Weekly Roundup: April 12-18


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Registration to participate will open in May. 

No Pie Charts! Only Pies! General Membership Meeting & Pie Potluck @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • Resource Fair: 5:30-6:30pm • Meeting: 6:15-8:30pm
Please bring a pie to share! • Free Family-Friendly Event!
• Resource Fair of local businesses & organizations
• Board of Directors annual elections & voting on bylaws/funding
• Receive updates from elected officials
• Enjoy delicious pie and socialize with friends & neighbors
• Activity bags for kids
For organizations wanting to take part in our Resource Fair:
Sign-Up will begin April 1 and is open until 5pm on April 18. Space is Limited.
Tables and chairs will be provided. Registration fees for participating organizations is $15/nonprofits OR $25/for-profits. We do have a LIMITED NUMBER of participant spots available, so sign up now! https://forms.gle/zkPUvG2Pr2BB3QDj9

April Event at LS Healthy Seniors
Living history performer, Gary Stamm, will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Inside FDR” at Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors’ 21st Annual Italian Dinner fundraiser on April 23.  Proceeds from the event help about 600 community seniors live independently.  The annual event includes an Italian menu (gluten-free/vegetarian options are available), FDR portrayal, and a silent auction, and will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at St. Albert the Great Church, corner of East 29th ST. & 32nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. The reception and silent auction starts at  5:30 pm and the dinner, followed by FDR portrayal, is from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Reservations are $35/person and should be made by Friday, April 19  by contacting Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799 or info@LShealthyseniors.org.

Kids Yoga Camp @ Big River Yoga, 3336 East 25th St. • JUNE 24-27 • 1-4pm • For kids ages: 6-11yrs • COST: $165 • More info and register at: https://bit.ly/2TEFbtY
Learn life-long skills for getting grounded, happy and strong; inside & out! Our Yoga Camp is designed to enhance flexibility, coordination, concentration, self-awareness and a greater sense of calm. We will practice yoga poses and learn breathing techniques, play yoga games, explore nature in the neighborhood and create craft projects in a safe and welcoming environment. This camp is for kids ages 6 to 11 and is taught by certified Yoga Calm Youth Instructor, Sarah Dutton.
Why yoga for kids?
• Improves flexibility, posture and balance
• Nurtures the virtues of patience, kindness and empathy
• Builds muscle strength and endurance
• Lowers stress hormones by calming emotions and releasing anxiety and tension
• Improves concentration, focus, positive thinking and confidence
• Elevates feelings of contentment and happiness


Join the 2019-2020 LCC Board of Directors!
Residents and businesses of Greater Longfellow are invited to run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors.  There are 11 open seats including one seat for a local business representative.  Joining the LCC Board is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community, join LCC committees and work with community members to develop projects, programs and activities to improve the community.  No experience is necessary to run for the board.  You must be at least 16 and willing to commit to up to 8 hours per month to participate in board and committee meetings and events.  Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month.  In order to run for a board seat all you need to do is attend the April 23rd General Membership meeting and have someone nominate your or nominate yourself.  We encourage people from all walks of life to run for a Board seat.  We value a diversity of opinion, background, economic status, culture, homeowners and renters.  For more information you can find the Board member job description here or you can call or email LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 ext. 14 or melanie@longfellow.org

Deadline to Appeal Property Tax Assessment’s is April 30
Beginning in March, the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office sends out valuation notices to inform property owners of the assessor’s estimated market value of each property.
If you have questions or you would like to appeal your property value, you may contact the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office to discuss your concerns or follow the steps on the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (LBAE) website listed below.
City Assessors Office
City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue South, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
LBAE Website: http://minneapolismn.gov/assessor/marketvalues/LBAE/index.htm

The Heart of the Beast Theatre is organizing their 45th annual Mayday parade on May 5th and giving out 1,035 trees. The trees were donated by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources and are free to anyone who’d like to plant and tend to one in the Twin Cities area. More information and the link to sign-up can be found at: https://hobt.org/trees/.

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.

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave South • (612) 799-1482
Spring Has Sprung! Well, not quite, but we are happy to report that our Front Door has!
An ice heave at the entry has finally given way to the brute force of two Marks in the neighborhood :0)
So we are returning to our previous hours of operation:
Tu Wed Th Fri 10am-12
Tu Wed Th 2-4pm
Third Saturday of Month 10am-12
If you haven’t had the thrill of a visit to Belle’s ToolBox, come on in!
If you are an old friend – We Can’t Wait to See You and Yours!!!
Spring is JUST around the corner,,,
and so is the ToolBox

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!


Friday, April 12

Tiki Weekend Spring Kickoff! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits2610 E 32nd St
It’s spring according to a certain groundhog, so we’re celebrating!
We’ve been saving a stash of wonderful Minnesota-made rum for the right occasion,  and the best thing to do with rum in the spring is make Tiki drinks. We’ll be making shaken, kegged, and frozen Tiki cocktails based on some of the classics mixed up almost 100 years ago!
There will also be awesome food trucks both Friday and Saturday evening. Stop by on Friday for some delicious hand-pies from Potter’s Pasties and Pies! On Saturday we’ll have the Big Red Wagon food truck!
We’re also thrilled to announce that the incomparable James Rone will be filling the cocktail room with some live music Friday evening. Stop by before 8pm to grab a spot before the music starts. Check him out at https://www.jamesrone.com/

Repo Man (1984) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33 St • 7pm
Suburban punk Otto (Estevez) falls in with a motley crew of car repossessors and joins the hunt for a 1964 Chevy Impala with a radioactive alien in its trunk.

Clay Flower Making @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34 St • 2pm
Join us for a free clay flower 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.

We Are Family @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6-7:30pm
Come out and enjoy NEW pieces by some of the members of the 2015 Givens Foundation Emerging Writers Mentor Program! It’s been FOUR years since we graced the stage, so we thought it was about time!

Call of the Loon 2019 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Apr 12 – Apr 14
Contradance Weekend with caller, Beth Molaro, and Wake Up Robin!  Local caller, Beau Farmer, with Rare Privilege.

Velvets – A Tribute to the Velvet Underground @ The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm | Music 8:30pm | 21+
Velvets – A Tribute to the Velvet Underground, features an all-star regional line-up, including: Alan Sparhawk & Steve Garrington (Low), Marc Gartman (Glitteratti) and Steven Yasgar (Communist Daughter). The event also includes a special guest who is soon to be announced.


Saturday, April 13

Gentleman Speaker “Album Release” – Hook and Ladder Mission Room @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8 • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Excited to release the first full length Gentleman Speaker album in conjunction with the grand opening events for the new Mission Room at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.
Gentleman Speaker
Karate Chop Silence
Van Stee
Gentleman Speaker is a new project by Tim Brecht, formerly from Kurmudgeon, Ah Venice, and The Golden Age. Gentleman Speaker explores the intersection where indie rock and folk converge.

Rock Show!! @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 9pm • All Ages!
History Repeating Herself, Dingus, No!iice?, High Fashion Wigs
South Minneapolis Green Fair @ Roosevelt High School, 4029 S 28th Ave • Noon
Want to save the planet? Start at home. The South Minneapolis Green Fair is free, family-friendly event for an environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Visit with dozens of environmental organizations and groups, listen to special presentations, and get your questions answered in a friendly atmosphere.
Event info, including presentation descriptions at http://bit.ly/SMGreenFair
Hosted by Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Longfellow Community Council, and Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association.
Sponsored by Center for Energy and Environment and the Vaz + Harwood team at Keller Williams Integrity Lakes

Thrift Queens Pop-Up Vol. 1 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Join us for the first ever Thrift Queens pop-up thrift store! Come shop a great variety of clothing for all genders and bodies, plus a selection of knick knacks and small household goods, all at super affordable prices. Thrift Queens is a brand new thrift store benefitting the LGBTQ community, coming soon to Minneapolis. Created by Nickey Robo and Scott Artley, two queer thrift lovers who bring a wealth of experience in fashion and community building. We’ll be donating 25% of gross profits to the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition. MTHC is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy. We’re so excited to support their important work! Follow our page for sneak peeks of all the great stuff we have in store for you.

Kimber Fiebiger and Bruce Nygren Art Exhibition Opening Reception @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm • Gallery Hours: Thursday: 5:30 – 6:45pm & Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Information about the artists:
KIMBER FIEBIGER http://artbykimber.com/
Kimber Fiebiger creates bronze sculptures that range from fun and whimsical, to classical and contemporary. She lives in Minneapolis and her sculptures have been sold all over the country where she has won numerous awards. Besides being a fabulous sculptor, Kimber has created a home/gallery/studio that will amaze and intrigue you upon viewing. Ask anyone who drives by her Gallery at E Franklin and S 31st Avenues. Her building has been described as having the artful complexity of Spanish designer Antonie Gaudi combined with the surreal nature of Pablo Picasso. Her recent outdoor landscape brings to mind playful images of Dr. Seuss and the imagination of Lewis Carroll.

BRUCE NYGREN http://housescanfly.com/
Bruce E. Nygren is a fine arts painter who works exclusively in oils on canvas, except for occasional murals and a bit of sculpture. He lives in south Minneapolis and enjoys taking walks along the river with his dog. He has two sons and one grandson. Bruce also writes and performs blues and rock ‘n roll music with his band, the Mumble Bugs. Expect to hear some music during the opening of the show, April 13.

Both artists are known for their fantasy based images.


Solid State Vinyl Records: Record Store Day, 4022 E 46th St • Opening @ 7am
• RSD Exclusive releases will be available.  You will only be able to purchase one of any RSD Exclusive record
• Donuts will be provided by Mel-O-Glaze Bakery
• Coffee will be provided by SK Coffee
• Food Truck – Food Trip Foods
• Falcon Arrow – Occurrens Vinyl Release Show – Limited Edition Pink Vinyl and Concert – This is the first release on SolSta Records. Tickets for the Falcon Arrow Release are very limited. Go to https://solstarecords.com/products/falcon-arrow-occurrens and get yours before we sell out or you have to pay door prices.

Limited Edition Canvas Tote: Bag o’ Swag for the first 50 people to spend $100 or more. Our website will be closed on Record Store Day.  We will only sell records from the physical location 4022 East 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406.  The website will open again on April 14th with our entire inventory. Unsold RSD exclusives will be available on our website on April 20, 2019 Please Note: WE HAVE RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORS.  If you plan on lining up for our 7am opening, you need to be respectful of that.  Keep conversations to a minimum and at a low volume.

Join us for the TENTH Record Store Day Block Party at Hymie’s Vintage Records, 3820 E Lake St @ 9am • Live music @ 11am 
6:00 PM  Toki Wright with Big Cats
4:30 PM  Mina Moore
3:00 PM  Little Fevers
1:30 PM  Pleasure Horse
12:00 PM Southside Aces
11:00 AM Gabe Barnett & them Rounders
Free & all ages, the whole family and pets are welcome, tons of fun, sunshine and don’t forget the stacks and stacks of free records!


The April Fools with Adam Levy, and Rich Mattson & The Northstars @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $15 Day of Show • ** Admission includes a copy of the new CD
The April Fools return for a celebration of “Third”, their highly-anticipated new release, engineered and produced by Mike Owens at Blackberry Way Studios, and mastered by Andy Walters at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.
Members of this all-star lineup have rich histories that include work with Lowell George of Little Feat, Link Wray, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Chuck Berry, Roy Buchanan, The Hard Left, The Flamin’ Oh’s, Tetes Noires, and Robert Palmer, AND have appearances on Austin City Limits and The Tonight Show on their credits.
Good friends Adam Levy and Rich Mattson & The Northstars are joining in as support for this party. Everyone in attendance will receive a complimentary CD of this awesome new release. This is really going to be a ball – don’t wait! Get your tickets today!


Sunday, April 14

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm
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+ 

Wild Read Book Club – Mind of My Mind @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2-3pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Mind of My Mind by Octavia Butler, the second book of the Patternist series. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
The complete Patternist series-the acclaimed science fiction epic of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and their devastating rise to power.
In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The other is Doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of stealing the bodies of others when his wears out. Together they will change the world.
Over the next three centuries, Doro mounts a colossal selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race of telepaths. He succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, splitting the human race down the middle and establishing a new world order dominated by the most manipulative minds on Earth.
In these four novels, award-winning author Octavia E. Butler tells the classic story that began her legendary career: a mythic tale of the transformation of civilization. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5562

Ruah Swennerfelt reads from Rising to the Challenge, Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm
Ruah Swennerfelt, activist, homesteader, blogger, and author will share excerpts from her book, Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith. The book is the result of a decade of experience with the global Transition movement and interviews with people in Europe, Palestine, Brazil, and the U.S. Started in Totnes, England, there are now more than a thousand Transition initiatives around the globe. The aim of Transition is to help individuals be the catalysts in their communities for an historic push to make the places where we live more resilient, healthier and bursting with strong local livelihoods, while also reducing our ecological footprint. “Beautifully written, personal and inspiring, the book points a way forward out of despair to connection and action rooted in deep connection to the sacredness of Earth.” —Starhawk, author of The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups and Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5600

The Terminator (1984) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Hunted by an implacable robot from the future, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) discovers she is destined to give birth to the leader of a rebellion against malevolent machines.


Monday, April 15

Dial M for Murder @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • Presented in participation with Trylon Roadshow. • Admission is $8
When American writer Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings) visits the very married Margot Wendice (Grace Kelly) in London, he unknowingly sets off a chain of blackmail and murder. After sensing Margot’s affections for Halliday, her husband, Tony Wendice (Ray Milland), fears divorce and disinheritance, and plots her death. Knowing former school chum Captain Lesgate is involved in illegal activities, Tony blackmails him into conspiring to kill Margot. When she kills Lesgate in self-defense, Tony implicates her as being guilty of premeditated murder. Halliday must out-stratagize Tony to save Margot’s live. http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2615

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave 10:30-11am


Tuesday, April 16

Touchy Subject Trivia: Benefiting Planned Parenthood MN Advocate @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • APRIL TIX ON SALE 4/1 • Doors @ 6pm / Trivia @ 7pm
Join Cheeky Kitty for Touchy Subject Trivia! With your help we have raised $7,594 for Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate since we started  in February 2018!
Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for a couple visual hints that can help your sexy team get the upper hand for our Historygasm and Bangerz rounds, as well as looks at our special prize sponsors!
Touchy Subject Trivia is a monthly team sex ed trivia night benefiting Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate. Topics include debunking sexual myths, promoting healthy discussion, inspiring reproductive justice, and refreshing what you should have learned in sex ed class. Cheeky Kitty is dedicated to fostering a safe, respectful environment where everyone can learn and “have the talk” in a fun, laid back space. Every month there will be a little news, a little pop culture, and a whole lot of sex positivity.
TICKETS – Pay to play
$10 suggested donation
We tend to sell out so be sure to get your tickets in advance!
Presale ticket buyers who purchase before 4pm on trivia day also get entered for a special prize drawing!
Additional cash donations will also be accepted at the door!
Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month @ Moon Palace Books + Geek Love Cafe for some modernized sex ed fun with Cheeky Kitty! Cheeky Kitty seeks to modernize kitschy events to help benefit local charities and nonprofits. 90% of every Touchy Subject Trivia ticket sold goes directly to Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate. The remaining 10% of each ticket helps to cover Cheeky Kitty operating costs so we can continue to bring TST & other events with a modern flare to all of you

Wednesday, April 17

Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Adaptation @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33 St • 7pm • $5, Advance tickets: https://www.trylon.org/film/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-the-adaptation/ • Invite your friends!
This endearing and extremely ambitious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders was started by three 12-year-olds and completed over the course of six years based completely on their memories of seeing the film and fan magazines.
4/17 | Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaption
4/24 | Super Inframan @ Able Seedhouse & Brewery
5/15 | The Empire Strikes Back Uncut
This Summer | The Traveling Patio Picture Show 5 in partnership with Indeed Brewing Company

Education, Entertainment & Each other w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S. • 6:30pm potluck •  7:15pm movie • Free will donation
Join us for a potluck meal and then watch a great new climate-themed movie, with discussion in between.
NOTE: We need at least 3 volunteers to host a movie night. If you can help, contact Jeanne.

Thursday, April 18

Launch of Anika Fajardo’s Magical Realism for Non-Believers @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for the launch of Anika Fajardo’s Magical Realism for Non-Believers.
He loved Colombia too much to leave it. The explanation from her Minnesotan mother was enough to satisfy a child’s curiosity about her missing father. But at twenty-one, Anika Fajardo wanted more. She wanted to know her father better and to know what kind of country could have such a hold on him. And so, in 1995, Fajardo boarded a plane and flew to Colombia to discover a birthplace that was foreign to her and a father who was a stranger. There she learns that sometimes, no matter how many pieces you find, fitting together a family history isn’t easy.
With her tentative entry into her father’s world, Fajardo steps on a path that will take her in surprising directions, toward unsuspected secrets about her family and herself. Set against the changing backdrops of Colombia and the American Midwest, her journey carries her back to the 1970s and the beginnings of her parents’ broken marriage, and forward to the present day, where the magic and reality of love and heartache—and her own experience as a parent—await her. The way is strewn with obstacles, physical and metaphysical—from the perils encountered on a mountain road in Colombia to the death of a loved one to the birth of her own child—but the toughest to negotiate are the shifting place of memory and truth while coming to understand her place in her family and in the world.
Vivid and heartfelt in the telling, Fajardo’s story is powerfully compelling in its bridging of time and place and in its moving depiction of self-transformation. Family, she comes to find, is where you find it and what you make of it.
Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her writing has been published in the anthologies Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction and Sky Blue Water: Great Stories for Young Readers (Minnesota, 2016). She has earned awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Loft Literary Center. The manuscript for Magical Realism for Non-Believerswas a finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction. She lives in Minneapolis.