Weekly Roundup: September 14-20

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

September 15 & 16 • 10am-5pm: 10th Annual LoLa Art Crawl! Check out over 130 artists throughout Greater Longfellow! Artist and site info (as well as a map) will be available at www.LoLaArtCrawl.com.

Bark!Art Dog & Art Festival w/ Off-Leash Area with community partner Canine Coach featuring business and artist booths, outdoor talent shows and a new performance by Off-Leash Area for Twin Cities dogs and their art-loving families!
September 15th 12pm-8pm, September 16th 12pm-5pm

Development Meeting: Date: 4757 Hiawatha Ave. & 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.
Date: Tuesday October 9th • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm • Location: Brackett Park, 2728 S 39th Ave
6:00pm-7:25pm – Presentation and discussion with Reuter Walton Development on plans for 4757 Hiawatha Ave.
7:35pm-9:00pm – Presentation and discussion with Hayes Harlow Development, Left Lane Corporation and Twin Cities Home Rental on plans for 4553/4561 Minnehaha Ave.

Best. Meeting. Ever. General Membership Meeting & Resource Fair @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 • 5:30-6:30pm Resource Fair • 6:15-8:15pm Dinner & Program


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Focus on Local Business
Are you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!

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.

Did you know that you can help support LCC when you do your shopping on Amazon?With https://smile.amazon.com/ You can choose for your purchases to help a nonprofit! Choose to support LCC, or click here to set LCC as your preference.

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

Belle’s ToolBox Fall Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm
Every Third Saturday 10-12
Host for LOLA 9/15,16!
Come explore a space where parents/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. While materials and activities are designed for ages 3 and up, younger sibs are welcome.
Our Podners for Peas Learning Garden and The Hive gazebo are, as inside, outdoor spaces for child/parent interaction.
We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!
Lucy 612-799-1482  belles.toolbox@gmail.com
Also available to rent for private gatherings :0)


Friday, September 14

The Gated Community & Anthony Kaczynski @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6pm
The Gated Community returns with a set of all-original songs along with an acoustic set by Anthony Kaczynski (Magnetic Fields, Fireking, Figures on a Beach). No cover—not to be missed! And, this event also serves as the public celebration of the birth of the amazing and talented Beth Hartman—please join us and raise a glass to her, with us!

JDL at the Schooner Tavern @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm-12:30am
FREE LIVE MUSIC reverbnation.com/jasondixonline schoonertavern.com

Mad Love on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
This adaptation of The Hands of Orlac has Lorre playing the obsessed Dr. Gogol, who replaces the hands of a pianist with the those of a knife-throwing killer.

OuTposT – Live Music & Storytelling at The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30 :: Show 8pm Reserved Seats $20 $15 Students & Seniors (Available At The Box Office Day of Show)
ouTposT Presented by Sam Bergman & Carrie Shaw Live Music & Storytelling Featuring Steven Epp, Taiyon Coleman, Brandi Brown, Jocelyn Hagen, Anna Clyne, Judd Greenstein, Sarah Kirkland Snider, & more! Friday, September 14 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Do you like gripping poets? Snappy storytellers? Virtuoso musicians? How about ALL THREE in one place? This is your show! Outpost is a stage for travelers – a place where we hear eachothers’ stories, both the uncannily familiar and the utterly new, and where we can restore ourselves for the journey ahead. Featuring musicians Sam Bergman, Roma Duncan, Rena Kraut, Sarah Grimes, Silver Ainomäe, Phala Tracy, Mabel Kwan, and Carrie Henneman Shaw and stage artists Steven Epp, Taiyon Coleman, and Brandi Brown

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

Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 11:15-11:45am

Saturday, September 15

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Star Child/Please Stop!/The Bloodies @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 8:30pm

Steam Machine California Tour Kickoff Show! @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm
Come celebrate with the Steam Machine trio as we kickoff a tour out to sunny California. You like bluegrass? Old-time? Fancy fiddle licks, rolling banjo rolls, and booming guitar runs? Come on out and get your fill of all of the above!

The ABC’s of Children’s Book Publishing @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-3:30pm

Sunday, September 16

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.
Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007.

Sonic Love Child – Music in The House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ & Kid Friendly • $20 Suggested Donation – All Proceeds To The Artist
Music in the House Series presents Sonic Love Child for an intimate seated concert. Sonic Love Child is: Dave Alderson: lead and harmony vocals, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin; Nicole Navratil: lead and harmony vocals, hand percussion; Mark Hoornbeek: lead guitar and mandolin, vocals; Shirley Fors: harmony vocals Their music is a joyful celebration of American roots and popular songs that span a wide swath of eras and genres. With decades of professional music performance and presentation experience in a variety of public and private settings, SLC artists have played as an ensemble for more than ten years. Audiences enjoy the band’s fresh arrangements of classic and original repertoire that showcase SLC’s lovely vocals, rich harmonies, and deft instrumentation. SLC shares its passion for diverse tunes with music lovers of all ages at cafes, coffeehouses, clubs, neighborhood events, festivals, fundraisers, and weddings, as well as at public venues, such as the Minnehaha Falls bandstand where they’ve performed for more than a decade as part of Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board’s annual summer music programming. SLC’s third full-length recording, Light of Mine, was released in December of 2017.

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

Monday, September 17

Flamenco Physically Integrated @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
FLAMENCO PHYSICALLY INTEGRATED Instructor Colette Illarde NEW! 6:30 p.m. (60-minutes): Colette will teach this ALL ability dance class. With live guitar and slow, steady progressive exercises, this flamenco dance class is accessible to all – learn seated or with restricted movement. Full Session (5-weeks) $70 Session or $16 Drop-in fee.

Anastasia Higginbotham – Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
 Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join us for an event with Anastasia Higginbotham, author of the new picture book Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a a picture book that invites white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it’s real, and cultivate justice. Anastasia Higginbotham is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma–all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn. Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.

Hands In Motion: ASL Learning Group @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6:30pm
Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL, but have no one to practice with? Let’s get started!! As part of our fall season performance, Threads Dance Project will premiere “To Hear Like Me”, with the purpose of bridging the gap between the hearing community and the Deaf / Hard of Hearing Community through the use of ASL, music visualization, and silence within the piece. In conjunction with this exciting and meaningful new work, Threads is hosting a monthly ASL Learning Group from August through November. Sessions will be led by ASL interpreter Terryann Nash. Each month we will focus on a new theme, each class unique – so please join us for any or all!

Cave Light / Muscle Beach / Harakiri @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9:30pm
you know the drill: it’s monday night, you’re in the seward neighborhood, and you’re trying to kick back w a 12 pounder and a couple cold foamers. let us be your background noise Cave Light – emo The Band Muscle Beach – the musical equivalent of gripping and ripping it Harakiri – the soundtrack to a collapsing star music starts promptly at 9:30/10ish.

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

 

Tuesday, September 18 

Wednesday, September 19

Big George Jackson Blues Band – Free Music Wednesdays@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Able Brewing Happy Hour • 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE
Free Music Wednesdays Big George Jackson Blues Band – EVERY 3rd Wednesday of the Month Supported by Able Seedhouse & Brewery “Fall Residency” – Every 3rd Wednesday in Fall 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19 at The Hook and Ladder Lounge Vocalist/harmonica player Big George Jackson is known as the “authentic big man of the blues”. He sings with a distinctive bass-rich voice, only a six-foot six inch gentle giant could be blessed with. Add his fat harmonica playing, dead-on phrasing, commanding stage-presence and instant audience rapport and it’s easy to understand why the audience howls when he delivers his music. #FreeMusicWednesdays

OBI 3rd Wednesday at Schooner Tavern, 2901 27thAve S • 8pm
Join us once again at Schooner Tavern for an evening of dancing and Balkan Party Music!

Neil Breen’s Double Down @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rdSt • 7pm
Neil Breen. Wow. You either already know or it’s time to learn. Written, directed, produced, edited and starring former real-estate agent and architect turned direct-to-video trash heap auteur. DOUBLE DOWN is an edgy action thriller set in Las Vegas during a terrorist attack. A “brilliant” computer loner takes control of the city and the attack as he simultaneously battles his own fits of overwhelming depression and obsession with love and death. A movie experience guaranteed to leave you with more questions than answers. Wednesday 9/19 @ 7pm Trylon Cinema $5, Advance tickets: http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ https://youtu.be/GQ44FLJA4Js Invite your friends! UPCOMING NEIL BREEN MANIA 9/19 Neil Breen’s DOUBLE DOWN 10/17 Neil Breen’s I AM HERE…NOW 11/21 Neil Breen’s FATEFUL FINDINGS

Crime Book Club – A Few Right Thinking Man @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Join the Crime Book Club for a discussion of A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! Meet Rowland Sinclair, gentleman and artist living in 1931 Sydney. Friend of the Left, son of the Right, he paints in a superbly tailored, three-piece suit and houses friends who include a poet, a painter, and a feminist sculptress whom he has painted nude and hung it in the drawing room. Is he perhaps in love with Edna? If so, she isn’t having any. After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW. Sulari is author of The Rowland Sinclair Mystery series, historical crime fiction novels (eight in total) set in the 1930s. Sulari’s A Decline in Prophets (the second book in the series) was the winner of the Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Fiction 2012. She was also shortlisted for Best First Book (A Few Right Thinking Men) for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011. Paving the New Road was shortlisted for another Davitt in 2013. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3680

Thursday, September 20

The Gilded Palace Sinners – Gram Parsons Tribute at The Hook and Ladder Theater 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:00pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of Show
The Hook and Ladder is proud to present the annual Gram Parsons Tribute Show hosted by the Gilded Palace Sinners on Thursday, September 20. The Gilded Palace Sinners perform the music of Gram Parsons, the International Submarine Band, Sweethearts of the Rodeo-era Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the great duets Gram sang with Emmylou Harris. The 11-piece band features a bevy of talented musicians from popular Americana bands such as Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Platte Valley Boys, Beguine Brothers, Switched at Birth, Dead Pigeons, Wilkinson James, and Middle Spunk Creek Boys. “In the mid-80’s I walked into Ernie November Records in SIoux Falls, SD. I was into things like REM, Rank and File and The Long Ryders. The clerk pulled out The Flying Burrito Brothers album “The Gilded Palace of SIn,” and I was hooked on first listen. Gram Parsons music is my lifeblood. The Gilded Palace of Sinners tribute to Gram Parsons will warm your heart and country soul.” Bill DeVille – Host of “United States of Americana” on The Current

Wild & Scenic Film Festival @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers. Climb the highest peaks. And trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the largest outdoor film festivals and it’s on tour. Join us for an evening that will leave you inspired to make a difference in your community and the world

Thursday Trivia- Friends @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake S • 7pm
This time we’ll turn the whole bar into Central Perk! Actually no we won’t.

Chair Yoga @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6:15-7pm

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm

Weekly Roundup: August 10-16

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

(And this gorgeous sunset!)


UPCOMING EVENTS


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
Did you know that you can help support LCC when you do your shopping on Amazon?With https://smile.amazon.com/ You can choose for your purchases to help a nonprofit! Choose to support LCC, or click here to set LCC as your preference.

Focus on Local BusinessAre you the owner or manager of a business in the Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, or Longfellow neighborhoods? If so, you’re invited to take a moment to fill out this form. Longfellow Community Council is starting an on-going project to help draw focus to local businesses by spotlighting how unique and wonderful they are!
Longfellow Community Council values the importance of residents and local businesses. This connection continues to develop the strong sense of community we value here in Greater Longfellow.

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

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


Friday, August 10

The Zingrays @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The Zingrays 50’s‐70’s rocknroll pros love to play zingrays.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Fathom Lane, Interlake, Maple & Beech at The Hook, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Theater Doors 8:30 :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $8 Early Birds / $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Fathom Lane “With two gorgeous albums in two years, Fathom Lane have quickly emerged as one of the brightest new artists in the Twin Cities…Finding some kind of unlikely common ground between alt-country and floaty prog rock, the band achieves a timeless quality, as on single “Sugardown” or their breathtaking (and prescient) cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day,” released just weeks before his death.” Jim McGuinn, 89.3 The Current
Interlake With members from coast-to-coast, Interlake takes inspiration from the rush of NYC, the open roads of the Midwest, and the LA colored sun. Interlake’s second EP “Waiting For The Ocean” was released in June of 2018. Maple & Beech Maple & Beech is a seven-piece art-pop band from Minnesota. Tucker Sterling Jensen (of Dirt Train)

A Fistful of Dollars on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The film that got the spaghetti western rolling was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo. The drifting Man with No Name (Eastwood) plays two greedy clans off each other, resulting in mutual destruction.

Gothess Presents: Families Belong Together  @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9:30pm
Evil doesn’t understand Justice. So here we are. What do we do? How can we help? If you are anything like me, you have woken up angry, confused, and had many moments of tears. Eventually you try to scrape yourself up and remember that your heartache doesn’t compare to the trauma these innocent families are going through. So you move forward and try your best to organize, donate, volunteer and use your voice somehow.
Gothess is proud to use its platform in any way possible to help those in desperate need. We are grateful to partner up with Moon Palace Books to bring you a night of solidarity. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the RAICES organization that is helping with legal assistance to combat the chaos. Families belong together and no human is illegal. Below are some useful resources and articles on what we can all try and do. Please come join us to help those in extreme crisis. DJ’s DJ MISS Q DJ Mercury Illuminaté Steele Suggested donations: sliding scale $5-$20 9:30pm-1:30am 21+

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


Saturday, August 11

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

Madeline & Sam’s Magical Storytime @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
It is our mission with this story time to promote children’s books that shine a spotlight on a wide array of racial and cultural identities, genders, orientations, experiences and abilities. We want to create a space that places a special emphasis on promoting self love, empathy and a greater understanding of the strange, magical world we inhabit. There is serious deficit in children’s books that depict protagonists who are a people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ or any combination of the above. That is why Madeline and Sam’s Magical Story Time seeks out books that do just that. Positive representation in books is crucial to a child’s development of a positive self image. It can be absolutely life affirming for a child to see a protagonist who reflects them accomplishing anything they set their mind to. It is also crucial in developing empathy for a child to experience diversity at a young age. This story time will not only be educational, but spectacularly fun! Before each reading we will have one minute wiggle parties and coloring pages that correlate with that weeks books.

Backyard Seed Saving II: Save Your Tomato Seeds! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 2pm
Now who doesn’t love tomatoes? Come learn about how you can save your tomato seeds for next season! Learn about how tomatoes propagate and how you to select and process the fruit to save the seeds. Fun hands-on fermentation with Koby of Seed Sages. $5-$10 suggested donation but no one will be turned away if unable to pay! To RSVP send an email to Andrea at andrea.e@tinydiner.com.
About the teacher: Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen is the founder of Seed Sages, a local seed saving organization that provides trainings, consultations, and education. Seed stewardship and biodiversity conservation is a driving force behind her work. She has worked at Emandal Farm, JD Rivers Children’s Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change, and Ecology Action. She also has a masters in Community and Regional Planning as well as Permaculture training. She draws on many approaches to share diverse seed saving, farming and community-building methods.

Reading with Aileen Keown Vaux
 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
Join Aileen Keown Vaux, and fellow Eastern Washington University alumni Casey Patrick, Katrina Stubson, Karen Maner, and Melissa Huggins, for an evening of poetry, prose, and music celebrating Keown Vaux’s Consolation Prize, the first selection for the Scablands Books Channeled Chapbook Series (2018). These hilarious, heartfelt poems take their inspiration from Central Washington State Fair themes like, “Find Your Happy!” and “Celebrate What’s Great!,” to explore rural, queer life in Washington State. Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University after years of working in the Minneapolis restaurant industry. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Advisor for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at EWU. She writes poetry and non-fiction and is forever inspired by the Miracle of Life Barn at The Great Minnesota Get-Together. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=3341

Second Saturday Songwriters Showcase
 @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm
Mark Grim – 7pm
Jeff Bjorgo – 7:45pm
Alfred Sage – 8:30pm

Saturday Night Contra Dance at Tapestry @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
A friendly dance with people of all ages dancing to a live band in a building dedicated to dancing. MAXIMUM FUN It’s all about the fun! The swirling, twirling, can’t stop smiling, grinning, laughing, moving, grooving, and all around just having a great time, fun. COMMUNITY Contra dancers are about the friendliest people on the planet! Everyone helps everyone else and there are dancers from 8 to 80, and sometimes more or less. $12 general admission /$10 for Tapestry members / $7 students / Free to ages 8 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) Make sure to bring your dancing shoes (or bare feet) as we don’t allow street shoes on our floor

Make on Lake Art Walk Block Party
Sat 5 PM
As part of our #MakeOnLake Public Art Series we are hosting a final Art Walk Block Party. Join us for a free family-friendly evening of food, music, art, activities, and paletas. There will be three guided 1/2 mile Art Walks at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Before or after, hang out and meet the artists, eat food, enjoy music, and fun art activities. The full schedule of entertainment and business discounts coming soon! Our #MakeOnLake artist Peter Thompson Haakon will have his mobile sign shop out on 17th & Lake too. Check it out to learn about Lake Street’s sign painting culture and make a sign of your own! Not into partying? Stop by and pick up a self-guided map to stroll up and down Lake Street at any time looking at old and new public art pieces. Our Make on Lake Artist Include: Vie Boheme Tantrum Art Collective Poetics of Forgiveness Project GoodSpace Murals Green Jeans Media Reggie LeFlore- Artist Page Rock9 Art Studio Connor Rice Jessica Bergman Tank Peter Haakon Thompson Corbin Doty Pablo Kalaka Ramses Alarcon Sanchez & Ryan Stopera Zahra Muse, Lokho Kotile, & Khadija Charif Ilana Budenosky, & Lachlan Hinwood

Boneshaker Book Club: The Will to Change @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 9am
The Boneshaker Book Club selection is “The Will to Change” by bell hooks. Copies will be in-stock shortly, at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Everyone needs to love and be loved — even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are — whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. With trademark candor and fierce intelligence, hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways. She believes men can find the way to spiritual unity by getting back in touch with the emotionally open part of themselves — and lay claim to the rich and rewarding inner lives that have historically been the exclusive province of women. A brave and astonishing work, The Will to Change is designed to help men reclaim the best


Sunday, August 12

Teachers’ happy hour @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St.• 11am
Sunday afternoon happy hour for teachers all summer. Have a drink or two- there’s no school tomorrow!

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm • 21+
Take a tour of the basement winery and production facility at Urban Forage with co-owner and winemaker, Jeff. Taste a sampling of our offerings on tap, as well as samples of ciders and wines in production. Stay afterward in the taproom for an informal question and answer session.

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

Zacc Harris Trio Every Sunday at Riverview Wine Bar, 3747 42nd Ave S • 7pm • No Cover
Join us for the longest running weekly jazz gig in Minneapolis. Zacc Harris Trio featuring Harris on guitar, Matt Peterson on bass, and Pete Hennig on drums has been playing every Sunday since 2007. No cover, music from 7p-9p. Perfect way to wind down a Sunday.
 
Sunday Afternoon Reading: Nan Dixon @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm
Come see local author Nan Dixon read from one of her new books. Stay for a glass of cider.


Monday, August 13

Reading with Stephen Dillon @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State (Duke University Press) examines the literary and artistic work of feminist, queer antiracist activists who were imprisoned or became fugitives in the United States during the 1970s, showing how they were among the first to theorize and make visible the co-constitutive symbiotic relationship between neoliberalism and racialized mass-incarceration. “In this beautifully written work, Stephen Dillon brings together a variety of threads from the literatures on prisons, feminisms, and queer studies to make novel arguments about fugitivity, neoliberalism, and carcerality. His engagement with poetry, accounts of underground activists, and the other highly charismatic materials he works with will be gripping for students as they read through this compelling entry point into the book’s topics. Fugitive Life is a wonderful contribution.” — Dean Spade, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

For a Few Dollars More on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. • 7pm
The Man with No Name returns as a bounty hunter who teams up with fellow bounty hunter Colonel Mortimer (Van Cleef) to track down an outlaw. Leone’s style, typified by daring camera moves and wide crane shots, came into its own with this movie.

Game On! For Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm


 

Tuesday, August 14 

Fun Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
The most FUN FREE live trivia in all of South Mpls Top 3 teams plus the last place team win prizes great food, beverages, and service to enjoy while playing trivia.

Books & Bars: Vision @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm Social | 7pm Discussion | FREE and open to the public | Presented by The Loft Literary Center
Join us for an August discussion of Vision: The Complete Series, Tom King’s widely acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning series about Marvel’s Vision and his quest to be a human. Available as two volume trade paperback or hardcover – 20% off at Moon Palace. Vision wants to be human, and what’s more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning – the laboratory where Ultron created him as a weapon, the place where he first rebelled against his destiny and imagined that he could be a man. There, he builds a wife, Virginia, and teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition – or obsession? – the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Theirs is a story of togetherness and tragedy and one that will set the Android Avenger on course for a devastating confrontation with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Considered one of the most celebrated graphic novels of the decade, Vision: The Complete Series features all twelve issues of the series, and also contains over a hundred pages of bonus content, including interviews, variants, original scripts, concept art, ink and coloring progression, and letters by the creative team


Wednesday, August 15

Epworth Gardens Weeding Wednesdays for Kids • Every Wednesday • 9:30-11:30am
School-aged kids are invited to join us for watering and weeding the gardens, plus a story, craft, games and a snack! Children ages 3-10 are required to bring a caring adult to help and watch over them. Learn more about Epworth Gardens at EpworthMPLS.org/Garden

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

Rad Girls Can + Riot Grrl Karaoke
 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Join us for an event with Kate Schatz celebrating the release of Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women. After the event, we’ll have Riot Grrl Karaoke! From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

Longfellow Luau Patio Party @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
Gather your friends and family (dogs, too!) to the end-of-summer patio party at Longfellow Grill – The Longfellow Luau! Hawaiian-inspired food & drinks, beers and bands! We’ll be serving up beers from Dogfish Head Brewery, having a battle of the bands featuring John Chuck & The Class and The Millenium; hosted and DJ’d by Go963MN’s Jordan.

Handsome Midnight @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Handsome Midnight friendly alternative rock w/ class handsomemidnight.com Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.


Thursday, August 16

Cathie English @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Cathie English acoustic American fingerstyle folk https://www.reverbnation.com/cathieenglish Free outdoor concerts part of the Music & Movies in the Parks, brought to you by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Check out the website for full summer listings: www.mplsmusicandmovies.com.

Music and Movies at Minnehaha Falls Bandshell • 7pm • FREE
Movies and music is presented by the Minneapolis Parks Dept.

Thursday Night Trivia: The Simpsons  @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Yes. Simpsons trivia returns. How well do you know Springfield? How well do your neighbors know? Well?

Swan Meat, Amati, Lynn Avery @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
21+ ••• 7adv, 10 door SWAN MEAT (cologne) AMATI (MPLS, Sweat Taste) LYNN AVERY (MPLS) @swan.meat, aka Reba Fay, is a poet, producer, DJ, and engineer who pairs original spoken word poetry with jarring and complex electronics. Reba’s deeply personal aesthetic explores a fascination with fantasy, RPG, and storytelling through sound design and composition. With her work, Reba has developed a unique and potent form of emotional expression. https://noisey.vice.com/it/article/ppaabz/noisey-mix-swan-meat @lynn.a.very is a producer, creating dense, rapid ambient forests, echoing sounds of club, fantasy, and soundtrack. https://soundcloud.com/blueberry-recordings/sets/dasychira-haptics-remixes Amati is storied collaborator and producer, recently returning from Madrid where he release his club demolishing 2single on Sweat Taste records (spain). Having worked with such artists as Tennis Rodman, K. Raydio, YDVST, Amati is a well versed and skilled producer who knows how to control a dance floor

Lord of The Rings Trivia at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm
Think you’re well-versed in the realm of hobbits, dwarves, wizards, and elves? Join us for Lord of the Rings themed trivia and test your knowledge of all things Middle-earth. No sign up required. First come, first serve. Get here early to get a spot!

Bi+ Community Discussion
 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm
This month is at Boneshaker Books. Feel free to bring snacks; we will provide some to share. Come join our discussion group the THIRD Thursday of every Month. This is a safe and welcoming environment and a great way to navigate bi+ issues and bond with other community members. We are gathering at 6pm to chit chat and order food and drinks. We will change the location each month, so please keep an eye on where to meet. A Board member facilitator will bring topics to get the conversation started or we can talk about your questions and issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party at The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm
Big Wu Family Reunion Preparedness Party Featuring: BWFR Super Jam, El Dub, Pat Ferguson, Space Junk, & Upeksha Thursday, August 16 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show BUY TICKETS –> https://fanlink.to/BWFR-PRE Come prepare for The Big Wu Family Reunion at The Hook & Ladder Theater! Remember, if you buy/bought a VIP ticket to the Festival, this show is on us! www.bigwufamilyreunion.com

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm