Weekly Roundup: June 15-21

Photo by: Matt Schanback 2018

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



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.)

Call For Art: June 7–August 5, 2018
Join the climate change conversation! Vine Arts Center (VAC) presents an exciting art opportunity focused on climate change. VAC invites artists to submit original artwork that provides insight, tells a compelling story, generates dialogue, asks questions and/or challenges viewers to consider a perspective on our changing planet. Accepted work will be displayed during exhibition dates.
Exhibition Dates: October 13 – November 3, 2018
Learn more about World In Flux: Visions & Voices of a Changing Planet, and find application instructions here: http://www.vineartscenter.org/index_WorldinFlux.htm

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

Friday, June 15

Vector 9 v9 – A Benefit for Robert’s Shoes Displacement Fund @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • Open mic sign up at 7pm • Doors 7:30pm • Comedy open mic 8pm •feature Showcase at 8:30pm $5-15 sliding scale • All Ages!
“Robert’s Shoes is a long standing institution for the south Minneapolis arts community. The building was in use by many artists creating a vast array of art work over the years. In addition, there are several living spaces that have been destroyed. We are now displaced. Some are without a home. Many of us have lost all our resources to make art, which is how a lot of us sustain ourselves. We are asking for a donation to collect and distribute between those who have lost something in this tragedy. ” – Alex Uhrich
For this benefit and installment your hosts Devohn & Xochi de la Luna have new comedy sketches for you featuring Helena Balcziak and Madi Tentinger. We also welcome and thank these folks for performing for the benefit: Music from: The_Miami_Dolphins (minneapolis, mn) TONGUE PARTY Gather Data Pray For Death CRASH CUDDLE Comedy by: Comrade Cherokee Tripp Dena Denny Robert Fones AND A COMEDY OPEN MIC for people of color, queer, transgender, and non-binary folk. Six, 5 minute slots in a chill and supportive space. With feedback if you come ask us. Sign up at 7pm, if you perform in the open mic, you get to see the show for free! Open mic at 8pm. ***One of the primary intentions of the this Open Mic is to provide a safer creative space for those who face oppression. Our intention is NOT to create a space where nobody will be offended or uncomfortable, rather we hope that any discomfort that arises comes from challenging power and privilege, rather than the repetition of the same oppressive narratives and behaviors that pervade most spaces

TWP Artist Market @ The White Page 
3400 Cedar Ave S • 5pm
~`* VENDORS *`~ Zoey Melf Casey Deming Martin Gonzales Noah LH Fiona Avocado Arcana Leatherworks There There Collective Ann Erickson Wacks Co. Amanda Dobbratz Daniel Jaffe Linda Moncada Rebecca Spangenthal Discounted Future Heather MacKenzie Faith Penrose Alex Micallef Mystery Spot Books Samantha Johns Collecting Dust (FRIDAY) Hand Bound (FRIDAY) Hey Ok Good Goodies (FRIDAY) Body Fluids Ceramics (FRIDAY) Nicole Mayefske AKA Big Mouth Tarot (FRIDAY) ROMI Apothecary (SATURDAY)

Timbre Junction @ Minnehaha Falls  • 7pm
Timbre Junction Americana, bluegrass, classic country, folk timbrejunction.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

Wild Age, Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $7 Cover
Wild Age with Lucid VanGuard, Grand Courriers, & Laura Hugo. These guys are super gnarly and really buff and will not have your daughter home by ten. Wild Age is McCoy Seitz, Blair Ransom, and Matt Ahart. Lucid VanGuard Directed by the songwriting of Karl Remus, Lucid VanGuard navigates an atmospheric realm of sonic cinemas, weaving cryptic lyrical tapestries through a balancing act of calm balladry and symphonic pandemonium. Grand Courriers They deliver. Laura Hugo Minneapolis singer/songwriter originally from the Navajo reservation.

Technique And Variations “Por Tangos/Solea por Bulerias” @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • Noon
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $12 per class or $60 for 5-week session The Friday Open Class will focus on developing and perfecting various flamenco techniques including footwork and arm movement. All levels welcome.

Epworth Gardens Fun Adult Fridays • Every Friday • 9:30-11:30am
Join us as we learn more about maintaining our garden this summer! Every Friday through August 26, we will water and weed the gardens, as well as do special projects to maintain the garden. Occasionally there may be a speaker or discussion included. Coffee will be provided.
Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

“Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future” with Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran
4101 37th Ave S. • Potluck 6:30pm • Movie 7:15pm • Free Will Donation
A documentary exploring solutions to the multiple environmental crises we face through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Saturday, June 16

90s Karaoke | Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm
Come sing all your favorite songs from the 90s. Judgement-free zone 🙂 There will be a donation jar and drink specials going to the Robert’s Shoes building fire relief fund. Sing, commune, heal Free | All ages

Solea Con Manton – Intermediate/Advanced Class @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave •11:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Directo Price: $20 per class or $92 for 5-week session This class is for students who are comfortable with the flamenco movement vocabulary and a variety of rhythm forms. You should be able to learn fairly quickly by watching to retain choreography. We will be working on a new choreography throughout the session. Live guitar accompanist

Flamenco Dance For Children (Ages 5-9) @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 9:15am
Instructor: Susana di Palma, Artistic Director Price: $10 per class Palomitas class is for students ages 5 to 9. No prior dance experience necessary. Children will have fun learning flamenco rhythms and movements while meeting new friends and experiencing the Spanish culture! Feel free to contact Zorongo if you have any questions at zorongoflamenco@gmail.com.

Beginning Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 10am
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $16 per class or $70 for 5-week session 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! No dance background required. Men and women welcome. Live guitar accompaniment. New students may start at any time during the session.

Harlund Snodgrass Reception and Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • 5-8pm
Reception Please join us for a rollicking romp through the rawkus 60s and 70s world of American Art seen through, made by, embodied and channeled thought he hand and eye of Harlund Snodgrass, painter, printmaker, draftsman, photographer, video master, educator, artist and sometimes banjo player. Curated by Tim O’Toole and Bill Tresch A Time Space interface Production harlundsnodgrass.com Show times: Saturday and Sundays June 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 All weekend dates 12-5pm.

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

The Smoking Flowers at The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors: 7:30pm / Music: 8pm / 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
The Smoking Flowers (Nashville, Tn) The Smoking Flowers are a rock duo from Nashville, TN. Their style incorporates stylings from roots, alt-country, punk, and folk – bringing a punk attitude and energy to their highly infectious songs while creating a marriage of song and voice that is uniquely their own. Husband and wife team Kim and Scott Collins are both vocalists and multi-instrumentalists. Their sound encompasses a wide range; they have been described as everywhere from “beautifully ragged, sometimes haunting, many times beautifully goofy-grinned and/or playful, pleading, and pledging – but always beautiful.”
Mike Nicolai Mike Nicolai has been writing and playing songs for over thirty years, starting at the 7th Street Entry with a band called The Draghounds. For most of the last 23 years, he’s been living and playing music in Austin, Texas, playing shows with some of his biggest musical influences and heroes – The Jayhawks, Vic Chesnutt, The Pixies, Willie Nelson, John Doe, Babes in Toyland, Spoon, Jeff Tweedy, Jonathan Richman, just to name a few.
Doug Collins and the Receptionists Called “one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades” by southernminn.com, Doug Collins’ hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, The Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last EP, “Davenport, Iowa”, included the title track, which was voted finalist for “Best Song of the Year” in 2013 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, along with the song “Lesbian Wedding”, which was voted the same honor in 2014. His most recent release “Complicated Compliments”, came out in 2016 and was also recently voted one of the “Best of the Year” by the Star Tribune.

COPA (Corcoran Powderhorn Artists) June Bug Art Crawl • 10am-4pm
Come spend a fun-filled afternoon strolling the tree-lined streets of the Corcoran and Powderhorn neighborhoods of South Minneapolis and meet the broad array of talented artisans who reside there.
Our group is entirely comprised of devoted volunteers who are proud of our neighborhoods and represent that pride through our Art Crawl. Without them, we wouldn’t know all the wondrous talents that live among us. And without you, the patron, we artists wouldn’t thrive.
So come on out, Saturday June 16th, and look at the wide range of offerings available, from jewelry to textiles to one-of-a-kind artworks. Meet the resident and guest artists and see how and why they make their creations.

Sunday, June 17

Harland Snodgrass-The Senior Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave • Noon-6pm • Free • Family friendly 
For over 50 years Harland Snodgrass made art. He showed art. He taught art. Primarily spanning work from the 1960s and 1970s, with a few select pieces before and after these decades, the exhibition, The Senior Show, is both a reflection and a celebration of the art of it’s (his) era. But never shackled to a single style nor movement. Never dull. Always expressive.
For additional information: otoolelocations@goldengate.net

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!

Diane Jarvi & Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Kid Friendly • $20 Suggested
All proceeds go to the artist. Join us for a jazzy/rootsy, multi-lingual odyssey featuring vocalist/guitarist Diane Jarvi and Dan “Daddy Squeeze” Newton on accordion. Traditional and original songs in Finnish, Spanish, French, English and possibly a few languages you aren’t familiar with. It’s a concert you’ll not want to miss.

Wild Read Book Club – Children of Blood and Bone @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

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, June 18

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage @ Powderhorn Park • 6:30pm • FREE
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.

MPWW Happy Hour/Gumball Poem Launch Party @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Please join us for a casual evening of poetry, pizza, and pints to celebrate MPWW’s newest venture. This month, we’ll be unveiling two special gumball machines at two of our favorite local bookstores: Milkweed Books and Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis. You ask: What’s special about the gumball machines? Gleefully, we answer: They’re full of poems! And not just any poems. We’ve worked alongside our students at Stillwater prison to curate a unique selection of poems for these machines. It’s another way we’re trying to bridge the gap between the thriving literary communities that exist inside and outside of prison in Minnesota. Plus, we’ll be sprinkling a few bookstore gift certificates in with the poems to help support our beloved independent bookstores. We hope you’ll join us for the “launch party”/happy hour at Moon Palace on June 18th from 6:00-8:30 PM. : During the happy hour, you’ll be able to enjoy: -Our new gumball poetry machine -Beer on tap (first round is on us!) -Moon Palace pizza by the slice and other snacks -A screening of Motionpoems -Other delights and entertainments The suggested donation is $10, but please stop by and say hello whether you can donate or not! We’d love to see you.

Cult Of Percolation / Holiday / Hymns For New Country @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Cult of Percolation | Rock N’ Roll fugitives from a distant galaxy, on the run from intergalactic law enforcement for rocking too many faces off. Holiday | Sensual lounge vibes Hymns For New Country | Acoustic duo of Alan Lewandowski (Anita Fix, The Working Poor, Poison Darts, et al) and Gina Favano (Come Holy Spirit, Evil Twin). Lewandowski and Favano offer up a special brand of folk music, alternating songs written by one another and bolstered by sweet harmonies.

Baby Storytime with Sarah and Bruno @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Read, dance, sing, and play with Sarah and Bruno the chicken. These storytimes are perfect for kids 0-24 months and their caregivers, but all are welcome. Sarah is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Percolations Lab @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic
3708 E 34th St • 7pm
Hands-on demonstration and techniques for producing potent tinctures via percolation. Percolation cones will also be available for purchase. $25.

Cloud Rat, Closet Witch, Cokskar & Sleep Debt at Seward 6/18 @ Seward Community Cafe 
2129 E Franklin Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • $10 • All Ages
CLOUD RAT – Grindcore heavy-hitters from MI. https://cloudrat.bandcamp.com/ CLOSET WITCH – Furious Hardcore from Iowa. https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/ COKSKAR – Harshest band in the 612. https://cokskar.bandcamp.com/ SLEEP DEBT – Orchid-esque Screamo.

Tuesday, June 19

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.

Reading with Leni Zumas @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a reading with Leni Zumas, author of the novel Red Clocks. Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. “Hilarious, terrifying, and masterful–this pitch-perfect, timely novel reflects the horror and absurdity of our political landscape with a brilliance that ensures the book’s timelessness. It’s as riotously fun as it is chilling. Zumas has produced a poignant, wickedly sharp classic.” –Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love and Tampa.

Wednesday, June 20

Herban Adventures Kids Camp: Wilderness First Aid @ 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! The out of doors is a place of wild exploration, amazing treasures and potential pitfalls. In the second class of the series, we’ll learn how to plan ahead and take care of ourselves when disaster strikes. You’ll be able to laugh at a mosquito bite, take care of a pesky splinter, and stop a cut from bleeding. Be prepared with knowledge of herbal first aid and you’ll be able to walk the woods with confidence! This class can be taken as individually or as a three part series. Other classes take place on Wednesday June 13th and 27th from 9-11am. Preregister and save! Tickets for single classes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Three class series tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Tickets include the price of one child and two adults. Pay-what-you can rates are available. No one will be turned away if unable to pay! Please email Andrea to register for pay-what-you-can or to RSVP. Additional class information: Classes are ideal from children 3-9 but all ages are welcome. Parents must be on-site during class times and are encouraged to attend the class. Classes will take place rain or shine. Please send any questions to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.

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/Garden

Crime Book Club – I Will Have Vengeance @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of Maurizio de Giovanni’s I Will Have Vengeance. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! Commissario Ricciardi has visions. He sees the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most successful homicide detectives on the Naples police front. But the horror of his visions has hollowed him out emotionally. He drinks too much and sleeps too little. Other than his loyal partner, Brigadier Maione, he has no friends. Naples, March 1931: a bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chill heart. When the world’s greatest tenor, Maestro Arnaldo Vezzi, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples’ San Carlo Theatre, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called in to investigate. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was adored by millions and hated by hundreds, but with the livelihoods of everyone at the San Carlo opera at stake, who there would have committed such an act? Ricciardi is determined to find out. Fans of Donna Leon and Manuel Vzquez Montalbn will thrill to this fresh voice in crime fiction. I Will Have Vengeance is the first book in a quartet of masterful crime novels set in fascist Italy.

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

Flamenco Fun @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre 
3012 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Instructor: AJ Frenzel Price: $18 per class or $82 for 5-week session 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! No dance background required. Men and women welcome.

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern
2901 27th Ave S • 8pm
With the summer almost in full swing, OBI is back at the Schooner as part of our Third Wednesday series. And this month, we have a bit of a surprise. So you’ll have to be there to find out! Its more of the vibrant Balkan Party Music that you’ve grown to love. Come on out! FREE SHOW! For more info: http://schoonertavern.com/

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm • FREE
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.

PRIDE 2018: A Queer Cabaret @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • With a free pre-show performance by Big George Big George: 7:30 pm Doors Open: 8:30 pm Show: 9:00pm Tickets: $12
A Cabaret Fundraiser celebrating the queer talent of the colorful community of the Twin Cities, and kick off Pride weekend in a more colorful way.

Dorthe Nors reading at Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave  • 7pm
Dorthe Nors will read from her new novel, MIRROR, SHOULDER, SIGNAL. This event is free and open to the public.

Lex-Ham Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Lex-Ham Community Band community‐based sit‐down concert band lexhamarts.org 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.

Thursday, June 21

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.

In/Via tape release with Izell Pyramid, Zina + Itch Princess @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm
IN/VIA releases a new tape of meditative synth sounds + a very special cover Izell Pyramid / transforming sibling duo Zina / minimal beats perfection Itch Princess / experimental pop exhibitionist Moon Palace Books 8:30pm $5-10 sliding scale All Ages xo

Gandhi Mahal’s 10 Year Anniversary & Aquaponics Fundraiser @ 27 Event Center (3rd floor of El Nuevo Rodeo) • 6-9pm
Gandhi Mahal is celebrating 10 years of being the change! Delight your tastebuds with specially crafted appetizers featuring locally-sourced ingredients & desserts provided by Gandhi Mahal & Birchwood Cafe. Join us in honoring outstanding community members with the first ever ‘Be The Change’ Awards presented by Ruhel Islam. Tune in to updates about our sustainability and community efforts, and stay for the live music!

Weekly Roundup: Apr 13-19

Photo by Jack Musil, 2018

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


Tuesday, April 24: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 engagedThe LCC Resource Fair is a FREE community event for attendees!
–>For businesses and organizations wanting to take part in our Resource Fair: Sign-Up will begin March 27 and is open until 5pm on April 17. Click this link to register:
Space is Limited. Tables and chairs will be provided.
Registration fee for participating organizations are: $15/nonprofits OR $25/for-profits
Resource Fair event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/193408697932784/

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

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.


Longfellow Community Council has launched our new website! Check out our easier to navigate–> www.longfellow.org
Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

Lil’ Dribblers Spring Session – Register NOW!

Southeast Soccer’s Lil’ Dribblers is a fun and exciting 5-week soccer program for kids ages 4-8 that encourages a love and appreciation for soccer while learning new skills every week.
Spring 2018 Session:  Five Fridays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 • Time: 6-7pm
Place: Cooper School Field, Longfellow • Fee: $55 (includes Lil’ Dribblers t-shirt)
Learn more about Lil’ Dribblers ( www.sesoccer.org/lildribblers )
Southeast Soccer Club also has openings for U10B/2008s, U13B/2005s and U15G/2003s. Training is underway and games begin in May. To learn more about our neighborhood club visit www.sesoccer.org  or contact Pete Munene c/txt 612.396.9511 | clubrep@sesoccer.org

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.

Friday, April 13 

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

All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 10:30-11:30am

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

Date Night @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
3016 E Lake St. • 4pm
Date night with 99 candles throughout the room. Come for a glass of cider before dinner, or for a nightcap after. Classical guitar and a chill atmosphere for you and your favorite person

Reading with John Jodzio, Sarah Askari, and Peter Bognanni @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for a chapbook release party for John Jodzio’s This Is All The Orientation You’re Gonna Get with readers Sarah Askari and Peter Bognanni.
“This Is All The Orientation You’re Gonna Get had me laughing hysterically at its perfectly-timed punchlines, startling wit and unexpected moments of joy and heartache. In weaker hands, a story about a dolphin attack would’ve seem gratuitous, yet in this collection it is somehow essential. I’ll read anything this writer slings out.” – Garrard Conley, Author of Boy Erased

“GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” Screening w/ Transition Longfellow @ Walker Community Church
3104 16th Ave. S • Potluck 6:30pm • Movie 7pm
Rather than dispensing facts about climate change, peak energy, and biodiversity loss, “GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” asks the most critical question of our time:
How do we become a sustainable civilization?
What are the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally?
Why is a roaring economy more important to us than human survival? 

What are the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind, and what values do we need to embrace in order for our children and grandchildren to survive and thrive? The filmmaker – Dave Gardner – will be attending.
Free Will Donation
Co-hosted by the Tiny Diner

Tempest – “Thirty Little Turns” CD Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $20 Advance • $30 Day of Show
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy Celtic Rock. But as the band has matured throughout the years, their music has morphed stylistically. World Music has seeped into Tempest’s over all sound because the band members are drawn to traditional and ethnic music from around the globe. There has been a natural progression towards coloring Tempest’s music with elements from Scandinavia, India, African and Arabic countries. Middle Eastern flavors, traditional Irish and Scottish Medleys mingle with Robert Burns poems, Norwegian lyrics and heavy rock instrumentals on Tempest’s finest record to date.

Day at the Hill Planning Meeting @ East Lake Library 
2727 E Lake St • 2pm
We are planning to join with teachers and students (on a voluntary basis) to visit the MN state capitol on May 11 for scheduled meetings with our respective legislators and discuss our work and needs in ABE. We also want to go in support of these bills: H.F. No 625 and S.F. No 2537. Interested students could share stories about why ABE is important to them, and a few teachers could speak in support of ABE and the bills we are supporting. If you are interested in joining us, please come to this planning meeting to learn more.

Saturday, April 14

2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase – April 2018 Show @ Riverview Café
3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • FREE
The April installment of the 2nd Saturday Songwriter Showcase is hosted by Jun Sugiyama. As usual, Jun brings fresh new talents in the area to the showcase series.
7pm- Emily Sonne is an 18 year old Singer/Songwriter in the Twin Cities. Inspired by 60s folk, jazz, and contemporary styles, her music includes a range of coming of age perspectives, anthems with audacity, and songs about boys who just deserve it. Emily’s Web Pages: https://www.facebook.com/emilysonnemusic/videos/1497168230382287/
8pm- Drawn To The Sky (a.k.a. Dustin Gill) is a music project by this young musical talent. His music style is a unique combination of punk vocal and lyrics with pop melodies and acoustic guitar. Dustin is also proficient in producing music with computers. Web Site: https://www.drawntothesky.com/
9pm- Matt Frank and Lauren Della Selva Matt is a young engineer at a medical devise company in the Twin Cities metro as well as an extremely versatile musician. He writes and perform contemporary acoustic original folk music, for which he is joined by a charming young lady Lauren Della Selva. The duo is fairly new and has not performed many shows around the town yet. https://www.facebook.com/jun.sugiyama.12/videos/10213839698137873/

Adoption Event @ Forage Modern Workshop
4023 E Lake St • Noon
Come on out and meet some Secondhand Hounds available animals that are ready to be your new family member. This event will host dogs and cats but availability is depending on the foster home’s availability. Fosters will RSVP and post which animal they can bring and pictures in this event!

Boneshaker Book Club: Hunger @ Boneshaker Books 
2002 23rd Ave S • 9am • FREE
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. 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. ABOUT THE BOOK: New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

Lazear / Double Grave / Felted @ Moon Palace Books 
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $5

Dreamy Dreamers with S. Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roriipaugh @ Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE
South Dakota Poet Laureate (& Milkweed Editions poet) Lee Ann Roripaugh, the incandescent Tiana Clark (currently a fellow at WICW), and New Haven-based poet Jason Labbe to Minneapolis! Joining them are our local superstars!: St. Paul’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Donte Collins, and our amazing friends D. Allen and Chaun Webster––all three poets with newly published or upcoming books!
The cafe at Moon Palace Books is now open––so come and enjoy their delicious selection of pizzas, salads, and sandwiches named after famous writers, and wash it down with some wine or beer. Then we’ll head over to Assembly for the after-party so you can meet our out-of-town guests!

Sunday, April 15

Self-Improvement book club for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm

Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks – Music in the House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm
$20 Suggested Donation • All Proceeds To The Artist Tim
Sparks and Phil Heywood are two of the reasons why Minnesota is known nationwide as a hotbed for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Both guitarists are widely recognized for their solo careers and have inspired seasoned pros and aspiring students alike with their unique talents. Both are former National Fingerpicking Champions who have gone on to release numerous recordings and compile lengthy performance resumés. About ten years ago Tim and Phil began to work up duets and perform together. They’ve built an exciting and wide-ranging repertoire drawing from American folk/blues/early jazz roots, some brilliant forays into “world” music, and a few well-chosen pop obscurities.

Ride The A-Line @ 46th Street Station 
3686 E 46th St • 2pm
Join streets.mn for a ride along the A-Line aBRT. We will be making stops along the route, where local experts will discuss transportation issues in neighborhoods serviced by the A-Line, followed by a brief talk on Arterial Bus Rapid Transit in the Metro area from Katie Roth (Manager, Arterial Bus Rapid Transit–Metro Transit) afterwards at Venn Brewing. Parkway Pizza will be provided during the discussion at Venn Brewing. All are welcome!

Debut Performance of The Land of Yangalele @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 
3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm • FREE
Note: This is the second of two free events celebrating our new CD. (The first will be a really fun party/celebration on Thursday, April 12, 5-7pm at Midtown Global Market with refreshments, prizes, art-making and more…)
Bring the kids to experience our exciting new program featuring songs from our new kids’ CD, “The Land of Yangalele”*, featuring Siama and Dallas’ live music with drumming, theatrical elements, wonderful new puppets Sandy Spieler created to animate our songs and Akiko Ostlund inspiring everyone to dance and feel free. *Yangalele = “Happiness” in Kikongo
Check out the music on www.siamamusic.com

Monday, April 16

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

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

Tuesday, April 17

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

Chair Yoga for Adults @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday, April 18

Crime Book Club – The Master Key • Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join our Crime Book Club to discuss Masako Togawa’s The Master Key. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The prizewinning debut mystery from one of Japan’s best-loved crime writers. The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over a hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old – and in some cases, evil. Their residence conceals a secret, a secret connecting the unsolved kidnapping in 1951 of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child’s body in the basement bath-house. So, when news comes that the building must be moved to make way for a road-building project, more than one tenant waits with apprehension for the grisly revelation that will follow. Then the master key is lost, stolen and re-stolen, and suddenly no-one feels safe. Fiendish intrigue, double identity and an ingenious plot make this a thriller worthy of comparison with the work of P.D. James. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1866

Free Music Wednesdays: Big George Jackson Blues Band @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm •  Music 8pm
21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Able Seedhouse & Brewery supports EVERY 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Minnehaha Academy Community Meeting @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus
4200 W River Pkwy • 6-8pm
Minnehaha Academy is hosting a second community meeting to provide updates on their planned redevelopment of the North Campus school.  A task force of neighborhood residents, staff from Minnehaha Academy, and the Design Team will update the community on the plans to rebuild MA’s North Campus.

Thursday, April 19

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

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

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library
2727 E Lake St. • 3-5pm

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!

“The Night Before 20” with Dark Side of The Loon, The Rare Cuts  @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm
21+ • $5 Early Bird • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Ride your horse into town and hitch it to a rainbow in space. Then realize it’s the 19th, the night before 20 (4/20)… These two all-star bands are gonna fly a pig and wrangle some cattle at the 3rd annual “The Night Before 20”!
Dark Side of the Loon: Minnesota’s Premier Amateur Pink Floyd Tribute Experience!
Performing Dark Side Of The Moon
The Rare Cuts: The Rare Cuts have been and will be the hottest country cover band in Minneapolis since country was born. Performing your favorite country hits!

Get Rid of Your Kentucky Bluegrass: Switch to a Low Maintenance & Native Habitat w/ Transition Longfellow @ Gandhi Mahal restaurant community room
27th & Lake St • 6:30pm • FREE
Imagine your yard as a cooling carpet of plants that fix carbon in the soil, provide habitat for pollinators, and require very little maintenance from you. Douglas Owens-Pike, Project Manager at Metro Blooms, will present planting options that reduce maintenance and increase animal and insect habitat for both sunny and shady locations. He will have copies of his book, “Beautifully Sustainable: Freeing Yourself to Enjoy Your Landscape” available for purchase, with a percentage of sales benefitting Transition Longfellow. (Doug is with Hay River Transition in Wisconsin.)