Weekly Roundup: June 8-14

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Photo by: Jean Des Marais 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

9am-3pm. Mark your calendars for a weekend of garage-saling-fun!
Maps will be available starting the evening of Thursday, June 7 at the following locations:
Fireroast Coffee and Wine Bar : 3800 37th Ave S
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant- Minneapolis MN : 3009 27th Ave S
Merlins Rest Pub : 3601 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books : 3032 Minnehaha Ave
Savory Bake House : 3008 36th Ave S
Tim Hortons : 3600 E Lake St
Urban Forage Winery and Cider House : 3016 E Lake St


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.)

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


Friday, June 8

The Morning Kings @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Morning Kings funky, groovin, jamin, great, music: themorningkings.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.

Get Outdoors Day @ Powderhorn Park
3400 S. 15th Ave • 4-8pm • FREE • Family-friendly • All-Ages
Facebook event link: http://bit.ly/2q96hgW
Get Outdoors Day provides an opportunity for children of all ages to discover and lead healthy lifestyles in the great outdoors. This event offers newcomers and seasoned enthusiast to experience fun traditional and non-traditional outdoor recreational activities. Make lasting memories and introduce a child to the wonders of nature, with a fun-filled afternoon in the park!
An exciting line-up of activities include:
Canoeing, fishing, archery, climbing wall, nature, crafts, birding, and much more!
Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks.

RADDA RADDA – Album Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+
$9 Advance • $12 Day of Show
RADDA RADDA: RADDA RADDA is a fresh Rock/Pop/Americana group from Minneapolis. The band’s many years of nonstop writing, touring and musical experimentation with scores of previous, separate projects ultimately brought them together in the spring of 2017.
Jillian Rae: Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence.
Savannah Smith: A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate.

Showing of “bs: conversation” by Rachel Jendrzejewski @ The Playwrights’ Center
2301 E Franklin Ave • 4pm • FREE
Join us for a free showing of bs: conversation, a new work-in-progress by McKnight Fellow in Playwriting Rachel Jendrzejewski, created and performed in collaboration with movement-maker Terry Hempfling and multimedia artist John Marks. bs: conversation is an active exchange of language, movement, image, and sound. The artists will share processes they’ve been exploring together this spring, collaging improvised dialogues, personal stories, poetry, and found texts in real time with physical and object-driven endurance exercises, live sound mixing, and video. The showing will be approximately 60 minutes, followed by an informal happy hour. No RSVP needed. For accessibility information, please visit https://pwcenter.org/accessibility

 

Saturday, June 9

June Ambient Jam at Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm

Night Jobs, Free Truman, In Lieu, Car Spiders @ Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave S • 9pm • FREE • 21+

Boneshaker Book Club: Heart Berries @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 9-11am • FREE
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “Heart Berries” by Terese Marie Mailhot. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club! **No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot’s mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father―an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist―who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

 ** Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. Boneshaker is located off the #2 and 67 bus lines, and is a short distance from the Blue Line light rail. Multiple bikeways provide access to the store, and ample bike parking is available. For people driving, there is plenty of street parking.

Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat Project 2nd Annual Native Plant Celebration and Sale • 9am-5pm • BUY 2 SMALL NATIVE PLANTS, GET 1 FREE!​
Both of Longfellow’s fabulous garden stores, Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery, will be featuring their spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering this wonderful incentive to help you plant a wildlife friendly front or back yard. Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering and fuss, and attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators.
Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Habitat project will be on hand to talk plants and wildlife from 9am to 1130am at Minnehaha Falls Nursery and 1230-3pm at Mother Earth Gardens.
Mother Earth Gardens:  3738 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.motherearthgarden.com
Minnehaha Falls Nursery:  4461 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406, www.minnehahafallsnursery.com
Longfellow Habitat Project:  www.longfellowwildlife.blogspot.com

Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Beginner Swing Dance Lessons 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome. 
Mississippi Hot Club – 9pm
Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements.

The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League – 10:30pm
The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.

The Hub’s 14th Annual Used Bike Extravaganza! @ The Hub Bike Co-op 
3016 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
It’s finally summer and that means it’s time for our annual Used Bike Extravaganza! If you’re new to the UBE, think of this event as a huge consignment fair, with The Hub as the host! Every year, our community members drop off hundreds of bikes to sell in the Extravaganza. All these bikes are then available for purchase on the second weekend in June.
Looking to SELL a Bike?: Our Extravaganza is an opportunity for customers to sell their bikes and get the full amount in store credit. All bikes must be in safe, rideable condition (besides, the better condition they are in, the faster they sell!). Sellers bring their bikes in the week before the sale to get priced.
Looking to BUY a Bike?: For those who are looking, the Extravaganza brings in a wide variety of bikes – from kids’ bikes to cruisers to road bikes and sometimes even a tandem or two! The perfect bike may be waiting for you…Don’t miss out! Bring a helmet for test rides if you have one! Much, much more info available at our website (http://www.thehubbikecoop.org/about/used-bike-extravaganza-pg146.htm), and at our “How to Buy a Used Bike Seminar” (which will be on Friday, June 8th at 6pm at our 3016 Minnehaha Ave store)

Sunday, June 10

Monday, June 11

Reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, author of the new collection of stories The Lion’s Binding Oath. Religious and ethnic conflict may be the Horn of Africa’s most enduring recent legacy. But beneath its recent history of war and displacement lies human stories—families, clans, lovers, neighbors, and friends, all bound together through common cultural, religious, and historical ties. The Lion’s Binding Oath, Ahmed Ismail Yusuf’s collection of short stories, introduces readers to the people of Somalia and their struggles: their humanity, faith, identity, friendship, and family bonds, as whispers of war grow louder around them. Through stories that span the years before and during Somali’s civil war, Yusuf weaves together Somalia’s political, social, and religious conflicts with portrayals of the country’s love of poetry, music, and soccer. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=265

Tuesday, June 12

Books & Bars: The Hate U Give @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm
We discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Presented by The Loft Literary Center “‘Young adult’ is a critical age, and I knew that if I showed Starr going through these types of things, I could provide a mirror for some young adults and a window for adults—a lot of [whom] read young adult books—who might bring open hearts to a story that I told from her perspective, when they might normally look at a topic like this and say, ‘No.’” But thanks to Thomas’s absorbing storytelling, those who read The Hate U Give will be right beside Starr, grappling with understanding entrenched prejudice, where it comes from, and what role she—and those at home—have in exposing and combatting it. – The Atlantic

Film Night: “The Reluctant Radical” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 
2730 E 31st St • 6pm
Taco Tuesday Film Night – Come and watch “The Reluctant Radical”, a film about one man’s journey to raise awareness of the urgency of climate change. Ken Ward is one of the five people who shut down all the Canadian tar sands pipelines transporting oil into the US on a fine day in 2016. What led him to take this step? We’ll have a taco supper and watch together. Free will offering.

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm • FREE
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

Technique/Choreography Intermediate/Advanced @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
We will drill taconeo, brazeo, marcajes and vueltas incorporating technique into movement sequences along with polishing choreography from the Saturday Intermediate/Advanced Choreography class. This is is great to develop stamina. Live guitar accompanist.

Wednesday, June 13

Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution // afterparty @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Sound Unseen is screening “Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution” at the Trylon at 7. We’re hosting the after party! Ticket stubs from the film will get you half off drinks. Free entrance to the dance party and DJ Truthlizard will be spinning til midnight. http://www.soundunseen.com/upcoming-events/2018/3/26/queercore-how-to-punk-a-revolution-mn-premier-co-presented-by-twin-cities-gay-scene Free! Tip your DJ! Presented by Sound Unseen Co-presented by the Twin Cities Gay Scene

The Dieselfitters @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Dieselfitters roots rock, rockabilly, jump blues. 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

Jon Rodine & Friends – Free Music Wednesdays – (2nd WED) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 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

TGIF Trivia at The Howe
3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Join us on Wednesday the 13th of June for TGIF trivia! Get your 90’s geek on and get your group together! +1 bonus point for TGIF swag (per team, not person) Max team size is 6 Shows include: Saved by the bell | Step by step | Family matters | Full house

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: What’s Growing in the Tiny Garden? @ Tiny Diner
1024 E 38th St • 9am
Herban Adventures is back at Tiny Diner with more amazing classes to engage your children in healthy eating and gardening! Join us for a class exploring the magic of common herbs and plants you’ll find growing in the Tiny Diner garden. Everyone will have the opportunity to engage with the various plants through a sensory experience of taste, touch and smell and learn about herbs through interactive games and songs.  Click link in title for more info.

Thursday, June 14

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.

Dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show @ Pillsbury House Theatre 
3501 Chicago Ave •7:30pm
Join us for a performance processional celebrating the spirit of Black traditions. Bear witness as HoneyPot, Miss Kitty and dat Black Mermaid Man Lady work with Oya, Osun and Yemaya (Yoruba deities) to train in a next generation healer, as they lift communal prayers to the Light. In performance all present are invited to make offerings to this world of womanizing, piano playing, knife carrying she’roes and old people that fly. Performers sing, move, tell stories, call the audience to process, chant, holler back, build altars – celebrate life. All present are responsible for the Journey. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show is part of the dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / Home project. For more go to: http://datblackmermaidmanlady.com. DAT BLACK MERMAID MAN LADY / THE SHOW THREE WEEKS ONLY: JUNE 1 – 24, 2018 By Sharon Bridgforth Directed by Ebony Noelle Golden Starring Aimee K. Bryant, Florinda Bryant, PaviElle French, and Kenyai O’Neal. dat Black Mermaid Man Lady / The Show was made possible by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award program, The Whitman Institute, Thousand Currents Artist In-Residence Program, development support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund (a program made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) and is a project of Creative Capital.

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!

June 13 garden bugs, all you want to know @ Epworth United Methodist Church 
3207 37th Ave S • 7pm
Jessica Wynd Miller – Garden Insects Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (or How I Learned to Love the Bugs) learn what bugs to keep and how to encourage those you don’t want to leave. Bring photos of ones you want identified.

Weekly Roundup: Apr 20-26

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Photo by: Matt Schanback, 2018

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

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Where do policy and business intersect in the fight against climate change? Registration is open for Minnesota Climate Forum: Conversations with industry and policy leaders, a day of experts discussing climate change responses and opportunities from public and private sectors. This event is sponsored by the U of MN Center for Bioethics. Anyone interested in the intersection of public and private efforts to address climate change is invited. Registration includes sliding scale pricing for Public, UMN faculty and staff, and UMN students. The date is Friday, April 27 from 10am – 4:30 pm in Mayo Memorial Auditorium on the East Bank of the UMN campus.​
Advanced Registration: $15/public & UMN faculty & staff; $5/UMN student
Day of Registration: $25/public & UMN faculty & staff; $10 UMN student
Click here to learn more and to register.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

The public comment period on the Neighborhoods 2020 Roadmap is open today, February 28th through Monday, April 30th.  Comments can be submitted to NCR@minneapolismn.gov. The Roadmap offers for your consideration, three different approaches to neighborhood funding, programming and support services. We also want your creative ideas about how we can improve upon our system of neighborhoods and the services NCR provides to the community. There will be many ways to engage and give input into Neighborhoods 2020. You can sign up for regular updates on our web-site. http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/WCMSP-205790


Friday, April 20  

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

April Green Light – Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm •FREE
Our theme is the very location-appropriate “Constellations.” As always, the reading is free and open to the public. Sign-up for open-mic readers begins at 6:45, with the reading beginning at 7 p.m. Our featured readers this month include Chavonn Williams Shen reading poetry and Will McGrath reading nonfiction. Stick around afterward to enjoy a beer, wine or snacks at the Geek Love Cafe in the bookstore! Please help us support our hosts by making at least one purchase when attending the reading. We hope to see you there!
 
Whale in the Thames “Whale Stampede” Album Release Extravaganza! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm
$5 Early Birds (limited) • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Fulton Beer & Nobool Presents Whale in the Thames “Whale Stampede” Album Release Extravaganza! featuring Doomchild, Mere Kats, Rank strangers, Runes Av Vaskeri, The Pitchafits, Lovers on the Balcony $1.00 per Fulton beer goes to the bands for the duration of event.
 
Open Mic Coffee Nights! @ Lake Coffee House 
3223 E Lake St • 6pm
Open Mic Coffee Nites! Students, Families and Teachers will share music at the Open Mic Coffee Nights. Come cheer them on and support our local coffee shop!


Saturday, April 21

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine and beer tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
Saturday, April 21 • 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • 5-7:30pm
Sample beer and wine, enjoy treats from local restaurants, bid on the silent auction, and listen to music. A guaranteed fun time in support of a good cause whether you choose to sample wine and beer or not! Tickets now available at Zipp’s Liquors (2618 E. Franklin), Welna II Hardware (2201 E. Franklin) and on-line: RJ fundraiser tickets
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.  
All proceeds benefit Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership
Sponsored by Zipps’s Liquors, Summit Brewing, Thrivent Financial, and Seward Co-op

For more information about SLRJP contact Michele Braley at Michele@SNG.org or 612-338-6205 x108

ROOTS UNBOUND ~ Julian Manzara, Üsküdar Eclectic, Ritika Ganguly @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm 
21+ • $9 Advance • $12 Door
Limited amount. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. https://fanlink.to/RootsUnbound
Highlighting some of the Twin Cities’ best world music artists, exploring and expanding on their roots in Bengali, Turkish, and American blues traditions. 
Julian Manzara Band is a jazz-rock fusion group led by guitarist, composer, and Minneapolis local Julian Manzara. The band is dedicated to performing Manzara’s dynamic, improvisation-driven music as well as the “baddest” tunes in jazz-fusion history. 
Uskudar Eclectic Duo features Yigitcan Eryaman (Vocals, Guitar), Greg Herriges (Bouzouki). The duo performs Turkish & Balkan folk and popular tunes, progressive rock influenced originals and Indian subcontinental flavors.
Ritika Ganguly New Delhi-born Minneapolis-based composer, vocalist, and performance artist Ritika Ganguly works in Bengali folk music. She has released two singles this year from her commissioned and acclaimed work Osthir. Her performances invite adventurous audiences and her music pushes the boundaries of genre, bringing disparate music styles, aesthetics, and disciplines together.
 
Epworth United Methodist Women Rummage Sale @ Epworth United Methodist Church
3207 37th Ave S • 9am
Join Epworth UMC for our annual Rummage Sale – come and see if you can find new uses for gently-used items donated by our congregation at a price you’ll love! Proceeds from the sale provide the funds for the mission programs sponsored by Epworth United Methodist Women. There will be treats for sale kitchen during this event.
 
Tim Houlihan Music at Merlin’s Rest
3601 E Lake St • 7pm
New start time at Merlin’s! The full band is playing a night of happy originals and covers for your entertainment pleasure! 
 
Bob Marley Remembered @ The Cabooze 
913 Cedar Ave S • 9:30pm
International Reggae All-Stars at The Cabooze
 
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! Music from 8-10:30, with drinks and vittles of all kinds available.
 
Hymie’s Record Store Day Block Party @ Hymie’s Vintage Records 
3820E Lake St • 9am • FREE & ALL AGES
Join us for our annual Record Store Day Block Party! Featuring live local music, tons of free records, all the best Record Store Day releases, and more!
11am: Charlie Parr
Noon: Wild Hands
1:30pm: Southside Aces
3pm: Toki Wright & Big Cats
4:30pm: Black Widows
6pm: BLAHA
In partnership with Fulton Beer Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Longfellow Community Council and our incredible neighbors Peppers and Fries Record monster poster art by MPLS Instrument Company!
 
Record Store Day At Solid State Vinyl Records @ Solid State Vinyl Records 
4022 E 46th St • 7am
Join us for Record Store Day!  Just like your own cramped collection, the store will be stocked to the brim with thousands of new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and exclusive Record Store Day offerings. At just over a year old, Solid State is bigger, better, and ready for round two.The first 50 people who spend over $50 can grab canvas swag bags with coupons from our Minnehaha Mile neighbors.
Start your morning by pairing your records with coffee from Peace Coffee and Daily Coffee, and scrumptious donuts from local bakery, Mel-O-Glaze.
From 11am-3pm, choose from an assortment of exuberant flavors jammed into one tortilla arranged by metropolitan vendor, Flagsmash. Be sure to catch Minneapolis’s own Early Eyes, openers for First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2017 and nominated for City Pages Minneapolis Best New Bands, perform here at 7:00 PM. To get a ticket for this event, all you have to do is spend $15 at Solid State Vinyl Records between April 1st and Record Store Day. Only one ticket per person will be given out. 
 
Move • Connect • Grow | Twin Cities Hiking Meetup for Women @ Minnehaha Park • 10am
As we journey through midlife, connecting with positive, supportive, like-minded women seems to get harder. This need for connection inspired me to start bringing my friends, and friends I haven’t met yet, together. All are welcome so spread that word!
One Saturday morning per month, April through October*, we’ll get together to hike, connect, and grow. We’ll gather to briefly discuss a topic for the day, such as gratitude or self-care. This is an opportunity to learn and get to the conversation started without awkward small talk. We’ll then take a three to six-mile hike at a new location each month.
** You can go as fast or as slow as you want. You can open up and share, or just listen. I’d love an accurate headcount. Please respond yes or no as soon as you know. I’ll send details on where to meet before the event. What to bring: Comfortable and sturdy shoes (athletic shoes or hiking boots) Comfortable clothing (layers) Water Sunscreen If you have any questions, email Holly at holly@hollyscherer.com. Getting excited to finally meet up!!! Are you a guy who thinks this would be fun? Shoot me an email. We’d be happy to open up a men’s group too! * Activities TBD November through March, depending on interests and weather. ** Figure three miles per hour on most Twin Cities trails, although you are free to move as quickly or as slowly as you like.
 
Moon Palace brunch // Anonymous Choir @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11am & Noon 
All ages • $5-10 suggested donation • Brunch and bevs (mimosas!) provided by Geek Love Cafe. 
Anonymous Choir will perform a set of songs twice, at 11am and again at noon! Pick one! This is a benefit for the SPIRAL collective, an organization in our community that provides free, compassionate support for all pregnancy outcomes. They promote reproductive justice and center the experiences of marginalized peoples in their leadership and programming. Find out more at: https://www.spiralmn.com/visionmission.html


Sunday, April 22

Neighborhood Night In @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House 
3016 E Lake St • 3pm
If you live in Longfellow, Seward, Powderhorn, Corcoran, East Phillips or any of the other neighboring areas, please join us for a neighborhood get-together to celebrate the coming of spring and the end of hibernation season. Food truck will be out front, feel free to bring snacks if you like.
 
diy plant bar • earth day sale @ Turquoise Vintage 
3869 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Celebrate Earth Day by planting your own plant in a vintage planter chosen by you! Our staff will be on hand to help you with the process or answer any questions about the plant you are choosing and how to care for it. Vintage planters will be available for purchase in a variety of sizes and price points, as well as different types & sizes of plants. (Your total cost will depend on the components chosen.) We are also offering 20% off to show our appreciation of our fabulous customers (you!) who come in and buy vintage items & help us in being green! ♻️ (some exclusions apply)

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
 
Practice Writing for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 2-3:30pm
 
Grafting – The Art of Growing Organic Fruit 2 @ Tiny Diner 
1024 E 38th St • 2pm
*Pre-Registration Strongly Suggested: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3355305* Part 2: Grafting Fruit Trees In this class you will learn the art & importance of grafting fruit trees and through hands-on experience. Optional $10 materials fee includes all grafting materials to take your own grafted & potted fruit tree home!
 
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. 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.

Afro Soul Brunch with Douala Soul Collective @ Moon Palace Books

3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am-1pm • Free! • All ages! • Tip your DJs!
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a mimosa or coffee, while Douala Soul Collective provides a sonic backdrop of relaxing and invigorating Afro-Soul, Jazz and Funk – at your favorite neighborhood bookstore with cafe.
House-made sourdough English muffins? Yes. Piles of potatoes, eggs, vegetables, cheese and meat? Yes. Breakfast Pizza? Yes. Options for carnivores, vegans, and gluten free folks? YES, YES, and YES.
Your literary spot for music and brunch in South Minneapolis!

Wild Read book club – Death’s End by Cixin Liu @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Cixin Liu’s Death’s End. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The epic Three Body Problem trilogy concludes with Death’s End. Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

Queers Read: four queer writers read from their most recent work @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-7:30pm
Join us for a reading with four writers: Raki Kopernik, Miriam McNamara, Jennifer Morales, and Franciszka Voeltz. www.franciszkavoeltz.com • www.moraleswrites.com •  http://rakikopernik.wixsite.com/mysite
https://moonpalacebooks.com/?q=h.calevent&eid=2336
 


Monday, April 23

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

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am • FREE
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime in our new location!
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, April 24

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

No Pie Charts! Only Pies! General Membership Meeting: 
General Membership Meeting details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950852668564835/
General Membership Meeting, Pie Potluck & Board Elections
**Browse our Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30pm BEFORE the meeting to learn about services and organizations in our neighborhood!
Please bring a pie to share!
• Participate in board elections and receive committee updates
• Enjoy delicious pie while chatting with your favorite neighbors and making new friends
• Kids activity bags will be provided by LCC to help keep your little ones engaged


Wednesday, April 25

Movement for Families @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am
 
Free Music Wednesdays: Red Eye Ruby @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 8pm • FREE 
21+ • Fair State Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF)
Fair State Brewing Cooperative supports EVERY 4th Wednesday of the Month
Red Eye Ruby: Embracing the sounds of rock, folk, and jazz, Red Eye Ruby combines cabaret-style performances with original songwriting and poetic lyricism. Hailing from the Twin Cities, the trio combines voice, cello, and guitar with the alternating sounds of trumpet and piano to create music that is both visceral and serene— a medicinal listening experience. #FreeMusicWednesdays
 
John Connolly’s HE with a Laurel and Hardy screening @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a talk with John Connolly, author of he, a fictionalized biography of Stan Laurel, of Laurel and Hardy slapstick and golden-era of Hollywood fame. This event will include screenings of the short films Helpmates and Their First Mistake.


Thursday, April 26

The Inland Seas with Jake Manders at Merlin’s Rest
3601 E Lake St • 8pm
An evening of Irish and Americana music in the pub – The Inland Seas play first, followed by Jake Manders. UPDATE: This show has been moved out one week – now on 4/26!
 
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

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!

Chelsey Johnson reads from Stray City @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8pm
Join us for a reading with Chelsey Johnson, author of the new novel Stray City.
A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging–to a city, a culture, and a family–when none of them can quite contain who you really are.
A thoroughly modern and original anti-romantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we’re born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules, and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.
 
Art Opening // DJ After Party @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8-11pm
Following Chelsey Johnson’s reading from Stray City (https://www.facebook.com/events/194807637787205/), stay and hang out for an evening of queer art and DJ’s at Moon Palace Books // Geek Love Cafe! 

ART OPENING featuring work by Fiona Avocado, Nicole Sara Simpkins, and Gob Costello Guerra.
Fiona Avocado–Fiona Avocado is a queer artist, educator, organizer, DJ, and writer. While Fiona has been an artist and writer in some shape or form her whole life, she has been self publishing comics and zines, creating illustrations, and making prints since 2010. Fiona’s art practice is multifaceted and explores many subjects, including everyday life, personal identity, political and social issues, alternate universes, and glittery daydreams.
Nicole Sara Simpkins– Nicole Sara Simpkins grew up reading books and climbing trees on the New England coast in an old Victorian cottage by a salt marsh. She moved to the Twin Cities to pursue her BA in English from Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. She holds an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught Drawing. She has also taught Drawing, 2-D Design, and Printmaking at The University of Wisconsin – Stout, and now teaches Drawing at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and at the University of Minnesota. Nicole lives and works in South Minneapolis, where she runs Scylla & Circe Press. She serves on the Steering Committee and is a proud member of of the Conspiracy of Strange Girls Collective.
Gob Costello Guerra–Gob Guerra is a mixed media Xicana artist from Kansas City, MO. Their work intends to focus on the themes of mestizaje and Mesoamerican mythology. By dismantling Western and European artistic traditionalism and highlighting archaic/outdated colonial stereotypes, they try to re-imagine historical Latinx visual motifs through a contemporary lens.

AFTER PARTY DJ’ed by DJ Heartbreak and DJ MISS Q!
DJ Heartbreak–The DJ Project of Fiona Avocado, she brings a mix of 80’s, post punk, new wave, dark wave, dark pop, and dark electronic music.
DJ MISS Q–DJ MISS Q has got a nice goth background. She was a resident DJ at the Lovecraft Bar in Portland Oregon, and was very active in the goth community in PDX . She hosted events and dj with many of the alternative spaces in PDX. Her new home is Minneapolis and she is the creator of Gothess, an all female dj collective hosting pop up darkwave/goth nights. You can also catch her guest Dj with Dark Energy.