Weekly Roundup: October 4-10

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Resource Fair Registration is OPEN
Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate in our upcoming Community Resource Fair held with our annual general membership meeting, Best. Meeting. Ever. on Tuesday, October 22.
Participation Fees: $15/nonprofits • $20/for-profits

To Register: Fill out this form.
Follow the instructions provided to pay via Square (or mail in a check) to complete your registration.
Note: The number of participating organizations is limited. Tables & chairs will be provided.

Meeting Details: Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair • Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program • Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave S

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

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t Miss Out on Local Business Coupons in the October Messenger!
As the October edition of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger hits the streets this week, watch out for a special coupon insert in the paper featuring discounts at a number of neighborhood businesses.  Find deals for Longfellow Restaurants, Retail, Arts, Wellness and More! These coupons are good through the end of the year, so please spread the word to friends and neighbors. Every dollar you spend at locally helps to sustain the vibrant business districts here in Greater Longfellow. Remember to Buy Local, Buy Longfellow and take advantage of these coupons that highlight just a few of our neighborhood gems.  Sponsored by the Longfellow Business Association (LBA). 

 

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-toolbox.com
Bike, bus, hop, skip, or spin over and come see what the buzz is about and get a peek at our Podners for Peas Garden!
Looking for a Wheely Good Book to read?! Be on the lookout for Belle’s Little Free Library, sprouting up in the garden this week!
In the mood for a unique private gathering? The Hive and shop are available during closed hours for a reasonable fee!
Regular Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 10am-Noon
Hope to see you soon!

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

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.


Friday, Oct 4

Dan Israel Album Release with Katy Vernon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Acclaimed Twin Cities singer-songwriter, Dan Israel, celebrates the release of his 15th studio album, “Social Media Anxiety Disorder,” a powerful new collection of songs for the often-troubled times we live in, on Friday, October 4, 2019 with special guest, local singer/songwriter, Katy Vernon.
Dan will be joined by his band and many special guests, including some of the notable Twin Cities musicians who performed on the record, which was recorded with producers Jon Herchert and Steve Price.

The Descent (2005) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
A group of women on a caving expedition find themselves trapped—and not alone. Marshall’s disorienting fright flick takes a clever conceit and expands it to encompass universal fears. The Descent is one of the great horror films of the early 21st century.

Teresa Audet-The Duality of Being @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5-9pm • Free. Family friendly. For additional information or to make appointment contact Teresa at: TeresaAudet@gmail.com
In The Duality of Being, Teresa Audet exhibits new work blending sculpture, fiber art, and experimental furniture. This body of work consists of carved wooden panels expressing ethereal landscapes, woven vessels of mixed materials, and furniture objects of varying functions. Representing the dualistic nature of existence, these works explore the topics of emotion, memory, mental health and craft as meditation. Teresa Audet is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Friday, Oct 4: 5-9pm with reception.
Saturday, Oct 5th: Noon-5pm
Sunday, Oct 6th by appointment.

The Nick Moss Band with Anson Funderburgh – Lucky Guy! Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Meet & Greet* 6:30pm • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $30 Meet & Greet • $20 Reserved Seat • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show – SRO • *Meet & Greet with Nick Moss and his band includes 1 reserved seat in the front two rows and a Nick Moss Live CD! (limited)
The Nick Moss Band returns to the Hook & Ladder to celebrate the release of their new Alligator Records album Lucky Guy!.  Special guest, Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh will also be in town to join in with Nick and bandmates on the festivities. Lucky Guy! is the rough & ready new release from one of today’s most celebrated blues ensembles, The Nick Moss Band. Lucky Guy! comes out charging with a head full of creative steam and house-rockin’ abandon; delivering hard-hitting heaps of Louisiana swamp-pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk and electrifying proto-rock’n’roll with equal parts: authority and class. Special guest, Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh. Earlier this year, Moss won the Blues Music Award (BMA) for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year. And now, with the odds heavily in his favor, he unleashes his dynamic new album, Lucky Guy! Combustible, cocksure blues and rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, genuine, deep and potent.  Thirteen original songs fueled by Moss’ searing, tough vocals and blazing guitar.  Up-to-the-minute lyrics melded with classic ensemble playing.

“Pure blues at its most urgently expressive. A rollicking tour de force.” -Living Blues 

Anson Funderburgh mixes up a powerful gumbo of Texas jump blues and Delta blues that can’t be found anywhere else. His band, Anson & The Rockets, won 10 Handy Awards (Blues Music Awards)!!  He has played with such greats as Lightnin’ Hopkins and has production credits with John Nemeth, Nick Nixon and Andy T. His guitar work appears on CDs by Delbert McClinton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Moss, Barrelhouse Chuck and Eric Lindell.  Funderburgh is the only artist to have played every King Biscuit Blues Festival since the first one in 1985.

“None of the younger crop of blues guitarist come close as Anson does to achieving the classic Stratocaster tone defined by Otis Rush in the ’50’s and Magic Sam in the ’60’s. The Rockets have landed and Anson is at the bridge.” (Guitar Player)

Saturday, Oct 5

Litter Be Gone – Longfellow Neighborhood @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9-11:30am
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

5-Year Anniversary Party at Minnehaha Recording Company @ Minnehaha Recording Company, 4501 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
We’re turning 5! It’s been a wild 5 years and we can’t thanks everyone enough (artists, contractors, friends, and family). To celebrate, we’re hosting a party and want all of our favorite people to join us. We’re lucky enough to have short, intimate, acoustic sets by some of our favorite artists throughout the night:
Aloysius the Band
Soo Line Loons
Erik Loftsgaarden & The Whiskey War
Wynn Rivers
Kid/family/dog friendly. Feel free to invite friends and family.  We will have drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Exhibit Opening Party! @ CTUL, 3715 Chicago Ave • 5pm 
Please join us for the opening party for Another World is Possible: Five Decades of Revolutionary Art with Ricardo Levins Morales
The exhibit will be open October 5th-November 22nd. For school visits please contact admin@rlmartstudio.com
General Open Hours:
Mondays 9am-5pm
Tuesdays 9am-5pm
Wednesdays 9am-8pm
Thursdays: 9am-8pm
Fridays 9am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-3pm

About the exhibitFifty years ago, in 1969, I was a thirteen-year-old kid, recently arrived in Chicago from the mountains of Puerto Rico. I had landed in a country on fire and was quickly drawn into the flames; the liberation struggles and mass movements of the time. Soon I was drawing caricatures of politicians, woodcuts of fugitives and leaflets for fundraisers. This exhibit features fifty years of movement history as told through my art. As someone who’s been in the struggle for a few minutes I am very aware of how our collective histories get stolen, erased, distorted or romanticized beyond recognition in ways that make them irrelevant (or even toxic) to today’s rebels. Those movements – like today’s – were mostly youth-led, and my hope is that with this exhibit we can open a space/time portal which young activists from different eras can reach through to touch each others hands, hear each other’s stories, listen to each others fears, and applaud each others victories. We set up times for inter-generational conversations, panels, performances and hands-on activities during the exhibit highlighting art, justice, organizing and collective healing.

We need to re-weave the past into the present in order to create the future we deserve. I invite you to come be part of it.

Art Opening: THERE AND BACK AGAIN: TWIN CITIES DIY “THINGS CREATED, BUILT AND STILL MAKING” • Vine Art Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm • www.vineartscenter.org
This exhibit focuses on the accomplishments of DIY communities of the 90’s – things built based on its values, interests and aims and were centered around the giant hydra of ‘punk, punk like, associates’ and other outside mainstream groups. It was more than the physical spaces created and more about the community that came about. Art, music, film and a scene that was created in reaction / response to the commercial world. Contributions from such luminaries as Extreme Noise, Triple Rock, Grumpy’s, Profane Existence, along with Illustrators like Dwitt, Lance Ward, and Bill Hauser making fliers and album covers, to individuals making films to document the moment.

Minnehaha Falls Art Fair Reboot @ Minnehaha Falls • 10am
The July 20th Art Fair had to be canceled due to severe weather that morning.  Please join us October 5 for the rescheduled event! If you’d like to support the event, please consider making a donation via our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/minnehahafallsartfair?rcid=r01-156449581718-987eb5d98e0049b2&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Minnehaha Falls is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks featuring a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, river overlooks, Sea Salt Eatery, many walking and hiking trails, and more!  And now, for the first time ever, Minnehaha Falls will be the site of Minnesota’s newest Art Fair!  Celebrate dozens of local artists at the 1st annual Minnehaha Falls Art Fair. Peruse a wide variety of mediums including paintings, ceramics, textiles, screen-printing, woodworking, photography, and more.
There will be items UNDER $30 at every artist booth!
More info at www.minnehahafallsartfair.com

Opening Art Reception: Anika Hager @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 5pm
Join us for an evening of art and music!
Art pieces by Anika Hager
DJ Buster Baxter spinning tunes
Wine + snacks
Anika Hager is a local visual artist whose work is inspired by human relationships with the outdoors. Using sustainably sourced materials, her art sheds light on the value of the environment. Pieces on display will include works on vintage maps, block prints of Minneapolis landmarks, wooden wall decor, and more!
Art will be on display and available for purchase at SolSta Records from October-December.

SLC Live at the Riverview @ 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Join us for acoustic Americana at the Riverview Cafe. Delicious food and beverages are available for purchase. Please note the earlier time of 7:30-9:45pm. Hope to see you there!

Pride History Film Series at the Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Join us for a series of films celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month! Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Saturdays in October at Trylon Cinema, 3-4:30pm. Films will start promptly at 3pm and seating will begin 15 minutes prior to show time.
Oct. 5: Dykes, Camera, Action! • https://www.trylon.org/film/dykes-camera-action/
Oct. 12: Chavela • https://www.trylon.org/film/chavela/
Oct. 19: Queercore – How to Punk a Revolution • https://www.trylon.org/film/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution/
Oct. 26: Free CeCe! • https://www.trylon.org/film/free-cece/

Break on Through ~ A Doors Tribute @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm (2 sets) • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
A full night of The Doors songs featuring the strong, soulful vocals of Jon Sullivan, the Breakthrough All-Stars, and many special guests!

Sequoyah Murray with Taylor Johnson and Temezgen @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7pm • Show: 8pm • All Ages • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
At just 22 years old, Sequoyah Murray is crafting the kind of concise, singular musical statements that many artists strive for their whole careers. His mutant brand of modern soul is as deeply eclectic as it is instantly arresting, a quality that drew early comparisons to Arthur Russell. Like Russell, Murray has a boundless, playful approach to composition; an incredible breadth of vision balanced by concise editing. Futuristic electronics, West and North African influenced polyrhythms, gospel vocals and psychedelic Tropicália textures blend seamlessly, anchored by his astounding three-octave baritone. Before You Begin, Murray’s debut album, demonstrates the immense scope of his artistry. Composed, played and produced almost entirely by Murray himself, the album takes the listener on a deeply personal journey through youth.Before You Begin traces Murray’s “historical fiction of his own life,” as he puts it. It is as sensuous and blissful as it is blue, mining memory to craft vivid, dreamlike pieces that feel instantly relatable yet otherworldly. The album is influenced by Murray’s experience growing up in one of the world’s music capitals. Atlanta’s hip-hop and trap heritage finds its place in his inventive lyricism, future-seeking sonics and DIY approach to music-making. Although Murray points to rap as one influence, he cites Atlanta’s lesser-known jazz and free-improv scene as facilitating his development as an artist. Before You Begin distills an enormous wealth of ideas, emotion and detail into a stunning debut. Murray’s joyful energy is infectious on his bravely intimate self-portrait, painted with an inventive and unexpected collection of sounds.

Taylor Johnson (The Project Ivy) Hello, beautiful ones. My name is Taylor Johnson, and I’m a South Minneapolis native who has been honored to closely collaborate with some of the best, most innovative and electric artists in a city I consider the creative citadel. I’ve been mentored by brilliant spirits; some here, some gone. All present. On the 5th, it is the first opportunity I have to tell my story in the only way that I believe does it justice. I used to consider myself an entertainer. Now, I still hold some of that entertainment in my work, but I’m moving closer to becoming my final form: a healer. What I play now has proven to heal, because it healed me. At the beginning of this year, I hit a low point from which I almost did not return. Birthing this new music and putting it into the world, in addition to surrounding myself with powerful fairies, I started seeing myself not only heal from devastation, but elevate to creative heights I have never experienced. It is now my calling to share 2 intimate projects.

Temezgen is an RnB/Alternative singer-songwriter and producer from the Twin Cities. You find his music on various streaming services such as iTunes and Spotify, and also on Soundcloud here: www.soundcloud.com/temezgen

Kinda Kinky’s Autumn Almanac! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm • No cover charge
Reprising their highly successful cruise on the good ship Schooner last July, the Kinkies will herald in the fall with a plethora of autumnal gems (very big in the Ray Davies songbook) and your usual rockin’ faves. From 8:30 ’til the end of the day (and all of the night!)

Sunday, Oct 6

King Kong (1933) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Our Stop-Motion Monsters series begins with the biggest hit of all. his tale of a foolhardy film crew that kidnaps a gargantuan gorilla and then sets it loose on New York is perhaps the greatest monster movie of all.

Reading with Megan Marsnik @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join us for a reading with Megan Marsnik from her new novel Under Ground.
The story of one passionate immigrant woman and her journey through the birth of the labor movement on the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota. It is 1915, and young Katka Kovich leaves the only home she’s ever known for a new life across the ocean. Soon she finds herself on the rough and tumble Iron Range in northern Minnesota, where she joins a community of poor immigrant workers brutally exploited by the mine bosses. When the workers strike, Katka must convince the women to risk their lives and take over the strike. Along the way, she discovers true friendship, a sense of purpose, and love.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7423

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+

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

Monday, Oct 7

Non-Binary Book Club: Gender Failure @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Gender Failure by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon. Get your copy at Moon Palace 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 offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7611

Pour Some Back with Tubman @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm
Tubman is back at Du Nord Craft Spirits ready to Pour Some Back! Join us on Monday, October 7 when Du Nord will donate $1 from every drink purchased to Tubman. Be sure to stop by: bring your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, enjoy beautifully crafted cocktails, and learn more about our new online campaign, HOPEtober!

About Tubman: Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education. To get help, call 612-825-0000. To give help, call 612-825-3333, or visit www.tubman.org to learn more.

Tuesday, Oct 8

Books & Bars MPLS: Locke & Key Vol 1 and 2. @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE and open to the public • WIN THE BOX SET – just be present.
“Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft” tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all.

“In Vol. 2: Head Games,” Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father’s murder. They turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack’s dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind – the head games are just getting started!

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.

  

Wednesday, Oct 9

Fall Fling Social Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave S • 2pm
Waltz, tango, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, march, cha cha slide, even macarena and more!  This is a social dance for all skill levels and all abilities. Bring a friend or make a new one dancing to the music you love and remember at this afternoon social dance. We’ll have a DJ and some instruction.
Accommodations are available for all 55 and older. Held at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Call to register at  612-668-4828.
Announcing a weekly drop-in dance with instructions every Friday, starting Oct 25, at 9:30-11am. For more details, contact Tapestry at: 612-668-4828

Longfellow Garden Club presents: Creating a Period Garden @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • Set up chairs 6:30pm • Meeting 7pm
Come explore the evolution of the American garden with Gunda Luss as she examines how landscape treatments have changed with our collective perception of nature. From the early colonists longing for the familiarity of the European tradition to the environmental consciousness of today, Gunda will explain how economics and social circumstance have affected garden design through the years.  All are welcome. tinyurl.com/LGCminnesota

TC 30+ Queer Book Club: Red, White, and Royal Blue @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
What if Alex Claremont-Diaz, the half-Mexican son of the first female president of the United States, fell in love with Prince Henry, England’s heir? The two heartthrobs are arch-nemeses at first. After a scandalous mishap at a wedding, however, they are required to pretend to be best friends lest their enmity spark an international incident. Not surprisingly, their hate turns into a bromance. When Henry kisses Alex, the First Son goes into a mild gay panic, but their snide texts soon become gushy emails ending with romantic quotes.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7615

Thursday, Oct 10

Thursday Trivia: Serial Killers, part 1 @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Serial Killers are bad people. But the trivia is so good.

Reading with Matt Hart, Matt Mauch, and Michael Torres @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
​​​​​​​Matt Hart is the author of nine books of poems, including most recently Everything Breaking/for Good (YesYes Books, 2019) and The Obliterations (Pickpocket Books, 2019). Additionally, his poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Harvard Review,  jubilat, Kenyon Review online, Lungfull!, Mississippi Review, Ovenbird, POETRY, and Waxwing, among others. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band NEVERNEW: www.nevernew.net.

Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His first full-length collection of poems, An Incomplete List of Names was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series and will be published by Beacon Press in 2020. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Water~Stone Review, Ninth Letter, The Sun, and online as The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week, among others. A VONA alum, Torres’s honors include awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Currently he’s an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Prizes to top 3 teams • First come, first serve

New Game+ at The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm • Advance: $13 • At the Door: $16
Gamer’s Rhapsody presents…
New Game+ at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge Mission Room! …featuring The Bards Quartet, Super Marcato Bros., and Do a Barrel Roll! (band)
The final boss falls, the cast rejoices, the credits roll… and now what? You scan the shelves, looking for something new to play. As the credits end, up comes the title screen, the one you’ve seen more than two dozen times now. But wait… What’s that? a ripple edges outward from the center of your screen and… fade to black…the music builds and intensifies… Your eyes unwittingly pry further open. WHOOSH, the background changes, the menu options glow, and with a chill down your spine…the text finally rolls onto screen: “New…. Game… +…”

New Game+ is a night of the music from video games: old classics, modern titles, and everything in between! Not only is there a variety of game music to be represented, but played in a variety of styles too! Funky? Got it. Rockin’? Yep. Slow jams? Check. Lush orchestral? Most definitely. Come join us for an exciting night of game music!