Weekly Roundup: February 14-20

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

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.”

Epworth’s Spring Pasty Sale: An Epworth tradition for more than 30 years, each Epworth pasty is a meal you can hold in your hand. Still only $6 each, meat and veggie options are available. You must pre-order by March 4 at 651-645-9855. Handheld pies made fresh on March 7 and ready for pick up after 3:00 pm at Epworth UMC, 3207 37thAve S. Large orders, please pick-up after 4 pm. You can also order online at https://epworthmpls.org/pastysale/

Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!

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 


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.

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
January gone… and, according to the groundhog, spring is coming soon! But for now let’s have some winter fun!
Come help with fun on our Third Saturday, February 15 from 10am to Noon,,, be sure to wear your RETHINKING Cap!!!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

NOTE: Will be CLOSED February 18 – 24.
When you do stop in, check out our cardboard map of GREATer Longfellow! Our ELL kids from Sanford helped to design and construct, using parts from the recycling tub – it’s way cool!
Continue to stay warm… we at Belle’s think it helps lots to share hugs♡ 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, Feb 14

Valentine’s Day @ Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 5pm 
As many of you know we only take reservations ONCE a year. Well it is that time of year! We will be running a prefix V-Day special menu (this is always awesome and yummy) and many of our regular menu items. Reservations are from 5pm-7:30pm and first come after that. If you are flying solo, no worries, we don’t reserve the bar or the rail. Please call 612-729-4200 after 4pm to make reservations.

Black-Eyed Snakes + Left Lane Cruiser @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show 
Sweet Treats For The First Hundred Peeps + Something Special to Uncover For All The Night’s Lovers! A rock n’ roll love affair with Duluth, MN’s genre-bending electric blues band, Black-Eyed Snakes and Fort Wayne, IN’s whiskey fueled frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll duo, Left Lane Cruiser! Supported by Fulton Beer, Jameson Whiskey, & Nobool Presents

Valentines Day at Urban Forage @ 3016 E Lake St • 4pm Candles on the tables.  Live cello music. And the best cider and wine in town.  Where else would you want to be? 

Cry Danger (1951) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm 
Five years into Rocky’s (Powell) jail term, a man turns up to provide an alibi. But the man is lying, hoping to score a share of the money Rocky didn’t steal in the first place. Now he has to find the real culprit before it’s too late.

Saturday, Feb 15

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Delicious treats, jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction. 
About this Event: This 10th annual event supports restorative justice in our community! Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice works primarily with youth who have broken the law – to help them make amends and learn from their mistakes. Thank you to Zipp’s Liquors, Seward Co-op, Thrivent Financial and the Hook and Ladder for making this event possible!

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Black Widows Valentine’s Rock ‘N Roll Massacre @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 with non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland
Join us for the annual “Valentine’s Rock’n Roll Dance Massacre” – a celebration of heartache and disappointment…or love, if that’s your thing.  Black Widows perform plus rock ‘n roll DJ’s will take over with a vintage rock & soul-based vinyl dance party. Think Jr High w/ alcohol, ridiculous valentine-themed decorations and cupcakes with broken hearts and skulls on them! Wicked cool. Black Widows are a Minneapolis-based surf-roxotica band known for their wily, surfy guitar tones, gritty bass grooves, and girl-group harmonies

Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Begins 12:30pm • Ends 3:30pm • ALL AGES • FREE for Kids • $10 Cover for Adults
Contests! Prizes! Snacks! Friendship! Fun For All Ages!
February 14th may be for lovers, but February 15th is for friends! So gather your family and friends and come on down to the Hook and Ladder Mission Room and make some new friends on the dance floor at the Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party! We will have DJs and dance classes, a Dance Like Your Friend Contest (group dance moves), and a Dress Like Your Friend Contest (matching outfits) with prizes from local businesses. There will be snacks available for hungry kiddos and adults.

Put on by the people who brought you Frankenstein’s Funk Machine – A Halloween Dance Party For All Ages, this party promises to be good clean friendly fun for the whole family. If you do come, be prepared to smile the entire time and leave with unprecedented levels of dance floor confidence and new friends to boot!
Sponsored by: Heroic Goods & Games | The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 

SLC Live at the Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-9:45pm
Join us for a midwinter gig at the Riverview Cafe!

Kitten Forever/Hype Ma’am/Scrunchies/Partition/Rigby at MPB @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • All Ages
An absolute BARN BURNER for the angel that is Maude Lorr’s birthday ❤️

Sunday, Feb 16

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! 

Seed Series | Seed 2 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
SEED 2 | Facilitator: Joshua Lorris “With the body as primary source, this workshop on dance dramaturgy explores a self-directed research-based approach to performance making, guiding participants through the developing of choreographic work. This class has an emphasis on moving and writing, and ends with participants crystalizing a short choreographic nugget for participants to utilize in class and to take with them.”

Joshua Lorris is a Minneapolis-based creator and performer. His work focuses on embodied processes of movement and creation, taking form in wildly imaginative surrealist inspired ways that queer the human experience. It starts with his obsession of the mundane and the embodied experience moment to moment. Joshua holds an MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University; a BA in Theatre/Dance from Luther College; and is a certified teacher of Open Source Forms, a practice rooted in and fluidly expanding on Skinner Releasing Technique. 

‘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!)

Reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro as she reads from her novella City of a Thousand Feelings. 
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

Anya Johanna DeNiro is the author of the forthcoming book City of a Thousand Feelings (Aqueduct Press). She has been shortlisted for the O.Henry Award and was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Catapult, One Story, Asimov’s, and many other places. She is also working on a YA novel called My Heart Is an Unslain Dragon, about a young trans woman who trains dragons. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and can usually be found on Twitter at @adeniro.

Lehto & Wright ‘Curios’ Record Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release! Tickets –> https://lehto-wright-curios.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Lehto & Wright’s new album, ‘Curios’. Minnesota-based folf-rock and progressive rock duo, Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles by taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and setting them in contemporary, guitar-based arrangements. Their unique approach to the world of folk, folk rock and progressive rock will leave audiences spell-bound. Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release!

JOHN WRIGHT: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals and Vocals – With a long-standing dedication to traditional music, Wright’s background spans many different musical styles including blues, fusion, pop Latin and rock. By incorporating all these influences, Wright has his own unique approach to the folk and folk rock genres. This is evident in his tasteful acoustic guitar and bass work. Other recent music endeavors include The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra and his work as a producer, arranger and engineer at The Villa Studio in Savage, MN.
STEVE LEHTO: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin and Vocals – With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Martin Carthy, from King Crimson to Richard Thompson, Steve Lehto’s impressive versatility and range on the guitar is matched only by the emotion he puts into his playing. Equally at home playing an Irish jig or a jazz standard, he brings a unique and accomplished style to the folk and folk rock world.
MATT JACOBS: Drums and Assorted Percussion – Matt Jacobs’ resume reflects his many talents as a percussionist. From blues with Big Walter Smith, pop with The Auto Body Experience and gigs with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Jacobs is a seasoned pro that understand the folk rock tradition and provides a solid foundation for Lehto & Wright.

Winter Book Club – 2 free CEUs! @  Geek Love Cafe, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11:30am
Come meet with AMPSW members to discuss Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law which deals with neighborhood segregation and the effects of gerrymandering on the wealth inequality in the United States. This event is free to attend and all members are welcome! 2 CEUs will be provided for all attendees. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segregated/dp/1631492853 


Monday, Feb 17

Karaoke Night at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Come join us, Invite your friends, and sing some songs, create some amazing memories, and raise some money together! 
Calliope is raising funds for the Gala Festival this summer – we are one of the host choirs welcoming over 6000 diverse singers representing over 100 choruses and ensembles! More info here: https://galachoruses.org/events/gala-festival Donations welcome! We have different Karaoke “Tiers” for suggested donations. 
$1 – to sing any song of your choice 
$2 – for duets 
$3 – Song Roulette (The Emcee picks a song for you! Good Luck!) 
$5 – Pick Someone else to sing! (Do you want to see your friends sing? Donate $5 dollars and up they go!) 
$1/Calliope Back-up Singers – Need some help on a song? Pick a few Calliope Members to Help!

Tuesday, Feb 18 

Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors “Using What You Have: Self Defense for Seniors” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St • Doors 10am • Program 10:30am
Learn a simple, intuitive self-defense system that can help anyone improve their chances of surviving a dangerous encounter. Gail Boxrud, Owner/Instructor of Krav Maga Minneapolis, will discuss awareness and avoidance scenarios, as well as conduct some simple hands on training that anyone can master.
Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at, Minneapolis. Everyone is welcome. (There is a $1.00 suggested donation.) For further information, call Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799.
Co-sponsored by: Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors and Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education. Event space is donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday, Feb 19

Death of a Cheerleader (aka A Friend to Die For) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Based on the infamous 80’s murder where an affluent varsity cheerleader was stabbed to death by her classmate in a fit of rage and jealousy. This direct-to-tv adaptation was the highest-rated TV movie of 1994. Starring Tori Spelling!
$5: Tickets https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ Trailer: https://youtu.be/9P1_mlwXYcQ

Well Read Black Girl: The Stars & the Blackness Between Them @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
Moon Palace Books is excited to host our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm. Join us for a discussion of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus, who will be joining us during this month’s book club. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Food and drinks available from Geek Love Cafe.

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.

The Snow Ball: Senior Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 2-4pm
Waltz, tango, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, march, cha cha slide, even macarena and more!  This is a social dance for all skill levels and all abilities. Bring a friend or make a new one dancing to the music you love and remember at this afternoon social dance. We’ll have a DJ and some instruction. 
Accommodations are available for all 55 and older. Held at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Call to register at  612-668-4828


Thursday, Feb 20

The Hook and Ladder Mission:Possible Episode 5 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30 pm • Music starts at 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
Abel and I are once again part of a fun event happening at the Hook and Ladder’s Mission Room called MISSION: POSSIBLE, which showcases Local Talent! 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! 
An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring the acoustic folk-pop-punk-rock of Project : Constellation, Latin roots duo Cathy ‘n Abel, and indie/alt-rock/country/prog group Sigcell.
Set 1: 7:00pm Project: Constellation
Set 2: 8:00pm Cathy ‘n Abel
Set 3: 9:00pm Sigcell
Come support Live Music and your local performers! We love seeing you in person too!

Taylor James Donskey/Rachel Bearinger/MrsPinky and the Great Fox @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
It’s the Midwinter Heat Exchange at the Hook and Ladder Theater!  A time to warm up with good friends, great music and complimentary HOT CIDER. Come on down music provided by Taylor James Donskey, Rachel Bearinger and Mrs. Pinky and the Great Fox!  Complimentary Hot Cider will be available at the full service bar.

TAYLOR JAMES DONSKEY: Taylor James Donskey plays alternative country, sharing everyday tales from everyday people. Uncluttered melodies over a lived in sound support the stories, the hopes and the relationships these people have with one another. These songs are the lasting impressions left by simple, impactful living. Warm and natural, Taylor builds on the solid foundation that was given new life by Gillian Welch; perpetuated by Jeff Tweedy and set on its head by Blake Mills.

RACHEL BEARINGER: Rachel Bearinger hails from Oelwein, a German-settlement town nestled in the northeast Iowa prairies and limestone. One thing about Iowans has always rang true: they know how to create their own fun. This was how Bearinger began exploring the world of music and poetry, spending evenings after school in her bedroom recording piano improvisations and singing stories into a Sony tape recorder.
20-some years later, Rachel has developed an expressive sound inspired by the likes of Brandi Carlile, the Tallest Man on Earth, Regina Spektor, and Nick Drake. Her debut album, “Spirals,” is the result of a fruitful collaboration with composer/producer/percussionist Patrick Cunningham to create realized arrangements of songs about fixation, aging, forgiveness, and the wandering spirit.  

MRS PINKY AND THE GREAT FOX: Mrs. Pinky and The Great Fox is a Minneapolis based band hoping to connect with their audience through their soulful jazz, R&B, and alternative sound.

Thursday Trivia: Minnesota native plants and fungi @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia all about Minnesota native plants and fungi.  Because talking about Minnesota plants makes you a really fun guy.

Too Old For This Sh%t: Feb queer dance party with MM! @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8-11pm • $5 cash cover • 21+ 
Hello, gay bookworms, M.Mara here! Don’t you wish you could:
– get your bootylicious freak on without it conflicting with your weekend plans?
– go out, dance hard for two hours, and still be home and in bed before midnight?
– hang out & build community with all the queers & their coolest friends?
– have a dance space for grinding *and* a mellow hang out space for conversing?
– eat delicious fresh made pizza (GF crust avail!), plus drink wine & beer, and kombucha on tap?
– support your local bookstore in even *more* ways?

Now you can! Get ready for the gayest and most bumping early-weeknight-bookstore-dance-party this side of the Mississippi!! I don’t know about you nerds, but that sounds like pretty much the dreamiest thing ever…Books + Dancing + Queers + Early + Weeknight + Pizza = Hell to the YES! ….Aaaaaand……TOFT$ UPDATE! Now monthly on the third Thursday of every month at Moon Palace Books!! 

Spinning tunes, we will have DJ Emi Lyman in the house– thank you for your spinning service, DJ Emi!!  Feel free to drop your requests on the fb event page 🙂

The space is wheelchair accessible and has all gender restrooms.  There is a dance floor for busting your moves, and the cafe space for folks looking to socialize and enjoy the mellow vibe with well lit spaces, seating options, and conversation friendly volume 🙂  #BuildQueerCommunity

The bookstore proper will be open until 9pm, and sometimes, if we’re lucky, they’ll stay open a little later for us…Can’t wait to see you all soon and until then, be well, be weird, and be the change you seek!

I am creating this event to make a queer centered space for an early weeknight dance party, as a gift to Myself. That being said, dance loving non queer allies who are moved to attend are also welcome to come and support by dancing hard and holding space for us queer folx!