Weekly Roundup: September 20-26


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy the local art!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

2019 League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Art Crawl 9/21-9/22
What it is: A self-guided tour of local artists at homes and indie businesses
When it happens: Saturday Sep. 21, and Sunday Sep. 22 • 10am–5pm both days
Where: Throughout Greater Longfellow, Minneapolis, bordered by the Midtown Greenway, Minnehaha Falls, Hiawatha Avenue and Mississippi River. Look for the yellow LoLa site signs.
Who’s LoLa? The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) is a nonprofit organization and voluntary association of artists who live or work in Longfellow. More info & maps: LoLaArtCrawl.com, Facebook.com/LoLaArtistsMN

Litter Be Gone – Longfellow Neighborhood • October 5, 9am-11:30am 
Join LCC’s Environment and River Gorge Committee for a Litter Cleanup focused on the Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave area.
Participants will meet at the Midtown Farmers Market next to Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406) to get supplies and cleanup instructions.

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 Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Belles ToolBox is getting in gear for the LOLA Art Crawl this Sat n Sun 9/21-22. We are happy to be hosting two artists in our gazebo, the Hive :0) So come see what the buzz is all about and get a peek at our Podners for Peas Garden!

PLEASE NOTE: To support our young Earthlings, we will be closed on Friday, September 20. Please join us in Saint Paul for the Youth Climate Strike!

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, Sep 20

Bluedog w/Ted and Angie at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm 
Bluedog returns to the Schooner Tavern. With special guests, Ted and Angie Vig.

Thieves’ Highway (1949) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Soldier Nick Garcos (Conte) returns home from the war to find his father crippled and cheated by shady businessman Mike Figlia (Cobb). Nick races against time to save his family’s business and take revenge on the crook.

Rachel Bearinger Album Release Show w/ Lena Elizabeth @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm Doors • 7:30pm Music
Rachel Bearinger’s music will take you from floating above spiraling clouds to coming back down to Earth to run with the wolves. Her upcoming album, ‘Spirals,’ does just that and so much more. The music is rooted in folk and jazz and blooms as a unique blend of rock and baroque pop. You’ll hear all 10 songs at this show, with opener Lena Elizabeth!

Pieta Brown at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • Reserved Seating – $25 • GA – $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
“Pieta Brown is a major talent…Her artistry combines folk, country, and dusky swamp in a graceful, supple, and elegant genre of their own.” ~ American Songwriter
Righteous Babe Recording artist and indie folk songstress, hailed as a “self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif”, has been recognized by NPR for her “moody, ethereal” songwriting and applauded by The Boston Globe for her “mercurial voice”, joins us for the release of her new album.Brown has gained wide-spread critical attention for both her singing and songwriting. The Wall Street Journal and American Songwriter, and Amazon have included her albums in year-end, ‘best-of’ picks. So far in her career, she has shared stages with icons like Emmylou Harris and JJ Cale to Neko Case and Richard Thompson. Fiercely independent, she has received praise and support from many of her fellow artists and mentors – Jus

Star of the North English Country Dance Weekend @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Sep 20 – Sep 22
Featuring Gene Murrow, Earl Gaddis, Rebecca Kng

JulyDa with Jonathan Tauscheck, Shawn Pavey, and Lacey Guck @ Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hook & Ladder is proud to present a dual record-release event in featuring new recordings by Minneapolis-based pop-rock band, JulyDa,and impressionist composer, pianist, and McPhail faculty member, Dr. Jonathan Tauscheck. The evening also includes performances by poet, Shawn Pavey, and local songwriter, Lacey Guck



Saturday, Sep 21



LoLa Art Crawl • Throughout Longfellow neighborhood • 10am-5pm
Meet artists, makers and fellow art lovers during the 2019 LoLa Art Crawl. The Longfellow neighborhood is very bikeable and walkable, and easy to navigate by car, too. Look for brochures with maps and artist info LoLaArtCrawl.com

Southside End Of Summer Party @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 5pm • NO COVER CHARGE
this party will also be a celebration of life for our lost friends over the last year (more details to come) But also a Huge Party to End this Summer with a Positive bang. BackAlley Starts the Evening Rocking Outside as they do best and then Snak Attack will get you Dancing the rest of the night inside.


10-Year Anniversary: Ten Hour Movie Celebration @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis’s Trylon Cinema will be marking its 10-year anniversary next Saturday, September 21 with a Ten-hour movie celebration featuring five top secret films, all on rare 35mm prints or new restorations. This little movie sanctuary has thrived because of the dedication of our volunteers and the loyalty of our wonderful audiences. From our beginnings—building the Trylon from the ground up in an empty Longfellow neighborhood warehouse—to our major 2017 expansion and renovation, we’ve continued to grow. We’re springing into the future with—what else?—a full day of movies. We will screen five films, all on rare 35mm prints or new restorations.

Tickets are $10 per film or $40 for the full ten-hour celebration.
1 pm Classic Japanese comedy
3 pm 1970s crime drama
5 pm Film noir
(Dinner break)
7 pm Classic French thriller
9 pm Kung Fu action


Scoop & Pints – LoLa Art Crawl @ Milkweed, 3822 E Lake St • Sep 21 – Sep 22
Moody’s will be at the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) art crawl dishing up scoops and pints. Come find us a Site #51 (aka our besties over at Milkweed Coffee – E Lake St) and get your scoop on!
Prices: Single scoop $5, Double scoop $7, Pints to-go $10
Rosemary Mint Chip – Rosemary essential oils provide mental clarity and Peppermint oils are a mood-booster, while chocolate chunks bring some familiarity to this nostalgic flavor.
Spicy Citrus – Tangerine and Ginger essential oils with candied ginger inclusions promote digestive health and infuse some heat into a creamy treat.
Lavender Honey Blueberry – Lavender essential oils relax you and are complimented by antioxidant-rich blueberries and warm, sweet honey.
(Vegan) Mexican Chocolate – Cinnamon essential oils, which help alleviate joint pain and other aches, add spice to the rich, creamy chocolate and coconut milk base. It’s a fiesta in your mouth!


Craig Paquette & The Spartones – “Won’t Last Forever” Record Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Craig Paquette’s debut solo album, “Won’t Last Forever” was recorded at Sparta Sound Studio with an all-star lineup of musicians that will also be performing at the Hook and Ladder release show including Rich Mattson, Steve Blexrud, Keely Lane, Al Oikari, Colleen Martin Oake, Jillian Rae, Bruce Paquette and Terry Isachsen. It draws from Craig’s many musical influences including Rock, Country and Blues. It’s filled with songs that reflect on relationships, life and loss.
Author, journalist and writer Jim Walsh wrote : “Craig Paquette’s sweet siren of a voice on his new CD, “Won’t Last Forever,” rocks hard with some truly touching and vulnerable songs, and a band that roars like a buncha South Minneapolis Crazy Horses.

BrassZilla at the Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm Doors • 8pm Music • 21+ • $10 At The Door
The Hook & Ladder is proud to present BrassZilla, a beer-jazz horn ensemble whose original music defies typical ideas of genre and style, running the gamut from pop to chamber music. BrassZilla draws on the standards, including influences from blues, swing, NOLA and cool jazz, as well as latin, ska and reggae influences.  Featuring special guests Sans Le Systeme, Joe Roberto’s Disasternoon and introducing Nyttu Chongo.



Sunday, Sep 22

LoLa Art Crawl • Throughout Longfellow neighborhood • 10am-5pm
Meet artists, makers and fellow art lovers during the 2019 LoLa Art Crawl. The Longfellow neighborhood is very bikeable and walkable, and easy to navigate by car, too. Look for brochures with maps and artist info LoLaArtCrawl.com

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!
Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm • 21+
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+
6th Annual Minneapolis Pyrex Swap @ Turquoise Vintage, 3869 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the event you’ve been waiting all year for – the 6th annual Minneapolis Pyrex swap at turquoise vintage! The swap will be held in the back parking lot at turquoise vintage. The first hour will be reserved for swapping/trading – then open for buying/selling. There will also be door prizes and drawings every half-hour.
These events have been getting bigger & better – last year was our biggest yet, with 23 vendors!
If you are interested in being a vendor, there will be a small fee of $15 for up to a 6′ table (please bring your own) and $30 for a 8 x 6 (parking space) booth (perfect for sharing with a friend!). Please send an email to turquoisevintagemn@gmail.com to reserve a space. Although the swap is geared around Pyrex, all things vintage are welcome to be bought & sold!
We are so excited to see everyone this year, please post in this event your items up for trade/sale as well as items you are in search of!


Romance Book Club: The Lady’s Guide To Celestial Mechanics @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club for their first ever meeting! We’ll discuss The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
In 1816 London, widow Catherine St. Day hires Lucy Muchelney to translate a French astronomy text and thus finish her husband’s scientific legacy, and they unexpectedly find themselves falling in love.


Dakota Dave Hull & Kari Larson Reunion – Music In The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Suggested Donation: $20
“They enter each musical room, decorate it beautifully, and then they live in it, bringing the music to life from the inside.” Flatpicking Guitar Magazine

Join us for a special reunion concert featuring local folk duo, Dakota Dave Hull and Kari Larson, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their first gig together! Defining the art of guitar duet, Hull & Larson bring their encyclopedic knowledge—and command—of folk, pop, world, jazz, and classical music, leaving audiences spell-bound.


BINGO @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
Join us Sunday afternoons (holidays exempt) at 3:30pm for BINGO! Food | Fun | Drinks | Gift card raffles | $1000 coverall jackpot


Swept Away (1974) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Swept Away revolves around an entitled capitalist (Melato) and her abusive Communist yacht captain (Giannini), who are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Their relationship escalates from mistreatment to rape and from hatred to passion as the power dynamics of class and gender shift with the tides


Wild Read Book Club: Native Tongue @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Originally published in 1984, this classic dystopian trilogy is a testament to the power of language and women’s collective action.
In 2205, the Nineteenth Amendment has long been repealed and women are only valued for their utility. The Earth’s economy depends on an insular group of linguists who “breed” women to be perfect interstellar translators until they are sent to the Barren House to await death. But instead, these women are slowly creating a language of their own to make resistance possible. Ignorant to this brewing revolution, Nazareth, a brilliant linguist, and Michaela, a servant, both seek emancipation in their own ways. But their personal rebellions risk exposing the secret language, and threaten the possibility of freedom for all.



Disney Trivia @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Disney trivia at Merlins! This trivia will test all of your Disney knowledge. Movies, Parks, Music, and more!! Teams of 4 or less. Feel free to invite all of your friends and split up into multiple teams if needed!! Winning team members receive $25 gift cards to Merlins rest!
Trivia starts at 7:30pm and is hosted by our fabulous Disney nerd Karina!

Thrift Costume Pop Up! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Halloween will be here before you know it! Come shop for a fabulous secondhand costume (and regular clothes, too) from our great variety of garments for all genders and bodies at super affordable prices, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting local LGBTQ community organizations. Thrift Queens is a brand new thrift store benefitting the LGBTQ community, coming soon to Minneapolis. Created by Nickey Robo and Scott Artley, two queer thrift lovers who bring a wealth of experience in fashion and community building. PLUS we’ll be joined by special guest Hard Headed Woman Vintage! Hard Headed Woman carries a fabulous selection of vintage western wear, great for every day wear or a country superstar Halloween costume. Find them on instagram @hardheadedwoman.vintage
Follow this page for sneak peeks of all the amazing goodies we’ll have in store for you!
Accessibility information: Moon Palace is a fully ADA accessible space.

Monday, Sep 23


Swept Away (1974) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Swept Away revolves around an entitled capitalist (Melato) and her abusive Communist yacht captain (Giannini), who are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Their relationship escalates from mistreatment to rape and from hatred to passion as the power dynamics of class and gender shift with the tides

Uproar Open Mic Ft. Courtney Baka @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • SHOW IS FREE! • Sign up and doors 7:30pm. Show goes from 8pm to 9:30pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy, etc, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
There are 10 slots for the open mic.
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com – Make the subject of the email “Uproar Open Mic”

*Note: ANYONE is welcome to see the show. Remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

Tonight’s Featured Headliner is THE Courtney Baka! Courtney Baka is a comedian and writer based in Minneapolis. With her dry wit and unique perspective she finds the comedy in a tragic world. She has performed in numerous festivals across the country including The Women in Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, 208 and 10,000 Laughs. In addition she has opened for such comedians as Kyle Kinane, Rhea Butcher, Shane Torres and Aparna Nancherla. She also writes for the punk rock satire site The Hard Times, where she is known as the resident goth. Courtney was named 2019 Minnesota Comic to watch, but you can usually find her in her apartment with her two cats where she is currently living out her dream of becoming a cliche.

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime!
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.

A Chicken in Every Pot Pie @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm
Friends, Lovers, Americans: lend us a chicken, and we will hand you a potted concoction. Ours is not to wonder why, ours is but to eat a pie. On one of the only national holidays ever worth mentioning, National Great American Pot Pie Day, we ask whether you have what it takes to consume, in collective unison, one of our beloved nation’s richest and most satisfying foodstuffs, which it also imported from the great people of Greece. To celebrate, however, you needn’t actually eat a pot pie, for they are rare indeed, an especial delicacy. You are henceforth permitted the substitution of eating Heggies in a bar and quaffing a brew while listening to a seasoned post-novelty Americana band in a dimly lit but atmospheric dive-bar setting. It’s called patriotism.

The Gated Community plays two sets at the Schooner Tavern on Monday, September 23, 6:30–9:00pm (sharp-ish). Free show, 21+.


Tuesday, Sep 24

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.

Social Bike Rides for Trans/Femme/Women Riders @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha 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.

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!

Admission is FREE!

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?



Wednesday, Sep 25


Amy Stewart reading – Kopp Sisters on the March @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and signing with New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart as she celebrates the release of Kopp Sisters on the March.
In the fifth installment of Amy Stewart’s clever and original Kopp Sisters series, KOPP SISTERS ON THE MARCH the sisters learn some military discipline—whether they’re ready or not—as the U.S. prepares to enter World War I.
It’s the spring of 1917 and change is in the air. American women have done something remarkable: they’ve banded together to create military-style training camps for women who want to serve. These so-called National Service Schools prove irresistible to the Kopp sisters, who leave their farm in New Jersey to join up.
When an accident befalls the matron, Constance reluctantly agrees to oversee the camp—much to the alarm of the Kopps’ tent-mate, the real-life Beulah Binford, who is seeking refuge from her own scandalous past under the cover of a false identity. Will she be denied a second chance? And after notoriety, can a woman’s life ever be her own again?

AMY STEWART is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Kopp Sisters series. Her six nonfiction books include The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. She and her husband own a bookstore called Eureka Books.

Jimmy & Lorraine: A Musing @ Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave • 7:30pm
Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing is a meditation on the American political climate of the late 50’s and early 60’s through the eyes of two of the most significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry.

Using text from journals, letters, interviews, and more, Wilks brings Baldwin and Hansberry to life through their own words, deftly weaving their art, relationships, politics and identities into the tapestry of the play. The result is a captivating and intimate journey into the stories of two radical artists, friends, and revolutionaries.

A foundational new work with much to teach us today, Jimmy and Lorraine holds a mirror to the history of race, art and politics in America.


The Nadas with The April Fools @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm •  21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Nadas join the Hook and Ladder for star-studded night of alt-rock-country, with a blend of alternative and indie music styles. Joining The Nadas, local legends, The April Fools. A night not to be missed!

Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Nadas are the state’s signature alt-rock-country band, selling more than 200,000 albums through their own label, Authentic Records. The band creates a perfect of mix country, rock, alternative, and indie with flawless songwriting and catchy melodies for a crowd-pleasing experience.

The April Fools have an all-star lineup with a rich collaborative history that includes work with Lowell George of Little Feat, Link Wray, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Chuck Berry, Roy Buchanan, The Hard Left, The Flamin’ Oh’s, Tetes Noires The Red Flags, and Robert Palmer, AND have appearances on Austin City Limits and The Tonight Show on their credits.



Thursday, Sep 26

Music at Sea Salt  Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm 
Groovy folk music. Jeremy Plumb and I will be playing some tunes. And eating fish maybe?

Our Alliance: Celebrating 25 Years of Coalition Organizing @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Join us for an evening of food, fellowship, reflection and inspiration with fellow Alliance leaders — past, present and future!
RSVP to get a free drink ticket at the party!

Marking our 25th Anniversary, we’ll honor the work we’ve done together, reflecting on our shared successes and tangible wins, while highlighting our upcoming leadership transition and energizing our continued collective work toward community-defined equity, vitality and prosperity across our region.

Thursday Trivia: Friends @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
More Friends.  More trivia.  Still the same number of tables and chairs, so come early.

The Heathen Shane Stevens Minneapolis Premiere! @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • Doors 5:30pm • Show 6pm
The day has finally come! The TV pilot for ‘The Heathen Shane Stevens’ is making its big screen debut! Deets: Come help us celebrate!

JC Sanford Quartet – “Keratoconus” Album Release • The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave 7:30pm Doors • 8pm Music • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Composer/trombonist JC Sanford’s jazz quartet will release their album Keratoconus on September 27, 2019 on Shifting Paradigm Records. The Minnesota-based group features Sanford on trombone with Zacc Harris on guitar, Chris Bates on bass, and JT Bates on drums.

Though long known in the Brooklyn, NY creative music scene as a distinctive big band composer and conductor, several more recent recordings feature Sanford’s unique improvisational voice on the trombone in diverse small group settings, leading to receiving regular ‘Rising Star’ recognition in Downbeat Magazine. With the release of Keratoconus [ker-uh-toh-koh-nuhs] on Shifting Paradigm Records, we get to hear him to great advantage as both composer and performer, and in both cases his seriousness is balanced with a good deal of humor.

“I think things that are wrong on purpose are often funny,” Sanford says. “Humor is based so much on expectation, so there are a lot of ways to mess with the listener’s sense of what they expect to hear in a certain situation.” Not all of the tracks on the record are fun and games, though.