Weekly Roundup: December 6-12


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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



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.

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

Friday, Dec 6

The Jorgensens with Nici Peper at The Hook, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm •  Music 7:15pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Join us for a night with The Jorgensens. Lauded for their soulful compositions and confessional-like songwriting; the strength of this two-piece is the years of collaboration, friendship, and love joined together to bring us their own brand of ‘Americana Soul’. Also featuring singer-songwriter, Nici Peper Duo whose lyrics reflect the honesty of gentle heart exposed to love, heartbreak, and the power of dreams.

Jef Cierniak Triptet with Eldon Hagen @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • 7:15pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
Join us for this rare and exciting opportunity to see Jef Cierniak with percussionist Tim O’Keefe and pianist GR Svendahl performing original compositions, ranging from sweet Latin jazz and ballads, to hot psychedelic improvisations. Opening the night, multi-instrumentalist country blues and roots music maker, Eldon Hagen with a fingerpicking ferocity reminiscent of Gary Davis, John Hurt, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Doc Watson. A night not to be missed!

Back Alley’s Holiday Rocktacular Party! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Celebrate the holiday season the SOUTHSIDE way- with Back Alley at the Schooner.  Drinks, dancing, and the boys in the band playing some of the best songs ever written.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) on rare 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd • 7pm
Billy (Wilson) is disturbed as a youngster after seeing his parents murdered, only to become a psycho killer in a Santa suit. In the tradition of holiday horrors such as Friday the 13th and Halloween, Silent Night revels in bloody mayhem. Presented on a very rare collector’s print.

Saturday, Dec 7

Justin Meyers, Kindohm, Jay Afrisando, and Sebastian Camens. @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $10 – All Ages.
A second night of performances featuring Sympathy Ltd. founder and composer Justin Meyers, live coded electronic music from Kindohm, Indonesean composer and music-technology researcher Jay Afrisando, and “minimal maximalist” computer music from Dutch/Australian artist Sebastian Camens.

Justin Meyers is an experimental musician and visual artist residing in Minneapolis. His work spans the formats of video, sound, screen, & print, but maintains a strong minimal approach across all mediums while confronting the expectations shared amongst the performer and audience. Instruments and processes used in his sound work include commercial and home-built modular synthesizers, reel-to-reel tape machines, computer algorithms and arrangement, obfuscated natural sound events and field recordings. In an effort to create an outlet for his own work and like minded contemporaries he founded Sympathy Limited in 2014.

Kindohm is Mike Hodnick, a programmer and sound artist from Chaska, Minnesota, USA. Hodnick sequences sharp synthesis and percussion with stacks of TidalCycles pattern code, resulting in bruisingly complex and alluringly minimal live arrangements. He has performed his brand of coded electronic music internationally, appearing at the Algorithmic Art Assembly, Sound of Stockholm, Algomech Festival, and the International Conference on Live Coding. In 2014, he received the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award from the American Composers Forum. He has released music on the independent labels Nada and Conditional.

Jay Afrisando is an Indonesian music composer and sonic artist. Currently, he is a PhD student in Music Composition at the University of Minnesota. He uses sound and other media to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships and diverse hearing profiles which are communicated through a range of approaches. He was awarded the 2016 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award by the American Composers Forum, the 2016 Innovative Art Grant by Kelola Foundation, and the 2nd Prize composition winner of Prix Annelie de Man 2015. He participated in the OneBeat 2015 residency in the US and the 2014 International Fellowship in Study of Korean Music in South Korea. He is a co-author of “Basic Music Technology: An Introduction” published by Springer in 2018.

Sebastian Camens is a Dutch/Australian Artist and Visual Designer based in Seattle. His sound leans into an oxymoronic minimal maximalism, utilising stochastic processes to construct brutal patterns of sound, inflating into the entire frequency range. Camens’ work often transforms sound into near-tangible objects, with implied physical properties of weight and texture.

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!

Emery: Songs and Stories @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 6pm
Toby and Devin will be playing your favorite Emery tunes and telling stories behind the songs and more! This will be a super chill event in a small, intimate setting. Seats are very limited, so grab yours before it sells out!

Trailer Trash: Trashy Little Xmas Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 30120 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
Gather ’round for some pre-holiday fuel to get you revved up for the holidays! Swing, sway and dance the night away in your Santa suit or crazy Xmas sweater — this merry mashup of holiday classics and newfangled oldies is the perfect get-up-n-go tonic to get you rock, rock, rockin’! The night also features their new album, Crazy 4 Xmas!

Sunday, Dec 8

Totally 80’s Xmas – Garage Band Christmas 11 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm • Free • All Ages
Let’s rock Christmas like it’s 1985!
Here’s your chance to live all your 80’s Christmas rock dreams with the funky and bluesy styling of your favorite Christmas season tunes. The 11th Garage Band Xmas Concert is sponsored by Spirit Garage.
Fun for all ages, hipsters to families and everyone in between invited to lend your voice and sing along.
Admission along with refreshments and fresh baked cookies are free. Donations are accepted.
For more information or group seating contact:  John Kerns, 612.312.3380, kernsey@spiritgarage.org
Website:  www.SpiritGarage.org

Mocha Girls Read Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Read Book Club for a discussion of There There by Tommy Orange. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
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

Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz Holiday Shindig w/special guests! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Show 7pm • $10 suggested donation | All ages! • Proceeds benefit KFAI Radio and Hook & Ladder Theater
Mother Banjo & Ben Cook-Feltz host their annual holiday party at the Hook and Ladder’s Mission Room! A benefit for KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD and The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, this year’s show will feature an all-star house band as well as special guest appearances by Roe Family Singers, Katy Vernon, Daddy Squeeze Newton and more!

Black & Pink Holiday Card Party @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
The holidays can be especially hard for people in prison. Join us for an evening of card writing to share well-wishes and solidarity with our incarcerated LGBTQ comrades. This will also be a space to discuss the potential of beginning an official Black & Pink chapter in Minneapolis. Black & Pink’s mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQIA2S+ people/people living with HIV who are affected by that system, through advocacy, support, and organizing.
In addition to making cards, our goal is to bring together like-minded organizers and activists who are interested in prison abolition work. Many of us are doing this work already, and we hope this event can be a space to get us all in conversation about how we can better support one another.
Snacks will be provided. Childcare will also be available.

Ninotchka (1939) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820  E 33rd St • 3pm
Russian envoy “Ninotchka” Yakushova (Garbo) arrives in Paris to complete a classified government mission, only to fall for the French nobleman (Douglas) intent on sabotaging her plan. Banned in the Soviet Union, Ninotchka was one of Lubitsch’s personal favorites.

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 9

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.

Ninotchka (1939) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820  E 33rd St • 7pm
Russian envoy “Ninotchka” Yakushova (Garbo) arrives in Paris to complete a classified government mission, only to fall for the French nobleman (Douglas) intent on sabotaging her plan. Banned in the Soviet Union, Ninotchka was one of Lubitsch’s personal favorites.

Tuesday, Dec 10

Winter Wreath Workshop at Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 5:30pm
Winter Wreath Making Workshop!
Join in on one of our workshop dates to learn how to design your own natural wreath with farm grown and foraged materials.  Participants will create beautiful, long-lasting seasonal wreaths on grapevine bases to enjoy all winter long! Join us at the Birchwood Cafe,  a neighborhood cafe focused on sustainable food sourced from local farms. This workshop includes appetizers and a wine or beer.

Longfellow365 Annual Get-Together @ The Hook and Ladder, Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Free and Open to the Public • 7-9pm
Meet photographers with Longfellow365, a daily photography project in the Longfellow community, and find out how you can join as a volunteer contributor. View our 2019 slideshow and enjoy libations and camaraderie. Limited edition books, prints, and cards will be available. Longfellow365 is a community photography project that started in 2014. The project documents each day with a photograph contributed by a volunteer local photographer. Each year a group of photographers are assigned a day of the week to take a photograph in one of the four neighborhoods that make up the Greater Longfellow Community: Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, and Longfellow. Guest photographers also contribute photographs on substitute and rotating days.

Books & Bars MPLS: Once Upon a River @  Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE and open to the public
“Once Upon a River” begins on a dark Winter Solstice night at an inn on the banks of the Thames. The regulars are telling stories to while away the hours when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath, and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? The child herself is mute and unable to answer any questions about her life. Three families are keen to claim her. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known. “Once Upon a River” combines folklore and science, magic and myth. The world it creates is atmospheric and immersive with the Thames itself as both setting and character. “Once Upon a River” is the follow-up to Diane Setterfield’s bestselling debut “The Thirteenth Tale.”

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 11

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.

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!

The Devil & Daniel Johnston @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Cost: $12 in advance / at the door
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJZOe65eA4Y
Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig won the 2005 Sundance Documentary Director award for his moving portrait on musician Daniel Johnston. Feuerzeig chronicles the life of a manic-depressive musician and artist, using a blend of home movies, Johnston’s own audiotapes, vintage performances, and current footage. Johnston has recorded more than 10 full-length albums and amassed a prolific portfolio of sketches, and has among his supporters Matt Groening, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Beck, and Tom Waits. Johnston passed away this past September at the age of 58.
Dir. Jeff Feuerzeig, USA, 2005, Digital, 110 minutes

From Mass Fare Evasion to Popular Revolt @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 7pm
A Video Presentation From The Streets of Chile:
Join us for a report from the tumultuous streets of Santiago, where a popular rebellion has brought millions to directly confront the ruling class and their defenders: the police. This uprising offers us the occasion to ask what it means to live a dignified life.

JOSHUA KLOYDA @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 6:30pm
Set Times:
Set one:  7:00-7:45pm • Joshua Kloyda
Set two:  8:00-8:45pm • Whitney B & Serdar G
Set three:9:00-9:45pm • Dahlia Jones

MN Mission: Possible Series ~ Episode 3 ~ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota!
Episode 3: An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring blues-folk rockers, Joshua Kloyda, Latin-folk duo, Whitney B & Serdar G, and the multitalented soul singer-songwriter and poet, Dahlia Jones!
Set 1: 7pm • Joshua Kloyda ~ Folk, blues, Acoustic, electric, singer songwriter
Set 2: 8pm • Whitney B & Serdar G ~ Spanish/Latin
Set 3: 9pm • Dahlia Jones ~ Soul, singer-songwriter, poetry

Wreath Decorating Workshop | Longfellow, Wednesday 12/11/2019 @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave S • 6pm • $50
A wreath decorating workshop  led by a Mother Earth Garden’s designer. Join our expert holiday decorators to design and execute a handmade balsam wreath for your door, complete with a stunning selection of trimmings and decorations. Grab a friend or come solo – we will give you everything you need to leave class with a finished wreath.

TC 30+ Queer Book Club: Are You My Mother? @  Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of Are You My Mother? By Alison Bechdel. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! 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

Thursday, Dec 12

Video Suite Premiere @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 6:30pm
The premiere of a three-part music video suite from SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE and beat-maker Nye’s album Sex Tape, a sex positive album about healthy sexuality, consent, and burning down the patriarchy.
The premiere will include the brief suite of cinematic music videos followed by a panel discussion and QnA with:
– Directors SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE and JMaki Maki
– Collaborators MagnifiKat (aka Katherine Parent) and Ryan Stopera
– Special guest filmmaker/educator Adja Gildersleve
– Moderated by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre
Doors open at 6:30 for mingling to the sounds of TaliaKnight with improvisational dance by Afoutayi Dmaco aka Djenane Saint-juste of Afoutayi Dance, Music & Arts Company.

Each magically real video takes place in a different aspect of a cultural heart/mind/spirit of society. ‘Dude Interrupted’ shows a conversation between See More and people and places under the influence of rape culture and misogyny during mundane day to day travel. ‘Funny Bone’ takes place in a holy service facilitated by an identity morphing facilitator and represents the pluralism of self and community innocently exploring relationships with different aspects of identity, sexuality, and other people. Finally, Ananya Chatterjea of Ananya Dance Theatre becomes the divine feminine, re-balancing our relationships with sexuality, each other, and ourselves, in ‘Our Love’.

Listen to the musical project online here: https://seemoremusic.bandcamp.com/album/sex-tape-or-my-response-to-our-morbidly-underdeveloped-sex-education

This activity is made possible by 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.

Alliance Member & Volunteer Appreciation Event @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 5-8pm
Appreciation Event with Alliance Members, Volunteers, and Donors.
Meet others who are just as passionate about sustainability as you are! Enjoy a delicious buffet ($12) and hear a short presentation on the Alliance’s activities this past year and our ambitious plans for 2020. Find out how you can help with our new Resilient Cities and Communities Coalition.  Please RSVP (for our our food count.) THANKS

The Farmer’s Daughter Film Screening @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • $5
Join us for “The Farmer’s Daughter” our 3rd annual movie at the A 1947 dramatic comedy film tells the story of a Swedish-American farm-girl who, working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother, finds herself on an unexpected path towards politics. It stars Loretta Young (who won an Oscar for her role), Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, and Charles Bickford. We’ll have treats, a trivia contest, and doorprizes as well! Time to be announced (it will begin between 7 & 7:30). Tickets available from Ingebretsen’s (stop in!) or the night of the screening at the theater.
A wonderful way to begin the holiday season.
View a trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhta6TYF00E
See all upcoming events: https://www.ingebretsens.com/events/in-store-events

Winter Craft Fair at Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 5-9pm
The Seward Cafe is delighted to host a number of talented local artists and artisans who are also delighted to have YOU, friend and supporter, come out to admire, $purchase$, and take part in the interdependent substructure of south minneapolis ‘s most delightful, dear, and desirable people , objects  and experiences. The cafe will have sweet treats and bevvies available

Thursday Trivia: Seinfeld @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Trivia about the show about nothing.  Show up and you might win something!

IronStar at The Hook and Ladder @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • $15 advance • $20 day of show • Ages 21+
IRONSTAR A lyrically driven alternative rock band from Minneapolis, MN. Expect emotional reactions to and explosive performances from this 5-piece sensory extravaganza.