Weekly Roundup: December 13-19


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Christmas Films @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • December 20-23 • General Admission is $2 • Or $1 w/ non-parishable food donation
Riverview Theater will once again present Christmas films at discounted prices for a good cause.
An annual tradition since 2008, on the occasion of the Riverview’s 60th anniversary, the theater will again partner with the Minnehaha Food Shelf to bring classic Christmas movies to the big screen. Admission is just $2 per feature or $1 with a non-perishable food donation.
As always, Ralphie and the rest of the gang from A Christmas Story will again be part of the lineup. This year, for the time, the Riverview will show another hilarious holiday classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Here is the full schedule of holiday film fun:

White Christmas (1954)
2 pm daily, December 21-23

Elf (2003)
4:20 pm daily, December 20-23

A Christmas Story (1983)
6:30 pm daily, December 20-23

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
8:30 pm daily, December 20-23



Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone! 
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own. 
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves.
if you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org

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 13

This is Community! Birchwood + All Square Team Up with Trio! @ All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8:30pm
On Friday, December 13th,  All Square will be hosting a ticketed event from 7-8:30 pm and 100% of Ticket Sales will go to Trio.
All Square exists to support and invest in those in our community impacted by the criminal justice system. At heart, Birchwood Cafe is about fostering community, revealing connections and inspiring gratitude through Good Real Food.

As two restaurants committed to community, social justice and a purpose driven economy, Birchwood Cafe and All Square are thrilled to come together and team up with Louis Hunter and support his values aligned business, Trio Plant Based, the first black-owned vegan restaurant in the state of Minnesota. The restaurant business is tough, and tougher still when the system is stacked against you. Earlier this year Trio launched a GoFUNDme campaign for capacity building and development funds.  We are honored to be a part of it and invite you to lend your support at our two fundraiser events! Please join us to help Trio thrive!

Louis will be our special guest at both events, to share his story and show his short film highlighting his journey through our broken criminal justice system.
Tickets for All Square’s event are $25, get yours at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-community-birchwood-all-square-team-up-with-trio-tickets-81800193581
At 7pm Louis Hunter will present his film and share his story and special guest, attorney, activist and social justice expert, Nekima Levy Armstrong, will also join the conversation. Also, please check out Trio’s Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/f/helptriothrive

Beginning International Folkdance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • Admission is $10 general, but…It’s Pay What You Can at this dance!
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!

GB Leighton’s Christmas Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
We’re delighted to host GB Leighton’s Annual Christmas Show! A Hook favorite, GB Leighton, and his band generate a dance floor shaking, rock-rock-rockin’ good time wherever they go. Come celebrate the holidays with us! More than 200 shows a year. Jubilant fans who follow him from Minnesota to Mexico. 12 albums. More than 70,000 albums sold. Billboard.com’s Top 10 Artists to Watch. All without the support of a major record label.

A Holiday Evening with Wild Colonial Bhoys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm •  Music at 7:30pm
We’ll be joined by Rocket Soul Choir and Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers. With your ticket purchase you will also get TWO digital download cards at the show: unreleased “Red Haired Lass” and Rocket Soul Choir’s “Work Song.”

La Curandera & the Ritual/Strong Buffalo+Ben Weaver/Open Flame @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • ALL AGES! • $5 Cover
Come for an evening of sonic delights, and further experiments in aliveness. Ethereal and profound trance music from La Curandera & the Ritual will open the evening, followed by music and poetry by Strong Buffalo+Ben Weaver and friends. Last will be Open Flame. We will be sharing an acoustic version of music from our next opera, The Garden, which premieres at the Southern Theater June 11-14 2020.
La Curandera & the Ritual: https://lacuranderandtheritual.bandcamp.com/
Ben Weaver: https://benweaver.net/
Open Flame Theatre: http://www.openflametheatre.org

Black Christmas (1974) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
After a series of threatening phone calls, sorority sisters begin disappearing one by one. A flop when first released, Black Christmas became notorious for being too scary to air on TV and has since become a cult favorite.

Saturday, Dec 14

DRAG STORY HOUR 3rd season kick off @ Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave • 10:30am Glitter/coloring/dancing • 11am Performance • FREE
We are thrilled to kick off our 3rd season of Drag Story Hour at our home base, Pillsbury H+T!
Join Old Man Zimmer and Doña Pepa in welcoming a 3rd artistic director …. SID CITY!
Emily Zimmer, Pedro Pablo Lander, and Siddeeqah Shabazz.
We are excited to share more details of our season on this day.

Drag Story Hour is a free, interactive experience for children featuring drag performances, activities, and, of course, reading aloud! Drag Story Hour models techniques that young audiences can try out in their own dramatic play. Children are encouraged to tap into their imaginations and see themselves as creative forces, expanding their ideas about what is possible in performance. Video by Zoe Cinel
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

RedHot Art Market @ Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, 3749 Chicago Ave • 10am-6pm
Join us for year FOUR of this fun event! Let our fires and spirits warm you as we enjoy a winter wonderland at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center. This is a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones. This year we have over 30 artists/makers with anything from lamps, fine arts, jewelry, ceramics, sassy x-stitch, sculpture, forged home goods, and so much more!! Join in the celebration of  love, life, and a great community of talented artists/makers

This years featured artists/makers are: Gail Katz-James, Jenn Angell, Resist Transmogrification Laboratory , Shelly Thrall Jewelry, James Rahn, Nest & Tessellate, Rebecca David, Wendy Thoreson, Linda Seebauer Hansen, Kate Leigh Handmade, Kelly Anderson, MOLLIERAEarts, Breezy Callens, Brad Buxton, Gina Germ,Universal Pants, Ashley Schilling, Samantha Leopold-Sullivan, Kathleen Kvern, Greta Hammelman, Lucy Brusic, Alexandra Blust, Lea-Way Designs, Nora Rickey, Rachel Urban, Gretchen Kieling, Carlyle Industries, Martha Fetter, Mary Green, Hannah Frick and Hello Cross Stitches

Twin City Synth Meet @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S • 2pm-6pm • Suggested donation of $5 • Open to all ages • Youth attend for free!
A community focused event to all interested in learning about synthesizers of all kinds. Talk with friends and neighbors, bring equipment and knowledge to share, and ask technical questions. If you’re a beginner or an experienced synthesist, we welcome you!
Front gallery programming:
2pm – 6pm – Synth social/show and tell
Rear gallery programming:
2pm – 3pm – Open PA jam
3pm – 5pm – Live performances by “Body Dork” aka Holly Hansen , Kiisu, Midnight Music Club
5pm – 6pm – Open PA jam
Suggested things to bring:
– Any gear or equipment to demonstrate and play with
– A table if you’re concerned about not having one, we have plenty of space (please coordinate with one of the admins or moderators)
– Headphones or small powered speakers

For more information: please visit squirrelhausarts.com or join the facebook group “Twin City Synth Meet” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/581400398551394/

December Showcase @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Something different – we have a 2nd Sat Showcase in December this year!  And we’re gonna play with the format, since it’s the holidays. Yes, you may hear some seasonal songs, some folks love them.  And for others, we’ll bring you covers, originals, any topic, anything goes. Our acoustic performers will sing all their favorites for your listening pleasure. Please join us for an evening of light and love and really fine music.

Jim Kirkendall is a seasoned performer with deep roots in Americana who has toured nationally.  His voice is a rich and resonant tenor; his guitar strong and well informed; and his song selection as wide as the world. He presents his songs in an entertaining manner, audiences love him, we do too.

Marcia Sanoden brings us a beautifully fresh, lyrical voice – delicate, airy, evocative. Her approach to singing often surprises with delightful twists and turns. Her accomplished guitar style perfectly supports her songs, be they creative originals or cleverly reinvented covers. So worth listening to.

Roady Tate is well known in the cities for his warmth, wisdom and humorous asides, and these attributes translate into songs that soar to the rafters and into our hearts.  His beautifully vibrant voice carries all the pathos of his time walking this earth. He is known as a superb guitar picker – he can play the shimmery, the buttery, or just plain down home funk. We are lucky to have him.

Sally Heinz, a founding host of 2nd Sat, loves to sing some of our more poignant seasonal music in a low alto, with a resonant 12 string some say sounds like an orchestra.  Maybe throw in a few flute licks. She just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to join in.

Two Harbors + LowRay with The Havana Sleeve @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
TICKETS -> https://twoharbors-lowray.eventbrite.com
Join us or a fantastic night of good ol’ fashioned Minneapolis rock and roll with Two Harbors, LowRay and The Havana Sleeve!

2nd Saturdays at Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
It’s time for 2nd Saturdays at Merlins Rest Pub!  Music, food, and an absolutely amazing selection of whisky!  Come join us!

Hook Holiday Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • The Hook and Ladder Mission Room • Event 7pm – 11:30pm • Suggested Donation $5-$10 • (No cover charge with canned good donation.)
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present a cross-celebratory evening on starting with a special artist reception and closing party for the Pareidolia Art Exhibition (currently on display in The Hook & Ladder Theater and Mission Room), and ending with the Hook & Ladder Holiday party featuring DJ sets by Parkour Master Battle Dens, live performances by Valet and Stereo Library, plus an artist pot-luck and snacks prepared by local nonprofit food-share organization, Community Driven

Pareidolia @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 MInnehaha Ave • Dec 14 – Dec 15
Pareidolia: Group Art Show at the Hook and Ladder.

Sunday, Dec 15

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO • 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Louis & Dan And The Invisible Band (kids) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Hook and Ladder Mission Room • 2pm • $5 at the door
What happens when two best friends from Minnesota get together to write a bunch of silly songs that are made to get kids and grown-ups dancing?
You get Louis and Dan and The Invisible Band!
Kids will rhyme up a storm with ‘Have You Got a Word?’, learn a weird new way to eat spaghetti with ‘Underwear Spaghetti’, and find out what little princesses do when they grow up in their song ‘Princesses’. (Spoiler – turns out a degree in molecular biology isn’t out of the equation!)

Trouble in Paradise (1932) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Pickpocket Lily (Hopkins) catches a tough break when her lover and partner in crime (Marshall) takes up with the perfume company owner (Francis) they’ve set their sights on robbing. This bawdy romp was withdrawn from circulation for two decades after strict enforcement of the Hollywood Production Code began in the mid-1930s.

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 16

Trouble in Paradise (1932) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Pickpocket Lily (Hopkins) catches a tough break when her lover and partner in crime (Marshall) takes up with the perfume company owner (Francis) they’ve set their sights on robbing. This bawdy romp was withdrawn from circulation for two decades after strict enforcement of the Hollywood Production Code began in the mid-1930s.

Casual Collage Gathering: December 2019 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm • FREE •  All ages & skill levels welcome • Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
Join members of Twin Cities Collage Collective for a casual evening of collage-making. This is intended to be a loose, free-form session for folks to socialize and work on collage. For more information about TCCC, visit http://www.twincitiescollagecollective.com

Tuesday, Dec 17

Intergenerational Story and Play Hour for babies, toddlers, and & preschooler @ The Minnesota Veterans Home, Building 19 Community Room, 5101 Minnehaha Ave South • 10:30am- 11:30am • All are welcome
Our veterans will read books and sing songs (with a ukulele player) for 1/2 an hour then we’ll have a 1/2 hour play/ craft time, led by a Recreation Therapist. Children of all ages are welcome, just know the songs & books are geared to little ones.  Please contact Erin Betlock aterin.betlock@state.mn.us /612 548 5751 to RSVP or with any questions.

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors’ Annual Holiday Celebration @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st Street • Doors 10am • Event 10:30am
Celebrate the season with old friends and new! Enjoy live entertainment, lunch and door prizes. (Please note – this event lasts till noon or later and is located in the church gymnasium.) Questions – Call Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799

Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at Minneapolis. A “Nurse Is In”/Blood Pressure Clinic is held afterwards. Everyone is welcome. (There is a $1.00 suggested donation.) For further information, call Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799.

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 18

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!

Tarot for Seekers & Skeptics (Meetup) @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm • Donation of $10 is suggested, but is not intended as an access barrier. Whatever you are able offer is welcome.
Curious about tarot, but unsure where to start or how to advance your skills? In love with the cards but unsure on the accessories? Seekers & Skeptics is focused on a secular approach to tarot, but is welcoming to all belief systems. Each month, we’ll build your skills and explore what it means to take a fresh look at tarot in the modern day while honoring its rich history. Bring a deck if you have one, and your questions about the cards! Hosted by Sam Lofgren; contact them with any questions!

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! @ 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia Begins 6pm • Admission is FREE! • UPDATE: On a WEDNESDAY night! Tell your friends who can never make our regular Tuesday night.
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!

Mary Bue & the Monarchy Fall Residency at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Suggested Donation • marybue.com • thehookmpls.com/event/mary-bue-monarchy-3/
Full intensity living without a second to take for granted — that is Mary Bue’s m.o. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016, she has found herself with new band of her dreams and 8th album in the works to reflect that intense philosophy in its title track The World is Your Lover. The world constantly provides us with opportunities to grow, change, and fall in love over and over. Every experience an opportunity to deepen. Rising out of the trauma of sexual assault as sang of in her 2017 EP The Majesty of Beasts, divorce from her husband and bandmate, the opening and closing of her yoga studio, and venturing out into an unknown future, Mary’s new album is full of power pop, piano dream waves, and layers of shimmery 90’s influenced guitars to defy and even proudly display the battle scars.
Joined by new bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker (The Suburbs, Andrew Bird, HALEY, Jenny Lewis, Alpha Consumer), Steve Price (The Suburbs, Rex Daisy), Richard Medek (Kevin Costner, Eric Koskinen),  Molly Maher (the Queen herself!) and occasional string & harmony section Julia Floberg (Delphia Cello Quartet, Mestofonia) & Shannon Frid-Rubin (Cloud Cult, batterboy), and Crystal Meisinger on vocals — this is a band fit for a kingdom, newly dubbed Mary Bue & the Monarchy.

A prolific songwriter with 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs with inquiries into the spirit, the seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment all mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. For the early half of 2017 Mary was an Artist in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM – spending time creating in sol itude, along the Rio Grande river gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains. She released her 7th project The Majesty of Beasts in May 2017 which landed on 2017’s Best of Minnesota Music lists for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and #3 in the City Pages. Mary’s long-time support of PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) as well as the release of this EP was also recognized, honoring Mary with 2017 Community Al ly of the Year.

Santa’s Slay @  Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • $5
This direct-to-DVD masterpiece is perhaps the most wholesome slasher movie ever made. Pro wrestling superstar Goldberg plays Santa Claus who *SPOILER ALERT* drowns Fran Drescher in eggnog. Your new favorite Christmas movie. $5: Tickets: Coming soon to https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0nDG91hVu0

1/15 | The Killing of Satan @ TRYLON
2/19 | Death of a Cheerleader (aka A Friend to Die For) @ TRYLON

Thursday, Dec 19

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Harry Potter trivia returns!  We focus on one of the 7 novels in this installment.  You guess which.

Cornbread and Friends “Holiday Blues Show” @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 7pm • Music • 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
TICKETS -> https://cornbread-holiday-blues-show.eventbrite.com

The Hook and Ladder Theater is proud to again host this very special, intimate Holiday Blues Show with the one and only Cornbread Harris and Friends on Thursday, December 19th at The Hook and Ladder Mission Room. Seats available on a first-come first-served basis.
James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris, Sr. (born April 23, 1927) is an American musician and Twin Cities legend. The Cornbread, as he often refers to himself, has been playing blues, boogie-woogie and rock n roll piano for Twin Cities audiences for decades…roughly 7 of them now. Yes, Cornbread opened for The King (Elvis). Yes, a young Cornbread appeared on MN’s first recorded rock & roll record (with Augie Garcia). Yes, Cornbread has been the recipient of numerous prestigious (Blues Hall of Fame, Sally Award, etc.) recognitions. Yes, Cornbread is Jimmy Jam’s dad.
But, the fact that Cornbread still holds down weekly and monthly gigs across the Twin Cities at restaurants like The Loring Pasta Bar and Hells Kitchen, as well as playing local music venues, weddings, churches, old folks homes and private events as often as he can, is what might just make him the most special artist in our artist-rich community.
Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with a 92 year old living legend, James Samuel ‘Cornbread’ Harris, Sr.

Paris, Texas (1984) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
“Paris, Texas is something like a western, something like a ghost story, and a powerful film about reckoning with regret, with a rare—and perfect—lead performance from one of film’s great character actors, Harry Dean Stanton.” -Greg Hunter, box office volunteer since January 201

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.