Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and consider donating to LCC for Give to the Max Day!
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Invest in Your Own Backyard! Please consider donating to LCC today for Give to the Max Day, Nov 14, 2019. Your kindness helps facilitate resident-led projects and events, contributes to annual community-wide events, informational meetings about upcoming developments and more!
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This past month at our annual Best Meeting Ever, community members were invited to participate in our most recent survey to share their priorities in our neighborhood.
Didn’t attend the meeting? That’s okay!
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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/
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Excited to share news of our Little Free Library at Belle’s ToolBox! Except for hinges (from our local hardware 😉 all parts to construct it were found on site.
Words of several languages, spattered about its sides, convey our interest in helping repair the world and create peace… together! Kids from Sanford ELL helped with that!!
BTW – it swivels! For easy access from sidewalk or garden!
Give it a whirl…
Ride, walk, bop, hop, skip on over to see us during our regular hours, as follows:
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon
Also, consider renting out the space for a unique private gathering! Contact Lucy for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/. After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify. This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.
The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE! Click on the link: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry.
Friday, Nov 15
The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole ~ 10 Year Celebration @The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • The Hook & Ladder Mission Room • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
BUY TICKETS -> https://the-dang-ol-triole-10.eventbrite.com
Time to get the whole old gang together again to celebrate 10 years of music with the Dang Ol’ Tri’ole. Performances by many past members, Miss Myra & The Moonshiners, & The Common Ground Company will take us into the night for a grand ol’ celebration!
The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole is a 6-person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. Having played together 7 years, members have honed their skills to demonstrate fluency at their respective instruments through complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamic presentation. Whether presenting their more complicated pieces or playing easy-going tunes, The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole exhibits a highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor.
Mapplethorpe: Director’s Cut (Director Present) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Director Ondi Timoner will be present and a Q & A will follow the screening.
It was selected for 2018 Sundance Film Festival but then removed before its premiere and edited to turn it into a linear experience removing the opening and flashbacks to Robert as a boy in the catholic church entirely, half the scenes with Patti Smith, and all of the visual effects designed to bring to life his vision or psychology. It’s quite a different film from the official release earlier this year!
This stylish and well-crafted biopic covers the full life of its subject, world renowned and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, most frequently providing an alluring view of New York in its grittiest era. The film stars Matt Smith and is directed by the only two-time Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, Ondi Timoner.
Dir. Ondi Timoner, 2018, United States, 111min, Digital
Saturday, Nov 16
Holiday Bazaar @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 41101 37th Ave S @ • 9am
Join us for our Annual Holiday Bazaar. Featuring craft tables, a silent auction, raffles, and more. Get your Lefse fix and other many other forms of deliciousness in the bake sale. Or dive into “Grandma’s Attic” to find all of those hidden gems you didn’t know you needed.
Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up at Pinwheel @ Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio, 2731 E 25th St • 11am
This edition of #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio (2731 E 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406) from 11 am – 4 pm. Everyone is welcome at this free event! CASH ONLY please.
#SupportLocalHustle popups are an opportunity to support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers. We have a charitable cause you can donate to at the door, good vibes, and beautiful wares.
This event is free to enter, cash ONLY, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism.
—– ABOUT THE Vendors —–
All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community.
Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$30. Many offer sliding scale pricing.
The space has no steps to get in, and one single stall (no-/all-gender) bathroom with handrails. Navigating inside the space with a wheelchair would be very tight, but doable.
Beats @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 9:45pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o2xteiJt94
Co-Presented by: KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
In the mid-1990s, the United Kingdom was overrun by raves: illegal parties with heavy beats and an endless supply of drugs. The Criminal Justice Bill introduced by the government in 1994 criminalized ‘gathering around repetitive beats’. This led to massive protests and even more raves. Against that background, Beats showcases the unlikely friendship; between teens Spanner and Johnno in a Scottish town. The first is living with his criminal brother, the other is facing a move to a new town with his family and his potential new stepfather, who happens to be a cop. On their last night out, the two friends steal cash from Spanner’s brother and journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the forces of law and order. This universal story of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth, is set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to.
Dir. Brian Welch, 2019, United Kingdom, 101min, DCP
The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • 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.
𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕠𝕨 𝕎𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔼𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕙 𝕋𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕤 @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm • $10 at the door • 21+
Willow Waters and the Earth Tones are overjoyed to be releasing their first album together, Wilder Wonders. From the onset of the album we find ourselves transported to the realm of the forest spirits, taking a deep breath as we awaken our senses and begin to listen. The stories told on this journey dwell on the heavy feelings of grief that are all too familiar in times like these. Grief in personal loss, grief in longing, grief in remembrance of times past, grief for our collective disconnect from the more-than-human world. But through all this grief we find beauty, truth, and growth. We are reminded to love fully, to see the light through the darkness, and to find our way back to our feral roots. Willow wants us all to remember that we are truly more wonderful when we reclaim are wildness.
8:30pm • Doors
9:00pm • Jarrelle Guzheng
9:35pm • Hemma
10:10pm • Willow Waters and the Earth Tones
The Tweet Up Goes to Moon Palace! @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 MInnehaha Ave S • 10am
This is the last Tweet Up for 2019. We’ll be rounding out this year’s book people meet ups in the best of all settings, a bookstore, and a special one no less! Swing by anytime between 10 am and noon!
You Gave Me A Song: The Life & Music of Alice Gerrard @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 8pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/345709889
Co-Presented by: KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
“You Gave Me A Song” offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with photos and rare field recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.
Dir. Kenny Dalsheimer, 2019, United States, 78min, DCP
Sunday, Nov 17
PifanoGoGo Performance and Workshop @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 3pm • $10 or pay what you can • People who donate $10 or more can receive a PifanoGoGo tee shirt as long as the supply lasts!
The event is open to the public of all ages and levels of musicianship.
We will play a 40 min set and then follow with a workshop where we will have many extras of the instruments we play on hand for people to try and use for the workshop – Pifanos, Zabumbas, Pandeiros, Triangles and more.
Then we will split up into groups where people will receive individualized instruction from members of the group on the instruments they chose and work on rhythms and melodies for a couple of songs I have written for the workshop.
Then we will all get together as a large group and perform the music together. Hopefully everyone will participate and have fun!
Digging For Weldon Irvine (Director Present) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Director Victorious De Costa will be present and a Q & A will follow the screening.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT7YQ4CFiJo
Co-Presented by: KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
Langston Hughes’ cautionary prose has been the stimulus for some of the most important artistic offerings of the 20th century. Chiefly among them, the civil rights anthem “Young, Gifted and Black”, written by prolific musician-composer-playwright Weldon Irvine. In the wake of his untimely death, a focused, contemporary reflection upon his life reveals the astounding irony that Weldon Irvine would come to be one of [the music’s] most quintessential examples of Hughes’ examination. “Digging For Weldon Irvine” explores the enduring legacy of a man deeply vital to the culture of black freedom expression, yet is somehow overlooked within that very lexicon.
Dir. Victorious De Costa, 2019, United States, 111min, DCP
Sound Unseen – Tommy Emmanuel: The Endless Road (dir. attending) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 5:45pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9xfIUnW8m0
Director Jeremy Dylan Potts will be attending and a Q & A will follow the screening.
From the Australian outback to Music City USA, a child guitar prodigy dedicates his life to become the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist, even as revelations of dark family secrets send him into a battle with addiction that threatens to destroy his career, his family and his life. Featuring interviews with Barry Gibb, Steve Vai, John Oates, Olivia Newton-John and Joe Satriani.
Dir. Jeremy Dylan Potts, 2019, Australia, 80min, DCP
JOHN MAGNUSON TRIO
Back in the 90’s, John Magnuson was in a Minneapolis honky-tonk trio called the Carpetbaggers. John was the middle guy in that band. Rhythm guitar player, singer, writer of songs. These days, John performs in a different trio – the cleverly named John Magnuson Trio. This trio performs songs John has written over the course of the last 20 years or so. It’s a career-spanning repertoire, without the career. (As yet.) Song titles include “Denial, USA”, “A Bird That Doesn’t Sing”, and “A Stranger’s Just A Friend I’ll Never Meet”.
Cinema Book Club: Doctor Sleep @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 4pm
For our next installment of the Cinema Book Club, we’ll be reading Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP, and watching the Mike Flanagan film which will be playing in theaters all over town.
The sequel to Stephen King’s The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows adult Danny Torrence as he struggles with alcoholism in a small New Hampshire town. There, he works as a nurse at a hospice, using his “shining” powers to comfort those about to die. But the past is never far from Danny, and when he meets a young girl whose psychic powers outdo his own, evil forces descend in the form of The True Knot, a group of quasi-immortals who feed on the energy produced by those who shine. “King’s inventiveness and skill show no signs of slacking: Doctor Sleep has all the virtues of his best work.” –Margaret Atwood, The New York Times
There’s like three dozen Stephen King movies, and maybe five of those are good. Who knows how this one will be?
Extra credit: read The Shining, watch the Kubrick film, and then dig Alex Pappademus’ fascinating article on Doctor Sleep, and why the latter is as much as a rebuke of Kubrick’s film as it is a continuance of the story.
Matt Sowell – Music in The House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7:00pm • 21+ • Suggested Donation: $20
This month’s installment of our Music in the House Series features instrumental acoustic guitar player, Matt Sowell. Influenced by the guitar finger stylings of Jack Rose, John Fahey, and Robbie Basho, Sowell’s sonic textures combine country blues fingerpicking and off-beat ragtime rhythm with splashes of tempo motifs found in traditional Indian raga much like the artists of the highly revered and long defunct, Takoma Records.
Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+
Monday, Nov 18
Reading with Claire Lombardo @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us as we celebrate Claire Lombardo’s debut novel, The Most Fun We Ever Had.
Claire Lombardo’s gripping, poignant, wise-beyond-its-years debut—explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closest to us. Spanning nearly half a century, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo paints a luminous portrait of a family’s becoming, solidifying her place among the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives.
Claire Lombardo earned her MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. A former social worker, she now teaches fiction writing and is at work on a second novel.
Bless Their Little Hearts (1983) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12 in advance • $14 at the door • No Trylon discount cards accepted.
Charlie (Hardman) and Andais (Moore) desperately search for work while trying to care for their young children in this stunning family portrait. Written and shot by Burnett, Bless stands as an L.A. Rebellion masterpiece.
Tuesday, Nov 19
Vegan Recipe Club at East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St • 6:30pm
If you are curious about vegan cooking, this club is for you!
Each month participants make three recipes from popular cookbooks then share their reflections with the group.
Pick up a copy of the recipes and cookbooks at the library one month prior to the next session.
Novice to expert cooks are all welcome, as are interested non-cooks. Registration not required.
Facilitated by Henry Patterson of Compassionate Action for Animals, exploreveg.org
The club meets the third Tuesday of every month.
The library is easily accessible via transit and there is free parking both in a lot behind the library and around the corner.
This series is a collaboration between Compassionate Action for Animals and the Hennepin County Library system.
Intergenerational Story and Play Hour for babies, toddlers, and & preschoolers @ Minnesota Veterans Home– Minneapolis, Bldg 19, Community Room, 5101 Minnehaha Ave S • 10:30-11:30am
Our veterans will read books and sing songs (with a ukulele player) for 1/2 an hour then we’ll have a 1/2 hour play/craft time, led by a Recreation Therapist. Children of all ages are welcome, just know the songs & books are geared to little ones. Our home is a skilled nursing care facility at 5101 Minnehaha Ave South. All are welcome. Please contact Erin Betlock email@example.com /612 548 5751 to RSVP or with any questions.
Risking Light @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • Tickets will be available at the screening for $12 each
From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion.
Risking Light is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness.
Visit the theater lobby for information about restorative justice programs in Hennepin County. After the film, stay for remarks by Mary Johnson, North Minneapolis resident and the founder of From Death to Life, whose story of meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her son is featured in the film.
Resource fair in the lobby featuring: Community Mediation and Restorative Services, Conflict Resolution Center, From Death to Life, Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute, Restorative Justice Community Action and Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice.
Medicare Enrollment Update w/ Longfellow Seward Healthy Seniors @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St • There is a $1 suggested donation. • Everyone is welcome.
Meet the staff of Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging to learn the impacts of recent changes in Medicare Benefits and coverage, and how to review and compare your Medicare Part D coverage during the open enrollment period. Questions – Call Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799
Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at, Minneapolis. The program begins at 10:30 am and the doors open at 10:00 am. A “Nurse Is In”/Blood Pressure Clinic is held afterwards.
Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff? You like to have FUN with your friends? Do you just know stuff?
Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights.
Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week.
Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?
Wednesday, Nov 20
Cabin Fever • Every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am @ 3207 37th Ave S. • 612-722-0232 • FREE
Free space for toddlers and pre-schoolers to play with other kids. Fun toys, crafts and a healthy snack provided. Coffee and Conversation for adults. Children must bring a caring adult with them.
Community Open Mic @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 6:30pm • Donations will be collected for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services • Doors will open and signup will begin at 6:30 pm • Show starts at 7 pm
Do you have a song, poem, short story, skit, dance, or other creative experience to share on the theme of separation and coming together? Are you interested in exploring this topic through the expression of others with creative art?
Join us for a community open mic night, it is free and open to the public. The event is family friendly, so please be aware of this while selecting material.
There are 12 spots available that allows for 8 minutes of performance for each act. First come first served for the sign up. Etiquette for engagement in this experience will be discussed prior to the start of the event.
Accessibility Information: The location is fully handicapped accessible. A mechanical door leads to a low-grade ramp into the building. There is an accessible bathroom across the hall from the room we will be in, and there are a variety of chair types available for a comfortable experience. We strive to make our event as accessible as possible, if we missed something, please let us know, we are happy to work towards making everyone physically comfortable.
Mary Bue & the Monarchy Fall Residency at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Suggested Donation • marybue.com • thehookmpls.com/event/mary-bue-monarchy-3/
Full intensity living without a second to take for granted — that is Mary Bue’s m.o. After moving to Minneapolis in 2016, she has found herself with new band of her dreams and 8th album in the works to reflect that intense philosophy in its title track The World is Your Lover. The world constantly provides us with opportunities to grow, change, and fall in love over and over. Every experience an opportunity to deepen. Rising out of the trauma of sexual assault as sang of in her 2017 EP The Majesty of Beasts, divorce from her husband and bandmate, the opening and closing of her yoga studio, and venturing out into an unknown future, Mary’s new album is full of power pop, piano dream waves, and layers of shimmery 90’s influenced guitars to defy and even proudly display the battle scars.
Joined by new bandmates Jeremy Ylvisaker (The Suburbs, Andrew Bird, HALEY, Jenny Lewis, Alpha Consumer), Steve Price (The Suburbs, Rex Daisy), Richard Medek (Kevin Costner, Eric Koskinen), Molly Maher (the Queen herself!) and occasional string & harmony section Julia Floberg (Delphia Cello Quartet, Mestofonia) & Shannon Frid-Rubin (Cloud Cult, batterboy), and Crystal Meisinger on vocals — this is a band fit for a kingdom, newly dubbed Mary Bue & the Monarchy.
A prolific songwriter with 7 albums under her belt, Mary’s music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, triumph, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology since her early teens, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs with inquiries into the spirit, the seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and deep concern for the environment all mixed into her sometimes crass, real-world hue. For the early half of 2017 Mary was an Artist in Residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, NM – spending time creating in sol itude, along the Rio Grande river gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains. She released her 7th project The Majesty of Beasts in May 2017 which landed on 2017’s Best of Minnesota Music lists for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and #3 in the City Pages. Mary’s long-time support of PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault) as well as the release of this EP was also recognized, honoring Mary with 2017 Community Ally of the Year.
SURF II @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • $5: Tickets: https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ • Trailer: https://youtu.be/ip8b0FU4mwU
Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of Buzzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. It’s up to Jocko, Chuck, Bob, and their surfer buddies to save the day! And in case you were wondering, there is no Surf I, but I wouldn’t scoff at a modern prequel.
(1984, DCP, 91m) dir Randall M. Badat w/ Eddie Deezen, Linda Kerridge, and Terry Kiser.
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: The Yellow House @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
This year, the American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
Moon Palace Books is excited to host our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm. Join us for a discussion of Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Food and drinks available from Geek Love Cafe.
A book of great ambition and a National Book Award finalist, Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The Yellow House expands the map of New Orleans to include the stories of its lesser-known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure. Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power
Tarot for Seekers & Skeptics (Meetup) @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
Curious about tarot, but unsure where to start or how to advance your skills? In love with the cards but unsure on the accessories? Seekers & Skeptics is focused on a secular approach to tarot, but is welcoming to all belief systems.
Each month, we’ll build your skills and explore what it means to take a fresh look at tarot in the modern day while honoring its rich history. Bring a deck if you have one, and your questions about the cards!
Donation of $10 is suggested, but is not intended as an access barrier. Whatever you are able offer is welcome.
Hosted by Sam Lofgren; contact them with any questions!
OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
Join OBI for Balkan party music as part of our 3rd Wednesday series! 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!.
Thursday, Nov 21
Thursday Trivia: Friends @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Trivia about the TV show. Bring your friends!
[MN] LGBTQ Tech Meet Up @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
LGBTQ Tech Meet Up. All are Welcome! LGBTQ Tech Meet Up Event invites you, your colleagues and friends to connect and socialize with other LGBTQ folks and allies in the tech industry! This meet up is informal and social – it serves as an opportunity to meet up with other professionals that are looking to make more connections in the industry. All are welcome!
Special Event Notes: There are tables reserved for this event at Moon Palace. Head upstairs to find the group there!
If you have questions, please contact our alumni event coordinators: Renee Vorbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tay Ashton (email@example.com).
This social is organized by our Prime LGBTQ Group made up of current students & alumni. More about the Prime LGBTQ Group: A networking, social, and support group for all LGBTQ and allies. A safe space for queers in the tech community to meet up. The goal of this group is to create a medium for members of the LGBTQ community who are also involved or what to be involved in the tech space to discuss, socialize, or decompress.
A Conversation on Bees and Creativity @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 1:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of creative conversation! Poets Dorothea Lasky and James Lenfestey join entomologist Dr. Elaine Evans, eco-artist Christine Baeumler, and writer and beekeeper Bridget Mendel in a public conversation about bees and creativity, moderated by entomologist Dr. Marla Spivak. Q&A and book signing to follow.
Come early and enjoy beer, wine, coffee or pizza from the Geek Love Cafe or get something to snack on – the cafe is open during the event!
Dorothea Lasky is the author, most recently, of Animal , in the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. She is also the author of five full-length collections of poetry and six chapbooks. She is an Associate Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in New York City.
Dr. Elaine Evans‘ research interests include questions surrounding wild bee diversity and bee conservation. She is currently assessing the status of Minnesota wild bee communities in comparison to historic records as well as monitoring population of the endangered rusty-patched bumble bee and examining habitat associations. She works on bee citizen science efforts including the Minnesota Bee Atlas and the Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey.
James P. Lenfestey has published a book of personal essays, five poetry collections, and edited two popular poetry anthologies, as well as co-edited a collection of essays on the life and career of Robert Bly. His memoir, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.
Marla Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota. She and Gary Reuter bred a line of honey bees, the Minnesota Hygienic line, to defend themselves against diseases and parasitic mites. Current research includes studies of the benefits of plant resins (propolis) to honey bees, and the effects of agricultural landscapes and pesticides on bee health.
Christine Baeumler explores art as a catalyst to increase awareness about ecological issues and to facilitate stewardship. Baeumler is currently the Artist in Residence at the Capitol Region Watershed District in Saint Paul, MN. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota (Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice. She has a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Indiana University.
Bridget Mendel Lee takes care of bees, teaches classes for beekeepers and the public, and manages interdisciplinary, pollinator-focused programs including Bee Arts and the HMR Pollinator Project. She teaches creative writing to college students. Her own work has appeared in DUSIE, Noo Journal, Beekeeper’s Quarterly, and Nous Zot Press. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Minnesota..
Mostly Trees, Lowercase Noises, & Loons in the Attic @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Chase Bliss Records presents an exciting bill of genre crossing talent featuring the wind-whipping 90’s grunge, brit-pop, shoe-gaze outfit, Mostly Trees. With special guests, ambient multi-instrumentalist, Lowercase Noises (New Mexico), and quirky alt-pop-rockers, Loons in the Attic. All guests are invited to check-out and test-drive the Chase Bliss pedal marketplace in the Lounge throughout the night — all pedals are 15% during the event!
Celebration of Isle Royale feat. Phyllis Green & David Huckfelt @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 18+ • Entry with Donation
Join us for Isle Royale National Park’s presentation, Howling Wolves: Restoring the Predator Prey Balance to Isle Royale, a call-to-action fundraiser and educational gathering to raise awareness about Isle Royale National Park’s Wolf Relocation program. Featuring an informative presentation followed by a Q&A with Isle Royale National Park Superintendent, Phyllis Green and Isle Royale artist-in-residence and musician, David Huckfelt (The Pines).