Weekly Roundup: August 2-8


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

2019 Powderhorn Art Fair 
Join us at the 28th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair to shop with over 200 artists, taste sweet and savory delights from food vendors, enjoy the new Wine Garden and take part in activities for all ages!
28th Annual Powderhorn Art Fair
Dates: August 3 & 4, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Everyone Is Welcome!
Over 18,000 people attend annually and PPNA welcomes the opportunity to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. Submit requests at least three days prior to fair at info@ppna.org or by phone at 612.722.4817.

Ready Camps!
Ready Camps! Ready Camps are free 2-session, 4-night event training course that educates Minneapolis residents on how to be resilient, prepare for and recover from natural or human-caused disasters when faced with little to no assistance for 72 hours. The next available session is August 5 and 6 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Augsburg University, 2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454  (Christensen Center upper level 2nd floor – Augsburg Room). It’s a 2-part event so residents are encouraged to attend both days.
The topics that will be covered include: community warning systems, spotting severe weather, creating preparedness kits, evacuating and or sheltering, creating communication plans, preparing your homes, medication and health preparedness, and pet and animal preparedness.
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGZR6S7

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/


Syringe Clean-up Request–
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/

Belle’s ToolBox
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!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
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, Aug 2

Free Throw Friday @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm • $10
Join us the first Friday of every month, 2-6pm, for a free pottery making experience. If you like what you make you can pay us to finish and fire any piece with a color of your choice for $10. We will have it ready for pickup in about 3 weeks

Spaceballs @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm
Spaceballs (1987)
From the master of Satire and Parodies, Mel Brooks, comes his classic send up of Star Wars, Spaceballs.
When the evil Dark Helmet attempts to steal all the air from planet Druidia, a determined Druish Princess, a clueless rogue and a half-man/half-dog creature who’s his own best friend set out to stop him! But with the forces of darkness closing in on them at ludicrous speed, they’ll need the help of a wise imp named Yogurt and the mystical power of “The Schwartz” to bring peace – and merchandising rights – to the entire galaxy!
All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime*
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.

She Rock She Rock presents Monica LaPlante, Bugsy, and Cadence & The Wolf @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9:00pm • Music 9:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
She Rock She Rock is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans, and nonbinary individuals through the art of music by providing an inclusive environment that values: collaboration and diversity, leadership development, and the fostering of self-confidence. Their music education programming and events create a creative outlet fostering artistic expression to: evoke social change, challenge gender stereotypes and encourage a climate of support within the community.

Girls Rock n Roll Retreat 2019 * Week Four * Showcase TEEN WEEK! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • All-ages • Show $12
Girls Rock n Roll Retreat presents our 13th annual camper showcases!  60 girls, nonbinary & trans youth, ages 13-18, will perform the original songs they wrote with their bands that week at camp.  Don’t miss it!

Saturday, Aug 3

Science Book Club: “Braiding Sweetgrass” @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The August Science Book Club selection is “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Paperback editions of the books are available from Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available from the Hennepin County Public Library, as well as on audiobook.
From the book’s website:
“As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).
“Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.”
The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public.

Christian Wheeler & His Band, Bourdebela, & Deltaphonic (New Orleans) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Bourdebela – 8:30pm – 10:15pm
Deltaphonic – 10:30pm – 11:30pm
Christian Wheeler & His Band – 11:45pm – 1am
A night of new song releases from an eclectic line-up of bands! Pop-rockers, Christian Wheeler & His Band are throwing a “Chelsea Hotel” Release party and Bourdebela, funky jam driven all-star band, is set to release 3 songs every 3 months on the 3rd!! Deltaphonic, a New Orleans rock n’ roll band that blends fingerpicking blues, funk, and roots rock joins the fun as well. A summer evening in the Mission Room with the garage doors open and the fresh air flowing!

The Inland Seas at Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
The Inland Seas return to Merlins in August. Enjoy some pub songs with your Pimm’s Cup!

Sunday, Aug 4

Aliens (1986) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 8pm
Ripley (Weaver) is rescued from a 57-year hypersleep, only to return to the same moon she escaped from. Tough luck for those alien bastards. Cameron spun the space horror of Alien into an action franchise, cementing Ripley as a cinematic icon.

Pints for Pups @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm 
Join us for a lovely summer’s eve on the paw-friendly patio at The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar to celebrate good food, good friends, good drinks and a GREAT cause!
The Howe is generously donating $1 from EVERY pint sold to Twin Cities Pet Rescue to support the care and medical costs of our animals! So drink up and feel good about yourself!

Mama Caught Fire’s Farewell Show w/ Julius @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music at 7pm • $10 in advance • $15 at the door
Join us for Mama Caught Fire’s farewell (for now) show! As our lives move in new and exciting directions, Mama Caught Fire is changing shape and quieting down for a time. Molly will be moving home to Ohio at the end of the summer, Abigail will be starting nursing school, and Julia will continue singing her heart out through some solo projects. Come celebrate the last five years that Mama Caught Fire has been making music around the Twin Cities. We are honored to have good friend and creative collaborator, Reid Kruger (of Julius) opening up the night.
Tickets: https://www.musicatmoonpalace.com/events/mama-caught-fire-farewell-show-with-reid-kruger
***All ages***
Mama Caught Fire’s music explores harmonic intricacy, emotional storytelling, and the power of the voice. Their sound is centered on three-part vocal harmony, often with guitar, ukulele, or piano. Mama Caught Fire is frequently compared to bands like The Wailin Jennys, The Staves, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. You can listen to their music  here: https://www.mamacaughtfire.com/
Julius is a collection of musicians that perform songs, instrumentals and ambient works by Reid Kruger.  The project began in 2015 and has been presented primarily as a duo consisting of Reid Kruger (guitar and voice) and the talented singer/songwriter, Lauren Piper (voice and flute)
(https://www.facebook.com/laurennpiper). Ryan Dugan, formerly of Scouting Report and currently of Geyser (https://www.facebook.com/geyserband/), is another regular collaborator and will perform with Julius on August 4th.

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

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, Aug 5

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm

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.

Non-Binary Book Club: She of the Mountains @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya. 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.

Aliens (1986) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Ripley (Weaver) is rescued from a 57-year hypersleep, only to return to the same moon she escaped from. Tough luck for those alien bastards. Cameron spun the space horror of Alien into an action franchise, cementing Ripley as a cinematic icon.


Tuesday, Aug 6

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 Fitness Dance Classes at Midtown Farmers Market @ 5:30pm
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for free Zumba, Hip Hop and World Dance classes!
August 6: World Dance
August 13: Hip Hop
August 20: Zumba
August 27: World Dance
Cost: Free! • YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults). Don’t forget to bring a water bottle! For more information, visit us at ywcampls.org/events

Midtown Farmers Market pop-up (full summer schedule!) @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 3pm
Join us at the Midtown Farmers Market’s new location – tucked right beside Moon Palace Books on Minnehaha Ave.
We’ll be slingin’ some of our most favorite re-purposed vintage goods, helping y’all print up some made-to-order goods (including tees, towels, and more!), and generally geeking out over creative reuse and everything secondhand. Got something you want to have printed with swears (or any of our other designs)? Bring it along and let’s see if we can make some magic…

We’ll be at the market a whole bunch over the course of the summer. Full schedule listed here and on our website: https://shopjunket.com/events/


Wednesday, Aug 7

Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival @ 2701 E. 44th St. • 5-8pm 
First started in August 1996, this summer will be the festival’s 24th year. This popular event is sponsored and supported by the Lake Hiawatha Recreation Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  The activities will again include face painting, hair painting, caricaturist, inflatable moon walk and water slide. Don’t forget to preregister for the family fitness challenge and the talent contest. Purchase a $5 wristband for unlimited use during the festival. If you have a business we would like to have you display information about your business at the festival.  You can email lhfest@yahoo.com with any questions you have on the festival or if you would like to volunteer.

Tape Freaks Presents: August’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Space aliens invade Earth for so many reasons, and often those reasons seem to revolve around the ego of humans. But some of the best space alien invasion movies have less to do with humans ego and more to do with space aliens trying to exploit us. This month’s movie is an underrated classic in this sub-genre.
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.)***

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • 21+ • FREE
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.

Thursday, Aug 8

The Future is Lit: A Black Visions Collective Fundraiser @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm 
This summer, join us in investing in visionary Black leadership. There will be performances, light refreshments/food, an art auction(!!!), and so many powerful people. (This event is co-hosted and curated by Resource Generation MN & BLVC, in support of the work of BLVC.)
YASMEENAH will be holding it down with all the sound vibrations + performances by Junauda Petrus-Nasah, Taylor Seaberg, booboo & Kamilla Love, EssJay, & more
Can’t make it but still want to support? Give at http://bit.ly/SupportBLVC.
More about Black Visions Collective: Black Visions Collective (BLVC) is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence. They do this through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing.

Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations that came before them in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. They aim to center their work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop the organization’s core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, they are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation.

The 2019 Annual Corn Feed @ Longfellow Park • 5:30-8pm

Thursday Trivia: Seinfeld @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Trivia about the show about nothing.  Come prove that you know something then win something nice.

Downtown Longfellow Walking Tour @ Minnehaha Ave & Lake Street (NW Corner by Museum in the Streets sign) •  6-8pm • $12
This tour will cover the area around 27th Avenue South & Lake Street and its transition from a crossroads of an American Indian route between the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers and the Falls of St. Anthony, to the bustling “Downtown Longfellow” that we know it as today. Learn how early railroad and industrial entities set the stage for the working class community that grew up in the area as the City of Minneapolis expanded south of downtown, and how transportation infrastructure has changed over the years and left its mark on the community.
This tour walks about one mile and is ADA accessible.
Cara Letofsky is, among other things, a fan of local history. She worked with the Lake Street Council on the Museum in the Streets: Lake Street project, and has been involved with the Hennepin History Museum where she works to bring local history to the public.


The Two Tracks (WY), The May North, & The Thirsty River @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A summer evening showcasing The Two Tracks, a very talented Americana group from Wyoming taking their first train trip to MN. The May North and Thirsty River will help welcome them to the kindest city in the midwest! Come out and support some wonderful Americana / Bluegrass on this beautiful summer evening!
The Two Tracks write songs with heart-felt emotion, and lyrics that speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity. Based out of Wyoming, they’ve begun touring nationally on the success of their Postcard Town album, released in 2017, and produced by Will Kimbrough at the Grammy winning Butcher Shoppe Studio in Nashville. Their harmony-rich songs often add cello to a solid groove, creating a unique ambiance that’s all their own. The group has been featured at Red Ants Pants, Albino Skunk and Bohemian Nights among other regional festivals

The May North There’s a restless spirit flowing through the North Country that’s hard to define, and sometimes a good song is the only way to put it into proper perspective. The May North has a rare knack for doing just that—making sense of love, loss, long winters, longer highways and the shifting lines between urban and country living. With a sound that’s part folk, part bluegrass and a bit of breakneck blues, The May North pays tribute to these forms while carving its own path.

The Thirsty River Newcomers to the local bluegrass scene, The Thirsty River have already been making waves in a genre that has some stiff competition. Only a couple years into their musical journey, the band has already created a very enjoyable, bright and bouncing E.P. In the April release The St. Croix Sessions gives you an inside look to a hardworking, and highly competent group of musicians and manages to stand out against a multitude of impressive americana and bluegrass records.