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: July 5-11

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Rhubarb week • Jul 11 – Jul 14 · Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake E 
Bring us your tough, your sour, your overgrown rhubarb yearning to be wine.
And in return, you shall receive 10% off a bottle of our rhubarb wine for each pound you bring in.  That means 10 pounds gets you a free bottle of $30 wine! For real! July 11-14 during our open hours.  If you have rhubarb in your yard, don’t miss this!
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.

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 5

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988 35mm) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When a flying circus tent crash lands on earth, a sleepy town is suddenly overrun by murderous, alien clowns. Can teenagers Mike and Debbie warn the town in time when everyone thinks it’s an elaborate prank? Come and see the one of a kind cult classic to find out!

Nectar (IL) w/ Double Grave, Ahem, Bugsy at Seward, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 8pm • All Ages • 8pm • $5-10 for tourers!
Central Illinois’ most beloved band Nectar – IL (infinity cat/rat king records) are coming to Minneapolis! An undeniably delightful outfit that will make you so happy you might cry! https://nectarnectar.bandcamp.com/
Featuring Local Bands! • Bugsy – new band of local stars! • ahem – soda rock (fuzzy pop) • Double Grave – grungy gaze

Brian Just at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm 
Brian Just is a composer and performer in Minneapolis who creates day dreamy, lazy-afternoon folk-rock tunes  with his 6 piece band which incorporate 1960’s Folk Pop sounds. “Twin Cities’ craftiest purveyors of ’60s-flavored paisley pop” Chris Riemenschneider: Star Tribune
Brian’s Music has been featured on Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove”, SHOWTIME’s “Shameless”, “The Choo Choo Bob Show”, the AMAZON ORIGINAL “The Dangerous Book For Boys” and MTV”s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation”

Scott Holt at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave •  Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Door
Guitar virtuoso Scott Holt first came to national prominence as part of various high energy bands led by legendary Chicago blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy. Inspired by the rich musical legacy of the American south, he’s been a bearer of the Blues torch for his entire career.
He was just 23 when Guy took him under his wing and taught him how to travel intelligently while accommodating the rigorous nature of touring. Holt stayed with Guy on the road and in the recording studio for a decade, earning his post-graduate education with one of the true blues guitar masters.
In addition to his tenure with Buddy Guy , which included recording the GRAMMY winning record Slippin’ In, Holt’s solo records’ have established him not only as a six-string virtuoso but also as a penetrating and soulful storyteller. Through the countless hours and miles on the road, Scott has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the world.
Scott has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan Obrien, Austin City Limits, The Jon Stewart Show, Good Morning America and many more.

This is Spinal Tap @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 11:30pm
This is Spinal Tap (1984) • All seats just $3. 11:30pm showtime*
This week, we’re turning it up to 11 for the best mockumentary ever and, according to Roger Ebert “One of the funniest movies ever made.”
This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.
Check out our full summer lineup here: http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/2621
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm

Little Black Goat ¤ Bella Yaga(solo) ¤ Annie Enneking ¤ Maitreyi @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ • Free! • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm-10pm
Little Black Goat (littleblackgoat.bandcamp.com) • Bella Yaga (solo, bellayaga.bandcamp.com) • Annie Enneking (solo, https://soundcloud.com/annie-enneking) • Maitreyi (www.maitreyiray.com)
Greetings fine summer folx! Join us for an evening of stripped down sounds at Moon Palace from some of Minneapolis’ finest.
Come for the lullabies stay for the war cries.

Tommy Bentz Band at the Schooner!, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We are very excited to be back at the Schooner, never a cover, and one of the most relaxed places to catch us in the Twin Cities. The jams will be oh so mighty…for more information call (612) 729-4365

 

Saturday, July 6

Watch Party: MNUFC at Montreal Impact @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Minnesota United is on the road against the Montreal Impact on July 6. Stop by The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar to join us for the official watch party and win great prizes, presented by Summit Brewing Company.

Samuel & Davis “Soul Legends Show” @ Hook & Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show https://soul-legends.eventbrite.com
A night featuring your favorite songs such as “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin” and many, many more. Jan and Cedric will be bringing the 60’s and 70’s music alive at The Hook!
Samuel & Davis
Jan “Samuel” Harris & Cedric “Davis” Brownlee have been singing and dancing since the age of 12. Both grew up in Memphis, Tennessee surrounded by Blues and R&B music. Home to such amazing artists such as Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, David Porter and The  Bar-Kays just to name a few. They found themselves being part of this culture as well.
At the age of 18, Cedric started working with the famous Memphis group The Bar-Kays. During that time Jan begin as a staff writer for Unisound Productions. Now 35 years later, both have collaborated to keep the Stax Memphis music alive with performing as the dynamic Sam Moore and Dave Prater better known as Sam and Dave.

Sunday, July 7

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+

Pints for Pups @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join My Pit Bull is Family and The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar in celebrating keeping families together! $1 from every pint of beer will be donated to My Pit Bull is Family from 6-9pm. Raffle tickets for amazing prizes, My Pit Bull is Family merchandise and educational materials will also be available! Well-behaved dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome on the patio for this event. #howempls #pawtiopups #craftncrewcares

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!

Solaris (1971) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St• 7pm
When scientists orbiting the distant planet Solaris are troubled by apparitions from the past, a psychologist is sent to investigate. Tarkovsky’s hallucinogenic wonder is essential cinema.

The Chasm featuring Cruciamentum (UK), Infernal Conjuration (MX), & Coffinrot (MN) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show https://utter-death-caravan.eventbrite.com The Hook & Ladder is proud to welcome Metal Threat’s, an Utter Death Metal Caravan: The Chasm with Cruciamentum (UK) – English Death Metal from the United Kingdom, Infernal Conjuration (MX) Death Metal from Tijuana, Mexico, and Coffinrot (MN) Death Metal from Minnesota for a musically deadly evening, not to be missed.

 

Monday, July 8

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

Solaris (1971) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
When scientists orbiting the distant planet Solaris are troubled by apparitions from the past, a psychologist is sent to investigate. Tarkovsky’s hallucinogenic wonder is essential cinema

 

 

Tuesday, July 9

 

A Gentleman in Moscow: Books & Bars MPLS @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
FREE and open to the public!
A Gentleman in Moscow tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov, a Russian aristocrat living under house arrest in a luxury hotel for 30 years. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
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?

YWCA Zumba at Midtown Farmers Market 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!

 

Wednesday, July 10

 

Longfellow Garden Club Tour! FREE • Everyone Welcome! Pick up map between 5:45-6:30pm on the big rock by Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave South.
The tour begins at 6:30pm. Each garden on the tour is unique and highlights how to make the most of a small yard. One garden includes fallen logs and rocks sculptures that display unique patterns and textures. The berms and hollows might just make you think you’ve fallen into wonderland. Find inspiration for your garden and enjoy a beautiful evening!

The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard (Dir. Present) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $12
MN Premiere, Director Neil Norman Present
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQfUUNDspIk
Using vintage footage, rare photos, memorabilia and audio, and fresh interviews with band members and associates as well as notable fans and observers, Pushin’ Too Hard relates the bizarre rage-to-riches-to-rags tale of the rock quartet who took Los Angeles by storm in the mid-60s.
The band‘s story is examined in detail in The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard. All four original Seeds are represented, alongside auxiliary members, band associates, and contemporaries such as Kim Fowley, Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys and Johnny Echols of Love. Major fans like Iggy Pop and The Bangles weigh in on what The Seeds meant to them. Narration is by noted author Miss Pamela Des Barres.
The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard is directed by Neil Norman, produced by Alec Palao and edited by Dan Schaarschmidt. Award-winning director Norman and four-time Grammy nominee Palao have spent the past six years developing the project. The movie is accompanied by a major overhaul of the Seeds’ catalog and the gripping original soundtrack on GNP Crescendo and Ace/Big Beat Records in the UK. Dir. Neil Norman, 2014, USA, 90 min, HD

 

Sonic Love Child at Minnehaha Falls • 7pm 
Sonic Love Child (7:00-8:30pm)
Sonic Love Child’s music is a joyful celebration of American roots and popular songs that span a wide swath of eras and genres. With decades of professional music performance and presentation experience in a variety of public and private settings, SLC artists have played as an ensemble for more than ten years. Audiences enjoy the band’s fresh arrangements of classic and original repertoire that showcase SLC’s lovely vocals, rich harmonies, and deft instrumentation. SLC shares its passion for diverse tunes with music lovers of all ages at cafes, coffeehouses, clubs, neighborhood events, festivals, fundraisers, and weddings, as well as at public venues, such as the Minnehaha Falls bandstand where they’ve performed for more than a decade as part of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board’s annual summer music programming.

 

The Iguanas @ Hook and Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show
https://the-iguanas.eventbrite.com
“Like the Meters and the Neville Brothers, The Iguanas fuse those many styles into a rock and roll funk.” The Houston Press
New Orleans’ favorite sons, The Iguanas, bring the diverse sounds of their hometown’s fusion of Blues, Latin, Zydeco, Cajun, Tex-Mex and Roots Rock to the Hook & Ladder.
What if Americana actually encompassed ALL of North America? You’d have the Franco Acadian inflections of Canada, as best exemplified by the accordion, blues and jazz, the only truly indigenous music the US has ever produced, and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of Mexico. You’d also have New Orleans’ premiere distillers of this continental musical mélange: The Iguanas.

 

Thursday, July 11

LA•45 at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Pacifico presents the next generation of Chicano music, LA•45 at the Hook and Ladder, Thursday, July 11! Preserving the dying art of Chicano music with every performance, LA•45 carries on the tradition of Mexican American music pioneered by legends like Little Joe & La Familia, The Latin Breed, Ruben Ramos, Joel Guzman, David Marez, Sunny Ozuna, Jay Perez, and countless others. With growing resumes in the Tejano music industry, this young supergroup is highly respected by their peers and some of the most talented musicians of their generation.

Free Satire Writing Workshop @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 6pm
Come to our free satire workshop!
Writers will learn the keys to crafting strong comedic headlines, structuring articles, and building on joke premises. Writers will also have the opportunity to practice these skills while receiving real-time feedback from our editors!
Folks are encouraged to hang out following the workshop and get to know other writers and Nordly staff.

Reading with Miriam McNamara @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a reading with Miriam McNamara, celebrating the release of her new book An Impossible Distance to Fall.
It’s 1930, and Birdie William’s life has crashed along with the stock market. Her father’s bank has failed, and worse, he’s disappeared along with his Jenny biplane. When Birdie sees a leaflet for a barnstorming circus with a picture of Dad’s plane on it, she goes to Coney Island in search of answers.
The barnstorming circus has lady pilots, daredevil stuntmen, fire-spinners, and wing walkers, and Birdie is instantly enchanted–especially with a girl pilot named June. Birdie doesn’t find her father, but after stumbling across clues that suggest he’s gone to Chicago, she figures she’ll hitch a ride with the traveling circus doing what she does best: putting on a convincing act and insisting on being star of the show.
But the overconfidence that made her belle of the ball during her enchanted youth turns out to be far too reckless without the safety net of her charmed childhood, and a couple of impulsive missteps sends her and her newfound community spinning into freefall.
Miriam McNamara was born in Ireland, raised in the Southern United States, and now lives in the Midwest. She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has never flown a biplane, but she loves to dance. She is also the author of The Unbinding of Mary Reade. She lives in Minneapolis, but also calls Asheville, North Carolina home.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=6417

Thursday Trivia: Plants of Minnesota @  Urban Forage Winery and Cider, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Identify native plants and maybe a few fungi of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest and win valuable prizes!  Like a round of drinks.

Marvel vs. DC Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Let’s do this.
Free to play, first come, first serve and there’s prizes for the top three teams!

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with Ryan Young and Actual Wolf @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:00pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will be joined by Ryan Young of Trampled By Turtles for a release show of their acclaimed American Shuffle Deluxe.  Actual Wolf will open the evening. Minnesota-based troubadours and brothers Teague and Ian Alexy have been a part of the Upper Midwest’s American roots resurgence for over the past decade.  American Shuffle was produced by friend and collaborator Ryan Young of indie-bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles and was hailed by the Star Tribune as “Easily, one of the best Minnesota-made albums of the year.”