Weekly Roundup: January 31-February 6

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Please Help Longfellow Community Council Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is your neighborhood organization, providing resources for programs, projects, activities, & events directly benefiting our community. LCC facilitates the work of three committees that review proposed development in the community and plan/implement resident-led projects, like the Longfellow 365 photo book, Minnehaha Mosaic refuse bins, rain gardens, Chard Your Yard, trash clean-ups, ecological restorations & lots more! We’re your primary resource for funding needs, opportunities & information, as well as helping connect residents to local government. Many of your neighbors have already benefited from LCC funding, including hundreds of home restorations, through low-interest rehabilitation loans.

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.

Show Your Love for Greater Longfellow, by helping us reach our $15,000 goal by 2/29/20. Please consider contributing any amount and/or contribute in other ways, like joining a committee or the Board of Directors, or participating in our events. You can also buy LCC merchandise, set LCC as your nonprofit on AmazonSmile or simply like/share our posts on social media!  

To donate online visit: www.longfellow.org/page/donate/ Any donation amount is appreciated! Learn more about LCC at www.longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529 to talk with our staff. Like you, we love this community and want to continue our mission “To improve the well-being of our diverse community through engagement, involvement and empowerment.”


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

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

Friday, Jan 31

Benefit for Minnesota Helps Fund @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $7 • Doors at 8pm • Music at 9pm • All Ages
A benefit show for the Minnesota Helps Fund to support the individuals and families impacted by the fire at the Francis Drake Hotel. 
• Wanderer 
• While God Sleeps 
• Optimal Crime 
• Sunset (First show – members of Harvest, Holding On, Regret, Blue Ox, Young Turks) 

Splendid Isolation: A Night of Music & Musings of Warren Zevon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • +21 • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show – GA Seating
The king of L.A. musical noir, Warren Zevon’s music had a hard-edge with a sensitive soul and his tales of 1970s SoCal revealed a seductive underworld of outlaws, mercenaries and villains, where love was fleeting, and happy endings rarely came. 

Splendid Isolation: The Music and Musings of Warren Zevon, brings Mick Sterling and his special guest musicians to The Hook & Ladder Theatre to honor the rock ‘n’ roll cult legend. Longtime fans will appreciate the depth and breadth of this full revue, and newer fans can venture beyond “Werewolves of London” to hear some of the most original and brilliant songs they may not have discovered yet. From loud rock to gentle ballads, the live band will honor Zevon’s spirit with a musical journey into the heights and depth his world.

JP Live at the Riverview @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S. • 7:30pm
Jim Pellinger plays a solo acoustic show at the Riverview. All ages, no cover.

Saturday, Feb 1

Cocktail Class at The Bungalow Club @ The Bungalow Club MPLS, 4300 E Lake St • 2-3:30pm
Become a Cocktail Master with our  class by Jon Robinson

Join us at the bar and learn all of the tips and tricks to making the best cocktails your friends and family have ever had. Jon Robinson is an encyclopedia of spirits and cocktail culture. He’ll answer all of your burning questions like what is the difference between whiskey and whisky and the history of the old fashioned. During the class you’ll learn about tasting spirits, how to make a balanced cocktail and navigating the tools of the trade. This is a perfect gift for the cocktail connoisseur or the curious!

The Details: Cost: $55- includes bottomless bubbles, spirits tasting, and 2 cocktails. Nips and nibbles will be served. 
Jon Robinson has been in the industry as a bartender for over 20 years. He is an author, designer of cocktail menus throughout the Twin Cities, and the owner of Sunshine Consulting, specializing in bartender training and assists restaurants with their cocktail programs.

Timbre Ghost at SolSta Records @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7pm • $10 adv • $15 door
We are pleased to share Trap House Chicken LLC will have a truck parked right outside the venue for your food desires.
ABOUT TIMBRE GHOSTTimbre Ghost plays the New High Lonesome sound. Songwriter Dustin Tessier’s songs are moody, contemplative, immediate and intimate; often courting the line between introspection and the shared experiences of love, loss, & heartache. 

The Driftless Area are a “midwest American rock” band from Minneapolis with a sound influenced by hometown bands, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and Gear Daddies.

Language Practice Meet-up @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 4pm 
Hello! Mark your calendars, we will be having our first meet-up Saturday, February 1st at 4pm at Seward Cafe. 
There will be a lot of Spanish speakers and learners, but if you want to come practice any other language, I’m all in!  I personally am up for practicing any and all languages if I can find another person to practice with.

Bourdebela (3•3•3 Release) + Apollo Cobra @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird (limited) • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
8:30pm – Bourdebela is an all-star trio (Tim Carrow, James Rogers, Doug Christianson) of musicians in theTwin Cities, featuring keys/guitar, electric and standup bass, and drums/percussion.
10:00pm – Apollo Cobra is an electronic based 3 piece dance band that brings it like nobody else.
11:30pm – Bourdebela + Apollo Cobra = Super Jam Dance Party

Panel Discussion: AALF Black Census Panel @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 9:30am
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: https://www.facebook.com/events/449783422384243/
Be Counted MN is a non-partisan initiative.

Reading w/ Matty Layne Glasgow, Debra Marquart & Roy Guzmán @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for a reading from Matty Layne Glasgow, Roy Guzmán and Debra Marquart with a generative workshop on queering ecopoetics  to follow lead by Matty Layne Glasgow. 
Beyond the Rainbow: Writing Towards a Queer Ecopoetics: 
Ecopoetics frequently evokes the natural, and thus what society deems moral, appropriate, or pure. How can we as writers subvert centuries of thought that define marginalized identities as unnatural by considering these same ecological systems? In this generative workshop, we’ll read contemporary poets whose work explores both queer identity and environment. We’ll discuss and draft poems that queer ecopoetry in various ways: through the poet’s or speaker’s own lens, through knowledge of queer ecological processes, through form and language. Our poems will navigate and celebrate our own truths, as well as the diverse environments we inhabit. 

Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of deciduous qween (Red Hen Press, 2019), selected by Richard Blanco for the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award. His recent poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. He is a Vice Presidential Fellow and PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Utah where he serves as the Wasatch Writers in the Schools Coordinator and the Assistant Editor for Quarterly West. In his downtime, you can find him worshiping his holy trinity of trees, drag queens, and Kacey Musgraves.

Roy G. Guzmán received a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Raised in Miami, Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Their debut collection, Catrachos, is coming out of Graywolf Press on May 5, 2020.

Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University and Iowa’s Poet Laureate. A memoirist, poet, and performing musician, Marquart is the author of six books including an environmental memoir of place, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere and a collection of poems, Small Buried Things: Poems. Marquart’s short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories drew on her experiences as a former road musician. A singer/songwriter, she continues to perform solo and with her jazz-poetry performance project, The Bone People, with whom she has recorded two CDs.  Marquart’s work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award. The Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Marquart teaches in ISU’s interdisciplinary MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her next book, Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New & Collected Poems, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2021

The Inland Seas – 1st Saturdays at Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St. • 8:30pm
This fall and winter, Rest! Come escape the cares of the week 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!

Sunday, Feb 2

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S. • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

Super Bowl LIV & Puppy Bowl Watch Party! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 2pm
Join us for the big game and the puppy bowl on Feb 2nd! 
$5 Burger Basket (add ons extra)
$3 Nordeast
FREE football shaped Muttloaf 
Puppy Bowl starts at 2pm
Super Bowl starts at 5:30pm

Zingo: Sooper bowl commercials @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 5pm 
Bingo is so 2019.  You want to play Zingo, and play it real-time based on the 5 zillion dollar commercials airing during the big game.  Don’t care about football? No worries! Watch the commercials with us, mark your Zingo card and maybe win a bottle of wine. Free to enter, fun to play!  Bring a friend and some nachos.

Monday, Feb 3

Non-Binary Book Club: When the Moon Was Ours @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities.

Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section. 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 www.geeklovecafe.com

Tuesday, Feb 4

Felted Animal Sculptures @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 7pm • February 4 – 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Create a 3-dimensional sculpture creature using dry felting and hand sewing techniques. Students will be guided through the process of designing and sculpting unique animals. Details such as eyes, beaks, tails, etc. will be added using beads, polymer clays, and embroidery thread. An interior wire armature will enable your unique animal sculpture to pose and take on a life of its own. 

Note: Materials fee $20 payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman

Earthseed Reads Book Club: Marrow Thieves @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.  Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com  
Marrow Thieves is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Feb 5 

Masters of Poetry: LOVE POEMS @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
If you’re a poet, at some point you’ve probably attempted to write a love poem. It’s one of the most tried & true subjects and yet there are many pitfalls. How to avoid sounding like a Hallmark card or an angsty teenager? How to best capture the euphoria of falling in love—or the heartbreak of falling out of it? How do you write something that is personal but also will resonate with readers who have never met your beloved? We’ll tackle these questions and more as we read/discuss some classic love poems — as well as some unusual ones that approach the topic in unorthodox ways. 
Taught by Katie Vagnino and David Bayliss
$30 suggested but pay what you can 
Register in advance using the ticket link; walk-ins also welcome!

Tape Freaks Presents: February’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm 
It’s another birthday wildcard this month! Will it be something good? Something painful? Something underrated? There’s only one way to find out! 
Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. Our audience never knows what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com

***Tickets available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. Tape Freaks swag can be purchased with cards, cash, Venmo, and Apple Pay.***

Thursday, Feb 6

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
He’s back. Harry Potter that is.  Trivia on one of the books. You guess which one.  Have fun, and maybe win stuff.

Theater of Blood (1973) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
“Vincent Price as a washed up Shakespearean actor bent out of shape due to poor reviews so he wreaks havoc on the critics, murdering them one at a time while playing the individual roles they dissed. Yas! I’ve wanted to see this one on the big screen for years!” -Caty Rent, box office volunteer since September 2012.

One Shot Comics: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us in February for a discussion of Roz Chast’s award-winning memoir CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? As always, copies are available from Moon Palace for 20% off. Thanks for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore! See you soon. 

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
#1 New York Times Bestseller
2014 National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award
Winner of the 2015 Reuben Award from National Cartoonists Society

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

Phishing The Dead of Winter with The Jones Gang & Hoodphellas @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music at 8pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Tickets -> https://phishing-the-dead-of-winter.eventbrite.com

The Jones Gang: Minneapolis’s Finest Grateful Dead Tribute Band Ever! First Show Was June 1996. Originally Stu Allen on Jerry, currently McGanahan Skjellyfetti- lead guitar and vocals, Jim Hinkley – rhythm guitar and vocals, Lee Leonard – bass and vocals, Leif Rasmussen – drums and spacial effects, John Wolfe – keyboards and vocals, Ann Hicks – vocals
Hoodphellas: Four guys who quite simply love to sing and perform music from the the greatest band in all the land: PHISH
Derek Ramnarace (Of Old Soul Society): Derek Ramnarace leads the “Old Soul Society” and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics!

Carolyn Holbrook & Juliet Patterson in a narrative conversation @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Holbrook and Patterson write prose that explores the depths of psychogeography, in personal narratives that elevate daily experience into spiritual practice. Please join us to hear text from these two moving books as it is woven together by two gifted writers. 

Carolyn Holbrook is founder and director of More Than a Single Story and is Executive Editor of the Saint Paul Almanac, Vol. 13. She is co-author with Arleta Little of MN civil rights icon, Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s memoir, Hope In the Struggle, author of the chapbook Earth Angels, and an essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (forthcoming Spring 2020). Her awards include two MN State Arts board Artist Initiative grants, a MRAC Next Step grant, a MN State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant, is a 50 over 50 honoree, recipient of the Hamline University Exemplary Teacher Award, and the MN Book Awards Kay Sexton Award. She teaches Creative Writing at Hamline University and a variety of community venues. She is the mother of five, grandmother of eight, and the great grandmother of an adorable one-year-old.

Recently named a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry, Juliet Patterson is the recipient of fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minneapolis-based Institute for Community and Cultural Development. She’s the author of two full-length books, Threnody, (Nightboat Books) and the Lambda Award finalist The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in numerous magazines, and she’s also published two chapbooks (one prose and one poetry): Epilogue (Spout Press) and Dirge (Albion Books). Her most recent writing project, a memoir in progress entitled Sinkhole, was a 2017 finalist for a Loft-McKnight Award and is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. She lives in Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi near the Great River Road.

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.

Tiki Night, The Greatest Hits @ The Bungalow Club, 4300 E Lake St • 4:30pm
Tiki Night is here again to wash away those winter blues. Join us for a tropical evening with Mambo Mike and Sunshine behind the bar, making those killer cocktails. They’re bringing back some greatest hits like the Zombie, Painkiller, Aku Aku, and the list continues on. As always, mystery bowls will be available. You gotta show up to find out what Mambo came up with!