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: February 14-20

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


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.”


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 

Syringe Clean-up Request:
Have you spotted loose syringes that you’d like Southside Harm Reduction Services to come clean up? Submit details through this form, and they’ll do our best to get volunteers out to take care of it! http://www.southsideharmreduction.org/syringe-clean-up-request/
 

Grants Available: Up to $5,000 for residents with open citations on their property. The Longfellow Community Council is offering grants up to $5,000 for residents of Longfellow, Cooper, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods of Greater Longfellow who have received citations from the City of Minneapolis after a property inspection. The grants are offered to residents who are at or below 80% AMI (area median income). To find out if you qualify, contact the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) at 612-335-5858 or go to the grant page on their website at: https://www.mncee.org/services/financing/longfellow/  After you access this page, click on the words “START APPLICATION PROCESS” to the far right of the page and fill out the requested information to see if you qualify.  This program is funded by the Longfellow Community Council and will be open until grant funds are expended.


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!
Come help with fun on our Third Saturday, February 15 from 10am to Noon,,, be sure to wear your RETHINKING Cap!!!
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 14

Valentine’s Day @ Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 5pm 
As many of you know we only take reservations ONCE a year. Well it is that time of year! We will be running a prefix V-Day special menu (this is always awesome and yummy) and many of our regular menu items. Reservations are from 5pm-7:30pm and first come after that. If you are flying solo, no worries, we don’t reserve the bar or the rail. Please call 612-729-4200 after 4pm to make reservations.
 

Black-Eyed Snakes + Left Lane Cruiser @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 9pm • 21+ • $10 Early Bird • $12 Advance • $15 Day of Show 
Sweet Treats For The First Hundred Peeps + Something Special to Uncover For All The Night’s Lovers! A rock n’ roll love affair with Duluth, MN’s genre-bending electric blues band, Black-Eyed Snakes and Fort Wayne, IN’s whiskey fueled frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll duo, Left Lane Cruiser! Supported by Fulton Beer, Jameson Whiskey, & Nobool Presents
 

Valentines Day at Urban Forage @ 3016 E Lake St • 4pm Candles on the tables.  Live cello music. And the best cider and wine in town.  Where else would you want to be? 
 

Cry Danger (1951) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm 
Five years into Rocky’s (Powell) jail term, a man turns up to provide an alibi. But the man is lying, hoping to score a share of the money Rocky didn’t steal in the first place. Now he has to find the real culprit before it’s too late.

Saturday, Feb 15

Restorative Justice Fundraiser: A wine, beer, and spirits tasting @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Delicious treats, jazz music by Joel Shapira; dozens of wines, beers, and spirits to taste; and a one of a kind silent auction. 
About this Event: This 10th annual event supports restorative justice in our community! Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice works primarily with youth who have broken the law – to help them make amends and learn from their mistakes. Thank you to Zipp’s Liquors, Seward Co-op, Thrivent Financial and the Hook and Ladder for making this event possible!


Yoga w/Dallas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. • 9:30am
This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.


Black Widows Valentine’s Rock ‘N Roll Massacre @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $5 with non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Heartland
Join us for the annual “Valentine’s Rock’n Roll Dance Massacre” – a celebration of heartache and disappointment…or love, if that’s your thing.  Black Widows perform plus rock ‘n roll DJ’s will take over with a vintage rock & soul-based vinyl dance party. Think Jr High w/ alcohol, ridiculous valentine-themed decorations and cupcakes with broken hearts and skulls on them! Wicked cool. Black Widows are a Minneapolis-based surf-roxotica band known for their wily, surfy guitar tones, gritty bass grooves, and girl-group harmonies
 

Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Begins 12:30pm • Ends 3:30pm • ALL AGES • FREE for Kids • $10 Cover for Adults
Contests! Prizes! Snacks! Friendship! Fun For All Ages!
February 14th may be for lovers, but February 15th is for friends! So gather your family and friends and come on down to the Hook and Ladder Mission Room and make some new friends on the dance floor at the Fuzzy Fluffy Funky Friendship Dance Party! We will have DJs and dance classes, a Dance Like Your Friend Contest (group dance moves), and a Dress Like Your Friend Contest (matching outfits) with prizes from local businesses. There will be snacks available for hungry kiddos and adults.

Put on by the people who brought you Frankenstein’s Funk Machine – A Halloween Dance Party For All Ages, this party promises to be good clean friendly fun for the whole family. If you do come, be prepared to smile the entire time and leave with unprecedented levels of dance floor confidence and new friends to boot!
Sponsored by: Heroic Goods & Games | The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 


SLC Live at the Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-9:45pm
Join us for a midwinter gig at the Riverview Cafe!


Kitten Forever/Hype Ma’am/Scrunchies/Partition/Rigby at MPB @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm • All Ages
An absolute BARN BURNER for the angel that is Maude Lorr’s birthday ❤️

Sunday, Feb 16

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! 


Seed Series | Seed 2 @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 3:30pm
SEED 2 | Facilitator: Joshua Lorris “With the body as primary source, this workshop on dance dramaturgy explores a self-directed research-based approach to performance making, guiding participants through the developing of choreographic work. This class has an emphasis on moving and writing, and ends with participants crystalizing a short choreographic nugget for participants to utilize in class and to take with them.”

Joshua Lorris is a Minneapolis-based creator and performer. His work focuses on embodied processes of movement and creation, taking form in wildly imaginative surrealist inspired ways that queer the human experience. It starts with his obsession of the mundane and the embodied experience moment to moment. Joshua holds an MFA in Theatre: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University; a BA in Theatre/Dance from Luther College; and is a certified teacher of Open Source Forms, a practice rooted in and fluidly expanding on Skinner Releasing Technique. 

‘Seed Series’ is a monthly movement practice hosted by Black Earth Collaborative Arts at Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis, MN. Classes will be held on the third Sunday of each month, and will introduce a different facilitator monthly. Facilitators will be comprised of members of the BECA board. Classes will be rooted in the practices of Movement Fundamentals® (https://movementfundamentals.org), a multi-faceted paradigm that promotes “thinking through the body | moving in life & art”, conceived by Jane Hawley, the Founding Director of Black Earth Collaborative Arts and Professor of Dance at Luther College, and will be nourished and inspired by our all-important life source : water. 

Each class will include the facilitation of the ‘4 Phases Practice’. The ‘4 Phases Practice’ is a 4-phase improvisational movement practice that fosters the 1. preparing, 2. moving, 3. dancing, and 4. witnessing of self and other. Each phase is accompanied by three questions that aid in the process of discovery. There is time provided for documentation (written, drawn, imagined, dreamt, etc.) between each phase. It is beautifully open-ended, with no way of doing it wrong –  “This practice can be done anywhere and for any amount of time. It is an all abilities practice, adaptable for a solo, duet or group. This dance practice can happen in a dance studio or in your kitchen, in one­ minute increments, fifty minute increments, or in an unfolding continuum throughout your day. This practice is also patterned after the infinity concept—layered within each phase is the whole.” – Jane Hawley, Movement Fundamentals®

All and every Body is welcome. | No dance experience necessary. | Wear something that allows for moving and makes you feel like you. | You may want to bring something to write with and something to write on (we will have a few supplies as well). | Cost of attendance: $10-$30 sliding scale (if financial means are keeping you from participating in this event, please reach out and let’s chat!)
 

Reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm 
Join us for a reading with Anya Johanna DeNiro as she reads from her novella City of a Thousand Feelings. 
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

Anya Johanna DeNiro is the author of the forthcoming book City of a Thousand Feelings (Aqueduct Press). She has been shortlisted for the O.Henry Award and was a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Catapult, One Story, Asimov’s, and many other places. She is also working on a YA novel called My Heart Is an Unslain Dragon, about a young trans woman who trains dragons. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and can usually be found on Twitter at @adeniro.


Lehto & Wright ‘Curios’ Record Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Mission Room • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Advance • $25 Day of Show Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release! Tickets –> https://lehto-wright-curios.eventbrite.com
Join us for the release of Lehto & Wright’s new album, ‘Curios’. Minnesota-based folf-rock and progressive rock duo, Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles by taking cues from the British Isles and American folk traditions and setting them in contemporary, guitar-based arrangements. Their unique approach to the world of folk, folk rock and progressive rock will leave audiences spell-bound. Each ticket buyers receive a copy of their new release!

JOHN WRIGHT: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals and Vocals – With a long-standing dedication to traditional music, Wright’s background spans many different musical styles including blues, fusion, pop Latin and rock. By incorporating all these influences, Wright has his own unique approach to the folk and folk rock genres. This is evident in his tasteful acoustic guitar and bass work. Other recent music endeavors include The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra and his work as a producer, arranger and engineer at The Villa Studio in Savage, MN.
STEVE LEHTO: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin and Vocals – With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Martin Carthy, from King Crimson to Richard Thompson, Steve Lehto’s impressive versatility and range on the guitar is matched only by the emotion he puts into his playing. Equally at home playing an Irish jig or a jazz standard, he brings a unique and accomplished style to the folk and folk rock world.
MATT JACOBS: Drums and Assorted Percussion – Matt Jacobs’ resume reflects his many talents as a percussionist. From blues with Big Walter Smith, pop with The Auto Body Experience and gigs with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Jacobs is a seasoned pro that understand the folk rock tradition and provides a solid foundation for Lehto & Wright.
 

Winter Book Club – 2 free CEUs! @  Geek Love Cafe, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11:30am
Come meet with AMPSW members to discuss Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law which deals with neighborhood segregation and the effects of gerrymandering on the wealth inequality in the United States. This event is free to attend and all members are welcome! 2 CEUs will be provided for all attendees. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segregated/dp/1631492853 


 

Monday, Feb 17

Karaoke Night at Moon Palace Books!, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Come join us, Invite your friends, and sing some songs, create some amazing memories, and raise some money together! 
Calliope is raising funds for the Gala Festival this summer – we are one of the host choirs welcoming over 6000 diverse singers representing over 100 choruses and ensembles! More info here: https://galachoruses.org/events/gala-festival Donations welcome! We have different Karaoke “Tiers” for suggested donations. 
$1 – to sing any song of your choice 
$2 – for duets 
$3 – Song Roulette (The Emcee picks a song for you! Good Luck!) 
$5 – Pick Someone else to sing! (Do you want to see your friends sing? Donate $5 dollars and up they go!) 
$1/Calliope Back-up Singers – Need some help on a song? Pick a few Calliope Members to Help!
 

Tuesday, Feb 18 

Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors “Using What You Have: Self Defense for Seniors” @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St • Doors 10am • Program 10:30am
Learn a simple, intuitive self-defense system that can help anyone improve their chances of surviving a dangerous encounter. Gail Boxrud, Owner/Instructor of Krav Maga Minneapolis, will discuss awareness and avoidance scenarios, as well as conduct some simple hands on training that anyone can master.
Senior Social & Health Talks are held the third Tuesday of each month at, Minneapolis. Everyone is welcome. (There is a $1.00 suggested donation.) For further information, call Longfellow/ Seward Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799.
Co-sponsored by: Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors and Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education. Event space is donated by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Wednesday, Feb 19

Death of a Cheerleader (aka A Friend to Die For) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Based on the infamous 80’s murder where an affluent varsity cheerleader was stabbed to death by her classmate in a fit of rage and jealousy. This direct-to-tv adaptation was the highest-rated TV movie of 1994. Starring Tori Spelling!
$5: Tickets https://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ Trailer: https://youtu.be/9P1_mlwXYcQ


Well Read Black Girl: The Stars & the Blackness Between Them @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
Moon Palace Books is excited to host our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club on Wednesday, February 19 at 7 pm. Join us for a discussion of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus, who will be joining us during this month’s book club. Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off! Food and drinks available from Geek Love Cafe.

Told in two distinct and irresistible voices, Junauda Petrus’s bold and lyrical debut is the story of two black girls from very different backgrounds finding love and happiness in a world that seems determined to deny them both.


The Snow Ball: Senior Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 2-4pm
Waltz, tango, rumba, rock ‘n’ roll, march, cha cha slide, even macarena and more!  This is a social dance for all skill levels and all abilities. Bring a friend or make a new one dancing to the music you love and remember at this afternoon social dance. We’ll have a DJ and some instruction. 
Accommodations are available for all 55 and older. Held at Tapestry Folkdance, 3748 Minnehaha Ave. Call to register at  612-668-4828




 

Thursday, Feb 20

The Hook and Ladder Mission:Possible Episode 5 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30 pm • Music starts at 7pm • 21+ • $5 Cover 
Abel and I are once again part of a fun event happening at the Hook and Ladder’s Mission Room called MISSION: POSSIBLE, which showcases Local Talent! 
MN Mission: Possible a program dedicated to showcasing the work of artists living and working in Minnesota! 
An eclectic bill of homegrown talent featuring the acoustic folk-pop-punk-rock of Project : Constellation, Latin roots duo Cathy ‘n Abel, and indie/alt-rock/country/prog group Sigcell.
Set 1: 7:00pm Project: Constellation
Set 2: 8:00pm Cathy ‘n Abel
Set 3: 9:00pm Sigcell
Come support Live Music and your local performers! We love seeing you in person too!

Taylor James Donskey/Rachel Bearinger/MrsPinky and the Great Fox @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
It’s the Midwinter Heat Exchange at the Hook and Ladder Theater!  A time to warm up with good friends, great music and complimentary HOT CIDER. Come on down music provided by Taylor James Donskey, Rachel Bearinger and Mrs. Pinky and the Great Fox!  Complimentary Hot Cider will be available at the full service bar.

TAYLOR JAMES DONSKEY: Taylor James Donskey plays alternative country, sharing everyday tales from everyday people. Uncluttered melodies over a lived in sound support the stories, the hopes and the relationships these people have with one another. These songs are the lasting impressions left by simple, impactful living. Warm and natural, Taylor builds on the solid foundation that was given new life by Gillian Welch; perpetuated by Jeff Tweedy and set on its head by Blake Mills.

RACHEL BEARINGER: Rachel Bearinger hails from Oelwein, a German-settlement town nestled in the northeast Iowa prairies and limestone. One thing about Iowans has always rang true: they know how to create their own fun. This was how Bearinger began exploring the world of music and poetry, spending evenings after school in her bedroom recording piano improvisations and singing stories into a Sony tape recorder.
20-some years later, Rachel has developed an expressive sound inspired by the likes of Brandi Carlile, the Tallest Man on Earth, Regina Spektor, and Nick Drake. Her debut album, “Spirals,” is the result of a fruitful collaboration with composer/producer/percussionist Patrick Cunningham to create realized arrangements of songs about fixation, aging, forgiveness, and the wandering spirit.  

MRS PINKY AND THE GREAT FOX: Mrs. Pinky and The Great Fox is a Minneapolis based band hoping to connect with their audience through their soulful jazz, R&B, and alternative sound.
 

Thursday Trivia: Minnesota native plants and fungi @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia all about Minnesota native plants and fungi.  Because talking about Minnesota plants makes you a really fun guy.
 

Too Old For This Sh%t: Feb queer dance party with MM! @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8-11pm • $5 cash cover • 21+ 
Hello, gay bookworms, M.Mara here! Don’t you wish you could:
– get your bootylicious freak on without it conflicting with your weekend plans?
– go out, dance hard for two hours, and still be home and in bed before midnight?
– hang out & build community with all the queers & their coolest friends?
– have a dance space for grinding *and* a mellow hang out space for conversing?
– eat delicious fresh made pizza (GF crust avail!), plus drink wine & beer, and kombucha on tap?
– support your local bookstore in even *more* ways?

Now you can! Get ready for the gayest and most bumping early-weeknight-bookstore-dance-party this side of the Mississippi!! I don’t know about you nerds, but that sounds like pretty much the dreamiest thing ever…Books + Dancing + Queers + Early + Weeknight + Pizza = Hell to the YES! ….Aaaaaand……TOFT$ UPDATE! Now monthly on the third Thursday of every month at Moon Palace Books!! 

Spinning tunes, we will have DJ Emi Lyman in the house– thank you for your spinning service, DJ Emi!!  Feel free to drop your requests on the fb event page 🙂

The space is wheelchair accessible and has all gender restrooms.  There is a dance floor for busting your moves, and the cafe space for folks looking to socialize and enjoy the mellow vibe with well lit spaces, seating options, and conversation friendly volume 🙂  #BuildQueerCommunity

The bookstore proper will be open until 9pm, and sometimes, if we’re lucky, they’ll stay open a little later for us…Can’t wait to see you all soon and until then, be well, be weird, and be the change you seek!

I am creating this event to make a queer centered space for an early weeknight dance party, as a gift to Myself. That being said, dance loving non queer allies who are moved to attend are also welcome to come and support by dancing hard and holding space for us queer folx!