Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and socialize!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Northern Spark 2019: We Are Here, Resilience, Renewal, & Regeneration • June 14 & 15 • 9pm-2am • FREE • American Indian Cultural Corridor • The Commons • Hallie Q Brown Community Center
Join us for the ninth annual Northern Spark, the free arts festival illuminating public spaces in the Twin Cities Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15—starting at dusk (9 pm) and ending at 2 am.
This year, artists will explore the theme We Are Here: Resilience, Renewal, & Regeneration with projects in three walkable and transit-accessible locations—the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis, The Commons in downtown Minneapolis, and the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul. https://2019.northernspark.org/projects/hanyetu-wowapi-thipi-night-library/
Pocket Object @ Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E Lake St • June 14-16
Pocket Object is a traveling show conceived and curated by artist Noël Morical. The show consists of pocket-sized keychain-themed work from over 150 artists nationwide, all priced $100 or less. The show has been to Kansas City, Chicago, LA, Seattle, Nashville and Philadelphia.
The Minneapolis edition will be here Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th. On Saturday the 15th from 12-4PM, we will also host a special pop up in the shop featuring local artists who make one-of-a-kind apparel! Ray’s Apparel (Rachel Corradi) Uselding Fridays (Joshua McGarvey) Island Queen Satans Flower (Rebecca Spangenthal)
Plant shrubs, wildflowers and sedges along the river gorge • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 6-8 pm
Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff and volunteers on June 25, from 6-8 pm for a worknight along the beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands located just off the main trail along the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. The savanna includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the river gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.
We will spend the evening planting shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and a few trees helping to build a buffer of native plant populations around the prized oak savanna area and will help to re-establish native vegetation where buckthorn has been previously removed.
All are welcome and no experience is needed. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. To learn more and register, visit https://fmr.org/events/2019/06/25/plant-shrubs-wildflowers-and-sedges-along-river-gorge
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/
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 at: https://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.
Saturday the 15th 10am-Noon
Bike, Bus, or just Bop over to Belle’s!
Gather in the Hive – our gazebo, where the Buzz happens – and help us ReThink Play!!
* Minneapolis Toy Library will be featured,,, reminding us that ReUsing Toys makes perfect sense!!
* Belle’s will offer fun, simple projects using repurposed materials!
* Podners for Peas Raingarden ReThinks an old automotive garage 😉
So put on your ReThinking Cap and join us at Belle’s ToolBox :0)
Also open regular hours:
Tuesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Wednesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Thursday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Friday and every third Saturday: 10-noon
Friday, June 20
Since Stonewall: Pride Film Double Feature @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
On June 28, 1969, police raids at Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn led to street riots and the birth of the Gay Liberation movement. We mark the 50 years since that night with two classic LGBTQ films: The Celluloid Closet and The Boys in the Band. Promotional support for these screenings is provided by MyTalk 107.1 and The Quatrefoil Library, Minneapolis. Sunday screenings are followed by a Q&A with MyTalk radio host Bradley Traynor and film critic Paul McGuire Grimes.
Celluloid Closet will be shown Fri/Sat at 7 pm and Sun at 3 pm
Boys in the Band will be shown Fri/Sat at 9:15 and Sun at 5:15 pm
Visit Trylon for tix: https://www.trylon.org/films/category/since-stonewall/
The Magnolias , Mike Nicolai, & The Owl-Eyes @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Magnolias, a tried and true name in American hard rock, earned this status via loud, brash shows on expansive tours of the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s. Fronted by singer/guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member, John Freeman, the band solidified its reputation as one of Minneapolis’ most formidable musical acts by delivering from-the-gut, yet melodic, hook-laden tunes across seven albums for the Twin/Tone and Alias, SMA and Veto record labels.
Mike Nicolai Minnesota-to-Austin-and back (and forth) transplant Mike Nicolai is part of a wave of solo auteurs more influenced by Paul Westerberg and Jonathan Richman than Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell, Nicolai marries bar band melodies to lyrics that sound stream-of-consciousness, end up affirming the mastery of his craft throughout. Nicolai’s songwriting style can be compared to the likes of, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), and Frank Black (The Pixies, Black Francis).
The Owl-Eyes are an Alternative Rock Experience. Lovingly referring to as “Glam Grunge”.
Saturday, June 15
Gramma’s Boyfriend with Catbath @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $15 Early Birds • $17 Advance • $20 Day of Show
GRAMMA’S BOYFRIEND IS THE MOST FAMOUS BAND YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF…
When you first read the name Gramma’s Boyfriend, it brings an uncomfortable, funny feeling. But when you first hear Gramma’s Boyfriend, the feeling becomes something new, slightly terrifying, and fun. The five members include front woman Haley McCallum (FKA Haley Bonar), Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Andrew Bird, Suburbs), Mark Erickson (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley, All Tomorrow’s Petty), who join forces to create the psychadelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don’t think too much. Gramma’s Boyfriend certainly doesn’t. And that is the whole point.
Catbath, a four-piece St. Paul rock outfit, is known for their energetic live shows and eclectic sound which draws from disparate genres and eras – from sixties garage
Twin Cities Synth Meet, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 2-6pm • All ages, family friendly and you do not need to be a member to attend. • $5 • Free admission for 18 and under.
Synth social show and tell, demonstrations and programming in Front Gallery 2-6pm
Back gallery 2-3pm is open PA jam, 3-5pm performance with Brute Force Therapy, Dan Metzler and Low-Gain, 5-6pm is open PA jam.
MINE (EP Release) with The Smokes & New Rocket Union @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Celebrate the 4th release from Minneapolis-based psychedelic punk quartet MINE. Preferring to record and release in sharp, succinct bursts, BLUEPRINT highlights a rawer, more grinding sound inspired by their hometown AMREP roots while still allowing their swirling noise-pop stylings to bleed through.
Gretchen – lead vocals, electronics
Mason [Awkward Bodies] – guitars, backing vocals
Jesse – [Awkward Bodies/CSPM] bass, audio engineering
Matthew [Better Years/The Add-ons] – drums, tambourine
Reading with Sean Knickerbocker, MS Harkness and Will Dinski @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Sean Knickerbocker, MS Harkness, and Will Dinski.
Some people aren’t invited to the Resistance. They meet no definition of the Other. Identity politics excludes them. We call them unlucky when they fall victim to economic injustice. We blame their rage for our national crises – but do we know them? Rust Belt looks right at the underemployed, the working poor and the transients of America’s decaying, industrial cities.
Sean Knickerbocker is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printer. He graduated from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2012. His comics have appeared in Ecotone, Irene, and The Nib among other publications. He is a native of West Valley, New York and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sunday, June 16
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+
The Suitcase Junket with Snarles B @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:00pm Doors • 7:30 Music • $12 Advance • $17 Day of Show • 21+
The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life’s most subtle mysteries. And as its songs alight on everything from Joan Jett to moonshine to runaway kites, Mean Dog, Trampoline makes an undeniable case for infinite curiosity as a potent antidote to jadedness and despair.
Produced by Steve Berlin (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke) of Los Lobos, Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the self-produced, homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket’s previous efforts. In creating the album, Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, oddly textured psych-rock. Engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz) and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth), Mean Dog, Trampoline rightly preserves The Suitcase Junket’s unkempt vitality, but ultimately emerges as his most powerfully direct album so far.
Snarles B, is a three-piece band (guitar, drums, and sax) breaking out on the scene with bluesy swagger. A must see! “Bourgeois Bluff Stomp Blues!!!!!!”
Poetry & Pie in the Park @ Powderhorn Park • 11am
SUMMER is coming and that means Poetry & Pie in the park! Join us on the Southside of Powderhorn Park for delicious pie from local bakers and delicious poetry from local poets. Bring your own blanket. All are welcome. Free. Family friendly.
This years poets are also part of Poetry for People’s-Ancestor Poetry Project and will be sharing poems and creating poetry installations in the park. Receive a free Ancestor Poetry Project Poster featuring lines of poetry from each poet and the art of Masanari Kawahara. Poets include Adlyn Carreras, Sharon Day, Sequoia Hauck, Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe, Su Hwang, Mire Regulus, Taz Song’Ony and Molly Van Avery.
This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund. Metro Regional Arts Council
Love on the Bedroom Floor (visual art, music, dance, fashion) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Performance 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to welcome back local designer/curator Gerae Stack for another installment of the Bedroom Floor cabaret series. Love on The Bedroom Floor features stunning visual arts, musical performance, a dance party and body positive and inclusive fashion.
A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.
This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!
Monday, June 17
Tuesday, June 18
Powwow Drum and Dance Practice @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
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 Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the gym 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 participate. This activity is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday, June 19
Starcrash @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • $5
Former child revivalist Marjoe Gortner plays a deranged alien alongside David Hasselhoff and space-bikini clad Caroline Munro in this Roger Corman sci-fi classic.
• UPCOMING TFD SCHEDULE •
6/19 | Starcrash @ TRYLON
6/26 | Vampire’s Kiss | Traveling Patio Picture Show @ Brunson’s Pub
7/10 | Showgirls @ MacKenzie Pub (Traveling Patio Picture Show)
7/17 | Kin-Dza-Dza @ TRYLON
7/24 | Death Bed: The Bed That Eats @ Palmer’s Bar (Traveling Patio Picture Show)
8/14 | Miami Connection @ Grumpy’s Northeast (Traveling Patio Picture Show)
8/21 | Dark Star @ TRYLON
Potty Mouth at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Thursday, June 20
Brass and BodyWorks with special guest Space Monkey Mafia @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Brass and Bodyworks, a 10-piece brass band from Minneapolis, release their new EP ‘The Bathhouse’ with special guest funk band Space Monkey Mafia.