Weekly Roundup: December 20-26

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Happy Holidays!

Note: LCC Offices will be closed from Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020

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

Need a gift for Christmas? Longfellow Community Council has all sorts of goodness available at our office. Check out items here.
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. Note: LCC Offices will be closed from Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020

Belle’s Toolbox will be CLOSED DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 1
We will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, January 2

T-F 10-Noon; T-Th 2-4pm; 3rd Sat 10-Noon
REMINDER: Cold, Ice n Snow can affect our hours – check website!
Love and Peace from all at Belle’s ♡

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/

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

Friday, Dec 20

Vonnie Kyle solo acoustic set at Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-9:30pm
Be sure to catch her full-band set the night before at Mortimer’s in Uptown, if you want to experience both sides of that folk-rock coin.
Santa Fe-based musician Vonnie Kyle has been carving out her own identity for years as a powerful voice in contemporary songwriting. Whether showcasing her highly personal, poetically confessional lyricism via intimate acoustic recordings or fronting the booming modern rock of her band Ten Ten Division, Kyle has evolved through the years as both a singer and guitarist to create a singular sound all her own. Kyle writes all her own material — prolifically so, with a repertoire of well over a hundred original songs.

Solstice Songs @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 7pm • Tickets $5-15 sliding scale at the door
Welcome in the longest night of the year with Nanilo!  Lush harmonies and traditional music invite you to get cozy and sink into the darkness.

Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins’ – 11th ‘Yuletide Sweater Ball’ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $15 Day of Show
Straight from the great Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins. Don’t let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, rather 5 self-proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and 4-part vocal harmony, combining folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and some fully-loaded stage banter. Opening the show: critically acclaimed local modern blues outfit, the Annie Mack Band and country-blues rockers, the Ben Eaton Band (US)

Loki’s Folly (Single Release), Rigby and d8mchild @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 18+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Tickets ->https://the-littlemermaid.eventbrite.com
Loki’s Folly releases their brand new single, The Little Mermaid, and share the Mission Room spotlight with Rigby and d8mchild for an intimate night of Minneapolis punk rock!
Loki’s Folly is an indie-punk duo comprised of two young sisters from South Minneapolis who like to play loud music that makes them happy. For a two-piece outfit, they make a very big sound that is all their own. When Loki’s Folly play, they bring you into their world. It is a universe where influences like Sleater Kinney meet the tradition of Swedish Kulning in the best possible way.

Tommy Bentz Band at the Schooner! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • Fri 8:30pm 
We are very excited to be back at the Schooner, never a cover, and one of the most relaxed places to catch us in the Twin Cities. The jams will be oh so mighty, as we are preparing for our trip to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis at the end of January representing WI. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Saturday, Dec 21

Bring in Winter Solstice with Light & Sound: Workshop & Ceremony @ Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm • $30 (registration required)
Help us celebrate Winter Solstice by bringing in light and sound for a special ceremonial evening. Create your own luminary along with a New Year prosperity shaker jar. Take part in a sacred ceremony as we walk the evergreen labyrinth and bring our luminaries to life as we light the longest and darkest night of the year, all while drumming with intention. All activities are indoors.
Included in the evening: 
•       Lantern instruction & materials 
•       Light snacks and hot solstice beverage 
•       Ceremonial bag and prosperity shaker to take home
•       Frame drums during spiral walk (you are welcome to bring your own)
Led by:
Cheri Bunker (drumming & sound healing facilitator
Denise Rouleau (mixed media artist and director of Art Pharm)
For more information and registration, Visit: http://www.artpharm.net

SIMPLE GIVING @ Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave S • 10am-Noon
“Pinecones, Puppets, n Percussives” A morning of simple projects made with small hands and big hearts,,, for friends and family!
* pinecone ornament – for grandma
* puppet – for a sibling or cousin
* percussive instrument – for the dog 🙂
Consider wearing your woolies! We may gather for time in the gazebo. Regardless of where you find yourself this holiday season – Remember to Give Simply ♥
* family treasures to pass along
* items supporting favorite NotForProfit
* locally made – neighborhood or home!
* homemade cookies, jam
* wrapping – comics, old maps, or sacks 
* cards – child’s artwork

The Medicine Tree ~ SOLSTICE Open House~Holiday Botanical Bazaar @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 10am
Come join us for a fun-filled day of community gathering and plant magic! We will be hosting a student herbal bazaar with the graduates of our 2019 community herbalism apprenticeship program, as well as SKY Vintage + Apothecary with amazing vintage clothing and accessories and Bemidji-made herbal products, herbal snacks and beverages, tarot readings, and more! Our quarterly open houses always have fun gifts and magic to offer, but the most nourishing gift is the community connection! We can’t wait to see you there! Bring a friend! 

SLC Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Dave and Mark are looking forward to playing this gig at the Riverview on Saturday, the 21st of December. They’ll be playing all of your SLC favorites along with some festive holiday tunes. C’mon out and enjoy your favorite beverage to celebrate the Winter Solstice with Sonic Love Child! 

Dee Miller at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Dee Miler Band getting the holiday week started! 

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15  Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.

In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases. 

Winter Shindig & Cookout @ Sonora Grill, 3300 E Lake St • 3pm
Join us for a day/night outdoors filled with grilled tacos, beer, tequila, mezcal, good tunes, hot chocolate, bonfires, laughs & all the s’mores you can eat. Location will be out on our large snowy patio. And yes, we will be grilling outside, we’re Minnesotans after all – so let’s embrace it! 

$10 will get you 2 Sonora style grilled tacos made with love by the owner & grill master himself – Conrado Badilla Paredes along with a tap beer of choice. 
S’mores will be provided & tequila shots encouraged! Dress warm! Dog friendly!  

The Middle Path Film Screening – Minnesota @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3:30pm
About the Film: The Middle Path follows a young woman on an epic two-week backpacking trip down one of America’s most beautiful trails: alone. Through the struggles, she learns a new lesson every day. The film covers the importance of self-discovery, taking risks, and connecting with the environment.
The Middle Path Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxjqORejqbs&t=8s

** All proceeds will be donated to TreePeople to help educate and connect inner-city youth with the environment. **

About TreePeople: Through its environmental education program, TreePeople connects communities across Los Angeles with a comprehensive curriculum that promotes sustainability and respect for nature. Proceeds from the film will go toward TreePeople’s Adopt a Class program, an initiative that helps students connect with nature and learn about our fragile environment. Thanks to you, more students will learn about the wonders of nature as well as develop an understanding of how they can help to protect the environment.
Find out more about TreePeople here: https://www.treepeople.org/

Other Details: The film will start at 3:45 PM and will be followed by a short Q&A with Jenna.  Refreshments will be provided. 
Run time: 85 minutes

Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at Gandhi Mahal @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 11am-4pm • . Everyone is welcome at this free event! CASH ONLY please.
This edition of #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave S) 
#SupportLocalHustle popups are an opportunity to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers. We have a charitable cause you can donate to at the door, good vibes, and beautiful wares.
This event is free to enter, cash ONLY, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.
—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community.
Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$30. Many offer sliding scale pricing.
Pickle Witch (v/gf fermented pickles) • Art by Tori Hong (stickers, zines, cards, art prints) • hclou art (uniquely queer art) • Dulceria Calvario (artisanal Mexican inspired baked goods) • Kari Lee Art (food-themed small gifts) • Stitch Monkey (crochet goods) • Courtney Cochran (beaded jewelry & screenprints) • Basic Butta (natural body care products) • Leesha’s Lacquer (hand mixed nail polish) • Las Ranas (magical jewelry for gente chingonx) • Junauda Petrus-Nasah (yummy treats & literary swag) • B.Ebony Art and Adornments (made of copper, brass, silver & natural stone) • The Race Company (anti-racist apparel & art) • Handspun Rainbows (fiber & quilts) 

The space has no steps to get in, and one single stall (no-/all-gender) bathroom with handrails. Navigating inside the space with a wheelchair would be very tight, but doable.

Sunday, Dec 22

Fireroast Mountain Boys ~ Music in the House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Suggested Donation: $20 
Join us for the holiday edition of our Music in the House series. This month features, The Fireroast Mountain Boys, serving up a delightful mix of holiday classics, originals, irreverent send ups, sing-alongs and just great feel good music. All you need to bring is you holiday good cheer!

Erik Koskinen / Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $18 Day of Show
Tickets -> https://koskinen-maher.eventbrite.com
Join us for a night of real roots rock featuring critically acclaimed, American folk, country, and blues rocker, Erik Koskinen with his top-shelf band, and twangy, lament-filled, guitar-driven, country-folk-jammer with real blues swagger, our very own, Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers! Not to be missed!

Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.  Maher is an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draw from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a fine balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt.

Heaven Can Wait (1943) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm 
When wily philanderer Henry (Ameche) follows his devoted wife in death and arrives at the gates of hell, Satan (Cregar) isn’t keen to let him inside.This scintillating Technicolor feat earned three Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director.


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 23

Catfish Troy & Electric Revival at Schooner Tavern (12/23) @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm • 21+, FREE (plus tips)
Join Catfish Troy & The Electric Revival for a night of funky rockin Blues music! 
Featuring: Michael Anderson-sax, Andrew Guerrin- gtr, Reilly Griffin- bass, Brian Engel- drums, Catfish Troy Kittinger-gtr/vocals
This up-and-coming Blues band doesn’t hold back! Come dance drink sing or cry, you’ll leave pleased!

Tuesday, Dec 24

Wednesday, Dec 25

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) on rare 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Competing sales clerks Alfred (Stewart) and Klara (Sullavan) unknowingly exchange love letters. Can their anonymous romance survive the reveal? With this beloved Christmas classic, Lubitsch created an enduring blueprint for romcoms.

Thursday, Dec 26