Weekly Roundup July 20 – July 27

Location: 3010 Minnehaha Avenue
A large crowd gathered to enjoy the 7th annual Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival hosted at The The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge.

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

Open Streets Minneapolis: Lake + Minnehaha w/ Open Streets Minneapolis and Our Streets MinneapolisSunday, July 23. From Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Ave; along Minnehaha Ave until 46th St., 11am-5pm. Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha! Open Streets invite local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop. Open Streets offers fun, family-friendly events with local businesses and event partners. Enjoy group yoga, exercise, dance demonstrations, live music, and kids play zones; there’s something for everyone at Open Streets!

Share the Gorge 12th Annual Ice Cream Social @ 35th St & W River Parkway, Wednesday, July 26, 6-8pm. Join us for this FREE kid-friendly community event! 
• Ice Cream
• Tours of the Oak Savanna Restoration Area
• Family Canoe Rides
 



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 21

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!  
 
Summer Concert Season: Not Quite Dead (Grateful Dead tribute band) @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 South Minnehaha Dr, 7-8pm. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board summer concert season fills the air daily with music at six concert venues running through Labor Day. To see the complete listing, go to www.minneapolisparks.org/events/events_calendar_month_view
 
Movie Night: A Farmer’s Road w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Church, 4101 37th Ave S6:30pm potluck and a 7:15 movie. Meet new friends and neighbors and share a meal while learning more about the themes of Transition: food resilience, renewable energy, climate preparedness, community building, and more. The National Transition Gathering will begin July 27. July’s movie night will feature videos from some of the speakers and subjects at that event. The group will talk about the state of Transition in the Twin Cities, where it is, where it could be.
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The Big Lebowski (1998) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 1hr 57mins.) “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire, Lebowski seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited), Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore
 
Humbird, Tabah, A.M. Stryker @ The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 8pm-Midnight
Nobool Presents: Humbird, Tabah, & A.M. Stryker, Doors 8:00 / Music 9:00 / 21+ / Advance $8 / Day of Show $12
The Hook and Ladder Theater is proud to host a very special evening of indie rock & folk music with Humbird, Tabah, and A.M. Stryker!
Humbird: Humbird is Siri Undlin, a songwriter and storyteller currently based in Minneapolis. Currently at work recording a debut EP, Undlin has been writing and performing since the age of 11. She is a 2013-2014 Watson Fellow, a finalist for the 2015 MN Emerging Writer Award and was a 2016 composer-in-residence for the town of Paonia, CO, a position made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Mountain Harvest Creative.
TABAH: Tabah is a five piece electric ensemble from Minneapolis that began in 2013. Their current line-up has been playing since September of 2014. Their debut EP ‘Time Will Come’ represents the unique, aggressive, and difficult experience of the band’s first years of development. The songs cross various styles and push to represent music organically and honestly.
A.M. Stryker: In our travels we discover that truth is as clear as the fog of a Dublin morning. It lifts and falls, shaping the landscape of our lives. After spending a year in Ireland’s mysterious city, A.M. Stryker returned to Minneapolis where his musical roots began. Using picking styles inspired by John Fahey, A.M. Stryker weaves melodic guitar parts with poem and prose written on Irish rooftops. The painful places that life brings us are explored with his deep, honest voice and intricate guitar playing. His upcoming full length, “The Lion’s Share” is a quiet retelling of fear and loss, love and divorce, the pain of witnessing death, and the anticipation of what may come to pass.
 
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.
  

 

Saturday, July 22

Glass on Glass Mosaic Demonstration w/ Artist Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave,12:30-3:30pm FREE Art Demonstration. Join Chris Miller, a local Longfellow artist, for a glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration! You will learn how a plain sheet of glass transforms into 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 
 
Zebulon Pike, Total F**king Blood, Skin of Earth @ The Hook & Ladder3010 Minnehaha Ave, 8pm.
Fulton Beer & Nobool Presents: Zebulon Pike, Total F**king Blood, Skin of Earth
8pm Doors / 9pm Music / 21+ / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
  
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.
 
The Big Lebowski (1998) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: R / Runtime: 1hr 57mins.)The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire, Lebowski seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited) Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

 

Sunday, July 23

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.

Open Streets Minneapolis: Lake + Minnehaha w/ Open Streets Minneapolis and Our Streets MinneapolisFrom Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Ave; along Minnehaha Ave until 46th St., 11am-5pm. Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha! Open Streets invite local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop. Open Streets offers fun, family-friendly events with local businesses and event partners. Enjoy group yoga, exercise, dance demonstrations, live music, and kids play zones; there’s something for everyone at Open Streets!

Open Streets: Cell Phone Summer Pop-up: Junket Tossed & Found w/ Tech Dump @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 1-4pm. Cell Phones & Chargers Only. Join the fun this summer and help Tech Dump collect a TON (literally!) of cell phones by Labor Day. Protect the environment, de-clutter, and help fund 1,000 hours of job training for adults facing barriers to employment. Drop them in the bin for convenient and secure recycling. Data destruction guaranteed. #CellPhoneSummer  
If you can’t make it to Junket during this event time? Find us all over the Metro this summer, or drop-off at one of the 3 Tech Dump drop-off locations. TechDump.org/Cell-Phone-Summer for more info.
  
Open Streets: Hook & Ladder Open House @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 11am-5pm. FREE Kid-Friendly. Open Streets Lake is back again for 2017 and we’re connecting to Minnehaha!  We are opening the Hook and Ladder Theater for a casual Open House. Come check out the space, talk to volunteers, cool off in the AC, and crack open a Minnesota Craft Beer!  Explore your neighborhood and local businesses as you bike, walk, or roll on streets closed to vehicle traffic and opened up to community! Now in its seventh year, Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event hosted by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross).
 
Practice Writing for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 2-3:30pm.
  
Tincture-Making & Medicinal Plant Walk (Free!) w/ OUT in the Backyard – OIBY @ Powderhorn Park, (Rain Location: 3115 Oakland Ave S, Minneapolis) 1-3:30pm Free parking *Meet at the picnic tables next to the park building on the 15th Ave side of the park, snacks and refreshments provided including vegan and gluten-free!
Class Description: Learn how to make medicinal tinctures from a local herbalist at Powderhorn Park! While taking an herb and plant walk through the park, we’ll identify local medicinal plants and discuss how to use them to improve health. There will be a tincture making demo and a chance for everyone to make their own tincture to take home. Bring paper and pen for note taking.
Instructor:  Angela Campbell is a community-based, sliding-scale herbalist in South Minneapolis. Her practice incorporates traditional western herbalism and flower essences, treating both the emotional and the physical bodies. She studied at the California School of Herbal Studies and with Lise Wolff. Contact Angela at: www.herbalistangelacampbell.com
Sponsored by: Out in the Backyard (OIBY) a community-based effort to connect LGBTQ people, to create community, improve health, and work to reduce the gap with non LGBTQ people– Like us on Facebook to see the monthly calendar!! All activities open to everyone! OIBY is a volunteer effort. OIBY is a project of the Backyard Initiative, a partnership between the Cultural Wellness Center and Allina Health, to improve the health of the people in the backyard neighborhoods in south Minneapolis through a variety of community and culturally based activities.

 

Monday, July 24

Curious Community: Belle’s Toolbox for Adults, Kids, All ages @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6:30-8pm
 

 

Tuesday, July 25

Hiawatha Academies/former Shasta Bottling Facility (3530 E 28th Street) Community Informational Meeting @ St Albert the Great Church, 2836 33rd Ave S, 7-8:30pm

 

Wednesday, July 26

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!

The Way Some People Die – Hard Boiled Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7-8pm, FREE. For the next installment of the Hard-­Boiled Book Club, we’ll be reading The Way Some People Die by Ross MacDonald.
In a rundown house in Santa Monica, Mrs. Samuel Lawrence presses fifty crumpled bills into Lew Archer’s hand and asks him to find her wandering daughter, Galatea. Described as crazy for men and without discrimination, she was last seen driving off with small-time gangster Joe Tarantine, a hophead hood with a rep for violence. Archer traces the hidden trail from San Francisco slum alleys to the luxury of Palm Springs, traveling through an urban wilderness of drugs and viciousness. As the bodies begin to pile up, he finds that even angel faces can mask the blackest of hearts. Filled with dope, delinquents and murder, this is classic Macdonald and one of his very best in the Lew Archer series.” http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/way-some-people-die-hard-boiled-book-club
 
Share the Gorge 12th Annual Ice Cream Social @ 35th St & W River Parkway, 6-8pm. Join us for this FREE kid-friendly community event! 
• Ice Cream
• Tours of the Oak Savanna Restoration Area
• Family Canoe Rides

TransFabulous: Creating Comics @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 1-3pm
 
Dosh + Weatherman @ The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 9pm. Bent Paddle Brewing Co. & Nobool Presents:
An evening with Dosh & Weatherman Doors 8pm / Music 9pm / $9 Advance / $12 Day of Show / 21+
The Hook & Ladder hosts Dosh – a genre-transcendent, multi-instrumentalist tastemaker from Minneapolis – and Weatherman, a minimal, downtempo, experimental pop trio from Chicago. This show is the Minneapolis stop on a short Midwest tour celebrating the release of Weatherman’s self-titled debut.
DOSH:  Call him a one-man band, a virtuoso, a gifted collaborator or a family man, Minneapolis avant-rock luminary Martin Dosh is lauded by fellow musicians for his astounding solo, multi-instrumental abilities, mashing together elements of jazz, electro, hip-hop, minimalism, and ambient. A key collaborator with the likes of Andrew Bird, Redstart, Fog, Lateduster, and many others, Dosh has also shared the stage with Wilco, WHY?, Damo Suzuki, Gary Wilson, Golden Smog, Sole, My Morning Jacket, Tapes ‘n Tapes, cLOUDDEAD, Sage Francis, Devendra Banhart, Kid Dakota, Alias, Themselves, Peanut Butter Wolf, P.O.S., Happy Apple, Joseph Arthur, Pizza Boys, the Bad Plus, The Jayhawks, Atmosphere, DJ Vadim and many more.
WEATHERMAN:  Pop songs—even or especially catchy, well-crafted pop songs of the sort Chicago trio Weatherman writes—are like clouds, never the same no matter how many times you experience them. Minimalist piano melodies shift and undulate between drums, voice, and electronics; as soon as you’re certain how one makes you feel, something changes inside you. Light and shadow, pattern and chaos. Signal and noise. Alongside Joshua Dumas’ synths and samplers and drummer/programmer Jason Toth’s counterpoint, Annie Toth and her crystalline tenor are taking pop music to a place that demands active, not passive, participation. Live, they’ve shared stages with such contemporary luminaries as Juana Molina, Dosh, Ryley Walker, Sandro Perri, Cathedrals, Moonface, Jesca Hoop, and Wild Belle.
 
Summer Concert Season: Hubcap (funk, jazz, jazz-fusion, and Latin) @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 South Minnehaha Dr, 7-8pm. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board summer concert season fills the air daily with music at six concert venues running through Labor Day. To see the complete listing, go to www.minneapolisparks.org/events/events_calendar_month_view
 

 

Thursday, July 27

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.

Summer Concert Season: Yo Jimbo (jazz, classic improvisational jazz) @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 South Minnehaha Dr, 7-8pm. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board summer concert season fills the air daily with music at six concert venues running through Labor Day. To see the complete listing, go to www.minneapolisparks.org/events/events_calendar_month_view
 
Reading with Christina Ward @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 6:30-8pm. Join Christina Ward reading from her new book, Preservation: the Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration. Christina Ward is on a mission to save people from the myths and misinformation about food safety and food preservation. Sure, gorgeous pictures of foods in fancy jars inspire us to try our hand at preserving but the reality is that making jams, pickles, sauerkraut, and the like requires a little science and a lot of patience. Christina teaches safe food preservation techniques throughout the country anywhere she can set up her tools. Her classes focus on understanding the scientific concepts, so makers are empowered to explore the art of flavor! Preservation-The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration distils those classes into a definitive book that uses over 100 recipes to explain the history and science of food preservation. She is well-known for her down-to-earth, DIY aesthetic as well as her boundless curiosity about food history. She has written for numerous publications and always answers her phone to field questions from desperate makers across the country wanting to know why their jelly won’t gel.  More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-christina-ward
 
       



UPCOMING EVENTS 

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

Riverview Corridor Transit Study, Monday, August 7, 5-7pm