Weekly Roundup: January 31-February 6

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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


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

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

Friday, Jan 31

Benefit for Minnesota Helps Fund @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $7 • Doors at 8pm • Music at 9pm • All Ages
A benefit show for the Minnesota Helps Fund to support the individuals and families impacted by the fire at the Francis Drake Hotel. 
• Wanderer 
• While God Sleeps 
• Optimal Crime 
• Sunset (First show – members of Harvest, Holding On, Regret, Blue Ox, Young Turks) 

Splendid Isolation: A Night of Music & Musings of Warren Zevon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • +21 • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show – GA Seating
The king of L.A. musical noir, Warren Zevon’s music had a hard-edge with a sensitive soul and his tales of 1970s SoCal revealed a seductive underworld of outlaws, mercenaries and villains, where love was fleeting, and happy endings rarely came. 

Splendid Isolation: The Music and Musings of Warren Zevon, brings Mick Sterling and his special guest musicians to The Hook & Ladder Theatre to honor the rock ‘n’ roll cult legend. Longtime fans will appreciate the depth and breadth of this full revue, and newer fans can venture beyond “Werewolves of London” to hear some of the most original and brilliant songs they may not have discovered yet. From loud rock to gentle ballads, the live band will honor Zevon’s spirit with a musical journey into the heights and depth his world.

JP Live at the Riverview @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S. • 7:30pm
Jim Pellinger plays a solo acoustic show at the Riverview. All ages, no cover.

Saturday, Feb 1

Cocktail Class at The Bungalow Club @ The Bungalow Club MPLS, 4300 E Lake St • 2-3:30pm
Become a Cocktail Master with our  class by Jon Robinson

Join us at the bar and learn all of the tips and tricks to making the best cocktails your friends and family have ever had. Jon Robinson is an encyclopedia of spirits and cocktail culture. He’ll answer all of your burning questions like what is the difference between whiskey and whisky and the history of the old fashioned. During the class you’ll learn about tasting spirits, how to make a balanced cocktail and navigating the tools of the trade. This is a perfect gift for the cocktail connoisseur or the curious!

The Details: Cost: $55- includes bottomless bubbles, spirits tasting, and 2 cocktails. Nips and nibbles will be served. 
Jon Robinson has been in the industry as a bartender for over 20 years. He is an author, designer of cocktail menus throughout the Twin Cities, and the owner of Sunshine Consulting, specializing in bartender training and assists restaurants with their cocktail programs.

Timbre Ghost at SolSta Records @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7pm • $10 adv • $15 door
We are pleased to share Trap House Chicken LLC will have a truck parked right outside the venue for your food desires.
ABOUT TIMBRE GHOSTTimbre Ghost plays the New High Lonesome sound. Songwriter Dustin Tessier’s songs are moody, contemplative, immediate and intimate; often courting the line between introspection and the shared experiences of love, loss, & heartache. 

The Driftless Area are a “midwest American rock” band from Minneapolis with a sound influenced by hometown bands, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and Gear Daddies.

Language Practice Meet-up @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 4pm 
Hello! Mark your calendars, we will be having our first meet-up Saturday, February 1st at 4pm at Seward Cafe. 
There will be a lot of Spanish speakers and learners, but if you want to come practice any other language, I’m all in!  I personally am up for practicing any and all languages if I can find another person to practice with.

Bourdebela (3•3•3 Release) + Apollo Cobra @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird (limited) • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
8:30pm – Bourdebela is an all-star trio (Tim Carrow, James Rogers, Doug Christianson) of musicians in theTwin Cities, featuring keys/guitar, electric and standup bass, and drums/percussion.
10:00pm – Apollo Cobra is an electronic based 3 piece dance band that brings it like nobody else.
11:30pm – Bourdebela + Apollo Cobra = Super Jam Dance Party

Panel Discussion: AALF Black Census Panel @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 9:30am
Join Be Counted MN’s Anika Robbins in a panel discussion hosted by the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) on the upcoming 2020 Census and it’s impact on the African American Community! 
Learn more about African American Leadership Forum- MN and the upcoming discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/events/449783422384243/
Be Counted MN is a non-partisan initiative.

Reading w/ Matty Layne Glasgow, Debra Marquart & Roy Guzmán @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for a reading from Matty Layne Glasgow, Roy Guzmán and Debra Marquart with a generative workshop on queering ecopoetics  to follow lead by Matty Layne Glasgow. 
Beyond the Rainbow: Writing Towards a Queer Ecopoetics: 
Ecopoetics frequently evokes the natural, and thus what society deems moral, appropriate, or pure. How can we as writers subvert centuries of thought that define marginalized identities as unnatural by considering these same ecological systems? In this generative workshop, we’ll read contemporary poets whose work explores both queer identity and environment. We’ll discuss and draft poems that queer ecopoetry in various ways: through the poet’s or speaker’s own lens, through knowledge of queer ecological processes, through form and language. Our poems will navigate and celebrate our own truths, as well as the diverse environments we inhabit. 

Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of deciduous qween (Red Hen Press, 2019), selected by Richard Blanco for the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award. His recent poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. He is a Vice Presidential Fellow and PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Utah where he serves as the Wasatch Writers in the Schools Coordinator and the Assistant Editor for Quarterly West. In his downtime, you can find him worshiping his holy trinity of trees, drag queens, and Kacey Musgraves.

Roy G. Guzmán received a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Raised in Miami, Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Their debut collection, Catrachos, is coming out of Graywolf Press on May 5, 2020.

Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University and Iowa’s Poet Laureate. A memoirist, poet, and performing musician, Marquart is the author of six books including an environmental memoir of place, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere and a collection of poems, Small Buried Things: Poems. Marquart’s short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories drew on her experiences as a former road musician. A singer/songwriter, she continues to perform solo and with her jazz-poetry performance project, The Bone People, with whom she has recorded two CDs.  Marquart’s work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award. The Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Marquart teaches in ISU’s interdisciplinary MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her next book, Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New & Collected Poems, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2021

The Inland Seas – 1st Saturdays at Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St. • 8:30pm
This fall and winter, Rest! Come escape the cares of the week with us at the coziest pub in town – great food, fantastic hospitality, a whiskey/scotch list to die for, and pub songs all night long!

Sunday, Feb 2

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!

Super Bowl LIV & Puppy Bowl Watch Party! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 2pm
Join us for the big game and the puppy bowl on Feb 2nd! 
$5 Burger Basket (add ons extra)
$3 Nordeast
FREE football shaped Muttloaf 
Puppy Bowl starts at 2pm
Super Bowl starts at 5:30pm

Zingo: Sooper bowl commercials @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 5pm 
Bingo is so 2019.  You want to play Zingo, and play it real-time based on the 5 zillion dollar commercials airing during the big game.  Don’t care about football? No worries! Watch the commercials with us, mark your Zingo card and maybe win a bottle of wine. Free to enter, fun to play!  Bring a friend and some nachos.

Monday, Feb 3

Non-Binary Book Club: When the Moon Was Ours @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities.

Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section. 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 www.geeklovecafe.com

Tuesday, Feb 4

Felted Animal Sculptures @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 7pm • February 4 – 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Create a 3-dimensional sculpture creature using dry felting and hand sewing techniques. Students will be guided through the process of designing and sculpting unique animals. Details such as eyes, beaks, tails, etc. will be added using beads, polymer clays, and embroidery thread. An interior wire armature will enable your unique animal sculpture to pose and take on a life of its own. 

Note: Materials fee $20 payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman

Earthseed Reads Book Club: Marrow Thieves @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.  Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com  
Marrow Thieves is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Feb 5 

Masters of Poetry: LOVE POEMS @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
If you’re a poet, at some point you’ve probably attempted to write a love poem. It’s one of the most tried & true subjects and yet there are many pitfalls. How to avoid sounding like a Hallmark card or an angsty teenager? How to best capture the euphoria of falling in love—or the heartbreak of falling out of it? How do you write something that is personal but also will resonate with readers who have never met your beloved? We’ll tackle these questions and more as we read/discuss some classic love poems — as well as some unusual ones that approach the topic in unorthodox ways. 
Taught by Katie Vagnino and David Bayliss
$30 suggested but pay what you can 
Register in advance using the ticket link; walk-ins also welcome!

Tape Freaks Presents: February’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm 
It’s another birthday wildcard this month! Will it be something good? Something painful? Something underrated? There’s only one way to find out! 
Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. Our audience never knows what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com

***Tickets available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. Tape Freaks swag can be purchased with cards, cash, Venmo, and Apple Pay.***

Thursday, Feb 6

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
He’s back. Harry Potter that is.  Trivia on one of the books. You guess which one.  Have fun, and maybe win stuff.

Theater of Blood (1973) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
“Vincent Price as a washed up Shakespearean actor bent out of shape due to poor reviews so he wreaks havoc on the critics, murdering them one at a time while playing the individual roles they dissed. Yas! I’ve wanted to see this one on the big screen for years!” -Caty Rent, box office volunteer since September 2012.

One Shot Comics: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us in February for a discussion of Roz Chast’s award-winning memoir CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? As always, copies are available from Moon Palace for 20% off. Thanks for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore! See you soon. 

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
#1 New York Times Bestseller
2014 National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award
Winner of the 2015 Reuben Award from National Cartoonists Society

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

Phishing The Dead of Winter with The Jones Gang & Hoodphellas @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music at 8pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Tickets -> https://phishing-the-dead-of-winter.eventbrite.com

The Jones Gang: Minneapolis’s Finest Grateful Dead Tribute Band Ever! First Show Was June 1996. Originally Stu Allen on Jerry, currently McGanahan Skjellyfetti- lead guitar and vocals, Jim Hinkley – rhythm guitar and vocals, Lee Leonard – bass and vocals, Leif Rasmussen – drums and spacial effects, John Wolfe – keyboards and vocals, Ann Hicks – vocals
Hoodphellas: Four guys who quite simply love to sing and perform music from the the greatest band in all the land: PHISH
Derek Ramnarace (Of Old Soul Society): Derek Ramnarace leads the “Old Soul Society” and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics!

Carolyn Holbrook & Juliet Patterson in a narrative conversation @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Holbrook and Patterson write prose that explores the depths of psychogeography, in personal narratives that elevate daily experience into spiritual practice. Please join us to hear text from these two moving books as it is woven together by two gifted writers. 

Carolyn Holbrook is founder and director of More Than a Single Story and is Executive Editor of the Saint Paul Almanac, Vol. 13. She is co-author with Arleta Little of MN civil rights icon, Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s memoir, Hope In the Struggle, author of the chapbook Earth Angels, and an essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (forthcoming Spring 2020). Her awards include two MN State Arts board Artist Initiative grants, a MRAC Next Step grant, a MN State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant, is a 50 over 50 honoree, recipient of the Hamline University Exemplary Teacher Award, and the MN Book Awards Kay Sexton Award. She teaches Creative Writing at Hamline University and a variety of community venues. She is the mother of five, grandmother of eight, and the great grandmother of an adorable one-year-old.

Recently named a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry, Juliet Patterson is the recipient of fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minneapolis-based Institute for Community and Cultural Development. She’s the author of two full-length books, Threnody, (Nightboat Books) and the Lambda Award finalist The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in numerous magazines, and she’s also published two chapbooks (one prose and one poetry): Epilogue (Spout Press) and Dirge (Albion Books). Her most recent writing project, a memoir in progress entitled Sinkhole, was a 2017 finalist for a Loft-McKnight Award and is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. She lives in Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi near the Great River Road.

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.

Tiki Night, The Greatest Hits @ The Bungalow Club, 4300 E Lake St • 4:30pm
Tiki Night is here again to wash away those winter blues. Join us for a tropical evening with Mambo Mike and Sunshine behind the bar, making those killer cocktails. They’re bringing back some greatest hits like the Zombie, Painkiller, Aku Aku, and the list continues on. As always, mystery bowls will be available. You gotta show up to find out what Mambo came up with!

Weekly Roundup: October 5-11

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


Development Meeting: Date: 4757 Hiawatha Ave. & 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.
Date: Tuesday October 9th • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm • Location: Brackett Park, 2728 S 39th Ave
6:00pm-7:25pm – Presentation and discussion with Reuter Walton Development on plans for 4757 Hiawatha Ave.
7:35pm-9:00pm – Presentation and discussion with Hayes Harlow Development, Left Lane Corporation and Twin Cities Home Rental on plans for 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.

Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program


See Say DO. @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5pm
See. Say. DO Art To Change The World October 2018 Art to Change the World (ACW) is a non-profit, multidisciplinary, cross-generational coalition of 20 social practice artists, educators, scientists, authentic/expert voices and supporters who are committed to creating events which deliver powerful and transformative experiences. We aspire to investigate what divides us and discover strategies which might unite us. Our specific mission is to encourage the marginalized, disenfranchised, underserved, as well as the ruling elite, to DO Something. Although our organization is new, our collective spans age (18-75), race, gender, physically challenged, education and more. Many are seasoned and experienced veterans. What makes ACW unique is that it brings together the arts and sciences, at a time when both disciplines are struggling to be heard above the fray of “fake news.” It is our belief that art and science are integral to each other and essential components to the development of culture and critical thinking. ACW’s events, which include exhibitions, performances plus onsite workshops and school and community center visits, serve as an incubator for traveling corporate, community and school workshops which will feature major artworks focusing on topics such as gender and social equity, recovery, emotional first responders, motherhood, water quality and climate change. For our debut exhibit, Art to Change the World, will host a two week event with performances and workshops around the theme of See. Say. DO-Art To Change The World (SSD-ACW) from October 5-14, 2018. There will be a dozen established artists and their authentic/expert voice team members creating major social and environmental justice works. The space at Squirrel Haus Gallery, a new cutting edge art space that has agreed to host ACW for this exhibit, will be transformed into an alternative universe which draws the visitor through a sometimes shocking, and always thought provoking, interactive journey. (This will not be your mother’s gallery visit!)

Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Small Grant Program Request for Proposals
CURA’s Artists Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) provides small grants to artists of color and Native artists working in neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. ANPI grants recognize the valuable role that artists and the arts play in the work of fostering neighborhood wellbeing, and are intended to support the leadership of artists in these efforts. This grant program is particularly focused on directly funding individual artists or groups of artists working to build a more equitable Twin Cities.
We are now accepting proposals for one-year support of artist driven projects.
The goal of the program is to identify and support compelling projects that artists have developed in response to their community’s specific challenges and opportunities.
Projects must demonstrate a clear commitment to a neighborhood or place, as shown by the relationship between that place’s community to the project’s development process and focus.
The request for proposals is open to individual artists of color and Native artists, or artist teams. Organizations may not apply, although they may partner with an artist or artist team who is leading the project. Proposals will be accepted until November 11, 2018 (end of the day). We have a total of $60,000 in grant dollars for 2019, with maximum grant awards of $15,000/project.
These funds are designated for one-time project support, and must be spent within one year. Funds will be disbursed around late March/early April 2019.
Applications are accepted until the end of the day (11:59 pm) on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Final decisions will be made by early January 2018.
Questions and Info Sessions
For any questions please contact CURA staff.
C Terrence Anderson at canders@umn.edu, or 612-624-8988
Kristen Murray at kmurray@umn.edu, or 612-625-7560
Information sessions will be held on Thursday, October 11, 6-7 pm and Tuesday, October 17, 6-7 pm. Both info sessions will be in Both info sessions will be at CURA – room 330 in the Humphrey School (301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis).
Parking validation is available for the 19th Ave and 21st Ave ramps or Metro Transit travel will be taken care of.
Information about past ANPI-funded projects can be found at the ANPI website: art.cura.umn.edu.
Find complete guidelines, additional information and the application instructions at art.cura.umn.edu/current-calls.

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!

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.

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Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox Fall Hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. While materials and activities are designed for ages 3 and up, younger sibs are welcome.
Our Podners for Peas Learning Garden and The Hive gazebo are, as inside, outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction.
We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!
Lucy 612-799-1482 belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings

Friday, October 5

Festival de las Calaveras Art Exhibition: Día de los Muertos @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 7pm | $5 suggested donation | no one turned away
The “Festival de las Calaveras Art Exhibition: Día de los Muertos” explores contemporary expressions and traditional elements related to Day of the Dead, interconnected with social justice issues that affect the Latinx community. The exhibition, presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and curated by Ana Laura Juarez, will be on view Friday, October 5th – Sunday November 4th at Modus Locus Gallery. Featuring artwork by Dougie Padilla • Ivan Vasquez • Jessica Lopez Lyman • Olivia Levins Holden • Paola Ambrocio Torres • Sarita Garcia
_______ Les invitamos! Recepción De Apertura viernes , oct 5, 7-9PM Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave S, Mpls 55407 Nadie será rechazado | $5 Donación Sugerida La “Exhibición de Arte del Festival de las Calaveras” explora expresiones contemporáneas y elementos tradicionales relacionados con el Día de los Muertos, interconectados con temas de justicia social que afectan a la comunidad Latinx. La exposición de arte, presentado por Artes Tlalnepantla y curada por Ana Laura Juarez, estará a la vista desde el 5 de oct hasta el 4 de diciembre en Modus Locus. Presentando obras de arte de Dougie Padilla • Jessica Lopez Lyman • Olivia Levins Holden • Paola Ambrocio Torres • Sarita Garcia Horario de Galería: TBD Para más información sobre el Festival de las Calaveras, visite http://www.festivalcalaveras.com. FESTIVAL INFO 612-486-2493 http://WWW.FESTIVALCALAVERAS.COM FB @festivaldelascalaveras

Reading with David Small from Home After Dark @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with David Small, author of the new graphic novel Home After Dark. David Small’s long-awaited graphic novel is a savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry like no other work of recent fiction or film. David Small author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Stitches, is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, the Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award. He and his wife, the writer Sarah Stewart, live in Michigan. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3736

Scanners (1981 35mm) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd st • 7pm
Prepare yourself for David Cronenberg’s mind melting, sci-fi horror classic in shocking 35mm! Scanners are a group of seemingly average people with dangerous telekinetic powers. While some are weaponized by the mysterious ConSec corporation, others wish to revolt against them in order to dominate as the new superior breed of human.

Crooked Dice live at the Schooner, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Crooked Dice plays the best classic rock, soul, funk and blues, come on out!!

Common Ground Company, Stringdingers, Moon Grass, Sawed Off String Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
FALL ON YOUR GRASS Bluegrass ‘Till You Drop! Featuring: Common Ground Company, Stringdingers, Moon Grass, Sawed Off String Band Friday, October 5 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ $5 Early Birds / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show One big night of bluegrass with four local favorites!

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, October 6

Brunch n’ Music @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Do you like brunch? Do you like music? Do you like to go to bed at a reasonable time? Well, do we have a show for you! Come enjoy some delicious brunch at Geek Love Cafe whilst INSIDE VOICE and A. M. Stryker serenade your digestion.

Blackthorne Record Release @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Blackthorne’s new self titled LP will be released the week of October 6th. Recorded by BJ Wuollet, mastered by Eric Olsen and artwork by Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Youth Attack Records) Openers Include: A Z I Z A https://www.facebook.com/azizaband/ G E T T I N G S T A B B E D https://gettingstabbedmpls.bandcamp.com/ G R O G U S https://www.facebook.com/groguscult/

Puppet Cabaret: Akiko vs the Puppetry Community @ In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, 1500 E Lake St. • 9-11pm
October 6th is going to be an epic day at HOBT: two TaDa Saturday morning matinees, a birthday party, and Bread & Puppet: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus.
With so many puppeteers in one place, what’s one more performance after a 12 hour day at the theatre? We’re about to find out. HOBT & friends present:
Puppet Cabaret: Akiko vs the Puppetry Community
Akiko is back as your Puppet Cabaret MC, with the help of co-MC Maren Ward, ready to keep the exhausted puppeteers in shape and running on time. You’re in for a treat: an evening of new, short, experimental, weird, borderline ‘artistic’ puppet acts featuring HOBT, Barebones, Bread & Puppet, and more.
Truly anything could happen in this special edition of Puppet Cabaret. As always, adult content may arise; consider yourselves warned.
Tickets are $12 OR $30 to see both Bread & Puppet: The Grasshopper Rebellion Circus at 7pm and Puppet Cabaret at 9PM
Live Music! Booze! Popcorn! Puppets?
UPDATE: Join us in supporting our neighbors at the Franklin Hiawatha Encampment. The encampment is just blocks from our theatre. These are our neighbors. We hope you will join us in supporting them. We’ll be collecting the following items at the performance: winter coats, mittens, hats – for women and men – and youth. We are coordinating with organizers from the encampment and will be updating this list as needs change.

Cassandra’s Cabaret @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio into an intimate cabaret setting with sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and an evening of fabulous dance and music. This show not only features Cassandra, Fareehah, Helen, and Renee, but also the student groups who participated in the September 2018 Performance Adventure classes. Tickets $30. Seating is assigned as reserved and paid, so get your tickets early for the best seating. Advance reservations are recommended for guaranteed seating. For more information visit: http://www.jawaahir.org, or call 612-872-6050. Doors open at 7:45pm

See. Say. Do Opening reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6pm
Twenty established and emerging artists and their topic expert team members are creating social and environmental justice works, transforming the cutting-edge art space Squirrel Haus Arts in South Minneapolis into an inviting and magical universe which draws the visitor into a thought provoking, interactive journey with the intent of inspiring action in our community.

Cancer Benefit @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
KISSin Time & Impaler with 2 other bands joining forces to fight Cancer

Halloween Costume Ball presented by Baila Con Pasión! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm |$15 per person | Cash only please | exact change is greatly appreciated! | NO partner needed! | NO experience needed! | Costumes highly encouraged! (but not required)
GREMLINS AND GOBLINS AND WITCHES ON BROOMS YOU ARE INVITED TO A COSTUME BALL UNDER THE MOON! It’s the 1st Annual Halloween Costume Ball presented by Baila Con Pasión! It’ll be such a fright! Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue will be playing all night! Light snacks, eye of newt and witches brew will be provided. Costume Contest 10pm! For more info contact us at Bailaconpasion.com or at 703.402.3645 or 772.233.6914. Hablamos español 

Get Behind the Work VI – Meet the Artists Closing Reception @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 2pm
Come to our Member Artist closing reception to hear the artists talk about their artwork and what is behind it’s creation. Ask questions and enjoy getting behind the work! See you there.

Science Book Club: Spook by Mary Roach @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
Copies are in stock at Boneshaker at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price. Boneshaker’s Science Book Club reads books that are 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 best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. “What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that’s that?the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?” In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.

PARENTS/KIDSPLAY GROUP w/ Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Park building, 36th Avenue and 34th Street
This is an informal group of parents who want to raise their kids in a wasteful, consumerist culture, and who want to support one another in a more resilient way of living. In October the group will be visiting an orchard. They typically meet on the 1st Saturday of the month but sometimes the date changes. Check the website for updates before you attend.

Apfelweintrinkenoktoberfest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 2pm
An Oktoberfest like you’d find it in the cider-producing region surrounding Frankfurt. Or perhaps just a reason to drink some zaftig cider with a bratwurst, or even a vegan bratwurst, in the glorious Minnesota autumn. Either way, you win.

Sunday, October 7

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007.

Book Release Party for the graphic novel, Q & Ray #3 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join us for an author talk, drawing demonstration, book signing, and CAKE to celebrate the release of the third graphic novel in the series, Q & Ray Case #3: Foul Play at Elm Tree Park. When someone steals a famous signed baseball, second-grade super sleuths Q and Ray put their skills to use. Will they catch the crook? Or will the sleuths strike out? Trisha Speed Shaskan has written more than forty books for children, including Q & Ray: Case #1: The Missing Mola Lisa, Q & Ray: Case #2: The Meteorite or Meteor-wrong! and the picture book Punk Skunks illustrated by her husband Stephen Shaskan. Trisha lives in Minneapolis with her husband Stephen, their cat Eartha, and dog Beatrix. Stephen Shaskan has written and illustrated many picture books, including Toad on the Road and Big Choo. He’s the illustrator of the picture book Punk Skunks and the Q & Ray series. He’s a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, an early childhood educator, a music maker. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3743

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.

Uke Fest 2018 – One Big Night, One Little Instrument @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5:30pm | Music 6pm | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show | $18 VIP Reserved Seat
What started as a theme night of Twin Cities musicians who just happened to all play ukulele, has become an annual event. UkeFest – One Big Night, One Little Instrument is a variety showcase of an eclectic lineup of Uke players and also a fundraiser for Arc Minnesota. Come early for the open mic and stay all night to hear acts such as instrumental phenom and Kala Ukulele Brand Ambassador ‘Marlowe’, Song-A-Day Youtube Star Zachary Scot Johnson, local legend John Munson, Ukester Brown, and many more.
All lovingly curated by Ukulele Songbird Katy Vernon and for the first time ever, co-hosted by internationally known Chicago artist Matt Griffo. All proceeds benefit Arc Minnesota and the great work they do for families such as Katy’s that have loved ones with disabilities.

Event with Blue Delliquanti @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave• 4pm
Blue Delliquanti will discuss what it’s like to make insects into delicious dishes, working with her co-writer Soleil Ho on turning real-world food topics into compelling fiction, and the tastiest looking meals ever drawn. Blue Delliquanti is a comic artist who lives in Minneapolis with a woman and a cat. She has also lived in California, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Switzerland. Blue is the author of the Lambda-nominated comic O Human Star, which has been serialized online since 2012. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3879

Mobile Menders at East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St • 12:30pm
Mobile Menders will be hosting our first event at East Lake Library on October 7, 2018. We will be providing mending services to local community members. If you are a Mobile Menders volunteer and interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up here: http://www.volunteersignup.org/QHR3T
Do you have a pair of jeans that need hemming? Is a button missing on a pair of shorts? Is there a rip in your favorite shirt? The Mobile Menders are here to help! They are a group of volunteer sewers and menders that do basic clothing repair. If you have something that needs repair, bring the clean item(s) to Keystone’s West 7th Community Center location during their sewing clinic to get fixed. Some items the Mobile Menders will repair: Jeans – Hemming, buttons, patches Shirts – Buttons, patches, seam repair Jackets – Buttons, patches and zippers Pants – Shortening, hemming, buttons Please clean all clothing prior to mending. For more information on the Mobile Menders visit their website at http://www.mobilemendersewing.com Hennepin County Library

Monday, October 8

Jenny Hval and Keith Harris @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
“Soon all of Eden followed the apple’s example and started to decompose and rot, and since then this has happened in all gardens and everything in nature, and honey mushrooms came into existence, and rot and parasites and beetles arose. But the apple was first, and it never stops rotting, it just gets blacker. The apple has no end, just like this fairy tale.”- Jenny Hval, Paradise Rot Norwegian singer/songwriter Jenny Hval has received acclaim for her deeply visceral, surreal, and evocative explorations of politics and sexuality in her music. Now, she brings the same searing aesthetic vision to her debut novel, Paradise Rot (Verso, October 2nd, 2018). https://www.versobooks.com/books/2775-paradise-rot
Join us at Moon Palace Books, where Jenny will appear in conversation with City Pages music editor Keith Harris.
About PARADISE ROT: Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Jo’s sensitivity and all her senses become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines between bodies and plants, dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh.
“In Paradise Rot, Jenny Hval creates a parallel world that’s familiar but subtly skewed. As intriguing and impressive a novelist as she is a musician, Hval is a master of quiet horror and wonder.” – Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick
“Psychologically dark and at times claustrophobic, this unusual debut portrays raw want as a gradual encroachment. Paradise Rot dances between dream and nightmare, probing the jagged line between exploration and suffocation with unnerving clarity.” – Karen Rigby, Foreword Reviews

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.

How to Talk to Children About Race @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
A live podcast recording Talking about race with children can be difficult. It’s easy to avoid it for fear of saying the wrong thing, but the only way to combat racism is to talk about it. The hosts of the podcasts Parent Town and Teaching with the Body in Mind have put together a panel of parents to discuss how they talk to their children about race. We will use the book, Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham as the jumping off point in what is sure to be a lively discussion. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3912

Tuesday, October 9 

Development Meeting: Date: 4757 Hiawatha Ave. & 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave. @ Brackett Park, 2728 S 39th Ave • 6-9pm
6:00pm-7:25pm – Presentation and discussion with Reuter Walton Development on plans for 4757 Hiawatha Ave.
7:35pm-9:00pm – Presentation and discussion with Hayes Harlow Development, Left Lane Corporation and Twin Cities Home Rental on plans for 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave

Neighborhood Night at the Museum: Owning Up @ Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave S
• 6-8pm • All are welcome! | Space is limited, and we ask that you purchase tickets in advance. There is no set price; please pay what you are able to help raise funds for the museum.
10/9 Facebook Event & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/333789404023822/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1538491404374594
Our city’s neighborhoods were shaped by historic decisions, including red lining and racially restrictive covenants. Please join us for a special neighborhood-focused night at Hennepin History Museum to learn more about this history and its legacy, as well as to learn more about Hennepin History Museum’s mission to preserve and share the history of Minneapolis and Hennepin County. There will be a conversation with the Owning Up curators, as well as an opportunity to tour the exhibition itself.

Funds raised from this evening supports the Museum’s efforts to share important stories from local history. We receive approximately 35% of our budget from Hennepin County, with the generous support of individual donors and members making up the difference.
Please note that visiting the Museum at this time does require the use of stairs (we are currently working on assessing our building, including how to make it fully accessible.)
The Owning Up exhibit is part of a larger project Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed: https://mhponline.org/communications/racism-rent-and-real-estate-fair-housing-reframed

Jazz Indeed – Josh Granowski’s Special Music @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha•   6pm Doors / Beer Samples | 7pm Music | 21+ | FREE

Living in the Future’s Past: What Kind of Future Would You Like to See? @ Lagoon Theater, 1320 Lagoon Ave • 7pm
Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, thinkers and earth’s living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves, our past and our future. Living in the Future’s Past shows how no one can predict how major changes emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many.  How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different.
Local favorite and U of MN professor, Nate Hagens, will lead a post-movie discussion.

Wednesday, October 10

Books & Bars MPLS: The Passage @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm Social | 7pm Discussion | FREE
“The Passage” by Justin Cronin and open to the public Join us for an October discussion of The Passage – the thrilling first novel in what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.” An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy – abandoned by her mother at the age of 6, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape – but he can’t stop society’s collapse. As Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

Pollinator Foliage w/ Minnehaha Academy Minnehaha Academy @ Lower Middle School, 4200 West River Parkway
A neighborhood meeting focusing on the pollinator foliage around the newly rebuilt Upper School.

Thursday, October 11`

GAME OVER Minneapolis at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave
Doors 7:30 | Music 8pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show
GAME OVER Minneapolis, a night of the music from video games: old classics, modern titles, and everything in between. Featuring, Bards of the Goddess, Do a Barrel Roll!, and The Super Marcato Bros. Game Over Minneapolis supports Gamer’s Rhapsody, a Minnesota-based 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the art video games, those who make it, and every kind of video game fan. —– The Super Marcato Bros. are a video game music duo who compose original music, and host a weekly video game music podcast. Also, they are a live band, performing the best VGM! http://www.supermarcatobros.com/ Do a Barrel Roll! is the real deal. This elite band uses absolutely no MIDI or studio wizardry to create their music. Every single note and part is played by a real living being (even if they may not necessarily be from this planet). The complex arrangements heard on the recordings are true representations of what the audience will hear coming from the stage as they join DABR! in their fight against evil by playing videogames during the live events. Bards of the Goddesses are a merry band of bards with often more than double the instruments on stage as sets of hands to play them. An acoustic trio with a renaissance groove style, they feature music from games and series such as The Legend of Zelda, Elder Scrolls, Professor Layton, Assassin’s Creed, Mario Kart, Pokémon, and more!