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:
- Lake Harriet Band Shell (Monday-Saturday 7:30pm, except Wednesdays; Sundays 2:00pm & 5:30pm)
- Nicollet Island Park (Mondays 7:00pm)
- Father Hennepin Bluff Park (Tuesdays 7:00pm)
- Minnehaha Park (Wednesday-Friday 7:00pm)
- Bryant Square Park (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm)
- Loring Park (Wednesdays 11:30am-1:30pm)
Friday, Aug 25
Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Minneapolis w/ Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness @ The Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, 7-9:30pm. FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Join us for the Friends’ third annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the historic Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. As one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, the SYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival highlights films that inspire adventure and serve as a catalyst to protect wild landscapes. This year’s screening will feature films about a search for home in the mountains of British Columbia, the impact of the US border wall on wildlife, and the first female Bangladeshi to scale all Seven Summits. Tickets on sale at https://wildscenicmpls2017.eventbrite.com/ RSVP on Facebook to receive updates, view film trailers, and more.
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!
Music & Movies: The Shackletons & “The Mighty Ducks” @ Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, 7:30-11pm. FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Star Tribune Music & Movies presented by Minnesota Lynx! We’re back at Lake Harriet with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for Music & Movies! Join us to celebrate the land of 10,000 plotlines and enjoy these Minnesota-made gems! A performance by The Shackletons starts at 7:30 pm and the movie, The Mighty Ducks, will begin at Dusk. Come early, we will have a face painting artist in the bandshell area beginning at 6:30pm. Many thanks to our partners: Minnesota Lynx, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, The Current and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Saturday, Aug 26
Minnehaha Falls Family Day w/ Together of ACC @ Minnehaha Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave, 11am-2pm. FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Our next “Together” Event will be a Family Day of picnics and hiking at Minnehaha Falls. We’ll meet at the picnic tables on the north side of Sea Salt Eatery at 11am. Bring your family and a picnic lunch, or purchase lunch from Sea Salt Eatery.
Indigo-Go! @ Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE. 1-4pm. FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Join our afternoon celebration with indigo dyeing experiences for youth and families, teaching Ikat resist dyeing techniques using a community dye vat in Textile Center’s parking lot, next to our “A Garden to Dye For.” Indigo dyeing has a “magical” quality, as it turns natural fibers into a rich indigo blue. When pulled from the vat, materials are first a yellow-green hue, and quickly start turning blue when it’s exposed to the oxygen in the air. Indigo is a safe, natural dye, which doesn’t harm the environment.
Participants will then use their indigo-dyed yarn to learn kumihimo (Japanese) braiding with Textile Center teaching artists, or making plied bracelets using Somali techniques that are part of the Kebed weaving process, to be taught by elders associated with the Somali Museum of Minnesota. The festival will also feature a fiber art market of local artists, guided tours of Textile Center’s current exhibitions, and refreshments! Sponsored by Prospect Park Co-op Legacy Fund.
3rd Annual 7th Street Live @ 895 7th St E. Noon-6pm. FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Please join WEQY 104.7 FM, St. Paul artists, businesses, and restaurants!
This year, we have a jam-packed program…featuring:
• LIVE music including Ashley DuBose from ‘The Voice’ and Legendary drum group UMOJA
• WEQY DJs
• Lucha Libre Wrestling Matches
• Battle on 7th (breakdance battle hosted by Cypher Side Studio)
• 3 on 3 basketball and soccer hosted by East YMCA
• Cultural dance groups – Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, Afoutayi, Bomba Kara Guey…
Reading with DC Edwards @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 4-5pm. FREE. Join local author, Stephanie Chrismon (writing as dc edwards), as she reads from her first novel, Bright City. A writer, pop culture junkie, and Afrofuturist, she has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University. She is a participant in the 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose, and was a fellow in the 2015 Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Bright City, the first in a duology, is a coming of age story about Abigail Drexler, who is expelled from her utopian community for treason. Abigail journeys through the post-apocalyptic landscape of a world ravaged by plagues and devastating climate change, and becomes determined to find her way back home and avenge her friend. Eventually she ends up in the Bright City, a beautiful, information-driven society that thrives on intrigue and manipulation. Thrust into this treacherous new world, Abigail is wrapped in a conspiracy that pushes her to the edge of sanity and deeper into the corruption of the Bright City. In this new world of information as power and information as currency, will Abigail find the clues to her exile and the keys to her freedom?
More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/reading-dc-edwards
Glass on Glass Mosaic Demonstration w/ Artist Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. 12:30-3:30pm. FREE ART DEMO. Join Chris Miller, a local Longfellow artist, for a glass-on-glass mosaic demonstration! You will learn how to go from a plain sheet of glass to a unique mosaic design. Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques:
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 Drop in to the shop anytime between 12:30-3:30pm.
Valet & The Tender Years @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. l 8pm Doors l 9pm DJ l 10pm Live Music l 21+ l $6 ADV l $8 DOS l Buy Tickets: https://fanlink.to/Valet l The Hook & Ladder Theater is very excited to present a 2-band late-night bill with Valet & The Tender Years. Both twin-city bands will be premiering new videos as well as new material from forthcoming projects at this very special multi-media performance. Valet is also closing in on their 20th anniversary with a new full-length recording slated for 2018 release.
Valet: Valet was formed in 1998, when Drummer Judd Hildreth asked Singer Robin Kyle if he would like to start a band. They proceeded to make 3 records of mid tempo indie rock music with rather obscure lyrics and play very drunken and sloppy shows around the midwest and east coast over the next 7 years. Thankfully this approach did not pay off for the band and the members took a break to focus on more fulfilling activities like being fathers and husbands. 5 years and 9 kids later they got back together to enjoy each others company and see if they could still play their instruments. As it turned out they discovered they were now more capable than ever. Less booze and more wisdom had infused this formerly mediocre group with new abilities and insight and they recorded a comeback record that made them and their families proud, The Truth Might not be Here released in 2015 on Guilt Ridden Pop has changed everything in the world of pop music and will forever be hailed as the solid cornerstone catapulting the band into its most prolific phase, as their 459 facebook likers await with baited breath their follow up record Permanent Culture.
The Tender Years: Trafficking in ramshackle stumble pop since 2016.
Minneapolis Ghost Walking Tour @ 102 Portland Ave S. 8-9:30pm.
Join us to learn legends, ghost stories, mysteries, and more of downtown Minneapolis. Hear real history, real experiences, and learn the truth behind the folklore.
On Location Drawing Group w/ Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) Lake Nokomis Beach @ Nokomis Beach Coffee, 4956 28th Ave. S. 11:30-2pm. This August, On Location Drawing Co-op will be exploring the Eastside of Lake Nokomis and its lovely beach area. We’ll be meeting just up the hill at the Lake Nokomis Beach Cafe at 11:30am and head down to the beach area to find our place to draw and possibly swim if anyone up for it. Hope to see you there!
Minneapolis Screening: Equal Means Equal @ Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Ave S, 7-9pm. Did you know women are NOT included in the U.S. Constitution? Find out what that means for YOU and YOUR FAMILY! Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal to find out the truth. Over 100 screenings are being held across the country to spark dialogue and action in our communities to demand women’s equal rights NOW! RSVP at link below: https://tinyurl.com/y8m4zxj8 ERA-MN is co-sponsoring this event to help Minnesota obtain a companion law to protect women from discrimination. Discussion and Q&A to follow. Join the movement and stand together for equality!
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasivve argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Featuring: Kamala Lopez, Patricia Arquette, Gloria Steinem, Terry O’Neill, Sarah Slamen, Jessica Neuwirth, Dr. Martha Burke, Lamar Hill Aka L.A. Sunshine, Rita Henley-Jensen, Linda Wharton, Lisa Hintz, Dr. Caroline Heldman, Dina Bakst, Eleanor Smeal, Ellen Chesler, Anthony Esquivel, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Jennifer Reisch, Kevin Noble Maillard, Lisa Maatz, Senator Robert Menendez, Lori Sokol, Soraya Chemaly, Diana Egozcue, Roberta Francis, Lea Delaria, Beth Abudato, Lakshmi Puri, Naheed Bahram, Daisy Kahn, Ugogi Eze, Kathryn Brown and Olivia Brown, Jillian Fritzsche and Olivia Fritzsche, Rebekah Johnson and Micah Johnson- Sequera, Amanda Mckoy and Greyson Miller, Armanda Legros, Lauren Teukolsky, Lisa Newcity, Lisa Watson, Thomas Kelly, Karen Carrol, Crystal Wheeler, Heidi Rummel, Yvonne Maria Jimenez, Lenora Lapidus, Emily Sack, Paula J. Caplan, Isabela Diaz Aka MIS3, Dr. Brigitte Alexander, Helen Benedict, Desiree Jordan, Amanda Marcotte, Garrett Therolf, Xiomara Flores, Captain Kelly Muldorfer, Stephanie Richard, Kayla and Monique Smith, Michelle Guymon, Dr. Lois Lee, Lieutenant Andre Dawson, Leslie Acoca, Kim Biddle, Detective Dana Harris, Leesha Gooseberry, Reverend Charles Mckenzie, Omar Terrones, Ivonne Gonzalez, Jasmine Servin, Margarita Mendez.
Pint Size Pooches Playgroup @ Urban Tails Pet Supply, 2106 Lyndale Ave S Pint Size Pooches will be using our event space for their meetup! Great off-leash play group for dogs 15lbs and under! Visit http://www.meetup.com/PintSizePooches/ to register your small dog for this fun event! ***This group is for dogs 15lbs and under****
Regreso a clases / Back to School @ El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant, 2709 E Lake St. 1-4pm “Regreso a la Escuela” el sabado 26 de agosto a la 1 de la tarde en El Nuevo Rodeo, ubicado en 27-9 East Lake Street. Miles de utiles escolares completamente gratis gracias a nuestros patrocinadores:
– CorTrust Bank
– Grad Minnesota
– Los Minnesota Twins
– La Obra Aventurera
– El Nuevo Rodeo
– Telemundo Minnesota
– La Raza 95.7 FM / 1400 y 1470
Come Learn About It: Solutionary Rail w/ Cooperative Energy Futures @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S 7-9pm. FREE. Calling Minnesota Clean Energy Enthusiasts and Advocates! Clean energy enthusiasts, let’s come together to discuss Solutionary Rail and enjoy appetizers provided by the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant.
“Rail electrification, as proposed in this remarkable book, is that rarest of things: a genuinely new idea, and one that makes immediate gut sense.” ~Bill McKibben
Tim Houlihan Music @ Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E Lake St, 8pm. Butter carving contest…probably not, but we’ll be playing the daylights out of Merlin’s Rest! Come!
Sunday, Aug 27
Franklin Open Streets Minneapolis w/ Our Streets Minneapolis, Portland Ave to 27th Ave, 11am-5pm. FREE, FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Back again for 2017, Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood streets! Open Streets events invite local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop in their communities. Open Streets offers fun, family-friendly programming put on by local businesses and event partners! From group yoga and exercise in the streets to live music and kids play zones; there’s something for everyone at Open Streets!
Puppy Kissing Booth w/ Secondhand Hounds @ Carver Junk Company, 4748 Chicago Ave. 10am-4pm FAMILY-FRIENDLY. We are partnering with Secondhand Hounds, a local non-profit animal rescue, for a puppy kissing booth August 27th! Stop on in and help raise money for an amazing organization while getting to snuggle and kiss some adorable puppies!
Practice Writing for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 2-3:30pm.
Disasters of the Riverfront Walking Tour w/ Mill City Times @ Mill City Museum, 704 2nd St. 1-2:30pm A Mill City Museum Event: Take a guided walking tour of the St. Anthony Falls milling district and learn about some of the most tragic disasters in Minnesota history. Hear the stories of fires, floods, explosions, collapses and other natural, and human-created calamities. Visitors will learn about the Eastman Tunnel Collapse in 1869, the Great Conflagration of 1893, bridge collapses in 1859 and 2007, numerous fires and massive landscape changes that shaped the Twin Cities. This tour includes about 1.5 miles of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.
Free Outdoor Yoga at Aster Cafe! @ Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main St. 10am-1pm FREE. Summer yoga is back at The Aster! Come take advantage of a FREE session led by Molly Maher and Molly McNeil under our beautiful Shasta tent on the last Sunday of every month at 10am!
Pints For Pups! @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S. 6-9pm. Join us for a Pints For Pups event with Dogs Of A Good Society (D.O.G.S.)! $1 from every pint purchased during the event will go towards this organization. Come help save pups!
About D.O.G.S: “The original vision for D.O.G.S. was an animal rescue to help as many dogs as possible. However, after much thought, a new and exciting idea came about, which is to help already existing rescues and shelters. To be a lending hand to those organizations who already do ‘rescuing’ so well.”
Paul Major and Clint Simonson discuss Feel the Music w/ Anthology and Moon Palace Books @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 4-5pm. FREE. Paul Major and Clint Simonson discuss Feel the Music: the Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major. Paul will discuss this new book from Anthology Editions in conversation with Clint Simonson (De Stijl Records). Paul Major has lived resolutely at the edge of outsider music culture for nearly a half-century. As an early private press and “real people” record collector turned eminent, underground rock ‘n’ roller, his influence is felt if not heard all around us—until now. Feel the Music traces Paul’s trajectory from his formative days in the Midwest, his years in the late ’70s New York punk scene, and into his curious career as a connoisseur and campaigner of the weirdest records of all time. Brought to life with unseen photographs, rare record covers, and cut n’ paste ephemera from Paul’s long running mail order catalog, while animated by Paul’s storytelling, Feel the Music is a fanatical mystery tour through the further, outer reaches of music history. Alongside Paul’s writing, Feel the Music features essays by Johan Kugelberg, Jack Streitman, Michael P. Daley, Rich Haupt, Stefan Kery, Patrick Lundborg, Geoffrey Weiss, Jesper Eklow, and Glenn Terry. Each book also comes with a special Sorcerers and Endless Boogie split 7″ vinyl record.
Paul Major was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1954, placing him squarely in the generational path of rock ‘n roll’s mighty wave: fuzz guitar first blew his mind at age 12, and he hasn’t looked back since. After stints playing in bands in St. Louis and Los Angeles, he moved to New York in 1978 and spent the next few years embroiled in the city’s explosive punk scene (most notably as part of the proto-speed metal band the Sorcerers). All the while, he found himself cultivating an extensive knowledge of rare and bizarre LPs. As his expertise in obscure collecting grew, Paul began a mail-order LP business, and his catalogs soon became must-reads for their mixture of hard-won crate-digging knowledge and witty, one-of-a-kind music writing—holy texts for psychedelic lifers the world over. Starting in 1997, Paul put his decades of experience to work as the singer and guitarist of the band Endless Boogie, whose skewed, no-frills take on rock has renewed his status as a preeminent voice on the farthest, weirdest margins of popular music. More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/paul-major-and-clint-simonson-discuss-feel-music
Monday, August 28
Women’s Leadership Forum at Arts Midwest w/ Women of Color in the Arts – WOCA @ Arts Midwest, 2908 Hennepin Ave. Ste 200. 9:30am-2:45pm. Women of Color in the Arts – WOCA is taking our Women’s Leadership Forum on the road! To make this forum accessible to all, please note that this is a standalone event and you needn’t be registered for the conference in order to participate. You do, however, need to register for the forum. #WOCA members can register at the discounted rate of $65 with code: woca2017
About the Women’s Leadership Forum: In order for women to empower themselves and advocate for other women, we must squarely address the systemic inequities that exist in our institutions and world. Talking authentically about sexism and racism, and their intersectionality, will begin to ignite the candid dialogues women need, not only to take rein of the leadership roles they hold and deserve in the workplace, but to affect broader change in the field.
This forum includes:
• An intimate conversation with women in senior leadership positions who have encountered and overcome bias
• A workshop to help understand and mitigate our own implicit gender and racial biases
• An open dialogue about how to navigate the challenges we face working to create a more inclusive and equitable field.
Led by Kaisha Johnson of Women of Color in the Arts – WOCA and Laura Kendall, arts presenter of Omaha Performing Arts with facilitators Cristal Chanelle Truscott of Progress Theatre and Nayantara Sen of Art/Work Practice, LLC featuring speakers, Gwethalyn Bronner of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County, and Christine Tschida of Northrop at the University of Minnesota. Please note: This forum is open only to self-identified women, including women from all backgrounds and stages of their career. For more details, check out: https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/conference/sessions-meetings/in-depth-seminars
Curious Community: Laughing Water Studio @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 6:30-8pm.
Tuesday, August 29
Community Meeting: Rainbow Foods Site Development @ Development site, 2921 27th Ave S. 6-8pm Everyone is welcome to this open house! • View plans • Developer presentation • Q&A • Community survey.
Preserve the Harvest Workshop! w/ Chandra Botanica and The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic @ The Medicine Tree, 3708 E 34th St. Cost $15. FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Learn how to preserve herbs that are abundant, local, and in season! We will create infused oils, vinegars, and more with fresh herbs. Class includes samples to take home and recipes.
Eco Printing and Indigo w/ HeartFelt Silks @ Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE. 10am-4pm. Indigo can produce many variations of blue. But did you know that pairing it with different mordants and modifiers it can also produce greens and greys? Learn how to prepare a prereduced indigo vat for dyeing, then explore the wonderful techniques of eco printing by combining a tannin and a mordant on silk scarves. Use leaves from the area and eucalyptus to make botanical eco prints on four silk scarves. Materials fee $50, payable to the instructor. Registration is done through the Textile Center. http://textilecentermn.org/classes/eco-printing-and-indigo
Wednesday, August 30
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!
LGBTQ Speed Friending! w/ Free Hugs Guy UofMn @ 508 Bar + Restaurant, 508 1st Ave N. 6:44-8:21pm.
Are you LGBT or LGBT-friendly? • Want to make new connections in the community? • Want to meet new friends to go to LGBT events with? • Come and meet other members of the community in a fun, low-pressure environment. The goal of this event is to help LGBT people make connections so that they can collaborate, make friends, and inspire each other. Reserve your spot in advance and get a ticket for $6.49 LGBTQsf.eventbrite.com or $13 at the door! Check out our website to learn more/future events: www.SpeedFriendingMn.com
FORMAT of the event: Get 5 minutes of one-on-one time with an amazing person! When the bell rings, you rotate to the next table and meet your new friend. By the end of the night, you will have met 25+ potential new friends and professional connections. Win, win, win! This event is a safe space for anyone or anything who chooses to attend. It is for anyone on the gender spectrum regardless of how they identify their sexuality. If you are or know a LGBTQ organization that would like to be a featured speaker or sponsor at this event contact us through our website: www.SpeedFriendingMN.com