Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy nature!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
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.
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/
Open Seats on the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Board of Directors
LCC is seeking candidates to fill 4 seats on the Board of Directors. If you live in the Cooper or Longfellow Neighborhood, or own a business within Greater Longfellow, you are eligible.
LCC has the following seats open:
Cooper: 1-year term
Longfellow: 2-year term
Longfellow: 1-year term
Business: 1-year term
To get more information, you can contact Melanie Majors, LCC Executive Director at 612-722-4529 ext. 14 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Register to participate here. SIGN UP ENDS FRIDAY, MAY 24!
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/
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/
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon
Saturday, May 25 from 10 to Noon
While we did NOT have our usual Third Saturday event this month, we WILL be hosting a Fourth Saturday Morning!
Come join us at the Hive, our gazebo, and take flight w some special activities.
Saturday, May 25 from 10 to Noon
It’s all the Buzz at Belle’s :0)
Friday, May 23
Miller’s Crossing (1990) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St @ 7pm
This stylish Prohibition-era gangster film stars Byrne as Tom Reagan, the sharp right-hand man to boss Leo (Finney). But Leo is love-struck, making bad decisions that force Tom to take desperate steps to keep the peace between tangling mobsters
Blood Simple (1984) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St @ 9:30pm
In this bleak neo-noir, married Abby (McDormand) is having an affair with Ray (Getz). Abby’s husband hires private eye Lorren Vasser (Walsh). But murder’s more lucrative than incriminating photos. Soon the bodies start accumulating, and no one knows why.
Deep In Bear Country – Dinner and a Show! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6-7:30pm • $7
For four years, Phil Gonzales has entertained hundreds of podcast listeners with his ridiculously close analysis of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s “Berenstain Bears” children’s books. For nearly two-hundred episodes he has investigated, picked apart, theorized and speculated about Bear Country, its denizens, its history and its meaning. Was any of this called for? No. Is it fair to treat a rather innocuous series of children’s books in this manner? Mmmmmmaybe? Has it changed Phil’s outlook on life, art, family, community and legacy? Definitely.
Join Phil for an evening of reflection, complaining, introspection and pizza as he brings “Deep In Bear Country” to the stage with “Deep In Bear Country.” He didn’t change the title; he’s got branding to think about! Hear some of Phil’s wilder theories about Bear Country. Learn about Raffish Ralph Ripoff, Phil’s secret hero. Journey into the past to explore the Great Bear War. The Bear Multiverse? He’ll touch on that. Will Phil talk about his own personal demons? It’s a one-man show! Of course he will! Will things get awkward? He wouldn’t have it any other way! Come along with Phil as he takes you Deep. In. Bear Country!
Enjoy dinner with the show! Geek Love Cafe offers coffee, pizza, baked goods, beer and wine. And, it’s easy to find as you will be in it when you get there! It’s inside Moon Palace Books! It’s right there! It’s going to cost seven bucks!
Kitten Forever, GRLwood (KY), Oyster World, Inhvmanity @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm • Music 9:30pm • All Ages • $8
Don’t miss GRLwood from Louisville, Kentucky! This show is ALL AGES.
with local support from Kitten Forever, Oyster World and INHVMANITY
“Junker Dreams: An Automotive Memoir” – Book Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Show 8:30pm • 21+ • $9 Advance / $12 Day of Show
“Junker Dreams: An Automotive Memoir” Release party with music by The Fires of 1918, the comedy of Mary Mack and much more! The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the book release party for “Junker Dreams: An Automotive Memoir” by local author/actor Paul Dickinson in FPAC’s new Mission Room on Friday, May 24th. This will be a special evening of readings, snackings and musical performances, with a myriad of special guests like comedian Mary Mack and featuring the St. Paul based indie-folk duo The Fires of 1918: Fantome Rosu Duo.
“There are no seat belts in the mind of Paul Dickinson. Junker Dreams is a laugh out loud road trip of punk rock war stories. Like any epic house party, eventually the cops will show up. Make sure you have a fake ID ready. These words are all uninsured”. – Mark Mallman
The Fires of 1918: Fantome Rosu Duo was conceived by guitarist Joe Hastings and violinist Sarah Muellerleile in 2015 with the initial aim of playing turn-of-the-century European parlor music. After an influential trip to Key West, their project quickly evolved into writing dark, sophisticated, original, compositions inspired by chamber music, waltzes, and traditional Romani tunes that touch on such themes as hauntings, mermaids, voodoo, pirates and pretzels. Presently, the duo is experimenting with additional performers and instrumentation with the ultimate goal of composing music for a new version of the symphony orchestra.
Saturday, May 25
Oaks, Observant, Wax Lead @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm-Midnight
*Oaks – Erica, Jim, & drum machine
*Observant – brand new, members of Knotwells, Leather Sweater, & Revolver
*Wax Lead – up first
*Visuals by Zach Michels
Music starts at 9:30pm
Hook BBQ Picnic @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 1-8pm • All Ages • 21+ To Drink
FREEree BBQ/Cornboil & Live Music featuring House With a Yard(CO) The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
Join us on Memorial Day Weekend after the Farmer’s Market for a little BBQ, Live Music & Community hang at The Hook. The Longfellow neighborhood welcomes the summer season!!
1-4pm – Bloody Mary Bar
4-8pm – Free BBQ & Live Music in Mission Room
6pm – House With A Yard (CO)
“The New Garage Door Will Be Open!”
House with a Yard at Hook and Ladder Theatre and Lounge @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, 8pm-1am
Some of Colorado’s finest Jamgrass on tour in support of their debut full-length album, ‘Carousel.’ House with a Yard is an innovative, seemingly counter-intuitive assemblage of acoustic flavors: grooves borrowed from jazz and funk; raw, unrestrained rock; a violinist’s classical sensibilities; barn-burning bluegrass and the sweet, deep pocket of old-time. Simultaneously delicate and forceful, the result is a sound as captivating as it is difficult to pin down. HWAY delivers danceable, edgy, melodic adventure reflective of their Colorado home while retaining a distinctly Eastern American lyrical ennui. Official Music Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATFhFp3AYw Website:www.hwaymusic.comInstagram: @housewithayardTwitter: @housewithayardFollow on Spotify, iTunes, and all other major digital music platforms
Fifth Annual Unity Iftar Block Party @ Gandhi Mahal, 3009 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Gandhi Mahal, MNIPL, and interfaith partners welcome you to our annual Unity Iftar during Ramadan, a season of fasting and reflection for Muslims all over the world. Please join us!
People of all faiths are invited to break bread with our Muslim brothers and sisters and enjoy conversation, festive celebration, and a delicious meal by Gandhi Mahal.Please RSVP if you plan to attend: http://bit.ly/2Jb76ke
Our evening together will begin at 7:30 pm with music and a program from Muslim community leaders. At sunset, approximately 8:30pm, Ruhel Islam, Owner of Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, will sing the call to prayer (Adhan) before we break fast with a meal from Gandhi Mahal. Suggested donation $15.
7:30 pm – Music, welcome, conversation
8:00 pm – Speakers
8:45 pm – Call to prayer and meal from Gandhi Mahal
Sunday, May 26
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+
Dreamland Faces, Jarrelle Barton @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30-9:30pm • $7
We’ll be playing original film compositions as a 5 piece, and Jarrelle Barton, Guzheng virtuoso, will be playing a solo set.
Monday, May 27
Tuesday, May 28
Development Review Meeting: Greg’s Auto, 4737 Minnehaha Ave @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S • 6-7:30pm
Join us for a presentation and Q & A with Assembly Commercial Real Estate on their revised development proposal for the former Greg’s Auto site at 4737 Minnehaha Ave.
Preliminary project details:
• 25 for sale condo units
• 4 stories – 3 full stories with a recessed 4th
• Projected 53-ft max building height
• 28 stalls of underground parking and 8 at grade parking stalls accessed from the alley
• Site plans for the project can be found here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/o0n25e4ajxhhvx2/Gregs%20Auto%20Site%20Plan.pdf?dl=0
A community vote will be held at the conclusion of the meeting, on whether to issue a letter in support of the developer’s land use application to the Minneapolis City Planning Commission. If you have questions about this development or the community meeting, please contact LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: email@example.com or 612-722-4529 EXT. 13
Wednesday, May 29
Transportation Action Plan Forum – Ward 12 @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S • 6-7:30pm
Join City Council Member Andrew Johnson and Public Works staff to learn more about the Transportation Action Plan and Vision Zero, both under development now. These documents will inform future investment in our transportation system, and will cover all modes. Staff is gathering input now that will help shape these plans.
This event will cover:
• What is the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan?
• What is Vision Zero and what is the Vision Zero Action Plan?
• What does the data say?
• What is the timeline for these plans?
• How can people stay updated and involved?
• What do community members want to see?
American Indian Month Trivia Night @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6-8pm (Doors open at 5pm) • FREE and open to everyone
Test your knowledge at this American Indian Month-themed trivia night at Moon Palace books! Hosted by Native Governance Center (a Native American-led nonprofit), this event is free and open to the public. Winning teams will receive fabulous prizes! Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Moon Palace’s Geek Love Cafe during the event. Space is limited, so make sure to arrive early.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (651) 571-0826.
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6-9pm • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound
Blast off every 5th Wednesday as we proudly host Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound! The band will set up in the cozy Hook and Ladder Lounge for maximum G-force. Stay tuned for special guests! Free shows. Led by Paul Bergen, this group features members of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls, Real-Phonic Radio Hour, Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen’s band, Curtiss A’s band, Certain General and many other regional roots artists. Expect swamp blues, country classics, and other truck driving music. Sounds like a great time!
Thursday, May 30
The Smokin’ Joe Show LIVE at The Hook feat. Earth to Clark @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-11:59pm
The Smokin’ Joe Show returns to The Hook and Ladder for another LIVE audience taping! Join us in the Mission Room and be a part of the fun! Produced and streamed by Vicarious Visions, featuring special guest Earth to Clark
The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge (Mission Room) FREE to attend the taping of the show
6:30pm – Seating
7:00pm-8:00pm – Showtime
8:30pm – After party!**
**After party featuring performances by Earth to Clark and Smokin’ Joe. There is a $10 suggested donation after 8pm
Joyann Parker with Lisa Mann ~ “Ladies Sing The Blues” @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
Ladies Sing The Blues: Joyann Parker with special guest Lisa Mann (Portland, OR)
Joyann Parker and Lisa Man, two of the most powerful performers on the national and international blues scene, join forces for the spectacular double bill “Ladies Sing The Blues.” Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the country, frequently sells out some of the most prestigious clubs in the Midwest and garnered national and international attention for her newest record, “Hard To Love,”including features in DownBeat and Living Blues Magazine.
“A powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals.”- Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune
From the hearty blues scene in Portland, OR, Lisa Mann was awarded the prestigious Blues Music Award for her mighty skills on bass guitar two years in a row. Her first award fell hot on the heels of her win for Blues Blast’s Sean Costello Rising Star Award, as well as three Muddy Waters Awards from the Cascade Blues Association for Contemporary Blues Act of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, and Northwest Recording of the Year.
Lisa Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound she has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. “Lisa Mann is the complete package, a must-see performer whose time has come. If there’s anybody out there with more talent, I haven’t seen them yet.” David Vest, Paul DeLay Band