Weekly Roundup September 8-14


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


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


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


Friday, September 8

All-Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am
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
Teen LGBT Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-4:30pm
Sewing Your Handmade Fabrics Workshop w/ Weavers Guild of Minnesota @ Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE. September 8-10, 10am-4pm. Move past the bog jacket and shawl with your handwoven or felted fabrics, and learn to design, cut, and successfully sew a jacket, shirt, or vest. Adding fit and stylistic flare to our incredibly beautiful handmade cloth requires some extra care for results you won’t get with commercial fabrics.

Using pre-workshop suggestions/guidelines, you’ll select a pattern appropriate for your fabric. Cutting, marking, seam finishes, pressing, buttons and linings will be demonstrated as you sew through the steps to construct your handmade fabrics into a garment you’ll be proud to wear. Students should have intermediate sewing skills. Download supply list. An additional preparatory document will be sent to you once your registration is processed. 

“Liz Spear is an inspiration … her beautiful jackets and vests using hand woven fabric with nuno felt and regular fabric are true works of art. Come make your own work of art with Liz at Textile Center! She comes with many finished garments in different sizes that you can try on and she has the patterns there for you to use. If you don’t have handmade fabric, try that beautiful piece in your stash that you can’t cut into, or a Chanel-type fabric you have been saving.”
– Ella Ramsey, Textile Center Board of Directors President-Elect, member of Wearable Arts Midwest, Artist

This workshop is co-presented by the Textile Center and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. Current members of the Textile Center, WGM and these affiliated guilds will receive the member tuition rate: Minnesota Feltmakers Guild, Wearable Arts Midwest, and the American Sewing Guild Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter.
Taboo Tongues: Embrace the Forbidden Across Cultures @ Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 East 24th Street, 7:30-9:30pm / $10 in advance / $12-15 at the door.  Patrick’s Cabaret and Judoka Pop (spoken word artist Eric Tu) present “Taboo Tongues”– a multi-disciplinary cabaret featuring artists on the edge of culture exploring taboos. On the surface, taboos can seem to be mutually exclusive from culture to culture, but in this multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary cabaret, artists explore what happens when we learn about our backgrounds by uncovering our social prohibitions. Experience how the most sacred of sins echo beyond the stage, and how we can embrace the forbidden across cultures.
Jasper Rubin Hardin
House of Larva Drag Co-operative
Kenny Ngo
E.J. Schoenborn
Peuo Tuy

Curated and Hosted by Judoka Pop (spoken word artist Eric Tu)
Buy Tickets: Advanced tickets online at tabootongues.brownpapertickets.com
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 9

The Herbivorous Butcher at Twin Cities Veg Fest w/ The Herbivorous Butcher @ Como Park Pavilion, 1199 Midway Parkway, St. Paul. • FREE • FAMILY-FRIENDLY • 11am-5pm. Join us for the Twin Cities Veg Fest 2017 at Como Regional Park. The fest is outside, rain or shine! 
Twin Cities Veg Fest is FREE and hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals, and everyone is welcome to attend! 

Taboo Tongues: Embrace the Forbidden Across Cultures @ Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 East 24th Street, 7:30-9:30pm / $10 in advance / $12-15 at the door.  Patrick’s Cabaret and Judoka Pop (spoken word artist Eric Tu) present “Taboo Tongues”– a multi-disciplinary cabaret featuring artists on the edge of culture exploring cultural taboos. On the surface, taboos can seem to be mutually exclusive from culture to culture, but in this multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary cabaret, artists explore what happens when we learn about our backgrounds by uncovering our social prohibitions. Experience how the most sacred of sins echo beyond the stage, and how we can embrace the forbidden across cultures.
Jasper Rubin Hardin
House of Larva Drag Co-operative
Kenny Ngo
E.J. Schoenborn
Peuo Tuy

Curated and Hosted by Judoka Pop (spoken word artist Eric Tu)
Buy Tickets: Advanced tickets online at tabootongues.brownpapertickets.com
Nobool Presents: High On Stress (Reunion Show) w/ Little Man & Big Ditch Road @ Hook & Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / 21+ / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show. Nobool Presents announces a special night of music at The Hook & Ladder Theater. High On Stress is pulling together a long-awaited reunion and has invited Little Man and Big Ditch Road to help them celebrate!
High On Stress:  High on Stress is back for one night only in the Twin Cities!
 The band showcases singer/songwriter Nick Leet’s continuing growth as a writer of clever, melodic pop songs. At the same time, this is certainly a rock band forged in the crucible of sweaty live shows, hazardous driving conditions, and lodging in the bad part of town. The band has played all over the country, including opening for influences Tommy Keene (Paul Westerberg, Robert Pollard) and ex- Replacement Slim Dunlap, even serving as Slim’s backing band on occasion.
Little Man:  Little Man is an American rock trio from Minnesota with garage rock, neo-psychedelic, and glam rock influences. Zen inspired spiritual rock. Lead by local guitar hero Chris Perricelli, they provide the best of classic guitar driven rock in one small package. Little Man has been described as a cross between George Harrison, David Bowie, T. Rex and Jack White with a familiar rock sound that is somehow all their own while heavily being inspired by spiritual and Zen themes.
Big Ditch Road:  Americana rock psychedelic Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Monarch Festival-Festival de la Monarca @ 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy • FREE • FAMILY-FRIENDLY • 10am-4pm. Monarch butterflies raised by volunteers will be tagged with a small sticker and released at the 9th annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca™ at Lake Nokomis.
Music, art activities, games, food, and more, the day offers many fun ways for people of all ages to learn about the monarch butterflies and their amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico.
The Minnesota/Mexico connection is highlighted with music and dance on an all-day stage featuring the Aztec dance group, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, and the music of Salsa Del Soul, Charanga Tropical, and The Brass Messengers. A variety of hands-on Art Activities include Art in the Park with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, printing flags, and making your own caterpillar sculpture, chrysalis ornament or monarch magnet out of polymer clay. Children ages 0–12 are encouraged to dress up in monarch-themed costumes and join the costume parade. The event is free and all activities are conducted in Spanish and English.

The festival takes place at beautiful Lake Nokomis in south Minneapolis, near the “Nokomis Naturescape,”— four acres of gardens containing plants native to Minnesota, providing food for monarch adults and caterpillars, as well as bees, birds and other butterflies. Gardens like these are key to restoring the population of migrating monarchs, which is at an all-time low. 

The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab is bringing the monarchs for an up close and personal learning experience. Their staff will release adult butterflies with small identification tags affixed to their wings. Where and when these butterflies are found provides important information about the migration. The Wild Ones, Mexican Consulate, US Forest Service, and other organizations working on habitat conservation will be on hand to talk about actions everyone can take to help monarchs and the migration that means so much to people here and in Mexico, where the monarch has been an important part of culture going back hundreds of years to the time of the Aztecs.

Admission and all activities are free. A variety of Minnesotan and Latin food will be available for sale. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle and fill it with free water from Minneapolis Tap. The Festival also offers many opportunities for a rewarding volunteer experience.

The Festival is presented by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Lab. The Festival also receives support from the US Forest Service and the Minnesota State Arts Board as part of the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.

To find out more about the stage lineup, activities, the Nokomis Naturescape and more, visit the Minneapolis Monarch Festival-Festival de la Monarca™ website at www.monarchfestival.org For information about volunteering please call 612-313-7781 or monarchs@minneapolisparks.org

Forgotten Stories of WW1: American Legion & Red Cross @ Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W. St. Paul, 10-11:30am.  Americans, led by Herbert Hoover, launched massive relief efforts during World War I. Many efforts carried over into the post-war years, like the emergence of the American Legion, to care for veterans in large numbers, and the Red Cross, which mobilized in Europe during the war and again in the U.S. against the influenza pandemic. Phil Hansen of the American and Al Zdon of the American Legion Department of Minnesota will provide a local context for this national story.

Forgotten Stories is a new series that brings together nationally known historians to explore forgotten WW1-era stories of the individuals and organizations who made modern America. Look for additional lectures offered each month through November. 

This program is made possible by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation. Purchase tickets online: $16/$12 MNHS members.
Yoga w/ Taja at Powderhorn Park *Outdoor Stage w/ OUT in the Backyard – OIBY @ Powderhorn Park, 9:30-10:30am • FREE • Please welcome Taja – she will be teaching Saturday Yoga class until a decision is made on a permanent replacement for Akoni.
Minne-Mile NightMarket @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. 4-9pm • Presented by: Frank & Ernest Markets & Events • Junket: Tossed & Found • Minneapolis Craft Market • The market is located at Adams Triangle (next door to Junket: Tossed & Found), 4051 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. 

Founded in 2015, the Minne-Mile NightMarket is a semi-annual community festival in the Longfellow neighborhood, on the vintage shopping stretch of Minnehaha Avenue. The event is a showcase of local, independently-owned businesses, highlighting vintage, re-used and up-cycled goods. 

Powderhorn Rummage Tour w/ PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association, 7am-noon. Shop 75 yard sales throughout the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood! 

Casa Abierta! @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave. Noon. • FREE • Let’s begin celebrating Zorongo’s 35 years with our Fall Open House! Come and celebrate with us at the following FREE events with student performances throughout!
12pm: Bienvenidos!
12:15pm: Adult Sample Class
1pm:  Palomitas Class for ages 5-9
1:30pm: Adult Sample Class
2pm: Champagne Toast: Celebrating Zorongo’s 35 years and welcoming new Managing Director G. Michael Bargas to Zorongo!
3pm: Flamenco Theater Choreography Workshop Showing
4pm: Happy Hour with Ben Abrahamson! Ben will lead us through a fun improv. Guitarists and dancers are welcome. Wine included and cook out!
Bluedog at Schooner Tavern @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S. 9pm 
Diversity Street Dancers fundraising event @ Squirrel Haus Art, 3450 Snelling Ave S. 7-10pm. • ALL-AGES WELCOME • $5 at door • Free with craft purchase • Diversity Street Dancers are a folk-inspired performing group from Russia, Eastern Europe and the United States. As dancers and artists, they are deeply committed to promoting the rich cultural traditions and their interpretation is reflected in folk dance, and arts and crafts.


Sunday, September 10

¡Pochanga! Chicha Summit 2017 with Money Chicha, Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta @ The Hook and Ladder Theater3010 Minnehaha Ave.Sun 7pm. Doors 7pm / Music 8pm / 21+ / $8 Advance / $12 Day of Show.  El Huateque & Radio Pocho Present…. ¡Pochanga! – Twin Cities’ Latino Musica Y Cultura Pachanga Featuring Chicha Summit 2017 with Money Chicha (AUS) & Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta (CHI) With DJ Sets by Daniel Villarreal of Dos Santos and Rambo Salinas of Alamo City Soul Club. Tropical, Cumbia and Psychedelic Latin sounds unfold as Austin-based Money Chicha and Chicago-based Dos Santos join forces for Chicha Summit 2017!
Money Chicha: Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra, Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit, Brownout. They perform a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. This style of music, sometimes called “chicha” music, is known for its infectious Latin beat, its psychedelic, surf guitar pyrotechnics and its melodies influenced by the indigenous culture of the Andes mountains. The group’s sound is derived from the exhilarating syncopations of congas, cowbell and timbales, the gritty tones of combo organs and vintage synthesizers, effects-laden guitar melodies, insistent basslines and a healthy dose of trippy effects. Money Chicha is a modern translation of this South American musical style interpreted by highly skilled veterans of America’s most vibrant music town. In their capable hands, the “chicha” genre takes on a new and unique character, guaranteed to move one to both dance and listen, entranced by the undeniable rhythms and virtuosic displays of musicality.
“Money Chicha rep this far-out style (chicha music) with mind-bending alacrity, blending in their own touches of extra fuzz and raging percussion.”– San Antonio Current
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta: Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America.
Family Funday: Pollination Celebration @ North Mississippi regional Park, 1:30-3pm • FREE • FAMILY-FRIENDLY •  We’re all a buzz about pollination! Join us to discover different types of pollination and unique relationships that have evolved because of it. Hike the park with a naturalist in search of pollinators and find out how you can encourage pollination. For information and to register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/75384.

Monday, September 11

Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Concert @ Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy. 5pm. mn911tribute.org • For more than 15 years, the Minnesota 9-11 Tribute has held fast to the concept originally conceived for the first concert. Over the years, on average, an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 families, seniors, youth, disabled persons, veterans, armed forces personnel and care givers have attended the evening event to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to praise and celebrate life.

The Minnesota 9-11 Tribute has a volunteer board of directors who support the original concept of the concert. Volunteers of all ages and walks of life execute all aspects of the concert. We continue to celebrate this event each year, in particular to honor Minnesota’s First Responders, our Fireman, Local Police, Highway Patrol, and Emergency Medical Technicians. These life-saving professionals were the “stand-up” heroes of the 9-11 New York terrorist attack, and we honor our Minnesota First Responders on this day, each year.

Our program is especially designed to encourage parents to bring their children. They will receive an American flag to wave as they march in the parade through the aisles. The concerts have always been signed for the hearing impaired, and there will be reserved seating in the front for the deaf, hearing impaired and disabled.
Quick Reads Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6:30-7:30pm

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
Youth Programs Open House @ Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S. 6pm. Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Do you love creating spaces where art thrives? Are you passionate about learning how art can change in our world? Here’s your chance! Intermedia Arts Youth Programs will be hosting a Fall Open House for youth (ages 13-19) and their families to learn more about the many school-year-long programs happening at Intermedia Arts.

Attendees will get a chance to hear about the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), a youth curation team responsible for hosting events and holding space at Intermedia Arts. Attendees will also get a chance to hear about Media Active, a youth media production company where participants are paid to learn media skills and create content for local businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations. Most importantly, this is chance for folks to hear about how youth not only participate, but actively lead some of the most important work our organization engages in around the deep work of equity, empowerment, and community building.
Clean Water Starts Here! @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E. 38th St. 5:30pm. Learn how you can positively impact the health of your lake or stream from your yard or neighborhood. Homeowners and renters alike can take action to keep our water clean with easy steps.

We will discuss our biggest water pollutants and talk about fun and effective strategies to reduce those pollutants. This class is free! Please send questions to andrea.e@tinydiner.com. Deirdre Coleman has a degree in Biology, Society, and the Environment from the University of MN and runs the Master Water Steward program with the Freshwater Society. She is also a resident of Minneapolis and an avid paddler.

Tuesday, September 12

Lunafest: Minneapolis @ The Theatre At The Woman’s Club, 410 Oak Grove St. 6:30pm. Attend LUNAFEST and enjoy great films while supporting an important community cause. You’ll have fun and make a difference. Come join us for spring fun and inspiration to support transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power in Minneapolis! Enjoy nine short films by, for, about women with festivities and raffles! This year’s films include stories of reflection, hope and humor from around the world. We’ll have gift bags for all! $5 tickets for raffle baskets of gift cards and theater vouchers worth over $1000s. For dinner before the 6:30pm Festivities begin, call for reservations: 612-813-5300 by 4pm Friday September 8. WCM top shelf bar will be open before and after the films and during intermission. FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact info@mnpeace.org Trailer: https://vimeo.com/
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm

Community Healing Workout @ Solcana Fitness, 1915 E 22nd St, 6:30pm.  Join us at Solcana Fitness the second Tuesday of each month for a fun workout to promote mental healing in our community. Come together with friends and take part in an empowering partner workout, followed by restorative yoga. Open to all fitness levels, no previous experience required, non-members and members are both welcome. Limited to 20 people per workout, please register ahead of time to save your spot. $10 recommended donation – our donations this month go to support our Solcana Scholarship Fund, which is used to sponsor an athlete who could not otherwise pay. Register and pay using our square store http://squ.re/2iapzAJ


Wednesday, Sep 6

David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S., 7pm / Admission is $12.  Forty-five years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows. David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band.
Pollinator Hotel How-To @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E. 38th St. 6:30 • FREE • Learn about the many types of bees and other pollinators that help us grow our fruits, vegetables, herbs, and more! We will discuss and demonstrate how you can support pollinator habitat with our pollinator condo and by getting started making your own to take home! This class is free! Please send questions to andrea.e@tinydiner.com This class will be taught by Cody Mastel, Tiny Diner’s Lead Gardener, and Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen, Tiny Diner’s Garden and Market Advisor.
Intro to Soap Making @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave. 6-8pm / $30/$25 co-op owners.  Learn soap making from one of Seward Co-op’s most popular soap vendors! In this demonstration class, students will be shown soap making using the cold process method. Each student receives an instruction manual and takes home five bars of soap ($25 retail). John Hanson, Seward Soap • Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-soap-making-tickets-36937173079
Herbal Conversations @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St. 6:30pm. • FREE • September’s monthly Herbal Conversations will revolve around learning and meditating with Yarrow. A blessed opportunity to connect with one another and reteach ourselves how to communicate with the plants themselves. The end of the gathering we will share together our experiences we have encountered while meditating with Yarrow in a safe space amongst one another. Hosted by Anna Wiens and Sacha Runa
Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound -Free Music Wednesday @ Hook & Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 6pm Door 6pm | Happy Hour 6-8pm | Music 8-10/11pm | FREE | 21+ Blast off every 2nd Wednesday as we proudly present Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound! The band will set up in the cozy Hook and Ladder Lounge for maximum G-force. Stay tuned for special guests! Led by Paul Bergen, this group features members of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls, Real-Phonic Radio Hour, Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen’s band, Curtiss A’s band, Certain General and many other regional roots artists. Expect swamp blues, country classics, and other truck driving music. Sounds like a great time!
September 30+ Queer Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 7pm.  September’s book is Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjon. The book, as always, is 20% off when you buy at Moon Palace. If you choose to order the book elsewhere, be sure to get the English translation, unless you are capable of reading it in the original Icelandic! As always, you are invited to BYO beverages (adult and otherwise) and snacks!

The mind-bending miniature historical epic is Sjón’s specialty, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is no exception. But it’s also Sjón’s most realistic, accessible, and heartfelt work yet. It is the story of a young man on the fringes of a society that is itself at the fringes of the world–at what seems like history’s most tumultuous, perhaps ultimate moment.

Máni Steinn is queer in a society in which the idea of homosexuality is beyond the furthest extreme. His city, Reykjavik in 1918, is homogeneous and isolated and seems entirely defenseless against the Spanish flu, which has already torn through Europe, Asia, and North America and is now lapping up on Iceland’s shores. And if the flu doesn’t do it, there’s always the threat that war will spread all the way north. And yet the outside world has also brought Icelanders cinema! And there’s nothing like a dark, silent room with a film from Europe flickering on the screen to help you escape from the overwhelming threats–and adventures–of the night, to transport you, to make you feel like everything is going to be all right. For Máni Steinn, the question is whether, at Reykjavik’s darkest hour, he should retreat all the way into this imaginary world, or if he should engage with the society that has so soundly rejected him.

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, Sep 7

Rogue Valley @ Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, 7pm
Food + Farming Sing-Along @ Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St, 5:30pm  Join us for a late summer sing, including favorites like “Gonna Watch My Garden Grow,” “Down in the Valley”, “I Don’t Want a Pickle,” and more. Led by singer/songwriter Molly Sowash, it’s sure to be a fun evening for kids + adults! If the weather cooperates, we’ll be singing in the Birchwood garden! Otherwise we’ll head into the Community Room and fill up the cafe with song. This event is part of Birchwood BOOST, a partnership program that supports nonprofits whose work aligns with Birchwood’s values around Good Real Food. Food connects us all and is a key way to address health, climate & social justice issues. Learn more online at birchwoodcafe.com/community/BOOST
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
Trylon Cinema Fundraiser and Open House @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St. 6pm.  Short film scheduled to show at 7:30pm and 9pm • The Trylon microcinema just became the Trylon Cinema! But losing the ‘micro’ in our name didn’t happen overnight.

Over the past 16 weeks, the Trylon has been a flurry of contractors and plans, volunteers and sweat, missed deadlines and anxiety, and a whole lot of excitement as we expanded our auditorium and lobby to better serve you! Over the last nine years, your loyal support through ticket sales and donations has allowed the Trylon to take on this immense project. This summer’s renovation and expansion will increase our programming flexibility and enable us to show more 35mm film prints, as well as invite more guest speakers and better compensate the musicians who accompany our silent-film screenings. As we embark on this next chapter of the Trylon, we need you now more than ever. Your continued patronage is more valuable than it has ever been. Donations suggested as a give-what-you-can either in advance or at the open house, and our box office will be open to pre-book any tickets you would like within our current calendar. All are welcome!
DINE OUT for Equitable Education @ Gandhi Mahal, 3009 27th Ave S, 5pm.  Gandhi Mahal is “dedicated to bringing peace by pleasing the palate.” and will show its support for SELF International by donating 20% of its proceeds for dine-in, take-out, and on-line orders between 5-10pm.

There will also be a silent auction. SELF International delivers resources and opportunities for informal learning about STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) to underserved students. Currently the students are studying the science of food. Please join us for a wonderful meal and learn more about our mission. Delicious Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nourish-101-pad-thai-tickets-36936012608