Weekly Roundup September 15-21

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


Upcoming & Ongoing–

LoLa Art Crawl @ Longfellow Neighborhood *THIS* 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. 

Colors of My Inner Voice:  Exhibit of works from Native American Artist, Gordon Coons, of Ojibwe and Ottawa Heritage. Exhibition includes paintings, hand-pulled prints, and creations utilizing Duck Tape ©. Come back to the 60’s and view the Duck Tape© expressions under black lights!   
Running Dates: September 9 – 30, 2017 • Artist-led workshop on September 23, 1-5pm to create a Woodland Art Style block print.
Gordon will be exhibiting the Ojibwe Woodland Art Style, created from the combination of Ojibwe petroglyphs (drawings or carvings on rocks) and images from birch bark scrolls. The images can also be identified as X-ray Vision.   The inspiration for these images relies on Ojibwe clans and stories.  The artist usually paints images with a heavy black outline and paints what is felt or perceived inside animals (or people).  What is painted inside the animal or person represents a kind of spirit, a source of powers.
 
Sabra FallingPangea World Theater would like to invite you to our upcoming spring production which takes audiences back to August 1982, to a Sabra refugee camp in a war-torn Beirut. The specter of a massacre looms as the Akawi family receives an unexpected visitor that brings the past rushing back and alters the course of events to come. The opening weekend of this timely play marks the 35th anniversary of the horrific massacre of Palestinian refugees at the Sabra and Shatila camps. This massacre echoes around the world to this day as we continue to see violence in the Middle East and the global refugee crises.
As we prepare for the opening of Sabra Falling this Friday, we remember and honor the history unearthed by this play. Sabra Falling: Written by Ismail Khalidi • Directed by Dipankar Mukherjee  Venue: The Avalon Theatre, 1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407  ​Show Times: September 15 – October 1, 2017
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm • Sundays at 2:30pm
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3074477
More information: http://www.pangeaworldtheater.org/sabra-falling
 
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Midtown Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY from 8am-1pm until October 28E. Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., 2225 E. Lake Street.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has begun the community engagement process to replace the playground at Longfellow Park in south Minneapolis. The project will replace the existing equipment and surfacing in both playground areas, including the small swing area. The new, upgraded play equipment will meet current safety and accessibility standards. This fall, during the community engagement phase of the project, MPRB staff will meet with community members at existing events or meetings to raise awareness of the project and gather input on how people use the park and playground, and what they’d like to see for playground improvements. 
How you can get involved: For details on the project, its community engagement plan and funding information, please visit the project webpageSubscribe to the project’s email list to get announcements for community meetings and other events and to stay informed about the project.
Also: Share this email with friends, family and neighbors who may also be interested! 
 
 


Friday, September 15

Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
 
Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am
 
3rd Friday Movie Night w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Church, 4101 37th Ave S l 6:30pm potluck l 7pm movie • One River, Many Relations: One essential voice has been excluded from Canada’s largest and most controversial industrial development; the voice of indigenous communities downstream from the Oil Sands. This is their story. 
 
St. Paul Oktoberfest 2017 @ Historic Schmidt Brewery, 882 7th Street W. St. Paul, 4-10pm • St. Paul Oktoberfest at the Historic Schmidt Brewery is the most authentic Munich-style celebration in Minnesota. It features not only beer and cheer, but also culture and history! Family-friendly by day, and a big party by night — St. Paul Oktoberfest is Minnesota’s Most Authentic Oktoberfest. Proudly serving Summit Beer. 
Produced by the Germanic-American Institute (GAI). 
More information: saintpauloktoberfest.org • Free to attend. Wristbands $5 with valid 21+ ID.
 
Gypsy Swing & Other Things @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.  Doors 7pm l Music 8pm l 21+ l $7 Advance l $10 Day of Show • The Hook and Ladder hosts a night of Gypsy Swing & Other Things featuring The Dang Ol’Tri’ole, Mississippi Hot Club, Painted Saints, and Red Eye Ruby. 
The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole is a 6-person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. Having played together 7 years, members have honed their skills to demonstrate fluency at their respective instruments through complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamic presentation. Whether presenting their more complicated pieces or playing easy-going tunes, The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole exhibits a highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor.
Mississippi Hot Club is a quintet of Minnesota natives. Four out of five members come from Grand Rapids, MN, originally founded as a logging town on the Mississippi River, and the group’s name is inspired by that great waterway. With a passion for gypsy jazz, also known as jazz manouche or hot club jazz, this style of music was grandfathered by maestro guitarist Django Reinhardt during the 1930s in Paris, France. Mississippi Hot Club is a traditional jazz manouche ensemble with two la pompe rhythm guitars, upright bass, and the lively improvisation of a solo guitar and violin.
Painted Saints is centered around the songwriting of Paul Fonfara. With odd cinematic twists, and a transparent sense of sincerity they tackle a Spaghetti Western, Heroin Klezmer, Experimental Sad Bastard Chamber Folk, Psychadelic Shoegaze Dirge Motown, Andrew Bird if he was from Twin Peaks sound. Red Eye Ruby A three piece band from MPLS, Red Eye Ruby combines old folk traditions, storytelling, and jazz undertones to create a medicinal listening experience…
BUY TICKETS: https://fanlink.to/GypsySwing
 
Queer Your Reading with Rachel Gold and Catherine Lundoff! @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23 Ave S, 6-7:30 pm • Cosplay, werewolves, chocolate, and local authors! Join Rachel Gold and Catherine Lundoff for an evening of reading, book signing, and shenanigans. Also chocolate and cookies!
Award-winning YA author Rachel Gold will be reading from her new novel, Nico and Tucker, a very queer love story about gender, bodies, healing, and knowing who you really are.
Award-winning fantasy and horror author Catherine Lundoff will be reading from her menopausal werewolf novel. Silver Moon. Laugh at all the right places! (Or not, we won’t judge.) Eat delicious things! Browse the awesomeness that is Boneshaker Books!
 
Longfellow365 w/ LoLa Art Crawl @ Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha 10am-5pm • Longfellow365 is a community photography project funded by the Longfellow Community Council. The project started on January 1, 2014. Each year, seven new photographers, each assigned a day of the week, take a photograph in one of the 4 neighborhoods that make up the Longfellow Community. The 4 neighborhoods are Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, and Longfellow. Longfellow365 will be selling photo books and postcards of Greater Longfellow and signing up guest photographers. For more info on the project, contact Guthrie Byard at longfellow365@gmail.com.

Independencia de México w/ Mercado Central, 1515 E Lake St. 3-11pm • FREE • KID-FRIEDLY • Ven y celebra con nosotros las fiestas de Independencia de México con música, comida y más; para ti y tu familia. Por la noche, el Grito de Independencia oficial sera dado por el Consul y Consulado de Mexico en Saint Paul. Mercado Central es #MiMercado

Harrison Street @ the Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S, 9pm
Schoot on down to the Schooner! We’ll cut it loose and have a good time!

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!  

 

Saturday, September 16

St. Paul Oktoberfest 2017 @ Historic Schmidt Brewery, 882 7th Street W. St. Paul, 10am-10pm •
St. Paul Oktoberfest at the Historic Schmidt Brewery is the most authentic Munich-style celebration in Minnesota. It features not only beer and cheer, but also culture and history. Family-friendly by day, and a big party by night — St. Paul Oktoberfest is Minnesota’s Most Authentic Oktoberfest. Proudly serving Summit Beer. 
Produced by the Germanic-American Institute (GAI). 
More information: saintpauloktoberfest.org • Free to attend. Wristbands $5 with valid 21+ ID.

Storytime with Mama Ray @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 2pm • Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime! Celebrate our creative neighborhood with a special LOLA Art Crawl-themed Children’s Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel). All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along. More info on our website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/storytime-mama-ray-1

Longfellow365 w/ LoLa Art Crawl @ Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha 10am-5pm • Longfellow365 is a community photography project funded by the Longfellow Community Council. The project started on January 1, 2014. Each year, seven new photographers, each assigned a day of the week, take a photograph in one of the 4 neighborhoods that make up the Longfellow Community. The 4 neighborhoods are Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, and Longfellow. Longfellow365 will be selling photo books and postcards of Greater Longfellow and signing up guest photographers. For more info on the project, contact Guthrie Byard at longfellow365@gmail.com.

Yoga w/ Taja w/ OUT in the Backyard – OIBY @ Powderhorn Park *Outdoor Stage, 9:30-10:30am • FREE • Please welcome Taja – she will be teaching Saturday Yoga classes until a decision is made on a permanent replacement for Akoni.

Nature Art: Plant Creations @ Kroening Interpretive Center, 4900 Mississippi Court, 1:30-2:30pm • FREE • KIDS ACTIVITY • Express your creativity and love of nature at the same time! Experiment with a variety of plant materials as your medium, create multiple types of art and let nature inspire a masterpiece. Feel free to bring items you’ve collected or use our provided materials. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/75394.

Pints and Purrs @ Boom Island Brewing, 2014 Washington Ave. N. 1–8pm • Boom Island Brewing Company hosts Feline Rescue for the Second Annual Pints and Purrs fundraiser! Enjoy kitty krafts and kiddy activities, a video kitten fashion show, kitty kat therapy, food trucks, a beer pull, and door prizes.

MN Grown Color: Introduction to Natural Dye @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St. Noon • Join us as we explore the art of growing, harvesting, and dyeing with plants grown here in Minnesota. You’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from the forest, prairies, and your own gardens to create beautiful hues. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of making dye from a couple of plants available in Minnesota this fall. Participants will need to bring 2-3 different 100% natural fibers to dye (linen, silk, wool, cotton), that weigh no more than 8 oz all together. Fibers can be purchased at a fabric or craft store.
Suggested fee: $10.00. Space is limited! Please RSVP to andrea.e@tinydiner.com
Instructor Information: Combining her training as a papermaker and book artist, and sustainable gardener and designer, Libby London uses and grows plants for natural dye and fiber. She grows and harvests dye plants in sustainable and ethical ways. Researching and experimenting with drought tolerant and resilient native plants for fiber and dye is important to her in the face of a changing climate and landscape. For more information check out her website northerndyer.com or Facebook @northerndyer

Thunderheads @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S, 9pm • Thunderheads return to Schooner Tavern. Their music is inspired by an eclectic mix of Americana, rock, and blues. Besides performing some of the band’s own material, they draw from a deep catalog of covers that include tunes ranging from Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Dire Straits, Little Feat and The Allman Brothers to Hank Williams, Ryan Adams, Son Volt, and Drive-By Truckers.

Art Journaling Workshop @ 2637 27th Ave S. STE 229, 10am • Come join us for an afternoon of messy self-exploration. Using the technique of art journaling or sometimes referred to as altered book making, we will explore the topics of permission, perfectionism, finding joy in the mess, core beliefs, and future desires. If you are interested in trading in your normal Saturday afternoon for a soul filling experience, reserve your seat at the table today. Email kristawanous@yahoo.com for details.
 
Frogleg @ The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 9pm. Indeed Brewing & Nobool Presents Frogleg with Chachuba (Chicago) 8pm Doors l 9pm Music l 21+ l $12 Advance l $15 Day of Show l Hook will host special evening with Frogleg and Chachuba. Frogleg will be doing an acoustic first set and an all out electric second set to get good use out of the newly refinished dance floor!
Frogleg  has had a major buzz slowly and organically spreading throughout the Twin Cities music scene, since their first show in late 2012. Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, this seven-piece would be best described as a band that plays soul music, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show will usually feature a unique blend of Bluegrass, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, and Rock.
Chachuba is a four piece electronic/trance-fusion jam band that does not let the notion of “genre” limit the styles and influences found in their live shows. Chachuba has been able to transcend boundaries and have had the honor to play alongside talented jam bands and electronic producers.
Frogleg – 1st Set – Acoustic – 9-10:15pm
Chachuba – 10:30-11:15pm
Frogleg – 2nd Set – Electric – 11:30pm-1am
 
Sierra Club Bike Tour w/ Sierra Club North Star Chapter @ 511 Kenwood Parkway, 9:30am-1pm FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • The 22nd Annual Sierra Club Bike Tour is a fun, leisurely ride that will highlight “green” transportation, and roughly follow the route of the planned Metro Transit Blue Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension from Minneapolis to Robbinsdale and back. Guest speakers at educational rest stops will inform and engage us on important issues. 
Event is FREE but registration (and a bike helmet) is required. Morning coffee and lunch is provided! EVERYONE is welcome! You do not need to be a Sierra Club member to participate. REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/BonncvyDxMeB8SLf1 Check-in is 9:30am • Event starts at 10:00am.
 
In Pain on Purpose w/ Donita J Clark @ Barnes & Noble, 3216 W Lake St. 5pm • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • In Pain on Purpose by Donita J Clark, is a inspirational novel about relationships–Your relationships rather good or bad produce fruit. The relationships we have with our parents establish the basis of our foundation. As we grow and begin to seek adult relationships the manifestations of that fruit begins to show.
Nyla never had a relationship with her father. Her relationship with her mother was the definition of dysfunction. This novel was written to inspire young people that may be experiencing toxic relationships. We can move beyond our pain and live on purpose. Your Pain can be used to guide you to your Purpose!
 
King’s Fair w/ Seward Civic and Commerce Association @ 2323 E Franklin Ave.Noon-5pm • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • The festival you have been waiting for. We have a 5 bands, a petting zoo, food from Birchwood CafeAkshay Paatram and Precision Grind Coffee, local artists, outdoor yoga, the Baron of Bubbles, face painting, balloon art, the Strongest Person Contest and much more. Don’t miss it! Did we mention that there will be a costume dog parade? 
We have all of our bands scheduled for the day:
Noon:  Jim Chenoweth Trio
1pm:  The Rich Lewis Band
2pm:  The Coxmen
3pm:  The Perfect Phitts
4:10pm:  Machinery Hill
 
Sister Black Press: Poetry of Resistance & Change Opening @ The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St SE. 7:30-10pm • Monica Edwards Larson / Sister Black (Bike) Press’s project “Poetry of Resistance & Change” consists of two parts; a temporary installation of letterpress printed poetry cards, and a Poetry reading and DIY printing event, using the mobile bicycle press, at the Soap Factory.
The installation will consist of hundreds of letterpress printed poetry cards and broadsides featuring the work of local poets whose work bears witness to the many challenges facing our democracy, the health of our planet, and all aspects of human rights, that inspire action.
Join local poets for a reading/performance at the Soap Factory. Poets include: D. Allen, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Marion Gomez, Junauda Petrus, Maitreyi Ray, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, and Ben Weaver.

*This project is supported and presented as part of Here & There: Rethinking Public Spaces, The Soap Factory’s 2017 public programming. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and considering what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.
*This project is a part of Lit Crawl. Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at 10+ different events that range from readings, improv, games, interactive story-building, and a hands-on workshop. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone. Lit Crawl Minneapolis is a project of Bartmann Group and the Litquake Foundation.

 
French Cooking Class for Teens @ Alliance Francaise Mpls/St. Paul, 113 1st St. N. 4:30-6:30pm. • FREE • YOUTH ACTIVITY • AFMSP Teen Club presents “A French Cooking Class”! Come cook with Valerie and discover traditional French pastries and learn how to cook them! Pastries in this activity include éclairs, gougères, and more.  RSVP is required! Reserve your spot now! Email Alexie : alexieb@afmsp.org

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.

Introduction to Spoon Carving @ Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace, 1601 E Lake St. 9:30am-12:30pm • Carvers, Erik and Michelle Vevang, will introduce you to spoon carving in a relaxed setting with all supplies, including cut-resistant gloves, provided. You will start with a wooden blank and learn how to shape it into a spoon with a variety of carving strokes and then how to finish it.
The wood used in this class is locally sourced, taken from fallen branches, tree trimmings, and trees that had to be felled. This class is ideal for first-time carvers. The Vevangs have taken all the hewing and hacking out of the process and will start you at a place where you can comfortably complete the spoon during the workshop.
Carving can be calming and relaxing, and with the Vevang’s guidance, an opportunity to create an object that is both functional and beautiful. One 3-hour workshop $80
About the teachers: Erik and Michelle Vevang’s woodcarving is influenced by their Scandinavian and Germanic heritage. Both have degress in art, Erik from St. Olaf and Michelle from UW-Stout. They have studied at North House Folk School and with Fred Livesay, who is also an Ingebretsen’s instructor. Saturday, September 16 9:30 to 12:30 This class is held at our East Lake St. store. Call or email to register and for more information… 612 729 9333 classes@ingebretsens.com Reserve your place in a class with a credit card, check, or cash. Cancellations must be made one week in advance of the class to receive a refund

 

Sunday, September 17

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.

2017 Ukrainian Heritage Festival @ Ukrainian American Community Center, 301 Main St. NE, Noon – 5pm • FREE • You’re invited to the 17th Annual Twin Cities Ukrainian Heritage Festival! Get entertained with outstanding dance and music performances, enjoy delicious homemade Ukrainian food, and simply have fun! Ukrainian Heritage Festival is world-class celebration of Ukrainian culture and its unique traditions in the Twin Cities. As in previous years, organizers will share the artistic and cultural achievements of their community on the local, national and world-wide levels, in folk dance, musi, and other folk art. This year the festival will feature the local Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, members of which are performing in Lviv, Ukraine in August. Their performance at our Festival will mark their return from their trip abroad. Come waltz and polka with Ukrainian Village Band, a Ukrainian roots band, playing folk and modern music. This festival has many attractions: cultural exhibit, craft vendors, children’s games, silent auction, beer garden with local and international beers, and more. All are welcomed. For information: http://www.uaccmn.org/festival.html.
 
Brews & Barks @ Fulton Taproom, 414 6th Ave N 6-9pm • Enjoy beer, games, food, and live music. And don’t forget to get in your dose of snuggles with our adoptable dogs on hand. All donations raised at this event will go directly to Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue.
ACTIVITIES:
Souvenir Cup – Purchase your Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue souvenir cup for $10. Your first fill is included in your purchase, but additional fills are $5. Plus, you get to keep the cup!
Food Truck – Natedogs offers hot dogs and bratwursts with homemade condiments. It made the list of the Thrillist’s “21 Best Food Trucks in America”. Nathan Beck is the man behind Natedogs and has graciously offered to donate their tips during the event to Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue.
Raffle – Enjoy prize baskets for dog lovers, sports fans, beer lovers, and more! Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from one of our volunteers on-site. Donations for the activities above will be accepted in the form of cash or check only on the day of the event. Natedogs accepts all major credit cards, as well as cash and check.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Live music from Small Town Radio/Valid ID must be presented in order to be served. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join in on the fun on the patio. No dogs are allowed inside the taproom. PLEASE NOTE: Fulton Brewery allows all ages to the Taproom, but they do ID everyone (whether or not they look 21) so if someone cannot product a valid, state-issued ID, they won’t be able to serve them. The Taproom is much like a bar, so not much in the way of things for kids to do. So totally up to you if you bring those under 21 years old with you.
 
Outdoor Mindful Movement & Meditation @ Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, 6pm • FREE • Let’s get OUTDOORS! This will be a great way to close the weekend and transition into the week! Join in at Powderhorn Park in S Mpls for some gentle movement and meditation.
**We will be in the Northwest corner of the park at 10th Ave and 23rd St. Please bring a yoga mat or towel to sit on. If you’d like to bring something to sit on as well that’s dandy.
***If there is rain, this event will be postponed to another date.
 
The GLBT Host Home Program’s 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis, 1pm • FREE • Please join us for a community wide celebration honoring the 20th anniversary of the GLBT Host Home Program! For twenty years the GLBT Host Home Program has been connecting community members to support GLBTQ youth experiencing homelessness – it’s time to honor all youth, hosts and community members who have made these twenty years possible. Enjoy a tasty meal (catered by Café Southside), play some yard games and be in community at Powderhorn Park. The celebration is free and open to anyone who has supported, taken part in, or just likes the GLBT Host Home Program. We hope to see current and past youth and hosts there! About the GLBT Host Home Program The GLBT Host Home Program was created in 1997 out of a grassroots effort to address GLBTQ youth homelessness.
Originally hosted at YouthLink, it moved to Avenues for Homeless Youth in January 2007. The program is a transformative and intimate approach to providing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) youth who are experiencing homelessness with homes and support. We have intentionally kept this program small and non-institutional, with up to 10 youth participating at a time. All youth who participate in our program are queer-identified and the majority are people of color. Help Us Into Another 20 Years Two generous donors have together pledged a $25,000 fundraising match for all donations made on behalf of the 20th anniversary! Click here to make a donation: http://bit.ly/2uq7a4U Thank you Target, Cookie Cart, and United Way Arise Project for sponsoring our celebration!
 
Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories: The Garden of Celestial Dreams @ Courtyard of Seward Community Café, 2129 E Franklin Ave. 7-10pm l Doors 7pm l Show 7:30 sharp l $5-$10 Suggested donation. (After Artists are paid out, we will donate the extra funds to the wonderful Seward Cafe and their myriads of community projects)
Hosted by Mother Goose: It’s been nice getting to know Minneapolis my dears. I knew this was a promising city and dimension when I could feel the creativity of this world pulse through time and space. Since my arrival I have found redonium and used it to channel the creative energy in this city. There is so much to see, hear and experience here, I am overjoyed! So I present to you my second showcase, brought to you in part by The Garden of Celestial Dreams. In the Garden I heard a resonding symphony of laughter, music, and emotion. Which in turn is how I individually found the bright stars of this showcase. I spent months in this reality, getting to know the artists between collective dream worlds. Among them:
City Counselor – Sad Queer synth pop artist, who rescued me from the alt-reality Nazi’s who control the government in Dreamscape 666, via song and political discourse!
Kate McCarthy – With laughter and keen wit, she helped me topple the barbaric society of Mansplania in the Dreamscape 874
The Melacnholy Boy – His beautiful voice was the only thing that could have helped me escape the love torn world of Dreamscape 91417
Sexting Your Ex – Who’s songs about love and life manifested a dream floater in The Garden and allowed me to experience their craft. 
Gabriela Santiago – Experiencing a nightmare about identity and pride, she showed me the way out through comedic relief!
Simone Bernadette Williams – I saw them defeat the demonic white snake of Dreamscape 12017, with just their mere words! I can’t wait for you to experience their artful craft of poetry.
Carlisle Evans Peck – His elegant queer piano ballads caused a dream floater to manifest , and I was unable to resist it’s allure. I learned so much about your human love and suffering, through his melodies. 
Moe Yaqub – When I arrived in this dimension, I did not know what embarrassment was. I managed to find myself in a non-numbered dreamscape that was a nightmare of culture clash, but sweet Moe, showed me the way out through goofs and laughs.
Stuffed Cherub – Entranced by their dreamscape’s beautiful dissonant harp music, I found myself in a world of equal parts darkness and beauty. I could not stop from crying, but I did not want to leave either. Their friend Leila Awadallah, was kind enough to help me out of such a wonderful sorrow, when the time was right, via a magical dance.
Thank you to all who came out last time. I cannot wait to bring you to The Garden of Celestial Dreams.
 
Six Wakes – Wild Reads Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 2pm, • FREE • Join us for a discussion of Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. All are welcome! Please RSVP at our store, Facebook, by phone (612-454-0455) or by email (info@moonpalacebooks.com), and we’ll set up a chair for you. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books and get 20% off. http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/six-wakes-wild-reads-book-club

Dakota Dave Hull – Music in the House Series @ The Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, 6:30-9pm • Doors 6:30pm l Music 7-9pm l 21+ l Kid Friendly l $20 Suggested Donation l All Proceeds To The Artist • Music in the House Series presents: Dakota Dave Hull, for an intimate seated concert.
Dakota Dave Hull: Hailed by everyone from Dave Van Ronk to Doc Watson, from the Washington Post to Downbeat, Dakota Dave Hull’s guitar style spans a wide musical geography to create an infectious, uniquely personal blend of jazz, ragtime, folk, blues, Western swing, and vintage pop. Dakota Dave is a restlessly curious, adventurous traveler along the broad highway of America’s music. In his playing the masters speak, but in a vocabulary that is Dave’s alone: alternatively mirthful and moving, always melodic. A gifted composer as well as a strikingly original interpreter of older tunes, Dave calls what he does “classic American guitar.” Folk legend Van Ronk called Dave “one of the best guitarists in the world.”
 
Out of the Darkness Walk: Twin Cities @ Como Park Pavilion, 1199 Midway Parkway, 9am-2pm • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • Register today at afsp.org/walk and help us #stopsuicide!  When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.  For information and to register, please visit afsp.org/walk.
 
Yoga w/Darshan at CANDO w/ OUT in the Backyard – OIBY @ CANDO, 3715 Chicago Ave. 10-11am • FREE • Yoga class every Sunday morning at a relaxed pace for all skill levels – mats provided, or, bring your own. Darshan started yoga when he decided to take a long hiatus from a 12 year long competitive swimming career. He started taking classes for 6 years under Dr.S.N.Omkar, a student of BKS Iyengar – father of Iyengar Yoga and fell in love with it instantly. He was practicing Yoga while he was going through swim coach certification process and that is when he realized and learned how important yoga is to any form of physical activity. Yoga helps overall development and healing of the body.

 

Monday, September 18

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, September 19

Minnesota Orchestra @ The Commons, Minneapolis, 425 Portland Ave S. 6-7pm  • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • Presented by Green Minneapolis, the Minnesota Orchestra offers a free one-hour concert at The Commons, Minneapolis, the vibrant green space located across from the U.S. Bank Stadium. Music Director Osmo Vänskä will lead the performance of powerful symphonic works—from Sibelius’ Finlandia to John Williams’ Raiders of the Lost Ark—marking the Orchestra’s debut in Minneapolis’ newest park.
 
Zero Waste Grocery Shopping w/ Amber Knapper @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave. 6-8pm. • Reducing our use of packaging can help us save money and conserve our natural resources. Learn and share tips and tricks for “zero waste” shopping at the co-op. $6/$5 co-op owners
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zero-waste-grocery-shopping-tickets-36937380700

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm

East lake Poetry Night for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6:30-8pm

 

Wednesday, September 20

Jake Jones – Free Music Wednesdays at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 6pm • FREE • Door 6pm | Happy Hour 6-8pm | Music 8-10/11pm | 21+ | Jake Jones recently released his first full-length album From Time to Time. The 10-song album highlights Jake’s willingness to expose his life in a candid, passionate way that is wholly relatable and, at times, hauntingly captivating. Drawing inspiration from Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, and Jason Isbell, From Time to Time takes listeners on a journey through life’s rawest emotions. From the allure of chasing one’s dreams, to unraveling the complexities of failed relationships and confronting the cold solitude of depression, Jake’s songwriting opens doors to places we’ve all been before. Alt-country singer/songwriter based out of Minneapolis whose music blends classic country and folk storytelling with today’s edgy Americana revival.
 
The Unquiet Dead – Hard Boiled Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 7pm. • For the September installment of the Hard-Boiled Book Club we’ll read The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan. Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton’s death–which looks like an accident–doesn’t seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel’s team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. And if that’s true, any number of people could have had reason to help him to his death. As Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, and there are no easy answers. Did the specters of Srebrenica return to haunt Drayton at last, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death in a tragic accident? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.
 
SlovCzech @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S. 7:30pm
For all beer lovers of music, we have a perfect matchup for SlovCzech who will be performing Wednesday, September 20th! A delicious, non-hoppy diversion of true European Pilsner beer with Czech-Slovak roots. Think Pilsner Urquell poured into a glass to release its true flavor with a little bite in a pint glass in draft. The September beer of the month special is Oskar Blues Brewery, “Mama’s Little Yella Pilsner” A delicious beer based of formulas from the Czech Republic. Only $4.00 all month! Come join us and grab a pint or two of this smooth, frosty and delicious beer while enjoying the rich flavorful music of SlovCzech! https://www.oskarblues.com/beer/mamas/
 
Wayne’s World w/ Sound Unseen @ Muddy Waters, 2933 Lyndale Ave S. 9pm-Midnight • FREE •  
Sound Unseen is teaming up with our good pals at Muddy Waters to present a FREE screening of everyone’s favorite movie, Wayne’s World.  We’ll have some fun giveaways as well as drink specials.
Synopsis: Wayne is still living at home. He has a world class collection of name tags from jobs he’s tried, but he does have his own public access TV show. A local station decides to hire him and his sidekick, Garth, to do their show professionally and Wayne & Garth find that it is no longer the same. Wayne falls for a bass guitarist and uses his and Garth’s Video contacts to help her career along, knowing that Ben Oliver, the sleazy advertising guy who is ruining their show will probably take her away from him if they fail.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIuhsHpcNAU

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!

 
 

Thursday, September 21

Hellavision Television: Animation Show Episode 2 @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. 7-8pm. $5 
OR FREE at the door l Doors open at 6:30 l Showtime at 7pm (If tickets sell out online there could be a possible 2nd showing?) Mature content. Episode 1 is on Youtube here:
https://youtu.be/_qiVlB0IgGA • Hangout/Meet people at Du Nord after the show.
 
Gram Parsons Tribute with The Gilded Palace Sinners @ The Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, Doors 6:30pm l Music 7:30pm l 21+ l $7 Advance l $10 Day of Show • The Gilded Palace Sinners perform the music of Gram Parsons, the International Submarine Band, Sweethearts of the Rodeo-era Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the great duets Gram sang with Emmylou Harris. The 11-piece band features a bevy of talented musicians from popular Americana bands such as Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Platte Valley Boys, Beguine Brothers, Switched at Birth, Dead Pigeons, Wilkinson James, Becky Kapell and the Fat 6, and Middle Spunk Creek Boys. “In the mid-80’s I walked into Ernie November Records in Sioux Falls, SD. I was into things like REM, Rank and File and The Long Ryders. The clerk pulled out The Flying Burrito Brothers album “The Gilded Palace of Sin,” and I was hooked on first listen. Gram Parsons music is my lifeblood. The Gilded Palace Sinners tribute to Gram Parsons will warm your heart and country soul.” Bill DeVille – Host of United States of Americana on The Current.

Lego Lab for Kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3-5pm 

Part 5 of the series: When Climate Change Comes Home w/ Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S. 6:30-8:30pm • We’ve been dealing with Lymes disease from deer ticks for more than a decade; now blacklegged ticks and Lone Star ticks are finding find their way here, bringing eight more tick-borne diseases, including Borrelia miyamotoi (a new bacteria discovered right here in Minnesota) The Minnesota State Bird – the Mosquito – is no laughing matter as a carrier of West Nile Virus and now Jamestown Canyon virus and Powassan virus. Warming lakes and streams become breeding grounds for toxic algae that has killed dogs and Naegleria fowleri which caused the deaths of two children. 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPEAKERS:
• Jenna Bjork, MN Dept of Health, insect and other vector-borne disease risks
• Trisha Robinson, MN Dept of Health, water-borne disease risks
• Lisa Strong, MN Public Health Laboratory, how to be safe outdoors
COMMUNITY DISCUSSION:
This series look at both personal preparedness and actions we can take as a community to be safe and to provide care for people who are suffering insect-and water-borne illnesses. What assets do we have and what we need to do to avoid these risks?