Weekly Roundup: February 21-27

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

THANK YOU Greater Longfellow! This amazing neighborhood has already helped us reach $1,700! So we are just over 10% towards our goal of $15,000. We’ve received donations from 38 amazing residents so far! Every little bit helps, and we’re so excited to put these funds back into the community with projects & programs for this wonderful community. Our fundraising campaign ends on Leap Day! In the meantime, if you’d also like to contribute, you can easily donate online here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR checks can be made out to Longfellow Community Council and sent to 2727 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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.


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/


Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!


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 

Creating a Resilient Yard With Buzz
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil. In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs and pollinator lawns and meadows. Blue Thumb coordinates part of the Lawns to Legumes program in partnership with the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. “Pollinator conservation can be as simple as allowing clover to bloom within your lawn or installing a few native perennials. Small actions like these can have great impacts when adopted by communities that have the proper information and guidance,” says James Wolfin, an expert on bee-friendly lawns and a manager of the Lawns to Legumes program for Blue Thumb.

Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Participants will learn practical information about installing projects, as well as Lawns to Legumes and other cost-share programs and resources that can help get a project in the ground. More information and scheduled workshops are available by visiting  https://bluethumb.org/events/ or calling ​651-699-2426​.

Resilient Yards Workshop (3 hours) A framework for understanding and creating resilience, covering site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for individual yards from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Master Water Stewards.
Turf Alternatives Workshop (2 hours) Alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
Healthy Soils Workshop (2 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil. Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Participants learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard and how to take action to strengthen and protect their soil.

Locations for these workshops are offered throughout the metropolitan area. As of now, we have several workshops scheduled  with more to come. Updates and additional dates will be updated here: https://bluethumb.org/events/



Chard Your Yard Garden Registration Opens March 15
Have you seen those signs near your neighbors gardens and wondered what Chard Your Yard is all about? Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to offer a fun and exciting event to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods, CHARD YOUR YARD. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change.

Chard Your Yard volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We plan to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens for neighbors in zip code 55406. The garden beds are $70 which includes: a 3’x5’x12” wooden frame installed and delivered to your house, a site visit by a master gardener to find the perfect spot for your bed, a fill of nutrient rich dirt, and a Chard Your Yard sign. Through the generous support of Longfellow Community Council, ​we can offer a limited number of beds for low-income and senior citizen gardeners ($35) and double-high beds for gardeners with disabilities ($70). These beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.

This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help! This is a great event to meet neighbors and learn more about Transition Longfellow. ​We will be building and installing the beds Wednesday, April 29th between 5pm-9pm and filling them Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-4pm (attendance for entire shifts not required). Registration to receive a bed opens March 15th and will close in April or when all beds are purchased. Please visit ​www.transitionlongfellow.org/chard-your-yard​ for further information and to sign up to receive a bed or volunteer. 


LoLa Fine Arts Crawl: Gallery Hours, February 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & March 1st, 12pm-5pm, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
We welcome you to come view a wide variety of artwork made by artists from our Longfellow neighborhood! The artwork will span a wide variety of mediums and forms. All artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they will receive all profits made from sales. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! We also have plenty of free street parking in front of our building, gender neutral bathrooms, and an ADA accessible entrance in the rear of the building next to the big squirrel. Come support your local art! If you’re looking for more information please visit either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com. Come support your local art!  


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!
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 21

Mad Ripple Hootenanny ~ ‘Come In From the Cold’ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 6:30pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny was started in November, 2006 by writer/host/singer/organizer/songwriter Jim Walsh as a way of bringing songwriters together for a one-night only round-robin of original songs and stories.


Natty Nation’s 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors/DJs 8pm • Bands 9pm • 21+ • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
BUY TICKETS: geni.us/BobHook
The Hook and Ladder theater is hosting the 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Madison’s own reggae ambassadors Natty Nation, Roots Within, & local DJ I Roach, for a celebration of Bob Marley’s music! Bob Marley’s musical and cultural influences have engendered reggae’s explosive growth. His brilliant blend of the hypnotic danceable beats and messages of peace, love and justice established reggae as an enduring popular musical genre. 2020 marks Natty Nation’s 25th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Natty Nation’s members pride themselves on playing original music, but now for the 5th year in a row the band honors Bob Marley’s legacy by paying tribute to the king of reggae during his birthday month


Downtown 81 (1981) on new 35mm print! @ Trylon Cinema, 2829 E 33rd St • 7pm
Revisit the bygone grit and wild style of New York City’s early 1980s avant-garde art and music scenes. This rarely screened gem visits the Trylon in a brand-new 35mm print.




 

Saturday, Feb 22

Iceblink Album Release, ft. Tine Net, Sam Hell(UK) @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $8 • 21+
Iceblink “Carpet Cocoon” Releases on Moon Glyph, Jan 24th. We’re celebrating the release with a couple of my favorite bands in town, Tine Net and Sam Hell (UK). Iceblink will also be performing as a an ensemble for this special event.
https://moonglyph.bandcamp.com/album/carpet-cocoon
“Iceblink is a homespun, intimate project conjured by Lynn Avery in Minneapolis. Lynn describes “Carpet Cocoon” as her comfort album, music to retreat to in the winter. Informed by her passion for mixtapes, oddities and crate digging blogs, the album is eclectic yet cohesively spun around the aesthetic of a bedroom new age album. Sonically, it has a fuzzy and rounded vibe incorporating nylon string guitars through vocoders, textural Prophet synthesizers, flutes and filtered saxophone. The effect of “Carpet Cocoon” is stunning and personal, melancholic yet idyllic, a spiritual ritual of baths for lying on your bedroom floor.”


LoLa Fine Arts Art Crawl: Gallery Opening and Reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5pm-7pm
Please join us in making the 2020 LoLa Fine Arts Crawl an even bigger success than last year by joining us for the opening and reception at Squirrel Haus Arts! Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments (wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages included). We will also have a DJ from Solsta spinning vintage vinyl! The exhibited artworks will span a wide variety of mediums from local artists in our neighborhood; all artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they receive all profit. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! If you’re looking for more information, please find it at either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com   

Bo Ramsey Trio & Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Door
Tickets -> https://bo-ramsey-trio.eventbrite.com
Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter Bo Ramsey makes a rare Twin Cities appearance with this mid-winter performance accompanied by his trio. The list of Ramsey’s accolades is long; along with Grammy-Award Winning Guitar Player, he’s a 2-Time Grammy-Nominated Producer, Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer.

Influenced by Sun Records rockabilly and the Chess label’s blues stars of the 1950’s, Bo honed his craft over the course of two decades spent performing in the farm and factory towns of his native Eastern Iowa, finally attracting widespread notice for his work with Lucinda Williams.  He gained further acclaim as guitarist and co-producer for fellow Iowan Greg Brown and is recognized by his association with artists like Kevin Gordon, Pieta Brown, Iris DeMent, The Pines, Calexico, and Charlie Parr.

Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines


Chelsea Johnson Story time: IntersectionAllies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm 
Join us for a children’s Story Time with Chelsea Johnson reading from IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All. 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

Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson met as graduate students in the doctoral program in sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. Drawn to each other by a mutual desire to engage in feminist scholarship, activism, and service that transcended the “Ivory Tower,” they noticed that children are often missing from public sociology and feminism. IntersectionAllies is a way to engage children at an earlier age with the concepts of intersectionality and allyship.

Chelsea Johnsonis a native Midwesterner, but calls California home. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where she studied the relationships between style, race and politics. She believes that research is key to social justice and uses her background in intersectional feminism to inspire relatable media, reflexive scholarship, and responsible design. Her work has been featured in Quartz, Teen Vogue, Allure, CRWN Magazine, The Conversation, and more.

Sunday, Feb 23

Author Event with Richard Bell @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for a reading with Richard Bell from his new book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. 
Stolen is the gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – 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


Wild Read Book Club: She Would Be King Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of She Would Be King by Watéyu Moore. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – 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


Romance Book Club: The One for You with Virtual Guest Roni Loren Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The One for You by Roni Loren with the author! Roni Loren will be joining book club this week via webcam to answer questions and discuss her book. Get your copies at Moon Palace for 20% off! 
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – 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


Annie Frazier Trio & The Foxgloves ~ Music in The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
Well-known Minneapolis vocal powerhouse, Annie Frazier frequently collaborates with musicians of all genres and styling’s including bluegrass, soul, jazz, folk, and pop. Joining her this evening, electric guitarist, Demitri Rallis, and bassist, Joe Barron for a soulful set of original tunes and classic covers.
Mixing classical, folk, country, and Americana, The Foxgloves pair rich vocal harmonies with stringed instruments to deliver an ethereal yet approachable take on American standards and heartfelt, original compositions of love and heartbreak.


Patterns: Elements @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 7pm 
Looking to switch up your art engagement experience and get involved with some interdisciplinary art? If so, you’ll love what Emma and her partner are cooking up for their second installation of Patterns here at Squirrel Haus! This time around the them is Patterns: Elements, and the main event will consist of movement work with collaborators Christian Warner and Blake Nellis. The show will also be closed out with the live scoring of a sequence of visual stimuli by Tony Ramaswamy and Mark Engelmann! As always, there will be plenty of other cool art going on as well! Tickets are $20 and not only do they admit two people, but they will also get you and your lucky friend a special treat from Mod Kitsch! The doors open up at 6:45pm, and the show goes on at 7:00pm on the 24th of February. Get your tickets here, and we’ll see you there!https://boycottsal.bigcartel.com/product/patterns-elements 


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! 




 

Monday, Feb 24

Pratt School PTO Fundraiser at Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5-8pm
Head to Longfellow Grill between 5 and 8 pm for an easy and tasty way to contribute to a local school that needs your love! Longfellow Grill will donate 20% of all sales to the Pratt PTO, which funds STEM, music, art, theater and field trip enrichment experiences for students. No flier needed — just show up and eat! Plus, you could win Longfellow Grill or Pratt merch. 
Learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033669740341096/  
Learn more about the Pratt PTO:  http://www.prattpto.org/donate/ 




Tuesday, Feb 25 

Reading & Conversation with P. Carl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading and discussion of P. Carl’s new memoir, Becoming a Man, with moderator Bruce Campbell. 
Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career as an award-winning producer and dramaturg as well as a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout—the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately about how transitioning reconfigures both his own inner experience and his closest bonds—his twenty-year relationship with his wife, Lynette; his already tumultuous relationships with his parents; and seemingly solid friendships that are subtly altered, often painfully and wordlessly.

P. Carl is a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston and was awarded a 2017 Art of Change Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, the Berlin Prize fellowship from the American Academy for the Fall of 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Research Residency at the University of Washington, and the Anschutz Fellowship at Princeton for spring of 2020. He made theater for twenty years and now writes, teaches, travels, mountain climbs, and swims. He resides in Boston and lives with his wife of twenty-two years, the writer Lynette D’Amico. Becoming a Man is his first book.

Bruce Campbell is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, where he teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies. His research and writing focuses on the intersection between art and social change, and he has done extensive translation for English-language audiences of the work of Spanish-language intellectuals. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and and two sons.




 

Wednesday, Feb 26

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a love + abundance remedies chats, laughter & potluck. Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway 🙂 
We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs. 
Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.


Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • FREE • Trivia begins at 6pm • Doors open at 5pm
NOTE: On a WEDNESDAY night! Tell your friends who can never make our regular Tuesday night.
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!


Slavic Mardi Gras at Schooner Tavern!, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • 21+
Celebrate Slavic-style when SlovCzech and Ukrainian Village Band return to Schooner Tavern!
We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again!




 

Thursday, Feb 27

Thursday Trivia: The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Oh, it is on. Like a prawn that yawns at dawn.


4th Thursdays at Merlins REST – Jake Manders w/ Nato Coles @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm
Every 4th Thursday at Merlins Rest w/ Jake Manders Band. This months special guest opener is Nato Coles from 8-9pm & JM Band 9:30-11pm


Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 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.


Annie and the Bang Bang, King Ropes, & Tony Cuchetti Duo @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:15pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Tickets -> https://good-dog.eventbrite.com
Join us for Minneapolis rockers, Annie and the Bang Bang, in celebration of their new single, “Good Dog”, the first release off their forthcoming full-length album, LOVELAND. Joining the bill, Bozeman, Montana’s killer indie-garage rockers, King Ropes, and native midwesterner with southern grit, roots-rocker, Tony Cuchetti.

Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, ANNIE AND THE BANG BANG is a Minneapolis rock band. All multi-disciplined artists, they genre hop from dreamy folkpop to late sixties rock to swampy psychedelic grooves, crafting musical gems that value energy, animal intelligence, poetry and mischief. Annie believes songwriting is an act of spiritual archeology and so sifts through words to find bones of song, telling stories about being a person in a world full of people. She relies on the artistry, thick invention, and dig-right-down-into-it-ness of the Bang Bangs: the stacked chording and “just what the song wants” guitar of John Riedlinger, the lead-with-the-heart bass monster that is Kari Tweiten, and the heavy adventure and sharp-corner-turning drums of Mike Kittel. 

KING ROPES: Genre morphing indie rock from Montana. Imagine Wilco, The Pixies, X, and The Velvet Underground hanging out at Willie Nelson’s place and you’ll get the idea. “A genre morphing mixed bag of awesomeness.” “I’m interested in the contrasts between urban and rural, eastern and western, sophisticated and raw, sweet and bludgeoning.People think it’s weird, a kid growing up in Montana wanting to move to New York, but those two extremes define who I am, and I think that this music reflects that.” Back in Montana after those years in NY, and a stint in L.A., Hollier has attracted a solid lineup of local players. “I’d moved a couple times and the band was in constant flux. I was playing with people who lived all over the place, meeting up somewhere to tour. I wasn’t sure how it would work when I moved back here, but I’ve found an amazing crew of guys, all digging this weird mashup of stuff I’m trying to do. And it’s great all being from Montana and having that common background”. 
Performance Times:
7:15-7:50pm • Tony Cuchetti Duo
8:00-9:00p, • King Ropes
9:15-10:15 • Annie and the Bang Bang

Weekly Roundup: January 24-30

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Saturday, February 15: Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7:30pm
Delicious treats; jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction.
 

Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePi13pdCZ2wDXFolihxJtQqSu2rVsYkqq5djDOgaszddqLkQ/viewform

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
Come by Belle’s for some fun family projects and exploration! Check out the Little Free Library, explore the recyclables-turned-neighborhood map, grind corn, make a book, create a contraption, make some music! Designed for ages 3+ to engage with their adult family/friends/caregivers, the possibilities are endless. Come check it out!
Our regular weekly hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

* Please note that cold temps and deep snow can influence our hours. Please check the website for most current status. Looking for a unique space to host a small gathering? Belle’s ToolBox might just be the place! 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


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. 


Syringe Clean-up Request–
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/


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


Friday, Jan 24

2nd annual Twin Cities Tongue Twister Hot Sauce contest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6:30pm
Bring your hottest and bestest hot pepper sauce to Urban Forage to compete for the prize of best tasting and hottest hot sauce in the Twin Cities.

Winter Art Lending Event @ Powderhorn Park @ 6pm
Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library at the Powderhorn Park Recreation Center on January 24th from 6pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then it’s yours to display in your home or office for three months, free of charge!
If you are a first-time borrower, please make sure to bring proof of your current address. 
Parking is available at the center as well as on the street.

Old Guys Play the Blues – Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
The Old Guys bring their Memphis-flavored tales of hard living, fast women, and a chaser of redemption back to South Minneapolis. 

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm-12:30am
The BNB live at the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. Great venue!! Check it out.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Tired of his millions, Thomas Crown (McQueen) plans heists for fun. Enter Vicki Anderson (Dunaway) as the brilliant insurance adjuster assigned to catch him.

Hard Looks Album Release @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm • All-ages, $5
Come out and help us celebrate the release of our new CD, “One Step”. We’ll be joined by our good friends Fiji-13 & Black Widows!

Whalen and the Willows, Part Time Ex’s and Mac & Reino @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show • $5 for MN Music Coalition Members (MMC) (Door Only)
Tickets -> https://peaceful-release.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Whalen and the Willows’ first full-length record, Peaceful. Based in Minnesota, Whalen and the Willows’ special brand of Americana uses melody, rhythm, and harmony to conjure an experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ranging from dark and brooding to bright and hopeful, their music has the depth and authenticity to catch anyone’s ear. This special night also features local rockers, Part Time Ex’s, and local moody duo, Mac & Reino (Casey McIntyre and Jeff Reinartz).

Minneapolis Art Lending Library: Winter Lending Event, Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave S • 6pm – 8pm
All residents of the Twin Cities have the opportunity to borrow original works of art for a three-month period, free of charge. Visit artlending.org for more information. 
We also have a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2691516484204130/

Saturday, Jan 25

P R G R P H S ep release show @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $8 Cover • ALL AGES • Doors 9pm • Music 9:30pm

Rapper Sword Dance Out @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword and our friends RapXcalibur, Guyz with Tiez, and asworded dancers from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will be dancing and imbibing at Urban Forage. Please join for an exciting and possibly hilarious afternoon, or at least some good times.  Bring your friends!

Burns Night at the Pub @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7pm
Join us on our annual Burns Night at the pub with poetry, music and of course Haggis Dinner. Music by Tim Cheesebrow to follow event  Call for reservations – we will be asking for a 15.00 per person deposit

Sunday, Jan 26

Romance Book Club: The Bromance Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The Bromance Book Club. Get your copies at Moon Palace for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – 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

Nanilo with Yigitcan Eryaman: Music in The House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
This installment of our Music in the House Series features NANILO with special guest Yigitcan Eryaman. NANILO is a trio made up of experienced vocalists and ethnographic researchers, Sarina Partridge, Alia Jeraj, and Sarah Larsson. They sing songs of migration, with an emphasis in traditional women’s music from Eastern Europe, Western India, and the Jewish diaspora. Nimble performers with tight harmonies and complex rhythms spinning stories of love, longing, and liberation.

Yigitcan Eryaman is a classically-trained Turkish guitarist, building a reputation in the Twin Cities for innovative, sonically-adventurous arrangements of Turkish and Balkan folk songs. Yigitcan was a 2019 Cedar Commissions artist, for which he composed a suite of songs exploring the seasons of Minnesota through an immigrant’s eyes. Yigitcan’s ensemble, Üsküdar Eclectic, performs regularly at Finnish Bistro in St. Paul and released their debut album in 2019, featuring renowned vocalist Brenna MacCrimmon.

Monday, Jan 27

Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Whether you’re curious about Scottish country dancing or if you’re a lapsed SCDer looking for a review, this 4-week session will give you an overview of the basic elements.  Join us on Monday nights, 7:30pm to 9:00pm beginning January 27th. The full course costs just $12 ($10 for Tapestry Folkdance Center members). No need to be Scottish or to bring a partner!  Be sure to invite your friends!
Details at http://www.rscds-twincities.org/minicourse.html

Danez & The Homies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and conversation with Danez Smith and Tish Jones in celebration of Smith’s highly anticipated third collection, Homie

A magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family—blood and chosen—arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s, for yours.

Danez Smith is the author of Homie, Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert boy], winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. They live in Minneapolis. http://www.danezsmithpoet.com 

Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks, Tish Jones is a poet, performer, educator and cultural producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has performed in venues throughout the United States, including but not limited to, Dance Place, Kaplan Theater, The Walker Art Center, CBGB and more. Her work can be found in the Minnesota Humanities Center’s anthology entitled, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, the 2011 and 2013 Saint Paul Almanac, and the Loft Literary Center’s Nation of Immigrants audio CD. An Arts Matters Foundation Fellow, a Springboard for the Arts’ 20/20 Artist Fellow and a graduate fellow of the inaugural Intercultural Leadership Institute, her work explores the way in which art can function as a tool for social transformation, liberation, and education.  Jones is also the former director of the Brave New Voice international youth poetry slam festival. For more on her personal praxis, see Jones’ TEDxMinneapolis Talk on Spoken Word as a Radical Practice of Freedom.

Tuesday, Jan 28

Grease Rag Open Shop for Femme/Trans/Women @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • FREE • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, hosts Grease Rag Open Shop at our location (University of Minnesota Bike Center, East Bank Campus). This is a free open shop for people who identify as FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-Spirit).
Grease Rag Open Shop is a time for you to come and use our stands and tools at no cost. The work is expected to be done by you, and we’ll have a facilitator or two at the shop to help if you need guidance or an extra hand. Attendees receive a 10% discount on parts and accessories purchased during the Open Shop time. Grease Rag Ride & Wrench encourages and empowers FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I AM”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world. Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHRVnUch6oQ

The Minneapolis Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe.  Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!

Movie Trivia: 80’s Cult Classics Theme Night! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • Admission is FREE! We’re kicking off 2020 with another special movie trivia theme:
80’s CULT CLASSICS THEME NIGHT!
From movies like “Less Than Zero” to even lesser than zero!
BONUS POINTS:
Any team with at least one member who dresses top to bottom in their freshest ’80s outfit gets 2 bonus points! Leg warmers, padded shoulders, neon, parachute pants, hairspray! Oh my!

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!

Wednesday, Jan 29 

Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat Robert Lloyd @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
Acclaimed novelist and songwriter, Wesley Stace, has earned an international following under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. Tenured at Sire, Rhino and Hollywood Records with a robust, 17 album catalogue, the most recent release coming from the legendary Flowers Studio (MPLS), in collaboration with The Jayhawks, Stace’s musical versatility ranges from traditional folk to full-on pop and has won over audiences and critics alike. Joining the bill, frequent collaborator and acclaimed mandolin, accordion, and keyboard player, Robert Lloyd. Also featuring Austin, Texas, bohemian-born, musician and writer Dylan Hicks.

The April Fools return to The Schooner – One night only! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Back at one of the grooviest little joints in the country. We play all night – and there is never a cover at the Schooner.


Reading with Alyssa Zaczek @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
In this middle grade novel starring a drag kid, seventh-grader. Martin McLean struggles to find his voice, and his inner diva, as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter in Martin McLean, Middle School Queen. Alyssa Zaczek is an author and lifelong lover of words. Martin McLean, Middle School Queen is her debut novel. Originally from Chicago, Alyssa now lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

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

Thursday, Jan 30

A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show • Seats available on a first-come first-served basis!
Tickets -> https://holy-place-to-be.eventbrite.com
Join us for A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie, an acoustic performance and sing-a-long with John Eller (The Shiny Lights), Chris Perricelli (Little Man) in celebration of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, David Bowie. 

Also joining John and Chris will be Leslie Ball, Janey Winterbauer, Michelle Massey, Katie McMahon, Joseph Pettini and Paul Boblett. Let’s Dance!
Note: Due to artist scheduling conflicts, the “A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie” concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Advance tickets already purchased for the previously announced date will be honored at our box office for this show.

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.

Thursday Trivia: Disney movies: The Renaissance @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Did you wear out the VHS tapes of 1990’s era Disney movies as a kid, watching and rewinding Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast a few thousand times?  Do you still? Come to Disney Renaissance era trivia at Urban Forage and win stuff! All movies released between 1989 and 1999 are fair game.