Weekly Roundup June 9-15

Weekly Roundup June 9-15

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend, Friday & Saturday, June 9-10, 9am-3pm 
Maps will be dropped off on the afternoon of Thursday, June 8 at the following businesses:
Lake Coffee @ 3223 E Lake St
Moon Palace Books @ 3260 Minnehaha Ave
Peace Coffee @ 3262 Minnehaha Ave S
Fireroast Cafe @ 3800 37th Ave S
Parkway Pizza @ 4359 Minnehaha Ave
Maps are also available online here.


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 along the Midtown Greenway. This is 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.

Music in the Parks, May 29-Sep 4
Over 200 FREE outdoor concerts! The 2017 schedule has something for everyone, including Jazz, Latin, Swing, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Classical more.  See and enjoy great local talent at one of our six venues:


Friday, June 9

Natty Nation / Mikel Wright & The Wrongs / DJ I Roach @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha. Doors & DJ 8pm / Music 9pm / $7 Advance / $10 Door / 21+

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ The Riverview, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 11:30*pm. (PG-13) Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey.  All seats $3 *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Family Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:15-10:45am. 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.
All-Genres Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:30-11:30am

Baby Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 11:15-11:45am. 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.
Second Friday: Drunken Knitters @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 4pm. Have a passion for knitting?  Join our merry crew of knitters as they exchange patterns, stitches, beer and chat.  We just celebrated 4 years of continued knitting at our Favorite pub!
Kilt and Corset Night @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, All night! Get in the spirit of your heritage by wearing your Tartan. Or if the mood strikes, why not a corset? This gathering takes place every Friday!
Irish Session & Highland Pipes @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 8:30pm. A traditional Irish music session lead by the finest musicians around with interludes by Highland pipers! If you play Irish music, you are welcome to join in! This is a very impromptu gathering that occurs most Fridays. However, some Fridays the crew may be otherwise engaged. Come early for a great spot!  


Saturday, June 10

East Alek Writers’ Workshop for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 1-2:30pm

TransitionNOW! Twin Cities w/ Transition Longfellow, June 10-11 (sunset to sunrise)
This is your chance to be a part of the overnight art extravaganza that is Northern Spark. The theme is Climate Chaos | Climate Rising, and this event provides an amazing opportunity to share the message of sustainability. Join with other Transition folks wearing a t-shirt while you attend the event, and stop by to help out at the Grove of Life in Lowertown, next to Golden’s Deli, 275 4th Street E, St. Paul. The event starts at 8:59 pm and ends at 5:26 am, but you don’t need to stay all night.  Pick Up a FREE T-Shirt: If you will be attending Northern Spark, get a free TransitionNOW! t-shirt, one of three designs – while supplies last. (No smalls at this time.) Contact Leslie to arrange pickup. Then join us June 10-11 at Northern Spark! Be among the festival-goers in a T-shirt that shows your resilience actions (do you bike? compost? Tell us!). Or volunteer to help at the “Grove of Life.”
Reusable Lighter Refill & Repair Class @ Junkett: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm / $15 or $10. Vintage lighters come through the shop, and we get questions on how to refill and repair them. With a new-to-us selection of lighters, we’re offering a class on reusable lighters. The $15 fee provides a working lighter and instructions how to keep it running (choose from our healthy shop supply and guarantee that you go home with a working one!) Or $10, if you own a lighter and need help troubleshooting. We can’t guarantee your lighter can be fixed. Michael Koda will be leading this class and will teach you all the tips and tricks in lighter refilling and repairs.
Tyke (UK) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha. 
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show / 21+
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off @ The Riverview, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 11:30*pm. (PG-13) Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey.  All seats $3 *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.
Native Plant Sale Day @ Mother Earth Gardens & Minnehaha Falls Nursery 10am-4pm. Take part in the Native Plant Sale at both of Longfellow’s fabulous gardening stores! Mother Earth Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Nursery & Landscaping will be featuring a spectacular inventory of native plants, and offering BUY 2 NATIVE PLANTS & GET THE 3RD NATIVE PLANT FREE! Native plants are naturally suited to our region and climate, require less watering, and attract specific birds, butterflies, and pollinators to your yard! Volunteers from the Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat project will be available to talk about plants and wildlife. This is part of a community effort to support our precious local wildlife, native plants, heritage, and our equally precious neighborhood garden centers! Please stop by!

Minnehaha Falls Nursery and Landscaping
4461 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Mother Earth Gardens
3738 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Second Saturday at Coldwater: Animals at Coldwater @ Coldwater Spring, 5601 Minnehaha Park Drive S, 10 am-1pm. Bring your family to this free event to learn about animals in the park. There will be bird watching, owl pellet dissection and a CSI Trail Walk to discover what animal has been killed and who ate it. Join NPS rangers on the trail to learn more about the critters that call Coldwater Spring home. This family-friendly event is free and open to everyone. Stop by Coldwater Spring anytime between 10 am and 1 pm, no registration needed. 

Minnesota Craft Cider Festival w/ Minnesota Cider Guild  @ Red River Kitchen • City House 258 Mill St. Noon-4pm. Enjoy an evening of sipping cider and munching on delicious food, all while gazing at the beautiful banks of the Mississippi River from City House in downtown St. Paul. The Minnesota Craft Cider Festival is a celebration of cider made in Minnesota and from around the world. 50 different ciders will be served for your tasting pleasure. Food available for purchase from Red River Kitchen at City Place. Tickets are $30.


Sunday, June 11

The Seward Concert : St. Joan of Arc Performance @ St. Joan of Arc Church, 3pm A new venue for the final performance of our 40th season, the band looks forward to sharing their music and mission in this new venue and community.


Monday, June 12

Adventures Within Another @ Palace Moon Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, A reading with the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute as they celebrate the release of Adventures Within Another! Earnest and eye-opening, Adventures Within Another spotlights the next generation of writers whose poetry and prose explore the people, places, and things shaping their personal and cultural identities.

Quick Reads Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6:30-7:30pm.


Wednesday, June 14

Merlins Rest Pub Quiz @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 8:30pm 7:30. The Quizmaster is their own Minister of Culture Bill Watkins. His legendary quizzes will test your knowledge of subjects ranging from history to sport and everything else you can think of – plus a few things you probably can’t. Don’t worry, there are a few easy ones in there.  Bill is here to intrigue your curiosity, not make you feel stupid. They do not accept reservations for Pub Quiz, taking place every Wednesday. This event tends to fill up quickly, so arrive early to assure a seat!

Queer Book Club: A Map of Home @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 7pm. For this meeting of the Queer Book Club we’ll read A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar. Copies are available at Moon Palace to book club members for 20% off.

Community Discussion w/ Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Park Building, 3435 36th Ave. S, 6:30-9 pm. Do you have neighbors who are elderly or have special medical needs? Are they prepared? This series look at both personal preparedness and how we can build a more caring community, ready to face weather extremes. See the website for details on all 6 presentations. Come for one or all of them. Bring friends and neighbors with you. (We’re all in this together!)

Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound (with special guests)@ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha. Doors 6pm / Music 7pm / Free / 21+



Monday, June 19, Community Input: U-Haul Proposal for 4225 Hiawatha Ave @ Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 6-8:30pm

Monday, June 26 LCC Summer Celebration @ Fireroast Cafe

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