Weekly Roundup: August 10-16

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

(And this gorgeous sunset!)



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.
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Focus on Local BusinessAre you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!
Longfellow Community Council values the importance of residents and local businesses. This connection continues to develop the strong sense of community we value here in Greater Longfellow.

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

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

Friday, August 10

The Zingrays @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Zingrays 50’s‐70’s rocknroll pros love to play zingrays.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Fathom Lane, Interlake, Maple & Beech at The Hook, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Theater Doors 8:30 :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $8 Early Birds / $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Fathom Lane “With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities…Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death.” Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current
Interlake With members from coast-to-coast, Interlake takes inspiration from the rush of NYC, the open roads of the Midwest, and the LA colored sun. Interlake’s second EP “Waiting For The Ocean” was released in June of 2018. Maple & Beech Maple & Beech is a seven-piece art-pop band from Minnesota. Tucker Sterling Jensen (of Dirt Train)

A Fistful of Dollars on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The film that got the spaghetti western rolling was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. The drifting Man with No Name (Eastwood) plays two greedy clans off each other, resulting in mutual destruction.

Gothess Presents: Families Belong Together  @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Evil doesn’t understand Justice. So here we are. What do we do? How can we help? If you are anything like me, you have woken up angry, confused, and had many moments of tears. Eventually you try to scrape yourself up and remember that your heartache doesn’t compare to the trauma these innocent families are going through. So you move forward and try your best to organize, donate, volunteer and use your voice somehow.
Gothess is proud to use its platform in any way possible to help those in desperate need. We are grateful to partner up with Moon Palace Books to bring you a night of solidarity. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the RAICES organization that is helping with legal assistance to combat the chaos. Families belong together and no human is illegal. Below are some useful resources and articles on what we can all try and do. Please come join us to help those in extreme crisis. DJ’s DJ MISS Q DJ Mercury Illuminaté Steele Suggested donations: sliding scale $5-$20 9:30pm-1:30am 21+

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

Saturday, August 11

Family Musique x Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
PWM “Family Musique” (*suggested age birth-kindergarten – older siblings welcome. PRE-REGISTER as space is limited)
A fun morning of song and dance that fosters music appreciation and basic beat & pitch competency. Music is offered that catches a child’s imagination and that inspires participation, play, and learning through active music making. Children will “play with” musical materials in the same way that they learn art by “playing with” pencils, crayons, and paints or learn language by “playing with” sounds, words, and ideas. In class, we sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, and explore music and movement in a relaxed yet focused setting. Flexible environment for new students and continuing students alike.
*Come early for breakfast served from 9am at Moon Palace’s Geek Love Cafe! House-made sourdough breakfast pizzas, english muffin breakfast sandwiches, skillet breakfasts, granola, baked goods, coffee, juice, etc. YUMM!

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Backyard Seed Saving II: Save Your Tomato Seeds! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Now who doesn’t love tomatoes? Come learn about how you can save your tomato seeds for next season! Learn about how tomatoes propagate and how you to select and process the fruit to save the seeds. Fun hands-on fermentation with Koby of Seed Sages. $5-$10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away if unable to pay! To RSVP send an email to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.
About the teacher: Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen is the founder of Seed Sages, a local seed saving organization that provides trainings, consultations, and education. Seed stewardship and biodiversity conservation is a driving force behind her work. She has worked at Emandal Farm, JD Rivers Children’s Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, and Ecology Action. She also has a masters in Community and Regional Planning as well as Permaculture training. She draws on many approaches to share diverse seed saving, farming and community-building methods.

Reading with Aileen Keown Vaux
 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join Aileen Keown Vaux, and fellow Eastern Washington University alumni Casey Patrick, Katrina Stubson, Karen Maner, and Melissa Huggins, for an evening of poetry, prose, and music celebrating Keown Vaux’s Consolation Prize, the first selection for the Scablands Books Channeled Chapbook Series (2018). These hilarious, heartfelt poems take their inspiration from Central Washington State Fair themes like, “Find Your Happy!” and “Celebrate What’s Great!,” to explore rural, queer life in Washington State. Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University after years of working in the Minneapolis restaurant industry. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction and is forever inspired by the Miracle of Life Barn at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3341

Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase
 @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Mark Grim – 7pm
Jeff Bjorgo – 7:45pm
Alfred Sage – 8:30pm

Saturday Night Contra Dance at Tapestry @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
A friendly dance with people of all ages dancing to a live band in a building dedicated to dancing. MAXIMUM FUN It’s all about the fun! The swirling, twirling, can’t stop smiling, grinning, laughing, moving, grooving, and all around just having a great time, fun. COMMUNITY Contra dancers are about the friendliest people on the planet! Everyone helps everyone else and there are dancers from 8 to 80, and sometimes more or less. $12 general admission /$10 for Tapestry members / $7 students / Free to ages 8 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) Make sure to bring your dancing shoes (or bare feet) as we don’t allow street shoes on our floor

Make on Lake Art Walk Block Party
Sat 5 PM
As part of our #MakeOnLake Public Art Series we are hosting a final Art Walk Block Party. Join us for a free family-friendly evening of food, music, art, activities, and paletas. There will be three guided 1/2 mile Art Walks at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Before or after, hang out and meet the artists, eat food, enjoy music, and fun art activities. The full schedule of entertainment and business discounts coming soon! Our #MakeOnLake artist Peter Thompson Haakon will have his mobile sign shop out on 17th & Lake too. Check it out to learn about Lake Street’s sign painting culture and make a sign of your own! Not into partying? Stop by and pick up a self-guided map to stroll up and down Lake Street at any time looking at old and new public art pieces. Our Make on Lake Artist Include: Vie Boheme Tantrum Art Collective Poetics of Forgiveness Project GoodSpace Murals Green Jeans Media Reggie LeFlore- Artist Page Rock9 Art Studio Connor Rice Jessica Bergman Tank Peter Haakon Thompson Corbin Doty Pablo Kalaka Ramses Alarcon Sanchez & Ryan Stopera Zahra Muse, Lokho Kotile, & Khadija Charif Ilana Budenosky, & Lachlan Hinwood

Boneshaker Book Club: The Will to Change @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “The Will to Change” by bell hooks. Copies will be in-stock shortly, at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Everyone needs to love and be loved — even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are — whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves — and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best

Sunday, August 12

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

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
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.

Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. No cover, music from 7p-9p. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.
Sunday Afternoon Reading: Nan Dixon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Come see local author Nan Dixon read from one of her new books. Stay for a glass of cider.

Monday, August 13

Reading with Stephen Dillon @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State (Duke University Press) examines the literary and artistic work of feminist, queer antiracist activists who were imprisoned or became fugitives in the United States during the 1970s, showing how they were among the first to theorize and make visible the co-constitutive symbiotic relationship between neoliberalism and racialized mass-incarceration. “In this beautifully written work, Stephen Dillon brings together a variety of threads from the literatures on prisons, feminisms, and queer studies to make novel arguments about fugitivity, neoliberalism, and carcerality. His engagement with poetry, accounts of underground activists, and the other highly charismatic materials he works with will be gripping for students as they read through this compelling entry point into the book’s topics. Fugitive Life is a wonderful contribution.” — Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

For a Few Dollars More on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The Man with No Name returns as a bounty hunter who teams up with fellow bounty hunter Colonel Mortimer (Van Cleef) to track down an outlaw. Leone’s style, typified by daring camera moves and wide crane shots, came into its own with this movie.

Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm


Tuesday, August 14 

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

Books & Bars: Vision @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm Social | 7pm Discussion | FREE and open to the public | Presented by The Loft Literary Center
Join us for an August discussion of Vision: The Complete Series, Tom King’s widely acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning series about Marvel’s Vision and his quest to be a human. Available as two volume trade paperback or hardcover – 20% off at Moon Palace. Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning – the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon, the place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be a man. There, he builds a wife, Virginia, and teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition – or obsession? – the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy and one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Considered one of the most celebrated graphic novels of the decade, Vision: The Complete Series features all twelve issues of the series, and also contains over a hundred pages of bonus content, including interviews, variants, original scripts, concept art, ink and coloring progression, and letters by the creative team

Wednesday, August 15

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

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

Rad Girls Can + Riot Grrl Karaoke
 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for an event with Kate Schatz celebrating the release of Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women. After the event, we’ll have Riot Grrl Karaoke! From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

Longfellow Luau Patio Party @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
Gather your friends and family (dogs, too!) to the end-of-summer patio party at Longfellow Grill – The Longfellow Luau! Hawaiian-inspired food & drinks, beers and bands! We’ll be serving up beers from Dogfish Head Brewery, having a battle of the bands featuring John Chuck & The Class and The Millenium; hosted and DJ’d by Go963MN’s Jordan.

Handsome Midnight @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Handsome Midnight friendly alternative rock w/ class handsomemidnight.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Thursday, August 16

Cathie English @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Cathie English acoustic American fingerstyle folk https://www.reverbnation.com/cathieenglish Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Music and Movies at Minnehaha Falls Bandshell • 7pm • FREE
Movies and music is presented by the Minneapolis Parks Dept.

Thursday Night Trivia: The Simpsons  @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Yes. Simpsons trivia returns. How well do you know Springfield? How well do your neighbors know? Well?

Swan Meat, Amati, Lynn Avery @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
21+ ••• 7adv, 10 door SWAN MEAT (cologne) AMATI (MPLS, Sweat Taste) LYNN AVERY (MPLS) @swan.meat, aka Reba Fay, is a poet, producer, DJ, and engineer who pairs original spoken word poetry with jarring and complex electronics. Reba’s deeply personal aesthetic explores a fascination with fantasy, RPG, and storytelling through sound design and composition. With her work, Reba has developed a unique and potent form of emotional expression. https://noisey.vice.com/it/article/ppaabz/noisey-mix-swan-meat @lynn.a.very is a producer, creating dense, rapid ambient forests, echoing sounds of club, fantasy, and soundtrack. https://soundcloud.com/blueberry-recordings/sets/dasychira-haptics-remixes Amati is storied collaborator and producer, recently returning from Madrid where he release his club demolishing 2single on Sweat Taste records (spain). Having worked with such artists as Tennis Rodman, K. Raydio, YDVST, Amati is a well versed and skilled producer who knows how to control a dance floor

Lord of The Rings Trivia at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Think you’re well-versed in the realm of hobbits, dwarves, wizards, and elves? Join us for Lord of the Rings themed trivia and test your knowledge of all things Middle-earth. No sign up required. First come, first serve. Get here early to get a spot!

Bi+ Community Discussion
 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
This month is at Boneshaker Books. Feel free to bring snacks; we will provide some to share. Come join our discussion group the THIRD Thursday of every Month. This is a safe and welcoming environment and a great way to navigate bi+ issues and bond with other community members. We are gathering at 6pm to chit chat and order food and drinks. We will change the location each month, so please keep an eye on where to meet. A Board member facilitator will bring topics to get the conversation started or we can talk about your questions and issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party at The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party Featuring: BWFR Super Jam, El Dub, Pat Ferguson, Space Junk, & Upeksha Thursday, August 16 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show BUY TICKETS –> https://fanlink.to/BWFR-PRE Come prepare for The Big Wu Family Reunion at The Hook & Ladder Theater! Remember, if you buy/bought a VIP ticket to the Festival, this show is on us! www.bigwufamilyreunion.com

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

Weekly Roundup: June 1-7

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Photo by Jean Des Marais 2018

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



Committee Chairperson Elections

LCC Committee chairs are elected yearly and can serve up to 3 consecutive years. Committee chairs are critical to the success of committees as mechanisms for resident involvement and decision-making. Chairs work closely with staff to strategize agendas, provide advice on topical issues in the neighborhood, and build the capacity of committees. Think you may be interested in becoming a chairperson? Review the Committee Roles & Responsibilities document for a better understanding of this opportunity for community leadership.

The following committees will be holding chairperson elections in June:
Community Connections Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 6pm at Longfellow Park).
Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Longfellow Park).

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9
9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Maps will be available starting the evening of Thursday, June 7 at the following locations:
Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar : 3800 37th Ave S
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN : 3009 27th Ave S
Merlins Rest Pub : 3601 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books : 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Savory Bake House : 3008 36th Ave S
Tim Hortons
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St


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

Friday, June 1

Hath Taken Away at Playwrights’ Center @ The Playwrights’ Cente
2301 E Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
A staged reading of my play, HATH TAKEN AWAY!https://pwcenter.org/event/hath-taken-away

Annie Fitzgerald – Album Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm | Music 8pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Door | Reserved Seats $15
Annie Fitzgerald: Marked by the Songwriters Hall of Fame as an artist to watch, Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald will release her second album You & Me & the Sun on June 1st, 2018. Produced by Danny O’Brien (The Farewell Circuit, Dem Yuut), the album finds Fitzgerald joining gifted musicians and shaping a textured pop sound mixed with the raw vitality of rock-and-roll. Since her first release In Good Time, Fitzgerald spent time a part of the NYC Indie scene, started a family, and welcomed a move back to her home state of MN and a newfound sense of space to create. You & Me & the Sun explores connection, vulnerability, love, and sparks in the span of time navigating the balance between motherhood & her life as a songwriter. For more information, visit http://www.anniefitzgerald.com.

Saturday, June 2

The Sweet Colleens, Hounds Of Finn at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show | $18 Reserved
A night of Celtic-infused Americana folk rock!
Sweet Colleens: The Sweet Colleens are Dave Bade, Jeff Gram, Jeremy Greenhouse, Scott Keever and Pete Sandvik— accomplished multi-instrumentalists who together fuse their diverse musical backgrounds into a high-energy, infectious, and crowd-pleasing mix of fiddle- and accordion- driven Celtic Americana. With rootsy original songs, warm vocal harmonies, and fiery instrumental arrangements, the Twin Cities-based Sweet Colleens have garnered a loyal following across the country.
The Hounds of Finn:“Blend spirited toe-tapping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, Celtic-infused, Americana-inspired Folk Rock with infectious enthusiasm, electrifying energy, and technical finesse, and the result is the rousing, crowd pleasing entertainment that is the hallmark of every Hounds of Finn show.
SisterTree: They render radiant, expansive harmonies for strings and voices, original and traditional tunes and folk ballads, favorites and downright far-fetched selections suited to many occasions. For ceremonies and celebrations, festivals and front porch parlors, we bring you musings that are grounded in Traditional Roots, Celtic and Americana. Exploring with an Independent spirit, roving over the wild and storied landscapes of life, collecting, tinkering, and translating our heritage, we seek the alchemy of fulfillment through self-expression.

Composting with EarthWorms
 @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant
3009 27th Ave S • 10am • Suggested donation for time and materials is $15
Join Renaissance Soil and Giving Tree Gardens for this indoor vermicomposting workshop! Attendees will learn about the process and benefits of worm composting and go home with the practical knowledge needed to build their own bin and take care of these amazing compost-making specialists. The class will focus on developing a healthy, microbially-diverse system to help you produce a high-quality compost for all of your indoor and outdoor gardening needs! S. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. +Please get your ticket above so we know how many to expect – thanks!
Annie Enneking//Bella Yaga//Daniel Bonespur + Friends! @ Moon Palace Books3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm • Doors 8:30pm | Music 9pm | 21+ | $5-$10 at the door
Magical Night of Friends Who Love Each Other and Want to Share Music With You! There will be food and drinks for sale!
Annie Enneking: is lover and a fighter. She writes philosophical songs about having a body at a particular place in time. She fronts and founded the searing, mischievous rock band Annie and the Bang Bang, and, as a more mellow, acoustic-based singer-songwriter, gets to the heart of the matter on albums like what “i want now i will want later” and “Lyndale & 24th”, where everything is spare and true and hurts just right.
Daniel Bonespur: is a trip without ever sounding like anything but a sweetheart. A pitch-perfect voice with a wry perspective and fanciful sense of storytelling that builds on that of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephen Merritt.
Bella Yaga: is a music ensemble, at times a visual performance project and live ritual, and a youthful expression of their namesake, the Slavic folk witch Baba Yaga. Their sound is sweet tinged with bitter, floral with night, water flow and dirt underfoot. Bella Yaga plays electric folk music painted by rich vocal harmonies and poetic lyrics.

Julian Manzara & Graydon Peterson at Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Cutting edge jazz by guitarist Julian Manzara and Bassist Graydon Peterson!

Sunday, June 3

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

Hardscaping with found objects @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St • 4pm • FREE
Jeff Zeitler, landscape architect and co-owner of Urban Forage discusses the how and what of building a patio, walkway or retaining wall with items that can be found for free or cheaply on sites such as craigslist. Learn the basics of laying foundations and building outdoor elements, and what items can often be found, and which are better to purchase new. Free event.

Mementa in Minneapolis! With Black Vagick and DJ Daniel J. Henry @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm • Suggested donation of $5 at the door
“Mementa” is an interactive art installation by Memphis artist and musician, Erica S. Qualy, featuring her personal journals and sketchbooks from the age of 5 onward. The journals and sketchbooks will be out on display and open to the public*. Guests are invited to come browse through the journals and sketchbooks and stay for as little or as long as they’d like. There will also be other, smaller works by the artist, such as zines, paintings, photographs, prints, tapes, CDs, etc. for sale. *Please, DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH the sketchbook and journal contents, thank you*

Pints For Pups With Minnesota Basset Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar 
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Minnesota Basset Rescue and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly paw-tio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MN Basset Rescue. 🍻
About MN Basset Rescue: “Minnesota Basset Rescue (MNBR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dog rescue based in Minnesota. Founded in July of 2017, MNBR rehomes dogs from owners who can no longer provide their care and rescues dogs from local pounds and shelters.” Adoptable dogs 🐶 https://www.mnbassetrescue.com/adoptabledogs/ More info here ⬇️ https://www.mnbassetrescue.com/about-us/

Monday, June 4

The Battle of Algiers @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
More important than ever, this classic was a collaboration between Pontecorvo and Yacef Saadi, a member of Algeria’s National Liberation Front. Using non-professional actors and a documentary style, the film depicts the 1950s Algerian war for independence from France, exposing the complexities of anti-colonial struggles that would mark the 1960s. SUN 7:30 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30

QUEEN BEES @ Hi-Lo Diner
4020 E Lake St. • 7pm
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Hi-Lo Diner is proud to present a patio pop-up for the planet; QUEEN BEES! – The event features some of the best bartenders in the Twin Cities: Megan Luedtke (Martina), Anne Clifford (Bachelor Farmer), Katy Dimmick (Hola Arepa), and our very own Amira Masri. – All gratuities and $1 from every drink sold will go to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy. – The Queen Bee’s will be slinging cocktails featuring different local raw honeys from The Beez Kneez, LLC, spirits from Crooked Water Spirits, Tattersall Distilling, Angel’s Envy, and more! They’ll also be serving a sparking rose & sorbet pairing from Scarpetta Wine. The Indeed Brewing Company team will be in the house pouring limited brews as well! – To top it all off, we’ve got music by the one and only Dj Espada. – The event goes from 7pm-10pm outside, and moves inside for the afterparty from 10pm-11pm. Come catch a BUZZZ for a good cause! Photo by: Darrin Commerford

Tuesday, June 5

Ocean Breeze — Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Come join us in painting a serene ocean sea-scape, with seagulls and soft fluffy clouds in acrylic paint! ​• 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas • All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • Free beverage included! ​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages.
Please arrive 10–15 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia

Wednesday, June 6

6-Week Intro to Pilates Series @ Flourish pilates+bodywork
3347 42nd Ave S • 5:45
This is the perfect place to start a Pilates practice! This class teaches the STOTT principles of breath and alignment as well as the foundational exercises on the mat and reformer. Learn what your body can do! Registration is required-space is limited.

Tape Freaks Presents: June’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Do you like surprises, b-movies, and free stuff? Then this is the event for you! Each month Tape Freaks picks a movie and shares it with an audience who won’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At the screenings you’ll get a chance to grab some free swag, and have first crack at limited edition art made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com/ ***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time, tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tape-freaks/ ***

Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at Longfellow Grill @ Longfellow Grill 
2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
We’re celebrating our dog-friendliest summer ever with a series of yappy hours, this time at the fabulous Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis! This event is free to attend. Join us for drink specials (like fresh, delish Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails), yummy food, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. Attendees will also score FREE, fun swag from Bad Tags and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. What’s more: The first 10 people to buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event will also get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The oh-so-talented Lake Photography (https://lake.photo), a wedding, portrait, and event photographer based in the Twin Cities, will be on paw to capture the fun. This shindig will benefit Twin Cities Pet Rescue, dedicated to rescuing abandoned, homeless, abused, neglected, and otherwise unwanted pets, with the ultimate goal of finding each one a stable and loving forever home. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible! Photo: Lake Photography

Flamenco Fun @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $18 per class or $82 for 5-week session For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun! No dance background required. Men and women welcome.

Seward Concert Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
The Seward Concert Band welcomes our friends and neighbors to celebrate the energy of the changing seasons with our 2018 season finale series. This June, we’ll be playing pieces that bring out the energy of the early summer and celebrate community. Read more, including a tentative program on our website: http://www.sewardconcertband.org/2018/05/2018-season-finale-series/ Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Thursday, June 7

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.
John Louis @ Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
John Louis original twangy folky Americana songs http://www.johnlouissongs.com/ Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Mike At Midstream @ Blue Moon Coffee Café
3822 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Me and four other readers, plus papa John Kolstad on 12-string guitar

Learn Your Weeds @ Tiny Diner 
1024 E 38th St • 5:30pm
Ever heard the phrase “Know your enemy”? In this class, that is exactly what we aim to do! You will learn to identify common weeds and discover their purpose is in your garden. We’ll talk about how some weeds might not be your enemy after all by discussing which weeds are beneficial, edible/medicinal, or help improve soil health. We’ll also talk about how looking at what’s growing in your yard can teach you about what’s happening under the soil. This class will meet at Tiny Diner and then travel one block to Bancroft-Meridian Garden, a permaculture designed food forest that offers free fruit to the community. Alternate class day is Monday August 13th. This is a free event! Instructor Information: Neal Baxter has been the coordinator of Bancroft-Meridian Garden for many years and is a board member on the neighborhood council. Andrea Eger has been a community organizer and organic farmer for the past 5 years. She first learned about permaculture in 2008 while working at a women’s collective farm in Guatemala and was instantly hooked. Since then, she has become a certified permaculture designer and has used her skills to design sustainable and resilient farming systems and businesses.

Coldwell Banker Burnet Customer Appreciation Night @ Riverview Theater 
3800 42nd Ave S • 6:30pm
Come to our annual Movie Night at the Riverview! We welcome the wonderful people that make our business happen with small popcorn & soda, a few minutes to visit & a free movie! Our movie is The Princess Bride. Take the opportunity to see this cult classic on the big screen!