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 7.
We want to hear from you! Let us know what kinds of community events you would like LCC to focus on by filling out our brief survey. https://longfellow.org/2019/04/30/2019-general-membership-survey-events-and-activities/
Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!
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.
3400 42nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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, May 3
Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Mike Munson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm • 21+ • GA: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival presents a very special listening-room experience with Mississippi country blues artist, and last the living practitioner of the Bentonian sound, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes along with Minnesota’s own rootsy bluesman Mike Munson, whom recently released a new record Rose Hill, recorded at Jimmy’s Blues Front Cafe in Bentonia.
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has lived a life steeped in blues. Today he is the last living practitioner of the celebrated style of Bentonia blues made famous by Skip James and Jack Owens. Fortunately for fans of real-deal country blues, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has emerged as the keeper of the flame for the Bentonia blues, as he is the last person taught to play by Henry Stuckey.
Mike Munson’s blues influences include Fred McDowell, Jack Owens, and Jesse Mae Hemphill – who all hailed from areas of rural Mississippi that Munson visits often. (His new album, “Rose Hill”, was recorded in Bentonia, MS at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi owned by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.) From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling stompers, his music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance, lyrically compelling, full of unique turns and twists, yet never losing sight of his art form and the music’s roots.
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.
Saturday, May 4
Tree Show Art Exhibition Opening @ The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm
The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.
We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together. More details can be found on the Vine Arts Center website:www.vineartscenter.org
Growing an Herbal Apothecary @Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 9am
Learn to grow your own medicine garden with Monarda Thrasher (Dancing Monarda) #SewardClasses
Left Lane Cruiser with Slim Stone @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 9pm Music • 21+ • $9 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival and The Hook & Ladder Theater are excited to welcome back the pride of Fort Wayne, IN, gut-bucket punk-blues duo Left Lane Cruiser, with Minneapolis’ own Slim Stone, on Sat May 4th for a special performance on the new Mission Room stage. ~ Supported by Fulton Brewing
Midtown Farmers Market – Opening Day! @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Come one! Come All! Join us for OPENING DAY at the market! Filled with all your Midtown Farmers Market favorites, come visit your favorite vendors, musicians and community members after a long and brutal winter. All are welcome.
Food Trucks: Kabomelette • K-Town Street Foods • Taqueria El Victor
Music: 9am-11am – Lonnie “L” Train • 11am – 1pm – Brass Messengers
We’ll also have the mobile Memorial Blood Center. Donate blood to get a free market tote bag! Sign up here: https://www.mbcherohub.club/index.cfm?group=op&expand=52007&zc=55406
Plus Goat Yoga (!!!) sessions throughout the day with Goat Shine!!
One hour sessions for $25. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-day-goat-yoga-tickets-60270031286
Your elected officials will be in attendance, too! Give it up for Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley, Minneapolis Council Member Alondra Cano, Aisha Gomez District 62B House Rep, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
Flamin’ Oh’s Record Release Party @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $17 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Join us for a special night with Twin Cities rock legends The Flamin’ Oh’s plus special guests LowRay and The Shackletons. Hot off the heels of the acclaimed documentary “Jay’s Longhorn,” we’re honored to be hosting The Oh’s release party for their new, limited edition, colored vinyl 7-inch single.
The Oh’s soared to the upper echelon of Minnesota bands with their lively shows and exciting brand of straightforward rock & roll. They became one of the earliest bands to make music videos. Chuck Statler (music video pioneer who directed videos for DEVO, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and El Vez) directed two videos for the band. The videos aired on a new television network dedicated to music, MTV.
“Hard edged Stones-like rock’n’roll. East Coast street anthems coupledwith Midwestern optimism and enthusiasm.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Sunday, May 5
Growing Grains at Home @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 3-4pm
Growing Grains at Home: grow your own flour, feed, beans, and compost at a small scale in your own garden!
Did you know it can take as little as 50 square feet to grow 4 loaves of bread?
Learn how to grow and harvest your own grains at home with the space and equipment you already have. We define grains as any edible seeds you harvest off an annual plant. This includes your wheat, corn, pinto beans, lentils, sunflower seeds, flax, and more!.
Rob Barbeau of Beautiful Beard Grain Farm and also of Urban Forage Winery will present on the following topics: Why to grow or not grow grains, what to grow and how to decide, planting and management, harvesting and processing, and touch on many topics of sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Rob has spent the greater part of 6 years working towards establishing a sustainable grain farm in Minnesota. Along the way he has grown and managed plots ranging in size from 20 square feet to 20 acres. The experience he has gained has come from going in headlong and learning from other farmers, professionals, and his own mistakes. If you’re interested in how to include grains in your garden, please come on by with an open mind and plenty of questions! Up to 20 attendees will get to take home a packet of seeds to plant this year.
The class is free to all to attend.
May Day @ Powderhorn Park • 11am
The MayDay Festival in Powderhorn Park follows the MayDay Parade and features music, dancing, poetry, foods, canoe rides, and more! Enjoy live entertainment at one of the open air stages. Purchase gluten-free mini donuts, gluten-free chicken bites, lava smoothies, strawberry smoothies, and lemonade from Free Indeed Food!
45th MayDay Parade, Ceremony & Festival w/ In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and MayDay Parade and Festival
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival is the surest sign of spring; a day when more than 60,000 friends and neighbors meet in Powderhorn Park for a day of celebration and community
This year the parade and ceremony are centered around the theme BELOVED COMMUNITY. Throughout the month of April, everyone is invited to our 16 public workshops, and all who enter participate in the building of this communal story through the creation of puppets and masks.
This year HOBT launched a special crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 of the larger $200,000 MayDay budget. What if everyone who loved May Day contributed $5? $10? $20? We could sustain MayDay for generations to come! Give today:https://bit.ly/2zubN1k
SCHEDULE & LOCATION:
11 am: MayDay Parade participants assemble by section east of Bloomington Ave on 25th St., between Bloomington and Cedar Ave. in South Minneapolis. See map
NOON: PARADE BEGINS at the corner of 25th St. E. and Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park.
Ceremony & Festival in Powderhorn Park: The MayDay Tree of Life Ceremony begins at 3pm. The Festival is open throughout the day.
The Thin Man (1934) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7: 45pm
Nick and Nora Charles (Powell and Loy) and their dog, Asta, cocktail their way through a murder mystery, laughing all the while.
Monday, May 6
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am
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.
Non-Binary Book Club: nîtisânak @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities. Moon Palace exclusively offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms, and has some cool pronoun buttons for sale! Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section.
The Thin Man (1934) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Nick and Nora Charles (Powell and Loy) and their dog, Asta, cocktail their way through a murder mystery, laughing all the while.
Reading with Andrea Lawlor: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a reading from Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl with Andrea Lawlor, followed by a conversation with Patrick Nathan.
“HOT” —Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” —Eileen Myles
“DEEP” —Michelle Tea
It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country––a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.
Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College and edits fiction for Fence. They live in western Massachusetts. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is their first novel.
Patrick Nathan’s first novel, Some Hell, was published by Graywolf Press in February of 2018. His short fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Boulevard, and elsewhere. His essays, interviews, and book reviews have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, Real Life, the Rumpus, Music & Literature, and Full Stop. He lives in Minneapolis.
Tuesday, May 7
Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering. @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
The idea is simple – black joy and conversation. The most important topics in our communities that dig deep and require love. How do we grow a (Black)mosphere? Join us at Moon Palace books for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers.
Wednesday, May 8
Sister Species + Humbird @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors at 6:30pm • Humbird at 7pm • Sister Species at 8pm
An early and intimate evening with chamber pop octetSister Species and experimental folk trioHumbird *sponsored by Radio K* tickets:https://www.musicatmoonpalace.com/events/a-night-with-sister-species
Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, and Potatoes @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes are all related! Despite their differences, they still share some growing requirements and pests. In this presentation, you will learn some of the most delicious, interesting, and easy-to-grow varieties for Minnesota, gain tips on growing them successfully, and learn how to overcome common problems. You will leave feeling well-equipped to grow lots of delicious vegetables this year.
Annie Klodd is a UMN Regional Extension Educator for fruit and vegetable production.
Cornell ’77 Turns 42: A Grateful Dead Concert Recreation @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
The Cornell All-Stars recreate the Grateful Dead’s Concert performed at Barton Hall on the campus of Cornell University on this day in 1977.
Queer Book Club: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Helen Oyeyemi’s What is Not Yours is Not Yours. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret–Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key–with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).
Oyeyemi’s tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.
Thursday, May 9
Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7-8:30pm
Dive deep into the lives of a few of JK Rowling’s characters in this edition of our Thursday Trivia
Reading with Jason Bayani and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show “Locus of Control” in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.
Locus draws inspiration from the mixing and layering of musical fragments in DJ culture, laying down tracks of memory to create a confident declaration of a distinctly Pilipinx-American voice, history, and artistic power. In Locus, Bayani both renders the challenges of migration and captures an experience of selfhood and history, asserting a central place for migrant identity and experience in American culture.
Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a poet, visual artist and author of the poetry collection, City of Pearls (UpSet Press 2019). Born in Hyderabad, India and raised in both the UK and the US, she is a former public interest lawyer supporting economic justice for survivors of family and intimate partner violence. Sham-e-Ali is the recipient of the Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship.
In her debut book City of Pearls, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem’s poetry offers a meditation on healing from grief. The poems ask the reader, what happens when we lose our anchor? Weaving together memories of her late father and ancestral home of Hyderabad, Nayeem’s poems explore landscapes of loss. She writes from the perspective of an Indian Muslim American who draws from the languages of her life to compose a poetics of vulnerability and tenderness. Known as the “City of Pearls,” Hyderabad’s jewels become a metaphor for resilience and growth. Each poem gains their opulence from the transmutation of the grit of migration, displacement and loss. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5013