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: December 20-26

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


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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


Need a gift for Christmas? Longfellow Community Council has all sorts of goodness available at our office. Check out items here.
The Neighborhood by the Falls is AVAILABLE!
Click on the link:  https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/  and scroll down to the “Merchandise” and click on the image of the book (feel free to donate or buy any other awesome merch while you’re at it!) and choose how many you want. Then pick up at the LCC offices. WE DON’T HAVE SHIPPING CAPABILITIES–Sorry. Note: LCC Offices will be closed from Dec 23, 2019-Jan 1, 2020


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

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


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


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


Friday, Dec 20

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

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



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

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

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

Saturday, Dec 21

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Dec 22

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

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

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

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

 

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+


Monday, Dec 23

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

Tuesday, Dec 24

Wednesday, Dec 25

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

Thursday, Dec 26