Weekly Roundup: January 24-30

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Saturday, February 15: Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7:30pm
Delicious treats; jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction.

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 


Minnehaha Community Gardens has 5 plots open to Greater Longfellow residents! 
The plots are $25 to lease for the year.  If people are interested they can contact Steve Wardell at srwardell1@msn.com

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
Come by Belle’s for some fun family projects and exploration! Check out the Little Free Library, explore the recyclables-turned-neighborhood map, grind corn, make a book, create a contraption, make some music! Designed for ages 3+ to engage with their adult family/friends/caregivers, the possibilities are endless. Come check it out!
Our regular weekly hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

* Please note that cold temps and deep snow can influence our hours. Please check the website for most current status. Looking for a unique space to host a small gathering? Belle’s ToolBox might just be the place! Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com

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

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 24

2nd annual Twin Cities Tongue Twister Hot Sauce contest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6:30pm
Bring your hottest and bestest hot pepper sauce to Urban Forage to compete for the prize of best tasting and hottest hot sauce in the Twin Cities.

Winter Art Lending Event @ Powderhorn Park @ 6pm
Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library at the Powderhorn Park Recreation Center on January 24th from 6pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then it’s yours to display in your home or office for three months, free of charge!
If you are a first-time borrower, please make sure to bring proof of your current address. 
Parking is available at the center as well as on the street.

Old Guys Play the Blues – Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
The Old Guys bring their Memphis-flavored tales of hard living, fast women, and a chaser of redemption back to South Minneapolis. 

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm-12:30am
The BNB live at the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. Great venue!! Check it out.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Tired of his millions, Thomas Crown (McQueen) plans heists for fun. Enter Vicki Anderson (Dunaway) as the brilliant insurance adjuster assigned to catch him.

Hard Looks Album Release @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm • All-ages, $5
Come out and help us celebrate the release of our new CD, “One Step”. We’ll be joined by our good friends Fiji-13 & Black Widows!

Whalen and the Willows, Part Time Ex’s and Mac & Reino @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show • $5 for MN Music Coalition Members (MMC) (Door Only)
Tickets -> https://peaceful-release.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Whalen and the Willows’ first full-length record, Peaceful. Based in Minnesota, Whalen and the Willows’ special brand of Americana uses melody, rhythm, and harmony to conjure an experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ranging from dark and brooding to bright and hopeful, their music has the depth and authenticity to catch anyone’s ear. This special night also features local rockers, Part Time Ex’s, and local moody duo, Mac & Reino (Casey McIntyre and Jeff Reinartz).

Minneapolis Art Lending Library: Winter Lending Event, Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave S • 6pm – 8pm
All residents of the Twin Cities have the opportunity to borrow original works of art for a three-month period, free of charge. Visit artlending.org for more information. 
We also have a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2691516484204130/

Saturday, Jan 25

P R G R P H S ep release show @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $8 Cover • ALL AGES • Doors 9pm • Music 9:30pm

Rapper Sword Dance Out @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword and our friends RapXcalibur, Guyz with Tiez, and asworded dancers from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will be dancing and imbibing at Urban Forage. Please join for an exciting and possibly hilarious afternoon, or at least some good times.  Bring your friends!

Burns Night at the Pub @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7pm
Join us on our annual Burns Night at the pub with poetry, music and of course Haggis Dinner. Music by Tim Cheesebrow to follow event  Call for reservations – we will be asking for a 15.00 per person deposit

Sunday, Jan 26

Romance Book Club: The Bromance Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The Bromance Book Club. Get your copies at Moon Palace 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

Nanilo with Yigitcan Eryaman: Music in The House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
This installment of our Music in the House Series features NANILO with special guest Yigitcan Eryaman. NANILO is a trio made up of experienced vocalists and ethnographic researchers, Sarina Partridge, Alia Jeraj, and Sarah Larsson. They sing songs of migration, with an emphasis in traditional women’s music from Eastern Europe, Western India, and the Jewish diaspora. Nimble performers with tight harmonies and complex rhythms spinning stories of love, longing, and liberation.

Yigitcan Eryaman is a classically-trained Turkish guitarist, building a reputation in the Twin Cities for innovative, sonically-adventurous arrangements of Turkish and Balkan folk songs. Yigitcan was a 2019 Cedar Commissions artist, for which he composed a suite of songs exploring the seasons of Minnesota through an immigrant’s eyes. Yigitcan’s ensemble, Üsküdar Eclectic, performs regularly at Finnish Bistro in St. Paul and released their debut album in 2019, featuring renowned vocalist Brenna MacCrimmon.

Monday, Jan 27

Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Whether you’re curious about Scottish country dancing or if you’re a lapsed SCDer looking for a review, this 4-week session will give you an overview of the basic elements.  Join us on Monday nights, 7:30pm to 9:00pm beginning January 27th. The full course costs just $12 ($10 for Tapestry Folkdance Center members). No need to be Scottish or to bring a partner!  Be sure to invite your friends!
Details at http://www.rscds-twincities.org/minicourse.html

Danez & The Homies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and conversation with Danez Smith and Tish Jones in celebration of Smith’s highly anticipated third collection, Homie

A magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family—blood and chosen—arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s, for yours.

Danez Smith is the author of Homie, Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert boy], winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. They live in Minneapolis. http://www.danezsmithpoet.com 

Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks, Tish Jones is a poet, performer, educator and cultural producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has performed in venues throughout the United States, including but not limited to, Dance Place, Kaplan Theater, The Walker Art Center, CBGB and more. Her work can be found in the Minnesota Humanities Center’s anthology entitled, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, the 2011 and 2013 Saint Paul Almanac, and the Loft Literary Center’s Nation of Immigrants audio CD. An Arts Matters Foundation Fellow, a Springboard for the Arts’ 20/20 Artist Fellow and a graduate fellow of the inaugural Intercultural Leadership Institute, her work explores the way in which art can function as a tool for social transformation, liberation, and education.  Jones is also the former director of the Brave New Voice international youth poetry slam festival. For more on her personal praxis, see Jones’ TEDxMinneapolis Talk on Spoken Word as a Radical Practice of Freedom.

Tuesday, Jan 28

Grease Rag Open Shop for Femme/Trans/Women @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • FREE • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, hosts Grease Rag Open Shop at our location (University of Minnesota Bike Center, East Bank Campus). This is a free open shop for people who identify as FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-Spirit).
Grease Rag Open Shop is a time for you to come and use our stands and tools at no cost. The work is expected to be done by you, and we’ll have a facilitator or two at the shop to help if you need guidance or an extra hand. Attendees receive a 10% discount on parts and accessories purchased during the Open Shop time. Grease Rag Ride & Wrench encourages and empowers FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I AM”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world. Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHRVnUch6oQ

The Minneapolis Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe.  Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!

Movie Trivia: 80’s Cult Classics Theme Night! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • Admission is FREE! We’re kicking off 2020 with another special movie trivia theme:
From movies like “Less Than Zero” to even lesser than zero!
Any team with at least one member who dresses top to bottom in their freshest ’80s outfit gets 2 bonus points! Leg warmers, padded shoulders, neon, parachute pants, hairspray! Oh my!

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!

Wednesday, Jan 29 

Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat Robert Lloyd @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
Acclaimed novelist and songwriter, Wesley Stace, has earned an international following under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. Tenured at Sire, Rhino and Hollywood Records with a robust, 17 album catalogue, the most recent release coming from the legendary Flowers Studio (MPLS), in collaboration with The Jayhawks, Stace’s musical versatility ranges from traditional folk to full-on pop and has won over audiences and critics alike. Joining the bill, frequent collaborator and acclaimed mandolin, accordion, and keyboard player, Robert Lloyd. Also featuring Austin, Texas, bohemian-born, musician and writer Dylan Hicks.

The April Fools return to The Schooner – One night only! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Back at one of the grooviest little joints in the country. We play all night – and there is never a cover at the Schooner.

Reading with Alyssa Zaczek @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
In this middle grade novel starring a drag kid, seventh-grader. Martin McLean struggles to find his voice, and his inner diva, as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter in Martin McLean, Middle School Queen. Alyssa Zaczek is an author and lifelong lover of words. Martin McLean, Middle School Queen is her debut novel. Originally from Chicago, Alyssa now lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

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, Jan 30

A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show • Seats available on a first-come first-served basis!
Tickets -> https://holy-place-to-be.eventbrite.com
Join us for A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie, an acoustic performance and sing-a-long with John Eller (The Shiny Lights), Chris Perricelli (Little Man) in celebration of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, David Bowie. 

Also joining John and Chris will be Leslie Ball, Janey Winterbauer, Michelle Massey, Katie McMahon, Joseph Pettini and Paul Boblett. Let’s Dance!
Note: Due to artist scheduling conflicts, the “A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie” concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Advance tickets already purchased for the previously announced date will be honored at our box office for this show.

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.

Thursday Trivia: Disney movies: The Renaissance @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Did you wear out the VHS tapes of 1990’s era Disney movies as a kid, watching and rewinding Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast a few thousand times?  Do you still? Come to Disney Renaissance era trivia at Urban Forage and win stuff! All movies released between 1989 and 1999 are fair game.