Weekly Roundup Oct 6-Oct 12

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

Upcoming & Ongoing–

Join the Northwest Earth Institute 2017 EcoChallenge – October 11 – October 25, 2017The solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of collective action. By taking action in our own lives and inspiring the people around us, each of us contributes to a world of impact. Join the Challenge.

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.

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. Watch for details in an upcoming announcement.



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!

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 6

Morning Yoga on the Patio @ Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St • 7am • KID-FRIENDLYFREE • Come wake up with an early morning yoga practice on the Tiny Diner patio. Surround yourself with flowers and slowly wake up your body with an hour of energizing and warming Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa yoga- linking breath with movement – is a style that works to increase strength, flexibility and balance! After class stick around for a cup of herbal tea or breakfast. This class will be led by certified yoga instructor, Heidi Bothun. Beginners are welcome! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and water. Yoga at is free, but donations are welcome. We’ll have some patio warmers in case the morning is especially chilly. RSVPs encouraged but not required. Please email andrea.e@tinydiner with questions.

Creative Journaling w/ Molly Anthony @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7pm • When the going gets tough, art has a way of helping us reconnect our outside activities with our inner lives. Art is also a powerful metaphor for intentional living — in that if you don’t like what you see, you have the power to change it by taking a new approach. Of course, change isn’t always easy, and it often helps to have ongoing community support as we decide to edit and improve upon both life and art.  Within this spirit, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of a new experimental creative/community/reuse series focused on Creative Journaling. In this series, participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal – and we’ll do it together.

We’re thrilled to introduce Molly Anthony (find her on Instagram: @mkranthony) as we kick off this series! Molly has been creating visual journals for nearly a dozen years, and she brings not only her personal experience, but also things she’s learned through active participation in an online community of artists with a shared affinity for this particular craft. Molly’s technique is one where literally nothing is wasted (making her a perfect fit with Junket’s intention of not throwing away good stuff). Molly’s role in this series will be a session one Friday each month, where she’ll share the first steps of her process, offer guidance on staying organized (functionally and thematically) so you can literally get creative on the bus or between coffee shop appointments, and then share an experimental technique or two as all of us begin (or continue) working on our own journals.

What: Creative journaling class
When: Friday, October 6, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10

The Belfast Cowboys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, 7pm Doors :: 7:30pm Music :: 21+ :: 7-9pm Summit Brewing Happy Hour: $1 off • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • Nobool Presents is proud to have The Belfast Cowboys for a triad of concerts this fall/winter at The Hook. These concerts start early with 3 fat sets taking us into the wild night!

The Belfast Cowboys have become one of Minnesota’s most popular bands, traveling only when their feet get itchy or the offer is too good to refuse. The band features several veterans of the Minneapolis music scene, including singer Terry Walsh and sax man Vic Volare. In 2015, The Belfast Cowboys released The Upside to the Downslide, which was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s annual critics poll as one of the year’s best releases.
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

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 7

VINE ARTS ARTISTS “GET BEHIND THE WORK V” Opening Reception @ Vine Arts Center/Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave S. • 6-9pm • **MEET THE ARTIST event on October 21st, 2-5pm** • The Vine Arts Center in the Ivy Building for The Arts celebrates the work of artists with the member show opening on October 7 where many artists will pull back the curtain to show how their art is made. Artists will demonstrate their techniques and talk about why and how they do what they do. Vine Arts Center has chosen “Get Behind The Work” as the theme for the annual Member show in keeping with the history of the Ivy Building; former home to Flour City Ornamental Iron Works. Nominated in 1984 for the National Registry of Historic Places, the site is famous for the labor strike of 1935. 
SlutWalk Twin Cities @ 400 Main St SE • FREE • KID-FRIENDLY • 1-6pm • Join us for our seventh annual SlutWalk against rape culture. This is open to everyone! SlutWalk Twin Cities welcomes people from all socio-economic backgrounds. In addition, all genders, sexualities, ages, ethnicities, and abilities are welcome! This Walk is along a path which accommodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other accessibility equipment. Pets and service animals are welcome as long as they are socialized and their owners clean up after them. Full nudity is not allowed per Minneapolis statutes but anything else is up to the participant.

Bring your signs, sign making stuff, megaphones, and your voice. Let’s show our support for those who’ve been through sexual violence and our resistance against rape culture!
1pm to 2:30 pm– Signmaking for the Walk
3pm- Opening Ceremony
4pm- SlutWalk
5pm (approx)- Closing Ceremony

Adoption Event @ Minnehaha Falls • Noon • Come and spend an afternoon in the park and get to know some of our wonderful dogs available for adoption! You’ll find us near the Minnehaha Falls Dog Park, at the 54th and Hiawatha entrance to the park. Check back to see which dogs are expected to be at the event. You can see more information on all our adoptable dogs here: http://saveabullmn.org/adopt/available-dogs/
Conscious Relating Playshop for Professional Women @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am • The premiere superpower you will ever perfect as a professional woman is CONSCIOUS RELATING. Deepen your connection to your true self. Create a competitive advantage even in a saturated marketplace so clients forget about the other guys and feel delighted they chose you. But this is not a thought experiment. You must get your beautiful body to where you can drop from your busy brain, reconnect to your power source, and from this sacred space dance in the space connecting you and your stellar business soul sisters. Show up and just shine. Release the need to know what exactly we’re “going to do.” You’re going to remember who you are, interact from that precious place, and walk away wondering why you don’t live on this level. It’s simply divine. FAQs What can I bring into the event? Bring whatever you desire to eat and drink during the playshop. The venue does not have a deli or coffeeshop. Also feel free to bring a journal if you would like to reflect. However, you’re encouraged to release the need to write, trusting your consciousness captures whatever serves your higher self in its evolution. Rather than thinking your way through the event, feel your way through to a meaningful shift in your way of showing up and shining alongside the powerful co-creators who are radiant reflections of you.
LoonFest 2017 @ 3036 Minnehaha Ave, 2pm • Wailing Loons & Sky Water Studios & Modist Brewing Company are stoked to announce the First Annual LoonFest to be held at Modist Brewing Company. Music 2-10pm. This event will be held in support of Save the Boundary Waters – you can register for free, and make a donation to the campaign through the ticket link! An Anonymous donor will match donations from LoonFesters up to $5,000
5th Annual Minneapolis HOPE Gala @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, 6pm • We want to extend a warm invitation to our 5th Annual Minneapolis HOPE Gala! The Minneapolis HOPE Board and our Scholars are extremely grateful for past financial contributions, mentoring opportunities and even access to personal and professional networks from all of our supporters. With your help and support last year, we raised more than $40,000 which resulted in awarding 2 four-year renewable scholarships to students at both Minneapolis Patrick Henry and Washburn High Schools! Minneapolis HOPE Class of 2018! To date, Minneapolis HOPE currently supports 7 scholars who are working towards impressive degrees in various fields. We are excited to announce that three HOPE Scholars will be our first graduating class in 2018! It’s truly amazing to realize how your generosity has helped changed the lives of these collegians.

On October 7th, we ask for you to join us to celebrate this first graduating class and raise funds to surpass last year’s amount! 100% of Proceeds Directly to Scholarships! For this event, funds will go towards two additional four-year renewable scholarships. Additionally and new for our chapter, we plan to award a two-year scholarship to a trade or vocational school via our Fund-A-Need event! Silent Auction, Raffles, and Live Music! Please join us at The Hook and Ladder for an all around evening of fun! Stick around at the conclusion of our program for live music featuring The Belfast Cowboys at 9:00 too!
Yoga w/Taja at Powderhorn Park *Indoors • 9:30am • Saturday morning yoga w/Taja in the Community Center. Mats provided or bring your own. All skill levels welcome!
Workday in the river gorge woodlands @ Mississippi River Gorge along West River Parkway • 9-11am • Join the Friends of the Mississippi River as we spend the morning lopping buckthorn and hauling brush near the oak savanna and woodland along the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to remove buckthorn and other invading trees, shrubs, and plants as well as hauling brush to its pick-up spot. Tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. Due to the tools and terrain, this event is not suitable for small children. 
Specific directions will be given on registration.
For more information, including how to register, visit us here: https://fmr.org/events/2017/10/07/workday-river-gorge-woodlands To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and pre-registration required. 

Sunday, October 8

Jesús Muñoz in October! @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, 3012 Minnehaha Ave, Oct 8-Oct 10 
GET READY FOR FLAMENCO! Jesus will be teaching at Zorongo this October!
Sunday Oct. 8, 1-3pm: Bulerias and “speaking the language” (Int/Adv) $25
Monday Oct. 9, 6:30-8pm: Flamenco Boot Camp PLUS (Int/Adv) $20
Tuesday Oct. 10, 6:30-8pm: Int/Adv Technique $20
Yoga w/Darshan @ CANDO, 3715 Chicago Ave. 10am • FREE • Free Yoga class every Sunday morning at a relaxed pace for all skill levels – mats provided, or, bring your own. Darshan started doing 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 I realized and learnt how important yoga is to any form of physical activity. Yoga helps overall development and healing of the body.
Open Jam and Fundraiser for Texas Flood Victims @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7-11pm

The Plott Hounds with the Wiz, General B, Rlgdppl @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ :: $7 Advance :: $10 Day of Show • Benefit Concert and Donation Drive: The Hook presents an evening of live music to benefit the recovery of hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! $1 Per Ticket will be donated by the bands and matched by The Hook and Ladder to Project HOPE.
Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the globe.
We will also be accepting donations at the door for anybody that would like to give more to the relief efforts.

General B & The Wiz: General B and the Wiz is a band you’ve heard of, perhaps not consciously, but somewhere deep in your bones where you keep cellular knowledge of lives past and experiences to come. They’re like a toothpick in your mouth: useful, pleasing, and slightly dangerous. Their music is going to make you punch somebody or fist bump your neighbor, depending on how prepared the other person is. 

The Plott Hounds: Alternative Country & Blues that hearkens the tones of 70’s Southern Rock with a bit of swampy haze to keep you guessing where the songs just might travel…

RLGDPPL: RLGDPPL (Real Good People) is a rhythm and blues rooted band from Northeast Minneapolis, MN.


Monday, October 9

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
Benefit for Puerto Rico w/ Frankie Teardrop! the Florists! +TBA @ Punk Bowling at Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10pm • 21+ • FREE • As many of you know, Puerto Rico experienced devastating damage in the wake of Hurricaine Maria and Irma. All donations accumulated by entry will go directly to El Fundo Boricua: El Fondo Boricua a fund of the St. Paul Foundation is fundraising to assist victims of the recent hurricanes Irma and Maria that have left our island devastated this September of 2017.Funds donated to El Fondo Boricua are collected and distributed by the Saint Paul Foundation, which will be granted to non-profits in Puerto Rico such as: Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico,to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The island of Puerto Rico has been dealing with an economical crisis before the hurricanes hit and it’s most important now to educate and help the people of the island during this catastrophe. St. Paul Foundation will distribute all donations made to El Fondo Boricua. Donations will be going directly to assist with, by and for the people of Puerto Rico who are victims of this horrible event. Memory Lanes pays 3 dollars per head after 10 pm, so simply showing up will help raise money for this cause. We will also be collecting donations at this show. If you are interested in getting involved, please send a DM! Up to $250 of these donations will be matched by a corporate sponsor of this fund, that is part of why we chose this foundation to donate to. PERFORMING: FRANKIE TEARDROP Heavy rickers reunite for a one-off! THE FLORISTS local queerdoes and darlings of this scene bring their infectious jams to the lanes TBA!

Tuesday, October 10

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

Quick Reads Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6:30-7:30pm

Japanese Side Sewn Book w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • Oct 10 (& 17) •6-8pm • Please note, this series requires a ticket. • This is a 2-part class (participants must attend both weeks to complete their books), taking place on Tuesday, 10/10, and Tuesday, 10/17, 6-8pm on both nights. Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator will teach us to create your own Japanese side sewn 8.5 inch x 11 inch album, journal, or sketchbook! We will decorate covers using old maps, or salvaged papers and make them our own by adding windows, or pockets. 

The first week will focus on cover preparation and decoration as well as creating any pockets or windows participants are interested in adding to their book structure. The second week we will sew our book structure together and finish any last minute touches. 
What: Japanese Side Sewn Book class for up to 8 people
When: Tuesdays, 10/10 and 10/17, 6-8PM both nights
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $44 + $10 material fee (covers both sessions)


Wednesday, October 11

Du Nord Break the Bubble @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd 6pm  • On Wednesday, October 11 Break the Bubble will head to Du Nord Craft Spirits. Du Nord offers a variety of specialty cocktails, including a several pre-made cocktails just for us. Grab a drink, make a friend, and enjoy Break the Bubble’s first foray into the Minneapolis distilleries! So wait, this is a singles event right? Or a professional networking thing? Nope. Break the Bubble is for making friends, pure and simple. You can leave the pick-up lines and elevator speeches at home. Refreshing, isn’t it? What’s the format? 1. Show up 2. Put on a name tag 3. Introduce yourself to someone new I heard these events have themes. What’s up with that? Yep. Our events have themes because most of us need a little help kickstarting conversations with people we don’t know. The kickstarter question this month is “What is your favorite Halloween costume?” Be original, be funny, be weird! The point is to give people an intro into conversation with you. And also to make us laugh.
Monthly Herbal Conversations @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 6:30pm • FREE • A sacred space to connect with each other and the plants without inhibition. This month we will take some time to meditate with White Pine (Pinus strobus), and then hold an open discussion to share our experiences. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome. Hosted by Anna Wiens and Sacha Runa
Free Music Wednesday: Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound – Free Music Wed @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • FREE • Doors 6pm :: Insight Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9:30pm :: 21+ • Free Music Wednesdays Insight Brewing Supports Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound Every 2nd Wednesday, September thru December 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! Free shows. 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!

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

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

15th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival @ 7pm • Join Us for 4 Fabulous Days filled with Films, Fashion and Music! Be Educated and Inspired. Support the Latest Vision Makers and Upcoming Talent at the Twin Cities Black Film Festival! Opening Night Film: Destined starring Cory Hardrict. Cory Hardwict will be in attendance at the screening, Q&A and Celebrity Mixer. Cory also Stars in the 2Pac Bio All Eyez on Me, Car Dogs with Octavia Spencer, November Criminal and appears often on his wife Tia Mowry’s cooking show. Let’s give Cory a Great Welcome to the Twin Cities!
Harvest Festival: Serving the Community ‪and the World @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S. Mpls 55406 • 4:30-6:30pm • In the front yard kids can have fun in the bouncy house as you get your pumpkins and gourds to decorate your home for Fall holidays.

Enjoy a family meal of open-face turkey sandwiches, mashed potato and gravy. Vegetarian and gluten options are also available. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for kids. Pre-order, carry-out, and delivery available (‪612-722-0232 or ‪612-386-6667). Get your desserts at the Bake Sale where proceeds benefit Feed My Starving Children.
And yes, you can even get a jump on the holidays by purchasing gifts and treats at the Bazaar in the Sonshine Room. Come celebrate and share the joy of the Harvest season!
Zoogma with special guests at The Hook and Ladder Theater @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • ) 21+ show $12 advance/$15 day-of-show 8pm doors/8:30 show *Get your tickets early! We are expecting a sell-out!
Zoogma (electronic/rock band from Nashville/Atlanta)will perform at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge! Along with special guests: COFRESI (future-bass dj from Chicago) & Megan Hamilton (funk-butter dj from our very own Minneapolis)

Outlet tickets available at: The Joint Bar, Hook & Ladder, Electric Fetus, Diskland, Mill City Sound, Down In the Valley (Apple Valley), & Know Name Records.