Weekly Roundup: June 22-28

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vacancy on the LCC Board of Directors!
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) has a vacancy on its Board of Directors.  We are seeking a resident that lives in the Howe Neighborhood of Greater Longfellow.  The term for this seat expires in April of 2019.  Anyone interested can contact LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at Melanie@longfellow.org or at 612-722-4529 ext 14.  A Board job description can be found here.

Longfellow Community Council is HIRING!
We are currently looking for a new Program Manager. Job description, details, requirements, benefits, and how to apply can be found here.

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

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


Friday, June 22

Public Random K-pop Dance Challenge ver.2 @ Powderhorn Park • 3pm
We’re bringing it back for the summer, it’s about to get hot! Come and join MNAPIC for the second time this year as we bring you an updated Random K-pop Dance Challenge!
How to get to Powderhorn Park (Minneapolis): Driving: Take MN-77/Cedar Ave (due to 35-W’s construction) Transit: Metro Bus Route 5 or 14 Parking is free wherever around the park!

The Hell And The Quiet EP Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
On June 22, 2018 join The Hell And The Quiet, The Dirty Banks, The Pleasure Programme and Dave Mehling (of The Fontanelles) at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge to celebrate the release of The Hell And The Quiet’s new EP “To Where And From”.

7pm Modern Sovrans Concert@ Minnehaha Falls Park • 7pm • FREE
The Modern Sovrans rockabilly, jump blues, honky-tonkey modernsovrans.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Technique And Variations “Por Tangos/Solea por Bulerias” @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $12 per class or $60 for 5-week session The Friday Open Class will focus on developing and perfecting various flamenco techniques including footwork and arm movement. All levels welcome.

Art opening: Jason Davis @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St. • 5pm

Opening for the new art show on our walls by upcoming Southside artist Jason Davis. Inspired by South Minneapolis’ street art, Jason’s paintings are abstract, but have an electric energy not found often in a museum. Band TBA

Epworth Gardens Fun Adult Fridays • Every Friday • 9:30-11:30am
Join us as we learn more about maintaining our garden this summer! Every Friday through August 26, we will water and weed the gardens, as well as do special projects to maintain the garden. Occasionally there may be a speaker or discussion included. Coffee will be provided.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden


Saturday, June 23

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 9:30am • All are welcome
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

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, 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.

CAFAC Scavenger Hunt @ Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center • 3749 Chicago Ave • 3pm
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center invites you to our inaugural scavenger hunt fundraiser! Compete for semi-fabulous prize packages by finding hot, sparky, or fiery items, and visiting public artworks along the way. Afterward, join us for a CAFAC-style party to celebrate the winners!
The details: *Gather at CAFAC at 3 p.m. to get the scavenger hunt list. *Depart on the hunt at 3:30. *Return to CAFAC with your loot no later than 7 p.m. *Party (snacks, beverages & entertainment) from 7 to 10 p.m. *Winners announced around 8:30 p.m. *1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize packages will be awarded. There aren’t many rules: *Each participant must be registered for this fundraising event. *You’re welcome and encouraged to participate as a team, it just means you’ll share a prize package if your team is victorious. *In the case of a tie, CAFAC will devise an alternate method to choose the winners, which may be a random drawing. *have fun while supporting a community-based arts organization and the hundreds of learners and artists we serve every year! The CAFAC Scavenger Hunt is open to all ages and includes the party. Adult tickets are $25 and youth tickets are $15.

Twin Cities Synth Meet @ Squirrel Haus Arts • 3450 Snelling Ave • 1-9pm
Dedicated to bring local synthesizer fans together! If you’re interested in synthesizers come join us! Family friendly! Great way to meet new people with similar interests! We might also have a live performance during the event too! Organized like a car show… synth lovers can bring their synths to show off, or just show up to look at other peoples synths! Meet new people and talk about what ever! Bring a Synth! Bring a Friend! Have Fun and Geek out! Small donation appreciated.

Grrrl Scout Presents: Summer Camp 2018 (Pride Party) @ The Cabooze • 913 Cedar Ave S • 9pm-2am • Cover: $15 • 21+
Our 5th Annual PRIDE “Summer Camp” event. We’ll have plenty of queer, late night activities to keep you entertained. Think you have what it takes to be a true GRRRL SCOUT?! Get ready to earn your merit. In the meantime, check out some of the fabulous entertainment we’ll be featuring at this year’s event:
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING: GRRRL SCOUT is teaming up with Ritual Print Co. to bring you tons of queer printed fun! These folks are fearless with their designs and have no problem speaking their mind. We’ll have custom t-shirts and hankies hot off the press – ready for purchase during the party.
DRESS TO IMPRESS (Midnight Challenge): We all know how challenging it can be to find the perfect outfit for a night out on the town….but what about in the bedroom. It’s time to “buckle up” with the finest harnesses around. Each contestant will need to complete their look before the buzzer. Don’t worry….this is a “pants on” kind of party. The reigning champion will take home an extra special prize pack courtesy of our fabulous sponsors.
SPARKLE STATION: A little GLITTER goes a long way! Fox Den Salon is back and ready to help you SHINE. Head to the “SPARKLE STATION” and let these fine folks tell you all about their fabulous colors and styles.
PATIO PLAY: Need a break from the action?! Step outside and enjoy the Cabooze patio. We’re bringing back all your favorite oversized classics (Bag Toss and Drinking Jenga) as well as a few new camp inspired games (such as the All-City Handlebar Hook).
MUNCHIES: We also know a night full of dancing can really work up an appetite. Head to the Cabooze Canteen and grab a tasty late night snack. Menu coming soon.
BEACHBALL VOLLEYBALL: You read that right! Grab your crew and enjoy a few cocktails on the court. Our new sand-filled pit on the patio will certainly keep your body movin’ all night long. PHOTO BOOTH/SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER: Tink Social will be helping us capture our most memorable moments at the SUMMER CAMP photo booth. Stop by and share a pic. The Cabooze also features multiple bars, huge patios, bonfires, pinball, pool tables and gender neutral bathrooms as far as the eye can see! Hosted By: Scarlette Revolver Music By: AriAtari & Girl Named Jane Performances by: • Scarlette Revolver • Red Bone • Troop 612 • Symone Smash It • New Black City Where: The Cabooze 913 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Time:

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
Final weekend. For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from 1960 and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition The Senior Sow, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of its (his) era. But never shackled to a single style or movement. Never dull. Always expressive. Its an explosion of visual treats.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

Summer Solstice Open House @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy
3706 East 34th St. 10am-8pm
A community gathering and summer solstice celebration~ open house style! Come one, come all! Everyone welcome! Celebrate community herbalism in action with live music (musical act still to be determined!) We will also be offering some food, herbal elixirs, iced teas and cocktails (later in the day, of course!) There will be an outdoor marketplace as well as 20% off of retail indoors. Expect henna design and tarot as some of our other festive offerings!
Schedule of events:
10am Good Morning!
11am Summer Solstice flower essence demo with Jessie
5pm Herbal Cocktail Hour begins!
6pm *musical guest* TBD


Sunday, June 24

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
Final weekend. For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from 1960 and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition The Senior Sow, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of its (his) era. But never shackled to a single style or movement. Never dull. Always expressive. Its an explosion of visual treats.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

Sunday Class: Beginners and Intermediate May 20-August @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 
3748 Minnehaha Ave • 1pm
Sunday classes resume on May 20. DATES: May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 NOTE: No class on June 17 due to a performance at James Ballentine VFW) CLASSES: Beginners: 1-2 pm Intermediate: 2-3:30 pm NOTE: Juan del Gastor will sub my classes on June 3 and 10 in the morning as part of the residency project by Twin Cities Flamenco Collective. For information of Juan´s classes on June 3 and 10, go to https://tcfcjuan.wixsite.com/tcfc/classes For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class

Outdoor Yoga Adventure @ Minnehaha Falls  • 10am-1pm • Price: $70/per person
In the first of three Summer Series Yoga Adventures, join Sonja Ramos, Yoga teacher, massage therapist and outdoor educator for an afternoon of hiking along Minnehaha Creek down to the Mississippi River. After the hike, enjoy a guided yoga class creekside, ending with a healthy lunch and beverages. Come alone or with your friends, prepared to make new friends, enjoy a spectacular hiking experience that is safe for ALL levels, yoga outside and some of the BEST scenery Minnesota has to offer, right in the heart of Minneapolis!
This is OFF SITE at Minnehaha Park. Please park at the parking lot near Sea Salt Eatery and we will gather near the stairway leading down to Minnehaha Falls right off the Sea Salt Patio. The street address for Sea Salt and the adjacent parking lot is: 4825 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55417. *Look for the yoga mats you’ll be in the right place!*
Maeth Goes To Hell ft. Straya, Lungs, Dahlheimer @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Here’s how it’s gonna go: 8:30pm Dahlheimer • 9:15pm Lungs • 10pm Straya • 10:45pm Maeth • 11:30 I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying • This show is 21+ with a $5-$10 sliding scale cover charge.
I know things have seemed bright and cheery in the Maeth camp lately but the horrible truth is that, behind the scenes, a private war has been raging. There are some in the band who believe La Croix, Florida’s most steadfast purveyor of early 90’s graphic design, to be the only serious choice for flavored sparkling water. Others prefer the quaint Midwestern charm of Mendota Springs, and when our practice space’s vending machine kept switching from one to the other as if they were somehow interchangeable beverages, it sparked animosity not yet seen since the Clear Cola War of the early 90s.
Our guitarist/flutist Sam decided the strain of mediating this cold war between factions both so near and dear to his heart had grown too great, so he upped and decided to move out east to become a rabbi. With this sacrificial gesture, he has finally brought tentative peace to our humble City Sound studio space. Unfortunately, the only way for us to retain this fragile ceasefire is for the remaining members of Maeth to go our separate ways, never to bicker about bubbly water or write dank riffs together ever again. Seriously though, Sam is leaving Minnesota this summer to begin his rabbinical studies and we couldn’t be happier for him. Maeth simply wouldn’t be the same band without him, so this feels like the right time for us to go to sleep. We have a long history with every band playing this last show of ours and we’re thrilled to spend the night surrounded by dear friends who have made the Twin Cities such a loving and inspiring home for us over all these years. To everyone still reading this – we love you. Thank you for everything
Pints For Pups with Adopt A Husky MN @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Adopt A Husky Minnesota and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to Adopt A Husky MN.  Adoptable dogs  https://www.adoptahuskyminnesota.org/our-dogs/ About AAHMN: “Adopt A Husky Minnesota is a Siberian Husky rescue organization which was formed by a group of hardworking volunteers committed to saving the lives of unwanted dogs and puppies both locally and across the Midwest.” Learn More: https://www.adoptahuskyminnesota.org/about/

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm
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+

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!

Sunday afternoon reading with a nice glass of cider @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Meet local authors and hear them read from their work. Every other week we’ll feature a new author.

The Sparrow on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Chahine’s revered film is set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War. It follows a policeman from a small village who is troubled by the corruption he sees all around him. The Sparrow was banned in Egypt because it criticized the regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser. This screening is co-presented with Mizna, a local Arab film, literature, and arts nonprofit.

Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Kid Friendly • $20 Suggested Donation
All Proceeds To The Artist Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood are two of the reasons why Minnesota is known nationwide as a hotbed for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Both guitarists are widely recognized for their solo careers and have inspired seasoned pros and aspiring students alike with their unique talents. Both are former National Fingerpicking Champions who have gone on to release numerous recordings and compile lengthy performance resumés. About ten years ago Tim and Phil began to work up duets and perform together. They’ve built an exciting and wide-ranging repertoire drawing from American folk/blues/early jazz roots, some brilliant forays into “world” music, and a few well-chosen pop obscurities. The two have honed a dynamic concert format that showcases each guitarist’s solo selections and culminates in the full glory of two world-class fingerpickers going at it together.

Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 4pm
Struggling to control pests in your gardens? Join us for a conversation with Professor Vera Krischik as she discusses tips to control insects in a sustainable, chemical-free way. Learn how to determine when to treat, what to look for before treatment, and alternatives to spraying. She will also compare organic methods and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for garden pests. Vera has been studying pesticides impact on bees for many years and so will also discuss best practices for home gardeners to minimize negative effects on bees and local pollinators while controlling unwanted pests. Come with your questions! This is a free class but space is limited! RSVP to andrea.e@tinydiner.com. Vera Krischik has been a professor at the
Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden


Monday, June 25

Summer Celebration & Fundraiser Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar
3800 37th Ave S • 6-8:30 pm • FREE Everyone welcome!

-Kid-friendly activities
-Food and drinks available for purchase
-Silent auction fundraiser
Silent auction items have been generously donated by the following wonderful local businesses:
• Blue Door Pub • Dock 6 Pottery • Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio • Trylon Cinema • Heroic Goods & Games • Junket: Tossed & Found • Moon Palace Books • Naked Carly Art • Mother Earth Gardens • Forage Modern Workshop • Corazon • Community Hops • Soderberg’s Floral & Gift • Longfellow Grill • The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic

The Sparrow on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Chahine’s revered film is set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War. It follows a policeman from a small village who is troubled by the corruption he sees all around him. The Sparrow was banned in Egypt because it criticized the regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser. This screening is co-presented with Mizna, a local Arab film, literature, and arts nonprofit

Release party – A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading celebrating the release of A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson. Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more! https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2676

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

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, June 26

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar 
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia.

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series @ Birchwood Cafe 
3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “Poverty, Inc.”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat! The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem? Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe. Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!

Bollywood Dance (FREE) at CANDO • 7pm
OIBY, in collaboration with Bollywood Dance Scene and The Central Neighborhood, Minneapolis, is very happy to bring Bollywood Dance to the community. We offer FREE Bollywood Dance every 4th Tuesday of the month!! Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member Divya Maiya says, “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”

The Fattenin’ Frogs at Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Minneapolis electric country blues quartet, The Fattenin’ Frogs, make their Schooner Tavern debut!

Make on Lake: Street Printing! @ Division of Indian Work 
1001 E Lake St • 5pm
DIY printing is in your future! Join the Tantrum Art Collective for street and screen printing on #LakeStreet! Bring your own t-shirts or hoodies or borrow our poster paper to make art using the urban landscape and its existing emblems, plaques, manhole covers, and more! Also: button making and screen print an awesome design made by youth at the Division of Indian Work. Celebrate #MPLS pride and learn the basics of DIY printing. This event is part of our Make On Lake: A Public Art Series!


Wednesday, June 2027

Longfellow Walking Tour • 6:30-8:15pm • We will leave from outside the Hook and Ladder at 6:30 pm 
Get your steps in! Get to know the Longfellow neighborhood!
Spend some time with other neighbors! On Wednesday, June 27 Spirit Garage will lead a walking/wheeling tour of part of the Longfellow neighborhood, walking by some of our neighborly points of interest, stopping for ice cream, time in a park, and more. The route will be about 3.5 miles, with breaks. We will have lots of time to chat, take fun pictures, and be out and about in this neighborhood we call home. What might we learn about Longfellow from the sidewalk level? Expect to be out until about 8:15; longer if you want to stop for a drink and food at the end of the walk.

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Parent Education Event! @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Parents and caregivers of middle & high school-aged children: Join us for a free fun and interactive workshop to gain information, tools and support to become comfortable talking about puberty, dating, sexual health and decision-making with your child! Topics include: • Is this normal? What to expect during the teen years. • Fostering open communication with your teen. • Clear messages regarding values and expectations. Gain more comfort, confidence, and courage to have important conversations with your child regarding healthy relationships and sexuality.

Lev and Olga Band @ Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Lev and Olga Band return to Schooner Tavern featuring their original compositions along with traditional/modern Russian, Ukrainian and English cover tunes. A performance not to be missed! Come early for seating. Bring your friends and food in. No cover and cheap drinks! See you! (+21)

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

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm • FREE
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.


Thursday, June 28

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.

Reading with Miriam McNamara @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Miriam McNamara, author of the new book The Unbinding of Mary Reade. A clever, romantic novel based on the true story of a girl who disguised herself as a boy to sail with the infamous pirates Anne Bonny and Calico Jack–and fell in love with Anne Bonny. There’s no place for a girl in Mary’s world. Not in the home of her mum, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy granny, where no girl can be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a sailor aboard a Caribbean merchant ship, Mary’s livelihood–and her safety–depends on her ability to disguise her gender. At least, that’s what she thinks is true. But then pirates attack the ship, and in the midst of the gang of cutthroats, Mary spots something she never could have imagined: a girl pirate. The sight of a girl standing unafraid upon the deck, gun and sword in hand, changes everything. In a split-second decision, Mary turns her gun on her own captain, earning herself the chance to join the account and become a pirate alongside Calico Jack and Anne Bonny. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2677

Westwind Big Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Westwind Big Band 18-piece jazz band feat. improvised solos hopkinswestwind.org Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Jenna Graves – “Reasons Why” EP Release show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 18+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Jenna Graves Burnsville native Jenna Graves is an emerging Twin City singer-songwriter (and full-time University of Minnesota student) releasing a true ‘sophomore effort’ with her “Reasons Why” EP.
Erin Grand Erin Grand grew up singing with her church choir and leading worship while learning to play the guitar and piano along the way. The beginning of her music career started at the young age of 12 when she was asked to be a part of a local, youth cover band that was formed by her former guitar and piano teacher. The band had many opportunities and performed together until 2014.

Vacancy on the LCC Board of Directors

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) has a vacancy on its Board of Directors.  We are seeking a resident that lives in the Howe Neighborhood of Greater Longfellow.  The term for this seat expires in April of 2019.  Anyone interested can contact LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at Melanie@longfellow.org or at 612-722-4529 ext. 14.  A Board job description can be found here.

Longfellow Community Council: Job Opening

Job Title: Program Manager

Reports To:               Executive Director

Hours Per Week:     40+

Salary:                       $37,000 to 45,000/year DOQ


Longfellow Community Council

The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is a community-based, 501(c) 3 citizen participation organization that represents the interests of community members, including approximately 400 business owners and 20,000 residents who live, work, learn and play within the Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha Neighborhoods of South Minneapolis.  LCC is the officially recognized citizen participation organization for the Greater Longfellow area.


The mission of the LCC is to improve the well being of our diverse community through engagement, involvement and empowerment.


Job Description

The Program Manager will oversee, implement and report on programs and projects of the LCC.  The person in this position is responsible for staffing LCC committees, managing programs and projects and ensuring that funding is secured for special projects.

Job Duties

  • Work with community residents and committee members to develop and implement the housing, environment, transportation and community development strategies in LCC’s Strategic Plan.
  • Work with community residents to organize events and meetings to build the capacity of the community to understand and evaluate emerging issues related to LCC priorities.
  • Assist LCC and its committees to research, publicize, review and respond to proposed zoning and planning applications in the neighborhood. Communicate with City Planning and Zoning staff on relevant timelines and application requirements.
  • Provide administrative staff support to LCC’s three committees.
  • Meet with potential developers and facilitate a community, engagement process to allow resident input on proposed projects,
  • Work with City and other government officials and staff on initiatives related to housing, development, business, environment and transportation.
  • Work with LCC staff to plan community building and fundraising events.
  • Assist with researching and writing grant requests and reports.
  • Assist with marketing and advertise LCC programs, events and activities.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Skills

  • B.A. or related experience in housing, environment or community development field
  • Community organizing experience
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with the Greater Longfellow and/or other Minneapolis neighborhoods
  • Experience working with volunteers and people of diverse cultures & backgrounds

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with City and County policies and processes related to housing, biking, transit and community development
  • Desire to work in a collaborative office and as a team with staff and volunteers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social media
  • Bilingual (e.g., Spanish/English)

Benefits

  • Full health and dental
  • Employer contribution with Simple IRA

Job posting closes on Friday, June 29th

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Melanie Majors, Executive Director at melanie@longfellow.org or by mail to 2727 26th Avenue S., Minneapolis MN  55406.  No calls.

Weekly Roundup: June 8-14

bike hub Jean Des Marais
Photo by: Jean Des Marais 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

9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Maps will be available starting the evening of Thursday, June 7 at the following locations:
Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar : 3800 37th Ave S
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN : 3009 27th Ave S
Merlins Rest Pub : 3601 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books : 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Savory Bake House : 3008 36th Ave S
Tim Hortons : 3600 E Lake St
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

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


Friday, June 8

The Morning Kings @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Morning Kings funky, groovin, jamin, great, music: themorningkings.com
Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Get Outdoors Day @ Powderhorn Park
3400 S. 15th Ave • 4-8pm • FREE • Family-friendly • All-Ages
Facebook event link: http://bit.ly/2q96hgW
Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages to discover and lead healthy lifestyles in the great outdoors. This event offers newcomers and seasoned enthusiast to experience fun traditional and non-traditional outdoor recreational activities. Make lasting memories and introduce a child to the wonders of nature, with a fun-filled afternoon in the park!
An exciting line-up of activities include:
Canoeing, fishing, archery, climbing wall, nature, crafts, birding, and much more!
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

RADDA RADDA – Album Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+
$9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
RADDA RADDA: RADDA RADDA is a fresh Rock/Pop/Americana group from Minneapolis. The band’s many years of nonstop writing, touring and musical experimentation with scores of previous, separate projects ultimately brought them together in the spring of 2017.
Jillian Rae: Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence.
Savannah Smith: A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate.

Showing of “bs: conversation” by Rachel Jendrzejewski @ The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave • 4pm • FREE
Join us for a free showing of bs: conversation, a new work-in-progress by McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Rachel Jendrzejewski, created and performed in collaboration with movement-maker Terry Hempfling and multimedia artist John Marks. bs: conversation is an active exchange of language, movement, image, and sound. The artists will share processes they’ve been exploring together this spring, collaging improvised dialogues, personal stories, poetry, and found texts in real time with physical and object-driven endurance exercises, live sound mixing, and video. The showing will be approximately 60 minutes, followed by an informal happy hour. No RSVP needed. For accessibility information, please visit https://pwcenter.org/accessibility

 

Saturday, June 9

June Ambient Jam at Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm

Night Jobs, Free Truman, In Lieu, Car Spiders @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm • FREE • 21+

Boneshaker Book Club: Heart Berries @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 9-11am • FREE
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “Heart Berries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers. 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 and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot’s mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father―an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist―who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

 ** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking.

Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project 2nd Annual Native Plant Celebration and Sale • 9am-5pm • BUY 2 SMALL NATIVE PLANTS, GET 1 FREE!​
Both of Longfellow’s fabulous garden stores, Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery, will be featuring their spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering this wonderful incentive to help you plant a wildlife friendly front or back yard. Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering and fuss, and attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators.
Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Habitat project will be on hand to talk plants and wildlife from 9am to 1130am at Minnehaha Falls Nursery and 1230-3pm at Mother Earth Gardens.
Mother Earth Gardens:  3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.motherearthgarden.com
Minnehaha Falls Nursery:  4461 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.minnehahafallsnursery.com
Longfellow Habitat Project:  www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com

Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Beginner Swing Dance Lessons 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome. 
Mississippi Hot Club – 9pm
Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements.

The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League – 10:30pm
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.

The Hub’s 14th Annual Used Bike Extravaganza! @ The Hub Bike Co-op 
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
It’s finally summer and that means it’s time for our annual Used Bike Extravaganza! If you’re new to the UBE, think of this event as a huge consignment fair, with The Hub as the host! Every year, our community members drop off hundreds of bikes to sell in the Extravaganza. All these bikes are then available for purchase on the second weekend in June.
Looking to SELL a Bike?: Our Extravaganza is an opportunity for customers to sell their bikes and get the full amount in store credit. All bikes must be in safe, rideable condition (besides, the better condition they are in, the faster they sell!). Sellers bring their bikes in the week before the sale to get priced.
Looking to BUY a Bike?: For those who are looking, the Extravaganza brings in a wide variety of bikes – from kids’ bikes to cruisers to road bikes and sometimes even a tandem or two! The perfect bike may be waiting for you…Don’t miss out! Bring a helmet for test rides if you have one! Much, much more info available at our website (http://www.thehubbikecoop.org/about/used-bike-extravaganza-pg146.htm), and at our “How to Buy a Used Bike Seminar” (which will be on Friday, June 8th at 6pm at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave store)

Sunday, June 10

Monday, June 11

Reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of the new collection of stories The Lion’s Binding Oath. Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa’s most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories—families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties. The Lion’s Binding Oath, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf’s collection of short stories, introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles: their humanity, faith, identity, friendship, and family bonds, as whispers of war grow louder around them. Through stories that span the years before and during Somali’s civil war, Yusuf weaves together Somalia’s political, social, and religious conflicts with portrayals of the country’s love of poetry, music, and soccer. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=265

Tuesday, June 12

Books & Bars: The Hate U Give @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm
We discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Presented by The Loft Literary Center “‘Young adult’ is a critical age, and I knew that if I showed Starr going through these types of things, I could provide a mirror for some young adults and a window for adults—a lot of [whom] read young adult books—who might bring open hearts to a story that I told from her perspective, when they might normally look at a topic like this and say, ‘No.’” But thanks to Thomas’s absorbing storytelling, those who read The Hate U Give will be right beside Starr, grappling with understanding entrenched prejudice, where it comes from, and what role she—and those at home—have in exposing and combatting it. – The Atlantic

Film Night: “The Reluctant Radical” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
2730 E 31st St • 6pm
Taco Tuesday Film Night – Come and watch “The Reluctant Radical”, a film about one man’s journey to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change. Ken Ward is one of the five people who shut down all the Canadian tar sands pipelines transporting oil into the US on a fine day in 2016. What led him to take this step? We’ll have a taco supper and watch together. Free will offering.

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia

Technique/Choreography Intermediate/Advanced @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with polishing choreography from the Saturday Intermediate/Advanced Choreography class. This is is great to develop stamina. Live guitar accompanist.

Wednesday, June 13

Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Sound Unseen is screening “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” at the Trylon at 7. We’re hosting the after party! Ticket stubs from the film will get you half off drinks. Free entrance to the dance party and DJ Truthlizard will be spinning til midnight. http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2018/3/26/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution-mn-premier-co-presented-by-twin-cities-gay-scene Free! Tip your DJ! Presented by Sound Unseen Co-presented by the Twin Cities Gay Scene

The Dieselfitters @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Dieselfitters roots rock, rockabilly, jump blues. Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 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

TGIF Trivia at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Join us on Wednesday the 13th of June for TGIF trivia! Get your 90’s geek on and get your group together! +1 bonus point for TGIF swag (per team, not person) Max team size is 6 Shows include: Saved by the bell | Step by step | Family matters | Full house

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: What’s Growing in the Tiny Garden? @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 9am
Herban Adventures is back at Tiny Diner with more amazing classes to engage your children in healthy eating and gardening! Join us for a class exploring the magic of common herbs and plants you’ll find growing in the Tiny Diner garden. Everyone will have the opportunity to engage with the various plants through a sensory experience of taste, touch and smell and learn about herbs through interactive games and songs.  Click link in title for more info.

Thursday, June 14

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.

Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show @ Pillsbury House Theatre 
3501 Chicago Ave •7:30pm
Join us for a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions. Bear witness as HoneyPot, Miss Kitty and dat Black Mermaid Man Lady work with Oya, Osun and Yemaya (Yoruba deities) to train in a next generation healer, as they lift communal prayers to the Light. In performance all present are invited to make offerings to this world of womanizing, piano playing, knife carrying she’roes and old people that fly. Performers sing, move, tell stories, call the audience to process, chant, holler back, build altars – celebrate life. All present are responsible for the Journey. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show is part of the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / Home project. For more go to: http://datblackmermaidmanlady.com. DAT BLACK MERMAID MAN LADY / THE SHOW THREE WEEKS ONLY: JUNE 1 – 24, 2018 By Sharon Bridgforth Directed by Ebony Noelle Golden Starring Aimee K. Bryant, Florinda Bryant, PaviElle French, and Kenyai O’Neal. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show was made possible by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award program, The Whitman Institute, Thousand Currents Artist In-Residence Program, development support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund (a program made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and is a project of Creative Capital.

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

June 13 garden bugs, all you want to know @ Epworth United Methodist Church 
3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Jessica Wynd Miller – Garden Insects Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (or How I Learned to Love the Bugs) learn what bugs to keep and how to encourage those you don’t want to leave. Bring photos of ones you want identified.