Weekly Roundup: April 26-May 2


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

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. 

Learn about the METRO : B Line at Open Houses Learn more about the METRO B Line at an upcoming open house near you. The METRO B Line is a planned bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will provide faster and more reliable transit service in the Route 21 corridor. Each weekday, customers take more than 10,000 rides on Route 21, Metro Transit’s second busiest bus route. Buses carry approximately 20 percent of people traveling by vehicle on Lake Street today and make up less than 2 percent of vehicle traffic. But Lake Street is also one of the slowest transit corridors in the region. During rush hours, buses regularly slow to average speeds of 8 miles per hour. Frequent stops, lines of customers waiting to board, and red lights mean that buses are moving less than half the time. Metro Transit staff want to hear from you about your experience on the Route 21, and how the planned METRO B Line can improve your ride. Please visit us at any of the upcoming open houses and give us your feedback! 
Learn more about the proposed METRO B Line at metrotransit.org/b-line-project!
Wednesday, May 1 (English + Spanish materials)
South High School
3131 S. 19th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Thursday, May 2
Merriam Park Library
1831 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Saturday, May 4
Oxford Community Center
270 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Wednesday, May 22 (Shared Open House with METRO E Line)
Walker Library
2880 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55104
4 – 6:30 p.m.


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 athttps://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
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 799-1482
Spring Has Sprung! 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 Here,and so is the ToolBox. We have bird feeders and origami galore – come share and explore! We have returned to the following hours of operation:
Tu Wed Th Fri 10am-12
Tu Wed Th 2-4pm
Third Saturday of Month 10am-12

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


Friday, April 26

Anna Stine & Robert Bell with Ian George @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
The Hook and Ladder Theater is proud to present another wonderful performance on the new Mission Room stage as folk-poet, songwriter Anna Stine (along with guitarist/producer/collaborator Robert Bell) are joined by story-teller, songwriter and part-time Minneapolitan Ian George for an intimate evening of story & song.
ANNA STINE + ROBERT BELL“With her debut album, Anna Stine makes a remarkable foray into the indie scene. Ten tracks of jazzy folk touched by poetic candor and the kind of earnestness that stems from being all-in with one’s own soul…suggesting great success for a Midwestern talent.”–The Music Mermaid
Anna Stine is a midwest-based musical artist driven by the trials and triumphs that make us most human. Likened to the sounds of powerful female artists such as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Billie Holiday (Mike Pengra, MPR), Stine blends together her love of honest folks songs and haunting jazz melodies to create music that invites audiences to connect to their own stories. Stine’s experiences as a music therapist have given her a unique understanding of the ways that music can enrapture and transform us, and she seeks to manifest this through her intentional presence and performance.
Anna will be joined by producer and guitarist Robert Bell, a multi-genre performer who has become a key player in the diverse Twin Cities music scene. Robert’s guitar work, arrangements and producing include features on Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, being a guest soloist with the North Carolina and Fort Worth Symphonies, performing at the Portland Blues Festival, Twin Cities Jazz Festival and the Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange. Light from many lamps not one spotlight, is how Robert best describes his musicality.

IAN GEORGE “Ian George is a fanciful folk troubadour with a rhythmic flow and spirited vision. He’s an American Matt Corby; a heartwarming blend of Iron & Wine’s folk and Vampire Weekend’s frisky energy. George’s music is the type to which one would ascribe words like frolic and wandering, but his songs are equally intimate and emotional… Worthy of everyone’s ears, songs we can teach our children, our parents, our grandparents, and ourselves.”~Atwood Magazine Who is this guy?:   A frisky and flamboyantly charismatic whipper-snapper of a young man (occasionally flaunting an enormously overgrown orange beard), Ian George is really just a simple folk singer who takes great fancy in playing around kitchen tables being ridiculous, and snacking..

For a decade Ian has been writing and singing songs for a handful of bands ever since the pivotal moment of being mangled and tasered by three brutally aggressive Eugene, Oregon police officers. After leaving the front-lines of activism behind, he turned to homesteading and minstreling as a form of activism. “I believe in music and stories, I believe they change the world,” says Ian, often. Ian is somewhat frighteningly slender (openly vocalized mostly by his mother) and enjoys performing shoe-less and sweater-full.  The crowds really enjoy his ballerina frolic through the kitchen adorned with nothing but his daughter’s tutu story. If Ian was good enough and could make enough money playing as an Irish fiddler, he would.. But since he’s not (not yet) he instead frontiers the Contemporary-Avant-Folk-Music world, happily. Ian’s live performance is an experimental and emotional ride teeming with unpredictable banter. Ian currently spends his time between the Twin Cities and New York City.

Black-Eyed Snakes + The Claudettes @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $18 Day of Show
We’re going to challenge stereotypes with some heavy deconstruction of the blues. Black-Eyed Snakes and their entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back. The Claudettes (from Chicago) fuse piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and sultriness of ‘60s soul to write a new chapter in American roots music.

The 42nd annual Get in Gear Events will take place on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, 2019. Please be aware that this will affect surrounding neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Pick Your Distance Fun Run will be held at 6pm Friday night; the course is run in Minneapolis only. We anticipate road closure for one hour only, from approximately 5:50 PM until 6:50 PM and only from under the Ford Bridge to 42nd Street to the turn-around and back. That section of road will be closed to traffic for less than an hour but the intersection of 46th and Godfrey will not be closed.
On Saturday, the 10K and Half Marathon will begin at 9:00 AM and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:20 AM. Participants will be running and/or walking by homes until approximately noon in both Minneapolis & St. Paul when the roads are scheduled to reopen again to traffic. This will necessitate closing the road in front of your home for the duration of these races.
We are very excited about this year’s events and hope that you can plan on joining us by coming out and cheering on the runners and walkers. If you would like to assist us, we could use your volunteer help with a number of activities on Friday and/or Saturday. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Get in Gear Office at 651-528-8284 by Wednesday, April 24. We would love to have your assistance. Any volunteer will also receive a Get in Gear t-shirt for their contribution.
If you would like more information, please call the Get in Gear office at 651-528-8284 or visit our website at www.getingearevents.com for more information and maps.

Brother From Another Planet (1984) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
John Sayles’s political sci-fi satire follows a mute extraterrestrial as he is pursued through Harlem by two outer-space bounty hunters who want to return him to slavery.

Saturday, April 27

Transform Your Yard: Sink Carbon in the Soil! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Did you know that your lawn might be a key to removing excess carbon in the atmosphere? Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today who’s cause is an excess of carbon in the atmosphere. So let’s put that carbon back where it came from-in the soil! This class will talk through the nuts and bolts of soil carbon sequestration and teach anyone how to restore soil and fight climate change by sinking carbon!
There is a $10-20 sliding scale for this class. Please send RSVPs to andrea.e@tinydiner.com.
Instructor Information: Kassie Brown is the lead educator at Renaissance Soil, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming dirt back into living soil by teaching humans how to partner with the ancient systems that grow resilient plants, hold water, clean up pollution, and store carbon.

Epworth UMC Rummage Sale @ Epworth UMC, 3207 37th Ave S • 9am-3pm 
Join Epworth UMC for our annual Rummage Sale – come and see if you can find new uses for gently-used items donated by our congregation at a price you’ll love! Proceeds from the sale  provide the funds for the mission programs sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Women. There will be treats for sale kitchen during this event.

Get in Gear 2019 10K, 5K, Half Marathon @ 7am • Minnehaha Falls 
Saturday’s events include the 10K, 5K and Half Marathon.
7am: Race day packet pickup
9am: 10K and Half Marathon start
9:20am: 5K start
Noon: All events end
Registration: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/GetInGear2019

The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 27th for a celebration of poets and poetry, words, independent bookstores and the radiant literary community we have here in the Twin Cities. It’s gonna be a hoot! The reading will happen in three sections with short intermissions in between so you can get yummy food, delicious drinks, or grab that book that’s been in the corner of your eye since you got to Moon Palace.
This event is happening on Independent Bookstore Day!
This event is happening during National Poetry Month!
FREE OF CHARGE. ALL ARE WELCOME! FAMILY FRIENDLY! (kind of… there might be an expletive or two.)

OXHEART presents OFF the CUFF: A dream series (1 of 4) @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6pm
You’re invited to OFF THE CUFF: A dream series, the first of four events presented by OXHEART – this first collaborative spontaneous performance will feature interactive soft sculpture art by New York artist, Luiza Kurzyna, a collective of Twin-Cities dance improvisors, and a gifted Twin-Cities musical ensemble.
Dance Movement by: Patricia McManus • Robert Borman • Lindsay Forsythe • Angie Clifford • Alan Tse
Musical Performers: Mike Krenner (guitar) • Mark Miller (guitar) • Dan Gahres (bass) • Jon Schmig (keyboards) • Greg Flanagan (drums)
6pm  Doors open & refreshments
7pm  Performance
8pm  Post-performance reception & refreshments
$10 cover, or pay what you can

Parking available in the Squirrel Haus back lot on Dight Ave. or on Snelling.
For more information visit http://www.oxheart.net
Bryn Krenner is an independent curator and founder of OXHEART, an arts collective that is passionate about showcasing the plentiful talent found worldwide.
Krenner is focused on providing an exciting and experimental platform for emerging, established and all in-between artists of multiple media by collaborating with creators of all kinds, and the people who love to experience such things.
Since 2012, she has worked together with an assortment of collaborators including but not limited to Gowanus Circus, Quiet Lunch Magazine, and Bodega de la Haba. The events have been held in a variety of venues including Bowery Hotel, Gowanus Ballroom, The World Bar, NOoSPHERE ARTS, and Brooklyn Lyceum.

Bryn has worked with celebrated talent; visual artists Tlisza Jaurique, Alison Silva, Nanci France-Vaz, Stephen Hall, and Steve Joester, metal sculptor Adrian Landon, photographer & Flamenco guitarist Gilles Larrain, haute couture designer Louda Larrain, dancers Coco Karol and Jeremy Jae Neal, performance artists Muffinhead and Iggy Berlin, reality TV celebrities Simon Van Kempen & Alex McCord, comedian Josh Gondelman and Ben Kronberg, acoustic & electric guitarist Mike Krenner, Tuba Joe, and acoustic & electronic oboist Matt Sullivan. Previous exhibitions included experimental music events, performance, visual art, fashion, and dance.

She is currently working on her OXHEART online art gallery and growing her roster of artists in Minnesota with plans to host art exhibitions and events bringing her East Coast artists and her Midwest artists together.

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ •
$10 Advance  • $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Mission Banana @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6-10pm • 21+ • $10 – Includes Admission, Donation, & Dessert!
The Hook & Ladder, along with The Banana Bunch artist collective, are proud to welcome spring back to Minnesota by presenting a month-long installation of original Banana-themed works from (18) local fine artists. This collection of work will be displayed throughout The Hook’s Lounge & Mission Room during the month of April.

The closing reception will be a ticketed event, featuring live performances from NUR-D and SASS as well as a specially prepared (Bananas Foster) treat for all attendees.

Participating Artists: Michael Gaughan • Xavier Tavera • Sheva • Anne Ulku • Mark Schoening • Meghan Lionel Murphy • Candida Gonzalez • Alex Uhrich • Hannah K Alvaro • Dan Jaffe • Ben Fiess • Jesse Dale Peterson • Meher Khan • Xena Goldman • Andy McInnis • Autumn Higgans • Conor Burke • Brian Matthew Hart.

18th Annual CSA Fair @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 11am
Connect with the people who grow, raise and harvest our food. Seward Co-op is welcoming farmers and vendors to Seward Co-op Creamery Café for our 18th annual CSA Fair. #CommunityFoods
• Farmer talks
•Food samples
•CSA signups
•Café specials ft. Sitka Salmon Shares
•Farmer Happy Hour 2-6 p.m.
•Plant a seedling with Midwest Food Connection

Available CSAs include produce, mushrooms, fish, flowers and herbs, chicken, and heritage goat meat. Save $50 on Sitka Salmon Shares when you purchase a share and they’ll donate $25 to Seward Co-op’s SEED program.
Event is FREE. Kid-friendly. Everyone welcome.
List of farmers: Amador Hill Farm and Orchard (Women’s Environmental Institute) • Big River Farms • Blackbrook Farm • Burning River Farm • Buttermilk Falls CSA & Folk School Retreat Center • Driftless Organics • EB Ranch LLC • Featherstone Fruits & Vegetables • Johnson Family Pastures • Littlebigskyfarm • Northwoods Mushrooms (Cherry Tree House Mushrooms) • Racing Heart Farm • Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative • Shepherd Moon Farm • Sitka Salmon Shares • St. Croix Valley Produce • Tangletown Gardens • Treasured Haven Farm • Turnip Rock Farm • Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm, Inc

Sunday, April 28

The Hidden (1987) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
A string of bizarre crimes leads L.A. detective Beck (Nouri) to team up with an eccentric FBI agent (MacLachlan). What’s causing the mayhem? We’re not saying it’s aliens. But it’s aliens.

Evening yoga and mindfulness @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6-7pm • Cost: $10 (cash/Venmo day of)
Includes: Yoga, mindfulness, and reflection
About: This Sunday evening three part series will couple yoga, meditation, and mindfulness all in one. We will flow, learn about meditation and mindfulness through yoga as we practice dynamic postures to prepare the mind.
All humans and levels welcome. Bring a mat and a smile.
Annie: Annie Hayes is a yoga teacher, meditation guide and wellness coach with certifications from the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN, and Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Her passions extend beyond yoga to encompass a whole body, whole mind approach to wellness. This passion drove her to create Annie Hayes Wellness, a holistic approach to making wellness affordable and accessible to all.


Eric Dregni – You’re Sending Me Where? @  Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5-7pm
Join us for an outdoor event from You’re Sending Me Where? Dispatches from Summer Camp by Eric Dregni.
Welcome to camp! It’s summertime in northern Minnesota and a bus full of kids is about arrive at one of the Concordia Language Villages, better known as: camp. Inexplicably the chief lifeguard has chosen this moment to conduct a “missing villager drill,” prompting staff to strip to their underwear in a simulated rush to search the lake. It’s an inopportune time for a surprise visit from the Health Inspector, but there he is—just as a counselor calls through the walkie-talkie, “My God, there’s blood everywhere!” He’s finally clobbered the chipmunk that’s been stealing his candy.

When at age six he had to be hauled kicking and screaming onto the bus bound for camp, Eric Dregni could not have imagined this moment. But all the days and weeks of summer camp since then have shown him the abundant pleasures of this uniquely American experience—and given him plenty of stories to tell. In You’re Sending Me Where? Dregni takes us back to those boyhood days of running head-on into nature with his fellow campers and learning a few valuable lessons, such as: don’t let the van driver leave you and your canoe until you’re sure there’s actually water in the “flowage.”

From discouraging summer love to soothing homesick campers to—Oh no! Bats!—taking everyone for their rabies shots, to the difficulty of saying goodbye, Eric Dregni’s wise, funny book reassures us that there’s still a place in the woods where, unplugged from devices and screens, children of all ages can connect with the natural world, and with each other.

Eric Dregni is the author of seventeen books including In Cod We Trust, Midwest Marvels, By the Waters of Minnetonka, and most recently, Let’s Go Fishing!, all published by the University of Minnesota Press. He is associate professor of English, journalism, and Italian at Concordia University, and in the summer, he is dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Katy, and three busy kids.


Monday, April 29


Rebecca @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • Presented in participation with Trylon Roadshow • Admission is $8
Rebecca is the story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

Rebecca won two Academy Awards, Best Picture and Best Cinematography, out of a total 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson also were Oscar-nominated for their respective roles as were Hitchcock and the screenwriters. http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2617

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

Michelle Tea and Astro Baby! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Astro Baby is for newborns who like to gaze at bright colors, toddlers who are fascinated by images of babies and animals, older children able to comprehend the concepts put forth by astrology, and grown-ups who are obsessed with their star signs.

Created by superstar scribe Michelle Tea and illustrated with psychedelic abandon by Mike Perry (animator for Broad City), Astro Baby is a clever spin on astrology that will captivate young and old alike.

Michelle Tea is the author of six memoirs (including Against Memoir), four novels (including Black Wave), and the creator of multiple cultural interventions such as Drag Queen Story Hour, RADAR Productions, Sister Spit, Mutha Magazine, and the queer imprint Amethyst Editions. Mike Perry is an artist, animator, poet, author of 12 books, and brand consultant. He is popularly known for his work on Broad City, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. This is an all ages event that digs into signs, Tea’s approach to children’s literature, and why astrology is so compelling to so many feminists

The Hidden (1987) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
A string of bizarre crimes leads L.A. detective Beck (Nouri) to team up with an eccentric FBI agent (MacLachlan). What’s causing the mayhem? We’re not saying it’s aliens. But it’s aliens.

Katie Von Schleicher / Bathtub Cig / Nadine / Hemma @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ • $8 advance •  $10 at the door
Katie Von Schleicher rose from intern to artist on Brooklyn label Ba Da Bing with Bleaksploitation, a self-recorded 2015 mini album of irreverent, fuzz-laden tunes. On her debut full-length, Von Schleicher strikes again on the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s, songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to, which The Guardian describe as “Portishead meets the Beatles,” and NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “one of those constant repeat records for me.”

Bathtub Cig is the intimate depression pop project of Hilary James. Born in a Minneapolis bedroom the spring of 2017, it is an honest attempt at coping with her long struggle with mental health. She is joined by Jordan Bleau on drums, Brent Colbert on guitar and harmony, and Adelyn Strei on bass and harmony. Their debut EP “Old Light” draws easy comparisons to a synthier version of Frankie Cosmos, with bitingly raw lyrics.

Nadine is an uncovering. A space that opens, suddenly, and the process that catches you. Kids biking down a suburban street in late afternoon. An ultra pink vest that infuses the wearer with a great and necessary confidence. A state of mind. Through a period of uncertainty and limbo, NADINE searches for steadier footing, walks on intuition, led by feeling. NADINE fills space with a tremendous warmth and softness, each song creating its own expansive dream-world awash in memories and secret keys to a puzzle so ungraspable it takes up a whole life.

Hemma‘s songs float melodies that characterize American Country music, while sustaining a penchant for the modern touch of synthesized sound. Swedish for ‘at the home of one’s parents’, Hemma practices this craft with deep respect for the authenticity of the homespun song. Having grown up in a musical family, with whom she recorded 10 albums by the age of 15, Hemma is at home in the studio, on stage, on tour, and in song.


Tuesday, April 30

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6-8:30pm • FREE • Trivia begins at 6pm • Doors open at 5pm
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!

Wednesday, May 1

Wine, Cheese and Wisdom: The Enneagram and Self-Discovery @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6:30pm
The Enneagram is a way of understanding nine basic types of people and how we behave, communicate, interpret things and respond in the world. It gives us a tool for  understanding ourselves and the connections between the personality, psychological development and spiritual transformation.
During this evening you’ll learn about the Enneagram system, discover your Enneagram number. This is an introductory workshop.
Fees will cover beverages and snacks, plus enneagram materials you can take home with you. This event is maxed at 30 people, so sign up today!

Future workshops will be held to learn about how the enneagram plays out in our communication, giving feedback, conflict, teamwork, leadership and transformation. These skills are bound to give you great insight into all of your inter-personal relationship.

Your facilitator is Holly Johnson. Holly is trained in the Enneagram in Business, by Ginger Lapid-Bogda and understands herself to be a Social Two with a well-traveled Eight-line and a three wing, and if you don’t know what that means but are curious, this evening is the right place to be. She has facilitated trainings for college groups, camp staffs, women’s groups, office teams and leaders. Holly is also the pastor of Spirit Garage.

Register Here! https://goo.gl/forms/tXHOUxTcIExIvOxO2

American Indian Month Kick-Off Day! @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 10am
Each May we come together as community members, professionals, political leaders, American Indian people, and our allies to celebrate and recognize the presence of Native people in our state, both those residing in tribal nations and others living in urban spaces.

Parade Information:
All organizations who serve Native American communities are invited to participate in the American Indian Kick-Off Day Parade on May 1st. Floats, banners, posters are welcome. Check-in for the parade at Cedar Field from 9:30 am – 10:00 am. The parade will start at 10:30 am after commencement speeches.

Contest: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be awarded to organizations/ people who show the best spirit!

Parade Route: Line up at Cedar Field Park along 18th street near Little Earth Residents Association to walk to the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Lunch: The parade will end at the Minneapolis American Indian Center for a free community feast

Thursday, May 2

Powwow Drum and Dance Practice @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 7pm
Drum and Dance Practice welcomes all levels of singing and all categories and levels of dance sponsored by Prevention through Cultural Awareness Program. Drum and Dance meets weekly on Thursday from 7-8:30pm in the Lower Gallery at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. All ages are welcome to join, there’s no registration required and we encourage Native youth ages 8-18 and their families to participated. This activity is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Launch Party: A Book for Sad Pets by Kristin Tipping @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-8pm
Join us in celebrating the publication of Kristin Tipping’s newest release “A Book for Sad Pets”. Come hear Kristin read from “A Book for Sad Pets” and other comics from her collection of work. A Book for Sad Pets features a series of emotionally compromised pets in adorably unfortunate circumstances, voicing their emotional dependencies and endless need for love from their human counterparts.

With a host of memorable characters from an insecure cat with a box stuck on its head to a visibly ashamed parrot contemplating its self-worth, A Book for Sad Pets is charming, eye-catching, irresistibly adorable, and will surely find its way into the hands of even the most unsuspecting book-browser.  It’s a beautifully illustrated encapsulation of just how fraught and emotional the bond we have with our pets can get. In just a few pages, with a few words, newcomer Kristen Tipping takes you on an emotional rollercoaster examining the promises of loyalty we make so casually. A Book for Sad Pets is a perfect present for pet owners… or for one’s unrequited love. This “awww” inducing book will light up the irony-clouded eyes of even the most disaffected of the millennial Buzzfeed Listicle generation. 🙂

About the Artist: Kristin Tipping is a queer asexual graphic artist and comic creator with a master’s degree in illustration from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is known for her strangely endearing bittersweet work full of fluffy animals, queer feelings, and existential dread. Her work includes the award-winning serial comic Evil Witch Allie and the short comic collection Bedtime Stories for Strangers. She is a recipient of the 2019 Artist Initiative Grant.

One-Shot Comics Book Club: I Am Young @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us on Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm for a discussion of I AM YOUNG by newcomer M. Dean! As always, copies of the book are available for 20% off at Moon Palace Books. Thanks for supporting comics and your local independent bookstore!

About the book (from the publisher): I Am Young is a series of short stories tied together by one central story about two teenagers who meet and fall in love after a Beatles concert in Scotland in 1964. This central story, titled “Greyfriar’s Bobby” after the Edinburgh statue of a dog who waited faithfully for its owner’s return until its death, is told in sections and through the dual perspective of both a girl named Miriam and a boy named George. Miriam, a second-generation Iranian immigrant living in Edinburgh with her family, is good-hearted and shy. George, a visitor from Wales, is vain and has an artistic temperament. Meeting so young, Miriam and George’s relationship is as emphatic and naive as their love for their favorite band during its rise to fame. Throughout the 1960s, they grow up and keep their relationship going both long distance and in person. Like the Beatles, by 1970 Miriam and George’s relationship is on the rocks and they break up, only to briefly reconnect twice again: first, upon the death of John Lennon in 1980, and again in 2001, after the death of George Harrison. I Am Young is ripe with ideas about how relationships evolve — both interpersonal relationships and our relationships with the culture around us. The book is rounded out with several other stories that are thematically tied closely together, even while Dean experiments beautifully with style and storytelling devices that suit each individual piece. In 2017, Dean was the inaugural recipient of the Creators for Creator Grant, established to support original comics work from new creators, which enabled completion of I Am Young. Fantagraphics is proud to present this debut book by a remarkable new talent.

Reviews: “A thrilling, heart-swelling thing to read.” – Matt Fraction
“M. Dean has a voice and vision entirely, thrillingly her own.” – Brian K. Vaughan
“This stunning debut pulls off the rare feat of drawing about music with authenticity and charm.” – Publishers Weekly

Jason Chaffee & Joe Kopel at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show

Singer-songwriter’s Jason Chaffee and Joe Kopel visit the Hook to give us a night of awesome songwriting and a full electric sound! Also making a presence will be Dissonance, “a local organization which examines the intersection of creativity and well-being, working to create safe spaces, smash social stigmas, and shape education and business practices relating to mental health, addiction, and compassion in the arts. In short, we want to contribute to a healthier environment in the arts community. ” They will have a table with more information on their services, mental health resources, and will be available to answer any questions you might have. http://www.dissonance.website/

Jason Chaffee Chicago born, Wisconsin raised Jason Chaffee is a singer-songwriter who calls Minneapolis Minnesota home. Writing ambient and catchy pop-rock, compared vocally with Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and Colin Hay he is able to bridge driving melodies with an emotionally charged sound palate that will keep a new ear replaying the tunes after a first listen. “Carry Me”, released in September 2018 debuted in the top 200 college radio charts and is Jason’s first album which tells a deep personal story of seemingly being born again from ashes. The first song on the album “Lost It All (Only Road)” sets the precedent for what is to become a personal triumph over struggles that leave us with no other choice but to pick up our wreckage and try another way. In promotional support of the album release he will be joined by a seasoned line of musicians who toured as members of Gin Blossoms, Tommy Keene, and Another Carnival for regional touring as well as guest appearances at local media outlets, podcasts, and online shows.

Joe Kopel A year out from the release of his new album “Topics” Joe Kopel is a rare gem in a sea of singer/songwriters.  Winning high praise among the local music community for his raw and emotive writing and performance, he is able to draw you in and keep your attention with his lyrical storytelling and melodies.  If you feel like you’ve heard his music before, you probably have on the likes of The Current and now will get a chance to hear him perform these songs live.

Lives Well Lived Screening @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 4:45pm
Join the MN Leadership Council on Aging with Volunteers of America MN/WI to screen Lives Well Lived, a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you. The free event (pre-registration required) includes screening of the film, conversation with Sky Bergman, and a soda and popcorn. The event is made possible by MN Leadership Council on Aging, Volunteers of America MN/WI and Lives Well Lived.

NOPE. @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ • $10 advance • $15 at the door • Doors 9pm • Event 9:30pm
Sheila Rouse and Pedi Bourgeois are proud to announce a new show exploring the boundaries of sexuality and gender.  “NOPE” will make its opening statement at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd at Moon Palace in Minneapolis. Featuring a team of subversive delinquents from the Twin Cities drag and burlesque scenes, these boundary pushing performances challenge institutional norms with incredible bodies of evidence.
Tickets:  https://www.musicatmoonpalace.com/events/nope-cabaret
FEATURING Randy Dandy! with Lucinda Garter, Maranda Wright,Fanny LB, Alexandro Rox and Victoria DeVille!