Weekly Roundup March 1-7


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Neighborhoods 2020 Community Meeting: Tuesday, March 19 • 6:30-8:30pm @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S
Your input matters now more than ever! If you’re invested in the future of neighborhoods and neighborhood organizations, PLEASE ATTEND.
LCC is hosting an community meeting to gather resident input on new neighborhood organization program guidelines from the City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD). We want to hear directly from residents in order to accurately portray the sentiment of Greater Longfellow. Council Members, Andrew Johnson and Cam Gordon, and NCRD staff will attend. These funding guidelines will require changes to the structure and focus of neighborhood organizations if they are approved by the Minneapolis City Council. To review the guidelines you can go to the following link: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/ncr/2020
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact LCC’s Executive Director, Melanie Majors: melanie@longfellow.org | 612-722-4529 ext. 14

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, March 1

Oftener, Nalani Proctor, & Miloe at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • All Ages • 9pm Doors • 9:30pm Music • $5-10
Oftener – oftener.bandcamp.com
Nalani Proctor (IA) – nalaniproctor.com/media
Miloe – facebook.com/miloemusic

Grayshot – Record Release Show @ he Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Grayshot  Brothers Aaron and Christian Ankrum form the core of Grayshot. This alternative pop band has been busy steadily crisscrossing the US and parts of the UK/Europe as well as writing and recording material (their first full length album Stay/Go was self-produced) in their Minneapolis studio. Their songs are a rare hybrid of indie depth & heart with a large-audience ready sound that has already landed multiple placements in TV shows and documentaries for MTV, FOX, E!, FOX Sports, Buick and others.

Free Throw Friday @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm
Join us the first Friday of every month, 2-6pm, 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.

Seward 541: ahem/cave light/double grave/gully boys/the smokes @ Seward Cafe, 2129 E Fraklin Ave • 8pm • $7
That’s frickin right everyone, Friday nite at the seward cafe, we call this a 541 (5 bands worth of music, 4 the price of, 1 bands worth, cause you’re getting 5)
Gully Boys – https://gullyboys.bandcamp.com/
The Smokes – https://thesmokes1.bandcamp.com/
Double Grave – https://ggrraavvee.bandcamp.com/
ahem – https://helloahem.bandcamp.com/
Cave Light – cavelightmpls.bandcamp.com

Poetry open mic @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 W Lake St • 8pm
Bring yourself and your writing.  Poetry and short prose are both accepted and encouraged.  Come to read, stay to listen!

Saturday, March 2

Boneshaker Science Book Club: “From Here to Eternity” @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avs S • 11am
The March Science Book Club selection is From Here to Eternity: Traveling the Earth to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty. Paperback editions of the books are available at Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available from the Hennepin County Public Library, as well as on audiobook.
From the publisher: “Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.”

Help, I’m Going Vegan! @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avs S • 2-4pm
You know you want to go vegan or recently made the switch, but you have all these questions. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just ask them all in one sitting and have knowledgeable and caring vegans give straight-forward answers?
You know who you are. Yes you. Come on out, hit us with your best questions and we’ll hit you with our best answers.
Nutrition, ethics, environment. How to gently explain to grandma that her banana bread isn’t vegan… and how to teach her to make it vegan! These workshops are fun, laid back, and informative. Well you’re in luck!
Feel free to come for as long as you’d like, no need to stay the whole workshop if you have limited time available.
This workshop is not designed for people that have been vegan for a long time, so if that’s you sit this one out. If you are a longtime vegan and have friends/family/co-workers that would benefit from this workshop please come on down with them!

Meet + Eat with WEI (Women’s Environmental Institute) CSA! @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 10am
Did you commit to eating more healthy food in 2019?  Want to support your local farm economy? Well, there’s no better way than with a CSA!  Join us at brunch and meet one of our favorite local farms at the cafe and learn about their 2019 CSA program. Women’s Environmental Institute (WEI) grows 150 varieties of organically certified fruits + vegetables at their Amador Hill Farm and Orchard in North Branch, MN.  YOU could have your own weekly box delivered to the cafe this summer + fall! And of course, we’ll have samples to share!
Learn more at http://w-e-i.org

Ruqia Abdi reads from Better Parenting @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
“It takes a village to raise a child,” the old adage goes. Grounded in this belief, Better Parenting: A Guide for Somali Parents in the Diaspora focuses on helping Somali parents actively establish and build that village.
Somali parents tackle multiple issues as their children grow up. Ruqia Abdi writes from a place of experience and understanding about a wide variety of topics, including:
* adjusting to cultural differences
* stages in child development
* the importance of quality early learning programs
* dealing with behavioral issues
* combating child abuse
* providing children with quality general and religious educations
This book is a resource for parents to create their own positive parenting environment, establish relationships with their children, and seek support from the rest of the community. While no one can parent perfectly, they can always parent better—Ruqia is here to help Somali mothers and fathers do just that.
Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Ruqia Abdi attended the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan where she learned Arabic and Islamic Studies, and came to the United States as a refugee in 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development from Walden University in 2016 and since then has worked as a tireless advocate for women and children, particularly in the Somali community. Her work helping immigrant parents find opportunities for their children has been featured in the Star Tribune, and she was recently nominated as a Minnesota Muslim Woman Shero by Reviving Sisterhood. Ruqia lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and three teenaged children.

Yoga + Cocktails at Du Nord @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 11am
Yoga for people intimidated by yoga. The Saturday social event you don’t want to miss. $20 = Yoga + Cocktail… and b(Om)b a** 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-march 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.
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

Natty Nation’s 4th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors/DJs 8pm • Bands 9pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hook and Ladder theater is hosting the 4th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Madison’s own reggae ambassadors Natty Nation, Minneapolis’ Dred I Dread, & local DJ I Roach, for a celebration of Bob Marley’s music!
Bob Marley’s musical and cultural influences have engendered reggae’s explosive growth. His brilliant blend of the hypnotic danceable beats and messages of peace, love and justice established reggae as an enduring popular musical genre.2019 marks Natty Nation’s 25th year of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland.
Natty Nation’s members pride themselves on playing original music, but now for the 4th year in a row the band honors Bob Marley’s legacy by paying tribute to the king of reggae during his birthday month.

Sunday, March 3

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+ 

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.

I AM CUBA – new restoration! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Pathbreaking in both its subject matter and style (those tracking shots!), this bold and humane look at the lives of Cubans during the pre-Castro years bears echoes of early Soviet films by Sergei Eisenstein.
Promotional support for this screening is provided by the Minnesota Cuba Committee in conjunction with its Cuban Film Festival, running February 21 – March 28.

Monday, March 4

A Night Out for the Market @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm
Join the Midtown Farmers Market for a night out at Du Nord Craft Spirits! We’re celebrating our move to Moon Palace Books, and we want to share our excitement with you. Come for a fun evening of market-themed trivia, craft drinks, sweet DJ jams from Dead Media, free appetizers from Vittles Catering, a local meat drawing, and fresh, new market merch. For every drink purchased, $1 goes to the market. Thanks, Du Nord!
Tickets to get your favorite meats and “meats” will be $5 each or $20 for five. We’ll be dealing out tickets until 9pm. Can’t wait to see you all there!
What’s Happening:
6pm DJ Dead Media
7pm Market Trivia ($10 suggested donation)
1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes
9pm Meat Drawing
Thank you:
Du Nord Craft Spirits • Moon Palace Books • Vittles Catering • Native Oaks • Sheep Hollow • The Herbivorous Butcher • The Seward Coop

I AM CUBA – new restoration! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Pathbreaking in both its subject matter and style (those tracking shots!), this bold and humane look at the lives of Cubans during the pre-Castro years bears echoes of early Soviet films by Sergei Eisenstein.
Promotional support for this screening is provided by the Minnesota Cuba Committee in conjunction with its Cuban Film Festival, running February 21 – March 28.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
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.

Tiny Houses by Stefanie Zadravec @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 7pm
Join us on March 4 & 5 for the continuation of our 2019-20 Ruth Easton New Play Series. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Flight MH-17 rained down upon a tiny, war-torn Eastern Ukraine village by a surface-to-air missile launched by pro-Russian Separatists. Bodies and objects alike become fodder for those trying to escape the circumstances in which they were born. “Tiny Houses” is a comic riff on Pandora’s Box that explores the ripple effect on several women who suddenly realize they can disrupt the status quo.

Tuesday, March 5

Kernow in the Twin Cities: St. Piran’s Day 2019 @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • Noon
Calling all Cousin Jacks and Cousin Jennies! (and non-Cornish friends, too!)
St. Piran’s Day 2019 is fast approaching! Let’s celebrate Noon-3:00pm (or longer, if we’re in the mood).
We will begin to gather at Noon. The flag of Cornwall will be flying, and pasties are always on the menu. This will be our sixth annual St. Piran’s gathering — let’s keep growing the event!
At 3:00pm, we’ll wrap up our celebration by joining in the “Trelawny Shout” with revelers in pubs all over Cornwall and the world, singing the Cornish anthem “Trelawny.” Other than that, there isn’t a program, so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.
If you are one of those unfortunate people who has to work on St. Piran’s Day, but you’d like to celebrate after work, let us know and we’ll wait for you at Merlin’s. We’ve taken the whole day off! Won’t you join us this year? Bring stories and photos to share, if you’ve got ’em! (No cost to attend. Order food and drink on your own from Merlin’s delicious menu.)

Little Bird Painting | Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Come join us in creating a cute little bird in acrylic paint! You will learn some classical painting techniques while you sip on your beer or wine.
• Class Price $35
• Free beverage included!
• 12″ x 12″ stretched canvas
• All supplies are provided
• Painting is messy so please dress accordingly
(aprons will be provided)
​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages.
Please arrive 5-10 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival sign in with us, claim your drink ticket, reserve a seat, and order your first round!
Walk-ins are welcome! Please email us if you are planning to attend and would like to pay in person. Cash only please.

Shameless Book Discussion @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Spirit Garage is reading Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new book, “Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.” We have three nights of discussions; feel free to join one or all. No need to be part of Spirit Garage-just join the discussion!
Thursday, February 28, 7:30-8:45pm (introduction through Creation 1)
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30-8:45pm (Creation 2)
Tuesday, April 2, 7:30-8:45pm (Creation 3 through the end)
All discussions are upstairs at Moon Palace. Feel free to grab food and drink before you come upstairs.

Wednesday, March 6

Trivia Mafia at Geek Love Cafe @ Moon Palace Book, 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 9pm.

Tommy Bentz Band – Free Music Wednesdays at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
The Tommy Bentz Band is based in Western Wisconsin, and extensively tours regionally in the US and bi-annually to the UK. The Tommy Bentz is a fantastic power trio that has been in existence for over 15 years, jamming in the style of “the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison”. Tommy leads the band as the singer/songwriter/guitarist whose professional soloing chops radiate throughout the band’s performance. A standout slide player, Tommy has often been touted as one of the best in the Midwest. His seemingly effortless style ranges from strident and thick “Clapton-esque” lines and tone to satisfyingly classic rock ‘n roll. Tommy grew up enthralled with the guitarists in the Allman Brothers Band and the great British blues rockers — Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and, especially, Cream-era Eric Clapton. Tommy focuses this power into a tight, focused wall of sound with his amazingly talented trio of musicians. Jason McLean’s melodic and groovy bass lines and harmony vocals combine perfectly with Alex Burgess’s rock-solid, musical percussion talents and spot-on background vocals. The band combines all of their years of musical performance into a tight, energized, soulful, live musical package like none other you’ve heard before.

Community Conversation on Transportation in Mpls @ Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S • 7pm
Please come to learn more about transportation planning at City Hall and share your transportation hopes and concerns for our City.
This year the City will be updating our ten-year Transportation Plan to implement the transportation vision outlined in Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, our Complete Streets Policy and our Vision Zero initiative. To learn more about the plan as well as the recently released Vision Zero Crash Study and Visit go.minneapolismn.gov to learn more about the plan goals, topics and how to get involved and visit https://www.visionzerompls.com/   for more information on the Vision Zero

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!

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.

Death Comedy Jam – Open Mic with Chris Maddock @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities’ longest running (15 years at Grumpy’s DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook’s existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm.

Thursday, March 7

Art Opening: Carly Swenson & Sam Lorang @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4-6pm
Carly Swenson of Longfellow paints intuitively.  Her large and colorful canvases are layered with detail that invites the viewer to stand and contemplate.
Sam Lorang of Uptown creates eclectic drawings of birds, people and anthropomorpic plant life.  Each composition seems to present a puzzle to be figured out.
Come meet the artists and have a glass of wine!

General B & The Wiz, Huttch, Lazy Scorsese, & Nick Costa @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day Of Show
General B and the Wiz is a band you’ve heard of, perhaps not consciously, but somewhere deep in your bones where you keep cellular knowledge of lives past and experiences to come. They’re like a toothpick in your mouth: useful, pleasing, and slightly dangerous. Their music is going to make you punch somebody or fist bump your neighbor, depending on how prepared the other person is.
Rock n’ roll is a tired old friend, limping along with a weak knee. With the grandparents still touring, the parents reforming and the adolescents swimming in a pool of mediocrity, its essence seems to have lost its way. Thanks then, for the arrival of Huttch, the ambitious rock trio from Windsor Ontario. Weaned on 70’s grooves, Sebastian, Robbie and Zack manage to reference the past, while giving a nod to the future. The infectious rock boogie, mixed with classic rock and slow jams, makes the perfect formula.
Lazy Scorsese is Psych-Rock, some pop, some funk, ambience, might even sneak in a ballad when you’re not looking…
Nick Costa is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saint Paul, MN involved with many groups in the Twin Cities area.

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.
Schedule of Events:
7:00-7:15pm – Reading by Robin Marty
7:15-7:40pm – Panel Q&A with Robin Marty, Andrea Ledger – NARAL Pro-Choice MN Executive Director, Caroline Olstad – NARAL Clinic Escort and Susan Schumacher – Clinic Manager of Whole Woman’s Health of the Twin Cities
7:40-8:00pm – 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.”

Thursday Trivia: Star Wars- the first three @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
The first three movies chronologically:  A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi.
Don’t get me started on the prequels.

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!
**Rescheduled due to February’s winter storm**