Weekly Roundup July 14-20

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Check out this week’s upcoming events!

7th Annual Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues: Longfellow Music & Arts Festival (A Firehouse PAC Fundraiser) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 2pm-12am
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Midtown Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY from 8am-1pm until October 28
E. Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., 2225 E. Lake Street.  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, July 14

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!  

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @  Como Park, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, 7pm. FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor. The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.  It has been adapted for opera, stage, screen and musical theatre numerous times worldwide. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities eventually leads to the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, and madness.Last Rites Opening Reception: Assembled Curiosities @ Strange Boutique, 3458 Minnehaha Ave. 5pm – 8pm. FREE Opening Reception for a requiem for found objects, summoned to voice their final statements. www.strangeboutiquestore.com

Princess Mononoke (1997) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG-13 / Runtime: 2hr 14mins.) On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.  *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.

All-Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 10:30-11:30am. 

 

Saturday, July 15

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. The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.  It has been adapted for opera, stage, screen and musical theatre numerous times worldwide.  The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities eventually leads to the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, and madness.

Princess Mononoke (1997) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG-13 / Runtime: 2hr 14mins.) On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami’s curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Reading with Mark Johnson @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 2-3pm. FREE.  Imagine you and some of your closest friends decide to find a new place to hang out. You don’t want the same old type of hangout. No, you want something special. Just when you think you have found the perfect one, well, it turns out to be more than it seems. Para Troupers tells such a story. A group of teens in the town of Spider Lake stumble across a vacant, haunted mansion. They have hopes of making it the next great hangout in town. But little did they know the mansion hides a violent past and a curious link to one of the clairvoyant teens who found it. More than one entity haunts this palatial estate, and not all of them are friendly. Para Troupers: The Case of Old Man Rutledge is an exciting, paranormal thriller about a rescue mission and a deadly game when supernatural entities resist and threaten the teens’ lives. Hold on tight as the friends come together to confront evil.  Mark Stephen Johnson is a Minneapolis educator and is interested in getting students to read to improve their educational opportunities. His lifelong passion for writing includes limericks, technical manuals, blogging about food and wine, and writing fiction. His interest in the paranormal began with the passing of his father. The Case of Old Man Rutledge is the first book in the Para Troupers series. He lives in South Minneapolis.  http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-mark-johnson

7th Annual Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues: Longfellow Music & Arts Festival (A Firehouse PAC Fundraiser) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 2pm-12am. TICKETS ON-SALE NOW: $20/$25 General Admission (Tickets will be available online until 5pm on Friday 7/14. Available at the Main Gate at 1:30pm on 7/15)
– CASH ONLY – Come Prepared
– Rain or Shine
– No dogs
– No Backpacks or large bags
– Kids 12 and under are free
– Bring a chair if you need one
– Bring a re-useable water bottle for use at the water refill station.
– Leave your garbage at the home or the gates. It is a zero-waste as possible event. All items inside the festival are compostable or recyclable.
– Free Bicycle Valet by The Hub
– 500ft of bike barricades to lock up to.
Arrive to the fest early for the best stage access, great music is featured ALL day long!

 

Sunday, July 16

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @ Lake of the Isles, 2500 Lake of the Isles Parkway E. 2pm, FREE, kid-friendly outdoor performance of the William Shakespeare’s madcap comedy of mistaken identities, directed by Marika Proctor. The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.  It has been adapted for opera, stage, screen and musical theatre numerous times worldwide. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities eventually leads to the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, and madness.

Earthsea Books 3 & 4, Wild Reads Book Club @ Moon Palace Books3260 Minnehaha Ave. 2-3pm. FREE.
Join us for a discussion of the third and fourth books of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea Series: The Farthest Shore and Tehanu. All are welcome! Please RSVP at our store, Facebook, by phone (612-454-0455) or by email (info@moonpalacebooks.com). Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books and get 20% off! http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/earthsea-books-1-2-wild-reads-book-c

 

Tuesday, July 18

East Lake Poetry Night for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6:30-8pm. Bring your own poems or favorite poems to share. New and interesting poetry books from the library collection will be available to check out.

 

Wednesday, July 19

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! 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!

TransFabulous: Creating Comics for Teens @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 1-3pm. Explore how comics are created from character design to storytelling to publication, with artist Anna Bongiovanni.  Use your personal story and voice to create many short comics and produce a final mini-comic. Partner: Transforming Families. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 
 

Thursday, July 20

Community Drop-In Chess @ Matthews Park Rec Center, Every Thursday 6–8pm. If you are new to chess or looking for a challenging game, come join your friends and neighbors at Matthews Park Rec Center. All ages and levels are welcome. Bring your own chess set and clock or check one out from the Matthews Park front desk. This program is sponsored by Matthews Park and the Seward Montessori Chess Club.  Seward Montessori Chess Club coaches and volunteers may be available for questions and instruction for parts of these sessions. New participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Contact sewardchess@gmail.com.

When Climate Change Comes Home w/ Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Park Building, 3435 36th Ave. S. Part 3 of the Series: When Climate Change Comes Home “The Heat is On in Minnesota: Caring for Vulnerable People, Plants, and Wildlife”. Minnesota is the third fastest warming state. Warming is happening twice as fast in the winter, which means more disease-carrying insects can survive. And warming is happening during summer evenings, which don’t cool down the way they used to. That can pose serious health risks—people and animals need cooler night temperatures to recover. Hot nights increase death rates.  Do you know how to care for yourself and your family in extreme heat? Do you have a plan if the air conditioning goes off in a heatwave? What about your food garden? How do you protect your plants? July’s speakers include:
• Brenda Hoppe, Sr. Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health, what we’re facing with extreme weather;
• Pam Blixt, Public Health Preparedness Manager at City of Minneapolis, how the city is preparing; and
• Theresa Rooney, Hennepin County Master Gardener, protecting plants and wildlife.
This series looks at both personal preparedness and how to build a more caring and prepared Longfellow community. Attendees will be talking about what assets we have and what we need to handle heat stresses. The event is free and co-sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council Environment Committee.

LEGO® Lab @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3-5pm. Bring your imagination! No experience necessary. We’ll also have DUPLOS®, so all ages are welcome!

      


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Open Streets Minneapolis @ Lake + Minnehaha: Sunday, July 23, 11am-5pm

Share the Gorge 12th Annual Ice Cream Social, Wednesday July 26, 6-8pm

Greenway Glow @ Midtown Greenway, Saturday July 29, 7pm-midnight