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.
Ellen Sweetman Intersections Art Exhibition. Minneapolis, MN—June 1 through June 28th, 2019—The Vine Arts Gallery and livelybrush, LLC.
A nine-month journey into the mind and experience of artist Ellen Sweetman. Honoring and embracing the art process, challenges associated with thinking, and leading with intention, the artist pioneers difficult pathways to a brighter homecoming. Sweetman dismantles her layered identity, old belief systems, and education, and ideas behind acceptance. Utilizing all the tools in her toolbox, she unlearns and begins anew. Discovering her own unique process of creation and becoming reborn in art.
The gallery is open Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:45pm and Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Reception will be held on June 1st from 6-9pm. Please join us in celebrating art, our community and making new connections. More details can be found on the Vine Art Center and livelybrush websites.
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/
New Development Review Meeting Results – Former Greg’s Auto Site – 4737 Minnehaha Ave
The results of the community vote have been tallied and the Longfellow Community Council will be providing a letter of support with the condition that the developers provide access to the building from Minnehaha Ave. or Nawadaha Blvd., instead of the currently proposed alley access.
Final vote count:
Yes, but with conditions: 18
Unable to attend? A video of the meeting can be found here.
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 email@example.com
Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale! Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8
9am–3pm • Site maps will be available starting the afternoon of Thursday, June 6:
Fireroast Coffee & Wine, 3800 37 Ave S
Fix Studio & Café, 3725 Minnehaha Ave
Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42 Ave S
Riverview Theater, 3800 42 Ave S
Savory Bake House, 3008 36 Ave S
Soderberg Floral, 3305 E Lake St
Tryon Cinema, 2820 E 33 St
Turquoise Vintage, 3869 Minnehaha Ave
MN Art Truck located Fireroast Coffee & Wine, 3800 37 Ave S for the 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
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Amanda Oliver & the New Pedestrians with King Wilkie’s Dream @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $18 Advance / $12 Day of Show https://amanda-oliver.eventbrite.com
Amanda Oliver & The New Pedestrians are a contemporary blues, bluegrass, and country rock band made up of six, star-crossed musicians.
Amanda’s crooning vocals lead this fantastic array of original music written by Grammy nominated, rhythm guitar player, Bill Giese. Jim Nee brings the the pedal steel heat which expertly intertwines with Ken LeBlanc’s engaging riffs on the famed Telecaster. Al Pettis is all smiles on the big, orange, upright bass as he keeps the beat with the newest Pedestrian, Tony Guscetti on drums.
Spring tree planting on Hiawatha @ Hiawatha Ave.between 38th Street and 46th Street in Minneapolis (next to the bike path) • 10am-Noon
Help beautify the Hiawatha corridor! Volunteer to help plant more than 100 trees along the bike path! No experience is necessary. Hennepin County foresters will provide all the tools and instruction on how to plant trees. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Shane DeGroy at firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1192538644239815/
Billy Johnson’s 50th B-Day Party & CD Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present a very special summer evening of musical performance to celebrate the release of “Black Dog High”, the new record from local veteran singer, songwriter and band-leader Mr. Billy Johnson! Oh yeah, its also his 50th Birthday party!
Billy will have an eclectic mix of special guests joining him on stage for this epic night, including; George McKelvey, Ali Gray and many more.
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Cloud Rat, Former Worlds, Robosapien + Optimal Crime 6/3 @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm • All Ages
$10 For The Touring Band • No one turned away for Lack of Funds
CLOUD RAT – Michigan Grind freaxx committed to the void.
FORMER WORLDS – 612 Sludge soundscapes.
ROBOSAPIEN – Synth-laden Post-Punk. Trve cyborg paranoia.
OPTIMAL CRIME – Minneapolis Screamo influenced Hardcore Punk.
Twin Cities Collage Collective: Group Show at Boneshaker Books @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am • FREE
Work by five members of Twin Cities Collage Collective is on view in the community room at Boneshaker Books through Friday, June 7th.
Featuring work by Ben DiNino, Scott Neff, Nate Stromberg, Matt Pariseau and Allison Anne. Free, Open during bookstore hours (11am-8pm). Ends Friday, June 7th
Forbidden Planet (1956) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
In this landmark Technicolor science fiction film, a recon unit is sent to the far reaches of the galaxy to determine the fate of a prior expedition. They find the sole survivors under siege by mysterious forces. Featuring the spaced-out, first-ever all-electronic score by Bebe and Louis Barron.
Queering the Tarot: reading and class @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and tarot class with Cassandra Snow, author of Queering the Tarot. This event features a short tarot class where you’ll learn basic tarot framework and ideas, plus a reading from the book.
Tarot is a tool of self-discovery, empowerment, and liberation. And yet the tarot archetypes and their interpretation as they’ve has been passed down to us presuppose a commonality and sense of normalcy that is white, European, and heterosexual. But humanity is vast and diverse—culturally, spiritually, sexually. Tarot has the power to serve a greater population if we allow ourselves to un-lock the tarot’s deeper meanings, if we allow ourselves to queer the tarot.
In Queering the Tarot, Cassandra Snow deconstructs the meanings of the 78 cards explaining the ways in which each card might be interpreted against the norm. Cassandra explores themes of sexuality, coming out, gender, sources of oppression and of empowerment, and related topics. This fresh and compassionate approach speaks directly to those whose identity is either up in the air or at the forefront of their consciousness. It also speaks to those who may struggle with mental illness or the effects of trauma, all seekers looking for personal affirmation of who they are.
Cassandra Snow is a professional tarot card reader who teaches Queering the Tarot and Tarot for Beginners classes and coaches new and intermediate readers. She also runs Gadfly Theatre Productions, a queer and feminist theater company. Cassandra lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6217
Non-Binary Book Club: nîtisânak @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
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. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6013
Land Stewardship Project Trivia Night at Du Nord Distillery @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7pm
How much do you know about sustainable agriculture in Minnesota and beyond? Monday, June 3 from 7-9pm is the opportunity to put your stewardship knowledge to the test!
LSP trivia night will feature four rounds of trivia, each highlighting a different program area of our work: policy, soil health, membership (general LSP trivia), community based food systems and farm beginnings.
So start forming your team now! Try to keep it to 5 or less. It’s free to play, and 10% of the evening’s drink sales will benefit LSP’s important work for people and the land.
Prizes will be given out for first and second place team winners. Goodies include LSP t-shirts, tote bags, bumper stickers, and more surprises… Don’t miss out!
Marvelous Nature Mondays @ Minnehaha Falls, 4801 S Minnehaha Dr • 5pm
Join the Naturalists of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for Marvelous Nature Mondays, a seasonal series of nature walks every first Monday from April-October.
April 1st: Early Spring Tree Identification
May 6th: Spring Bird Migration
June 3rd: Wildflower Hike
July 1st: Summer Tree Identification
August 5th: Geology of Minnhaha Falls
September 2nd: Mushroom Hike
October 7th: History of Minnehaha Park
Meet at the bridge overlooking Minnehaha Falls across from SeaSalt restaurant. The Naturalist will have a sign that reads “MPRB Regional Park Tour starts here”.
Regional Park Tours are free, although we ask that you register for them in advance.
-Register online at minneapolisparks.org
-Call the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden at 612-370-4903
-Or, simply show up! If the tour is full, priority will be given to advance registrations.
Tuesday, June 4
YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for a FREE Zumba class!
Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers and contagious dance steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults).
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!
Location: Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Avenue
Courage & Context in The Time of Climate Change @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park – Community Room, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Freaked out about climate change? Tired of feeling guilty about merely being alive on this planet? Wondering how we’re going to get through this and/or what the upcoming shifts might mean for you and/or your retirement and/or kids and/or grandkids?
While there are a lot of unknowns, there are also many things we DO know. Action begets hope, and hope is the thing that many of us are seeking in the face of apocalyptic predictions. SO- take action and join us for coffee and some much-needed climate context as you finalize resolutions and wrap your head around the year ahead of us.
During this extemporaneous offering, Julie Kearns (Founder of environmentally-oriented social enterprise, Junket: Tossed & Found) will bring context to the climate emergency for those shaken awake by recent reports and events. You may expect her to touch on everything from the geopolitical to the personal as dots get connected between our choices and the planet’s limits.
The good news? There are solutions. The challenge? We can no longer expect future solutions: we need to act now.
Julie wants to help you ramp up quickly, and she’ll present a clear overview of where individual community members have unexpected opportunities to do the most good as it relates to making changes that matter. Attendees can expect to leave with a clear sense of urgency and eye-opening perspective about how we fit into the bigger picture of this global crisis- and how we can each take action.
Check out our other classes at http://shopjunket.eventbrite.com
**This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**
Social Bike Rides for Trans/Femme/Women Riders @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, and non-binary racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community!
These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind.
You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders!
These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30pm, and beginning on May 21st.
FTW Social Ride Dates:
May 21, 2019
June 4, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
July 16, 2019
July 30, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 27, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 24, 2019
Significant Otters | Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Come paint a couple cute little otters in acrylic paint on a 12″x12″ stretched canvas! Otters will be traced onto canvas prior to class, because of this we won’t be accepting walk-ins. Please register to hold your seat by clicking the PayPal button.
• Class Price $40
• Free beverage included!
• 12″ x 12″ stretched canvas
• All supplies are provided
One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages.
UPON ARRIVAL: Please arrive 5-10 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival sign in with us, claim your drink ticket, reserve a seat, and order your first round!
We won’t be accepting walk-ins for this class. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please register through PayPal on our website.
LOCATION:Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Wednesday, June 5
Tape Freaks Presents: June’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Space aliens have been known to wreak havoc in horror movies, sci-fi movies, thrillers even, but this month’s movie is one of our favorite straight forward space alien action flicks!
Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. Our audience never knows what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag, and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com
***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. (Tape Freaks swag can be purchased with cards or cash.)***
Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week! 21+ event.
Westwind Swing Band at Minnehaha Falls @ Minnehaha Falls, 4801 S Minnehaha Dr • 7pm
Westwind Swing Band (7:00-8:30pm) The Westwind Swing Band is a non-profit community small group that is a part of the Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (HWCB).
Thursday, June 6
Kung Fu Hippies Live at Minnehaha Falls Park @ Minnehaha Falls, 4801 S Minnehaha Dr • 7pm • FREE
Free show, bring a lawn chair or blanket and your boogie shoes.
Reading with Dobby Gibson, Ed Bok Lee, and Fred Schmalz @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a poetry reading with Dobby Gibson, Ed Bok Lee, and Fred Schmalz.
Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar, which won the Alice James Award, Skirmish, and It Becomes You. His poetry has appeared in Fence, New England Review, and Ploughshares, among others. He lives in St. Paul. He will be reading from his new book Little Glass Planet (Graywolf Press, 2019).
Ed Bok Lee is the author of Whorled (Coffee House Press) and a recipient of a 2012 American Book Award and the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. Lee is the son of North and South Korean emigrants—his mother originally a refugee from what is now North Korea; his father was raised during the Japanese colonial period and Korean War in what is now South Korea. Lee grew up in South Korea, North Dakota, and Minnesota, and was educated there and on both U.S. coasts, Russia, South Korea, and Kazakhstan. He teaches at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Other honors include the Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice Award) and a pen Open Book Award. He will be reading from his new book Mitochondrial Night (Coffee House Press, 2019).
Fred Schmalz is an artist and poet whose current writing focuses on textual response to encounters with music, visual art, and performance. He is the author of Action in the Orchards (Nightboat, 2019). In 2018, he was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as poet-in-residence for the FluxConcert in its year-long Fluxus Festival. He lives in Chicago, where he makes art with Susy Bielak in the collaborative Balas & Wax. He will be reading from his new book Action in the Orchards (Nightboat Books, 2019). https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6220
One-Shot Comics: The Wicked & The Divine volumes 1 & 2 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a discussion of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (VOL. 1 & 2)! As always, you can pick up copies of both books for 20% off at Moon Palace Books. Thanks for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore.
About the books (from the publisher): THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: THE FAUST ACT (VOL. 1)
“solid storytelling and clean, gorgeous artwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more.” – Publishers Weekly (Starred)
“Gillen’s penchant for fast, sharp dialogue and McKelvie and Wilson’s razor-lined, intensely colored visuals keep things popping up to the cliffhanger ending.” – Booklist
“the story is beautifully drawn and populated with characters of color, diverse gender, and sexual identities, and you have my full undivided attention.” – Kirkus
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. Collects The Wicked + The Divine #1-5.
Northern Loft Presents: New Moon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm • 18+ • $10 Cover
Join us for the celestial celebration, New Moon; a night of musical, visual and interactive art including: Live painting, Projections, Rock Specimens, Tarot Reading + more.
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