LCC Weekly Round Up July 17-23

LCC’s Community Happy Hour is 7/21 @ Longfellow Grill!

It’s the perfect weather for getting outside and enjoying summer. And we have the perfect place for you to do it: this Tuesday, July 21st, from 5:30-7:30pm at Longfellow Grill! We’re having our monthly Community Happy Hour and we hope you’ll join us! It’s a great opportunity to learn about upcoming community events and to meet your Longfellow neighbors. Longfellow Grill is generously extending their happy hour specials and will be donating 10% of the proceeds to the Longfellow Community Council! So, come meet us on the patio and bring your neighbors!

There’s also a great new (and FREE) yoga class that kicks off this Saturday morning at Longfellow Park in addition to a new Wednesday walking group. Scroll down for details.

And don’t forget Patrick Cabaret’s Longfellow Roots Rock & Deep Blues Music and Arts Festival this Saturday from noon-10pm. This excellent outdoor music festival is not to be missed!

And, as always, if you have events you think we should know about, please send them to communications@longfellow.org.

It’s a great week to live in Longfellow!

Friday, July 17th

Transition Longfellow Movie Night showing “In Transition 2.0” @ Bethany Lutheran Church, 3901 36th Avenue S, 6:30pm. Transition Towns are part of a global grassroots movement of communities taking action to create a sustainable future. “Transition” is both a goal and a structure for community action. If you’ve heard about Transition Towns but don’t know what it’s about or how you can find a place in this positive, hopeful, action-oriented, community initiative, come to the 3rd Friday movie night in July and bring a friend or two. They’ll share a meal, watch part of the movie, “In Transition 2.0” and talk about what Transition can be in our community.

Minnehaha Falls Park Bandstand Concert, 7-8:30pm. Featuring Bossa Jazz Band. Genre: Jazz with a Bossa Twist. For more information, clickhere.

Grey Gardens @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. (1975, DCP, 100m) dir Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer w/Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. New Restoration. This is a strange and poignant tale of the rich and eccentric Beales, who inhabit a dirty and decaying house in East Hampton, New York. Presented here in a newly restored version from Janus films. Find tickets and show times here.

Baby Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake Street, 10:15am. For children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format designed especially for babies. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Family Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake Street, 11:15am. For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

Saturday, July 18th

Longfellow Roots Rock & Deep Blues Music & Arts Festival @ Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Noon-10pm. Patrick’s Cabaret presents the 5th annual Longfellow Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival. This year, the all-day music marathon will take place at Lake Street and Minnehaha. Recently honored as “Best Rock Festival” by City Pages Best Of 2014 issue and “Best Block Party” in Star Tribune’s Best of MN issue, this year’s installment will again boast 6 musical stages showcasing 25+ local, regional, and national acts in a wide variety of styles and genres. In addition, this community event will feature 10 Longfellow Restaurants, 30+ Vendor Artist Village, local DJs, dance performances, live visual artist, performance art, craft foods and beverages. Tickets are $20 the week of the show and can be purchased at the gate or online here. For more information, click here.
Vintage Dog Day @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. For more information, clickhere.

Paddle the River Gorge, East River Flats, 10-11:30 and 12:30-2pm. Sign up for a free public paddle, organized by the National Park Service, Mississippi River Fund and REI. They’ll supply kayaks, canoes, and all paddling gear. Morning paddlers start anytime from 10-11:30am and afternoon paddlers start anytime from 12:30-2pm. The paddle begins at East River Flats and ends three miles downriver at the Minneapolis Rowing Club. They will shuttle paddlers and boats back to East River Flats when finished. Paddlers must be 8 or older. Every child must be in a boat with at least one adult. Registration required at missriverfund.org/paddlethegorge. For more information, contact Lyndon Torstenson, Educational Partnerships, at 651-293-8426.

Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street E & 22ndAve S, 8am-1pm. Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with produce, meats and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. Jao Art Performs.

Lonesome Dan Kase @ Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake Street, 8:30pm-Midnight. Traditional finger-picking blues and hollers from Texas to the Piedmont.

Sunday, July 19th

Transition Longfellow: Gale Woods Farm Field Trip, 7210 County Rd 110 W, Minnetrista, MN 55364. Come out for a lovely day on a demonstration farm, complete with animals. A great place to bring kids. To sign up for the carpool, click here.

Amaranth Art Studio Pop Up Summer Art Show: Front Yard, 4524 Minnehaha Avenue, Noon-4pm. The show will feature art from Anita and Wallace White and will include light refreshments and drinks. Featured work will include Minnesota themed paintings and drawings, nature drawings, recent drawings from the Ccnstruction zone on Minnehaha Avenue, and beach scenes.

American Sign Language Lessons @ Epworth UMC, 3207 37th Ave S, starting at 12:30pm. This class is for beginners of all ages as well as those with some experience who want to refresh their skills. The classes will be casual and relaxed. If interested, contact Shirley D. at Epworth or directly at 612-729-5596 so she can anticipate numbers for class materials.

Pub Quiz with Phil @ Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake Street, 7:30-9pm.

Conversation Circle for non-native English speakers at the East Lake Library, 2727 East Lake St, 3-5pm. Practice English and make new friends in an informal volunteer-led setting and learn about the library too. For more information in English call 612-543-5669; Hmong, 612-543-8845; Somali,612-543-8756; and Spanish, 612-543-8510.

Zacc Harris Trio @ Riverview Café, 3745 42ndAve S, 7-9pm.

Monday, July 20th

Minneapolis City Council Planning Commission Meeting @ Room 317, City Hall, 350 S 5th Street, 4:30pm. Elevated Beer Wine and Spirits has submitted an application for a conditional use permit to allow the expansion of an existing off-sale liquor store in the building at 4135 Hiawatha Ave, which is located in the I1, Light Industrial District and Industrial Living Overlay District. Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard. Planning Department staff will issue a recommendation to the Planning Commission. After hearing from the public, the Planning Commission will make a determination based on required legal findings of fact.
Additionally, John H. stark, of BKV Group, on behalf of Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates VIII, LLLP, has submitted the following land use applications to allow the conversion of an existing building to multiple-family residence at 4041 Hiawatha Ave: Variance to reduce the required off street parking requirement; Conditional use permit to allow for dwellings in the IL Industrial Living *Overlay District; Site Plan Review.
For more information, email Joe Sturm at Joe@longfellow.org or call 612-722-4529.

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) Matthews Park Open House, 2318 29th Ave S, 6:30 – 8:30pm. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking public input to help plan playground and wading pool improvements for Matthews Park in south Minneapolis.  These capital improvement projects, which are planned for 2016 or 2017 construction, will shape Matthews Park along with several other planning projects also happening in 2015. Open House #1 at Matthews Park Recreation Center:  The focus of this open house will be on the Closing the Gap project, however the community is invited to also connect with Park Board staff about the South Service Area Master Plan and the Matthews Pool and Playground projects.

Let the Bullets Fly @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Monday and Tuesday, multiple showings. Part of the THE COLD HARD CHARM OF CHOW YUN-FAT Series (2010, HD, 132m) dir Wen Jiang, w/Kun Chen. At turns violent and funny, Let the Bullets Fly centers on a small town in 1920s China ruled by a tough nobleman (Yun-Fat) who’s threatened by a bandit posing as the new mayor. Find tickets and show times here.

Tuesday, July 21st

Longfellow Community Council’s July Community Happy Hour @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 W River Pkwy, 5:30-7:30pm. Come out and meet your neighbors at this monthly casual happy hour event, sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council. Longfellow Grill will extend happy hour specials and will be donating 10% of proceeds to the LCC! We’ll be out on the patio and we hope to see you there! For more information, click here.

Curious Community: Patrick’s Cabaret @ East Lake Library, 2727 East Lake Street, 7-8pm. In this first session of East Lake Library’s new series, hear a TED Talks-style presentation from Patrick’s Cabaret about the history of their celebrated theater and the ways they bring unique community voices to the stage.  Future sessions will feature South Minneapolis leaders and businesses with the goal of inspiring participants to get curious about the spaces, places and faces of their community.

Transition Longfellow: Sustainable Finances-Sustainable Life Group, Bethany Lutheran Church, 3901 36th Ave S, 6:30-8:30pm.

Midtown Farmer’s Market, 2225 E Lake Street, 3-7pm. Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with produce, meats and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. For more information on available produce and vendors, click here.

Tiny Diner Farmhouse’s Open Hours, 3957 42ndAve S, 2-5pm. The Tiny Diner Farm and the Permaculture Research Institute folks are having open hours at their home, The Farmhouse.  They’d love for you to stop by and say hello.

Job Search Assistance @ East Lake Library, 2727 East Lake Street, 3-5pm. Get one-to-one assistance with your job search. If you need help filling out job applications, writing your résumé, or finding job leads this is your opportunity to speak with a job counselor and get some help with your job search, connections to community resources and training programs. No appointment necessary. 
Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Wednesday, July 22nd

Hustle Your Muscle! Walking Group in Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave, 7pm. Come be a part of a new group focused on getting out and getting fit. The group will meet at the front doors of the Longfellow Recreation Center and will take a different course each week. Participants should expect to walk for 30-45 minutes. This free activity is open to all ages and fitness levels.

Transition Longfellow: Homebrew Club, 2847 31st Ave S, 7-9pm. Open to beer enthusiasts of all experience levels. This month they’ll share a potluck meal and bottle of their California Common. For more information, contact Eden at edenspencer@gmail.com.

Cutting Grass Music Series 2015 @ Harriet Brewing, 7:30-10:30pm. Every Wednesday evening in July, Harriet Brewing will feature the best of the Bluegrass and Americana tradition. Always free and always fun! Tonight’s event features music from No Man’s String Band and the Guilty Pleasures. For more information, click here.

Street Trash @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, multiple showings. Part of the Trash Film Debauchery Series. (1987, HD, 81m) dir Jim Muro. In the sleazy, foreboding world of winos, derelicts and drifters in lower Manhattan, two young runaways are tempted by a mysterious case of Tenafly Viper Wine. The stuff is forty years old… and it’s gone bad. REAL bad! Find tickets and show times here.

Minnehaha Falls Park Bandstand Concert, 7-8:30pm. Featuring Jason Roberts. Genre: Modern Folk. For more information, click here.

Pub Quiz with Bill Watkins @ Merlins Rest, 3601 E Lake Street, 7:30-Midnight.

Tiny Diner Farmhouse’s Open Hours, 3957 42ndAve S, 5-8pm. The Tiny Diner Farm and the Permaculture Research Institute folks are having open hours at their home, The Farmhouse.  They’d love for you to stop by and say hello.

Gentle Yoga Class @ N2Living, 3260 Minnehaha Avenue, 6-6:45pm. Classes are $10/person with a $5 discount if you register and pay for 4 classes in advance. Contact Braunson Landro with any questions: braunson@n2livingstrong.com; 612-767-0240.

Thursday, July 23rd

Finding the Green for Parks: Theater of Public Policy takes on park funding! @ Open Book, 1011 Washington Street, 6:30-8:30pm. Even for America’s number one park system, money doesn’t grow on trees. Jayne Miller, Superintendent of the Minneapolis Park Board is leading ambitious plans to expand parkland, especially along the Upper Riverfront. Finding the Green for Parks: A Conversation with Jayne Miller and the Theater of Public Policy, will enlighten the audience about the range of funding models for capital investment and long-term maintenance and operations of our leading park system. The Theater of Public Policy has earned a national reputation for bringing intelligent humor to enliven and enlighten public policy. Described as “C-Span suddenly being swarmed by the cast of SNL,” they have created engaging, innovative programing that shines a light on key questions through humor, insight, and interaction. Tickets are $5 and can be purchasedhere.Papa Johns Acoustic Time @ Merlins Rest,3601 E Lake Street, 8-11am. Papa John has performed at Merlins Rest monthly for 8 years! Come see what all the fuss is about. Papa John was the founder of the band The Sorry Muthas who played across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Papa John, Cal Hand, Bill Hinkley, and Judy Larson of The Sorry Muthas recorded with Rosalie Sorrels on the 2009 Grammy nominated album “Strangers In Another Country” a tribute to their friend U Utah Phillips.

Minnehaha Falls Park Bandstand Concert, 7-8:30pm. Featuring The Fattenin’ Frogs. Genre: roots/folk/blues/rock. For more information, clickhere.

Tiny Diner Farmers Market, 1024 E 38th Street. This market will be open every Thursday through October and will feature food grown at the Tiny Diner Farm on 42nd Avenue and 40th Street. For more information, visittinydinerfarm.wordpress.com.

Open Mic Night @ Riverview Café, 3745 42ndAve S, 7-10pm.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hustle Your Muscle! is a new free fitness program in Longfellow. A healthy community is a resilient community! Two programs are being offered as part of this new project:

Longfellow Walking Group: Wednesdays @ 7pm @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. Join for a walk around the neighborhood every Wednesday night for a 30-45 minute walk. Meet at the front door at the Longfellow Park Building. This free activity is open to all ages and fitness levels.
FREE Yoga in the Park: Saturdays 10-11am, starting July 25th, @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. Thanks to a small grant from Allina, Transition Longfellow will offer 12 free, outdoor yoga sessions. Meet at the front door of the Longfellow Park Building. All ages and ability levels welcome!

Find Waldo in South Minneapolis! Waldo! The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs will visit 25 local businesses in South Minneapolis this July! Each participating business will have one Waldo figure hidden somewhere in the shop, and it’s your job to find him! From July 1-30, families can pick up a “Find Waldo in South Minneapolis” passport with the names of all participating stores and get it stamped or signed by each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to bring their passports to Moon Palace Books with stamps from 10 or more businesses will get a prize. Collect 20 or more stamps will enter seekers into a grand prize drawing at Moon Palace Books’ Waldo Pizza Party on Friday, July 31st.


UPCOMING EVENTS