Volunteer Shoveling Network Now Accepting Requests

Do you or someone you know need help shoveling this winter? We might be able to help!

LCC has volunteers interested in helping seniors and neighbors with disabilities in the Greater Longfellow area who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.

LCC will work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who will then work out an informal arrangement between themselves.

Volunteer availability is limited and connections will be made on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org

*Please note that this is an informal volunteer network and LCC takes no responsibility or liability for any accidents, injuries or property damage volunteers or homeowners/renters may experience. LCC is not responsible or liable for volunteers or homeowners/renters who voluntarily and knowingly subject themselves to certain risks while performing or receiving volunteer services. LCC’s role in this process is solely to facilitate the initial connection.

Weekly Roundup: February 7-13

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Please Help Longfellow Community Council Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is your neighborhood organization, providing resources for programs, projects, activities, & events directly benefiting our community. LCC facilitates the work of three committees that review proposed development in the community and plan/implement resident-led projects, like the Longfellow 365 photo book, Minnehaha Mosaic refuse bins, rain gardens, Chard Your Yard, trash clean-ups, ecological restorations & lots more! We’re your primary resource for funding needs, opportunities & information, as well as helping connect residents to local government. Many of your neighbors have already benefited from LCC funding, including hundreds of home restorations, through low-interest rehabilitation loans.

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.

Show Your Love for Greater Longfellow, by helping us reach our $15,000 goal by 2/29/20. Please consider contributing any amount and/or contribute in other ways, like joining a committee or the Board of Directors, or participating in our events. You can also buy LCC merchandise, set LCC as your nonprofit on AmazonSmile or simply like/share our posts on social media!  

To donate online visit: www.longfellow.org/page/donate/ Any donation amount is appreciated! Learn more about LCC at www.longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529 to talk with our staff. Like you, we love this community and want to continue our mission “To improve the well-being of our diverse community through engagement, involvement and empowerment.”


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


Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Minnehaha Community Gardens has 5 plots open to Greater Longfellow residents! 
The plots are $25 to lease for the year.  If people are interested they can contact Steve Wardell at srwardell1@msn.com


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

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


Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org


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


Friday, Feb 7

Scott Jasmin | Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Scott Jasmin solo acoustic original Americana plus a few surprises 

Lucy Michelle, Savannah Smith, Dust of Suns @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
TICKETS -> https://lucy-michelle.eventbrite.com

Lucy Michelle is a songwriter as serious as they come. Twin Cities natives will know her as front-woman of gypsy-pop outfit Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, a raucous and eclectic six-piece which has now become rock pop quartet Little Fevers. At home and on the road, Lucy has stood boldly amidst that chugging whirlwind of cello and accordion, stomping her foot and singing out fiercely over the top of it all. Most recently Lucy has been working a brand new batch of tunes with John Munson, Chris Koza, Dylan Hicks and Richard Medek and is eagerly awaiting sharing those fresh songs at the Hook.  

Savannah Smith only needs thirty seconds of your time to win you over. Savannah’s vocal prowess, and her absolute mastery of crafting raw and gritty emotion into beautiful melodies, defines her from the crowd in moments. Her stage show all her own; Savannah introduces her music with an irresistible charm, ushering the listener into her world with casual ease before effusing desperate and earnest emotion in each song. Her lyrics darken the bright chords and create a depth in her music that reaches far beyond her years.

Based out of the Twin Cities, The Dust of Suns will take you to a different time and place with all original waltz musettes, magical tangos, and sweet melodic miniatures

Saturday, Feb 8

Valentine’s Clay Dates @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm
Join us for some specialty clay dates this Valentine’s Day! Wine and Chocolate will be provided.
We have set aside several opportunities for this event – sign up today!


Boneshaker Science Book Club: “Weapons of Math Destruction” @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The February Science Book Club selection is “Weapons of Math Destruction” by Cathy O’Neil. Copies of the book are in stock at Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available from the Hennepin County Library and as an audiobook.
“We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as Cathy O’Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they’re wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can’t get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he’s then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a ‘toxic cocktail for democracy.’ Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.”

The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. We meet the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., unless we don’t, so please check the calendar in case a fast one has been pulled (Note: I’ll be traveling the first Saturday in February, hence this being the following weekend). The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice.

Note from host: I’ll bring coffee to share!



Boneshaker boardgame night! @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 7pm
Do you like boardgames? Do you like boneshaker? Have you ever played a boardgame? If your answer is YES to any of those questions, come to our rad board game night at Boneshaker Books! If you want to, bring a game for 1-10 people to play, or a snack to share, or pillows or blankets or a small card table (in case we run out of tables).  This might be a great way to hang out with other radical bookstore enthusiasts, listen to music, and browse you some radical books!


Free Studio Art Day: Be My Valentine! @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 1-3pm
Create unique cards to share the love. All are welcome!


Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 11am
This edition of #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Squirrel Haus Arts (3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis) on Saturday, February 8, 11a-4p. Everyone is welcome at this free event! CASH ONLY please.
#SupportLocalHustle popups are an opportunity to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers. We have a charitable cause you can donate to at the door, good vibes, and beautiful wares.

This event is free to enter, cash ONLY, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.

—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–
All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community. Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$30. Many offer sliding scale pricing.

Gambler’s Daughter(Album Release), Faith Boblett, Kara Laudon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Join us for the first full-length release from Gambler’s Daughter, Serotinous Skin. Gambler’s Daughter, is the musical persona of singer/songwriter, Jessa Roquet. Serotinous Skin, harnesses Roquet’s poetic lyricism and folk sensibilities, bringing them from the evocative and ethereal to places of grit and gravity. Sonically diverse and terrestrial, Serotinous Skin ties together themes of self awareness, grief, love, longing, and the transformative beauty that can come through life’s vicissitudes.

A Gathering: For the Trees @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm • $10 Donation, or pay what you can
A Creation-to-Creation Event

Hosted by Cialuna Storydance Theatre, come to renew your “sap” along with the trees in the midst of winter. The event starts with a gathering for the Trees, to remember life coming back to them, and then moves on to a curated open stage for refreshing performances by: 
• Emily Jarrett Hughes and Shari Peterson
• Vicki Keck, Storytelling
• Chris Kozachok, Flamenco dance
• Dagmara Gutman, Poetry Katie Knight, song
• Cia Sautter, Storydance theatre

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/cialunastorydance/ mailto:cialuna13@gmail.com

Sunday, Feb 9

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT! 

Monroe Crossing ~ KBEM Roots Concert Series ~ MiTH @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
The KBEM Roots Concert Series is presented by Phil Nusbaum, host of The Bluegrass Review on Jazz88.
This installment of the KBEM Roots Concert Series welcomes one of the hardest working bluegrass outfits in the business, Minnesota natives, Monroe Crossing. Named after the, “Father of Bluegrass”, Bill Monroe, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Website: http://www.monroecrossing.com/
Each show has a 7pm front set by Sherry Minnick & Phil Nusbaum in the 20-minute range. Then an intermission and the featured performer plays till 9 or so.

Monday, Feb 10

Valentine’s Clay Dates Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 4pm
Join us for some specialty clay dates this Valentine’s Day! Wine and Chocolate will be provided.
We have set aside several opportunities for this event – sign up today!

Tuesday, Feb 11

February 2020 Transition on Tap: Textiles @ El Norteno Mexican Restaurant, 4000 E. Lake St • 5pm 
Snacks and/or dinner buying to last, upcycling, mending, and recycling options. Given the recent changes in recycling options as well as new businesses providing repair & upcycling options, let’s share information about how we handle our textile needs.


Tuesday Night Blues @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Mayhill Blues Band is making their Schooner’s debut! Stop down to hear some funky blues jams with the boys of Mayhill.

Wednesday, Feb 12 

Glass Suncatchers @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 5:30-8:30pm
Join us to create one 5”x5” or two 2”x 5” dazzling fused glass sun catchers. Learn glass basics will be demonstrated along with idea examples for creative inspiration. Use your glass artwork as beautiful additions to your sunny windows or as a perfect winter gift.
Note: Materials fee of $28 payable on the first day of class. Pieces will be kiln fired and ready for pick up in one week. 

Tuition: $27 ($23 members)
Instructor: Laura Juul
bit.ly/GlassSuncatchersW20

Art Sprouts @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 9am • Wednesdays, February 12 – March 11, 9:00 – 10:00 am • Designed for children age 1 with a caregiver
Geared towards the youngest of artists, this class cultivates cognitive development, fine motor skills, and creative thinking. Little minds and hands will be kept busy with visual play, storytelling, and more.

Tuition: $70 ($60 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman
bit.ly/ArtSproutsW20

TC 30+ Queer Book Club: We Have Always Been Here @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Longfellow Garden Club presents: Micro Greens @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S. • 7pm
Learn how to grow greens year-round, and taste these delicious, vitamin-packed, and economical vegetables.  Great Northern Microgreens, a MN startup, will discuss growing micros commercially and at home as well as the numerous health benefits of these nutrient-dense greens.  All are welcome.  tinyurl.com/LGCminnesota 

Reading with Elliott Foster Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Panic River tells the fictional story of Corey Fischer, an almost forty-year-old gay man who experiences long-standing rejection by a homophobic father, a lack of support from his distant mother, and betrayal by the person who should be loving him the most—his partner, Nick. The couple’s marriage is on the rocks after nearly twenty years together. Fate forces Corey’s hand following the unexpected death of his estranged father, Frank, and the spiteful twin gifts in Frank’s will: the family cabin in northern Wisconsin and a pair of hunting rifles that Corey refused to handle as a kid. That inheritance leads Corey and Nick to the cabin in Barron County during deer season with Nick insisting they go out for a fateful hunt together.

Elliott Foster is an emerging Minnesota writer with a passion for writing stories connected to the people and places of the upper Midwest. He grew up in the Twin Cities but spent his summer vacations camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, visiting his cousins in the hill country in the southeast corner of the state, and as often as possible at the family cabin in the Chippewa National Forest. These are the settings that have inspired many of his works. He currently lives in St. Paul, and travels throughout the Upper Midwest and beyond, always in search of the next story worth telling. 

His previously published work includes Retrieving Isaac & Jason published by Calumet Editions in February 2019 and Whispering Pines – Tales From a Northwoods Cabin, released by Wise Ink Creative Publishing in April 2015. Elliott has also written numerous short stories, poems and essays, including works published in The Huffington Post, The Green Blade and in Southern California’s Daily Journal. 

The Doors: Break on Thru @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door
THE DOORS: BREAK ON THRU –A CELEBRATION OF RAY MANZAREK is a hybrid concert and documentary capturing a 2016 performance in Los Angeles, CAby surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger to honor fellow Doors member Ray Manzarek on what would have been his birthday on February 12th.
The Doors were born when Ray Manzarek met Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in 1965.Ray became the beating heart of The Doors and the architect of their intoxicating keyboard sound. Manzarek’s evocative playing fused rock, jazz, blues, bossa nova and an array of other styles into something utterly, dazzlingly new.

The setlist from the concert consists of Doors songs performed by John and Robby alongside a cast of all-star guest musicians including Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Exene and John Doe (X), Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), Andrew Watt and more. The film also includes rare archival footage of the band, conversations with Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, and esteemed music journalist Ben Fong-Torres, as well as new interviews with John and Robby.

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12
Come celebrate Black History Month with us for the MN Premiere of “The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion.”

Co-Presented: Fifth Element: As hip hop music was taking off in the late 80s and 90s, associated fashion trends and styles were also making their voice heard. And both were largely dominated by men. But as the voices of Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, and Lil’ Kim grew louder, so too did the influence of their female designers and stylists working behind the scenes.
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion takes a look at the journeys of fashion architect Misa Hylton and streetwear designer April Walker, among others, who grabbed a foothold in hip hop fashion and never let go. The film focuses on the cultural impact these talented women and Dapper Dan and Kerby Jean-Raymond have made in the fashion world, from iconic looks styled in influential music videos to their global cultural impact.

dir. Lisa Cortes, Farah X, 2019, 67 min, USA, DCP

Thursday, Feb 13

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm 
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.

90’s Themed Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • Free to play
First come, first serve, Prizes for top 3 teams, +2 Bonus Point per team when you come dressed up! 

Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band “Rock ‘n Roll” Tribute To Chuck Berry @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Meet & Greet 6pm • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $17 GA Advanced • $20 GA Day of Show • $25 Reserved Seats  (Rows 3-8)

$40 Meet & Greet – (limited quantities) – with priority seating in first two rows + a copy of: Mike Zito & Friends – Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry (#1 on Billboard Charts).

Join us for a special tribute to Chuck Berry from Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band. Zito and the band may be one of the most lauded group of artists in the contemporary blues arena today and they’re bringing “Mike Zito & Friends – Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry” to The Hook! The new record is already a Billboard chart-topper, holding the 1st place spot, and consists of 20 Chuck Berry classics performed by an impressive array of 21 guest guitarists like Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Albert Castiglia, Anders Osborne and, Berry’s grandson, Charles Berry III.

In addition to the concert, we’re holding a special “Meet & Greet” with Mike Zito which includes a copy of Mike’s new CD, a signed poster, and a reserved seat in the first two rows.

Atomic Energy Commission (EPRelease) with Waveless, and Low The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Atomic Energy Commission is thrilled to announce their first-ever single, “Frank Lloyd Wrong,” from their upcoming eight-song 12″ EP, Post Fax Nation.  Video footage was filmed in secrecy in Spring Green, Wisconsin, in the shadow of Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark estate, Taliesin, and is a visual testimony of the band’s trademark cheeky irreverence.

Forged in the ashes of other people’s broken dreams, Atomic Energy Commission is the brainchild of David Foley (Things That Fall Down), Matthew Amundsen (Devouring Youth/Surface Hoar), and Tom Parsons (Clusterflock).  Their music has been described as both funky abstract expressionism and feral post-punk. Their debut, Post Fax Nation, will be released on February 14, 2020 by Galloping Foxley Recordings. To celebrate, they will play the Hook & Ladder Mission Room on February 13th, with support from Waveless and Low Rats.  Regional dates in the spring and a national tour in the summer will follow.

Trans & Nonbinary Song Circle! @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E 40th St • 6-8:30pm • FREE • Kids welcome
ALL-TRANS / NONBINARY SPACE

WHAT IS A SONG CIRCLE? A song circle is a way of sharing music in the aural tradition (aka no reading sheet music, just learning by ear). There is frequently at least one song holder who leads & teaches the songs, and sometimes participants are invited to share their own songs.
ABOUT THIS SONG CIRCLE: This song circle is open to all trans & nonbinary & gender diverse people of all ages (aka kids are most certainly welcome!) This song circle will be held by trans & nonbinary community leaders & song holders Max Gries & Medora Kea, with songs by trans composers (soundcloud.com/osprey-huffsmith/sets/trans-magick-circle-songs-for-all-genders) and elder song holders (laurencecole.com) Whether you’ve never sung in public before or you’ve been singing since you were in diapers, this song circle is for you!

If you are a cis ally (aka not-trans / nonbinary), we ask that you instead support us by donating to help shOUT continue providing these healing spaces for our trans & nonbinary family (paypal.me/shOUTminnesota), or by clapping extra loud at our performances at other points throughout the year.

SCHEDULE: 
5:45pm: Doors open
6-6:30pm: Gather & snacks
6:30-8:30pm: Song circle (with a short break in the middle)
8:30-8:45pm: Part ways for the evening

MONEY: This event is completely free! 
If you’re able to donate any amount to help us cover the costs associated with providing this opportunity, we will definitely welcome that, but there’s no expectation to donate in order to participate.
paypal.me/shOUTminnesota
OR
Find Leo at the song circle if you want to donate with cash or a check.
If you have any other accessibility requests or questions about what to expect, contact: 
Medora Kea, Artistic Director of shOUT, medorakea@gmail.com • 651-226-8062
Leo Aellec, Executive Director of shOUT, leoaellec@gmail.com • 651-324-9172
Keladry Goodell, Communications & Accessibility Coordinator. keladryjane@gmail.com • 612-987-1962

Thursday Trivia: Romantic comedies- the last 13 years @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Romantic comedies of the last decade plus (let’s just say 2007-2019) are a bit quirkier than the syrupy sweet ones from the 90’s.  The Silver Linings Playbook and The Lobster come to mind. Try your hand at this, and bring a date if you’re brave.