Weekly Roundup: November 8-14

Guthrie Byard Sunday Meeting

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Tell us what you think?
This past month at our annual Best Meeting Ever, community members were invited to participate in our most recent survey to share their priorities in our neighborhood.
Didn’t attend the meeting? That’s okay!
We still want to know your opinions. Please take a couple of minutes to fill it out here: https://forms.gle/woWZQYGEuJbGbdGe7


Risking Light on Tuesday, November 19, 7pm-9pm at Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Avenue S

Risk­ing Light is a thought-provoking documentary  that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness. After the film, stay for remarks by Mary Johnson-Roy, a Minneapolis resident, whose story of meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her son is featured in the film. There will be a restorative justice resource fair in the lobby.
Tickets are on Eventbrite for $10 and at the door for $12.


Cabin Fever Starts November 6 • Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am @ 3207 37th Ave S. • 612-722-0232 • FREE
Free space for toddlers and pre-schoolers to play with other kids. Fun toys, crafts and a healthy snack provided. Coffee and Conversation for adults. Children must bring a caring adult with them.



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 8

Scarface (1983 35mm) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Tony Montana, an ambitious new immigrant from Cuba with nothing to his name, stakes a claim on the 1980s drug trade and quickly rises to power. Known for it’s over-the-top performances and some of the most iconic shootout sequences in cinema history, it’s sure one not to miss!

Performance Skills with Cassandra! Fridays starting in November @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Dress for dance, and bring a notebook. Class dates: Nov 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13 • $200 • admin@cassandraschool.com • 612-872-6050
Take this opportunity to develop your performance skills with guidance from the best!
Cassandra helps dancers (intermediate through professional) prepare for and perfect performances for any situation. Students work toward building a short performance for the last class which will be 6-9pm on 12/13.
Subjects include, in no particular order:
• Improvisation vs. choreography
• Stage presence
• Choosing and using music
• Show structure and tailoring shows to audiences
• The “business” of dance
• Costuming and “good grooming”
• Discovering and enhancing your strengths

Cassandra has been a successful Oriental dance performer for over 40 years, and has a wealth of information to share with students who want to perform in any Arab dance-related style. More Info: http://www.cassandraschool.com

Beginning International Folkdance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
International Folkdance in May will hold a Beginner’s Introductory Dance with instructor Caren Grantz Keljik. Caren brings fun to the dance floor with everything she teaches and invites all dancers to join her! Need another incentive to try out IFD? Admission is $10 general, but…It’s Pay What You Can at this dance!

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

Craftastic 10 Year Anniversary Sale @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • Nov 8 & 9
We are excited it is that time of year again for Craftastic! And, doubly excited to announce this is our 10 year anniversary!
Friday, November 8, Reception 6 – 9pm
Saturday, November 9: 11am – 4pm

We will have about 10 wonderful artists again this year. Jewelry, hats, kids clothing/accessories, cards, body butter and painting just to name a few. All handmade and unique!

Ledfoot Larry at Schooner Tavern! @ 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
An Evening with Ledfoot Larry.

GG’s 40th Birthday -Soul Train Dance Party- @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show (or $15 with a canned food donation)
-A Full Night Of Soul-
Soul-Players – A Live Streaming, Interactive Video Game, Game Show! W/ MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF GOOD as the night’s soulful charity

Dj Elsewhere – MPLS’s Funkiest DJ pumping out all the best Soul-Funk-Rock-Motown Hits

The Neo-politans – An Acapella Quartet of Melodious-Harmonizing-Groove-a-licious musicians from Minneapolis! Featuring Alex Steele, Eric Buegler, Reed Grimm and Aaron Heaton
Soul Train Dance Line @ Midnight
Dress to Impress & Be ready to Flaunt your Dance moves for a chance to win Dy-No-Mite Prizes!


Saturday, Nov 9

Desolation Slow Film Screening @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • $10 at door
Filmed on location in rural Utah and Salt Lake City by moving image artist Allen Killian-Moore, Desolation Slow reflects on homelessness, geography, and abandonment, while pondering connections between human and structural decay.

Cinema journalist J. Leithold-Patt reviewed Desolation Slow for Cine-File: “Using a variety of cameras and film stocks including Super 8mm, 35mm, and digital, filmmaker Allen Killian-Moore presents us with impressions–-some static, some moving in ghostly suspension–-of a Utah simultaneously majestic in its mountainous grandeur and squalid in the decrepitude that dots urban areas.

Desolation Slow uses signifiers of a distressed planet to build a mournful tapestry–-filled out by a score from Chicago avant-garde musician Bill Tucker–-that is crucially grounded in the adversity and hard-fought dignity of Joe Ortega. Speaking of his past wrestling with alcoholism and ignominious life on the streets, Ortega provides the film’s human face for homelessness. Killian-Moore creates contrasts between despoiled metropolitan spaces and relatively untouched rural ones, to find unexpected continuities that set into relief myriad macro-level effects of human neglect.”

Artist Q & A following screening.

Matt Wilson & His Orchestra @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • Reserved Seating – $25-$30*
*Limited reserved seating for this intimate listening room experience. Buy your ticket in advance to reserve your spot!

Okay, it’s not an orchestra…more like a banjo-harp-gentle-rockin-happy machine that’s full of life and a brightness few can capture. The ensemble plays the most beautiful songs from all eras, plus a ton of Matt’s career spanning originals.

Pinecastle Records recording artists the Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band led by wife & husband Kim and Quillan Roe featuring banjo, Autoharp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging. They mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus.


Holy Hannah Book Release and Reading @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 4pm
Join Will Dinski, M.S. Harkness & Tom Kaczynski for a mind-bending comics reading and official release party for Dinski’s graphic novel, Holy Hannah. MC: Michael Homolka
Praise for Holy Hannah:
“This vivid, involving parable about the dangers of cult thinking grinds a sharp point toward the foibles of modern-day would-be gurus.”— Publishers Weekly

Songwriter Showcase_ Dave Dvorak, Boe Beito, Tom Kelly @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
These three great singer songwriters from Twin Cities: Dave Dvorak, Boe Beito, and Tom Kelly will be performing for the November installment of 2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase at Riverview Cafe.

Performing Schedule
7pm – 7:45pm : Dave Dvorak
7:50pm – 8:35pm : Boe Beito
8:40pm – 9:25pm : Tom Kelly
Admission Free (Donations will be appreciated)

The Claudettes and Dylan Hicks at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Claudettes fuse Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk and the sultriness of ’60s soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Johnny Iguana pounds the piano alongside seductive singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey.
Musician and writer Dylan Hicks was born in a bohemian sector of Austin, Texas and has lived since 1983 in Minneapolis. His forthcoming album, Ad Out, was produced by John Munson (Semisonic, the New Standards) and includes eleven smartly written and arranged songs in lyrical modes ranging from barroom monologues to domestic realism. Hicks has also published two well- received novels and written journalism, essays, word puzzles, and fiction for the Village Voice, the New York Times, the New England Review, Slate, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Paris Review Daily, Mpls.-St. Paul, and other publications, many of them now defunct.




Sunday, Nov 10


Mocha Girls Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Book Club for a discussion of The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

Winter Container Workshop | Longfellow, Sunday 11/10/2019 @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave S • 10am
An outdoor winter greens container class  led by a Mother Earth Garden’s designer. Create a beautiful outdoor container with winter greens, sticks and other lovelies to last through the cold times. Our expert staff will guide you through the whole process and you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished pot for your stoop, patio or deck. Contact Mother Earth Gardens for more information. Dress warmly, this class is held outside!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm
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+

MY Brother’s Wedding (1983) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd • 6:30pm
Pierce (Silas) must decide which direction he wants to take, as he sees his brother marry an upper-class black woman and deals with a friend who will soon be released from prison. Pierce experiences firsthand fallout when the friend rapes a woman in the back of his parents’ dry-cleaning shop. Eschewing typical exploitative visions of black communities as ghettos, Wedding is both intimate and genuine.

Bluegrass Sunday – Switched At Birth, Fish Heads, & Cousin Dad @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 1pm • Music 2pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10  Day of Show
Join us for a rockin’ midday music showcase on Sunday, November 10 for three foot-stompin’, knee slappin’, roof rattlin’, local bluegrass big-shot bands: Switched At Birth, The Fish Heads, and Cousin Dad

Monday, Nov 11

Tim Houlihan – New Material during the Early Set @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm
We’re testing out some new material and are happy to be back a the historic Schooner Tavern.

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.

Punk Rawk Bowling @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9pm
Nothing cures the Monday’s like a butt load of rockitty roll.
Come hang out with:
Jung Yeller
Hyperslob and the Goat Meat Explosion
Mommy Log Balls

MY Brother’s Wedding (1983) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Pierce (Silas) must decide which direction he wants to take, as he sees his brother marry an upper-class black woman and deals with a friend who will soon be released from prison. Pierce experiences firsthand fallout when the friend rapes a woman in the back of his parents’ dry-cleaning shop. Eschewing typical exploitative visions of black communities as ghettos, Wedding is both intimate and genuine.


Tuesday, Nov 12

Books & Bars MPLS: My Sister, the Serial Killer @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm • FREE and open to the public
“My Sister the Serial Killer” by Oyinkan Braithwaite 
“My Sister the Serial Killer” is a story about siblings, Korede and Ayoola. Ayoola is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood (bleach, bleach, and more bleach), the best way to move a body (wrap it in sheets like a mummy), and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. Things take a turn when a man Korede is in love with asks for Ayoola’s phone number, and Korede must reckon with what her sister has become.

“My Sister the Serial Killer” is not a traditional thriller, devoting more time to the complicated relationship between the sisters than the murder mystery. Its comedic voice and light tone mask surprising emotional impact. “My Sister the Serial Killer” was nominated for the 2019 Booker Prize, Finalist for the 2019 Women’s Prize, and won the 2019 LA Times Prize for Mystery/Thriller.

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?

Joyful Embodied Workshop for White Allies @ Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio, 2731 E 25th St • 6pm
Joyful Embodied Workshop for White Allies: Building Capacity for Discomfort
BareBones Puppets relies on a strong and connected community to thrive. White allies – we are working to do our part in making BareBones a space that can feel like home to everyone. Please join facilitators Arwen Wilder and Laura Levinson for one or both days of this workshop, designed to help white allies build our capacity for tough conversations, connect to our bodies, and understand allyship work as something deeper than shame and guilt. At its core, allyship work is a practice of love and joy, as we learn to access our full humanity through ending racism. Some of the things we will practice:
– Centering and grounding in our own bodies
– Giving and receiving apologies
– Verbal and nonverbal listening
– Understanding some of the key ways racism shows up in BareBones

Come dressed to move! Please bring water, snacks, warm layers, and whatever else you may need to be comfortable.

Curt Obeda & Brian Z @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Join Curt and Brian for heartfelt, down to earth NOLA blues Tuesday, November 12th!



Wednesday, Nov 13

Cabin Fever • Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am @ 3207 37th Ave S. • 612-722-0232 • FREE
Free space for toddlers and pre-schoolers to play with other kids. Fun toys, crafts and a healthy snack provided. Coffee and Conversation for adults. Children must bring a caring adult with them.

TC 30+ Queer Book Club: Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flow @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers by Jake Skeets. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsIE4x3xU0Y
Co-Presented by: Film Score Fest & KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
“Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound” reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema – and the unsung heroes whose creative breakthroughs have impacted the most beloved, classic films. Through film clips, interviews and archival footage, this documentary captures the history, impact and process of this overlooked art form. Featuring the insights and stories of iconic directors such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola and Ryan Coogler, working with sound design pioneers – Walter Murch, Ben Burtt and Gary Rydstrom – and the many women and men who followed in their footsteps.
Dir. Midge Costin, 94min, United States, DCP

OTHER MUSIC + Orbit @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.

Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/301176180
Co-Presented by: Extreme Noise Records & KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its door due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV on the Radio.
Dir. Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller, 2019, United States, 84min, DCP

Preceded by: Orbit
Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/303748922
Spinning drawings guide us along the flow of energy through our planet, and let us ponder our place in the natural cycle.
Dir. Tess Martin, 2019, Netherlands, 7min, DCP

Longfellow Garden Club presents: Japanese Gardens Tour plus “Gardeners Show and Share” @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
How did your garden grow this year? Bring stories, challenges, favorite tools and books, anything garden-related to share during a social time.  But first, Martha Duckert presents a brief travelogue with photos from her trip to Japan this spring. She toured Kyoto’s Sukiya-style gardens, a unique form developed over hundreds of years. All are welcome.

Julian Davis & The Situation at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Julian Davis is a traveling musician, plying his trade through guitar and mandolin on the roads of this country. Since 2016 he has been proving that Bluegrass isn’t only an old man’s game, giving the traditional style a clean new treatment. Julian enjoys playing the classics that have stood the test of time, and ensuring they last a little longer by giving them one more spin on the dance floor. In 2017 he started traveling solo, singing to concert halls, theaters, select bars, music festivals, and pretty much anywhere a road can go. In 2018 Julian and his band toured many festivals and venues. In July of 2018 Julian was Artist at Large for Pickin’ On Picknic where he had the chance to sit in with the Jeff Austin Band. Magic happened that night and starting in 2019 Julian Davis is the lead guitar player with the Jeff Austin Band


Thursday, Nov 14


Who Let the Dogs Out + A Beautiful Mess @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm  • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHEViAJoXhc
Co-Presented by: Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis & KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
“Who Let the Dogs Out” is a song that has transcended generations, and has led Ben Sisto to dedicate eight years exploring and exposing a story steeped in show business, legal battles, female empowerment, artistic integrity and one very catchy hook. This documentary follows Sisto on his popular live talks across North America that explain the story of “Who Let The Dogs Out” accompanied by a museum of over 250 pieces of ephemera relating to the song and its origins. Sisto’s thesis to his life’s work: the idea that everything is based on prior art, and everything is source material for future art. It’s from this mantra that the dogs were let out…and we are here to explore who did it.
Dir. Brent Hodge, 2019, Canada, 61min, DCP

Preceded by: A Beautiful Mess
“A Beautiful Mess” is a short documentary detailing the journey of iamchelseaiam completing her first in studio EP. What initially started out as a project about a break up evolved in to a journey of loss, pain and resilience. The films narrative begins and ends in the same setting, a private listening session with all of her closest friends. We then find iamchelseaiam completing the recording of the final song on the project and talking about the process in her element. With the all important EP release show fast approaching, expect the unexpected. “A Beautiful Mess” is more than music, its the human experience.
Dir. Matt Marlinski, 2019, United States, 25min, DCP

The Stranger World Premiere @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm
“The Stranger” will be premiering on Nov. 14th at the Riverview Theater!

Brainiac: Transmissions From Zero @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/311363251
Co-Presented by: Extreme Noise Records & KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
In the mid 90’s, the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating world wide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and being courted by major labels when Tim was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. This film explores the band’s music, legacy, massive influence on pop culture and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.
Dir. Eric Mahoney, 2019, United States, 108min, DCP

Warehouse ~ A Tribute To Dave Mathews Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S  • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 2 Fat Sets • 21+ • $11 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Dave Matthews Band has been a major influence on pop music for nearly three decades, with huge hits like “Crash” and “What Would You Say” serving as the songs of a generation. The tribute band Warehouse brings the sound of DMB to Hook and Ladder in a show that honors the musicianship of the group while bringing their own original vibe to the stage as well. You’ll hear all of DMB’s hits, plus some deep cuts from musicians who know every note, in and out.
WAREHOUSE: Max Krauth, David Feily, Austin Lee, Chad Whittaker, Lightin’ Joe Peterson, Cierra Hill, Kimberly Michaels, Aaron Wiener.

Wild Ponies with Rod Picott @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance  • $15 Day of Show
TICKETS -> https://ponies-picott.eventbrite.com
“Wild Ponies swing emotional wrecking balls with great delicacy” M Music & Musicians Magazine
Southwestern natives, Wild Ponies, join The Hook on tour for their latest album Galax. named after the Virginia city where old-time American music continues to thrive by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans, who uphold the powerful musical traditions reminiscent of the region’s rugged landscape. Supporting act, Rod Picott delivers an anthemic collection of weathered, unpolished, and raw originals

Thursday Trivia: Pokemon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Pokemon trivia: gotta catch it all!

Reading with Deborah Appleman @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
Incarcerated bodies, liberated minds: a narrative of literacy education behind bars.Words No Bars Can Hold provides a rare glimpse into literacy learning under the most dehumanizing conditions. Deborah Appleman chronicles her work teaching college-level classes at a high-security prison for men, most of whom are serving life sentences. Through narrative, poetry, memoir, and fiction, the students in Appleman’s classes attempt to write themselves back into a society that has erased their lived histories. The students’ work, through which they probe and develop their identities as readers and writers, illuminates the transformative power of literacy. Appleman argues for the importance of educating the incarcerated, and explores ways to interrupt the increasingly common journey from urban schools to our nation’s prisons. From the sobering endpoint of what scholars have called the “school to prison pipeline,” she draws insight from the narratives and experiences of those who have traveled it.

Deborah Appleman lives in Minnesota and is the Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies and director of the summer writing program at Carleton College. Since 2007, she has taught language, literature, and creative writing courses at a high-security prison for men in the upper Midwest.

80’s Movie Classics Trivia! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha • 8pm
Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Free to play
Prizes for top 3 teams
First come, first serve

The Garden @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 7:30pm
Ambiance Theatre Company Presents…
“The Garden” Curated and Directed by Eshay Brantley
Influenced by the work of Alice Walker, the late Ntozake Shange, and Toni Morrison, director Eshay Brantley was moved to reflect on the roles of Black womxn in America. Her meditation on the all too common struggles of Black womxn giving at the expense of themselves lead her to “The Garden.”
“The Garden” is a devised work of theatre from 7 Black womxn about the reclamation of all that had been stolen or stripped away. This performance is for Black womxn now and forever.

Written and Performed by:
Atlese Robinson
Sarah Ogutu
Whitney BlountSmith
Rayna Howard
Se’Anna Johnson
Averie Mitchell-Brown

Thursday, November 14th – Saturday, November 16th
7:30pm every night!
The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4410097
“I was moved to reflect on my role as a Black woman and the role of other Black women in America. In my reflection I began to envision us in a Garden. Sharing our work, healing others using the plants and planting new seeds, but in the process we were deteriorating. For our families, our lovers,our friends, our children, our communities. We had forgotten self love in our paradise of wisdom, strength, and healing. The Garden is a devised piece of work from seven black womxn. Reclaiming the things that have been stolen/stripped away from us. A performance not just for black womxn now but for forever.” – Eshay Brantley

A Reading With Four Local Writers @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6:30pm
A Reading with Rachel Castro, Marion Gómez, Halee Kirkwood, and Patti Kameya
Writers, poets, and community members: celebrate the (approaching) end of the year by joining Rachel Castro, Marion Gómez, Patti Kameya, and Halee Kirkwood for an evening of nonfiction and poetry at Boneshaker Books. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served in the meeting room.

About the readers:
Marion Gómez is a poet and teaching artist based in Minneapolis. She has been awarded grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Loft Literary Center, and Intermedia Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in La Bloga, Mizna, Waterstone Review, Saint Paul Almanac among others. She is a member of the Latinx spoken word collective Palabristas and works at the Loft Literary Center.
Patti Kameya is a historian escaped from the Los Angeles suburbs. She now forages wild plants and treats historical amnesia in Saint Paul. Her story “Community and Kickboxing in Saint Paul” appears in Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience Vol. 12.
Halee Kirkwood is a direct descendant of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, a poet, and a recent graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University. Formerly a corporate mascot and hotel housekeeper, Kirkwood is a writing mentor with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a recipient of the Quay-Griggs Critical Writing Award at Hamline University, and was an inaugural Teaching Fellow at the 2019 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writing Conference at Arizona State University. Kirkwood was recently selected as a 2019-20 Loft Mentor Series Recipient, and has published in the literary journals Cream City Review, Muzzle Magazine, Up The Staircase Quarterly, ctrl + v, Strange Horizons, and others.
Rachel Castro is a Minneapolis-based essayist and poet. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her nonfiction writing has received support from the Ox-Bow School of Art, the Anderson Center at Tower View as a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist-in-Residence, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. She is a 2019 Loft Mentor Series Poetry Fellow.

Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking.