Weekly Roundup Oct 13-19


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

Upcoming & Ongoing–

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.
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! Click here for details and to RSVP!

Longfellow Park playground • Saturday, October 14 at Longfellow Park, near the playground • 10am-Noon • Enjoy games and activities for children, as well as coffee and light snacks • Address and directions: 3435 36th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 • Bring the kids to a fun and informal event at the Longfellow Park playground! When it comes to designing new play areas, we count on advice from experts: kids, as well as the grownups who care for them. We’ll be at the Longfellow Park play area on Saturday morning, October 14 to get advice, ideas, and feedback from playground users, passers-by and others. All are welcome. See you at the park!

Other opportunities to have your say: Can’t make it on October 14? Join us on November 8 or December 6. 

Lutsen Mountains / Papa Charlie’s 2017-2018 Festival & Event Season – Part 1
• Friday, November 24: New Standards Holiday Show
8:30pm / All Ages / $20 Advance / $26 Door
Celebrating its 11th anniversary season in 2017, The New Standards Holiday Show rings in the yule with a unique twist on traditional holiday concerts – one part variety show, one part homage to the season, one part irreverent, free-wheelin’ spectacle.
•Sunday, December 31: New Years Eve with Big Wave Dave & The Ripples
9:30pm / 21+ / $12 Advance / $16 Door
• Friday & Saturday, January 5-6: Ski Party
8:30pm / 21+ / Friday: $15 Advance; $18 Door / Saturday: $15 Advance / $18 Door / 2-Day Pass: $25
Ski Party is a weekend ski, snowboard and music festival curated by the folks at GNDWIRE Records. It’s a throwback to a time when skiing was cool and sexy. It’s a look forward to new music and a modern mountainz resort.
Ski Party Lineup:
• Friday, January 5: Dead Man Winter / Charlie Parr / Black-Eyed Snakes
• Saturday, January 6: Roma Di Luna / All Tomorrow’s Petty / Invisible Boy
Saturday, January 27: Dessa and MONAKR
9:00pm / 21+ / $14 Advance; $18 Door
Dessa is a rapper, singer, and an essayist with the Doomtree collective – the ascendant Minneapolis hip-hop crew.
MONAKR is an ethereal deep-pop group formed by Grammy-nominated artist Matthew Santos
Saturday, February 10: Cloud Cult
9:00pm / 21+ / $14 Advance / $18 Door
Since 1995, Cloud Cult has crafted sprawling, cathartic albums that have won them the attention of the New York Times, MTV, Spin, Billboard and a devoted following of fans.
Tickets available at: https://fanlink.to/LutsenConcerts
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road Lutsen, M 55612
Papa Charlie’s Tavern and Stage
467 Ski Hill Road Lutsen, MN 55612


Belle’s ToolBox is Now Open!
Come explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. We invite children, ages 3 and up, to discover the possibilities the ToolBox holds! Visits can be 15 minutes or up to an hour, so long as all are engaged and having fun (our limited space does not allow for stays to be longer). Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden”, as inside, is an area for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! www.belles-toolbox.org
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)
CONTACT: Lucy and Jen: 612-799-1482; belles.toolbox@gmail.com

Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!

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

Friday, October 13

Friends Fall Book Sale! @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. Noon-5pm • The prices are great!
Children’s and teen books: 50¢
Adult hardcovers: $1
Adult paperbacks: 50¢
Most DVDs/CDs are $1-3. Stop by, enrich your winter reading, and support the Library. All proceeds from our sales are used for East Lake Library programs.
Mark Hummel’s Golden State – Lone Star Revue @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Early Show: Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7:30m :: 21+ :: Advance $15 :: $20 Day Of Show • Minnesota Blues Society & Nobool Presents Mark Hummel’s Golden State – Lone Star Revue with Anson Funderburgh, Mike Keller, Wes Starr, & RW Grigsby Blues supergroup

GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR BLUES REVUE: – featuring Grammy-nominated Harp Blower/Vocalist/Bandleader Mark Hummel, guitar legends Anson Funderburgh, (Anson & The Rockets) and Mike Keller (Doyle Bramhall/Fabulous Thunderbirds/Marcia Ball/The Keller Brothers), drummer Wes Starr, and bassist RW Grigsby. 
Chosen By The Funk Presents: Rick Wilhite @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 10pm ::
$10 advance :: $12 door :: 21+ • Chosen By The Funk returns to The Hook and Ladder Theater with a house, funk and disco dance party featuring Detroit’s “Godson” Rick Wilhite. Over a career spanning 30+ years, Wilhite has made a name for himself as a producer, DJ, and record store owner. A member of the supergroup 3 Chairs (alongside Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann, Theo Parrish, and Marcellus Pittman), Wilhite is at the vanguard of the Detroit house music scene. In 1996, he became the first artist not named Moodymann to release an EP on the famed KDJ record label. His bond with the Minneapolis Sound was put on display with his song “Dreams Of Yesterday”, which samples two different Prince songs. Rick will be joined for the evening by DJ Nola and John Hardy, two of Minneapolis’ finest funk, disco, and house selectors. See you on the dance floor!

Rick Wilhite (KDJ Records, Mahogani Music)
DJ Nola
John Hardy (Hennepin County Disco Authority)

Sponsored by Flashlight Vinyl
Family Story Time for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am

All Genres Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:3045am
Baby Story Time for Toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 11:15-11:45am

Teens LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-4:30pm

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, October 14

Urban Fruit Tree Care Workshop @ PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association • 1pm• The Food Group is an innovative hunger relief organization that engages partners to grow local produce for our community. This workshop is a part of ongoing educational events provided by The Food Group’s Fruits of the City program and will focus on of growing fruit trees in an urban context.

Learn about planting, maintenance, and pest/disease management for trees growing in your yard, boulevard, or community garden. Hear from University of Minnesota Extension Educator and apple “fancier” Kent Scheer (author of Core Knowledge) and Rob Czernik, Orchard Gleaning Coordinator for The Food Group’s Fruits of the City and educator with Big River Permaculture as they discuss best varieties, integrated pest management, interplanting, and more! The day will begin at PPNA, but eventually participants will make their way to the Bahai Center (located nearby at 3644 Chicago Ave) to look at and plant some apple trees maintained by Sisters Camelot.

Participants are welcome to walk, bike, drive or carpool to this second location. To help us best prepare, please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-fruit-tree-care-workshop-tickets-38242664840
Rich Mattson & The Northstars Release w Matt Woods @ The Hook, The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $10 Advance :: $12 Day Of Show • Nobool Presents Rich Mattson & The Northstars Release Party / Matt Woods & The Natural Disasters / Hot Pastrami. Join us as for an awesome night of roots music as we present a release party for Rich Mattson and the Northstars and new album Aeroplane Mode. Joining in will be Knoxville, TN artists Matt Woods & The Natural Disasters plus Minnesota’s Hot Pastrami.

Friends Fall Book Sale! @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 9am-5pm • Bag Sale at 2:00!
Children’s and teen books are 50¢.
Adult hardcovers are $1.
Adult paperbacks 50¢.
Lots of DVDs/CDs are $1-3. Stop by, enrich your winter reading, and support the Library. All proceeds from our sales are used in East Lake Library programs.
DIY Preparedness @ Longfellow Park Building, 36th Ave. & 35th St. 10am-Noon • FREE • Join us for DIY Preparedness. We’ll have examples of preparedness kits, first aid kits, and car emergency kits; emergency contact forms and communications tools; checklists to start your food security pantry; information on purifying and storing water, info on doing daily life without electricity, and more.  
Need another push to actually get the work done once you get home? Watch for our online Preparedness Challenge. Every few weeks we’ll share a bite-sized preparedness action you can take. Before you know it, you’ll be ready. 
Hosted by Transition Longfellow, and cosponsored by the LCC Environment committee. 
Enough @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Oct 14 – Oct 15 Announcing: ENOUGH This summer at One Dance we are creating completely NEW pieces for our next show in October, titled ENOUGH.

This show has been slowly emerging over the last two years and felt especially important to bring to life this year. As a company of strong women we are creating work that says ENOUGH of this madness, and in the same breath we are reclaiming a deep knowing of our sense of “enoughness”.

We have within ourselves all that we need to respond to the urgency of this moment. We all are worthy of dignity, respect, and love. Save the date for Oct 14th & 15th at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge​ and get your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/EnoughTickets
We cannot wait to share this work with you!


Sunday, October 15

Eve L. Ewing in Minneapolis @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S, 4:30pm • Join us as Dr. Ewing reads from her new book, ELECTRIC ARCHES. Featuring brief readings from DANEZ SMITH and SARAH OGUTU as well. Hosted by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre.

Eve L. Ewing is a poet, essayist, visual artist, educator, and a sociologist at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. Dr. Ewing’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic.
Matt Sowell and Keith Lee – Music In The House Series 2 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ Kid Friendly :: $20 Suggested Donation • All Proceeds To The Artist KID-FRIENDLY • Music in the House Series presents every third Sunday of each month! An evening of American Primitive guitar with Matt Sowell and Keith Lee.  An intimate seated concert in the Lounge.

Matt Sowell and Keith Lee:  Matt Sowell is an acoustic guitar player influenced by the guitar finger stylings of Jack Rose and John Fahey. Matt combines American blues and rag time with hints of Indian Ragas in his pieces. Come hear a very unique interpretation of acoustic guitar.
Alex Iantaffi reads from How to Understand Your Gender @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave. 4-5pm • See Alex Iantaffi read from their new book How to Understand Your Gender. Plus cake and sparkling cider!

Have you ever questioned your own gender identity?
Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary?
Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity?

This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences. 

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, LMFT is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. They work as a therapist, writer and independent scholar on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, Turtle Island, also known as Minneapolis, MN. Alex has researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, BDSM, Deafness, education, sexual health, HIV prevention, and transgender issues. You can find out more at www.alexiantaffi.com

More info about this event on Moon Palace’s website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/alex-iantaffi-reads-how-understand-your-gender
Danny Barnes (solo) @ Hook And Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. 9:30pm • Nobool Presents a special intimate evening with Danny Barnes performing solo.

Danny Barnes: Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines. 


Monday, October 16

Conversation Circle for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 4-6pm

Tuesday, October 10

East Lake Poetry Night, 2727 E Lake St. 6:30-8pm


Wednesday, October 11

Free Music Wednesdays: Jack Klatt @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 6pm :: Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9pm :: 21+ • FREE • Able Seedhouse & Brewery Supports Jack Klatt

Jack Klatt: Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis, MN. His unique sound defies genre with influences that pull from a wide range of American music. From Rhythm and Blues and early Rock N’ Roll, to country and folk music Jack brings his unique voice to all of his songs. In the word of Americana Roots UK “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity, he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.” He’s won recognition from the MN state arts board, recorded alongside “Spider” John Koerner, and made it onto Daytrotter’s list of best songs in 2014. His 2016 release “Shadows in the Sunset” has been praised as “an eminently satisfying, slow rolling, Country/Blues album” by No Depression and made it onto Saving Country Music’s list of 2016 essential albums.
“Making Home” Book Club, Chap 13: Skills, Work and Money w/ Transition Longfellow @ Lake Coffee House, Lake St. and 33rd Ave. 6:30pm • What skills do we really need to know for daily living? Astyk provides a list of both practical skills and emotional and interpersonal skills. The time to learn and practice is BEFORE those skills are needed.

Death Going Down – Crime Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave, 7-8pm • FREE • For the October installment of Crime Book Club we’ll read Death Going Down by Maria Angelica Bosco. Join us at Moon Palace Books on Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm to discuss! Copies are available at Moon Palace for 20% off.

In the early hours of the morning, a woman is found in the elevator of a plush apartment block on Santa Fe Road, Buenos Aires. She’s young, gorgeous and dead. With this opening image starts one of the greatest crime novels ever written in Argentina. A woman has been murdered and it is immediately apparent that all the suspects have secrets to hide.
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 12

Lego Lab for kids preK @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3-5pm

In Their Own Words: The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project @ 
University of Minnesota Libraries
 • 5-7:30pm • FREE • Everyone welcome; reservations requested by October 12 at https://z.umn.edu/ownwords

Program begins at 5:45 p.m. Elmer L. Andersen Library University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN From METRO Green Line – choose the West Bank stop
Join us in celebrating the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project! We will feature vignettes from the project, artifacts, books and documents from the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, and entertainment from community member and international recording artist Venus Demars. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. EVENT DETAILS Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Program begins at 5:45 p.m. Elmer L. Andersen Library University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN From METRO Green Line – choose the West Bank stop.