Weekly Roundup: December 10-16

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Saturday, January 18 • Confronting Islamophobia @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • 9am-Noon
“Confronting Islamophobia” – a presentation for Holy Trinity members and friends. The presentation will help us better understand the rich faith and culture of Islam, identify ways Islam is impacted by both intentional and unconscious bias and suggest ways to honor this faith at work and in our organizations. 
Speakers are Jaylani Hussein and Safiya Hashi. 
Register here.


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


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


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


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


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


Friday, Jan 10

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm 
Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow’s (Beatty) romance begins with a stolen glance from a bedroom window and leads to a gruesome multi-state crime spree.

Scott Keever – Solo Guitar at Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Scott Keever makes his solo debut at the Riverview Cafe and his first show of the new year. Two hours of originals based in Celtic, Balkan, jazz, classical and Americana. Along with crowd favorites and unusual covers. NO COVER. 
For more info on Scott: http://www.scottkeever.com/

Saturday, Jan 11

Dog Rescue Event w/ Underdog Rescue @ Nokomis Tattoo, 49933 S 34th • 1-3pm
Nokomis Tattoo is proud to announce we’re hosting a dog rescue event with Underdog Rescue in our event space. All are welcome and they’ll be plenty of free treats for humans and dogs.


January Guild Hafla @ Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Express yourself in 2020! Join us at 6pm for a potluck, dancing at 6:30pm, and open dance and socializing after the show. To sign up in advance to dance, use this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d6fKwdfluaznAHLLkhEO66LBIiUTYcnkyt0e8Oc14eg/edit
You may also sign up to dance upon arrival. 
ALL styles of belly dance are welcome (Orientale, ATS, tribal fusion, etc). Musicians are also always welcome! Groups are encouraged. Please respect time limit of 6 minutes for solos, 8 minutes for groups. Please keep your performance family friendly. 
Bring your music (single track burned on a CD) or send in advance to guildfestival@gmail.com. 
Send questions to guildfestival@gmail.com. 
There’s no charge to attend, but we’ll take donations.

2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
We have 3 performers for our first event in 2020:  Barb Ryman, Christine LeVahn and Jerry Montie:
A natural storyteller with captivating charm and disarming honesty on stage, Barb Ryman is dedicated to writing music that is healing and restoring to the human spirit.  She’s an award-winning songwriter and finalist in a number of festivals including the Winfield Folk Festival (2007), Big Top Chautauqua (2008), and the Great River Folk Festival (2011). After touring 20 years, she recently released her 7th CD, BREATH (2019), a top 10 album on the NACC charts.  
Website:  http://www.barbryman.com

Christine LeVahn is a breakthrough Twin Cities songwriter whose clear voice and intricately woven lyrics present a rich tapestry of emotion and imagery.  Always honest and often unpredictable, Christine’s modern acoustic songs explore the vulnerability, humor, and the oddity of the human experience. She also applies her artistic talents to clothing design and a wide array of textile arts. Christine gravitates toward asymmetry and “the unexpected,” and she finds that mistakes always lead to the most beautiful outcomes in art, music, and life.

Composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Montie is the creator behind/inside of, “Man With No Head”. He uses voice, keyboards, percussion, guitars and Ukuleles to create songs with beautiful melodies, harmonic depth and varied textures. His evocative lyrics deal with life, love and existence. You will enjoy the cosmic references in his songs.

Blackthorne Record Release w/Hive, Burning & Feral Light @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
The 12″ LP by BLACKTHORNE will be released October 25th with an official release show at Moon Palace on Saturday, January 11. 
Hivehttps://hivempls.bandcamp.com/
Burning: https://burningminneapolis.bandcamp.com/releases
Feral Lighthttps://ferallight.bandcamp.com/

Outpost: Words + Music @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Event 8pm • All Ages • $20 General Admission • $15 Students & Seniors (Option available at the door only). Tickets -> https://outpost-words-music.eventbrite.com
Proudly presenting the return of Outpost, an inspiring mix of intimate performances by classically trained musicians, poets, journalists and more. Celebrated Hmong-American author Kao Kalia Yang anchors our winter program, reading from her MN Book Award-winning memoir, The Song Poet. Joining her on the Outpost stage will be journalist David Perryand Dakota author/poet/activist Rosetta Peters, as well as an array of Minnesota’s finest musicians performing works by five outstanding American composers.

SPEAKERS:
Kao Kalia Yang, author
Rosetta Peters, poet (w/JG Everest, guitar)
David Perry, journalist

MUSICIANS:
Phala Tracy, harp
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Greg Milliren, flute
J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon
Paul Schulz, clarinet
Martin Hodel, trumpet
Francesca Anderegg, violin
Sam Bergman, viola
Silver Ainomäe, cello
Susan Billmeyer, piano

COMPOSERS:
Gabriela Lena Frank
L.J. White
Karim Al-Zand
Kimberly Osberg
Judd Greenstein

Sunday, Jan 12

Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers Concert and Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm •  $5 suggested- no one turned away.
So excited to be a part of Tapestry’s new, once a month, Americana night.  Come to listen or to dance! Polkas, Schottisches, and waltzes from the Upper Midwest!

King Wilkie’s Dream at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The KBEM Roots Concert Series is kicking off at the Hook and Ladder Mission Room with yours truly!  The holidays will be over. Shake off the winter doldrums and meet us at the hippest music venue in the Twin Cities!  Opening will be Sherry Minnick and Phil Nusbaum, purveyors of folk, bluegrass, and country classics!

Cinema Book Club: Little Women @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
For the January installment of the Cinema Book Club, we’ll be reading Louisa May Alcott’s classic LITTLE WOMEN, and watching the Greta Gerwig film playing in theaters opening on Wednesday, December 25.
At their first Christmas without their father (who is away in the Civil War), the four March sisters–Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy–struggle to keep their impoverished family afloat working various jobs. Unbound by a clear-cut narrative, Alcott’s March sisters proved to be years ahead of their time, independent girls growing into women who retain every ounce of themselves without compromise. This inspired generations of women (and hopefully men), including the film’s director, Greta Gerwig, who cites it as her favorite book (it’s also Patti Smith’s, according to her introduction). Won’t you join us for a spirited discussion of this classic novel?

WHAT: That Movie Was A Book? presents a discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Greta Gerwig’s film of the same name
WHEN (MOVIE): Opens in theaters around town on Wednesday, December 25
WHEN (BOOK CLUB): Sunday, January 12 at 4:00pm upstairs at Moon Palace Books

Mocha Girls Read: The Nickel Boys @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Read Book Club for a discussion of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
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

Wild Read Book Club: Bloodchild @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
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




Monday, Jan 13

Tuesday, Jan 14

Pop Up Herbal Take & Make- All Natural Cleaning Sprays @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 3:30-5:30pm
Stop into The Medicine Tree for this fun afternoon herbal take and make creation session hosted by Chandra Botanicals! 
Sip on tasty herbal infusions and learn how to create your own herbal based all-natural cleaner, all purpose and a great substitute for expensive chemical based store bought cleaners. 
$20/ person includes recipes, creation session & teas, and a spray jar of custom blended cleaner to take home with you.
Pop in anytime from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Cooking with the Seasons: Winter Wellness @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Get ready for your soul to be nourished and your heart to be full.
Join Chandra Botanicals for a fun and tasty workshop covering wintertime herbal cuisine. We will sample herbal tea and create all sorts of herbal recipes, using ingredients that are nourishing and warming for the cold months of winter. Learn how eat with the seasons and incorporate local herbs and weeds into your diet!
**10 spaces available**
$20/person class will include recipes to take home with you. To reserve you space-use the PayPal link above and specify in the notes section which class you would like to attend.
All are welcome! Barter and trade an option inquire for more questions regarding this option.

Working Respectfully with Trans and Nonbinary Communities @ St. Peder’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4600 E 42nd St • 7pm
Transgender and nonbinary people have existed for as long as human cultures have been creating genders, but some of our language and concepts may be new to you. Transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities may have different needs and face different challenges around end of life and after-death care than our cisgender peers. Join Minnesota Threshold Network on a journey through the wonderful world of trans and nonbinary terminology, current concerns, and what we in the deathcare field can do to ensure that our work respects this diverse and vibrant community.
Our guides on this exploration are:
•Root Holden (he/they), transgender podcaster and death educator
•Shannon TL Kearns (he), transgender playwright and theologian
•Eli Effinger-Weintraub (they), nonbinary MTN member and death radical
•MTN facilitators: Eli Effinger-Weintraub and Anne Murphy 

All Minnesota Threshold Network meetings are free and open to the public. Donations from the heart for space rental and printing materials are gladly accepted. 
Accessibility info: 
•Building is ADA compliant. There is no curb cut on the east side of the building (where we will be entering), but the entrance is accessible from the sidewalk. We will update later once we understand how to best access the sidewalk that leads to the door.
•Building has an all-gender restroom.
•Lights are either on/off, not dimmable.
•There is a furnace that occasionally will make one loud-ish hissing sound. It is unpredictable.
•Scented cleaning products are sometimes used in the space. Please limit your use perfumes, lotions, or other scented products as much as possible before the event. RickyRides carpooling link: http://www.rickyrides.com/minnesota-threshold-network-january-meeting

Support For Immigrant Families – Free Event @ Laura Ingalls Wilder School, 3345 Chicago Ave • 5pm
The goal of this speaker event is for immigrant parents to identify the differences between their cultures and what is acceptable in the United States. Come away with knowledge of the laws regarding what is considered abuse and neglect defined by Hennepin County (leaving kids home alone, discipline, etc).
Light refreshments provided. 
Transportation and limited childcare available. Please call 612-668-2126 to arrange transportation and register for childcare before Monday, January 13.

Hula Peppers at the Schooner, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30am
Only for January. Please join us for an evening of music from the 20s and 30s.

Wednesday, Jan 15 

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.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm • 21+
Join OBI for Balkan party music as part of our 3rd Wednesday series! 

A Reading with Saara Myrene Raapana, Anni Liu, and Carter Meland @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – 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
Saara Myrene Raappana** was born and grew to her full height in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Respected third parties have published two chapbooks (Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever and A Story of America Goes Walking) and many poems-worth of her work in journals (cream city review, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, etc.), anthologies (The Way North, And Here, etc.), and literarily-inclined websites. She has recently felt a stitch in her heart to write fiction, and the good taxpayers of MN have seen fit to fund this notion with an Artist Initiative grant. For more info, hit up saaramyrene.com.

A tall, left-handed descendant of White Earth Anishinaabeg, Carter Meland takes writing seriously, but does so with good humor. His novel Stories For a Lost Child (a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Award) invokes the waters of Lake Superior and the Mississippi River, and the deep woods voice of Misaabe (Bigfoot) to help his characters make sense of the problems in their lives. By day he teaches students in American Indian Studies at the U of M about the wicked smart, moving, and profound things that Native writers have to say about the world and by night he tries to rise to the standards they set.

Anni Liu is a writer, translator, and editor with work published or forthcoming in Pleiades, Waxwing, Cream City Review, The Journal, The Margins, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Undocupoets, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, and the American Literary Translators Association. She holds an MFA from Indiana University and works at Graywolf Press.

**Saara Myrene Raappana is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



Visit Anne Sullivan School! @ Anne Sullivan School, 3100 E 28th St • 9:30-11:30am  
You are invited to visit Sullivan School for a tour and conversation with current and prospective parents, teachers and administrators about the school. Learn about what makes Sullivan great and discuss some of the possible changes the school may be seeing in the coming years.
Click here to RSVP.
Questions? Contact jamie.stricherz@mpls.k12.mn.us
Note: If you are unable to attend but would like to stay informed about future opportunities at Sullivan, please fill out the RSVP form to express your interest. 

Thursday, Jan 16

Thursday Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm 
Simpsons trivia returns to Urban Forage!  This time the focus is on seasons 4-8. If the Simpsons of the 1990’s is your thing, this is your trivia night. 

Book Launch: The Song Castle and Enough @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Michael Kiesow Moore is the author of the poetry collections What to Pray For and the The Song Castle (Nodin Press). His work has appeared in many journals such as Poetry City and Water~Stone Review, anthologies like Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience and A Loving Testimony: Losing Loved Ones Lost to AIDS, and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac.” Michael has received awards for his writing, nominations for the Minnesota Book Award and Pushcart Prize for poetry, and he founded the Birchbark Books Reading Series. When he isn’t drinking too much coffee, Michael can be found dancing with the Ramsey’s Braggarts Morris Men.

Kris Bigalk is a writer and professor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her second collection of poetry, Enough, will be released in the fall of 2019 from NYQ Books; her first collection, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was released in 2012 from NYQ Books. Bigalk has published poetry in many literary magazines and anthologies, and also regularly publishes creative nonfiction and reviews.  She has won two Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist grants in poetry. Kris founded and now directs the groundbreaking AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. In 2012, she was awarded a campus nomination for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching award for her work with that program. She now serves as the Midwest Council Chair on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Trustees.

Honky-Tonk Jump with Becky Thompson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Tickets -> https://honky-tonk-jump.eventbrite.com
Join us with special guest Becky Thompson for an upbeat night of dancing to classic honk-tonk and western swing with Honky-Tonk Jump! Dubbed, ‘Western Swing: Jazz with a Cowboy Hat’, Honky-Tonk Jump specializes in swingin’ Texas dance hall music in the tradition of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Ernest Tubb and Spade Cooley with a sprinkling of Hank Williams, and they rustles up a rhythm-roundup that features twin and triple leads on accordion, fiddle, pedal steel and guitar with soulful vocals, all backed by a hard-swingin’ rhythm section. Their energy is contagious! 
Bring perishable/non perishable food items (except eggs) to donate to Community Driven food share.

Winter Feast & Storytelling @ Bdote Learning Center, 3216 E 29th St • 6-8pm
Bdote Learning Center & Wicoie Nandagikendan School Present: Winter Feast & Storytelling
Join us for a night of traditional food, Dakota & Ojibwe language activities, and storytelling. 
6pm – Feast
6:40pm – Storytelling
7:20pm – Activities

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 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.

Weekly Roundup: December 20-26

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


Note: LCC Offices will be closed from Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Christmas Films @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • December 20-23 • General Admission is $2 • Or $1 w/ non-parishable food donation
Riverview Theater will once again present Christmas films at discounted prices for a good cause. 
An annual tradition since 2008, on the occasion of the Riverview’s 60th anniversary, the theater will again partner with the Minnehaha Food Shelf to bring classic Christmas movies to the big screen. Admission is just $2 per feature or $1 with a non-perishable food donation.
As always, Ralphie and the rest of the gang from A Christmas Story will again be part of the lineup. This year, for the time, the Riverview will show another hilarious holiday classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Here is the full schedule of holiday film fun:

White Christmas (1954)
2 pm daily, December 21-23

Elf (2003)
4:20 pm daily, December 20-23

A Christmas Story (1983)
6:30 pm daily, December 20-23

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
8:30 pm daily, December 20-23



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


Need a gift for Christmas? Longfellow Community Council has all sorts of goodness available at our office. Check out items here.
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. Note: LCC Offices will be closed from Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020


Belle’s Toolbox will be CLOSED DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 1
We will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, January 2

REGULAR HOURS:
T-F 10-Noon; T-Th 2-4pm; 3rd Sat 10-Noon
REMINDER: Cold, Ice n Snow can affect our hours – check website!
Love and Peace from all at Belle’s ♡


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


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


Friday, Dec 20

Vonnie Kyle solo acoustic set at Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-9:30pm
Be sure to catch her full-band set the night before at Mortimer’s in Uptown, if you want to experience both sides of that folk-rock coin.
Santa Fe-based musician Vonnie Kyle has been carving out her own identity for years as a powerful voice in contemporary songwriting. Whether showcasing her highly personal, poetically confessional lyricism via intimate acoustic recordings or fronting the booming modern rock of her band Ten Ten Division, Kyle has evolved through the years as both a singer and guitarist to create a singular sound all her own. Kyle writes all her own material — prolifically so, with a repertoire of well over a hundred original songs.
vonniekyle.com

Solstice Songs @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 7pm • Tickets $5-15 sliding scale at the door
Welcome in the longest night of the year with Nanilo!  Lush harmonies and traditional music invite you to get cozy and sink into the darkness.



Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins’ – 11th ‘Yuletide Sweater Ball’ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $15 Day of Show
Straight from the great Mill City comes the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins. Don’t let the name fool you! This is not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party, rather 5 self-proclaimed gentlemen, 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and 4-part vocal harmony, combining folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and some fully-loaded stage banter. Opening the show: critically acclaimed local modern blues outfit, the Annie Mack Band and country-blues rockers, the Ben Eaton Band (US)

Loki’s Folly (Single Release), Rigby and d8mchild @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 18+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Tickets ->https://the-littlemermaid.eventbrite.com
Loki’s Folly releases their brand new single, The Little Mermaid, and share the Mission Room spotlight with Rigby and d8mchild for an intimate night of Minneapolis punk rock!
Loki’s Folly is an indie-punk duo comprised of two young sisters from South Minneapolis who like to play loud music that makes them happy. For a two-piece outfit, they make a very big sound that is all their own. When Loki’s Folly play, they bring you into their world. It is a universe where influences like Sleater Kinney meet the tradition of Swedish Kulning in the best possible way.

Tommy Bentz Band at the Schooner! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • Fri 8:30pm 
We are very excited to be back at the Schooner, never a cover, and one of the most relaxed places to catch us in the Twin Cities. The jams will be oh so mighty, as we are preparing for our trip to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis at the end of January representing WI. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Saturday, Dec 21

Bring in Winter Solstice with Light & Sound: Workshop & Ceremony @ Ivy Building for the Arts, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm • $30 (registration required)
Help us celebrate Winter Solstice by bringing in light and sound for a special ceremonial evening. Create your own luminary along with a New Year prosperity shaker jar. Take part in a sacred ceremony as we walk the evergreen labyrinth and bring our luminaries to life as we light the longest and darkest night of the year, all while drumming with intention. All activities are indoors.
Included in the evening: 
•       Lantern instruction & materials 
•       Light snacks and hot solstice beverage 
•       Ceremonial bag and prosperity shaker to take home
•       Frame drums during spiral walk (you are welcome to bring your own)
Led by:
Cheri Bunker (drumming & sound healing facilitator
Denise Rouleau (mixed media artist and director of Art Pharm)
For more information and registration, Visit: http://www.artpharm.net



SIMPLE GIVING @ Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave S • 10am-Noon
“Pinecones, Puppets, n Percussives” A morning of simple projects made with small hands and big hearts,,, for friends and family!
* pinecone ornament – for grandma
* puppet – for a sibling or cousin
* percussive instrument – for the dog 🙂
Consider wearing your woolies! We may gather for time in the gazebo. Regardless of where you find yourself this holiday season – Remember to Give Simply ♥
RETHINK GIVING:
* family treasures to pass along
* items supporting favorite NotForProfit
* locally made – neighborhood or home!
* homemade cookies, jam
* wrapping – comics, old maps, or sacks 
* cards – child’s artwork


The Medicine Tree ~ SOLSTICE Open House~Holiday Botanical Bazaar @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 10am
Come join us for a fun-filled day of community gathering and plant magic! We will be hosting a student herbal bazaar with the graduates of our 2019 community herbalism apprenticeship program, as well as SKY Vintage + Apothecary with amazing vintage clothing and accessories and Bemidji-made herbal products, herbal snacks and beverages, tarot readings, and more! Our quarterly open houses always have fun gifts and magic to offer, but the most nourishing gift is the community connection! We can’t wait to see you there! Bring a friend! 

SLC Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Dave and Mark are looking forward to playing this gig at the Riverview on Saturday, the 21st of December. They’ll be playing all of your SLC favorites along with some festive holiday tunes. C’mon out and enjoy your favorite beverage to celebrate the Winter Solstice with Sonic Love Child! 

Dee Miller at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
Dee Miler Band getting the holiday week started! 

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

In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases. 

Winter Shindig & Cookout @ Sonora Grill, 3300 E Lake St • 3pm
Join us for a day/night outdoors filled with grilled tacos, beer, tequila, mezcal, good tunes, hot chocolate, bonfires, laughs & all the s’mores you can eat. Location will be out on our large snowy patio. And yes, we will be grilling outside, we’re Minnesotans after all – so let’s embrace it! 

$10 will get you 2 Sonora style grilled tacos made with love by the owner & grill master himself – Conrado Badilla Paredes along with a tap beer of choice. 
S’mores will be provided & tequila shots encouraged! Dress warm! Dog friendly!  

The Middle Path Film Screening – Minnesota @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3:30pm
About the Film: The Middle Path follows a young woman on an epic two-week backpacking trip down one of America’s most beautiful trails: alone. Through the struggles, she learns a new lesson every day. The film covers the importance of self-discovery, taking risks, and connecting with the environment.
The Middle Path Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxjqORejqbs&t=8s

** All proceeds will be donated to TreePeople to help educate and connect inner-city youth with the environment. **

About TreePeople: Through its environmental education program, TreePeople connects communities across Los Angeles with a comprehensive curriculum that promotes sustainability and respect for nature. Proceeds from the film will go toward TreePeople’s Adopt a Class program, an initiative that helps students connect with nature and learn about our fragile environment. Thanks to you, more students will learn about the wonders of nature as well as develop an understanding of how they can help to protect the environment.
Find out more about TreePeople here: https://www.treepeople.org/

Other Details: The film will start at 3:45 PM and will be followed by a short Q&A with Jenna.  Refreshments will be provided. 
Run time: 85 minutes

Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at Gandhi Mahal @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 11am-4pm • . Everyone is welcome at this free event! CASH ONLY please.
This edition of #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave S) 
#SupportLocalHustle popups are an opportunity to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers. We have a charitable cause you can donate to at the door, good vibes, and beautiful wares.
This event is free to enter, cash ONLY, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.
—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community.
Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$30. Many offer sliding scale pricing.
Pickle Witch (v/gf fermented pickles) • Art by Tori Hong (stickers, zines, cards, art prints) • hclou art (uniquely queer art) • Dulceria Calvario (artisanal Mexican inspired baked goods) • Kari Lee Art (food-themed small gifts) • Stitch Monkey (crochet goods) • Courtney Cochran (beaded jewelry & screenprints) • Basic Butta (natural body care products) • Leesha’s Lacquer (hand mixed nail polish) • Las Ranas (magical jewelry for gente chingonx) • Junauda Petrus-Nasah (yummy treats & literary swag) • B.Ebony Art and Adornments (made of copper, brass, silver & natural stone) • The Race Company (anti-racist apparel & art) • Handspun Rainbows (fiber & quilts) 

The space has no steps to get in, and one single stall (no-/all-gender) bathroom with handrails. Navigating inside the space with a wheelchair would be very tight, but doable.
http://www.picklewitch.org/supportlocalhustle/

Sunday, Dec 22

Fireroast Mountain Boys ~ Music in the House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Suggested Donation: $20 
Join us for the holiday edition of our Music in the House series. This month features, The Fireroast Mountain Boys, serving up a delightful mix of holiday classics, originals, irreverent send ups, sing-alongs and just great feel good music. All you need to bring is you holiday good cheer!

Erik Koskinen / Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $18 Day of Show
Tickets -> https://koskinen-maher.eventbrite.com
Join us for a night of real roots rock featuring critically acclaimed, American folk, country, and blues rocker, Erik Koskinen with his top-shelf band, and twangy, lament-filled, guitar-driven, country-folk-jammer with real blues swagger, our very own, Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers! Not to be missed!

Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.  Maher is an incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draw from the deep roots of Americana music. She writes songs that ring true. Her singing is a fine balance of deep and soulful, somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Bonnie Raitt.

Heaven Can Wait (1943) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm 
When wily philanderer Henry (Ameche) follows his devoted wife in death and arrives at the gates of hell, Satan (Cregar) isn’t keen to let him inside.This scintillating Technicolor feat earned three Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director.

 

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+


Monday, Dec 23

Catfish Troy & Electric Revival at Schooner Tavern (12/23) @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm • 21+, FREE (plus tips)
Join Catfish Troy & The Electric Revival for a night of funky rockin Blues music! 
Featuring: Michael Anderson-sax, Andrew Guerrin- gtr, Reilly Griffin- bass, Brian Engel- drums, Catfish Troy Kittinger-gtr/vocals
This up-and-coming Blues band doesn’t hold back! Come dance drink sing or cry, you’ll leave pleased!

Tuesday, Dec 24

Wednesday, Dec 25

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) on rare 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Competing sales clerks Alfred (Stewart) and Klara (Sullavan) unknowingly exchange love letters. Can their anonymous romance survive the reveal? With this beloved Christmas classic, Lubitsch created an enduring blueprint for romcoms.

Thursday, Dec 26