Weekly Roundup: February 22-28


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


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

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.

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!


Friday, February 22

Maple & Beech – Single Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
Minneapolis art pop band Maple & Beech will celebrate the release of their new single, “Side-Eye,” at the Hook and Ladder Theater on Friday, February 22nd. They will be joined by indie rock band Van Stee, neo-soul singer-songwriter Mayyadda, and chamber jazz ensemble Northing. Cookies and cassingles will be available for consumption.

Seven Samurai (1954) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Residents of a small village besieged by bandits hire Kembei (Shimura), an aging destitute samurai, and six others to protect them. The result of a year-long production process, Seven Samurai is among the greatest films ever made. On Sunday, onigiri (rice balls) will be available for purchase thanks to series sponsor Ramen Kazama.

Reading with Heidi Czerwiec, Chris Santiago, Maya Jewell Zeller @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the poetry collection Conjoining, and of the new lyric essay collection Fluid States, selected by Dinty W. Moore as winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and is the editor of North Dakota Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Contemporary North Dakota Poets. She lives in Minneapolis, where she is an Editor for Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and for Poetry City, and teaches for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and Normandale Community College. Visit her at heidiczerwiec.com
Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by A. Van Jordan. His poems, fiction, and criticism have appeared in FIELD, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, and the Asian American Literary Review. He holds degrees in creative writing and music from Oberlin College and received his PhD in English from the University of Southern California. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Santiago is also a percussionist and amateur jazz pianist. He teaches literature, sound culture, and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas. He lives in Minnesota.
Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy For Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the poetry collection Rust Fish(Lost Horse Press, 2011). Recipient of a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation as well as a Residency in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Maya teaches for Central Washington University and edits poetry for Scablands Books.

Kinda Kinky & The Bad Companions – 2/22 at The Schooner! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th AveS • 8:30pm
For your rock ‘n’ roll pleasure, we’re doing a (Karen?) Valentine show on 2-22. A big surprise is in store – changes afoot. What could it be?

QuOTeD Social & Storytelling @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
QuOTeD – The Question of the Day Podcast is coming to Urban Forage Winery and Cider House to do a recording. It just takes one good question to spark an evening of stories and we want to include yours in a future episode of the podcast. Whether you’re moved to answer the question (revealed to those who show up)  or would rather just soak up a good time, please come! While it can be tricky to maintain an element of surprise without making some people nervous, so far so good. Our guests have really enjoyed these gatherings in the past and it is our pleasure to host another one. It would be great to see you there! Rebekah & Brian

Midwinter festival of hotdish @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St
Part potluck, part contest, part midwinter excuse to get out of the house.  Bring your best homemade hotdish, mark it to indicate if it contains gluten or meat, then join in on silently judging the hotdishes everyone else brought (because, after all, this is Minnesota).  Prizes for: 1. best overall hotdish 2. best vegetarian hotdish 3. best gluten-free hotdish 4. Most creative hotdish. Admission is free for you and your family if you bring a hotdish. $5/person if you come solely to eat and pass judgment.

Saturday, February 23

SLC Live at the Riverview @  Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-10pm
Join us for acoustic Americana at the Riverview Cafe. Delicious food and beverages are available for purchase.

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
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.

Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm Doors • 8pm Music • 21+ • $8 Advance • $12 Day of Show
The Hook presents the 6th annual Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison featuring KYX with special guests Curtiss A & The New Evil Thingies.  Join in as we pay tribute to the influential lead guitarist of The Beatles. KYX includes members of acts such as Badfinger and Crow. Prominent Twin Cities rocker Curtiss A is well known for the John Lennon tribute show he has headlined for the last 39 years.

Minnesota Stones by Annika Kaplan @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave • Noon
Minnesota Stones is a new body of work from Minneapolis jeweler Annika Kaplan. The project, funded by an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, is a collection of rings made with stones found at 7 locations in the state of Minnesota. The collection consists of 35 rings, with hand-cut stones set in sterling silver. The pieces are hand fabricated, carved in wax and then cast, or a combination of the two processes.
Come see the work at The White Page on February 23rd from 12-4pm. One day only!
From the artist:
“By highlighting stones from Minnesota, I hoped to build appreciation for common minerals as opposed to gems traditionally used in fine jewelry. Such gems are often mined under questionable ethical conditions. Through sourcing and cutting readily available local gem material, I wanted to create beautiful, wearable art while making a statement about the jewelry industry’s obsession with rare and over-valued gems.”
*Annika Kaplan is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota States Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

Hardscaping with found objects @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4:30pm • FREE
Jeff Zeitler, landscape architect and co-owner of Urban Forage discusses the how and what of building a patio, walkway or retaining wall with items that can be found for free or cheaply on sites such as craigslist.  Learn the basics of laying foundations and building outdoor elements, and what items can often be found, and which are better to purchase new.

Sunday, February 24

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+ 

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.

Karina’s (Lindsey Lacasse’s) Sunday Quiz @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Sunday themed pub quiz is back February 24th! The theme this month is MARVEL! Get your friends together and come down to Merlins to test your marvel knowledge! Quiz starts at 7:30pm Call today to make your reservation! * this quiz will be hosted by Lindsey Lacasse (Karina will be in Disney World for the day!!)

Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from Care Work @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.
Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the Lambda Award winning author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, Bodymap, Love Cake  and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. A lead artist with Sins Invalid and the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, she is a VONA fellow and holds an MFA from Mills College.

Monday, February 25

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 

Clueless (1995) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Though it takes place in Beverly Hills, Clueless came to define the Valley girl image. Cher (Silverstone) and her clique argue about Skechers, Prada, and the hopeless fashion sense of a new girl at school. A sweet and hilarious take on Jane Austen’s novel Emma.

Uproar Comedy Open Mic – Feb. 25th @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • 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 Wendy Berkowitz!
And there will be about 10 slots for the open mic.
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.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!
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.

Denmark: The Plague and Other Pestilence @ National Danish-American Genealogical Society • 7pm
Our ancestors led difficult lives just making a daily existence, but illnesses like plague, smallpox, cholera and more brought difficulty to an entirely new level. Learn how these contagious hardships affected Danes of years ago and learn how to incorporate this information into your genealogical studies. Presented by NDAGS President Heather Nelsen-Mullen. This event is free and open to the public.

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, February 26

Courage & Context in The Time of Climate Change @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park – Community Room, 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!**
Freaked out about climate change? Tired of feeling guilty about merely being alive on this planet? Wondering how we’re going to get through this and/or what the upcoming shifts might mean for you and/or your retirement and/or kids and/or grandkids?
While there are a lot of unknowns, there are also many things we DO know. Action begets hope, and hope is the thing that many of us are seeking in the face of apocalyptic predictions. SO- take action and join us for coffee and some much-needed climate context as you finalize resolutions and wrap your head around the year ahead of us.
During this extemporaneous offering, Julie Kearns (Founder of environmentally-oriented social enterprise, Junket: Tossed & Found) will bring context to the climate emergency for those shaken awake by recent reports and events. You may expect her to touch on everything from the geopolitical to the personal as dots get connected between our choices and the planet’s limits.
The good news? There are solutions. The challenge? We can no longer expect future solutions: we need to act now.
Julie wants to help you ramp up quickly, and she’ll present a clear overview of where individual community members have unexpected opportunities to do the most good as it relates to making changes that matter. Attendees can expect to leave with a clear sense of urgency and eye-opening perspective about how we fit into the bigger picture of this global crisis- and how we can each take action.
This will be a free session, with time for Q&A. Donations welcome to defray coffee, room, and programming costs. What others have said: “The way you frame your approach to sustainability is so no-nonsense and so hopeful, it is truly unique. Now that I’ve seen you in action, I plan to seek you out again. Consider yourself warned!”

Johnny Cash Bday Shootout! Jay Ernest & Gary West @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12/$15
The Hook & Ladder Theater is pleased to present The Johnny Cash Birthday Shootout, a one-time event in the round, featuring (2) international touring Johnny Cash tribute artists trading songs on the actual birthdate of The Man in Black!

Bollywood Dance (FREE) at CANDO • 7pm 
OIBY, in collaboration with Bollywood Dance Scene and The Central Neighborhood, Minneapolis, is very happy to bring Bollywood Dance to the community.  We offer FREE Bollywood Dance every 4th Tuesday of the month!
Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member Divya Maiya says, “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I Am Not Your Negro”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
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!

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! @ Moon Palace Books, 3020 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • FREE
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!
Trivia begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm.

Wednesday, February 27

The Shackletons – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
“Imagine Conor Oberst with a John Belushi attitude, fronting the Hold Steady.” – Jay Gabler (89.3 The Current)

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 (4-6pm) 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.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes,2520 26th S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
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!

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

Panel discussion: How do you start a craft beverage business? @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 6:30pm
Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry?   We host a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup.  Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Kyle Sisco of Venn Brewing Company and Jeff Zeitler of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House. Moderator will be Rebekah Smith, host and founder of the QuOTeD podcast.  Rebecca will present questions to panelists for an hour, then have an informal wine & mingle hour where you can ask questions of the panelists on your own. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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.

Thursday, February 28

Letters From Home: Reviving Patriotism in Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Minnesota Veterans Home, 5101 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm

Letters From Home visits Minneapolis and brings its USO-style performance to support and encourage veterans, active military and families. Don’t miss this incredible high-energy revival of patriotism presented by one of the fastest growing musical acts in the nation. Expect singing, tap-dancing, and fun audience interaction with your Letters From Home trio, Erinn, Courtney, and Dan.