Weekly Roundup: May 10-16


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

May 10,11,12: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Show and Sale, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave.
Please join us for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend of celebrating your local arts community! Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Pottery, Jewelry, Woodwork, Tea, Live Music, Movies…and more!
Friday, May 10: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Reception, movie screening, Gallery show.
Saturday, May 11: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Pop-up show all day, plus, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM movie screening and live performance with Lucy Michell and the Dust of Suns.
Sunday, May 12: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bring mom for art, live music and fun art activities for kids mid-day.
Free on street parking. Family friendly. Free event. For additional information: herminy@yahoo.com

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!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/


Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Register to participate here

Greater Robot Grab 2019 w/ MN Art Truck @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. • Voucher pick-up 9am-Noon • Return purchased objects or unused voucher to MN Art Truck by 3:30pm
We’re building a robot and you’re invited to help! Youth, ages 4-14, find “robot” parts during the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, then an artist will use to build a public sculpture, just for our community! Event is FREE! Participants receive $5 voucher to purchase the perfect part! Register in advance or the day of the event. Limited vouchers available. Participants pick up a $5 GRG voucher between 9am-Noon on Saturday, June 8 from the MN Art Truck parked at Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. You’ll learn what types of items will/won’t work for robot parts, see examples, and then you’re on your way! More information & rules: longfellow.org/2019/05/06/greater-robot-grab-2019/

2019 General Membership Survey – Events and Activities

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/

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Open Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Friday – 10am-12pm
THIS MONTH’S SATURDAY will be the 25th, from 10am-12pm

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


Friday, May 10

Nurse Appreciation Day @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4-10pm
National Nurses Week is May 6-12. In honor of all the wonderful nurses we know, we are hosting a National Nurse week with happy hour price all week and Nursing trivia on May 10th, Friday at 7 pm. 

The 3rd Annual Morel Feast @ A Firehouse Performing Arts Center Fundraiser, Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 6pm • Feast 6:30pm • 21+ • $80/Reservation
Morel Feast guests will enjoy: six fresh morel mushroom chef prepared dishes, a feast of extras, and live music by Parisota Hot Club within ‘Electric Forest’, an art installation by Rebel Minx. Complimentary craft beer pairings from Fulton Brewing, cider and a specially curated wine selection from Brassfield Estate Winery. Wild, foraged food presentation by Mike Kempenich and fresh morel mushrooms provided by Forest to Fork!

This year’s very special Morel Feast is prepared by: Chef Tommy Begnaud of Butcher & Boar, Chef Jim Kyndberg of Kaskaid Hospitality, Chef Tony Parella of Oboros Advisors, Chef Ruhel of Gandhi Mahal, Chef Bob Samuelson of Palmers’ Bar & Grill, and Chef de Shroom, Mike Kempenich of Forest to Fork.

In addition to our featured morel dishes, guests will also enjoy live music by Parisota Hot Club and some delectable extras like: butter-fried morels, beef & morel kabobs, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, water-cress salad with a bacon vinaigrette, and more!

Ray Bonneville w/special guest Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show https://ray-bonneville.eventbrite.com
Ray Bonneville’s sound has been described as “folk-roots gumbo…a languid Mississippi Delta groove, seasoned with smooth, weathered vocals and a propulsive harmonica wheeze.” His awards include a prestigious Juno, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy. He’s a winner of the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, and his post-Katrina ode, “I Am the Big Easy,” earned the International Folk Alliance’s “Song of the Year.”
Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines.

Saturday, May 11

Tree Show Demonstrations on making botanical prints @ The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 11am-3pm
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.

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

Albert Castiglia Album Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show https://albert-castiglia.eventbrite.com
Guitarist Albert Castiglia is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues and he’s rollin’ into the Mission Room for the Twin Cities release of his new album, Masterpiece. He’s known for combining hardcore blues with soul, rock, and country favors for a sound that appeals to rockers and blues purists alike; his vocal style has been compared to Van Morrison.
He hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him to be his permanent lead guitarist on several world tours; he’s played with a who’s who of blues greats in his career including likes of Pinetop Perkins, Ronnie Earl, John Primer, and Otis Clay.

Urban Agriculture Day w/ Midtown Farmers Marketand Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am-1pm
Visit with Community Tables:
~ UMN Extension Hennepin County Master Gardeners
~ Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
~ Corcoran Pollinator Projects
Learn more about Twin Cities vendors and urban farmsGrowing Lots Urban Farm and Bullthistle Gardens.

Sunday, May 12

Mothers’ Day at Urban Forage @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1-5pm
Bring your mom, or your mom’s mom to Urban Forage for a glass of wine and some complimentary chocolate this Mother’s Day.

Haydn and Mozart in the ‘hood! @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Avenue • 3pm
Come hear the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, with professional orchestra and special guests Metropolitan Men’s Chorus and Solerna Winds, and soloists Regina Stroncek, Kristina Rodel Sorum, James Pike and Justin Spenner; all conducted by Samuel Grace.  Performing the Haydn Nicolai Mass and the Mozart Coronation Mass.  Part of the St. John’s Music Series, whose mission is to present great works of music to the community, performed well, free of charge.  Questions? Call 612-827-4406.

Monday, May 13


Tuesday, May 14

Born a Crime / Trevor Noah / Mpls Books & Bars @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • 6:00 doors, 7:00 discussion
I love this book! You will, too. You’ll laugh, cry, & kiss a few bucks goodbye at a local bookstore like Subtext or Moon Palace. Totally worth it for ages 13 and up. My youngest son read this first and couldn’t wait to share with me. Join us May 7 in St. Paul or 14th in Minneapolis – whatever works for you. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Free parking next door. Sponsored by The Loft Literary Center.

Mapping Prejudice: Transcription Event @ The Table MPLS • 7pm
“This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not White from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century… Contemporary White residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.” – Mapping Prejudice
Through extensive historical research and analysis, Mapping Prejudice has helped to unearth the shameful history of racial covenants and redlining in Minneapolis dating back more than 100 years.
And there is still much work to be done.
After attending the “Jim Crow of the North” Film Screening at Elmer Andersen Library on Thursday May 9th (https://www.facebook.com/events/447646679306634/), bring your laptop and a few of your friends out to Knox Church on Tuesday, May 14th, as we continue the work of Mapping Prejudice by documenting the history of discriminatory deeds and furthering our work towards creating a more just Minneapolis.
If you can’t make it to the film screening on the 9th, you can also watch the film here online: https://youtu.be/XWQfDbbQv9E

Wednesday, May 15

Indigenous Originated Release Party @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4:30pm
Students in the All Nations program at South High School worked hard the last six months writing, editing, and publishing their anthology Indigenous Originated: Walking in Two Worlds with a forward by Minneapolis artist Tall Paul.
Please join us in celebrating our students’ accomplishments at our release party on May 15th at Moon Palace Books. Enjoy food provided by Moon Palace and insightful words from our young authors as they present their art to the world.

Lunch-A live staged reading with Dangerous Productions @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, 7:30-9:30pm • Doors at 7pm
A new terrifying show by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, the playwright behind the 2017 show SKIN. Dangerous Productions, under the direction of Tyler Olsen, is a St. Paul based arts organization that as well as creating its own productions, is the production company for the Happy MN project and RawRedMeat Productions.
Dangerous Production produces a new work each year for the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Free event. Parental Guidance strongly recommended.
For additional information contact: tyler@dangerousproductions.org

Planning Committee Meeting w/ Transition Longfellow @ Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
There has been a lot of email discussion about movie nights versus other family or social activities. Join us to plan the coming year! Considering ideas: Continue or eliminate monthly movie night or alternate with family and social activities.

Thursday, May 16

Gyoza: Japanese Dumplings @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6pm
Koshiki Yonemura of Tanpopo Studio will share the skill of delicious, savory dumpling making. #SewardClasses

Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Mainstage @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:00-6:30pm – Social time and Gandhi Mahal appetizers • 6:30-8:30pm – Storytelling and music
We invite you to a special evening of storytelling featuring cultural artists Ifrah Mansour and Louis Alemayehu, together with live music and stories from community members. Together we’ll listen to narratives from the heart of our community – stories that may help us learn something more about ourselves as well our neighbors.
All are welcome to this free gathering, modeled after live storytelling initiatives such as The Moth. The event represents the culmination of the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project workshop series. Co-hosted by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge.
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, muslim, multimedia artist and an educator residing in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, muslims, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations. Ifrah has been featured in BBC, Vice, Okayafrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages.
Louis Alemayehu is a multicultural elder born in Chicago of African and Native heritage, who developed his poetic skills and musical sensibilities as a part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s. He believes that poetry is a tool for healing; his performances are lyrical twinings of jazz, chant, poetry and song with art-as-ritual, often performed ceremonially. He teaches Environmental Sustainability in Minnesota at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.
Thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Bush Foundation for generous grant funding to support the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project.
Learn more about the project at http://www.mnipl.org/ancestry.
Learn more about Ifrah Mansour: http://www.facebook.com/ifrahmansourart

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.