Weekly Roundup: May 11-17

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Photo by: Whitney Hauser 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan
Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC), City staff, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson to provide input and hear about proposed additions and changes to the comprehensive plan.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22
Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
Time:
6:30–8:30pm
For information on the plan you can find the non-digital document here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qes8mt8irzpek4/PDF%202040%20COMP%20%20PLAN%20REVISED.pdf?dl=0
or
City of Minneapolis website for the 2040 plan:  www.mpls2040.com
To find details on the civic engagement process:  https://minneapolis2040.com/planning-process/
The Bartsch Room is just inside the East side cul-de-sac entrance on the right as you enter the building.  It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Two upcoming opportunities to learn about and get involved in the River Gorge Master Planning Process:
– Open House on Wed. May 9th, 5:30pm @ Matthews Park
– Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting #2 on Mon. May 14th, 5:30pm @ Brackett Park
Both are open to the public. Come learn about and weigh in on the planning process that will determine future improvements along the river
Committee Chairperson Elections LCC Committee chairs are elected yearly and can serve up to 3 consecutive years.  Committee chairs are critical to the success of committees as mechanisms for resident involvement and decision-making. Chairs work closely with staff to strategize agendas, provide advice on topical issues in the neighborhood, and build the capacity of committees.Think you may be interested in becoming a chairperson? Review the Committee Roles & Responsibilities document for a better understanding of this opportunity for community leadership.The following committees will be holding chairperson elections in June:Community Connections Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 6pm at Longfellow Park).Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Longfellow Park).

 

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm.  Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

 

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.Saturday, May 12, 201810:00am‐12:30pmNortheast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Monday, May 14, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmMLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 Wednesday, May 16, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmNorth Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 Thursday, May 17, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402 Thursday, May 31, 20185:30pm‐8:00pmPowderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the responses given by public entities to resident-submitted questions from our Hi-Lake Meeting February 27, 2018 with Alondra Cano- Minneapolis City Council Ninth Ward​, Peter McLaughlin​, Minnesota Department of Transportation​, Metro Transit​, and the 3rd Precinct! Thanks again for your willingness to engage with the community regarding this ongoing issue! www.longfellow.org/2018/04/27/hi-lake-intersection-entity-responses/

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee’s 2018 Project Survey
The Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee (NDTC) is the LCC Committee responsible for issues related to housing, zoning and economic development, and transportation within Greater Longfellow.
Take a moment to tell the committee what projects you would like to see prioritized this year! See something that’s not listed? New ideas welcomed!
Survey available here: https://goo.gl/forms/5he71zMMVg5C7qNO2 
The survey will be accepting responses through June 3rd. Feel free to share with friends and neighbors that are Longfellow residents and/or business owners.

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

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 11 

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 11:15-12:15pm

National Nurses Week celebration @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 4-10pm
We welcome all nurses, medical professionals and their friends for a celebration of National Nurses week. Win fantastic prizes in our medical trivia night, enjoy nurse-only drink specials, and enjoy something from our food truck of the night.
Chris Davies and the Hollywood Three play at 7 PM. Cheers!

Chris Davies and The Hollywood Three Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Come join us for this full band performance and kick off Mothers Day weekend in style. The Urban Forage is an original music venue. We will be playing our classic hits as well as some new songs.

The Metromaniacs @ Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave S • 7:30pm
AREA PREMIERE by David Ives adapted from La Metromanie by Alexis Piron Directed by Kari Steinbach April 27–May 20, 2018
In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce.
“…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…” –Washington Post

Palberta &the Miami Dolphins &the Controversial New Skinny Pill @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ show starts PROMPTLY at 9:30 • $5-10 expected donation
Palberta may originally be from a US town relatively near Alberta, a Western province of Canada, which is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of the queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India. Alberta (the province) is the largest producer of conventional crude oil, synthetic crude, natural gas and gas products in Canada. Alberta is the world’s second-largest exporter of natural gas and the fourth-largest producer. The official flower of the province is the Wild Rose. The official tree is the Lodgepole pine. The official bird is the Great Horned Owl.

Plant Walk and Talk @ Minnehaha Falls-Wabun Park 
4655 46th Ave S • 4pm
Learn about Edible and Medicinal Plants on this Plant Walk with herbal educator, Monarda Thrasher. All ages welcome to attend. This Walk is offered in the Gift Economy. Donations and gifts are greatly appreciated!

The Road North with Boats & Bluegrass at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 • Music 8pm
21+ • $9 Early Bird (limited) • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Joseph Huber Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber was a founding member of the .357 String Band–a group that, despite its abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity and is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movement. Having moved from .357, Huber has honed his songwriting abilities immensely and now continues moving onward and upward captivating folks with his sincere and well-crafted songs under his own name and with his backing band. Whether it’s irresistible, fiddle-driven, dancing tunes or honest, heart-wrenching “songwriter” songs, Huber spans the spectrum of ‘Roots’ music while preferring not to stay within the boundaries of any strict genre classification.
Cascade Crescendo Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals. Barbaro Barbaro use traditional bluegrass instruments to blend country, jazz and newgrass styles and creates a melting pot of something auld and someting new. Mike Munson “Munson’s ubiquity, skill, and good character has helped make his music a part of the quintessential Winona experience.” The Noisy Neighbor

Craft Night Collage Party @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 5pm
A free night of collage making to kick off World Collage Day (which is actually on Saturday 4/12). We’ll supply all the materials you just bring your imagination. We’ll also have a bunch of examples and tips for those who have never collaged before or just need some inspiration.

All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am


Saturday, May 12

Nyttu Chongo Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake StMusic and rhythms from Mozambique, using traditional instruments such as the Mbira, Chopi Timbila and Inanga. Nyttu brings sounds to the Twin Cities that have seldom been heard here before. Come enjoy an evening of innovative and beautiful music from the southeastern coast of Africa.

Longfellow Park Earth Day clean-up: The Mpls Park Board rescheduled Earth Day clean-up • 9:30am-NoonTrash bags and gloves provided • Free picnic at noon weather permittingLongfellow Park is located 3435 36th Ave S• Free • Family friendly
Join our Longfellow based church, Spirit Garage, as we clean-up Longfellow Park plus a two block radius of surrounding streets and alleys. Visit our tent next to the recreational build for supplies, coffee, donuts plus crafts for the kids.For additional information regarding EarthDay clean-up contact Spirit Garage Pastor Holly Johnson at holly@spiritgarage.org

Have Your Say @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. 1:30-3pm

Cultural Dance @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. 2-2:30pm

Mythropology II: New Paintings @ MN NAF Salon 3749 Bloomington Ave • 6pm
New paintings by Zoey Leege Weavings by Jessica Skilar Music by DJ Mixie D Best

BrassZilla at Sea Salt Eatery @ Sea Salt Eatery 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Spring time at Minnehaha Falls enhanced by the brass-a-tooting and drums-a-thumping sounds of BrassZilla. A variety of fan favorites designed to get the young children dancing and the adults toe-tapping. Sea Salt Eatery serves the best seafood in the Twin Cities and you can enjoy that with the music of BrassZilla

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Ave S • 6pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

New Orleans Suspects, Honey Island Swamp Band, & Crawfish Boil at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm 21+ • $25 Advance •  $30 Day of ShowCrawfish Boil Boil 6pm: $45 Advance • $50 Day of Show (if available) Includes Crawfish Boil & Concert Ticket Limited amount of tickets. This event sells out. please buy in advance.
New Orleans Suspects New Orleans Suspects began playing together in 2009 as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans. Comprised of some of the most seasoned, highly respected players in NOLA, the group called themselves The Unusual Suspects. Their chemistry was undeniable and by the summer of 2011 they decided to tour full-time, renaming the band New Orleans Suspects. They quickly began attracting large crowds from San Francisco to New York. They’ve released four CDs and established themselves as one of New Orleans’ best supergroups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOkGkf1WIn4
Honey Island Swamp Band Honey Island Swamp Band’s music has been described as “Bayou Americana”, with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John. https://youtu.be/TViIaLOqJI0

Free Video Game Day/Customer Appreciation Sale at Heroic Goods
3456 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
We will be handing out bags stuffed with a free video game for the system of your choice, along with coupons, toys and nostalgic fun! Each bag has a retail value of around $20 worth of freebies and coupons! We will be handing out at least 100 bags – the more people that RSVP the more bags we’ll have!) However we are limiting the amount of people inside the store in order to meet the fire code and ensure that everyone has a great experience. Doors will open at 11am.
We’ll also have general sales that we’ll announce closer to the date! Please read below if you have any questions not listed below please let us know!
Q. Is this a real thing? A. It is!
Q. Do I get to pick out any game I want in your store? A. No. All games are in per-made grab bags, along with other fun items and valuable coupons. You certainly may however choose the system that you want the game for (while supplies last).
Q. What systems are available to choose from? A. PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, NES, SNES, N64, Game Cube, Wii, Wii U, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. The ratio of choices will be geared towards our sales numbers, meaning more Nintendo bags than others!
Q. Are these games age appropriate for children? A. Since our customers are all ages and the games are in the blind bags we have no idea which game a person will receive. For newer systems we will mark the bags with the game ratings inside. We will also not be including any yearly sports games i the giveaways.
Q. I don’t want the free video game I got / I already have this game. Can I trade it in for another game of the same value? A. Sorry, no. We will not be taking any trades on these games. These games are gifts to our customers. If you do not want the game you receive we recommend giving it to a friend, a child, anyone who will play it or a thrift store or shelter.
Q. How long are the sales? A. All day Saturday from 11am – 7pm.
Q. Can we make purchases during the event? A. Absolutely. Keep in mind that we limit the amount of people in the store at once, and there will be a waiting line outside.
Q. Can I trade in my old games to use as credit towards the sales? A. We love trade-ins! However, during the sale, there will not be time or space to take any trade-ins.
Q. I don’t play video games, I like board games. Will there be anything at the store for me that day? A. Yes! We’l also have a limited amount of board game, vintage, and toy giveaway bags as well.
Future Queer Bodies: A reading and panel @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Join visiting authors Clay AD and Caspar Heinemann, and locals Megan Ellis and Alex Bildsoe, for a reading and panel discussion about ecology, queerness, bodies, fantasy/sci-fi, mental health and futurity.
AUTHOR BIOS: Clay AD makes text, sounds, videos and movement around themes of sci-fi, illness and ecology. Born in Indianapolis, IN and based in Berlin, AD studies somatics and movement. They are on tour with their first novel, Metabolize, If Able, published through Monster House Press. Here is their half finished website: https://clayad.hotglue.me/ Caspar Heinemann is an anarcho communist poet // twinky butch mystic // ex-ex-punk // trans as in transitional demand [lives in berlin, mostly] Find their work: http://angstravaganza.tumblr.com/
Megan Ellis is a regular contributor to Entropy Magazine, and her work additionally appears in bluestem and |tap| lit mag. She received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Megan currently works as an editor and graphic designer for children’s educational publishing in the suburbs of Minneapolis.
Alex Bildsoe is an artist based in Minneapolis and making art all over the place. With strong foundation of image making and writing, she switches from medium to medium as often as possible to keep the beginners mind. She earned her MA in authorial illustration and currently is making colorful grid drawings, writing poetry, and hand sewing leather goods. Her work often looks at perception, the concept of wonder, the body, and questions.

Boneshaker Book Club: Border @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
“Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe” by Kapka Kassabova. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers.
“Border shows more starkly than anything else I have read what the border did to the people who lived along it, and how its legacy endures.” -Mark Mazower, The Guardian (UK)
The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am, and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store.
ABOUT THE BOOK: In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the “Red Riviera” on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off. Border is a scintillating, immersive travel narrative that is also a shadow history of the Cold War, a sideways look at the migration crisis troubling Europe, and a deep, witchy descent into interior and exterior geographies.

2ndSat Songwriters Showcase at the Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Here’s the line up for our May show – all great performers, hope you can join us for the fun…
7pm – Don Fitzwater
8pm – Sam Purviance & Jeremiah Bohn
9pm – Oliver & Steve Nollet
Don Fitzwater is a multi-instrumentalist and singer who hales from Wisconsin, and now lives in Minneapolis. Long enamored with guitar and banjo, he performs both original songs and covers in a rich baritone, frafted in the traditions of folk, blues and country music. Don’s been performing most of his life, either through music or comedy. He directed the Dudley Riggs group in the 70’s, some famous names graduated from this venue.
Sam Purviance moved to St. Paul maybe a year or two ago, and has been lighting up a number of performance venues with his down home, southern comfort songs ever since. He often sings covers, but this evening will bring us a group of his original tunes that talk of faith and folly. With Sam is his son-in-‘love’ Jeremiah Bohn, (who just happens to be married to Sam’s wife Terri’s daughter, so it’s all in the family). Jeremiah is one of the truly accomplished players in our community. And he sings the blues like he’s lived them, with a strong, powerful voice. Been in bands since high school, accompanied the entire production of Ten November at Theater in the Round. More recent bands include Blue Green, 2 1/2, and Steve West and the Northern Stars. Jeremiah will share his original songs during this joint set.
Oliver and Steve Nollet are no strangers to Riverview audiences, they both write songs that communicate the trials and travails of this crazy life. Oliver has a fresh, young voice and powerful presentation, with songs that are musically and lyrically moving. Steve has been performing most all his life, on sax, accompanying Oliver on bass, or delivering his own songs with acoustic guitar.


Sunday, May 13

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
Live Pop Culture Trivia hosted by two of the metro’s most seasoned pros! 25+ years experience! WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.

Mother’s Day in the afternoon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm
Bring your mom to Urban Forage on Mother’s Day for a few of her favorite things. A glass of wine, a plate of charcuterie or maybe some little sweet things, nice music and time to spend with her kids. We’ll have flowers- a lot of flowers- and will have a special treat for every Mom in the house. Come after brunch, and stay for a while!

Mother’s Day at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9pm
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Mom’s get a Free ‘MOM’osa when you stop in Sunday, May 13th! (furry and non) Taking reservations for parties with 6+ Let’s Celebrate all that Moms do!

Epworth Gardens Dirt Day @ Epworth UMC 
3207 37th Ave S • 12:30pm
Epworth Gardens is a year-round program to maintain, educate and have fun maintaining the Earth (both around Epworth and in your own space). We’re ready to put dirt into our garden beds in preparation for planting! Learn how you can get involved with Epworth Gardens this summer at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden.


Monday, May 14

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Hopscotch @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33 St • 7pm
When an aging CIA agent (Matthau) is demoted by his incompetent superiors, he writes a tell-all memoir as payback. A comic international game of cat and mouse ensues.


Tuesday, May 15

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Chair Yoga @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30pm

Handmade Paper w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please note, this class requires a ticket. Join Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator  to learn how to make your own paper creations! We’ll use scraps and bits of salvaged and recycled paper and seeds to make colorful pulp. We’ll use that pulp to pull new sheets (or shapes) of paper using a mold and deckle. The class will cover demonstration of the making of slurry and paper pulp as well as paper making vocabulary. You’ll have a chance to make as many small shaped papers as you’d like during the 2 hour workshop.
What: Handmade paper making class for up to 6 people
When: Tuesday, 5/15, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $30

Pull garlic mustard at the Sand Flats w/ Friends of the Mississippi River
6-8pm

After a brief introduction and training, we will proceed to the river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside FMR staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the River Gorge out-competing native plant species. Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand. Volunteers will be pleased to see a dramatic difference in ground cover by the end of this event – improving both water quality and habitat diversity.
As always, we’ll provide any necessary tools and training. All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required. To learn more and register, visit http://fmr.org/events/2018/05/15/pull-garlic-mustard-sand-flats.

Vision Loss & Aging: Keeping Your Independence @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
2730 E 31 St • 10:30am
At our May, 2018 Senior Social & Health Talk, Susan Anderson from Vision Loss Resources will discuss major causes of vision loss often associated with aging. She’ll cover the emotional impact of vision loss as well as tools, training and support that are available to help seniors remain living as independently as possible. Come join us! The event starts at 10:30 but doors open at 10am


Wednesday, May 16

Crime Book Club – A Stranger in My Grave @ Moon Palace Books 
3020 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
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Join our Crime Book Club to discuss Michelle Millar’s A Stranger in My Grave. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2354

Open house: I-35W at I-94, 3rd precinct
3000 Minnehaha Ave • 11am-2pm
Learn about the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project and its benefits –Hear about construction that will impact acces to/from I-35W and downtown –Find out about other transportation alternatives during construction –Learn about job opportunities with the contractors and MnDOT www.mndot.gov/35w94 To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays (3rd WED)
@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm
21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Big Georg Jackson Blues Band: Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music. #FreeMusicWednesdays


Thursday, May 17

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Dose & Dinks, Boot R&B, Carnegies, & ExactlyNo
@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30
21+ • $10 Cover A night of rock n’ roll!
Dose & Dinks with special guests Boot R&B, Carnegies, & ExactlyNo Thursday, May 17 at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave S • 5:30pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

Flirting at the movies! @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33 St • 6:30pm
To celebrate our 10th Birthday, we will host a private Flirt movie night at the Trylon Cinema on Thursday, May 17! We will be showing one of my favorite Golden Era movies…Indiscreet, with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. Tickets are $10 and include the movie, a cocktail hour the hour prior to the movie with complimentary bubbly courtesy of Solo Vino, and a complimentary candy or popcorn to enjoy during the movie. We will have a contest for best dressed 1950’s with the winner receiving a complimentary silk chemise from a favorite brand at Flirt, NK iMode. Stop in to Lula, the aware winning vintage shop around the corner from Flirt, and not only will they help you find the perfect 1950’s outfit but they will also give you 10% off when you mention you are going to the event! First 20 to purchase tickets will receive a gift bag the night of the show with great items from several of our brands. Tickets are only available at Flirt in St. Paul. Cash only. Tickets will not be for sale at the door. Cocktail hour at 6:30, showtime at 7:30. The Trylon is located at 2820 E 33rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55406. www.trylon.org Hope you can celebrate with us at this fun event! Stay tuned for more Golden Era events in the coming months to celebrate!

 

Weekly Roundup: May 4-10

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Photo by: Troy Davison 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm.  Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.
Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.
The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.
We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:
Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00am‐12:30pm
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
MLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the responses given by public entities to resident-submitted questions from our Hi-Lake Meeting February 27, 2018 with Alondra Cano- Minneapolis City Council Ninth Ward​, Peter McLaughlin​, Minnesota Department of Transportation​, Metro Transit​, and the 3rd Precinct! Thanks again for your willingness to engage with the community regarding this ongoing issue!
www.longfellow.org/2018/04/27/hi-lake-intersection-entity-responses/

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

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

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 4 

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 11:15-12:15pm

Today’s Energy Realities – Likely Energy Futures w/ Jon Friese and Timothy DenHerder Thomas @ Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S. • 7pm
Saudi America: Energy Facts and Fiction. With massive oil exploration underway, will the US rival Saudi Arabia and Russia as an oil and gas exporter? Or as geologist Art Burman has suggested, is shale oil and shale natural gas heading for a “retirement party”? Jon will share the big stories in national and international energy.

Dead Larry presents: May the 4th Be With You – A Star Wars Party @ Nomad World Pub (Minneapolis)
501 Cedar Ave S • Doors at 7pm • Music at 8pm
$7 advance / $10 at the door
Featuring: Dead Larry, Symone Smash It, Space Monster, NatanYael, New Elements. Costumes STRONGLY encouraged! Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes! PLUS there will be a raffle to win tickets to The Galactic Get Down Music Festival 2018!
Dead Larry: Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats. From Beatle-esque harmonies to spine chilling screams. From shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel.
Symone Smash It: Symone Smash It, along with producer Eye Dyed, and dancers Aveo and Trey Chic, uploaded the EDM/Pop EP, “Symulation,” to planet Earth on April 28th, 2017 and won’t stop until every life form is listening.
Space Monster: Space Monster is a psychadelic funk-rock band out of Minneapolis, MN. Dedicated to exciting live shows that include spin artists, live painting, giant monkeys and much more, Space Monster is a show you don’t want to miss!
Natanyael: Nearly 25 years ago NatanYael exploded into the world in a flurry of rainbow and glitter. Not much has changed since. Drawing influence from such greats as Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Madeon, and Porter Robinson, NatanYael has crafted a sound unique to her own.
New Elements: New Elements is an artist collective with one mission: to make you groove. With soaring guitar solos, beautiful synth interludes, and a big, fat rhythm section. New Elements defies classification with inspiration from every corner of the genre spectrum. One thing is certain; If you like to dance and you like to party this will be a show you wont want to miss.

Looking For Something Bigger – Opening Reception@ Forage Modern Workshop 
4023 E Lake St • 6pm
Forage Modern Workshop is pleased to announce Looking For Something Bigger, an interactive installation by Minneapolis based artist Preston Drum. Drum’s interactive installations present a stage of distortion, using everyday objects to create a blurred version of reality. Using materials such as cardboard, wood, drawings, paintings, video, and re-purposed materials, Drum will transform Forage Modern Workshop into a make-shift studio, an environment inspired by relocating his current studio space. Looking For Something Bigger will run May 2-July 1.

Creative Makers’ Open Studio @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for meaningful, focused time to create, reuse, make and connect with others! We’re inviting returning participants to keep working on their journals as well as helping newbies get started. New participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal.
What: Creative journaling class for up to 6 people
When: Friday, May 4, 5:30-7pm
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 9pm
Catch the Brian Naughton Band LIVE, NEVER A COVER! Thank you for supporting live music.

Latinas in Resistance Across Borders with Karla Lara @ Du Nord Craft Spirits
2610 E 32nd St • 4:30pm
JOIN US FOR A BILINGUAL EVENING WITH KARLA LARA [Español abajo- evento en Español con interpretación a ingles] Karla Lara is a singer and feminist organizer from Honduras leading efforts in the resistance against corporate imperialism and for the self-termination and dignity of her people through her music. She’s is visiting Minnesota to build the resistance across borders. Karla will be singing about the legacy of Berta Cáceres and the current struggle in Honduras. Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion alongside local Latinxa leaders: Veronica Mendez Moore, Monica Hurtado, Magdalena Kaluza, and Arianna Genis. This will be followed by time to connect with her and ending with a live performance.
BILINGUAL ROUND TABLE CONVO 4:30 PM Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion about building across borders as a woman and singer/activist, facilitated by Migdalia Loyola and featuring local organizers/leaders/artists: Veronica Mendez Moore is the Co-Director of CTUL which organizes to build power with low wage workers of color across the Twin Cities for a voice on the job and in their communities. For the last 16 years Veronica has dedicated herself to challenging the 1% and developing strategy and developing leadership in workers to get a seat at the table across from the 1%, to make demands, and to win. Mónica María Hurtado the racial justice and health equity organizer at Voices for Racial Justice.
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SUMATE A UN EVENTO BILINGÜE CON KARLA LARA Karla Lara es una cantante, activista y feminista hondureña liderando la resistencia contra el imperialismo, la privatización y la lucha por la autodeterminación y la dignidad del pueblo hondureño a través de su música. El propósito de su visita a Minnesota es fortalecer la resistencia más allá de las fronteras de su país. Karla canta sobre el legado de Berta Cáceres y sobre la lucha que Honduras enfrenta hoy día. MESA REDONDA—
CONVERSACION BILINGÜE 4:30pm Karla participará de la mesa redonda bilingüe donde compartirá su experiencia como mujer activista que construye puentes a través de las fronteras. A esta conversación, también se unirán activistas y artistas locales: Veronica Mendez Moore Monica Hurtado Magdalena Kaluza Arianna Genis
CONCIERTO 7:00pm Karla lleva muchos años creando música que inspira a los demás a formar parte de la construcción de mejores realidades. Ella es una lideresa del movimiento de feministas y artistas en resistencia, que hacen parte de la lucha por los derechos humanos, la justicia y la democracia en Honduras y en todo Centro América. El 4 de mayo Karla nos cantará sobre la “querida Berta Cáceres, su legado y su lucha por la justicia. Y como estamos avanzando nuestras demandas, nuestras formas de lucha territorial por la autonomía y en contra del modelo extractivo.

Hespera: Patrick, C.M., and Cole @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Patrick Antenucci grew up in a pothole outside of Youngstown, Ohio. His best work is scribbled on the doors of bathroom stalls. You can contact him via writing on a fogged up mirror, shining a skylight silhouette of the oxford comma, or by emailing him at his Gmail. C.M. lives in St. Paul with many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. He is related to the Norwegian writer Jonas Lie and draws much inspiration from that scrivener of old. Cole is a saxophonist and improviser. Beyond performing, Cole works with the collective Six Families to organize, curate, and sponsor a diverse array of projects across artistic disciplines. See you soon.

The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ The Cabooze 
913 Cedar Ave S • 8pm
$13 Line Jumper tickets (limited quantity) • $10 General Admission (cash only at the door)
***Star Wars Cosplayers get in for FREE. ***
The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 60+ artists local to Minneapolis’ unparalleled art scene; all while sipping some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while free pancakes are consumed over and over again. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; this is special edition MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU event will have a display of Star Wars themed artwork and heaps of vendors selling handcrafted goods. Come Experience one of Minneapolis’ largest pop-up art events in a galaxy you’ve never seen before. • 70+ of Local Emerging Artists • Live Body Painting • Live Art • DJ Performances • Free Pancake Bar •18+ ONLY • Special Exhibit of Star Wars themed art along side a wide variety of pop art, fine art, photography, etc. pancakesandbooze.com instagram.com/pancakesandbooze
twitter.com/pancakesbooze View this link to get an idea of previous shows: http://vimeo.com/14915703


Saturday, May 5

Reading with Hanne Ørstavik @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 5pm
Join us for a reading with Hanne Ørstavik, author of Love. A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences. It’s the day before Jon’s birthday, and a travelling carnival has come to the village. Jon goes out to sell lottery tickets for his sports club, and Vibeke is going to the library. From here on we follow the two individuals on their separate journeys through a cold winter’s night – while a sense of uneasiness grows. Love illustrates how language builds its own reality, and thus how mother and son can live in completely separate worlds. This distance is found not only between human beings, but also within each individual. This novel shows how such distance may have fatal consequences. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2447

Science Book Club: The Disappearing Spoon @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Limited copies are in stock now at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price, with more on the way. The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice. ABOUT THE BOOK: The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it’s also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+
$10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys 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.

Derby Day at Du Nord
2610 E 32nd St • 2pm
Take in the Kentucky Derby without the trip to Kentucky! The drink of the day will be the Mint Julep, of course. Mint, a dash of sugar, and our very own Mixed Blood whiskey will come together for a classic, refreshing derby tradition. Don’t forget your hat! We’ll be holding a contest for the best big hat during the event. The bigger and brighter, the better! We’ll also be holding a competition for the best dressed, so dress to impress. Bright colors, seersucker, fancy shoes, it all counts! We’ll be partnering with some local folks to bring you awesome prizes. Stay tuned! The cocktail room opens at noon. The final race of the derby will be sometime between 5 and 6:30.

Kai Carlson-Wee, Sally Franson, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and sam sax @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Best New Poets, AGNI, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and The Missouri Review. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine, and his poetry film, Riding the Highline, has screened at film festivals across the country. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a lecturer at Stanford University. Hieu Minh Nguyen was born in 1991, a child of Vietnamese immigrants, his debut collection of poetry, THIS WAY TO THE SUGAR, was a finalist for both the MN Book Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards.


Sunday, May 6

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
Live Pop Culture Trivia hosted by two of the metro’s most seasoned pros! 25+ years experience! WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night

On Screen: March of the Penguins @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 2:15-5pm

Earth Day River Cleanup
Sun 8am
Change of plans. Friends of the Mississippi River have cancelled their event, and wet need to postpone ours because there is simply too much snow still. So we will be rescheduling for Sunday May 6th. The goal is zero emissions! We plan to ride our bikes to the site and clean up the area. We will be meeting at Knox (4747 Lyndale Ave) at 8:15 (leaving by 8:30) and riding along the parkway to Mississippi Gorge Regional Park to volunteer with the Friends of the Mississippi River annual Earth Day cleanup. All are welcome. If you don’t have a bike to ride or can’t pedal with us, that’s ok you’re still welcome and encouraged to attend, no matter what your means of conveyance. Bring your work gloves and dress appropriately, let’s make an impact

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Urban Forage


Monday, May 7

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Lavender Country Film Screening / Q+A / acoustic performance @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • All Ages
Event starts at 8pm • $5-10 sliding scale at the door
In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released Lavender Country, a collection of gay radical country music. Though all of the records sold and the project was celebrated in a small portion of the gay community, Lavender Country proved too extreme for the music industry of the 70s and the project fizzled. In this special event, we will screen the short documentary and will hold a Q+A session with Patrick Haggerty. He will also give an acoustic performance!

The Gated Community at Schooner Tavern (May 7, 2018)
2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm
The Gated Community plays at the Schooner Bar for the first time! It’s a free show, no cover but tips are welcome!

Envelope-making w/ Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no tickets necessary) @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, for this free creative session. We’ll make envelopes using secondhand materials, like broken books, magazines or newspapers!
Drop in to the shop between 5-6pm to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave •10:30am • FREE
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.


Tuesday, May 8

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Pink Flower — Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm ​• 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas •
All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Come join us in creating a pretty pink flower in acrylic paint! Like always, you are welcome to change the colors and get creative! • Free beverage included! ​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages. Please arrive 10–15 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Soulfly and Nile with Outside the Murder and Mastiff at Cabooze (May 8, 2018)
913 Cedar Ave S • 6:30pm
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/32259419-soulfly-at-cabooze


Wednesday, May 9

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm
21+ • Insight Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Jon Rodine: Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is songdriven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His latest album “Last Star”–his first collection of original material–has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. “Authentic, unpretentious…funky, heartbreaking”, said Ellen Stanley, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. #FreeMusicWednesdays

Hearts Beat Loud (co-presented by 89.3 the Current) @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
MN Premiere Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 door
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6F2QqWExc&t=2s As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band. Channeling Sam’s resistance into a band name, they unexpectedly find We’re Not a Band’s first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces. Offerman and Clemons provide genuine warmth and chemistry as father and daughter, and they collaborate spiritedly on their characters’ catchy, heartfelt musical offerings, while Toni Collette and Sasha Lane contribute charming and multi-faceted performances of their own as the pair’s respective potential love interests. Director Brett Haley foregrounds sincerity and affection in this gentle, evocative ode to the bittersweetness of everyday life. Music by Keegan DeWitt (Wild Cub) Dir. Brett Haley, 2018, USA, 93 min, DCP

The Hula Peppers at the Schooner
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
The Second Wednesday in May is almost here! Join the Hula Peppers for some music for warmer temperatures at our favorite haunt, the Schooner Tavern. We will be there with all our Hawaiian finery.


Thursday, May 10

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-6pm

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

Trivia! Parkway Pizza Longfellow!
4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Come play TRIVIA every Thursday at 7:30pm! Win Prizes! Happy Hour! The Best Pizza Ever!

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Book Group: “21 Stories of Transition” gathered by Rob Hopkins @ Moon Palace Bookstore
3032 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30-8 pm
Transition isn’t a website and a Facebook page. It’s a community coming together to actively create more sustainable ways of living every day. This book shows a variety of projects taking place in Transition initiatives of all sizes all across the globe. A lot is happening in the Twin Cities, but we could do even more! Learn about:
REconomy projects in Luxembourg
EcoCrew Environmental Awareness in South Africa
The Pasadena Repair Cafe in California
Fishguard’s Surplus Food Cafe in Wales
Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum in London
Transition Media’s Free Store in Pennsylvania
Harvesting Rainwater in São Paulo, Brazil
Although just released last summer, the book is no longer available in print. But we’ve got TWO extra copies that we can sell. And you can download a PDF here!

Next Generation of Parks – Sabina Ali @ Powderhorn Park
5:30pm
Sabina Ali: – a civic leader, problem solver, and dreamer who gets things done – will talk about her experience transforming lives through parks, as the featured speaker at our Next Generation of Parks™ event. As a newcomer to her Thorncliffe Park community in Toronto, Ontario, Ali saw that the local public park was not serving the people who lived around it, so she got to work changing and improving the way this communal space served its neighborhood. Her work has been recognized internationally as a model for community-involved placemaking. “Being a newcomer,” Ali has said, “I was really keen to know how the system works, and helping these people was helping me.” Park lovers, community activists and volunteers, creative problem solvers, engaged citizens, and new community members, will enjoy hearing about Ali’s approach, which focuses specifically on empowering women and youth to help build spaces that serve their communities best. Following Ali’s talk there will be a question and answer session with Sabina Ali, Senator Patricia Torres Rey, and moderated by KMOJ’s Lissa Jones. Reception to follow event. About Sabina Ali Sabina Ali is the Chair and founding member of Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee – created by residents to advance a transformative vision for Thorncliffe Park and the surrounding community. Under Ali’s leadership, the Women’s Committee revitalized the local park and created a healthy, engaged, and inclusive community. Sabina has worked to build the capacity and economic opportunities of residents and manages a wide variety of food, art, fitness, markets, and garden programs. Sabina is the recipient of the Elizabeth Coke award for excellence in leadership in 2011, the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize, and the 2014 Phenomenal Woman Award. She was selected as one of the Top Ten Torontonians to get the things done by Globe and Mail. She recently was awarded for her excellence in civic action.