Weekly Roundup: June 15-21

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Photo by: Matt Schanback 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.)

CALL FOR ART – WORLD IN FLUX: VISIONS & VOICES OF A CHANGING PLANET
Call For Art: June 7–August 5, 2018
Join the climate change conversation! Vine Arts Center (VAC) presents an exciting art opportunity focused on climate change. VAC invites artists to submit original artwork that provides insight, tells a compelling story, generates dialogue, asks questions and/or challenges viewers to consider a perspective on our changing planet. Accepted work will be displayed during exhibition dates.
Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 3, 2018
Learn more about World In Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet, and find application instructions here: http://www.vineartscenter.org/index_WorldinFlux.htm

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


Friday, June 15

Vector 9 v9 – A Benefit for Robert’s Shoes Displacement Fund @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Open mic sign up at 7pm • Doors 7:30pm • Comedy open mic 8pm •feature Showcase at 8:30pm $5-15 sliding scale • All Ages!
“Robert’s Shoes is a long standing institution for the south Minneapolis arts community. The building was in use by many artists creating a vast array of art work over the years. In addition, there are several living spaces that have been destroyed. We are now displaced. Some are without a home. Many of us have lost all our resources to make art, which is how a lot of us sustain ourselves. We are asking for a donation to collect and distribute between those who have lost something in this tragedy. ” – Alex Uhrich
For this benefit and installment your hosts Devohn & Xochi de la Luna have new comedy sketches for you featuring Helena Balcziak and Madi Tentinger. We also welcome and thank these folks for performing for the benefit: Music from: The_Miami_Dolphins (minneapolis, mn) TONGUE PARTY Gather Data Pray For Death CRASH CUDDLE Comedy by: Comrade Cherokee Tripp Dena Denny Robert Fones AND A COMEDY OPEN MIC for people of color, queer, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. With feedback if you come ask us. Sign up at 7pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8pm. ***One of the primary intentions of the this Open Mic is to provide a safer creative space for those who face oppression. Our intention is NOT to create a space where nobody will be offended or uncomfortable, rather we hope that any discomfort that arises comes from challenging power and privilege, rather than the repetition of the same oppressive narratives and behaviors that pervade most spaces

TWP Artist Market @ The White Page 
3400 Cedar Ave S • 5pm
~`* VENDORS *`~ Zoey Melf Casey Deming Martin Gonzales Noah LH Fiona Avocado Arcana Leatherworks There There Collective Ann Erickson Wacks Co. Amanda Dobbratz Daniel Jaffe Linda Moncada Rebecca Spangenthal Discounted Future Heather MacKenzie Faith Penrose Alex Micallef Mystery Spot Books Samantha Johns Collecting Dust (FRIDAY) Hand Bound (FRIDAY) Hey Ok Good Goodies (FRIDAY) Body Fluids Ceramics (FRIDAY) Nicole Mayefske AKA Big Mouth Tarot (FRIDAY) ROMI Apothecary (SATURDAY)

Timbre Junction @ Minnehaha Falls  • 7pm
Timbre Junction Americana, bluegrass, classic country, folk timbrejunction.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

Wild Age, Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Cover
Wild Age with Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo. These guys are super gnarly and really buff and will not have your daughter home by ten. Wild Age is McCoy Seitz, Blair Ransom, and Matt Ahart. Lucid VanGuard Directed by the songwriting of Karl Remus, Lucid VanGuard navigates an atmospheric realm of sonic cinemas, weaving cryptic lyrical tapestries through a balancing act of calm balladry and symphonic pandemonium. Grand Courriers They deliver. Laura Hugo Minneapolis singer/songwriter originally from the Navajo reservation.

Technique And Variations “Por Tangos/Solea por Bulerias” @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $12 per class or $60 for 5-week session The Friday Open Class will focus on developing and perfecting various flamenco techniques including footwork and arm movement. All levels welcome.

Epworth Gardens Fun Adult Fridays • Every Friday • 9:30-11:30am
Join us as we learn more about maintaining our garden this summer! Every Friday through August 26, we will water and weed the gardens, as well as do special projects to maintain the garden. Occasionally there may be a speaker or discussion included. Coffee will be provided.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

“Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” with Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran
4101 37th Ave S. • Potluck 6:30pm • Movie 7:15pm • Free Will Donation
A documentary exploring solutions to the multiple environmental crises we face through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.


Saturday, June 16

90s Karaoke | Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Come sing all your favorite songs from the 90s. Judgement-free zone 🙂 There will be a donation jar and drink specials going to the Robert’s Shoes building fire relief fund. Sing, commune, heal Free | All ages

Solea Con Manton – Intermediate/Advanced Class @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave •11:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Directo Price: $20 per class or $92 for 5-week session This class is for students who are comfortable with the flamenco movement vocabulary and a variety of rhythm forms. You should be able to learn fairly quickly by watching to retain choreography. We will be working on a new choreography throughout the session. Live guitar accompanist

Flamenco Dance For Children (Ages 5-9) @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 9:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $10 per class Palomitas class is for students ages 5 to 9. No prior dance experience necessary. Children will have fun learning flamenco rhythms and movements while meeting new friends and experiencing the Spanish culture! Feel free to contact Zorongo if you have any questions at zorongoflamenco@gmail.com.

Beginning Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $16 per class or $70 for 5-week session For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun! No dance background required. Men and women welcome. Live guitar accompaniment. New students may start at any time during the session.

Harlund Snodgrass Reception and Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 5-8pm
Reception Please join us for a rollicking romp through the rawkus 60s and 70s world of American Art seen through, made by, embodied and channeled thought he hand and eye of Harlund Snodgrass, painter, printmaker, draftsman, photographer, video master, educator, artist and sometimes banjo player. Curated by Tim O’Toole and Bill Tresch A Time Space interface Production harlundsnodgrass.com Show times: Saturday and Sundays June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 All weekend dates 12-5pm.

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

The Smoking Flowers at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7:30pm / Music: 8pm / 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
The Smoking Flowers (Nashville, Tn) The Smoking Flowers are a rock duo from Nashville, TN. Their style incorporates stylings from roots, alt-country, punk, and folk – bringing a punk attitude and energy to their highly infectious songs while creating a marriage of song and voice that is uniquely their own. Husband and wife team Kim and Scott Collins are both vocalists and multi-instrumentalists. Their sound encompasses a wide range; they have been described as everywhere from “beautifully ragged, sometimes haunting, many times beautifully goofy-grinned and/or playful, pleading, and pledging – but always beautiful.”
Mike Nicolai Mike Nicolai has been writing and playing songs for over thirty years, starting at the 7th Street Entry with a band called The Draghounds. For most of the last 23 years, he’s been living and playing music in Austin, Texas, playing shows with some of his biggest musical influences and heroes – The Jayhawks, Vic Chesnutt, The Pixies, Willie Nelson, John Doe, Babes in Toyland, Spoon, Jeff Tweedy, Jonathan Richman, just to name a few.
Doug Collins and the Receptionists Called “one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades” by southernminn.com, Doug Collins’ hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, The Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last EP, “Davenport, Iowa”, included the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best Song of the Year” in 2013 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with the song “Lesbian Wedding”, which was voted the same honor in 2014. His most recent release “Complicated Compliments”, came out in 2016 and was also recently voted one of the “Best of the Year” by the Star Tribune.

COPA (Corcoran Powderhorn Artists) June Bug Art Crawl • 10am-4pm
Come spend a fun-filled afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets of the Corcoran and Powderhorn neighborhoods of South Minneapolis and meet the broad array of talented artisans who reside there.
Our group is entirely comprised of devoted volunteers who are proud of our neighborhoods and represent that pride through our Art Crawl. Without them, we wouldn’t know all the wondrous talents that live among us. And without you, the patron, we artists wouldn’t thrive.
So come on out, Saturday June 16th, and look at the wide range of offerings available, from jewelry to textiles to one-of-a-kind artworks. Meet the resident and guest artists and see how and why they make their creations.


Sunday, June 17

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!

Diane Jarvi & Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Kid Friendly • $20 Suggested
All proceeds go to the artist. Join us for a jazzy/rootsy, multi-lingual odyssey featuring vocalist/guitarist Diane Jarvi and Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton on accordion. Traditional and original songs in Finnish, Spanish, French, English and possibly a few languages you aren’t familiar with. It’s a concert you’ll not want to miss.

Wild Read Book Club – Children of Blood and Bone @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

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


Monday, June 18

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm • FREE
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.

MPWW Happy Hour/Gumball Poem Launch Party @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please join us for a casual evening of poetry, pizza, and pints to celebrate MPWW’s newest venture. This month, we’ll be unveiling two special gumball machines at two of our favorite local bookstores: Milkweed Books and Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis. You ask: What’s special about the gumball machines? Gleefully, we answer: They’re full of poems! And not just any poems. We’ve worked alongside our students at Stillwater prison to curate a unique selection of poems for these machines. It’s another way we’re trying to bridge the gap between the thriving literary communities that exist inside and outside of prison in Minnesota. Plus, we’ll be sprinkling a few bookstore gift certificates in with the poems to help support our beloved independent bookstores. We hope you’ll join us for the “launch party”/happy hour at Moon Palace on June 18th from 6:00-8:30 PM. : During the happy hour, you’ll be able to enjoy: -Our new gumball poetry machine -Beer on tap (first round is on us!) -Moon Palace pizza by the slice and other snacks -A screening of Motionpoems -Other delights and entertainments The suggested donation is $10, but please stop by and say hello whether you can donate or not! We’d love to see you.

Cult Of Percolation / Holiday / Hymns For New Country @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Cult of Percolation | Rock N’ Roll fugitives from a distant galaxy, on the run from intergalactic law enforcement for rocking too many faces off. Holiday | Sensual lounge vibes Hymns For New Country | Acoustic duo of Alan Lewandowski (Anita Fix, The Working Poor, Poison Darts, et al) and Gina Favano (Come Holy Spirit, Evil Twin). Lewandowski and Favano offer up a special brand of folk music, alternating songs written by one another and bolstered by sweet harmonies.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Sarah is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Percolations Lab @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
3708 E 34th St • 7pm
Hands-on demonstration and techniques for producing potent tinctures via percolation. Percolation cones will also be available for purchase. $25.

Cloud Rat, Closet Witch, Cokskar & Sleep Debt at Seward 6/18 @ Seward Community Cafe 
2129 E Franklin Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • $10 • All Ages
CLOUD RAT – Grindcore heavy-hitters from MI. https://cloudrat.bandcamp.com/ CLOSET WITCH – Furious Hardcore from Iowa. https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/ COKSKAR – Harshest band in the 612. https://cokskar.bandcamp.com/ SLEEP DEBT – Orchid-esque Screamo.


Tuesday, June 19

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.

Reading with Leni Zumas @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Leni Zumas, author of the novel Red Clocks. Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. “Hilarious, terrifying, and masterful–this pitch-perfect, timely novel reflects the horror and absurdity of our political landscape with a brilliance that ensures the book’s timelessness. It’s as riotously fun as it is chilling. Zumas has produced a poignant, wickedly sharp classic.” –Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love and Tampa.


Wednesday, June 20

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: Wilderness First Aid @ 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! The out of doors is a place of wild exploration, amazing treasures and potential pitfalls. In the second class of the series, we’ll learn how to plan ahead and take care of ourselves when disaster strikes. You’ll be able to laugh at a mosquito bite, take care of a pesky splinter, and stop a cut from bleeding. Be prepared with knowledge of herbal first aid and you’ll be able to walk the woods with confidence! This class can be taken as individually or as a three part series. Other classes take place on Wednesday June 13th and 27th from 9-11am. Preregister and save! Tickets for single classes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Three class series tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Tickets include the price of one child and two adults. Pay-what-you can rates are available. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! Please email Andrea to register for pay-what-you-can or to RSVP. Additional class information: Classes are ideal from children 3-9 but all ages are welcome. Parents must be on-site during class times and are encouraged to attend the class. Classes will take place rain or shine. Please send any questions to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Crime Book Club – I Will Have Vengeance @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of Maurizio de Giovanni’s I Will Have Vengeance. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most successful homicide detectives on the Naples police front. But the horror of his visions has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks too much and sleeps too little. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends. Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chill heart. When the world’s greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples’ San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was adored by millions and hated by hundreds, but with the livelihoods of everyone at the San Carlo opera at stake, who there would have committed such an act? Ricciardi is determined to find out. Fans of Donna Leon and Manuel Vzquez Montalbn will thrill to this fresh voice in crime fiction. I Will Have Vengeance is the first book in a quartet of masterful crime novels set in fascist Italy.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week! 21+ event

Flamenco Fun @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $18 per class or $82 for 5-week session For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun! No dance background required. Men and women welcome.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
With the summer almost in full swing, OBI is back at the Schooner as part of our Third Wednesday series. And this month, we have a bit of a surprise. So you’ll have to be there to find out! Its more of the vibrant Balkan Party Music that you’ve grown to love. Come on out! FREE SHOW! For more info: http://schoonertavern.com/

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm • FREE
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.

PRIDE 2018: A Queer Cabaret @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • With a free pre-show performance by Big George Big George: 7:30 pm Doors Open: 8:30 pm Show: 9:00pm Tickets: $12
A Cabaret Fundraiser celebrating the queer talent of the colorful community of the Twin Cities, and kick off Pride weekend in a more colorful way.

Dorthe Nors reading at Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 7pm
Dorthe Nors will read from her new novel, MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL. This event is free and open to the public.

Lex-Ham Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Lex-Ham Community Band community‐based sit‐down concert band lexhamarts.org 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.


Thursday, June 21

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.

In/Via tape release with Izell Pyramid, Zina + Itch Princess @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
IN/VIA releases a new tape of meditative synth sounds + a very special cover Izell Pyramid / transforming sibling duo Zina / minimal beats perfection Itch Princess / experimental pop exhibitionist Moon Palace Books 8:30pm $5-10 sliding scale All Ages xo

Gandhi Mahal’s 10 Year Anniversary & Aquaponics Fundraiser @ 27 Event Center (3rd floor of El Nuevo Rodeo) • 6-9pm
Gandhi Mahal is celebrating 10 years of being the change! Delight your tastebuds with specially crafted appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients & desserts provided by Gandhi Mahal & Birchwood Cafe. Join us in honoring outstanding community members with the first ever ‘Be The Change’ Awards presented by Ruhel Islam. Tune in to updates about our sustainability and community efforts, and stay for the live music!

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!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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: 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 25-31

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Photo by: Matt Schanback 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

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!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Friday, May 25

Hurt Seljukiv- The Ukrainian Village Band @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 7pm
They’re baaaaaaack! If you didn’t see them before, don’t miss them this time!

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • Tickets: $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound always delivers a funky, danceable party.
The April Fools began as a studio project for veteran singer/songwriter Brian Drake in 2013 but quickly became a full-time band. Come early and see for yourselves what we’re talking about.

Saturday, May 26

Popdooks Show @ Merlins Rest Pub 
3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Popdooks will feature Steven Leung on violin and Bruce James Morrow on bass.

Reading with Keith A. Roberts @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The day after Thanksgiving of 2016, the author was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has undergone various forms of treatment, including therapies at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he began a routine of sending updates and essays to friends and family every two weeks. In the first paragraph or two of each essay, he reported on his medical situation, grounding the essays in real time and in an ambiguous but life-affirming struggle.

Memory Lanes Block Party 2018 (Full lineup of bands and DJs) @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • May 26 – May 28
Memory Lanes is proud to announce the music lineup for our 10th annual Memorial Day Weekend block party. This two day party will feature a wide range of music, food, drinks and indoor-outdoor activities.
Saturday 5/26 – Day One Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm with Metasota, Sean Anonymous, Haphduzn + Visuals by Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know DJ Mason Butler Outdoor Stage Hosted by Ian Rans Indoor Stage Hosted by Mina Moore Shannon Blowtorch Miss Brit Babyghost Sunday 5/27 – Day Two The Spits Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion Blaha Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders Malamanya DJ Brian Engel DJ Travo Ramo Fa Fa Fa Outdoor Stage Dates: Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27 Times: 3:00 pm – 2:00 am both days Info: All Ages from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 21+ after 10:00 pm $5 Admission per day, Free after 10:00 pm Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm Metasota Sean Anonymous Haphduzn Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know Mason Butler Ian Rans Mina Moore DJ Shannon Blowtorch DJ Miss Brit Babyghost THE SPITS (OFFICAL) Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion BLAHA Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Alex Crankshaft Larson Malamanya Malamanya Musica Brian Engel Travis Ramin Fa Fa Fa

Last Saturday Surf Night @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
The last Surf Night at the Hex, a KFAI 40th Anniversary Event. With The Fractals from Duluth, Nordic Surf and Big Surf

Plant Magic Workshop: Plantain @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy
3706 E 34th St • 4pm • Cost:$15 • All are welcome!
Hiding underfoot with the grass and dandelions you will find green little plantain on almost every lawn in the area, waiting for you! Learn how to identify and use this abundant and amazingly flexible local plant ally. From a topical salve to a salad ingredient there is no shortage of ways to embrace this wonderful herb!

Sunday, May 27

Backyard Seed Saving I: Saving Biodiversity in Your Backyard! @ Tiny Diner 
1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Interested in saving seeds? Learn how you can save and pass on agricultural biodiversity in your home and community this season from Koby JH of Seed Sages. This fun class will give you easy steps to successfully save seed this year! This class is part 1 of 2. You can come to just one or the other but attending both is encouraged! This class is a $5-10 donation. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! RSVPs required. Please send an email to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Pay What You Can Community Swap! @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
HEY YOU! No yard for a yard sale? Anxious about pricing your stuff? Not enough time to set up and stick with it? Too much junk that never seems to sell? Want to avoid the landfill? Come to the PAY WHAT YOU CAN COMMUNITY SWAP! Click on the title for more details!

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

Monday, May 28

The Fortune Cookie @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Matthau epitomizes sleaze as a conniving ambulance chaser in this tale of a poor-schmuck TV sports cameraman (Lemmon) who is accidentally steamrolled by an NFL superstar (Rich).

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar—The Map of Salt and Stars @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is a Syrian American author. Originally from New York City, Jennifer was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Her writing focuses on themes of Syrian American and Arab American identity. “E. M. Forster taught us that ‘fiction is truer than history because it goes beyond the evidence.’ Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar’s magic first novel is a testimony to that maxim. We’ve all been aware of the plight of Syrian refugees, but in this richly imaginative story we see one small family – both haunted by history and saved by myth – work their way west. It’s beautiful and lovely and eye-opening.”

Tuesday, May 29

Robb Henry Trio at the Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30
Robb Henry-Guitar, Keith Boyles-Bass and Ben Kaplan-Drums

Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th.

Wednesday, May 30

Reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie, authors of the new book Alone at the Top. The dramatic story of one man’s ascent of North America’s highest peak under the harshest conditions—and the climb that nearly killed him.​ Alone at the Top offers a mountaineer’s firsthand perspective during life-and-death decision making on the mountain. Dupre takes readers along with him as he struggles to keep his mind and body in shape while facing incredible hardships. He applies the lessons learned on the mountain to everyday life. Lonnie Dupre has spent most of his adult life either traveling in the Arctic or planning his​ ​next trip there. Dupre’s significant achievements include the world’s first circumnavigation​ ​of Greenland and a summer expedition to the North Pole. During his travels over the Arctic’s​ ​disappearing ice, Dupre has participated in both scientific research and cultural exchanges,​ ​working with and gathering data for organizations such as the National Geographic Society,​ ​Greenpeace, the Explorers Club, and the US Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

EVERYTHING IS A CIRCLE, in partnership with the Iikidowin Acting Ensemble, the Indigenous People’s Task Force and the Ogitchidakwe Council Illusion Theater • 5pm • FREE
Everything is a Circle is an adaptation of Illusion’s award-winning sexual abuse prevention play, Touch. The impulse for this partnership was a conversation between Sharon Day, Executive Director ofThe Indigenous People’s Task Force, and Illusion’s Producing Director, Bonnie Morris, about creating a play for the Native community.
Under the direction of Curtis Kirby III and Illusion Theater staff, the youth in the Ikidowin Acting Ensemble program were trained in the issues surrounding sexual abuse, rehearsed scenes from the original play and began to create improvisations.
Native Grandmothers from the Ogitchidakwe Council of Elders, whose mission is to help victims of physical and sexual violence in the Native community visited the group to share their stories with the Ikidowin youth.
The teens developed improvisations based on the stories told by the grandmothers and some from their own experiences. All the scenes in the play were inspired by actual events.
Everything is a Circle was performed at the Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) at their conference at the Grand Casino in Onamia in early April. The response was a standing ovation with
many invitations to perform the piece in other Native communities. Many attendees remarked how important
it was to have the youth break the silence about physical and sexual abuse and
about the abuse that occurred in the Boarding Schools.
Admission is free; Reservations are encouraged.
RSVP TO:
boxoffice@illusiontheater.org
Phone: 612-339-4944 (tickets also available at the door)
Read more about The Ikidowin Peer Education Program

Spring Bags League at The Howe!
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Our Cornhole league is back and begins on Wednesday, May 30th! Find a partner, register your team ($40 per team) and get ready for 8 weeks of regular season (played every Wednesday night) followed by the league championships! 10% off food, $1 off tap beers and Bell’s Oberon special at $5 a pint for league members on league nights! Go to https://www.versuscircus.com/howe-bags-league for more league details & team registration!

South High Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls• 7pm
Join the South High Community Band Concert and Jazz bands for an evening of music. This is a free outdoor concert offered as part of the Music & Movies in the Parks series, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Thursday, May 31

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

Trivia night!The Simpsons @ 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.

Weekly Roundup: May 18-24

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Photo by: Tom Russell, 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

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.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22
Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
Time:
6:30–8:30pm
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
or
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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

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.

Weekly Roundup: May 11-17

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Photo by: Whitney Hauser 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

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.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22
Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
Time:
6:30–8:30pm
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
or
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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

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
6-8pm

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 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. 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!