Check out this week’s upcoming events in Greater Longfellow and Minneapolis!
Upcoming & Ongoing–
Community Satisfaction Survey: This survey was created for the Longfellow Community Council’s General Membership Meeting on October 24th, 2017. It will be available online until 5pm on Friday, November 10th.
LCC offers surveys throughout the year to gauge residents’ opinions and concerns on various issues of local interest. For more information on surveys, or to learn about past survey results, visit http://www.longfellow.org/neighborhood-surveys/ or contact LCC’s program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Anguish and Hope” November Exhibition @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • November 4 – 25, 2017 • 31 Minnesota artists comment on the economic, social, political and environmental state of our country. This diverse group of artists will present in paintings, prints, fiber art, sculpture, interactive pieces and poetry. Gallery is open: Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 pm, Fridays from 4-7pm, and Saturdays 11am-5pm for the duration of the show. (except Thanksgiving Thursday, the23rd).
Futsal / Soccer Training at Matthews Park Rec Center with Coach Pete Munene: Soccer training that’s fun, engaging and supportive for beginner to advanced players. We will focus on developing athletic, technical and ball handling skills that will allow players to play with more confidence and creativity.
Ages 10 -13: The Matthews Park Youth Soccer Training and Futsal Free Play is designed for children ages 10-13 who have participated in recreational or competitive soccer and are looking to improve their skills. Coach Pete will help your child develop through fun skill-building activities. The majority of the session time will be devoted to supervised futsal play. Players should bring a soccer ball and clean indoor soccer or court shoes.
Ages 14-16: The Matthews Park Youth Soccer Training and Futsal Free Play is designed for children ages 14-16 who have participated in MPRB or competitive soccer programs in the U14-U17 range. Each 90-minute intensive training will be divided into 30 minutes of speed, strength, and agility training; 30 minutes of technical/skill-building; and 30 minutes of small-sided futsal play. Players should bring a soccer ball and clean indoor soccer or court shoes.
Sponsored by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board | Multiple sessions over the fall and winter • Matthews Park Rec Center | 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 370-4950
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play I – 72914 • Ages 10 -13 | Mondays | Nov 6, 2017 to Dec 11, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | $50 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play II – – 72915 • Ages 14-16 | Tuesdays | Nov 7, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | $60 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play III – 77566 • Ages 10 -13 | Mondays | Jan 8, 2017 to Feb 12, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | $50 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play IV – 77567 • Ages 14-16 | Tuesdays | Jan 9, 2017 to Feb 13, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | $60 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-iv/76277
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play V – 82151 • Ages 10 -13 | Mondays | Feb 19, 2017 to Mar 26, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:00pm | $50 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max
Soccer Training & Futsal Free Play VI – 82152 • Ages 14-16 | Tuesdays | Feb 20, 2017 to Mar 27, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:30pm | $60 | 6 Sessions | 18 Max https://apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/Activity_Search/soccer-training-futsal-free-play-vi/80830
Friday, November 3
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!
Kirk & Low @ Riverview Cafe, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7:30-10pm
The High 48s at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $15 Reserved Seat :: $12 GA Advance :: $15 GA Day of Show • An intimate evening of award winning bluegrass with The High 48’s.
The High 48s: Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt and Scruggs. In a genre created and dominated by artists from the South, The High 48s were born and raised in the Upper Midwest. And in a music scene where playing standards is the norm, The High 48s are a band of songwriters who perform their own material in addition to the “festival favorites.” The band takes its name from railroad slang for the boxcars originally used to transport troops on the front lines in WWI that could carry 40 soldiers or 8 horses, and were later used in the US on fast-moving “hot shot” freight trains by train-hoppers looking for work during the Great Depression.
Author Event: Marissa Alexa McCool @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rdAve S • 6-8pm • Author, Podcaster, and LGBT activist Marissa Alexa McCool will be signing books and hanging out at Boneshaker Books in South Minneapolis.
Creative Journaling w/ Molly Anthony @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30pm • 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, November 3, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Saturday, November 4
Winter Container Workshop Longfellow 2017 @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave S • 1:30pm • $50 • Create a beautiful outdoor container with winter greens, sticks, and other lovelies to last through the cold times. Our expert staff will guide you through the whole process and you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished pot for your stoop, patio, or deck. Dress warmly, this class is held outside! Saturday afternoon.
Opening Reception (with music):”Anguish and Hope” November Exhibition @ Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave S • 6-9 pm • 31 Minnesota artists comment on the economic, social, political and environmental state of our country. This diverse group of artists will present in paintings, prints, fiber art, sculpture, interactive pieces and poetry.
No Kitten Left Behind Adoption Event @ Urban Tails Pet Supply, 2106 Lyndale Ave S • Noon • No Kitten Left Behind Rescue will be using our event space to showcase cats and kittens for adoption! All kitties available through No Kitten Left Behind Rescue, please visit www.facebook.com/nokittenleftbehind.mn/ for details about available cats and kittens!
Matt Yetter @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 8-10pm • FREE • Kid Friendly
Murus @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 7pm • $15 suggested donation • In her most collaborative work to date, performance artist and clay sculptor, Summer Hills-Bonczyk explores the themes of transformation, embodiment and impermanence. Craft is performed as a ritualized process of making and unmaking. The story of Murus invites us to contemplate how we might slow down, soften and experience the world through all the senses. Musicians Erin O’Neill and Ben Oliver will perform their original soundscape that was composed specifically for this performance.
*This is a 75-minute standing performance. You may also sit on the floor. Seating is available upon request. Please contact email@example.com if you need a chair. For more information visit summerjhb.com
Sunday, November 4
Cinema Book Club – Roadside Picnic @ Moon Palace Books, 3260 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • That movie was a book? The Moon Palace Books Cinema Book Club! For this installment of the Cinema Book Club, we proudly present Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER based on The Strugatsky Brothers’ Roadside Picnic. From the minds of two of Soviet Sci-Fi’s greatest writers to the vision one of Mother Russia’s most acclaimed filmmakers, this cryptic story of how unintelligible alien life affects the people of a wasted industrial city inside the Iron Curtain is presented in two almost entirely different ways, exploring the vast reaches of outer–and inner–space. Join us for a discussion.
Book club screening on Sunday. November 5th at 3:00pm. http://www.trylon.org/film/stalker/2017-11-05/ More info on the Moon Palace website: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com/event/roadside-picnicstalker-trylon-book-club
Winter Container Workshop Longfellow #2 @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave S • 10am • Dress warmly, this class is held outside! • $50 • We added a second class due to popular demand! Create a beautiful outdoor container with winter greens, sticks, and other lovelies to last through the cold times. Our expert staff will guide you through the whole process and you’ll leave with a gorgeous finished pot for your stoop, patio or deck.
Cornucopia: A Fundraiser for Appetite for Change @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 2-9pm • ALL Ages • FREE event, with a suggested $5 donation • The Common Ground Company presents
CORNUCOPIA: A Fundraiser for Appetite for Change
Join us for a special afternoon of music to raise money for Appetite For Change, a local non-profit that uses food as a tool for building health, wealth, and social change in north Minneapolis.
• Silent Auction starting at 2pm
• Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering will be providing food at 5pm
• Featuring music by:
–The Common Ground Company
–The Northern Medicine
–Mama Caught Fire
Proudly Supported by: Indeed Brewing Company • Sociable Cider Werks • Sandbox Theatre • The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering will be providing food at 5pm. Featuring music by The Common Ground Company Poolboy The Northern Medicine Mama Caught Fire Elizabeth Ghandour Theyself Proudly Supported by Indeed Brewing Company Sociable Cider Werks Sandbox Theatre The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge.
Monday, November 6
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
Conversation Circle for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 4-6pm
Tuesday, November 7
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
Non-Fiction Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-7pm
Envelope-making w/ Meg Erke (FREE drop-in session, no tickets necessary) @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator, for this creative session. We’ll make envelopes using secondhand materials, like salvaged paper and book pages! Drop in to the shop at 6pm, to get creative and social with this fun and easy reuse-oriented DIY project!
Volunteer Opp! Sorting Bee: Seasonal Product (11a-2p OR 1-4p) @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • Hello, junket friends! We’re excited to launch a new volunteer program that will make it easier for those in our community to actively participate at the shop, and to give you guys a sneak peek at some of the great stuff that comes our way — before it hits the sales floor. We will be testing – and soliciting feedback about – these events during the next couple of months — our goal is to take what you love and build a longer term program around it (kind of like we’ve done with the Reuse Drives, only with shop product and projects).
We plan to enlist 4-8 helpers for each sorting/setting project, with two 3-hour shifts available: 11am-2pm (lunch included!) and 1-4pm.
To carve out your place, please RSVP to this event so we know to expect you and can be proactive in communicating any project details in advance of the session… If you can’t make it (but would have liked to), let us know what sorts of times would work well for you; if we notice trends in availability/interest, we’ll work with them as we map out future projects.
Here are the details: *Sorting Bee: Seasonal Product!* Our winter goodies have been accumulating in a corner since January, and now’s the time to get ’em organized! Join us as we pull out all things winter holiday. We’ll sort tree bulbs by type, organize linens, ooh and aah over holiday aprons, and generally get the good stuff ready for Junket staff to inventory.
Election Day Happy Hour with the Urban Nesters! @ Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St • 5pm • November 7 is Election Day! We encourage you to VOTE in your municipal election, and then join Jill, Leah, and Katie for a custom-crafted cocktail at Du Nord Craft Spirits, one of our favorite local distilleries! The event is open to our clients past, present, and future… come meet us, and find out what makes our real estate team different. 🙂 Polls are open 7am-8pm, so there’s still time to vote after stopping by too… and remember you can same-day register to vote!
Pizza Recipe Contest! Longfellow! @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 8pm • We want YOU to vote for your favorite pizza! Join us at the Pizza Polls by voting for your favorite pizza in our Pizza Recipe Contest! For $10 you can taste a variety pizza creations made by our Longfellow Parkway Pizza Employees! And get a free drink of your choice! The winner will go on to compete against the winners from the other two Parkway Pizza locations to become the PARKWAY PIZZA RECIPE CHAMPION!
Wednesday, November 8
Small Group Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 9:30-11am
The Hula Peppers Get Thankful @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30-10:30pm • NO COVER • The Hula Peppers Get Thankful! We are back to the Schooner Tavern for our monthly gathering. The weather may be getting cold, but the tunes stay hot, the drinks are warming, and the dancing is on fire! No cover. Bring your favorite turkeys!
Break & Remake Jewelry Lab w/ Erika Dodge @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7pm • Please note, this series requires a ticket. Two Wednesday Evenings: Nov 8 & 15.
In the spirit of upcycling and embracing imperfections and evidence of prior use, we will spend two evenings creating jewelry and community. Friend of Junket Erika Dodge will lead us in a jewelry breaking and remaking lab, forming something NEW out of the OLD!
On the first night, Nov. 8: we will take old/outdated/lonely jewelry, break it apart into usable pieces. Participants should bring: -Any unused, lonely or unworn jewelry with parts and pieces to reuse/share (Think necklaces, earrings, costume pieces, etc.) -Junket will provide each person with a $10 store credit to gather additional jewelry bits, charms, findings, and materials. -1 pair of (2 if possible) needle nose pliers– the smaller the better. We will have some available for use if you don’t have a set. Additionally, Junket will provide containers for sorting, small bags to save your tiny bits, and scratch paper for notes and designing. * You’ll be able keep your broken materials to yourself (if you want), but we will also have a share pile for helping each other brainstorm new creations. Everyone will be encouraged to share some of the materials. Obviously, you’ll want to keep certain things for yourself since pieces and parts might have sentimental meaning. After we finish part one of the class, participants are encouraged to do additional breaking before the next week. Get motivated and go home and look for more stuff to break—you might even find that people you know have pieces to donate!
On the second night, Nov. 15: we’ll make amazing new and original pieces for you or someone you love out of our collections of broken down treasures! For this evening, participants should bring: – All of those baggies of broken down pieces from night one (including anything you find/break during the week between classes) – 1 pair of (2 if possible) needle nose pliers– the smaller the better. We will have some available for use if you don’t have a set.
Erika Dodge: is an artist and designer, living in Southwest Minneapolis with her son, Jack. She comes from an artistic family – including painters, photographers, potters and gallery owners, and has a BFA in Studio Art and MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design from the University of Minnesota. Erika has taught classes at the U of MN School of Design, the Art Institutes International MN, and the White Bear Center for the Arts. She sells her creations throughout Minneapolis and on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/erikadodge What: Jewelry lab for up to 10 people
When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7P both nights Where: Junket: Tossed & Found 4049 Minnehaha Ave. Cost: $40 (includes $10 store credit) covers both sessions
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!
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound – Free Music Wed @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm :: Insight Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9:30pm :: 21+ FREE • Free Music Wednesdays Insight Brewing Supports Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound Every 2nd Wednesday! 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!
Garden Club Planning Meeting for 2018 @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 7pm • Review this year’s gardening with plenty of time to ask questions and exchange ideas for 2018. Bring any seeds, tubers, garden photos or books you have to share. Fall is a wonderful time for a dessert potluck, so bring something to share if you are so inspired! We’ll have tea because surely November will be chilly! LongfellowGardenClubMail@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/LongfellowGardenClub.
Thursday, November 9
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
The Shackletons, Grape Whales, Fragile Canyons, Basement Apt
Thu 7 PM · The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ $8 Cover • Colin Campbell & The Shackletons / Grape Whales / Fragile Canyons / Basement Apartment
Colin Campbell & The Shackletons: a rock and blues band out of the Twin Cities, write and play songs rooted in the rich influence of the “Minnesota Sound.” The band at its core consists of Colin Campbell (vocals/guitar), his older brother, Cameron Campbell (Bass), and his younger brother Evan Campbell (Drums/miscellaneous screaming). Living a double life as both a knee-buckling indie rock band as well as a stomp-your-foot-through-the-floor blues band, Colin Campbell & The Shackletons have been generating buzz throughout the region.
“A bunch of nice boys with songs that have a kind of depth that only comes from laying on the couch hungover for long enough that you end up praying a little,” says Grace Thomas of City Pages on Grape Whales‘ current record, the lonely Hostel Aloha. Four friends since college, the band use longform structures and blues rock tropes to create meditative psychedelic rock and roll. It’s not all about being bummed out, however, since “Middle Child” has the bouncy flair of early Velvet Underground and Crazy Horse. This is music for a beautiful drive across the Texan desert or a post-breakup haze on the streets of Berlin.
Fresh off the release of their excellent Adapting to the Cosmos, Fragile Canyons are a four-piece electric folk band from Minneapolis. Inspired by Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Jim O’Rourke. For the record, frontman Andy Engstrom turned up the Brian Wilson vibes, and with his band created a wonderful sounding rock piece that’s as mentally engaging as it is danceable. Their vocal harmonies are not to be missed!
Active in some form since 2001, Basement Apartment released their third, self-titled record in 2014. Recorded in a basement, a dome-shaped cabin, and the incredible Flowers studio in Minneapolis, it represents each of the band’s iterations in their finest forms. The live band stretches beyond the original members of Vince and Kristina Caro to include Tim Ritter (Shapeshifter, Bella Koshka, and Still Pacific) and Eric Furlong (44 Long, Sunset Valley).