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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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.

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

Belle’s ToolBox
Saturday the 15th 10am-Noon
Bike, Bus, or just Bop over to Belle’s!
Gather in the Hive – our gazebo, where the Buzz happens – and help us ReThink Play!!
*  Minneapolis Toy Library will be featured, reminding us that ReUsing Toys makes perfect sense!!
*  Belle’s will offer fun, simple projects using repurposed materials!
*  Podners for Peas Raingarden ReThinks an old automotive garage 😉
So put on your ReThinking Cap and join us at Belle’s ToolBox :0)
Also open regular hours:
Tuesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Wednesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Thursday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Friday and every third Saturday: 10-noon

www.belles-toolbox.org
belles-toolbox@gmail.com

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

 


Friday, June 28

The Wicked Arts Festival featuring Plague of Stars & Cwn Annwn with special guest AfterTime @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show • https://wicked-arts-festival.eventbrite.com
Plague of Stars experiments to create a new genre-defying metal act, deliberately combining metal sub-genres, as well as other musical textures, to create something innovative in Metal.
Cwn Annwn is a Minnesota based metal band w/dynamic female vocals, shredding twin guitars, and powerful melodies.
From the frozen expanse of Minnesota, AfterTimeemerges onto the Symphonic Metal scene. Described as “Nightwish up and coming,” they have adopted the playing style of their European counterparts. With an emphasis on storytelling, AfterTime incorporates cinematic orchestra and memorable melodies to produce a class of metal that appeals to a diverse audience.
The evening also features an immersive arts experience including visual artists, special FX makeup and hair artists, burlesque, dark piano, and belly dancing.

Ukrainian Village Band at Urban Forage! @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
The Twin Cites’ favorite Ukrainian band returns.  Come for the music, stay for the zabava! All ages, no admission, but bring your dancing shoes!

The Shining @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm • All seats just $3 • 11:30pm showtime*
The Shining (1980) From master film maker Stanley Kubrick come one of the greatest horror films ever made.
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

BrassZilla at Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Summer at Minnehaha Falls is enhanced by the brass-a-tooting and drums-a-thumping sounds of BrassZilla.  A variety of fan favorites designed to get the young children dancing and the adults toe-tapping.
Sea Salt Eatery serves the best seafood in the Twin Cities and you can enjoy that with the music of BrassZilla

Maria and the Coins at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Maria and the Coins bundle danceable, big-picture pop ambition into earnest, indie sensibility. The five-some distinguished themselves in the Minneapolis alt-rock scene by fusing singer-songwriter driven pop hooks with the vulnerability and honesty of an indie band. Frontwoman Maria Coyne brings her powerhouse vocals and dynamic presence to the stage for energy-filled, unapologetic performance.
Maria and the Coins released their debut EP Wide-Eyed and Restless featuring three singles in November 2016. The album couples fiery ambition with a songwriting instinct and attentiveness beyond their young years. Since then, the band recorded and released a five-part music video series, The Live Sessions, which was featured on The Current’s Friday Five on MPR. Wide-Eyed and Restless and The Live Sessions are available everywhere for streaming and download.
Maria and the Coins recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to record their first full-length album set to be released in 2019. They are currently recording at Droptone Studios in Excelsior, MN with producer Stephen Helvig. For more info, visit: www.mariaandthecoins.com

Between the Lines (1977) and Girlfriends 1978 on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Maya Montanez Smukler, manager of the UCLA Film & Television Research and Study Center, authored 2018’s Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors and the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, which sheds vital light on the oft-overlooked women writers and directors who were part of the 1970s New Hollywood movement. UCLA Film & Television Archive film programmer K. J. Relth recently presented a series highlighting some of their films. Relth and Montanez Smukler will be on hand to introduce the 7 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday and the 3 p.m. show on Sunday. Montanez Smukler will be available for book signings before the film as well. Promotional support is provided by Moon Palace Books, which will have copies of Liberating Hollywood for sale in the lobby.

BETWEEN THE LINES • FRI/SAT 7pm •  SUN 3pm
The staff of a Boston alternative weekly must reassess their principles when a corporate buyout of the paper looms. Sadly overlooked when it was released, Between the Lines is a prescient and endearing film that deserves reevaluation as a standard-bearer of 1970s American cinema.
GIRLFRIENDS • FRI/SAT 9:15pm • SUN 5:15pm
When her roommate and friend moves on to married life, Susan (Mayron) is left to grapple with adulthood alone. An unassuming but masterfully constructed film in the vein of Metropolitan and Ghost World.

DREAMS [yoga + grilled cheese + beer + wine] @ All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
DREAMS DO COME TRUE | Yoga + Grilled Cheese + Beer + Wine
Join Gabrielle in the DreamLab for a Soulful Neon Light Friday Night Flow followed by Grilled Cheese, Beer, + Wine! $28 gets you any grilled cheese + any drink + one hour yoga session with Gabrielle. There are Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options as well!  Here is the menu!

Alexander Craig with Miss Myra, and Boom Boom Belam @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9:00pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Alexander Craig: Departing from the Crankshaft persona, Alexander Craig has paid his dues and written a new body of music that he will debut at the Hook & Ladder’s new Mission Room. Though the style of music is similar to Crankshaft’s, the writing and message within the lyrics has progressed and reflects Craig’s evolution as an artist.
Miss Myra is a threat on every level.  Her golden voice will bring you from rock bottom to ecstasy and back while her driving guitar rhythm holds time together. Her style of hard hitting swing guitar is reminiscent of Django Reinhardt. She also draws influence from legendary blues guitarists such as Leadbelly and Blind Boy Fuller. If you let her near a piano, you’ll hear virtuosity from ragtime to Lizst.  In addition to her musical talent, she is known for lighting up the dance floor with traditional American jazz dances such as lindy-hop, charleston and blues.
“Boom Boom Belam was birthed into the blue-collar belt of Minnesota — St Paul’s north side – Frogtown. He is reputed to snort gravel, chase whiskey and regularly slur obscenities.” Half Door Records

Saturday, June 29

Common Ground Company, The Federales, & Humbletown @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
A mid-summer evening filled with roots, bluegrass and a little outlaw country, set in the intimate open garage door setting of the Mission Room.

Potluck Picnic at Longfellow Park w/Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Park, East 34th St & and 36th Ave S • Noon-2pm
​Come out and join us for a potluck picnic get together in Longfellow Park!  All are welcome to attend, whether or not you live in the neighborhood or have attended other Transition Longfellow events.
​​Here are the details:
​Who: Anyone and Everyone are welcome to attend! Family, friends, pets, etc.
What: Picnic potluck and lawn games. We will have various lawn games such as Frisbee, soccer, ladder golf, Bocce ball and lawn Yahtzee. Plus Longfellow’s adjacent wading pool and playground!
What to Bring: A dish to share, a beverage for yourself, camping chair/folding chairs (there are picnic tables and chairs as well but just in case, it might be good to have some extra chairs), your own plates/utensils, and any other lawn games you would like to play. ​See event on Facebook.

5th Saturday Line Dancing @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 12:30pm • All are Welcome • Cost $5
On the 5th Saturday of the Month we will be line dancing at Tapestry Folk. Family, Friends, Co-workers, Associates come and join me for 2 hrs of dancing. If you have never been to a class this is your opportunity to see what a great thing line dancing is. It is entertainment, education, workout, or a meet and greet and it will be an great time. PLEASE No Outside Food Or Beverages. Water ONLY in a closed container. For More Information or Questions contact Trina Smith 651-242-6625

Jawaahir Performs at the Blaine International Festival! @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4:30pm
Come on out to Aquatore Park in Blaine and enjoy a vibrant performance by Jawaahir dancers at 4:30pm! Check out Blaine Festival’s website and plan a whole day of fun! https://blainefestival.org/
This event is FREE and family friendly!

Taking Pride in Film @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 2:45pm
Celebrate Pride by joining Shift MN and Video Variant for a screening of  “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria” (Content Warning: depictions of violence, police brutality, transmisogyny, t-slur usage, blood) and  two shorts from local queer filmmakers. There will also be the opportunity to join a discussion of LGBTQ+ activism, history, and community and a short Q&A with the local filmmakers. RSVP for your FREE spot at https://tinyurl.com/TakingPrideInFilm
SCHEDULE:
2:45pm Doors open
3:15pm  Local artist shorts with discussions
4:00-4:05pm  Short break
4:05-5:05pm Screaming Queens: The Riots at Compton’s Cafeteria (CONTENT WARNING: Depictions of violence, police brutality, transmisogyny, t-slur usage, blood)
5:05-5:10pm Stretch break
5:10-5:40pm Discussion panel LGBTQ+ history, community, art, and identity
6:00pm Doors Close
ACCESSIBILITY: There are spaces for up to four wheelchairs in the auditorium. Trylon audiences have access to 3 single-stall all gender bathrooms.
GETTING THERE: Met Transit routes #7 or #21 stop at the corner of E. Lake Street and Minnehaha Ave., 3 blocks away. The #9 stop is approximately a 10 minute walk away. The Trylon is 3 blocks from the Lake Street Blue Line LRT station.
All are welcome to join us, however we will be centering LGBQT+ and BIPOC folx . NO HATE of any kind will be tolerated. A big thank you to Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker for letting us show this film free of cost!

Launch of Beyoncé Shine Your Light by Sarah Warren @  Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Join Sarah Warren at the Midtown Farmers Market’s stage for an outdoor celebration of her new book, Beyoncé Shine Your Light. Sarah will be joined by special guests New Black City, J. Juice Music, and local singer/songwriter Maya Breininger.
10am New Black City
10:15 Maya Breininger
10:30 author reading
10:45-1:00pm book signing and karaoke
Sarah Warren is a teacher and a writer. She loves telling stories about real life heroes and everyday superstars. She thinks big readers turn into smart leaders. Sarah lives in Minnesota with her husband, her son, and her dog, Bruce Valentine. Find out more on her website: sarahwbooks.com. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6752

She Rock Punk Jam ft VIAL @  Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • All ages! Doors at 7:30 • Music at 8pm • ADA Accessible (there are two steps to get on stage) • $5-10 suggested donation
Join She Rock as we jam on awesome punk tunes, support each other and rock out to our guest band: VIAL!  Our jam set includes music from the punk rock-ish universe and you can find the full set list and chord charts here: http://sherocksherock.org/punk-jam
We offer a very safe, supportive environment for folks with little or no stage experience and for those who are veterans of the music scene. This is a performance opportunity for women, trans and nonbinary folks of all ages and experience levels!
Anyone interested in performing can email or msg Sam Stahlmann (sam@sherocksherock.com) to sign up prior to the jam or sign up at the jam!

Somali Independence Day 2019 @ Between Lake St & Blaisdell & Stevens Ave. • Jun 29 at 11am–Jul 6 at 8pm
Come celebrate Somalia’s 59th Independence Day Celebration right here in Minnesota. Kid-Friendly, and enjoy music

Sunday, June 30

BINGO @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
Join us Sunday afternoons (holidays exempt) at 3:30pm for BINGO! Food, Fun, Drinks, Gift card raffles, $1000 coverall jackpot

Winery tour and tasting @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. 12:15pm 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+

Mark Lickteig presents Otis Redding “The King of Soul” @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Mark Lickteig is bringing his dream to life with an amazing tribute to one of his main idols, Otis Redding, The most influential American singer, songwriter, record producer and arranger of his time during the 60’s Stax Records Soul Music Explosion.
Mark has been singing in the best bands in the Mpls St Paul area since he arrived in the Twin Cities in ’74, with bands including Spark, Westside, The TC Jammers, Dr Mambos Combo, Mick Sterling and The Stud Brothers, The Ruperts Orchestra and most recently The R Factor.
Andra Lee Suchy – Self described musical dexterity as ‘Farm to Metal’, and characterized as the ‘Diva of the Dakotas’ by A Prairie Home Companion, North Dakota native, Andra Lee Suchy, come to The Hook to pay homage to the Queen of Soul who, ‘for more than five decades made an indelible contribution to music and culture’, Aretha Franklin.

Watch Womens World Cup at Merlins Rest!, 3601 E Lake St  
Jun 30 – Jul 1
Starting on July 7th at 2pm we will be showing women world cup – see our website for the daily showings – www.merlinsrest.com

Carlos Lumbi & El Taller del Amatl + Cash Cow @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • Tickets: $ 10
Carlos Lumbi is a singer/songwriter from Nicaragua. His musical style is folk/trova and other latin rithyms. lyrics cover a range of topics, focusing on Central American socioeconomic and environmental justice issues. So, he talks about migration, children, environment, women…
El Taller del Amatl is Lumbi’s musical project that began in Leon, Nicaragua in 2005. Amatl is a Nahualt word that makes reference to the leaves of trees that indigenous people of Central America used as paper. Taller del Amatl, or “Paper Workshop” alludes to the creative group process of writing and re-writing poetry and music. Under this name, Lumbi has played with a number of musicians in  Nicaragua, CA, Spain, United States and each musician has added his and her distinct sound to the project. Aside from Taller del Amatl, Lumbi also performs his music as a solo artist.
Carlos will perform At The Moon Palace Books https://www.moonpalacebooks.com/
Special guests: Josh Granowski, Christopher Olson, Ryan Billig and Chico Chavez.

https://www.cdbaby.com/carloslumbi
CASH COW: Co-composers Jenna Wyse and Chris Hepola will perform their music for experimental indie-rock opera “Memory Law” written by Rachel Jendrzejewski. “Memory Law” will be presented as a work in progress in Poznan, Poland this Fall and will premiere in its final form Spring of 2020. Joining them to perform this music will be Hepola’s group Cash Cow: Brian Handeland(reeds), Mike Wolter(guitar), Josh Granowski(bass).

Monday, July 1

Non-Binary Book Club: Orlando @ Moon Palace Books,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Orlando by Virginia Woolf. 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=6218

Marvelous Nature Mondays @ Minnehaha Falls • 5pm
Join the Naturalists of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden for Marvelous Nature Mondays, a seasonal series of nature walks every first Monday from April-October.
July 1st: Summer Tree Identification
August 5th: Geology of Minnehaha Falls
September 2nd: Mushroom Hike
October 7th: History of Minnehaha Park
Meet at the bridge overlooking Minnehaha Falls across from SeaSalt restaurant.  The Naturalist will have a sign that reads “MPRB Regional Park Tour starts here”.
Regional Park Tours are free, although we ask that you  register for them in advance.
-Register online at minneapolisparks.org
-Call the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden at 612-370-4903
-Or, simply show up!  If the tour is full, priority will be given to advance registrations.

Moon (2009) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Working stiff Sam Bell (Rockwell) keeps a lonely vigil on the far side of the Moon, tending automated equipment for a big corporation. But a series of strange events make him question how much of what he’s been told is true–including his own identity. Directed by Doug Jones (son of David Bowie), amazing practical effects and a brilliant Clint Mansell score. How could you miss this?

 

Tuesday, July 2

Social Bike Rides for Trans/Femme/Women Riders @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, and non-binary racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community!
These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30pm, and beginning on May 21st.
FTW Social Ride Dates:
July 2, 2019
July 16, 2019
July 30, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 27, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 24, 2019

One-Shot Comics Book Club: Flocks @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd at 7 pm for a discussion of Flocks by L. Nichols! (Please note the date change, so as to not coincide with the 4th of July, because no one wants to compete with fireworks.) As always, copies of the book are available for 20% off from Moon Palace. Thanks for supporting comics & your local independent bookstore!
About the book (from the publisher): L. Nichols, a trans man, artist, engineer and father of two, was born in rural Louisiana, assigned female and raised by conservative Christians. Flocks is his memoir of that childhood, and of his family, friends and community, the flocks of Flocks, that shaped and re-shaped him. L.’s irresistibly charming drawings demonstrate what makes Flocks so special: L.’s boundless empathy.
Reviews: Flocks is one of the most powerful works I’ve read… …It’s remarkable in that it avoids judgement and preachiness in her handling of what are generally perceived as extremely sensitive subjects…a searingly honest piece of work. ― Comics Beat
https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6484

Summer in the Beehive: Learn About Honeybee Life on the Rooftop @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 6pm
Join Susan Brown of Mademoiselle Miel and keeper of the Tiny Diner rooftop bees for a monthly group inspection of the hives. We’ll open one up and take a look at what’s going on, talk about what to look for in the coming month and answer questions. Protective veil will be provided but plan to wear your own long pants and sleeves if concerned about stings. We’ll be able to sample honey right from the hive and hopefully spot the elusive queen!
This class is for potential, beginner, seasoned beekeepers and pollinator lovers. This class will take place the first Tuesday of every month and is just $5. Sign up for all classes or just come to one! Other class dates: July 2nd, August 6th and September 3rd. 
Send questions to andrea.e@tinydiner.com or register here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4240518

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?

YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm • FREE
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for a FREE Zumba class! Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers and contagious dance steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults). Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

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.
We’ll be slingin’ some of our most favorite vintage goods and creative supplies, helping y’all print up some made-to-order goods (including tees, towels, and more!), and generally geeking out over creative reuse and everything secondhand. Got something you want to have printed with swears (or any of our other designs)? Bring it along and let’s see if we can make some magic…
We’ll be at the market a whole bunch over the course of the summer. Full schedule listed here and on our website: https://shopjunket.com/events/

Wednesday, July 3

Not Quite Dead at Minnehaha Falls @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm

Dead tunes in the Park!  A Grateful Dead tradition!

 

AEC at the Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm

Come on down and see the monkeys play.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo!  Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!  21+ event

Thursday, Jul 4

Weekly Roundup: June 21-27

LCC 62518 signinCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and socialize!


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Monday, June 24 • Summer Celebration & Fundraiser @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine, 3800 37th Ave S • 6-8:30pm • FREE
• Kid-friendly activities
• Food and drinks available for purchase
• Silent auction fundraiser
All proceeds help LCC continue our work supporting community priorities in Greater Longfellow. For details and to check out silent auction items click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435030063963939/

Saint Paul Garden Club presents “Once Upon A Summer’s Day” Flower Show: A Garden Club of America Flower Show • The Minnesota History Center, 345 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul • June 25 – June 26, 2019 • FREE
Open to the Public:
June 25, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
June 26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plant shrubs, wildflowers and sedges along the river gorge • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 • 6-8 pm
Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff and volunteers on June 25, from 6-8 pm for a worknight along the beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands located just off the main trail along the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. The savanna includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the river gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.
We will spend the evening planting shrubs, wildflowers, sedges and a few trees helping to build a buffer of native plant populations around the prized oak savanna area and will help to re-establish native vegetation where buckthorn has been previously removed.
All are welcome and no experience is needed. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. To learn more and register, visit https://fmr.org/events/2019/06/25/plant-shrubs-wildflowers-and-sedges-along-river-gorge

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.

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

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at: https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.

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
Saturday the 15th 10am-Noon
Bike, Bus, or just Bop over to Belle’s!
Gather in the Hive – our gazebo, where the Buzz happens – and help us ReThink Play!!
*  Minneapolis Toy Library will be featured,,, reminding us that ReUsing Toys makes perfect sense!!
*  Belle’s will offer fun, simple projects using repurposed materials!
*  Podners for Peas Raingarden ReThinks an old automotive garage 😉
So put on your ReThinking Cap and join us at Belle’s ToolBox :0)
Also open regular hours:
Tuesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Wednesday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Thursday: 10-noon and 2-4pm
Friday and every third Saturday: 10-noon

www.belles-toolbox.org
belles-toolbox@gmail.com

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

 


Friday, June 21

Saturday, June 22

The Inland Seas at Merlins Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
The Inland Seas return to Merlins for a midsummer night in the pub.

The Belfast Cowboys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show • https://belfastcowboys-hook.eventbrite.com
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.

In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Sunday, June 23

Watch Womens World Cup at Merlins Rest! @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • Jun 23 – Jun 24
Starting on July 7th at 2pm we will be showing women world cup – see our website for the daily showings – www.merlinsrest.com

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books2002 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!

Monday, June 24

Summer Celebration & Fundraiser @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine, 3800 37th Ave S • 6-8:30pm • FREE
• Kid-friendly activities
• Food and drinks available for purchase
• Silent auction fundraiser
All proceeds help LCC continue our work supporting community priorities in Greater Longfellow. For details and to check out silent auction items click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/435030063963939/

City Pages Rap ‘n’ Rock Book Club: Go Ahead in the Rain @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join City Pages music editor Keith Harris and his special guests to talk about Hanif Abdurraqib’s Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest.  We’ll play some music from Tribe and other ’90s hip-hop greats, show some video clips to set the mood, and discuss Abdurraqib’s personal reflections on growing up in hip-hop’s golden era. All you need to bring are your memories and your opinions. Get your copy of Go Ahead in the Rain at Moon Palace for 20% off! https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6649

Uproar Comedy Open Mic ft. Akeem Woods (LA) ! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm  
SHOW IS FREE! Sign up 7:30pm.
Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is Akeem Woods, funny as fuck comedian from Los Angeles!
There will be about 10 slots for the open mic.
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic”
With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.
Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show. Just 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.

The Fifth Element (1997) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Leeloo (Jovovich) is Earth’s only hope against the ancient Evil, some aliens called Mangalores, and the cruel Zorg (Oldman). Besson’s colorful sci-fi opera is like an action-filled, pulpy comic book come to life.

 

Tuesday, June 25

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave •Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • FREE
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited! Thanks to our sponsors who provide trivia prizes!
Moon Palace Books
Geek Love Cafe
Trylon Cinema
The Parkway Theater
Sound Unseen

Summer Book Discussions: Amazing Grace, A Vocabulary of Faith • Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
This Summer the Spirit Garage book discussion is Kathleen Norris’ book “Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith.” In this book, Norris is in the process of reconstructing her faith, and to do that she takes a bunch of church words that are scary to her or don’t make sense, and writes brief essays on how she comes to terms with those words. It fits well with our #WalkingTheDogma summer theme! We will have three discussions on the book, all at Moon Palace on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm: June 25th: (This night we will be outside Moon Palace/Geek Love) Discussing approximately the first 123 pages (Through Virgin Mary: Mother of God).
July 23rd: Discussing pages 124 (Anger)-252 (Conversion: Ebenezer)
August 20th: 253-the end.
Conversations are casual; people eat and drink. Come with notes and parts you like highlighted and we’ll see where the conversation leads.

YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm • FREE
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for a FREE Zumba class!
Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers and contagious dance steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.
YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults).
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Ethical Downsizing Strategies: Do The Most Good @ Peace Coffee Community Room, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own. Our objective is to help empty nesters know what to expect and how to plan for a major life transition in order to have the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible. During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for this particular age group and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process. You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible. If you’d like to host this programming for your community, customer base, or private event, please contact us to learn more and/or schedule. Check out our other classes at http://shopjunket.eventbrite.com

**This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**

Wednesday, June 26

The Shackletons – June Residency – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Happy Hour 6pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • FREE
The Shackletons, a Twin Cities-based rock band writing and playing songs rooted in the rich influence of the “Minnesota Sound,” will be performing live in the Mission Room every Wednesday in June.   They’ve been generating a buzz with their mix of garage rock, punk, blues, and lyrical storytelling. The band has also been named “Best New Band” by The Star-Tribune, Radio K, The Current, City Pages, and Go96.3.  Each week will feature different guest artists selected by the band.
“Our BEST Young Blues n’ Rock Band!!” Greg Burke (TC Club Crawl )
“Imagine Conor Oberst with a John Belushi attitude, fronting The Hold Steady.” Jay Gabler (The Current) #FreeMusicWednesdays

River City Jazz Orchestra at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
River City Jazz Orchestra (7:00-8:30pm)
Big Band Jazz:RCJO focuses on playing a large variety of jazz tunes including Bassie, Dorsey, Ellington, Foster, Miller, Nestico, and many, many more. RCJO plays everything from hot, uptempo charts, sensitively treated ballads, show tunes, classic dance tunes and modern titles.

Death Comedy Jam – Open Mic with Chris Maddock @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 9-11pm • 21+
The Hook & Ladder Theater is proud to present the Twin Cities’ longest running (15 years at Grumpy’s DT) comedy open-mic The Death Comedy Jam, every Wednesday throughout the month of March, 2019. Hosted by veteran local comic Chris Maddock, these events allow access to all levels of comedic experience, are free to the public and are directly following The Hook’s existing Free Music Wednesday (6-9pm) programming, from 9-11pm. #DeathComedyJam #FreeMusicWednesday

Yappy Hour with Sidewalk Dog @  Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
The yappy hour specials will be flowing and so will the floof of fluffers enjoying this fine summer evening. Pose fur selfies with About A Dog Photography. Check out all the fun we had last year: sidewalkdog.com/sidewalk-dog-yappy-hour-at-longfellow-grill-photo-recap/
Sniff out more summer yappy hours: sidewalkdog.com/your-dog-has-already-rsvped-to-these-summer-yappy-hours/ These yappy hours are the spots to sniff and be sniffed, and all of ‘em will benefit local doggo nonprofits. They’ll also be serving cocktails with Tito’s Handmade Vodka (the Vodka For Dog People, natch). We’ll be there handing out freebies and selling merch and Dog-Friendly Brewery Passes, too. Stop on by and raise a paw and a pint glass to this dog-obsessed life we’re livin’.

MPWW’s Gumball Extravaganza! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
To mark the one-year anniversary of our amazing, world-famous, poem-dispensing gumball machines, we’re having a party!
Please join for a festive happy hour to mark the occasion. The event will feature fun activities like:

  • A gumball machine raffle for prizes like MPWW totebags, gift certificates to local bookstores, and bundles of books curated with the help of MPWW students.

  • Pop-up letterpress printing of MPWW students’ published poems by Fontlove Studios

  • Conversation with MPWW’s instructors, mentors, Board Members, collaborators, and friends

    Admission is $10 suggested donation (pay what you can), for which you’ll get a free drink ticket, two quarters to use in the gumball machine, and a ticket for the gumball raffle. Pizza, salads, and snacks will also be available for purchase from Geek Love Cafe. P.S. Our gumball empire is expanding! You can now visit our machines at Moon Palace Books, Milkweed Bookstore, Subtext Books, and (newly!) at Magers & Quinn.

Thursday, June 27

First Man at Brackett Park • 9pm
Come see First Man at Brackett Park. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969

Vector 9 Comedy Special – Comrade Tripp @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm
Vector 9  is once again monthly! That is, we will rotate it from being the variety show one month, to a comedy special on the following month! The Vector 9 Comedy Special is about bringing 1 of your favorite comedians for a headlining set, that will be filmed by Lipstick Mustache’s Dena Denny and Matt Ayers.
This comedian chooses the door music, the feature, and guests. And it is hosted by yours truly, Devohn Bland and Xochi de la Luna. For the premiere, we have the dark knight of comedy, Comrade Tripp!
Featuring :
Madi Tentinger
Akeem Woods
and musical guest: The Nunnery
We want to make sure that this show is economically accessible, but can pay our performers and camera crew for their time. To do so we will be charging $7 in advance, $10 at door, and $5 if you have a student ID. Free with EBT card 
Come have a laugh and pack the house so Comrade can get a really great evening recorded. We will not record anyone’s faces in the recording, unless you sit in the seating arrangements we will mark, where there may be face shots of the crowd.

The HIgh Rev, Brady Perl & Whiskey Church @  Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm
It is 4th Thursday at Merlin’s Rest with Jake Manders.  Only problem is Jake will be on tour in Europe this month.  Don’t worry, he has a slew of great acoustic music filling the Manders void that has been created by him being in Europe.
The HIGH Rev, Brady Perl & Whiskey Church will be providing some sweet sounds while Merlin’s provides cold drinks and delicious food.
8:00 – The High Rev
9:00 – Brady Perl
10:00 – Whiskey Church

Hit the Wall at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a  reading of Ike Holter’s 2012 play, Hit the Wall. A bold group of actors present the Minneapolis premiere of a play inspired by the brave queer ancestors and the historic events of June 28th, 1969.
The Chicago Tribune called it “gutsy, beautiful and riveting  — dealing with a pivotal night of gay history, a moment when a small personal rebellion cascaded beyond the bounds of that bar and became a crucial symbol of resistance.”
Who is the amazing Ike Holter?  Ike Holter is a Minneapolis native, a graduate of South High School and DePaul University. In 2017, he won the prestigious Windhall-Campell Literature Prize for drama. He’s now a staff writer on FX’s Fosse/Verdon and the resident playwright at Chicago’s Victory Garden Theatre. Who’s making this happen? The cast features the incredible talents of Commarrah Bashar, Denzel Belin, Heather Bunch, Damien Franklin, Shannon McCarville, Ricky Morisseau, Shae Palic, Cameron Reeves, Nora Ricky, Michael Tarrell Brown, and Adan Varela. Don’t miss it. Bring some cash! This free event benefits Minnesota Deaf Queers.  Plus Moon Palace has beer, wine, books and amazing pizza at Geek Love Cafe.

Pifano Gogo at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Pifano Gogo (7:00-8:30p)
Pifano gogo is a five piece group consisting of 2 Pifano flute/woodwind players, and 3 drummer/percussionists. The group is led by flutist/composer John Croarkin & percussionist Andrew Gillespie and was formed with the help of a 2019 MN Arts Board “Artist Initiative” Grant to enable John and Andrew to present “live” the music from their 2018 CD release “Pifanos on Misi-Ziibi”. Pifano gogo features many interesting world percussion instruments, with a fun, driving eclectic mix of Brazilian & Americana folk music that appeals to a wide variety of listeners.

Malamanya at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm-11pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Malamanya brings their latin dance groove machine to the eclectic Hook & Ladder Theatre and Lounge. Join us for this special Thursday night summer performance. Large wooden dance floor. Featuring DJ KINGORILLA before and after Malamanya sets.

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)