Weekly Roundup: February 14-20

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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


Epworth’s Spring Pasty Sale: An Epworth tradition for more than 30 years, each Epworth pasty is a meal you can hold in your hand. Still only $6 each, meat and veggie options are available. You must pre-order by March 4 at 651-645-9855. Handheld pies made fresh on March 7 and ready for pick up after 3:00 pm at Epworth UMC, 3207 37thAve S. Large orders, please pick-up after 4 pm. You can also order online at https://epworthmpls.org/pastysale/


Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!
 

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Syringe Clean-up Request:
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/
 

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at: https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
January gone… and, according to the groundhog, spring is coming soon! But for now let’s have some winter fun!
Come help with fun on our Third Saturday, February 15 from 10am to Noon,,, be sure to wear your RETHINKING Cap!!!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

NOTE: Will be CLOSED February 18 – 24.
When you do stop in, check out our cardboard map of GREATer Longfellow! Our ELL kids from Sanford helped to design and construct, using parts from the recycling tub – it’s way cool!
Continue to stay warm… we at Belle’s think it helps lots to share hugs♡ Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org


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


Friday, Feb 14

Valentine’s Day @ Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 5pm 
As many of you know we only take reservations ONCE a year. Well it is that time of year! We will be running a prefix V-Day special menu (this is always awesome and yummy) and many of our regular menu items. Reservations are from 5pm-7:30pm and first come after that. If you are flying solo, no worries, we don’t reserve the bar or the rail. Please call 612-729-4200 after 4pm to make reservations.
 

Black-Eyed Snakes + Left Lane Cruiser @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show 
Sweet Treats For The First Hundred Peeps + Something Special to Uncover For All The Night’s Lovers! A rock n’ roll love affair with Duluth, MN’s genre-bending electric blues band, Black-Eyed Snakes and Fort Wayne, IN’s whiskey fueled frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll duo, Left Lane Cruiser! Supported by Fulton Beer, Jameson Whiskey, & Nobool Presents
 

Valentines Day at Urban Forage @ 3016 E Lake St • 4pm Candles on the tables.  Live cello music. And the best cider and wine in town.  Where else would you want to be? 
 

Cry Danger (1951) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm 
Five years into Rocky’s (Powell) jail term, a man turns up to provide an alibi. But the man is lying, hoping to score a share of the money Rocky didn’t steal in the first place. Now he has to find the real culprit before it’s too late.

Saturday, Feb 15

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Delicious treats, jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction. 
About this Event: This 10th annual event supports restorative justice in our community! Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice works primarily with youth who have broken the law – to help them make amends and learn from their mistakes. Thank you to Zipp’s Liquors, Seward Co-op, Thrivent Financial and the Hook and Ladder for making this event possible!


Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.


Black Widows Valentine’s Rock ‘N Roll Massacre @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 with non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland
Join us for the annual “Valentine’s Rock’n Roll Dance Massacre” – a celebration of heartache and disappointment…or love, if that’s your thing.  Black Widows perform plus rock ‘n roll DJ’s will take over with a vintage rock & soul-based vinyl dance party. Think Jr High w/ alcohol, ridiculous valentine-themed decorations and cupcakes with broken hearts and skulls on them! Wicked cool. Black Widows are a Minneapolis-based surf-roxotica band known for their wily, surfy guitar tones, gritty bass grooves, and girl-group harmonies
 

Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Begins 12:30pm • Ends 3:30pm • ALL AGES • FREE for Kids • $10 Cover for Adults
Contests! Prizes! Snacks! Friendship! Fun For All Ages!
February 14th may be for lovers, but February 15th is for friends! So gather your family and friends and come on down to the Hook and Ladder Mission Room and make some new friends on the dance floor at the Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party! We will have DJs and dance classes, a Dance Like Your Friend Contest (group dance moves), and a Dress Like Your Friend Contest (matching outfits) with prizes from local businesses. There will be snacks available for hungry kiddos and adults.

Put on by the people who brought you Frankenstein’s Funk Machine – A Halloween Dance Party For All Ages, this party promises to be good clean friendly fun for the whole family. If you do come, be prepared to smile the entire time and leave with unprecedented levels of dance floor confidence and new friends to boot!
Sponsored by: Heroic Goods & Games | The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 


SLC Live at the Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-9:45pm
Join us for a midwinter gig at the Riverview Cafe!


Kitten Forever/Hype Ma’am/Scrunchies/Partition/Rigby at MPB @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • All Ages
An absolute BARN BURNER for the angel that is Maude Lorr’s birthday ❤️

Sunday, Feb 16

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT! 


Seed Series | Seed 2 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
SEED 2 | Facilitator: Joshua Lorris “With the body as primary source, this workshop on dance dramaturgy explores a self-directed research-based approach to performance making, guiding participants through the developing of choreographic work. This class has an emphasis on moving and writing, and ends with participants crystalizing a short choreographic nugget for participants to utilize in class and to take with them.”

Joshua Lorris is a Minneapolis-based creator and performer. His work focuses on embodied processes of movement and creation, taking form in wildly imaginative surrealist inspired ways that queer the human experience. It starts with his obsession of the mundane and the embodied experience moment to moment. Joshua holds an MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University; a BA in Theatre/Dance from Luther College; and is a certified teacher of Open Source Forms, a practice rooted in and fluidly expanding on Skinner Releasing Technique. 

‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board. Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’. The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. | No dance experience necessary. | Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. | You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well). | Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)
 

Reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro as she reads from her novella City of a Thousand Feelings. 
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Anya Johanna DeNiro is the author of the forthcoming book City of a Thousand Feelings (Aqueduct Press). She has been shortlisted for the O.Henry Award and was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Catapult, One Story, Asimov’s, and many other places. She is also working on a YA novel called My Heart Is an Unslain Dragon, about a young trans woman who trains dragons. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and can usually be found on Twitter at @adeniro.


Lehto & Wright ‘Curios’ Record Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release! Tickets –> https://lehto-wright-curios.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Lehto & Wright’s new album, ‘Curios’. Minnesota-based folf-rock and progressive rock duo, Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles by taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and setting them in contemporary, guitar-based arrangements. Their unique approach to the world of folk, folk rock and progressive rock will leave audiences spell-bound. Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release!

JOHN WRIGHT: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals and Vocals – With a long-standing dedication to traditional music, Wright’s background spans many different musical styles including blues, fusion, pop Latin and rock. By incorporating all these influences, Wright has his own unique approach to the folk and folk rock genres. This is evident in his tasteful acoustic guitar and bass work. Other recent music endeavors include The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra and his work as a producer, arranger and engineer at The Villa Studio in Savage, MN.
STEVE LEHTO: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin and Vocals – With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Martin Carthy, from King Crimson to Richard Thompson, Steve Lehto’s impressive versatility and range on the guitar is matched only by the emotion he puts into his playing. Equally at home playing an Irish jig or a jazz standard, he brings a unique and accomplished style to the folk and folk rock world.
MATT JACOBS: Drums and Assorted Percussion – Matt Jacobs’ resume reflects his many talents as a percussionist. From blues with Big Walter Smith, pop with The Auto Body Experience and gigs with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Jacobs is a seasoned pro that understand the folk rock tradition and provides a solid foundation for Lehto & Wright.
 

Winter Book Club – 2 free CEUs! @  Geek Love Cafe, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11:30am
Come meet with AMPSW members to discuss Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law which deals with neighborhood segregation and the effects of gerrymandering on the wealth inequality in the United States. This event is free to attend and all members are welcome! 2 CEUs will be provided for all attendees. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segregated/dp/1631492853 


 

Monday, Feb 17

Karaoke Night at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Come join us, Invite your friends, and sing some songs, create some amazing memories, and raise some money together! 
Calliope is raising funds for the Gala Festival this summer – we are one of the host choirs welcoming over 6000 diverse singers representing over 100 choruses and ensembles! More info here: https://galachoruses.org/events/gala-festival Donations welcome! We have different Karaoke “Tiers” for suggested donations. 
$1 – to sing any song of your choice 
$2 – for duets 
$3 – Song Roulette (The Emcee picks a song for you! Good Luck!) 
$5 – Pick Someone else to sing! (Do you want to see your friends sing? Donate $5 dollars and up they go!) 
$1/Calliope Back-up Singers – Need some help on a song? Pick a few Calliope Members to Help!
 

Tuesday, Feb 18 

Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors “Using What You Have: Self Defense for Seniors” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St • Doors 10am • Program 10:30am
Learn a simple, intuitive self-defense system that can help anyone improve their chances of surviving a dangerous encounter. Gail Boxrud, Owner/Instructor of Krav Maga Minneapolis, will discuss awareness and avoidance scenarios, as well as conduct some simple hands on training that anyone can master.
Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at, Minneapolis. Everyone is welcome. (There is a $1.00 suggested donation.) For further information, call Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799.
Co-sponsored by: Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors and Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education. Event space is donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday, Feb 19

Death of a Cheerleader (aka A Friend to Die For) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Based on the infamous 80’s murder where an affluent varsity cheerleader was stabbed to death by her classmate in a fit of rage and jealousy. This direct-to-tv adaptation was the highest-rated TV movie of 1994. Starring Tori Spelling!
$5: Tickets https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ Trailer: https://youtu.be/9P1_mlwXYcQ


Well Read Black Girl: The Stars & the Blackness Between Them @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
Moon Palace Books is excited to host our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm. Join us for a discussion of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus, who will be joining us during this month’s book club. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Food and drinks available from Geek Love Cafe.

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


The Snow Ball: Senior Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 2-4pm
Waltz, tango, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, march, cha cha slide, even macarena and more!  This is a social dance for all skill levels and all abilities. Bring a friend or make a new one dancing to the music you love and remember at this afternoon social dance. We’ll have a DJ and some instruction. 
Accommodations are available for all 55 and older. Held at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Call to register at  612-668-4828




 

Thursday, Feb 20

The Hook and Ladder Mission:Possible Episode 5 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30 pm • Music starts at 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
Abel and I are once again part of a fun event happening at the Hook and Ladder’s Mission Room called MISSION: POSSIBLE, which showcases Local Talent! 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! 
An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring the acoustic folk-pop-punk-rock of Project : Constellation, Latin roots duo Cathy ‘n Abel, and indie/alt-rock/country/prog group Sigcell.
Set 1: 7:00pm Project: Constellation
Set 2: 8:00pm Cathy ‘n Abel
Set 3: 9:00pm Sigcell
Come support Live Music and your local performers! We love seeing you in person too!

Taylor James Donskey/Rachel Bearinger/MrsPinky and the Great Fox @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
It’s the Midwinter Heat Exchange at the Hook and Ladder Theater!  A time to warm up with good friends, great music and complimentary HOT CIDER. Come on down music provided by Taylor James Donskey, Rachel Bearinger and Mrs. Pinky and the Great Fox!  Complimentary Hot Cider will be available at the full service bar.

TAYLOR JAMES DONSKEY: Taylor James Donskey plays alternative country, sharing everyday tales from everyday people. Uncluttered melodies over a lived in sound support the stories, the hopes and the relationships these people have with one another. These songs are the lasting impressions left by simple, impactful living. Warm and natural, Taylor builds on the solid foundation that was given new life by Gillian Welch; perpetuated by Jeff Tweedy and set on its head by Blake Mills.

RACHEL BEARINGER: Rachel Bearinger hails from Oelwein, a German-settlement town nestled in the northeast Iowa prairies and limestone. One thing about Iowans has always rang true: they know how to create their own fun. This was how Bearinger began exploring the world of music and poetry, spending evenings after school in her bedroom recording piano improvisations and singing stories into a Sony tape recorder.
20-some years later, Rachel has developed an expressive sound inspired by the likes of Brandi Carlile, the Tallest Man on Earth, Regina Spektor, and Nick Drake. Her debut album, “Spirals,” is the result of a fruitful collaboration with composer/producer/percussionist Patrick Cunningham to create realized arrangements of songs about fixation, aging, forgiveness, and the wandering spirit.  

MRS PINKY AND THE GREAT FOX: Mrs. Pinky and The Great Fox is a Minneapolis based band hoping to connect with their audience through their soulful jazz, R&B, and alternative sound.
 

Thursday Trivia: Minnesota native plants and fungi @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia all about Minnesota native plants and fungi.  Because talking about Minnesota plants makes you a really fun guy.
 

Too Old For This Sh%t: Feb queer dance party with MM! @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8-11pm • $5 cash cover • 21+ 
Hello, gay bookworms, M.Mara here! Don’t you wish you could:
– get your bootylicious freak on without it conflicting with your weekend plans?
– go out, dance hard for two hours, and still be home and in bed before midnight?
– hang out & build community with all the queers & their coolest friends?
– have a dance space for grinding *and* a mellow hang out space for conversing?
– eat delicious fresh made pizza (GF crust avail!), plus drink wine & beer, and kombucha on tap?
– support your local bookstore in even *more* ways?

Now you can! Get ready for the gayest and most bumping early-weeknight-bookstore-dance-party this side of the Mississippi!! I don’t know about you nerds, but that sounds like pretty much the dreamiest thing ever…Books + Dancing + Queers + Early + Weeknight + Pizza = Hell to the YES! ….Aaaaaand……TOFT$ UPDATE! Now monthly on the third Thursday of every month at Moon Palace Books!! 

Spinning tunes, we will have DJ Emi Lyman in the house– thank you for your spinning service, DJ Emi!!  Feel free to drop your requests on the fb event page 🙂

The space is wheelchair accessible and has all gender restrooms.  There is a dance floor for busting your moves, and the cafe space for folks looking to socialize and enjoy the mellow vibe with well lit spaces, seating options, and conversation friendly volume 🙂  #BuildQueerCommunity

The bookstore proper will be open until 9pm, and sometimes, if we’re lucky, they’ll stay open a little later for us…Can’t wait to see you all soon and until then, be well, be weird, and be the change you seek!

I am creating this event to make a queer centered space for an early weeknight dance party, as a gift to Myself. That being said, dance loving non queer allies who are moved to attend are also welcome to come and support by dancing hard and holding space for us queer folx!

Weekly Roundup: January 17-23

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required
Instructions provided
No partner needed
All abilities warmly invited
$3 | Scholarships available
Drop-ins welcome
Snacks provided 

Futsal / Soccer Training for Grades 6-12 begins Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Soccer training and futsal free play with Coach Pete Munene and the Harambee Sports Club is designed for motivated players (grades 6-12) who have participated in recreational or competitive soccer and are looking to improve their skills. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. Each 90-minute intensive training will consist of speed, strength, and agility training; technical/skill-building; and small-sided futsal play.
Current Winter Session UPDATE:  Registration OPEN 
Mondays | Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 9, 2020 | $70 | 9 Weeks | 18 Max
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950
Training Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play Ill – MPRB Activity #100797
Ages 10-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Register through MPRB
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-ill/99741

Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity #100799
Ages 14-19 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Register through MPRB 

Harambee Sports Club is a new initiative that seeks to support diversity, equity and cultural fluency in youth sports. Harambee is a Swahili word that translates to “working or pulling together.” We see sports as an engaging and challenging experience that must support youth with positive role models and provide them with opportunities to create connections with each other and their communities. We invite like-minded families to join us on this journey.

Harambee Sports Club offers FREE futsal free play for students and adults in addition to competitive futsal league play. Learn more at www.harambee.us or email info@harambee.us

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave S • www.belles-toolbox.org • Bike with hats, walk with boots to Belle’s for a dose of family fun!
Hours: 10am-Noon, Tu – F & 2pm-4pm, Tu – Th
NO Third Saturday this month!
Excited to share news of our Little Free Library at Belle’s ToolBox!  Except for hinges (from our local hardware store) all parts to construct the box were found on site :0) Words of several languages spattered about its sides convey our interest in helping ‘repair the world’ and creating peace, together! Kids from Sanford ELL helped w that! By the way, it swivels for easy access from sidewalk or garden. Give it a whirl for world peace ♡ 
Love and Peace for the New Year from all at Belle’s ♡
REMINDER: Cold, Ice & Snow can affect our hours – check website!


The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE!Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry. 


Syringe Clean-up Request–
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/


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


Friday, Jan 17

The Short Fuses with Holy Hannah! and Elour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of hard and heavy rock’n’roll with a splash of punkabilly, proto-metal, with The Short Fuses, and contemporary, retro-rock fueled singer-songwriter, Holy Hannah! The energetic duo of Elour kicks off the night. 

3 Days of the Condor (1975) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Bookish CIA agent Turner (Redford) goes out for coffee and returns to find his co-workers murdered. With no one to trust, he kidnaps Kathy (Dunaway) in order to get inside information on the secret scheme to undo him.

RuDeGiRL, The Red Flags, & Wizard Dick The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of Minneapolis Rock N’ Roll. Driving guitar rock with more hooks than a tackle box.

HURDY GURDY Psychedelic Pschooner Cruise @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
First HG show of 2020 will be an all-nighter! Three sets beginning at 8:30. We have lots of new stuff besides the usual Donovan/Yardbirds. Come out and get rocked.

Saturday, Jan 18

Confronting Islamophobia @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • 9am-Noon
“Confronting Islamophobia” – a presentation for Holy Trinity members and friends. The presentation will help us better understand the rich faith and culture of Islam, identify ways Islam is impacted by both intentional and unconscious bias and suggest ways to honor this faith at work and in our organizations. 
Speakers are Jaylani Hussein and Safiya Hashi. 
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB3GlDaNhkfEAkYiE599l8rku8xqiQciveeaidh28oqZ0dyg/viewform
 

Midwinter Rock Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
There is going to be a WINTER ROCK PARTY! This will be a warm night of rock and roll served up on what is sure to be a cold night! Four bands will pour their hearts out for your entertainment and there may be prizes and give aways as well. Care to guess what the prize could be?

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us- Free Community Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Join us at The Medicine Tree for collaborative community knowledge share on the importance of being connected to your ancestral roots and cultural heritage. We will begin the evening with a land acknowledgement honoring the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples & open a discussion on what it means to occupy stolen land.  Elders from all traditions are invited to come and share-with your voice being held in the highest honor. We will discuss the importance on honoring those who came before us and how we can incorporate ritual and ceremony into our modern lives while respecting different traditions and cultures. 
This is a free event and ALL are welcome!  Tea and snacks will be served. Donations will be accepted.

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

Sunday, Jan 19

Dr. Kingpin 2020 @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 5:30-7:30pm • $200
Dr. Kingpin: Mixed Blood’s 20+ year tradition of striking and the best fundraiser ever devised in the history of the universe. Assemble your team, don your garb, and let the strike(s) commence.  $200 gets you a lane, balls and shoes for up to 5 teammates.
Food and beverage available for purchase from Memory Lanes. $190 of your $200 lane purchase is tax-deductible. Although this is technically a competition, take that classification with a grain of salt! Sweatbands for the highly competitive are strongly encouraged.

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO @ 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Seed Series | Seed 1 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board.

Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’.
The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. 
No dance experience necessary.
Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. 
You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well).
Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)

SEED 1 | Facilitator: Jana Lundell
“Inspired by water and its ability to change form rapidly, come move | discover | create in this time of continuous freeze and thaw. Our time together will be comprised of an hour ‘4 Phases Practice’ and a research-directed improvised practice that takes a new perspective on a childhood game.”


Jawaahir’s 27th Annual Henna Party @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm 
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each. Short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women’s celebrations.
Enter our two awesome raffles.
Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
Mingle with family, friends, and Jawaahir members.
Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Raffle #1:
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We’ll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Raffle #2: 
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket. 
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult). Raffles payable at the door

Monday, Jan 20

Casual Collage Gathering: January 2020 @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm 
Join members of Twin Cities Collage Collective for a casual evening of collage-making. This is intended to be a loose, free-form session for folks to socialize and work on collage. 
✂️ Free
✂️ All ages & skill levels welcome
✂️ Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
For more information about TCCC, visit http://www.twincitiescollagecollective.com 
 

Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ Powderhorn Park, 11am
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Powderhorn Park on January 20th! This free event features local performers, artists and a community meal.  The first 150 kids will receive a free book!  
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Please register for the celebration to help us have a safe event with enough seating.  Consider purchasing a mission ticket to support our #advocacy work. Register here: http://www.ppna.org/events-1/dr-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration.

91 STRONG: PPNA is proud to present a group of 91 organizations unified for equity and justice in representation of the number of since Dr. King’s birth.  See the growing list and get involved here – http://www.ppna.org/mlkcelebration
ENTERTAINMENT: Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus | Gigi Bisong | Native Pride Dancers | Reading of Dr. King’s: “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” by Fartun Weli, Founder & Executive Director of Isuroon | Gospel Choir 
COMMUNITY MEAL: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches | Chips | Fruit | & More To Be Announced | Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Available | ​Thank you to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America and White Castle for donating! 
FOOD DRIVE: Bring canned and dried goods to the 2020 Food Drive at Powderhorn Park and help someone in need! 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS: Minnesota Historical Society, Risen Christ Catholic School, Seward Community Co-op, All Are Welcome Here, Anderson Realty, Bowman and Brooke LLP, The Cultural Wellness Center The Family Partnership, Frostbeard Studio, Hamburguesa El Gordo, The Longfellow Community Council, Lavender Magazine, May Day Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Neighborhood Development Center, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, and Springboard for the Arts

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: Abdo Publishing, Book House, Paperback Exchange Famous Dave’s, Lerner Publications and White Castle | This event is brought to you by The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, Jan 21

King Kustom & the Cruisers LIVE @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm 
King Kustom and the Cruisers Rock and Roll dance night.

Wednesday, Jan 22 

Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.
 

Schooner Candy • Them DOTS @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Then DOTS return to the Schooner Tavern with lots of new songs to shock and delight, but some just ain’t right — we’ll play them anyway.


Aware Dance – Heart Expansion @ Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S • 7:30pm
Have you found during the winter days when you feel cozy, safe, comfortable, and in good company either with yourself or others, your heart space starts to soften and relax, and may even feel joyful? What a sweet time to expand our capacity for peacefulness, compassion, and understanding. Utilize these experiences for your greater good and for those around you. Join Aware Dance January 8th & 22nd and invite your heart into the space to feel, express, and expand.
When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:30PM. Doors open by 7:10pm for check in. The outside doors are locked once the event starts. 
Where: Walker Community, 3104 16th Ave South, Mpls., 55407
Participation: $15 cash at the door or via Paypal: paypal.me/SLaemmle.  
About: We start with a group centering and intention setting. We begin our movement from a place of awareness and sensation. Throughout the dance a space is held for you to feel into and move from a place that is authentic within you. No need to dress up in fake emotions. This is a space to explore from the inside out, to connect with your power and ignite your energy. It’s also an opportunity to be nurturing and gentle with yourself. Your asked to bring your curiosity and open mind. This is a barefoot dance practice. Clean indoor shoes without black soles are okay. Shirts / tops must be worn in the space. All bodies and orientations are welcome. No experience necessary.

The music will influence the dance and pace. The dance itself is not facilitated. Every week we offer a unique and eclectic variety of music to inspire various forms of movement and spontaneity. Afterwards participants are guided through a short relaxation and cool down. An optional closing circle follows.
Be playful. Be curious. Be you. Give yourself the gift of movement. 
Note: Playlists may contain explicit language or content.
This is an alcohol and drug free event. It is not designed for children. Aware Dance is not affiliated with the Walker. The building is wheelchair accessible.
May the season delight and surprise you!

Thursday, Jan 23

“Memory Laws” by Rachel Jendrzejewski | A Free Workshop Concert and Reading @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 1:30pm
A new, experimental rock opera on the life of Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski, filtered through the lenses of 81 women.

Sewing Sustainably: Produce Bags with An Upcycled Closet @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
Create reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials! Students will create two reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials. Students will learn the basics of sewing to structure their bags and feel empowered to make their own reusable bags for themselves, or as great gifts for friends and family! No experience needed, all levels welcome! All supplies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring whatever they would feel most comfortable using (sewing machines, fabrics, etc).
Lauren Callis, An Upcycled Closet
$30/$25 co-op owners

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a winter remedies chats, plant drawing time & potluck. 
Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. 
Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj 
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs.

Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.

Thursday Trivia:The Avengers @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become really good at bar trivia”


MN Mission: Possible Series Episode 4: Joshua Kloyda + Whitney B & Serdar G + Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! Episode 4: An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring blues-folk rocker, Joshua Kloyda, Latin-folk duo, Whitney B & Serdar G, and explorative Americana craftsman, Wynn Rivers.

Set 1: 7:00pm  Joshua Kloyda
Set 2: 8:00pm Whitney B & Serdar G
Set 3: 9:00pm Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am! **Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.