Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy summer!
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.
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/
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
Friday, Aug 9
Planet of the Vampires (1965) @ Trylon Cinema, 2810 E 33rd St • 7pm
After a team of astronauts lands on the planet Aura, they begin violently and inexplicably attacking one another. This frighteningly atmospheric art film influenced Alien and every space-horror movie that followed it.
FPA ❍ rachel lime ❍ The Melancholy Boy @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • tix are $8 advance / $10 at the door • Buy them here: https://www.musicatmoonpalace.com/events/rachel-lime-fpa-the-melancholy-boy
join us at Moon Palace for a night of dreamy tunes ranging from r&b grooves to dark electronic pop
𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒍 𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒆: https://soundcloud.com/nasadotgov
Rachel Lime left her home state of Minnesota in 2017, more or less for good. She’s returning for a weekend with lil audio postcards from the places she’s been: Korea, her country of birth—and Australia, whose vibrant music scene inspired her to compile & compose what will become her debut EP “Sap”. These songs, pieced together on garageband over many years, haphazardly recorded across cities and continents, hope to ride that perfect, silvery line between the mystical and ~the bop™~
𝑭𝑷𝑨 (𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒕): https://fpa.fanlink.to/theloved1 • https://www.instagram.com/francespriya/
“The Loved 1” marks the beginning of a new adventure for Minneapolis native FPA. Written, and composed this past winter, the EP reflects on love and loss, grounded in trap beats and beautiful instrumentation. FPA’s seemingly effortless flow, and soft harmonies are consistently at the forefront of her work, and reminiscent of artists like H.E.R. and Tierra Whack.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒚 𝑩𝒐𝒚: https://soundcloud.com/themelancholyboy
A very melancholy boy.
Jurassic Park @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm • All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime*
Jurassic Park (1993):
Don’t miss this groundbreaking sci-fi adventure film that inspired and entertained a generation of moviegoers.
Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs is about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators. 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.
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound with Jon Rodine Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • +21 • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate.
Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45’s) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview.
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound’s latest album, “Fine Rude Thing” is out now. The songs “Baby Shake” and “You Owe it to Me” feature Cebar’s unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.
Paul Cebar – http://paulcebar.com/
Jon Rodine is a Minnesota-based singer/songwriter. Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is song-driven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His most recent album “Last Star” – his first collection of original material – has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. He’s shared the bill with artists like Ralph Stanley, Fred Eaglesmith, Tom Russell, The Pines and Jimmy LaFave. He plays and has recorded with some the finest musicians in the Midwest – Dave Ray & Tony Glover, Erik Koskinen & Molly Maher, Paul Cebar, Benson Ramsey (Pines), Steve Kaul (Brass Kings), and Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton. Jon Rodine – http://jonrodine.com/
Aprés Work – Hurricane Harold’s Birthday Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave (Open Garage Door Vibe ) 4-8pm • Drink Specials 4-6pm • Music 5:30-7:30 • All Ages • 21+ To Drink • FREE
It’s Hurricane Harold’s Birthday Party! Live music with Hurricane Harold & Doug Otto from 5:30-7:30pm Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Tastings from 5-7pm
Forbidden World @ Trylon Cinema, 2810 E 33rd St • 9pm
This Roger Corman-produced horror “cheapy” is an obvious Alien ripoff that revels in its gratuitous gore and nudity. Rarely screened yet highly watchable, it boasts Susan Justin’s excellent new-wave synth score.
Check out these Cats at the Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
The New Feral Cats featuring Ross William Perry on Guitar, Sonna Olson Vocals, John Garden on Bass, Mick Zampogna on Organ/Accordion/Piano and Nick Zwack on the Tubs
Beginning International Folkdance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
International Folkdance in May will hold a Beginner’s Introductory Dance with instructor Caren Grantz Keljik. Caren brings fun to the dance floor with everything she teaches and invites all dancers to join her!
Need another incentive to try out IFD? Admission is $10 general, but…It’s Pay What You Can at this dance!!
The Kung Fu Hippies with Camile Baudoin @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 8:30 Music • 21+ • Garage Door Open for 1st of 2 Fat Sets! • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
This Twin Cities-based rock band captures perfectly the atmosphere of their legendary live shows that the six-piece combo has hashed out and fine-tuned since playing jamming their first show In 2000. Featuring members of A-list bands ‘Mango Jam,’ and ‘The Gooneybirds,’ (among others), the music from four fantastic songwriters with diverse styles, making for a unique experience that always excites, and never repeats itself. Combine that with two mega-dynamic drummers (their fans call them ‘the Rocktopus’) and you have yourself a live experience like no other. Joining them for this special summer evening is Camile Baudoin of The New Orleans Radiators!
Saturday, Aug 10
Life Isn’t Binary event with Alex Iantaffi – New Date! @ Moon Palace Book, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Come celebrate Life Isn’t Binary, a new book by Alex Iantaffi. Alex Iantaffi will read from their latest book Life Isn’t Binary and answer your questions. There will also be music, poetry, button making and more!
Come celebrate being non-binary, loving non-binary people or simply come and find out more about how our relationships, bodies, emotions and thinking can benefit from non-binary perspectives!
Songwriter Showcase at Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
The August 2019 installment of the 2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase series will be presented by young local musical talents hand picked by the host, Jun Sugiyama.
Trent Romens Presents… Calico Tango w/ Trucker Funk @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • The Hook and Ladder Theater’s Mission Room • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
Join us for the release of, ‘Good To Be Back Home’ from Calico Tango with special guests Trucker Funk featuring Toby Lee Marshall and Andy Boterman. With an electrifying stage presence and a deeply personal guitar‐playing style, Calico Tango is winning over an impressive string of audiences. Young talent on the rise!“A great young guitar player has arrived. He can play fast but has enough soul to play “Key to the Highway” and sound like he means it.” ~ Bruce McCabe, (writer of Jonny Lang’s hit “Lie to Me”)
Calico Tango – Following in the footsteps of some great blues pioneers before him, young guitar‐slinger Trent Romens is stepping off the beaten path to blaze his own trail. With an electrifying stage presence and a deeply personal guitar‐playing style, he is winning over an impressive string of audiences. Starting out in the local scene when he was only 15, Trent has injected himself in to the community for the last 10 years performing with some of the Twin Cities’ most respected musicians including Wain McFarlane, Barbara LeShoure and Willie Murphy. Warming up for national touring acts such as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughan, Hippo Campus and Soul Asylum.
Eat & Art on Lake: A Community Meal @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
**MENU** (tickets include 3 food vouchers + 1 beverage voucher, with more available for purchase)
Chicken Tikka Masala • Veggie Curry • Mango Lassi • Fish Ceviche • Seco de Pollo (Ecuadorian Chicken Stew) • Chicken, Beef & Veggie Tacos • Horchata & Agua Frescas • Spicy Marinated Olives • Beef Tagine & Tumeric Rice • Iced Mint Tea • Fish & Beef Sambusas • Mandazi Donuts • Somali Buskud Cookies
Join us on Saturday, August 10th for Eat & Art on Lake. This outdoor community meal is a celebration of Lake Street’s diverse immigrant and refugee-owned restaurants and will feature the artwork of local illustrator Cori Lin. Spend the evening outside on Moon Palace Book’s patio enjoying a diverse menu of items from Moroccan Flavors, Internacional cuisine bar & grill, Taqueria las cuatro milpas, Wiilo Somali Bakery, & Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN. Beer & wine will be available from Geek Love Cafe and music will be provided by TaliaKnight.
Cori’s year-long project, entitled “What We Feed Ourselves” explored the nature of food, culture, and authenticity through interviews with five Lake Street restaurant entrepreneurs. Join us to learn what these chefs eat and cook at home with their families, see Cori’s watercolor paintings, and read stories about this food from local writers Anniessa Antar, Isela Gomez, Maryan Abdinur, Christian Alberto Ledesma, and Aarohi Narain. You can bring these paintings and essays home with you! Edited by Jami Nakamura Lin, the What We Feed Ourselves booklet is a vivid compilation of art and narrative and will be available for purchase after the dinner!
Stop by anytime – enjoy a meal together – connect and share with your Lake Street neighbors and small business owners.
10% of ticket sales will be donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund – a nonprofit that pays immigration bail bonds for those who cannot afford to.
Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, City of Minneapolis Government, Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and State Farm.
** Event is rain or shine. No refunds.**
Sunday, Aug 11
Transition on Tap Zero Waste Living @ The Howe Daily Kitchen and Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6-8pm
“Have you heard about those people that can fit their one year of trash in a mason jar? Are you wondering about simple, easy ways to reduce your trash waste and recycling waste? Join us for a collaborative discussion on what we are doing and what we can do to strive for zero waste living. Please join us as you are able and look for the Transition on Tap sign to find us.”
Lifeforce (1985) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When a space shuttle is sent to investigate Halley’s comet, its crew rescues three humanoid creatures from an alien craft. The creatures escape to Earth, spawning a horde of zombies. The superior European cut of this film is presented on a rare 35mm print
TCZF Bingo 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
TCZF Bingo is always a great time with seriously amazing prizes—you gotta be there! We’ll be returning to the wonderful Moon Palace Books, home to the Geek Love Cafe! You’ll be able to order delicious food and beverage at the event; there are plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.
The details: $1 rounds, $5 blackout rounds. Every year fabulous local business generously donate prizes so we can raise funds for TCZF, you won’t want to miss out.
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 12
Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.
All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.
Lifeforce (1985) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St, 7pm
When a space shuttle is sent to investigate Halley’s comet, its crew rescues three humanoid creatures from an alien craft. The creatures escape to Earth, spawning a horde of zombies. The superior European cut of this film is presented on a rare 35mm print.
Tuesday, Aug 13
Good Neighbor Community Cleanup @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for a community cleanup along Minnehaha Ave. and East Lake St! Stop by the Midtown Farmers Market any time between 5:30-6:30pm for supplies and instructions. Hosted by LCC’s Environment and River Gorge Committee and Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
What to bring (if you have it):
Gloves • Sturdy Shoes • Water Bottle • Rake/Broom • Dust Pan
For additional information or if you have questions, please contact LCC’s Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: 612-722-4529 Ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
There There: Minneapolis Books & Bars @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE
Tommy Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to each other in ways they may not yet realize. There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American – grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism.
Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, a National Book Critics Circle Prize, and widely considered one of the best books of 2018, There Thereis at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.
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 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/
Social Bike Rides for Trans/Femme/Women Riders @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 1030 301 Cedar 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:
August 13, 2019
August 27, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 24, 2019
Wednesday, Aug 14
Percussive Dance Workshops with Nic Gareiss @ Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, 4259 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
7-8pm : Percussive Dance Lab
8-9pm : Appalachian Flatfooting
$25 per class or $40 for both
Pre-register at www.kaleenamiller.com/store OR cash or card at the door
Percussive Dance Lab
This masterclass for dancers with percussive dance experience (tap, flamenco, step dance, clogging, etc.) is designed to hone your practice and give you tools to improve articulation, phrasing, and technique. Using an intersectional approach, participants will be guided through a series of exercises drawing on a myriad of rhythm-making dance styles and their symbiotic relationship with, and as, music, enriching your percussive relationship with the floor through creativity and improvisation.
Flatfooting and clogging are solo, rural, freestyle forms of American percussive dance originating in the Appalachian mountains with connections to Western European, Native American and West African dance. Using the toe, heel, and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flatfooting articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music. Wear comfortable leather-soled shoes for this class.
About Nic Gareiss:
Named by Dance Magazine as one of 2019’s “25 to Watch,” dancer and dance researcher Nic Gareiss has been hailed by the New York Times for his “dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian dance” and called “the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. He reimagines movement as a musical practice, recasting dance as medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Originally from Michigan, Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional footwork vocabulary, and musical collaboration. He has concertized in fifteen countries for over ten years with many of the luminaries of traditional music and dance including The Chieftains, The Gloaming, Bruce Molsky, Sandy Silva, Ira Bernstein, Colin Dunne, Alasdair Fraser, Phil Wiggins, Liz Carroll, and Darol Anger. He has performed at London’s Barbican Centre, the Irish National Concert Hall, the Munich Philharmonic, and the Kennedy Center. Nic holds degrees in Anthropology and Music from Central Michigan University and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick. www.nicgareiss.com
Also check out Nic’s Solo Square Dance Performance on Wednesday, August 14th!
Longfellow Garden Club Potluck Supper held in a member’s garden near 3207 37th Ave S Minneapolis. Look for details posted at that location. • 6:30 pm
Join us for a late summer evening outdoors talking—and eating—all things garden. Share pictures and stories of pesky garden invaders, sluggish tomatoes or bumper crops! Bring a folding chair (if convenient) and something to share. You are encouraged to bring dish using your own or locally grown produce. Ice water and tea will be provided. Feel free to bring a plate/utensils. Our goal is to have zero waste event.
Reading from Hope in the Struggle @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading from Hope in the Struggle with Josie R. Johnson and her co-writers Arleta Little and Carolyn Holbrook.
How a Black woman from Texas became one of the most well-known civil rights activists in Minnesota, detailing seven remarkable decades of fighting for fairness in voting, housing, education, and employment.
Why do you continue to work on issues of justice? young Black people ask Josie Johnson today, then, perhaps in the same breath, How do you maintain hope? This book, a lifetime in the making, is Josie’s answer. A memoir about shouldering the cause of social justice during the darkest hours and brightest moments for civil rights in America—and, specifically, in Minnesota—Hope in the Struggle shines light on the difference one person can make. For Josie Johnson, this has meant making a difference as a Black woman in one of the nation’s whitest states.
Josie’s story begins in a tight-knit community in Texas, where the unfairness of the segregated South, so antithetical to the values she learned at home, sharpened a sense of justice that guides her to this day. From the age of fourteen, when she went door to door with her father in Houston to campaign against the Poll Tax, to the moment in 2008 when, as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, she cast her vote for Barack Obama for president, she has been at the forefront of the politics of civil rights. Her memoir offers a close-up picture of what that struggle has entailed, whether working as a community organizer for the Minneapolis Urban League or lobbying for fair housing and employment laws, investigating civil rights abuses or co-chairing the Minnesota delegation to the March on Washington, becoming the first African American to serve on the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents or creating the university’s Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs with a focus on minority affairs and diversity. An intimate view of civil rights history in the making, Hope in the Struggle is a uniquely inspiring life story for these current dark and divisive times, a testament to how one determined soul can make the world a better place.
Queer Book Club: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
“HOT” –Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” –Eileen Myles
“DEEP” –Michelle Tea
It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country–a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.
Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.
Tugboat Rampage Patio Party! @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 West River Parkway • 5-9pm
Tugboat Rampage returns to Longfellow Grill for an evening of great food, friends, and music!
Ben Cook-Feltz at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Ben Cook-Feltz (7:00-8:30pm)
Iowa-raised, Minneapolis-based Ben Cook-Feltz is a singer, songwriter, drummer and self-taught pianist. Combining contemporary pop with melodies that hearken back to the classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, he has been entertaining audiences all over the Midwest as a dynamic performer, whether playing solo, with his crackerjack four-piece band, or backing up some of the finest regional talent (Mother Banjo, Art Vandalay, Jaspar Lepak).
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 15
Matthew Griswold at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Matthew Griswold (7:00-8:30pm)
Performing songwriter Matthew Griswold, made the transition from US Army Soldier to Professional Songwriter/Musician in 2008 and has been going full force ever since. After a short stint in Nashville, and securing a publishing deal with Universal Music, Matthew headed back to his native land of Minnesota and began his career of writing and producing songs for Film and Television. Though every songwriter dreams of a chance that they will one day sign a major publishing deal and have millions of people hear their songs around the world, Matthew’s true passion was always being the personal messenger. He began to dedicate time between writing sessions to going out and performing for people in a rapidly growing market of restaurants, vineyards, brewpubs and taprooms around the northern midwest and now in NYC. He found a natural comfort in providing more casual crowds with a well crafted soundscape to pair with an evening muse. As an artist who never desired “Rock Star fame”, this was a better fit for his career over facing the spotlight heat of nightclub touring.
Thursday Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“A female deer!”
Stranger Things Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Free to play
Prizes for top 3 teams
Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar,3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)
Further Landscapes: a reading and conversation @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a poetry reading and conversation about place, landscape, climate, and the ways humans shape and are shaped by environment. Clair Dunlap, Lara Mimosa Montes, and Timothy Otte will read, followed by a brief conversation about their work.
Clair Dunlap grew up just outside Seattle, Washington, and started writing at the age of six. She is the author of In the Plum Dark Belly (2016) and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Love Me Love My Belly 4 (Porkbelly Press), The Oakland Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Hobart and more. She currently lives in the Midwest and answers research questions in a library.
Lara Rossana Rodriguez (also known as Lara Mimosa Montes) is the author of Thresholes (Coffee House Press, 2020) and The Somnambulist (Horse Less Press, 2016). She holds a PhD in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her poems and essays have appeared in Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, BOMB, Hyperallergic, The Felt, Unbag, and elsewhere. She is a 2018 McKnight Writing Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and CHP Resident in the Stacks. Currently, she is a senior editor of Triple Canopy. She divides her time between Minneapolis and New York.
Timothy Otte is a poet and critic. He is the author of the chapbook Rebound, Restart, Renew, Rebuild, Rejoice (Lithic Press, 2019) and recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Sixth Finch, Fence, Reservoir, SAND Journal, and elsewhere. He facilitates the monthly Poetry Book Club at Subtext Books in St. Paul, lives in Minneapolis, and keeps a home on the internet: www.timothyotte.com. Say his last name like body.