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!

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 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: 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!

Weekly Roundup: May 18-24

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Photo by: Tom Russell, 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan • Tuesday, May 22
Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC), City staff, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson to provide input and hear about proposed additions and changes to the comprehensive plan.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22
Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
Time:
6:30–8:30pm
For information on the plan you can find the non-digital document here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qes8mt8irzpek4/PDF%202040%20COMP%20%20PLAN%20REVISED.pdf?dl=0
or
City of Minneapolis website for the 2040 plan:  www.mpls2040.com
To find details on the civic engagement process:  https://minneapolis2040.com/planning-process/
The Bartsch Room is just inside the East side cul-de-sac entrance on the right as they enter the building.
It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Committee Chairperson ElectionsLCC 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,from 9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in MayPlease attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmPowderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee’s 2018 Project Survey
The Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee (NDTC) is the LCC Committee responsible for issues related to housing, zoning and economic development, and transportation within Greater Longfellow.
Take a moment to tell the committee what projects you would like to see prioritized this year! See something that’s not listed? New ideas welcomed!
{Survey available here: https://goo.gl/forms/5he71zMMVg5C7qNO2 }
The survey will be accepting responses through June 3rd. Feel free to share with friends and neighbors that are Longfellow residents and/or business owners.

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

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 18

World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team Auditions! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 
3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! Calling all Bellas! Who wants to perform with a world class academy and be a part of a world class team? Then come join us on stage! Want to perform? Want to travel? Want to step it up in your own dancing?
Then WE WANT YOU! STUDENT, SEMI PRO AND PRO TEAMS AUDITIONING! **WORLD TEAM PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS LADIES SALSA TEAM AUDITIONS! We are holding auditions for our World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team. Please see our updated website for details. https://www.bailaconpasion.com/our-performing-teams.html
Questions? No worries, contact us at Bailaconpasion@gmail.com or call us at 703.402.3645

Becky Kapell – CD Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Becky Kapell: Raised in small town Minnesota, Becky moved to Portland Oregon as a young adult and began singing back-up vocals in various bands, eventually fronting her own country cover band. Along came a husband, two kids and a move back to Minnesota. “I worked full-time, raised my kids and basically forgot about music until my son started playing guitar as a teenager. After my divorce I found myself with a little more time on my hands so I picked up one of my sons guitars and began teaching myself to play for fun.” The Tale of “That Certain Ache”
Playing with Bergen eventually led to recording a batch of new songs in his basement resulting in Becky’s upcoming release titled That Certain Ache. “We recorded in Paul’s basement over many late nights starting with me playing acoustic guitar and singing along with a drum loop as the rhythm track. Then Paul would add bass and guitars. Eventually we took the basement tracks to Erik Koskinen’s Real Phonic Studios where I re-did some of the vocals and Erik added drums and mixed it all. The whole record is just me and Paul and Erik. I can’t wait for people to hear the end result.” The CD release show will be held May 18th, 2018 at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.

Hip Hop, Hardcore and Helping Hands is going to be a Radical Fun @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
This is a reschedule of a show that was meant to happen last month but was cancelled due to that wonderful spring blizzard thing. Same great cause, same great music, same love. Benefit for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center’s Kateri Project: https://www.miwrc.org/blog/JessicaBlogPost_02122018.php with: pretendians: https://soundcloud.com/pretendians omen: https://omenmpls.bandcamp.com/ longshot: https://mclongshot.bandcamp.com/ radical fun time: https://radicalfuntime.bandcamp.com/ –there will be free narcan kits and training as well. learn how to save lives!! NO COVER- DONATIONS DONATIONS DONATIONS PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD Harmony Equality Love and Peace Is Necessary Hate Animosity and Negativity Destroy Society

Jon Wolfe at The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • 9:30pm

SLC Live at the Riverview
3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come to our gig at the Riverview! Drinks and vittles of all kinds available.

Tommy Bentz Band at The Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We love playing at the Schooner! It’s a great laid back atmosphere, some of the most affordable drinks in the Twin Cities, and a great stage for us to bring the jams and jellies! Never a cover and 3 sets of TBB, please spread the word and bring some friends. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Haitian Flag Day in Minnesota! @ Powderhorn Park • 2pm
Haitian Flag Day Heritage • Culture • Justice • Freedom Save the Date! Invites you to Celebrate with us. For more information call (631) 805-7797 – Guest speaker: Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, renowned Haitian academic, poet, and artist; A dazzling artistic performance by Afoutayi, one of the best contemporary Haitian dance troupes, led by the celebrated Haitian dancer, Djenane Saint-juste; – A performance by Twin Cities violinist Sarah Wolbert; – A drawing for over $5000 worth of high-end electronic toys donated to help get children of Haitian descent excited about science and technology;
And much, much more May 18 commemorates the adoption of the Haitian flag by Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Pétion after the revolution against enslavement and injustice. Haiti was the first Pan-African/Black republic to win its freedom and today serves as an inspiration and a beacon of hope for all those communities fighting for justice and freedom. This Day also provides an opportunity for the Haitian community to come together with friends and allies to celebrate and share their history and culture.

10 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The second session of our BTAP-PS (Business Technical Assistance Program – Professional Services) series in partnership with the City of Minneapolis discusses the major elements of a lease, advises on negotiating a business lease, and provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a business tenant.


Saturday, May 19

Intro to Permaculture @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake St • 6pmAndrea Eger of Tiny Diner will talk about what Permaculture is and how its principles can be applied in urban yards. This will build on the “Edible Landscaping” talks earlier in the spring, digging deeper into the why and how of growing edibles in a Minneapolis yard. Free.

Strong & Sexy Zumba® Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9amCome get your Strong and Sexy on with Eyrn and Sadie (Zumba with Sadie)! Eryn will start with 30 minutes of STRONG by Zumba®, the latest a greatest HIIT workout with amazing music THEN Bring your Sexy back with Sadie as we party it up for 45 minutes of hot and sassy Zumba! Let’s celebrate how AMAZING our bodies are as we move and dance together! $10 Pre-register (paypal.me/zumbaeryn) or pay at the door (cash only). Bring a towel, water, yoga mat, good shoes.

Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ Sanford Middle School 3524 41st Avenue S • Bring plants @ 11am • Swap starts @ NoonThe location is at the west side of the Sanford Middle School parking lot, .You can bring plants beginning at 11:00 am.Swapping plants starts at 12:00 noon. (Note: Plants are mostly gone by 12:30.)All traces of the Swap will disappear by 1 pm.Swap rules: label what you bring, offer a small donation if you take plants but didn’t bring any, take home any of your plants that are left.Garden Club events are free and open to the public. See us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LongfellowGardenClub

Innerbody Exploration: Self Healing With Kari @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic 3708 E 34th St • 4pmJoin Massage Therapist Kari Haugen and Chandra Botanicals, for an Innerbody workshop exploring your own energy to gain relaxation, healing, and inspiration. Using guided meditation, aromatherapy, and breathing techniques, we will explore the mind-body connection and help you connect to your inner healing energy and power! Free & All are welcome! Stop in or stay for the whole time, we will have a open flow in hopes to accomodate everyone, see you there. Kari Haugen has been practicing Massage for over 21 years and is certified in a variety of massage techniques. She has her own massage practice, check out her awesome website below for more information!! www.touchingwisdom.com

Gathering & Resource Share @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St • NoonThe MinneTESOL Adult Interest Section is hosting a social gathering and resource share. Meet your colleagues in the field of adult ELL teaching, compare notes about textbooks, and share materials including those you’ve created. Come and network with other teachers – let’s have fun, get to know each other, and grow our skills as professionals.

Dred I Dread – “Live at the Hook” Album Release at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8pm 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show Tickets There will be a limited number of CDs available at this show. Dred I Dread Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band was formed in 1998 and chosen as “Best Local Reggae Band” by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD “Listen to the Revolution” was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru. During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named “Best Reggae Band in Minnesota” by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. Dred I Dread shared stages with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts. Space Monkey Mafia Space Monkey Mafia is an up and coming 6-piece ensemble out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Known for their high energy live performances, Space Monkey Mafia takes cues from classic ska/punk bands of the 90s and 00s while adding a healthy dose of rock, pop, blues and jazz. With members being trained at McNally Smith College of Music, the band incorporates top notch musicianship with fun cover medleys and danceable original songs. One of the band’s strengths is its versatility, pairing saxophonist Dante Leyva’s powerful soul vocals with guitarist Blake Foster’s punk howl, with every other member contributing vocals as well. Rounded out by a three piece horn section and a tight rhythm section, Space Monkey Mafia leaves it all onstage while performing live.


Sunday, May 20

Wild Read book club – Amatka by Karin Tidbeck @ Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pmJoin the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Amatka by Karin Tidbeck. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! ​​​​​​​Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora – CD Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • DJ 6pm • Music 7pm18+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • $20 VIP (Includes Signed CD)Join us for an unforgettable evening of spoken word poetry, music, and dance in celebration of the new project by nationally-touring artist Joe Davis. He and his live soul and funk band, #ThePoeticDiaspora, will be performing originals, remixes, and new songs from the release #AncestralEchoesEP. HOST Kenna Cottman SOCIAL HOUR DJ Mickey Breeze OPENING SETS Dahlia Jones Mayyadda SPECIAL GUESTS Walter Chancellor Jr. Chadwick Niles Phillips


Monday, May 21

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Mpls Community Ed Class: “Save Money, Drop a Car” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Pratt School • 66 Malcolm Ave. SE • 7pm
Have you dreamed of escaping traffic jams and parking tickets? Ready to put that car insurance money to a better use? This class will help you understand the true cost of your personal vehicle(s), and identify strategies you can take to reduce your personal vehicle use. You may find you can drop a car altogether.
Cost: Free; Sign-up at Minneapolis Community Ed

Documentary Mondays: Michael Jackson @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5:30-8:00pm


Tuesday, May 22

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Kinda Fonda Wanda at the Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 7:20pm
KFW make their Schooner debut and we’re gonna be playing a LOTTA Wanda Jackson hits plus some boppin’ classics you’ve never heard us do, along with a few cool original numbers. Music starts early and we have a full night of rockabilly, rock &CLASSIC honky tonk. It’s a danceable, drink-able good time, so come on down to SE Mpls & dig the low-key, relaxed vibe at the Schooner

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


Wednesday, May 23

Reading with Susan Cushman @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Susan Cushman, co-author of the new book The Wait: Love, Fear, and Happiness on the Heart Transplant List. As a new year approached, Jennifer Bonner embraced college life and flourished as a visual artist. Childhood heart problems rarely clouded her thoughts. Then, unusual fatigue led to terrifying news. Without a heart transplant she would die soon. As she put it, ”The bomb dropped today.”

Movement for Families @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am


Thursday, May 17

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center 
2637 27th Ave S • 5:30pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

Big Fat Love: 10th Annual John Prine Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Local songwriters Mother Banjo and Art Vandalay are proud to present their 10th annual “Big Fat Love” tribute show, bringing together some of the Twin Cities’ top Americana talent to celebrate John Prine’s 1/2 birthday. This year’s event will feature performances by accordion virtuoso Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton, The Belfast Cowboys’ Terry Walsh, The Federales’ Ben Miller, The Roe Family Singers, and beloved local songwriters Katey Bellville, John Louis and Jon Rodine. Together these friends will perform songs from John Prine’s illustrious songwriting career that has spanned over 45 years, featuring some unique interpretations of some of Prine’s lesser known classics along with some of his more famous songs like “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise,” “Illegal Smile” and “Hello In There.” One of the most celebrated songwriters still working today, Chicago-born John Prine has been covered by countless pop, folk and country artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Bon Iver, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, REM and the Everly Brothers. He just released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first original album in over 13 years

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.