Weekly Roundup: August 24-30

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


Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair Tuesday @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St
(Room TBD) October 23, 2018 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program

Lil Dribblers Fall Session 2018 Registration coming soon!
Dates: 4 Sundays, September 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 5:00 – 6:15pm
Location: Cooper School Field, 3239 44th Ave S
Fee: $55 for each participant, includes t-shirt distributed mid to end of program.
Lil Dribblers is for ages 4-8 who are not currently playing on one of our competitive soccer teams. Contact us if your player was born in 2010 and is interested in playing on a new U9 traveling team for the Fall 2018 season.


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!
Longfellow Community Council values the importance of residents and local businesses. This connection continues to develop the strong sense of community we value here in Greater Longfellow.

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.

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

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

Friday, August 24

Famous Volcanoes @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Famous Volcanoes original, folk, bluegrass, family-friendly 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: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Austin Lucas / Slim Stone @ Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm / Music 9pm
/ $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / 21+
Austin LucasIt’s been over two decades since the songwriter packed his bags and left Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwestern town where he spent his childhood years falling in love with rock & roll, embracing his punk roots, and standing his ground whenever intolerant locals didn’t understand his way of life. He returns to that place – both creatively and physically – with his seventh studio album, Immortal Americans. Written after a tumultuous period that found Lucas getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label, Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed album for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down heartland rock songs that find the artist reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.

“I was watching the changes in Bloomington and reflecting upon the changes in my own life,” he sums up. “Not all of this is happy stuff, but there’s hope. There’s light in the darkness. I really do believe in second and third chances, because I know how many chances I’ve received. You have to keep fighting, because that’s what makes life worth living.”

Saturday, August 25

Cavan’s Crossing at Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Join us at Merlin’s Rest Pub for great food, beverages and music! We’ll be knocking out some new tunes so don’t miss our “Ecelcelectic” show. Come early for the BEST British fish and chips this side of the pond and stay for the show.

Goalkeeper Training Clinic with Coach John Abraham @ Howe School Field, 3733 43rd Ave S • 9am-12pm
There will be three one-hour blocks devoted to goalkeeping safety and fundamentals.
·         Hour 1 – Distributing the ball, positioning/angles, hands
·         Hour 2 – More ball distribution, handling breakaways, diving, and reaction speed.
·         Hour 3 – More breakaways, real game situations like free kicks, corner kicks, penalty shots
This clinic is recommended for all full-time and part-time keepers–or those players who are curious about goalkeeping. Parents are also encouraged to attend so that they can continue to support their player’s development.
The program is FREE to all Southeast members and the community. Registration is required.
Click HERE to Register. (https://sesoccer.sportngin.com/register/form/385909112 )

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Sunday, August 26

Pints For Pups with MN Pit Bull Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Minnesota Pit Bull RescueBullRescue and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MN Pit Bull Rescue. “Finding solid dogs solid homes” Adoptable Dogs https://www.petfinder.com/search/pets-for-adoption/?shelter_id%5B0%5D=MN287&sort%5B0%5D=recently_added

Wild Read Book Club – Underground Airlines @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Ben Winters’ novel Underground Airlines. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The bestselling book that asks the question: what would present-day America look like if the Civil War never happened? A young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service in exchange for his freedom. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right–with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3297

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!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. No cover, music from 7p-9p. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.

Monday, August 27

Cemetery Without Crosses @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rdSt  • 7pm
This melancholic twist on the standard gunfighter tale focuses on Manuel (Hossein), a man driven into kidnapping and revenge. Cynical and heady, Cemetery without Crossesdeserves a new audience, and another listen to its great André Hossein score.

Serac, Motorrad Reisen and Warp & Weft at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9pm
Serac – https://seracmusic.bandcamp.com/ Motorrad Reisen – https://karltebeest.bandcamp.com/ Warp & Weft – https://www.facebook.com/warpandweftband/

Vanity Plate, Free Truman, Witch Watch & Pretty Still at MP!@ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
Vanity Plate (ND) minot rockstars https://vanityplatend.bandcamp.com/
Free Truman (ND) moorhead/fargo rockstars https://freetruman.bandcamp.com/
Witch Watch minneapolis rockstars https://witchwatch.bandcamp.com/album/underground-overground
Pretty Still we’re just happy to be here https://prettystill.bandcamp.com/
All-ages! Doors at 8:30pm! Music at 9pm! $5-$10 for the touring band!


Tuesday, August 28 

Pokemon Go Trainer Tuesdays @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Catch ’em all at Parkway Pizza! Bring your Pokemon Go account to Parkway Pizza on Tuesday for a night of fun, trading, friending, and contests! We’ll have our pokestop lured all night so you can catch as many as possible while you enjoy happy hour starting at 7PM! Plus, get ready to show off your Pokedex and Poke-knowledge with contests and prizes all night. Still haven’t caught them all? No problem! Other trainers from Longfellow will be here all night and are ready to trade you just what you need! See you at 7PM!

Wednesday, August 29

One Ukulele @ Minnehaha Falls • FREE • 7pm
One Ukulele harmonies, folk, Americana, singalong 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: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes • 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!

Thursday, August 30

Classic Brass Quintet @ Minnehaha Falls • FREE • 7pm
Classic Brass Quintet brass quintet music of all types 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: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Fat Chance does Sea Salt! @ Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
The Fat Chance Jugband will be playing a lot of our old favorites, and maybe yours, too. Free!

Hank is Coming To Town @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
It’s that time of year when Texans come north. So we will be doing a Ranchtones show at the famous Hook N Ladder. Steve Henry, Al Butler, Johnny Hanson, Dehl Gallagher, Billy Smith plus an assortment of other graduates of the Ranchtones Classic Country University will be playing a couple sets for your enjoyment. So put this event on your calendar today.

Thursday Night Trivia: The Simpsons @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
New date! How well do you know Springfield? and who said “I’ll be on you like a numerator on a denominator?”

Weekly Roundup: Jul 13-19


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


Registration for the Resource Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed is now open! Click here for details!
Register now for the 10th annual LoLa Art Crawl – September 15 & 16, 2018 
LoLa is turning 10 in 2018! We hope you’ll join us for the annual LoLa Art Crawl…September 15 and 16, 2018! Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/DhRqj2hX9xbCfwag1Deadline to register is July 15. We have an exciting change for 2018; LoLa artists (and/or greater Longfellow neighborhood residents) can invite other artists from outside Longfellow to participate in the Crawl! So invite your artistic friends and family members to join us in 2018! Each person must submit a registration and payment ($40 for Guest Artists vs. $35 for LoLa Artists). Thanks for helping to spread the word!


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

Friday, July 13

Pedro Almodóvar 35mm Double Feature @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm • Advance tickets available now
The Cult Film Collective proudly presents a 35mm double feature of Pedro Almodóvar’s MATADOR (1986) and LAW OF DESIRE (1987). Unsentimental, exploding with color, and sensitive to the plight of outcasts, these two early Almodóvar films exemplify his unique ability to both disturb and delight MATADOR (1986) This pitch-black comedy follows Ángel (Banderas), a bullfighting student so warped by Catholic guilt that he admits to murders he didn’t commit; his female lawyer (Serna), who is aroused by violence; and Ángel’s ex-matador teacher (Martinez), who gets interposed between them. This gem is widely considered Almodóvar’s first masterwork.
FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00

LAW OF DESIRE (1987) Love, obsession, sex, murder, filmmaking, and amnesia: sounds like prime Almodóvar. Law of Desire was his international breakout film and the first one produced by his own company, El Deseo.
FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15 

Powderhorn Porchfest Fundraiser @ Powderhorn Neighborhood • 821 East 35th Street • 5:30pm • Cornhole Tournament • Vintage Pop Up Shop • Beer • $5 Nacho Bar
Help raise funds for Powderhorn Porchfest 2018! Enter your 2-person team in the Cornhole Tournament for $30. All teams are entered into the competition and receive 4 beer tickets. All funds raised go directly to Powderhorn Porchfest 2018! https://www.ppna.org/product-page/cornhole-team-registration
Suggested Donation of ‘Pay What You Can!’ at the door, if you are not playing Cornhole. About Powderhorn Porchfest A handful of neighborhood music enthusiast spear-head this day-long festival right-down 17th Avenue between 32nd and 34th streets annually. It’s a family friendly showcase of amazing local musicians who contribute to the eclectic and welcoming vibe Powderhorn is known for. Join us and help Powderhorn Porchfest 2018 come to life!

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am

All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am


Saturday, July 14

Seasons & The Body: Summer @ Flourish pilates+bodywork • 3347 42nd Ave S • 10:30am
Join Melinda and I for the 2nd workshop in our seasonal series. Summer is associated with the heart or “Monarch” in Chinese Medicine. It is a time of longer days, more time outside in the sun and more physical activity. In order to keep our body in balance, we must nourish the heart—which governs all: blood, organs, emotions and spirit. We will combine lecture and movement to bring peace and opening to the heart.

Not Another Hero – Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts • 3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm
NOT ANOTHER HERO Gallery Show, Squirrel Haus Arts, June 29 – July 15. Participating artists: Jonathan Herrera Margarita Arguedas Den-Zell Gilliard Precious Wallace Ryan Werbalowsky Donna Spidie Meyer Daren Hill.
Not Another Hero is a visual exploration with artists about the changing nature of power. Refusing to accept the defined Hero (either individual, country, or system) to look up to. Refusing to be defined by the “other” be it social convention or historical narrative. Each of these artists show their different perspective on mental health, popular culture, race, politics, and gender. Not another Hero is curated by Daren Hill. Opening Reception June 29th 7-9pm. Gallery Hours : Saturdays and Sundays June 30th, July 1, 7,8,14,15 1pm – 4pm Further Info: Please contact Daren Hill daren@squirrelhausarts.com or Donna Spidie Meyer spidie@squirrelhausarts.com

Latin Billies will be playing at Sea Salt Eatery! @ Sea Salt Eatery • 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 6-8pm
Enjoy the food and music on their patio. Come, bring your family or invite your good friends, for some great food and a fun time! Hope to see you there!

Roots, Rock, Deep Blues 8 – Music & Art Festival @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Gates 2pm • 21+ • Rain or Shine • $20 Advance • $25 Gate
8:45pm – Charlie Parr
7:45pm – Left Lane Cruiser
6:45pm – The Shackletons
5:45pm – Koch-Marshall Trio
4:30pm – Davina & The Vagabonds
3:30pm – Willie Murphy & The Angel Headed Hipsters
2:30pm – The Federales
11pm – Black Eyed Snakes
10pm – The Bad Man
8pm – Kent Burnside
7:30pm – The Flood Brothers
6:30pm – Big George Jackson Band
5:30pm – The Smoking Flowers
4:30pm – Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
3:30pm – Sarah Morris
2:30pm – Cornbread Harris
7:15pm – Dave Moore
6:15pm – Dave Moore
5:15pm – Dave Moore
10pm – Whiskey Rock ‘n’ Roll Club MPLS
9pm – Snarles B
8pm – Angie Oase
7pm – Mary Bue
6pm – Jeff Ray & The Stakes
5pm – Jack Klatt & His Band
4pm – Humbird
2pm – Douala Soul Collective
11am-2pm – Deep Blues Brunch at Geek Love (Moon Palace) The 8th Annual Longfellow #RRDBfest will again include all the unique components of previous years that have set this event apart from the myriad of Twin City outdoor events each summer. Most notably, this award-winning event continues to be artist-driven, volunteer-run and a fundraising mechanism for the non-profit arts organization, The Firehouse Performing Arts Center. In addition to the live performances, this year’s RRDBFest event will continue to showcase a wide variety of local Longfellow artisans showing off an eclectic array of work, from paintings, illustrations and recycled art to jewelry, textiles and much much more. This annual event will also see a variety of Longfellow neighborhood brick-n-mortar restaurants.
ZERO WASTE: This year’s festival will again be green as we implement the Zero-Waste initiative, using only 100% compostable and recycled materials.
TICKETS: Tickets are general admission for this music and arts marathon are available for just $15 if your an early bird! Tickets are available online, at The Hook Box Office, The Electric Fetus, & Hymies Records in Minneapolis. After the limited amount of $15 early bird tickets are gone we will have $20 advance tickets for sale. We are limiting the number of total festival tickets this year as the foot print is intimate. Do not wait until the day of festival to purchase your ticket. If tickets happen to be available day of show they will be $25 at the gate.

Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour
This year the tour has many homes in the Longfellow neighborhood, including Dowling Community Garden. You can’t buy tickets online or the day of. The tour is $15 in advance, 20$ the day of. Find more information and buy tickets online at https://hennepinmastergardeners.org/events/hcmg-learning-garden-tour/


Sunday, July 15

Self-Improvement Book Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-4:30pm

Robocop on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema • 2820 E 33rd St. • 7:30pm
In a dystopian Detroit of the not-too-distant future, the corrupt OmniCorp rules with an iron fist. After police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) is brutally murdered in the line of duty, he’s transformed into a cyborg who becomes hell-bent on justice.

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!

Sunday Class: Beginners, Bata de Cola and Intermediate @ Tapestry Folkdance Center • 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
DATES:July 15, 22, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 (NO class on July 29 due to a McKnight artist fellow retreat) CLASSES: Beginners: 12-1 pm Bata (NEW starting June 24): 1-1:45 pm Intermediate: 1:45-3 pm For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class

Pest & Disease Management – Art of Growing Organic Fruit pt 4 @ Tiny Diner • 2pm
*Pre-Registration Strongly Suggested: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3355314* (More info below)
Part 4: Pest & Disease Management: In this class you will learn learn the art of balancing insect pressure, fungal diseases, & other pest issues the natural way! We will discuss many strategies for growing healthy fruit and keeping your garden ecosystem in balance. Series Description: The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part seasonal workshop series exploring the cultivation of fruit trees, shrubs & other perennial edibles for our Northern climate. Each workshop in the series will focus on building skills to tend our plants with a Permacultural approach including Pruning, Propagation, Grafting, Planting, Design, Maintenance, Organic Pest/Disease Management, Harvest, Crop Swaps, Winter Clean-up & more. All experience levels welcome.
Series Details: The Art of Growing Organic Fruit is a 6 part series. Although drop-ins are welcome, we encourage people to sign up for the whole series. Discounted rates for the whole series is $100 for 6 classes, drop-in days are $20 per day. Class dates are 3/11, 4/22, 5/6, 7/15, 8/5 and 9/9 from 2-4pm in the Tiny Diner garden.
**Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay! Scholarships available. Email andrea.e@tinydiner.com for more information**
About the Teacher: Cody Mastel is motivated by a constant fire of acquiring, mastering, & sharing skills that inspire others to learn through self-guided, hands-on experience. (landbyhand.org)

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar • 3747 42nd Ave S • 7-9pm • NO COVER
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.

Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden


Monday, July 16

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome.
Sarah is a fiscal year 2018 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.

Robocop on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema • 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
In a dystopian Detroit of the not-too-distant future, the corrupt OmniCorp rules with an iron fist. After police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) is brutally murdered in the line of duty, he’s transformed into a cyborg who becomes hell-bent on justice.

Reading with Joseph Legaspi,    Sun Yung Shin, & May Lee-Yang @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a poetry reading with Joseph Legaspi, 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin, and May Lee-Yang.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), winner of The Blair Prize, and Subways (Thrush Press). His works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, Harvard Review, Best of the Net, World Literature Today, Water~Stone Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a- Day, and the anthologies Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton), Everyman Pocket Poets Anthology (Alfred A. Knopf), among others.
신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin is the author of poetry/essay collections Unbearable Splendor (Minnesota Book Award); Rough, and Savage; and Skirt Full of Black (Asian American Literary Award), editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and author of bilingual illustrated book for children Cooper’s Lesson. With poet Su Hwang she co-founded and co-directs Poetry Asylum, an arts organization dedicated to creating spaces for marginalized voices and poetries.
May Lee-Yang is a writer, performance artist, and teaching artist. She is the author of the children’s book The Imaginary Day and has been published in Nimrod Journal, Water~Stone Literary Review, Bamboo Among the Oaks: Contemporary Writing By Hmong Americans, and others. Her theater-based works include Confessions of a Lazy Hmong Woman, Hmong-Lao Friendship Play, and the upcoming The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2701

Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

Documentary Mondays: Mad Hot Ballroom @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 5:30-8:00pm


Tuesday, July 17

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos De Malaga@ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Price: $18 Drop-in / $98 6-Week Session
Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma
We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist.

Chair Yoga for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 6:15-7pm

Wednesday, July 18

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

Reading with Roy Scranton and Tom Kaczynski @ Moon Palace Books •
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
ROY SCRANTON: is the author of War Porn and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene, and co-editor of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. His journalism, essays, and fiction have been published in The Nation, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He holds a PhD in English from Princeton and an MA from the New School for Social Research and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.
Tom Kaczynski: is an Eisner and Ignatz nominated cartoonist, designer, illustrator, writer, teacher and publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His comics have appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, MOME, Punk Planet, The Drama, and many other publications. As a designer he’s worked on projects for many well known companies including AOL, Motorola, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Herman Miller… and for non-profits including IRC (International Rescue Committee). He’s currently teaching comics at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and occasionally contributes to the Rain Taxi Review of Books.

TIME of the APES @ Trylon Cinema • 2820 E 33rdSt. • 7pm • $5
What happens when an American TV producer takes a decade-old Japanese Planet of the Apes TV series and turns it into a 90 minute movie? TIME OF THE APES! Impressive special effects for such a low budget.
Advance tickets: http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/
https://youtu.be/JN0dXUNOC5g Invite your friends!

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes • 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week!

Crime Book Club – The Foreign Correspondent @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

Read Aloud Book Club @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 1-2pm


Thursday, July 19

Trivia night: the 1980s @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
How well do you know the 1980’s? Events, politics, pop culture and music from 1980-1989 will be the subject of every question. If you had big hair or a mullet, you’re at an advantage

Climate Conversation Carnival @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 5pm
Come enjoy delicious local food, listen to live music – including Miss Myra and Moonshiners, and See More Perspective – and learn about MN350’s current campaigns to keep our environment and climate safe. We’ll also be talking about how you can become involved by building on your unique skills and interests. MN350 is a climate justice organization – fighting to win a livable future for all. Come learn about what we can do together to protect our communities! Sign-up at bit.ly/mn350_cc for the full schedule of events. For more information about Miss Myra and the Moonshiners – and to hear their dance toons, visit https://www.missmyrasmoonshiners.com/ About SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE: SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE has been described as a “Chicago Institution”, “Walking creativity” and “The hardest working, most unjustly slept on artist in the Twin Cities”….This award winning hip hopper is a Twin Cities Native, Chicago transplant, MC, Poet, Producer, Engineer, Educator, Visual Artist, Actor, Thinker, Lover and one heck of a cook. He received a 2013 VERVE Grant from Intermedia Arts, a 2017 Cedar Commission from The Cedar Cultural Center, and was a semi-finalist of the Saint Paul Challenge for the Million dollar idea to make Saint Paul Great. SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE aims to inspire, uplift and open doors to possibility and imagination with an invitation to self discovery through meditations on community, history, and the expression of pure imagination. Learn more at www.seemoreperspective.com