Weekly Roundup June 30 – July 6

Photo: Paul Rasmussen

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

Take a short online survey on the proposed U-haul development along Hiawatha Avenue at 42nd Street. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017

Thursday, July 6 @ 6pm: Longfellow Block Club Training Workshop @ Minneapolis Police Department-Third Precinct, 3000 Minnehaha Ave. 6-7:30pm. Have you ever wondered who’s behind your neighborhood’s annual block party? Are you looking for a way to build community on your block or help deter criminal activity? Consider attending this training session to learn about Minneapolis Block and Apartment Clubs and how you can get involved! We’ll have light refreshments available, resources for planning your block’s annual National Night Out event, and representatives from LCC’s Community Connections Committee available to talk about ways to get involved with LCC. We hope you can join us!

The event is free and RSVP is not required.


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:

 


Friday, July 30

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!  

Utterly Surreal Art Party @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S, 7pm-Midnight, FREE. Utterly Surreal Art Party is an art show hosting five up-and-coming local artists with two local musicians from Minnesota. Stop on by for some great art, music, and camaraderie!

Make Room for Grilled Cheese Bonus Weekend SALE! @ Junket, 4049 Minnehaha Avenue, June 30 at 11am-July 2 at 7pm. It’s happening again! This bonus sale celebrates not only having a 5th weekend in June but also making room for grilled cheese!  Swing in this weekend (6/30-7/2) for store-wide discounts of NO LESS THAN 20%, with 75% off of everything in the clearance room to help us make space for All Square’s arrival. But, coffee, donuts, kid treasures and pup treats will still be FREE! You can help us get the word out (and be sure we have enough donuts on hand) by sharing this event and RSVPing! Here are the details:  Those who have been following us know that Junket: Tossed & Found has made a habit of its ‘Bonus Sales,’ which feature store-wide price reductions and take place every time a 5th weekend squeezes its way into any given month. This coming ‘5th’ weekend is no exception, and everything in this packed-full-of-treasures, vintage-meets-creative-reuse shop will be a minimum of 20% off, with some additional markdowns throughout.

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @ Seidl’s Lake Park, 1415 4thStreet S, South Saint Paul. 7pm. FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor.

The Karate Kid (1984) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 126 mins.) Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Chad McQueen, Tony O’Dell. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.  
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

 

Saturday, July 1

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @ Lake of the Isles, 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway E, Minneapolis, 7pm. FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor.

Gabrielle Bell’s Everything is Flammable Tour: Minneapolis, MN @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 4-5:30pm. Gabrielle Bell will read and discuss her new graphic memoir “Everything is Flammable”. Book signing to follow! Gabrielle Bell’s work has been selected several times for Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and has been featured in McSweeney’s, The Believer, Bookforum and Vice magazines. Her story, “Cecil and Jordan In New York,” was turned into a film by Michel Gondry. “The Voyeurs” was named one of the best Graphic Novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. Gabrielle Bell currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Find her athttps://gabriellebell.com/ * A Rumpus Book Club pick, a COMIX Book Club pick, and one of Paste’s Most Anticipated Comics of 2017 *
“Few cartoonist can match Bell’s eye for evocative detail. . . . [Everything is Flammable is] a provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles.” —Kirkus Reviews, * STARRED review
“Once I read it I couldn’t not write about it—it’s that good. Bell writes and draws stories with deep humanity, and, impressively, that humanity—painful, awkward, and uncertain—is her own. . . . [Bell] is also always funny, and her distinct blocky hatching style gives warmth to every panel. The ineffable quality is that she makes all this look easy.” —Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review
“She makes her drama feel intimate, as though she’s speaking directly to you. . . . [In Everything is Flammable] Bell demonstrates her inimitable skill as a nonfiction storyteller and her talents as a cartoonist, proving how rightly earned her sterling reputation is.” —Shea Hennum, A.V. Club
“Everything is Flammable is sometimes frightening, sometimes funny, sometimes incredibly sad, and always deeply engrossing.” —Roz Chast, author of “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant”

Nobool Presents: Grant Hart, Rank Strangers & some VERY special guests TBA (that you won’t want to miss!) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors 8pm | Music 9pm | 21+ | $12 Advance | $15 Day of Show. The Hook is excited and honored to host an evening with Grant Hart, Rank Strangers and some VERY special guests!
Grant Hart: Grant is perhaps best known locally for his playing, singing and songwriting with the Twin Cities’ influential post-punkers Husker Du, whom celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Warner Bros. release Warehouse Songs & Stories this year. 
Rank Strangers: Original independent rock music, established 1990 based in Minneapolis, Minnesota the united states of America!

The Karate Kid (1984) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 126 mins.) Cast: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Randee Heller, Martin Kove, William Zabka, Chad McQueen, Tony O’Dell. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.  
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Indigenous Direction and the Guthrie Theater present:Water is Sacred @ Guthrie Theater, 818 Second St. S., Dowling Studio, 7:30pm. Indigenous Direction and the Guthrie Theater present Water Is Sacred, an All Nations Community Gathering in the Dowling Studio. Created by award-winning Indigenous artists Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse, Water is Sacred is a blend of ceremony, music, text, dance and discussion to honor and celebrate water and to recognize the ways it has been threatened on Indigenous lands. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are free, reservations are required.

 

Sunday, July 2

Indigenous Direction and the Guthrie Theater present:Water is Sacred @ Guthrie Theater, 818 Second St. S., Dowling Studio, 7:30pm. Indigenous Direction and the Guthrie Theater present Water Is Sacred, an All Nations Community Gathering in the Dowling Studio. Created by award-winning Indigenous artists Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse, Water is Sacred is a blend of ceremony, music, text, dance and discussion to honor and celebrate water and to recognize the ways it has been threatened on Indigenous lands. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are free, reservations are required.

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @ 7499 France Ave S, Edina, 7pm. FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor.
 

Monday, July 3

Nicollet Island Pre-Fourth of July Celebration @ Nicollet Island Amphitheater, 40 Power Street, 7-8:30pm: Live music by Annie Mack | Captain America: Civil War at dusk

 

Tuesday, July 4

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon @ 6:30 am. Start your Fourth of July with an exciting Twin Cities In Motion race on a Minneapolis course. For information and to register: https://www.tcmevents.org/events/red_white__boom_tc_half_marathon_relay__5k_-_july_4_2017/

Live Music and Family Activities @ 6–9:30 pm
Fireworks @ 10pm

Father Hennepin Bluff Park will offer free family activities in the Family Fun Zone from 6 to 9:30 pm including balloon twisters, caricature artists, hair and face painting and a “Despicable Me 3” tattoo parlor, courtesy of event sponsor Universal Studios.
There will be music from 6-10pm at both Father Hennepin Park and Mill Ruins Park. The Red, White and Boom Celebration closes with a spectacular fireworks display along the Riverfront at 10pm. If interested in being a sponsor or donating to the Minneapolis Fireworks Fund, please call 612-230-6400.

Wednesday, July 5

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!

 

Thursday, July 6

Longfellow Block Club Training Workshop @ Minneapolis Police Department-Third Precinct, 3000 Minneapolis Ave. 6-7:30pm. Have you ever wondered who’s behind your neighborhood’s annual block party? Are you looking for a way to build community on your block or help deter criminal activity? Consider attending this training session to learn about Minneapolis Block and Apartment Clubs and how you can get involved! We’ll have light refreshments available, resources for planning your block’s annual National Night Out event, and representatives from LCC’s Community Connections Committee available to talk about ways to get involved with LCC. We hope you can join us!

The event is free and RSVP is not required.

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @ Matthews Park, 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, 7pm. FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor.
      


UPCOMING EVENTS 

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