Weekly Roundup: November 1-7


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and stay warm!


Syringe Clean-up Request–
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/

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, Nov 1


Nathalie Handal: An Evening of Poetry @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
It’s with startling force that Handal builds an architecture for the wanderer.
—Washington Independent Review of Books
Join Mizna for a special reading from acclaimed Palestinian poet Nathalie Handal. To kick off a weekend of celebrations marking Mizna’s twentieth anniversary, Handal will read from her latest poetry collection, Life in a Country Album.
Mizna has had a long relationship with Handal, having her writing in the very first issue of our literary journal in 1999. Join us for this special reading and then on Saturday, continue the celebration and support at Mizna’s 20th Anniversary Benefit with Nathalie Handal.
This reading is presented in partnership with Carleton College and with the University of Minnesota’s Imagining Transnational Solidarities Research Circle at ICGC and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota Colloquium Series.

NATHALIE HANDAL was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Her recent poetry books include Life in a Country Album (fall 2019), praised by Claire Messud as a book that “illuminates the luxuriance and longing of deracination—a contemporary Orpheus”; the flash collection The Republics, winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Arab American Book Award; Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. She is the author of eight plays, editor of two anthologies, and her essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Mizna, Vanity Fair, Guernica Magazine, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Nation, the Irish Times, among others. Handal is the recipient of awards from The Lannan Foundation, PEN Foundation, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Fondazione di Venezia, among others. Her work brings her to audiences globally. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the literary travel column “The City and the Writer” for Words without Borders magazine.

Salsa Bachata Minneapolis HEAT @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Keri Simonson Dance Presents:
Salsa Bachata MINNEAPOLIS HEAT! • $10 Cash only • (*Pre-sale online $8) • 21+ event • Must show ID! • Free Parking Available (to the South of the Building and behind).
DJ Medicco is in the house spinning, Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Kizomba and more!
30 min, Complimentary Bachata Lesson included at 9pm
Special Performances that night!
Bar available. (21+ event, must show ID to enter).
Social Dancing until 12:45am.
*Pre-Sale Ticket Link:  $8 in advance online. (No extra fees).

How to find us:
Music at Moon Palace (Moon Palace Books) 3032 Minnehaha Ave S Minneapolis, enter in the “Geek Love” Cafe door on the North Side of building. There is a Free Parking Lot to the South of the Building and behind.

Aaron Kamm & 1 Drops, People Brothers, Porky’s Groove Machine @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Early Bird / $13 Advance / $18 Day of Show
“A Groovy Costume Ball For The Ages”
Dance behind your mask and let your freak flag fly for a night of funk and grooves that will be an “Off The Hook” Halloween!
Aaron Kamm & The One Drops (St. Louis) bring the reggae, dub, blues, rock,  groove, jam, soul, & roots. People Brothers Band (Madison) is dedicated to uplifting the hearts and minds of all fans when thru rhythm and soul. Porky’s Groove Machine (Minneapolis) is a licensed provider of environmentally sustainable nerd funk! Costumes HIGHLY Encouraged!

Jim Pellinger Live at the Riverview, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Jim Pellinger plays a solo acoustic show live at the Riverview. No cover, all ages. 7:30-9:30 PM.

Enter the Dragon on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
(1973, 35mm, 102m) dir Robert Clouse w/Bruce Lee, Jim Kelly, John Saxon, Kien Shih. When a drug kingpin (Shih) hosts a martial arts tournament, Lee (Lee) is sent in undercover to investigate. Enter the Dragon made Bruce Lee an international star, inspired countless films and video games, and still stands as one of the great martial arts films. Don’t miss the rare chance to see this classic in 35mm. These screenings are presented in partnership with The Cult Film Collective.
Friday 11/1/19 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Saturday 11/2/19 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Sunday 11/3:19 3:00pm and 5:00pm
Advance tickets available now!


Saturday, Nov 2

The Inland Seas – 1st Saturdays at Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
This fall and winter, The Inland Seas play first Saturdays at Merlins Rest! Come escape the cold with us at the coziest pub in town – great food, fantastic hospitality, a whiskey/scotch list to die for, and pub songs all night long!


La Lucha Continua: Day of the Dead @ CTUL, 3715 Chicago Ave • 11am
This Dia de los Muertos community event brings together traditional Mexican family celebration with the honoring of our political ancestors from all movements and lineages. Food, fun, all-ages participation, creativity and history surrounded by the art of the Another World is Possible exhibit!
11am-3pm Art and flower making
4pm-8pm community potluck, ancestor altar, procession and ceremony
Co-Hosted by CTUL and the Another World is Possible exhibit committee


Fall Pasty Sale @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 3pm
Each delicious handmade pie is a meal you can hold in your hand.
Still only $6 each
Meat and Veggie options Available.
Pre-order by October 30 at 651- 645-9855 or epworthmpls.org/pasty-sale/
Pies are made fresh on November 2 for pick up after 3:00 pm


Enneagram Workshop @ 3450 Snelling Ave • 9am
The Enneagram is a way of understanding nine basic types of people and how we behave, communicate, interpret things and respond in the world. It gives us a tool for understanding ourselves and the connections between the personality, psychological development and spiritual transformation.
During this workshop you’ll learn about the Enneagram system, discover your Enneagram number and learn how each type communicates, participates in conflict and gives feedback, along with some tools to improve these things.
Your registration fee of $40 will cover coffee, snacks and lunch, facilitator, plus enneagram materials you can take home with you. This event needs between 12 and 30 people, so register today!
Your facilitator is Holly Johnson. Holly is trained in the Enneagram in Business, by Ginger Lapid-Bogda and understands herself to be a Social Two with a well-traveled eight-line and a three wing, and if you don’t know what that means but are curious, this  is the right place to be. She has facilitated trainings for college groups, camp staffs, women’s groups, office teams, leaders, and random groups like this.
Holly is also the pastor of Spirit Garage, a faith community that gathers in the Longfellow Neighborhood.
Pay online ($40) to secure your spot. Because your registration means we will be ordering supplies for you, your ticket is transferrable, but not refundable. We hope you can make it!


Ian Alexy and Caitlin Robertson at The Riverview, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Singer Songwriters Caitlin Robertson and Ian Alexy perform and collaborate on their songs as well as familiar classics.

Saltee Ep Release with Mayda and Flutist Priest @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show • TICKETS -> https://saltee.eventbrite.com
Join Saltee as they continue their Minnesota reunion tour 2019 & celebrate the re-release of their debut EP, CrossPolyNation. This unique Minneapolis trio combines cello, guitar and beatboxing with their love of global rhythms, modern rock and soulful groove for a high-level night of eclectic music making with special guests, local pop R&B singer/song-writer, Mayda, and newly formed, Flutist Priest, a genre-fluid, flute-focused group combining modern jazz improvisation and hiphop!
Set Times:
7:30-8pm Flutist Priest
8:15 -8:45pm  Mayda
9-10pm Saltee




Sunday, Nov 3

Killer of Sheep (1978) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Broken down by his long and repulsive workdays in a slaughterhouse, Stan (Sanders) struggles to find the sensitivity he needs for family life. Burnett’s brilliant critique of capitalism was one of the first 50 films chosen for inclusion in the Library of Congress National Film Registry and was cited as one of the 100 Essential Films by the National Society of Film Critics.


Reading with Trisha Low and Stephanie Young @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us at 4 pm on November 3 for a reading featuring Trisha Low and Stephanie Young.
Trisha Low is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions 2013). She earned a BA at the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Performance Studies at New York University. She lives in the East Bay.
In her latest collection, Socialist Realism, Trisha Low moves West, her journey motivated by her desire to arrive “somewhere better”—someplace utopian, like revolution; or safe, like home; or even clarifying, like identity. Instead, she faces the end of a relationship, a family whose values she has difficulty sharing, and America’s casual racism, sexism, and homophobia. Seeking answers in art, films, philosophy, and literature, Low attempts to reconcile her yearnings with her radical politics and begin the next chapter of her life, asking: Do our quests to fulfill our deepest wishes propel us forward, or keep us trapped in familiar dead ends?

Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry and prose include It’s No Good Everything’s Bad, Ursula or University, Picture Palace, and Telling the Future.
Her latest book, Pet Sounds, is at once a book of confessional economics, music criticism disguised as poetry, and a complicated coming out story. Working from the sticky interface of property and sex and written under the shadow of urban development, these poems take up the question of passing and everything that gets lost in narrow definitions of family and romantic love. Pet Sounds pulses with the pleasures and grief of what it means to make a home inside structures that don’t fit


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, Nov 4


Non-Binary Book Club: Sphinx @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Sphinx by Anne Garréta. 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.


Killer of Sheep (1978) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Broken down by his long and repulsive workdays in a slaughterhouse, Stan (Sanders) struggles to find the sensitivity he needs for family life. Burnett’s brilliant critique of capitalism was one of the first 50 films chosen for inclusion in the Library of Congress National Film Registry and was cited as one of the 100 Essential Films by the National Society of Film Critics.

To Try Here: Art’s Impact in the Communities that Need it Most @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Inspired by his involvement with the Phoenix Recovery Programs, which works with teens recovering from addiction, as well as his work with the MN Prison Writing Workshop, poet/professor Michael Torres wanted to engage in an open dialogue around “the benefits (mental, physical, and emotional) of art and art-making, especially for those who don’t have easy access to the arts.”
In partnership with Poetry Asylum, we have invited two other incredible writers of color who are devoted to working with marginalized and incarcerated voices: Chavonn Williams Shen and Diego Vázquez Jr.
Please join us for a vital conversation about the impact of art in the communities that need it most, and hear some of their student’s work. Thanks to our friends at Moon Palace Books for hosting this FREE event, open to the public. Sponsored by the MN Arts Board, Michael Torres will be giving away free broadsides created by his students at the Phoenix Recovery Center.

Diego Vázquez Jr. has never met an illegal human. He is a poet, novelist, storyteller. Working with the writers in the Women’s Writing Program deepens his insight into the joy and passion of the heart. A poem on the 2nd Amendment, “Good For So Many” was published in Fence Magazine issue #34, Summer 2018. His recently completed novel, Border Town Sky, is searching for a publisher.

Chavonn Williams Shen was the first place winner for the 2018 Landlocked Magazine poetry contest, the winner of the 2017 Still I Rise grant, and first runner-up for the 2018 Los Angeles Review Flash Fiction Contest. She was a 2017 Best of the Net Award finalist, 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a winner of the 2016-2017 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose through the Loft Literary Center, and a 2016 fellow through the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in: Yemassee, The Los Angeles Review, Permafrost Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere.

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



Tuesday, Nov 5


Earthseed Reads Book Club – The Gilda Stories @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month.  With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.
The current book selection is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.
Room opens at 5pm for social time, discussion and program begin at 6pm

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?




Wednesday, Nov 6


Thursday, Nov 7


Thursday Trivia: Ponzi Schemes and Famous Frauds @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
It’s not just Bernie Madoff- Ponzi schemes have been around for a very long time.  Find out just how much you know about the most famous schemes of all time.

Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • (2 fat sets) $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rocks the house all the time every time! This classically trained New Orleans-based band delivers a smorgasbord of musical genres every time they hit the stage. JSDN defy easy categorization, their irreverent funk is cut with rock riffs, a Gypsy/Klezmer flare, a Latin tinge courtesy of a hard hitting horn section, and a sense of humor.
“[JSDN’s] Jazz Fest set was a revelation…jam band bonhomie and Louisiana stroll spiced with klezmer-style violin and funeral-parade horns…what you get if Phish had been born at Tipitina’s and studied under George Clinton and Frank Zappa late every night on the levee.” — David Fricke, Senior Editor Rolling Stone Magazine

One Shot Comics Book Club: Saga Volumes 8 & 9 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm for a discussion of Saga Volumes 8 and 9! As always, copies are available for 20% off at Moon Palace. Thanks for supporting comics and your local independent bookstore!

Malleable – One Night Only – Free Admission @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Malleable – One Night Only 6pm – 8pm – Free Admission – Suggestion Donation of $5 – ASL interpretation will be provided.
Malleable is an exhibition of, by, and for trans women and trans femme artists. Our goal is to create a space where trans women and trans femme artists can come together to operate and support each other without supervision.
We aim to accomplish these goals through a practice of radical accessibility, by changing the shape of the arts in order allow any trans woman or trans femme artist to participate regardless of the shape and function of their body, their personal history and circumstance, or their cultural history.

Buffalo ’66 (1998) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
After doing time, Billy Brown finds a place to belong in his home town when Layla taps into his life, spanning time. -Ann Romine, box office volunteer since January 2010



No Tent and Sprig of That @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Join us for a raucous bill featuring two high energy and critically acclaimed bluegrass outfits, No Tent and Sprig Of That. Both bands are in a class of their own as they delight audiences with original work and fresh arrangements of folk favorites; pulling from their collective influences as musicians and performers, these young folks just might be redefining the genre.