Weekly Roundup: June 8-14

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Photo by: Jean Des Marais 2018

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



The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9

9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Maps will be available starting the evening of Thursday, June 7 at the following locations:
Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar : 3800 37th Ave S
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN : 3009 27th Ave S
Merlins Rest Pub : 3601 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books : 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Savory Bake House : 3008 36th Ave S
Tim Hortons : 3600 E Lake St
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St


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.)

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

Friday, June 8

The Morning Kings @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Morning Kings funky, groovin, jamin, great, music: themorningkings.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: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Get Outdoors Day @ Powderhorn Park
3400 S. 15th Ave • 4-8pm • FREE • Family-friendly • All-Ages
Facebook event link: http://bit.ly/2q96hgW
Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages to discover and lead healthy lifestyles in the great outdoors. This event offers newcomers and seasoned enthusiast to experience fun traditional and non-traditional outdoor recreational activities. Make lasting memories and introduce a child to the wonders of nature, with a fun-filled afternoon in the park!
An exciting line-up of activities include:
Canoeing, fishing, archery, climbing wall, nature, crafts, birding, and much more!
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

RADDA RADDA – Album Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+
$9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
RADDA RADDA: RADDA RADDA is a fresh Rock/Pop/Americana group from Minneapolis. The band’s many years of nonstop writing, touring and musical experimentation with scores of previous, separate projects ultimately brought them together in the spring of 2017.
Jillian Rae: Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence.
Savannah Smith: A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate.

Showing of “bs: conversation” by Rachel Jendrzejewski @ The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave • 4pm • FREE
Join us for a free showing of bs: conversation, a new work-in-progress by McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Rachel Jendrzejewski, created and performed in collaboration with movement-maker Terry Hempfling and multimedia artist John Marks. bs: conversation is an active exchange of language, movement, image, and sound. The artists will share processes they’ve been exploring together this spring, collaging improvised dialogues, personal stories, poetry, and found texts in real time with physical and object-driven endurance exercises, live sound mixing, and video. The showing will be approximately 60 minutes, followed by an informal happy hour. No RSVP needed. For accessibility information, please visit https://pwcenter.org/accessibility


Saturday, June 9

June Ambient Jam at Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm

Night Jobs, Free Truman, In Lieu, Car Spiders @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm • FREE • 21+

Boneshaker Book Club: Heart Berries @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 9-11am • FREE
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “Heart Berries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot’s mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father―an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist―who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

 ** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking.

Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project 2nd Annual Native Plant Celebration and Sale • 9am-5pm • BUY 2 SMALL NATIVE PLANTS, GET 1 FREE!​
Both of Longfellow’s fabulous garden stores, Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery, will be featuring their spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering this wonderful incentive to help you plant a wildlife friendly front or back yard. Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering and fuss, and attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators.
Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Habitat project will be on hand to talk plants and wildlife from 9am to 1130am at Minnehaha Falls Nursery and 1230-3pm at Mother Earth Gardens.
Mother Earth Gardens:  3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.motherearthgarden.com
Minnehaha Falls Nursery:  4461 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.minnehahafallsnursery.com
Longfellow Habitat Project:  www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com

Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Beginner Swing Dance Lessons 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome. 
Mississippi Hot Club – 9pm
Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements.

The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League – 10:30pm
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.

The Hub’s 14th Annual Used Bike Extravaganza! @ The Hub Bike Co-op 
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
It’s finally summer and that means it’s time for our annual Used Bike Extravaganza! If you’re new to the UBE, think of this event as a huge consignment fair, with The Hub as the host! Every year, our community members drop off hundreds of bikes to sell in the Extravaganza. All these bikes are then available for purchase on the second weekend in June.
Looking to SELL a Bike?: Our Extravaganza is an opportunity for customers to sell their bikes and get the full amount in store credit. All bikes must be in safe, rideable condition (besides, the better condition they are in, the faster they sell!). Sellers bring their bikes in the week before the sale to get priced.
Looking to BUY a Bike?: For those who are looking, the Extravaganza brings in a wide variety of bikes – from kids’ bikes to cruisers to road bikes and sometimes even a tandem or two! The perfect bike may be waiting for you…Don’t miss out! Bring a helmet for test rides if you have one! Much, much more info available at our website (http://www.thehubbikecoop.org/about/used-bike-extravaganza-pg146.htm), and at our “How to Buy a Used Bike Seminar” (which will be on Friday, June 8th at 6pm at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave store)

Sunday, June 10

Monday, June 11

Reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of the new collection of stories The Lion’s Binding Oath. Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa’s most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories—families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties. The Lion’s Binding Oath, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf’s collection of short stories, introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles: their humanity, faith, identity, friendship, and family bonds, as whispers of war grow louder around them. Through stories that span the years before and during Somali’s civil war, Yusuf weaves together Somalia’s political, social, and religious conflicts with portrayals of the country’s love of poetry, music, and soccer. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=265

Tuesday, June 12

Books & Bars: The Hate U Give @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm
We discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Presented by The Loft Literary Center “‘Young adult’ is a critical age, and I knew that if I showed Starr going through these types of things, I could provide a mirror for some young adults and a window for adults—a lot of [whom] read young adult books—who might bring open hearts to a story that I told from her perspective, when they might normally look at a topic like this and say, ‘No.’” But thanks to Thomas’s absorbing storytelling, those who read The Hate U Give will be right beside Starr, grappling with understanding entrenched prejudice, where it comes from, and what role she—and those at home—have in exposing and combatting it. – The Atlantic

Film Night: “The Reluctant Radical” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
2730 E 31st St • 6pm
Taco Tuesday Film Night – Come and watch “The Reluctant Radical”, a film about one man’s journey to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change. Ken Ward is one of the five people who shut down all the Canadian tar sands pipelines transporting oil into the US on a fine day in 2016. What led him to take this step? We’ll have a taco supper and watch together. Free will offering.

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia

Technique/Choreography Intermediate/Advanced @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with polishing choreography from the Saturday Intermediate/Advanced Choreography class. This is is great to develop stamina. Live guitar accompanist.

Wednesday, June 13

Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Sound Unseen is screening “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” at the Trylon at 7. We’re hosting the after party! Ticket stubs from the film will get you half off drinks. Free entrance to the dance party and DJ Truthlizard will be spinning til midnight. http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2018/3/26/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution-mn-premier-co-presented-by-twin-cities-gay-scene Free! Tip your DJ! Presented by Sound Unseen Co-presented by the Twin Cities Gay Scene

The Dieselfitters @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Dieselfitters roots rock, rockabilly, jump blues. 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

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
Insight Brewing Happy Hour • 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Jon Rodine: Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is songdriven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His latest album “Last Star”–his first collection of original material–has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. “Authentic, unpretentious…funky, heartbreaking”, said Ellen Stanley, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. #FreeMusicWednesdays

TGIF Trivia at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Join us on Wednesday the 13th of June for TGIF trivia! Get your 90’s geek on and get your group together! +1 bonus point for TGIF swag (per team, not person) Max team size is 6 Shows include: Saved by the bell | Step by step | Family matters | Full house

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: What’s Growing in the Tiny Garden? @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 9am
Herban Adventures is back at Tiny Diner with more amazing classes to engage your children in healthy eating and gardening! Join us for a class exploring the magic of common herbs and plants you’ll find growing in the Tiny Diner garden. Everyone will have the opportunity to engage with the various plants through a sensory experience of taste, touch and smell and learn about herbs through interactive games and songs.  Click link in title for more info.

Thursday, June 14

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

Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show @ Pillsbury House Theatre 
3501 Chicago Ave •7:30pm
Join us for a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions. Bear witness as HoneyPot, Miss Kitty and dat Black Mermaid Man Lady work with Oya, Osun and Yemaya (Yoruba deities) to train in a next generation healer, as they lift communal prayers to the Light. In performance all present are invited to make offerings to this world of womanizing, piano playing, knife carrying she’roes and old people that fly. Performers sing, move, tell stories, call the audience to process, chant, holler back, build altars – celebrate life. All present are responsible for the Journey. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show is part of the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / Home project. For more go to: http://datblackmermaidmanlady.com. DAT BLACK MERMAID MAN LADY / THE SHOW THREE WEEKS ONLY: JUNE 1 – 24, 2018 By Sharon Bridgforth Directed by Ebony Noelle Golden Starring Aimee K. Bryant, Florinda Bryant, PaviElle French, and Kenyai O’Neal. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show was made possible by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award program, The Whitman Institute, Thousand Currents Artist In-Residence Program, development support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund (a program made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and is a project of Creative Capital.

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!

June 13 garden bugs, all you want to know @ Epworth United Methodist Church 
3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Jessica Wynd Miller – Garden Insects Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (or How I Learned to Love the Bugs) learn what bugs to keep and how to encourage those you don’t want to leave. Bring photos of ones you want identified.

Weekly Roundup: May 11-17

Photo by: Whitney Hauser 2018

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


Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan
Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC), City staff, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson to provide input and hear about proposed additions and changes to the comprehensive plan.
Tuesday, May 22
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
For information on the plan you can find the non-digital document here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qes8mt8irzpek4/PDF%202040%20COMP%20%20PLAN%20REVISED.pdf?dl=0
City of Minneapolis website for the 2040 plan:  www.mpls2040.com
To find details on the civic engagement process:  https://minneapolis2040.com/planning-process/
The Bartsch Room is just inside the East side cul-de-sac entrance on the right as you enter the building.  It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Two upcoming opportunities to learn about and get involved in the River Gorge Master Planning Process:
– Open House on Wed. May 9th, 5:30pm @ Matthews Park
– Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting #2 on Mon. May 14th, 5:30pm @ Brackett Park
Both are open to the public. Come learn about and weigh in on the planning process that will determine future improvements along the river
Committee Chairperson Elections LCC Committee chairs are elected yearly and can serve up to 3 consecutive years.  Committee chairs are critical to the success of committees as mechanisms for resident involvement and decision-making. Chairs work closely with staff to strategize agendas, provide advice on topical issues in the neighborhood, and build the capacity of committees.Think you may be interested in becoming a chairperson? Review the Committee Roles & Responsibilities document for a better understanding of this opportunity for community leadership.The following committees will be holding chairperson elections in June:Community Connections Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 6pm at Longfellow Park).Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Longfellow Park).


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


Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.Saturday, May 12, 201810:00am‐12:30pmNortheast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Monday, May 14, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmMLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 Wednesday, May 16, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmNorth Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Thursday, May 17, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402 Thursday, May 31, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmPowderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407Can’t attend one of the meetings?

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


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

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

Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee’s 2018 Project Survey
The Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee (NDTC) is the LCC Committee responsible for issues related to housing, zoning and economic development, and transportation within Greater Longfellow.
Take a moment to tell the committee what projects you would like to see prioritized this year! See something that’s not listed? New ideas welcomed!
Survey available here: https://goo.gl/forms/5he71zMMVg5C7qNO2 
The survey will be accepting responses through June 3rd. Feel free to share with friends and neighbors that are Longfellow residents and/or business owners.

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

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

Friday, May 11 

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

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

National Nurses Week celebration @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 4-10pm
We welcome all nurses, medical professionals and their friends for a celebration of National Nurses week. Win fantastic prizes in our medical trivia night, enjoy nurse-only drink specials, and enjoy something from our food truck of the night.
Chris Davies and the Hollywood Three play at 7 PM. Cheers!

Chris Davies and The Hollywood Three Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Come join us for this full band performance and kick off Mothers Day weekend in style. The Urban Forage is an original music venue. We will be playing our classic hits as well as some new songs.

The Metromaniacs @ Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave S • 7:30pm
AREA PREMIERE by David Ives adapted from La Metromanie by Alexis Piron Directed by Kari Steinbach April 27–May 20, 2018
In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce.
“…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…” –Washington Post

Palberta &the Miami Dolphins &the Controversial New Skinny Pill @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ show starts PROMPTLY at 9:30 • $5-10 expected donation
Palberta may originally be from a US town relatively near Alberta, a Western province of Canada, which is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of the queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India. Alberta (the province) is the largest producer of conventional crude oil, synthetic crude, natural gas and gas products in Canada. Alberta is the world’s second-largest exporter of natural gas and the fourth-largest producer. The official flower of the province is the Wild Rose. The official tree is the Lodgepole pine. The official bird is the Great Horned Owl.

Plant Walk and Talk @ Minnehaha Falls-Wabun Park 
4655 46th Ave S • 4pm
Learn about Edible and Medicinal Plants on this Plant Walk with herbal educator, Monarda Thrasher. All ages welcome to attend. This Walk is offered in the Gift Economy. Donations and gifts are greatly appreciated!

The Road North with Boats & Bluegrass at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm
21+ • $9 Early Bird (limited) • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Joseph Huber Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band–a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name and with his backing band. Whether it’s irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching “songwriter” songs, Huber spans the spectrum of ‘Roots’ music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.
Cascade Crescendo Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals. Barbaro Barbaro use traditional bluegrass instruments to blend country, jazz and newgrass styles and creates a melting pot of something auld and someting new. Mike Munson “Munson’s ubiquity, skill, and good character has helped make his music a part of the quintessential Winona experience.” The Noisy Neighbor

Craft Night Collage Party @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 5pm
A free night of collage making to kick off World Collage Day (which is actually on Saturday 4/12). We’ll supply all the materials you just bring your imagination. We’ll also have a bunch of examples and tips for those who have never collaged before or just need some inspiration.

All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

Saturday, May 12

Nyttu Chongo Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake StMusic and rhythms from Mozambique, using traditional instruments such as the Mbira, Chopi Timbila and Inanga. Nyttu brings sounds to the Twin Cities that have seldom been heard here before. Come enjoy an evening of innovative and beautiful music from the southeastern coast of Africa.

Longfellow Park Earth Day clean-up: The Mpls Park Board rescheduled Earth Day clean-up • 9:30am-NoonTrash bags and gloves provided • Free picnic at noon weather permittingLongfellow Park is located 3435 36th Ave S• Free • Family friendly
Join our Longfellow based church, Spirit Garage, as we clean-up Longfellow Park plus a two block radius of surrounding streets and alleys. Visit our tent next to the recreational build for supplies, coffee, donuts plus crafts for the kids.For additional information regarding EarthDay clean-up contact Spirit Garage Pastor Holly Johnson at holly@spiritgarage.org

Have Your Say @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. 1:30-3pm

Cultural Dance @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. 2-2:30pm

Mythropology II: New Paintings @ MN NAF Salon 3749 Bloomington Ave • 6pm
New paintings by Zoey Leege Weavings by Jessica Skilar Music by DJ Mixie D Best

BrassZilla at Sea Salt Eatery @ Sea Salt Eatery 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Spring time at Minnehaha Falls enhanced by the brass-a-tooting and drums-a-thumping sounds of BrassZilla. A variety of fan favorites designed to get the young children dancing and the adults toe-tapping. Sea Salt Eatery serves the best seafood in the Twin Cities and you can enjoy that with the music of BrassZilla

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Ave S • 6pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

New Orleans Suspects, Honey Island Swamp Band, & Crawfish Boil at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm 21+ • $25 Advance •  $30 Day of ShowCrawfish Boil Boil 6pm: $45 Advance • $50 Day of Show (if available) Includes Crawfish Boil & Concert Ticket Limited amount of tickets. This event sells out. please buy in advance.
New Orleans Suspects New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. They’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOkGkf1WIn4
Honey Island Swamp Band Honey Island Swamp Band’s music has been described as “Bayou Americana”, with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John. https://youtu.be/TViIaLOqJI0

Free Video Game Day/Customer Appreciation Sale at Heroic Goods
3456 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
We will be handing out bags stuffed with a free video game for the system of your choice, along with coupons, toys and nostalgic fun! Each bag has a retail value of around $20 worth of freebies and coupons! We will be handing out at least 100 bags – the more people that RSVP the more bags we’ll have!) However we are limiting the amount of people inside the store in order to meet the fire code and ensure that everyone has a great experience. Doors will open at 11am.
We’ll also have general sales that we’ll announce closer to the date! Please read below if you have any questions not listed below please let us know!
Q. Is this a real thing? A. It is!
Q. Do I get to pick out any game I want in your store? A. No. All games are in per-made grab bags, along with other fun items and valuable coupons. You certainly may however choose the system that you want the game for (while supplies last).
Q. What systems are available to choose from? A. PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, NES, SNES, N64, Game Cube, Wii, Wii U, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. The ratio of choices will be geared towards our sales numbers, meaning more Nintendo bags than others!
Q. Are these games age appropriate for children? A. Since our customers are all ages and the games are in the blind bags we have no idea which game a person will receive. For newer systems we will mark the bags with the game ratings inside. We will also not be including any yearly sports games i the giveaways.
Q. I don’t want the free video game I got / I already have this game. Can I trade it in for another game of the same value? A. Sorry, no. We will not be taking any trades on these games. These games are gifts to our customers. If you do not want the game you receive we recommend giving it to a friend, a child, anyone who will play it or a thrift store or shelter.
Q. How long are the sales? A. All day Saturday from 11am – 7pm.
Q. Can we make purchases during the event? A. Absolutely. Keep in mind that we limit the amount of people in the store at once, and there will be a waiting line outside.
Q. Can I trade in my old games to use as credit towards the sales? A. We love trade-ins! However, during the sale, there will not be time or space to take any trade-ins.
Q. I don’t play video games, I like board games. Will there be anything at the store for me that day? A. Yes! We’l also have a limited amount of board game, vintage, and toy giveaway bags as well.
Future Queer Bodies: A reading and panel @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join visiting authors Clay AD and Caspar Heinemann, and locals Megan Ellis and Alex Bildsoe, for a reading and panel discussion about ecology, queerness, bodies, fantasy/sci-fi, mental health and futurity.
AUTHOR BIOS: Clay AD makes text, sounds, videos and movement around themes of sci-fi, illness and ecology. Born in Indianapolis, IN and based in Berlin, AD studies somatics and movement. They are on tour with their first novel, Metabolize, If Able, published through Monster House Press. Here is their half finished website: https://clayad.hotglue.me/ Caspar Heinemann is an anarcho communist poet // twinky butch mystic // ex-ex-punk // trans as in transitional demand [lives in berlin, mostly] Find their work: http://angstravaganza.tumblr.com/
Megan Ellis is a regular contributor to Entropy Magazine, and her work additionally appears in bluestem and |tap| lit mag. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Megan currently works as an editor and graphic designer for children’s educational publishing in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
Alex Bildsoe is an artist based in Minneapolis and making art all over the place. With strong foundation of image making and writing, she switches from medium to medium as often as possible to keep the beginners mind. She earned her MA in authorial illustration and currently is making colorful grid drawings, writing poetry, and hand sewing leather goods. Her work often looks at perception, the concept of wonder, the body, and questions.

Boneshaker Book Club: Border @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
“Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe” by Kapka Kassabova. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers.
“Border shows more starkly than anything else I have read what the border did to the people who lived along it, and how its legacy endures.” -Mark Mazower, The Guardian (UK)
The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am, and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store.
ABOUT THE BOOK: In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the “Red Riviera” on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off. Border is a scintillating, immersive travel narrative that is also a shadow history of the Cold War, a sideways look at the migration crisis troubling Europe, and a deep, witchy descent into interior and exterior geographies.

2ndSat Songwriters Showcase at the Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Here’s the line up for our May show – all great performers, hope you can join us for the fun…
7pm – Don Fitzwater
8pm – Sam Purviance & Jeremiah Bohn
9pm – Oliver & Steve Nollet
Don Fitzwater is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who hales from Wisconsin, and now lives in Minneapolis. Long enamored with guitar and banjo, he performs both original songs and covers in a rich baritone, frafted in the traditions of folk, blues and country music. Don’s been performing most of his life, either through music or comedy. He directed the Dudley Riggs group in the 70’s, some famous names graduated from this venue.
Sam Purviance moved to St. Paul maybe a year or two ago, and has been lighting up a number of performance venues with his down home, southern comfort songs ever since. He often sings covers, but this evening will bring us a group of his original tunes that talk of faith and folly. With Sam is his son-in-‘love’ Jeremiah Bohn, (who just happens to be married to Sam’s wife Terri’s daughter, so it’s all in the family). Jeremiah is one of the truly accomplished players in our community. And he sings the blues like he’s lived them, with a strong, powerful voice. Been in bands since high school, accompanied the entire production of Ten November at Theater in the Round. More recent bands include Blue Green, 2 1/2, and Steve West and the Northern Stars. Jeremiah will share his original songs during this joint set.
Oliver and Steve Nollet are no strangers to Riverview audiences, they both write songs that communicate the trials and travails of this crazy life. Oliver has a fresh, young voice and powerful presentation, with songs that are musically and lyrically moving. Steve has been performing most all his life, on sax, accompanying Oliver on bass, or delivering his own songs with acoustic guitar.

Sunday, May 13

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

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.

Mother’s Day in the afternoon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm
Bring your mom to Urban Forage on Mother’s Day for a few of her favorite things. A glass of wine, a plate of charcuterie or maybe some little sweet things, nice music and time to spend with her kids. We’ll have flowers- a lot of flowers- and will have a special treat for every Mom in the house. Come after brunch, and stay for a while!

Mother’s Day at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9pm
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Mom’s get a Free ‘MOM’osa when you stop in Sunday, May 13th! (furry and non) Taking reservations for parties with 6+ Let’s Celebrate all that Moms do!

Epworth Gardens Dirt Day @ Epworth UMC 
3207 37th Ave S • 12:30pm
Epworth Gardens is a year-round program to maintain, educate and have fun maintaining the Earth (both around Epworth and in your own space). We’re ready to put dirt into our garden beds in preparation for planting! Learn how you can get involved with Epworth Gardens this summer at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden.

Monday, May 14

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

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

Hopscotch @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33 St • 7pm
When an aging CIA agent (Matthau) is demoted by his incompetent superiors, he writes a tell-all memoir as payback. A comic international game of cat and mouse ensues.

Tuesday, May 15

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

Chair Yoga @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30pm

Handmade Paper w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please note, this class requires a ticket. Join Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator  to learn how to make your own paper creations! We’ll use scraps and bits of salvaged and recycled paper and seeds to make colorful pulp. We’ll use that pulp to pull new sheets (or shapes) of paper using a mold and deckle. The class will cover demonstration of the making of slurry and paper pulp as well as paper making vocabulary. You’ll have a chance to make as many small shaped papers as you’d like during the 2 hour workshop.
What: Handmade paper making class for up to 6 people
When: Tuesday, 5/15, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $30

Pull garlic mustard at the Sand Flats w/ Friends of the Mississippi River

After a brief introduction and training, we will proceed to the river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside FMR staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the River Gorge out-competing native plant species. Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand. Volunteers will be pleased to see a dramatic difference in ground cover by the end of this event – improving both water quality and habitat diversity.
As always, we’ll provide any necessary tools and training. All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required. To learn more and register, visit http://fmr.org/events/2018/05/15/pull-garlic-mustard-sand-flats.

Vision Loss & Aging: Keeping Your Independence @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
2730 E 31 St • 10:30am
At our May, 2018 Senior Social & Health Talk, Susan Anderson from Vision Loss Resources will discuss major causes of vision loss often associated with aging. She’ll cover the emotional impact of vision loss as well as tools, training and support that are available to help seniors remain living as independently as possible. Come join us! The event starts at 10:30 but doors open at 10am

Wednesday, May 16

Crime Book Club – A Stranger in My Grave @ Moon Palace Books 
3020 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
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Join our Crime Book Club to discuss Michelle Millar’s A Stranger in My Grave. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2354

Open house: I-35W at I-94, 3rd precinct
3000 Minnehaha Ave • 11am-2pm
Learn about the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project and its benefits –Hear about construction that will impact acces to/from I-35W and downtown –Find out about other transportation alternatives during construction –Learn about job opportunities with the contractors and MnDOT http://www.mndot.gov/35w94 To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays (3rd WED)
@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm
21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Big Georg Jackson Blues Band: Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music. #FreeMusicWednesdays

Thursday, May 17

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

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm

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

Dose & Dinks, Boot R&B, Carnegies, & ExactlyNo
@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30
21+ • $10 Cover A night of rock n’ roll!
Dose & Dinks with special guests Boot R&B, Carnegies, & ExactlyNo Thursday, May 17 at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave S • 5:30pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

Flirting at the movies! @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33 St • 6:30pm
To celebrate our 10th Birthday, we will host a private Flirt movie night at the Trylon Cinema on Thursday, May 17! We will be showing one of my favorite Golden Era movies…Indiscreet, with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. Tickets are $10 and include the movie, a cocktail hour the hour prior to the movie with complimentary bubbly courtesy of Solo Vino, and a complimentary candy or popcorn to enjoy during the movie. We will have a contest for best dressed 1950’s with the winner receiving a complimentary silk chemise from a favorite brand at Flirt, NK iMode. Stop in to Lula, the aware winning vintage shop around the corner from Flirt, and not only will they help you find the perfect 1950’s outfit but they will also give you 10% off when you mention you are going to the event! First 20 to purchase tickets will receive a gift bag the night of the show with great items from several of our brands. Tickets are only available at Flirt in St. Paul. Cash only. Tickets will not be for sale at the door. Cocktail hour at 6:30, showtime at 7:30. The Trylon is located at 2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406. http://www.trylon.org Hope you can celebrate with us at this fun event! Stay tuned for more Golden Era events in the coming months to celebrate!