Weekly Roundup: January 17-23

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePi13pdCZ2wDXFolihxJtQqSu2rVsYkqq5djDOgaszddqLkQ/viewform

Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required
Instructions provided
No partner needed
All abilities warmly invited
$3 | Scholarships available
Drop-ins welcome
Snacks provided 

Futsal / Soccer Training for Grades 6-12 begins Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Soccer training and futsal free play with Coach Pete Munene and the Harambee Sports Club is designed for motivated players (grades 6-12) who have participated in recreational or competitive soccer and are looking to improve their skills. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. Each 90-minute intensive training will consist of speed, strength, and agility training; technical/skill-building; and small-sided futsal play.
Current Winter Session UPDATE:  Registration OPEN 
Mondays | Jan 13, 2019 to Mar 9, 2020 | $70 | 9 Weeks | 18 Max
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950
Training Dates: Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 2, 9
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play Ill – MPRB Activity #100797
Ages 10-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | Register through MPRB
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-ill/99741

Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity #100799
Ages 14-19 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Register through MPRB 

https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-iv/99743

Harambee Sports Club is a new initiative that seeks to support diversity, equity and cultural fluency in youth sports. Harambee is a Swahili word that translates to “working or pulling together.” We see sports as an engaging and challenging experience that must support youth with positive role models and provide them with opportunities to create connections with each other and their communities. We invite like-minded families to join us on this journey.

Harambee Sports Club offers FREE futsal free play for students and adults in addition to competitive futsal league play. Learn more at www.harambee.us or email info@harambee.us

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


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 17

The Short Fuses with Holy Hannah! and Elour @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of hard and heavy rock’n’roll with a splash of punkabilly, proto-metal, with The Short Fuses, and contemporary, retro-rock fueled singer-songwriter, Holy Hannah! The energetic duo of Elour kicks off the night. 

3 Days of the Condor (1975) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Bookish CIA agent Turner (Redford) goes out for coffee and returns to find his co-workers murdered. With no one to trust, he kidnaps Kathy (Dunaway) in order to get inside information on the secret scheme to undo him.

RuDeGiRL, The Red Flags, & Wizard Dick The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
A night of Minneapolis Rock N’ Roll. Driving guitar rock with more hooks than a tackle box.

HURDY GURDY Psychedelic Pschooner Cruise @  Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
First HG show of 2020 will be an all-nighter! Three sets beginning at 8:30. We have lots of new stuff besides the usual Donovan/Yardbirds. Come out and get rocked.

Saturday, Jan 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScB3GlDaNhkfEAkYiE599l8rku8xqiQciveeaidh28oqZ0dyg/viewform
 

Midwinter Rock Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
There is going to be a WINTER ROCK PARTY! This will be a warm night of rock and roll served up on what is sure to be a cold night! Four bands will pour their hearts out for your entertainment and there may be prizes and give aways as well. Care to guess what the prize could be?

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us- Free Community Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6pm
Join us at The Medicine Tree for collaborative community knowledge share on the importance of being connected to your ancestral roots and cultural heritage. We will begin the evening with a land acknowledgement honoring the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples & open a discussion on what it means to occupy stolen land.  Elders from all traditions are invited to come and share-with your voice being held in the highest honor. We will discuss the importance on honoring those who came before us and how we can incorporate ritual and ceremony into our modern lives while respecting different traditions and cultures. 
This is a free event and ALL are welcome!  Tea and snacks will be served. Donations will be accepted.

Panel Discussion: AALF Black Census Panel @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 9am 
Join Be Counted MN’s Anika Robbins in a panel discussion hosted by the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) on the upcoming 2020 Census and it’s impact on the African American Community. 
Learn more about African American Leadership Forum- MN and the upcoming discussion here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/449783422384243/
Be Counted MN is a non-partisan initiative. 

Sunday, Jan 19

Dr. Kingpin 2020 @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 5:30-7:30pm • $200
Dr. Kingpin: Mixed Blood’s 20+ year tradition of striking and the best fundraiser ever devised in the history of the universe. Assemble your team, don your garb, and let the strike(s) commence.  $200 gets you a lane, balls and shoes for up to 5 teammates.
Food and beverage available for purchase from Memory Lanes. $190 of your $200 lane purchase is tax-deductible. Although this is technically a competition, take that classification with a grain of salt! Sweatbands for the highly competitive are strongly encouraged.

Slow Flow Yoga w/Val at CANDO @ 10am
Join Val for a luxurious Sunday morning slow flow. We’ll practice meditation, gentle yoga, and some light vinyasa to wind down from your weekend, and prepare for a positive week to come! All levels are welcome.

Seed Series | Seed 1 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board.

Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’.
The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. 
No dance experience necessary.
Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. 
You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well).
Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)

SEED 1 | Facilitator: Jana Lundell
“Inspired by water and its ability to change form rapidly, come move | discover | create in this time of continuous freeze and thaw. Our time together will be comprised of an hour ‘4 Phases Practice’ and a research-directed improvised practice that takes a new perspective on a childhood game.”


Jawaahir’s 27th Annual Henna Party @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm 
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family friendly event, so bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each. Short performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women’s celebrations.
Enter our two awesome raffles.
Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
Mingle with family, friends, and Jawaahir members.
Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Raffle #1:
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We’ll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Raffle #2: 
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket. 
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult). Raffles payable at the door

Monday, Jan 20

Casual Collage Gathering: January 2020 @  Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm 
Join members of Twin Cities Collage Collective for a casual evening of collage-making. This is intended to be a loose, free-form session for folks to socialize and work on collage. 
✂️ Free
✂️ All ages & skill levels welcome
✂️ Some materials provided, but feel free to bring your own too!
For more information about TCCC, visit www.twincitiescollagecollective.com 
 

Dr Rev Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebration @ Powderhorn Park, 11am
Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Powderhorn Park on January 20th! This free event features local performers, artists and a community meal.  The first 150 kids will receive a free book!  
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Please register for the celebration to help us have a safe event with enough seating.  Consider purchasing a mission ticket to support our #advocacy work. Register here: www.ppna.org/events-1/dr-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-day-celebration.

91 STRONG: PPNA is proud to present a group of 91 organizations unified for equity and justice in representation of the number of since Dr. King’s birth.  See the growing list and get involved here – www.ppna.org/mlkcelebration
ENTERTAINMENT: Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus | Gigi Bisong | Native Pride Dancers | Reading of Dr. King’s: “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” by Fartun Weli, Founder & Executive Director of Isuroon | Gospel Choir 
COMMUNITY MEAL: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches | Chips | Fruit | & More To Be Announced | Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Available | ​Thank you to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America and White Castle for donating! 
FOOD DRIVE: Bring canned and dried goods to the 2020 Food Drive at Powderhorn Park and help someone in need! 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS: Minnesota Historical Society, Risen Christ Catholic School, Seward Community Co-op, All Are Welcome Here, Anderson Realty, Bowman and Brooke LLP, The Cultural Wellness Center The Family Partnership, Frostbeard Studio, Hamburguesa El Gordo, The Longfellow Community Council, Lavender Magazine, May Day Cafe, Moon Palace Books, Neighborhood Development Center, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association, and Springboard for the Arts

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS: Abdo Publishing, Book House, Paperback Exchange Famous Dave’s, Lerner Publications and White Castle | This event is brought to you by The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board & PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Tuesday, Jan 21

King Kustom & the Cruisers LIVE @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm 
King Kustom and the Cruisers Rock and Roll dance night.

Wednesday, Jan 22 

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.
 

Schooner Candy • Them DOTS @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Then DOTS return to the Schooner Tavern with lots of new songs to shock and delight, but some just ain’t right — we’ll play them anyway.


Aware Dance – Heart Expansion @ Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Ave S • 7:30pm
Have you found during the winter days when you feel cozy, safe, comfortable, and in good company either with yourself or others, your heart space starts to soften and relax, and may even feel joyful? What a sweet time to expand our capacity for peacefulness, compassion, and understanding. Utilize these experiences for your greater good and for those around you. Join Aware Dance January 8th & 22nd and invite your heart into the space to feel, express, and expand.
When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:30PM. Doors open by 7:10pm for check in. The outside doors are locked once the event starts. 
Where: Walker Community, 3104 16th Ave South, Mpls., 55407
Participation: $15 cash at the door or via Paypal: paypal.me/SLaemmle.  
About: We start with a group centering and intention setting. We begin our movement from a place of awareness and sensation. Throughout the dance a space is held for you to feel into and move from a place that is authentic within you. No need to dress up in fake emotions. This is a space to explore from the inside out, to connect with your power and ignite your energy. It’s also an opportunity to be nurturing and gentle with yourself. Your asked to bring your curiosity and open mind. This is a barefoot dance practice. Clean indoor shoes without black soles are okay. Shirts / tops must be worn in the space. All bodies and orientations are welcome. No experience necessary.

The music will influence the dance and pace. The dance itself is not facilitated. Every week we offer a unique and eclectic variety of music to inspire various forms of movement and spontaneity. Afterwards participants are guided through a short relaxation and cool down. An optional closing circle follows.
Be playful. Be curious. Be you. Give yourself the gift of movement. 
Note: Playlists may contain explicit language or content.
This is an alcohol and drug free event. It is not designed for children. Aware Dance is not affiliated with the Walker. The building is wheelchair accessible.
May the season delight and surprise you!

Thursday, Jan 23

“Memory Laws” by Rachel Jendrzejewski | A Free Workshop Concert and Reading @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 1:30pm
A new, experimental rock opera on the life of Polish composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski, filtered through the lenses of 81 women.

Sewing Sustainably: Produce Bags with An Upcycled Closet @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6:30pm
Create reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials! Students will create two reusable produce bags out of sustainably sourced and second hand materials. Students will learn the basics of sewing to structure their bags and feel empowered to make their own reusable bags for themselves, or as great gifts for friends and family! No experience needed, all levels welcome! All supplies will be provided but participants are welcome to bring whatever they would feel most comfortable using (sewing machines, fabrics, etc).
Lauren Callis, An Upcycled Closet
$30/$25 co-op owners

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a winter remedies chats, plant drawing time & potluck. 
Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. 
Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway. We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj 
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs.

Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.

Thursday Trivia:The Avengers @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become really good at bar trivia”


MN Mission: Possible Series Episode 4: Joshua Kloyda + Whitney B & Serdar G + Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! Episode 4: An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring blues-folk rocker, Joshua Kloyda, Latin-folk duo, Whitney B & Serdar G, and explorative Americana craftsman, Wynn Rivers.

Set 1: 7:00pm  Joshua Kloyda
Set 2: 8:00pm Whitney B & Serdar G
Set 3: 9:00pm Wynn Rivers & the Pollinators

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am! **Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


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:  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. 
Hive: https://hivempls.bandcamp.com/
Burning: https://burningminneapolis.bandcamp.com/releases
Feral Light: https://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.

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

MUSICIANS:
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

COMPOSERS:
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 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 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 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.