Weekly Roundup: October 4-10

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Resource Fair Registration is OPEN
Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate in our upcoming Community Resource Fair held with our annual general membership meeting, Best. Meeting. Ever. on Tuesday, October 22.
Participation Fees: $15/nonprofits • $20/for-profits

To Register: Fill out this form.
Follow the instructions provided to pay via Square (or mail in a check) to complete your registration.
Note: The number of participating organizations is limited. Tables & chairs will be provided.

Meeting Details: Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair • Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program • Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave S

Litter Be Gone – Longfellow Neighborhood • October 5, 9am-11:30am 
Join LCC’s Environment and River Gorge Committee for a Litter Cleanup focused on the Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave area.
Participants will meet at the Midtown Farmers Market next to Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406) to get supplies and cleanup instructions.

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t Miss Out on Local Business Coupons in the October Messenger!
As the October edition of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger hits the streets this week, watch out for a special coupon insert in the paper featuring discounts at a number of neighborhood businesses.  Find deals for Longfellow Restaurants, Retail, Arts, Wellness and More! These coupons are good through the end of the year, so please spread the word to friends and neighbors. Every dollar you spend at locally helps to sustain the vibrant business districts here in Greater Longfellow. Remember to Buy Local, Buy Longfellow and take advantage of these coupons that highlight just a few of our neighborhood gems.  Sponsored by the Longfellow Business Association (LBA). 

 

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-toolbox.com
Bike, bus, hop, skip, or spin over and come see what the buzz is about and get a peek at our Podners for Peas Garden!
Looking for a Wheely Good Book to read?! Be on the lookout for Belle’s Little Free Library, sprouting up in the garden this week!
In the mood for a unique private gathering? The Hive and shop are available during closed hours for a reasonable fee!
Regular Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 10am-Noon
Hope to see you soon!

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

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.


Friday, Oct 4

Dan Israel Album Release with Katy Vernon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Acclaimed Twin Cities singer-songwriter, Dan Israel, celebrates the release of his 15th studio album, “Social Media Anxiety Disorder,” a powerful new collection of songs for the often-troubled times we live in, on Friday, October 4, 2019 with special guest, local singer/songwriter, Katy Vernon.
Dan will be joined by his band and many special guests, including some of the notable Twin Cities musicians who performed on the record, which was recorded with producers Jon Herchert and Steve Price.

The Descent (2005) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
A group of women on a caving expedition find themselves trapped—and not alone. Marshall’s disorienting fright flick takes a clever conceit and expands it to encompass universal fears. The Descent is one of the great horror films of the early 21st century.

Teresa Audet-The Duality of Being @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5-9pm • Free. Family friendly. For additional information or to make appointment contact Teresa at: TeresaAudet@gmail.com
In The Duality of Being, Teresa Audet exhibits new work blending sculpture, fiber art, and experimental furniture. This body of work consists of carved wooden panels expressing ethereal landscapes, woven vessels of mixed materials, and furniture objects of varying functions. Representing the dualistic nature of existence, these works explore the topics of emotion, memory, mental health and craft as meditation. Teresa Audet is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Friday, Oct 4: 5-9pm with reception.
Saturday, Oct 5th: Noon-5pm
Sunday, Oct 6th by appointment.

The Nick Moss Band with Anson Funderburgh – Lucky Guy! Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Meet & Greet* 6:30pm • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:00pm • 21+ • $30 Meet & Greet • $20 Reserved Seat • $15 Advance • $20 Day of Show – SRO • *Meet & Greet with Nick Moss and his band includes 1 reserved seat in the front two rows and a Nick Moss Live CD! (limited)
The Nick Moss Band returns to the Hook & Ladder to celebrate the release of their new Alligator Records album Lucky Guy!.  Special guest, Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh will also be in town to join in with Nick and bandmates on the festivities. Lucky Guy! is the rough & ready new release from one of today’s most celebrated blues ensembles, The Nick Moss Band. Lucky Guy! comes out charging with a head full of creative steam and house-rockin’ abandon; delivering hard-hitting heaps of Louisiana swamp-pop, West Coast blues, New Orleans funk and electrifying proto-rock’n’roll with equal parts: authority and class. Special guest, Texas guitar legend Anson Funderburgh. Earlier this year, Moss won the Blues Music Award (BMA) for Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year. And now, with the odds heavily in his favor, he unleashes his dynamic new album, Lucky Guy! Combustible, cocksure blues and rootsy rock ‘n’ roll, genuine, deep and potent.  Thirteen original songs fueled by Moss’ searing, tough vocals and blazing guitar.  Up-to-the-minute lyrics melded with classic ensemble playing.

“Pure blues at its most urgently expressive. A rollicking tour de force.” -Living Blues 

Anson Funderburgh mixes up a powerful gumbo of Texas jump blues and Delta blues that can’t be found anywhere else. His band, Anson & The Rockets, won 10 Handy Awards (Blues Music Awards)!!  He has played with such greats as Lightnin’ Hopkins and has production credits with John Nemeth, Nick Nixon and Andy T. His guitar work appears on CDs by Delbert McClinton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Moss, Barrelhouse Chuck and Eric Lindell.  Funderburgh is the only artist to have played every King Biscuit Blues Festival since the first one in 1985.

“None of the younger crop of blues guitarist come close as Anson does to achieving the classic Stratocaster tone defined by Otis Rush in the ’50’s and Magic Sam in the ’60’s. The Rockets have landed and Anson is at the bridge.” (Guitar Player)

Saturday, Oct 5

Litter Be Gone – Longfellow Neighborhood @ Midtown Farmers Market, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9-11:30am
Join LCC’s Environment and River Gorge Committee for a Litter Cleanup focused on the Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave area.
Participants will meet at the Midtown Farmers Market next to Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406) to get supplies and cleanup instructions

5-Year Anniversary Party at Minnehaha Recording Company @ Minnehaha Recording Company, 4501 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
We’re turning 5! It’s been a wild 5 years and we can’t thanks everyone enough (artists, contractors, friends, and family). To celebrate, we’re hosting a party and want all of our favorite people to join us. We’re lucky enough to have short, intimate, acoustic sets by some of our favorite artists throughout the night:
Aloysius the Band
Soo Line Loons
Erik Loftsgaarden & The Whiskey War
Wynn Rivers
Kid/family/dog friendly. Feel free to invite friends and family.  We will have drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Exhibit Opening Party! @ CTUL, 3715 Chicago Ave • 5pm 
Please join us for the opening party for Another World is Possible: Five Decades of Revolutionary Art with Ricardo Levins Morales
The exhibit will be open October 5th-November 22nd. For school visits please contact admin@rlmartstudio.com
General Open Hours:
Mondays 9am-5pm
Tuesdays 9am-5pm
Wednesdays 9am-8pm
Thursdays: 9am-8pm
Fridays 9am-5pm
Saturdays 11am-3pm

About the exhibitFifty years ago, in 1969, I was a thirteen-year-old kid, recently arrived in Chicago from the mountains of Puerto Rico. I had landed in a country on fire and was quickly drawn into the flames; the liberation struggles and mass movements of the time. Soon I was drawing caricatures of politicians, woodcuts of fugitives and leaflets for fundraisers. This exhibit features fifty years of movement history as told through my art. As someone who’s been in the struggle for a few minutes I am very aware of how our collective histories get stolen, erased, distorted or romanticized beyond recognition in ways that make them irrelevant (or even toxic) to today’s rebels. Those movements – like today’s – were mostly youth-led, and my hope is that with this exhibit we can open a space/time portal which young activists from different eras can reach through to touch each others hands, hear each other’s stories, listen to each others fears, and applaud each others victories. We set up times for inter-generational conversations, panels, performances and hands-on activities during the exhibit highlighting art, justice, organizing and collective healing.

We need to re-weave the past into the present in order to create the future we deserve. I invite you to come be part of it.

Art Opening: THERE AND BACK AGAIN: TWIN CITIES DIY “THINGS CREATED, BUILT AND STILL MAKING” • Vine Art Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9pm • www.vineartscenter.org
This exhibit focuses on the accomplishments of DIY communities of the 90’s – things built based on its values, interests and aims and were centered around the giant hydra of ‘punk, punk like, associates’ and other outside mainstream groups. It was more than the physical spaces created and more about the community that came about. Art, music, film and a scene that was created in reaction / response to the commercial world. Contributions from such luminaries as Extreme Noise, Triple Rock, Grumpy’s, Profane Existence, along with Illustrators like Dwitt, Lance Ward, and Bill Hauser making fliers and album covers, to individuals making films to document the moment.

Minnehaha Falls Art Fair Reboot @ Minnehaha Falls • 10am
The July 20th Art Fair had to be canceled due to severe weather that morning.  Please join us October 5 for the rescheduled event! If you’d like to support the event, please consider making a donation via our Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/minnehahafallsartfair?rcid=r01-156449581718-987eb5d98e0049b2&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Minnehaha Falls is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks featuring a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, river overlooks, Sea Salt Eatery, many walking and hiking trails, and more!  And now, for the first time ever, Minnehaha Falls will be the site of Minnesota’s newest Art Fair!  Celebrate dozens of local artists at the 1st annual Minnehaha Falls Art Fair. Peruse a wide variety of mediums including paintings, ceramics, textiles, screen-printing, woodworking, photography, and more.
There will be items UNDER $30 at every artist booth!
More info at http://www.minnehahafallsartfair.com

Opening Art Reception: Anika Hager @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 5pm
Join us for an evening of art and music!
Art pieces by Anika Hager
DJ Buster Baxter spinning tunes
Wine + snacks
Anika Hager is a local visual artist whose work is inspired by human relationships with the outdoors. Using sustainably sourced materials, her art sheds light on the value of the environment. Pieces on display will include works on vintage maps, block prints of Minneapolis landmarks, wooden wall decor, and more!
Art will be on display and available for purchase at SolSta Records from October-December.

SLC Live at the Riverview @ 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm
Join us for acoustic Americana at the Riverview Cafe. Delicious food and beverages are available for purchase. Please note the earlier time of 7:30-9:45pm. Hope to see you there!

Pride History Film Series at the Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Join us for a series of films celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month! Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Saturdays in October at Trylon Cinema, 3-4:30pm. Films will start promptly at 3pm and seating will begin 15 minutes prior to show time.
Oct. 5: Dykes, Camera, Action! • https://www.trylon.org/film/dykes-camera-action/
Oct. 12: Chavela • https://www.trylon.org/film/chavela/
Oct. 19: Queercore – How to Punk a Revolution • https://www.trylon.org/film/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution/
Oct. 26: Free CeCe! • https://www.trylon.org/film/free-cece/

Break on Through ~ A Doors Tribute @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm (2 sets) • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
A full night of The Doors songs featuring the strong, soulful vocals of Jon Sullivan, the Breakthrough All-Stars, and many special guests!

Sequoyah Murray with Taylor Johnson and Temezgen @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7pm • Show: 8pm • All Ages • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
At just 22 years old, Sequoyah Murray is crafting the kind of concise, singular musical statements that many artists strive for their whole careers. His mutant brand of modern soul is as deeply eclectic as it is instantly arresting, a quality that drew early comparisons to Arthur Russell. Like Russell, Murray has a boundless, playful approach to composition; an incredible breadth of vision balanced by concise editing. Futuristic electronics, West and North African influenced polyrhythms, gospel vocals and psychedelic Tropicália textures blend seamlessly, anchored by his astounding three-octave baritone. Before You Begin, Murray’s debut album, demonstrates the immense scope of his artistry. Composed, played and produced almost entirely by Murray himself, the album takes the listener on a deeply personal journey through youth.Before You Begin traces Murray’s “historical fiction of his own life,” as he puts it. It is as sensuous and blissful as it is blue, mining memory to craft vivid, dreamlike pieces that feel instantly relatable yet otherworldly. The album is influenced by Murray’s experience growing up in one of the world’s music capitals. Atlanta’s hip-hop and trap heritage finds its place in his inventive lyricism, future-seeking sonics and DIY approach to music-making. Although Murray points to rap as one influence, he cites Atlanta’s lesser-known jazz and free-improv scene as facilitating his development as an artist. Before You Begin distills an enormous wealth of ideas, emotion and detail into a stunning debut. Murray’s joyful energy is infectious on his bravely intimate self-portrait, painted with an inventive and unexpected collection of sounds.

Taylor Johnson (The Project Ivy) Hello, beautiful ones. My name is Taylor Johnson, and I’m a South Minneapolis native who has been honored to closely collaborate with some of the best, most innovative and electric artists in a city I consider the creative citadel. I’ve been mentored by brilliant spirits; some here, some gone. All present. On the 5th, it is the first opportunity I have to tell my story in the only way that I believe does it justice. I used to consider myself an entertainer. Now, I still hold some of that entertainment in my work, but I’m moving closer to becoming my final form: a healer. What I play now has proven to heal, because it healed me. At the beginning of this year, I hit a low point from which I almost did not return. Birthing this new music and putting it into the world, in addition to surrounding myself with powerful fairies, I started seeing myself not only heal from devastation, but elevate to creative heights I have never experienced. It is now my calling to share 2 intimate projects.

Temezgen is an RnB/Alternative singer-songwriter and producer from the Twin Cities. You find his music on various streaming services such as iTunes and Spotify, and also on Soundcloud here: http://www.soundcloud.com/temezgen

Kinda Kinky’s Autumn Almanac! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm • No cover charge
Reprising their highly successful cruise on the good ship Schooner last July, the Kinkies will herald in the fall with a plethora of autumnal gems (very big in the Ray Davies songbook) and your usual rockin’ faves. From 8:30 ’til the end of the day (and all of the night!)

Sunday, Oct 6

King Kong (1933) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 3pm
Our Stop-Motion Monsters series begins with the biggest hit of all. his tale of a foolhardy film crew that kidnaps a gargantuan gorilla and then sets it loose on New York is perhaps the greatest monster movie of all.

Reading with Megan Marsnik @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join us for a reading with Megan Marsnik from her new novel Under Ground.
The story of one passionate immigrant woman and her journey through the birth of the labor movement on the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota. It is 1915, and young Katka Kovich leaves the only home she’s ever known for a new life across the ocean. Soon she finds herself on the rough and tumble Iron Range in northern Minnesota, where she joins a community of poor immigrant workers brutally exploited by the mine bosses. When the workers strike, Katka must convince the women to risk their lives and take over the strike. Along the way, she discovers true friendship, a sense of purpose, and love.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7423

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

BINGO @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
Join us Sunday afternoons (holidays exempt) at 3:30pm for BINGO! Food | Fun | Drinks | Gift card raffles | $1000 coverall jackpot

Monday, Oct 7

Non-Binary Book Club: Gender Failure @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of Gender Failure by Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!
Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities.
Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7611

Pour Some Back with Tubman @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm
Tubman is back at Du Nord Craft Spirits ready to Pour Some Back! Join us on Monday, October 7 when Du Nord will donate $1 from every drink purchased to Tubman. Be sure to stop by: bring your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, enjoy beautifully crafted cocktails, and learn more about our new online campaign, HOPEtober!

About Tubman: Each year Tubman helps nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, youth programs and community education. To get help, call 612-825-0000. To give help, call 612-825-3333, or visit http://www.tubman.org to learn more.

Tuesday, Oct 8

Books & Bars MPLS: Locke & Key Vol 1 and 2. @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE and open to the public • WIN THE BOX SET – just be present.
“Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft” tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all.

“In Vol. 2: Head Games,” Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father’s murder. They turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack’s dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind – the head games are just getting started!

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.

  

Wednesday, Oct 9

Fall Fling Social Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave S • 2pm
Waltz, tango, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, march, cha cha slide, even macarena and more!  This is a social dance for all skill levels and all abilities. Bring a friend or make a new one dancing to the music you love and remember at this afternoon social dance. We’ll have a DJ and some instruction.
Accommodations are available for all 55 and older. Held at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Call to register at  612-668-4828.
Announcing a weekly drop-in dance with instructions every Friday, starting Oct 25, at 9:30-11am. For more details, contact Tapestry at: 612-668-4828

Longfellow Garden Club presents: Creating a Period Garden @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • Set up chairs 6:30pm • Meeting 7pm
Come explore the evolution of the American garden with Gunda Luss as she examines how landscape treatments have changed with our collective perception of nature. From the early colonists longing for the familiarity of the European tradition to the environmental consciousness of today, Gunda will explain how economics and social circumstance have affected garden design through the years.  All are welcome. tinyurl.com/LGCminnesota

TC 30+ Queer Book Club: Red, White, and Royal Blue @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
What if Alex Claremont-Diaz, the half-Mexican son of the first female president of the United States, fell in love with Prince Henry, England’s heir? The two heartthrobs are arch-nemeses at first. After a scandalous mishap at a wedding, however, they are required to pretend to be best friends lest their enmity spark an international incident. Not surprisingly, their hate turns into a bromance. When Henry kisses Alex, the First Son goes into a mild gay panic, but their snide texts soon become gushy emails ending with romantic quotes.
https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7615

Thursday, Oct 10

Thursday Trivia: Serial Killers, part 1 @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Serial Killers are bad people. But the trivia is so good.

Reading with Matt Hart, Matt Mauch, and Michael Torres @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
​​​​​​​Matt Hart is the author of nine books of poems, including most recently Everything Breaking/for Good (YesYes Books, 2019) and The Obliterations (Pickpocket Books, 2019). Additionally, his poems, reviews, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous print and online journals, including The Academy of American Poets online, Big Bell, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Harvard Review,  jubilat, Kenyon Review online, Lungfull!, Mississippi Review, Ovenbird, POETRY, and Waxwing, among others. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and fellowships from both the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band NEVERNEW: http://www.nevernew.net.

Michael Torres was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His first full-length collection of poems, An Incomplete List of Names was selected by Raquel Salas Rivera for the National Poetry Series and will be published by Beacon Press in 2020. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Water~Stone Review, Ninth Letter, The Sun, and online as The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week, among others. A VONA alum, Torres’s honors include awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, CantoMundo, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Loft Literary Center. Currently he’s an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a teaching artist with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop. Visit him at: michaeltorreswriter.com

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Prizes to top 3 teams • First come, first serve

New Game+ at The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm • Advance: $13 • At the Door: $16
Gamer’s Rhapsody presents…
New Game+ at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge Mission Room! …featuring The Bards Quartet, Super Marcato Bros., and Do a Barrel Roll! (band)
The final boss falls, the cast rejoices, the credits roll… and now what? You scan the shelves, looking for something new to play. As the credits end, up comes the title screen, the one you’ve seen more than two dozen times now. But wait… What’s that? a ripple edges outward from the center of your screen and… fade to black…the music builds and intensifies… Your eyes unwittingly pry further open. WHOOSH, the background changes, the menu options glow, and with a chill down your spine…the text finally rolls onto screen: “New…. Game… +…”

New Game+ is a night of the music from video games: old classics, modern titles, and everything in between! Not only is there a variety of game music to be represented, but played in a variety of styles too! Funky? Got it. Rockin’? Yep. Slow jams? Check. Lush orchestral? Most definitely. Come join us for an exciting night of game music!

Weekly Roundup: September 27-October 3

a9136a4b-4df5-4a5c-af06-d50d5596039fCheck out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and enjoy the local art!

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Resource Fair Registration is OPEN
Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate in our upcoming Community Resource Fair held with our annual general membership meeting, Best. Meeting. Ever. on Tuesday, October 22.
Participation Fees: $15/nonprofits • $20/for-profits

To Register: Fill out this form.
Follow the instructions provided to pay via Square (or mail in a check) to complete your registration.
Note: The number of participating organizations is limited. Tables & chairs will be provided.

Meeting Details: Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair • Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program • Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave S

Litter Be Gone – Longfellow Neighborhood • October 5, 9am-11:30am 
Join LCC’s Environment and River Gorge Committee for a Litter Cleanup focused on the Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave area.
Participants will meet at the Midtown Farmers Market next to Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406) to get supplies and cleanup instructions.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Don’t Miss Out on Local Business Coupons in the October Messenger!
As the October edition of the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger hits the streets this week, watch out for a special coupon insert in the paper featuring discounts at a number of neighborhood businesses.  Find deals for Longfellow Restaurants, Retail, Arts, Wellness and More! These coupons are good through the end of the year, so please spread the word to friends and neighbors. Every dollar you spend at locally helps to sustain the vibrant business districts here in Greater Longfellow. Remember to Buy Local, Buy Longfellow and take advantage of these coupons that highlight just a few of our neighborhood gems.  Sponsored by the Longfellow Business Association (LBA). 

 

Belle’s ToolBox
3400 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
www.belles-toolbox.com

Belle’s was happy and honored to host two artists for LOLA – thanks for stopping in!
Bike, bus, hop, skip, or spin over and come see what the buzz is about and get a peek at our Podners for Peas Garden!
In the mood for a unique private gathering? The Hive and shop are available during closed hours for a reasonable fee!
Regular Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
EVERY THIRD SATURDAY 10am-Noon
Hope to see you soon!

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

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.

Friday, Sep 27

 

Night and the City (1950) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Small-time hustler Harry Fabian (Widmark) has big-time dreams of becoming a professional-wrestling promoter. When he double-crosses the local mob, he runs through every gin joint and back alley in London trying to escape a grisly fate.

Little Man – ‘In Between The Lions’ Release Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show • Pre-Save album on Spotify: https://show.co/Ju0S9CK • Pre-Save album on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/in-between-the-lions/1477343056
This is a unique show for Little Man as the full album will be performed in its entirety with extra musicians. Special merch to include an awesome limited edition “Mini Man” Little Man plushy. Psychedelic rockers Muun Bato opens at 9pm.

In Between The Lions; a super-sonic mix of guitar rock, up and mid tempo acoustic guitar, Mellotron keyboards, psychedelic waves and lyrical mysticism. It’s the bands most colorful, genre expanding rock album yet! Recorded and produced by famed producer, John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot, Pink, Har Mar Superstar, Miley Cyrus, Drake Bell, Andrew W.K., Busted and Demi Lovato) In Between The Lions such a delight and so listenable, inviting multiple spins from start to finish. Come join us in celebration!

Little Man has been releasing singles, with good fanfare, leading up to this giant release that could be the bands most colorful, genre expanding rock album yet. The mix of straight up guitar rock, up and mid tempo, acoustic guitar, Mellotron keyboard, psychedelic sonics and lyrical mysticism is what makes In Between The Lions such a delight and so listenable, inviting multiple spins from start to finish.

Sicbay / McVicker / Hasps @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • 21+ • $7

Event with Simon(e) van Saarloos @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Love is love, but not really. To recognize love as love we need comprehensible images. What are those contemporary images that help us identify love and how could we identify love differently, figuring it as less defined by safety procedures, measured commitment and feelings of ownership and entitlement? Playing Monogamy refuses to see personal relationships as safe havens where people can hide from the precarities of society, and instead proposes to make public life more intimate and romantic.

Through a contemporary rereading of the cult of monogamy, van Saarloos playfully queers the way in which the structure of monogamy is upheld through social convention within Western contexts. Written for more of a lay audience, the book proposes an expanded and polyamorous engagement with intimacy and sexuality as a possible alternative. Originally written in Dutch and published by De Bezige Bij, Publication Studio is excited to bring this book to an English speaking audience for the very first time. We are also happy to share that this edition of the book, translated by Liz Waters, will include a foreword by Leni Zumas, author of the US bestseller Red Clocks, and a revised preface by Simon(e) herself, addressing how she might approach writing about nonmonogamy differently four years after the book’s first publication—and after many experiences in between.

https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7652

 

 

Saturday, Sep 28

She Rock Punk Jam @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • All ages! Doors at 7:30 • Music at 8pm • ADA Accessible (there are two steps to get on stage) • ! $5-10 suggested donation!
Join She Rock She Rock as we jam on awesome punk tunes, support each other and rock out! Our jam set includes music from the punk rock-ish universe and you can find the full set list and chord charts here: http://sherocksherock.org/punk-jam

Interested in being the guest band at this months’ punk jam? Email Sam or Emily!
We offer a very safe, supportive environment for folks with little or no stage experience and for those who are veterans of the music scene. This is a performance opportunity for women, trans and nonbinary folks of all ages and experience levels! Anyone interested in performing can email or msg Sam Stahlmann (sam@sherocksherock.com) to sign up prior to the jam or sign up at the jam!

Farmer’s Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte @ Midtown Farmer’s Market, Lake Street & 22nd • 8am – 1pm
Come help the Anti-War Committee reach out to shoppers to grow the peace movement. Help us get signatures to our BDS petition. Going to the Farmer’s Market? Stop by our table after you buy your produce. Want to help volunteer at our table? Email us at info@antiwarcommittee.org.

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $10 Advance  • $15 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. They have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’s) most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare.

In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.

Maggie Ryan Sandford Book Launch – Consider the Platypus @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm
Join us for a book launch celebrating the release Consider the Platypus by Maggie Ryan Sandford!
Interested in the origins of the species? Consider the Platypus uses pets such as dogs and cats as well as animal outliers like the axolotl and naked mole ratto wittily tackle mind-bending concepts about how evolution, biology, and genetics work.

Maggie Ryan Sandford is a science journalist, broadcast media producer, researcher, award-winning comedy writer, speaker, and performer. She has been published in Smithsonian, Slate, Nautili.us, National Geographic, mental floss, Glamour, ComedyCentral.com, The Onion’s A.V Club, and appeared regularly on All Things Considered and Freakonomics Tell Me Something You Don’t Know. She also worked as a research associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she studied the way people engage with science. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

 

Sunday, Sep 29

Carsie Blanton @ The Hook and Ladder Mission Room, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $15 Advance • $15 Day of Show • https://carsie-blanton-hook.eventbrite.com

“Her lyrics are sexy, witty and sharp” The Chicago Tribune

Carsie Blanton’s smokey vocals draws listener into her riveting tales of natural – and erotic – disaster. Brimming with catchy hooks, sensual vocals, and lyrics boasting a gift for rhyme and meter — much like early Paul Simon — Blanton’s melodic mandate for humor or playfulness, leaves audiences spellbound.

“A spunky singer-songwriter with a sense of swing to match her sense of humor.” The Boston Globe

 

Book launch: Little Sock @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for a book launch celebrating the release of Little Sock. We’ll have author Kia Heise and illustrator Chris Park in-store for a reading, live drawing, and Q&A. Stick around for refreshments, coloring, and a book signing.

Little Sock is tired of his routine. Day after day, it’s the same old thing. He gets worn, he gets dirty, and he gets washed. Nothing ever changes. The other socks in the drawer don’t seem to mind but Little Sock wants something different. He has heard of a place, Sock City, where everything is new and exciting, so one night he makes his escape from his drawer. Will Little Sock reach his destination? And what will he find there?

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2019 International Day of Older Persons @ Minnehaha Falls • 1pm
Help us celebrate the 2019 International Day of Older Persons.
Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly will honor this significant day and promote awareness of the importance of relieving elder loneliness and isolation in our community. Come and enjoy fresh flowers and deserts and celebrate with us!

Did you know that almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60? By 2050, 2 billion people, over 20 percent of the world’s population, will be 60 or older. The increase in the number of older people will be the greatest and the most rapid in the developing world. With this in mind, enhanced attention to the particular needs and challenges faced by many older people is clearly required.

The Seduction of Mimi (1972) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Mimi (Giannini) is a metalworker who leaves his wife and runs south to escape the mafia. After creating a new life there, he gets entangled again and must reckon with his past. Wertmüller’s updating of The Taming of the Shrew explores double standards and revenge.

History of Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3715 Minnehaha Ave S • 5pm • $15
Susana di Palma presents an illuminating look into the evolution of flamenco. This multimedia presentation includes tapas and beverages.

Indian Cooking Class – Vegetarian @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 4pm
Fun, tasty cooking class! This is a hands-on vegetarian cooking class. Learn how to pan-toast spices and make authentic Indian recipes. Be ready to chop, saute and help prepare dinner – our menu will include a vegetable curry, a fall soup, and chai. Wine can be purchased separately at the bar. Your hosts, Rob Ramer and Deborah McLaren, own Ancient Indian Spices and love cooking and helping people easily learn to make Indian cuisine. Small class size. Meet in the social hall. Please wear non-slip shoes with covered toes. We’ll supply the aprons and fun

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 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 12:15pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session. Must be 21+

BINGO @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
Join us Sunday afternoons (holidays exempt) at 3:30pm for BINGO! Food | Fun | Drinks | Gift card raffles | $1000 coverall jackpot

 

Monday, Sep 30

Uproar Open Mic ft. Mary Mack @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • Doors 7:30pm • 8-9:30pm • SHOW IS FREE!
Each comedian will have 5 minutes for stand up comedy, character work, a comedy sketch, improv comedy, musical comedy, etc, as long as you’re trying to make people laugh. There are 10 slots for the open mic. If you want to sign up in advance email: vector9varietyshow@gmail.com – Make the subject of the email “Uproar Open Mic”

*Note: ANYONE is welcome to see the show. 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.

Tonight’s Featured Headliner is Mary Mack! Folk Humorist Mary Mack performs her sometimes-musical comedy at festivals, colleges, clubs, casinos and anywhere you can find a llama or a buffet line.  She has acted in cartoons, weird student films, and commercials that urge you to buy food for your hamster. (Mary is totally FOR feeding your hamster.) A favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country, including Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, New York’s 2 Dope Queens, The Bob and Tom Show, and American Public Media’s WITS, Mary played the leading character Dylan on Fox’s new late night cartoon Golan the Insatiable, season one.  Her voice has also been heard in the cult favorite Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Mack’s comedy (spotted with occasional mandolin or clarinet outbursts) has been seen in the Vancouver Comedy Fest, The Andy Kaufman Awards, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, and the San Francisco Sketch Fest as one of “The Dozen” up and coming headliners designated by the festival. She had her national TV debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has appeared on TBS’ Conan and NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. This year she will be working with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland to voice a main character in his new cartoon Solar Opposites and in his video game Trover Saves the Universe. Check out Mary’s youtube page under MaryMackComedy for lost videos or see a couple Conan sets on the Team CoCo YouTube Channel!

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.

The Seduction of Mimi (1972) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Mimi (Giannini) is a metalworker who leaves his wife and runs south to escape the mafia. After creating a new life there, he gets entangled again and must reckon with his past. Wertmüller’s updating of The Taming of the Shrew explores double standards and revenge.

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1

 

Earthseed Reads Book Club – Wild Seed @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 5pm • Discussion/Program 6pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month.  With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.
September’s book is Wild Seed by Octavia Butler, and the current Earthseed Reads book selection is always 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

 

Robb Henry Trio at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
Robb Henry – Guitar, Jay Epstein – Drums and Keith Boyles – Bass. Jazz, Blues and ’60’s Pop Rock – Django, Hendrix, Mancini, etc…Eclectic and Improvisational. No Cover

 

 

  

Wednesday, Oct 2

 

Roger Waters Us+Them @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm • Admission is $10
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.

Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 – 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?

Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.

 

Tape Freaks Presents: October’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
It’s Tim’s birthday and he’ll play what he wants to! Will he pick something good? Will he pick something painful? There’s literally only one way to find out!

Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. Our audience never knows what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com

***Tickets are available online until 2 hours before show time. Tickets (and refreshments) purchased at the door must be paid for in cash. (Tape Freaks swag can be purchased with cards or cash.)***

 

Immigrant & Refugee Stories – Book & Movie Discussion @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 7pm
Join us for a book and movie discussion at 7:00 pm on October 2nd. You may either read the book or watch the movie in preparation for the discussion, or do both if you’d like!

Book: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen – This book is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of 20 years exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family. This book is available in various formats (physical copy, ebook, or audiobook) from wherever you get your books.

Movie: God Grew Tired of Us – This 2006 documentary film is about three of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”, a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s and their experiences as they move to the United States. This documentary would not be recommended for children to watch without a parent seeing it first. This is available on YouTube.

This conversation will be facilitated using respectful conversation guidelines which will be discussed prior to beginning our conversation. The location is fully handicapped accessible. A mechanical door leads to a low-grade ramp into the building. There is an accessible bathroom across the hall from the room we will be in, and there are a variety of chair types available for a comfortable experience. We strive to make our event as accessible as possible, if we missed something, please let us know, we are happy to work towards making everyone physically comfortable.

 

Pat Donohue’s Dynamite Duos Series – Every 1st Fall Wednesday @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7:00pm • 21+ • $5 Cover (No Advanced Ticketing)
10/2 – Jerry Kosak and Dean Magraw
11/6 – Paul Mayasich and Dan Neale
12/4 – Richard Krien and Joyann Parker

Donohue’s Dynamite Duos Series, is curated and hosted by Grammy award winning, dynamite fingerpicker, Pat Donohue. His devotion to his craft has garnered him recognition as an American Standard — echoing the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis and Muddy Waters. This series, Donohue invites his friends and colleagues on stage for an explosive night of dynamite pairings featuring: Jerry Kosak and Dean Magraw on October 2nd, Paul Mayasich and Dan Neale on November 6th, and Richard Krien and Joyann Parker on December 4th.

Jimmy & Lorraine: A Musing @ Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave • 7:30pm
Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing is a meditation on the American political climate of the late 50’s and early 60’s through the eyes of two of the most significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry.

Using text from journals, letters, interviews, and more, Wilks brings Baldwin and Hansberry to life through their own words, deftly weaving their art, relationships, politics and identities into the tapestry of the play. The result is a captivating and intimate journey into the stories of two radical artists, friends, and revolutionaries.

A foundational new work with much to teach us today, Jimmy and Lorraine holds a mirror to the history of race, art and politics in America.

Eleanor Davis and Kevin Huizenga @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Eleanor Davis (The Hard Tomorrow) and Kevin Huizenga (The River at Night) celebrating their new books!
ABOUT THE HARD TOMORROW: Hannah is a thirty-something wife, home-health worker, and antiwar activist. Her husband, Johnny, is a stay-at-home pothead working—or “working”—on building them a house before the winter chill sets in. They’re currently living and screwing in the back of a truck, hoping for a pregnancy, which seems like it will never come. Told with tenderness and care in an undefined near future, Eleanor Davis’s The Hard Tomorrow blazes unrestrained, as moments of human connection are doused in fear and threats. Her astute projections probe at current anxieties in a cautionary tale that begs the question: What will happen after tomorrow?

ABOUT ELEANOR DAVIS: Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her books include How To Be Happy, You and a Bike and a Road, Why Art? and The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook. She lives in Athens, Georgia.

ABOUT THE RIVER AT NIGHT: In The River at Night, Kevin Huizenga delves deep into consciousness. What begins as a simple, distracted conversation between husband and wife, Glenn and Wendy Ganges—him reading a library book and her working on her computer—becomes an exploration of being and the passage of time. As they head to bed, Wendy exhausted by a fussy editor and Glenn energized by his reading and no small amount of caffeine, the story begins to fracture.

ABOUT KEVIN HUIZENGA: Kevin Huizenga splits his time between Chicago and Minneapolis. He has lived near the Mississippi River for almost twenty years but only swam in it once. His favorite river is the Wabash. His character Glenn Ganges is based on his brother-in-law and the name is a reference to two separate towns that appear on the same sign on the interstate.

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Thursday, Oct 3

One Shot Comics Book Club: Radioactive @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm for a discussion of Lauren Redniss’s graphic novel RADIOACTIVE, all about Marie Curie! As always, copies of the book are available for 20% off at Moon Palace. Thanks for supporting comics and your local independent bookstore! See you soon.

About the book (from the publisher): A National Book Award finalist, the mesmerizing, landmark illustrated biography Radioactive is finally available in a stunning paperback edition. Through words and her own gorgeously crafted illustrations, artist and journalist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie, née Marya Sklodowska, and her working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie, including their discovery of two new scientific elements with startling properties—as well as the tragic car accident that killed Pierre, Marie’s two Nobel Prizes, and her scandalous affair with a married scientist. And Radioactive looks beyond the contours of Marie’s life, surveying the changes wrought by the Curies’ discoveries—nuclear weapons, radiation in medical treatment, and nuclear energy as a possible energy source—to create an eerie, wondrous, and moving evocation of one of history’s most intriguing figures.

“One of the most beautiful books-as-object that I’ve ever seen.” (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love)
“Radioactive is quite unlike any book I have ever read―part history, part love story, part art work and all parts sheer imaginative genius.” (Malcolm Gladwell)

About the Author

Lauren Redniss is the author of Century Girl: 100 years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies and Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award for non fiction. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library in 2008-2009 and became a New York Institute for the Humanities fellow in 2010. Beginning in 2012, she will be artist-in-residence at the American Museum of Natural History. She teaches at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=7607

 

Amy Berkowitz & Angela Hume Reading @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm for a reading with Amy Berkowitz and Angela Hume.
Amy Berkowitz is the author of Tender Points, originally published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2015 and rereleased by Nightboat Books in 2019. She’s the host of the Amy’s Kitchen Organics reading series, the coordinator of the writing residency at Alley Cat Books, and the founder of Mondo Bummer, an experimental small press. She lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco, where she’s writing a novel.

Angela Hume is the author of the full-length Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016). Her chapbooks include Meat Habitats (DoubleCross, 2019), Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013), and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). She lived in the Bay Area for 11 years before moving to Minnesota to join the faculty at University of Minnesota, Morris as assistant professor of English, creative writing, and environmental literature. She lives in Morris and in Minneapolis.

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires w Nana Grizol, and Eleganza! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Alabama rock’n’rollers, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires visit The Hook for a raucous night of fuzzed-out, southern folk and indie rock. Making up the bill, 7 piece, queer rock band from Athens, GA, Nana Grizol, and beloved local indie rockers, Eleganza! Not to be missed!

 

Thursday Trivia: Stranger Things @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Strange times call for strange trivia.

 

Sculpting the Face with Kordula Coleman @ Dock 6 Pottery, 4206 E 34th St • 6:30pm • $165 per person, call to reserve your place: (612) 327-0429 • 12 seats available • Participants will learn the basic principles of working with clay and how to shape and glaze a small low-relief head sculpture. • Suitable for ages 16+

Class will be held three evenings from 6:30pm – 9:00pm:
October 3rd – The first class will include a demonstration by the teacher Kordula Coleman, and students will start their own sculptures in clay.
October 10th – The second class will be continued wet work on the face sculptures and instructions on detailing and hollowing the relief sculpture.
*(There will be a 2-week break before the final class to allow for drying of sculpture and bisque firing)*
October 24th – In the third class students will learn to use underglaze colors to decorate the faces. There will be a clear glaze applied by our staff before glaze-firing. Students will be notified when the last firing is complete and their pieces are ready to pick up.

Call or email questions to info@dock6pottery.com • www.kordulacolemansculptures.com

Kordula Coleman Bio: Hello – My name is Kordula Coleman and I am a figurative ceramic sculptor from Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was born and raised in Trier, Germany, in 1968. My mother was a potter, so I had the opportunity to work with clay from an early age on. My sculptural work is focused on humans, and their emotional, intellectual and spiritual processes. My greatest reward is when I am told by a viewer that a piece of mine made the experience or emotional state I want to portray palpable to them.

The Nordly Satire Writing Workshop @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 7pm
Join us at Du Nord Craft Spirits for a FREE satire writing workshop.
We’ll be sharing 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.

Participants get free Nordly laptop stickers!