Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
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Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)
Friday, August 3
Rich Lewis Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Rich Lewis Band 8-piece vocal, soul, Americana richlewisband.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: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Straya tour kickoff w/ False & Former Worlds @ Seward Community Café, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 8pm
We’re taking our new album Sobereyed out West for a couple weeks, and are honored to have some of our favorite bands playing the kickoff show: False – Black metal legends. https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/hunger Former Worlds – Sci-fi doom. Awesome. https://formerworlds.bandcamp.com/releases $5-10 sliding scale / all ages / nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Nur-D and Tylar Berry Live at Solid State Vinyl Records @ Solid State Vinyl Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7pm
Nur-D and Tylar Berry will be playing a special live show on the Record Floor at Solid State Vinyl Records On Friday, August 3rd. Tickets will be limited so get yours now! Tickets are available online or in store at Solid State Vinyl Records.
MToP Alumni Summer Social @ Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Come join us for a summer social, meet MToP Alumni, reconnect with your cohort members and connect with others! Informal gathering toward building our ToP community in Minnesota.
Saturday, August 4
Helping out to provide some fun in the kids zone for the Make a Wish Foundation!!
Prozac Rat, the Butcher’s Bag, Awesome Cups, Wax Lead at Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave S • 9pm • FREE
FREE SHOW. FREE DANCING. FREE FRIENDS. DRINKS COST MONEY. Order (first to last):
WAX LEAD https://www.facebook.com/waxlead/
AWESOME CUPS https://www.facebook.com/awesomecups/
THE BUTCHER’S BAG
PROZAC RAT https://www.facebook.com/prozacrat/
Dimensional Dreaming @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6pm
Dimensional Dreaming is a pop-up art event that pushes the notion of a gallery experience. Join us for an immersive audio/visual concert from Second Sight Visuals and Infinite Strangers and a night of sensory exploration. Support Each artist individually by purchasing a ticket from them. Message for details! Additional digital experiences brought to you by: Alex Munro – Psychographics Taylor Burks – Wndowndow Artist Vendors: Jakob Pablo Speich
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. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Saturday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!
Science Book Club: The Botany of Desire @ Boneshaker Books,2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The August 4 science book club selection is “The Botany of Desire,” by Michael Pollan. Copies are in stock at Boneshaker for $13.60, a 20% discount off the regular paperback price. Boneshaker’s Science Book Club reads books that are science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice. **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking. ABOUT THE BOOK: The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind, Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America. Every schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide. In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship. He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato. In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. So who is really domesticating whom?
Powderhorn Empty Bowls at 2018 Powderhorn Art Fair @ Powderhorn Park • 10am
Please consider volunteering with us at the Powderhorn Art Fair (August 4,5) and help us spread the word about the work we do in the neighborhood! Help to recruit volunteers for this year’s Powderhorn Empty Bowls’ Event or if you are a potter, sign up for a shift and throw some pots for a great cause! See link below for volunteer sign up! Stop by and say hello!
Reading with Jude Nutter and Thomas R. Smith @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for a reading with Jude Nutter and Thomas R. Smith. Jude Nutter was born in North Yorkshire, England, and grew up near Hannover, in northern Germany. Her poems have appeared in numerous national and international journals and have received over 40 awards and grants. Her first book-length collection, Pictures of the Afterlife (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), winner of the Irish Listowel Prize, was published in 2002. The Curator of Silence (University of Notre Dame Press), her second collection, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded the 2007 Minnesota Book Award in poetry. A third collection, I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (University of Notre Dame Press), was awarded the 2010 Minnesota Book Award in poetry and voted Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Review in New York. In 2004-2005 she spent two months in Antarctica as part of the National Science Foundation’s Writers and Artists Program. Her fourth collection, Dead Reckoning is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry, Ireland. Jude’s website is: judenutter.com Thomas R. Smith is a poet, essayist, editor, and teacher, whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. He is author of seven books of poems, most recently The Glory (2015) and The Foot of the Rainbow (2010). His new and selected prose poems, Windy Day at Kabekona, will be published by White Pine Press this fall. He is the editor of What Happened When He Went to the Store for Bread: Poems by Alden Nowlan (1993), and recently edited Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer (2013). He teaches poetry at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. He and his wife, the artist Krista Spieler, live in River Falls, Wisconsin. His web site is www.thomasrsmithpoet.com. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3044
Sunday, August 5
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.
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.
Ukulele Club at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm • Children ages 6-9
(*Register NOW as space is limited.) Learn the basics of the ukulele thru experimentation, imitation, improvisation, and creation while supporting basic rhythm and pitch competency. Facilitated by Mark Sorvari Children can learn on their own OR choose the parent/child side by side learning option and learn together. Visit our instrument page if you need to purchase a ukulele, and it will be delivered to you at class.
Monday, August 6
Tuesday, August 7
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.
Pokemon Go Trainer Tuesdays @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Catch ’em all at Parkway Pizza! Bring your Pokemon Go account to Parkway Pizza on Tuesday for a night of fun, trading, friending, and contests! We’ll have our pokestop lured all night so you can catch as many as possible while you enjoy happy hour starting at 7PM! Plus, get ready to show off your Pokedex and Poke-knowledge with contests and prizes all night. Still haven’t caught them all? No problem! Other trainers from Longfellow will be here all night and are ready to trade you just what you need! See you at 7PM!
Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th.
Mental Health, Madness, and Psychiatry Reading Group @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S, 6pm
Following the Beyond Psychiatry and Self-Care Reading, we are creating a reading group to work through the Mental Health, Madness, and Psychiatry study guide. This is a planning meeting, to go through the guide and decide what we want to cover in this group. Please read the study guide before the meeting, and bring your thoughts and ideas! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking.
Wednesday, August 8
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!
World Jazz Collegium @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
World Jazz Collegium / jazz with international flavor modern international jazz http://pjanymusic.com/html/world_jazz_collegium__internat.html 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.
The Slits Screening Afterparty at Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
In collaboration with Sound Unseen, Extreme Noise and The Trylon, Moon Palace is hosting another official film screening afterparty!! This time, Sound Unseen presents the MN premier of “Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits”, the long overdue look at the influential 70’s punk band, The Slits. Bring your ticket stub for half off drinks and other specials. DJ Heartbreak will be spinning records from 8pm-11pm. Free! All Ages! http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2018/8/8/here-to-be-heard-the-story-of-the-slits-mn-premier
Thursday, August 9
Heart of a Tinman at Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Bring the kids! Fun music and fresh fish!
Annual Corn Feed @Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S. • 5:30-8pm
Brian Peterson @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Brian Peterson family-friendly, pop, folk, Jazz brianartpeterson.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: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.
Dany Franchi @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $5 Advance • $8 Door
Dany Franchi: was born in Genoa, Italy and is widely considered on of the best young blues talents on the scene today. Dany is already performing at prestigious blues festivals all over the globe and his new release “Problem Child” is rapidly climbing the charts.
World acclaimed guitarist Anson Funderburgh produced Franchi’s new album with assistance from members of Robert Cray’s and Jimmie Vaughan’s bands. Dany Franchi is one of the biggest and most promising blues musicians of his generation – his Fender Stratocaster and talent make him stand out in the blues scene, respecting tradition while incessantly finding his original and unique sound.
”Dany is one of my favorite young Blues artists. He has an exciting fresh approach to the music while keeping it honest.” Anson Funderburgh
Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia Thursday: Harry Potter and the books of JK Rowling.