Weekly Roundup: February 28-March 5

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

THANK YOU Greater Longfellow! This amazing neighborhood has already helped us reach $2,428! So we are almost 20% towards our goal of $15,000. We’ve received donations from 52 amazing residents so far! Every little bit helps, and we’re so excited to put these funds back into the community with projects & programs. If you’d also like to contribute, you can easily donate online here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR checks can be made out to Longfellow Community Council and sent to 2727 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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.


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!
 

FRIDAY Fish Dinner • Fridays February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm • St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S
St. Albert the Great’s popular and famous fish dinners offer rewarding opportunities to unwind at the end of the work week and feast on great home-made meals.  Dinners include fried or baked tilapia, potatoes mashed with cheese and spices or hashed-brown wedges, coleslaw, spaghetti with meatless marinara sauce, homemade desserts, and beverages. All food is made fresh by parish staff and volunteers and feeds many hundreds of individuals from the parish and the greater community each Friday.

Fish Dinners also include BINGO in the gym from 5:30 to 7:30 pm plus several kinds of raffles. We also serve up plentiful conversation and a joyful, welcoming atmosphere.  In 2006 & 2013 City Pages named St. Albert the Great’s fish dinners the best fish fry in the Twin Cities, and this celebrated event has been highlighted by KARE 11 ( also see their 2008 article), WCCOMinneapolis StarTribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Even bloggers sing our praises!  This year, we’re featured in the book Food Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities.

Overflow parking is available one block north at Anne Sullivan School parking lot. Our shuttle bus runs back & forth from the lot to the door… so hop on!

Enter via the front door of the church and enjoy the musical entertainment provided for you (if you have to wait for seating.)  Each night features 3 different performers. Bring your coffee up and enjoy after you eat too! Line up of performers will be announced soon! 


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 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Creating a Resilient Yard With Buzz
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil. In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs and pollinator lawns and meadows. Blue Thumb coordinates part of the Lawns to Legumes program in partnership with the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. “Pollinator conservation can be as simple as allowing clover to bloom within your lawn or installing a few native perennials. Small actions like these can have great impacts when adopted by communities that have the proper information and guidance,” says James Wolfin, an expert on bee-friendly lawns and a manager of the Lawns to Legumes program for Blue Thumb.

Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Participants will learn practical information about installing projects, as well as Lawns to Legumes and other cost-share programs and resources that can help get a project in the ground. More information and scheduled workshops are available by visiting  https://bluethumb.org/events/ or calling ​651-699-2426​.

Resilient Yards Workshop (3 hours) A framework for understanding and creating resilience, covering site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for individual yards from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Master Water Stewards.
Turf Alternatives Workshop (2 hours) Alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
Healthy Soils Workshop (2 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil. Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Participants learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard and how to take action to strengthen and protect their soil.

Locations for these workshops are offered throughout the metropolitan area. As of now, we have several workshops scheduled  with more to come. Updates and additional dates will be updated here: https://bluethumb.org/events/



Chard Your Yard Garden Registration Opens March 15
Have you seen those signs near your neighbors gardens and wondered what Chard Your Yard is all about? Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to offer a fun and exciting event to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods, CHARD YOUR YARD. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change.

Chard Your Yard volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We plan to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens for neighbors in zip code 55406. The garden beds are $70 which includes: a 3’x5’x12” wooden frame installed and delivered to your house, a site visit by a master gardener to find the perfect spot for your bed, a fill of nutrient rich dirt, and a Chard Your Yard sign. Through the generous support of Longfellow Community Council, ​we can offer a limited number of beds for low-income and senior citizen gardeners ($35) and double-high beds for gardeners with disabilities ($70). These beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.

This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help! This is a great event to meet neighbors and learn more about Transition Longfellow. ​We will be building and installing the beds Wednesday, April 29th between 5pm-9pm and filling them Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-4pm (attendance for entire shifts not required). Registration to receive a bed opens March 15th and will close in April or when all beds are purchased. Please visit ​www.transitionlongfellow.org/chard-your-yard​ for further information and to sign up to receive a bed or volunteer. 


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!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

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


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


Friday, Feb 28

Magnetic Ghost – “Pixels” LP release show @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm Doors • 9:30pm Music • $7 • 21+
LP Release show for Magnetic Ghost – “Pixels” (limited to 260 copies on LP via Round Bale Recordings / Magnetic Ghost) already being hailed as “an intricately constructed, gorgeously textured weave of shoegaze, drone, ambient, and psychedelic pop” by advance listeners.  

Set Times:
Marisol 9:30pm
Michael Gallope 10:00pm
The Cult of Lip 10:40pm
Magnetic Ghost 11:15pm
Also, Geek Love Cafe has the best pizza in Minneapolis, it’s really not even close.  Great sounds, great food, great drink.  


Ring in the Leap Year @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Can you believe this is the first time these two seminal Twin Cities Celtic rock bands are on the same bill?! This is going to be a rockin’ night, with two awesome Irish rock bands! What better way to celebrate Leap Year?


Conversation w/ Sam Pink, Samuel Robertson, Big Bruiser Dope Boy @ Moon Palace Books, 7pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of Sam Pink’s Early Stuff with a reading from Pink and Big Bruiser Dope Boy, as well as a conversation about working creatives in the independent art and writing scene with artist Samuel Robertson. 

Sam Pink’s books include Person, The No Hellos Diet, Hurt Others, Rontel, Witch Piss, The Garbage Times/White Ibis, and The Ice Cream Man. His writing has been published widely in print and on the Internet and translated into other languages. He currently lives in Michigan and sells paintings from instagram.com/sam_pink_art.   

Samuel Robertson lives and works in Minneapolis, remodeling houses and painting portraits, and other miscellaneous commissions, including art for books and music. Influenced by the battle between the human spirit and the hive mind as we combat loneliness and purposelessness, his current undertaking is illustrating the King James’ Old Testament in a way he even finds hard to explain. Robertson is inspired by consumer culture and our appetites for comfort, power, love, and enlightenment. He believes the remaining nuggets of compassion, humor, and mystery left behind after our near-total brainwashing and self-destruction is a testament to the human spirit. You can follow along on his website http://www.MisterRobertson.com or on his Instagram page @SamRobertsonArt    

Big Bruiser Dope Boy wrote the full-length poetry collection Foghorn Leghorn, which was pulled off Amazon, and now exists as the updated Your First Real Boyfriend & Other Poems. He is the founder and editor of the literary website http://gaydeathtrance.net. He has recently relocated to rural Wisconsin


Erin’s HSB at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm

Saturday, Feb 29

LEAP DAY at Solsta Records: theyself / Jae Havoc @ 4022 E 46th St • 7:30pm • $10 Advance • $15 Day Of • All ages
Join us for special performances from Theyself and Jae Havoc. This event will be recorded and broadcast via YouTube at a later date. PLEASE NOTE – There are no physical tickets for this event.  Please bring your order confirmation e-mail with you on the night of the event. https://solstarecords.com/products/live-from-the-record-room-leap-day-2020


Alexander Craig and The Alleged Blues Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show • TICKETS: https://alexander-craig-tshirt.eventbrite.com
Alexander Craig (Crankshaft) returns to the Mission Room to celebrate his new project and the release of brand-new t-shirts.  New supergroup The Alleged Blues Band opens with a rocking’ set of British Invasion blues.


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.


Ledfoot Larry | LEAP YEAR Party! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm 


Weston Wold’s Single Release show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • $12 Advance • $15 Door

Come out on leap day and be one of the first to hear Weston Wold’s new single! Tickets will sell fast, so buy them before they sell out! 
Weston Wold is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis Minnesota. In early 2019 he released his debut EP titled ‘White Noise’, described as a “mix between Charlie Puth and Panic at the Disco.” Weston’s music can be found on all streaming services.

Sunday, Mar 1

The Face of Another (1966) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This existential science-fiction triumph sees Okuyama (Nakadai) horribly disfigured in a laboratory explosion. His life upended, he learns of a procedure that will replace his face with that of a stranger—leading him to question his identity and fall prey to his darkest inclinations


Book Launch Celebration @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit and is the author of the chapbook Capable Monsters (Bull City Press, 2020). He studied Creative Writing and Black Studies at Saginaw Valley State University, and studied poetry in University of Michigan’s MFA program. His poetry has been given homes by Indiana Review, TriQuarterly, Waxwing, and Iowa Review. His fiction has been given homes by The Rumpus, Passages North, and the anthology Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction. He has worked as a teaching artist with Inside Out Literary Arts, teaching poetry to middle schoolers in Detroit Public Schools, and was an editor for HEArt Online’s Let Me Love Me section, which was dedicated to poets of color writing about body image and self-love. Before moving to the Twin Cities in Minnesota, he was an occasional bookseller, a Lecturer at University of Michigan in the English Department Writing Program, and the fiction instructor at the Neutral Zone–a teen center in Ann Arbor. 

Molly Spencer is a poet, critic, and editor. Her debut collection, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) won the 2019 Brittingham Prize judged by Carl Phillips. A second collection, Hinge, won the 2019 Crab Orchard Open Competition judged by Allison Joseph, and is forthcoming from SIU Press in 2020. Molly’s recent poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Copper Nickel, FIELD, The Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared at Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review online, and The Rumpus, where she is a senior poetry editor. Molly teaches at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. 

Sara Wainscott is the author of Insecurity System, winner of the 2019 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (Persea, 2020), and a chapbook, Queen of the Moon (dancing girl press, 2017). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy and has been named to the NewCity “Lit 50” list of people who influence literature in Chicago.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is the author of Paper Pavilion (2007), recipient of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book Award; Interrogation Room (White Pine Press 2018), finalist for the Copper Nickel/Milkweed Jake Adam York Prize; and the chapbooks Notes from a Missing Person (Essay Press 2015) and Necro Citizens (hochroth Verlag, German/English edition, 2019). She is an associate professor of creative writing at St. Olaf College and poetry editor of AGNI.

Sonia Greenfield was born and raised in Peekskill, New York, and her collection of prose poems, Letdown, was selected for the Marie Alexander Series and released in March of 2020 with White Pine Press. Her chapbook, American Parable, won the 2017 Autumn House Press/Coal Hill Review prize. Her first full-length collection, Boy with a Halo at the Farmer’s Market, won the 2014 Codhill Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in a variety of places including the 2018 and 2010 Best American Poetry, Antioch Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Los Angles Review, Massachusetts Review, and Willow Springs. Se lives with her husband, son, and two rescue doges in Minneapolis where she teaches at Normandale College.


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! 



 

Monday, Mar 2

Non-Binary Book Club: Freshwater @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. 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 http://www.geeklovecafe.com


The Face of Another (1966) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This existential science-fiction triumph sees Okuyama (Nakadai) horribly disfigured in a laboratory explosion. His life upended, he learns of a procedure that will replace his face with that of a stranger—leading him to question his identity and fall prey to his darkest inclinations.


Tuesday, Mar 3 

Earthseed Reads: Beloved @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
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 Beloved by Toni Morrison is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Mar 4

Masters of Poetry: Seamus Heaney @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
To celebrate the coming of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, this March we’re focusing on the titan of Irish poetry himself, Seamus Heaney. Heaney wrote more than 20 volumes of poetry (as well as criticism and prose) and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. As poet W.S. Di Piero said, “Whatever the occasion—childhood, farm life, politics and culture in Northern Ireland, other poets past and present—Heaney strikes time and again at the taproot of language, examining its genetic structures, trying to discover how it has served, in all its changes, as a culture bearer, a world to contain imaginations, at once a rhetorical weapon and nutriment of spirit.”
After a brief lecture on Heaney, we’ll read and discuss some of his work, with an eye toward craft takeaways and signature stylistic elements. Then we’ll write & workshop/regroup. As always, there is a suggested cost ($30) but pay what you can.

Thursday, Mar 5

Kernow in the Twin Cities: Trewawny Shout 2020 @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • noon 
Calling all Cousin Jacks and Cousin Jennies! (and non-Cornish friends, too!)
Join us to celebrate the patron saint of Cornwall at Merlin’s Rest, a British Isles-style pub. The flag of Cornwall will be flying, and pasties are always on the menu. This will be our seventh annual St. Piran’s gathering — let’s keep growing the event!
At 3:00pm, we’ll wrap up our celebration by joining in the “Trelawny Shout” with revelers in pubs all over Cornwall and the world, singing the Cornish anthem “Trelawny.” Other than that, there isn’t a program, so feel free to drop in as your schedule allows.

If you are one of those unfortunate people who has to work on St. Piran’s Day, but you’d like to celebrate after work, let us know and we’ll wait for you at Merlin’s. We’ve taken the whole day off!  Won’t you join us this year? Bring stories and photos to share, if you’ve got ’em!
(No cost to attend. Order food and drink on your own from Merlin’s delicious menu.)


One Shot Comics: I Was Their American Dream @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us in March for a discussion of Malaka Gharib’s quirky and poignant graphic novel memoir I WAS THEIR AMERICAN DREAM. As usual, books are available at Moon Palace for 20% off. Thank you for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore! 
ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents’ ideals, learning to code-switch between her family’s Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. 

Malaka Gharib’s triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka’s story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream. 

MALAKA GHARIB is an artist, journalist, and writer based in Washington, D.C. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the D.C. Art Book Fair. She lives in a row house with her husband Darren and her 9-year-old rice cooker.


Genital Panic (feat. Tina Schlieske), Scrunchies, Saint Small @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm Doors • Music 7:30 • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Genital Panic is a feminist punk phenomenon forged in the furious fire of menopause, Donald Trump, and rampant global misogyny.
Prolific musician Tina Schlieske (Tina and the B-Sides). found herself, at 50 years old, ever more invisible in the music industry, enduring the miseries of menopause, and increasingly enraged by the sexist, racist, xenophobic, Trumpian politics of the day.
And then one day she saw the work of 20th century Austrian visual and performance artist Valie Export. Export’s 1969 performance piece “Action Pants: Genital Panic” was the crucible for Schlieske’s rage, and inspired her to use her musical talents to channel her frustrations into art that was also a political statement and protest. It was time to make a punk band. Genital Panic was born. The Austin-based, all-woman band is made up of Tina on vocals, Mishka Westell on bass, Sally Crewe on guitar, Rachel Fuhrer on drums, and Henna Chou on keyboards.

Saint Small – 7:30pm
Scrunchies – 8:30pm
Genital Panic – 9:30pm


Busey, Holler House, The Smokes, Wage Future @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Cover at Door
BUSEY
Minneapolis Power Slop https://busey.bandcamp.com 
Too heavy for a garage band yet different than your run-of-the-mill metal or alternative, they have a unique mix that is all their own. Busey’s sound draws a lot from a shared love for such great bands such as The Melvins, Black Sabbath, Queens Of The Stone Age and Mudhoney. As lead singer/guitarist Dan Berndt puts it ” A lot of late 80’s early 90’s stuff. The classics.”

THE SMOKES
https://thesmokes1.bandcamp.com/music
The Smokes are a two piece garage-rock band based out of Minneapolis MN. They play with abandon and observe a bold indifference to decency.

HOLLER HOUSE
Post-Post Hardcore from Minneapolis https://hollerhouse.bandcamp.com/ 
Part art-project and part late-night therapy session/workout. Holler House’s cryptic dissonance and hypnotic power has the sort of intensity that rattles windows and shakes smirks onto faces with their grimy, relentless chords. They have a 10” record out on https://www.jetsam-flotsam.com/, and they play around the Midwest.

WAGE FUTURE
https://www.facebook.com/wagefuture/
A new post punk band out of Minneapolis, MN. Like the Ghostbusters, but not really. If Fugazi, Big Business and apparently Clutch had a baby. Ex: So Fox, The Deaths, and Wisconsin Nightlife


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.


Viva la Frida @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 3 weeks • Thursdays, Mar 5 – 19, 7:30 – 9:30 pm • Adult art class
This class will find inspiration from the creative legacy of Frida Kahlo. Her self-portraits, paintings, drawings, and life story continue to intrigue artists throughout the world. We will study the symbolism she used to depict her many obstacles, pains, passions, and resilience. Turning to her journal for inspiration, students will create artist books, explore symbolism through self-portraits, and design retablos that celebrate what connects us. 
Note: Materials fee of $8 is payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $60 ($51 members)

Instructor: Greta Hammelman bit.ly/VivaLaFridaW20


Thursday Trivia: Tropical World Geography @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Tropical World Geography.  3 picture rounds. Think about that for a minute.  Photos of warm and beautiful places for an hour and a half.  Even if you don’t win, it’s like a little vacation without getting on a plane.  We’ll even turn up the thermostat for a few hours.