Weekly Roundup June 23-29

Weekly Roundup, June 23-29

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

Take a short online survey on the proposed U-haul development along Hiawatha Avenue at 42nd Street.

It’s PRIDE!  Check out a schedule of all events here.
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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.

Are you an artist/crafter/maker who lives or works within the greater Longfellow neighborhood?  Consider being part of the 2017 LoLa Art Crawl on September 16 & 17 from 10am to 5pm. Register at http://lolaartcrawl.com/for-artists/registration/.  Registration Fee: $35  Deadline: July 12, 2017.

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:

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.


Friday, June 23

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!  

Freewheelin’ and Nobool Presents: Charlie Parr and special guest TBA @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 8pm-midnight, Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / 21+ / $12 / 15.  Red House Recording Artist and pride of Duluth, Charlie Parr, will return to our stage roughly 9 months since he ‘opened’ the Twin Cities’ newest theater, performance space and concert venue back in early September, 2016. While widely known for his stellar song-writing and marathon-like live performances, Charlie is a very special artist to Freewheelin’, the Hook & Ladder and the entire Twin Cities’ community, and this show is designed to demonstrate our collective admiration for our favorite traveling troubadour. 

Mississippi Park Connection presents: Tunnel Tour at Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, 1 Portland Ave. 9 – 10:30 am. FREE (Limited space available, RSVP required) Go underneath the lock! This tour will give you an insider’s look at the workings of locks and dams. With the National Park Service and Army Corps. of Engineers as your trusted guides, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at, and in, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Kids aged 10 and over are welcome on this tour. For information and to register: http://parkconnection.org/event/tunnel-tour-upper-st-anthony-falls-lock-and-dam/.
  
Reception-A Culture of Pots: 25th Anniversary of St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour @ Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Road. Friday, June 23, 6 – 8 pm.  Every May the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix Valley host a colossal ceramics event. The St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour brings in a plethora of ceramists, shoppers, and sightseers to peruse wares, visit studios, and enjoy the atmosphere of a spring celebration. 2017 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary year of this now beloved ritual. In honor of this milestone, WAM presents the exhibition A Culture of Pots: The 25th Anniversary of the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. The exhibition features art by the twelve host potters along with works by the many guests who have contributed to the event over the past quarter of a century. The artworks displayed are highlights from twenty-five years of craftsmanship and human connection fostered by the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour, an event built on interaction. This act of hospitality, that enlivens the tour and enacts these values, is markedly Minnesotan. At the reception, immerse yourself in the rich culture of pottery and tradition surrounding the twenty-fifth anniversary of the tour. WAM invites you to join in the celebration, talk to the artists, and see their work up close in the galleries at our feature exhibition A Culture of Pots. The reception will include a cash bar and small bites. For information and to RSVP: http://wam.umn.edu/calendar/a-culture-of-pots-exhibition-reception/.  This exhibition can be viewed from June 17 – September 10, 2017. http://weisman.umn.edu/

The Shining (1980) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 142 mins.) Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.  Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.   *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

 

Saturday, June 24

Pond Life 7-8:30 pm. Get your hands wet to find out what’s living in the water. Then, go on a naturalist-guided hike around the park listening for frogs and toads. To register: Activity #73804.
 
Heartbeat 5000 @ Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main St. SE, 8–11am (Kids’ Fun Run: 9am / 5k Run or Walk: 9:30am / 1 mi Walk: 9:45am) Lace up your shoes to help the cardiovascular program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. There will be kid-friendly activities before and after the race. Support this great cause! For more information: https://www.childrensmn.org/childrens-events/heartbeat5000/event-details/
 
2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival! @ Loring Park, 1382 Willow St. 10am-6pm. FREE! Enjoy 400 exhibitor booths, 25 food vendors, and 4 free stages with music and other performances!  All LGBTQ+ people and allies are welcome!
 
The Shining (1980) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 142 mins.) Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.  Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.   *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.
 
Honky Tonkin’ Dance Party with Hello Heartache & The Midwesternaires @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.  Doors 7pm / Music 8pm / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show / 21+
 
OTO ART-“Visual Expressions of Hearing” @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S. Gallery hours: Noon-9pm. FREE. Opening Reception: 6-9pm.  OTO Art is a fundraising project of the Walter Spohn Educational Fund, where imaginative artists transform twelve-inch polyurethane ears and other media into “Visual Expressions of Hearing”.  Anaplastology is the practice of prosthetic restoration of facial or somatic (body) anatomy for patients who have suffered disfigurement from disease, trauma, or at birth. The WSEF supports research and education in this field.  The OTO art project is a celebration of natural beauty and artistic inspiration drawn from human anatomy. OTO art gives us an opportunity to highlight the human ear as an artistic object for the public to enjoy!  OTO Art entries will be featured in an online auction open to the public to benefit the Walter Spohn Education Fund. This is a curated exhibit and auction.
 
Book Arts for Teens: Letterpress w/ Erin Maurelli, Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25; 10am–4pm. Learn skills to express yourself visually while exploring the hands-on book arts process of letterpress printing. This Book Arts for Teens workshop is available to students ages 15-18. We are unable to make any exceptions to the age limits for these workshops. Thank you for understanding. Get your hands dirty setting wood and lead type, carving linoleum and printing on a Vandercook press. Learn skills to express yourself visually through the hands-on process of letterpress printing. Create a small edition of prints with your own text and imagery to take home and share. $150 ($135 members) + $55 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=1154.
 
Medium to Message: Printing Simple Books without a Press w/ Regula Russelle, Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25; 10am–4pm.  Experience the exciting scope of contemporary book arts as an agent of communication. This workshop will focus on exploring various ways to have a public voice through your work using simple folded book structures and relief printing by hand. The techniques taught in class are designed to allow participants to make similar work later on a kitchen table or a desk and with a photocopier or an inkjet printer. $195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=1417.
 
Global Water Dance @ Stone Arch Bridge, 5pm. This fourth biennial Global Water Dance, originally inspired by Marylee Hardenbergh’s work on and around the Stone Arch Bridge, will include dances in over 80 cities on six continents on a single day to inspire international collaboration for sustainable water solutions through the universal language of dance. This year choreographers Rae Eden Frank and Lori Mercil are collaborating with local drummers to bring a brand new local work in addition to the dance which will be performed by dancers around the globe. Come for the performance, stay to learn a simple phrase together with audiences around the world, and bring your families to play with the “blue highway” fabric that runs all across the bridge representing our beloved Mississippi River, our precious local water resource. Come join the fun as we gather to dance for safe water everywhere. For information: http://globalwaterdances.org/performances/2017/minneapolis-minnesota-usa-2017/.

 

Sunday, June 25

Disasters of the Riverfront Walking Tour @ St. Anthony Falls Milling District, 1–2:30pm.  Take a guided walking tour of and learn about some of the most tragic disasters in Minnesota history. Hear the stories of fires, floods, explosions, collapses and other natural and human-created calamities. Visitors will learn about the Eastman Tunnel Collapse in 1869, the Great Conflagration of 1893, bridge collapses in 1859 and 2007, numerous fires and massive landscape changes that shaped the Twin Cities. This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility. $14/$11 MNHS members. For information and tickets: http://www.mnhs.org/event/3085.
 
OTO ART-“Visual Expressions of Hearing” @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S. Gallery hours: Noon-9pm. FREE. OTO Art is a fundraising project of the Walter Spohn Educational Fund, where imaginative artists transform twelve-inch polyurethane ears and other media into “Visual Expressions of Hearing”.  Anaplastology is the practice of prosthetic restoration of facial or somatic (body) anatomy for patients who have suffered disfigurement from disease, trauma, or at birth. The WSEF supports research and education in this field.  The OTO art project is a celebration of natural beauty and artistic inspiration drawn from human anatomy. OTO art gives us an opportunity to highlight the human ear as an artistic object for the public to enjoy!  OTO Art entries will be featured in an online auction open to the public to benefit the Walter Spohn Education Fund. This is a curated exhibit and auction.
 
TC Pride Rainbow Run @ Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley Street NE, 9:30am. Now in its sixth year, the Rainbow Run is a 5K that supports the annual Pride celebration. New for 2017, this run will be chip-timed! Starting at Boom Island in Minneapolis, the route follows Marshall/Main St to Hennepin and the last mile is the Pride parade route. Dress in your favorite Rainbow colors. Prizes available for Best Dressed participants! $30. For information: https://www.tcpride.org/rainbow-run-5k/.
 
Second Annual Midsommar Loppet: 5k Family Fun Run @ Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 S Minnehaha Drive, 9:30–11am. The Svenskarnas Dag Queen’s organization invites you to join them for a beautiful run along the Mississippi River. All are welcome to run, jog, walk, skip, or stroll with family and friends. The fun run will start and end at the Minnehaha Pavilion and will travel along West River Parkway along the Mississippi River. Water will be provided at the halfway point as well as the end of the run. We hope to see you there! For information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-midsommar-loppet-5k-family-fun-run-tickets-34490767815

Reading with Cole W. Williams @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 2-3pm. FREE
Hear the River Dammed leads us to the edges of the Mississippi River, inviting us to tap in, to fly with the eagles, and to listen to what the waters are telling us. Like so many conservation efforts, Hear the River Dammed draws attention to the beauty of the Mississippi River in an attempt to save it. Cole W. Williams arms readers not only with an ode, but a resource section that transforms this collection into a call and response, into poetry with a purpose.
“Our connection to the natural world is critical, now more than ever. The words of Cole W. Williams will inspire us all to notice, connect, care, and protect precious water resources.” -Judy Onufer, Program Coordinator, H2O for Life
“A magnificent collection–part social commentary, part elegy, and part lyrical love song.” -Lynn Gray, author of In the Dreaming and Longing for the Wild

Cole W. Williams loves to write. She began writing stories and poetry as a young child and continues to explore the world through observation and verse from her home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Williams is a multi-award winning author, including a 2016 Nautilus award in children’s literature. For more tales about the river, science, and life on the Mississippi, visitwww.colewwilliams.com.
More information on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-cole-w-williams
 
June Reuse Drive: Textiles! @ Junkett, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 1-4pm. June’s drive will focus on all kinds of textiles, and will be geared toward helping the following organizations, each with unique needs for these goods. These organizations will be on hand to collect the items listed below:
YouthLink MN is unable to be present, but will accept your un-needed CLEAN spring and summer clothing (age appropriate), jeans, t-shirts and fashionable junior clothing.
Simpson Housing Services will have a representative at the shop to accept your CLEAN, gently used bath towels and washable blankets.

Because of the broad range of donation quality and the intention that these efforts produce genuine benefit for the recipient organizations, we actively encourage participants to respectfully decline specific items that may not be a fit. Should this happen with something you’ve brought, your pals at Junket will do our best to help you identify the next best solution.
 
An Evening with Ben Burkett @ Seward Co-op Creamery Café, 2601 E Franklin Ave. 4-6pm. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-ben-burkett-tickets-34927612429  Join Seward Co-op for an evening with our newest farm partner: the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. The Federation of Southern Cooperatives supports the economic development of Black farmers and the rural poor, with an emphasis on land retention and development. Federation board member and farmer Ben Burkett will travel north in a semi-truck brimming with ripe, red watermelons, which will be available for purchase at area co-ops. Help us welcome Ben and, more importantly, honor this important new relationship within our co-op network!

Know Our Grower: Spark-Y Youth Farm @ Seward Community Co-op, 317 E. 38 St. noon, FREE. #KnowOurGrower is an opportunity to connect shoppers with the talented group of local farmers producing our food and sample recipes that allow their flavors to shine. Spark-Y serves its mission of youth empowerment through three branches: school programs, an annual internship, and an urban agriculture lab. Collectively, these branches serve over 1,000 youth annually. Spark-Y imparts concepts of sustainability and entrepreneurship through hands-on projects such as aquaponics, vermicomposting, greenhouse farming, mushroom cultivation, and more. Stop by the #FriendshipStore Sunday, June 25 from noon-3 p.m. to chat with folks from Spark-Y Youth Farm and to sample their microgreens, spinach, and sorrel.

 

Monday, June 26

2017 Summer Celebration & Fundraiser @ Fireroast Café, 3800 37th Ave S, 6-8:30pm. FREE. Celebrate summer in Greater Longfellow with your neighbors and the Longfellow Community Council! Bring your family and friends to socialize in the summer sun for a relaxing evening at the Fireroast Cafe.  Brats and Burgers will be available for purchase.  Free kid-friendly activities, as well as a fundraising silent auction with amazing items from our fantastic small businesses here in Longfellow (More about those as we get closer to the event). All proceeds help LCC continue our work as a neighborhood nonprofit, supporting community engagement/environmental/residential issues in Greater Longfellow.
 
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: 68189 and 68190
DATE: 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)
 

Tuesday, June 27

Green Partners Networking Meeting @ North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N, 10am–Noon (Optional networking from Noon-12:30pm).  Continue the conversation about the future of environmental education for youth. The meeting will include:
•  A presentation of the results from the Envisioning the Future of Environmental Education for Youth conversations and survey that were conducted in fall 2016. This will include an overview of how the county and our partners collectively define environmental education, what the most important benefits of and barriers to environmental education are, and what strategies should be pursued.
•  An interactive opportunity to provide feedback on the results and next steps.
•  Networking with fellow environmental educators.
Networking meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP to Patience Caso at patience.caso@hennepin.us or 612-348-9352.

Learn how to comply with ADA Regulations at your business! @ Mt Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Ave. 9-11am.  Does your business or property comply with the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA)?  Attend this presentation to gain the tools and knowledge you need to make sure your business or property is ADA compliant. The Minnesota State Council on Disability will present ADA basics, the most common fixes, and technical guidelines, and all the resources you will need to avoid lawsuits. Rubric Legal LLC and The Landreau Group will discuss your legal rights and how to protect your business with the right types of insurance.

Father Hennepin Bluffs Park Concerts and Movies @ Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SE, Concerts: 7pm (unless noted) Movies: 9pm FREE For the most up-to-date schedules and weather related information: Twitter and Facebook. For more information and full schedule: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/music__movies/music_in_the_parks/.
Tuesday, June 27 – Kashimana, followed by Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Wednesday, June 28

Share the River Nordeast 2017 @ MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall St. NE, 5–8pm. You’re invited to a family-friendly evening of ice cream and canoeing on the Mississippi River! The second annual Share the River Nordeast event offers visitors the chance to take a free, introductory canoe ride on the Mississippi River with experienced guides. Attendees also can enjoy complimentary ice cream and tour indoor and outdoor exhibits at the MWMO’s Stormwater Park and Learning Center. The event is open to kids and adults of all ages. Visitors who wish to take a canoe ride must be at least 30 pounds in order to fit the provided life jackets. Canoe trips will be led by National Park Service rangers and staff from the Mississippi Park Connection and Wilderness Inquiry. Free. For information and to register: http://mwmo.org/events/share-river-nordeast-2017

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!

 
Make & Take: Sunscreen w/ Transition Longfellow
We’ve had plenty of hot sunny days already this season. Let’s be sure we’re prepared for working outdoors by making our own sunscreen.
When: Wed., June 28, 6:30 pm
WhereRSVP to Lisa and she will email you the address
Cost: nominal cost, for supplies ($2-$3, we think) 
 
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound (with special guests) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors 6pm / Music 7pm / Free / 21+

 

Thursday, June 29

Monthly Trivia Night w/ Trylon @ Indeed Taproom, 711 NE 15th Ave., 8pm
On the third Thursday of each month, compete to win great prizes from the Trylon and Indeed as well as the Heights and Riverview theaters. This summer’s evenings are on Thursdays, June 29, July 20, and August 17 at 8 p.m.

Matthew Fox CD Release Party / Kari Arnett @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 
Doors 6:30pm / Music 7:30pm / $7 Advance / $10 Door / 21+

Mayoral Candidate Forum on Climate Resilience & Energy Access, 1011 Washington Ave. S, 6:15-8:30pm. What will Minneapolis prioritize and prepare for over the next four years? Come listen to candidates seeking to represent you as Mayor of Minneapolis as they answer questions about our local energy future that unite multiple important social issues including housing, climate resilience, racial equity, and workforce development for clean energy jobs. 

Co-hosted by Community Power (of Minneapolis Energy Options) and MN350. Stay tuned for additional candidate forums on these issues in other Minneapolis wards & at the mayoral level.
If you are not able to make this particular evening, help us spread the word to build up attendance, and encourage our next local elected leaders to provide strong, visionary leadership!
http://www.communitypowermn.org/ward_forums 

**Community Power & MN350 do NOT endorse candidates. The purpose of these events is to highlight the importance and connectedness of local energy issues, and give a platform for residents to educate themselves about what city candidates plan to work on and prioritize over the next four years**