Weekly Roundup: March 6-12

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 $2,646! So we are almost 20% towards our goal of $15,000. Love doesn’t have an expiration date. Even though we’ve reached the end of our designated February fundraising drive, we hope you’ll still consider donating to LCC throughout the year whenever giving works best for you. We love working for Greater Longfellow all year, just as much as you love living here. We’ll continue to provide monthly fundraising updates as we work toward our goal.  
THANK YOU to the tremendously kind 56 residents who have donated! And THANK YOU to the generous neighborhood businesses & organizations, who’ve contributed to our fundraising efforts including: Mother Earth Gardens, Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors, Belle’s Toolbox, and Schooner Tavern! 
Also, THANK YOU to everyone who has helped share our work by liking/sharing posts on social media.  It’s a huge help. Thanks for being a wonderful neighbor!  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.

FRIDAY Fish Dinner • Fridays February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm • St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S
St. Albert the Great’s popular and famous fish dinners offer rewarding opportunities to unwind at the end of the work week and feast on great home-made meals.  Dinners include fried or baked tilapia, potatoes mashed with cheese and spices or hashed-brown wedges, coleslaw, spaghetti with meatless marinara sauce, homemade desserts, and beverages. All food is made fresh by parish staff and volunteers and feeds many hundreds of individuals from the parish and the greater community each Friday.

Fish Dinners also include BINGO in the gym from 5:30 to 7:30 pm plus several kinds of raffles. We also serve up plentiful conversation and a joyful, welcoming atmosphere.  In 2006 & 2013 City Pages named St. Albert the Great’s fish dinners the best fish fry in the Twin Cities, and this celebrated event has been highlighted by KARE 11 ( also see their 2008 article), WCCOMinneapolis StarTribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Even bloggers sing our praises!  This year, we’re featured in the book Food Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities. Overflow parking is available one block north at Anne Sullivan School parking lot. Our shuttle bus runs back & forth from the lot to the door… so hop on!

Enter via the front door of the church and enjoy the musical entertainment provided for you (if you have to wait for seating.)  Each night features 3 different performers. Bring your coffee up and enjoy after you eat too! Line up of performers will be announced soon! 

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 


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. 

Belle’s ToolBox, 3400 42nd Avenue S • www.belles-toolbox.org
Regular Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10am-Noon
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-4pm
Every Third Saturday 10am-Noon

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

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

Friday, Mar 6

Kent Burnside + The Shackletons with The Flood Brothers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
Join us as Roots Rock & Deep Blues Festival 10 presents a rockin’ night with Kent Burnside (heir and torchbearer of his late grandfather RL’s unique Mississippi Hill Country blues catalog), The Shackeltons, and The Flood Brothers. This show will include the special unveiling of our lineup and plans for this year’s festival.

Actual Wolf and Andy Cook with guest Faith Boblett The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $8 Advance • $10 Day of Show
Actual Wolf: Americana by one man with a guitar, a lot on his mind, and nothing to lose.
Andy Cook: Indie rock that hints at bands like the Walkmen and Kurt Vile
Faith Boblett (solo): Faith’s music falls somewhere in the realm of pop, Americana, rock, and alt country

Harry Belafonte in 1959 @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm 
Harry Belafonte stole every scene in this pair of films that took on racism as the defining element of American social conflict.
THE WORLD, THE FLESH, AND THE DEVIL: Shot in stark black-and-white Cinemascope, this film follows a lone Pennsylvania miner (Belafonte) as he wanders through a post-apocalyptic landscape. When he discovers another survivor, a white woman (Stevens), they become friends—until another survivor, a white man (Ferrer), arrives.
FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW: In this acclaimed film noir, three men plot a bank robbery. But the volatile bigotry of Slater (Ryan) may lead to their ruin. 
FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00

Combat Chess United presents Human Combat Chess @ Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S #1 • 8pm
Live from the Historic Christ Church Lutheran here in Minneapolis, we bring you the first Regular Season game we’ve ever invited the public into! It’s a rematch from the semifinals last year: Maja Jonsdottir’s Roses and the Corsairs led by the one and only Jenn SIsko! An automatic post season spot is on the line, so you know both of these teams are going to lay it all out on the line!
For tickets and showtimes, check out our brand new website: https://www.combatchessunited.com/new-products/corsairs-vs-roses

Saturday, Mar 7

Machinery Hill at The Riverview @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30pm 
Stop by the Riverview Cafe for some music and witty (or not) commentary from Machinery Hill.

Boneshaker Science Book Club: “The Sixth Extinction” @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am 
The March Science Book Club selection is “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert. Copies of the book will be in stock soon at Boneshaker at 20% off list price. The book is also readily available from the Hennepin County Library (but there’s a medium waitlist so request it soon!) and as an audiobook.
“Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.”

The Boneshaker Science Book Club is free and open to the public. We meet the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., unless we don’t, so please check the calendar in case a fast one has been pulled (Note: I’ll be traveling the first Saturday in February, hence this being the following weekend). The books we read will be science-related, but hopefully accessible to those without an academic background in science. We seek to select titles that are in line with Boneshaker’s mission of social justice.

Note from host: I’ll bring coffee to share!

Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $10 Advance • $15 Day of Show
The Hook presents the 10th annual Harrison’s Jukebox: A Tribute to George Harrison featuring KYX, with special guests Curtiss A & The New Evil Thingies. Join in as we pay tribute to the influential lead guitarist of The Beatles.
KYX includes members of acts such as Badfinger and Crow. Prominent Twin Cities rocker Curtiss A is well known for the John Lennon tribute show he has headlined for the last 40 years.

On This Day in History @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm
On Wednesday March 7, 1962, the Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio. On Saturday March 7th, 2020, Jiggs Lee Invasion commemorates the event at The Schooner Tavern playing some of the best tunes from the 60’s and 70’s British Invasion.

Record Release Concert at Moon Palace @ Music at Moon Palace, 3032 Minnehaha Ave •  6:30pm Doors • 7:30pm Show • Tickets $10 Adv • $12 Door • 21+


Sunday, Mar 8

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.

Midwest Trans Prisoner Pen Pal Project Meeting Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 4pm
The Midwest Trans Prisoner Penpal Project meets regularly on the second and fourth Sunday of the month for letter writing & mail processing. Folks can also get familiarized with their database & get connected with a penpal.

About the Midwest Trans Prisoner Penpal Project:  We strive to work against the isolation and deprivation that the prison system uses to keep those on the inside from connecting to those on the outside.We reach out to trans, queer, and gender-variant prisoners specifically because they are targeted by the police and prosecution, and incarcerated at disproportionate rates. The prison system further isolates and segregates trans people disconnecting them from human contact and from the outside world. We believe that sharing life stories and friendships through the practice of letter writing is one way of knowing the prison experience and connecting to people, and, thus, rejecting prison’s systematic use of isolation, silencing, and dehumanization. We do this work as a step towards a world without prisons.

More info can be found here: https://mwtppp.wordpress.com/ 

Love Your Trail : Trash the Trash @ West River Parkway • 1pm
Join me for the first Love Your Trail : Trash the Trash cleanup hike! I’ll be focusing on the West River Road Parkway between Lake Street East and 42nd Street East. This is a multi-use, paved trail that follows the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s mostly flat and considered an “easy” level. Picking up trash along the trail keeps the junk from making it down the bluff and into the river. 
Where We Start: Meet at the intersection of West River Road and 42nd Street
Where We End: At the Lake Street / Marshall Avenue bridge near the river and Dunn Bros Coffee (post cleanup beverages anyone?)
What to Bring:
• Work gloves
• USED plastic bags (think bread, large chip or snack, or shopping bags) 
• A water bottle
• Appropriate clothing for the weather
• Your generous spirit

I’ll also have some extra supplies on hand some cool prizes for helping!

Lila Ammons KBEM Roots Concert Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation
The KBEM Roots Concert Series is presented by Phil Nusbaum, host of The Bluegrass Review on Jazz88.
This installment of the KBEM Roots Concert Series, welcomes classically trained blues and boogie-woogie Chicago native, Lila Ammons. Coming from an illustrious family of musicians, Ammons range of interest runs from Mozart to Monk and back.

Each show has a 7pm front set by Sherry Minnick & Phil Nusbaum in the 20-minute range. Then an intermission and the featured performer plays till 9 or so.

International Women’s Day: Cycling Longer Distances @ The Fix Studio & Cafe, 3725 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm
Join the MN Randonneurs in celebrating International Women’s Day with a group discussion focused on inspiring cyclists to take on longer distances. Topics will range from road safety advocacy, to cycling with your kids, to self-compassion and care post-injury. Guest speakers include local endurance cyclists Risa Hustad, Luci Russell, Sveta Vold and Kate Ankofski. Bring your questions and your experiences and let’s learn together. All are welcome.

Cinema Book Club: Face of Another @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 4pm
For the next Cinema Book Club we’ll be visiting the strange sci-fi horror of Kobo Abe, and his masterpiece of post-war Japanese literature, The Face of Another, along with Hiroshi Teshigahara’s mind-bending film (screening at the Trylon Cinema down the street!) A laboratory accident has left scientist Okuyama without a face and, by extension, unable to connect with others. But he works to craft a mask so real it alters his personality, a blank slate upon which he can project anything, even that which was trapped in the darkest recesses of his mind. Please join us for a spirited discussion of this amazing book and equally fascinating film. 

WHEN: BOOK CLUB SUNDAY, MARCH 8 at 4:00PM (FILM SCREENS March 1-3 at the Trylon Cinema, tickets here: https://www.trylon.org/film/the-face-of-another/2020-03-01/)

Pitfall (1962) on 35mm! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Teshigahara’s debut feature is a wandering portrait of a miner (Igawa) and his young son, who happen upon a deserted town. There he is followed by a mysterious man wearing a white suit and white gloves. The surreal Pitfall questions whether truth matters, in this life or the next.

Mocha Girls Read Book Club: We’re Going to Need More Wine @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 4pm
Join the Mocha Girls Read Book Club for a discussion of We’re Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union in the theater at Moon Palace. 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

Monday, Mar 9

Food as Medicine: Your Food and Mood Connection @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 6pm • $25/$20 co-op owners
You are what you eat. Learn about foods that impact your anxiety, depression, stress, and inflammation as well as principles for healthier eating using a lecture format. In this class, you will describe how food affects your mental health, understand how to eat foods to balance your mood, identify your own food rules, and gain understanding about how stress and inflammation affect your body.
Monica Peterson, LICSW

Pitfall (1962) on 35mm! Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm
Teshigahara’s debut feature is a wandering portrait of a miner (Igawa) and his young son, who happen upon a deserted town. There he is followed by a mysterious man wearing a white suit and white gloves. The surreal Pitfall questions whether truth matters, in this life or the next.

Renew Your Connection with Nature @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Avenue S • 5:30pm
No other natural feature defines our Longfellow neighborhood more than the Mississippi River. Home to many plant and animal species this natural space provides a refuge to those of us ready to explore. Springtime is coming!  And, that is an inviting time of year to get outside and renew your connection with the natural world. Join Andrew Marotz from the Mississippi Park Connection and find out how you can protect, learn about, and explore this magnificent natural environment. Learn about great ways to help with local projects and activities right here in our neighborhood. 

Transition author, Carolyn Baker, refers to this as “delighting in nature,” and writes that this work is critical for good health and peace of mind. Finding time to reconnect, meditate in, and experience the joy of the natural world is key to happiness and peace during these times of transition. It’s all just footsteps away. Enjoy discussion, meet neighbors and savor what the Riverview Cafe has to offer.

Tuesday, Mar 10 

Books & Bars MPLS: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm Discussion • FREE and open to the public
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, a woman living an ordinary life in a small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Meanwhile, mighty Sanze — the world-spanning empire whose innovations have been civilization’s bedrock for a thousand years — collapses as most of its citizens are murdered to serve a madman’s vengeance. And worst of all, across the heart of the vast continent known as the Stillness, a great red rift has been torn into the heart of the earth, spewing ash enough to darken the sky for years. Or centuries. Now Essun must pursue the wreckage of her family through a deadly, dying land.

Wednesday, Mar 11

American Indian Family Night @ Anishinabe Academy, 3100 E 28th St • 5pm
Event will highlight: Academic programming specific to American Indian students, the five proposed District model changes, gathering input for the agreement MPS has with American Indian community/MUID (MOA), Continued conversation about school climate with South High School administration.
MPS information tables: Indian Education, Engagement and External Relations, Ombudsperson, Student Placement, Family Resource Center, Special Education, Recruitment-Human Resources and more! 
This event is in partnership with American Indian Parent Advisory Committee and Metropolitan Urban Indian Directors.

5:00pm:  Games for youth/ MPS information tables
5:30pm:  Conversations about MPS academic initiatives for American Indian students
6:30pm:  Meal & Continued Conversations
7:30pm: Closing

Women’s Field Q&A Night @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3016 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
Interested in racing mountain bikes this summer? Join the MN Mountain Bike Series for our Women’s Field Q&A night! A representative from the series and panel of experienced mountain bike racers will cover topics such as…
– What to expect on race day
– Our favorite race venues 
– What kind of equipment you need 
– Which category you should race in 
– Any other questions you bring! 
This event is for anyone who would race in the women’s fields including trans and non-binary riders. View the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series Statement of Inclusivity herehttps://www.mnmtbseries.com/page/show/4949-series-racing-rules

Can’t make it? No problem! We’ll live stream the event right here so you can tune in remotely or re-watch at your own convenience. Remote viewers are encouraged to comment their questions directly on the stream. Thank you to for providing us with an event space and refreshments! 

Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House? Longmont Potion Castle @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • TIckets: $12 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhe57kwbHe4 • Co-Presented by: KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio – 90.3 FM HD
An unpaid camera operator is left to finish the film a bumbling pair of filmmakers attempt to make about the greatest anonymous phone-work artist of all time – Longmont Potion Castle. Featuring interviews with Rainn Wilson, Andrew Bujalski, Pissed Jeans, Municipal Waste, NBS Electronics, Twist and Shout, Pig Destroyer, Weyes Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Pinback, and a variety of hard-core fans, ‘Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House: The Longmont Potion Castle Story,’ peeks behind the curtain of America’s Underground Prank Call King, and documents a film doomed to fail from the beginning.   dir. David Hall, Thomas Rotenberg, 2018, 95 min, Canada, USA, UK and Norway, BD

Queer Book Club: To My Trans Sisters @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S • 7pm
Join the TC 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Cragg. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! 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

Longfellow Garden Club presents: Peonies @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S. • 7pm
The reliable peony has long been a favorite in northern gardens.  A professional grower offers guidance on how to plant, nurture, divide, and hybridize this early summer bloomer.  All are welcome. tinyurl.com/LGCminnesota 

Thursday, Mar 12

Free Movie: ‘Songwriter’ with Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge 3010 Minnehaha Ave •  Doors 7pm • Concert Videos 7:15pm • Feature Film 8pm • 18+ • Free Admission
Come enjoy a free movie movie screening in our seated theater! We’ll have drink specials, popcorn, and our bar will be open all night.
On the Road, Making Music and Raising Hell! ‘Songwriter’ (1984) synopsis:
Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson as a pair of hard-living Texans in this funny, original and very real look at the country music business. Doc Jenkins (Nelson) may be one of C&W’s most beloved stars, but his private life is a wreck. He’s split up with his longtime partner, Blackie Buck (Kristofferson), a country outlaw with a heart of gold. Doc’s singer-wife, Honey Carder (Melinda Dillon), has thrown him out of the house. And now he’s gotten involved with a sleazy music manager, Rodeo Rocky (Richard C. Sarafian), who’s out to steal his material. Teaming up with Blackie, Doc takes drastic measures to win back his family and reclaim his songs. It’s Willie and Kris, on the road again, making music and raising hell!
Starring: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon, Rip Torn, Lesley Ann Warren
– Nominated for an Oscar® for Best Music, Original Song Score
– The film is loosely based on Willie Nelson’s own life and struggles with the music industry
– Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson wrote over a dozen original songs for the movie, all performed live on film by them and co-stars Melinda Dillon and Lesley Ann Warren
“3 1/2 out of 4 stars – Nelson is a gifted, understated actor.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times
‘Songwriter’ trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A4fTgpOlhg
‘Songwriter’ clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcDc4OqnXbQ

Thursday Trivia: Friends @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm
Friends trivia returns!  This time without makeup.

Disney Classics Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8pm 
Are you a true Disney fan!? Come to trivia to find out! 
$1 Off Summit & Schell’s Taps +2 bonus points if you come in swag! Free to play. First come, first serve. Prizes to top 3 teams!

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

No Small Matter Screening | Minneapolis Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 5:30pm
No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. 
Visit http://www.nosmallmatter.com or https://youtu.be/Shm-KRh4LFg  to watch the trailer and learn more!

Weekly Roundup: January 31-February 6

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

Upcoming & Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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


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

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

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 


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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Jan 31

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Feb 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, Feb 2

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

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

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

Monday, Feb 3

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

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

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

Tuesday, Feb 4

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

Note: Materials fee $20 payable on the first day of class.
Tuition: $80 ($68 members)
Instructor: Greta Hammelman

Earthseed Reads Book Club: Marrow Thieves @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm
Join Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt for a fun discussion of a different fabulous afro-futuristic book each month. With special guests, entertainment, and of course food and beverages from Geek Love Cafe.  Check out the menu at http://www.geeklovecafe.com  
Marrow Thieves is available for 20% off when you buy it at Moon Palace Books.

Wednesday, Feb 5 

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

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

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

Thursday, Feb 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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