Weekly Roundup: May 18-24

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Photo by: Tom Russell, 2018

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Greater Longfellow Town Hall: Minneapolis 2040 draft Comprehensive Plan • Tuesday, May 22
Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Please join Longfellow Community Council (LCC), City staff, Ward 2 Council Member Cam Gordon and Ward 12 Council Member Andrew Johnson to provide input and hear about proposed additions and changes to the comprehensive plan.
Date:
Tuesday, May 22
Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Bartsch Room
2730 E. 31st Street
Time:
6:30–8:30pm
For information on the plan you can find the non-digital document here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qes8mt8irzpek4/PDF%202040%20COMP%20%20PLAN%20REVISED.pdf?dl=0
or
City of Minneapolis website for the 2040 plan:  www.mpls2040.com
To find details on the civic engagement process:  https://minneapolis2040.com/planning-process/
The Bartsch Room is just inside the East side cul-de-sac entrance on the right as they enter the building.
It’s easy to find but we’ll sign-post it well, too.

Committee Chairperson ElectionsLCC Committee chairs are elected yearly and can serve up to 3 consecutive years.  Committee chairs are critical to the success of committees as mechanisms for resident involvement and decision-making. Chairs work closely with staff to strategize agendas, provide advice on topical issues in the neighborhood, and build the capacity of committees. Think you may be interested in becoming a chairperson? Review the Committee Roles & Responsibilities document for a better understanding of this opportunity for community leadership.The following committees will be holding chairperson elections in June:
Community Connections Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 6pm at Longfellow Park).
Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee
Chairperson nominations & election will be held at the June meeting (June 5th, 2018, 7:30pm at Longfellow Park).

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in MayPlease attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmDayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018 5:30pm‐8:00pmPowderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee’s 2018 Project Survey
The Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee (NDTC) is the LCC Committee responsible for issues related to housing, zoning and economic development, and transportation within Greater Longfellow.
Take a moment to tell the committee what projects you would like to see prioritized this year! See something that’s not listed? New ideas welcomed!
{Survey available here: https://goo.gl/forms/5he71zMMVg5C7qNO2 }
The survey will be accepting responses through June 3rd. Feel free to share with friends and neighbors that are Longfellow residents and/or business owners.

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

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 18

World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team Auditions! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 
3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT! Calling all Bellas! Who wants to perform with a world class academy and be a part of a world class team? Then come join us on stage! Want to perform? Want to travel? Want to step it up in your own dancing?
Then WE WANT YOU! STUDENT, SEMI PRO AND PRO TEAMS AUDITIONING! **WORLD TEAM PROJECT MINNEAPOLIS LADIES SALSA TEAM AUDITIONS! We are holding auditions for our World Team Project Ladies Salsa Team. Please see our updated website for details. https://www.bailaconpasion.com/our-performing-teams.html
Questions? No worries, contact us at Bailaconpasion@gmail.com or call us at 703.402.3645

Becky Kapell – CD Release Show at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $10 Advance • $12 Day of Show
Becky Kapell: Raised in small town Minnesota, Becky moved to Portland Oregon as a young adult and began singing back-up vocals in various bands, eventually fronting her own country cover band. Along came a husband, two kids and a move back to Minnesota. “I worked full-time, raised my kids and basically forgot about music until my son started playing guitar as a teenager. After my divorce I found myself with a little more time on my hands so I picked up one of my sons guitars and began teaching myself to play for fun.” The Tale of “That Certain Ache”
Playing with Bergen eventually led to recording a batch of new songs in his basement resulting in Becky’s upcoming release titled That Certain Ache. “We recorded in Paul’s basement over many late nights starting with me playing acoustic guitar and singing along with a drum loop as the rhythm track. Then Paul would add bass and guitars. Eventually we took the basement tracks to Erik Koskinen’s Real Phonic Studios where I re-did some of the vocals and Erik added drums and mixed it all. The whole record is just me and Paul and Erik. I can’t wait for people to hear the end result.” The CD release show will be held May 18th, 2018 at The Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis.

Hip Hop, Hardcore and Helping Hands is going to be a Radical Fun @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
This is a reschedule of a show that was meant to happen last month but was cancelled due to that wonderful spring blizzard thing. Same great cause, same great music, same love. Benefit for Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center’s Kateri Project: https://www.miwrc.org/blog/JessicaBlogPost_02122018.php with: pretendians: https://soundcloud.com/pretendians omen: https://omenmpls.bandcamp.com/ longshot: https://mclongshot.bandcamp.com/ radical fun time: https://radicalfuntime.bandcamp.com/ –there will be free narcan kits and training as well. learn how to save lives!! NO COVER- DONATIONS DONATIONS DONATIONS PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD Harmony Equality Love and Peace Is Necessary Hate Animosity and Negativity Destroy Society

Jon Wolfe at The Cabooze
913 Cedar Ave S • 9:30pm

SLC Live at the Riverview
3753 42nd Ave S • 8pm
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come to our gig at the Riverview! Drinks and vittles of all kinds available.

Tommy Bentz Band at The Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
We love playing at the Schooner! It’s a great laid back atmosphere, some of the most affordable drinks in the Twin Cities, and a great stage for us to bring the jams and jellies! Never a cover and 3 sets of TBB, please spread the word and bring some friends. For more information call (612) 729-4365

Haitian Flag Day in Minnesota! @ Powderhorn Park • 2pm
Haitian Flag Day Heritage • Culture • Justice • Freedom Save the Date! Invites you to Celebrate with us. For more information call (631) 805-7797 – Guest speaker: Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell, renowned Haitian academic, poet, and artist; A dazzling artistic performance by Afoutayi, one of the best contemporary Haitian dance troupes, led by the celebrated Haitian dancer, Djenane Saint-juste; – A performance by Twin Cities violinist Sarah Wolbert; – A drawing for over $5000 worth of high-end electronic toys donated to help get children of Haitian descent excited about science and technology;
And much, much more May 18 commemorates the adoption of the Haitian flag by Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Alexandre Pétion after the revolution against enslavement and injustice. Haiti was the first Pan-African/Black republic to win its freedom and today serves as an inspiration and a beacon of hope for all those communities fighting for justice and freedom. This Day also provides an opportunity for the Haitian community to come together with friends and allies to celebrate and share their history and culture.

10 Things You Should Know Before Signing a Lease @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The second session of our BTAP-PS (Business Technical Assistance Program – Professional Services) series in partnership with the City of Minneapolis discusses the major elements of a lease, advises on negotiating a business lease, and provides information about your rights and responsibilities as a business tenant.


Saturday, May 19

Intro to Permaculture @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 3016 E Lake St • 6pmAndrea Eger of Tiny Diner will talk about what Permaculture is and how its principles can be applied in urban yards. This will build on the “Edible Landscaping” talks earlier in the spring, digging deeper into the why and how of growing edibles in a Minneapolis yard. Free.

Strong & Sexy Zumba® Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9amCome get your Strong and Sexy on with Eyrn and Sadie (Zumba with Sadie)! Eryn will start with 30 minutes of STRONG by Zumba®, the latest a greatest HIIT workout with amazing music THEN Bring your Sexy back with Sadie as we party it up for 45 minutes of hot and sassy Zumba! Let’s celebrate how AMAZING our bodies are as we move and dance together! $10 Pre-register (paypal.me/zumbaeryn) or pay at the door (cash only). Bring a towel, water, yoga mat, good shoes.

Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ Sanford Middle School 3524 41st Avenue S • Bring plants @ 11am • Swap starts @ NoonThe location is at the west side of the Sanford Middle School parking lot, .You can bring plants beginning at 11:00 am.Swapping plants starts at 12:00 noon. (Note: Plants are mostly gone by 12:30.)All traces of the Swap will disappear by 1 pm.Swap rules: label what you bring, offer a small donation if you take plants but didn’t bring any, take home any of your plants that are left.Garden Club events are free and open to the public. See us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/LongfellowGardenClub

Innerbody Exploration: Self Healing With Kari @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic 3708 E 34th St • 4pmJoin Massage Therapist Kari Haugen and Chandra Botanicals, for an Innerbody workshop exploring your own energy to gain relaxation, healing, and inspiration. Using guided meditation, aromatherapy, and breathing techniques, we will explore the mind-body connection and help you connect to your inner healing energy and power! Free & All are welcome! Stop in or stay for the whole time, we will have a open flow in hopes to accomodate everyone, see you there. Kari Haugen has been practicing Massage for over 21 years and is certified in a variety of massage techniques. She has her own massage practice, check out her awesome website below for more information!! www.touchingwisdom.com

Gathering & Resource Share @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St • NoonThe MinneTESOL Adult Interest Section is hosting a social gathering and resource share. Meet your colleagues in the field of adult ELL teaching, compare notes about textbooks, and share materials including those you’ve created. Come and network with other teachers – let’s have fun, get to know each other, and grow our skills as professionals.

Dred I Dread – “Live at the Hook” Album Release at The Hook
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8pm 21+ • $7 Early Bird • $9 Advance • $12 Day of Show Tickets There will be a limited number of CDs available at this show. Dred I Dread Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band was formed in 1998 and chosen as “Best Local Reggae Band” by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD “Listen to the Revolution” was released in March 1999. The CD was produced by Reggae Keyboardist Tony “Asher” Brisset, one of the founding members of Black Uhuru. During 2000 and 2001, Dred I Dread was named “Best Reggae Band in Minnesota” by the members of the Minnesota Music Academy. Dred I Dread shared stages with The Wailers, Yellowman, Israel Vibration, The Meditations, De La Soul, Jimmy Cliff, Sister Carol, Third World and many other international acts. Space Monkey Mafia Space Monkey Mafia is an up and coming 6-piece ensemble out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Known for their high energy live performances, Space Monkey Mafia takes cues from classic ska/punk bands of the 90s and 00s while adding a healthy dose of rock, pop, blues and jazz. With members being trained at McNally Smith College of Music, the band incorporates top notch musicianship with fun cover medleys and danceable original songs. One of the band’s strengths is its versatility, pairing saxophonist Dante Leyva’s powerful soul vocals with guitarist Blake Foster’s punk howl, with every other member contributing vocals as well. Rounded out by a three piece horn section and a tight rhythm section, Space Monkey Mafia leaves it all onstage while performing live.


Sunday, May 20

Wild Read book club – Amatka by Karin Tidbeck @ Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pmJoin the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Amatka by Karin Tidbeck. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! ​​​​​​​Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora – CD Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • DJ 6pm • Music 7pm18+ • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show • $20 VIP (Includes Signed CD)Join us for an unforgettable evening of spoken word poetry, music, and dance in celebration of the new project by nationally-touring artist Joe Davis. He and his live soul and funk band, #ThePoeticDiaspora, will be performing originals, remixes, and new songs from the release #AncestralEchoesEP. HOST Kenna Cottman SOCIAL HOUR DJ Mickey Breeze OPENING SETS Dahlia Jones Mayyadda SPECIAL GUESTS Walter Chancellor Jr. Chadwick Niles Phillips


Monday, May 21

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Mpls Community Ed Class: “Save Money, Drop a Car” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Pratt School • 66 Malcolm Ave. SE • 7pm
Have you dreamed of escaping traffic jams and parking tickets? Ready to put that car insurance money to a better use? This class will help you understand the true cost of your personal vehicle(s), and identify strategies you can take to reduce your personal vehicle use. You may find you can drop a car altogether.
Cost: Free; Sign-up at Minneapolis Community Ed

Documentary Mondays: Michael Jackson @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5:30-8:00pm


Tuesday, May 22

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Kinda Fonda Wanda at the Schooner!
2901 27th Ave S • 7:20pm
KFW make their Schooner debut and we’re gonna be playing a LOTTA Wanda Jackson hits plus some boppin’ classics you’ve never heard us do, along with a few cool original numbers. Music starts early and we have a full night of rockabilly, rock &CLASSIC honky tonk. It’s a danceable, drink-able good time, so come on down to SE Mpls & dig the low-key, relaxed vibe at the Schooner

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar 
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes Great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia


Wednesday, May 23

Reading with Susan Cushman @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Susan Cushman, co-author of the new book The Wait: Love, Fear, and Happiness on the Heart Transplant List. As a new year approached, Jennifer Bonner embraced college life and flourished as a visual artist. Childhood heart problems rarely clouded her thoughts. Then, unusual fatigue led to terrifying news. Without a heart transplant she would die soon. As she put it, ”The bomb dropped today.”

Movement for Families @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am


Thursday, May 17

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

Nature in a Dream State – digital florals and landscape prints @ Vine Arts Center 
2637 27th Ave S • 5:30pm
Nature in a Dream State is a 40 piece collection culled from a body of work primarily created in the Spring and Summer of 2017. What unifies the show are the soft, hazy, and gentle characteristics of flowers and landscapes. Most of the images were taken with iPhone and edited in Instagram and/or iPhoto.

Big Fat Love: 10th Annual John Prine Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Local songwriters Mother Banjo and Art Vandalay are proud to present their 10th annual “Big Fat Love” tribute show, bringing together some of the Twin Cities’ top Americana talent to celebrate John Prine’s 1/2 birthday. This year’s event will feature performances by accordion virtuoso Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton, The Belfast Cowboys’ Terry Walsh, The Federales’ Ben Miller, The Roe Family Singers, and beloved local songwriters Katey Bellville, John Louis and Jon Rodine. Together these friends will perform songs from John Prine’s illustrious songwriting career that has spanned over 45 years, featuring some unique interpretations of some of Prine’s lesser known classics along with some of his more famous songs like “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise,” “Illegal Smile” and “Hello In There.” One of the most celebrated songwriters still working today, Chicago-born John Prine has been covered by countless pop, folk and country artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Bon Iver, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, REM and the Everly Brothers. He just released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first original album in over 13 years

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Weekly Roundup: May 4-10

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Photo by: Troy Davison 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Greater Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9,from 9am-3pm.  Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Registration is open now through Sunday, May 20: https://goo.gl/forms/BupLIf1vDfYxNKJf1

Minneapolis 2040 is a draft Comprehensive Plan that shapes how the city will grow and change. The draft covers topics such as housing, job access, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets. Minneapolis is growing, and will continue to grow. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for everyone.
Over the past two years, the people of Minneapolis have told us a lot about their vision and hopes for the future of our city. A main theme we heard is that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. Historically, not everyone has. This draft plan is one opportunity to undo barriers and overcome inequities created by a history of policies in our city that have prevented equitable access to housing, jobs, and investments.
The draft plan reflects the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including over 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Your input directly helped us establish priorities and inform the content of the draft plan. We now invite you to provide feedback on the completed draft plan.
We want to hear from you! Engage in Person at Community Meetings in May:
Please attend one of the interactive open houses listed below. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by local artists, as well as free food from local businesses. Throughout the event, you can view and comment on draft policies and maps that are intended to achieve the plan goals. You will also have the opportunity to sit down with city planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00am‐12:30pm
Northeast Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday, May 14, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
MLK Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
North Commons Recreation Center, 1801 N James Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae Common, 651 Nicollet Mall #300, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30pm‐8:00pm
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Can’t attend one of the meetings?

  • The complete draft plan is available at minneapolis2040.com, with opportunities for comment throughout the site. Learn more about ways to comment online here.
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit (available for download mid-May) to host your own engagement meetings and report back

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out the responses given by public entities to resident-submitted questions from our Hi-Lake Meeting February 27, 2018 with Alondra Cano- Minneapolis City Council Ninth Ward​, Peter McLaughlin​, Minnesota Department of Transportation​, Metro Transit​, and the 3rd Precinct! Thanks again for your willingness to engage with the community regarding this ongoing issue!
www.longfellow.org/2018/04/27/hi-lake-intersection-entity-responses/

The Longfellow Community Council regularly gathers resident input in the form of surveys to inform action on important issues in Greater Longfellow. The Hi-Lake Survey was developed as part of LCC’s work to activate decision-makers and public officials around needed safety, livability, and equity improvements at the Hiawatha-Lake Street Interchange.
To read more about LCC’s work on the Hi-Lake Interchange, go to: https://longfellow.org/tag/hiawatha-lake-intersection/
The Hi-Lake Interchange Survey was offered in paper-form at LCC’s General Membership Meeting on April 24. If you completed the survey at the event, please DO NOT complete an online version. Both in-person and online results will be compiled and made available online, after the survey closes on Monday, July 23. Names and personal information will remain confidential; they are needed to prevent duplication of responses.
Thank you for taking the time to take the survey!
https://goo.gl/forms/vdX1nqMumDvI5nGm2

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

South Minneapolis Book Club: We meet monthly and have a pretty open format. We’re always looking for new members, so if you want to add us to this list, this is our Facebook group.


Friday, May 4 

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

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 11:15-12:15pm

Today’s Energy Realities – Likely Energy Futures w/ Jon Friese and Timothy DenHerder Thomas @ Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S. • 7pm
Saudi America: Energy Facts and Fiction. With massive oil exploration underway, will the US rival Saudi Arabia and Russia as an oil and gas exporter? Or as geologist Art Burman has suggested, is shale oil and shale natural gas heading for a “retirement party”? Jon will share the big stories in national and international energy.

Dead Larry presents: May the 4th Be With You – A Star Wars Party @ Nomad World Pub (Minneapolis)
501 Cedar Ave S • Doors at 7pm • Music at 8pm
$7 advance / $10 at the door
Featuring: Dead Larry, Symone Smash It, Space Monster, NatanYael, New Elements. Costumes STRONGLY encouraged! Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes! PLUS there will be a raffle to win tickets to The Galactic Get Down Music Festival 2018!
Dead Larry: Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats. From Beatle-esque harmonies to spine chilling screams. From shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel.
Symone Smash It: Symone Smash It, along with producer Eye Dyed, and dancers Aveo and Trey Chic, uploaded the EDM/Pop EP, “Symulation,” to planet Earth on April 28th, 2017 and won’t stop until every life form is listening.
Space Monster: Space Monster is a psychadelic funk-rock band out of Minneapolis, MN. Dedicated to exciting live shows that include spin artists, live painting, giant monkeys and much more, Space Monster is a show you don’t want to miss!
Natanyael: Nearly 25 years ago NatanYael exploded into the world in a flurry of rainbow and glitter. Not much has changed since. Drawing influence from such greats as Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Madeon, and Porter Robinson, NatanYael has crafted a sound unique to her own.
New Elements: New Elements is an artist collective with one mission: to make you groove. With soaring guitar solos, beautiful synth interludes, and a big, fat rhythm section. New Elements defies classification with inspiration from every corner of the genre spectrum. One thing is certain; If you like to dance and you like to party this will be a show you wont want to miss.

Looking For Something Bigger – Opening Reception@ Forage Modern Workshop 
4023 E Lake St • 6pm
Forage Modern Workshop is pleased to announce Looking For Something Bigger, an interactive installation by Minneapolis based artist Preston Drum. Drum’s interactive installations present a stage of distortion, using everyday objects to create a blurred version of reality. Using materials such as cardboard, wood, drawings, paintings, video, and re-purposed materials, Drum will transform Forage Modern Workshop into a make-shift studio, an environment inspired by relocating his current studio space. Looking For Something Bigger will run May 2-July 1.

Creative Makers’ Open Studio @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for meaningful, focused time to create, reuse, make and connect with others! We’re inviting returning participants to keep working on their journals as well as helping newbies get started. New participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal.
What: Creative journaling class for up to 6 people
When: Friday, May 4, 5:30-7pm
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

Brian Naughton Band *Live* Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 9pm
Catch the Brian Naughton Band LIVE, NEVER A COVER! Thank you for supporting live music.

Latinas in Resistance Across Borders with Karla Lara @ Du Nord Craft Spirits
2610 E 32nd St • 4:30pm
JOIN US FOR A BILINGUAL EVENING WITH KARLA LARA [Español abajo- evento en Español con interpretación a ingles] Karla Lara is a singer and feminist organizer from Honduras leading efforts in the resistance against corporate imperialism and for the self-termination and dignity of her people through her music. She’s is visiting Minnesota to build the resistance across borders. Karla will be singing about the legacy of Berta Cáceres and the current struggle in Honduras. Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion alongside local Latinxa leaders: Veronica Mendez Moore, Monica Hurtado, Magdalena Kaluza, and Arianna Genis. This will be followed by time to connect with her and ending with a live performance.
BILINGUAL ROUND TABLE CONVO 4:30 PM Karla will be part of a bilingual round table discussion about building across borders as a woman and singer/activist, facilitated by Migdalia Loyola and featuring local organizers/leaders/artists: Veronica Mendez Moore is the Co-Director of CTUL which organizes to build power with low wage workers of color across the Twin Cities for a voice on the job and in their communities. For the last 16 years Veronica has dedicated herself to challenging the 1% and developing strategy and developing leadership in workers to get a seat at the table across from the 1%, to make demands, and to win. Mónica María Hurtado the racial justice and health equity organizer at Voices for Racial Justice.
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SUMATE A UN EVENTO BILINGÜE CON KARLA LARA Karla Lara es una cantante, activista y feminista hondureña liderando la resistencia contra el imperialismo, la privatización y la lucha por la autodeterminación y la dignidad del pueblo hondureño a través de su música. El propósito de su visita a Minnesota es fortalecer la resistencia más allá de las fronteras de su país. Karla canta sobre el legado de Berta Cáceres y sobre la lucha que Honduras enfrenta hoy día. MESA REDONDA—
CONVERSACION BILINGÜE 4:30pm Karla participará de la mesa redonda bilingüe donde compartirá su experiencia como mujer activista que construye puentes a través de las fronteras. A esta conversación, también se unirán activistas y artistas locales: Veronica Mendez Moore Monica Hurtado Magdalena Kaluza Arianna Genis
CONCIERTO 7:00pm Karla lleva muchos años creando música que inspira a los demás a formar parte de la construcción de mejores realidades. Ella es una lideresa del movimiento de feministas y artistas en resistencia, que hacen parte de la lucha por los derechos humanos, la justicia y la democracia en Honduras y en todo Centro América. El 4 de mayo Karla nos cantará sobre la “querida Berta Cáceres, su legado y su lucha por la justicia. Y como estamos avanzando nuestras demandas, nuestras formas de lucha territorial por la autonomía y en contra del modelo extractivo.

Hespera: Patrick, C.M., and Cole @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Patrick Antenucci grew up in a pothole outside of Youngstown, Ohio. His best work is scribbled on the doors of bathroom stalls. You can contact him via writing on a fogged up mirror, shining a skylight silhouette of the oxford comma, or by emailing him at his Gmail. C.M. lives in St. Paul with many quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore. He is related to the Norwegian writer Jonas Lie and draws much inspiration from that scrivener of old. Cole is a saxophonist and improviser. Beyond performing, Cole works with the collective Six Families to organize, curate, and sponsor a diverse array of projects across artistic disciplines. See you soon.

The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ The Cabooze 
913 Cedar Ave S • 8pm
$13 Line Jumper tickets (limited quantity) • $10 General Admission (cash only at the door)
***Star Wars Cosplayers get in for FREE. ***
The Minneapolis Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 300 pieces of artwork created by some 60+ artists local to Minneapolis’ unparalleled art scene; all while sipping some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while free pancakes are consumed over and over again. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; this is special edition MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU event will have a display of Star Wars themed artwork and heaps of vendors selling handcrafted goods. Come Experience one of Minneapolis’ largest pop-up art events in a galaxy you’ve never seen before. • 70+ of Local Emerging Artists • Live Body Painting • Live Art • DJ Performances • Free Pancake Bar •18+ ONLY • Special Exhibit of Star Wars themed art along side a wide variety of pop art, fine art, photography, etc. pancakesandbooze.com instagram.com/pancakesandbooze
twitter.com/pancakesbooze View this link to get an idea of previous shows: http://vimeo.com/14915703


Saturday, May 5

Reading with Hanne Ørstavik @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 5pm
Join us for a reading with Hanne Ørstavik, author of Love. A mother and son move to a village in northern Norway, each ensconced in their own world. Their distance has fatal consequences. It’s the day before Jon’s birthday, and a travelling carnival has come to the village. Jon goes out to sell lottery tickets for his sports club, and Vibeke is going to the library. From here on we follow the two individuals on their separate journeys through a cold winter’s night – while a sense of uneasiness grows. Love illustrates how language builds its own reality, and thus how mother and son can live in completely separate worlds. This distance is found not only between human beings, but also within each individual. This novel shows how such distance may have fatal consequences. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=2447

Science Book Club: The Disappearing Spoon @ Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Limited copies are in stock now at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price, with more on the way. The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice. ABOUT THE BOOK: The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it’s also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

The Belfast Cowboys at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+
$10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
The Belfast Cowboys 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.

Derby Day at Du Nord
2610 E 32nd St • 2pm
Take in the Kentucky Derby without the trip to Kentucky! The drink of the day will be the Mint Julep, of course. Mint, a dash of sugar, and our very own Mixed Blood whiskey will come together for a classic, refreshing derby tradition. Don’t forget your hat! We’ll be holding a contest for the best big hat during the event. The bigger and brighter, the better! We’ll also be holding a competition for the best dressed, so dress to impress. Bright colors, seersucker, fancy shoes, it all counts! We’ll be partnering with some local folks to bring you awesome prizes. Stay tuned! The cocktail room opens at noon. The final race of the derby will be sometime between 5 and 6:30.

Kai Carlson-Wee, Sally Franson, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and sam sax @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Kai Carlson-Wee is the author of Rail (BOA Editions, 2018). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Best New Poets, AGNI, New England Review, Gulf Coast, and The Missouri Review. His photography has been featured in Narrative Magazine, and his poetry film, Riding the Highline, has screened at film festivals across the country. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco and is a lecturer at Stanford University. Hieu Minh Nguyen was born in 1991, a child of Vietnamese immigrants, his debut collection of poetry, THIS WAY TO THE SUGAR, was a finalist for both the MN Book Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards.


Sunday, May 6

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • 10pm
Live Pop Culture Trivia hosted by two of the metro’s most seasoned pros! 25+ years experience! WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night

On Screen: March of the Penguins @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 2:15-5pm

Earth Day River Cleanup
Sun 8am
Change of plans. Friends of the Mississippi River have cancelled their event, and wet need to postpone ours because there is simply too much snow still. So we will be rescheduling for Sunday May 6th. The goal is zero emissions! We plan to ride our bikes to the site and clean up the area. We will be meeting at Knox (4747 Lyndale Ave) at 8:15 (leaving by 8:30) and riding along the parkway to Mississippi Gorge Regional Park to volunteer with the Friends of the Mississippi River annual Earth Day cleanup. All are welcome. If you don’t have a bike to ride or can’t pedal with us, that’s ok you’re still welcome and encouraged to attend, no matter what your means of conveyance. Bring your work gloves and dress appropriately, let’s make an impact

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 2pm • Must be 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Pay for this one up front, but it’s worth it. 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. Urban Forage


Monday, May 7

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

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Lavender Country Film Screening / Q+A / acoustic performance @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • All Ages
Event starts at 8pm • $5-10 sliding scale at the door
In 1973, Patrick Haggerty recorded and released Lavender Country, a collection of gay radical country music. Though all of the records sold and the project was celebrated in a small portion of the gay community, Lavender Country proved too extreme for the music industry of the 70s and the project fizzled. In this special event, we will screen the short documentary and will hold a Q+A session with Patrick Haggerty. He will also give an acoustic performance!

The Gated Community at Schooner Tavern (May 7, 2018)
2901 27th Ave S • 6:30pm
The Gated Community plays at the Schooner Bar for the first time! It’s a free show, no cover but tips are welcome!

Envelope-making w/ Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no tickets necessary) @ Junket: Tossed & Found 
4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, for this free creative session. We’ll make envelopes using secondhand materials, like broken books, magazines or newspapers!
Drop in to the shop between 5-6pm to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave •10:30am • FREE
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.


Tuesday, May 8

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Pink Flower — Riverview Cafe
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm ​• 11″ x 14″ stretched canvas •
All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Come join us in creating a pretty pink flower in acrylic paint! Like always, you are welcome to change the colors and get creative! • Free beverage included! ​One beverage of choice is included! Beer, wine, coffee and teas are available. *Must show ID for alcoholic beverages. Please arrive 10–15 min early to order your beverage and find a seat. Upon arrival tell Camden, your barista, that you are signed up for the paint class and he will prepare you a complimentary beverage. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Soulfly and Nile with Outside the Murder and Mastiff at Cabooze (May 8, 2018)
913 Cedar Ave S • 6:30pm
http://www.songkick.com/concerts/32259419-soulfly-at-cabooze


Wednesday, May 9

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm
21+ • Insight Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Jon Rodine: Drawing on sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond, his music is songdriven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. His latest album “Last Star”–his first collection of original material–has been getting notice around the country. “Eleven songwriting gems” says Mondophonic.com, but “his strongest asset is his voice”. “Authentic, unpretentious…funky, heartbreaking”, said Ellen Stanley, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. #FreeMusicWednesdays

Hearts Beat Loud (co-presented by 89.3 the Current) @ Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
MN Premiere Tickets: $10 in advance • $12 door
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6F2QqWExc&t=2s As single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) prepares to send hardworking daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to UCLA pre-med, he also reluctantly realizes he has to accept that his own record-store business is failing. Hoping to stay connected with his daughter through their shared love of music, he urges her to turn their weekly “jam sesh” into an actual band. Channeling Sam’s resistance into a band name, they unexpectedly find We’re Not a Band’s first song turning into a minor Spotify hit, and they use their songwriting efforts to work through their feelings about the life changes each of them faces. Offerman and Clemons provide genuine warmth and chemistry as father and daughter, and they collaborate spiritedly on their characters’ catchy, heartfelt musical offerings, while Toni Collette and Sasha Lane contribute charming and multi-faceted performances of their own as the pair’s respective potential love interests. Director Brett Haley foregrounds sincerity and affection in this gentle, evocative ode to the bittersweetness of everyday life. Music by Keegan DeWitt (Wild Cub) Dir. Brett Haley, 2018, USA, 93 min, DCP

The Hula Peppers at the Schooner
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm
The Second Wednesday in May is almost here! Join the Hula Peppers for some music for warmer temperatures at our favorite haunt, the Schooner Tavern. We will be there with all our Hawaiian finery.


Thursday, May 10

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 4-6pm

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 5-7pm

Trivia! Parkway Pizza Longfellow!
4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Come play TRIVIA every Thursday at 7:30pm! Win Prizes! Happy Hour! The Best Pizza Ever!

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage
3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Book Group: “21 Stories of Transition” gathered by Rob Hopkins @ Moon Palace Bookstore
3032 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30-8 pm
Transition isn’t a website and a Facebook page. It’s a community coming together to actively create more sustainable ways of living every day. This book shows a variety of projects taking place in Transition initiatives of all sizes all across the globe. A lot is happening in the Twin Cities, but we could do even more! Learn about:
REconomy projects in Luxembourg
EcoCrew Environmental Awareness in South Africa
The Pasadena Repair Cafe in California
Fishguard’s Surplus Food Cafe in Wales
Lambeth Local Entrepreneur Forum in London
Transition Media’s Free Store in Pennsylvania
Harvesting Rainwater in São Paulo, Brazil
Although just released last summer, the book is no longer available in print. But we’ve got TWO extra copies that we can sell. And you can download a PDF here!

Next Generation of Parks – Sabina Ali @ Powderhorn Park
5:30pm
Sabina Ali: – a civic leader, problem solver, and dreamer who gets things done – will talk about her experience transforming lives through parks, as the featured speaker at our Next Generation of Parks™ event. As a newcomer to her Thorncliffe Park community in Toronto, Ontario, Ali saw that the local public park was not serving the people who lived around it, so she got to work changing and improving the way this communal space served its neighborhood. Her work has been recognized internationally as a model for community-involved placemaking. “Being a newcomer,” Ali has said, “I was really keen to know how the system works, and helping these people was helping me.” Park lovers, community activists and volunteers, creative problem solvers, engaged citizens, and new community members, will enjoy hearing about Ali’s approach, which focuses specifically on empowering women and youth to help build spaces that serve their communities best. Following Ali’s talk there will be a question and answer session with Sabina Ali, Senator Patricia Torres Rey, and moderated by KMOJ’s Lissa Jones. Reception to follow event. About Sabina Ali Sabina Ali is the Chair and founding member of Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee – created by residents to advance a transformative vision for Thorncliffe Park and the surrounding community. Under Ali’s leadership, the Women’s Committee revitalized the local park and created a healthy, engaged, and inclusive community. Sabina has worked to build the capacity and economic opportunities of residents and manages a wide variety of food, art, fitness, markets, and garden programs. Sabina is the recipient of the Elizabeth Coke award for excellence in leadership in 2011, the 2014 Jane Jacobs Prize, and the 2014 Phenomenal Woman Award. She was selected as one of the Top Ten Torontonians to get the things done by Globe and Mail. She recently was awarded for her excellence in civic action.