Weekly Roundup: May 10-16


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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

May 10,11,12: Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Show and Sale, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave.
Please join us for a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend of celebrating your local arts community! Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Pottery, Jewelry, Woodwork, Tea, Live Music, Movies…and more!
Friday, May 10: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Reception, movie screening, Gallery show.
Saturday, May 11: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Pop-up show all day, plus, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM movie screening and live performance with Lucy Michell and the Dust of Suns.
Sunday, May 12: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bring mom for art, live music and fun art activities for kids mid-day.
Free on street parking. Family friendly. Free event. For additional information: herminy@yahoo.com

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/


Greater Longfellow’s Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held FRIDAY & SATURDAY, June 7 & 8. Register to participate here

Greater Robot Grab 2019 w/ MN Art Truck @ Fireroast Coffee & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. • Voucher pick-up 9am-Noon • Return purchased objects or unused voucher to MN Art Truck by 3:30pm
We’re building a robot and you’re invited to help! Youth, ages 4-14, find “robot” parts during the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, then an artist will use to build a public sculpture, just for our community! Event is FREE! Participants receive $5 voucher to purchase the perfect part! Register in advance or the day of the event. Limited vouchers available. Participants pick up a $5 GRG voucher between 9am-Noon on Saturday, June 8 from the MN Art Truck parked at Fireroast Cafe & Wine Bar, 3800 37th Ave S. You’ll learn what types of items will/won’t work for robot parts, see examples, and then you’re on your way! More information & rules: longfellow.org/2019/05/06/greater-robot-grab-2019/

2019 General Membership Survey – Events and Activities

We want to hear from you! Let us know what kinds of community events you would like LCC to focus on by filling out our brief survey.  https://longfellow.org/2019/04/30/2019-general-membership-survey-events-and-activities/

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Open Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Friday – 10am-12pm
THIS MONTH’S SATURDAY will be the 25th, from 10am-12pm

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


Friday, May 10

Nurse Appreciation Day @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4-10pm
National Nurses Week is May 6-12. In honor of all the wonderful nurses we know, we are hosting a National Nurse week with happy hour price all week and Nursing trivia on May 10th, Friday at 7 pm. 

The 3rd Annual Morel Feast @ A Firehouse Performing Arts Center Fundraiser, Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 6pm • Feast 6:30pm • 21+ • $80/Reservation
Morel Feast guests will enjoy: six fresh morel mushroom chef prepared dishes, a feast of extras, and live music by Parisota Hot Club within ‘Electric Forest’, an art installation by Rebel Minx. Complimentary craft beer pairings from Fulton Brewing, cider and a specially curated wine selection from Brassfield Estate Winery. Wild, foraged food presentation by Mike Kempenich and fresh morel mushrooms provided by Forest to Fork!

This year’s very special Morel Feast is prepared by: Chef Tommy Begnaud of Butcher & Boar, Chef Jim Kyndberg of Kaskaid Hospitality, Chef Tony Parella of Oboros Advisors, Chef Ruhel of Gandhi Mahal, Chef Bob Samuelson of Palmers’ Bar & Grill, and Chef de Shroom, Mike Kempenich of Forest to Fork.

In addition to our featured morel dishes, guests will also enjoy live music by Parisota Hot Club and some delectable extras like: butter-fried morels, beef & morel kabobs, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, water-cress salad with a bacon vinaigrette, and more!

Ray Bonneville w/special guest Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance / $20 Day of Show https://ray-bonneville.eventbrite.com
Ray Bonneville’s sound has been described as “folk-roots gumbo…a languid Mississippi Delta groove, seasoned with smooth, weathered vocals and a propulsive harmonica wheeze.” His awards include a prestigious Juno, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy. He’s a winner of the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, and his post-Katrina ode, “I Am the Big Easy,” earned the International Folk Alliance’s “Song of the Year.”
Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines.

Saturday, May 11

Tree Show Demonstrations on making botanical prints @ The Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 11am-3pm
The Tree Show: Art inspired by trees and created by Vine Arts Center members. A variety of artistic media will be included in this exhibit, including paintings, drawings, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculptures and installations.
We seek to find solace in the permanence of nature when our world feels uneasy and unsettled. A tree yields gracefully to all the moving parts that surround it and offers gentleness and healing to tender hearts. Trees call for us to sing a song of beauty. A tree is always a tree and seeks to be no other, as it holds space for each of us to stand tall in our truth, to be who we truly are. Whether lush in verdant, leafy canopy or skeletal silhouette, a tree’s strong limbs remind us that transformation occurs constantly and consistently. Let us learn from trees to breathe in and out and to be peaceful together.

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

-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.

Albert Castiglia Album Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show https://albert-castiglia.eventbrite.com
Guitarist Albert Castiglia is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues and he’s rollin’ into the Mission Room for the Twin Cities release of his new album, Masterpiece. He’s known for combining hardcore blues with soul, rock, and country favors for a sound that appeals to rockers and blues purists alike; his vocal style has been compared to Van Morrison.
He hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him to be his permanent lead guitarist on several world tours; he’s played with a who’s who of blues greats in his career including likes of Pinetop Perkins, Ronnie Earl, John Primer, and Otis Clay.

Urban Agriculture Day w/ Midtown Farmers Marketand Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8am-1pm
Visit with Community Tables:
~ UMN Extension Hennepin County Master Gardeners
~ Harvest Moon Edible Landscapes
~ Corcoran Pollinator Projects
Learn more about Twin Cities vendors and urban farmsGrowing Lots Urban Farm and Bullthistle Gardens.

Sunday, May 12

Mothers’ Day at Urban Forage @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 1-5pm
Bring your mom, or your mom’s mom to Urban Forage for a glass of wine and some complimentary chocolate this Mother’s Day.

Haydn and Mozart in the ‘hood! @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4842 Nicollet Avenue • 3pm
Come hear the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, with professional orchestra and special guests Metropolitan Men’s Chorus and Solerna Winds, and soloists Regina Stroncek, Kristina Rodel Sorum, James Pike and Justin Spenner; all conducted by Samuel Grace.  Performing the Haydn Nicolai Mass and the Mozart Coronation Mass.  Part of the St. John’s Music Series, whose mission is to present great works of music to the community, performed well, free of charge.  Questions? Call 612-827-4406.

Monday, May 13


Tuesday, May 14

Born a Crime / Trevor Noah / Mpls Books & Bars @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • 6:00 doors, 7:00 discussion
I love this book! You will, too. You’ll laugh, cry, & kiss a few bucks goodbye at a local bookstore like Subtext or Moon Palace. Totally worth it for ages 13 and up. My youngest son read this first and couldn’t wait to share with me. Join us May 7 in St. Paul or 14th in Minneapolis – whatever works for you. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Free parking next door. Sponsored by The Loft Literary Center.

Mapping Prejudice: Transcription Event @ The Table MPLS • 7pm
“This research is showing what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped many people who were not White from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century… Contemporary White residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.” – Mapping Prejudice
Through extensive historical research and analysis, Mapping Prejudice has helped to unearth the shameful history of racial covenants and redlining in Minneapolis dating back more than 100 years.
And there is still much work to be done.
After attending the “Jim Crow of the North” Film Screening at Elmer Andersen Library on Thursday May 9th (https://www.facebook.com/events/447646679306634/), bring your laptop and a few of your friends out to Knox Church on Tuesday, May 14th, as we continue the work of Mapping Prejudice by documenting the history of discriminatory deeds and furthering our work towards creating a more just Minneapolis.
If you can’t make it to the film screening on the 9th, you can also watch the film here online: https://youtu.be/XWQfDbbQv9E

Wednesday, May 15

Indigenous Originated Release Party @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4:30pm
Students in the All Nations program at South High School worked hard the last six months writing, editing, and publishing their anthology Indigenous Originated: Walking in Two Worlds with a forward by Minneapolis artist Tall Paul.
Please join us in celebrating our students’ accomplishments at our release party on May 15th at Moon Palace Books. Enjoy food provided by Moon Palace and insightful words from our young authors as they present their art to the world.

Lunch-A live staged reading with Dangerous Productions @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, 7:30-9:30pm • Doors at 7pm
A new terrifying show by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, the playwright behind the 2017 show SKIN. Dangerous Productions, under the direction of Tyler Olsen, is a St. Paul based arts organization that as well as creating its own productions, is the production company for the Happy MN project and RawRedMeat Productions.
Dangerous Production produces a new work each year for the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Free event. Parental Guidance strongly recommended.
For additional information contact: tyler@dangerousproductions.org

Planning Committee Meeting w/ Transition Longfellow @ Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
There has been a lot of email discussion about movie nights versus other family or social activities. Join us to plan the coming year! Considering ideas: Continue or eliminate monthly movie night or alternate with family and social activities.

Thursday, May 16

Gyoza: Japanese Dumplings @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 Franklin Ave • 6pm
Koshiki Yonemura of Tanpopo Studio will share the skill of delicious, savory dumpling making. #SewardClasses

Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Mainstage @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:00-6:30pm – Social time and Gandhi Mahal appetizers • 6:30-8:30pm – Storytelling and music
We invite you to a special evening of storytelling featuring cultural artists Ifrah Mansour and Louis Alemayehu, together with live music and stories from community members. Together we’ll listen to narratives from the heart of our community – stories that may help us learn something more about ourselves as well our neighbors.
All are welcome to this free gathering, modeled after live storytelling initiatives such as The Moth. The event represents the culmination of the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project workshop series. Co-hosted by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge.
Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, muslim, multimedia artist and an educator residing in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, muslims, and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films, and installations. Ifrah has been featured in BBC, Vice, Okayafrica, Star Tribune, and City Pages.
Louis Alemayehu is a multicultural elder born in Chicago of African and Native heritage, who developed his poetic skills and musical sensibilities as a part of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s. He believes that poetry is a tool for healing; his performances are lyrical twinings of jazz, chant, poetry and song with art-as-ritual, often performed ceremonially. He teaches Environmental Sustainability in Minnesota at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.
Thanks to the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Bush Foundation for generous grant funding to support the Environmental Ancestry Storytelling Project.
Learn more about the project at www.mnipl.org/ancestry.
Learn more about Ifrah Mansour: www.facebook.com/ifrahmansourart

Powwow Drum and Dance Practice @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave • 7pm
Drum and Dance Practice welcomes all levels of singing and all categories and levels of dance sponsored by Prevention through Cultural Awareness Program. Drum and Dance meets weekly on Thursday from 7-8:30pm in the Lower Gallery at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. All ages are welcome to join, there’s no registration required and we encourage Native youth ages 8-18 and their families to participated. This activity is free and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Weekly Roundup: March 29-April 4


Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy the sun!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Complete Count Committee invite you to join leaders from nonprofit, business, civic, local government, and community organizations on April 1, 2019, for a kickoff celebration to mark the beginning of our year-long census complete count campaign, We Count. We will have food, fun and an opportunity to share our hopes for the 2020 census.

Participating in the census is one of the most powerful tools residents have for civic engagement. As leaders and activists, we must connect and collaborate to make sure everyone in our city – regardless of immigration status, age, or income level – is counted and fairly represented. This event will be an excellent opportunity to begin building relationships and sharing information to ensure a successful 2020 census complete count campaign.

The City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Complete Count Committee are excited about working collaboratively with community organizations, activists, business leaders, nonprofits and local government to ensure We Count every one of our residents. To learn more about what’s at stake, watch this short video produced by the Ford Foundation: https://youtu.be/pl4RO5EisCU Read more about the Complete Count Committee at Minneapolismn.gov/census

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 (LCC) seeks approval of bylaw amendments and a plan modification to reallocate unfrozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds at the April 23, 2019 General Membership Meeting
Bylaws (additions are noted in bold)
Article VI.  Board of Directors, F. OFFICERS,
d). Only members of the new Board will have a vote in the election of officers. The election for President will be held first. Only members who have served for at least one year of a term will be eligible to serve as President.  In the event that no member interested in the position meets the eligibility requirement the full board will be responsible for resolving the issue.  This may be done by appointing an interim President, waiving the eligibility requirement or an alternative remedy.  
Reallocation of unfrozen NRP funds
In January 2019 the LCC Board of Directors approved the following:
Motion to approve the reallocation of a total of $345,971.64 ($172,985.82 in 2019 and $172,985.82 in 2020) to Phase II Administrative Support (Implementation and Administration 1.B.1.) from the following strategies:
1.  Home Improvement Program (Housing 7.A.1.) – $106,805.47 ($71,805.47 of Action Plan Funds and $35,000 of Program Income)
2.  Incentives for Sustainable Technologies (Housing 7.A.2.) – $70,000
3.  Housing Development Incentives (Housing 8.A.1.) – $79,667.35
4.  Commercial Revitalization Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 10.A.1.) – $39,998.82
5.  Improve Bicycle and Pedestrian Conditions (Commercial Revitalization 10.C.1.) – $18,500
6.  New and Existing Business Staff Support (Commercial Revitalization 11.A.1.) – $31,000
Background:  In February 2017, the Minneapolis City Council voted to restore $9,141,951.05 of frozen Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds to Minneapolis neighborhood organizations.  Funds were required to be allocated in two-year cycles through the end of 2020.  In 2017, the LCC Board of Directors and the General Membership approved an allocation of $345,971.64 to be used to fund NRP program/project strategies in 2017 and 2018.  
The LCC general membership will vote the ratify the motion of the LCC Board of Directors.  The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD) require that Plan Modifications/financial actions greater than $25,000 require community notification and a community vote for approval.

Join the 2019-2020 LCC Board of Directors!
Residents and businesses of Greater Longfellow are invited to run for a seat on the LCC Board of Directors.  There are 11 open seats including one seat for a local business representative.  Joining the LCC Board is a great opportunity to volunteer in the community, join LCC committees and work with community members to develop projects, programs and activities to improve the community.  No experience is necessary to run for the board.  You must be at least 16 and willing to commit to up to 8 hours per month to participate in board and committee meetings and events.  Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month.  In order to run for a board seat all you need to do is attend the April 23rd General Membership meeting and have someone nominate your or nominate yourself.  We encourage people from all walks of life to run for a Board seat.  We value a diversity of opinion, background, economic status, culture, homeowners and renters.  For more information you can find the Board member job description here or you can call or email LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at 612-722-4529 ext. 14 or melanie@longfellow.org

Registration has now opened for Transition Longfellow’s Veggie Basics class, which begins April 13 and is held for 4 Saturdays in April/May. Pre-registration is required.  Registration and information can be found here: http://www.transitionlongfellow.org/veggie-growing-basics-class

Deadline to Appeal Property Tax Assessment’s is April 30
Beginning in March, the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office sends out valuation notices to inform property owners of the assessor’s estimated market value of each property.
If you have questions or you would like to appeal your property value, you may contact the City of Minneapolis Assessor’s Office to discuss your concerns or follow the steps on the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization (LBAE) website listed below.
City Assessors Office
City of Lakes Building
309 2nd Avenue South, Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Call 311 or (612) 673-3000
LBAE Website: http://minneapolismn.gov/assessor/marketvalues/LBAE/index.htm

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Ave South • (612) 799-1482
Spring Has Sprung! Well, not quite, but we are happy to report that our Front Door has!
An ice heave at the entry has finally given way to the brute force of two Marks in the neighborhood :0)
So we are returning to our previous hours of operation:
Tu Wed Th Fri 10am-12
Tu Wed Th 2-4pm
Third Saturday of Month 10am-12
If you haven’t had the thrill of a visit to Belle’s ToolBox, come on in!
If you are an old friend – We Can’t Wait to See You and Yours!!!
Spring is JUST around the corner,,,
and so is the ToolBox

Chard Your Yard w/ Transition Longfellow: Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning for Chard Your Yard, the Longfellow raised bed garden installation program. We’ve installed 183 raised beds in the past 6 years. With your help, we’ll install 24 more in 2019. The planning team writes a funding request and presents it to LCC, our neighborhood association, and then seeks volunteers, secures supplies, develops the routes, and delivers the program. Approximately one meeting a month from February through May. SIGN UP HERE.

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


Friday, March 29

Launch of Mike Corrao’s Gut Text @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for the launch of Gut Text by Mike Corrao.
You are holding a living organism. Gut Text feels fear, pain, and desire. Within, you will follow four distinct personas as they form on the page, each seeking to transcend the limitations of their existence as they speak to you directly. In his newest release, Mike Corrao has created a challenging and unsettling exploration of identity, and the ways we see it manifest in the physical world.
Each persona carries with it a similar desire, but a different means of striving towards it. Slowly, the text begins to move, begins to change, correct its mistakes, and adjust to its restrictive ontology. Gut Text is not only alive, it is growing and learning. Witness the text creating itself, a parthenogenetic conception.
Mike Corrao is the author of Man, Oh Man (Orson’s Publishing). Along with earning a Best of the Net nomination, Mike’s work has been featured in publications such as Entropy, Always Crashing, Collagist, and The Portland Review. He lives in Minneapolis where he earned his B.A. in film and English literature at the University of Minnesota. Gut Text is Mike’s second novel. Learn more at www.mikecorrao.com

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations – “Live At The Hook” Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations return for the Twin Cities release of their new album Live at The Hook.  A founding member of the critically-acclaimed progressive roots outfit Moreland and Arbuckle, vocalist/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle and his band The Damnations recorded the album last October at the Hook & Ladder.
Hurricane Harold with The Doug Otto Experience plus Marc Gartman of LazyLightning420 and Too Many Banjos are also performing.

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.

Closet Witch/Please Stop!/Speedweed @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ • $5-10 sliding scale • Doors 9pm • Music 9:45pm
The second of two shows in one night!
Closet Witch – returns to Minneapolis from SE Iowa on their way to TND Fest in Fargo. https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/
Please Stop! – SE Minnesota Punk https://pleasestoprocks.bandcamp.com/
Speedweed – https://speedweedmusic.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, March 30

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.

World Team Project Minneapolis Ladies Salsa Team Fundraiser! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • Cost: $10 per person • Cash Only (Exact change is appreciated) • Additional donations are welcome!
We invite you to come out and and enjoy an evening of fabulous Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia and more and to support our World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team! ALL proceeds from the social will go toward costumes, shoes and travel expenses. These ladies have been working hard to get this beautiful routine together and soon will get to share it with the world!
Contact us for more info at Bailaconpasion.com or at 703.402.3645 or 772.233.6914 • ¡ Hablamos Español! Vamos a Bailar!

Collabaret @ Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio, 2731 E 25th St • 7:30pm
After receiving an abundance of love and positivity from our audience after the first Collabaret we’ve decided to keep it going! Come see us on March 30th for a night of performance and the opportunity to buy unique pieces from local artists.

Christine Hoberg, The Nunnery (US), Kate Malanaphy, and Greta Ruth at Moon Palace Books (March 30, 2019) @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30am

Mid West Music Fest Pre-Party with The Bad Man, Eleganza, RLGDPPL @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors/Music 7pm • 21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
The Bad Man: Named a Best New Band of 2017 by First Avenue, City Pages Picked to Click in 2018, and fronted by one of the Twin Cities’ “most dynamic and devilish rock ‘n’ roll frontmen” (per Chris Riemenschneider of the Star Tribune), The Bad Man is no stranger to fun. Known for their unpredictable and adrenaline-fueled performances, the band delivers a danceable, rowdy rock sound driven by guitar, saxophone, and a back-alley bounce. “Bum a ride, see ’em live, they’re worth the cover charge.”
Eleganza!: formed by Brian Vanderwerf, guitarist/vocalist for the Estrus Records band, The Midnight Evils and the celebrated Chooglin’ (Fat Possum/Big Legal Mess Records), is a 3-guitar ROCK AND ROLL attack featuring Vanderwerf and Chooglin’ bandmate, Jeff Johnson, and ex-Ol’ Yeller’s Greg McAloon. Also on board is the legendary Tony Zaccardi of Romantica & Kruddler on bass, and his longtime partner in crime Tim Baumgart (Wizards Are Real/Big Ditch Road/Kruddler) on drums.
Real Good People: (stylized as RLGDPPL) is a rhythm and blues rooted rock band out of Minneapolis. Like Joe Cocker? Us too. Spoon? Ditto. Bill Withers? Yep. Broken Bells? Uh huh. The Meters? Let’s get bunk beds! We play good time moving music that’s loose and colorful and we aim to be familiar but always fresh.

Sunday, March 31

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+ 

NLR 30 Days of Biking Kickoff Ride @ The Fix Studio & Cafe,3725 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Please join Northern Lights Racing for a FTW (Femme/Trans/Women/Non-Binary) led no-drop group ride to kickoff the start of the 30 Days of Biking. The ride will be a social slow roll, starting at The Fix Studio & Cafe and ending at the official 30 Days of Biking: 2019 MSP Kickoff Party at Red Stag Supperclub!
We’ll start to gather at The Fix at 10:30am, roll out around 11 am. We should arrive at the party just before noon.
Don’t forget to reserve your tickets to the kickoff party! The party is free, with an option to buy a $5 Spoke Card and Raffle Ticket: https://www.facebook.com/events/1974129432624555/
All fitness levels, ages, and genders are welcome on this ride.  You do not need to pledge 30 Days of Biking to ride to the kickoff with us, but we encourage everyone to give it a try!
*Please note that this is a ride to the kickoff party, and you will be responsible for getting your own way home*

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.

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

Ballroom Dance Nights in March @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Admission:  $12 for all

The Return of Vector 9 @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • Doors 7 pm • Show 7:30 pm
New Venue, same flavor, Vector 9 Variety Show @ Du Nord Craft Spirits
Music by: Riverdog • Rabeca • Surprise headliners TBA
Comedy by: Jodie Maruska • Khadijah Cooper
Feature film: “Object Permanence” by Maret Polzine
and your hosts, Devohn Bland & Xochi de la Luna will interview guests and perform comedy sketches

Monday, April 1

4th Scottish singalong, pre-Minnesota Tartan Week @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 6:30pm
No kidding. Proximity to National Tartan Day brings a change of pace, with songs of Scottish origin from 17th to 20th Centuries, and earlier and later certainly welcome as well. Instruments, song sheets, and dance are invited, along with all comers taking turns in leading songs.

JOIN US FOR THE APRIL CIVIC BUZZ REVERSING THE LEGACY OF RACIAL INEQUITY – Minneapolis’ Racial Equity Policy @ Black Forest Inn, 26th and Nicollet Ave So, Banquet Room
5:30 pm            Networking & Equity Activity
6:15-7:30 pm    Speaker & Discussion
“In my class and place, I did not recognize myself as a racist because I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness by members of my group, never in invisible systems conferring unsought racial dominance on my group by birth.” Peggy McIntosh
While Minneapolis holds a reputation for being a progressive city, it also has a legacy of racism and racial inequity. But what exactly is racial inequity? How does it create social advantages and disparities in policies and programs we interact with every day? What is the city doing to not only address it, but also undo the harm caused by it? Join us for this important discussion.
Our speaker will be Joy Marsh Stephens, Director, Minneapolis Race and Equity Division. She will discuss the history of racism and racial inequity in Minneapolis. League of Women Voters Minneapolis’ Civic Buzz is presented on the first Tuesday of the month at the Black Forest Inn. Thank you to our neighborhood sponsor, the Whittier Alliance. These meetings are free and open to the public.

The Ophelias, Gully Boys, the Florists, Adelyn Rose @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Cover $10 • All Ages • Doors 8:30pm • 9pm
Gully Boys – three emo/soulful/flower ladies trying to make Tom Klemond proud. https://gullyboys.bandcamp.com/releases
The Ophelias are your Cincinnati all-girl moth music
New album “Almost” out NOW!!! Post/Share/Stream now! https://jnr.ln
The Florists are three friendly people (Jo Kellen, Jared Hemming, Luke Michaels) from Minneapolis. They play noisy pop songs about kitchens, seraphim, and the way you comb your hair.
Adelyn Rose – Indie Rock from Eau Claire, WI www.adelynrose.bandcamp.com


Tuesday, April 2

Live Yo Best Black Life. | Podcast & Gathering. Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
The idea is simple – black joy and conversation. The most important topics in our communities that dig deep and require love. How do we grow a (Black)mosphere? Join us at Moon Palace books for a dialogue with artists, organizers and healers. Live Yo Best Black Life is a monthly podcast and community gathering brought to you by Black Table Arts. Public. All ages.

Wednesday, April 3

Restorative Justice 101 Training Restorative Justice 101: Training for Practice in Everyday Life RJ 101
The Restorative Justice 101 Training is co-sponsored by Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice and the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.
Early Tuition: $150 • Standard Tuition: $180 • Optional CEs/CLEs: $35
RJ 101 teaches the principles, philosophies, and practices of Restorative Justice via lecture and experiential education methodologies for empowering our communities. Professionals, paraprofessionals, and laypersons are welcome to attend.

RJ 101 Training Objectives:
Learn the history and philosophy and principles of restorative justice and restorative practices.
Examine the neuroscience of restorative justice.
Apply a restorative lens to work with those who have been harmed, those who have harmed, and the community.
Experience a simulated interactive restorative justice conference.
Explore applications for restorative justice practices at home, work, school, and in the community.

100% of RJ 101 Training graduates rated this training “Very Good” and “Excellent.”
100% increased their understanding and knowledge of Restorative Justice and how to apply it to everyday life.
100% indicated they would recommend this training to others. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1475729912566181/

Free Music Wednesdays – Tommy Bentz Band @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
“Spring Residency” – Every 1st Wednesday in Spring
The Tommy Bentz Band is based in Western Wisconsin, and extensively tours regionally in the US and bi-annually to the UK. The Tommy Bentz is a fantastic power trio that has been in existence for over 15 years, jamming in the style of “the Allman Brothers meets Van Morrison”. Tommy leads the band as the singer/songwriter/guitarist whose professional soloing chops radiate throughout the band’s performance. A standout slide player, Tommy has often been touted as one of the best in the Midwest. His seemingly effortless style ranges from strident and thick “Clapton-esque” lines and tone to satisfyingly classic rock ‘n roll. Tommy grew up enthralled with the guitarists in the Allman Brothers Band and the great British blues rockers — Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and, especially, Cream-era Eric Clapton. Tommy focuses this power into a tight, focused wall of sound with his amazingly talented trio of musicians. Jason McLean’s melodic and groovy bass lines and harmony vocals combine perfectly with Alex Burgess’s rock-solid, musical percussion talents and spot-on background vocals. The band combines all of their years of musical performance into a tight, energized, soulful, live musical package like none other you’ve heard before.

Thursday, April 4

The Healing Meditation Series: Self-Love & Relationships @ Awakenings – Gifts and Guidance for the Soul, 4165 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm • Bert Allen from 2guysintheknow- Psychic Medium and Healing Services will lead a guided healing meditation focused on increasing self-love and enriching relationships. Just show up! The evening will begin promptly at 7pm – no late attendees will be admitted.

Ruah Swennerfelt reads from Rising to the Challenge @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm
Ruah Swennerfelt, activist, homesteader, blogger, and author will share about her book, Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith. The book is the result of a decade of experience with the movement, numerous interviews of people in Europe, Palestine, Brazil, and the U.S. The aim of Transition is to help individuals be the catalyst in their communities for an historic push to make the places where they live more resilient, healthier and bursting with strong local livelihoods, while reducing their ecological footprint.