Weekly Roundup: December 10-16

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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


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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Jan 10

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

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

Saturday, Jan 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Jan 12

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

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

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

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

Mocha Girls Read: The Nickel Boys @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Read Book Club for a discussion of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Wild Read Book Club: Bloodchild @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Monday, Jan 13

Tuesday, Jan 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Jan 15 

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

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

A Reading with Saara Myrene Raapana, Anni Liu, and Carter Meland @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com
Saara Myrene Raappana** was born and grew to her full height in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Respected third parties have published two chapbooks (Milk Tooth, Levee, Fever and A Story of America Goes Walking) and many poems-worth of her work in journals (cream city review, Gettysburg Review, Harvard Review, etc.), anthologies (The Way North, And Here, etc.), and literarily-inclined websites. She has recently felt a stitch in her heart to write fiction, and the good taxpayers of MN have seen fit to fund this notion with an Artist Initiative grant. For more info, hit up saaramyrene.com.

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

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

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

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

Thursday, Jan 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Roundup: Nov 16-22

IMG_7525Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and enjoy the sun when you can!

Upcoming& Ongoing Events

IT’S GIVE TO THE MAX DAY! Please consider giving to LCC this Thursday! You can donate DIRECTLY to LCC here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR if you are already on GiveMN: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Longfellow

LCC’s Autumn Winter Warming will be Thursday | November 29 | 6-7:30pm | FREE at Longfellow Community Council Office,
2727 26th Ave. S (In the ABC Construction Building)
Get to know our staff and board! See where the LCC magic is made. Meet neighbors and chat with old friends. Enjoy delicious holiday treats in a cozy relaxing atmosphere.

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

Futsal / Soccer Training at Matthews Park Rec Center with Coach Pete Munene
Soccer training that’s fun, engaging and supportive for beginner to advanced players. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. The Matthews Park Youth Soccer Training and Futsal Free Play sessions are designed for motivated boys and girls ages 12-17 who have participated in MPRB or competitive soccer programs in the U13-U18 range. Each 90-minute intensive training will be divided into 30 minutes of speed, strength, and agility training; 30 minutes of technical/skill-building; and 30 minutes of small-sided futsal play. Players should bring a soccer ball and clean indoor soccer or court shoes.
Sponsored by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board | Multiple sessions over the fall and winter
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950

Tuesdays | Nov 6, 2018 to Dec 11, 2018 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play I – MPRB Activity # 85019
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play II – MPRB Activity # 85020
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
Mondays | Jan 7, 2019 to Feb 11, 2019 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play III – MPRB Activity # 89624
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity # 89626
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
Mondays | Feb 18, 2019 to Mar 25, 2019 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play V – MPRB Activity # 94272
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play VI – MPRB Activity # 94273
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm


Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property
The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/.  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.

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

Focus on Local Business
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!

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

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

Friday, November 16

What Would Jesus Buy? w/ Transition Longfellow @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E 40th St, (NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH) • potluck at 6:30 pm, movie at 7:15 pm • Free Will Donation
Just in time for the holidays! Follow Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping as they go on a cross-country crusade to challenge American consumerism. This is a fun movie, appropriate for all ages AND it’s our last movie this year, so if you haven’t come to a potluck yet, do it now!

Saturday, November 17

Koch-Marshall Trio at The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm / 21+
The Tommy Bentz Band from Wisconsin will open.
Koch-Marshall Trio: 
Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall trio consists of guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch, and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility – but Koch’s compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small does of humor and occasional wild abandon. Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by Guitar Player Magazine and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa. Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars, which listed him in the “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists.” Greg is a contributing columnist for a variety of guitar magazines, including Guitar Player Magazine which listed Greg’s “Chief’s Blues” in the “40 Badass Blues Solos You Must Hear.” 
Tommy Bentz Band: 
The Tommy Bentz Band extensively tours regionally in the US and bi-annually to the UK. They’re a fantastic power trio that has been in existence for over 15 years, jamming in the style of “The Allman Brothers meet Van Morrison.” Standout slide player Tommy Bentz leads the band and has often been touted as one of the best in the Midwest.
Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1296837367117632/

Do It Green! Minnesota’s 13th Annual Green Gifts Fair @ Midtown Global Market, $1 Donation/person accepted at the door • 10am-5pm
Shop environmentally-conscious gifts for your friends and family, and reflect on the experiences and influences to your Green Journey. Visit  www.doitgreen.org/green-gifts-fair/ for more details.
* Visit 85 sustainable vendors
* Complete an activity passport throughout the fair for (adult and kid-friendly) prizes
* Enjoy music, demos, and food
* Enter your bid at the silent auction

Sunday, November 18

Monday, November 19

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

Robin Asbell’s Plant Based Meats @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Joins us for an event with Robin Asbell, author of the new cookbook Plant Based Meats and sample Robin’s delicious recipes! Mock meats have progressed way beyond basic seitan, and reducing your meat consumption is easier than ever before with these realistic alternatives. With a handy guide to ingredients, cooking methods, and the basic flavor profiles behind what makes “meat” so tasty, this book is for meat lovers who still want an option that mimics the real thing, and vegetarians who don’t want all the additives you get with processed, store- bought mock meats. From meat loaf to sausages, from pt’ to jerky, Robin Asbell has a plant- based answer for midweek suppers, weekend brunches, and holiday showstoppers. Robin Asbell is a cookbook writer and chef. Her work has appeared in Clean Eating, Better Homes and Gardens, Vegetarian Times, Real Food, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches cooking classes outside Minneapolis. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4334

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators

Scottish Step Dance Intro Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Scottish step dancing is a performance-oriented form of dance similar to Highland dance but encompassing a wider variety of styles. Curious to give it a try? Fligmagearie is offering a 4-week course to introduce you to some basics. Suitable for all genders (18 and over please). No prior dance experience is required, but familiarity with ballet, Irish step, and/or Scottish country dancing may be helpful, and physical ability to jump and hop is expected. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes (ballet slippers, jazz shoes, Irish dance pumps, or Scottish ghillies are ideal). Cost is just $20 for the 4 one-hour classes (pay with cash or check on the first night).

History Repeating Herself At Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9pm
History Repeating Herself, with special guest, Grand National Champion.

Hands In Motion: ASL Learning Group @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6:30pm
Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL, but have no one to practice with? Let’s get started!! As part of our fall season performance, Threads Dance Project will premiere “To Hear Like Me”, with the purpose of bridging the gap between the hearing community and the Deaf / Hard of Hearing Community through the use of ASL, music visualization, and silence within the piece. In conjunction with this exciting and meaningful new work, Threads is hosting a monthly ASL Learning Group from August through November. Sessions will be led by ASL interpreter Terryann Nash. Each month we will focus on a new theme, each class unique – so please join us for any or all!

Vegan Slice Night @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
A whole vegan pizza is fantastic, but sometimes you just want one slice. That’s why we sell vegan pizza by-the-slice on Monday nights. Have one slice or try slices of a few of our popular specialty pizzas, done vegan-style, all on our hand-tossed house-made sourdough crust. Yum! ALSO – We extend our happy hour on Mondays until 8 pm! So get half-priced tap beer, cider or wine with that vegan slice. Yowza! Can’t make it on a Monday night? Don’t worry – you can still order a whole vegan 12″ or 16″ pizza any day or night of the week. We also have some great vegan baked goods, salads, and breakfasts on our menu – 7 days a week.

Tuesday, November 20 

Humbird in Residence: Three Tuesdays in November @ Moon Palace Books,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Humbird’s first residency! We’ll be showcasing new songs, experimenting with some fairytales and inviting some of our favorite artists (musicians, poets and dancers) to join us for these three special tuesday evenings at Moon Palace Books. Here’s who else you might find should you venture out of your home and into the unknown to join us….. Nov. 6th: J.E. Sunde with poetry from Benj Kreibich and dance from Kelvin Wailey Nov. 20th: Aurora Birch Ben Weaver Nov. 27th: Laura Hugo Music darling lily gave with poetry from Michael Lee. Sliding scale of $5-$10 and 21+. Starts at 9pm <3

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

Technique & Choreography Classes @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre,
3012 Minnhehaha Ave • 6:30pm
The next session is about to start for Technique & Choreography classes!
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 6 – 27 6:30 – 8pm,
Instructor: Susana di Palma Thirty minutes of technique footwork drills, patterns, remates and turns. One hour of learning choreography “Por Tangos.” Students will be coached in playing palmas for each other. $70 for the session and $20 drop-in SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 1 11:30 – 1pm, Instructor Susana di Palma $70 for the session and $20 drop-in

Wednesday, November 21

Neil Breen’s Fateful Findings @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • $10
Boy are we in for a treat. Not only has Neil Breen himself graced us with a beautiful HD copy of FATEFUL FINDINGS, he has also given us the go-ahead to screen his 2018 masterpiece TWISTED PAIR. Double feature! (2013, HD, 100m) dir Neil Breen. A computer scientist slash novelist reunites with his childhood friend and has to face the dire and fateful consequences of his mystical actions. 7:00 Neil Breen’s Twisted Pair at 8:45pm. Wednesday 11/21 @ 7pm Trylon Cinema $10, Advance tickets: http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ https://youtu.be/hQ7GQbfj__0 Invite your friends!

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) FREE
Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music. #FreeMusicWednesdays

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
Pregame the Thanksgiving festivities with Balkan party music! Never a cover, so order some beer, wine, or other liquid libation and enjoy! Rumor has it that the additional back bar will be open with “Max the Mixologist” preparing special old-fashioned drinks. 21+

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

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm
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! 21+ event

RAGESGIVING ~ Circle of Heat Tribute To Rage Against The Machine at The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm :: Music 9:30pm :: 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
RAGESGIVING Circle of Heat Tribute To Rage Against The Machine Wednesday, November 21 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Circle of Heat performs a set of original music followed by their Tribute to Rage Against the Machine! Based in Minneapolis, Circle of Heat is a rock band at its core. Drawing inspiration from genres such as funk, jazz, prog, classic and 90’s rock, their music is ever expanding into an original sound with a familiar feel. For their sophomore album, 2016’s “Some People Say”, Circle of Heat continued their focus on musicianship and diversity in songwriting all while allowing room for the spontaneity and improvisation that make their live performances such unique experiences.

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

Thursday, November 22 • Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3674 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sage Stuffing, Turkey Sage Gravy, Buttered Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Roll. $3 Pumpkin Pie with Nutmeg Whipped Cream All You Can Eat $16.99 | One Serving $14.99 | Kids 12 and younger $12.99 | Kids 3 and under eat free

3rd Annual Wobble Before You Gobble Thanksgiving Zumba Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9am
Come join us for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Morning Zumba Party What’s a better way to start out your Turkey Day than with a little dance!!! Come wobble before you gobble! This will be a fun filled 90min Zumba event on Thanksgiving morning. Exciting guest instructors joining me :Bernice Arias, Keri Ann , Tiesha Bogar and Tawana Stocker! Come dance, shake and sweat those calories away! Then go home and enjoy all of the Thanksgiving festivities! Invite your friends and family to come dance with us! Share the Zumba Love! Drop in event- no pre registration needed. All Zumba Classes at Tapestry Folkdance Center are $5-$10. Sliding scale fee – You pay what you can!