Weekly Roundup: September 13-19

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Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy the last of summer!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

2019 League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Art Crawl 9/21-9/22
What it is: A self-guided tour of local artists at homes and indie businesses
When it happens: Saturday Sep. 21, and Sunday Sep. 22 • 10am–5pm both days
Where: Throughout Greater Longfellow, Minneapolis, bordered by the Midtown Greenway, Minnehaha Falls, Hiawatha Avenue and Mississippi River. Look for the yellow LoLa signs.
Who’s LoLa? The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) is a nonprofit organization and voluntary association of artists who live or work in Longfellow. More info: LoLaArtCrawl.com, Facebook.com/LoLaArtistsMN

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-ToolBox.org
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

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

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.

Friday, Sep 13

 

Selby Avenue Syncopaters at Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Outdoor dining, spray of the Minnehaha Falls, and jazz. The Sea Salt Eatery is the best seafood restaurant in the Twin Cities.
The Selby Avenue Syncopaters perform early jazz and blues known as Dixieland, hot, and traditional jazz from World War I through the 1920s and 1930s and into World War II. Enjoy the music of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Ma Rainey, the Louisiana Five, Kid Ory, Jimmy McPartland, and many more.

Ilaa Shalay \ Since Yesterday, Art Exhibit @ Soomaal House of Art, 2200 Minnehaha Ave, Suite 200 • 6pm
ARTISTS TALK & RECEPTION: Friday, September 13, 2019, 6pm
FILM SCREENING W/ KINSI ABDULLEH: Aleel (Sea Shell) Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6pm 
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Kinsi Abdulleh (London) • Abdulasis Osman (Minnesota) • Muna Malik (California) • Mustafa Saeed (Hargeysa)
In his seminal essay, Cultural Identity and Cinematic Representation, Stuart Hall formulates two ways of defining cultural identity; “first, identity understood as a collective, shared history among individuals affiliated by race or ethnicity that is considered to be fixed or stable; and second, identity understood as unstable, metamorphic, and even contradictory—an identity marked by multiple points of similarities as well differences.” Using Hall’s reflections on cultural identity as a starting point, Soomaal House proposes a group exhibit titled Ilaa Shalay/Since Yesterday to explore themes of shared history, hyphenated identities and belonging within Somalis in the United States, United Kingdom and Somalia.

Four inter-regional and inter-generational Somali visual artists who have a track record of making rigorous and important work from each of their respective country of residence will exhibit work at Soomaal House of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 5 – October 5, 2019. These artists will present contemporary visual art using various media such as photography, design, multimedia, installation, and painting. In addition, the artists will facilitate workshop and talks around the theme of their artworks. These discussions highlight the theme and substance of the work, and explore the reasons about their creative processes. We hope these discussions will spark dialogue between the Somali diaspora while fostering interconnectedness between all of our audiences, Somalis and others.
The exhibit and its programs are free to the public.
For more information on the artists’ background, please visit the exhibit page on Soomaal House’s website; http://soomaalhouse.com/ilaa-shalay.html Soomaal House of Art
This exhibition is made possible by the Visual Arts Fund, a grant program established by Midway Contemporary Art with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Sister Species + Ester (Chi) at Moon Palace ~early show~ @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Ester 7pm • Sister Species 8pm • Eat pizza & go to bed or to your next lucky event 9pm
A very lucky Friday the 13th EARLY + ALL AGES show at Moon Palace!
Ester : This full-band incarnation of songwriter Anna Holmquist’s music features the talents of Chris Colson, Tim Newsum, Katelyn Cohen and Raul Cotaquispe. Some might call them folk and some might call them rock, but what you’ll never call them is LATE TO DINNER. Ester’s music is best heard in a house full of mirrors. Use it as the soundtrack to your yo-yo competition. Available to play weddings and funerals. The group released their first album “Curtains” in 2018, an EP titled “Why Not” in June 2019, and have another full-length record in the works.  https://estermusic.bandcamp.com/

Sister Species : Fronted by accordionist/songwriter Emily Kastrul (Betazoid, Hazel Ra), chamber-pop septet Sister Species is known for their thoughtful, dynamic arrangements and opulent three-part trumpet harmonies. Sister Species’ full length records “Heavy Things Do Move” and “Closer Now” have been hailed by music critics as “warm and luminous,” showcasing Kastrul’s vision and ability to lead 6 other band members “through the chaos to something beautiful”. With a keen eye for the natural world and emotional terrain, Kastrul crafts raw and vibrant songs that are equal parts celebration and lament. Featuring the 3-part trumpet section of Jake Baldwin (Har Mar Superstar, McNasty Brass Band), Noah Ophoven-Baldwin (Percheron, Realtree) and Sten Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, New Sound Underground), guitarist Willow Waters (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), bassist Ryan Hays (The Earth Tones, Still Unstill), and drummer Lars Johnson (McNasty Brass Band, Radiochurch), Sister Species’ full ensemble supports Kastrul’s intimate and intricate songwriting.

www.sisterspecies.com

Brute Force (1947) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Trapped under the thumb of the sadistic Captain Munsey (Cronyn), Westgate Penitentiary inmate Joe Collins (Lancaster) hatches an escape plan that leads to one the most exciting prison riots ever filmed.

Left Lane Cruiser, Kent Burnside, The Flood Brothers and Jaw Knee Vee @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $10 Early Bird • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
Join us as we lead up to our 10th annual Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival next summer (7/18). Every month leading up to “X” The Hook will showcase artists from the past nine years of festivals! Look for a membership program launching this fall.
This event includes Kent Burnside, heir and torch-bearer of his late grandfather RL’s unique Mississippi Hill Country blues catalog, Ft. Wayne, IN’s gut-bucket/punk duo Left Lane Cruiser, Hannibal, MO’s The Flood Brothers and St. Paul’s own Jaw Knee Vee!

Doug Collins & The Receptionists + Sarah Morris & The Sometimes Guys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm •  21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Hook and Ladder Mission Room
https://collins-morris.eventbrite.com
Join us for Doug Collins’ hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country compositions feature his soulful vocal delivery, and straight-forward songwriting with local folk-country songstress, Sarah Morris. Doug & Sarah have recently been selected as official MNSpin artists!
“A highly accessible, charming and dare I say wholesome collection of jangly, semi rootsy guitar pop with echoes of classy/classic song-men such as Roy Orbison and Nick Lowe” – Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Called “one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades” by Southernminn.com, Doug Collins’shooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country compositions feature his soulful vocal delivery, and straight-forward songwriting.

2018 Kerrville New Folk Contest winner, Sarah Morris has spent the last 8 years earning a reputation for engaging performances – with a voice both clear and lush, and a penchant for sharply-crafted songs, Sarah’s love of storytelling and song-craft are reminiscent of country music icons like, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss, and Kathy Mattea.

Sip N’ Knit @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6pm
We are bringing the crafting outside of the Socially Handcrafted workshop this fall! Join us at Urban Forage Winery & Cider House, get your craft on and enjoy your favorite local cider or wine!
At this workshop you will learn to “table knit” your own chunky throw blanket. There are no knitting needles involved, but it will be an active class and requires standing and moving for a majority of the class time. You will knit a blanket that measures approximately 40″ x 60″ (exact sizing varies depending on the individual knitting). No matter what your skill level, anyone can complete this large cozy blanket!
We offer a variety of neutral yarn colors — including off white, gray and taupe along with a few other rotating color choices. You will select your yarn color at the event — colors are distributed on a first come, first serve basis but you are guaranteed the choice of a neutral yarn. Tickets go on sale soon! Be sure to follow this Facebook event or join our e-mail list to be notified.

 

Dude Nord Movie Showing @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm
Join us for our annual showing of the Big Lebowski, for free! We’ll have White Russians and a couple other cocktail specials! Dressing up like your favorite character is encouraged. The movie will be shown out in the parking lot. If it rains we’ll end up in the new event space. Movie starts around sundown.

 

 

Saturday, Sep 14

The Firehouse Performing Arts Center’s 3rd Anniversary BBQ and Party! • Doors 4p | BBQ 5p | Readings 7p | DJ & Music 8p | Family Friendly | 21+ to Drink • FREE
Fulton Brewing, Rain Taxi and MNSpin, are partnering to present a very special, family friendly day with home-cooked BBQ, a special Fulton Beer tasting, Rain Taxi readings from authors, Steve Harley and Daniel Borzutzky, live music from Mayda, and fun spins with DJ Lori Barbero & DJ Truckstache!

Twin Cities Synth Meet @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 2pm-6pm • Suggested donation $5 for space rental and operation.
This is a community focused event to all interested in learning about synthesizers of all kinds. Talk with friends and neighbors, bring equipment and knowledge to share, ask technical questions. If you’re a beginner or an experienced synthesist, we welcome you!
Front Gallery programming: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Synth social/show and tell. Rear Gallery programming: 2:00 PM -6:00 PM: Open PA jam. Suggested things to bring: Any gear or equipment to demonstrate and play. A table if you’re concerned about not having one, we have plenty of space. Headphones or small powered speakers.

Suggested donation of $5 for space rental and operations  Open to all ages, youth attend for free! Seen Twin Cities Synth Meet on Facebook for more info.

Freelance Like A Boss: Pitch stories, land bylines & get paid @ All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Looking to boost your freelance bonafides and land more bylines in your dream publications? Or transition your writing practice from side-hustle to a six-figure income stream? Join seasoned freelancers Cinnamon Janzer and Torey Van Oot for a three-hour workshop on how to pitch your way to a successful career as an independent journalist. We’ll cover everything from tailoring your pitch to target publications to negotiating contract language that preserves your rights. The class comes with a personalized pitch review and suggestions on where you might be able to place your story.
Spots are limited, so sign up today at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y34gdy8o
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 10am-1pm
WHERE: All Square (4047 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis)
PRICE: $75*
WHAT YOU GET: Three hours of discussion and exercises highlighting tips and tricks of the trade, including how to find an editor’s email and the magic words to get you more money, sample invoice and bookkeeping templates, and a personalized pitch review.
WHO: Cinnamon Janzer is an accomplished freelance journalist who has written for publications like The Guardian, The Washington Post, New York magazine, US News & World Report, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and more. She has been freelancing full time for almost four years and never plans to go back to a “regular” job. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Cinnamon lived everywhere from Nicaragua to New York before settling with her dog in Minneapolis in 2016.

Torey Van Oot is an award-winning political journalist whose work has been published by national and international publications such as The Washington Post, InStyle, The Daily Beast and Public Radio International. She also commissioned hundreds of pieces and managed freelance budgets while working as an editor at NBC and Refinery29. An East Coast native, Torey moved to Minneapolis with her husband and dog in late 2017.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT: https://tinyurl.com/y34gdy8o *Discounts available for students and recent graduates. Email torey@toreyvanoot.com for more information

 

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.

2ndSat Songwriters Showcase @ the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Our 3 songwriters for September offer distinctively different genres, from contemporary folk to blues to topical country…
7pm – Braden Canfield comes to our stage highly recommended.  He has that really precise finger pickin guitar thing going real good.  His songs are well-crafted and really quite lovely, in the tradition of Lightfoot, Fogelberg, or Gorka.
7:50pm – Oscar Day sings the blues so you just know he’s lived it.  Beautiful raspy blues vocals and expert hot lics on guitar. He’s written over 400 songs, and will choose a few of his favorites for our enjoyment.
8:40pm – Nick Felice‘s songs will make you smile – you just can’t help it.  Whether singing about his cell phone or 5 wives, this will be an entertaining set.  He does some really fine guitar pickin, too, in a down home country style.

Hosted by Sally and Richard Heinz

Lost Boy Pictures Shorts Program @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 4pm
Minneapolis’ based Lost Boy Pictures (Ben Kreibich & Mack Hastings) presents a special one time only screening of the five new short films. Pawn, Shy Bob, Speed Cinema, Nerve Tide, and Punch Me. Following the shorts there will be a Q + A with the filmmakers.

Breakfast Sandwich Rabble! @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave @ 8am
Introducing the Midtown Farmers Market’s first ever Breakfast Sandwich Rabble! A silly and delicious breakfast sandwich competition to celebrate and support the market. Let’s get ready to rabble!

 

Open House @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S •11am
You’re invited to celebrate Zorongo Flamenco’s 37th birthday at our Open House! There will be music, fall class demonstrations, and a free flamenco class for everyone to enjoy. Bring the family, bring a neighbor, or bring a friend to this free event. Watch this Facebook for more details. You’re invited to Zorongo Flamenco’s inaugural Community Celebration in our new studio at 3715 Minnehaha Avenue in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. There will be music, tapas, fall class demonstrations, and a free flamenco class for everyone to enjoy. Our Casa Abierta (OpenHouse) is an opportunity for old and new friends to meet and celebrate Zorongo’s 37th birthday!
Schedule of Events:
11am – 11:20am Children’s Class Demo
11:30am – 12:45pm Mini Performances
12:45pm – 1:15pm Free Flamenco Dance Class for All
1:30 pm Community Celebration

The mission of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School is to enrich our community by drawing people close to the beauty and energy of the flamenco tradition and, by expanding on that tradition, create an innovative art form that explores the issues of contemporary life.

Steve Healey & Daniel Borzutzky • The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • 7pm
Join us as we kick off our Fall 2019 Rain Taxi Reading Series with two stellar poets. This event serves as the book launch for Twin Cities poet Steve Healey’s newest collection, Safe Houses I Have Known, published by local Coffee House Press. Healey will be joined by National Book Award-winning Chicago poet and translator (and child of Chilean immigrants) Daniel Borzutzky, author of Lake Michigan and The Performance of Becoming Human. This event will also debut the Fall print edition of Rain Taxi Review of Books (our 95th issue!), and it’s all free and open to the public! Books by the poets will be available for purchase and signing. More info here, and pre-purchase your books! http://www.raintaxi.com/daniel-borzutzky-and-steve-healey/

Hook 3rd Anniversary BBQ & Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4-7pm BBQ • 7-8pm Readings • 8-11pm Music • Family Friendly • 21+ to Drink • FREE
3 Years & Still Burning!
The Hook and Ladder Mission Room (Donations Always Accepted!)
Let’s celebrate The Hook and Ladder’s 3 Year Anniversary!
Fulton Brewing, Rain Taxi and MNSpin, are partnering to present a very special, family friendly day with home-cooked BBQ, a special Fulton Beer tasting, Rain Taxi readings from authors, Steve Healey and Daniel Borzutzky, live music with MNSpin artist Mayda (Official Fan Page), and fun spins with DJ Lori Barbero & DJ Truckstache!

 

 

 

Sunday, Sep 15

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.
This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

Extend the Greenway Rally + Ride + Electric Car Display @ Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia Street, St Paul, 12:30-4pm, FREE!
Wouldn’t it be nice to ride over the Mississippi River on the Midtown Greenway? Join the Sierra Club, Midtown Greenway Coalition, and others for a free, fun bike ride and rally to to Extend the Greenway. Have a tasty beer and learn more about the project. Plus there will be an exciting Electric Car Display outside the Brewery. Proceeds from every beer sold will be donated to support the Greenway project! Please RSVP and invite friends on Facebook.

Nathan Roberts Book Release Party: Deserted @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for the Book Release Party for Deserted: Retelling Bible Stories Without an Angry God by Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts will be reading a short excerpt, signing books, and displaying full color prints from the book which will be available for purchase.
The Geek Love Cafe will be serving some of the best beers and pizza in town during the event. A little about the book:
Deserted: Retelling Bible Stories Without an Angry God is a progressive Christian short story collection that reimagines Genesis and Exodus but in a world where God doesn’t exist. Why? Because Roberts wanted to imagine what Eve, Lot, and Aaron might do if God wasn’t there to smite people with fire and frogs.
Endorsements: “Ingeniously reworking some of the most familiar Biblical tales. These men and women face recognizable moral dilemmas both large and small, striving to do what’s right, and in the process, the Bible once more emerges as a living text that offers guidance in moments of doubt.” —Keith Harris, City Pages magazine

“Roberts’ reimagining of these well-known Biblical stories is nothing short of masterful. The stories are as bright and fantastical as they are dark and powerful.” —Michael Vazquez founder of Brave Commons, an LGBTQ+ Christian advocacy organization

“Roberts will provoke you to think deeply and consider the connections to twenty-first century life that he weaves through them.”—Karen Gonzalez author of The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong

Cross Record / Nadine at Moon Palace @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm Doors • 8pm Music • Cross Record + NADINE at Moon Palace Books • $8 adv / $10 at the door
“What is your wish? What do you expect?” Cross Record’s self-titled third album begins with Emily Cross’s disembodied voice intoning from an otherworldly vacuum. In the three years since her last album, Cross has divorced, quit drinking, become a death doula, started the observational podcast “What I’m Looking At,” and toured and recorded with Sub Pop’s Loma, the trio she formed with Dan Duszynski on drums and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) on guitar/vocals. On Cross Record, she guides the listener like a sonic Virgil, delivering a textured soundscape of meditative curiosity, akin to Low’s  Double Negative, Broadcast’sThe Noise Made By People and Radiohead’s Kid A.

Having recorded 2016’s Wabi Sabi at home between work and sleep hours, Cross did the opposite for Cross Record, writing the album while living on a secluded part of Mexico’s coast. The collaborative atmosphere of Loma challenged Cross to experiment with her sound, detuning her voice and obstructing its clarity in specific moments. As such, Cross Record is primarily a showcase for Cross’s singing, as she pushes her range and engages with a multitude of approaches at every turn.Following her time in Mexico, Cross returned to the states with vocal-heavy demos in hand and finished the record with musician Andrew Hulett and producer Theo Karon. Karon assisted with production and arrangements throughout the creation of Cross Record, and the songs realized their ultimate forms at Hotel Earth, his studio in Los Angeles.

Uproar Open Mic Ft. Tobi Shammu @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • SHOW IS FREE! • Sign up and doors 7:30pm • Show goes from 8pm to 9:30pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy, etc, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh. There are 10 slots for the open mic. If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com – Make the subject of the email “Uproar Open Mic”

*Note: ANYONE is welcome to see the show. Remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

Tonight’s Featured Headliner is an Uproar favorite, Tobi Shammu! Fresh off the boat at home, fresh out the streets at school – Tobi wears many social hats and it shows in his honest, perspective based comedy. Since starting stand up in 2018 Tobi has been bringing laughter to diverse crowds with captivating stage presence & witty storytelling.

 

 

 

Monday, Sep 16

Performance Adventure Series! @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6m
This is your opportunity to learn, and perform at a Cabaret, a choreography from the most experienced and notable Near East dance teachers in the Upper Midwest! You will be guided with personal attention through the dance, costuming, performance tips, and emotional motivations behind the music and dance steps like nowhere else. This year we are proud to present TWO new choreographers in the program, Theresa Kane and Helen Voelker, both longtime members of Jawaahir and world – travelling dancers. Space is very limited, so register soon! www.jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050 FFI

Take advantage of all of these remarkably talented and experienced dancer/choreographers to expand your horizons and challenge your performing skills!
SCHEDULE:
Sundays, beginning September 8th, Noon – 3:00pm with Renee Szudy (Level 2 and above) 4 weeks. Tuition: $200
Mondays, beginning August 26th (no Labor Day class) 6:00pm – 9:00pm with Theresa Dance (Advanced and professional level) 5 weeks, Tuition: $250
Wednesdays, beginning September 4th, 6;00pm – 9:00pm with Margo Abdo O’Dell (Level 3 and above) 5 weeks Tuition: $250
Thursdays, beginning September 5th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, with Helen Voelker (Level 3 and above) 5 weeks, Tuition: $250
Conclude your study with a performance at Cassandra’s Cabaret, October 5th!

Try Scottish Country Dancing! Bring a Friend Night @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Curious about Scottish country dancing? Come join the fun and bring your friends along, too! The RSCDS Twin Cities Branch hosts a FREE evening of Scottish country dancing with live music by the Talisker Collective. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. No need to bring a partner. More info on us at www.rscds-twincities.org

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Do The Thing You’re Not Doing – A Co-Working(?) Event @ Geek Love Cafe, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Do you have trouble doing … the thing?
You know. The thing. The thing you’ve been meaning to do. Probably for a while now. The thing. You know the thing?
It might be daunting like starting your job search or finishing your licensing paperwork or making the list of people to ask for recommendation letters to grad school. It might be small like updating your website or deleting all the emails you’re not reading anyway. Whatever it is, it’s The Thing… the thing you keep beating yourself up about not doing, but you just don’t find the time and motivation to do it.
WELL GOOD NEWS. We will make you. Or, well, we will make a space where you can hang out with *other* people who also have Things We Are Not Doing and we will gently and lovingly encourage each other to do them.
Also there will be pizza and coffee and adult beverages for sale. (If buying something is cost prohibitive for you right now, we have some funds — talk to Pastor Emmy.)
We’re gonna commandeer a table at Geek Love on Monday night. We’ll probably have space for 8-10 people. Do you need to do the thing? We do too. Come hang out. Bring a charged laptop and a modicum of resolve. No more than a modicum is needed – just putting your butt in the chair will help, we promise.

 

 

Tuesday, Sep 17

Midtown Farmers Market pop-up (full summer schedule!) @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 3pm
Join us at the Midtown Farmers Market’s new location – tucked right beside Moon Palace Books on Minnehaha Ave.
Vegan Recipe Club at East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St  6:30pm
If you are curious about vegan cooking, this club is for you! Each month participants make three recipes from popular cookbooks then share their reflections with the group. Pick up a copy of the recipes and cookbooks at the library one month prior to the next session. Novice to expert cooks are all welcome, as are interested non-cooks. Registration not required. Facilitated by Henry Patterson of Compassionate Action for Animals, exploreveg.org The club meets the third Tuesday of every month.
Upcoming Sessions: Sept 17 – Oct 15 – Nov 19
The library is easily accessible via transit and there is free parking both in a lot behind the library and around the corner.
This series is a collaboration between Compassionate Action for Animals and the Hennepin County Library system.

 

Astro-herbalism: Lunar Nodes @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6:30pm
The North Node of the moon in your astrological chart indicates the destination your soul has charted. It is the unknown, outside of your comfort zone, and often challenging to step into as a way of being. The South Node of the moon, by contrast, indicates your “karmic baggage,” well-worn grooves that will not serve you reliably in this incarnation.
In this evening, we will explore integrating plant medicine and stone healing into the evolutionary process laid out by the Nodes of the Moon in your astrology chart. We will discuss the emotional, physical, and spiritual healing challenges that each nodal axis presents to us.

Learning deeply about the Nodes of the Moon has unlocked remarkable healing for me and for people who I’ve worked with in chart reading. I’m excited to share more with you! Look up the sign of North Node of the Moon your chart before class (the symbol looks like a horseshoe with the curved end pointing up and the open end pointing down – the symbol is on the left hand side of the event image above). If we have time, we may be able to delve into the implication of house positions as well. No previous astrological knowledge is required.

Pre-registration is encouraged. $20 when you pre-pay via Venmo @Heather-Sage-3 or paypal.me/sageheather $25 cash or card at the door.

 

Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff?  You like to have FUN with your friends?  Do you just know stuff?
Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights.
Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week.
Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?

 

 

 

  

Wednesday, Sep 18

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of music that has earned an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans. They’ve become torchbearers of American roots music with a style that encompasses Western swing, country boogie, Cajun, and rockabilly influences.

“I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world,” said Sandy. “But when I’m away from the U.S. for too long, it’s like I need a recharge… like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the

Mary Bue & the Monarchy Fall Residency at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
SO excited to announce our fall residency at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge’s new Mission Room!   • $5 Suggested Donation
Full intensity living without a second to take for granted — that is Mary Bue’s m.o. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016, she has found herself with new band of her dreams and 8th album in the works to reflect that intense philosophy in its title track The World is Your Lover. The world constantly provides us with opportunities to grow, change, and fall in love over and over. Every experience an opportunity to deepen. Rising out of the trauma of sexual assault as sang of in her 2017 EP The Majesty of Beasts, divorce from her husband and bandmate, the opening and closing of her yoga studio, and venturing out into an unknown future, Mary’s new album is full of power pop, piano dream waves, and layers of shimmery 90’s influenced guitars to defy and even proudly display the battle scars.
Joined by new bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker (The Suburbs, Andrew Bird, HALEY, Jenny Lewis, Alpha Consumer), Steve Price (The Suburbs, Rex Daisy), Richard Medek (Kevin Costner, Eric Koskinen),  Molly Maher (the Queen herself!) and occasional string & harmony section Julia Floberg (Delphia Cello Quartet, Mestofonia) & Shannon Frid-Rubin (Cloud Cult, batterboy), and Crystal Meisinger on vocals — this is a band fit for a kingdom, newly dubbed Mary Bue & the Monarchy.

Embodied Wisdom Womxn’s Circle @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 34th St • 6:45pm-8:30pm
You are welcome to dedicate a little time each week for nourishment. To nourish connection to your true self through embodiment practices. To deepen your connection to earth energy through the healing power of plant medicine. To explore the magic that is created when we come together to be seen and heard – when we share and listen with respect, compassion, and true authenticity. You are welcome to rest in the sacred space that we create with one another. You are welcome to just be.

This series focuses specifically on NOURISHMENT.  It is inspired by womxn-centered rituals and circles that have been a corner stone of connection throughout history, present on almost every continent, and crossing all cultural boundaries & faiths.
Participants can expect a variety of healing modalities that support the nourishment of body, mind & spirit. Each week will have some combination of the following practices: guided meditation,  gentle movement, plant medicine ritual & herbal exploration, journaling prompts, self- reflection, and safe facilitated sharing in circle with other womxn. Everyone is invited to go at their own pace. Only participate in ways that feel right for you in the moment. Take what works for you, leave what doesn’t. No experience is needed, just an open mind.

*Limited to 6 participants. Preregistration is required in order to create a safe space & continuity from one week to the next. People that identify as women, femmes, and non-binary folks are warmly welcome. No gendered anatomy language will be used by the facilitator. Movement & mindfulness practices are trauma-informed. Some plant-based scents may be used.  $75 for all four weeks, $10 discount given to those who register on or before Tuesday, Sept. 10th. Payment plans available upon request. Email angelazaunollswang@gmail.com with any questions. 

About the circle facilitator:  Angela Zaun Ollswang is a certified TCTSY Facilitator, RYT (Yoga Center of Minneapolis), Mindfulness Skills Educator, and Co-Founder of Terra Firma Wellness, LLC.  She has been studying Herbalism for the last three years, and is currently a Teaching Assistant for Jessica Belden’s Herbal Apprenticeship Program. Angela also has additional certifications in Restorative Yoga and is a Reiki Level II Practitioner (Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness) . She enjoys hiking with her family, making herbal concoctions, and eating donuts.

LAST PATIO PARTY @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm-9pm • Beer by Freehouse Beer • Music by North Country Bandits
Longfellow Grill will be hosting a Patio Party and the event will be as follows: music, food, beverages and great socializing in the courtyard.

 

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club – Everything Inside: Stories @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
This year, 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, September 18 at 7pm. Join us for a discussion of Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside: Stories. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Food and drinks available from Geek Love Cafe.

“Moving, striking—[written] with powerful grace. A remarkable tenderness is the collection’s most persistent theme. Danticat’s work has always been quietly revolutionary . . . Danticat says these new characters may be thought of as the grandchildren of [those] in Krik? Krak!, Breath, Eyes, Memory, and The Dew Breaker. In Everything Inside, the characters include people born in America: rather than facing Haiti’s gunmen and ghosts, this generation is navigating more quotidian concerns such as romantic breakups and sending kids to college. Political exile still appears . . . But generally, these are tales of a different exile—of emotional severance and reconnection. In the end, we are left with these characters’ brutal, banal, and beautiful moments, like a wide night luminous, every so often, with firefly stars.” —Gabrielle Bellot, Publishers Weekly

Dan Bern – ‘Regent Street’ Record Release Tour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $18 Day of Show
Join us at The Hook and Ladder Mission Room Dan Bern’s, “Regent Street” record release and tour. “Regent Street”, is stunning collection of songs that plumb new artistic depth showing Bern’s singular songwriting abilities that are uniquely convincing, insightful, confessional, and funny.“
Dan Bern’s highly anticipated new album “Regent Street” comes out September 13th. A stunning collection of songs that plumb new artistic depths, “Regent Street” is a stand-out in Bern’s impressive discography. The release tour kicks off this fall in Colorado with surprises and special guests all along the way.

“Dan Bern is at the top of his game with “Regent Street.” Adventurous, undeniable, alive, and one of Bern’s best records. I was blown away by all of it.” – Steve Almond author and social critic

danbern.com

 

 

Thursday, Sep 19

 

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Harry Potter trivia returns.  What book will we focus on this week?  A hint or two may be dropped on our FB page.

 

Hook & Laughter – Comedy Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Comedy 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Hook & Laughter Comedy Series Featuring Emily Galati, Mike Lester, Shelly Paul, Comrade Tripp, and Tommy Bayer
The Hook & Laughter Monthly Comedy Series deviates from the traditional club formula: host, feature, and a single headliner to instead feature top-notch local and regional comics who bring their first-rate material to the stage for equitable sized sets. Hosted by local comedy veteran, Chris Maddock.

This month features an eclectic mix of outstanding local artists including: whip-smart and not afraid to prove it, Emily Galati (Conan, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comic’s Unleashed, and Gotham Live) standup comedian and actor, Mike Lester (Funny Or Die, City Pages 2016 ‘Artist of the Year’, Growler Magazine’s 2015 ‘Top 5 Comics to Watch’), a comic who’s work is incredibly personal, bitingly poignant and a little absurd, Shelly Paul (10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Growler Magazine’s 2017 Top 5 comics to Watch in Minneapolis, producer and host of “PSSY CTRL” at the Comedy Corner Underground), Minnesota’s funniest downer, humorist, Comrade Tripp (10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Sisyphus Brewing’s Funniest Person in Minneapolis 2017 Finalist, 2018 House of Comedy’s Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest 2018 when he was unemployed. 2019 Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest Runner-up) and Tommy Bayer (2018 Funniest Person Contest Winner, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, 2018 Growler Magazine Top Five Comic’s to Watch).