LCC Weekly Roundup, May 19-25

Photo by Rick Fuentes from www.longfellow365.com

Photo by Rick Fuentes from www.longfellow365.com

Get out and enjoy this week’s Longfellow community events!

Neighborhood Garage Sale 2017
Spring cleaning? Get your goodies priced and organized to take part in the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, the sales-social-event-of-the-season! (Register here to have your sale listed on our Neighborhood Sale Map which will be widely advertised before the event: http://www.longfellow.org/sale/) Register by June 3.

Come out on June 9 & 10 to check out all the great sales!


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Greenway Trail Closure-Starting Monday, May 22.  Once demolition of the Cedar Avenue bridge is complete and the trail is reopened, crews will begin demolition of the Portland Avenue bridge and the trail will be closed at this location for approximately five days. This closure is expected to happen Monday, May 22. Efforts will be made throughout construction to minimize trail impacts whenever possible. In general, crews will stagger work so the trail is not closed at both bridge locations at once. Full closures of the trail are expected to be relatively infrequent and short-term. Portland Ave detour information:  • East 28th Street • 4th Avenue South • E 32nd Street

Midtown Greenway Coalition Accepting Applications for Greenway Glow
The Midtown Greenway Coalition is now accepting applications for Greenway Glow. Participants are invited to propose a project or performance that is sited/performed along the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile long corridor for non-motorized vehicles between the Mississippi and Chain of Lakes. The project/performance should be prepared to engage a broad public audience. Applications due Thursday, June 29. The Greenway Glow will be Saturday, July 29. To apply, click here.

Midtown Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY from 8am-1pm until October 28
E. Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., 2225 E. Lake Street.  More information available here.
 


Friday, May 19

Two TED Talk Screenings w/ Transition Longfellow @ Bethany Lutheran, 3901 36th Ave. S. in the basement, Potluck at 6:30 pm, Film at 7:15 pm. • Sustainable is Possible 2.0 (Ma’ikwe Schaub Ludwig) Dancing Rabbit community shows what a “10%” life looks like • Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power (Eric Liu) Why and how we can get things done, together.

Growing Culinary and Medicinal Herbs at Home w/ Seward Community Co-op @ Franklin store, 2823 E. Franklin Ave, 6 – 8 pm.  This class will focus on how to design and implement a home medicine garden. They’ll begin with a plant walk outside and then discuss the basics of growing herbs organically, harvesting, and preserving the harvest. Scholarships are available; please contact the instructor if cost is a barrier.  Monarda Thrasher, Tea for the People, LLC $15/$12 co-op owners RSVP: http://seward.coop/events/item/2240

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Shoes @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 8 pm. (1916, DCP, 60m, silent with inter-titles) dir Lois Weber w/Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffeth, William V. Mong. Unfairly overlooked, Weber was a pioneer of early cinema. Shoes concerns the tragedy of a poverty-stricken girl fighting to feed her family in pre-woman’s suffrage America. Don’t miss this beautiful new restoration of Weber’s landmark masterpiece. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. $12 

Creative Journaling – Weekly Sesh @ Junkett: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7 pm. These weekly sessions are $5 each, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory.

Complicated Fun: Book Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha, 7 pm – 1 am / Doors 7 pm / Music 8 pm / 21+ / Advance $10 / Day of Show $12. Hosted by The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge and KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul.  Complicated Fun’ Book release party with The Hypstrz, Gondwana, Flamingo/Flamin’ Oh’s, Curtiss A and the Dark Click, Buy Tickets: https://fanlink.to/ComplicatedFun

ANYTHING BUT ENGLISH: Language in Space @ Pangea World Theater Studio, 711 West Lake Street Suite 101, 7:30 pm. Co-produced by Patrick’s Cabaret and Pangea World Theater, Guest Curator: Sarah Tan. “Anything but English” – a multilingual cabaret featuring artists whose native language is Anything but English. On the surface, language is a tool that helps us communicate and think. But language can also pull forth memories, sentiment, and sometimes discomfort. In this multilingual cabaret, we invite performers to explore what happens in a multilingual space where the connections formed between people are forced to move beyond mere words. Each night 6 artists whose native language is one other that English will question and explore what happens to language in private/public, familiar/unfamiliar, or native/non-native spaces. You can get your tickets for $10 from participating artists, $12-15 at the door, or $10 online here: http://www.anythingbutenglish.brownpapertickets.com/

 

Saturday, May 20

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Shoes @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 8 pm. (1916, DCP, 60m, silent with inter-titles) dir Lois Weber w/Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffeth, William V. Mong. Unfairly overlooked, Weber was a pioneer of early cinema. Shoes concerns the tragedy of a poverty-stricken girl fighting to feed her family in pre-woman’s suffrage America. Don’t miss this beautiful new restoration of Weber’s landmark masterpiece. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. $12 

ANYTHING BUT ENGLISH: Language in Space @ Pangea World Theater Studio, 711 West Lake Street Suite 101, 7:30 pm. Co-produced by Patrick’s Cabaret and Pangea World Theater, Guest Curator: Sarah Tan. “Anything but English” – a multilingual cabaret featuring artists whose native language is Anything but English. On the surface, language is a tool that helps us communicate and think. But language can also pull forth memories, sentiment, and sometimes discomfort. In this multilingual cabaret, we invite performers to explore what happens in a multilingual space where the connections formed between people are forced to move beyond mere words. Each night 6 artists whose native language is one other that English will question and explore what happens to language in private/public, familiar/unfamiliar, or native/non-native spaces. You can get your tickets for $10 from participating artists, $12-15 at the door, or $10 online here: http://www.anythingbutenglish.brownpapertickets.com/

South Minneapolis Plant Swap w/ Transition Longfellow @ Waite House, 2320 13th Ave., S. 10 am – 2 pm. Although Gardening Matters is in hibernation, we all know that Gardening STILL Matters! Community volunteers have stepped up in the interim to facilitate this plant swap.

Annual Rain or Shine Plant Swap w/ The Longfellow Garden Club @ North end of Longfellow Park, along 34th Street. Plant drop off as early as 11 am, Exchange begins at 12 pm, Most plants are gone by, 12:30 pm. Look for the red balloons! Dig up a few extras of plants you think other gardeners would appreciate and bring them to the Park!  The Plant Swap is FREE and open to anyone, even if you don’t have plants to bring. Please label what you bring and take your leftover plants home.

TransitionNOW! Twin Cities: Community Day @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S., 6-9 pm.  Here’s your chance to BE PART of the overnight art extravaganza that is Northern Spark. Join Transition folks, students, and community members at a community workshop. Get a free T-shirt and customize it with screen printing; make tiny books with book artist Regula Russelle; create paper leaves people will use to make their commitments to action at the Grove of Life in Lowertown (next to Golden’s Deli) on the night of Northern Spark. Community Day is FREE, and open to all ages.

Nobool Presents: Zacc Harris’ American Reverie CD Release Party with special guests Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold, Lesser Lakes Trio @ The Hook & Ladder Theater and Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha. Doors 7pm / Music 8pm / 21+ / $10 Advance / $12 VIP Seated Section / $15 Day of Show.  Zacc Harris’ American Reverie – Guitarist and composer Zacc Harris is best known for his work with Atlantis Quartet, winners of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and City Pages Best Jazz Artist of 2011. He has toured throughout the US and UK, and released or performed on more than two dozen records. With American Reverie, Harris sets out to explore songs that evoke the nostalgia of an America gone by, with modern jazz inflected interpretations of classic folk songs like Shenandoah and the Tennessee Waltz, along with music by Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Ronettes, Woody Guthrie and more. Joined by bassist Matt Peterson and drummer Lars-Erik Larson, Zacc Harris’ American Reverie brings the past and present together. Set Times: Lesser Lakes Trio – 8pm • Zacc Harris’ American Reverie – 9pm • Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold – 10:30pm
BUY TICKETS: https://fanlink.to/AmericanReverie

 

Sunday, May 21

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Shoes @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 5 pm 7pm. (1916, DCP, 60m, silent with inter-titles) dir Lois Weber w/Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffeth, William V. Mong. Unfairly overlooked, Weber was a pioneer of early cinema. Shoes concerns the tragedy of a poverty-stricken girl fighting to feed her family in pre-woman’s suffrage America. Don’t miss this beautiful new restoration of Weber’s landmark masterpiece. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. $12 

May Reuse Drive: Chess Games, Boards, and Pieces @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. 1 pm – 4 pm.  Last summer, two chess sets made appearances on Hennepin Avenue as part of the 5 to 10 on Hennepin project, an effort to bring more people to this area of downtown. People of all walks of life gathered to check(mate) each other! And so, for this month’s Reuse Drive, Junket is partnering with the Hennepin Theatre Trust to source and share the gift of community via your unneeded chess sets. Parts and incomplete sets are welcome: we can match them up , and having extra parts and pieces on hand is wise when these sets will be in regular use out in the world. We’ll have a Trust staff member, who works on Made Here (#MadeHereMN) at the shop from 1-4 pm to talk about the program and accept your donations. The purpose of Junket’s monthly Reuse Drives is to help our community members incrementally declutter — while helping their unneeded stuff get into the hands of others who would find it legitimately helpful.

 

Monday, May 22

Loving Our Neighbors:  A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, and Justice @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 East 40th St, 7 pm. A Monday evening speaker series about how their faith and culture inform justice in their communities. Light refreshments will be served. Each week we will collect an offering to give to the speaker. Speakers include representatives from the Latino, Hmong, Native American, Syrian, and Somali communities.  Mr. Khalil Houri comes from the Northwest Islamic Community Center (NWICC) in Plymouth. NWICC is organized exclusively for Islamic educational, religious, charitable, and social activities. The aim and purpose of NWICC is to serve the best interest of Muslims of Minnesota, particularly the Muslims living in the West and Northwest Metropolitan Areas (Plymouth/Maple Grove and it’s neighboring communities).

Tuesday, May 23

Nourish 101: Burrito Bowls w/ Seward Community Co-op @ Friendship Store, 317 East 38th Street, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Nourish 101 classes feature basic scratch-cooking techniques and recipes that feed a family of four for under $10. Learn how to make a vegetarian-friendly burrito bowl using ingredients from our staples list. Jessica Brown, Jess Delicious FREE
RSVP: http://seward.coop/events/item/2241

Wednesday, May 24

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Riff Screening w/ Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7:30 pm. Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they return to Minneapolis to screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff”, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. Each show features different films. Admission is $20.

Understanding Implicit Bias–Breaking the Cycle w/ Restorative Justice Community Action @ 101 E Grant St.,  6 pm – 9 pm.  Circle conversation around issues that affect our everyday interactions. This is a place for self discovery led by Dr. Raj Sethuraju.

Thursday, May 25

Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Riff Screening w/ Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7:30 pm. Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they return to Minneapolis to screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff”, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. Each show features different films. Admission is $20.

                     
            


UPCOMING EVENTS 

June 9 & 10 Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend Applications and information available here.

Saturday, June 10, Native Plant Sale Day @ Mother Earth Gardens & Minnehaha Falls Nursey

 
Monday, June 19, Community Input: U-Haul Proposal for 4225 Hiawatha Ave @ Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 6:30
 
Monday, June 26 LCC Summer Celebration @ Fireroast Cafe

Thursday, July 13, Restore the Gorge Open HouseSt. Peder’s Church, 6-8 pm (tentative).