Weekly Roundup: February 15-21

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Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and get cozy with some yummy treats!


Upcoming& Ongoing Events

2019 LoLa Winter Fine Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. S. • Admission is free and open to the public; a small donation is optional for make-and-take activities.
Return of the Longfellow winter art event expands to two weekends in February, adds hands-on activities with artists. February 16-17 and 23-24, noon-5pm each day.
Opening Reception 2/16/19 5-7pm: Wine, beer, and other beverages plus a variety of snacks; a chance to mingle with other art lovers and many of the artists; and music provided by DJ Phil Borreson of Solid State Vinyl.
New this year: More opportunities to visit, and more reasons to drop in and see what’s happening.
• Open for two weekends instead of one, with the opening reception at the close of the first day
• For art lovers with small budgets: Some of the artists will also have small items for sale during their volunteer gallery shift such as note cards featuring their artwork. This will be continuously changing.
• Artist educators will lead informal make-and-take activities for children and adults (very small children will need an adult helper), for a small optional donation of up to $5 to cover the cost of materials. These will occur at various times during gallery hours, with a schedule available on LoLa’s website, and announced on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoLaArtistsMN/

Focus on Local Business: 
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING BLOCK LEADER TRAININGS:
Wednesday, February 20 or Monday, March 18 (you need only attend one) from 6:30-8pm @ Minneapolis Police Dept. 3rd Precinct Community Room, 3000 Minnehaha Avenue
Crime Prevention Block Leaders: Help build Community one block at a time by organizing your neighbors. Have an impact on reducing crime. Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.
Communicate to their neighbors when a crime trend/pattern is identified. Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block. One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. It’s not just about crime…..it’s about building community. Get your block organized! RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch at 612/673-2856 or email her at karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov
For questions, contact: Karen Notsch, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
(612) 673-2856
karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rockin’ Roller Vinyl Bus w/ Solid State Vinyl Records
Its a big blue traveling record store/music mobile. Check out it’s schedule! • https://solidstatevinyl.com/pages/rockin-roller-vinyl-bus

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.

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

 


Friday, February 15

 

Two Great TED Talks From Women w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Cost: Free will donation
Join us for a potluck meal and then watch these two 15-minute videos, with discussion in between. NOTE: We need at least one more volunteer to help movie night happen. Volunteers help with set-up and clean-up. If you can help, contact Jeanne.
Greta Thurnberg, Swedish Schoolgirl and Dynamic Climate Activist
Greta is everywhere in the news these days, speaking to world leaders and the media. Come and hear her story and recommit all over again to taking action.
Katharine Wilkinson and Project Drawdown
According to Katharine, “Gender and climate are linked. Drawing down emissions depends upon rising up.” Learn about the connection and how we can help women in the U.S. and around the world move toward equity, healing and wholeness.

I Live in Fear (1955) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9:30pm
Mifune plays a wealthy industrialist so deeply afraid after the invention of the hydrogen bomb that he attempts to move his family to Brazil. They respond by trying to have him declared insane.

Flamenco Fit @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • Noon • Price: 10-Week Session $150 / Drop-in $15
Fulfill those fitness New Years Resolutions by coming to Flamenco Fit! This all levels class will begin with energizing flamenco fitness and move into fun flamenco variations.

The Trappistines/ AJAB/ Ruff Ronny/ SIMS (beat set) @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ • $10
A night of destructive R+B, electro pop, experimental noise

Eat Your Words: a creative writing workshop @  Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, 1915 E 22nd St • 4pm • FREE writing workshop for K–12 students!
Try food from local restaurants and strengthen your writing skills as we learn about sensory language, description, and how to write like a professional food critic.
Snacks will be provided to all students. Participants can RSVP to this event or register day-of.
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) empowers underserved K–12 students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically alongside a community of caring volunteers.

Post Valentine’s Day Massacre @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Join us at the Hook for a post-Valentine’s show to help mend your broken heart.  If you are grieving and sad about being rejected and ignored on Valentine’s Day, let us help you recover with a night of music to help sooth your soul and put a smile on your face.  Music will heal your pain.
Post Valentine’s Day Massacre
* Mike Nicolai backed by Rank Strangers
* Mike Munson & Jake Illika
* Wilkinson James

 

Saturday, February 16

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am 
Dallas Rising replaces Nick Veazie for Saturday Yoga.
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with Corey Hamm @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 7:30pm
It’s happening again – a free community concert with 3 amazing composers (Prokofiev, Dvořák, and Mozart!), 2 superb soloists, and 1 fan-tastic orchestra (get it? We’d be nothing without you 🙂

Margarita Sikorskaia “Origins” Opening Reception @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 7pm
“Origins: Meditations on the sources that connect us all.”
Margarita Sikorskaia returns after a ten-year hiatus from public viewings to deliver a collection of work of tremendous power delivered in exquisite subtlety.
Sikorskaia’s canvases open a world revealing the interconnectedness of all beings, inviting you to a world of relationship and connection, of stillness and revelation. These paintings are meditative exchanges, evoking subtle but deep emotions, absorbing you into their state of being as you absorb them into yours.
Once imbued with Sikorskaia’s ensouled world, you will never want to leave.
We hope this experience will evoke feelings of belonging in all of you, our friends. Let us wander together in contemplation of the origins from which we emerged… which are all, ultimately, one source.”

Fire & Ice Valentine’s Ball! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm- 12am • $10 Cash only at door • No experience necessary • No partner needed
It’s our Annual Fire & Ice Valentine’s Ball!
Academia de Baila con Pasión invites you to share a night of the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and more as we enjoy an evening of fabulous music, fabulous dancing and most of all FABULOUS people!
Intro class 8pm!
Red, Pink and White attire requested, not required.
Call 703.402.3645 or 772.233.6914 for more information or go to Bailaconpasion.com
Hablamos Espanol!

How to Take Eco Action in 2019 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • Noon
Join us for an uplifting and practical approach to taking care of the planet, including an activity to take action during the class.

Spearwave V3.N1 & Grand Opening of Soomaal House @ Soomaal House of Art, 2200 Minnehaha Ave, Suite 200 • Doors 5pm • Program 6pm • FREE
Spearwave is a monthly intimate exhibition and gathering space for conversations about art and culture. We hope this gesture will foster interconnectedness, and, using Spearwave as a foil, allow these artists a fresh opportunity to experiment with new ways of bringing to you the fruits of their artistic conceptions.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Yasmin Yassin
Abdi Phenomenal
Khadija Charif
Kaamil A. Haider

Drag Story Hour at Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Join us for glitter beards at 10:30 am and stories and songs at 11 am. Featuring special guest Marcela and your regular hosts Doña Pepa and Old Man Zimmer! Free and open to all ages.

Sunday, February 17

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

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House,
 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
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+ 

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO • 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Wild Read Book Club: Scribe @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Scribe by Alyson Hagy. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling. A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated the population. Abandoned farmhouses litter the isolated mountain valleys and shady hollows. The economy has been reduced to barter and trade.
In this craggy, unwelcoming world, the central character of Scribe ekes out a lonely living on the family farmstead where she was raised and where her sister met an untimely end. She lets a migrant group known as the Uninvited set up temporary camps on her land, and maintains an uneasy peace with her cagey neighbors and the local enforcer. She has learned how to make paper and ink, and she has become known for her letter-writing skills, which she exchanges for tobacco, firewood, and other scarce resources. An unusual request for a letter from a man with hidden motivations unleashes the ghosts of her troubled past and sets off a series of increasingly calamitous events that culminate in a harrowing journey to a crossroads.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5037

Annual Cribbage Tournament @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 1pm
Join us for our annual Cribbage Tournament.  This year, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the American Refugee Committee.
Tournament Info:
* Singles cribbage
* Two games guaranteed
* Trophies!
* Free food and beverages
* $10 entry fee requested
* All ages welcome – invite your family and friends!
* Bring cribbage boards and cards

Foxes (1980) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
Showing a different side of typical Valley girls, Foxes depicts Jeanie (Foster) and her troubled friends on the verge of womanhood. Together they grasp for answers as they deal with abusive parents, drugs, and their budding sexuality.

Sabyre Rae and Annie Frazier – Music In The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ To Drink / Kid Friendly • $10 Suggested Donation – All Proceeds To The Artist
Music in the House Series presents Sabyre Rae and Annie Frazier for an intimate seated concert.
Sabyre Rae:
When Sabyre Rae’s blues and jazz meanderings give way to her alt-country and folk roots, the result is a swampy, bayou-infused stomp all the way up the Mississippi River to the Heartland. With the soulfulness of Norah Jones and the Americana sensibilities of Lucinda Williams, the Minneapolis-based songstress draws from a vibrant palette of past and present musical influences at her live performances and off her debut EP Revel..
Annie Frazier:
A well-known vocalist in the Minneapolis music scene, Annie Frazier collaborates with musicians of all genres and styling’s including bluegrass, soul, jazz, folk and contemporary.  She is known as a power house vocalist with a vibrant stage presence. Being a front woman in projects such as the Burbillies and Demitri Rallis and Friends, you can also catch her harmonic additions in Slippery People (Talking Heads tribute) and Max Graham and the Fam.

To Spill My Husband’s Blood Album Release w/ Amanda Standalone @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Tickets $10 in advance •  $10-15 at the door • 7:30pm doors • 8:00pm show
Prints by Marie Stier, tunes by Rachel & Kyle (of Barbaro) and Amanda Standalone, & retold murder ballads by To Spill My Husband’s Blood
8pm Rachel & Kyle (of Barbaro)
8:45pm Amanda Standalone
9:30pm To Spill My Husband’s Blood
To Spill My Husband’s Blood is a foray into the dark world of traditional murder ballads. Julia Hobart (Mama Caught Fire) rewrites historical ballads from the perspective of the victims, honoring the real women who were murdered. Grounded in old time instrumentation, the music is a modern, feminist response to American folk tradition. To Spill My Husband’s Blood seeks to uncover what has historically been obscured: glimpses of the bold, peculiar, and creative personalities of women lost to violence.
Rachel Calvert & Kyle Shelstad from Barbaro will kick things off with a duo set. Barbaro’s music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love. The Minneapolis-Winona quartet have built momentum around their dynamic sound, each set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Their upcoming album, due out spring 2019, showcases their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western.
Amanda Standalone is an award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, and composer of music based in the American folk tradition. Her music is a soulful blend of acoustic folk/blues strongly influenced by American Roots music. She skillfully attacks the guitar, banjo, and her single-stringed washtub, while packing an extra punch with her rich vocals. Currently, Standalone is working on her 3rd album and performing around the Midwest.
MARIE STIER is a talented local print-maker, whose artwork adorns the finest posters of the Minneapolis old time music & dance scene. Check out her art at Block Prints by Marie Stier, and stay tuned for where to buy the To Spill My Husband’s Blood print series.

Monday, February 18

Brent Penny February Residency at Moon Palace @ Music at Moon Palace,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm doors/Music 8:30-10:30 21+ • $5-10
Before I release my record ‘Choose the Right’ this spring, I’m doing a residency every Monday in February at Moon Palace Books. I’ll be experimenting with arrangements and performing with different musicians and special guests. Every week I will have 2 other acts perform that I admire. February 04 with IN/VIA, Iceblink February 11 with Holly Hansen, Nat Harvie Trio February 18 with Fiji-13, Products February 25 with Miss Manners, Prim Woes Flyer by Al Ducts Hanson

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm 
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

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

Fairy Tale Study Group February Meeting @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Come to the next Fairy Tale Study Group at Moon Palace! We’ll be talking about Grimms’ “The Robber Bridegroom,” the English variant called “Mr. Fox” (find it at http://www.archive.org/stream/englishfairyothe00hartiala#page/24/mode/2up), and the Grimms’ tale “Snow White and Rose Red” (not be confused with “Snow White”). Any translation you like is fine. Hope to see you there!

Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • Price: 11-Week Session $150 / Drop-in $16
Structured for those with limited mobility, balance issues, or other disabilities. Classes are taken seated or standing (adaptations made) and designed for every student to have an authentic flamenco experience. Students are led through locomotor and non-locomotor movement combinations, and they connect to flamenco music, execute choreographies, enjoy improvisation, and organic expression. The rhythm and exercises are invigorating, while games and stories keep the class fun and challenging. Students appreciate engaging and promoting community, celebrating flamenco culture, and gaining greater health and well being.

 

Tuesday, February 19

Crowded House: The Dreaded Inheritance @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • Community Room • 5:30pm  **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!**
Are you freaked about the idea of inheriting your parents’ lifetime accumulation of stuff in the not-nearly-distant-enough future?
The emotional labor, investment of time, and direct financial costs involved in emptying a family estate on someone else’s behalf can not be understated. Our work with families dealing with these sorts of circumstances has made us intensely aware of the guilt, exhaustion, frustration, and conflict that often arise when tackling the pig in the python: a filled house, frequently offered up as ‘your inheritance.’
Our objective is to help second generation family members anticipate, and be aware of a series of issues and stages common with this major life transition. This workshop has a specific environmental angle: we’ve seen too many families default to filling a rolloff (or four) only to deal with the emotional aftermath of intensified regret: the throwing away of truckloads of useful things that belonged to important people is something we want to help you avoid.
This will not be a silver bullet, nor will we offer platitudes. Instead, during this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll offer a new paradigm for the possession and divestment of material goods, explain the current market for secondhand items, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for those with close connections to aging family members, and provide resources to help you and your sibs empty that house with or without the property’s primary resident involved.
You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of your options and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you and your family keep as much of a lifetime’s treasures out of the waste stream as possible. If you’d like to host this programming for your community, customer base, or private event, please co

Networking Happy Hour @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5:30pm
Our November happy hour was a huge hit, and attendees said they wanted more! Join the Professional Editors Network for another Networking Happy Hour at Du Nord Craft Spirits. PEN welcomes current and potential members and anyone interested in networking with local editing and publishing professionals.
PEN is an association based in Minneapolis with members across the US. We’re a community of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, communications and public relations specialists, page layout specialists and others who want to grow and learn as professionals. PEN encourages members to share knowledge, exchange job leads, market their services and grow professionally.

Boomer Downsizing Strategies: Do The Most Good @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9am **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!**
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.

Touchy Subject Trivia: Benefiting Planned Parenthood MN Advocate @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors @ 6pm / Trivia @ 7pmJoin Cheeky Kitty for Touchy Subject Trivia! • TICKETS – Pay to play • $10 suggested donation • We sold out last month so be sure to get your tickets in advance! • Presale ticket buyers who purchase before 4pm on trivia day also get entered for a special prize drawing!
With your help we have raised $6,245 for Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate since we started one year ago in February 2018! Like our work? Support us by buying us a bday present that helps make these events possible! http://a.co/52jXfrb
Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for a couple visual hints that can help your sexy team get the upper hand for our Historygasm and Bangerz rounds, as well as looks at our special prize sponsors!
Touchy Subject Trivia is a monthly team sex ed trivia night benefiting Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate. Topics include debunking sexual myths, promoting healthy discussion, inspiring reproductive justice, and refreshing what you should have learned in sex ed class. Cheeky Kitty is dedicated to fostering a safe, respectful environment where everyone can learn and “have the talk” in a fun, laid back space. Every month there will be a little news, a little pop culture, and a whole lot of sex positivity.

Wednesday, February 20

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.

Trivia Mafia at Geek Love Cafe @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Grab some pizza and a drink and get trivia-ing! Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff beyond that). Pop culture, history, geography, science, even wordplay and puzzles. There are no rules. Well, actually, there is one rule. As we like to say: “Use your noodle. Not your Google.” Show up early and catch the end of happy hour (4p – 6p) to start your trivia out with a half price tap beer, cider or wine. After you enjoy some-head scratching trivia and some fabulous food and drink, you’ll still have time to browse in the bookstore, which is open until 9.

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
Big George Jackson Blues Band: Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot  six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern @ 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm • No Cover • 21+

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
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!

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Panel discussion: How do you start a craft beverage business? @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 6:30pm
Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry?   We host a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup.  Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Kyle Sisco of Venn Brewing Company and Jeff Zeitler of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House. Moderator will be Rebekah Smith, host and founder of the QuOTeD podcast.  Rebecca will present questions to panelists for an hour, then have an informal wine & mingle hour where you can ask questions of the panelists on your own. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.

Thursday, February 21

Q + A with Skratch Labs Founder Dr. Allen Lim @ The Fix Studio & Cafe, 3725 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Come by the studio for a discussion and Q + A with Skratch Labs founder Dr. Allen Lim! He’ll touch on the genesis story of Skratch Labs, nutrition tips for endurance athletes, and explain how eating can connect us to enhance athletic performance and emotional health. It will be an awesome evening. Hope to see you there!

Golden Girls Themed Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • FREE
“Go to sleep, sweetheart. Pray for brains.”

Manic Pop Release Show w Oyster World and Sauna Accident @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $5-10 • All ages! • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00 – 11pm
Perfume is about to release their debut EP, ‘Manic Pop’, and they want you (yes, you!) to come out and dance to their groovy 60s/70s inspired new wave music that will either make you laugh or cry (or both!). Joining Perfume is Oyster World, Minneapolis’s premiere funktry punk band, and the legendary garage punk duo: Sauna Accident!
Oyster World @ 8pm
Sauna Accident @ 8:30pm
Perfume @ 9pm

Weekly Roundup: May 4-10

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Photo by: Troy Davison 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm.  Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.
Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.
The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.
We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:
Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00am‐12:30pm
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
MLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the responses given by public entities to resident-submitted questions from our Hi-Lake Meeting February 27, 2018 with Alondra Cano- Minneapolis City Council Ninth Ward​, Peter McLaughlin​, Minnesota Department of Transportation​, Metro Transit​, and the 3rd Precinct! Thanks again for your willingness to engage with the community regarding this ongoing issue!
www.longfellow.org/2018/04/27/hi-lake-intersection-entity-responses/

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinemaand Riverview Theater!

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 4 

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 11:15-12:15pm

Today’s Energy Realities – Likely Energy Futures w/ Jon Friese and Timothy DenHerder Thomas @ Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S. • 7pm
Saudi America: Energy Facts and Fiction. With massive oil exploration underway, will the US rival Saudi Arabia and Russia as an oil and gas exporter? Or as geologist Art Burman has suggested, is shale oil and shale natural gas heading for a “retirement party”? Jon will share the big stories in national and international energy.

Dead Larry presents: May the 4th Be With You – A Star Wars Party @ Nomad World Pub (Minneapolis)
501 Cedar Ave S • Doors at 7pm • Music at 8pm
$7 advance / $10 at the door
Featuring: Dead Larry, Symone Smash It, Space Monster, NatanYael, New Elements. Costumes STRONGLY encouraged! Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes! PLUS there will be a raffle to win tickets to The Galactic Get Down Music Festival 2018!
Dead Larry: Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats. From Beatle-esque harmonies to spine chilling screams. From shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel.
Symone Smash It: Symone Smash It, along with producer Eye Dyed, and dancers Aveo and Trey Chic, uploaded the EDM/Pop EP, “Symulation,” to planet Earth on April 28th, 2017 and won’t stop until every life form is listening.
Space Monster: Space Monster is a psychadelic funk-rock band out of Minneapolis, MN. Dedicated to exciting live shows that include spin artists, live painting, giant monkeys and much more, Space Monster is a show you don’t want to miss!
Natanyael: Nearly 25 years ago NatanYael exploded into the world in a flurry of rainbow and glitter. Not much has changed since. Drawing influence from such greats as Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Madeon, and Porter Robinson, NatanYael has crafted a sound unique to her own.
New Elements: New Elements is an artist collective with one mission: to make you groove. With soaring guitar solos, beautiful synth interludes, and a big, fat rhythm section. New Elements defies classification with inspiration from every corner of the genre spectrum. One thing is certain; If you like to dance and you like to party this will be a show you wont want to miss.

Looking For Something Bigger – Opening Reception@ Forage Modern Workshop 
4023 E Lake St • 6pm
Forage Modern Workshop is pleased to announce Looking For Something Bigger, an interactive installation by Minneapolis based artist Preston Drum. Drum’s interactive installations present a stage of distortion, using everyday objects to create a blurred version of reality. Using materials such as cardboard, wood, drawings, paintings, video, and re-purposed materials, Drum will transform Forage Modern Workshop into a make-shift studio, an environment inspired by relocating his current studio space. Looking For Something Bigger will run May 2-July 1.

Creative Makers’ Open Studio @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for meaningful, focused time to create, reuse, make and connect with others! We’re inviting returning participants to keep working on their journals as well as helping newbies get started. New participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal.
What: Creative journaling class for up to 6 people
When: Friday, May 4, 5:30-7pm
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 9pm
Catch the Brian Naughton Band LIVE, NEVER A COVER! Thank you for supporting live music.

Latinas in Resistance Across Borders with Karla Lara @ Du Nord Craft Spirits
2610 E 32nd St • 4:30pm
JOIN US FOR A BILINGUAL EVENING WITH KARLA LARA [Español abajo- evento en Español con interpretación a ingles] Karla Lara is a singer and feminist organizer from Honduras leading efforts in the resistance against corporate imperialism and for the self-termination and dignity of her people through her music. She’s is visiting Minnesota to build the resistance across borders. Karla will be singing about the legacy of Berta Cáceres and the current struggle in Honduras. Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion alongside local Latinxa leaders: Veronica Mendez Moore, Monica Hurtado, Magdalena Kaluza, and Arianna Genis. This will be followed by time to connect with her and ending with a live performance.
BILINGUAL ROUND TABLE CONVO 4:30 PM Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion about building across borders as a woman and singer/activist, facilitated by Migdalia Loyola and featuring local organizers/leaders/artists: Veronica Mendez Moore is the Co-Director of CTUL which organizes to build power with low wage workers of color across the Twin Cities for a voice on the job and in their communities. For the last 16 years Veronica has dedicated herself to challenging the 1% and developing strategy and developing leadership in workers to get a seat at the table across from the 1%, to make demands, and to win. Mónica María Hurtado the racial justice and health equity organizer at Voices for Racial Justice.
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SUMATE A UN EVENTO BILINGÜE CON KARLA LARA Karla Lara es una cantante, activista y feminista hondureña liderando la resistencia contra el imperialismo, la privatización y la lucha por la autodeterminación y la dignidad del pueblo hondureño a través de su música. El propósito de su visita a Minnesota es fortalecer la resistencia más allá de las fronteras de su país. Karla canta sobre el legado de Berta Cáceres y sobre la lucha que Honduras enfrenta hoy día. MESA REDONDA—
CONVERSACION BILINGÜE 4:30pm Karla participará de la mesa redonda bilingüe donde compartirá su experiencia como mujer activista que construye puentes a través de las fronteras. A esta conversación, también se unirán activistas y artistas locales: Veronica Mendez Moore Monica Hurtado Magdalena Kaluza Arianna Genis
CONCIERTO 7:00pm Karla lleva muchos años creando música que inspira a los demás a formar parte de la construcción de mejores realidades. Ella es una lideresa del movimiento de feministas y artistas en resistencia, que hacen parte de la lucha por los derechos humanos, la justicia y la democracia en Honduras y en todo Centro América. El 4 de mayo Karla nos cantará sobre la “querida Berta Cáceres, su legado y su lucha por la justicia. Y como estamos avanzando nuestras demandas, nuestras formas de lucha territorial por la autonomía y en contra del modelo extractivo.

Hespera: Patrick, C.M., and Cole @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Patrick Antenucci grew up in a pothole outside of Youngstown, Ohio. His best work is scribbled on the doors of bathroom stalls. You can contact him via writing on a fogged up mirror, shining a skylight silhouette of the oxford comma, or by emailing him at his Gmail. C.M. lives in St. Paul with many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. He is related to the Norwegian writer Jonas Lie and draws much inspiration from that scrivener of old. Cole is a saxophonist and improviser. Beyond performing, Cole works with the collective Six Families to organize, curate, and sponsor a diverse array of projects across artistic disciplines. See you soon.

The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ The Cabooze 
913 Cedar Ave S • 8pm
$13 Line Jumper tickets (limited quantity) • $10 General Admission (cash only at the door)
***Star Wars Cosplayers get in for FREE. ***
The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 60+ artists local to Minneapolis’ unparalleled art scene; all while sipping some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while free pancakes are consumed over and over again. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; this is special edition MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU event will have a display of Star Wars themed artwork and heaps of vendors selling handcrafted goods. Come Experience one of Minneapolis’ largest pop-up art events in a galaxy you’ve never seen before. • 70+ of Local Emerging Artists • Live Body Painting • Live Art • DJ Performances • Free Pancake Bar •18+ ONLY • Special Exhibit of Star Wars themed art along side a wide variety of pop art, fine art, photography, etc. pancakesandbooze.com instagram.com/pancakesandbooze
twitter.com/pancakesbooze View this link to get an idea of previous shows: http://vimeo.com/14915703


Saturday, May 5

Reading with Hanne Ørstavik @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 5pm
Join us for a reading with Hanne Ørstavik, author of Love. A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences. It’s the day before Jon’s birthday, and a travelling carnival has come to the village. Jon goes out to sell lottery tickets for his sports club, and Vibeke is going to the library. From here on we follow the two individuals on their separate journeys through a cold winter’s night – while a sense of uneasiness grows. Love illustrates how language builds its own reality, and thus how mother and son can live in completely separate worlds. This distance is found not only between human beings, but also within each individual. This novel shows how such distance may have fatal consequences. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2447

Science Book Club: The Disappearing Spoon @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Limited copies are in stock now at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price, with more on the way. 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. ABOUT THE BOOK: The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it’s also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+
$10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys 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.

Derby Day at Du Nord
2610 E 32nd St • 2pm
Take in the Kentucky Derby without the trip to Kentucky! The drink of the day will be the Mint Julep, of course. Mint, a dash of sugar, and our very own Mixed Blood whiskey will come together for a classic, refreshing derby tradition. Don’t forget your hat! We’ll be holding a contest for the best big hat during the event. The bigger and brighter, the better! We’ll also be holding a competition for the best dressed, so dress to impress. Bright colors, seersucker, fancy shoes, it all counts! We’ll be partnering with some local folks to bring you awesome prizes. Stay tuned! The cocktail room opens at noon. The final race of the derby will be sometime between 5 and 6:30.

Kai Carlson-Wee, Sally Franson, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and sam sax @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Best New Poets, AGNI, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and The Missouri Review. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine, and his poetry film, Riding the Highline, has screened at film festivals across the country. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a lecturer at Stanford University. Hieu Minh Nguyen was born in 1991, a child of Vietnamese immigrants, his debut collection of poetry, THIS WAY TO THE SUGAR, was a finalist for both the MN Book Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards.


Sunday, May 6

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
Live Pop Culture Trivia hosted by two of the metro’s most seasoned pros! 25+ years experience! WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night

On Screen: March of the Penguins @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 2:15-5pm

Earth Day River Cleanup
Sun 8am
Change of plans. Friends of the Mississippi River have cancelled their event, and wet need to postpone ours because there is simply too much snow still. So we will be rescheduling for Sunday May 6th. The goal is zero emissions! We plan to ride our bikes to the site and clean up the area. We will be meeting at Knox (4747 Lyndale Ave) at 8:15 (leaving by 8:30) and riding along the parkway to Mississippi Gorge Regional Park to volunteer with the Friends of the Mississippi River annual Earth Day cleanup. All are welcome. If you don’t have a bike to ride or can’t pedal with us, that’s ok you’re still welcome and encouraged to attend, no matter what your means of conveyance. Bring your work gloves and dress appropriately, let’s make an impact

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. 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. Urban Forage


Monday, May 7

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Lavender Country Film Screening / Q+A / acoustic performance @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • All Ages
Event starts at 8pm • $5-10 sliding scale at the door
In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released Lavender Country, a collection of gay radical country music. Though all of the records sold and the project was celebrated in a small portion of the gay community, Lavender Country proved too extreme for the music industry of the 70s and the project fizzled. In this special event, we will screen the short documentary and will hold a Q+A session with Patrick Haggerty. He will also give an acoustic performance!

The Gated Community at Schooner Tavern (May 7, 2018)
2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm
The Gated Community plays at the Schooner Bar for the first time! It’s a free show, no cover but tips are welcome!

Envelope-making w/ Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no tickets necessary) @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, for this free creative session. We’ll make envelopes using secondhand materials, like broken books, magazines or newspapers!
Drop in to the shop between 5-6pm to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave •10:30am • FREE
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.


Tuesday, May 8

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Pink Flower — Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm ​• 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas •
All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Come join us in creating a pretty pink flower in acrylic paint! Like always, you are welcome to change the colors and get creative! • Free beverage included! ​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages. Please arrive 10–15 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Soulfly and Nile with Outside the Murder and Mastiff at Cabooze (May 8, 2018)
913 Cedar Ave S • 6:30pm
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/32259419-soulfly-at-cabooze


Wednesday, May 9

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm
21+ • Insight Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Jon Rodine: Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is songdriven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His latest album “Last Star”–his first collection of original material–has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. “Authentic, unpretentious…funky, heartbreaking”, said Ellen Stanley, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. #FreeMusicWednesdays

Hearts Beat Loud (co-presented by 89.3 the Current) @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
MN Premiere Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 door
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6F2QqWExc&t=2s As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band. Channeling Sam’s resistance into a band name, they unexpectedly find We’re Not a Band’s first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces. Offerman and Clemons provide genuine warmth and chemistry as father and daughter, and they collaborate spiritedly on their characters’ catchy, heartfelt musical offerings, while Toni Collette and Sasha Lane contribute charming and multi-faceted performances of their own as the pair’s respective potential love interests. Director Brett Haley foregrounds sincerity and affection in this gentle, evocative ode to the bittersweetness of everyday life. Music by Keegan DeWitt (Wild Cub) Dir. Brett Haley, 2018, USA, 93 min, DCP

The Hula Peppers at the Schooner
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
The Second Wednesday in May is almost here! Join the Hula Peppers for some music for warmer temperatures at our favorite haunt, the Schooner Tavern. We will be there with all our Hawaiian finery.


Thursday, May 10

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-6pm

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

Trivia! Parkway Pizza Longfellow!
4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Come play TRIVIA every Thursday at 7:30pm! Win Prizes! Happy Hour! The Best Pizza Ever!

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Book Group: “21 Stories of Transition” gathered by Rob Hopkins @ Moon Palace Bookstore
3032 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30-8 pm
Transition isn’t a website and a Facebook page. It’s a community coming together to actively create more sustainable ways of living every day. This book shows a variety of projects taking place in Transition initiatives of all sizes all across the globe. A lot is happening in the Twin Cities, but we could do even more! Learn about:
REconomy projects in Luxembourg
EcoCrew Environmental Awareness in South Africa
The Pasadena Repair Cafe in California
Fishguard’s Surplus Food Cafe in Wales
Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum in London
Transition Media’s Free Store in Pennsylvania
Harvesting Rainwater in São Paulo, Brazil
Although just released last summer, the book is no longer available in print. But we’ve got TWO extra copies that we can sell. And you can download a PDF here!

Next Generation of Parks – Sabina Ali @ Powderhorn Park
5:30pm
Sabina Ali: – a civic leader, problem solver, and dreamer who gets things done – will talk about her experience transforming lives through parks, as the featured speaker at our Next Generation of Parks™ event. As a newcomer to her Thorncliffe Park community in Toronto, Ontario, Ali saw that the local public park was not serving the people who lived around it, so she got to work changing and improving the way this communal space served its neighborhood. Her work has been recognized internationally as a model for community-involved placemaking. “Being a newcomer,” Ali has said, “I was really keen to know how the system works, and helping these people was helping me.” Park lovers, community activists and volunteers, creative problem solvers, engaged citizens, and new community members, will enjoy hearing about Ali’s approach, which focuses specifically on empowering women and youth to help build spaces that serve their communities best. Following Ali’s talk there will be a question and answer session with Sabina Ali, Senator Patricia Torres Rey, and moderated by KMOJ’s Lissa Jones. Reception to follow event. About Sabina Ali Sabina Ali is the Chair and founding member of Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee – created by residents to advance a transformative vision for Thorncliffe Park and the surrounding community. Under Ali’s leadership, the Women’s Committee revitalized the local park and created a healthy, engaged, and inclusive community. Sabina has worked to build the capacity and economic opportunities of residents and manages a wide variety of food, art, fitness, markets, and garden programs. Sabina is the recipient of the Elizabeth Coke award for excellence in leadership in 2011, the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize, and the 2014 Phenomenal Woman Award. She was selected as one of the Top Ten Torontonians to get the things done by Globe and Mail. She recently was awarded for her excellence in civic action.