Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy local music!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Rhubarb week • Jul 11 – Jul 14 · Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake E
Bring us your tough, your sour, your overgrown rhubarb yearning to be wine.
And in return, you shall receive 10% off a bottle of our rhubarb wine for each pound you bring in. That means 10 pounds gets you a free bottle of $30 wine! For real! July 11-14 during our open hours. If you have rhubarb in your yard, don’t miss this!
Share the River Gorge • Thursday, July 25 • 6-8pm • 35th & River Parkway
Share the River Gorge promises family fun & free ice cream!
A community event with free ice cream, free canoe rides, free rowing, live music by the Arborators (who perform in trees!), walking tours of the oak savanna restoration and more.
Canoe rides provided by Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, and rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W River Parkway. The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Environment and River Gorge Committee. Ice cream will be provided by East Lake Dairy Queen.
Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood! For further information contact Justin at LCC at 612-722-4529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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!
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon
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.
This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Friday, July 5
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988 35mm) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When a flying circus tent crash lands on earth, a sleepy town is suddenly overrun by murderous, alien clowns. Can teenagers Mike and Debbie warn the town in time when everyone thinks it’s an elaborate prank? Come and see the one of a kind cult classic to find out!
Nectar (IL) w/ Double Grave, Ahem, Bugsy at Seward, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 8pm • All Ages • 8pm • $5-10 for tourers!
Central Illinois’ most beloved band Nectar – IL (infinity cat/rat king records) are coming to Minneapolis! An undeniably delightful outfit that will make you so happy you might cry! https://nectarnectar.bandcamp.com/
Featuring Local Bands! • Bugsy – new band of local stars! • ahem – soda rock (fuzzy pop) • Double Grave – grungy gaze
Brian Just at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Brian Just is a composer and performer in Minneapolis who creates day dreamy, lazy-afternoon folk-rock tunes with his 6 piece band which incorporate 1960’s Folk Pop sounds. “Twin Cities’ craftiest purveyors of ’60s-flavored paisley pop” Chris Riemenschneider: Star Tribune
Brian’s Music has been featured on Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove”, SHOWTIME’s “Shameless”, “The Choo Choo Bob Show”, the AMAZON ORIGINAL “The Dangerous Book For Boys” and MTV”s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation”
Scott Holt at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Door
Guitar virtuoso Scott Holt first came to national prominence as part of various high energy bands led by legendary Chicago blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy. Inspired by the rich musical legacy of the American south, he’s been a bearer of the Blues torch for his entire career.
He was just 23 when Guy took him under his wing and taught him how to travel intelligently while accommodating the rigorous nature of touring. Holt stayed with Guy on the road and in the recording studio for a decade, earning his post-graduate education with one of the true blues guitar masters.
In addition to his tenure with Buddy Guy , which included recording the GRAMMY winning record Slippin’ In, Holt’s solo records’ have established him not only as a six-string virtuoso but also as a penetrating and soulful storyteller. Through the countless hours and miles on the road, Scott has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the world.
Scott has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan Obrien, Austin City Limits, The Jon Stewart Show, Good Morning America and many more.
This is Spinal Tap @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm
This is Spinal Tap (1984) • All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime*
This week, we’re turning it up to 11 for the best mockumentary ever and, according to Roger Ebert “One of the funniest movies ever made.”
This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.
Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm
Little Black Goat ¤ Bella Yaga(solo) ¤ Annie Enneking ¤ Maitreyi @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ • Free! • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm-10pm
Little Black Goat (littleblackgoat.bandcamp.com) • Bella Yaga (solo, bellayaga.bandcamp.com) • Annie Enneking (solo, https://soundcloud.com/annie-enneking) • Maitreyi (www.maitreyiray.com)
Greetings fine summer folx! Join us for an evening of stripped down sounds at Moon Palace from some of Minneapolis’ finest.
Come for the lullabies stay for the war cries.
Tommy Bentz Band at the Schooner!, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We are very excited to be back at the Schooner, never a cover, and one of the most relaxed places to catch us in the Twin Cities. The jams will be oh so mighty…for more information call (612) 729-4365
Saturday, July 6
Watch Party: MNUFC at Montreal Impact @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Minnesota United is on the road against the Montreal Impact on July 6. Stop by The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar to join us for the official watch party and win great prizes, presented by Summit Brewing Company.
Samuel & Davis “Soul Legends Show” @ Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show https://soul-legends.eventbrite.com
A night featuring your favorite songs such as “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin” and many, many more. Jan and Cedric will be bringing the 60’s and 70’s music alive at The Hook!
Samuel & Davis
Jan “Samuel” Harris & Cedric “Davis” Brownlee have been singing and dancing since the age of 12. Both grew up in Memphis, Tennessee surrounded by Blues and R&B music. Home to such amazing artists such as Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, David Porter and The Bar-Kays just to name a few. They found themselves being part of this culture as well.
At the age of 18, Cedric started working with the famous Memphis group The Bar-Kays. During that time Jan begin as a staff writer for Unisound Productions. Now 35 years later, both have collaborated to keep the Stax Memphis music alive with performing as the dynamic Sam Moore and Dave Prater better known as Sam and Dave.
Sunday, July 7
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+
Pints for Pups @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join My Pit Bull is Family and The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar in celebrating keeping families together! $1 from every pint of beer will be donated to My Pit Bull is Family from 6-9pm. Raffle tickets for amazing prizes, My Pit Bull is Family merchandise and educational materials will also be available! Well-behaved dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome on the patio for this event. #howempls #pawtiopups #craftncrewcares
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 11am and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!
Let’s have some fun!
Solaris (1971) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St• 7pm
When scientists orbiting the distant planet Solaris are troubled by apparitions from the past, a psychologist is sent to investigate. Tarkovsky’s hallucinogenic wonder is essential cinema.
The Chasm featuring Cruciamentum (UK), Infernal Conjuration (MX), & Coffinrot (MN) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show https://utter-death-caravan.eventbrite.com The Hook & Ladder is proud to welcome Metal Threat’s, an Utter Death Metal Caravan: The Chasm with Cruciamentum (UK) – English Death Metal from the United Kingdom, Infernal Conjuration (MX) Death Metal from Tijuana, Mexico, and Coffinrot (MN) Death Metal from Minnesota for a musically deadly evening, not to be missed.
Monday, July 8
Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome.
Solaris (1971) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When scientists orbiting the distant planet Solaris are troubled by apparitions from the past, a psychologist is sent to investigate. Tarkovsky’s hallucinogenic wonder is essential cinema
Tuesday, July 9
A Gentleman in Moscow: Books & Bars MPLS @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
FREE and open to the public!
A Gentleman in Moscow tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for 30 years. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff? You like to have FUN with your friends? Do you just know stuff?Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights.
Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week. Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?
YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm • FREE
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!
Wednesday, July 10
Longfellow Garden Club Tour! FREE • Everyone Welcome! Pick up map between 5:45-6:30pm on the big rock by Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave South.
The tour begins at 6:30pm. Each garden on the tour is unique and highlights how to make the most of a small yard. One garden includes fallen logs and rocks sculptures that display unique patterns and textures. The berms and hollows might just make you think you’ve fallen into wonderland. Find inspiration for your garden and enjoy a beautiful evening!
The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard (Dir. Present) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12
MN Premiere, Director Neil Norman Present
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQfUUNDspIk
Using vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with band members and associates as well as notable fans and observers, Pushin’ Too Hard relates the bizarre rage-to-riches-to-rags tale of the rock quartet who took Los Angeles by storm in the mid-60s.
The band‘s story is examined in detail in The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard. All four original Seeds are represented, alongside auxiliary members, band associates, and contemporaries such as Kim Fowley, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys and Johnny Echols of Love. Major fans like Iggy Pop and The Bangles weigh in on what The Seeds meant to them. Narration is by noted author Miss Pamela Des Barres.
The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard is directed by Neil Norman, produced by Alec Palao and edited by Dan Schaarschmidt. Award-winning director Norman and four-time Grammy nominee Palao have spent the past six years developing the project. The movie is accompanied by a major overhaul of the Seeds’ catalog and the gripping original soundtrack on GNP Crescendo and Ace/Big Beat Records in the UK. Dir. Neil Norman, 2014, USA, 90 min, HD
Sonic Love Child at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Sonic Love Child (7:00-8:30pm)
Sonic Love Child’s music is a joyful celebration of American roots and popular songs that span a wide swath of eras and genres. With decades of professional music performance and presentation experience in a variety of public and private settings, SLC artists have played as an ensemble for more than ten years. Audiences enjoy the band’s fresh arrangements of classic and original repertoire that showcase SLC’s lovely vocals, rich harmonies, and deft instrumentation. SLC shares its passion for diverse tunes with music lovers of all ages at cafes, coffeehouses, clubs, neighborhood events, festivals, fundraisers, and weddings, as well as at public venues, such as the Minnehaha Falls bandstand where they’ve performed for more than a decade as part of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board’s annual summer music programming.
The Iguanas @ Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
“Like the Meters and the Neville Brothers, The Iguanas fuse those many styles into a rock and roll funk.” The Houston Press
New Orleans’ favorite sons, The Iguanas, bring the diverse sounds of their hometown’s fusion of Blues, Latin, Zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and Roots Rock to the Hook & Ladder.
What if Americana actually encompassed ALL of North America? You’d have the Franco Acadian inflections of Canada, as best exemplified by the accordion, blues and jazz, the only truly indigenous music the US has ever produced, and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of Mexico. You’d also have New Orleans’ premiere distillers of this continental musical mélange: The Iguanas.
Thursday, July 11
LA•45 at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Pacifico presents the next generation of Chicano music, LA•45 at the Hook and Ladder, Thursday, July 11! Preserving the dying art of Chicano music with every performance, LA•45 carries on the tradition of Mexican American music pioneered by legends like Little Joe & La Familia, The Latin Breed, Ruben Ramos, Joel Guzman, David Marez, Sunny Ozuna, Jay Perez, and countless others. With growing resumes in the Tejano music industry, this young supergroup is highly respected by their peers and some of the most talented musicians of their generation.
Free Satire Writing Workshop @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 6pm
Come to our free satire workshop!
Writers will learn the keys to crafting strong comedic headlines, structuring articles, and building on joke premises. Writers will also have the opportunity to practice these skills while receiving real-time feedback from our editors!
Folks are encouraged to hang out following the workshop and get to know other writers and Nordly staff.
Reading with Miriam McNamara @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a reading with Miriam McNamara, celebrating the release of her new book An Impossible Distance to Fall.
It’s 1930, and Birdie William’s life has crashed along with the stock market. Her father’s bank has failed, and worse, he’s disappeared along with his Jenny biplane. When Birdie sees a leaflet for a barnstorming circus with a picture of Dad’s plane on it, she goes to Coney Island in search of answers.
The barnstorming circus has lady pilots, daredevil stuntmen, fire-spinners, and wing walkers, and Birdie is instantly enchanted–especially with a girl pilot named June. Birdie doesn’t find her father, but after stumbling across clues that suggest he’s gone to Chicago, she figures she’ll hitch a ride with the traveling circus doing what she does best: putting on a convincing act and insisting on being star of the show.
But the overconfidence that made her belle of the ball during her enchanted youth turns out to be far too reckless without the safety net of her charmed childhood, and a couple of impulsive missteps sends her and her newfound community spinning into freefall.
Miriam McNamara was born in Ireland, raised in the Southern United States, and now lives in the Midwest. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has never flown a biplane, but she loves to dance. She is also the author of The Unbinding of Mary Reade. She lives in Minneapolis, but also calls Asheville, North Carolina home.
Thursday Trivia: Plants of Minnesota @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Identify native plants and maybe a few fungi of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and win valuable prizes! Like a round of drinks.
Marvel vs. DC Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Let’s do this.
Free to play, first come, first serve and there’s prizes for the top three teams!
Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with Ryan Young and Actual Wolf @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be joined by Ryan Young of Trampled By Turtles for a release show of their acclaimed American Shuffle Deluxe. Actual Wolf will open the evening. Minnesota-based troubadours and brothers Teague and Ian Alexy have been a part of the Upper Midwest’s American roots resurgence for over the past decade. American Shuffle was produced by friend and collaborator Ryan Young of indie-bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles and was hailed by the Star Tribune as “Easily, one of the best Minnesota-made albums of the year.”