Weekly Roundup: Nov 16-22

IMG_7525Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis and enjoy the sun when you can!


Upcoming& Ongoing Events

IT’S GIVE TO THE MAX DAY! Please consider giving to LCC this Thursday! You can donate DIRECTLY to LCC here: https://squareup.com/market/longfellow-community-council/ OR if you are already on GiveMN: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Longfellow

LCC’s Autumn Winter Warming will be Thursday | November 29 | 6-7:30pm | FREE at Longfellow Community Council Office,
2727 26th Ave. S (In the ABC Construction Building)
Get to know our staff and board! See where the LCC magic is made. Meet neighbors and chat with old friends. Enjoy delicious holiday treats in a cozy relaxing atmosphere.

AEI COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT -GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY
Starting this Fall 2018 we at Applied Energy Innovations are proud to present:
Keep the Heat on Program – Heating for those in need
Every fall, AEI will donate a furnace and installation to a neighbor or family in need within the South Minneapolis Community. The selection process is based on family situation, income,  medical requirements if any, and overall need. If you know of a neighbor you think might qualify for this program, please send an email to info@AEIexpertise.com with a description of the situation and the reason why you think that this neighbor or family should be selected for our program. We will work in conjunction with local organizations, nonprofits and communities of faith to spread the word.

Futsal / Soccer Training at Matthews Park Rec Center with Coach Pete Munene
Soccer training that’s fun, engaging and supportive for beginner to advanced players. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity. The Matthews Park Youth Soccer Training and Futsal Free Play sessions are designed for motivated boys and girls ages 12-17 who have participated in MPRB or competitive soccer programs in the U13-U18 range. Each 90-minute intensive training will be divided into 30 minutes of speed, strength, and agility training; 30 minutes of technical/skill-building; and 30 minutes of small-sided futsal play. Players should bring a soccer ball and clean indoor soccer or court shoes.
Sponsored by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board | Multiple sessions over the fall and winter
Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950

Tuesdays | Nov 6, 2018 to Dec 11, 2018 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play I – MPRB Activity # 85019
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-i/83618
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play II – MPRB Activity # 85020
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-i/83619
Mondays | Jan 7, 2019 to Feb 11, 2019 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play III – MPRB Activity # 89624
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-ill/87981
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – MPRB Activity # 89626
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-iv/87983
Mondays | Feb 18, 2019 to Mar 25, 2019 | $70 | 6 Weeks | 18 Max
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play V – MPRB Activity # 94272
Ages 12-13 | 6:00 – 7:30pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-v/93580
•       Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play VI – MPRB Activity # 94273
Ages 14-17 | 7:30 – 9:00pm
https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-vi/93581


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 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!

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

Belle’s ToolBox Winter Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-4pm • Friday 10am-Noon • Every Third Saturday 10-Noon • CLOSED Thanksgiving and Friday following – We are so thankful for all of You in this warm community of creative minds!
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


Friday, November 16

What Would Jesus Buy? w/ Transition Longfellow @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 E 40th St, (NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH) • potluck at 6:30 pm, movie at 7:15 pm • Free Will Donation
Just in time for the holidays! Follow Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping as they go on a cross-country crusade to challenge American consumerism. This is a fun movie, appropriate for all ages AND it’s our last movie this year, so if you haven’t come to a potluck yet, do it now!

Saturday, November 17

Koch-Marshall Trio at The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm / 21+
The Tommy Bentz Band from Wisconsin will open.
Koch-Marshall Trio: 
Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall trio consists of guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch, and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility – but Koch’s compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small does of humor and occasional wild abandon. Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by Guitar Player Magazine and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa. Koch is widely known for his lengthy tenure as an international ambassador for Fender Guitars, which listed him in the “Top Ten Unsung Guitarists.” Greg is a contributing columnist for a variety of guitar magazines, including Guitar Player Magazine which listed Greg’s “Chief’s Blues” in the “40 Badass Blues Solos You Must Hear.” 
Tommy Bentz Band: 
The Tommy Bentz Band extensively tours regionally in the US and bi-annually to the UK. They’re a fantastic power trio that has been in existence for over 15 years, jamming in the style of “The Allman Brothers meet Van Morrison.” Standout slide player Tommy Bentz leads the band and has often been touted as one of the best in the Midwest.
Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1296837367117632/

Do It Green! Minnesota’s 13th Annual Green Gifts Fair @ Midtown Global Market, $1 Donation/person accepted at the door • 10am-5pm
Shop environmentally-conscious gifts for your friends and family, and reflect on the experiences and influences to your Green Journey. Visit  www.doitgreen.org/green-gifts-fair/ for more details.
* Visit 85 sustainable vendors
* Complete an activity passport throughout the fair for (adult and kid-friendly) prizes
* Enjoy music, demos, and food
* Enter your bid at the silent auction

Sunday, November 18

Monday, November 19

Quiet Hours @ Community Healing Hub, 4101 37th Ave S • 4pm
Spend quiet time in the Community Healing Hub, as we make it a place for calm and quiet in an overwhelming world. All are welcome. Upon entering the room there is no talking or noise making and will set electronic devices aside. Seekers coming into this space will experience: – Soft, ambient lighting (a fireplace once it’s cooler outside) – Calming music – Light aromatherapy will be used – Allowed use of sensory items (weighted blankets, neck scarves, fidget items) – Tea and water will be available The time can be used to meditate, read (refrain reading from an electronic device), write, draw, pray, or simply sitting in silence. There is no talking or noise making during this time. This is a time meant for those that are able to sit quietly for a bit of time, because of this the opportunity is best suited for individuals at least 10 years of age. Come and go as you like. Stay for 5 minutes or the whole 2 hours.
The Community Healing Hub will host this every Monday from 4-6pm until December 17, 2018. There is no cost associated and we will request that seekers complete a short survey after their experience so we can better serve the community. A host will be available if assistance or additional support is desired.

Robin Asbell’s Plant Based Meats @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm
Joins us for an event with Robin Asbell, author of the new cookbook Plant Based Meats and sample Robin’s delicious recipes! Mock meats have progressed way beyond basic seitan, and reducing your meat consumption is easier than ever before with these realistic alternatives. With a handy guide to ingredients, cooking methods, and the basic flavor profiles behind what makes “meat” so tasty, this book is for meat lovers who still want an option that mimics the real thing, and vegetarians who don’t want all the additives you get with processed, store- bought mock meats. From meat loaf to sausages, from pt’ to jerky, Robin Asbell has a plant- based answer for midweek suppers, weekend brunches, and holiday showstoppers. Robin Asbell is a cookbook writer and chef. Her work has appeared in Clean Eating, Better Homes and Gardens, Vegetarian Times, Real Food, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches cooking classes outside Minneapolis. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=4334

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30am
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages. All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators

Scottish Step Dance Intro Course @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Scottish step dancing is a performance-oriented form of dance similar to Highland dance but encompassing a wider variety of styles. Curious to give it a try? Fligmagearie is offering a 4-week course to introduce you to some basics. Suitable for all genders (18 and over please). No prior dance experience is required, but familiarity with ballet, Irish step, and/or Scottish country dancing may be helpful, and physical ability to jump and hop is expected. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes (ballet slippers, jazz shoes, Irish dance pumps, or Scottish ghillies are ideal). Cost is just $20 for the 4 one-hour classes (pay with cash or check on the first night).

History Repeating Herself At Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 9pm
History Repeating Herself, with special guest, Grand National Champion.

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!

Vegan Slice Night @ Geek Love Café, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm
A whole vegan pizza is fantastic, but sometimes you just want one slice. That’s why we sell vegan pizza by-the-slice on Monday nights. Have one slice or try slices of a few of our popular specialty pizzas, done vegan-style, all on our hand-tossed house-made sourdough crust. Yum! ALSO – We extend our happy hour on Mondays until 8 pm! So get half-priced tap beer, cider or wine with that vegan slice. Yowza! Can’t make it on a Monday night? Don’t worry – you can still order a whole vegan 12″ or 16″ pizza any day or night of the week. We also have some great vegan baked goods, salads, and breakfasts on our menu – 7 days a week.

Tuesday, November 20 

Humbird in Residence: Three Tuesdays in November @ Moon Palace Books,3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm
Humbird’s first residency! We’ll be showcasing new songs, experimenting with some fairytales and inviting some of our favorite artists (musicians, poets and dancers) to join us for these three special tuesday evenings at Moon Palace Books. Here’s who else you might find should you venture out of your home and into the unknown to join us….. Nov. 6th: J.E. Sunde with poetry from Benj Kreibich and dance from Kelvin Wailey Nov. 20th: Aurora Birch Ben Weaver Nov. 27th: Laura Hugo Music darling lily gave with poetry from Michael Lee. Sliding scale of $5-$10 and 21+. Starts at 9pm <3

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

Technique & Choreography Classes @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre,
3012 Minnhehaha Ave • 6:30pm
The next session is about to start for Technique & Choreography classes!
TUESDAYS, NOVEMBER 6 – 27 6:30 – 8pm,
Instructor: Susana di Palma Thirty minutes of technique footwork drills, patterns, remates and turns. One hour of learning choreography “Por Tangos.” Students will be coached in playing palmas for each other. $70 for the session and $20 drop-in SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 1 11:30 – 1pm, Instructor Susana di Palma $70 for the session and $20 drop-in

Wednesday, November 21

Neil Breen’s Fateful Findings @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • $10
Boy are we in for a treat. Not only has Neil Breen himself graced us with a beautiful HD copy of FATEFUL FINDINGS, he has also given us the go-ahead to screen his 2018 masterpiece TWISTED PAIR. Double feature! (2013, HD, 100m) dir Neil Breen. A computer scientist slash novelist reunites with his childhood friend and has to face the dire and fateful consequences of his mystical actions. 7:00 Neil Breen’s Twisted Pair at 8:45pm. Wednesday 11/21 @ 7pm Trylon Cinema $10, Advance tickets: http://www.trylon.org/films/category/tfd/ https://youtu.be/hQ7GQbfj__0 Invite your friends!

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
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 27th Ave S • 8pm
Pregame the Thanksgiving festivities with Balkan party music! Never a cover, so order some beer, wine, or other liquid libation and enjoy! Rumor has it that the additional back bar will be open with “Max the Mixologist” preparing special old-fashioned drinks. 21+

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Gym • 6:30pm
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK!!! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!

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

RAGESGIVING ~ Circle of Heat Tribute To Rage Against The Machine at The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 9pm :: Music 9:30pm :: 21+ $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
RAGESGIVING Circle of Heat Tribute To Rage Against The Machine Wednesday, November 21 at The Hook and Ladder Theater Circle of Heat performs a set of original music followed by their Tribute to Rage Against the Machine! Based in Minneapolis, Circle of Heat is a rock band at its core. Drawing inspiration from genres such as funk, jazz, prog, classic and 90’s rock, their music is ever expanding into an original sound with a familiar feel. For their sophomore album, 2016’s “Some People Say”, Circle of Heat continued their focus on musicianship and diversity in songwriting all while allowing room for the spontaneity and improvisation that make their live performances such unique experiences.

Cabin Fever @ Epworth United Methodist Church
, 3207 37th Ave S • 9:30-11:30am
Epworth UMC offers indoor play space for kids 0 to 5 years old with large and small motor activities, crafts, and healthy snack provided. Kids must bring a caring adult with them to watch them as they play. Coffee and conversation for adults. All for free. Cabin Fever ends in mid-March.
 

Thursday, November 22 • Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Dinner at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3674 Minnehaha Ave • 11am
Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sage Stuffing, Turkey Sage Gravy, Buttered Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Roll. $3 Pumpkin Pie with Nutmeg Whipped Cream All You Can Eat $16.99 | One Serving $14.99 | Kids 12 and younger $12.99 | Kids 3 and under eat free

3rd Annual Wobble Before You Gobble Thanksgiving Zumba Party @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 9am
Come join us for the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Morning Zumba Party What’s a better way to start out your Turkey Day than with a little dance!!! Come wobble before you gobble! This will be a fun filled 90min Zumba event on Thanksgiving morning. Exciting guest instructors joining me :Bernice Arias, Keri Ann , Tiesha Bogar and Tawana Stocker! Come dance, shake and sweat those calories away! Then go home and enjoy all of the Thanksgiving festivities! Invite your friends and family to come dance with us! Share the Zumba Love! Drop in event- no pre registration needed. All Zumba Classes at Tapestry Folkdance Center are $5-$10. Sliding scale fee – You pay what you can!

Weekly Roundup: July 6-12

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Registration for the Resource Fair held in conjunction with the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed is now open! Click here for details!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vacancy on the LCC Board of Directors!
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) has a vacancy on its Board of Directors.  We are seeking a resident that lives in the Howe Neighborhood of Greater Longfellow.  The term for this seat expires in April of 2019.  Anyone interested can contact LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at Melanie@longfellow.org or at 612-722-4529 ext 14.  A Board job description can be found here.

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.)

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


Friday, July 6

The West Metro Big Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
The West Metro Big Band classic big band sounds 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.

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, July 7

TRANSITION PARENT GROUP/KIDS PLAY GROUP @ Longfellow Park Building • 3435 36th Ave S • 10am • FREE
Do you want to raise your kids with a less wasteful, less materialistic lifestyle, but feel like its an uphill battle? Get together with other parents – and kids – for cameraderie, resource sharing, and friendship. The group is for parents with kids 10 and under. Kids welcome, toys available.

Youth Powered July: Full Cycle @ Tiny Diner • 1024 E 38th St • 10am
This month at Tiny Diner we are celebrating the amazing youth in our community! Come be inspired as we take tours and learn skills from youth doing sustainability projects in South Minneapolis. Each event will consist of a tour of the organization as well as a hands-on project. Light refreshments will be provided by Tiny Diner. To kick off this event, we’ll tour Full Cycle Bike Shop and learn about their programs to train youth bike mechanics and their work to distribute food to low-income families. Full Cycle staff will demonstrate how to do a quick tube-patch and provide recycled bike tube crafts for children in attendance.
Come check out this amazing organization! Please bring a $10-20 sliding scale donation and/or non-perishable food items. 100% of donations will go to support Full Cycle programs. Learn a skill, meet new people and help support an amazing organization! Does it get any better than that? Next Youth Powered July Event: Saturday July 14th at Youth Farm

Science Book Club: Lab Girl @ Boneshaker Books • 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am
The July 7 science book club selection is “Lab Girl,” by Hope Jahren. Copies are in stock now at a 20% discount off the regular paperback price. Boneshaker’s Science Book Club reads books that are 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.
**No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc.**
Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.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.

Indigo Crew Official Release Party @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 9pm-1am
We are a movement,
We are an atmosphere,
We are INDIGO.
We invite you to move your body and vibe with us.
DJ Michel.Be
DJ Lady Em
TaliaKnight
queenDuin
21+
$5-$10 Sliding Scale

Not Another Hero – Art Exhibition @ Squirrel Haus Arts • 3450 Snelling Ave • 1pm
NOT ANOTHER HERO Gallery Show is taking place June 29-July 15. Participating artists: Jonathan Herrera Margarita Arguedas Den-Zell Gilliard Precious Wallace Ryan Werbalowsky Donna Spidie Meyer Daren Hill Not Another Hero is a visual exploration with artists about the changing nature of power.
Refusing to accept the defined Hero (either individual, country, or system) to look up to. Refusing to be defined by the “other” be it social convention or historical narrative. Each of these artists show their different perspective on mental health, popular culture, race, politics, and gender. Not another Hero is curated by Daren Hill. Opening Reception June 29th 7-9pm. Gallery Hours : Saturdays and Sundays June 30th, July 1, 7,8,14,15 1pm – 4pm Further Info: Please contact Daren Hill daren@squirrelhausarts.com or Donna Spidie Meyer spidie@squirrelhausarts.com


Sunday, July 8

Winery tour and tasting @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House • 3016 E Lake St • 2pm
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. Must be 21+Margot & Jami Lynn – Live @ Solid State Vinyl Records • 4022 E 46th St • 6pm
Margot will be playing a special Tour Kick Off Show. Jami Lynn will start the night off at 6pm. Tickets will be available online and also at Solid State Vinyl Records.

On Screen for familiesMovie Mondays @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4pm

Curious Community: Cold Press Soapmaking @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4:30pm

Pints For Pups w/ Midwest Animal Rescue @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar • 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm
Join Midwest Animal Rescue & Services and The Howe for Pints For Pups on our dog-friendly pawtio. Come join us as we drink for dogs, we will donate $1 from every pint purchased to MARS.
About MARS: Dedicated to providing unsurpassed standards for quality care, client education and training of companion animals, to promote responsible pet ownership while uniting fellow rescuers in the pursuit of ending animal homelessness. Browse adoptable pups http://www.midwestanimalrescue.org/animals/browse?Species=Dog More Info http://www.midwestanimalrescue.org/info/display?PageID=18363

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


Monday, July 9

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm
The heat is on every Monday – FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN!
Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake. View map here: https://www.facebook.com/outinthebackyard/photos/a.180143352001236.54559.170741579608080/2163228340359384/?type=3&theaterA Mindful Choice-A Path to Peace and Happiness @ Birchwood Cafe • 3311 E 25th St • 6:30 • Free will donation
A MINDFUL CHOICE is a heart-warming and inspiring feature-length documentary showing a diverse range of people making the choice for a better life through meditation. They range from ballet dancers and writers to stressed business people, cancer patients, foster children, and maximum security prisoners. Their stories show that peace is possible for individuals and communities – and suggests it may be possible for all of humanity. The award winning production team for A MINDFUL CHOICE are delighted that it has been accepted at the Awareness Film Festival and the International Social Change film festival this year. The specific meditation technique explored in the film is The Bright Path Ascension, but the hope is that it might inspire others to explore in what ever way appeals to them. Have a snack, be inspired. Watch the trailer at: http://www.choicethefilm.com/en/trailer/

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11am • FREE
Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime!
Chase your Monday morning blues away! Join us for Songs & Stories with Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel), an award winning writer and teaching artist who loves to share the transformative power of literature with people of all ages.
All kids and their favorite adults are welcome for a FREE, half-hour opportunity to sing and listen to picture book stories, many of them by local writers and illustrators.

Folk Alliance International Meetup (Minneapolis) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm Social Hour • 6pm Info Session w/Executive Director Aengus Finnan • Please RSVP by Friday, July 6 as capacity is limited. Light fare will be provided | Cash bar
Join local folk/roots/Americana artists and industry professionals for this unique opportunity to meet staff and board representatives from Folk Alliance International, which presents the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry (drawing from 35 countries!). Learn about this year’s conference in Montreal, how you can apply to showcase and about other regional opportunities to become involved!

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

Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 4-5:30pm

LOTT // Pony Hunt // In/Planes | Moon Palace Books @ 3032 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm • Music at 9pm • $5-10 sliding scale for touring bands • 21+
LOTT: is the solo project of Minneapolis musician, Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows). Classical Experimental Violin. The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on her violin by utilizing a looping pedal and similar techniques employed by looping violinist pioneers, Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, and Owen Pallet. https://soundcloud.com/lott-music
PONY HUNT-(New Orleans) – creating dreamy sounds influenced by 60s psych rock, soul, and doo-wop. Pony Hunt delves into deep territory- confronting issues of self identity, gender-fluidity, female oppression, and the inherent isolation therein while Pushing past roots driven compositions into a psychedelic realm which hints to that of Joe Meek and The Velvet Underground. https://ponyhunt.bandcamp.com/
in/PLANES (CO) offer their unique take and spin on American roots music, exploring classic pop sounds — notably late 50’s & 60’s R&B, Doo-Wop and Soul — to create a vibey, sparse and entrancing sound.


Tuesday, July 10

Red Apple Trio at Schooners @ Schooner Tavern • 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm

Tuesday Social Rides p/b The Hub Bike Co-op • 3016 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm
Corpse Whale Racing (The Hub Bike Co-op-sponsored femme, trans, women, non-binary, and two-spirit racing team) is back to leading its bi-weekly rides for the FTWs in our community! These will be moderately-paced, NO DROP rides–CWR will have someone at the back to make sure that no one gets left behind. You can expect a 12-15mph pace, a 15-20 mile distance, and the best ride leaders! These rides will happen every other Tuesday, leaving from the The Hub Bike Co-op on Minnehaha Ave at 6:30p, and beginning on May 29th.

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Books & Bars MPLS @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha • Social 6pm • Discussion 7pm • Free & All are welcome • Bring a friend • Presented by The Loft Literary Center
In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib’s is a voice that matters. Whether he’s attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown’s grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times. We discuss the book and this time MPLS gets to go 1st! Be there for pizza, beer and good tunes. Check out the playlist ahead of time on Spotify. Search Jefe23.


Wednesday, July 11

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/GardenLittle City in Space (co-presented by KFAI) @ Trylon Cinema • 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door
Co-presented by KFAI In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Unitarian church in South Minneapolis. Operating at a humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal. The result of a year’s worth of footage, Miroslav Janek’s Little City In Space documents the early days of KFAI radio, which celebrates its 40th year on-air this year. The film highlights some of the station’s disparate volunteer DJs, including Chicago bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas, accordion player/barber Helge Lamo and Minneapolis mainstay Willie Murphy. Dir. Miroslav Janek, 1984, 60 min., USA / Czech Republic, Digital

Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour at Longfellow Grill • 2990 W River Pkwy • 5pm
We’re celebrating our dog-friendliest summer ever with a series of yappy hours, this time at the fabulous Longfellow Grill! This event is free to attend. Join us for drink specials (like fresh, delish Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails), yummy food, and our signature belly rubs for your four-legged BFFs. Attendees will also score FREE, fun swag from Bad Tags and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
What’s more: Buy a Sidewalk Dog Brewery or Restaurant Pass at this event and get a FREE pint glass with our exclusive MN dog lover design! The wonderful KME Photography will be on paw to capture the fun. (Kirsten is a Minneapolis-based photographer who loves to photograph families, children, and pets.) This shindig will benefit Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest – RAGOM, dedicated to rescuing Golden Retrievers and Retriever mixes and finding their forever homes with families in Minnesota, Iowa, the Dakotas, and western Wisconsin. HUGE woof of thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Blue Plate Restaurant Co. for making these parties paw-sible! Photo: KME Photography

IE Tape Release PARTY w/ Altamira and Xylophone Jetty @ Moon Palace Books • 3032 Minnehaha • 8pm
IE has some NEW VOIDS for you. Come celebrate the release of our first full-length album POME on MOON GLYPH Records (Oakland, CA). Out July 9! This 5-piece show at Moon Palace also kicks off a tour through the central U.S. Joining us for the show are parallel cosmic vibes from friends in Altamira and Xylophone Jetty…Brooklyn Community Band @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm • FREE
Brooklyn Community Band concert band http://www.brooklynpark.org/events/brooklyn-community-band/ 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.

Childcare Group Storytime @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 10:15-10:45am

Read Aloud Book Club @ East Lake Library • 2727 E Lake St. • 1-2pm

Zumba w/Bernice at Powderhorn Park Outdoor Stage • 6:30pm • FREE
Get over that midweek hump w/FREE ZUMBA AT POWDERHORN PARK! CLASE GRATIS EN POWDERHORN! Stage is located on the 10th avenue side of the park, 32nd street down the hill toward the lake.


Thursday, July 12

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage • 3016 E Lake St. • 7pm
Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely! Topic of the week can be found here.

Sonic Love Child @ Minnehaha Falls • 7pm
Sonic Love Child acoustic Americana, folk, vintage pop soniclovechild.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

Independence Days: A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage and Preservation @ Moon Palace Bookstore • 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30-8pm
This summer, join with folks in Transition Longfellow as they grow more, cook more, and preserve more local food while working to reduce food waste. Read Chapters 6-11. Independence Days is for everyone who wants to keep eating—even in hard times. (This book is out of print so Moon Palace will not have copies available, but it can be found at second-hand stores and used copies are available online.)

Sidewalk Talk free listening project @ Minnehaha Falls •3pm
July 12! 3:00-5:00 pm, Volunteers will be present just to listen to people. In our world, especially now, please come be heard. If you’d like to learn how to be a volunteer with Sidewalk Talk, contact us!

Becky Rae Dalton, Smells Like the 90’s, & The Pickled Beats @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance • $10 Day of show
Becky Rae Dalton: Minneapolis singer/songwriter Becky Rae Dalton has gracefully emerged onto the Twin Cities music scene connecting with audiences through her powerful vocals, catchy lyrics, and authentic performances. After 16 years of writing and performing music, Becky Rae finishes a three year journey of creating her debut album Ready or Not. The indie/folk/country album is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Smells Like the 90’s: Cover band out of the Twin Cities playing all the eclectic hits of the 1990’s.
The Pickled Beats: Laurel Hay and Ben Tomandl are The Pickled Beats! Laurel and Ben met back in 2014 when a mutual friend had the brilliance to introduce them based on the beautiful harmonies she thought they could make together. Ben played “Night Moves” for Laurel and she was hooked. The couple has been touring as The Pickled Beats for years now, building their fan base in the Midwest, but bringing their music to Colorado on their annual summer tour as well. The duo hopes to get into the recording studio soon to record their first album together.