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.

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

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 www.festivalcalaveras.com. FESTIVAL INFO 612-486-2493 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: 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: 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 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!

Weekly Roundup: May 18-24

Photo by: Tom Russell, 2018

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


Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan • Tuesday, May 22
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 they enter the building.
It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Committee Chairperson ElectionsLCC 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 MayPlease 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.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:30pm‐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


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 18

World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team Auditions! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 
3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! Calling all Bellas! Who wants to perform with a world class academy and be a part of a world class team? Then come join us on stage! Want to perform? Want to travel? Want to step it up in your own dancing?
Then WE WANT YOU! STUDENT, SEMI PRO AND PRO TEAMS AUDITIONING! **WORLD TEAM PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS LADIES SALSA TEAM AUDITIONS! We are holding auditions for our World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team. Please see our updated website for details. https://www.bailaconpasion.com/our-performing-teams.html
Questions? No worries, contact us at Bailaconpasion@gmail.com or call us at 703.402.3645

Becky Kapell – CD Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Becky Kapell: Raised in small town Minnesota, Becky moved to Portland Oregon as a young adult and began singing back-up vocals in various bands, eventually fronting her own country cover band. Along came a husband, two kids and a move back to Minnesota. “I worked full-time, raised my kids and basically forgot about music until my son started playing guitar as a teenager. After my divorce I found myself with a little more time on my hands so I picked up one of my sons guitars and began teaching myself to play for fun.” The Tale of “That Certain Ache”
Playing with Bergen eventually led to recording a batch of new songs in his basement resulting in Becky’s upcoming release titled That Certain Ache. “We recorded in Paul’s basement over many late nights starting with me playing acoustic guitar and singing along with a drum loop as the rhythm track. Then Paul would add bass and guitars. Eventually we took the basement tracks to Erik Koskinen’s Real Phonic Studios where I re-did some of the vocals and Erik added drums and mixed it all. The whole record is just me and Paul and Erik. I can’t wait for people to hear the end result.” The CD release show will be held May 18th, 2018 at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.

Hip Hop, Hardcore and Helping Hands is going to be a Radical Fun @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
This is a reschedule of a show that was meant to happen last month but was cancelled due to that wonderful spring blizzard thing. Same great cause, same great music, same love. Benefit for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center’s Kateri Project: https://www.miwrc.org/blog/JessicaBlogPost_02122018.php with: pretendians: https://soundcloud.com/pretendians omen: https://omenmpls.bandcamp.com/ longshot: https://mclongshot.bandcamp.com/ radical fun time: https://radicalfuntime.bandcamp.com/ –there will be free narcan kits and training as well. learn how to save lives!! NO COVER- DONATIONS DONATIONS DONATIONS PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD Harmony Equality Love and Peace Is Necessary Hate Animosity and Negativity Destroy Society

Jon Wolfe at The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • 9:30pm

SLC Live at the Riverview
3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come to our gig at the Riverview! Drinks and vittles of all kinds available.

Tommy Bentz Band at The Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We love playing at the Schooner! It’s a great laid back atmosphere, some of the most affordable drinks in the Twin Cities, and a great stage for us to bring the jams and jellies! Never a cover and 3 sets of TBB, please spread the word and bring some friends. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Haitian Flag Day in Minnesota! @ Powderhorn Park • 2pm
Haitian Flag Day Heritage • Culture • Justice • Freedom Save the Date! Invites you to Celebrate with us. For more information call (631) 805-7797 – Guest speaker: Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, renowned Haitian academic, poet, and artist; A dazzling artistic performance by Afoutayi, one of the best contemporary Haitian dance troupes, led by the celebrated Haitian dancer, Djenane Saint-juste; – A performance by Twin Cities violinist Sarah Wolbert; – A drawing for over $5000 worth of high-end electronic toys donated to help get children of Haitian descent excited about science and technology;
And much, much more May 18 commemorates the adoption of the Haitian flag by Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Pétion after the revolution against enslavement and injustice. Haiti was the first Pan-African/Black republic to win its freedom and today serves as an inspiration and a beacon of hope for all those communities fighting for justice and freedom. This Day also provides an opportunity for the Haitian community to come together with friends and allies to celebrate and share their history and culture.

10 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The second session of our BTAP-PS (Business Technical Assistance Program – Professional Services) series in partnership with the City of Minneapolis discusses the major elements of a lease, advises on negotiating a business lease, and provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a business tenant.

Saturday, May 19

Intro to Permaculture @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake St • 6pmAndrea Eger of Tiny Diner will talk about what Permaculture is and how its principles can be applied in urban yards. This will build on the “Edible Landscaping” talks earlier in the spring, digging deeper into the why and how of growing edibles in a Minneapolis yard. Free.

Strong & Sexy Zumba® Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9amCome get your Strong and Sexy on with Eyrn and Sadie (Zumba with Sadie)! Eryn will start with 30 minutes of STRONG by Zumba®, the latest a greatest HIIT workout with amazing music THEN Bring your Sexy back with Sadie as we party it up for 45 minutes of hot and sassy Zumba! Let’s celebrate how AMAZING our bodies are as we move and dance together! $10 Pre-register (paypal.me/zumbaeryn) or pay at the door (cash only). Bring a towel, water, yoga mat, good shoes.

Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ Sanford Middle School 3524 41st Avenue S • Bring plants @ 11am • Swap starts @ NoonThe location is at the west side of the Sanford Middle School parking lot, .You can bring plants beginning at 11:00 am.Swapping plants starts at 12:00 noon. (Note: Plants are mostly gone by 12:30.)All traces of the Swap will disappear by 1 pm.Swap rules: label what you bring, offer a small donation if you take plants but didn’t bring any, take home any of your plants that are left.Garden Club events are free and open to the public. See us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LongfellowGardenClub

Innerbody Exploration: Self Healing With Kari @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic 3708 E 34th St • 4pmJoin Massage Therapist Kari Haugen and Chandra Botanicals, for an Innerbody workshop exploring your own energy to gain relaxation, healing, and inspiration. Using guided meditation, aromatherapy, and breathing techniques, we will explore the mind-body connection and help you connect to your inner healing energy and power! Free & All are welcome! Stop in or stay for the whole time, we will have a open flow in hopes to accomodate everyone, see you there. Kari Haugen has been practicing Massage for over 21 years and is certified in a variety of massage techniques. She has her own massage practice, check out her awesome website below for more information!! www.touchingwisdom.com

Gathering & Resource Share @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St • NoonThe MinneTESOL Adult Interest Section is hosting a social gathering and resource share. Meet your colleagues in the field of adult ELL teaching, compare notes about textbooks, and share materials including those you’ve created. Come and network with other teachers – let’s have fun, get to know each other, and grow our skills as professionals.

Dred I Dread – “Live at the Hook” Album Release at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8pm 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show Tickets There will be a limited number of CDs available at this show. Dred I Dread Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band was formed in 1998 and chosen as “Best Local Reggae Band” by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD “Listen to the Revolution” was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru. During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named “Best Reggae Band in Minnesota” by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. Dred I Dread shared stages with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts. Space Monkey Mafia Space Monkey Mafia is an up and coming 6-piece ensemble out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Known for their high energy live performances, Space Monkey Mafia takes cues from classic ska/punk bands of the 90s and 00s while adding a healthy dose of rock, pop, blues and jazz. With members being trained at McNally Smith College of Music, the band incorporates top notch musicianship with fun cover medleys and danceable original songs. One of the band’s strengths is its versatility, pairing saxophonist Dante Leyva’s powerful soul vocals with guitarist Blake Foster’s punk howl, with every other member contributing vocals as well. Rounded out by a three piece horn section and a tight rhythm section, Space Monkey Mafia leaves it all onstage while performing live.

Sunday, May 20

Wild Read book club – Amatka by Karin Tidbeck @ Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pmJoin the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Amatka by Karin Tidbeck. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! ​​​​​​​Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora – CD Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • DJ 6pm • Music 7pm18+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • $20 VIP (Includes Signed CD)Join us for an unforgettable evening of spoken word poetry, music, and dance in celebration of the new project by nationally-touring artist Joe Davis. He and his live soul and funk band, #ThePoeticDiaspora, will be performing originals, remixes, and new songs from the release #AncestralEchoesEP. HOST Kenna Cottman SOCIAL HOUR DJ Mickey Breeze OPENING SETS Dahlia Jones Mayyadda SPECIAL GUESTS Walter Chancellor Jr. Chadwick Niles Phillips

Monday, May 21

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

Mpls Community Ed Class: “Save Money, Drop a Car” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Pratt School • 66 Malcolm Ave. SE • 7pm
Have you dreamed of escaping traffic jams and parking tickets? Ready to put that car insurance money to a better use? This class will help you understand the true cost of your personal vehicle(s), and identify strategies you can take to reduce your personal vehicle use. You may find you can drop a car altogether.
Cost: Free; Sign-up at Minneapolis Community Ed

Documentary Mondays: Michael Jackson @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, May 22

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

Kinda Fonda Wanda at the Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 7:20pm
KFW make their Schooner debut and we’re gonna be playing a LOTTA Wanda Jackson hits plus some boppin’ classics you’ve never heard us do, along with a few cool original numbers. Music starts early and we have a full night of rockabilly, rock &CLASSIC honky tonk. It’s a danceable, drink-able good time, so come on down to SE Mpls & dig the low-key, relaxed vibe at the Schooner

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar 
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
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

Wednesday, May 23

Reading with Susan Cushman @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Susan Cushman, co-author of the new book The Wait: Love, Fear, and Happiness on the Heart Transplant List. As a new year approached, Jennifer Bonner embraced college life and flourished as a visual artist. Childhood heart problems rarely clouded her thoughts. Then, unusual fatigue led to terrifying news. Without a heart transplant she would die soon. As she put it, ”The bomb dropped today.”

Movement for Families @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am

Thursday, May 17

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

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

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.

Big Fat Love: 10th Annual John Prine Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Local songwriters Mother Banjo and Art Vandalay are proud to present their 10th annual “Big Fat Love” tribute show, bringing together some of the Twin Cities’ top Americana talent to celebrate John Prine’s 1/2 birthday. This year’s event will feature performances by accordion virtuoso Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton, The Belfast Cowboys’ Terry Walsh, The Federales’ Ben Miller, The Roe Family Singers, and beloved local songwriters Katey Bellville, John Louis and Jon Rodine. Together these friends will perform songs from John Prine’s illustrious songwriting career that has spanned over 45 years, featuring some unique interpretations of some of Prine’s lesser known classics along with some of his more famous songs like “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise,” “Illegal Smile” and “Hello In There.” One of the most celebrated songwriters still working today, Chicago-born John Prine has been covered by countless pop, folk and country artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Bon Iver, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, REM and the Everly Brothers. He just released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first original album in over 13 years

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.