Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and shop local!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
• This Saturday is Shop Local Saturday! We’re fortunate to live in a neighborhood with a wonderful assortment of local business. •
Sound of Music Sing-a-long @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 3pm • General Admission is $12 • Or just $7.50 for children and seniors. • Advance tickets available online now!
November 29-December 1 & December 7-8, 2019 at 3:00pm as well as 7:15pm on November 29.
Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews film musical in glorious, big screen technicolor, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! The fun-filled show starts with a vocal warm-up led by the evening’s host, who also takes the audience through their complimentary ‘magic moments fun pack’, containing various props to be used at strategic points throughout the film.
Then of course there is the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.
So get those vocal chords warmed up, cut up those chintz curtains and hurry down for another dose of the international smash-hit sensation! It’s the perfect night out for hen parties, birthday celebrations, office outings family trips, or anyone who has ever shed a tear during ‘Edelweiss’! Book early because this show sells out. http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2241
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
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/
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, Nov 29
Alpha Consumer – Black Friday Celebration @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • Tickets: https://alpha-consumer-black-friday.eventbrite.com
“Alpha Consumer reminds us of just how great American oddball rock used to be. The Modern Lovers meets Talking Heads, but heavier. In truth, to us, they’re more entertaining than that.” MOJO Magazine, March 2011
American rock group, Alpha Consumer (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Chuck Statler, Brother Ali, Anais Mitchell, Pieta Brown, Bruce Hornsby, and more) lands in Minneapolis for a night of post-holiday musical lux and lavish in The Hook and Ladder Mission Room.
Mojo Stereo at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
Come on down for Mojo Stereo’s inaugural appearance. We’re thankful for the opportunity You never know what to expect.
Up All Night at the Trylon! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9pm • $40
What could be better than staying up all night at the Trylon watching movies about staying up all night? Join us for five feature films in genres including comedy and adventure, exploitation and romance. Titles will be revealed when the movies start. Screenings begin at 9 pm and run until dawn. Rare 35mm prints, the company of other nocturnal weirdos, and plentiful amounts of popcorn await!
A Bigger Splash (1973) – New Restoration! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
After his lover leaves him, British artist David Hockney is unable to paint. He sinks into depression, only to find new inspiration in his swimming pool. Once dismissed for its gay content and its blurring of fact and fiction, A Bigger Splash is ready for reevaluation.
The Brass Messengers’ Black Friday Community Gathering @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music & Food 6:30pm • 21+ • $10 Suggested Donation
The Brass Messengers are a Minneapolis/St. Paul street band playing mostly original music inspired by global sources, formed from the annual rubble of the Heart of the Beast Mayday Parade. Their musical catalog is virtually limitless, from inspired originals to sing-a-longs and covers from around the globe. This sprawling fun factory of ten musicians is a joyful noise in the truest sense. The fun-filled community gathering includes food and music by Sacred Machine and Cajiib Band.
Entry is a suggested donation of $10 which goes to benefit the East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project.
Donate more if you can, no one will be turned away! Join the fun!
Saturday, Nov 30
Black River Revue & Tin Can Gin in Minneapolis, MN @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Black River Revue and Tin Can Gin (reunion show!) play the The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge – Mission Room
Opening Reception : C H O R U S @ Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E Lake St • 4pm
Come celebrate and see the work of Ginny Sims!
Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.
Kung Fu Hippies at the Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 8:30 Music • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
This Twin Cities-based rock band captures perfectly the atmosphere of their legendary live shows that the six-piece combo has hashed out and fine-tuned since playing jamming their first show In 2000. Featuring members of A-list bands ‘Mango Jam,’ and ‘The Gooneybirds,’ (among others), the music from four fantastic songwriters with diverse styles, making for a unique experience that always excites, and never repeats itself. Combine that with two mega-dynamic drummers (their fans call them ‘the Rocktopus’) and you have yourself a live experience like no other.
Hook Holiday Market @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Noon-6pm • FREE • Family Friendly
Featuring 20+ local artists with hand-made books, fine art, prints, greeting cards, jewelry, stickers, glass, magnets, rock posters and more!
Buy local and give a unique gift this year! We bet you find a gem.
The Hook and Ladder Theater / Mission Room:
– DJ’s Douala Soul Collective
– Kids Activities
– Community Painting
Daren Hill Paintings • TFKIA Art Studio • Las Ranas Jewelry • Adja Gildersleve Cards & Gifts • Ryan Stopera Photos & Books • The Leather Loft • Illustrations by Mark Lone • Gifts by JobyLynn Sassily-James • Art by Jeff Trldahl • Drunken Louie’s Metal Works • Karen Fonkert Jewelry • Froriginals Art & Gifts • Happie Hippie Design • Art By Jesse Brodd • MORE TO BE ADDED! #BuyLocalSaturday
Sunday, Dec 1
To Be or Not To Be (1942) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
In her final performance, Lombard stars opposite Benny as members of an acting troupe out to thwart a German informant in Nazi-occupied Poland. Initially disparaged by critics for its slapstick portrayal of Hitler’s regime, To Be or Not to Be became a celebrated Lubitsch satire
Sunday Classes at the Tapestry @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 11:10am
Sunday classes are ongoing in 2019
NEW! Absolute Beginners: 11:10 am-12 pm (Starts on May 5. Pay what you want on the first day!)
Absolute Beginners 11:10 am-12 pm
Advanced Beginners: 12-1 pm
Bata de Cola: 1-1:45 pm
Intermediate: 1:45-3 pm
Please visit my website for the complete class information at https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class
CHRISTMAS CRAFTING AND SERVICE PROJECTS FOR ALL AGES @ Epworth’s Annual Advent Workshop, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S
Taco lunch: 12:30 pm
Workshop: 1 pm
Help gifts for Emma Norton Services. Have fun making holiday gifts and decorations for family and friends. The cost is a donation of non-perishable food items for the Minnehaha Food Shelf OR donations of hats, gloves, mittens, or scarves for the Epworth Mitten Tree OR bring a friend. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-721-0232
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+
Monday, Dec 2
To Be or Not To Be (1942) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
In her final performance, Lombard stars opposite Benny as members of an acting troupe out to thwart a German informant in Nazi-occupied Poland. Initially disparaged by critics for its slapstick portrayal of Hitler’s regime, To Be or Not to Be became a celebrated Lubitsch satire.
Non-Binary Book Club: Gender Queer @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. 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. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com
Tuesday, Dec 3
Transition Your Home to Zero Waste @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6:30pm
Come learn about the zero waste movement, how to eliminate waste in your life, and how to live more sustainably!
This class is an opportunity to learn about the zero-waste movement, the impact of our trash on the environment, and simple steps towards eliminating waste in your home. If you are just getting started in decreasing your waste or if you have been at it for a little while this class will introduce you to new concepts and ideas for waste-free living. This class is considered to be “beginner-intermediate” level.
Cost is $10 and attendees will receive a $5 coupon for use at Tare Market
Earthseed Reads Book Club: Yabo @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 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. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com
The current book selection is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.
Room opens at 5:00pm 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, Dec 4
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.
Pat Donohue’s Dynamite Duos Series – Every 1st Fall Wednesday @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover (No Advanced Ticketing)
Pat plays with each musician for 2 sets each Wednesday.
12/4 – Richard Kriehn and Joyann Parker
Donohue’s Dynamite Duos Series, is Grammy award winning, dynamite fingerpicker, Pat Donohue, playing duets with great artists. His devotion to his craft has garnered him recognition as an American Standard — echoing the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis and Muddy Waters. This series, Donohue plays two sets, two duets with his friends and colleagues on stage for an explosive night of dynamite pairings featuring: Jerry Kosak and Dean Magraw on October 2nd, Paul Mayasich and Dan Neale on November 6th, and Richard Kriehn and Joyann Parker on December 4th.
Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
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!.
Thursday, Dec 5
Love & Basketball (2000) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Love & Basketball excels on both sides of the ampersand: a great romance, expressed as tenderly as Maxwell singing “This Woman’s Work” on the soundtrack; a great sports drama, exploring lack of opportunity in the pre-WNBA era. -Geoffrey Stueven, box office volunteer since September 2010.
Thursday Trivia: The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Office Trivia. Oh God, my mind is going a mile an hour.
Satire Writing Workshop @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7pm
Join us at Du Nord Craft Spirits for a FREE satire writing workshop.
We’ll be sharing the keys to crafting strong comedic headlines, structuring articles, and building on joke premises. Writers will also have the opportunity to practice these skills while receiving real-time feedback from our editors!
Folks are encouraged to hang out following the workshop and get to know other writers and Nordly staff.
Participants get free Nordly laptop stickers!
Kitchen Dwellers + Old Salt Union, Adam Greuel & Freelance Valet @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
8:00-8:40pm Freelance Valet (Lounge)
8:40-9:20pm Adam Greuel (Theater)
9:20-9:30pm Freelance Valet (Lounge)
9:30-11:00pm Kitchen Dwellers
11:00-11:15pm Freelance Valet
11:15-12:30pm Old Salt Union
Kitchen Dwellers, the five piece, high energy psychedelic bluegrass band from Bozeman, Montana, bring their Fall Muir Maid Tour to The Hook! “The Kitchen Dwellers, formed only three years ago in Bozeman, are quickly emerging as one of the best bluegrass bands in the country.” ~ Rich Ledoux – The Moose 95.1 FM
Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound.
Reading with Queer Asian Writers @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please join us for an evening of readings by local QUEER ASIAN WRITERS at 6 pm on Thursday, December 5.
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com
Featured writers include:
MERLE GEODE is a queer, non-binary multiracial Korean-American poet, shamanic practitioner, and self-taught multidisciplinary artist who is a first MFA candidate in poetry. They have an undergraduate degree in zoology and they have moved in the world as a food and features writer, freelance editor, professional dog groomer, cook and baker. They are a former University of Wisconsin Writing Fellow and Mirrors & Windows Fellow at the Loft Literary Center, and their work has appeared in Isthmus and Our Lives Magazine in Madison, WI; Twin Cities Pride Magazine, Twin Cities Daily Planet, and the anthology, Love Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge and Resilience.
SELENA MOON is a Japanese-American who grew up in the US and Japan. She received her BA in history from Smith College and her MA in history and Public History Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been researching and writing about Japanese-American mixed-race and disability history for several years. She works as a fact-checker and writer for the Minnesota Women’s Press and as a contract researcher.
MAITREYI RAY is regenerating themself, cell by cell, very slowly.
NICOLA KOH is a Malaysian Eurasian a baker’s dozen of years in the American Midwest, an atheist with two masters of theology from a Calvinist seminary, and a minor god of Tetris. They got an MFA at Hamline University, in Saint Paul, where they currently live and vex everyone with their love of the gloriously long winters. They were a 2018 VONA/Voices fellow and are currently a participant in the Loft Mentor Series. Their work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Southwest Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and others.
MIMI IIMURO VAN AUSDALL* is a Minneapolis-based writer and teacher. Her creative and scholarly work appears in MUTHA Magazine, The Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Feminist Formations, among others. She has been the recipient of the National Women’s Studies Association Graduate Scholarship in Lesbian Studies, an Artist Initiative grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board, and has been a Loft Mentor Series fellow. She is working on a book of personal essays entitled ALMOSTS: Essays from an Almost Lesbian, Almost Asian, Almost Blind, Almost Mom and a novel featuring queer youth in an Arizona-based Japanese Internment camp.
*Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.