Weekly Roundup: Aug 30-Sep 5


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy the last of 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.


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

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

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.

Friday, Aug 30


Neon Dance Party! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Turn up in your brightest NEON and dance like no one is watching! (except everyone is watching, you’re wearing neon and killing it)
DJ Dex will blow your mind and the dance floor is HUGE!!!!
Free Bachata class 9-9:30 with JF & Judy
$10 Advance tickets $15 at the door
Contact Evolución Latina Minneapolis team members for advance tickets!

Labyrinth @  Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm
Labyrinth (1986)
Jim Henson, George Lucas and David Bowie team up for this classic 80s film. Babysitting infant stepbrother Toby on a weekend night isn’t young Sarah’s idea of fun. Frustrated by his crying, she secretly imagines the Goblins from her favorite book, Labyrinth, carrying Toby away. When her fantasy comes true, a distraught Sarah must enter a maze of illusion to bring Toby back from a kingdom inhabited by mystical creatures and governed by the wicked Goblin King.
All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime* 
Watch our schedule for possible matinées or extra showtimes!
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.

Tre Aaron at Minnehaha Falls • Fri 7pm 
Tre Aaron (7:00-8:30pm)
They used to call it midwest country music. But it’s better known as Sidewalk Blues. Elements of jazz, rhythm & blues, country, rock, and gospel, all blended together to make something that definitely ain’t your run-of-the-mill,  sitting n’ listening music…
Come get hit all up in your soul,  put a slide in your stride and a dip in your hip, trade those workday blues for some dancing shoes, because you’ve never heard nothing like this…

Rififi (1955) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Dassin’s first film in Europe after being blacklisted was his masterpiece. From its nearly silent, 30-minute jewelry-store robbery sequence to its devastating conclusion, this is the highwater mark against which all other heist movies are measured.


Saturday, Aug 31


Feel Free meets Kwey & Su Na inna Unity Dance @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $7 | 21+
B2B Sets All Night
Feel Free, Kwey & Su Na will be selecting all night long from Dancehall to Jungle, Garage to Grime, Dub and more…With the full Feel Free Sound System sure to be a sonic treat for ears and body!


Sunday, Sep 1

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, Sep 2

Seven Beauties (1975) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
After Army deserter Pasqualito accidentally murders his sister’s lover, he is sent to a concentration camp, where he must seduce the Nazi commandant in order to survive. Seven Beauties serves as a warning about how fascism can seep into the very heart of a nation.


Non-Binary Book Club: Life Isn’t Binary @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Life Isn’t Binary by Alex Iantaffi. 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.
Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section.


Tuesday, Sep 3

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.

Gut Tending + Healing: a 4-part Info Jam @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6:30pm
The need-to-know run-down of the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, herbs for gut healing and acute conditions, and self care practices to restore optimal digestion and elimination. The owner’s manual you should have gotten, with holistic approaches to SIBO, leaky gut, Crohn’s, food intolerances, preventive medicine and more. Each class will include sampling a recipe for a gut healing herbal super-food treat. Yum!
How I became a clinical herbalist: I was curled into a ball after every meal. Fatigued. Overwhelmed by the immensity of dietary healing choices, wading through the information. Have you been here? Are there still questions that feel unresolved? Fasting, cleansing, nutrition choices ranging from high carb to no carb, fiber types, prebiotics, probiotics, bitters and gut healing herbs, supplements, and is-this-thing-coming-out-of-my body-normal? We’ll break down the mechanics and snuggle up to the soul and metaphysics of our guts in this series designed to take you from confusion and conflicting information to focused clarity.  After years of intensive study, including 1,300 hrs of clinical herbal training with absurd amounts of time spent studying the inner workings of the digestive system, this series is the cliff notes version of the information I wish I’d had access to years ago, so I could have rocked on way back then instead of curling into a ball of pain.
Tuesdays in September: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
$111 for the series of 4, or $33 drop-in per class.

To pre-register: paypal.me/sageheather or Venmo @Heather-Sage-3.  Include your name in a note with payment.
2 scholarships available, first come, first-served to BIPOC/ LGBTQ/GNC folks. Just send me a message.

Summer in the Beehive: Learn About Honeybee Life on the Rooftop @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 6pm
Join Susan Brown of Mademoiselle Miel and keeper of the Tiny Diner rooftop bees for a monthly group inspection of the hives. We’ll open one up and take a look at what’s going on, talk about what to look for in the coming month and answer questions. Protective veil will be provided but plan to wear your own long pants and sleeves if concerned about stings. We’ll be able to sample honey right from the hive and hopefully spot the elusive queen!
This class is for potential, beginner, seasoned beekeepers and pollinator lovers. This class will take place the first Tuesday of every month and is just $5. Sign up for all classes or just come to one! Other class dates: July 2nd, August 6th and September 3rd. 
Send questions to andrea.e@tinydiner.com or register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4240518


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?

Ethical Downsizing Strategies: Do The Most Good @  Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own.
Our objective is to help empty nesters know what to expect and how to plan for a major life transition in order to have the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible.
During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for this particular age group and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process.
You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible.
If you’d like to host this programming for your community, customer base, or private event, please contact us to learn more and/or schedule.
Check out our other classes at http://shopjunket.eventbrite.com
**This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**


Wednesday, Sep 4


Soap Making Class with Longfellow Soap Co. @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 5:30pm
Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. The class lasts 2-1/2 hours and is a demonstration class as lye is used (as it has for over 5,000 years). Each student will receive a manual with equipment list, ingredients and where to buy locally, John’s “secret recipe”, instructions for making soap, and websites for purchasing essential oils. Each student will also take home five bars of soap the night of the class!
Space is limited! Class is $20 but scholarships are available! Email andrea.e@tinydiner.com for pay-what-you-can options. Pre-purchase ticket link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4307295
About the instructor: John Hanson is the owner of The Longfellow Soap Company and a a longtime resident of Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods. He began making soap after taking a class that he purchased from a fundraising event for the Friends Quaker School in St. Paul. At first he gave all his soap away to family and friends until they told him he should start his own business!

Performance Adventure Series! @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
This is your opportunity to learn, and perform at a Cabaret, a choreography from the most experienced and notable Near East dance teachers in the Upper Midwest! You will be guided with personal attention through the dance, costuming, performance tips, and emotional motivations behind the music and dance steps like nowhere else. This year we are proud to present TWO new choreographers in the program, Theresa Kane and Helen Voelker, both longtime members of Jawaahir and world – travelling dancers. Space is very limited, so register soon! http://www.jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050 FFI
Take advantage of all of these remarkably talented and experienced dancer/choreographers to expand your horizons and challenge your performing skills! Check online for schedule and pricing details.
Tape Freaks Presents: September’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd • 7pm
From Christine to Speed, filmmakers have come up with just about every way you could be put in peril while traveling from here to there. This month’s movie is one of the more out-there ways that transportation can endanger your life.
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.)***



Thursday, Sep 5


Trivia Thursday: The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“Oh my God, my mind is going a mile an hour!”  Sounds like you’re ready for Office Trivia


Love Them First at Riverview Theater @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Love Them First can be an emotional experience for an audience and sharing alongside others is powerful. It’s why we are thrilled to partner with the Riverview Theater in south Minneapolis for a one night, 700-seat screening at 7pm, Thursday, September 5th (a week before our KARE 11 broadcast premiere on Thursday, Sept 12, 8pm).
Advance tickets are on sale now at $5 each (plus a small service fee) and proceeds benefit the Kids in Need Foundation. Every screening we’ve had so far has sold out quickly. There will also be a post-film Q&A after the screening with the filmmakers and leaders from Lucy Craft Laney Community School. But the best part of movies at the Riverview? Real buttered popcorn! See you there! https://www.lovethemfirst.com/screenings


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)

One-Shot Comics Book Club: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us on Thursday, September 5th at 7 pm for a discussion of LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (who, sidenote, is from Minneapolis!). As always, copies of the book are available at Moon Palace for 20% off. Thanks for supporting comics and your local independent bookstore!
About the book (from the publisher): Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.
Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley’s dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There’s just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy’s best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it’s really Laura Dean that’s the problem. Maybe it’s Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever.
Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love.


Cure (1997) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Our first volunteer programmer film is chosen by Kathie Smith and is Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CURE. Kathie says this of it, “Cure has all the elements that I love: subversive genre, existential doom, social allegory, shadowy color palette, methodical pacing and blissful ambiguity!” Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breakout film, pits a world-weary detective (Yakusho) against an elusive serial killer. But as the victims start to add up and the perpetrators lack any memory of committing murder, it becomes clear that darker forces are at work on Tokyo’s streets.
-Kathie Smith, volunteer projectionist since July 2009