Weekly Roundup July 7 – July 13

Location: Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave
Gallery goers appreciate Utterly Surreal Art at the party at Squirrel Haus Arts Friday night.
Photo: Rick Fuentes 2017

Check out this week’s upcoming events!

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-5pm. Register at http://lolaartcrawl.com/for-artists/registration/.  Registration Fee: $35  Deadline: July 12, 2017.
 


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 7

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!  

Creative Journaling w/ Molly Anthony @ Junkett: Tossed & Found4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm. $10 Junkett provides access to a variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials. Items will also be available to purchase and add to your work. We’re thrilled to introduce Molly Anthony (find her on Instagram: @mkranthony) as we kick off this series! Molly has been creating visual journals for nearly a dozen years, and she brings not only her personal experience, but also things she’s learned through active participation in an online community of artists with a shared affinity for this particular craft. 

With Molly’s technique, literally nothing is wasted (making her a perfect fit with Junket’s intentions). Molly’s role in this series will be a session on the first Friday of each month. She’ll share the first steps of her process and offer guidance on staying organized (functionally and thematically).  This allows you to get creative on the bus or between meeting. Molly will also share an experimental journal technique or two.

The Comedy of Errors w/ Classical Actors Ensemble @  Newell Park, St. Paul , 900 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104l. 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.
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.

Reading with Cindy Hunter Morgan @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 6:30-8pm.  Harborless, a collection of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks, is part history and part reinvention. The poems explore tragic wrecks in rivers and lakes, finding and forming artistic meaning from destruction and death. Each poem begins in a real, historical moment that Cindy Hunter Morgan transforms into an imagined truth. The imaginative element is essential to this work as it provides a previously unseen glimpse into the lives affected by shipwrecks. The poems in Harborless confront the mysteries surrounding the objects that cover the floor of the Great Lakes by both deepening our understanding of the unknown and teaching great empathy for a life most of us will never know.

The book spans from pre Civil War wrecks to those involving modern ore carriers. Throughout the collection are six “Deckhand” poems, which give face to a fully imagined deckhand.  These offer a character for the reader to follow, who appears and reappears, surfacing even after others have drowned. Who and what is left behind in this collection speaks to finality and death and “things made for dying.” Very little is known when a ship sinks other than the obvious: there was a collision, a fire, a storm, or an explosion. Hunter works to fill in these gaps and to keep these stories alive with profound thoughtfulness and insight.

Cindy Hunter Morgan teaches creative writing and book arts at Michigan State University. She is also the author of two chapbooks: The Sultan, The Skater, The Bicycle Maker, which won The Ledge Press 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition, and Apple Season, which won the Midwest Writing Center’s 2012 Chapbook Contest, judged by Shane McCrae. More info: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-cindy-hunter-morgan
 

Jaws (1975) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 2hr 4mins) Cast: Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

 

Saturday, July 8

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.

MJG Productions & Nobool Presents: Kitchen Dwellers “Ghost In The Bottle Summer Tour”, The Common Ground Company “For Good This Time” (EP Release) with special guests Barbaro & The Bolt Weevils @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge Doors 7pm | Music 8pm | $10 Advance | $15 Day of Show
Kitchen Dwellers – 11-12:30pm
Barbaro – 10:30pm – Lounge
Common Ground Company – 9:15pm – Theater
Barbaro – 8:45pm – Lounge Stage
The Bolt Weevils – 8pm – Theater

Jaws (1975) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 2hr 4mins) Cast: Roy ScheiderRobert ShawRichard Dreyfuss. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.
*Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Lil’ Dribblers Soccer Program for Ages 4-8 w/ Southeast Soccer @ Cooper School Field,  3239 44th Ave S, 10-11am. Saturdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Kids can still register!) Lil’ Dribblers is a fun and exciting environment for younger children that encourages a love and appreciation for soccer while teaching new skills every week. $55 for each participant, includes t-shirt distributed mid to end of program.
Lil Dribblers is for ages 4-8 who are not currently playing on one of our competitive soccer teams. Contact us if your player was born in 2009 and is interested in playing on a traveling team for the Fall 2017 season. www.sesoccer.org/lildribblers clubrep@sesoccer.orgwww.sesoccer.org | www.facebook.com/southeastsoccerclub
 

 

Sunday, July 9

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.

Self-Publishing Workshop for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-4pm

 

Monday, July 10

Quick Reads Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6:30-7:30pm

Poetry reading with Adina Burke @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7-8pm
BIRD’S EYE was a two-and-a-half-year endeavor and explores a cocktail of “-isms” this author lives with, breathes and addresses daily. This includes feminism, confronting ableism and antisemitism, and the never-ending process of self discovery. Burke’s unique experience and artistic expressions offers a glimpse into the heart of the modern human experience. BIRD’S EYE may now be purchased via courier through Moon Palace Books and Boneshaker Books in Minneapolis or through Quimby’s and Uncharted Books of Chicago, Illinois.

Adina K. Burke is a twenty-something self-described “crippled punk” who resides with her two cats in Minneapolis. Aside from driving herself mad in her love/hate relationship with poetry, she also writes columns for EasyStand, a company that helps design assistive devices for those in wheelchairs which continues the dialogue between the abled and disabled community. Burke is constantly working toward expanding her creative horizons and her equally creative shoe collection. More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-adina-burke

 

Tuesday, July 11

Non-Fiction Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6-7pm

TransFabulous: Creating Comics for Teens @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 1-3pm
 

 

Wednesday, July 12

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 13

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.

Restore the Gorge Open House @ St. Peder’s Church, 6-8 pm. The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a study of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock, Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1 (Ford Dam) to determine if the Federal government should continue to operate these three dams and maintain the river channel in between. Come to this meeting to learn more about the proposed study, the Mississippi River Gorge history, dam removal precedents, restoration possibilities, and invasive species. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to share your ideas for the future of the Mississippi River Gorge and Lock and Dam No. 1.
Please RSVP at the link below or by calling or texting Olivia Dorothy at 217-390-3658. Questions can be directed to Olivia at odorothy@americanrivers.org RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/4xHFT0ouJvgEszk22

Reading w/ Carter Meland @ Moon Palace Book, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 6:30pm. The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail. She hopes it will answer questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about. As she reads his stories about blackbirds and bigfoot, as well as tales about Indians in space and homeless Native men camping by the river in Minneapolis, Fiona finds other questions arising—questions about her grandfather and the experiences that shaped his stories, questions about her mother’s silence regarding the grandfather she never knew. Fiona’s desire to know more and her mother’s reluctance to share stir up bitter feelings of anger and disappointment that slowly transform as she reads the stories into a warmer understanding of the difficulties of family, love, and the weight of the past.

Carter Meland writes, teaches, and lives in Minneapolis. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary reviews, including Yellow Medicine Review, Lake: Journal of Arts and Environment, Fiction Weekly, and Fiddleblack. 
More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-carter-meland
      


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Open Streets Minneapolis @ Lake + Minnehaha: Sunday, July 24, 11am-5pm

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