Weekly Roundup: July 12-18

2a94e928-e41b-4aec-8d0d-38ac7dd59e96Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy nature!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Share the River Gorge • Thursday, July 25 • 6-8pm • 35th & River Parkway
Share the River Gorge promises family fun & free ice cream!
A community event with free ice cream, free canoe rides, free rowing, live music by the Arborators (who perform in trees!), walking tours of the oak savanna restoration and more.
Canoe rides provided by Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, and rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W River Parkway. The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Environment and River Gorge Committee. Ice cream will be provided by East Lake Dairy Queen.
Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood! For further information contact Justin at LCC at 612-722-4529 or justin@longfellow.org.

Roots, Rock & Deep Blues 9 @  The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave  • Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Weekend • Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13 • Gates 2pm • 21+ • Rain or Shine

~ A Firehouse Performing Arts Center Fundraiser ~ 2-Day “Weekend Passes” available this year! Schedule –> http://rootsrockdeepblues.com/schedule/

The 9th Annual #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, including; Indian (Gandhi Mahal), Pizza (Geek Love Cafe), and much more TBA.

ZERO WASTE: This year’s festival will again be green as we implement the Zero-Waste initiative, using only 100% compostable and recycled materials. In addition, (at least) one stage will be solar-powered! Bring your reusable water bottles. Water will be supplied by the City of Minneapolis.

FREE BICYCLE VALET: For our two-wheel attendees and we have partnered with The Hub Bike Co-op to offer a free bicycle valet service with a special speed entrance’ to the festival grounds.

DETAILS: – CASH ONLY – Come Prepared – Rain or Shine – No dogs – No Backpacks or large bags – No chairs – Kids 12 and under are free – Bring a re-useable water bottle for use at the water refill station. – Leave your garbage at the home or the gates. It is a zero-waste as possible event. All items inside the festival are compostable or recyclable. – Free Bicycle Valet by The Hub

Arrive to the fest early for the best stage access, great music is featured ALL day long!

Midtown Farmers Market 2019 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am
Join Midtown Farmers Market at Moon Palace Books for the 2019 Market Season!
Bringing Fresh Local Flavor to ALL in South Minneapolis, since 2003.
Saturdays 8am-1pm May-October
Tuesdays 3pm-7pm June-October

WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
-fresh, local, and affordable fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods
-brunch (Sat.) and dinner (Tues.) options from hot/ready-to-eat food vendors
-arts and crafts by local artisans
-free live music, fitness classes, and kids activities
-a $10 Market Bucks match for SNAP/EBT customers
-lawn games and places to hang out and connect with friends, family, and neighbors
WHY? The Midtown Farmers Market is an all-local, community-based farmers market, committed to strengthening our local economy, advancing food justice, and uniting neighbors from all backgrounds at the Hi-Lake interchange.

 

Weed & Water • Wednesdays, May 1 – August 7, 9:30 – 11 am
Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adult are invited to join us at Epworth every Wednesday starting on May 1 -August 7 to tend to the Epworth Garden! Each free session will include a story, craft, games and a snack. Weed & Water Wednesday will happen every Wednesday, rain or shine!

Your open invitation to casual neighborhood Ultimate Frisbee games
Each Thursday | 5:30pm – dusk | Brackett Park | Starting May 2
It’s purposely a low-barrier-of-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some jogging, this game is for you!
All ages and experience levels – we’ve had kids from age 8 to over 60. Come or go anytime after 5:30pm, and come out as often as works for you. Just show up! Or connect on the e-democracy Longfellow forum to get on the email list for weekly invites and reminders: http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/mpls-longfellow/

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-ToolBox.org
belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Walk, ride your bike, take the Number 9, skip, hop, or jump over to see how the Podners for Peas Learning Garden is growing and what new creations are blooming inside the ToolBox! Can’t wait to see you!
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

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.

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

 

Friday, July 12

The West Metro Big Band at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
The West Metro Big Band (7:00-8:30pm)
Dedicated to promoting jazz history and education through the preservation and performance of authentic big band music.

Beginning International Folkdance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
International Folkdance in May will hold a Beginner’s Introductory Dance with instructor Caren Grantz Keljik. Caren brings fun to the dance floor with everything she teaches and invites all dancers to join her! Need another incentive to try out IFD? Admission is $10 general, but…It’s Pay What You Can at this dance!

Live From The Record Room – July 2019 @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7:30pm • $10 Advance • $12 Day Of show
Jane N’ The Jungle “Acoustic Show” at The Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S, 7:30pm
http://www.theriverview.com/upcoming-events-cafe/2019/7/12/jane-n-the-jungle-acoustic

 

Saturday, July 13

Riverview Cafe-Songwriter Showcase @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave. S, 7pm
Excited to perform for this songwriter showcase! This will be a fabulous acoustic show with 2 singer-songwriters. Lori Lofstrom will be going on at 7:00 and I’ll be singing at 8:15! See you soon.

BrassZilla at Sea Salt Eatery, 4825 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Summer at Minnehaha Falls is enhanced by the brass-a-tooting and drums-a-thumping sounds of BrassZilla.  A variety of fan favorites designed to get the young children dancing and the adults toe-tapping. Sea Salt Eatery serves the best seafood in the Twin Cities and you can enjoy that with the music of BrassZilla.

Blues Driver Back At Schooner Tavern!, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm 
What’s in a name? Blues Driver says it all! Look no further this weekend, Always a great time!

 

 

Sunday, July 14

Winery tour and tasting @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. 12:15pm 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. Must be 21+
Ikarie XB-1 (1963) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
The crew of the first interstellar spacecraft fends off numerous perils en route to a mysterious planet where intelligent life might exist. Originally released in the U.S. as Voyage to the End of the Universe (with all its criticisms of capitalism removed), this stylish Czech thriller, which influenced both 2001 and Star Trek, is finally available uncensored. Promotional support for these screenings is provided by Marit Lee Kucera, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic.

Hamell On Trial with special guest The Langer’s Ball @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
https://hamell-on-trial.eventbrite.com
Hamell on Trial is the musical alias of New York-based folk punk hero Ed Hamell. A one-man explosion; he is loud-as-war one minute, stepping off the microphone to whisper to an enthralled audience the next. This is a dynamic performance informed by politics, passion, intelligence and the all-important sense of humor. His caustic wit and devil-may-care attitude have long been a favorite of anti-establishment icons Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson, Ani DiFranco and the critical elite inciting Rolling Stone Magazine to call him “Bald, bold and superbad!”
Henry Rollins says,”Hamell is a one man rock show!” He has been described as “Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joe Strummer all rolled into one” by Philadelphia Weekly and a “one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive” by the Village Voice.
The Langer’s Ball, the two-piece, Irish Folk-Punk band, has been writing, touring and performing for over a decade. Delivering their own brand of traditional drinking songs and original material, their sound is harder-hitting and bigger than you’d expect it ever could be— with a thumping beat and a flurry of notes and harmonies, you’ll dash to refill your drink and cheer for more!!

 

Life Isn’t Binary event with Alex Iantaffi @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Alex Iantaffi will read from their latest book Life Isn’t Binary and answer your questions. There will also be music, poetry, button making and more!
Come celebrate being non-binary, loving non-binary people or simply come and find out more about how our relationships, bodies, emotions and thinking can benefit from non-binary perspectives! https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6826

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am 
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age.
This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books. Come out to Boneshaker Books every Sunday between 11am and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!
Let’s have some fun!

 

Monday, July 15

Uproar Comedy Open Mic ft Emily Galati (NY) ! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • SHOW IS FREE! • Sign up 7:30pm • Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is Emily Galati from NY! Emily has performed standup on Conan on TBS, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comic’s Unleashed, Laughs, and Gotham Live. She has been chosen to represent Chicago in the “Best of the Midwest” Competition at Gilda’s LaughFest, a semi-finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity,and a finalist in the “Bob and Tom” Comedy Contest.
There will be about 10 slots for the open mic.
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic”
With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.
Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note* ANYONE is welcome to see the show. Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy. We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

 

 

Tuesday, July 16

Cinema Book Club: Being There @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
For the next installment of the Cinema Book Club, we’re reading Jerzy Kosinski’s acclaimed novel Being There, and heading north of the Twin Cities to the beautiful Heights Theater in Columbia Heights to see Hal Ashby’s acclaimed adaptation the day before. Being There is the story of Chauncey Gardner, a lonely man who has spent his life tending the garden of a wealthy man, only to be left out in the street when the man dies. Chauncey (nicknamed Chance), is taken in by another wealthy man, who believes that Chance’s random statements and observations (mostly taken from awful TV shows) amounts to the highest form of wisdom, and soon Chance the Gardner is one of the most sought-after men in Washington, D. C. The critically acclaimed novel was turned into an Oscar-winning film and features the last great performance of Peter Sellers, who is mesmerizing as Chance. Join us, won’t you, for a fascinating discussion the book and its adaptation.

Being There (1979) at the Heights Theater, Monday, July 15 at 7:30pm http://www.heightstheater.com/film/being-there/
Discussion at Moon Palace Books Tuesday, July 16 10 at 7:00pm

https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6219

Social Bike Rides for Trans/Femme/Women Riders @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, and non-binary racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders!
These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30pm, and beginning on May 21st.

YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm • FREE 
Join us out in the community at the Midtown Farmers Market for a FREE Zumba class!
Zumba is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers and contagious dance steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. YWCA members and nonmembers welcome (children and adults). Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

2nd Annual Picnic Operetta Bake Off @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 6:30pm 
Our 2nd annual bake-off will feature craft cocktails, delicious summer snacks and music from our upcoming summer production, The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club.  PLUS – a chance to take home some delicious baked goods and summer pies.
Contributions made at this event will support our 2019 tour, featuring performances throughout the metro, south eastern Minnesota, New York Mills and Avon.
Want to create some baked goods for our BAKE OFF?  E-mail mezzo-soprano and baking hobbyist Anna Hashizume (hashizume.anna@gmail.com)
The Picnic Operetta is in it’s 11th season celebrating harvest with OPERA – like you’ve never seen (or tasted) it before.  Check out our full production in August and September at community gardens, farms, parks, orchards, and vineyard. ALL ARE WELCOME, everyone is fed and no one is turned away.  
Come to the bake-off and help support this accessible Minnesota tradition.

Free Fun Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Do you like to win FREE stuff?  You like to have FUN with your friends?  Do you just know stuff?
Come play the MOST FUN FREE LIVE trivia in Mpls on Tuesday nights. Top 3 teams and the LAST PLACE TEAM win prizes each week. Who are you bringing with you this week to form your team and walk out as the champions?

Paint & Sip for a Purpose @ All Square, 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Drink, paint & fuel your creativity while supporting our efforts. Bring a friend or make it a date night! We will teach you to replicate a simple painting or paint your own.  $30 per person, includes canvas, supplies, and wine.

Vegan Recipe Club at East Lake Library @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St • 6:30pm 
If you are curious about vegan cooking, this club is for you! Each month participants make three recipes from popular cookbooks then share their reflections with the group. Pick up a copy of the recipes and cookbooks at the library one month prior to the next session.
Novice to expert cooks are all welcome, as are interested non-cooks. Registration not required. Facilitated by Henry Patterson of Compassionate Action for Animals, exploreveg.org
The club meets the third Tuesday of every month.
The library is easily accessible via transit and there is free parking both in a lot behind the library and around the corner.
This series is a collaboration between Compassionate Action for Animals and the Hennepin County Library system.

 

 

  

Wednesday, July 17

Imagine MayDay: Artist Charrette at Powderhorn Park • 2:30pm 
HOBT is thrilled to be working closely with Imagine Deliver to host a creative design process this summer to imagine and co-create what’s next for MayDay and HOBT.
Over the summer you are invited to share your ideas and dreams for the future of MayDay at a series of Artist Charrettes — collaborative sessions in which a group of artists and creatives map solutions.
Dameun Strange and Imagine Deliver will lead 3 hands-on art activities centering the voices of artists to map solutions and act as a launch pad for the creation of an Imagine MayDay Transition Team. These gatherings are open house style, come and go as you are able.
RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/HOBTCharrettes
Artist participants will be compensated for their time and contributions with either 3 hours of free rehearsal or workshop space at HOBT, or a $40 gift card to either Welna Hardware or MayDay Cafe. We are particularly interested in hearing from past and present MayDay artists, artists who have felt left out of the MayDay process, Southside artists, BIPOC artists, queer & nonbinary artists, artists with disabilities, and neighborhood and community organizations in the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods

Edible Landscaping for Small Spaces @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 6:30pm • This class is $20 which includes an edible plant for you to take home with you!  • Scholarships are available! • To reserve your space send an email to andrea.e@tinydiner.com. 
Gain the confidence to design your own edible landscape! Learn the tricks the professionals use to maximize the productivity, health and beauty of a smaller landscape. We’ll learn how to clarify your vision, how to properly assess the landscape, and discuss creative techniques for applying the right design ideas for your property. Bring a photo of your space as we’ll take time to dig deeper and answer specific questions you have. Walk away with new ideas and an edible plant!
Instructor Information: Dustin Braun is the owner of HomeGrown Land Design, a company that empowers families to connect with their food and work with their landscapes in productive, eco-friendly ways. By following natural patterns, Dustin aims to create low-maintenance, edible landscape designs which increase the health of the people and the land

Root River Jam at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm 
Root River Jam (7:00-8:30pm)
Root River Jam is an acoustic group based in southeastern MN. They perform the original music of guitarist and front man Dave Wilson, as well as covers of Americana classics. In the words of music blogger Jeff Hansel, Wilson’s music will “take you into the clouds and beyond with incredible instrumentals and joyous singing that’s downright fun to hear.” Upright bassist Blake Bonde’s formal classical training gives him a broad musical vocabulary, ranging from furious jazz pizzicato to lush arco. Violinist and vocalist Charlotte Matis , brings fiddling experience from several bands in the metro area. Charlotte is a luthier and part owner at a music store. She adds sweet melody lines and fiddle chops to fill out RR Jams music. Miles Johnston’s broad musical background, has him playing a diverse range of music. With many area bands. He adds rythmic finess to the fusion styles of Root River Jam!

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Rec Ctr. • 6:30pm 
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Mobile Jazz Project – Summer Concert Series 2019 • 4pm
Music: 4-7pm • Free to the public! 

International Reggae All-Stars
Michael May, Kevin Washington, Ernest Bisong

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

“Downhill from Here” 30 Year Anniversary of Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley,  The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
“Downhill from Here”, the 30 Year Anniversary of The Grateful Dead at Alpine Valley – A two Set tribute to commemorate the historical occasion featuring the Alpine All-Stars for 2 fat sets.
Downhill from Here is a concert performance video by the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, near East Troy, Wisconsin, in July, 1989. Produced by Len Dell’Amico and Grateful Dead Productions. It was released by Monterey Home Video, on VHS in 1997 and on DVD in 1999, with a running time of 2 hours 30 minutes, and by Pioneer Entertainment, on LaserDisc in 1997.
The word play of the title refers to the venue’s winter purpose as a downhill skiing facility, and to the dates being the last of the tour.

 

 

Thursday, July 18

 

Hip Hop Dance w/Carlos at CANDO • 6pm
Hip Hop Cardio is a fun and exciting way to exercise! It’s a fusion of standard cardio movement and the latest hip hop dance choreography, performed to the hottest Hip Hop and R&B music. Come check out this high energy class!
Carlos Collins is a local certified fitness trainer and hip-hop choreographer. He grew up on the north side of Minneapolis and has been teaching hip-hop for over 17 years. He also has had the privilege to choreographer for such music artist as Brandy and Neyo

Hook & Laughter feat. John Deboer, Shelly Paul, Moe Yaqub, David Harris & Daniel Williams @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Comedy 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show 
https://hook-laughter-4.eventbrite.com
This month features an eclectic mix of outstanding local artists including: the funniest comedian you’ve never heard of, John Deboer (Comedy Central, XM-Sirius Satellite Radio, Last Comic Standing), hilarious story-teller, Shelly Paul (10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Growler Magazine’s 2017 Top 5 comics to Watch in Minneapolis, producer and host of “PSSY CTRL” at the Comedy Corner Underground), stand-up comedian, Moe Yaqub (Acme’s Funniest Person Contest Finalist, Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy: Funniest Person with a Day Job, and Sisyphus Brewing’s Funniest Person in Minnesota, Producer 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival), Emmy award-winning comedian, magician, actor, David Harris (Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, Goodnight’s Comedy Club in Raleigh, Hollywood Improv Lab in Los Angeles) and local funnyman Daniel Williams!

 

Baby Goats at the Farmers’ Market! @ Tiny Diner, 2520 26th Ave S • 5pm
Our favorite goat farmers are back with a bunch of baby goats that are so cute it’s hard to believe! Goat Shine will be at the market with goats to hold, pet or just watch. Make sure to check out their amazing selection of goat milk-based soaps.
Featured vendors include: Heirloomista • Bare Honey • Hanappe Ranch • Frosti Flowers • Redemption Acres • and more!
Live music by the amazing Bob and Lynn Dixon!

Joe Carey, Martin Devaney, Jessica Carey & Scottie Devlin @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Joe Carey has been making rock and roll noise for over three decades. Often splitting his time between bands and his solo work, Carey has been an impact on the Twin Cities rock and indie-alternative music scenes for almost two decades.

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Expecto Trivium!

Marimba Bullies at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Marimba Bullies (7:00-8:30pm)
The Marimba Bullies is a Twin Cities-based marimba ensemble playing upbeat, high-energy music based on the rhythmically complex music of the Zimbabwe mbira tradition. The Bullies’ repertoire consists of traditional African songs as well as arrangements of contemporary music performed in the lively, danceable, and just plain fun style that is unmistakably the Marimba Bullies.

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday night starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on themed trivia nights (June 11th, August 15th & September 12th)

Weekly Roundup: February 22-28

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Remove Snow for Seniors! Senior Community Services HOME Program needs snow removal workers to help Seniors in your Community. HOME Program removes snow for seniors in Hennepin County. To remove snow with us:
• You would help the same people each time it snowed 2 or more inches
• The snow would need to be removed within 24 hours of the snow stopping
• Supply your own shovel and/or snow blower
• Reliable vehicle
• Must be 16 years old or older
• Record dates of service
• Physically able to remove snow
•Commit to the entire snow removal season
•Speak and interact with senior clients respectfully
Help people and get paid at the same time! We pay $16/hour. Contact Bethany at seasonalwork@seniorcommunity.org or call 952-767-7886
HOME is a part of Senior Community Services— a nonprofit that serves most of Hennepin County

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.

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.

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

 


Friday, February 22

Maple & Beech – Single Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
Minneapolis art pop band Maple & Beech will celebrate the release of their new single, “Side-Eye,” at the Hook and Ladder Theater on Friday, February 22nd. They will be joined by indie rock band Van Stee, neo-soul singer-songwriter Mayyadda, and chamber jazz ensemble Northing. Cookies and cassingles will be available for consumption.

Seven Samurai (1954) on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Residents of a small village besieged by bandits hire Kembei (Shimura), an aging destitute samurai, and six others to protect them. The result of a year-long production process, Seven Samurai is among the greatest films ever made. On Sunday, onigiri (rice balls) will be available for purchase thanks to series sponsor Ramen Kazama.

Reading with Heidi Czerwiec, Chris Santiago, Maya Jewell Zeller @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Poet and essayist Heidi Czerwiec is the author of the poetry collection Conjoining, and of the new lyric essay collection Fluid States, selected by Dinty W. Moore as winner of Pleiades Press’ 2018 Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose, and is the editor of North Dakota Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Contemporary North Dakota Poets. She lives in Minneapolis, where she is an Editor for Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and for Poetry City, and teaches for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and Normandale Community College. Visit her at heidiczerwiec.com
Chris Santiago is the author of Tula, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by A. Van Jordan. His poems, fiction, and criticism have appeared in FIELD, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, and the Asian American Literary Review. He holds degrees in creative writing and music from Oberlin College and received his PhD in English from the University of Southern California. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Santiago is also a percussionist and amateur jazz pianist. He teaches literature, sound culture, and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas. He lives in Minnesota.
Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy For Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the poetry collection Rust Fish(Lost Horse Press, 2011). Recipient of a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation as well as a Residency in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Maya teaches for Central Washington University and edits poetry for Scablands Books.
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Kinda Kinky & The Bad Companions – 2/22 at The Schooner! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th AveS • 8:30pm
For your rock ‘n’ roll pleasure, we’re doing a (Karen?) Valentine show on 2-22. A big surprise is in store – changes afoot. What could it be?

QuOTeD Social & Storytelling @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
QuOTeD – The Question of the Day Podcast is coming to Urban Forage Winery and Cider House to do a recording. It just takes one good question to spark an evening of stories and we want to include yours in a future episode of the podcast. Whether you’re moved to answer the question (revealed to those who show up)  or would rather just soak up a good time, please come! While it can be tricky to maintain an element of surprise without making some people nervous, so far so good. Our guests have really enjoyed these gatherings in the past and it is our pleasure to host another one. It would be great to see you there! Rebekah & Brian

Midwinter festival of hotdish @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St
Part potluck, part contest, part midwinter excuse to get out of the house.  Bring your best homemade hotdish, mark it to indicate if it contains gluten or meat, then join in on silently judging the hotdishes everyone else brought (because, after all, this is Minnesota).  Prizes for: 1. best overall hotdish 2. best vegetarian hotdish 3. best gluten-free hotdish 4. Most creative hotdish. Admission is free for you and your family if you bring a hotdish. $5/person if you come solely to eat and pass judgment.

Saturday, February 23

SLC Live at the Riverview @  Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-10pm
Join us for acoustic Americana at the Riverview Cafe. Delicious food and beverages are available for purchase.

Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.

Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm Doors • 8pm Music • 21+ • $8 Advance • $12 Day of Show
The Hook presents the 6th annual Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison featuring KYX with special guests Curtiss A & The New Evil Thingies.  Join in as we pay tribute to the influential lead guitarist of The Beatles. KYX includes members of acts such as Badfinger and Crow. Prominent Twin Cities rocker Curtiss A is well known for the John Lennon tribute show he has headlined for the last 39 years.

Minnesota Stones by Annika Kaplan @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave • Noon
Minnesota Stones is a new body of work from Minneapolis jeweler Annika Kaplan. The project, funded by an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, is a collection of rings made with stones found at 7 locations in the state of Minnesota. The collection consists of 35 rings, with hand-cut stones set in sterling silver. The pieces are hand fabricated, carved in wax and then cast, or a combination of the two processes.
Come see the work at The White Page on February 23rd from 12-4pm. One day only!
From the artist:
“By highlighting stones from Minnesota, I hoped to build appreciation for common minerals as opposed to gems traditionally used in fine jewelry. Such gems are often mined under questionable ethical conditions. Through sourcing and cutting readily available local gem material, I wanted to create beautiful, wearable art while making a statement about the jewelry industry’s obsession with rare and over-valued gems.”
*Annika Kaplan 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 States Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund

Hardscaping with found objects @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4:30pm • FREE
Jeff Zeitler, landscape architect and co-owner of Urban Forage discusses the how and what of building a patio, walkway or retaining wall with items that can be found for free or cheaply on sites such as craigslist.  Learn the basics of laying foundations and building outdoor elements, and what items can often be found, and which are better to purchase new.

Sunday, February 24

A Magical Story Time @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rdAve 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.


Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House,
 3016 E Lake St • 1pm
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. Must be 21+ 

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.

Karina’s (Lindsey Lacasse’s) Sunday Quiz @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7:30pm
Sunday themed pub quiz is back February 24th! The theme this month is MARVEL! Get your friends together and come down to Merlins to test your marvel knowledge! Quiz starts at 7:30pm Call today to make your reservation! * this quiz will be hosted by Lindsey Lacasse (Karina will be in Disney World for the day!!)

Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha reads from Care Work @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.
Care Work is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, Care Work is a crucial and necessary call to arms.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the Lambda Award winning author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, Bodymap, Love Cake  and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. A lead artist with Sins Invalid and the co-founder of Mangos With Chili, she is a VONA fellow and holds an MFA from Mills College.
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Monday, February 25

Brent Penny February Residency at Moon Palace @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm doors/Music 8:30-10:30 21+ • $5-10
Before I release my record ‘Choose the Right’ this spring, I’m doing a residency every Monday in February at Moon Palace Books. I’ll be experimenting with arrangements and performing with different musicians and special guests. Every week I will have 2 other acts perform that I admire. February 04 with IN/VIA, Iceblink February 11 with Holly Hansen, Nat Harvie Trio February 18 with Fiji-13, Products February 25 with Miss Manners, Prim Woes Flyer by Al Ducts Hanson

Zumba w/Bernice – Powderhorn Park Rec. Ctr. Gym • 6:30pm 
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Clueless (1995) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Though it takes place in Beverly Hills, Clueless came to define the Valley girl image. Cher (Silverstone) and her clique argue about Skechers, Prada, and the hopeless fashion sense of a new girl at school. A sweet and hilarious take on Jane Austen’s novel Emma.

Uproar Comedy Open Mic – Feb. 25th @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7:30pm • FREE
Sign up 7:30pm. • Show goes from 8pm to 9pm-ish
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy and so on, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh.
The headliner for this installment is Wendy Berkowitz!
And there will be about 10 slots for the open mic.
If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com and specify what open mic you’re talking about in the subject of the email , i.e.: “Uproar Open Mic”
With an incredibly tasty menu of cocktails and mocktails to choose from and our comedy open mic, we think you’ll want to be there regardless if you need to practice your jokes or not.
Let’s celebrate life with uproarious laughter and a toast!
Note*
ANYONE is welcome to see the show.
Just remember, this comedy open mic is for black, brown, indigenous, gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, transgender folk and womxn to work on their comedy.
We will not police your identity but by signing up you are stating you are within one or multiple of these identities.

Denmark: The Plague and Other Pestilence @ National Danish-American Genealogical Society • 7pm
Our ancestors led difficult lives just making a daily existence, but illnesses like plague, smallpox, cholera and more brought difficulty to an entirely new level. Learn how these contagious hardships affected Danes of years ago and learn how to incorporate this information into your genealogical studies. Presented by NDAGS President Heather Nelsen-Mullen. This event is free and open to the public.

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.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Courage & Context in The Time of Climate Change @ Peace Coffee Wonderland Park – Community Room, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
**This is a donation based event. Your donations will help us defray setup costs and, ultimately, ensure that we’re able to continue offering events and classes to our community. Thank you!**
Freaked out about climate change? Tired of feeling guilty about merely being alive on this planet? Wondering how we’re going to get through this and/or what the upcoming shifts might mean for you and/or your retirement and/or kids and/or grandkids?
While there are a lot of unknowns, there are also many things we DO know. Action begets hope, and hope is the thing that many of us are seeking in the face of apocalyptic predictions. SO- take action and join us for coffee and some much-needed climate context as you finalize resolutions and wrap your head around the year ahead of us.
During this extemporaneous offering, Julie Kearns (Founder of environmentally-oriented social enterprise, Junket: Tossed & Found) will bring context to the climate emergency for those shaken awake by recent reports and events. You may expect her to touch on everything from the geopolitical to the personal as dots get connected between our choices and the planet’s limits.
The good news? There are solutions. The challenge? We can no longer expect future solutions: we need to act now.
Julie wants to help you ramp up quickly, and she’ll present a clear overview of where individual community members have unexpected opportunities to do the most good as it relates to making changes that matter. Attendees can expect to leave with a clear sense of urgency and eye-opening perspective about how we fit into the bigger picture of this global crisis- and how we can each take action.
This will be a free session, with time for Q&A. Donations welcome to defray coffee, room, and programming costs. What others have said: “The way you frame your approach to sustainability is so no-nonsense and so hopeful, it is truly unique. Now that I’ve seen you in action, I plan to seek you out again. Consider yourself warned!”

Johnny Cash Bday Shootout! Jay Ernest & Gary West @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $12/$15
The Hook & Ladder Theater is pleased to present The Johnny Cash Birthday Shootout, a one-time event in the round, featuring (2) international touring Johnny Cash tribute artists trading songs on the actual birthdate of The Man in Black!

Bollywood Dance (FREE) at CANDO • 7pm 
OIBY, in collaboration with Bollywood Dance Scene and The Central Neighborhood, Minneapolis, is very happy to bring Bollywood Dance to the community.  We offer FREE Bollywood Dance every 4th Tuesday of the month!
Choreographer and Bollywood Dance Scene founding member Divya Maiya says, “Bollywood is inspired by various dance forms like classical, folk, as well as street dances. So it’s a huge mash-up of those forms along with hip-hop, belly dancing, and jazz. It does not conform to any strict format. People of all age groups can dance together. It does not require partners. It is over the top ridiculous and you need that to forget all the serious and grim happenings in your life.”

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series: Minneapolis @ Birchwood Cafe, 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “I Am Not Your Negro”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat!
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
The Minneapolis Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe.  Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!

Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books! @ Moon Palace Books, 3020 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Trivia 6pm • FREE
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!
Trivia begins at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm.

Wednesday, February 27

The Shackletons – Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE
“Imagine Conor Oberst with a John Belushi attitude, fronting the Hold Steady.” – Jay Gabler (89.3 The Current)

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.

Trivia Mafia at Geek Love Cafe @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Grab some pizza and a drink and get trivia-ing! Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff beyond that). Pop culture, history, geography, science, even wordplay and puzzles. There are no rules. Well, actually, there is one rule. As we like to say: “Use your noodle. Not your Google.” Show up early and catch the end of happy hour (4-6pm) to start your trivia out with a half price tap beer, cider or wine. After you enjoy some-head scratching trivia and some fabulous food and drink, you’ll still have time to browse in the bookstore, which is open until 9.

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes,2520 26th 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!

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

Panel discussion: How do you start a craft beverage business? @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 6:30pm
Ever wondered what it takes to start a business in the burgeoning craft beverage industry?   We host a panel of entrepreneurs from the Longfellow neighborhood in the beer, wine and distilling business to learn the ups and downs of life in an alcoholic beverage startup.  Panelists will include Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits, Kyle Sisco of Venn Brewing Company and Jeff Zeitler of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House. Moderator will be Rebekah Smith, host and founder of the QuOTeD podcast.  Rebecca will present questions to panelists for an hour, then have an informal wine & mingle hour where you can ask questions of the panelists on your own. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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.

Thursday, February 28

Letters From Home: Reviving Patriotism in Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Minnesota Veterans Home, 5101 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm

Letters From Home visits Minneapolis and brings its USO-style performance to support and encourage veterans, active military and families. Don’t miss this incredible high-energy revival of patriotism presented by one of the fastest growing musical acts in the nation. Expect singing, tap-dancing, and fun audience interaction with your Letters From Home trio, Erinn, Courtney, and Dan.