Weekly Roundup: December 10-16

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Saturday, January 18 • Confronting Islamophobia @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St • 9am-Noon
“Confronting Islamophobia” – a presentation for Holy Trinity members and friends. The presentation will help us better understand the rich faith and culture of Islam, identify ways Islam is impacted by both intentional and unconscious bias and suggest ways to honor this faith at work and in our organizations. 
Speakers are Jaylani Hussein and Safiya Hashi. 
Register here.


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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Jan 10

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm 
Bonnie Parker (Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow’s (Beatty) romance begins with a stolen glance from a bedroom window and leads to a gruesome multi-state crime spree.

Scott Keever – Solo Guitar at Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Scott Keever makes his solo debut at the Riverview Cafe and his first show of the new year. Two hours of originals based in Celtic, Balkan, jazz, classical and Americana. Along with crowd favorites and unusual covers. NO COVER. 
For more info on Scott: http://www.scottkeever.com/

Saturday, Jan 11

Dog Rescue Event w/ Underdog Rescue @ Nokomis Tattoo, 49933 S 34th • 1-3pm
Nokomis Tattoo is proud to announce we’re hosting a dog rescue event with Underdog Rescue in our event space. All are welcome and they’ll be plenty of free treats for humans and dogs.

January Guild Hafla @ Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Express yourself in 2020! Join us at 6pm for a potluck, dancing at 6:30pm, and open dance and socializing after the show. To sign up in advance to dance, use this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d6fKwdfluaznAHLLkhEO66LBIiUTYcnkyt0e8Oc14eg/edit
You may also sign up to dance upon arrival. 
ALL styles of belly dance are welcome (Orientale, ATS, tribal fusion, etc). Musicians are also always welcome! Groups are encouraged. Please respect time limit of 6 minutes for solos, 8 minutes for groups. Please keep your performance family friendly. 
Bring your music (single track burned on a CD) or send in advance to guildfestival@gmail.com. 
Send questions to guildfestival@gmail.com. 
There’s no charge to attend, but we’ll take donations.

2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
We have 3 performers for our first event in 2020:  Barb Ryman, Christine LeVahn and Jerry Montie:
A natural storyteller with captivating charm and disarming honesty on stage, Barb Ryman is dedicated to writing music that is healing and restoring to the human spirit.  She’s an award-winning songwriter and finalist in a number of festivals including the Winfield Folk Festival (2007), Big Top Chautauqua (2008), and the Great River Folk Festival (2011). After touring 20 years, she recently released her 7th CD, BREATH (2019), a top 10 album on the NACC charts.  
Website:  http://www.barbryman.com

Christine LeVahn is a breakthrough Twin Cities songwriter whose clear voice and intricately woven lyrics present a rich tapestry of emotion and imagery.  Always honest and often unpredictable, Christine’s modern acoustic songs explore the vulnerability, humor, and the oddity of the human experience. She also applies her artistic talents to clothing design and a wide array of textile arts. Christine gravitates toward asymmetry and “the unexpected,” and she finds that mistakes always lead to the most beautiful outcomes in art, music, and life.

Composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jerry Montie is the creator behind/inside of, “Man With No Head”. He uses voice, keyboards, percussion, guitars and Ukuleles to create songs with beautiful melodies, harmonic depth and varied textures. His evocative lyrics deal with life, love and existence. You will enjoy the cosmic references in his songs.

Blackthorne Record Release w/Hive, Burning & Feral Light @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
The 12″ LP by BLACKTHORNE will be released October 25th with an official release show at Moon Palace on Saturday, January 11. 
Burning: https://burningminneapolis.bandcamp.com/releases
Feral Lighthttps://ferallight.bandcamp.com/

Outpost: Words + Music @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Event 8pm • All Ages • $20 General Admission • $15 Students & Seniors (Option available at the door only). Tickets -> https://outpost-words-music.eventbrite.com
Proudly presenting the return of Outpost, an inspiring mix of intimate performances by classically trained musicians, poets, journalists and more. Celebrated Hmong-American author Kao Kalia Yang anchors our winter program, reading from her MN Book Award-winning memoir, The Song Poet. Joining her on the Outpost stage will be journalist David Perryand Dakota author/poet/activist Rosetta Peters, as well as an array of Minnesota’s finest musicians performing works by five outstanding American composers.

Kao Kalia Yang, author
Rosetta Peters, poet (w/JG Everest, guitar)
David Perry, journalist

Phala Tracy, harp
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Greg Milliren, flute
J. Christopher Marshall, bassoon
Paul Schulz, clarinet
Martin Hodel, trumpet
Francesca Anderegg, violin
Sam Bergman, viola
Silver Ainomäe, cello
Susan Billmeyer, piano

Gabriela Lena Frank
L.J. White
Karim Al-Zand
Kimberly Osberg
Judd Greenstein

Sunday, Jan 12

Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers Concert and Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm •  $5 suggested- no one turned away.
So excited to be a part of Tapestry’s new, once a month, Americana night.  Come to listen or to dance! Polkas, Schottisches, and waltzes from the Upper Midwest!

King Wilkie’s Dream at Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The KBEM Roots Concert Series is kicking off at the Hook and Ladder Mission Room with yours truly!  The holidays will be over. Shake off the winter doldrums and meet us at the hippest music venue in the Twin Cities!  Opening will be Sherry Minnick and Phil Nusbaum, purveyors of folk, bluegrass, and country classics!

Cinema Book Club: Little Women @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
For the January installment of the Cinema Book Club, we’ll be reading Louisa May Alcott’s classic LITTLE WOMEN, and watching the Greta Gerwig film playing in theaters opening on Wednesday, December 25.
At their first Christmas without their father (who is away in the Civil War), the four March sisters–Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy–struggle to keep their impoverished family afloat working various jobs. Unbound by a clear-cut narrative, Alcott’s March sisters proved to be years ahead of their time, independent girls growing into women who retain every ounce of themselves without compromise. This inspired generations of women (and hopefully men), including the film’s director, Greta Gerwig, who cites it as her favorite book (it’s also Patti Smith’s, according to her introduction). Won’t you join us for a spirited discussion of this classic novel?

WHAT: That Movie Was A Book? presents a discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Greta Gerwig’s film of the same name
WHEN (MOVIE): Opens in theaters around town on Wednesday, December 25
WHEN (BOOK CLUB): Sunday, January 12 at 4:00pm upstairs at Moon Palace Books

Mocha Girls Read: The Nickel Boys @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Read Book Club for a discussion of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books 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

Wild Read Book Club: Bloodchild @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books 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

Monday, Jan 13

Tuesday, Jan 14

Pop Up Herbal Take & Make- All Natural Cleaning Sprays @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 3:30-5:30pm
Stop into The Medicine Tree for this fun afternoon herbal take and make creation session hosted by Chandra Botanicals! 
Sip on tasty herbal infusions and learn how to create your own herbal based all-natural cleaner, all purpose and a great substitute for expensive chemical based store bought cleaners. 
$20/ person includes recipes, creation session & teas, and a spray jar of custom blended cleaner to take home with you.
Pop in anytime from 3:30pm-5:30pm

Cooking with the Seasons: Winter Wellness @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Get ready for your soul to be nourished and your heart to be full.
Join Chandra Botanicals for a fun and tasty workshop covering wintertime herbal cuisine. We will sample herbal tea and create all sorts of herbal recipes, using ingredients that are nourishing and warming for the cold months of winter. Learn how eat with the seasons and incorporate local herbs and weeds into your diet!
**10 spaces available**
$20/person class will include recipes to take home with you. To reserve you space-use the PayPal link above and specify in the notes section which class you would like to attend.
All are welcome! Barter and trade an option inquire for more questions regarding this option.

Working Respectfully with Trans and Nonbinary Communities @ St. Peder’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4600 E 42nd St • 7pm
Transgender and nonbinary people have existed for as long as human cultures have been creating genders, but some of our language and concepts may be new to you. Transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities may have different needs and face different challenges around end of life and after-death care than our cisgender peers. Join Minnesota Threshold Network on a journey through the wonderful world of trans and nonbinary terminology, current concerns, and what we in the deathcare field can do to ensure that our work respects this diverse and vibrant community.
Our guides on this exploration are:
•Root Holden (he/they), transgender podcaster and death educator
•Shannon TL Kearns (he), transgender playwright and theologian
•Eli Effinger-Weintraub (they), nonbinary MTN member and death radical
•MTN facilitators: Eli Effinger-Weintraub and Anne Murphy 

All Minnesota Threshold Network meetings are free and open to the public. Donations from the heart for space rental and printing materials are gladly accepted. 
Accessibility info: 
•Building is ADA compliant. There is no curb cut on the east side of the building (where we will be entering), but the entrance is accessible from the sidewalk. We will update later once we understand how to best access the sidewalk that leads to the door.
•Building has an all-gender restroom.
•Lights are either on/off, not dimmable.
•There is a furnace that occasionally will make one loud-ish hissing sound. It is unpredictable.
•Scented cleaning products are sometimes used in the space. Please limit your use perfumes, lotions, or other scented products as much as possible before the event. RickyRides carpooling link: http://www.rickyrides.com/minnesota-threshold-network-january-meeting

Support For Immigrant Families – Free Event @ Laura Ingalls Wilder School, 3345 Chicago Ave • 5pm
The goal of this speaker event is for immigrant parents to identify the differences between their cultures and what is acceptable in the United States. Come away with knowledge of the laws regarding what is considered abuse and neglect defined by Hennepin County (leaving kids home alone, discipline, etc).
Light refreshments provided. 
Transportation and limited childcare available. Please call 612-668-2126 to arrange transportation and register for childcare before Monday, January 13.

Hula Peppers at the Schooner, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30am
Only for January. Please join us for an evening of music from the 20s and 30s.

Wednesday, Jan 15 

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

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm • 21+
Join OBI for Balkan party music as part of our 3rd Wednesday series! 

A Reading with Saara Myrene Raapana, Anni Liu, and Carter Meland @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
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
Saara Myrene Raappana** was born and grew to her full height in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Respected third parties have published two chapbooks (Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever and A Story of America Goes Walking) and many poems-worth of her work in journals (cream city review, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, etc.), anthologies (The Way North, And Here, etc.), and literarily-inclined websites. She has recently felt a stitch in her heart to write fiction, and the good taxpayers of MN have seen fit to fund this notion with an Artist Initiative grant. For more info, hit up saaramyrene.com.

A tall, left-handed descendant of White Earth Anishinaabeg, Carter Meland takes writing seriously, but does so with good humor. His novel Stories For a Lost Child (a finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Award) invokes the waters of Lake Superior and the Mississippi River, and the deep woods voice of Misaabe (Bigfoot) to help his characters make sense of the problems in their lives. By day he teaches students in American Indian Studies at the U of M about the wicked smart, moving, and profound things that Native writers have to say about the world and by night he tries to rise to the standards they set.

Anni Liu is a writer, translator, and editor with work published or forthcoming in Pleiades, Waxwing, Cream City Review, The Journal, The Margins, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Undocupoets, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, and the American Literary Translators Association. She holds an MFA from Indiana University and works at Graywolf Press.

**Saara Myrene Raappana is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Visit Anne Sullivan School! @ Anne Sullivan School, 3100 E 28th St • 9:30-11:30am  
You are invited to visit Sullivan School for a tour and conversation with current and prospective parents, teachers and administrators about the school. Learn about what makes Sullivan great and discuss some of the possible changes the school may be seeing in the coming years.
Click here to RSVP.
Questions? Contact jamie.stricherz@mpls.k12.mn.us
Note: If you are unable to attend but would like to stay informed about future opportunities at Sullivan, please fill out the RSVP form to express your interest. 

Thursday, Jan 16

Thursday Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm 
Simpsons trivia returns to Urban Forage!  This time the focus is on seasons 4-8. If the Simpsons of the 1990’s is your thing, this is your trivia night. 

Book Launch: The Song Castle and Enough @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Michael Kiesow Moore is the author of the poetry collections What to Pray For and the The Song Castle (Nodin Press). His work has appeared in many journals such as Poetry City and Water~Stone Review, anthologies like Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience and A Loving Testimony: Losing Loved Ones Lost to AIDS, and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac.” Michael has received awards for his writing, nominations for the Minnesota Book Award and Pushcart Prize for poetry, and he founded the Birchbark Books Reading Series. When he isn’t drinking too much coffee, Michael can be found dancing with the Ramsey’s Braggarts Morris Men.

Kris Bigalk is a writer and professor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her second collection of poetry, Enough, will be released in the fall of 2019 from NYQ Books; her first collection, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was released in 2012 from NYQ Books. Bigalk has published poetry in many literary magazines and anthologies, and also regularly publishes creative nonfiction and reviews.  She has won two Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist grants in poetry. Kris founded and now directs the groundbreaking AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. In 2012, she was awarded a campus nomination for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching award for her work with that program. She now serves as the Midwest Council Chair on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Board of Trustees.

Honky-Tonk Jump with Becky Thompson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Tickets -> https://honky-tonk-jump.eventbrite.com
Join us with special guest Becky Thompson for an upbeat night of dancing to classic honk-tonk and western swing with Honky-Tonk Jump! Dubbed, ‘Western Swing: Jazz with a Cowboy Hat’, Honky-Tonk Jump specializes in swingin’ Texas dance hall music in the tradition of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Ernest Tubb and Spade Cooley with a sprinkling of Hank Williams, and they rustles up a rhythm-roundup that features twin and triple leads on accordion, fiddle, pedal steel and guitar with soulful vocals, all backed by a hard-swingin’ rhythm section. Their energy is contagious! 
Bring perishable/non perishable food items (except eggs) to donate to Community Driven food share.

Winter Feast & Storytelling @ Bdote Learning Center, 3216 E 29th St • 6-8pm
Bdote Learning Center & Wicoie Nandagikendan School Present: Winter Feast & Storytelling
Join us for a night of traditional food, Dakota & Ojibwe language activities, and storytelling. 
6pm – Feast
6:40pm – Storytelling
7:20pm – Activities

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 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.

Weekly Roundup: Dec 7-13

momerchCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and enjoy the merchandise LCC has to offer!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

LCC Development Survey
We would love your input on development in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, and Longfellow neighborhoods! Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey.

Starting this Fall 2018 we at Applied Energy Innovations are proud to present:
Keep the Heat on Program – Heating for those in need
Every fall, AEI will donate a furnace and installation to a neighbor or family in need within the South Minneapolis Community. The selection process is based on family situation, income,  medical requirements if any, and overall need. If you know of a neighbor you think might qualify for this program, please send an email to info@AEIexpertise.com with a description of the situation and the reason why you think that this neighbor or family should be selected for our program. We will work in conjunction with local organizations, nonprofits and communities of faith to spread the word.


Think of LCC when you are shopping online this holiday season! Did you know that you can help support LCC when you do your shopping on Amazon? With https://smile.amazon.com/ You can choose for your purchases to help a nonprofit! Choose to support LCC, or click here to set LCC as your preference.

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.

Rockin’ Roller Vinyl Bus w/ Solid State Vinyl Records
Its a big blue traveling record store/music mobile. Check out it’s schedule!

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.

This week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox Winter Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-4pm • Friday 10am-Noon • Every Third Saturday 10-Noon • We are so thankful for all of You in this warm community of creative minds! Come explore a space where parents/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. While materials and activities are designed for ages 3 and up, younger sibs are welcome. Our Podners for Peas Learning Garden and The Hive gazebo are, as inside, outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction.
We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!
Lucy 612-799-1482 belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings

Friday, December 7

HUD and The Outrage @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Two Paul Newman Westerns. One weekend.
HUD After several of their cattle mysteriously die, a battle of wills ensues between noble Texas rancher Homer Bannon (Douglas) and his arrogant, selfish son Hud (Newman).
FRI 7pm
SAT 9pm
SUN 3pm
THE OUTRAGE A remake of Kurosawa’s Rashomon set in the Old West, Ritt’s film follows the conflicting accounts of three witnesses to an infamous rape and killing.
FRI 9:15pm
SAT 7pm
SUN 5:15pm

Church of Cash – Holiday Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ :: $12 advance :: $15 day of show
Seats available on a first-come first-served basis. The Church of Cash is true to the music of Johnny Cash, and lead-singer Jay’s deep baritone voice both rings like a prairie breeze and stomps like a boot heel.
Church of Cash is not a country band, they are a tribute band with the express purpose of honoring the indelible legacy of Johnny Cash. Road-tested and always road-ready, The Church of Cash celebrates the soul of American music. *NOTE* This show is Church of Cash’s only twin-city holiday performance!

Built To Last “Holiday Hoist” with Hoodphellas & Bigfoot County at The Hook and Ladder Theater,3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm :: Music 9:30 :: 21+ :: $9 Advance :: $12 Day of Show
Hoodphellas Four guys who quite simply love to sing and perform music from the the greatest band in all the land: PHISH Bigfoot County Acoustically play the music of the Grateful Dead and more. Live painting by Melanie Klimpel

Free Throw Friday @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 2pm
Come try out the potter’s wheel for free! Join us the first Friday of every month, 2-6pm, for a free pottery making experience. If you like what you make you can pay us to finish and fire any piece with a color of your choice for $10. We will have it ready for pickup in 2-3 weeks.

Poetry City Vol 8 Release @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Please join Poetry City and Moon Palace Books as we celebrate the launch of Volume 8 with readings by local authors featured in this issue, as well as favorite poems by issue authors from other regions! https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4564

IE record release show with Old Moon and UBI @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
IE record release show with Old Moon and UBI.

Saturday, December 8

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45’s) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview. At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers. Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew.

Falcon Arrow 10th Anniversary w/ Self-Evident and Panther Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm • $5-10 • 21+
Falcon Arrow is celebrating 10 years of playing music together! Falcon Arrow https://falconarrow.bandcamp.com/ self-evident https://selfevident.bandcamp.com/ Panther Ray https://pantherray.bandcamp.com/

Saturday night Contra – $5 for 30 and under!
 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • $12 general admission • $10 for Tapestry members • $7 students • SPECIAL! $5 if you are 30 and under! 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.
Bring your friends! 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.

Anti-War Committee 20th Anniversary Party! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 3pm
Come join our committee to celebrate 20 years of protesting U.S. war and occupation. There will be food, drinks, live music, spoken word, and speeches. Please help us remember 20 years of grassroots activism fighting against U.S. empire!
Donations will be requested.
Kid friendly event-there will be a kid zone to keep the kiddos occupied.

Sunday, December 9

Dan Rodriguez – Matinee – at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 3pm :: Music 3:30pm :: 21+ $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
The last several years this show has been at the Icehouse, but this year we wanted a seated theater experience. Hook and Ladder is the PERFECT place for this. So come on out and let’s get into the Christmas spirit. “I’ve been in this business a long time. I recognize when somebody has something real. Dan is a true talent, and seems to be ushering in a new wave of singer/songwriters around the Twin Cities. I can honestly say I’m excited for the world to hear what he’s got to offer.” – Michael Bland (Prince, Johnny Lang, Nick Jonas, & more) Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 1:15pm • 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.

Boy Dirt Car premier of the film Neptune is a Power Station @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
After Music Recordings present 8 p.m. Sunday December 9 2018 Live performances by Boy Dirt Car American Cream DarkRad and Film’s MovingSensing-Sequence05 A film by A Bill Miller Asemic Concrete Poems A film by Dale Kaminski Neptune is a Power Station a Film by After Music Recordings with Christopher Powers

The Hustler @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:15pm
Prideful, ambitious young billiards player “Fast Eddie” Nelson (Newman) must navigate the competing agendas of his girlfriend Sarah (Laurie), his corrupt manager Bert (Scott), and legendary player “Minnesota Fats” (Gleason).
SUN 7:15
MON/TUE 7:00 9:30

Monday, December 10

Quiet Hours @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 4pm
Spend quiet time in the Community Healing Hub, as we make it a place for calm and quiet in an overwhelming world. All are welcome. Upon entering the room there is no talking or noise making and will set electronic devices aside. Seekers coming into this space will experience: – Soft, ambient lighting (a fireplace once it’s cooler outside) – Calming music – Light aromatherapy will be used – Allowed use of sensory items (weighted blankets, neck scarves, fidget items) – Tea and water will be available The time can be used to meditate, read (refrain reading from an electronic device), write, draw, pray, or simply sitting in silence. There is no talking or noise making during this time. This is a time meant for those that are able to sit quietly for a bit of time, because of this the opportunity is best suited for individuals at least 10 years of age. Come and go as you like. Stay for 5 minutes or the whole 2 hours.
The Community Healing Hub will host this every Monday from 4-6pm until December 17, 2018. There is no cost associated and we will request that seekers complete a short survey after their experience so we can better serve the community. A host will be available if assistance or additional support is desired.

Uproar Comedy Open Mic @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2820 E 33rd St • 7:30pm
FREE • Sign up 7:30pm • Show 8pm
Devohn and Xochi (Uproar) are proud to bring you a new comedy open mic experience that we’ve been refining via Vector 9. We’ll be hosting the Uproar Open Mic at Du Nord Craft Spirits every other Monday, starting November 12th! Mic will be back to back Mondays for December due to holidays. Open mic sign up is at 7:30, show starts at 8pm and goes til 9pm. Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh. There will be 1 headliner And about 7 slots for the open mic If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic” With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not. Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast! Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show.
Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities. Absolutely no hate or discrimination towards these folk allowed. Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a raised drink!

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 11 

Jazz Indeed – Dave Karr & Friends @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave• 6pm Doors/Beer Samples :: 7pm Music :: 21+ :: FREE

Books & Bars MPLS: Kitchen Confidential Deluxe @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
“Kitchen Confidential Deluxe Edition” by Anthony Bourdain. Almost two decades ago, the New Yorker published a now infamous article, “Don’t Eat before You Read This,” by then little-known chef Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain spared no one’s appetite as he revealed what happens behind the kitchen door. The article was a sensation, and the book it spawned, the now classic “Kitchen Confidential,” became an even bigger sensation, a megabestseller with over one million copies in print. Frankly confessional, addictively acerbic, and utterly unsparing, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. Join us to discuss the deluxe edition of “Kitchen Confidential,” featuring a new introduction and a Q&A with Ecco publisher and Bourdain’s long-time editor Daniel Halpern. Interior pages are hand-annotated by Anthony Bourdain himself. The interior also features brand new drawing by Ralph Steadman

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 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

Wednesday, December 12

Anna & the Apocalypse @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE (MN Premiere) Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Co-Presented by: Zombie Pub Crawl and Twin Cities Gay Scene Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfWIfwKJ7vA Film Website: https://www.aatafilm.com/ Teenage Anna’s life is typical enough. Chafing against the narrow horizons of her small town, she dreams of bigger things. It’s not so much that she doesn’t love her friends and family — she does — it’s just that they’re all so… familiar. So typical. So predictable. Her childhood best friend aches for a romance that she has no interest in, no matter how close they might be. The school jock that she had a fling with is proving to be disappointingly predictable in his behavior. And it’s becoming progressively harder for Anna to conceal her disappointment with just how satisfied her widower-father is with the blue collar simplicity of his never-changing existence. And then it all goes to shit. The night of the high school Christmas concert marks the arrival of the undead in Anna’s small town. And so begins a struggle to band together and survive. Future dreams are forced aside by the overwhelming need to survive the present in this winning Scottish musical-horror-comedy. Yes, we said musical. Yes, this is a zombie Christmas musical. Dir. John McPhail, United Kingdom & United States, 92 min, 2017

Island Breezes and Jazzy Rhythms: An Evening in Paradise @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Come join us for a cozysnug evening around the hearth. Well, no hearth but we’ll do our darndest to stoke the fire. No cover. Plenty of seating. The dance floor is “Open.”

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.

Thursday, December 13

Yoga w/Dallas at CANDO • 6:30pm
Thursday Yoga is back at CANDO weekly w/Dallas!! This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Masonic Jars/ Ardes/ Open Flame at Moon Palace @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors @ 7pm • Show 7:30-10pm • $5-10pm • 21+
Come to Moon Palace for an evening of music and magick. Featuring: MASONIC JARS (Detroit): https://youtu.be/RJC5JBwcUCs ARDES (Minneapolis): https://ardes.bandcamp.com/ OPEN FLAME THEATRE’s Walken Schweigert (Minneapolis): https://youtu.be/GuWQZToP1rI

Story Stitch Launch Party @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S. • 6:30pm
Story Stitch is finally out, and we want to come together to thank the people in our community who made it possible: THAT’S YOU! Come join friends and family at Gandhi Mahal for food and games to celebrate the launch of Green Card Voices’ newest project, Story Stitch. All GCV community members are welcome at this FREE family friendly event. There will be games and free give aways! Register now at storystitch.eventbrite.com to let us know you’re interested.

Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $15 Advance :: $18 Day of Show
Radio Heartland 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Erik Koskinen, Dustin Arbuckle & The Haymakers, Molly Maher, & Dusty Heart Thursday, December 13 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Tickets On-Sale Friday, November 16 at noon The Current’s stream featuring acoustic, Americana and roots will soon celebrate its 10th anniversary. Radio Heartland, the 24-hour service available to listeners worldwide, kicked off in 2008 as one of MPR’s first endeavors into the streaming world, and has been guided through the last decade by program director Mike Pengra. Celebrate Radio Heartland’s 10th anniversary with a concert gathering at The Hook and Ladder. The evening will include performances by Erik Koskinen, Dusty Heart, Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers, and Molly Maher. “We feel the four acts represent a good chunk of the wide variety of music we play on Radio Heartland: Americana, folk and roots,” said Pengra. “We love local music and there’s such a strong, connected music scene here in this area. Three of the four bands are from the Twin Cities and have been part of our playlist for a long time and are all good friends. And Dustin Arbuckle and the Haymakers are a energetic traveling string band from Wichita, Kansas.” Erik Koskinen Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. 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. Dustin Arbuckle & The Haymakers Call it roots or Americana but the music made by Kansas-based band Haymakers is the intersection of blues, folk, bluegrass, country and more. The outfit’s origins run back more than a decade when vocalist/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle and guitarist/vocalist Tom Page began performing duo gigs. Arbuckle served as vocalist for roots and blues act Moreland and Arbuckle, recording six albums (including one as Moreland, Arbuckle & Floyd) between 2005 and 2016, culminating in the Alligator Records release, Promised Land or Bust. With a touring scheduled that carried the band across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with Buddy Guy, Robert Cray and Johnny Lang, Moreland & Arbuckle called it a day in 2017. A Haymakers show is like a high-speed joyride down the highways of American music. Don’t miss them when they come to town! Molly Maher & her Disbelievers Molly Maher is the sort of musician you see once and never forget. An incomparable singer and songwriter with compelling depth and soul and cutting lyrics draws 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. Twangy and lament-filled spirit, guitar driven country-folk-jam with a blues swagger. Dusty Heart Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean are two songwriters recognized in their own right for their poetic lyrics and distinct vocal styles that when combined create a powerful and haunting sound that takes on a life of its own. Through their shared wanderlust and love of adventure, a passion for the open road, vast landscapes & poetry, as well a mutual love for musical harmony, Dusty Heart has crafted a sound that bridges together the diverse musical worlds of roots, indie, pop and folk