Weekly Roundup: Oct 25-31


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Happy Halloween!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events



Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Excited to share news of our Little Free Library at Belle’s ToolBox!  Except for hinges (from our local hardware 😉 all parts to construct it were found on site.
Words of several languages, spattered about its sides, convey our interest in helping repair the world and create peace… together! Kids from Sanford ELL helped with that!!
BTW – it swivels! For easy access from sidewalk or garden!
Give it a whirl…
Ride, walk, bop, hop, skip on over to see us during our regular hours, as follows:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-12noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

Also, consider renting out the space for a unique private gathering! Contact Lucy for more info at belles.toolbox@gmail.com

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.

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


Friday, Oct 25

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Stranded at the edge of a nuclear testing ground, the Carter family retires to the comfort of their modern camper trailer. But another family watches them hungrily from the hills. Craven’s second family-horror film is not for the whole family.


Ravenous (1999) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9pm
In the mid-19th century West, a disturbing secret lies in the wilderness near Fort Spencer. When a stranger arrives with horrifying tales, a rescue team is sent out. Bird’s slightly disguised telling of the story of real-life cannibal Alferd Packer has its tongue planted firmly in cheek. But whose tongue is it?


Partial Traces Record Release w/ Petty Larcenists, Lutheran Heat @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm doors + DJ Christy Costello throughout the evening • 9pm Petty Larcenists • 9:45pm Lutheran Heat • 10:30pm Partial Traces
Partial Traces (ft. members of The Soviettes, Banner Pilot, Dear Landlord, and Off With Their Heads – playing music that is darker, more emotional and otherwise completely different than their past projects) have released four videos so far from their new album “Low Definition”. Listen here: https://partialtraces.bandcamp.com/

“Dusty soul and girl group devotees” Lutheran Heat round out the bill with their hooky catchy danceable tunes. They are a delight to listen to and watch and a gem in the heart of the Minneapolis garage / punk / power pop scene. Listen here: https://lutheranheat.bandcamp.com/

Petty Larcenists is the latest project by Jesse “Pretty Boy” Thorson – one of this generation’s best and most prolific songwriters. The Larecenists’ first record “Stolen Chords and Lifted Riffs”  is gritty and true. The songs have elements of rock and roll + 70s glam and power pop + americana music- a winning combination in anyone’s book. Listen here: https://radgirlfriendrecords.bandcamp.com/album/stolen-chords-and-lifted-riffs

Christy Costello is a member of the “Lady Heat” DJ group, booker, guitar hero, singer… basically a true music lover with amazing taste. She’ll be playing rock and soul tunes all night to keep everyone moving and is a solid reason to go out, in and of herself <3


SlovCzech and UVB at the Schooner!, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
SlovCzech and UVB will team up again to play for you some dance tunes! We may sprinkle in 30 year Anniversary Velvet revolution songs! Please note: 21+ only

Root Spells Art Show opening @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave • 7-10pm
Plants From Home: New work + residency zine by Andrea Narno + Vanessa Adams
Queer Ecology Hanky Project: Artist hankies exploring connection + desire
As part of The Future’s residency program.
Open gallery hours: Sunday, October 27-Wednesday, October 30, 12-4pm

Tiki Tonk Halloween with Trailer Trash & The Intoxicats @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave •  Doors 6:45pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
Coming to The Hook for a wild and rockin’ night: Minnesota’s premier honky tonk band and former Lee’s Liquor Lounge frequent attraction, Trailer Trash with special guests, The Intoxicats, the notorious psychobilly outfit from the wrrrooooong side of the tracks. The night will have costumes, prizes and a special dance just for the occasion: the Hula Hula Two Step, also featuring Tim Dybevik as Count Floyd… Join us!


Old Guys Play the Blues – Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
The Old Guys bring their Memphis-flavored tales of hard living, fast women, and a chaser of redemption back to South Minneapolis.



Saturday, Oct 26


The Belfast Cowboys at the Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $15 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.

In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Frankenstein’s Funk Machine: Halloween Dance Party For All Ages @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 12:30pm – 3:30pm • Kids are FREE, Adults are $10
Most people have heard the tale of the man who created Frankenstein. Very little was known about his next invention – a contraption called Frankenstein’s Funk Machine…until now. Feeling guilty about the destruction his monster caused, he decided to make up for it by creating a machine that could turn up the cool in anyone who stepped inside it. He made the dead rise, and then made the living get down.

We only know this much about the device because it was recently discovered at an estate sale in Inver Grove Heights, and we are thrilled to say it will be available to use at this event. We will be providing ample opportunities to make use of the machine’s powers – we will have DJs setting the grooves on the dance floor. There will be movement lessons and dance classes, which will culminate with a soul train contest. In the spirit of Halloween, we will also have a costume contest and Frankenstein walk contest, with prizes for all ages donated by businesses in the Longfellow neighborhood.

Snacks and juice boxes will be provided for the kids.



Haunted Harvest Festival @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 2-6pm • FREE
Family Friendly Event! Free Kids Activities include: Bouncy House • Face Painting • Haunted Basement • Bubble Baron • and More
Food Available for purchase!



Sheila O’Connor Launch Reading: Evidence of V @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join Sheila O’Conor to celebrate the release of her new hybrid novel for adults, EVIDENCE OF V: A NOVEL IN FRAGMENTS, FACTS, AND FICTIONS

In an ambitious blend of fact and fiction, including family secrets, documents from the era, and a thin, fragmentary case file unsealed by the court, novelist Sheila O’Connor tells the riveting story of V, a talented fifteen-year-old singer in 1930s Minneapolis who aspires to be a star. Drawing on the little-known American practice of incarcerating adolescent girls for “immorality” in the first half of the twentieth century, O’Connor follows young V from her early work as a nightclub entertainer to her subsequent six-year state school sentence for an unplanned pregnancy. Inspired by O’Connor’s research on her unknown maternal grandmother and the long-term effects of intergenerational trauma, Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions is a poignant excavation of familial and national history that remains disturbingly relevant—a harrowing story of exploitation and erasure, and the infinite ways in which girls, past and present, are punished for crimes they didn’t commit.

Sheila O’Connor is a multi-genre writer whose books include novels for adults and young people. Her work has been honored with the Michigan Prize for Literary Fiction, Minnesota Book Award, International Reading Award, and Midwest Booksellers Award among others, and has been included in Best Books of the Year by Booklist, VOYA, Book Page, and Chicago Public Library, as well as selected as a Barnesand Noble Discover Great New Writers’ title. O’Connor received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her work across genres has been recognized with the Loft Literary Center’s McKnight Fellowship, two Bush Artist Fellowships, and Artist Initiative grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is a professor in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she serves as fiction editor for Water~Stone Review.

Pride History Film Series at the Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Join us for a free 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 3 p.m. and seating will begin 15 minutes prior to show time.

Oct. 26: Free CeCe! https://www.trylon.org/film/free-cece/




Sunday, Oct 27


PlayLabs 2019: Playwriting Fellows Showcase @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • Noon
Get to know our 2019-20 playwriting fellows through staged readings of scenes, spotlighting a new play by each writer.
Fellows whose work will be featured:
• Heather Raffo (McKnight National Residency and Commission)
• W. David Hancock, Stacey Rose (McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting)
• Candrice Jones, Kit Yan (Many Voices Fellowship)
• Cristina Luzárraga, Courtney Meaker, Tylie Shider (Jerome Fellowship)
The Playwrights’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. All readings are accessible to people with vision loss, and large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please email info@pwcenter.org



Thinning of the Veil: A Visual Exploration of Hallowe’en @ Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio, 2731 East 25th St • 4pm
Andy Bauman of cogito prints presents a new collection of original linoleum relief prints that explore and interpret the complex beliefs and cultures from which Hallowe’en is derived.
Don your best Hallowe’en costumes and join us as we celebrate the Thinning of the Veil–the enchanted time between the light and life of summer and the dark night of winter.


Wild Read Book Club: The Testaments @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

Romance Book Club: The Ones Who Got Away Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The Ones Who Got Away by Roni Loren. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!



Heather Mae “Glimmer” Album Release with Crys Matthews Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • All Ages • $15 in advance • $18 at the door
Unfazed by what a typical pop artist today is “supposed” to look or sound like, Heather Mae, an award-winning songwriter whose evocative vocals and rhythmic piano style call to mind artists like Stevie Nicks and Sara Bareilles, creates intoxicating music that tackles complex topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, self-love, racial injustice, social inequality, and women’s rights. Inspired by her own personal experiences and identities – a queer, plus size woman living with Bipolar Disorder – Mae is an on-fire musical and emotional experience. In her most sonically adventurous project yet, GLIMMER (Sept 2019) – her second produced record and first full length album – breaks the stigma surrounding mental health, reminding us all that we are not alone. / heathermae.net / Heather Mae

Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August 2017, she simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes. Songs from both projects have already won her recognition and awards. She was one of ten finalists (from a pool of 5,000) in this year’s NewSong Music Competition and, after performing at Lincoln Center on November 30th, she was named grand-prize winner. Matthews also won the People Music Network’s Social Justice Songs contest at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.



Piranha (1978) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Two misfits accidentally unleash the flesh-eating specimens of a defunct military program, Operation: Razorteeth, at a popular river resort. In a race against time, and fish, they rush to undo their deadly blunder.

Eilen Jewell – “Gypsy” Album Release Tour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • +21 • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
“Emotionally raw and riveting.” – Boston Globe
Eilen Jewell stops by the Hook and Ladder Theater along the release tour of her new album, Gypsy. It’s been said that her singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind on this new album. By turns personal and political, pissed off and blissed out, Gypsy draws brief moments of joy into lifetimes, and distills epic sentiments and persistent doubts into beautiful tails of insight and emotion


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 28

Piranha (1978) Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Two misfits accidentally unleash the flesh-eating specimens of a defunct military program, Operation: Razorteeth, at a popular river resort. In a race against time, and fish, they rush to undo their deadly blunder.

Jim Crow of the North Documentary Screening and Filmmaker Talk @ Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave S • 6:30-8:30pm • FREE
Building on two community conversations with Mapping Prejudice this year, we are thrilled to host Daniel Bergin, Minneapolis filmmaker, to our community for a screening of “Jim Crow of the North.”  Event presented in partnership with Crosstown Covenant Church, NENA & Restoration Anglican Church.
This Twin Cities PBS Originals documentary traces the roots of racial disparities in housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But this story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.
Check out the trailer:  https://youtu.be/C_1jWuumsrQ

Learn more about Daniel Bergin at http://www.startribune.com/like-our-own-ken-burns-tpt-filmmaker-mines-minnesota-history/506219932/
Learn more about racial covenants from Mapping Prejudice at https://www.mappingprejudice.org/

Mid-Autumn Social Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Join us for the first social dance of the season, featuring live music by the Talisker Collective.

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. • 6:30pm

Reading with Nick Flynn & Danez Smith @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Nick Flynn as he reads from his new collection, I Will Destroy You, as well as a reading from Danez Smith, with conversation to follow.
Nick Flynn is the author of four previous poetry books, including My Feelings and Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and three memoirs, including Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. He teaches at the University of Houston and lives in New York.
Danez Smith is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert] boy, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Danez’s third collection, Homie, will be published by Graywolf in Spring 2020. They live in Minneapolis.





Tuesday, Oct 29

Prince – The Beautiful Ones – Book Release Party @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The Most Anticipated Book in the Prince World
In March of 2016, Prince appeared at the top of a staircase in a star studded night club in New York Cite dressed in silky purple and gold. He descended, paused on a landing, and proclaimed he was writing a memoir. Sadly, that never fully came to be, but the pages he wrote about his early life and career, along with new photos, scrapbook pages and more, will be available for all October 29th. The touching stories begin with his first memory and include candid photos and personal stories that reveal a deeply imaginative and creative mind like no other.

Celebrate this book on its release day with a panel discussion at Moon Palace Books. The featured guests grew up and played music with him in those early years –  and moderator Andrea Swensson literally wrote the book about the MPLS Sound. Panelists include: Jellybean Johnson, Joey Wilburn and another very special guest. The celebration will also include a “People’s Museum for Prince” traveling exhibit curated by Emma Balazs.

The event is hosted by Purple Playground – a nonprofit dedicated to helping young musicians “find the funk” creating music and learning about Prince’s musical and philanthropic legacy, and Moon Palace Books, a real book store with real books.

Moon Palace Books will donate a portion of book sales to help fund Purple Playground’s “Academy of Prince” free summer music program for teens.

There will also be door Prizes and Prince’s favorite cookies.




Wednesday, Oct 30

Them Dots Scare the Schooner!, 2901 27th Ave S  • 7:30pm
Sail into All Hallows Eve …EVE! with THEM DOTS.  Scary songs so sing along, Sammy. ROCK THE BOAT!


Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm


HAUSU (1977) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This cult masterpiece, comprised of bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh today, 42 years after it was released. Come join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the 21st time.


Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
UPDATE: On a WEDNESDAY night! Nov. and Dec. trivia nights will also be on non-Tuesdays. Stay tuned!
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
Trivia begins at 6pm.
Doors open at 5pm.

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.


Thursday, Oct 31

Thursday Trivia: Serial Killers, part 2 @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
First we’d like to remind you that serial killers are not good people and we don’t even remotely endorse anything about serial killing.

That said, a lot of you showed up last year for SK trivia, so we’re doing it again, this time on Halloween day, and all questions are about real serial killers from the US or Canada.  Be safe, campers.

Frogleg ~ Halloween Night Fever at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • 2 Fat sets ~ Costume Ball • $13 Early Bird • $15 Advance • $18 Day of Show
Don’t miss the spookiest disco party in town, when Frogleg funks out 2 fat sets for a Halloween night costume ball dance party!
Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, Frogleg would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show usually features a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Jazz exploration. Frogleg has expanded their touring circuit considerably, now including many of the friendly mountain states as well as the greater Midwest.  Frogleg has shared the stage with Steven Tyler, Jeff Austin Band, New Orleans Suspects, Devon Allman, Orgone, Raw Oyster Cult, Samantha Fish, Allie Kral, Robert Randolph and has played multiple dates with Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band.