old super talented singer-songwriter and recording artist from Richfield, MN. Alec released his 5-song debut EP November 2018 and earned a very good fan-base throughout the Twin Cities. The album is a very high quality studio production. Similar-style music to his are those of John Mayer, Charlie Puth, and Shown Mendez. His EP is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and all other music services.
Emily Nicole is a free-spirited charming young lady with a strong and beautiful voice. Aside from working as a yoga instructor and being an actress at Renaissance Festival, she travels around the country making many friends and having a lot of fun! She has a wonderful personality. Emily Nicole has been showing off her fun and energetic musical performances at open mics.
Emily Nicole … 7:00PM – 7:30PM
Alec Wigdahl …7:40PM – 8:30PM
Adam Svec … 8:40PM – 9:30PM
For All Ages
Admission Free (Tips/donations to the musicians will be encouraged and appreciated.)
MplsHC 2/9: Much Worse / Human Impulse / Brian Herb / Ash Eater @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm • Show 9:30pm • $7 • All ages hardcore gig
brian herb: and the outstanding achievements in the fields of excellence:
Nur-D Live From The Record Room At Solid State Vinyl Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7pm • $12
Tickets are available in store or online!
NUR-D Live @ Solid State Vinyl
Transition Community Meeting @ Hiawatha School Park Building, 4305 E 42nd St. • 9am
Over the past 3 months, the Transition Longfellow core team has held small group meetings to learn what people think will help our group sustain, grow and increase its effectiveness and outreach as our founders depart. We’ve talked about expanding our reach, changing how we do planning meetings, increasing our use of technology, working as culture shifters, new locations, maybe even a new name.
Now we’d like to report back to all of you while engaging in a visioning process to guide our steps going forward.
On Saturday, February 9, we’ll gather at the gym at Hiawatha School park building for a brief, free breakfast (9 to 9:30 am) and then break into small groups to participate in a World Cafe process (9:45-11:30 am). We will be working with an experienced group facilitator who will help us build upon what we’ve heard and then arrive at decisions on a few key questions.
PLEASE JOIN US IN CHARTING A COURSE FOR TRANSITION LONGFELLOW TO CONTINUE. RSVP HERE TO ATTEND.
Sunday, February 10
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.
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+
BIPOC Reparations Healing Day @ Spectrum Wellness Center, 3011 36th Ave S • 1pm
**This is an appointment only event; follow the ticket link to reserve your appointment time.**
Spectrum Wellness Center welcomes people just as they are, no judgment. Come for Therapeutic Massage Therapy and Reiki Energy Work. Each session is geared toward your specific needs, with essential oils, a calming atmosphere, and a warm, cozy table to relax on. This event is for Black and Indigenous People and People of Color. The sessions are free and offered as reparations.
Valley Girl (1983) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 8pm
Julie (Foreman) is from the Valley. Randy (Cage) is not. That won’t stop them from falling for each other. Wonderful performances and a great script make Valley Girl endearing
Monday, February 11
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
Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!
Uproar Comedy Open Mic – Feb. 11th @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • SHOW IS FREE! • Sign up 7:30pm • Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish .
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. The headliner for this installment is Senthil Rajasekharan! And there will be about 10 slots for the open mic. If you want to sign up in advance email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Tuesday, February 12
Books & Bars MPLS – 15 year anniversary @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE
Celebrating 15 years of being the best book club in the country. “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. 7pm Discussion, FREE and open to the public.
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s brilliantly dark and screamingly funny take on humankind’s final judgment has enjoyed continuous popularity since its first publication in 1990 and is now being adapted into a six-part Amazon Prime series. Join us in reading (or re-reading) this cult classic ahead of the series release later in 2019!
Using Logic, Public Data, & Excel to Socialize Carbon Footprint Data @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park,3262 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm **This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**
Junket’s founder, Julie Kearns, uses publicly available data to tell stories that help people understand how key business decisions create environmental benefit – or harm – at scale. There’s been so much interest in her carbon dioxide footprint models and the stories they tell about the at-scale implications of Amazon’s cardboard boxes & Levi’s 501s that we’ve decided to offer a class to teach others how to build similar models.
This experimental class assumes a working knowledge of Excel functions and is most appropriate for those who understand how spreadsheets can be used to quickly summarize information (you’re comfortable creating basic functions like ADD/PRODUCT/AVERAGE).
Bring a laptop or tablet with spreadsheet functionality and the ability to access the WWW. Also, bring a ‘what’s the footprint’ question that you’re curious (or suspicious) about. Our goal is to outline the process of gathering and analyzing data, and then get participants started building their own data models.
Covered in the intro:
1- Overview of process of building logic/conducting analysis (building a conservative model,
2- Examples of models and the questions they answer.
3- Identifying and evaluating the carbon question you want to answer
4- Brief review of publicly available carbon and transit data.
5- Determining what information is publicly available to help answer your carbon question
6- Building your first spreadsheet
Wednesday, February 13
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.
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.
Mr. Soul! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Sound Unseen 2018 Jury Runner-Up returns for special encore screening.
Co-Presented by: Twin Cities Gay Scene, FilmNorth and Twin Cities Black Film Festival
Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Before Oprah, Before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip makes television broadcast history with SOUL!, America’s first “black Tonight Show.” Featuring archive footage of James Baldwin, Sidney Poitier, Patti LaBelle, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Harry Belafonte, Nikki Giovanni, among others.
From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, “Mr. Soul!” captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.
Dir Melissa Haizlip & Sam Pollard, 2018, HD, USA, 115min
Becky Kapell & The Fat 6 – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
“This late-bloomer Minneapolis country crooner fell in with esteemed local twang vets Paul Bergen and Erik Koskinen to craft her debut album, That Certain Ache. Her smoky but tender voice recalls Jeannie C. Riley while her songwriting has a Lucinda Williams-like balance of down-and-out grit and hopeful beauty, with standout cuts including the bittersweet, slow-waltzing title track and the cool-rambling capable man.” – Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Senior Tea Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center,3748 Minnehaha Ave • 2-4:30pm
Local dance clubs and Tapestry will also have volunteer dancers for partners. A great opportunity to get out and socialize, visit, and dance! Ages 60+
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.
Slow Flow Yoga + Wine at Urban Forage @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Warm up and wind down with the Om Brewers with this mid-Valentines-week Wine Down! Perfect for all levels of yoga experience and friendship. 😉 https://www.ombrewers.com/sign-up/february-13-urban-forage-yoga-wine
$20 = Yoga + Wine/Cider
or…Two tickets for $35, wine/cider still included. Enter code “R(OM)ANCE” at check out!
Om Brewers is for lovers and friends. Forget the Valentine’s day norms, and grab any partner and take advantage of our special pr(Om)o. Two tickets for $35, drink still included. Enter code “R(OM)ANCE” at check out!
Romancing yourself this Valentine’s Day? Shoot us an email. We’ll set you up with another c(Om)munity Thirsty Yogi so you can both take advantage of this deal. Because that’s what we’re all about – turning strangers into friends over yoga and drinks.
We’ll move a little bit slower during this class. Candles, lots of hip openers, and longer restorative holds. The yin to the yang of yoga! Very limited space, so please sign up early to save your spot! $3 mats available for rent on site.
Thursday, February 14
Vinyltines – 2019 @ Solid State Vinyl Records, 4022 E 46th St • 11am
Celebrate your love of Vinyl February 14 – 17!
Stop in for our Vinyltines celebration and get 20% off 1 used Vinyl Record of your choice.
Use the Password – “Vinyl May Be Cold, But My Heart Isn’t”
Shop all of www.SolidStateVinyl.com and get free shipping on all orders over $50! Code: COLDHEART
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.
Trivia Thursday: Romantic Comedies of the 1990s+ @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House,3016 E Lake St • 7pm Love romantic comedies? When Harry Met Sally? Sleepless in Seattle? You’ve Got Mail? Say Anything?
They’re not all from the 1990’s, though they’re all close. An all romantic comedy trivia night. Bring your favorite person(s) and win a round of drinks.
Oh yeah- and it just happens to be on Valentine’s Day.
The Valentines Show w/ Brian Just,Lucy Michelle & David Campbell @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Many years ago David Campbell and Lucy Michelle got together at the 7th St. Entry to celebrate Valentine’s Day and perform songs of love and songs of heart ache. The unforgettable night became a tradition when more friends joined the two, including the inimitable Brian Just .
This year, Lucy, Brian and Dave will be debuting The Valentines Show with special guest Lydia Liza .
They will perform a mix of their favorite soul, rock, Americana, country, 80’s synth, and disco love and heart break tunes along with a kick ass band comprised of Josie Just on keys, Reed Pagel on bass, Andrew Bartelson on drums and Clay Williams on guitar(s).
The Current’s Bill DeVille will be spinning his favorite luv-jams pre-show, during the intermission, and at the end of the night. Wheels in motion at 7PM.
Make sure to bring your mix tapes or mix CD’s for a little Valentines mix swap! All formats welcome. “Take a penny, leave a penny” rules apply.
Call your friends, tell your lovers, it will be a night to remember so get your tickets now!
General Admission: $15 advance | $18 doors | $20 Reserved Seating
Doors / Bill DeVille at 7.
Showtime 8PM. (we promise to have you home in bed by 11PM)