LCC Weekly Roundup, June 2-8

Photo by Ashley Yellick, 2017

Check out this week’s upcoming 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 to have your sale listed on our Neighborhood Sale Map which will be widely advertised before the event.) Register by June 3!
Come out on June 9 & 10 to check out all the great sales!

Music in the Parks, Monday May 29-Monday 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:


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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.

Samples of Classes and Activities @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S., http://www.mnbookarts.org. Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above website. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.
 


Friday, June 2

Morel Feast @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha, Cocktail Hour 6pm / Music & Food 7pm – 11pm / $80.  A Firehouse Performing Arts Center Fundraiser/
Foodie Celebration featuring a collection of outstanding local chefs preparing tasty morel mushroom delicacies. Chefs include Tilia’s Chef Steven Brown, Radisson Blu’s Chef Jim Kyndberg, Town Talk’s co-Chef’s Kacey White & Charles Stotts plus a “mystery chef” TBA.
 Music provided by Parisota Hot Club.

CINEMA PARADISO @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm 9:30pm (1988, DCP, 124m, Italian with English subtitles) dir Giuseppe Tornatore w/Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi. This beloved art house sleeper won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1990. It follows Salvatore (Cascio) as he comes of age, assisting the movie projectionist (Noiret) in his Sicilian village.
 
Season Finale Concert @ Washburn High School, 201 W 49th S.  7:30pm / Suggested donations: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Children.  Please join us for our formal season finale in the auditorium.  

Creative Journaling – Weekly Sesh @ Junkett: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm. These weekly sessions are $5 each. Junkett will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials. Items will also be available to purchase and incorporate into your work.

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.
 
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.

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 3

Morel Fest @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha, Gates 2pm / Music 3pm / $10 suggested donation / 21+ / Indoor/Outdoor music and arts festival -
Music by Romantica / Kind Country / Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers / Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures / The Flood Brothers (Missouri) / Javier Matos / King Of The Tramps (Iowa)


Late Show: Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League CD Release Party / Miss Myra & The Moonshiners / Woodblind
 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha, Doors 8:30pm / Music 9pm / $10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / 21+

CINEMA PARADISO @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm 9:30pm(1988, DCP, 124m, Italian with English subtitles) dir Giuseppe Tornatore w/Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi. This beloved art house sleeper won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1990. It follows Salvatore (Cascio) as he comes of age, assisting the movie projectionist (Noiret) in his Sicilian village.
 
Tour a Commercial Composting Facility w/ Seward Community Co-op, 9am – 12pm / FREE / Ages 10+ / Register early, space is limited!  Bus transportation will be provided from Folwell Park and Powderhorn Park to the compost site in Rosemount, MN. Pick from Folwell Park at 9am and Powderhorn Park at 9:30am. Do you want to know how the food scraps, paper towels and pizza boxes that you place in your organics recycling cart turn into compost?  Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling has organized a bus tour to bring residents down to the compost site.  Participants will get a detailed explanation of the composting process from start to finish and see the equipment needed to compost your organics.  You’ll learn how the Minneapolis organics program is going on the way down to the facility. 
Click here to register for the tour.

 

Sunday, June 4

CINEMA PARADISO @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 5pm 7:30pm(1988, DCP, 124m, Italian with English subtitles) dir Giuseppe Tornatore w/Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi. This beloved art house sleeper won the Academy Award for best foreign film in 1990. It follows Salvatore (Cascio) as he comes of age, assisting the movie projectionist (Noiret) in his Sicilian village.

MATINEE @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 3pm. (1993, DCP, 99m) dir Joe Dante w/John Goodman, Simon Fenton, Cathy Moriarty. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Lawrence Woolsey (Goodman) brings his newest creature feature, MANT!, to Key West, Florida. Director Dante’s ode to Hollywood schlockmeister William Castle’s gimmickry is as much tied to a love of movie theaters as it is to love of the movies themselves.

Start of Summer Flamenco Community Fiesta @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave. 5pm, FREE.  Join us as we celebrate the hard work of our students! Students will share with the audience what they have been working on all year. Everyone will dance Sevillanas, and we will share tapas and wine. All are welcome! Come and celebrate the beginning of summer with us!

 

Monday, June 5

MATINEE @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm 9pm. (1993, DCP, 99m) dir Joe Dante w/John Goodman, Simon Fenton, Cathy Moriarty. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Lawrence Woolsey (Goodman) brings his newest creature feature, MANT!, to Key West, Florida. Director Dante’s ode to Hollywood schlockmeister William Castle’s gimmickry is as much tied to a love of movie theaters as it is to love of the movies themselves.

Conversation Circles @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 5:30-7:30pm. Non-native English speakers: practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting, and learn about the library, too.

Letterpress I Intensive w/ Bill Myers @ Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S., http://www.mnbookarts.org. Monday–Friday, June 5-9, 10am–3pm.  This introductory intensive offers a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Students will start with printing a collaborative project, and then design and print an edition of broadsides with text and a simple image of their choosing. Through the course of their projects, participants will learn the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography and a variety of printmaking techniques, focusing on creation of a beautiful edition of broadsides (prints), expertly printed. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses, this class is a prerequisite for Letterpress II. $380 ($350 members) + $65 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=1506.

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.  Abdisalam Adam came to the United States in 1991 and worked as Arabic-English-Somali Translator in Virginia before moving to the Twin Cities in 1996.  He is the Board Chair of the Islamic Civic Society of America, which operates Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis. Abdisalam also serves on the Boards of Islamic League of Somali Scholars in America, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, and Neighborhood House in St. Paul. He is also on MPR’s Citizens Advisory Council and the Speaker’s Bureau of the Islamic Resource Group. Abdiasalam works for St. Paul Public Schools as a Somali Cultural Specialist with the ELL Department and Office of Family Engagement and Community Relations.

Tuesday, June 6

Health and Safety Fair @ Hennepin County Government Center, skyway level, 11am – 1pm.  The public is invited to visit more than 25 exhibitors who will share a wealth of resources, demonstrations and activities at the Health and Safety Fair.
 Join us for a fun and informative way to learn about opportunities for improving health and safety for yourself and for your loved ones from CenterPoint Energy, NiceRide, Minnesota Safety Council, Three Rivers Park District, Minneapolis 911 and many other organizations. (The event is hosted by Hennepin County’s Workplace Safety and HealthWorks.)

Nonfiction Book Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6-7pm. Join a discussion of new and interesting nonfiction titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting.

Women In Film and Television International International Short Film Showcase @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave. Doors at 6pm w/ refreshments / Films start at 7pm / $8 Suggested donation.   Join us for a special screening of selected entries from the 2017 Women in Film and TV International Short Film Showcase. Find out what amazing work our sister WIFTies are making around the world! For information contact at Chris @ 612-616-1069

 

Wednesday, June 7

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! 

The Seward Concert Band: Minnehaha Falls Performance @ Minnehaha Falls Bandshell (next to SeaSalt), 7pm. Bring the whole family to hear the Seward Concert Band play in this beautiful venue. This performance is FREE to the public, and it’s a great event for even our youngest fans.

“Making Home” Book Group, Chapter 7: “Transportation – Rethinking the Role of Cars.” @ Moon Palace Books, Minnehaha Ave and 33rd St.  6:30 pm.  Despite the fact that 40,000 Americans die and 40 million are injured every year in motor vehicle accidents, NASA data has shown that road transportation is the single largest economic driver of climate change

. We don’t recognize cars as the biggest danger we live with every day. The system we live in makes it difficult to shake the car habit. And this year, legislators from car-country are trying to make it even harder to use mass transit. We’ll read chapter 7 out loud and discuss personal and collective actions to shift our lifestyle and community.  

Childcare Group Storytime @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:15-10:45am. Talk, sing, read, write and play together in a format appropriate for the children in your care. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.
 
Small Group Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 9:30-11am.
 
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound (with special guests) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha, Doors 6pm / Music 7pm / Free / 21+

           


UPCOMING EVENTS 

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

Monday, June 26 LCC Summer Celebration @ Fireroast Cafe

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

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