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 31-February 6

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, February 15: Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7:30pm Delicious treats; jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction.


Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePi13pdCZ2wDXFolihxJtQqSu2rVsYkqq5djDOgaszddqLkQ/viewform


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 

Minnehaha Community Gardens has 5 plots open to Greater Longfellow residents! 
The plots are $25 to lease for the year.  If people are interested they can contact Steve Wardell at srwardell1@msn.com


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
Come by Belle’s for some fun family projects and exploration! Check out the Little Free Library, explore the recyclables-turned-neighborhood map, grind corn, make a book, create a contraption, make some music! Designed for ages 3+ to engage with their adult family/friends/caregivers, the possibilities are endless. Come check it out!
Our regular weekly hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

* Please note that cold temps and deep snow can influence our hours. Please check the website for most current status. Looking for a unique space to host a small gathering? Belle’s ToolBox might just be the place! Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com


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


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


Friday, Jan 31

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Feb 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Feb 2

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

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

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

Monday, Feb 3

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

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

Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at www.geeklovecafe.com

Tuesday, Feb 4

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

Note: Materials fee $20 payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman
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Earthseed Reads Book Club: Marrow Thieves @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.  Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com  
Marrow Thieves is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Feb 5 

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

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

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

Thursday, Feb 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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