Weekly Roundup: July 20-26

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

(And this unimpressed cat!)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Registration for the Resource Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed is now open! Click here for details!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Summer at Belle’s ToolBox:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden” and gazebo, “The Hive”, as inside, are outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com
(Also available to rent for private gatherings.)

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Friday, July 20

ZEPPO at The Hook! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm Doors • 9pm Music • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
ZeppoJohn Eller (Shiny Lights), Terry Fisher (Run Westy Run), Noah Levy (Brian Setzer, Honeydogs) and Paul Boblett (Fathom Lane) are four men paying homage to a bundle of sticks by spraying physical graffiti on the houses of the holy.
Faith Boblett: Faith pulls inspiration from singer-songwriters like Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder, Lissie, and Ryan Adams. She plays with her band, as well as solo acoustic sets. Faith bends boundaries and doesn’t exactly fit into one box. If she gets asked what kind of music she plays, she usually says, “Ummm, singer-songwriter songs that get worked on by the full band, that turn into whatever they’re supposed to be? I guess, pop in the classical sense, not bubble gum, with rock and alternative sensibility, sometimes a little rootsy, too? I suck at answering this question…”

No Man’s String Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
No Man’s String Band high energy contemporary bluegrass music nmsbmusic.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Soil Life at the Tiny Diner! @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 4pm
The Tiny Diner’s soil has been sampled and tested for biological activity by Renaissance Soil! Come learn about the results in this introduction to soil microbes class specifically focused on the Tiny Diner’s gardens. Suggested donation $10-15 to offset instructor time and materials, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

 
Short film series w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran • 4101 37th Ave. S • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Free Will Donation
This month we’ll be watching several short videos, all from the Story of Stuff Project and all about water. We’ll hear how a community in Oregon protected its water from Nestle, water privatization efforts in Flint and Evart, MI, and the challenges of microfibers and microbeads to our water supply. There are things we can do to protect our water.

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. 11:15-11:45am


 

Saturday, July 21

Cavan’s Crossing Band @ Merlins Rest Pub • 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Join Cavan’s Crossing Band and Merlin’s Rest Pub for an evening of good food and drink and great music!

Hurricane Joe, Chad Erickson & The Untimely, Lovely Dark @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Good Ol’ Days Hurricane Joe https://www.facebook.com/hurricanejoemn/ Chad Erikson & The Untimely https://www.facebook.com/theUntimely/ Lovely Dark https://www.facebook.com/lovelydarkband/ Nil Nada https://m.facebook.com/Nil-Nada-849212968618021/ and DJ NCD https://www.facebook.com/NCD-656922864657116

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ 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 Saturday between 11 AM and Noon starting June 9th to experience a story time that celebrates every child for the magical person that they are! Let’s have some fun!!

PWM Family Musique X Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Space is limited, Pre-registration required via ticket link* A fun morning of song and dance that fosters music appreciation and basic beat & pitch competency. Music is offered that catches a child’s imagination and that inspires participation, play, and learning through active music making. Children will “play with” musical materials in the same way that they learn art by “playing with” pencils, crayons, and paints or learn language by “playing with” sounds, words, and ideas. In class, we sing, dance, play instruments, laugh, and explore music and movement in a relaxed yet focused setting. Flexible environment for new students and continuing students alike. (suggested for ages birth-kindergarten – older siblings welcome:) *Come early for breakfast served from 9am at Moon Palace’s Geek Love Cafe!! House-made sourdough breakfast pizzas, english muffin breakfast sandwiches, skillet breakfasts, granola, baked goods, coffee, juice, etc. YUMM!!

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos de Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 11:15am • Price: $20 Drop-in / $110 6-Week
Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist

Beginning – Techniques And Variations @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am • Price: $16 Drop-in / $80 6-Week
Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma For adult students new to flamenco. Introduction to the basic elements of flamenco dance from posture, arm and hand movements, footwork and rhythm. Each class will begin with a warm-up and technique exercise and then flow into combinations that build through the session. We will move, we will work, and we will have fun!


Sunday, July 22

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St.• 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!Sunday Class: Beginners, Bata de Cola and Intermediate @ Tapestry Folkdance Center • 3748 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
DATES: July 22, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 (NO class on July 29 due to a McKnight artist fellow retreat) CLASSES: Beginners: 12-1 pm Bata (NEW starting June 24): 1-1:45 pm Intermediate: 1:45-3 pm For more information of my classes, go to https://www.sachikolachayi.com/class

All Square – Open Streets, Open House! @ All Square • 4047 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Come dine with us – at last! Starting at 11am, we will be opening the restaurant for a ONE DAY PREVIEW during Open Streets Minnehaha! Come meet us, see our new space, and slam some grilled cheese 🙂 More details to come!

Open Streets: Dosh/Brianna Kocka/Los Tarantos/Manual Controller @ Minnehaha Recording Company • Lake & Minnehaha • 11am
We’ll be hosting some great music and having studio tours all day. Artists are as follows – Set Times TBD: Manual Controller Jules Daud y Los Tarantos Brianna Kocka dosh We’ll also be joined by the Don oishi kitchen food truck serving up delicious food.

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha at The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar • 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 11am
Stop by during open streets: Lake + Minnehaha for a parking lot full of fun! -Live music all day -Tito’s Handmade Vodka Cocktails -Pints from Surly Brewing Company and Fair State Brewing Cooperative -Bean Bags -Giant Jenga -Chalk Art -Puppy Pools Fun for the whole family including your furry BFF!

Glass on Glass Mosaic Demo w/ Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found • 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 11am-1pm
Swing by the shop on Sunday, July 22, 11a-1p, to check out Shatter and Glue artist Chris Miller’s free glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration during Open Streets MPLS: Lake + Minnehaha! Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques: -Glass cutting -Glass placement -Glass gluing Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home. For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com

Y la Bamba / Fiamma/ DJ Christopher St. Christopher @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • $10 • 21+
Luz Elena Mendoza’s story is one sung to her ancestors and humanity, exploring a faith that is greater than just religion, and a life of metamorphosis and awakening. Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs. From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise. Mendozas poetic expression is raw, and ever evolving. These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 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.

Epworth Gardens Sunshining Sundays • Every Sunday • 12:30-2pm
All ages are welcome to water and weed the gardens and enjoy a snack – occasionally there will be a special speaker or project during these sessions. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden


Monday, July 23

Palestine and Syria: Struggles for Justice! @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a conversation between Ramah Kudaimi and Malak Shahin about current challenges and hopes for the future in Syria and Palestine. Ramah is the Director of Grassroots Organizing at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and serves on the National Committee of the War Resisters League. Malak is a Palestinian activist and leader with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN). Sponsored by Citizens in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS), Living Table UCC, MIZNA Arab-American Cultural Organization, Students for Justice in Palestine UMN, Twin Cities IWW. A note about the space: Moon Palace Books is wheel-chair accessible, has accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms and has food and drink available for purchase. This event is open to all persons regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural background.Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

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

On Screen for Families: Movie Monday @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 2-4pm


Tuesday, July 24

Technique/Choreography – Garrotin/Tangos De Malaga @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre • 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Price: $18 Drop-in / $98 6-Week Session Instructor: Artistic Director Susana di Palma We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with getting to know Garrotine and Tangos de Malaga palos. This is great to develop stamina for intermediate/advanced dancers. Live guitar accompanist.Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub @ The Hub Bike Co-op • 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th

Minnesota Peacebuilding Film Series @ Birchwood Cafe • 3311 E 25th St • 7pm
Join us for this month’s film, “The Long Shadow”. The films are free and open to the public, but space is limited – please reserve your seat! “Old sins cast long shadows” — Danish proverb Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South’s powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly, established white privilege in our institutions, laws, culture and economy. Peacebuilding films are typically the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Cafe. Bring your appetites for positive social justice change and good real food!


Wednesday, July 25

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/GardenPoetry, Protest, and Possibility w/ Guante + mpd150 @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
No Cover; Suggested Donation: $5 – $10
Come hear some poems from Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, plus special guests Fatima Camara and Isha Camara! This event will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of MPD150. MPD150 is a community-based initiative challenging the narrative that police exist to protect and serve. Through historical investigation, interviews, and research into viable alternatives, the group produced a 150-year performance review of the Minneapolis Police Department that is available now at www.mpd150.com. Donations collected at this event will go toward the collective’s culture-shifting work, including a big interactive exhibit project coming up this fall.

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theater

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes • 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30pm • FREE • 21+
Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week! 21+ event

Emergence Brass Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm

Emergence Brass Band pop & rock based brass band https://www.reverbnation.com/JASZnjazz Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Insect Safari @ Coldwater Spring • 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S • 6pm
***FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*** Address: 5601 Minnehaha Park Dr S, St Paul, MN 55111 Explore Coldwater Spring and discover the oak savanna and prairie insect community with entomologist Jessica Miller. Jessica will identify species and help you learn who eats who in nature. We’ll bring the sweep nets! No registration required. Meet at the LightHotel located along the trail from the Coldwater Spring parking lot. Important Note: The Coldwater Spring parking lot is closed to the public except for handicap accessible parking spots. There is metered parking available along Minnehaha Park Drive South and free parking along E 54th Street. Contact info@parkconnection.org and/or 651-291-8164 if you have any questions.

Make History That Matters: Learn to read racist housing deeds @ Seen The Future • 2223 E 35th St • 5pm
Join veteran property researcher Penny Petersen and volunteers who are working to build the map of racial covenants in Hennepin County. We can get you started reading deeds and show you how to navigate our Zooniverse platform. You’ll meet other folks who want to make structural racism visible.


Thursday, July 26

Doing Business With the City of Minneapolis @ Gandhi Mahal • 3009 27th Ave. S • 4-6:30pm
The City of Minneapolis wants to do business with you! We purchase a wide range of goods and services, including: Food catering Furniture and fixtures Landscaping Athletic equipment Graphic design Sewer cleaning Specialized consulting Recycling services Paper and paper products Translation and interpreting Elevator/escalator services Horticulture Building/office supplies Computer hardware/software Disposal services Promotional items Transportation services Engineering Roofing Flooring Snow removal Building maintenance and repair Abatement services Construction services HVAC Safety equipment and supplies Auto/truck supply Clothing and uniforms Electrical services Printing services Architecture Medical equipment and supplies And that’s just a sampling! Join us at this free event to network and learn more about: -The basics of doing business with the City -Certifications and resources for small/women/minority-owned businesses -Upcoming business opportunities with the City Questions? Please contact shanae.phillips@minneapolismn.gov. We hope to see you there!

Pints and Pups: Beers for a Cause
 @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 5pm
Do you like dogs? How about local beer, live music and supporting rescue organizations? Yeah, we thought so! We are partnering with our friends at Pryes Brewing Company and Ruff Start Rescue for a night of delicious beer and live music. 100% of the proceeds from every Pryes beer will go to save lives and provide housing and medical care for animals in need. Drink some beer, grab some grub and check out vendors at our mini market. Featuring live music by Minneapolis-based bands The Symptones and Beasthead. Dogs and dog owners encouraged to attend! This is a free event

Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at Longfellow Grill • 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
We’re celebrating our dog-friendliest summer ever with a series of yappy hours, this time at the fabulous Longfellow Grill in Minneapolis! This event is free to attend. Join us for drink specials (like fresh, delish Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails), yummy food, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. Attendees will also score FREE, fun swag from Bad Tags and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. What’s more: Buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event and get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The wonderful KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun. (Kirsten is a Minneapolis-based photographer who loves to photograph families, children, and pets.) This shindig will benefit Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest – RAGOM, dedicated to rescuing Golden Retrievers and Retriever mixes and finding their forever homes with families in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and western Wisconsin. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible!

River City Jazz Orchestra @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
River City Jazz Orchestra big band jazz Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

K-von Comedy Show @ Trylon Cinema 
• 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Start Time: 7pm Meet & Greet after the show Location: Trylon Cinema Tickets: $17
Kick off the first ever MSP Iranian Film Festival with a night of laughs from K-von (the most famous half-Persian comedian in the world)! The star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, his comedy has received rave reviews on NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’, NETFLIX, SHOWTIME, CNN’s “HLN”, Good Morning America, BBC, & NPR to name a few. K-von has garnered millions of views online with sketches, standup comedy clips, and a viral ‘TED Talk’. He also produced an award-winning documentary about Persian New Year, and is currently working on a book which details his unique upbringing and journey into comedy. Stand-up has taken K-von around the world several times performing in comedy clubs & theaters. His style is versatile yet relatable with fun storytelling and high-energy performances about a variety of mainstream topics. https://bit.ly/2Kq8exB

Weekly Roundup: May 25-31

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Photo by: Matt Schanback 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Committee Chairperson Elections

LCC 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!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Friday, May 25

Hurt Seljukiv- The Ukrainian Village Band @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 7pm
They’re baaaaaaack! If you didn’t see them before, don’t miss them this time!

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm
21+ • Tickets: $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound always delivers a funky, danceable party.
The April Fools began as a studio project for veteran singer/songwriter Brian Drake in 2013 but quickly became a full-time band. Come early and see for yourselves what we’re talking about.

Saturday, May 26

Popdooks Show @ Merlins Rest Pub 
3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm
Popdooks will feature Steven Leung on violin and Bruce James Morrow on bass.

Reading with Keith A. Roberts @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
The day after Thanksgiving of 2016, the author was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. He has undergone various forms of treatment, including therapies at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where he began a routine of sending updates and essays to friends and family every two weeks. In the first paragraph or two of each essay, he reported on his medical situation, grounding the essays in real time and in an ambiguous but life-affirming struggle.

Memory Lanes Block Party 2018 (Full lineup of bands and DJs) @ Memory Lanes 
2520 26th Ave S • May 26 – May 28
Memory Lanes is proud to announce the music lineup for our 10th annual Memorial Day Weekend block party. This two day party will feature a wide range of music, food, drinks and indoor-outdoor activities.
Saturday 5/26 – Day One Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm with Metasota, Sean Anonymous, Haphduzn + Visuals by Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know DJ Mason Butler Outdoor Stage Hosted by Ian Rans Indoor Stage Hosted by Mina Moore Shannon Blowtorch Miss Brit Babyghost Sunday 5/27 – Day Two The Spits Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion Blaha Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders Malamanya DJ Brian Engel DJ Travo Ramo Fa Fa Fa Outdoor Stage Dates: Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27 Times: 3:00 pm – 2:00 am both days Info: All Ages from 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 21+ after 10:00 pm $5 Admission per day, Free after 10:00 pm Tickle Torture Dimitry Killstorm Metasota Sean Anonymous Haphduzn Psychographics Cashinova Lady Lark Koo Koo Kanga Roo You Oughta Know Mason Butler Ian Rans Mina Moore DJ Shannon Blowtorch DJ Miss Brit Babyghost THE SPITS (OFFICAL) Butcher’s Union Gay Witch Abortion BLAHA Sass Star Child Black Widows Joust The Toxenes Citric Dummies Alex Crankshaft Larson Malamanya Malamanya Musica Brian Engel Travis Ramin Fa Fa Fa

Last Saturday Surf Night @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm
The last Surf Night at the Hex, a KFAI 40th Anniversary Event. With The Fractals from Duluth, Nordic Surf and Big Surf

Plant Magic Workshop: Plantain @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy
3706 E 34th St • 4pm • Cost:$15 • All are welcome!
Hiding underfoot with the grass and dandelions you will find green little plantain on almost every lawn in the area, waiting for you! Learn how to identify and use this abundant and amazingly flexible local plant ally. From a topical salve to a salad ingredient there is no shortage of ways to embrace this wonderful herb!

Sunday, May 27

Backyard Seed Saving I: Saving Biodiversity in Your Backyard! @ Tiny Diner 
1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Interested in saving seeds? Learn how you can save and pass on agricultural biodiversity in your home and community this season from Koby JH of Seed Sages. This fun class will give you easy steps to successfully save seed this year! This class is part 1 of 2. You can come to just one or the other but attending both is encouraged! This class is a $5-10 donation. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! RSVPs required. Please send an email to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com to RSVP or if you have any questions.

Pay What You Can Community Swap! @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
HEY YOU! No yard for a yard sale? Anxious about pricing your stuff? Not enough time to set up and stick with it? Too much junk that never seems to sell? Want to avoid the landfill? Come to the PAY WHAT YOU CAN COMMUNITY SWAP! Click on the title for more details!

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

Monday, May 28

The Fortune Cookie @ Trylon Cinema 
2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Matthau epitomizes sleaze as a conniving ambulance chaser in this tale of a poor-schmuck TV sports cameraman (Lemmon) who is accidentally steamrolled by an NFL superstar (Rich).

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar—The Map of Salt and Stars @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is a Syrian American author. Originally from New York City, Jennifer was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Her writing focuses on themes of Syrian American and Arab American identity. “E. M. Forster taught us that ‘fiction is truer than history because it goes beyond the evidence.’ Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar’s magic first novel is a testimony to that maxim. We’ve all been aware of the plight of Syrian refugees, but in this richly imaginative story we see one small family – both haunted by history and saved by myth – work their way west. It’s beautiful and lovely and eye-opening.”

Tuesday, May 29

Robb Henry Trio at the Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 7:30
Robb Henry-Guitar, Keith Boyles-Bass and Ben Kaplan-Drums

Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th.

Wednesday, May 30

Reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Lonnie Dupre and Pam Louwagie, authors of the new book Alone at the Top. The dramatic story of one man’s ascent of North America’s highest peak under the harshest conditions—and the climb that nearly killed him.​ Alone at the Top offers a mountaineer’s firsthand perspective during life-and-death decision making on the mountain. Dupre takes readers along with him as he struggles to keep his mind and body in shape while facing incredible hardships. He applies the lessons learned on the mountain to everyday life. Lonnie Dupre has spent most of his adult life either traveling in the Arctic or planning his​ ​next trip there. Dupre’s significant achievements include the world’s first circumnavigation​ ​of Greenland and a summer expedition to the North Pole. During his travels over the Arctic’s​ ​disappearing ice, Dupre has participated in both scientific research and cultural exchanges,​ ​working with and gathering data for organizations such as the National Geographic Society,​ ​Greenpeace, the Explorers Club, and the US Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

EVERYTHING IS A CIRCLE, in partnership with the Iikidowin Acting Ensemble, the Indigenous People’s Task Force and the Ogitchidakwe Council Illusion Theater • 5pm • FREE
Everything is a Circle is an adaptation of Illusion’s award-winning sexual abuse prevention play, Touch. The impulse for this partnership was a conversation between Sharon Day, Executive Director ofThe Indigenous People’s Task Force, and Illusion’s Producing Director, Bonnie Morris, about creating a play for the Native community.
Under the direction of Curtis Kirby III and Illusion Theater staff, the youth in the Ikidowin Acting Ensemble program were trained in the issues surrounding sexual abuse, rehearsed scenes from the original play and began to create improvisations.
Native Grandmothers from the Ogitchidakwe Council of Elders, whose mission is to help victims of physical and sexual violence in the Native community visited the group to share their stories with the Ikidowin youth.
The teens developed improvisations based on the stories told by the grandmothers and some from their own experiences. All the scenes in the play were inspired by actual events.
Everything is a Circle was performed at the Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) at their conference at the Grand Casino in Onamia in early April. The response was a standing ovation with
many invitations to perform the piece in other Native communities. Many attendees remarked how important
it was to have the youth break the silence about physical and sexual abuse and
about the abuse that occurred in the Boarding Schools.
Admission is free; Reservations are encouraged.
RSVP TO:
boxoffice@illusiontheater.org
Phone: 612-339-4944 (tickets also available at the door)
Read more about The Ikidowin Peer Education Program

Spring Bags League at The Howe!
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Our Cornhole league is back and begins on Wednesday, May 30th! Find a partner, register your team ($40 per team) and get ready for 8 weeks of regular season (played every Wednesday night) followed by the league championships! 10% off food, $1 off tap beers and Bell’s Oberon special at $5 a pint for league members on league nights! Go to https://www.versuscircus.com/howe-bags-league for more league details & team registration!

South High Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls• 7pm
Join the South High Community Band Concert and Jazz bands for an evening of music. This is a free outdoor concert offered as part of the Music & Movies in the Parks series, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Thursday, May 31

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

Trivia night!The Simpsons @ 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.