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

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 


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:
From movies like “Less Than Zero” to even lesser than zero!
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.

Weekly Roundup: July 20-26

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

(And this unimpressed cat!)


Registration for the Resource Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed is now open! Click here for details!


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

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

Did you know that you can help support LCC when you do your shopping on Amazon?With https://smile.amazon.com/ You can choose for your purchases to help a nonprofit! Choose to support LCC, or click here to set LCC as your preference.

Friday, July 20

ZEPPO at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 9pm Music • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
ZeppoJohn Eller (Shiny Lights), Terry Fisher (Run Westy Run), Noah Levy (Brian Setzer, Honeydogs) and Paul Boblett (Fathom Lane) are four men paying homage to a bundle of sticks by spraying physical graffiti on the houses of the holy.
Faith Boblett: Faith pulls inspiration from singer-songwriters like Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder, Lissie, and Ryan Adams. She plays with her band, as well as solo acoustic sets. Faith bends boundaries and doesn’t exactly fit into one box. If she gets asked what kind of music she plays, she usually says, “Ummm, singer-songwriter songs that get worked on by the full band, that turn into whatever they’re supposed to be? I guess, pop in the classical sense, not bubble gum, with rock and alternative sensibility, sometimes a little rootsy, too? I suck at answering this question…”

No Man’s String Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
No Man’s String Band high energy contemporary bluegrass music nmsbmusic.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Soil Life at the Tiny Diner! @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 4pm
The Tiny Diner’s soil has been sampled and tested for biological activity by Renaissance Soil! Come learn about the results in this introduction to soil microbes class specifically focused on the Tiny Diner’s gardens. Suggested donation $10-15 to offset instructor time and materials, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Short film series w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran • 4101 37th Ave. S • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Free Will Donation
This month we’ll be watching several short videos, all from the Story of Stuff Project and all about water. We’ll hear how a community in Oregon protected its water from Nestle, water privatization efforts in Flint and Evart, MI, and the challenges of microfibers and microbeads to our water supply. There are things we can do to protect our water.

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. 11:15-11:45am


Saturday, July 21

Cavan’s Crossing Band @ Merlins Rest Pub • 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Join Cavan’s Crossing Band and Merlin’s Rest Pub for an evening of good food and drink and great music!

Hurricane Joe, Chad Erickson & The Untimely, Lovely Dark @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Good Ol’ Days Hurricane Joe https://www.facebook.com/hurricanejoemn/ Chad Erikson & The Untimely https://www.facebook.com/theUntimely/ Lovely Dark https://www.facebook.com/lovelydarkband/ Nil Nada https://m.facebook.com/Nil-Nada-849212968618021/ and DJ NCD https://www.facebook.com/NCD-656922864657116

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ 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. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Saturday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!

PWM Family Musique X Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Space is limited, Pre-registration required via ticket link* A fun morning of song and dance that fosters music appreciation and basic beat & pitch competency. Music is offered that catches a child’s imagination and that inspires participation, play, and learning through active music making. Children will “play with” musical materials in the same way that they learn art by “playing with” pencils, crayons, and paints or learn language by “playing with” sounds, words, and ideas. In class, we sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, and explore music and movement in a relaxed yet focused setting. Flexible environment for new students and continuing students alike. (suggested for ages birth-kindergarten – older siblings welcome:) *Come early for breakfast served from 9am at Moon Palace’s Geek Love Cafe!! House-made sourdough breakfast pizzas, english muffin breakfast sandwiches, skillet breakfasts, granola, baked goods, coffee, juice, etc. YUMM!!

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos de Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 11:15am • Price: $20 Drop-in / $110 6-Week
Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist

Beginning – Techniques And Variations @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am • Price: $16 Drop-in / $80 6-Week
Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun!

Sunday, July 22

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St.• 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!Sunday Class: Beginners, Bata de Cola and Intermediate @ Tapestry Folkdance Center • 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
DATES: July 22, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 (NO class on July 29 due to a McKnight artist fellow retreat) CLASSES: Beginners: 12-1 pm Bata (NEW starting June 24): 1-1:45 pm Intermediate: 1:45-3 pm For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class

All Square – Open Streets, Open House! @ All Square • 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Come dine with us – at last! Starting at 11am, we will be opening the restaurant for a ONE DAY PREVIEW during Open Streets Minnehaha! Come meet us, see our new space, and slam some grilled cheese 🙂 More details to come!

Open Streets: Dosh/Brianna Kocka/Los Tarantos/Manual Controller @ Minnehaha Recording Company • Lake & Minnehaha • 11am
We’ll be hosting some great music and having studio tours all day. Artists are as follows – Set Times TBD: Manual Controller Jules Daud y Los Tarantos Brianna Kocka dosh We’ll also be joined by the Don oishi kitchen food truck serving up delicious food.

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha at The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar • 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 11am
Stop by during open streets: Lake + Minnehaha for a parking lot full of fun! -Live music all day -Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails -Pints from Surly Brewing Company and Fair State Brewing Cooperative -Bean Bags -Giant Jenga -Chalk Art -Puppy Pools Fun for the whole family including your furry BFF!

Glass on Glass Mosaic Demo w/ Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found • 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 11am-1pm
Swing by the shop on Sunday, July 22, 11a-1p, to check out Shatter and Glue artist Chris Miller’s free glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration during Open Streets MPLS: Lake + Minnehaha! Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques: -Glass cutting -Glass placement -Glass gluing Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home. For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com

Y la Bamba / Fiamma/ DJ Christopher St. Christopher @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • $10 • 21+
Luz Elena Mendoza’s story is one sung to her ancestors and humanity, exploring a faith that is greater than just religion, and a life of metamorphosis and awakening. Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs. From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise. Mendozas poetic expression is raw, and ever evolving. These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
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.

Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Monday, July 23

Palestine and Syria: Struggles for Justice! @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a conversation between Ramah Kudaimi and Malak Shahin about current challenges and hopes for the future in Syria and Palestine. Ramah is the Director of Grassroots Organizing at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and serves on the National Committee of the War Resisters League. Malak is a Palestinian activist and leader with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). Sponsored by Citizens in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS), Living Table UCC, MIZNA Arab-American Cultural Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine UMN, Twin Cities IWW. A note about the space: Moon Palace Books is wheel-chair accessible, has accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms and has food and drink available for purchase. This event is open to all persons regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural background.Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
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.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

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

On Screen for Families: Movie Monday @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 2-4pm

Tuesday, July 24

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos De Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Price: $18 Drop-in / $98 6-Week Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist.Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub @ The Hub Bike Co-op • 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series @ Birchwood Cafe • 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “The Long Shadow”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat! “Old sins cast long shadows” — Danish proverb Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy. 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!

Wednesday, July 25

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/GardenPoetry, Protest, and Possibility w/ Guante + mpd150 @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
No Cover; Suggested Donation: $5 – $10
Come hear some poems from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, plus special guests Fatima Camara and Isha Camara! This event will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of MPD150. MPD150 is a community-based initiative challenging the narrative that police exist to protect and serve. Through historical investigation, interviews, and research into viable alternatives, the group produced a 150-year performance review of the Minneapolis Police Department that is available now at http://www.mpd150.com. Donations collected at this event will go toward the collective’s culture-shifting work, including a big interactive exhibit project coming up this fall.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes • 2520 26th Ave 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! 21+ event

Emergence Brass Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm

Emergence Brass Band pop & rock based brass band https://www.reverbnation.com/JASZnjazz Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Insect Safari @ Coldwater Spring • 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S • 6pm
***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*** Address: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111 Explore Coldwater Spring and discover the oak savanna and prairie insect community with entomologist Jessica Miller. Jessica will identify species and help you learn who eats who in nature. We’ll bring the sweep nets! No registration required. Meet at the LightHotel located along the trail from the Coldwater Spring parking lot. Important Note: The Coldwater Spring parking lot is closed to the public except for handicap accessible parking spots. There is metered parking available along Minnehaha Park Drive South and free parking along E 54th Street. Contact info@parkconnection.org and/or 651-291-8164 if you have any questions.

Make History That Matters: Learn to read racist housing deeds @ Seen The Future • 2223 E 35th St • 5pm
Join veteran property researcher Penny Petersen and volunteers who are working to build the map of racial covenants in Hennepin County. We can get you started reading deeds and show you how to navigate our Zooniverse platform. You’ll meet other folks who want to make structural racism visible.

Thursday, July 26

Doing Business With the City of Minneapolis @ Gandhi Mahal • 3009 27th Ave. S • 4-6:30pm
The City of Minneapolis wants to do business with you! We purchase a wide range of goods and services, including: Food catering Furniture and fixtures Landscaping Athletic equipment Graphic design Sewer cleaning Specialized consulting Recycling services Paper and paper products Translation and interpreting Elevator/escalator services Horticulture Building/office supplies Computer hardware/software Disposal services Promotional items Transportation services Engineering Roofing Flooring Snow removal Building maintenance and repair Abatement services Construction services HVAC Safety equipment and supplies Auto/truck supply Clothing and uniforms Electrical services Printing services Architecture Medical equipment and supplies And that’s just a sampling! Join us at this free event to network and learn more about: -The basics of doing business with the City -Certifications and resources for small/women/minority-owned businesses -Upcoming business opportunities with the City Questions? Please contact shanae.phillips@minneapolismn.gov. We hope to see you there!

Pints and Pups: Beers for a Cause
 @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 5pm
Do you like dogs? How about local beer, live music and supporting rescue organizations? Yeah, we thought so! We are partnering with our friends at Pryes Brewing Company and Ruff Start Rescue for a night of delicious beer and live music. 100% of the proceeds from every Pryes beer will go to save lives and provide housing and medical care for animals in need. Drink some beer, grab some grub and check out vendors at our mini market. Featuring live music by Minneapolis-based bands The Symptones and Beasthead. Dogs and dog owners encouraged to attend! This is a free event

Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at Longfellow Grill • 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
We’re celebrating our dog-friendliest summer ever with a series of yappy hours, this time at the fabulous Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis! This event is free to attend. Join us for drink specials (like fresh, delish Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails), yummy food, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. Attendees will also score FREE, fun swag from Bad Tags and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. What’s more: Buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event and get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The wonderful KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun. (Kirsten is a Minneapolis-based photographer who loves to photograph families, children, and pets.) This shindig will benefit Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest – RAGOM, dedicated to rescuing Golden Retrievers and Retriever mixes and finding their forever homes with families in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and western Wisconsin. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible!

River City Jazz Orchestra @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
River City Jazz Orchestra big band jazz Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

K-von Comedy Show @ Trylon Cinema 
• 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Start Time: 7pm Meet & Greet after the show Location: Trylon Cinema Tickets: $17
Kick off the first ever MSP Iranian Film Festival with a night of laughs from K-von (the most famous half-Persian comedian in the world)! The star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, his comedy has received rave reviews on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, NETFLIX, SHOWTIME, CNN’s “HLN”, Good Morning America, BBC, & NPR to name a few. K-von has garnered millions of views online with sketches, standup comedy clips, and a viral ‘TED Talk’. He also produced an award-winning documentary about Persian New Year, and is currently working on a book which details his unique upbringing and journey into comedy. Stand-up has taken K-von around the world several times performing in comedy clubs & theaters. His style is versatile yet relatable with fun storytelling and high-energy performances about a variety of mainstream topics. https://bit.ly/2Kq8exB