Weekly Roundup August 18-24

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


LoLa Art Crawl @ Longfellow Neighborhood, Saturday & Sunday, Sep 16 & 17 The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Art Crawl showcases the diverse work of the artists/crafters/makers living and working in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. The 9th Annual LoLa Art Crawl connects the public with local artists at their studios, in their homes, and at local businesses to discover unique art from over one hundred creators. Keep an eye out for the official list of participating artists and their site locations in early September.

Former Rainbow Foods Site Development: Community Meeting @ Development Site, 2921 S 27th Ave. Tuesday, August 29 at 6-8pm. Everyone is welcome to this open house! View plans / Developer presentation / Q&A / Community survey



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, Aug 18

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!  

Airplane! (1980) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 1hr 28mins.) This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker |
Writers: Jim Abrahams (written for the screen by), David Zucker (written for the screen by) | 
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen  *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

Erik Koskinen with Kari Arnett @ The Hook,3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors: 8:00 PM / Music 9:00 PM / $20 Limited VIP Seating (Seating location is first-come first-served) $15 GA Advance /$15 GA Day of Show
ERIK KOSKINEN: Erik Koskinen’s America Theatre is a translucent eulogy to the genuine. Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. From the tender opener, “First Time in Years” to the defiant “Six Pack of Beer” to “Boomtown,” a track that flays the history of the west’s settlement from bedrock to fracking with a locomotive’s force of barbwire guitars, marching bass and cracking drums, Koskinen moves the listener through a landscape of personal and social struggles, as well as small triumphs, of our nation and its people. Ending on the quiet heartbreaker and breath taker, “Slow Burn,” Koskinen’s album is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. Koskinen joins the ranks of chief musicians and sharp wordsmiths.

KARI ARNETT: Growing up in rural south central Wisconsin, Kari Arnett was experimenting with writing, playing, and singing music from a young age, including teaching herself to play piano. It wasn’t until her early 20s that Arnett taught herself guitar and began performing as a traveling musician. Soon her inspirations led her to draw rich sounds from older country/folk styles of music and brought her into the Americana scene. Surfacing lyrics from love and loss, Arnett’s lush, imaginative, storyteller approach to narrative songwriting may appeal to fans of The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch or Neko Case. While more old-school folk/country lovers, who enjoy Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams or Emmylou Harris, may appreciate Arnett’s use of music as the universal outlet to convey emotion in the spaces between the silence and the sound.
Movie Night w/ Longfellow Transition Group @ Minneapolis Communion Church, 4101 37th Ave s. 6:30pm.
This month’s movie One River, Many Relations: Environment, health and Indigenous communities in Alberta and the Northwest Territories tells the story of oil sands development from the perspective of the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations. It highlights the benefits and the harms associated with oil sands, and puts the story in the context of the cultural traditions of these Native peoples. Potluck at 6:30pm; movie at 7pm


Saturday, Aug 19

Airplane! (1980) @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S. 11:30pm* All Seats $3 (Rated: PG / Runtime: 1hr 28mins.) This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker |
Writers: Jim Abrahams (written for the screen by), David Zucker (written for the screen by) | 
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen  *Showtimes are subject to change based on our regular programing. Films will not start earlier than 11:30pm.

St. Paul Food Truck Festival @ Mears Park, 221 5th St. E. Noon-10pm. The event is free but a $2 wristband is required for those indulging in the brews. You will be able to sample food truck delicacies for lunch and/or dinner. More than 30 food trucks will surround Mears Park selling their special concoctions with global cuisines ranging from Indian to British to Japanese to locally grown pork. $5 Pair Share: Each food truck will offer at least one signature dish at $5 to increase the epicurean opportunities for you and a friend. Live music will be adding to the atmosphere, featuring local artists and handcrafted beers. Other beverage options will also be available.

Reading from How Dare We! Write: A Multicultural Creative Writing @ Moon palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 2pm. How Dare We! Write: Discourse offers a much needed corrective to the usual dry and uninspired creative writing pedagogy. The collection asks us to consider questions such as: “What does it mean to work through resistance from supposed mentors, to face rejection from publishers and classmates, and to stand against traditions that silence you?” and “How can writers and teachers even begin to make diversity matter in meaningful ways on the page, in the classroom, and on our bookshelves?” Readers will include: Luis Lopez, Lori Young-Williams, Saghira Shahid, and Marlina Gonzalez. “How Dare We! Write is an inspiring collection of intellectually rigorous lyric essays and innovative writing exercises; it opens up a path for inquiry, reflection, understanding, and creativity that is ultimately healing. The testimonies provide a hard won context for their innovative paired writing experiments that are, by their very nature, generative.” — Cherise A. Pollard, PhD, Professor of English, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Sunday, Aug 20

Latinos en Accion! w/ La Oportunidad, Inc. @ Powderhorn Park 2-5pm. Un evento para reunir el pueblo Latino de Minnesota para hablar sobre los problemas que nos afectan, celebrar nuestra cultura, y obtener recursos y informacion para mejorar nuestra calidad de vida. Únase con nosotros en Agosto 20 de 2:00pm – 5:00pm para amplificar la voz Latina! El evento tomara lugar en Powderhorn Park. Tambien habra comida, musica, arte, baile, y recursos sobre inmigracion, salud fisica y mental, negocios, y trabajos. 
An event to unite our Latino community of Minnesota to discuss issues that affect us, celebrate our Latino culture, and obtain resources and information to improve our lives. Join us on August 20 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm to amplify the Latino voice and influence. The event will be hosted at Powderhorn Park. There will be food, music, dance, art, and resources for immigration, physical and psychological health, business, and employment.

Monday, August 21

Where the Two Waters Meet: The Indigenous History of Bdote Fort Snelling @ Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Ave. 6-9pm. $20 Where the Two Waters Meet: The Indigenous History of Bdote Fort Snelling. An Evening with Ramona Kitto Stately and Fundraiser for Sharon Day’s Missouri River Water Walk. 
The MN Pachamama Community is excited to invite you to a special event to learn about the indigenous history of the land we live on. Ramona Kitto Stately will share the rich history of the Dakota people and invite us to see this place we call “Minnesota” from an indigenous point of view. Bdote is a Dakota word that means “where the two waters come together.” We will convene at Bdote Fort Snelling, where the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers converge. Long before this area became a military fort, Dakota tribes lived here and today they continue to regard it as their spiritual and cultural point of origin. Learning about this area and its connection to Dakota culture and history will deepen our appreciation for the land, forward healing and understanding among all who call this area home, and move us in community closer to our goal of oneness. This program is a fundraiser and all proceeds from the evening will be given to support Sharon Day and her fellow NIbi walkers as they walk the Missouri River from its headwaters in Montana to its confluence with the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Note: We will meet at upper Historic Fort Snelling and walk below to the Interpretive Center. Look for signs that say “Fort Snelling Historic Site” not “Fort Snelling State Park.” More specific directions and exact meeting place will be provided to registrants closer to the event.
Ramona Kitto Stately is an enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Nation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dakota Art and Culture and is a Masters of Education candidate 2013 with a focus on Teacher Leadership. She has coordinated and directed the Success for the Future grant for ISD279 Osseo Area School District. The purpose of this Indian Education program is to enhance the cultural identity of the Native American child and promote post-secondary options. Her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of two children, Jillian and Reuben. She is an accomplished artist who makes plains-style moccasins. She believes that this is not only a traditional shoe covering, but a representation of the path we choose to walk in this life. She says, “As indigenous people today, we have to walk in two worlds and be successful in both. If we use our native identity and traditional values as a foundation, we can walk forward into the future with confidence and success.”
Sharon Day, Ojibwe, is executive director of the Indigenous People’s Task Force. Sharon is 2nd degree Midewin and follows the spiritual path of the Anishinaabe people; part of her spiritual practice is to care for water. In 2003 she and other Anishinaabe women began Mother Earth Water Walks (now called Nibi Walks). By walking long distances with water and praying for it with each step, the women raise awareness about how water is connected to our lives.Crafting Brighter Futures @ Surly Brewing Co., Scheid Hall, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE. 5:30-8pm. $40-$2,500. Join us for a casual, happy hour-style networking event at the much-celebrated Surly Brewing Co.! You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the young men and women of Cookie Cart over food, networking, and raffle prizes. During the program, you’ll learn about Cookie Cart from youth staff and board members, all while enjoying Surly’s world-renowned beer.
This event will give young people the chance to practice networking and explore careers through conversations with supportive professionals in their community. Raffle prizes include 4 tickets to a Minnesota United game, specialty liquor basket, Surly swag, Love Your Melon package, and Cookie Cart swag!
Cookie Cart provides lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills to teens through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery.


Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 23

Merlins Rest Pub Quiz @ Merlin’s Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 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!

Local Legends w/ Lili Hall of Knock Inc. @ COCO Uptown, 1010 W Lake St. 6-8pm. $15-20.  Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfill her vision of a more perfect union of amazing design talent and insightful business acumen. In 2001, she made KNOCK a reality. As KNOCK’s founder and president, Lili has grown KNOCK into a successful enterprise that continually achieves proven results for clients.
6-6:30pm – Check-in & networking
6:30-7:30pm – Program
7:30-8pm – Networking
About the Local Legends speaker series: Startups are nothing new in Minnesota. Many of the products and services we take for granted were started by a lone entrepreneur at some time. Target, General Mills, Medtronic, 3M, Best Buy? All founded by someone with a big idea. We want to sit down with the founders of well-known and much-loved local businesses and projects and simply ask them, “how’d you do it?”

The Borrowed: Hard Boiled Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 7-8pm.  For the next installment of the Hard-Boiled Book Club we’ll read The Borrowed by Chan Ho-Kei. From award-winning Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-Kei, The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective whose career spans fifty years of the territory’s history. A deductive powerhouse, Kwan becomes a legend in the force, nicknamed the Eye of Heaven by his awe-struck colleagues.

Ameet Kamath @ Minnehaha Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. 7-8:30pm. FREE Family-Friendly.Original Indie Jazz-Pop-R&B singer songwriter Ameet Kamath will be entertaining the twin cities denizens with his four piece band. Get your blankets and beverages and join this party!


Thursday, August 24

Jim Pellinger @ Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. FREE, Family-Friendly. Jim Pellinger in an outdoor solo acoustic performance, part of the Minneapolis Parks Music In The Parks series.