WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 16-22

Photo: Kevin Venerus 2017

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

Community Input: U-Haul Proposal w/ LCC Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S., 6:30-8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend a public meeting to learn more about this proposed project, see plans, ask questions, and give feedback to the developers. 
Updated plans available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v57rg24sw0iutq0/AACb6a4_BOg2lx08ltnO3152a?dl=0


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.

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 16

Nobool Presents: A seated theater performance with The Lowland LakersThe Last Jackson, & Rachel Hanson @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha. Doors 7pm / Music 8pm – Rachel Hanson / 9:15pm – Lowland Lakers / 10:30pm – Last Jackson / $7 Advance / $10 Door / 21+  The Hook and Ladder Theater presents a collection of Americana artists in an intimate seated theater concert experience. The Hook transforms into a listening room for the night! A message From The Lowland Lakers: “Hey Friends! As some of you may know, our beloved bass player, Dr. Matt Donoghue will be leaving the band as he embarks on his new journey as an Emergency Medicine resident. We are extremely sad to see him go, but at ease about the care we’ll all receive when we inevitably hurt ourselves and wind up in the ER. We’ll be playing one last show with Matt on June 16th at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge and we want to send him off with a doozey! We’ll have the lovely and talented Rachel Hanson opening up the night and good friends The Last Jackson coming out of a hiatus to close out the night!”
The Lowland Lakers
Having played together casually over the whole course of their friendship, Nate Case and Haley Rydell are beginning to find their stride. With the solid low end and incredible harmonies of Matt Donoghue, the band is spreading their wings.
The Last Jackson
Americana fingerpickin’ folk meets foot-stompin’ swing and blues.
Rachel Hanson 
A recent transplant to Minneapolis from the back roads of northern Wisconsin, Hanson’s songs strike a chord somewhere deep in the hearts of all Midwestern-born travelers, teachers, and soul-seekers. Rachel’s voice blends beauty with power, and floats over a musical landscape of air and stone.

The Breakfast Club (1985) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 97 mins.) Cast:  Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Ally Sheedy, Perry Crawford. Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. 
*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.

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!  

Transition Longfellow Movie Night @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave S. Potluck at 6:30pm / Movie at 7:15pm “It seems difficult to overcome the idea of a good deal in favor of a good meal…To make matters worse, the U.S. government has caved to multi-national corporation lobbyists by slowly, but systematically, creating subsidy- based market conditions where agri-business trumps agri-culture. It’s no wonder why buying food at a farmer’s market … is looked at as a luxury.” – Filmmaker John Murray
At the heart of A Farmer’s Road is a story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure at a major research university for the relentless challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery in central Illinois. 

 

Saturday, June 17

The Breakfast Club (1985) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 97 mins.) Cast:  Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos, Ally Sheedy, Perry Crawford. Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. 
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

The HOLI Party: Bollywood Dance Party of Colors! Hosted by Bollywood Dance Scene – Twin Cities and OUT in the Backyard – OIBY @ Powderhorn Park, 3-7pm. OUT in the Backyard (OIBY) presents the HOLI Party at Powderhorn Park. Celebrate HOLI at an outdoor Bollywood dance party of colors! For a suggested donation for OIBY $10 (cash/check preferred), you can dance and play at this family friendly festival which will provide ORGANIC colors (handmade by OIBY!), fun Indian snacks, and live DJ. 
Plan for the day: 
3pm-5:30pm – Register and get colors
3:30pm-4:30pm – Round 1 – Play with Colors and dance!
4:30pm-5:30pm – Enjoy yummy Indian snacks! 
5:30pm-7pm – Round 2 – Play with Colors and dance!

Shower each other in color and say, “Holi hai!” Rain or shine – be the rainbow! Out in the Backyard is working to improve the lives of the LGBTQ people living in the Backyard by connecting people to each other and to resources. We also want to reduce the gap between LGBT and non-LGBT people. We are looking to help grow healthy queer communities by identifying allied providers, appropriate resources, and improving community relationships.

Little Man – Black Widows – Dirty Frames @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., 8pm-1am. Our debut at The Hook And Ladder Theater & Lounge!
Black Widows and Dirty Frames open. Doors at 8pm / music at 9pm  / 21+

 

Sunday, June 18

Glass on Glass Mosaic Demonstration w/ Artist Chris Miller @ Junkett, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, Noon-3pm. Join Chris Miller, a local Longfellow artist, for a FREE glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration! You will learn how to go from a plain sheet of glass to a unique mosaic design.
Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques:
-Glass cutting
-Glass placement
-Glass gluing

Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home.  For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com Drop in to the shop anytime between 12-3pm.

 

Monday, June 19

Community Input: U-Haul Proposal w/  LCC Neighborhood Development & Transportation Committee @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435-36th Avenue S., 6:30-8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend a public meeting to learn more about this proposed project, see plans, ask questions, and give feedback to the developers. Updated plans available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v57rg24sw0iutq0/AACb6a4_BOg2lx08ltnO3152a?dl=0
 
Conversation Circles for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 5:30-7pm.

PROGRAM: “It’s A Wonderful Summer Day Camps” @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S. “Get your fun on in the Summer Series of fun!” Let’s start with lunch then go outdoors, make friends, create crafts, play games, and enjoy environmental programs.  Led by Henry Hill and Adeline Edwards. ActiveNet #’s: 68188, 68189 and 68190
DATE: June 19th – Jun 22nd, June 26th -29th and July 3rd – July 6th
DAYS: Monday – Thursday
TIME: 12-4pm
AGES: 6-10yrs

$40.00/week (Full and ½ Scholarships available)

National Theatre Live: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? @ St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main St. SE, 7pm. Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple is drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. For information and tickets: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=285548~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29&epguid=a64d8ebe-c08c-4ff9-af94-7bbfd5c7b291&.

Wednesday, June 21

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!

EVENT: “Book It to the Parks” – Little Free Library Reading @ Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S. 2-2:30pm (Near pool) We will open 1 of 50 new Little Free Libraries—a gift from The Minneapolis Foundation to local families in honor of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary. MPR hosts, local authors, and other guest readers will celebrate by reading children’s books at story times in parks all over the city, from sunrise to sunset on summer’s longest day.
Bring your kids and Book It to the Parks!
READER: Classical MPR Host: Steve Seel

         


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Monday, June 26 LCC Summer Celebration @ Fireroast Cafe

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