Weekly roundup: October 11-17


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

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.


Check out the Vision Zero Action Plan here(Submit your comments to the city by OCT 15!)

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
A heads-up about Belle’s schedule next week!
Oct 14-18
We are shuffling around vacation activities – the backup crew will be in and out throughout the week, but we won’t have any official open hours. If you see the sign flipped or action in the garden, stop in!
Resuming normal hours with our Third Saturday, October 19, 10-Noon.
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 11

Photographic Painting in Two Forms – Brian Poulton @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6:30pm
Photographic Painting in Two Forms – Brian Poulton – showing at Urban Forage Winery and Cider House at 3016 East Lake Street in Minneapolis. Opening event: Friday, October 11, 6:30 pm. Featuring music by Twin Cities cellist Michelle Kinney at 7:00. Join us for a relaxing evening of art and music.

Lost Marbles 21st Anniversary @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Cover
Come early for Shaun’s famous Chicken Gumbo and and stay for an all night party with The Marbles family and even check out John “Papa” Gros from New Orleans next door in the Theater.


Brent Penny, J Fernandez, and Nadine @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • $10 •21+9
Brent Penny (tour send off)
J Fernandez (chicago, joyful noise records)
NADINE (father/daughter records)
Modular synth between sets by Nat Harvie
Free wine samples by Thunderbird Wine


John “Papa” Gros @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave •  Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 2 Sets • 21+ • $10 Early Bird / $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
John “Papa” Gros (pronounced “grow”) is a bedrock New Orleans artist, a keyboardist, singer and songwriter who draws on funk, rhythm & blues and Americana song craft, who also knows his way around the Mardi Gras music repertoire about as well as anyone. Like Allen Toussaint and Dr. John, Gros is a proud local who carries on the New Orleans music tradition, both honoring its past and shaping its future.

After kicking off his career as an organist and pianist, for George Porter Jr.’s Runnin’ Pardners, during the 1990s, Gros formed the funk group Papa Grows Funk in 2000. For 13 years, the band performed every Monday night at the Maple Leaf Bar, delivering greasy, groove-heavy Big Easy funk, while with releasing six critically-acclaimed albums and touring the world.

Basket Case & Brain Damage @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Inspired by the B-movie masters, Frank Henenlotter became a key 1980s schlockmeister, crafting smarter-than-average exploitation satires designed to dig under the skin of an uptight audience.
BASKET CASE (1982) A filthy tale of vengeance played semi-straight. Surgically separated from his mutant conjoined twin, Duane (Van Hentenryck) totes the discarded sibling, in a basket, on a trip through the boroughs of New York. Together, they exact bloody, uproarious revenge on the doctors who wronged them.   FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 5:00

BRAIN DAMAGE (1988) A disgusting blue creature attached to Brian’s (Hearst) brainstem gets him high but requires him to supply human victims in return. Hennenlotter’s second film is both a parody of drug-exploitation films and the ultimate stoner splatter movie. FRI 9:00 SAT/SUN 7:00


Saturday, Oct 12


Joe Kopel & Hemma & Pat Keen @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ • $7
Pat Keen will play his songs.

Joe Kopel will play his songs with his band.

Hemma will play her songs backed by Joe and Pat.

2nd Annual Falling Leaf Contra Dance Weekend @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Oct 12 – Oct 13
Two-day no-frills all-fun Contra Dance Weekend with energetic caller Woody Lane and unforgettable Toss the Possum band!


Walk to End HIV @ JustUs Health, Minnehaha Park • 9:30am
Together, We Can End HIV.
For nearly 40 years, HIV and AIDS have impacted Minnesotans who are already marginalized.
Every step, every voice, every dollar – together, we can end HIV. #WeWontStop #WeWillWin
Through the years, the Walk has raised more than $15 million for our education, prevention, and empowerment services for those living with and affected by HIV. We hope that one day, this walk won’t be needed. Let’s come together to make that a reality.

9:30-10:30 Registration
10:30-11:30 Rally and Warm-Up
11:30-12:30 Walk! (1.2 miles)

Live From The Record Room – Al Church @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7:30pm
Join us for our first of two October Live From The Record Room events!  • Advance Tickets $10 • Day of $15
Tickets for this event are extremely limited, so get yours today!
This event will be filmed before an in-store audience and broadcast via YouTube.com and SolStaRecords.com.


Zipzoong 3rd Generation Auditions @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
We are hosting live auditions to add new members to our lineup! We love dancing to K-pop and getting to learn more dances. If this is something you would be interested in becoming a part of, you can come to our live audition on Saturday, October 12th, 2019!

Apply in advance on our website’s Google Form at http://www.zipzoong.com/apply – to help us smoothly transition through everybody’s auditions.

Preparing for the Audition:
1. Fill out the form on Zipzoong’s website – if you are a minor (under 18), you must have parental permission to join our group and provide us at least one parent’s contact info. **If you come to the audition and did not fill out a form prior to arriving, a physical form will be given for you to fill in.
2. Prepare an officially choreographed K-pop song and perform a minimum of one minute. You may be asked to dance to another song, whether it is a K-pop song or not. **You may bring your own music if you choose to prepare a song that can’t be easily played on Spotify or YouTube.
3. When arriving at the audition, you are expected to arrive by 5pm and stay until at least 6.30pm. The ending time of the live auditions will be determined based out of how many people will be there.
4. Auditions will be done per person. If auditioning with multiple people in one choreographed dance, you may be asked to perform an individual piece.
5. A short workshop will follow after everybody’s auditions are done. The song that you, the auditioners, will learn will be determined the day of the audition.
6. Once the auditions are done, the chosen auditioners to become a trainee with ZZ will be contacted.

More information can be answered via posting in this event/messaging our Facebook or Instagram.

Pride History Film Series at the Trylon Cinema @ 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, 3-4:30 p.m. Films will start promptly at 3pm and seating will begin 15 minutes prior to show time.

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/


Outpost: Words + Music @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Event 8:30pm • 21+ • $20 GA • $15 Students & Seniors (Option available at the door only)
Proudly presenting the return of Outpost, an inspiring mix of intimate performances by classically trained musicians, stand-up comedians, piquant poets and more. Led in this concert by the Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Concertmaster, Susie Park and joined by poet, Sagirah Shahid, MPR journalist, Bob Collins, and comedian, Ali Sultan, for an eclectic evening of stories, jokes, poems, and music by some of the 21st century’s best composers!
Sagirah Shahid, poet
Bob Collins, journalist
Ali Sultan, comedian

Douglas Carlsen, trumpet
Susie Park, violin
Sarah Grimes, violin
Sam Bergman, viola
Minji Choi, cello
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

Fanfare for solo trumpet by Sally Beamish
Dreaming in Waves by Reinaldo Moya
Sarabande after The Pixies’ Wave of Mutilation by Michael Kurth
Break Away by Jessie Montgomery
Khse Buon by Chinary Ung


White Pine Press reading @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a reading with four White Pine Press authors.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion (White Pine Press Poetry Prize 2007), Interrogation Room (White Pine Press 2018), and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press 2015) and the German-translated Necro Citizens (hochroth Verlag). A recipient of grants from the Daesan Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board among others, she is associate professor of creative writing and program director of Race and Ethnic Studies at St. Olaf College. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Sonia Greenfield lives with her husband, son, and two rescue dogs in Minneapolis, where she edits the Rise Up Review and teaches at Normandale College. Her work has appeared twice in Best American Poetry, among other places. Letdown is her second book. She is also the author of  Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market and the chapbook American Parable.

Dennis Maloney is a poet and translator. A number of volumes of his own poetry have been published including The Map Is Not the Territory: Poems & Translations and Just Enough, and Listening to Tao Yuan Ming. A bilingual German/English volume, Empty Cup was published in Germany in 2017.  Recent collections include The Things I Notice Now and The Faces of Guan Yin. He is also the editor and publisher of the widely respected White Pine Press in Buffalo, NY. and divides his time between Buffalo, NY and Big Sur, CA.

Thomas R. Smith is an internationally published poet, essayist, editor,and teacher.He is the author of eight books of poetry including: The Foot of the Rainbow (Red Dragonfly Press, 2010), The Glory (Red Dragonfly Press, 2015), and Windy Day at Kabekona: New and Selected Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2019). He has also edited several books, most recently Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer (Graywolf Press, 2013). He teaches poetry at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and posts poems and essays on his website, http://www.thomasrsmithpoet.com.


The Velvets ~ A Tribute to The Velvet Underground ~ Labor Temple Mpls, 50 Yrs Ago • The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • Advance $15 • $20 Day of Show
The Velvets are: Alan Sparhawk (Low), Steven Garrington (Low), Marc Gartman (Glitteratti) and Steven Yasgar (Communist Daughter), with special guests Mimi Parker (Low) and Gaelynn Lea and a captivating light show by Shane Donahue. Special lounge performance by INVIA (Nona Invie)
~ Supported by Summit Brewing



Sunday, Oct 13


Anna Vogelzang, Courtney Hartman, & Chris Koza @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
Join us for an evening of virtuosic and endearing musicianship with this super-charged triple bill: folk-country storyteller, Chris Koza, bracingly intimate singer/songwriter and guitarist, Courtney Hartman, and melody-driven, multi-instrumentalist, Anna Vogelzang.


Book launch: Trace @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us to celebrate the publication of Melanie Figg’s debut poetry collection, Trace, which won the Many Voices Project competition from New Rivers Press. Come a few minutes early to grab some drinks/food and say hello. The reading starts at 4pm and will be followed by book signings and more mingling.
About Trace: “The stunning poems in Trace exist in a sublime and terrifying world filled with visual art, human atrocity, and a complex family history. These poems are breathtaking in their braided complexity, unwillingness to settle for two-dimensional revelation, and ability to face the abyss and sing, symphonically, into it.”   —Allison Benis White

“In language so lovely, rich, and full of voices that seem out of another world, this book of departures also opens many doors. Each door lets in a wild wind of longing, loss, gods, myths, war, and ragged humanity. We find ourselves in a museum maze with one entrance and one exit but that final exit, we do not want to take.”   —Heid E. Erdrich



Founders’ Day Outing @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 2pm
Celebrate Founders’ Day like our founders themselves – enjoying the changing seasons and gorgeous fall colors with sisters.
Please join us at Urban Forage Winery and Cider House in Minneapolis to celebrate Founders’ Day. We invite you to join us at 12:15 pm for a winery tour and tasting (***please purchase tickets in advance for $22 at the link below***). If you wish to forego the tour please join us at 1 pm to enjoy drinks and sisterhood.


The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore @ Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S • 3pm
The season begins with a choral celebration of mid-century architecture presented at Christ Lutheran Church, a National Historic Landmark of Mid-Century Design by Finnish-American architect Eliel Saarinen. MPLS (imPulse) will perform Gian Carlo Menotti’s mid-century icon “The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore”, which tells the ever-relevant story of a town odd-ball, his strange Medieval pets, and the harm a community can cause others through judgement and condemnation of “the Other”. The performance will also include selections from Samuel Barber’s “Reincarnations” and a premiere of “If It Is Honest” by MPLS (imPulse) Composer-in-Residence Ian A. Cook, written to celebrate Saarinen and his famed Christ Church Lutheran.

After the concert, join our collaborator, Preserve Minneapolis, for an architectural tour of the building.


The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Freshly thawed from Arctic ice by nuclear testing, a massive amphibious dinosaur spells doom for the denizens of New York. This film, the first to conjure up a nuclear-spawned behemoth, directly inspired the appearance of Godzilla the following year.

Gathering of The Knobs – Cribbage Tournament – Hook Fundraiser @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 4pm • Tournament 5pm • $50 (per team) Registration Fee
The Firehouse Performing Arts Center (the south Minneapolis non-profit body that operates The Hook & Ladder Theater and Mission Room) Board of Directors are proud to present an exciting new fundraiser to help pay down the expenses related to the build-out of the new Mission Room performance space, The Inaugural Gathering of The Knobs!

Following the noon Viking football game on Sunday (10/13), (24) cribbage teams from around the state of MN will gather inside The Hook to compete in a double-elimination tournament for cash and a variety of prizes. 1st Place $300 + Prizes – 2nd Place $150 + Prizes – 3rd Place $50 + Prizes. Reminder it is a Fundraiser! Light snacks provided plus cash bar. Supported by Heggie’s Pizza & Summit Brewing

The Basics: 
• Two (2) teams compete with each team consisting of 2 players
• Team winning 2 out of 3 Games wins the Match and moves on to the next round
• It is a double elimination tournament
• Bracketing of teams is at random
FULL RULES -> https://thehookmpls.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Cribbage-Rules.pdf


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 14


The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Freshly thawed from Arctic ice by nuclear testing, a massive amphibious dinosaur spells doom for the denizens of New York. This film, the first to conjure up a nuclear-spawned behemoth, directly inspired the appearance of Godzilla the following year.


Write Night @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Write Night is a chance for people share space as they work on their writing projects. We check in for the first 15 mins and discuss what we’re working on, then we write for 45 minutes. Take a break and check-in, then write for another 45. It’s great for writers who want an accountability boost and to connect with other writerly folks in the community.


Health Justice Now with Timothy Faust @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Single payer is the tool–health justice is the goal! Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It’s cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what’s the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don’t we have something better?

In Health Justice Now, Timothy Faust explains what single payer is, why we don’t yet have it, and how it can be won. He identifies the actors that have misled us for profit and political gain, dispels the myth that healthcare needs to be personally expensive, shows how we can smoothly transition to a new model, and reveals the slate of humane and progressive reforms that we can only achieve with single payer as the springboard. In this impassioned playbook, Faust inspires us to believe in a world where we could leave our job without losing healthcare for ourselves and our kids; where affordable housing is healthcare; and where social justice links arm-in-arm with health justice for us all.

TIMOTHY FAUST‘s writing has appeared in Splinter, Jacobin, and Vice, among others. He has worked as a data scientist in the healthcare industry, before which he enrolled people in ACA programs in Florida, Georgia, and Texas, where he saw both the shortcomings of the ACA and the consequences of the Medicaid gap firsthand. Since 2017, he’s been driving around the United States in his 2002 Honda CR-V talking to people about health inequity in their neighborhoods. Tim is also the general manager of Party World Rasslin’, America’s largest party wrestling promotion, in Austin, TX. He lives in Brooklyn.




Tuesday, Oct 15


Development Review Community Meeting @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S • 6pm
Join us for a presentation and Q & A with Friendship Academy of the Arts and FAA Building Company on their redevelopment proposal for the building located at 3320 East 41st Street.
Friendship Academy of the Arts is pursuing the acquisition and redevelopment of the building for a second school campus, which would serve roughly 350 2nd through 8th grade students. The proposed redevelopment will include predominantly interior renovations to accommodate office and classroom spaces, gymnasium, and cafeteria spaces. The redevelopment will also include 30 parking stalls, bicycle parking, improved green space, stormwater management, drop off areas to accommodate traffic flow, and landscaping to screen and beautify the space.
A community vote will be held at the conclusion of the meeting, on whether to issue a letter in support of the schools land use application to the Minneapolis City Planning Commission.
Additional information including the preliminary site plan can be found here:

Development Community Meeting – 3320 41st St. E – Friendship Academy of the Arts


Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 minnehaha Ave S • 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?


Vegan Recipe Club at East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St • 6:30pm
If you are curious about vegan cooking, this club is for you!
Each month participants make three recipes from popular cookbooks then share their reflections with the group.
Pick up a copy of the recipes and cookbooks at the library one month prior to the next session.
Novice to expert cooks are all welcome, as are interested non-cooks. Registration not required.
Facilitated by Henry Patterson of Compassionate Action for Animals, exploreveg.org
The club meets the third Tuesday of every month.

Upcoming Sessions: July 16 – Aug 20 – Sept 17 – Oct 15 – Nov 19
The library is easily accessible via transit and there is free parking both in a lot behind the library and around the corner.
This series is a collaboration between Compassionate Action for Animals and the Hennepin County Library system.

October 15 – Can You Recycle That? w/ Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St • 10am Doors • 10:30am program
Why are some things recyclable, and others not? Why does what is recyclable sometimes change? Gain insight into the recycling process and make your recycling efforts more effective and worthwhile. Presented by Robert Rossi, one of Hennepin County’s Master Recycler/Composters. Questions – Call at 612-729-5799

Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at, Minneapolis. A “Nurse Is In”/Blood Pressure Clinic is held afterwards. Everyone is welcome. (There is a $1.00 suggested donation.) For further information, call Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799.



Wednesday, Oct 16


Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30am
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.


Tarot for Seekers & Skeptics (Meetup) @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Curious about tarot, but unsure where to start or how to advance your skills? In love with the cards but unsure on the accessories? Seekers & Skeptics is focused on a secular approach to tarot, but is welcoming to all belief systems.
Each month, we’ll build your skills and explore what it means to take a fresh look at tarot in the modern day while honoring its rich history. Bring a deck if you have one, and your questions about the cards!
Donation of $10 is suggested, but is not intended as an access barrier. Whatever you are able offer is welcome. Hosted by Sam Lofgren; contact them with any questions!

Mary Bue & the Monarchy Fall Residency at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Suggested Donation • marybue.com • thehookmpls.com/event/mary-bue-monarchy-1/
Full intensity living without a second to take for granted — that is Mary Bue’s m.o. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016, she has found herself with new band of her dreams and 8th album in the works to reflect that intense philosophy in its title track The World is Your Lover. The world constantly provides us with opportunities to grow, change, and fall in love over and over. Every experience an opportunity to deepen. Rising out of the trauma of sexual assault as sang of in her 2017 EP The Majesty of Beasts, divorce from her husband and bandmate, the opening and closing of her yoga studio, and venturing out into an unknown future, Mary’s new album is full of power pop, piano dream waves, and layers of shimmery 90’s influenced guitars to defy and even proudly display the battle scars.

Joined by new bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker (The Suburbs, Andrew Bird, HALEY, Jenny Lewis, Alpha Consumer), Steve Price (The Suburbs, Rex Daisy), Richard Medek (Kevin Costner, Eric Koskinen),  Molly Maher (the Queen herself!) and occasional string & harmony section Julia Floberg (Delphia Cello Quartet, Mestofonia) & Shannon Frid-Rubin (Cloud Cult, batterboy), and Crystal Meisinger on vocals — this is a band fit for a kingdom, newly dubbed Mary Bue & the Monarchy.

A prolific songwriter with 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs with inquiries into the spirit, the seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment all mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. For the early half of 2017 Mary was an Artist in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM – spending time creating in sol itude, along the Rio Grande river gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains. She released her 7th project The Majesty of Beasts in May 2017 which landed on 2017’s Best of Minnesota Music lists for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and #3 in the City Pages. Mary’s long-time support of PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) as well as the release of this EP was also recognized, honoring Mary with 2017 Community Ally of the Year.


BLOOD SURF @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Is surfing not extreme enough for you? Start chumming the water! Watch as an MTV-style documentarian shoots an expose of the latest craze in extreme sports: BLOOD SURFING. What could go wrong? A solid and ridiculous Syfy creature feature. (2000, DCP, 88m) dir James D.R. Hickox w/ Dax Miller, Tziporah Malkah, and Duncan Regehr.
$5: Tickets: https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ Trailer: https://youtu.be/DjvtPTLoLeo




Thursday, Oct 17

Thursday Practice – Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
MEET near the entrance of the building • Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is necessary. The session is 90 minutes long.
BRING: your favorite pocket music and earbuds. We’ll have extra earbuds if you forget. Wear good shoes for moving on pavement and dress for weather. And bring a water bottle.

Anyone can do this! “Don’t You Feel It Too?” is the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner life in public. It is a form of movement meditation that transforms the self while taking action in the world. Participants feel stress relief, resilience, compassion, connection, and belonging. More information visit https://www.dyfit.org/events

TrashTalk: October @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6pm
Fresh off the success of our August meetup swap, we decided to have another! This month, we’re narrowing our focus to one of our favorite parts of the house: the kitchen! Do you have an extensive collection of coffee mugs you’ve been meaning to cut down? And how many slotted spoons and spatulas does one person need? Or maybe you’re drowning in a successful garden and would like to share your bounty!
Bring your excess kitchen supplies, small appliances, garden goodies and baked/canned delicacies to our October TrashTalk meetup where we’ll be talking about buying local, cooking zero waste, and swapping our lightly-used kitchen gear!

Please note: Be prepared to take home anything that doesn’t get taken; anything brought should be given for free; and leave your large appliances (microwaves, dishwashers, etc), expired food, and oversized objects at home. Items brought should be able to sit on a table. Thank you!

Throwdown Against Youth Homelessness @ Dogwood Coffee, 4021 E Lake St • 7pm
A latte art Throwdown to support Wildflyer Coffee, hosted by Dogwood Coffee.
Wildflyer Coffee is a nonprofit coffee company that creates employment for youth experiencing homelessness. Our vision is to end youth homelessness through dignified employment and our personal and professional development academy. This fall, we are fundraising for our first brick-and-mortar coffee shop, and we need your help!

Come to throwdown, cheer your friends on and be the first to see the unveiling of Wildflyer Coffee’s “Bend the Arc” campaign.

  • $5.00 buy-in with all proceeds going to benefit Wildflyer Coffee
    • Free to attend & spectate
    • Prizes and sponsorship by: Chemex Coffeemaker, Dogwood Coffee, Leatherworks Minnesota, Cafe Imports, Barista Magazine and True Stone Coffee Roasters
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes plus Barista Mag freebies for attendees
    • Exclusive sneak peaks and early bird access to Wildflyer Coffee’s Indiegogo perks

Thursday Trivia: Death Cults @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
It’s back for October 2019.  One of the truly creepiest trivia themes we’ve done.
All questions are about cults- in the US and internationally- that have had a less than salubrious effect on their members or on the surrounding community.  Leave your grade schooler at home, because tonight’s trivia is not kid friendly

Double Down Daredevils at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm
The Double Down Daredevils along with  Chris Davies and the Promise Land Band in our first appearance at the Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge.


Hook & Laughter Comedy Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Comedy 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hook & Laughter Monthly Comedy Series deviates from the traditional club formula: host, feature, and a single headliner to instead feature top-notch local and regional comics who bring their first-rate material to the stage for equitable sized sets. Hosted by local comedy veteran, Chris Maddock.

This month features an eclectic mix of outstanding local artists including: sharp witted, Gabe Noah (MyDamnChannel.com contributor), stand-up and sketch humorist, Robert Baril (Creator and Host of Laughing Matterson AM 950), stand up comedian and radio personality, Tiffany Norton (Executive Producer of the award winning, Moon and Staci Show on KS95-FM 94.5), stand-up/podcaster, Ali Sultan (Gilda’s Laugh Fest 2018 Best of The Midwest Winner and Host of Stories with my Muslim Mom podcast), and the jaded and ridiculous, Wayne Burfiend.


Sessa with Sister Species (at Moon Palace Books), 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7pm • Show: 7:30pm • All Ages • Standing $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
About Sessa: Grandeza is the brilliant debut album of Brazil-born artist Sessa. A long-time fixture of both the American and Brazilian music scenes, known for collaborating with NY guitar legend Yonatan Gat, and his co-founding of São Paulo psych-funk combo Garotas Suecas, Sessa now shares his own musical vision of “super sick modern Brazilian vibes … touching on cosmic jazz, psych, and tropicália,” as put by music-connoisseurs at Light in the Attic.

His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sexual lyrics in the vein of Caetano Veloso and melodic flourishes not unlike those of Tom Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the bareness of Leonard Cohen.

About Sister Species: Fronted by accordionist/songwriter Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra), chamber-pop septet Sister Species is known for their thoughtful, dynamic arrangements and opulent three-part trumpet harmonies. Sister Species’ full length records Heavy Things Do Move and Closer Now have been hailed by music critics as “warm and luminous,” showcasing Kastrul’s vision and ability to lead 6 other band members “through the chaos to something beautiful”.

With a keen eye for the natural world and emotional terrain, Kastrul crafts raw and vibrant songs that are equal parts celebration and lament. Featuring the 3-part trumpet section of Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Realtree) and Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), guitarist Willow Waters (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), bassist Ryan Hays (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), and drummer Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch), Sister Species’ full ensemble supports Kastrul’s intimate and intricate songwritin


The Thing (1982) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Trylon has shown pretty much all of my favorites throughout the years (shout out to our wonderful programmers!). My pick has been shown at our theater before, but I love it so much I thought it worth screening again. I have a deep love for a good monster movie- necessary ingredients include an interesting monster with rules and logic to its threat and behaviors, and well-done practical effects. Rob Bottin nearly killed himself making this film at age 22, and it’s scarier and more disgusting than any CG will ever be. Upon its release, critics said that the creature effects detracted from the viewer being able to relate to the characters, but I think Kurt Russell’s luxurious hair and beard more than make up for that. -Nicole Pamela, volunteer projectionist since July 2009