Weekly Roundup: February 21-27

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

THANK YOU Greater Longfellow! This amazing neighborhood has already helped us reach $1,700! So we are just over 10% towards our goal of $15,000. We’ve received donations from 38 amazing residents so far! Every little bit helps, and we’re so excited to put these funds back into the community with projects & programs for this wonderful community. Our fundraising campaign ends on Leap Day! In the meantime, if you’d also like to contribute, you can easily donate online here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR checks can be made out to Longfellow Community Council and sent to 2727 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.


Epworth’s Spring Pasty Sale: An Epworth tradition for more than 30 years, each Epworth pasty is a meal you can hold in your hand. Still only $6 each, meat and veggie options are available. You must pre-order by March 4 at 651-645-9855. Handheld pies made fresh on March 7 and ready for pick up after 3:00 pm at Epworth UMC, 3207 37thAve S. Large orders, please pick-up after 4 pm. You can also order online at https://epworthmpls.org/pastysale/


Cabin Fever Wednesday @ Epworth Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth provides free space for kids to play with other kids! 
• Fun toys for developing motor skills
• Crafts to promote critical thinking and creativity
• Snacks and sustenance for health 
• Story time
• Coffee and conversation for adults. 
Children are welcome with their caring adult!


Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Creating a Resilient Yard With Buzz
Blue Thumb’s 2020 Lawns to Legumes workshops teach sustainable practices and pollinator conservation techniques to create resilient yards.
Participants can choose from three options — Resilient Yards, Turf Alternatives, and Healthy Soils — to learn sustainable practices ranging from installing a raingarden to replacing a conventional lawn to protecting the living earth that makes up healthy soil. In addition, participants will learn about Lawns to Legumes, a new state program offering grants and other support to help Minnesotans protect the endangered rusty patched bumblebee and other at-risk pollinators by putting in native pocket plantings, beneficial trees and shrubs and pollinator lawns and meadows. Blue Thumb coordinates part of the Lawns to Legumes program in partnership with the MN Board of Water and Soil Resources. “Pollinator conservation can be as simple as allowing clover to bloom within your lawn or installing a few native perennials. Small actions like these can have great impacts when adopted by communities that have the proper information and guidance,” says James Wolfin, an expert on bee-friendly lawns and a manager of the Lawns to Legumes program for Blue Thumb.

Workshops cost $15 per household unless otherwise noted and will be offered throughout the spring starting in March. Participants will learn practical information about installing projects, as well as Lawns to Legumes and other cost-share programs and resources that can help get a project in the ground. More information and scheduled workshops are available by visiting  https://bluethumb.org/events/ or calling ​651-699-2426​.

Resilient Yards Workshop (3 hours) A framework for understanding and creating resilience, covering site planning, raingardens, turf alternatives, trees, other plantings, pollinator habitat, and more. Includes one-on-one design assistance for individual yards from Blue Thumb landscape designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, Master Water Stewards.
Turf Alternatives Workshop (2 hours) Alternatives to conventional grass turf that require less watering and fewer chemical inputs, with step-by-step instructions for establishing them. Includes information about pollinator-friendly (bee) lawns. Group will discuss common challenges and solutions.
Healthy Soils Workshop (2 hours) Laying the groundwork for healthy soil. Healthy soil helps plants thrive, filters and cleans water, prevents erosion and is teeming with life. Participants learn why healthy soil is the foundation of a resilient yard and how to take action to strengthen and protect their soil.

Locations for these workshops are offered throughout the metropolitan area. As of now, we have several workshops scheduled  with more to come. Updates and additional dates will be updated here: https://bluethumb.org/events/



Chard Your Yard Garden Registration Opens March 15
Have you seen those signs near your neighbors gardens and wondered what Chard Your Yard is all about? Since 2013, Transition Longfellow has partnered with the Longfellow Community Council to offer a fun and exciting event to increase vegetable gardening in our neighborhoods, CHARD YOUR YARD. Transition Longfellow is a community led group of neighbors focused on building sustainable communities in order to address climate change.

Chard Your Yard volunteers have built and installed about 160 raised bed vegetable gardens in the greater Longfellow neighborhoods. We plan to build, deliver, and fill dirt in 24 raised bed vegetable gardens for neighbors in zip code 55406. The garden beds are $70 which includes: a 3’x5’x12” wooden frame installed and delivered to your house, a site visit by a master gardener to find the perfect spot for your bed, a fill of nutrient rich dirt, and a Chard Your Yard sign. Through the generous support of Longfellow Community Council, ​we can offer a limited number of beds for low-income and senior citizen gardeners ($35) and double-high beds for gardeners with disabilities ($70). These beds are only available for people in Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods.

This event is completely volunteer based and we need your help! This is a great event to meet neighbors and learn more about Transition Longfellow. ​We will be building and installing the beds Wednesday, April 29th between 5pm-9pm and filling them Saturday, May 2nd from 8am-4pm (attendance for entire shifts not required). Registration to receive a bed opens March 15th and will close in April or when all beds are purchased. Please visit ​www.transitionlongfellow.org/chard-your-yard​ for further information and to sign up to receive a bed or volunteer. 


LoLa Fine Arts Crawl: Gallery Hours, February 22nd, 23rd, 29th, & March 1st, 12pm-5pm, Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
We welcome you to come view a wide variety of artwork made by artists from our Longfellow neighborhood! The artwork will span a wide variety of mediums and forms. All artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they will receive all profits made from sales. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! We also have plenty of free street parking in front of our building, gender neutral bathrooms, and an ADA accessible entrance in the rear of the building next to the big squirrel. Come support your local art! If you’re looking for more information please visit either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com. Come support your local art!  


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
January gone… and, according to the groundhog, spring is coming soon! But for now let’s have some winter fun!
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

NOTE: Will be CLOSED February 18 – 24.
When you do stop in, check out our cardboard map of GREATer Longfellow! Our ELL kids from Sanford helped to design and construct, using parts from the recycling tub – it’s way cool!
Continue to stay warm… we at Belle’s think it helps lots to share hugs♡ Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org


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


Friday, Feb 21

Mad Ripple Hootenanny ~ ‘Come In From the Cold’ @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 6:30pm • 21+ • $10 Cover
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny was started in November, 2006 by writer/host/singer/organizer/songwriter Jim Walsh as a way of bringing songwriters together for a one-night only round-robin of original songs and stories.


Natty Nation’s 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors/DJs 8pm • Bands 9pm • 21+ • $9 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show
BUY TICKETS: geni.us/BobHook
The Hook and Ladder theater is hosting the 5th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Madison’s own reggae ambassadors Natty Nation, Roots Within, & local DJ I Roach, for a celebration of Bob Marley’s music! Bob Marley’s musical and cultural influences have engendered reggae’s explosive growth. His brilliant blend of the hypnotic danceable beats and messages of peace, love and justice established reggae as an enduring popular musical genre. 2020 marks Natty Nation’s 25th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Natty Nation’s members pride themselves on playing original music, but now for the 5th year in a row the band honors Bob Marley’s legacy by paying tribute to the king of reggae during his birthday month


Downtown 81 (1981) on new 35mm print! @ Trylon Cinema, 2829 E 33rd St • 7pm
Revisit the bygone grit and wild style of New York City’s early 1980s avant-garde art and music scenes. This rarely screened gem visits the Trylon in a brand-new 35mm print.




 

Saturday, Feb 22

Iceblink Album Release, ft. Tine Net, Sam Hell(UK) @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • $8 • 21+
Iceblink “Carpet Cocoon” Releases on Moon Glyph, Jan 24th. We’re celebrating the release with a couple of my favorite bands in town, Tine Net and Sam Hell (UK). Iceblink will also be performing as a an ensemble for this special event.
https://moonglyph.bandcamp.com/album/carpet-cocoon
“Iceblink is a homespun, intimate project conjured by Lynn Avery in Minneapolis. Lynn describes “Carpet Cocoon” as her comfort album, music to retreat to in the winter. Informed by her passion for mixtapes, oddities and crate digging blogs, the album is eclectic yet cohesively spun around the aesthetic of a bedroom new age album. Sonically, it has a fuzzy and rounded vibe incorporating nylon string guitars through vocoders, textural Prophet synthesizers, flutes and filtered saxophone. The effect of “Carpet Cocoon” is stunning and personal, melancholic yet idyllic, a spiritual ritual of baths for lying on your bedroom floor.”


LoLa Fine Arts Art Crawl: Gallery Opening and Reception @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 5pm-7pm
Please join us in making the 2020 LoLa Fine Arts Crawl an even bigger success than last year by joining us for the opening and reception at Squirrel Haus Arts! Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments (wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages included). We will also have a DJ from Solsta spinning vintage vinyl! The exhibited artworks will span a wide variety of mediums from local artists in our neighborhood; all artwork is for sale at the artist’s discretion, and they receive all profit. This event is free, open to the public, and family friendly! If you’re looking for more information, please find it at either www.squirrelhausarts.com or www.lolaartcrawl.com   

Bo Ramsey Trio & Tom Feldmann @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Door
Tickets -> https://bo-ramsey-trio.eventbrite.com
Grammy Award-winning guitar player and songwriter Bo Ramsey makes a rare Twin Cities appearance with this mid-winter performance accompanied by his trio. The list of Ramsey’s accolades is long; along with Grammy-Award Winning Guitar Player, he’s a 2-Time Grammy-Nominated Producer, Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and Iowa Blues Hall of Famer.

Influenced by Sun Records rockabilly and the Chess label’s blues stars of the 1950’s, Bo honed his craft over the course of two decades spent performing in the farm and factory towns of his native Eastern Iowa, finally attracting widespread notice for his work with Lucinda Williams.  He gained further acclaim as guitarist and co-producer for fellow Iowan Greg Brown and is recognized by his association with artists like Kevin Gordon, Pieta Brown, Iris DeMent, The Pines, Calexico, and Charlie Parr.

Tom Feldmann’s guitar mastery has aligned him with the who’s who in acoustic music working alongside Jorma Kaukonen at his infamous Fur Peace Ranch, teaching numerous instructional videos for Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop, and contributing articles to Acoustic Guitar and Vintage Guitar Magazines


Chelsea Johnson Story time: IntersectionAllies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4-5pm 
Join us for a children’s Story Time with Chelsea Johnson reading from IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe during events – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com

Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson met as graduate students in the doctoral program in sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. Drawn to each other by a mutual desire to engage in feminist scholarship, activism, and service that transcended the “Ivory Tower,” they noticed that children are often missing from public sociology and feminism. IntersectionAllies is a way to engage children at an earlier age with the concepts of intersectionality and allyship.

Chelsea Johnsonis a native Midwesterner, but calls California home. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where she studied the relationships between style, race and politics. She believes that research is key to social justice and uses her background in intersectional feminism to inspire relatable media, reflexive scholarship, and responsible design. Her work has been featured in Quartz, Teen Vogue, Allure, CRWN Magazine, The Conversation, and more.

Sunday, Feb 23

Author Event with Richard Bell @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm
Join us for a reading with Richard Bell from his new book, Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. 
Stolen is the gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

Dr. Richard Bell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is author of the new book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home. He has won more than a dozen teaching awards, including the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest honor for teaching faculty in the Maryland state system. He has held major research fellowships at Yale, Cambridge, and the Library of Congress and is the recipient of the National Endowment of the Humanities Public Scholar award. He serves as a Trustee of the Maryland Historical Society, as an elected member of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com


Wild Read Book Club: She Would Be King Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of She Would Be King by Watéyu Moore. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com


Romance Book Club: The One for You with Virtual Guest Roni Loren Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join the Romance Book Club to discuss The One for You by Roni Loren with the author! Roni Loren will be joining book club this week via webcam to answer questions and discuss her book. Get your copies at Moon Palace for 20% off! 
Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com


Annie Frazier Trio & The Foxgloves ~ Music in The House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
Well-known Minneapolis vocal powerhouse, Annie Frazier frequently collaborates with musicians of all genres and styling’s including bluegrass, soul, jazz, folk, and pop. Joining her this evening, electric guitarist, Demitri Rallis, and bassist, Joe Barron for a soulful set of original tunes and classic covers.
Mixing classical, folk, country, and Americana, The Foxgloves pair rich vocal harmonies with stringed instruments to deliver an ethereal yet approachable take on American standards and heartfelt, original compositions of love and heartbreak.


Patterns: Elements @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 7pm 
Looking to switch up your art engagement experience and get involved with some interdisciplinary art? If so, you’ll love what Emma and her partner are cooking up for their second installation of Patterns here at Squirrel Haus! This time around the them is Patterns: Elements, and the main event will consist of movement work with collaborators Christian Warner and Blake Nellis. The show will also be closed out with the live scoring of a sequence of visual stimuli by Tony Ramaswamy and Mark Engelmann! As always, there will be plenty of other cool art going on as well! Tickets are $20 and not only do they admit two people, but they will also get you and your lucky friend a special treat from Mod Kitsch! The doors open up at 6:45pm, and the show goes on at 7:00pm on the 24th of February. Get your tickets here, and we’ll see you there!https://boycottsal.bigcartel.com/product/patterns-elements 


Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT! 




 

Monday, Feb 24

Pratt School PTO Fundraiser at Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5-8pm
Head to Longfellow Grill between 5 and 8 pm for an easy and tasty way to contribute to a local school that needs your love! Longfellow Grill will donate 20% of all sales to the Pratt PTO, which funds STEM, music, art, theater and field trip enrichment experiences for students. No flier needed — just show up and eat! Plus, you could win Longfellow Grill or Pratt merch. 
Learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1033669740341096/  
Learn more about the Pratt PTO:  http://www.prattpto.org/donate/ 




Tuesday, Feb 25 

Reading & Conversation with P. Carl @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading and discussion of P. Carl’s new memoir, Becoming a Man, with moderator Bruce Campbell. 
Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer woman, building a career as an award-winning producer and dramaturg as well as a loving marriage, yet still waiting to realize himself in full. As Carl embarks on his gender transition, he takes us inside the complex shifts and questions that arise throughout—the alternating moments of arrival and estrangement. He writes intimately about how transitioning reconfigures both his own inner experience and his closest bonds—his twenty-year relationship with his wife, Lynette; his already tumultuous relationships with his parents; and seemingly solid friendships that are subtly altered, often painfully and wordlessly.

P. Carl is a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston and was awarded a 2017 Art of Change Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, the Berlin Prize fellowship from the American Academy for the Fall of 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Research Residency at the University of Washington, and the Anschutz Fellowship at Princeton for spring of 2020. He made theater for twenty years and now writes, teaches, travels, mountain climbs, and swims. He resides in Boston and lives with his wife of twenty-two years, the writer Lynette D’Amico. Becoming a Man is his first book.

Bruce Campbell is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, where he teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies. His research and writing focuses on the intersection between art and social change, and he has done extensive translation for English-language audiences of the work of Spanish-language intellectuals. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and and two sons.




 

Wednesday, Feb 26

IBPOC Plant Medicine Circle @ Ricardo Levins Morales Art Studio, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for a love + abundance remedies chats, laughter & potluck. Bring a dish to share if you can! H4RJ will be providing some snacks, tea and coffee. Can’t bring anything? No worries! Come anyway 🙂 
We invite you reflect and respect the intention of the space. white allies are encouraged to donate to the circle to help keep it sustainable and possible:  paypal.me/h4rj
Please DM or email us ( herbalists4rj@gmail.com)  with any questions, allergies, sensitivities or access needs. 
Are you looking for some time to talk, learn and share knowledge about medicinal plants?
Want to come together with folx to learn, share and deepen your knowledge?
Cultivate relationships and connection with the land and other herbalists/healers/plant people?
Want to come together in an Indigenous, Black and People of Color circle? 

6:30-7:00pm:  Opening + Intro’s 
7:00- 8:00 pm: Discussion 
8:00 – 8:30: Closing + Clean up 

To center queer/trans/two spirit/women/gnc/femme/enby/intersex native, black and brown folx. 
To come together and talk about different medicines, learn and share skills and create space for us/by us to learn and share together.
To honor and share our collective knowledge, techniques, stories and uses of the plants around us. 
To be in community and share our journeys, stories, struggles and uplift each other through our learning process. Whether you are just beginning or experienced, all are welcome.
To co-create a nurturing, healing  and brave space for IBPOC folx to come together with less barriers of accessibility, colonization and appropriation . These are spaces not commonly found in the dominate herbalist community.


Movie Trivia at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • FREE • Trivia begins at 6pm • Doors open at 5pm
NOTE: On a WEDNESDAY night! Tell your friends who can never make our regular Tuesday night.
Jon and Jason host IF I ONLY HAD A BRAIN Movie Trivia, a monthly, cinema-centered trivia series at Moon Palace Books! Come early for drinks (happy hour 4-6pm) and dinner at Geek Love Cafe, have some laughs, and put your brain to the test for a crack at prizes. The Cafe is open during trivia as well. Everyone’s invited!


Slavic Mardi Gras at Schooner Tavern!, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • 21+
Celebrate Slavic-style when SlovCzech and Ukrainian Village Band return to Schooner Tavern!
We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again!




 

Thursday, Feb 27

Thursday Trivia: The Office @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Oh, it is on. Like a prawn that yawns at dawn.


4th Thursdays at Merlins REST – Jake Manders w/ Nato Coles @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm
Every 4th Thursday at Merlins Rest w/ Jake Manders Band. This months special guest opener is Nato Coles from 8-9pm & JM Band 9:30-11pm


Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.


Annie and the Bang Bang, King Ropes, & Tony Cuchetti Duo @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:15pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $13 Day of Show
Tickets -> https://good-dog.eventbrite.com
Join us for Minneapolis rockers, Annie and the Bang Bang, in celebration of their new single, “Good Dog”, the first release off their forthcoming full-length album, LOVELAND. Joining the bill, Bozeman, Montana’s killer indie-garage rockers, King Ropes, and native midwesterner with southern grit, roots-rocker, Tony Cuchetti.

Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, ANNIE AND THE BANG BANG is a Minneapolis rock band. All multi-disciplined artists, they genre hop from dreamy folkpop to late sixties rock to swampy psychedelic grooves, crafting musical gems that value energy, animal intelligence, poetry and mischief. Annie believes songwriting is an act of spiritual archeology and so sifts through words to find bones of song, telling stories about being a person in a world full of people. She relies on the artistry, thick invention, and dig-right-down-into-it-ness of the Bang Bangs: the stacked chording and “just what the song wants” guitar of John Riedlinger, the lead-with-the-heart bass monster that is Kari Tweiten, and the heavy adventure and sharp-corner-turning drums of Mike Kittel. 

KING ROPES: Genre morphing indie rock from Montana. Imagine Wilco, The Pixies, X, and The Velvet Underground hanging out at Willie Nelson’s place and you’ll get the idea. “A genre morphing mixed bag of awesomeness.” “I’m interested in the contrasts between urban and rural, eastern and western, sophisticated and raw, sweet and bludgeoning.People think it’s weird, a kid growing up in Montana wanting to move to New York, but those two extremes define who I am, and I think that this music reflects that.” Back in Montana after those years in NY, and a stint in L.A., Hollier has attracted a solid lineup of local players. “I’d moved a couple times and the band was in constant flux. I was playing with people who lived all over the place, meeting up somewhere to tour. I wasn’t sure how it would work when I moved back here, but I’ve found an amazing crew of guys, all digging this weird mashup of stuff I’m trying to do. And it’s great all being from Montana and having that common background”. 
Performance Times:
7:15-7:50pm • Tony Cuchetti Duo
8:00-9:00p, • King Ropes
9:15-10:15 • Annie and the Bang Bang

Weekly Roundup: January 31-February 6

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


Upcoming & Ongoing Events

Please Help Longfellow Community Council Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is your neighborhood organization, providing resources for programs, projects, activities, & events directly benefiting our community. LCC facilitates the work of three committees that review proposed development in the community and plan/implement resident-led projects, like the Longfellow 365 photo book, Minnehaha Mosaic refuse bins, rain gardens, Chard Your Yard, trash clean-ups, ecological restorations & lots more! We’re your primary resource for funding needs, opportunities & information, as well as helping connect residents to local government. Many of your neighbors have already benefited from LCC funding, including hundreds of home restorations, through low-interest rehabilitation loans.

For the past 30 years we’ve been allocated funding from the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP). However, as the City of Minneapolis updates its priorities and budget, funding for our grassroots neighborhood work is shrinking. Because of this, we need to increase our fundraising efforts to continue, sustain, and grow our community work.

Show Your Love for Greater Longfellow, by helping us reach our $15,000 goal by 2/29/20. Please consider contributing any amount and/or contribute in other ways, like joining a committee or the Board of Directors, or participating in our events. You can also buy LCC merchandise, set LCC as your nonprofit on AmazonSmile or simply like/share our posts on social media!  

To donate online visit: www.longfellow.org/page/donate/ Any donation amount is appreciated! Learn more about LCC at www.longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529 to talk with our staff. Like you, we love this community and want to continue our mission “To improve the well-being of our diverse community through engagement, involvement and empowerment.”

 

Saturday, February 15: Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7:30pm Delicious treats; jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction.


Transition Longfellow is sponsoring a class on vegetable gardening taught by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. The class runs for 4 Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25 from 10-11:30am, in the community room at Gandhi Mahal (3009 27th Ave So, Minneapolis). Cost for all 4 sessions is $10. Beverages will be served. Payment options are explained on the registration form. Please note that both registration and payment must be completed prior to the first class. REGISTER HERE
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePi13pdCZ2wDXFolihxJtQqSu2rVsYkqq5djDOgaszddqLkQ/viewform


Seniors Joyfully Dancing around the world @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave
A weekly class beginning January 3, 2020 • Fridays 9:30-11am • Join us at Tapestry for a social dance class dedicated to 55+

No experience required • Instructions provided • No partner needed • All abilities warmly invited • $3 | Scholarships available • Drop-ins welcome • Snacks provided 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Minnehaha Community Gardens has 5 plots open to Greater Longfellow residents! 
The plots are $25 to lease for the year.  If people are interested they can contact Steve Wardell at srwardell1@msn.com


Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
Come by Belle’s for some fun family projects and exploration! Check out the Little Free Library, explore the recyclables-turned-neighborhood map, grind corn, make a book, create a contraption, make some music! Designed for ages 3+ to engage with their adult family/friends/caregivers, the possibilities are endless. Come check it out!
Our regular weekly hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

* Please note that cold temps and deep snow can influence our hours. Please check the website for most current status. Looking for a unique space to host a small gathering? Belle’s ToolBox might just be the place! Contact Lucy about renting the space: belles.toolbox@gmail.com


Volunteers Needed! Help your neighbors age in place while also keeping Greater Longfellow sidewalks safe for everyone!   
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is gauging interest in a volunteer shoveling network to help elders and people with disabilities who are unable to keep up with snow removal on their own.  
In concept, LCC would work to connect volunteers with neighbors that request assistance based on proximity, who would then work out an arrangement between themselves. If you are interested or have questions, please call or email LCC Program Manager, Justin Gaarder at: (612) 722-4529 Ext. 13 or justin@longfellow.org


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


Friday, Jan 31

Benefit for Minnesota Helps Fund @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • $7 • Doors at 8pm • Music at 9pm • All Ages
A benefit show for the Minnesota Helps Fund to support the individuals and families impacted by the fire at the Francis Drake Hotel. 
• Wanderer 
• While God Sleeps 
• Optimal Crime 
• Sunset (First show – members of Harvest, Holding On, Regret, Blue Ox, Young Turks) 

Splendid Isolation: A Night of Music & Musings of Warren Zevon @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • +21 • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show – GA Seating
The king of L.A. musical noir, Warren Zevon’s music had a hard-edge with a sensitive soul and his tales of 1970s SoCal revealed a seductive underworld of outlaws, mercenaries and villains, where love was fleeting, and happy endings rarely came. 

Splendid Isolation: The Music and Musings of Warren Zevon, brings Mick Sterling and his special guest musicians to The Hook & Ladder Theatre to honor the rock ‘n’ roll cult legend. Longtime fans will appreciate the depth and breadth of this full revue, and newer fans can venture beyond “Werewolves of London” to hear some of the most original and brilliant songs they may not have discovered yet. From loud rock to gentle ballads, the live band will honor Zevon’s spirit with a musical journey into the heights and depth his world.

JP Live at the Riverview @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S. • 7:30pm
Jim Pellinger plays a solo acoustic show at the Riverview. All ages, no cover.

Saturday, Feb 1

Cocktail Class at The Bungalow Club @ The Bungalow Club MPLS, 4300 E Lake St • 2-3:30pm
Become a Cocktail Master with our  class by Jon Robinson

Join us at the bar and learn all of the tips and tricks to making the best cocktails your friends and family have ever had. Jon Robinson is an encyclopedia of spirits and cocktail culture. He’ll answer all of your burning questions like what is the difference between whiskey and whisky and the history of the old fashioned. During the class you’ll learn about tasting spirits, how to make a balanced cocktail and navigating the tools of the trade. This is a perfect gift for the cocktail connoisseur or the curious!

The Details: Cost: $55- includes bottomless bubbles, spirits tasting, and 2 cocktails. Nips and nibbles will be served. 
Jon Robinson has been in the industry as a bartender for over 20 years. He is an author, designer of cocktail menus throughout the Twin Cities, and the owner of Sunshine Consulting, specializing in bartender training and assists restaurants with their cocktail programs.

Timbre Ghost at SolSta Records @ SolSta Records, 4022 E 46th St • 7pm • $10 adv • $15 door
We are pleased to share Trap House Chicken LLC will have a truck parked right outside the venue for your food desires.
ABOUT TIMBRE GHOSTTimbre Ghost plays the New High Lonesome sound. Songwriter Dustin Tessier’s songs are moody, contemplative, immediate and intimate; often courting the line between introspection and the shared experiences of love, loss, & heartache. 

ABOUT THE DRIFTLESS AREA:
The Driftless Area are a “midwest American rock” band from Minneapolis with a sound influenced by hometown bands, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and Gear Daddies.

Language Practice Meet-up @ Seward Community Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 4pm 
Hello! Mark your calendars, we will be having our first meet-up Saturday, February 1st at 4pm at Seward Cafe. 
There will be a lot of Spanish speakers and learners, but if you want to come practice any other language, I’m all in!  I personally am up for practicing any and all languages if I can find another person to practice with.

Bourdebela (3•3•3 Release) + Apollo Cobra @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird (limited) • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
8:30pm – Bourdebela is an all-star trio (Tim Carrow, James Rogers, Doug Christianson) of musicians in theTwin Cities, featuring keys/guitar, electric and standup bass, and drums/percussion.
10:00pm – Apollo Cobra is an electronic based 3 piece dance band that brings it like nobody else.
11:30pm – Bourdebela + Apollo Cobra = Super Jam Dance Party

Panel Discussion: AALF Black Census Panel @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 9:30am
Join Be Counted MN’s Anika Robbins in a panel discussion hosted by the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) on the upcoming 2020 Census and it’s impact on the African American Community! 
Learn more about African American Leadership Forum- MN and the upcoming discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/events/449783422384243/
Be Counted MN is a non-partisan initiative.

Reading w/ Matty Layne Glasgow, Debra Marquart & Roy Guzmán @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
Join us for a reading from Matty Layne Glasgow, Roy Guzmán and Debra Marquart with a generative workshop on queering ecopoetics  to follow lead by Matty Layne Glasgow. 
Beyond the Rainbow: Writing Towards a Queer Ecopoetics: 
Ecopoetics frequently evokes the natural, and thus what society deems moral, appropriate, or pure. How can we as writers subvert centuries of thought that define marginalized identities as unnatural by considering these same ecological systems? In this generative workshop, we’ll read contemporary poets whose work explores both queer identity and environment. We’ll discuss and draft poems that queer ecopoetry in various ways: through the poet’s or speaker’s own lens, through knowledge of queer ecological processes, through form and language. Our poems will navigate and celebrate our own truths, as well as the diverse environments we inhabit. 

Matty Layne Glasgow is the author of deciduous qween (Red Hen Press, 2019), selected by Richard Blanco for the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award. His recent poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, Missouri Review, Poetry Daily, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. He is a Vice Presidential Fellow and PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Utah where he serves as the Wasatch Writers in the Schools Coordinator and the Assistant Editor for Quarterly West. In his downtime, you can find him worshiping his holy trinity of trees, drag queens, and Kacey Musgraves.

Roy G. Guzmán received a 2019 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Raised in Miami, Guzmán is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Their debut collection, Catrachos, is coming out of Graywolf Press on May 5, 2020.

Debra Marquart is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University and Iowa’s Poet Laureate. A memoirist, poet, and performing musician, Marquart is the author of six books including an environmental memoir of place, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere and a collection of poems, Small Buried Things: Poems. Marquart’s short story collection, The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories drew on her experiences as a former road musician. A singer/songwriter, she continues to perform solo and with her jazz-poetry performance project, The Bone People, with whom she has recorded two CDs.  Marquart’s work has been featured on NPR and the BBC and has received over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Award, a New York Times Editors’ Choice commendation, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award. The Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Marquart teaches in ISU’s interdisciplinary MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and in the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. Her next book, Gratitude with Dogs Under Stars: New & Collected Poems, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press in 2021

The Inland Seas – 1st Saturdays at Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake St. • 8:30pm
This fall and winter, Rest! Come escape the cares of the week with us at the coziest pub in town – great food, fantastic hospitality, a whiskey/scotch list to die for, and pub songs all night long!

Sunday, Feb 2

Pop Culture Trivia w/ Kevin & Uncle Dude! @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S. • 10pm 
WCCO TV Viewer’s Choice Top 3 Bar Trivia Night! Free to play with great prizes including a $50 gift card for 1st place on down to the fabled “Dinner & a Show” for 4th place! Round 2 is the “Perfect Shot” round, your chance at a FREE SHOT!

Super Bowl LIV & Puppy Bowl Watch Party! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 2pm
Join us for the big game and the puppy bowl on Feb 2nd! 
$5 Burger Basket (add ons extra)
$3 Nordeast
FREE football shaped Muttloaf 
Puppy Bowl starts at 2pm
Super Bowl starts at 5:30pm

Zingo: Sooper bowl commercials @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 5pm 
Bingo is so 2019.  You want to play Zingo, and play it real-time based on the 5 zillion dollar commercials airing during the big game.  Don’t care about football? No worries! Watch the commercials with us, mark your Zingo card and maybe win a bottle of wine. Free to enter, fun to play!  Bring a friend and some nachos.

Monday, Feb 3

Non-Binary Book Club: When the Moon Was Ours @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Non-Binary Book Club for a discussion of When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off!

Non-binary book club is a space to explore gender queer, gender fluid, and nonbinary gender identities. We will center nonbinary experiences (for example, using they/them pronouns as standard practice in our space), but the group is open to folks of all identities.

Moon Palace offers SINGLE STALL GENDER NEUTRAL restrooms. Book club will meet upstairs in the used book section. Food and beverages are available at Geek Love Cafe – including scratch-made sourdough pizza, hearty salads, baked goods, coffee, tea and espresso drinks, beer and wine. Check out the menu at www.geeklovecafe.com

Tuesday, Feb 4

Felted Animal Sculptures @ Articulture, 2613 E Franklin Ave • 7pm • February 4 – 25, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Create a 3-dimensional sculpture creature using dry felting and hand sewing techniques. Students will be guided through the process of designing and sculpting unique animals. Details such as eyes, beaks, tails, etc. will be added using beads, polymer clays, and embroidery thread. An interior wire armature will enable your unique animal sculpture to pose and take on a life of its own. 

Note: Materials fee $20 payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman
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Earthseed Reads Book Club: Marrow Thieves @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.  Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com  
Marrow Thieves is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Feb 5 

Masters of Poetry: LOVE POEMS @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
If you’re a poet, at some point you’ve probably attempted to write a love poem. It’s one of the most tried & true subjects and yet there are many pitfalls. How to avoid sounding like a Hallmark card or an angsty teenager? How to best capture the euphoria of falling in love—or the heartbreak of falling out of it? How do you write something that is personal but also will resonate with readers who have never met your beloved? We’ll tackle these questions and more as we read/discuss some classic love poems — as well as some unusual ones that approach the topic in unorthodox ways. 
Taught by Katie Vagnino and David Bayliss
$30 suggested but pay what you can 
Register in advance using the ticket link; walk-ins also welcome!

Tape Freaks Presents: February’s Mystery Movie @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm 
It’s another birthday wildcard this month! Will it be something good? Something painful? Something underrated? There’s only one way to find out! 
Tape Freaks hosts this monthly mystery-movie series the Trylon Cinema. Our audience never knows what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! At each screening you can grab some free swag and will have first crack at limited edition merch made for the event. More info and clues @ http://tapefreaks.blogspot.com

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

Thursday, Feb 6

Thursday Trivia: Harry Potter @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
He’s back. Harry Potter that is.  Trivia on one of the books. You guess which one.  Have fun, and maybe win stuff.

Theater of Blood (1973) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
“Vincent Price as a washed up Shakespearean actor bent out of shape due to poor reviews so he wreaks havoc on the critics, murdering them one at a time while playing the individual roles they dissed. Yas! I’ve wanted to see this one on the big screen for years!” -Caty Rent, box office volunteer since September 2012.

One Shot Comics: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us in February for a discussion of Roz Chast’s award-winning memoir CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? As always, copies are available from Moon Palace for 20% off. Thanks for supporting comics and your local, independent bookstore! See you soon. 

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
#1 New York Times Bestseller
2014 National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award
Winner of the 2015 Reuben Award from National Cartoonists Society

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

Phishing The Dead of Winter with The Jones Gang & Hoodphellas @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music at 8pm • 21+ • $5 Early Bird • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show • Tickets -> https://phishing-the-dead-of-winter.eventbrite.com

The Jones Gang: Minneapolis’s Finest Grateful Dead Tribute Band Ever! First Show Was June 1996. Originally Stu Allen on Jerry, currently McGanahan Skjellyfetti- lead guitar and vocals, Jim Hinkley – rhythm guitar and vocals, Lee Leonard – bass and vocals, Leif Rasmussen – drums and spacial effects, John Wolfe – keyboards and vocals, Ann Hicks – vocals
Hoodphellas: Four guys who quite simply love to sing and perform music from the the greatest band in all the land: PHISH
Derek Ramnarace (Of Old Soul Society): Derek Ramnarace leads the “Old Soul Society” and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics!

Carolyn Holbrook & Juliet Patterson in a narrative conversation @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Holbrook and Patterson write prose that explores the depths of psychogeography, in personal narratives that elevate daily experience into spiritual practice. Please join us to hear text from these two moving books as it is woven together by two gifted writers. 

Carolyn Holbrook is founder and director of More Than a Single Story and is Executive Editor of the Saint Paul Almanac, Vol. 13. She is co-author with Arleta Little of MN civil rights icon, Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s memoir, Hope In the Struggle, author of the chapbook Earth Angels, and an essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify (forthcoming Spring 2020). Her awards include two MN State Arts board Artist Initiative grants, a MRAC Next Step grant, a MN State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership grant, is a 50 over 50 honoree, recipient of the Hamline University Exemplary Teacher Award, and the MN Book Awards Kay Sexton Award. She teaches Creative Writing at Hamline University and a variety of community venues. She is the mother of five, grandmother of eight, and the great grandmother of an adorable one-year-old.

Recently named a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry, Juliet Patterson is the recipient of fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minneapolis-based Institute for Community and Cultural Development. She’s the author of two full-length books, Threnody, (Nightboat Books) and the Lambda Award finalist The Truant Lover (Nightboat Books). Her poems and essays have appeared widely in numerous magazines, and she’s also published two chapbooks (one prose and one poetry): Epilogue (Spout Press) and Dirge (Albion Books). Her most recent writing project, a memoir in progress entitled Sinkhole, was a 2017 finalist for a Loft-McKnight Award and is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. She lives in Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi near the Great River Road.

Karaoke Night! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 9:30pm
Come in for karaoke every Thursday and now Saturday nights starting Jan. 11th! Starting at 9:30pm! Karaoke ends at 1:30am!
** Karaoke will begin after trivia on Thursday themed trivia nights.

Tiki Night, The Greatest Hits @ The Bungalow Club, 4300 E Lake St • 4:30pm
Tiki Night is here again to wash away those winter blues. Join us for a tropical evening with Mambo Mike and Sunshine behind the bar, making those killer cocktails. They’re bringing back some greatest hits like the Zombie, Painkiller, Aku Aku, and the list continues on. As always, mystery bowls will be available. You gotta show up to find out what Mambo came up with!