Weekly Roundup: May 10-16

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

May 10,11,12: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Show and Sale, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave.
Please join us for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend of celebrating your local arts community! Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Pottery, Jewelry, Woodwork, Tea, Live Music, Movies…and more!
Schedule:
Friday, May 10: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Reception, movie screening, Gallery show.
Saturday, May 11: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Pop-up show all day, plus, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM movie screening and live performance with Lucy Michell and the Dust of Suns.
Sunday, May 12: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bring mom for art, live music and fun art activities for kids mid-day.
Free on street parking. Family friendly. Free event. For additional information: herminy@yahoo.com

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Register to participate here

Greater Robot Grab 2019 w/ MN Art Truck @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. • Voucher pick-up 9am-Noon • Return purchased objects or unused voucher to MN Art Truck by 3:30pm
We’re building a robot and you’re invited to help! Youth, ages 4-14, find “robot” parts during the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, then an artist will use to build a public sculpture, just for our community! Event is FREE! Participants receive $5 voucher to purchase the perfect part! Register in advance or the day of the event. Limited vouchers available. Participants pick up a $5 GRG voucher between 9am-Noon on Saturday, June 8 from the MN Art Truck parked at Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. You’ll learn what types of items will/won’t work for robot parts, see examples, and then you’re on your way! More information & rules: longfellow.org/2019/05/06/greater-robot-grab-2019/

2019 General Membership Survey – Events and Activities

We want to hear from you! Let us know what kinds of community events you would like LCC to focus on by filling out our brief survey.  https://longfellow.org/2019/04/30/2019-general-membership-survey-events-and-activities/

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-799-1482
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
www.belles-toolbox.org
Open Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Friday – 10am-12pm
THIS MONTH’S SATURDAY will be the 25th, from 10am-12pm

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

 


Friday, May 10

Nurse Appreciation Day @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4-10pm
National Nurses Week is May 6-12. In honor of all the wonderful nurses we know, we are hosting a National Nurse week with happy hour price all week and Nursing trivia on May 10th, Friday at 7 pm. 

The 3rd Annual Morel Feast @ A Firehouse Performing Arts Center Fundraiser, Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 6pm • Feast 6:30pm • 21+ • $80/Reservation
Morel Feast guests will enjoy: six fresh morel mushroom chef prepared dishes, a feast of extras, and live music by Parisota Hot Club within ‘Electric Forest’, an art installation by Rebel Minx. Complimentary craft beer pairings from Fulton Brewing, cider and a specially curated wine selection from Brassfield Estate Winery. Wild, foraged food presentation by Mike Kempenich and fresh morel mushrooms provided by Forest to Fork!

This year’s very special Morel Feast is prepared by: Chef Tommy Begnaud of Butcher & Boar, Chef Jim Kyndberg of Kaskaid Hospitality, Chef Tony Parella of Oboros Advisors, Chef Ruhel of Gandhi Mahal, Chef Bob Samuelson of Palmers’ Bar & Grill, and Chef de Shroom, Mike Kempenich of Forest to Fork.

In addition to our featured morel dishes, guests will also enjoy live music by Parisota Hot Club and some delectable extras like: butter-fried morels, beef & morel kabobs, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, water-cress salad with a bacon vinaigrette, and more!

Ray Bonneville w/special guest Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show https://ray-bonneville.eventbrite.com
Ray Bonneville’s sound has been described as “folk-roots gumbo…a languid Mississippi Delta groove, seasoned with smooth, weathered vocals and a propulsive harmonica wheeze.” His awards include a prestigious Juno, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy. He’s a winner of the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, and his post-Katrina ode, “I Am the Big Easy,” earned the International Folk Alliance’s “Song of the Year.”
Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines.

Saturday, May 11

Tree Show Demonstrations on making botanical prints @ The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 11am-3pm
The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.
We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together.

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.

Albert Castiglia Album Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show https://albert-castiglia.eventbrite.com
Guitarist Albert Castiglia is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues and he’s rollin’ into the Mission Room for the Twin Cities release of his new album, Masterpiece. He’s known for combining hardcore blues with soul, rock, and country favors for a sound that appeals to rockers and blues purists alike; his vocal style has been compared to Van Morrison.
He hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him to be his permanent lead guitarist on several world tours; he’s played with a who’s who of blues greats in his career including likes of Pinetop Perkins, Ronnie Earl, John Primer, and Otis Clay.

Urban Agriculture Day w/ Midtown Farmers Marketand Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am-1pm
Visit with Community Tables:
~ UMN Extension Hennepin County Master Gardeners
~ Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
~ Corcoran Pollinator Projects
Learn more about Twin Cities vendors and urban farmsGrowing Lots Urban Farm and Bullthistle Gardens.

Sunday, May 12

Mothers’ Day at Urban Forage @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1-5pm
Bring your mom, or your mom’s mom to Urban Forage for a glass of wine and some complimentary chocolate this Mother’s Day.

Haydn and Mozart in the ‘hood! @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Avenue • 3pm
Come hear the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, with professional orchestra and special guests Metropolitan Men’s Chorus and Solerna Winds, and soloists Regina Stroncek, Kristina Rodel Sorum, James Pike and Justin Spenner; all conducted by Samuel Grace.  Performing the Haydn Nicolai Mass and the Mozart Coronation Mass.  Part of the St. John’s Music Series, whose mission is to present great works of music to the community, performed well, free of charge.  Questions? Call 612-827-4406.

Monday, May 13

 

Tuesday, May 14

Born a Crime / Trevor Noah / Mpls Books & Bars @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • 6:00 doors, 7:00 discussion
I love this book! You will, too. You’ll laugh, cry, & kiss a few bucks goodbye at a local bookstore like Subtext or Moon Palace. Totally worth it for ages 13 and up. My youngest son read this first and couldn’t wait to share with me. Join us May 7 in St. Paul or 14th in Minneapolis – whatever works for you. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Free parking next door. Sponsored by The Loft Literary Center.

Mapping Prejudice: Transcription Event @ The Table MPLS • 7pm
“This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not White from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century… Contemporary White residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.” – Mapping Prejudice
Through extensive historical research and analysis, Mapping Prejudice has helped to unearth the shameful history of racial covenants and redlining in Minneapolis dating back more than 100 years.
And there is still much work to be done.
After attending the “Jim Crow of the North” Film Screening at Elmer Andersen Library on Thursday May 9th (https://www.facebook.com/events/447646679306634/), bring your laptop and a few of your friends out to Knox Church on Tuesday, May 14th, as we continue the work of Mapping Prejudice by documenting the history of discriminatory deeds and furthering our work towards creating a more just Minneapolis.
If you can’t make it to the film screening on the 9th, you can also watch the film here online: https://youtu.be/XWQfDbbQv9E

Wednesday, May 15

Indigenous Originated Release Party @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4:30pm
Students in the All Nations program at South High School worked hard the last six months writing, editing, and publishing their anthology Indigenous Originated: Walking in Two Worlds with a forward by Minneapolis artist Tall Paul.
Please join us in celebrating our students’ accomplishments at our release party on May 15th at Moon Palace Books. Enjoy food provided by Moon Palace and insightful words from our young authors as they present their art to the world.

Lunch-A live staged reading with Dangerous Productions @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, 7:30-9:30pm • Doors at 7pm
A new terrifying show by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, the playwright behind the 2017 show SKIN. Dangerous Productions, under the direction of Tyler Olsen, is a St. Paul based arts organization that as well as creating its own productions, is the production company for the Happy MN project and RawRedMeat Productions.
Dangerous Production produces a new work each year for the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Free event. Parental Guidance strongly recommended.
For additional information contact: tyler@dangerousproductions.org

Planning Committee Meeting w/ Transition Longfellow @ Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
There has been a lot of email discussion about movie nights versus other family or social activities. Join us to plan the coming year! Considering ideas: Continue or eliminate monthly movie night or alternate with family and social activities.

Thursday, May 16

Gyoza: Japanese Dumplings @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6pm
Koshiki Yonemura of Tanpopo Studio will share the skill of delicious, savory dumpling making. #SewardClasses

Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Mainstage @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:00-6:30pm – Social time and Gandhi Mahal appetizers • 6:30-8:30pm – Storytelling and music
We invite you to a special evening of storytelling featuring cultural artists Ifrah Mansour and Louis Alemayehu, together with live music and stories from community members. Together we’ll listen to narratives from the heart of our community – stories that may help us learn something more about ourselves as well our neighbors.
All are welcome to this free gathering, modeled after live storytelling initiatives such as The Moth. The event represents the culmination of the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project workshop series. Co-hosted by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge.
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, muslim, multimedia artist and an educator residing in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, muslims, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations. Ifrah has been featured in BBC, Vice, Okayafrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages.
Louis Alemayehu is a multicultural elder born in Chicago of African and Native heritage, who developed his poetic skills and musical sensibilities as a part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s. He believes that poetry is a tool for healing; his performances are lyrical twinings of jazz, chant, poetry and song with art-as-ritual, often performed ceremonially. He teaches Environmental Sustainability in Minnesota at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.
Thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Bush Foundation for generous grant funding to support the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project.
Learn more about the project at www.mnipl.org/ancestry.
Learn more about Ifrah Mansour: www.facebook.com/ifrahmansourart

Powwow Drum and Dance Practice @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 7pm
Drum and Dance Practice welcomes all levels of singing and all categories and levels of dance sponsored by Prevention through Cultural Awareness Program. Drum and Dance meets weekly on Thursday from 7-8:30pm in the Lower Gallery at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. All ages are welcome to join, there’s no registration required and we encourage Native youth ages 8-18 and their families to participated. This activity is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Weekly Roundup: May 3-9

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Registration to participate will open in May 7

2019 General Membership Survey – Events and Activities

We want to hear from you! Let us know what kinds of community events you would like LCC to focus on by filling out our brief survey.  https://longfellow.org/2019/04/30/2019-general-membership-survey-events-and-activities/

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 athttps://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.
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.
Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 799-1482
Spring Has Sprung! If you haven’t had the thrill of a visit to Belle’s ToolBox, come on in! If you are an old friend – We Can’t Wait to See You and Yours!
Spring is Here,and so is the ToolBox. We have bird feeders and origami galore – come share and explore! We have returned to the following hours of operation:
Tu Wed Th Fri 10am-12
Tu Wed Th 2-4pm
Third Saturday of Month 10am-12
This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

 

Friday, May 3

 

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes & Mike Munson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm • 21+ • GA:  $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival presents a very special listening-room experience with Mississippi country blues artist, and last the living practitioner of the Bentonian sound, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes along with Minnesota’s own rootsy bluesman Mike Munson, whom recently released a new record Rose Hill, recorded at Jimmy’s Blues Front Cafe in Bentonia.

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has lived a life steeped in blues. Today he is the last living practitioner of the celebrated style of Bentonia blues made famous by Skip James and Jack Owens. Fortunately for fans of real-deal country blues, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes has emerged as the keeper of the flame for the Bentonia blues, as he is the last person taught to play by Henry Stuckey.

Mike Munson’s blues influences include Fred McDowell, Jack Owens, and Jesse Mae Hemphill – who all hailed from areas of rural Mississippi that Munson visits often. (His new album, “Rose Hill”, was recorded in Bentonia, MS at the Blue Front Cafe, the oldest juke joint in Mississippi owned by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.) From sad and somber slow tunes to swampy, caterwauling stompers, his music is a master class in creative blues composition and performance, lyrically compelling, full of unique turns and twists, yet never losing sight of his art form and the music’s roots.

Free Throw Friday @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm
Join us the first Friday of every month, 2-6pm, for a free pottery making experience.

If you like what you make you can pay us to finish and fire any piece with a color of your choice for $10. We will have it ready for pickup in about 3 weeks.

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Tree Show Art Exhibition Opening @ The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm
The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.
We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together. More details can be found on the Vine Arts Center website:www.vineartscenter.org

Growing an Herbal Apothecary @Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 9am
Learn to grow your own medicine garden with Monarda Thrasher (Dancing Monarda) #SewardClasses

Left Lane Cruiser with Slim Stone @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 9pm Music • 21+ • $9 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival and The Hook & Ladder Theater are excited to welcome back the pride of Fort Wayne, IN, gut-bucket punk-blues duo Left Lane Cruiser, with Minneapolis’ own Slim Stone, on Sat May 4th for a special performance on the new Mission Room stage. ~ Supported by Fulton Brewing

Midtown Farmers Market – Opening Day! @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Come one! Come All! Join us for OPENING DAY at the market! Filled with all your Midtown Farmers Market favorites, come visit your favorite vendors, musicians and community members after a long and brutal winter. All are welcome.
Food Trucks: Kabomelette • K-Town Street Foods • Taqueria El Victor
Music: 9am-11am – Lonnie “L” Train • 11am – 1pm – Brass Messengers

We’ll also have the mobile Memorial Blood Center. Donate blood to get a free market tote bag! Sign up here: https://www.mbcherohub.club/index.cfm?group=op&expand=52007&zc=55406

Plus Goat Yoga (!!!) sessions throughout the day with Goat Shine!!
One hour sessions for $25. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-day-goat-yoga-tickets-60270031286

Your elected officials will be in attendance, too! Give it up for Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley, Minneapolis Council Member Alondra Cano, Aisha Gomez District 62B House Rep, and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Flamin’ Oh’s Record Release Party @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $17 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Join us for a special night with Twin Cities rock legends The Flamin’ Oh’s plus special guests LowRay and The Shackletons.  Hot off the heels of the acclaimed documentary “Jay’s Longhorn,” we’re honored to be hosting The Oh’s release party for their new, limited edition, colored vinyl 7-inch single.

The Oh’s soared to the upper echelon of Minnesota bands with their lively shows and exciting brand of straightforward rock & roll.  They became one of the earliest bands to make music videos. Chuck Statler (music video pioneer who directed videos for DEVO, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and El Vez) directed two videos for the band. The videos aired on a new television network dedicated to music, MTV.

“Hard edged Stones-like rock’n’roll. East Coast street anthems coupledwith Midwestern optimism and enthusiasm.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

 

Sunday, May 5

 

Growing Grains at Home @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 3-4pm
Growing Grains at Home: grow your own flour, feed, beans, and compost at a small scale in your own garden!
Did you know it can take as little as 50 square feet to grow 4 loaves of bread?
Learn how to grow and harvest your own grains at home with the space and equipment you already have. We define grains as any edible seeds you harvest off an annual plant. This includes your wheat, corn, pinto beans, lentils, sunflower seeds, flax, and more!.
Rob Barbeau of Beautiful Beard Grain Farm and also of Urban Forage Winery will present on the following topics: Why to grow or not grow grains, what to grow and how to decide, planting and management, harvesting and processing, and touch on many topics of sustainability and self-sufficiency.

Rob has spent the greater part of 6 years working towards establishing a sustainable grain farm in Minnesota. Along the way he has grown and managed plots ranging in size from 20 square feet to 20 acres. The experience he has gained has come from going in headlong and learning from other farmers, professionals, and his own mistakes. If you’re interested in how to include grains in your garden, please come on by with an open mind and plenty of questions! Up to 20 attendees will get to take home a packet of seeds to plant this year.

The class is free to all to attend.

May Day @ Powderhorn Park • 11am
The MayDay Festival in Powderhorn Park follows the MayDay Parade and features music, dancing, poetry, foods, canoe rides, and more! Enjoy live entertainment at one of the open air stages. Purchase gluten-free mini donuts, gluten-free chicken bites, lava smoothies, strawberry smoothies, and lemonade from Free Indeed Food!

45th MayDay Parade, Ceremony & Festival w/ In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and MayDay Parade and Festival
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival is the surest sign of spring; a day when more than 60,000 friends and neighbors meet in Powderhorn Park for a day of celebration and community
This year the parade and ceremony are centered around the theme BELOVED COMMUNITY. Throughout the month of April, everyone is invited to our 16 public workshops, and all who enter participate in the building of this communal story through the creation of puppets and masks.
This year HOBT launched a special crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 of the larger $200,000 MayDay budget. What if everyone who loved May Day contributed $5? $10? $20? We could sustain MayDay for generations to come! Give today:https://bit.ly/2zubN1k

SCHEDULE & LOCATION:
11 am: MayDay Parade participants assemble by section east of Bloomington Ave on 25th St., between Bloomington and Cedar Ave. in South Minneapolis. See map
NOON: PARADE BEGINS at the corner of 25th St. E. and Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park.
Ceremony & Festival in Powderhorn Park: The MayDay Tree of Life Ceremony begins at 3pm. The Festival is open throughout the day.

The Thin Man (1934) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7: 45pm
Nick and Nora Charles (Powell and Loy) and their dog, Asta, cocktail their way through a murder mystery, laughing all the while.

 

 

Monday, May 6

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime!
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.

All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.

Non-Binary Book Club: nîtisânak @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books 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 exclusively offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms, and has some cool pronoun buttons for sale! Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section.

https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6013

The Thin Man (1934) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Nick and Nora Charles (Powell and Loy) and their dog, Asta, cocktail their way through a murder mystery, laughing all the while.

Reading with Andrea Lawlor: Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a reading from Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl with Andrea Lawlor, followed by a conversation with Patrick Nathan.
“HOT” —Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” —Eileen Myles
“DEEP” —Michelle Tea
It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a dyke best friend, makes zines, and is a flaneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got a secret: he’s a shapeshifter. Oscillating wildly from Riot Grrrl to leather cub, Paul transforms his body and his gender at will as he crossed the country––a journey and adventure through the deep queer archives of struggle and pleasure.

Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is a riotous, razor-sharp bildungsroman whose hero/ine wends his/her way through a world gutted by loss, pulsing with music, and opening into an array of intimacy and connections.

Andrea Lawlor teaches writing at Mount Holyoke College and edits fiction for Fence. They live in western Massachusetts. Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl is their first novel.

Patrick Nathan’s first novel, Some Hell, was published by Graywolf Press in February of 2018. His short fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Boulevard, and elsewhere. His essays, interviews, and book reviews have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Literary Hub, Real Life, the Rumpus, Music & Literature, and Full Stop. He lives in Minneapolis.

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Tuesday, May 7

Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering. @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
www.BlackTableArts.com
The idea is simple – black joy and conversation. The most important topics in our communities that dig deep and require love. How do we grow a (Black)mosphere? Join us at Moon Palace books for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers.

Wednesday, May 8

Sister Species + Humbird @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors at 6:30pm • Humbird at 7pm • Sister Species at 8pm
An early and intimate evening with chamber pop octetSister Species and experimental folk trioHumbird *sponsored by Radio K* tickets:https://www.musicatmoonpalace.com/events/a-night-with-sister-species

Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, and Potatoes @ Epworth United Methodist Church,  3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes are all related! Despite their differences, they still share some growing requirements and pests. In this presentation, you will learn some of the most delicious, interesting, and easy-to-grow varieties for Minnesota, gain tips on growing them successfully, and learn how to overcome common problems. You will leave feeling well-equipped to grow lots of delicious vegetables this year.

Annie Klodd is a UMN Regional Extension Educator for fruit and vegetable production.

 

Cornell ’77 Turns 42: A Grateful Dead Concert Recreation @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
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The Cornell All-Stars recreate the Grateful Dead’s Concert performed at Barton Hall on the campus of Cornell University on this day in 1977.

 

Queer Book Club: What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join the Queer Book Club for a discussion of Helen Oyeyemi’s What is Not Yours is Not Yours. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret–Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key–with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

Oyeyemi’s tales span multiple times and landscapes as they tease boundaries between coexisting realities. Is a key a gate, a gift, or an invitation? What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours captivates as it explores the many possible answers.

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Thursday, May 9

 

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7-8:30pm
Dive deep into the lives of a few of JK Rowling’s characters in this edition of our Thursday Trivia

Reading with Jason Bayani and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm

Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He’s an MFA graduate from Saint Mary’s College, a Kundiman fellow, and works as the Artistic Director for Kearny Street Workshop. Jason performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show “Locus of Control” in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.

Locus draws inspiration from the mixing and layering of musical fragments in DJ culture, laying down tracks of memory to create a confident declaration of a distinctly Pilipinx-American voice, history, and artistic power. In Locus, Bayani both renders the challenges of migration and captures an experience of selfhood and history, asserting a central place for migrant identity and experience in American culture.

Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a poet, visual artist and author of the poetry collection, City of Pearls (UpSet Press 2019). Born in Hyderabad, India and raised in both the UK and the US, she is a former public interest lawyer supporting economic justice for survivors of family and intimate partner violence. Sham-e-Ali is the recipient of the Loft Literary Center Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship.

In her debut book City of Pearls, Sham-e-Ali Nayeem’s poetry offers a meditation on healing from grief. The poems ask the reader, what happens when we lose our anchor? Weaving together memories of her late father and ancestral home of Hyderabad, Nayeem’s poems explore landscapes of loss. She writes from the perspective of an Indian Muslim American who draws from the languages of her life to compose a poetics of vulnerability and tenderness. Known as the “City of Pearls,” Hyderabad’s jewels become a metaphor for resilience and growth. Each poem gains their opulence from the transmutation of the grit of migration, displacement and loss. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5013