Weekly Roundup: January 17-23

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required
Instructions provided
No partner needed
All abilities warmly invited
$3 | Scholarships available
Drop-ins welcome
Snacks provided 

Futsal / Soccer Training for Grades 6-12 begins Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Soccer training and futsal free play with Coach Pete Munene and the Harambee Sports Club is designed for motivated players (grades 6-12) who have participated in recreational or competitive soccer and are looking to improve their skills. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. Each 90-minute intensive training will consist of speed, strength, and agility training; technical/skill-building; and small-sided futsal play.
Current Winter Session UPDATE:  Registration OPEN 
Mondays | Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 9, 2020 | $70 | 9 Weeks | 18 Max
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950
Training Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play Ill – MPRB Activity #100797
Ages 10-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Register through MPRB

Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity #100799
Ages 14-19 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Register through MPRB 

Harambee Sports Club is a new initiative that seeks to support diversity, equity and cultural fluency in youth sports. Harambee is a Swahili word that translates to “working or pulling together.” We see sports as an engaging and challenging experience that must support youth with positive role models and provide them with opportunities to create connections with each other and their communities. We invite like-minded families to join us on this journey.

Harambee Sports Club offers FREE futsal free play for students and adults in addition to competitive futsal league play. Learn more at www.harambee.us or email info@harambee.us


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

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave S • www.belles-toolbox.org • Bike with hats, walk with boots to Belle’s for a dose of family fun!
Hours: 10am-Noon, Tu – F & 2pm-4pm, Tu – Th
NO Third Saturday this month!
Excited to share news of our Little Free Library at Belle’s ToolBox!  Except for hinges (from our local hardware store) all parts to construct the box were found on site :0) Words of several languages spattered about its sides convey our interest in helping ‘repair the world’ and creating peace, together! Kids from Sanford ELL helped w that! By the way, it swivels for easy access from sidewalk or garden. Give it a whirl for world peace ♡ 
Love and Peace for the New Year from all at Belle’s ♡
REMINDER: Cold, Ice & Snow can affect our hours – check website!

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. 

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, Jan 17

The Short Fuses with Holy Hannah! and Elour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of hard and heavy rock’n’roll with a splash of punkabilly, proto-metal, with The Short Fuses, and contemporary, retro-rock fueled singer-songwriter, Holy Hannah! The energetic duo of Elour kicks off the night. 

3 Days of the Condor (1975) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Bookish CIA agent Turner (Redford) goes out for coffee and returns to find his co-workers murdered. With no one to trust, he kidnaps Kathy (Dunaway) in order to get inside information on the secret scheme to undo him.

RuDeGiRL, The Red Flags, & Wizard Dick The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of Minneapolis Rock N’ Roll. Driving guitar rock with more hooks than a tackle box.

HURDY GURDY Psychedelic Pschooner Cruise @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
First HG show of 2020 will be an all-nighter! Three sets beginning at 8:30. We have lots of new stuff besides the usual Donovan/Yardbirds. Come out and get rocked.

Saturday, Jan 18

Confronting Islamophobia @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • 9am-Noon
“Confronting Islamophobia” – a presentation for Holy Trinity members and friends. The presentation will help us better understand the rich faith and culture of Islam, identify ways Islam is impacted by both intentional and unconscious bias and suggest ways to honor this faith at work and in our organizations. 
Speakers are Jaylani Hussein and Safiya Hashi. 
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB3GlDaNhkfEAkYiE599l8rku8xqiQciveeaidh28oqZ0dyg/viewform

Midwinter Rock Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
There is going to be a WINTER ROCK PARTY! This will be a warm night of rock and roll served up on what is sure to be a cold night! Four bands will pour their hearts out for your entertainment and there may be prizes and give aways as well. Care to guess what the prize could be?

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook 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.

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us- Free Community Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Join us at The Medicine Tree for collaborative community knowledge share on the importance of being connected to your ancestral roots and cultural heritage. We will begin the evening with a land acknowledgement honoring the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples & open a discussion on what it means to occupy stolen land.  Elders from all traditions are invited to come and share-with your voice being held in the highest honor. We will discuss the importance on honoring those who came before us and how we can incorporate ritual and ceremony into our modern lives while respecting different traditions and cultures. 
This is a free event and ALL are welcome!  Tea and snacks will be served. Donations will be accepted.

Panel Discussion: AALF Black Census Panel @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 9am 
Join Be Counted MN’s Anika Robbins in a panel discussion hosted by the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) on the upcoming 2020 Census and it’s impact on the African American Community. 
Learn more about African American Leadership Forum- MN and the upcoming discussion here: 
Be Counted MN is a non-partisan initiative. 

Sunday, Jan 19

Dr. Kingpin 2020 @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 5:30-7:30pm • $200
Dr. Kingpin: Mixed Blood’s 20+ year tradition of striking and the best fundraiser ever devised in the history of the universe. Assemble your team, don your garb, and let the strike(s) commence.  $200 gets you a lane, balls and shoes for up to 5 teammates.
Food and beverage available for purchase from Memory Lanes. $190 of your $200 lane purchase is tax-deductible. Although this is technically a competition, take that classification with a grain of salt! Sweatbands for the highly competitive are strongly encouraged.

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.

Seed Series | Seed 1 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board.

Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’.
The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. 
No dance experience necessary.
Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. 
You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well).
Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)

SEED 1 | Facilitator: Jana Lundell
“Inspired by water and its ability to change form rapidly, come move | discover | create in this time of continuous freeze and thaw. Our time together will be comprised of an hour ‘4 Phases Practice’ and a research-directed improvised practice that takes a new perspective on a childhood game.”

Jawaahir’s 27th Annual Henna Party @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm 
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each. Short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women’s celebrations.
Enter our two awesome raffles.
Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
Mingle with family, friends, and Jawaahir members.
Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Raffle #1:
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We’ll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Raffle #2: 
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket. 
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult). Raffles payable at the door

Monday, Jan 20

Casual Collage Gathering: January 2020 @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm 
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. 
✂️ Free
✂️ All ages & skill levels welcome
✂️ Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
For more information about TCCC, visit http://www.twincitiescollagecollective.com 

Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ Powderhorn Park, 11am
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Powderhorn Park on January 20th! This free event features local performers, artists and a community meal.  The first 150 kids will receive a free book!  
Please register for the celebration to help us have a safe event with enough seating.  Consider purchasing a mission ticket to support our #advocacy work. Register here: http://www.ppna.org/events-1/dr-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration.

91 STRONG: PPNA is proud to present a group of 91 organizations unified for equity and justice in representation of the number of since Dr. King’s birth.  See the growing list and get involved here – http://www.ppna.org/mlkcelebration
ENTERTAINMENT: Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus | Gigi Bisong | Native Pride Dancers | Reading of Dr. King’s: “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” by Fartun Weli, Founder & Executive Director of Isuroon | Gospel Choir 
COMMUNITY MEAL: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches | Chips | Fruit | & More To Be Announced | Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Available | ​Thank you to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America and White Castle for donating! 
FOOD DRIVE: Bring canned and dried goods to the 2020 Food Drive at Powderhorn Park and help someone in need! 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS: Minnesota Historical Society, Risen Christ Catholic School, Seward Community Co-op, All Are Welcome Here, Anderson Realty, Bowman and Brooke LLP, The Cultural Wellness Center The Family Partnership, Frostbeard Studio, Hamburguesa El Gordo, The Longfellow Community Council, Lavender Magazine, May Day Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Neighborhood Development Center, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, and Springboard for the Arts

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: Abdo Publishing, Book House, Paperback Exchange Famous Dave’s, Lerner Publications and White Castle | This event is brought to you by The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, Jan 21

King Kustom & the Cruisers LIVE @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm 
King Kustom and the Cruisers Rock and Roll dance night.

Wednesday, Jan 22 

Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.

Schooner Candy • Them DOTS @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Then DOTS return to the Schooner Tavern with lots of new songs to shock and delight, but some just ain’t right — we’ll play them anyway.

Aware Dance – Heart Expansion @ Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S • 7:30pm
Have you found during the winter days when you feel cozy, safe, comfortable, and in good company either with yourself or others, your heart space starts to soften and relax, and may even feel joyful? What a sweet time to expand our capacity for peacefulness, compassion, and understanding. Utilize these experiences for your greater good and for those around you. Join Aware Dance January 8th & 22nd and invite your heart into the space to feel, express, and expand.
When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:30PM. Doors open by 7:10pm for check in. The outside doors are locked once the event starts. 
Where: Walker Community, 3104 16th Ave South, Mpls., 55407
Participation: $15 cash at the door or via Paypal: paypal.me/SLaemmle.  
About: We start with a group centering and intention setting. We begin our movement from a place of awareness and sensation. Throughout the dance a space is held for you to feel into and move from a place that is authentic within you. No need to dress up in fake emotions. This is a space to explore from the inside out, to connect with your power and ignite your energy. It’s also an opportunity to be nurturing and gentle with yourself. Your asked to bring your curiosity and open mind. This is a barefoot dance practice. Clean indoor shoes without black soles are okay. Shirts / tops must be worn in the space. All bodies and orientations are welcome. No experience necessary.

The music will influence the dance and pace. The dance itself is not facilitated. Every week we offer a unique and eclectic variety of music to inspire various forms of movement and spontaneity. Afterwards participants are guided through a short relaxation and cool down. An optional closing circle follows.
Be playful. Be curious. Be you. Give yourself the gift of movement. 
Note: Playlists may contain explicit language or content.
This is an alcohol and drug free event. It is not designed for children. Aware Dance is not affiliated with the Walker. The building is wheelchair accessible.
May the season delight and surprise you!

Thursday, Jan 23

“Memory Laws” by Rachel Jendrzejewski | A Free Workshop Concert and Reading @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 1:30pm
A new, experimental rock opera on the life of Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski, filtered through the lenses of 81 women.

Sewing Sustainably: Produce Bags with An Upcycled Closet @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
Create reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials! Students will create two reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials. Students will learn the basics of sewing to structure their bags and feel empowered to make their own reusable bags for themselves, or as great gifts for friends and family! No experience needed, all levels welcome! All supplies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring whatever they would feel most comfortable using (sewing machines, fabrics, etc).
Lauren Callis, An Upcycled Closet
$30/$25 co-op owners

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a winter remedies chats, plant drawing time & potluck. 
Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. 
Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj 
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs.

Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.

Thursday Trivia:The Avengers @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become really good at bar trivia”

MN Mission: Possible Series Episode 4: Joshua Kloyda + Whitney B & Serdar G + Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators 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 4: An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring blues-folk rocker, Joshua Kloyda, Latin-folk duo, Whitney B & Serdar G, and explorative Americana craftsman, Wynn Rivers.

Set 1: 7:00pm  Joshua Kloyda
Set 2: 8:00pm Whitney B & Serdar G
Set 3: 9:00pm Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am! **Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.