Weekly Roundup Sep 29-Oct 5

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


Upcoming & Ongoing–

Longfellow Community Council Meetings, Everyone is welcome!
Community Connections
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 6-7:30pm 
Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S
Neighborhood Development and Transportation 
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 7:30-9pm 
Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S
NOTE: A second NDTC meeting to discuss additional committee business will be held this month (see below). 
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, 6:30pm
Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S
River Gorge 
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 6-7:30pm 
Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S
Environment
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 7:30-9pm 
Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Avenue S

Manhattan Short Film Festival @ The Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave. S • Rated: NR (suggested for a mature audience) • September 29-October 5 at 4:45pm • Admission: $5 • MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it’s an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites.
If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform — one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.
Join us September 29 to October 5, 2017, when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Museums, and Universities for one purpose…to view and vote on the Finalists’ Films in the 19th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
The 10 finalists being screened are:
1. Do No Harm (New Zealand, 12 min) 3am. Hongjing, China. 1980s. A single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm into a hospital to stop a crucial operation.
2. Behind (Spain, 15 min) A divorced mother is obsessed with the idea that her ex-husband is plotting to take her baby away from her.
3. Fickle Bickle (USA, 10 min) Left alone in a magnificent mansion after the forgetful owner goes on vacation, a plumber contacts his high school crush, knowing she’s always been a “gold-digger.”
4. Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom, 7 min) During World War II, a prisoner working as a barber for the Nazis fears every haircut may be his last.
5. The Perfect Day (Spain, 10 min) With a $10 million business deal set to close and a date with beautiful girl, David figures today will be the best day of his life. Not quite.
6. Just Go! (Latvia, 10 min) A young man who lost both his legs in a childhood accident comes to the rescue of the girl he loves when she is victimized by villains.
7. Mare Nostrum (Syria, 13 min) On a Mediterranean shore, a Syrian father’s decision to give his daughter a better life puts her in danger of losing it.
8. Viola, Franca (Italy, 15 min) Sicily, 1965. Franca is being forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community but she rebels against the established custom.
9. In a Nutshell (Netherlands, 5 min) Love, war and the myriad states of humanity and the world condensed into a visual summation that’s a treat for the eyes.
10. 8 Minutes (Georgia, 12 min) With the end of the world fast approaching, an aging magician realizes one last feat of magic is required of him.
More information can be found at www.manhattanshort.com
Runtime:
120 mins.
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Best Meeting Ever! & Resource Fair is Tuesday, Oct. 24th!
Mingle, network and learn about local organizations and businesses at the Resource Fair from 5:30-6:30! Interested in getting a table for your org? Click HERE.
• Sample food donated by some of your favorite Longfellow restaurants! 
• Hear LCC updates & vote on the reallocation of funding to committees. Yes – Committees!
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! Click here for details and to RSVP!

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


Friday, September 29

Tony Rice Tribute @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • Seated $15/$18 or GA $12/$15 (Advance/Day of Show) •
Tony Rice Tribute featuring: The High 48’s, Sawtooth Brothers, Mash Tun, Tony Rook Band, Dick Nunnally Tribute Band.
The Hook will host a bluegrass celebration of an acoustic guitar legend Tony Rice! The High 48s Award winning bluegrass band from MN who mix traditional sounds w/ original songwriting & modern arrangements. Hosts of bluegrass jam camps & workshops. Sawtooth Brothers Dazzling audiences with precision picking and sharp harmonies developed over 8 years of playing, performing, and growing up together as the Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Clint, Ethan, Jesse, and Luke have created a strong musical rapport with one another, which is now channeled through their infectious original material under a new name, the Sawtooth Brothers. Mash Tun Mash Tun bluegrass band performs hard driving raucous bluegrass music every Sunday at the Excelsior Brewery in Excelsior Minnesota. Tony Rook Band Guitarist, songwriter, bluegrass enthusiast. New album “The Road Back Home” debuts March 2016.
 
35mm 3-D JACK Arnold Double Feature! @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • September 29-October 1 • 7pm & 10pm • $8 per film or $12 for both • CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE in anaglyphic 3-D!
 
Climate Walk & Talk @ Surly Brewing Company, 520 Malcolm Ave SE, 4pm • Are you interested in health? Do you care about the environment? Join HSHC for a beer, conversation, and some neighborhood clean-up! We will meet at the CHIP Center in Moos Tower then walk as a group to Surly Brewing, cleaning up trash on the way. Then hang out with your new friends over a beer!
 
My Grandmother’s Hands @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7-8pm • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies is the first self-help book to examine white supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. Stop trying to address white supremacy through dialog. Don’t expect to change the world by teaching tolerance. Forget about changing attitudes. They all miss the mark. Racism is not only about the head. It’s also about the body. The body is where we live. It’s where we fear, hope, and react; where we constrict and relax; and where we fight, flee, or freeze.

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates exposed the ongoing destruction of the Black body in America. That destruction will continue until Americans learn to feel the inherited trauma of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. This trauma doesn’t just affect African American bodies. White American bodies suffer their own historical trauma as well. So do the bodies of our police. We all need to recognize this trauma, metabolize it, work through it, and grow up out of it. Only in this way will we at last heal our bodies, our families, and the social body of our nation. The process differs for African-American, European American, and police bodies. But all of us need to heal our racialized trauma—and, with the right guidance, all of us can. My Grandmother’s Hands shows us how to begin.

Spoken word artist The Lioness will join Resmaa to perform at this event.

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 30

Immigration Resource Fair & Legal Clinic @ Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave S • 4:30pm • FREE •  Immigration is a complicated and confusing process. We can help! Drop in any time to have your immigration questions answered by experts. Resources Include: – Free Consultations with Immigration Lawyers – Tabling and Information Sharing – Know Your Rights, Citizenship, and Immigration Enforcement Presentations ____ Immigrationku waxa uu leeyahay sharciyo isku murugsan oo ay adagtahay in la fahmo. Waana kaa caawin karnaa! Na soo booqo si aan kaaga caawino wixii su’aal ah oo Immigration ku saabsan Waxaan diyaar kuula nahay sharci yaqaano aqoon u leh. – Sharci yaqaano bilaash ah oo talo kaa siiya hawlaha soogalootiga. (Immigrationka) -Wada tashi iyo aqoon is waydaarsi -Barro zaquuqdaada muwaadinimo iyo sharciyada soo galootiga Wixii su’aal dheeraad ah la soo xiriir, email sonia@ilhanomar.com
 
Farmer’s Market Ride @ Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, 2834 10th Ave. S. • 10am-1pm  • FREE • FAMILY-FRIENDLY • Happy fall, everyone! Join us at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, as we bike to Mill City Farmers Market. This’ll be a slow, no-drop, family-friendly, all-ages ride, and we’ll provide a Burley trailer to help carry all the bounty back to Midtown.
That said, we’re headed to the market during #Breadfest, so we encourage you to bring bags and racks for all that bread! Let’s get together, bike to the market, and head home with a bounty of delicious food! 
BONUS: As our thanks for attending, each rider will get a $10#FreewheelBike gift card when we get back to the shop!
 
Mac Groveland/Union Park Day of Skillshares w/ Transition Twin Cities @ Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 S. Macalester St, St. Paul, 9am-3pm • FREE • Join Transition Mac Groveland-Union Park (TMUP) for a day of fun and informative activities to assist you and your household in growing more of your own food, becoming more energy efficient, saving money, learning new skills, and building a more socially connected community.
Come for the whole day or just one workshop. See www.transitiontwincities.org for full workshop descriptions and to pre-register. Drop-ins welcome.
9:00-9:50am______
Personal Power Down
Get Ready to Go Zero Waste
Eureka Recycling: Building the Zero Waste Movement
10:00-10:50am______
Join the Sharing Economy
Grow an Edible Landscape
Learn About Master Gardeners
11:00-11:50am______
Backyard Chickens
Learn to Grow Microgreens ($5 at the door)
Learn About Tree Care Advisors
Noon-12:50pm______
Learn about Transition Macalester/Union Park (TMUP) and share what you’d like to see happen in our neighborhood (bring a lunch) 
1-1:30pm______
Worry-free Jellies and Jams
Make Kombucha and Kefir
Learn About Hour Dollars (time banking)
1:45-2:15pm______
Reuse: Rags to Rugs
Reuse: Sweaters to Mittens
Simple Solar Solutions
2:30-3pm______
Get Ready to Drop a Car
What You Need to Know about Electric Cars
Learn About Saint Paul Tool Library

To learn more about Transition groups in the Twin Cities, visitwww.transitiontwincities.org.

Mungion + Soap @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm | Music 9pm | 21+ • $10 Early Bird / $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show • MJG Productions & Nobool Presents Mungion / Soap. The Hook is proud to host a night of highly danceable jam rock featuring Chicago’s Mungion and psychedelic funk band SOAP (Minneapolis).
Mungion: Chicago-based jam outfit Mungion has been turning heads since bursting onto the scene in the spring of last year. With excitement building from their exploratory live outings, Mungion’s steadily growing fan base received the band’s first full-length studio offering, Scary Blankets. The inspiration of their jam scene peers is evident throughout. “Schvingo” and “Hindsight,” built from catchy, strolling bass lines and prog-guitar wailing both deliver handily, displaying the influences of well-loved acts on the band, from Pat Metheny to Frank Zappa to Jimmy Herring and beyond. When you see their live show it’s very evident that there’s a clear intention to create a set of music that is rich, varied and immersive — not just a collection of tunes, but a cohesive, complex sonic story that keeps people on their toes dancing. Mungion has just began to scratch the surface. They have a new album set for release in early 2017 and will be arriving in a city near you very soon.
Soap: A fusion of highly danceable rock, intricate song craftsmanship and psychedelic funk. Set out to make every show inspiring. Imagine going to a double matinee showing of Led Zeppelin & P-Funk at Dream Theater and then heading to an Amsterdam discotheque to dance until the sun came up. That’s about as close as can be described without seeing Soap for yourself.

Fall Harvest Celebration @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St. 6pm • Join us for a fun evening to support the Midtown Farmers Market! Meet and mingle with neighbors, vendors and community leaders at the Du Nord Craft Spirits cocktail room in South Minneapolis. Enjoy tasty bites from our neighborhood food truck, Peeps Hotbox, craft cocktails, a silent auction, and live music by Javier Trejo! Each ticket includes one appetizer or small plate and one complimentary Du Nord cocktail (21+). Food truck eats and additional drinks for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Midtown Farmers Market! Be sure to get your tickets through the Eventbrite link above to take advantage of the early bird price of $25/person! ($30 at the door)
 
Black Lines Matter: Where Black Writers Meet @ The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S • FREE • ALL-AGES • The first free, all ages public classroom covering black poetry in the state of Minnesota. www.BlackTableArts.com Black-Lines-Matter located at The Loft Literary Center Room 303 (Take the elevator) is a regular black-p.o.c centered writing meet up powered by BlackTableArts. These sessions will be bi-weekly geared toward two things 1) Holding space for black/p.o.c writers to create, conjure and share new work . 2) Studying poetic craft through protest poetry. These are public sessions, anyone can come – though the agenda will always be black/p.o.c centered, organized and celebrated. All ages and free of charge come join us at The Loft Literary center as we search for magic through lines and language to celebrate, survive and fight. First Hour Workshop Share new writing Look at poetic works Second Hour Networking Look at craft Discover & Build Off Of Shared Meaning LOCATION https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=the%20loft%20literary%20center
 
Fundraiser: Support South High soccer! @ Peppers & Fries, 3900 East Lake St. 9-11am • Breakfast for $10 or $5 for kids under 10 Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, plus coffee, juice, milk or pop. Cash or checks only. The team gets 70% of the proceeds!http://www.peppersandfries.com
 
Just Exist Playshop for Professional Women @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S. 11 am • Turn Off Your Busy Brain: Are you ready to find the off switch and shift into a higher intelligence than intellect? You’re going to be delightfully surprised at how easy it is to ease into effervescence – the delicious and bubbly, gently joyful state that is your birthright as a beautiful and fiery female professional.
If you’re wondering if it’s worthwhile making the drive to Shake Up what’s going on in your inner world, you must know that Energy Coach Rita does not waste time when it comes to transform an inner mess into pure magic. Come as stressed or blissed out as you are.
Bring your willingness to explore your true self and connect with your business soul sisters. Most of all, be willing to walk away with transformational tactics that will give you an edge in your everyday life and move you toward enjoying endless energy.
Let Go of Go, Go, Go for a few hours and feel your inner world forever change. More important than any tools Rita will impart from her carefully aggregated global energy coaching kit, you will enjoy an elevated frequency that will set in motion meaningful change in your inner space. Where before there was dense and frenetic energy you will experience greater spaciousness, lightness and ease. 
 
Steam Machine @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St, 8-11:59pm • Steam Machine will be playing some old-time, bluegrass and early country music at Merlin’s. Come on out and grab dinner and a fine cocktail while you enjoy the music!
 

 

Sunday, October 1

Videodrome on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rdSt. Oct 1-3 • 9pm • Rated : R • 1h 27min • A sleazy cable TV producer stumbles onto an underground broadcast signal, with bizarre consequences.

Fat Girls Hiking & Twin Cities Fat Community @ Minnehaha Falls, 9am • We will meet outside the Sea Salt Eatery at 9am • Fat Girls Hiking is coming for you, Twin Cities! We will hike from the gorgeous 53-foot Minnehaha Falls to the mighty Mississippi River. Fat Girls Hiking body positive group hikes are open to ALL bodies, ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL hiking/skill levels. We are teaming up with Twin Cities Fat Community for this event! For more information on their group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/978069648972345/ The Hike: This is a 2.2. mile loop hike with 201ft elevation loss/gain.
The hike begins at Minnehaha Park, down 2 sets of stairs to Minnehaha Falls, along Minnehaha Creek to the Mississippi River. Parts of the trail are rugged with rocks & exposed root. We will see oak, elm, and silver maple trees along the way. This hike is great for dogs, kids and anyone new to hiking! We will go at a pace that feels comfortable to everyone in the group.
Getting There: Minnehaha Park is located in the Minnehaha/Nokomis area of Minneapolis. 4801 S Minnehaha Drive. There is fee parking available along the park as well as free street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods. Public transit info can be found here. After the hike we will hit up a spot nearby for food/drink. What to wear/bring: Workout clothes, sneakers or hiking boots, backpack with water & snacks, $ for lunch after the hike. Click here for Hiking 101, info on Leave No Trace, Trail Etiquette, and How to Poop in the Woods. Additional questions? Click here for FAQs or email fatgirlshiking@gmail.com
 
Outdoor Mindful Movement & Meditation @ Powderhorn Park, 10am • FREE • Let’s get OUTDOORS! We will do some gentle, mindful movement and then a mindful meditation. This will all be guided and designed so everyone can participate. 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 sitting on the ground is difficult, it’s cool to bring a chair with you, too. We will be in Powderhorn Park in S Mpls. **We will be in the Northwest corner of the park at 10th Ave and 32nd St. This event is FREE. ***If there is rain, this event will be postponed to another date.
 
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic @ Folwell Park, 2pm • For Dogs and Cats: Rabies Vaccine, PRC (Feline Distemper Vaccine), DA2PP (Canine Distemper Vaccine), Microchip. $10 each or all three for $25! at the Folwell Park Recreation Center, 1615 Dowling Ave. N. Please have your dogs leashed and cats in a carrier.
 
Peter Mulvey & Brianna Lane with SistaStrings @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors at 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $15 Adv/$18 Dos • FPAC and The Warming House are teaming up to present an intimate evening with singer-songwriters Peter Mulvey & Brianna Lane at The Hook & Ladder Theater, the first of several co-pro shows between the south-side Minneapolis non-profit arts organizations. This show is also unique in that the artists are on their 10th anniversary Midwest tour together, and they are touring through WI and into MN on their bicycles!
Peter Mulvey is an accomplished performance artist with an impressive (14) disc catalog. Mulvey’s most recent 2017 effort Are You Listening? was produced by Ani DiFranco for her Righteous Babe label and is a wide, deep and open-hearted collection by an artist at the peak of his powers of observation. Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician – immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner – his attitude is, “When you love what you do, you can work all the time,” – he has also shared the stage with luminaries such as Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani diFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure—with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. In her ten years of touring Lane has shared the stage with Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Colin Hay, Billy Bragg, Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, The Weepies, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), and numerous other seasoned musicians. Her latest CD is called The Navigators Club.
 

 

Monday, October 2

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
 
Conversation Circles @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 4-6pm
 

Tuesday, October 3

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
 
Nonfiction Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library,
2727 E Lake St. 6-7pm

 

Wednesday, October 4

Small Group Computer Help for Seniors @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 9:30-11:00am
 
Childcare Group Story Time @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45pm. For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

Roots & Shrooms: Fall Workshop w/ Chandra Botanica @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St, 4-6pm • Fall is a great time to return to a more grounded and steady pace of life. Learn how to use different local roots and fungi to boost this transition to the colder months. All are welcome- Cost $15
 
Free Music Wednesdays: No Tent featuring Reina Del Cid w/ Bent Paddle Brewing Co. @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • FREE • Bent Paddle Supports No Tent featuring Reina Del Cid • Doors 6pm • Music 7pm • 21+
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) 
No Tent: No Tent is a bluegrass band formed by Reina del Cid. It features guitarist extraordinaire Toni Lindgren and a rotating cast of characters from the Minneapolis-St. Paul folk scene playing a mix of old-time traditionals, bluegrassified covers, and a few roots inspired originals.

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, October 5

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

Teen Fandom @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-7pm

End of the Market Vendor Happy Hour @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St. 8:30pm • Join us as we celebrate YOU, the vendors who made the season so great at Tiny Diner. Ring in the the end of the season with happy hour and say goodbye to our awesome community for the winter.
 
October: THE BEST WE COULD DO @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm • Join us in October for a discussion of Thi Bui’s acclaimed new graphic novel memoir THE BEST WE COULD DO. As always, you can get a copy at 20% from Moon Palace Books (they will still be open in their same location through the end of October sometime, so the meeting is in the usual place.) Thanks for supporting your local independents! 

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui.

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement hason a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.

In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and law and thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. Bui lives in Berkeley, California, with her son, her husband, and her mother. The Best We Could Do is her debut graphic novel.

Farmers’ Market Harvest Party + Kids Open Mic Night! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St. 5pm • Join Tiny Diner and the Warming House as we host a kid’s open mic night to say goodbye to another great Farmer’s Market season! Want to sign up your kiddo? Email Katie@frankandernie.com to get a 10 minute slot! We’ve got the microphones, you’ve got the music. Featured Vendors: Grlk Dulceria Bakery Creature Comfort Hot Sauce Bare Honey Tiny Diner Farm
 
The Lowland Lakers, Buffalo Gospel, Kari Arnett @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm • Doors 7pm | Music 7:30pm | $7/$10 • Freewheelin’ 1st Thursday & Sociable Cider Werks Present: A talented collection of Americana artists in an intimate seated theater concert experience. The Hook transforms into a listening room for the night!
The Lowland Lakers: The Lowland Lakers are a Midwest folk trio based out of Minneapolis with roots in bluegrass, rock & roll, and country. They serve up their own take on acoustic Americana through a minimal use of guitar, banjo, fiddle, double bass, and distinct vocal harmonies. Songs in their catalog tend to differ in theme and feel giving the group a wide dynamic range and balanced emotional charge. Having played a wild variety of venues around the upper Midwest, the Lowland Lakers are as comfortable at a rowdy dive bar as they are at an intimate listening session. The band invites you to explore their place under the sun, wherever it might be. They invite you to take off your shoes and stay a while.
Buffalo Gospel TrioBuilding on a solid foundation of heartfelt and heartbreaking Country/Western and Americana arrangements, and featuring a stellar cast of local and national musicians, Milwaukee-based Buffalo Gospel delivers wholly original material that manages to feel utterly timeless. Buffalo Gospel’s music has been praised as “minimalist and masterful,” “musically arresting,” and “Milwaukee’s Best Kept Secret.”
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.
 


Photography note: Longfellow365 is selling 5×7 copies of this photo for $5. If you are interested in purchasing a photo from www.longfellow365.com, please send us a Facebook message or email longfellow365@gmail.com. All proceeds to back to Longfellow365 which is a The Longfellow Community Council non-profit project.