Weekly Roundup July 28 – August 3

Location: Tapestry Folkdance Center – 3748 Minnehaha Ave.
Tapestry Folkdance Center dancers and participants dance to a happy beat during the Open Streets Minneapolis: Lake + Minnehaha event.

 

Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT @ 6-10pm | Free. Tuesday, August 1. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, by holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to build a sense of community and help prevent crime. As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked No. 1 among all U.S. cities larger than 250,000 people in 2016. Find out more about National Night Out at www.minneapolismn.gov/nno.

Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 3-13. Multiple venues, including Boom Island Park Grumpy’s Downtown, Southern Theater, Rarig Center. There is one big thing that makes Fringe different from any other event in town: All the shows you’ll see at Fringe were selected randomly. Each year organizers select the lineup by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and pulling them out, one by one. They believe everyone has the capability to make great art, and — more importantly — everyone should get their chance to try! From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell and provides the support to make producing a show as easy as possible. More information about this year’s festival and shows can be found at http://www.fringefestival.org/.
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

**Longfellow Community Council will be changing it’s office hours. Effective Tuesday, August 1, LCC will be open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.**

**Registration is now OPEN for the Annual Longfellow Corn Feed Resource Fair!** This family-friendly event will be 5:30-8pm Thursday, August 10 at Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave S. To register for the Resource Fair, click here.  As you know, the annual Corn Feed is a great opportunity for the residents to see the wonderful activities, services, classes, local shops, and nonprofits our community has to offer. While selling products or merchandise is prohibited, we encourage you to be creative with giveaways, free samples or other fun activities. Only prepackaged and sealed food items can be given away at your table.  If you have any questions, please email bcornell@minneapolisparks.org, carly@longfellow.orgmelanie@longfellow.org, or call Longfellow Park at 612-370-4957 or LCC at 612-722-4529. Thank you for your continued support in this community-building event! Registration DEADLINE is Monday, August 7.

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 28

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: Mary Blue (hauntingly poetic indie rock) @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 S 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
 
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 1hr 55mins.) Archeologist and adventurer, Indiana Jones, is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman
 
Let’s Do Lunch (Every 4th Friday): Make Your Medicare Work Better for You @ 1845 East Lake Street, 11:30am-1:30pm. FREE Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly welcomes LGBTQ Seniors, Boomers, & Allies to lunch, conversation, and senior care information.
     Are you on Medicare but delay going to the doctor because of additional medical costs? Senior Partners Care is a community-based program that enables Minnesota Medicare recipients to access the medical care then need and bridge the financial gap between their medical bills and Medicare coverage.
 
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 29

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 1hr 55mins.) Archeologist and adventurer, Indiana Jones, is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Big Bollywood Cook-Off @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, 6:30-9pm. | Suggested Donation $15. Bollywood Dance Scene will host the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3! Audience members can secure their plate through a suggested donation of $15. All are invited to come hungry! To make a donation or to find out more about the Big Bollywood Cook-Off visit: http://www.bollywooddancescene.org/events/
http://bollywooddancescene.org/hot-indian-dance-off/
    This year’s competition has four teams serving up an all-vegetarian menu featuring Indian-inspired appetizers and desserts. After enjoying a fun and casual Bollywood dance class, audience members will sample a plate from each team and vote for a winner. Prizes can be won for the following categories: Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Presentation, and Overall Best Team.
 
The Greenway Glow @ Midtown Greenway:
1. Community Arts Festival from 7pm-Midnight
2. 10-Mile Bike Ride at 8pm 
3. 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:45pm

The Arts Festival is FREE, while the 5K and Bike Ride raise funds to support the Greenway.

Night Gallery in the Greenway Glow w/ Vine Arts Center @ Midtown Greenway Coalition, 7–11pm. Vine Arts Center, along with the Midtown Greenway Coalition, invite you to enjoy an evening of creative amazement and surprise! Ride the Greenway on your bicycle to the artfully illuminated Ivy Building. Enjoy outdoor and indoor festivities such as: bonfire and smores, drumming and dancing, live music, art activities, ‘The Baron of Bubble’, and food by Akshay Paatram.  Visit the Vine Arts “Night Bike Gallery” and make your own Day Glow painting in the “Black Light Painting Studio”. Performances by: Adam Biel Sonic, Tiyumba Drum and Dance, Rhumba Eterna, Kubb with Rob House and the ‘Shin Busters’.  Visit: www.vineartscenter.org for additional information.  All are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.
 
Mad Margaret @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S, 8-10pm FREE
 
The MAGNOLIAS @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 7:30pm. Nobool Presents: The Magnolias with Every Other Tuesday (new band led by Terry Fisher of Run Rusty Run) Doors: 7:30 / Music: 8:30 / 21+ / Advance $7 / Day of Show $10. The Hook & Ladder Theater is excited to announce a special night with rock legends The Magnolias plus Every Other Tuesday, a new band led by Terry Fisher. It’s hard to believe it’s been over a quarter century since The Magnolias rock ‘n’ roll mission began. This period has seen music critics call them “Minneapolis’ scruffy also-rans” and “little brothers” of more well-known Twin Cities groups like The Replacements, Husker Du, and Soul Asylum. Although The Magnolias were a few years younger than these bands, passage of time has revealed what fans always knew – at their best, The Magnolias were, and still are, second to none. With a twin buzz-saw guitar attack, sturdy yet flexible rhythm section, John Freeman’s inimitable caterwauling and top-notch songwriting, the band created a sound that was instantly identifiable, as well as enduring.

 

Sunday, July 30

Malamanya at Orchestra Hall @ Orchestra Hall, 2pm FREE. ALL AGES. Food and drink available. Happy hour from 2-3pm. For more info visit: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/about/plan-your-visit/oh
 
Kaiju Buffet! Mystery giant monster movie and Mexican buffet @ Parkway Theater, Noon, Movie starts at 1pm. $12. FAMILY-FRIENDLY. We’re back! On the last Sunday of each month, be prepared for a behemouth duke-em-out! $12 gets you a trip to the Mexican buffet next door at Pepitos AND a mystery giant monster movie! This is a family-friendly event that’s perfect for everyone from kids to the children at heart, that might be nursing that hangover from Saturday night. Buy your ticket at noon in the theater and you’ll get a plate that you can pile with everything you want at the Mexican buffet to bring back or eat in a dedicated section. 
 

Monday, July 31

 

Tuesday, August 1

Non-Fiction Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6-7pm
 
Intro to climbing for Women/Trans/Femme Cyclists w/ The Hub Bike Co-op @ Vertical Endeavors, 2540 Nicollet Ave S, 6:30-9pm. The Hub Cycling Team is teaming up with Vertical Endeavors to offer an introduction to rock climbing for women, trans, femme and gender non-conforming cyclists. No experience necessary–all you need is $12, some comfortable clothing, and a desire to learn something new! Fee includes entry, and gear rental (shoes + harness). This event starts at 6:30pm at the Minneapolis Vertical Endeavors (2540 Nicollet Avenue South). Meet us there, or ride with us from The Hub (3020 Minnehaha Ave) at 6:00pm! Questions? Contact Sophie at sophie(at)thehubbikecoop.biz
 
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT @ 6-10pm | FREE. National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, by holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to build a sense of community and help prevent crime. As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked No. 1 among all U.S. cities larger than 250,000 people in 2016. Find out more about National Night Out at www.minneapolismn.gov/nno.
 
Sidewalk Dog Yappy Hour @ Longfellow Grill, 2990 West River Pkwy, 5-9pm. FREE. Leash up your pup and join us for a yappy hour on the huge, gorgeous patio and courtyard of Longfellow Grill! We’ll be ready with yummy food and drink specials, freebies from Bad Tags and Raw Bistro Pet Fare, treats, professional candids from KME Photography, and rump pats (for your dogs). Benefits Animal Ark, which embraces and follows a no-kill philosophy in their work to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion cats and dogs. Props to our dog-loving partners at Tito’s Handmade Vodka for making this possible. ♥
 
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park Concert & movie: Annie and the Bang Bang, followed by Passengers @ Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SE, FREE. All concerts at 7pm unless noted; movies at 9pm. 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/.
 
  

Wednesday, August 2

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!

Summer Concert Season: Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 S 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

Common Room – Silent Tour @  Starting location: The Soap Factory, 514 Second St. SE, 6pm. Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography. Common Room is the work of Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant, along with a rotating lineup of contributors. Now in its eighth year, it is using the occasion of the Rethinking Public Spaces project to expand the scope of its’ programming for this summer to travel beyond The Soap Factory to various neighborhoods of the Twin Cities by foot, bicycle and bus’. Common Room’s themes in 2017 include: silence, sacredness, islands, neighborhood music and more. For full Common Room schedule: http://www.soapfactory.org/.
    Common Room is one of several public projects being presented by The Soap Factory as a part of Here & There. Here & There is The Soap Factory’s out-of-building programming during 2017 while the building undergoes renovation. In an increasingly frenetic world, Common Room carves out an island of quietude with this particular walking tour. The Silent Tour explores our relation to each other and our surroundings without words—how does this change our experience of our world, how challenging is it to be silent, can we even not communicate? Taking cues from John Cage’s 4’33” (Silent Symphony) and mindfulness meditations, The Silent Tour will embark from The Soap Factory, exploring our external and internal landscapes quietly, together. For information: http://soapfactory.org/exhibition/common-room-the-silent-tour.

 

Thursday, August 3

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.

Book Club “Memories Before and After the Sound of Music” w/ Nokomis Healthy Seniors @ Bethel Lutheran Church, 4120 17th Ave S. 11am-11:45am FREE.  Discuss with others the book, “Memories Before and After the Sound of Music” by Agathe Von Trapp, the oldest Von Trapp daughter.
 
August: O HUMAN STAR, VOL. 2 @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm. We’ll be joined for this discussion of O HUMAN STAR (VOL. 2) by the creator & local comics legend, Blue Delliquanti! We had so much fun talking to Blue about volume 1. We’re super excited that she’ll be able to join us again! If you have yet to read O HUMAN STAR, vol. 1, you will want to read that first before diving into the next installment. Here’s a bit about the story: 
“Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn’t see any of it.
    That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly. Until he steps outside and finds a world utterly unlike the one he left behind – a world where robots live alongside their human neighbors and coexist in their cities. A world he helped create. Now Al must track down his old partner Brendan to find out who is responsible for Al’s unexpected resurrection, but their reunion raises even more questions.
    Like who the robot living with Brendan is.
    And why she looks like Al.
    And how much of the past should stay in the past…”

We don’t want to give anything away about this awesome comic, so just stop by Moon Palace and pick it up!
 
Summer Concert Season: Twin Cities The Thirsty River (local bluegrass/Americana group) @ Minnehaha Regional Park, 4801 S 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
 

        


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Powderhorn Art Fair, Friday & Saturday, August 5 & 6

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