LCC Weekly Roundup, May 5 to May 11

Enjoy spring with this week’s Longfellow community events!

2017 Longfellow Ash Tree Project
Do you have an Ash Tree on your private property? It’s more than likely already infested with Emerald Ash Borers–even if the tree looks healthy. What do you do now? Here is some useful information. Once trees show signs of infestation, it’s likely too late. LCC is offering a cost-sharing program to help residents treat ash trees. Selected residents will receive a free tree inspection by Rainbow Tree Care. If the tree is treatable, the resident is eligible for a 50% discount on treatment cost. To apply for this cost-sharing program, submit an application online by Friday, May 12th, 2017.

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

And as always, if you have events to share, please send them to communications@longfellow.org to have them featured in our email. It’s a great week to live in Longfellow!

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Community Access Survey-April 2017
This survey was prepared for LCC’s Spring General Membership Meeting. We want to gauge community access. Online responses will be accepted until Friday, May 12th. All participants will be entered into a random drawing for a free sweatshirt. Since it is still cold at the end of April, a free sweatshirt could be useful and awesome! Thanks for your feedback.

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 projects or performances 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.

 

Friday, May 5

Freewheelin’ 1st Friday Presents:
 The Belfast Cowboys + Palomino Shakedown (from Austin, TX) @ Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Doors open at 7pm; Music 8pm Tickets: $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show 

Sweetie @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm. (1989, DCP, 97m) dir Jane Campion w/Genèvieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos. Campion’s work is essential to any series featuring women filmmakers. Her adept pacing and original vision create a distinct filmic world. Nightmarish, idiosyncratic, and funny, Sweetie is her masterwork.
 
Creative Journaling w/ Molly Anthony @ Junkett: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm. When the going gets tough, art has a way of helping us reconnect our outside activities with our inner lives. Art is also a powerful metaphor for intentional living — in that if you don’t like what you see, you have the power to change it by taking a new approach. Of course, change isn’t always easy – and it often helps to have ongoing community support as we decide to edit and improve upon both life and art… Cost: $10

 

Saturday, May 6

FOUNDLORE 2 Opening Reception @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Avenue S. 6-9 pm. Welcome the return of “Foundlore” – an exhibition of unique artwork by Matt Flueger, Kristoffer West Johnson, with the Sweere brothers, Jonathan, Ryan and Michael Sweere.  Also exhibiting work will be guest and “friend of Foundlore”, artist Sharon Miller Thompson. The exhibit kicks off with an artist opening and reception the evening of Saturday, May 6th from 6 -9 pm with special guest ICE HOUSE and runs through Thursday, May 25th.
 
Alex RossiHeatbox @ Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Doors open at 8pm; Music 9pm / $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Sweetie @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm. (1989, DCP, 97m) dir Jane Campion w/Genèvieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos. Campion’s work is essential to any series featuring women filmmakers. Her adept pacing and original vision create a distinct filmic world. Nightmarish, idiosyncratic, and funny, Sweetie is her masterwork.

Opening Day Food Truck Fest @ Midtown Farmer’s Market, Enjoy freshly prepared food while you fill your bag with and cheeses from local farms, browse the wares of local artists, and enjoy the entertainment. www.midtownfarmersmarket.org/ FOOD TRUCKS: The day’s food offerings will include our longtime vendors Kabomelette Food TruckFireroast Café, and Akshay Paatram, new Midtown vendor Himalayan Momo bringing Tibetan dumplings to the table, “Ethical Eats” from The Moral Omnivore, and EVEN MORE special guest food trucks to be announced in the coming days – stay tuned!  MUSIC: 9am-11am – Blues, R&B, Soul & Funk by Lonnie The L Train 11am-1pm – Javier Trejo – “Mex-American heritage … ‘Rock ‘n Roll on the Radio but Tortillas on the Table.’”  BLOOD DRIVE: Donate blood & save a life through an on-site drive by Memorial Blood Centers.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Extravaganza @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7pm, 12:00AM (Rated R) Show starts at midnight, doors open 11:30 pm. Exclusive introduction from cast member Barry Bostwick and with the local ‘Transvestite Soup‘ shadowcast!  Wizard World has teamed up with legendary film producer Lou Adler, FOX Studios and the Rocky Horror Fan Club to bring you a special event, an evening screening of the original Rocky Horror Picture Show movie, and a display of original props and costumes from the movie! Fans of the original RHPC movie, cosplayers and all pop culture fans are going to love this!  Admission ranges from $15-$99.

 

Sunday, May 7

Sweetie @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 5 pm. (1989, DCP, 97m) dir Jane Campion w/Genèvieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos. Campion’s work is essential to any series featuring women filmmakers. Her adept pacing and original vision create a distinct filmic world. Nightmarish, idiosyncratic, and funny, Sweetie is her masterwork.
 

Monday, May 8

The Birds @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7pm. (1963, Rated PG-13) dir. Alfred Hitchcock Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) meets Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two lovebirds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch’s sister’s party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.

Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime w/ Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 11 am, Chase the Monday morning blues away with Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel).  All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along!

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.  Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs from Church of All Nations. Jim Bear Jacobs was born in 1977 in St. Paul, MN. He is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation, an American Indian tribe located in central Wisconsin. He has degrees in Pastoral Studies and Christian Theology and has served various churches as youth minister, adult Christian educator, and director of Men’s Ministries. He is a cultural facilitator in the Twin Cities and works to raise the public’s awareness of American Indian causes and injustices. He is a convener of “Healing Minnesota Stories,” a committee dedicated to creating events of dialogue and education particularly within faith communities. He presently lives in Coon Rapids with his wife Susan and three (soon to be four) young children.

 

Tuesday, May 9

Bike Lanes on 38th Street: Mitigation Strategies and Final Plans @ Longfellow Recreation Center,  3435 36th Ave S, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Last November, LCC hosted a community input meeting to discuss the addition of bike lanes to 38th Street between Minnehaha Avenue and West River Road. Residents and business representatives provided feedback both in favor and against bike lanes on 38th Street, and the City has continued work on the final plan. As a follow up to the November feedback meeting, this meeting will feature a presentation on revised plans for the corridor by the City of Minneapolis’ Public Works Department, as well as time for additional community feedback and questions. Additional project information here.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

May 24 & 25, The Riverview For fans of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (MST3K), we have a special event coming! Click here for more information.

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

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