Weekly Roundup: January 24-30

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Friday, Jan 24

2nd annual Twin Cities Tongue Twister Hot Sauce contest @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6:30pm
Bring your hottest and bestest hot pepper sauce to Urban Forage to compete for the prize of best tasting and hottest hot sauce in the Twin Cities.

Winter Art Lending Event @ Powderhorn Park @ 6pm
Join the Minneapolis Art Lending Library at the Powderhorn Park Recreation Center on January 24th from 6pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then it’s yours to display in your home or office for three months, free of charge!
If you are a first-time borrower, please make sure to bring proof of your current address. 
Parking is available at the center as well as on the street.

Old Guys Play the Blues – Live at the Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
The Old Guys bring their Memphis-flavored tales of hard living, fast women, and a chaser of redemption back to South Minneapolis. 

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm-12:30am
The BNB live at the Schooner Tavern in South Minneapolis. Great venue!! Check it out.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Tired of his millions, Thomas Crown (McQueen) plans heists for fun. Enter Vicki Anderson (Dunaway) as the brilliant insurance adjuster assigned to catch him.

Hard Looks Album Release @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm • All-ages, $5
Come out and help us celebrate the release of our new CD, “One Step”. We’ll be joined by our good friends Fiji-13 & Black Widows!

Whalen and the Willows, Part Time Ex’s and Mac & Reino @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show • $5 for MN Music Coalition Members (MMC) (Door Only)
Tickets -> https://peaceful-release.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Whalen and the Willows’ first full-length record, Peaceful. Based in Minnesota, Whalen and the Willows’ special brand of Americana uses melody, rhythm, and harmony to conjure an experience that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Ranging from dark and brooding to bright and hopeful, their music has the depth and authenticity to catch anyone’s ear. This special night also features local rockers, Part Time Ex’s, and local moody duo, Mac & Reino (Casey McIntyre and Jeff Reinartz).

Minneapolis Art Lending Library: Winter Lending Event, Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave S • 6pm – 8pm
All residents of the Twin Cities have the opportunity to borrow original works of art for a three-month period, free of charge. Visit artlending.org for more information. 
We also have a Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2691516484204130/

Saturday, Jan 25

P R G R P H S ep release show @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $8 Cover • ALL AGES • Doors 9pm • Music 9:30pm

Rapper Sword Dance Out @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
Duck or Grouse Rapper Sword and our friends RapXcalibur, Guyz with Tiez, and asworded dancers from Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges will be dancing and imbibing at Urban Forage. Please join for an exciting and possibly hilarious afternoon, or at least some good times.  Bring your friends!

Burns Night at the Pub @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7pm
Join us on our annual Burns Night at the pub with poetry, music and of course Haggis Dinner. Music by Tim Cheesebrow to follow event  Call for reservations – we will be asking for a 15.00 per person deposit

Sunday, Jan 26

Romance Book Club: The Bromance Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The Bromance Book Club. Get your copies at Moon Palace for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Nanilo with Yigitcan Eryaman: Music in The House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
This installment of our Music in the House Series features NANILO with special guest Yigitcan Eryaman. NANILO is a trio made up of experienced vocalists and ethnographic researchers, Sarina Partridge, Alia Jeraj, and Sarah Larsson. They sing songs of migration, with an emphasis in traditional women’s music from Eastern Europe, Western India, and the Jewish diaspora. Nimble performers with tight harmonies and complex rhythms spinning stories of love, longing, and liberation.

Yigitcan Eryaman is a classically-trained Turkish guitarist, building a reputation in the Twin Cities for innovative, sonically-adventurous arrangements of Turkish and Balkan folk songs. Yigitcan was a 2019 Cedar Commissions artist, for which he composed a suite of songs exploring the seasons of Minnesota through an immigrant’s eyes. Yigitcan’s ensemble, Üsküdar Eclectic, performs regularly at Finnish Bistro in St. Paul and released their debut album in 2019, featuring renowned vocalist Brenna MacCrimmon.

Monday, Jan 27

Scottish Country Dance Mini-Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Whether you’re curious about Scottish country dancing or if you’re a lapsed SCDer looking for a review, this 4-week session will give you an overview of the basic elements.  Join us on Monday nights, 7:30pm to 9:00pm beginning January 27th. The full course costs just $12 ($10 for Tapestry Folkdance Center members). No need to be Scottish or to bring a partner!  Be sure to invite your friends!
Details at http://www.rscds-twincities.org/minicourse.html

Danez & The Homies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading and conversation with Danez Smith and Tish Jones in celebration of Smith’s highly anticipated third collection, Homie

A magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family—blood and chosen—arrives with just the right food and some redemption. Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez’s, for yours.

Danez Smith is the author of Homie, Don’t Call Us Dead, winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a finalist for the National Book Award, and [insert boy], winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. They live in Minneapolis. http://www.danezsmithpoet.com 

Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks, Tish Jones is a poet, performer, educator and cultural producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has performed in venues throughout the United States, including but not limited to, Dance Place, Kaplan Theater, The Walker Art Center, CBGB and more. Her work can be found in the Minnesota Humanities Center’s anthology entitled, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota, the 2011 and 2013 Saint Paul Almanac, and the Loft Literary Center’s Nation of Immigrants audio CD. An Arts Matters Foundation Fellow, a Springboard for the Arts’ 20/20 Artist Fellow and a graduate fellow of the inaugural Intercultural Leadership Institute, her work explores the way in which art can function as a tool for social transformation, liberation, and education.  Jones is also the former director of the Brave New Voice international youth poetry slam festival. For more on her personal praxis, see Jones’ TEDxMinneapolis Talk on Spoken Word as a Radical Practice of Freedom.

Tuesday, Jan 28

Grease Rag Open Shop for Femme/Trans/Women @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • FREE • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, hosts Grease Rag Open Shop at our location (University of Minnesota Bike Center, East Bank Campus). This is a free open shop for people who identify as FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-Spirit).
Grease Rag Open Shop is a time for you to come and use our stands and tools at no cost. The work is expected to be done by you, and we’ll have a facilitator or two at the shop to help if you need guidance or an extra hand. Attendees receive a 10% discount on parts and accessories purchased during the Open Shop time. Grease Rag Ride & Wrench encourages and empowers FTW (Femme/Trans/Women, Non-binary, Two-spirit) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space.

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I AM”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!

I AM is an utterly engaging and entertaining non-fiction film that poses two practical and provocative questions: what’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as “Ace Ventura,” “Liar Liar,” “The Nutty Professor,” and “Bruce Almighty.” However, in I AM, Shadyac steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world. Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHRVnUch6oQ

The Minneapolis 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!

Movie Trivia: 80’s Cult Classics Theme Night! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • Admission is FREE! We’re kicking off 2020 with another special movie trivia theme:
80’s CULT CLASSICS THEME NIGHT!
From movies like “Less Than Zero” to even lesser than zero!
BONUS POINTS:
Any team with at least one member who dresses top to bottom in their freshest ’80s outfit gets 2 bonus points! Leg warmers, padded shoulders, neon, parachute pants, hairspray! Oh my!

Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!

Wednesday, Jan 29 

Wesley Stace: A Tribute to John Wesley Harding feat Robert Lloyd @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
Acclaimed novelist and songwriter, Wesley Stace, has earned an international following under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. Tenured at Sire, Rhino and Hollywood Records with a robust, 17 album catalogue, the most recent release coming from the legendary Flowers Studio (MPLS), in collaboration with The Jayhawks, Stace’s musical versatility ranges from traditional folk to full-on pop and has won over audiences and critics alike. Joining the bill, frequent collaborator and acclaimed mandolin, accordion, and keyboard player, Robert Lloyd. Also featuring Austin, Texas, bohemian-born, musician and writer Dylan Hicks.

The April Fools return to The Schooner – One night only! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Back at one of the grooviest little joints in the country. We play all night – and there is never a cover at the Schooner.


Reading with Alyssa Zaczek @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
In this middle grade novel starring a drag kid, seventh-grader. Martin McLean struggles to find his voice, and his inner diva, as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter in Martin McLean, Middle School Queen. Alyssa Zaczek is an author and lifelong lover of words. Martin McLean, Middle School Queen is her debut novel. Originally from Chicago, Alyssa now lives in St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Thursday, Jan 30

A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show • Seats available on a first-come first-served basis!
Tickets -> https://holy-place-to-be.eventbrite.com
Join us for A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie, an acoustic performance and sing-a-long with John Eller (The Shiny Lights), Chris Perricelli (Little Man) in celebration of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, David Bowie. 

Also joining John and Chris will be Leslie Ball, Janey Winterbauer, Michelle Massey, Katie McMahon, Joseph Pettini and Paul Boblett. Let’s Dance!
Note: Due to artist scheduling conflicts, the “A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie” concert has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Advance tickets already purchased for the previously announced date will be honored at our box office for this show.

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

Thursday Trivia: Disney movies: The Renaissance @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Did you wear out the VHS tapes of 1990’s era Disney movies as a kid, watching and rewinding Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast a few thousand times?  Do you still? Come to Disney Renaissance era trivia at Urban Forage and win stuff! All movies released between 1989 and 1999 are fair game.

Weekly Roundup: January 17-23

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required
Instructions provided
No partner needed
All abilities warmly invited
$3 | Scholarships available
Drop-ins welcome
Snacks provided 

Futsal / Soccer Training for Grades 6-12 begins Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Soccer training and futsal free play with Coach Pete Munene and the Harambee Sports Club is designed for motivated players (grades 6-12) who have participated in recreational or competitive soccer and are looking to improve their skills. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. Each 90-minute intensive training will consist of speed, strength, and agility training; technical/skill-building; and small-sided futsal play.
Current Winter Session UPDATE:  Registration OPEN 
Mondays | Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 9, 2020 | $70 | 9 Weeks | 18 Max
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950
Training Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play Ill – MPRB Activity #100797
Ages 10-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Register through MPRB
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-ill/99741

Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity #100799
Ages 14-19 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Register through MPRB 

Harambee Sports Club is a new initiative that seeks to support diversity, equity and cultural fluency in youth sports. Harambee is a Swahili word that translates to “working or pulling together.” We see sports as an engaging and challenging experience that must support youth with positive role models and provide them with opportunities to create connections with each other and their communities. We invite like-minded families to join us on this journey.

Harambee Sports Club offers FREE futsal free play for students and adults in addition to competitive futsal league play. Learn more at www.harambee.us or email info@harambee.us

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


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


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


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


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


Friday, Jan 17

The Short Fuses with Holy Hannah! and Elour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of hard and heavy rock’n’roll with a splash of punkabilly, proto-metal, with The Short Fuses, and contemporary, retro-rock fueled singer-songwriter, Holy Hannah! The energetic duo of Elour kicks off the night. 

3 Days of the Condor (1975) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Bookish CIA agent Turner (Redford) goes out for coffee and returns to find his co-workers murdered. With no one to trust, he kidnaps Kathy (Dunaway) in order to get inside information on the secret scheme to undo him.

RuDeGiRL, The Red Flags, & Wizard Dick The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of Minneapolis Rock N’ Roll. Driving guitar rock with more hooks than a tackle box.

HURDY GURDY Psychedelic Pschooner Cruise @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
First HG show of 2020 will be an all-nighter! Three sets beginning at 8:30. We have lots of new stuff besides the usual Donovan/Yardbirds. Come out and get rocked.

Saturday, Jan 18

Confronting Islamophobia @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • 9am-Noon
“Confronting Islamophobia” – a presentation for Holy Trinity members and friends. The presentation will help us better understand the rich faith and culture of Islam, identify ways Islam is impacted by both intentional and unconscious bias and suggest ways to honor this faith at work and in our organizations. 
Speakers are Jaylani Hussein and Safiya Hashi. 
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB3GlDaNhkfEAkYiE599l8rku8xqiQciveeaidh28oqZ0dyg/viewform
 

Midwinter Rock Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
There is going to be a WINTER ROCK PARTY! This will be a warm night of rock and roll served up on what is sure to be a cold night! Four bands will pour their hearts out for your entertainment and there may be prizes and give aways as well. Care to guess what the prize could be?

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us- Free Community Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Join us at The Medicine Tree for collaborative community knowledge share on the importance of being connected to your ancestral roots and cultural heritage. We will begin the evening with a land acknowledgement honoring the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples & open a discussion on what it means to occupy stolen land.  Elders from all traditions are invited to come and share-with your voice being held in the highest honor. We will discuss the importance on honoring those who came before us and how we can incorporate ritual and ceremony into our modern lives while respecting different traditions and cultures. 
This is a free event and ALL are welcome!  Tea and snacks will be served. Donations will be accepted.

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

Sunday, Jan 19

Dr. Kingpin 2020 @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 5:30-7:30pm • $200
Dr. Kingpin: Mixed Blood’s 20+ year tradition of striking and the best fundraiser ever devised in the history of the universe. Assemble your team, don your garb, and let the strike(s) commence.  $200 gets you a lane, balls and shoes for up to 5 teammates.
Food and beverage available for purchase from Memory Lanes. $190 of your $200 lane purchase is tax-deductible. Although this is technically a competition, take that classification with a grain of salt! Sweatbands for the highly competitive are strongly encouraged.

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO @ 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Seed Series | Seed 1 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board.

Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’.
The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. 
No dance experience necessary.
Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. 
You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well).
Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)

SEED 1 | Facilitator: Jana Lundell
“Inspired by water and its ability to change form rapidly, come move | discover | create in this time of continuous freeze and thaw. Our time together will be comprised of an hour ‘4 Phases Practice’ and a research-directed improvised practice that takes a new perspective on a childhood game.”


Jawaahir’s 27th Annual Henna Party @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm 
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each. Short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women’s celebrations.
Enter our two awesome raffles.
Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
Mingle with family, friends, and Jawaahir members.
Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Raffle #1:
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We’ll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Raffle #2: 
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket. 
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult). Raffles payable at the door

Monday, Jan 20

Casual Collage Gathering: January 2020 @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm 
Join members of Twin Cities Collage Collective for a casual evening of collage-making. This is intended to be a loose, free-form session for folks to socialize and work on collage. 
✂️ Free
✂️ All ages & skill levels welcome
✂️ Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
For more information about TCCC, visit http://www.twincitiescollagecollective.com 
 

Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ Powderhorn Park, 11am
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Powderhorn Park on January 20th! This free event features local performers, artists and a community meal.  The first 150 kids will receive a free book!  
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Please register for the celebration to help us have a safe event with enough seating.  Consider purchasing a mission ticket to support our #advocacy work. Register here: http://www.ppna.org/events-1/dr-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration.

91 STRONG: PPNA is proud to present a group of 91 organizations unified for equity and justice in representation of the number of since Dr. King’s birth.  See the growing list and get involved here – http://www.ppna.org/mlkcelebration
ENTERTAINMENT: Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus | Gigi Bisong | Native Pride Dancers | Reading of Dr. King’s: “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” by Fartun Weli, Founder & Executive Director of Isuroon | Gospel Choir 
COMMUNITY MEAL: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches | Chips | Fruit | & More To Be Announced | Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Available | ​Thank you to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America and White Castle for donating! 
FOOD DRIVE: Bring canned and dried goods to the 2020 Food Drive at Powderhorn Park and help someone in need! 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS: Minnesota Historical Society, Risen Christ Catholic School, Seward Community Co-op, All Are Welcome Here, Anderson Realty, Bowman and Brooke LLP, The Cultural Wellness Center The Family Partnership, Frostbeard Studio, Hamburguesa El Gordo, The Longfellow Community Council, Lavender Magazine, May Day Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Neighborhood Development Center, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, and Springboard for the Arts

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: Abdo Publishing, Book House, Paperback Exchange Famous Dave’s, Lerner Publications and White Castle | This event is brought to you by The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, Jan 21

King Kustom & the Cruisers LIVE @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm 
King Kustom and the Cruisers Rock and Roll dance night.

Wednesday, Jan 22 

Spillover Open Mic @ Modus Locus, 3500 Bloomington Ave • 5:30pm
Modus Locus is excited to announce Spillover Open Mic every Wednesday from 5-7pm! Grab some food from May Day Cafe and Las Mojarras next door and settle in for some community entertainment.
 

Schooner Candy • Them DOTS @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Then DOTS return to the Schooner Tavern with lots of new songs to shock and delight, but some just ain’t right — we’ll play them anyway.


Aware Dance – Heart Expansion @ Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S • 7:30pm
Have you found during the winter days when you feel cozy, safe, comfortable, and in good company either with yourself or others, your heart space starts to soften and relax, and may even feel joyful? What a sweet time to expand our capacity for peacefulness, compassion, and understanding. Utilize these experiences for your greater good and for those around you. Join Aware Dance January 8th & 22nd and invite your heart into the space to feel, express, and expand.
When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:30PM. Doors open by 7:10pm for check in. The outside doors are locked once the event starts. 
Where: Walker Community, 3104 16th Ave South, Mpls., 55407
Participation: $15 cash at the door or via Paypal: paypal.me/SLaemmle.  
About: We start with a group centering and intention setting. We begin our movement from a place of awareness and sensation. Throughout the dance a space is held for you to feel into and move from a place that is authentic within you. No need to dress up in fake emotions. This is a space to explore from the inside out, to connect with your power and ignite your energy. It’s also an opportunity to be nurturing and gentle with yourself. Your asked to bring your curiosity and open mind. This is a barefoot dance practice. Clean indoor shoes without black soles are okay. Shirts / tops must be worn in the space. All bodies and orientations are welcome. No experience necessary.

The music will influence the dance and pace. The dance itself is not facilitated. Every week we offer a unique and eclectic variety of music to inspire various forms of movement and spontaneity. Afterwards participants are guided through a short relaxation and cool down. An optional closing circle follows.
Be playful. Be curious. Be you. Give yourself the gift of movement. 
Note: Playlists may contain explicit language or content.
This is an alcohol and drug free event. It is not designed for children. Aware Dance is not affiliated with the Walker. The building is wheelchair accessible.
May the season delight and surprise you!

Thursday, Jan 23

“Memory Laws” by Rachel Jendrzejewski | A Free Workshop Concert and Reading @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 1:30pm
A new, experimental rock opera on the life of Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski, filtered through the lenses of 81 women.

Sewing Sustainably: Produce Bags with An Upcycled Closet @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
Create reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials! Students will create two reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials. Students will learn the basics of sewing to structure their bags and feel empowered to make their own reusable bags for themselves, or as great gifts for friends and family! No experience needed, all levels welcome! All supplies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring whatever they would feel most comfortable using (sewing machines, fabrics, etc).
Lauren Callis, An Upcycled Closet
$30/$25 co-op owners

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a winter remedies chats, plant drawing time & potluck. 
Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. 
Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj 
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs.

Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.

Thursday Trivia:The Avengers @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become really good at bar trivia”


MN Mission: Possible Series Episode 4: Joshua Kloyda + Whitney B & Serdar G + Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! Episode 4: An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring blues-folk rocker, Joshua Kloyda, Latin-folk duo, Whitney B & Serdar G, and explorative Americana craftsman, Wynn Rivers.

Set 1: 7:00pm  Joshua Kloyda
Set 2: 8:00pm Whitney B & Serdar G
Set 3: 9:00pm Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators

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