Weekly Roundup: July 26-August 1

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/


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/

The 2019 Annual Corn Feed will take place on Thursday, August 8th from 5:30-8pm. Registration is now open to participate in the Resource Fair! 

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-ToolBox.org
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

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.

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.

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

 


Friday, July 26

Leonoris Causa & Mestifonía @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm 
Mestifonía & Leonoris Causa sharing stage at Moon Palace Books. A great opportunity to listen to spanish- south american music in Minneapolis.
About Mestifonía: Mestifonía is a Minnesota-based group that blends Colombian, Bolivian, and American talent.  The group plays music from the Iberian Peninsula and South America, bringing to life the sounds of fado, flamenco, cueca, tango, and more.
www.mestifonia.com
About Leonoris Causa: Leonoris Causa is Leonor Guelbenzu’s music project, a songwriter from Madrid, Spain. Classically trained, Leonor mixes classical guitar with spanish roots, world music and spoken word. The authenticity of her voice, the quality of her lyrics, and a clean guitar technique are the main elements that define her personal style.
www.leonoriscausa.com

Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers at Minnehaha Falls @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Maygen Lacey & The Birdwatchers: are an American Folk-Rock group making music through contrast. In many respects, Maygen Lacey and Noah Neumann couldn’t be more different. From upbringing and musical taste to the Mpls vs. St. Paul debate, there are few things these two come together on. The shortlist includes: the importance of sarcasm, the great outdoors, quality beer, and being decent humans. Maygen & Noah draw on their distinctly different musical influences including Brandi Carlile, Florence + the Machine, and Balmorhea to create a listening experience with a Delta twist, that is warm yet adventurous. The contradictions and affirmations between these two songwriters combine to create a compelling debut EP that explores youth, family, addiction, and loss; navigating relationships with people that are in our lives beyond our control.

Wild Age with A.P. Simpson & Michael @ Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show 
The Hook & Ladder is excited to announce the return of Wild Age, a twin-city psych-pop band, for the exclusive public showing their brand new music video! Joining them in the Hook’s new Mission Room is St. Paul singer-songwriter, AP Simpson and local 6 piece indie rock/dream pop/shoe-gaze band, Michael.
Minneapolis pysch-pop outfit Wild Age specialize in breezy, hook-driven tunes that are as concise as they are catchy. The band’s 2018 release, Sea of Health, dealt with feelings of isolation, mental illness and a general uncertainty about the future, juxtaposing these dark lyrical themes with sunny, earworm choruses and pop-informed melodies. Ever prolific, the band entered the studio immediately after that release to record three brand-new singles: On Tv, The Mine, and Toe Tag. These three vignettes find primary songwriter McCoy Seitz parsing his thoughts on a range of topics from celebrity to gun violence to a soundtrack of familiar-but-fresh nostalgia rock provided by bandmates Blair Ransom, Matt Ahart, August Ogren, and Leng Moua.

“The music of Saint Paul-based vocalist/guitarist A.P. SIMPSON (Alexander Preston Simpson) might be best described as psych-tinged Nick Drake. Open tunings and haunting vocal melodies are the centerpiece of Simpson’s solo debut Newly Almost Fearless, which spent three weeks on the NACC 200 this past summer. While some elements have carried over from his previous project, William Within, Simpson’s latest direction is all electric and features a talented new supporting cast: Andy Schupp (Purple Funk Metropolis) on guitar/vocals, Mitch Schumer (Grape Whales) on bass/vocals, and Tarek Abdelqader (PFM) on drums.”

Vector 9 Variety Show XVIII ft. Intercourse, Anoxia & More! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7pm • Vector 9 Variety Show XVIII • $5-15 sliding scale • Doors 7pm • Show 7:30pm
Music (by:)
Anoxia
Intercourse
setting the mood for the night, INHVMANITY

Comedy (by:)
Aron Woldeslassie
Madeleine Farley
Bree Melechinsky
& surprises through the night!
Hosted by Devohn Bland, Madi Tentinger & Xochi de la Luna

Killer Queens: An Evening of Tributes to Queen @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $10
Killer Queens: A night of Mercurial music featuring Ready Freddie: A Queen Experience with special guests Seaberg & the Black Velvet Punks and D Mills & The Thrills. Each act has the musical chops, supreme artistry, and gusto, to create new hits as well as reignite the old ones with all the raw energy of Mr. Mercury himself. Get on your bikes and ride on over to the Hook and Ladder for a party fit for a Queen.

Jaws @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm • All seats just $3 • 11:30pm showtime*
Jaws (1975): The Original summer blockbuster and one of the best movies ever made, Jaws returns once again to the Riverview Theater. When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature. Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Aprés Work with SolSta Records feat. DJ Buster Baxter @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4-8pm • (Open Garage Door Vibe ) • Drink Specials 4-6pm • FREE
SolSta Records is a family run record store in the historic Longfellow neighborhood. SolSta Records is a brick and mortar retailer of new and vintage vinyl records in Minneapolis’ historic Longfellow neighborhood. We have our entire inventory of Vintage Vinyl online so you can “flip through the bins” from wherever you are. You can find their permanent home at 4022 E 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406! Spinnin’ tunes that help you start your weekend right!
On Saturday, July 27th, we’ll be hosting our annual event Garden, Art & Music. This special event consists of a self-guided tour featuring some of the Twin Cities’ best gardens and local art. The tour runs from 9am-4pm, and proceeds will help fund public art and garden projects in the Twin Cities. We also have a music festival at our restaurant Wise Acre Eatery from 3:30-10pm. Free entry is included with tour tickets. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit our website: https://tangletowngardens-shoppe.com/collections/frontpage/products/garden-art-music-tickets

Saturday, July 27

Rock Dis Funky Joint at Summer Cypher Mpls @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 4pm 
Doing that thing we do…Lovin Community And Sharin Space With No Pamphlets And We Don’t Be Buggin Out, 4-10pm  • All Free • All Ages • All Respect • Fall Thru And Rock Dis Funky Joint Stay Tuned..

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.

Joe Hysell & Joe Anderson at the Riverview Cafe @ 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
A lovely summer evening filled with the sounds of gnarly acoustic guitars.
http://www.theriverview.com/upcoming-events-cafe/2019/7/27/joe-hysell

Greg Koch & Rick Vito – Groovy Guitar Summit @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
3 Big Sets:
Mascot/Players Club recording artists The Koch Marshall Trio (fronted by internationally revered, genre-melding, guitar fiend Greg Koch) combine their powerful, organ fueled, power trio sound with the elegant, guitar eloquence of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and Bonnie Raitt alumni and Vizztone recording artist, Rick Vito for a performance that is not to be missed.
Rick Vito plays as a trio with Toby Lee Marshall on Hammond Organ and Dylan Koch on drums, playing a set of infectious, groove infested songs from his recent release release “Soulshaker”followed by Greg Koch fronting the Koch Marshall Trio, playing new selections as well as tunes from their current release “Toby Arrives”.Then Rick and Greg, brandishing their new signature Reverend Guitars, engage in a convivial guitar summit over a funky, bluesy soundscape.

Bike to the Market Day @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Hop on your bike and join us at the Midtown Farmers Market!
Find performances by Open Eye Figure Theatre, group ride led by Angry Catfish Bicycle Shop and Coffee Bar, performances organized by Ben Weaver – all sponsored by The Hub Bike Co-op.
Make sure to get you Bicycle Rewards Program card punched – find us at the green info tent for more information!

Landlovr (EP Release!) & Bella Yaga @  Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm • $7 • 21+
Landlovr and Bella Yaga together at last in Moon Palace’s beautiful listening room!

The Belfast Cowboys [Unplugged] at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $10 Day of Show (Limited tickets)
Join us in the Mission Room for a special, unplugged evening with The Belfast Cowboys. With almost 100 Van Morrison songs in their repertoire and the full nine-piece band rocking to an upbeat, raucous and upbeat crowd every performance, many of more tender songs go unplayed.

Sunday, July 28

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!

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.

This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!

Winery tour and tasting @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. 12:15pm Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

Stiltwalking Workshop @  Powderhorn Park • 1:30pm
Workshop for Native/POC adults: Learn how to walk on stilts with Nicole Amaris!  $10 for the workshop, and if you can’t afford it, you can volunteer for Monkeybear in exchange. The workshop is divided into two 2 hour blocks, come either 1:30-3:30, or 3:45-5:45. To sign up, just send an email to the Director: chamindika@monkeybear.org
Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop supports Native and POC  in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

House on Fire Large Ensemble & Cartwright/Marich duets @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
*House on Fire large ensemble is Brad Holden, Brian Handeland, Mike Vasich, Paul Fonfara, Spencer Roth, Mike Wolter, Eric Struve and Chris Hepola *George Cartwright & George Marich will play duet

Wild Read Book Club: Space Opera @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente’s science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest…and the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6540

Making Spaces Safer with Shawna Potter @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm 
Join us for an event with Shawna Potter, discussing her book Making Spaces Safer.
Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she’s turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts, from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls, that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like “How to Flirt without Being a Creep,” she shows why safer spaces are important, while making it easier to achieve them. Eschewing theory, she assumes the reader is already an ethical creature and jumps right in with candor, punk passion, and righteous anger to get the job done!
Shawna Potter: is a musician, activist, educator, and writer. She fronts the political hardcore punk band War On Women and is the founder of Hollaback! Baltimore. Shawna trains venues for the Safer Spaces Campaign, which she also co-founded. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her partner and a porch cat that visits when the weather’s nice.
https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7114

Summer Concerts with Connie Evingson @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 1pm
The ever versatile vocalists sings with a variety of musical friends, bringing an eclectic mix of styles to the popular series. You’ll enjoy tunes from the Great American Songbook , Jazz, Blues, Beatles, Hot Club Swing and much more.
6/23 – with Andrew Walesch on piano
7/28 – with Dean McGraw on guitar
8/25 – with Parisota Hot Club
$15 per concert (cash or check)
Air-conditioned comfort!

Yoga, Music & Art Hop: Squirrel Haus Arts! @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 10am
We’ll soak in the MCAD alumni exhibit and live guitar music at Squirrel Haus Arts in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood while engaging in 75 minutes of slow, quiet & nurturing yoga…for all levels/bodies! Following class, there will an additional 15 minutes to roam the gallery.
$20 (Cash/check)
Bring a mat, a curious eye, and a listening ear! No yoga experience necessary.
Reserve your spot today!

Space is the Place (1974) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 6:30pm 
Sun Ra’s Afro-futurist jazz oddity begins when his spaceship lands in Oakland after 30 years off-planet. He preaches the gospel of peace and freedom, hoping to convince African Americans that their only hope lies in outer space.

 

Monday, July 29

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Immigration Rights Information: Community Information Meeting/Reunión de Información Hosted by the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) • All are welcome! • 6:30-8pm • Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave • Spanish and English • Accessible Bus Routes – 22, 7 and 515 • Spanish & English
–Immigration Resources in Minneapolis
–Resources if you have been discriminated against
–What is a sanctuary city?
–Minneapolis Police Department policy on immigration
–Minneapolis Inspections Department policy on immigration
Get answers in a safe environment. Presented by Michelle Rivero from the City of Minneapolis Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Free pizza and kids activities provided
–Recursos de inmigración en Minneapolis
–Recursos si ha sido discriminado
–¿Qué es una ciudad santuario?
–Política del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis sobre inmigración
–Política de inmigración del departamento de inspecciones de Minneapolis
Conoce tus derechos. Presentado por Michelle Rivero de la Oficina de Asuntos de Inmigrantes y Refugiados de la Ciudad de Minneapolis. Pizza gratis y actividades para niños
MinnPost Q&A Article with Michelle Rivero:  https://www.minnpost.com/new-americans/2018/07/i-wanted-contribute-different-way-meet-director-minneapolis-new-office-immigra/
https://www.facebook.com/events/369263170429909/

Casual Collage Gathering: July 2019 @ 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 www.twincitiescollagecollective.com

 

Tuesday, July 30

Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff?  You like to have FUN with your friends?  Do you just know stuff?
Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights. Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week. Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?

IBPOC Imagine MayDay Artist Charrette @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • Noon 
HOBT together with Imagine Deliver have been hosting a creative design process this summer to imagine and co-create what’s next for MayDay and HOBT through a series of Artist Charrettes — collaborative sessions in which a group of artists and creatives map solutions.
Understanding the value of and desire for a space where IBPOC artists can address issues of equity and accessibility as a caucus, we have added a 4th IBPOC charrette to the calendar.
Dameun Strange and Imagine Deliver, together with artist organizers from the community, will curate a IBPOC-only space, centering the voices of indigenous, Black and artists of color to map solutions and act as a launch pad for the creation of an Imagine MayDay Transition Team. Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/IBPOCCharrette
Lunch Provided!
Artist participants will be compensated for their time and contributions with either 3 hours of free rehearsal or workshop space at HOBT, or a $40 gift card to either Welna Hardware, MayDay Cafe, or the People’s Movement Center.

  

Wednesday, July 31

STAR-Lite Training: Learning Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience @ Northside Achievement Zone, 2123 Broadway Ave • 8:30am-4:30pm
This STAR-Lite Training has been made possible by partial funding from Minneapolis Department of Health Citywide Violence Prevention program. Everyone is welcome regardless of financial limitations. If you have the financial resources to cover tuition, we ask you to pay $35.00 or make a donation of any amount you can on the training webpage.
STAR-Lite Training Facilitators: Donna Minter, PhD, LP Certified STAR Trainer, USA and International Experience, Forensic Psychology Examiner, Founder and Executive Director, MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute Crixell Shell, MS, Associate Peacebuilding Trainer, Rule 114 Community Mediator, Coming to the Table Racial Healing Talking Circle Facilitator
When terrible things happen our peace has been stolen from us. We want to build peace back into our lives and communities. STAR-Lite is a single-day research and practice-supported peacebuilding training integrating Neuropsychology, Trauma Healing & Resilience, Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, and broadly defined Spirituality to become trauma-informed and resilience-oriented. STAR-Lite is for individuals who wish to learn the basic STAR concepts and models within a shorter-time frame. STAR-Lite is not a pre-requisite or replacement for the full 5 day STAR Training. STAR-Lite also serves as a refresher course for graduates of the full STAR Training. STAR-Lite is designed for those wanting to understand psychological trauma toward building peace within their spheres of influence.
The STAR-Lite Training Objectives:
a. Learn various types of trauma and common responses to psychological trauma. b. Learn the links between unhealed trauma and cycles of victimhood and violence. c. Learn the basic STAR trauma healing and resilience models and associated practices. d. Explore ways to apply trauma healing and resilience practices toward building peace within your sphere of influence.
In Minnesota:
98% of STAR-Lite and STAR graduates rated the trainings as “Very Good” to “Excellent”
100% increased their confidence to appropriately aid and assist when their clients, family, friends, and community members face stressful and traumatic circumstances.
99.5% indicated they recommend the STAR-Lite and STAR Trainings to others.
6.5 hours of optional continuing education credit are available for an additional $35 for Social Workers, Teachers, Nurses, LMFT (CE: 2016-205), Psychologists (201601.153), LPCC& LPC (2016.CE.124), LADC (2016.CE.ADC.032) and 5.5 hours of Standard CLEs for Attorneys.
A week prior to the training, registrants will receive an email giving additional details about the training. During the training, snacks and beverages are provided. If you have questions, please contact the Peacebuilding office at info@mnpeace.org or 612-377-4660 for details.
The content of this training is based on the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) Program, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA. www.emu.edu/cjp/star

Eleck Brooks and the Hardway at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Eleck Brooks and the Hardway (7:00-8:30pm)Eleck Brooks, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, raised in Texas, transplanted to Minneapolis, brings an enticing combination of Delta Blues married to classic soul with one arm around some gritty funk and the other around a heartfelt love song. At times you’ll be dancing your head off, and at other times you’ll be scratching your head wondering if you’ll ever look at the world the same way. And who knows you might get a little bit of freestyling.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

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

Thursday, Aug 1

Fused Glass Jewelry @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm 
Fused Glass Jewelry 2 weeks • Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Make dazzling fused glass pieces with a variety of colorful and dichroic glass. The assembled glass will then be kiln fused. Once fired, the following week you will learn to drill in glass, use findings and small embellishments to turn your fused pieces into pendants, pins, or earrings. Great for gift giving or keeping as personal unique accessories.
Note: Materials fee $40 payable on day of class.
Tuition: $54 ($46 members)
Instructor: Laura Juul

Upcycled Art- Plastics! Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave 
Upcycled Art–Plastics! 4 weeks • Thursdays, Aug 1 – 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Take your plastic recyclables– egg cartons, pop bottles and even plastics bags, and turn them into something creative! A variety of techniques will be shown, utilizing different types of plastic materials. Get pleasure by taking a small step towards a cleaner environment, by transforming plastics into repurposed works of aesthetic and functional art.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructors: Mayumi Amada

Karaoke Night! The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)

Weekly Roundup: February 15-21

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Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and get cozy with some yummy treats!


Upcoming& Ongoing Events

2019 LoLa Winter Fine Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. S. • Admission is free and open to the public; a small donation is optional for make-and-take activities.
Return of the Longfellow winter art event expands to two weekends in February, adds hands-on activities with artists. February 16-17 and 23-24, noon-5pm each day.
Opening Reception 2/16/19 5-7pm: Wine, beer, and other beverages plus a variety of snacks; a chance to mingle with other art lovers and many of the artists; and music provided by DJ Phil Borreson of Solid State Vinyl.
New this year: More opportunities to visit, and more reasons to drop in and see what’s happening.
• Open for two weekends instead of one, with the opening reception at the close of the first day
• For art lovers with small budgets: Some of the artists will also have small items for sale during their volunteer gallery shift such as note cards featuring their artwork. This will be continuously changing.
• Artist educators will lead informal make-and-take activities for children and adults (very small children will need an adult helper), for a small optional donation of up to $5 to cover the cost of materials. These will occur at various times during gallery hours, with a schedule available on LoLa’s website, and announced on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LoLaArtistsMN/

Focus on Local Business: 
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT UPCOMING BLOCK LEADER TRAININGS:
Wednesday, February 20 or Monday, March 18 (you need only attend one) from 6:30-8pm @ Minneapolis Police Dept. 3rd Precinct Community Room, 3000 Minnehaha Avenue
Crime Prevention Block Leaders: Help build Community one block at a time by organizing your neighbors. Have an impact on reducing crime. Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.
Communicate to their neighbors when a crime trend/pattern is identified. Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block. One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. It’s not just about crime…..it’s about building community. Get your block organized! RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch at 612/673-2856 or email her at karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov
For questions, contact: Karen Notsch, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
(612) 673-2856
karen.notsch@minneapolismn.gov


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rockin’ Roller Vinyl Bus w/ Solid State Vinyl Records
Its a big blue traveling record store/music mobile. Check out it’s schedule! • https://solidstatevinyl.com/pages/rockin-roller-vinyl-bus

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.

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.

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

 


Friday, February 15

 

Two Great TED Talks From Women w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Cost: Free will donation
Join us for a potluck meal and then watch these two 15-minute videos, with discussion in between. NOTE: We need at least one more volunteer to help movie night happen. Volunteers help with set-up and clean-up. If you can help, contact Jeanne.
Greta Thurnberg, Swedish Schoolgirl and Dynamic Climate Activist
Greta is everywhere in the news these days, speaking to world leaders and the media. Come and hear her story and recommit all over again to taking action.
Katharine Wilkinson and Project Drawdown
According to Katharine, “Gender and climate are linked. Drawing down emissions depends upon rising up.” Learn about the connection and how we can help women in the U.S. and around the world move toward equity, healing and wholeness.

I Live in Fear (1955) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9:30pm
Mifune plays a wealthy industrialist so deeply afraid after the invention of the hydrogen bomb that he attempts to move his family to Brazil. They respond by trying to have him declared insane.

Flamenco Fit @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • Noon • Price: 10-Week Session $150 / Drop-in $15
Fulfill those fitness New Years Resolutions by coming to Flamenco Fit! This all levels class will begin with energizing flamenco fitness and move into fun flamenco variations.

The Trappistines/ AJAB/ Ruff Ronny/ SIMS (beat set) @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ • $10
A night of destructive R+B, electro pop, experimental noise

Eat Your Words: a creative writing workshop @  Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute, 1915 E 22nd St • 4pm • FREE writing workshop for K–12 students!
Try food from local restaurants and strengthen your writing skills as we learn about sensory language, description, and how to write like a professional food critic.
Snacks will be provided to all students. Participants can RSVP to this event or register day-of.
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI) empowers underserved K–12 students to think creatively, write effectively, and succeed academically alongside a community of caring volunteers.

Post Valentine’s Day Massacre @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
Join us at the Hook for a post-Valentine’s show to help mend your broken heart.  If you are grieving and sad about being rejected and ignored on Valentine’s Day, let us help you recover with a night of music to help sooth your soul and put a smile on your face.  Music will heal your pain.
Post Valentine’s Day Massacre
* Mike Nicolai backed by Rank Strangers
* Mike Munson & Jake Illika
* Wilkinson James

 

Saturday, February 16

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am 
Dallas Rising replaces Nick Veazie for Saturday Yoga.
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.

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with Corey Hamm @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 7:30pm
It’s happening again – a free community concert with 3 amazing composers (Prokofiev, Dvořák, and Mozart!), 2 superb soloists, and 1 fan-tastic orchestra (get it? We’d be nothing without you 🙂

Margarita Sikorskaia “Origins” Opening Reception @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 7pm
“Origins: Meditations on the sources that connect us all.”
Margarita Sikorskaia returns after a ten-year hiatus from public viewings to deliver a collection of work of tremendous power delivered in exquisite subtlety.
Sikorskaia’s canvases open a world revealing the interconnectedness of all beings, inviting you to a world of relationship and connection, of stillness and revelation. These paintings are meditative exchanges, evoking subtle but deep emotions, absorbing you into their state of being as you absorb them into yours.
Once imbued with Sikorskaia’s ensouled world, you will never want to leave.
We hope this experience will evoke feelings of belonging in all of you, our friends. Let us wander together in contemplation of the origins from which we emerged… which are all, ultimately, one source.”

Fire & Ice Valentine’s Ball! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm- 12am • $10 Cash only at door • No experience necessary • No partner needed
It’s our Annual Fire & Ice Valentine’s Ball!
Academia de Baila con Pasión invites you to share a night of the best of Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha and more as we enjoy an evening of fabulous music, fabulous dancing and most of all FABULOUS people!
Intro class 8pm!
Red, Pink and White attire requested, not required.
Call 703.402.3645 or 772.233.6914 for more information or go to Bailaconpasion.com
Hablamos Espanol!

How to Take Eco Action in 2019 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • Noon
Join us for an uplifting and practical approach to taking care of the planet, including an activity to take action during the class.

Spearwave V3.N1 & Grand Opening of Soomaal House @ Soomaal House of Art, 2200 Minnehaha Ave, Suite 200 • Doors 5pm • Program 6pm • FREE
Spearwave is a monthly intimate exhibition and gathering space for conversations about art and culture. We hope this gesture will foster interconnectedness, and, using Spearwave as a foil, allow these artists a fresh opportunity to experiment with new ways of bringing to you the fruits of their artistic conceptions.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Yasmin Yassin
Abdi Phenomenal
Khadija Charif
Kaamil A. Haider

Drag Story Hour at Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Join us for glitter beards at 10:30 am and stories and songs at 11 am. Featuring special guest Marcela and your regular hosts Doña Pepa and Old Man Zimmer! Free and open to all ages.

Sunday, February 17

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House,
 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+ 

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.

Wild Read Book Club: Scribe @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Scribe by Alyson Hagy. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling. A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated the population. Abandoned farmhouses litter the isolated mountain valleys and shady hollows. The economy has been reduced to barter and trade.
In this craggy, unwelcoming world, the central character of Scribe ekes out a lonely living on the family farmstead where she was raised and where her sister met an untimely end. She lets a migrant group known as the Uninvited set up temporary camps on her land, and maintains an uneasy peace with her cagey neighbors and the local enforcer. She has learned how to make paper and ink, and she has become known for her letter-writing skills, which she exchanges for tobacco, firewood, and other scarce resources. An unusual request for a letter from a man with hidden motivations unleashes the ghosts of her troubled past and sets off a series of increasingly calamitous events that culminate in a harrowing journey to a crossroads.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=5037

Annual Cribbage Tournament @ St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 2836 33rd Ave S • 1pm
Join us for our annual Cribbage Tournament.  This year, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the American Refugee Committee.
Tournament Info:
* Singles cribbage
* Two games guaranteed
* Trophies!
* Free food and beverages
* $10 entry fee requested
* All ages welcome – invite your family and friends!
* Bring cribbage boards and cards

Foxes (1980) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
Showing a different side of typical Valley girls, Foxes depicts Jeanie (Foster) and her troubled friends on the verge of womanhood. Together they grasp for answers as they deal with abusive parents, drugs, and their budding sexuality.

Sabyre Rae and Annie Frazier – Music In The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ To Drink / Kid Friendly • $10 Suggested Donation – All Proceeds To The Artist
Music in the House Series presents Sabyre Rae and Annie Frazier for an intimate seated concert.
Sabyre Rae:
When Sabyre Rae’s blues and jazz meanderings give way to her alt-country and folk roots, the result is a swampy, bayou-infused stomp all the way up the Mississippi River to the Heartland. With the soulfulness of Norah Jones and the Americana sensibilities of Lucinda Williams, the Minneapolis-based songstress draws from a vibrant palette of past and present musical influences at her live performances and off her debut EP Revel..
Annie Frazier:
A well-known vocalist in the Minneapolis music scene, Annie Frazier collaborates with musicians of all genres and styling’s including bluegrass, soul, jazz, folk and contemporary.  She is known as a power house vocalist with a vibrant stage presence. Being a front woman in projects such as the Burbillies and Demitri Rallis and Friends, you can also catch her harmonic additions in Slippery People (Talking Heads tribute) and Max Graham and the Fam.

To Spill My Husband’s Blood Album Release w/ Amanda Standalone @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Tickets $10 in advance •  $10-15 at the door • 7:30pm doors • 8:00pm show
Prints by Marie Stier, tunes by Rachel & Kyle (of Barbaro) and Amanda Standalone, & retold murder ballads by To Spill My Husband’s Blood
8pm Rachel & Kyle (of Barbaro)
8:45pm Amanda Standalone
9:30pm To Spill My Husband’s Blood
To Spill My Husband’s Blood is a foray into the dark world of traditional murder ballads. Julia Hobart (Mama Caught Fire) rewrites historical ballads from the perspective of the victims, honoring the real women who were murdered. Grounded in old time instrumentation, the music is a modern, feminist response to American folk tradition. To Spill My Husband’s Blood seeks to uncover what has historically been obscured: glimpses of the bold, peculiar, and creative personalities of women lost to violence.
Rachel Calvert & Kyle Shelstad from Barbaro will kick things off with a duo set. Barbaro’s music is at once lively and intimate, perfect for twirling around the dance floor or cooking with someone you love. The Minneapolis-Winona quartet have built momentum around their dynamic sound, each set flowing naturally between energetic jams and contemplative interludes. Their upcoming album, due out spring 2019, showcases their captivating songwriting, layered over textures pulled from bluegrass, jazz, pop, and country-western.
Amanda Standalone is an award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, and composer of music based in the American folk tradition. Her music is a soulful blend of acoustic folk/blues strongly influenced by American Roots music. She skillfully attacks the guitar, banjo, and her single-stringed washtub, while packing an extra punch with her rich vocals. Currently, Standalone is working on her 3rd album and performing around the Midwest.
MARIE STIER is a talented local print-maker, whose artwork adorns the finest posters of the Minneapolis old time music & dance scene. Check out her art at Block Prints by Marie Stier, and stay tuned for where to buy the To Spill My Husband’s Blood print series.

Monday, February 18

Brent Penny February Residency at Moon Palace @ Music at Moon Palace,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm doors/Music 8:30-10:30 21+ • $5-10
Before I release my record ‘Choose the Right’ this spring, I’m doing a residency every Monday in February at Moon Palace Books. I’ll be experimenting with arrangements and performing with different musicians and special guests. Every week I will have 2 other acts perform that I admire. February 04 with IN/VIA, Iceblink February 11 with Holly Hansen, Nat Harvie Trio February 18 with Fiji-13, Products February 25 with Miss Manners, Prim Woes Flyer by Al Ducts Hanson

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm 
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome.

Fairy Tale Study Group February Meeting @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Come to the next Fairy Tale Study Group at Moon Palace! We’ll be talking about Grimms’ “The Robber Bridegroom,” the English variant called “Mr. Fox” (find it at http://www.archive.org/stream/englishfairyothe00hartiala#page/24/mode/2up), and the Grimms’ tale “Snow White and Rose Red” (not be confused with “Snow White”). Any translation you like is fine. Hope to see you there!

Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • Price: 11-Week Session $150 / Drop-in $16
Structured for those with limited mobility, balance issues, or other disabilities. Classes are taken seated or standing (adaptations made) and designed for every student to have an authentic flamenco experience. Students are led through locomotor and non-locomotor movement combinations, and they connect to flamenco music, execute choreographies, enjoy improvisation, and organic expression. The rhythm and exercises are invigorating, while games and stories keep the class fun and challenging. Students appreciate engaging and promoting community, celebrating flamenco culture, and gaining greater health and well being.

 

Tuesday, February 19

Crowded House: The Dreaded Inheritance @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • Community Room • 5:30pm  **This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**
Are you freaked about the idea of inheriting your parents’ lifetime accumulation of stuff in the not-nearly-distant-enough future?
The emotional labor, investment of time, and direct financial costs involved in emptying a family estate on someone else’s behalf can not be understated. Our work with families dealing with these sorts of circumstances has made us intensely aware of the guilt, exhaustion, frustration, and conflict that often arise when tackling the pig in the python: a filled house, frequently offered up as ‘your inheritance.’
Our objective is to help second generation family members anticipate, and be aware of a series of issues and stages common with this major life transition. This workshop has a specific environmental angle: we’ve seen too many families default to filling a rolloff (or four) only to deal with the emotional aftermath of intensified regret: the throwing away of truckloads of useful things that belonged to important people is something we want to help you avoid.
This will not be a silver bullet, nor will we offer platitudes. Instead, during this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll offer a new paradigm for the possession and divestment of material goods, explain the current market for secondhand items, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for those with close connections to aging family members, and provide resources to help you and your sibs empty that house with or without the property’s primary resident involved.
You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of your options and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you and your family keep as much of a lifetime’s treasures out of the waste stream as possible. If you’d like to host this programming for your community, customer base, or private event, please co

Networking Happy Hour @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5:30pm
Our November happy hour was a huge hit, and attendees said they wanted more! Join the Professional Editors Network for another Networking Happy Hour at Du Nord Craft Spirits. PEN welcomes current and potential members and anyone interested in networking with local editing and publishing professionals.
PEN is an association based in Minneapolis with members across the US. We’re a community of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, communications and public relations specialists, page layout specialists and others who want to grow and learn as professionals. PEN encourages members to share knowledge, exchange job leads, market their services and grow professionally.

Boomer Downsizing Strategies: Do The Most Good @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9am **This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**
As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own.
Our objective is to help empty nesters know what to expect and how to plan for a major life transition in order to have the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible.
During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for this particular age group and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process.
You’ll leave the event with a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible.

Touchy Subject Trivia: Benefiting Planned Parenthood MN Advocate @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors @ 6pm / Trivia @ 7pmJoin Cheeky Kitty for Touchy Subject Trivia! • TICKETS – Pay to play • $10 suggested donation • We sold out last month so be sure to get your tickets in advance! • Presale ticket buyers who purchase before 4pm on trivia day also get entered for a special prize drawing!
With your help we have raised $6,245 for Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate since we started one year ago in February 2018! Like our work? Support us by buying us a bday present that helps make these events possible! http://a.co/52jXfrb
Be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for a couple visual hints that can help your sexy team get the upper hand for our Historygasm and Bangerz rounds, as well as looks at our special prize sponsors!
Touchy Subject Trivia is a monthly team sex ed trivia night benefiting Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate. Topics include debunking sexual myths, promoting healthy discussion, inspiring reproductive justice, and refreshing what you should have learned in sex ed class. Cheeky Kitty is dedicated to fostering a safe, respectful environment where everyone can learn and “have the talk” in a fun, laid back space. Every month there will be a little news, a little pop culture, and a whole lot of sex positivity.

Wednesday, February 20

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.

Trivia Mafia at Geek Love Cafe @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Grab some pizza and a drink and get trivia-ing! Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff beyond that). Pop culture, history, geography, science, even wordplay and puzzles. There are no rules. Well, actually, there is one rule. As we like to say: “Use your noodle. Not your Google.” Show up early and catch the end of happy hour (4p – 6p) to start your trivia out with a half price tap beer, cider or wine. After you enjoy some-head scratching trivia and some fabulous food and drink, you’ll still have time to browse in the bookstore, which is open until 9.

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
Big George Jackson Blues Band: Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot  six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern @ 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm • No Cover • 21+

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

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Panel discussion: How do you start a craft beverage business? @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 6:30pm
Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry?   We host a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup.  Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Kyle Sisco of Venn Brewing Company and Jeff Zeitler of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House. Moderator will be Rebekah Smith, host and founder of the QuOTeD podcast.  Rebecca will present questions to panelists for an hour, then have an informal wine & mingle hour where you can ask questions of the panelists on your own. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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.

Thursday, February 21

Q + A with Skratch Labs Founder Dr. Allen Lim @ The Fix Studio & Cafe, 3725 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Come by the studio for a discussion and Q + A with Skratch Labs founder Dr. Allen Lim! He’ll touch on the genesis story of Skratch Labs, nutrition tips for endurance athletes, and explain how eating can connect us to enhance athletic performance and emotional health. It will be an awesome evening. Hope to see you there!

Golden Girls Themed Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • FREE
“Go to sleep, sweetheart. Pray for brains.”

Manic Pop Release Show w Oyster World and Sauna Accident @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $5-10 • All ages! • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00 – 11pm
Perfume is about to release their debut EP, ‘Manic Pop’, and they want you (yes, you!) to come out and dance to their groovy 60s/70s inspired new wave music that will either make you laugh or cry (or both!). Joining Perfume is Oyster World, Minneapolis’s premiere funktry punk band, and the legendary garage punk duo: Sauna Accident!
Oyster World @ 8pm
Sauna Accident @ 8:30pm
Perfume @ 9pm