Weekly Roundup Dec 15-21

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

Upcoming & Ongoing–

Just a reminder, Longfellow Community Council will have no meetings in December! Have a joyous holiday month, and we are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Update on plans about Hiawatha and Lake:
http://minneapolismn.gov/cip/hilakestudySave the Date! LCC’s Annual Chili Cook Off has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 25. More details here!


Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinema and Riverview Theater!
Belle’s ToolBox @ 3400 42nd Ave S: November hours are Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon & 2-5pm • 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 20 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: 612-799-1482belles.toolbox@gmail.com

Friday, December 15 

Kind Country, Jacob Jolliff @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ :: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show • Kind Country with very special guest Jacob Jolliff of Yonder Mountain String Band and Julian Davis!
BUY TICKETS: https://fanlink.to/KindCountry

Diorama-rama II: Découpage Boogaloo @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 6pm • Many years ago (four), a rag tag group of misfits (Boneshaker volunteers) learned that they shared a love of both crafting and classic Simpsons. From that, the first Diorama-rama was born, and the fine art created for that event still graces the shelves of Boneshaker today. From the deepest bowels of nostalgia, DIORAMA-RAMA RETURNS! As we enter the darkened shriveled heart of winter, we must come together to find joy in small acts of papercraft.

Bring a diorama and enter the competition, to be judged by an esteemed team of diorama enthusiasts (judges TBA), with glamorous prizes galore! 

The Transsexual Empire Strikes Back @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 3pm • FREE • Join Heartspark Press and friends for an intimate afternoon with several of the best trans women writers in the country. We’ll be sharing stories of the heart, signing books, and talking about feelings at Boneshaker Books in Minneapolis. The event is FREE to attend and a warm-up to our big show later that evening, Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience.

•  Tobi Hill-Meyer (Seattle)
•  Luna Merbruja (Bay Area)
•  Joss Barton (St. Louis)
•  Amy Heart (Olympia)
We’ll be listing our full list of featured writers at this event soon, and we’ll be planning to livestream this event. Come join us, close and afar. And if you’re in Minneapolis, come to both of our shows that night and immerse yourself in AMAB trans literature!

Sesay & The Good Thyme @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • 
Sesay & The Good Thyme play for the songwriter showcase. 

Saturday, December 16

Write to Be Heard 2018 @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am • For poets between 13 and 19 years old, especially those looking for some feedback before the 2018 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam series kicks off: Join Guante for a free, drop-in writing circle; bring a poem or two you’ve been working on, get feedback, give feedback to others, and sharpen your craft! #BeHeard18 registration opens December 1.
Check out www.TruArtSpeaks.org for more.

A Cornbread Holiday @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ :: $12 Reserved Seats • Nobool Presents A Cornbread Holiday •  We are proud to host an early intimate Holiday Show with Cornbread. This will be a reserved seat concert.

James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris, Sr. (born April 23, 1927) is an American musician and Twin Cities legend. The Cornbread, as he sometimes refers to himself, has been playing blues, boogie woogie and rock n roll piano for Twin Cities audiences for decades…roughly 7 of them now. Yes, Cornbread opened for The King (Elvis). Yes, a young Cornbread appeared on MN’s first recorded rock & roll record (with Augie Garcia). Yes, Cornbread has been the recipient of numerous prestigious (Blues Hall of Fame, Sally Award, etc.) recognitions. Yes, Cornbread is Jimmy Jam’s dad. But, the fact that Cornbread still holds down weekly and monthly gigs across the Twin Cities at restaurants like The Loring Pasta Bar and Hells Kitchen, as well as playing local music venues, weddings, churches, old folks homes and private events as often as he can, is what might just make him the most special artist in our artist-rich community.

2 CONCERTS – 1 LEGENDARY NIGHT Stay for Joyann Parker later in the evening, for a full night of music at The Hook with a Combo Pack! COMBO PACKAGE (Limited Amount) – $18 – A Cornbread Holiday + Joyann Parker. The Combo Package is Standing Room Only for both concerts.
Joyann Parker @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $12 Advance / $15 Day of show • Nobool Presents Joyann Parker

Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, a must- hear lead guitarist, and songwriter. Joyann has performed at major venues and festivals across the country and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Joyann’s debut album, On The Rocks, has garnered national and international attention, ending up on Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Blues Albums and was nominated for an Independent Blues Music Award for Best New Album.
“This Twin Citian came across like a sober Janis Joplin. And that’s a compliment. She’s a powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals.” -Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star-Tribune 

Underdog Adoption Event @ Fun City Dogs, 2213 Snelling Ave. • Noon-2:30pm • Stop in from 12-2:30pm to pet a puppy and find a potential best friend. There are a variety of small and big dogs to meet.

Winter Artist Market @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S • Dec 16 – Dec 17 • Support your local makers this December 16 & 17 from 11am-5pm!

• Mathew Zefeldt
• Daniel Jaffe Belle
• Isle Design Co
• Body Fluids Ceramics
• Zoey Melf
• Ann Erickson
• There There Collective
• Wacks Co.
•Disc0unted Future
•Consolidated Maintenance Industries
• swenwares
• Glitterpitts
• Erin Paradis Ceramics
• Gretchen Thayer
• Inesse
• Mark Schoening
• Rebecca Spangenthal
• Alanah Luger-Guillaume
• Kate Sheldon
• Alexis Stiteler

• Deep Magenta Designs **Saturday only
• Rachel Corradi **Saturday only
• Emily Floyd **Saturday only
• Big Mouth Tarot **Saturday only
• Double Peace Studio **Saturday only
• Jess Hirsch **Saturday only

• firefly alchemy **Sunday only
• VISKA **Sunday only
• Katelyn Farstad **Sunday only
• Casey Deming **Sunday only
• UMSF Preserves **Sunday only
• wild + vibrant sexual ecology **Sunday only
• ROMI apothecary **Sunday only

Sanford Middle School Fundraiser for student trip to Europe @ Peppers & Fries, 3900 E Lake St

Craft Fair @ the Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave • 5-9pm • Seward Cafe’s Annual Craft Fair has local artists, makers, healers, and artisans selling goods, bads, tiny gems, and giant precious things. Something for your crush, your aunt, your other crush, and yourself– guaranteed. As you browse, enjoy a beer or wine or baked item. Vendors to be announced!
craft>commodity community>capitalism • Support local artists!

Strange Girls Holiday Night Market @ Modist Brewing Company, 505 N 3rd St • 6pm-Midnight • In collaboration with Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts, the Strange Girls have curated a holiday shopping experience like no other!

Visitors will be able to peruse and purchase the best kind of holiday gifts, handmade art, from Strange Girls, Interact artists and other local artists. Artistic wares from over 30 local Strange Girl artists & friends include:
•3 Jäg design: Hand crafted jewelry by Betty Jäger
• bmf jewelry
• Bethany Grabert Ceramics
• Black Banjo Arts
• Black Spoke Leather Co.
• Blkk Hand Cabinet of Curious Clay
• Claybrook Art
• Seen The Future
• Haus of Elle
• Hell & Studio
• Hush Apothecary
• Joy Spika
• L. Buda Illustration
• Lofty Dog Design
• Lulu Organics
• Meg Brown Ceramics
• Metal Babes
• Nest and Tessellate
• Ritual Print Co.
• Sassafras Healing Arts & Consultation
• Scylla & Circe Press
• Silvercravt
• Stranger Stitchery
• Teresa Audet – Object Maker
• Wreckcycled

OTHER FESTIVITIES INCLUDE: • Music by DJ Hyperkarma and DJ MISS Q • Strange Girls Merch! • Bad advice booth! • PRIZE WHEEL with dozens of great prizes!
All proceeds go to Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts, whose mission is to create art that challenges perceptions of disability.

Sunday, December 17

December Reuse Drive: Textiles! @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 1-4pm • December’s drive will focus on all kinds of textiles, and will be geared toward helping the following organizations, each with unique needs for these goods. These organizations will be on hand to collect the items listed below:
Simpson Housing Services will have a representative at the shop to accept your clean, gently used:
• Blankets • Bath towels • Bed sheets
Doing Good Together will be accepting:
• Pieces of fleece for scarves and hats • Adult-sized t-shirts to be turned into reusable bags.

Because of the broad range of donation quality and the intention that these efforts produce genuine benefit for the recipient organizations, we actively encourage participants to respectfully decline specific items that may not be a fit. Should this happen with something you’ve brought, your pals at Junket will do our best to help you identify the next best solution. For more information: https://www.simpsonhousing.org/ & http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/

Dog pictures with Santa @ Fun City Dogs, 2213 Snelling Ave. • Noon-3pm • The cost is $15.  Proceeds to benefit Corner of Kindness.  Check out the link to make an appointment or stop by: https://www.facebook.com/events/382507575487986/ 

Lord of the Rings Marathon @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • Dec 17 & 18 • All 3 movies, extended edition, back to back in a movie theater. • 730 min run time • $12 in advance • $15 at the door • Pizza is sold between movies, and regular concessions all the time.

There’s a costume competition if that’s your speed. It’s a great time, and a very relaxed environment. If you’ve never experienced these movies in a theater, it is an amazing experience. For more info, check out:http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/1429 

¡Pies for Puerto Rico/Cookie Share! @ The Exchange Minneapolis, 10 S 5th St #B 100 • Noon • Pies, Pies, PIES! Pies & Cookies for your winter celebrations! Pies & cookies for your family dinners! Pies & cookies just because pies & cookies are delicious!

All kinds of pies all for donations, half will support the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and half will support the amazing work of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition, the states only by & for, POC led trans community organization!

After two hurricanes hit the island in a one-month period much of the island is destroyed and a majority is still without power. With limited US governmental aid being given it is up to all of us, Puerto Ricans and allies alike, to help our people survive, thrive and rebuild. Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition offers MANY FREE services and programs for the community including hormone shot assistance, trans youth programs, adult support groups, a gender gear and winter gear program, a space, The Exchange Minneapolis, for the community to gather and hold events and so much more! We are asking for folks in the community to donate pies & cookies for this fundraiser AND to come out and purchase pies & cookies too.

Support Local Hustle: December BIPOC Pop-Up @ Cafe SouthSide, 3405 Chicago Ave • Noon • FREE Event• All sales are CASH ONLY • The December #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Cafe Southside.

Please join us in our cozy space at Cafe Southside and support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers at this warm and inviting pop up! This event is free, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns), and racism. There will have a place to hang out, drink beverages, and eat snacks! Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$20.

ABOUT THE Vendors: All of these vendors are proudly BIPOC. Some of us are queer, trans, disabled, or chronically ill. We recognize that there are many market spaces that are not welcoming to us, and there are systems in place that exclude us from being successful in many spaces. This pop up is an answer to that! We want to provide opportunities for our beautiful, hardworking, creative selves to succeed as a way of celebrating and uplifting our BIPOC community!
• Jasmine King Bakes Things
• Pickle Witch
• Monica Bryand Photography
• hclou art
• Selah Michele Wellness
• Firebird Press
• happify
• Origomi
• B.Ebony Art and Adornments
• Arte Ramona
• Cori Lin Art
• DC Edwards 
• The People’s Flowers

ABOUT THE Space: Cafe Southside is located on Chicago Avenue in the Powderhorn Neighborhood in Minneapolis. It is accessible by bus routes 23, 21, and 5. It is very bike accessible and bike parking is available. The space has no steps to get in, and one single stall (no-/all-gender) bathroom with handrails. Navigating inside the space with a wheelchair would be very tight, but doable. http://www.picklewitch.org/support-local-hustle-december-bipoc-pop-up/

Monday, December 18

December Vegan Potluck & Holiday Party @ Powderhorn Park Recreation Center • 6pm • Everyone Welcome! Please bring a savory vegan side dish, salad, or entree to share (no meat, eggs, fish, dairy, or honey) • A festive evening of good food and good cheer. Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) will provide vegan cupcakes by Vegan East! Compostable dish-ware and utensils will be provided, though you are welcome to bring your own. Please also bring a list of ingredients for your dish.

This event will include a special presentation for CAA co-founders Dave Rolsky and Matt Mackall, who are retiring from the CAA Board of Directors after nearly twenty years of dedicated service. Join us in honoring them! It’ll be a fun family-friendly evening with delicious food and a chance to see old friends and make some new ones. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on this Facebook event page. If you’d like to volunteer to help with setup or cleanup, contact Justin at justin@exploreveg.org.

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

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

Lord of the Rings Marathon @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • Dec 17 & 18 • All 3 movies, extended edition, back to back in a movie theater. • 730 min run time • $12 in advance • $15 at the door • Pizza is sold between movies, and regular concessions all the time.

There’s a costume competition if that’s your speed. It’s a great time, and a very relaxed environment. If you’ve never experienced these movies in a theater, it is an amazing experience. For more info, check out:http://www.riverviewtheater.com/show/show/1429 

Tuesday, November 19

Guinness Engraving & Ugly Sweater Party @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 7pm • Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater to Merlins and engrave your name or the name of a loved one on your very own Guinness glass for free! (but we encourage you to purchase a Guinness, of course. Did you know Merlins Rest pours the perfect pint o’ Guinness?) A perfect holiday gift!

Holiday Celebration for Seniors w/ Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st Street • 10:30am • $2.00 Suggested Donation • Join us for live music, lunch and door prizes as we celebrate the holiday season! Event will be held in the basement gymnasium at, Minneapolis.
Questions? Call LS Healthy Seniors at 612-729-5799

Handcrafting Herbal Lotion Winter Workshops: Edible Body Butters @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 4pm • Keeping your skin hydrated in the winter can be fun and tasty too! Learn how to create your own edible body butter using organic and fair trade ingredients. Cost: $15, includes samples • All are welcome!

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop Longfellow @ Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave S • 6pm • Join us for a creative way to spend a December evening – making a beautiful, festive centerpiece. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone you love. $45 gets you expert guidance, care instructions, and all the materials you need to take home a one or two candle centerpiece, ready for a holiday table.
Light Up the Night! @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • Ages 8 years and up • $5/person; $10/family • Come celebrate the season by learning social dances that celebrate winter holidays from a variety of cultures, including Winter Solstice, Diwali, Hanukkah, New Year, and Christmas. This holiday season, discover a world of music and dance beyond the shopping-mall standards. Caren Grentz Keljik will teach Dandiya Raas (India), Kunghsi-Ni (China), Lo Ahavti Dai (Israel), Tanko Bushi (Japan), and Ambee Dageets (Armenia), and more. We will also learn a set dance to a medley of traditional Christmas music. No partner needed, no experience necessary.
Everyone is welcome at this alcohol-free event.

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

East Lake Poetry Night for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm


Wednesday, December 20

Peter Bradley Adams @ The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ $20 Advance/$25 Day of Show • The Warming House & The Hook & Ladder Theater present: An intimate evening with Peter Bradley Adams, supported by Able Seedhouse & Brewery *seating is first-come, first-served

The Hook & Ladder Theater and The Warming House are proud to co-present an intimate evening with acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter Peter Bradley Adams.
Adams: Falls into the category of perfectionist chasing his own perfection, and with his new release A Face Like Mine, he may well have caught it. There’s a confidence, a completeness in the song cycle that listeners have gleaned throughout Adams’ illustrious career, but A Face Like Mine, his sixth solo effort, brings it all into sharp focus. As Adams sees it, “On the long plod of finding my voice as a singer and a writer, the singing has slowly developed from the sound of a scared guy to someone who believes what he’s saying and the writing, I hope, has become less rigid — both in the lyrics and the phrasing.” Adams’ brand of Americana nestles his often delicate, always heartfelt voice in the warm embrace of gentle guitar, tasteful dobro, subtle banjo, supportive bass, and unhurried percussion. The result is a sonic scape that, in turn, wraps itself around the listener like a soft blanket on a cold day. With A Face Like Mine, Adams further refines the simple musical sophistication that has become his trademark.

Jack Klatt – Free Music Wednesdays @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors 6pm :: Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9pm :: 21+ :: FREE • Free Music Wednesdays and Able Seedhouse & Brewery Support 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.
Holiday Vechirka (Party) at the Schooner! (21+) @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • Bring your Holiday cheer to a Vechirka (Party) at the Schooner! We’ll treat you to some Ukrainian winter holiday traditions…

Thursday, December 21

33rd Homeless Memorial March & Service (Silent Vigel) @  Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Avenue South & 5th Street S
5pm: Minneapolis The march will follow 5th Street South westward to Nicollet Avenue and proceed south to 28th Street.
6:30pm: Service of Remembrance Simpson United Methodist Church 2740 1st Avenue South, Minneapolis
7:30 pm: Community Meal Simpson Shelter Lower level of Simpson United Methodist Church All are welcome! Shuttles to the march will depart from the Kmart at Lake Street and 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, starting at 4:00 pm. The last shuttle will depart at 4:20 sharp.

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

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm

A Garagy Lil’ Holiday Show @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm $10/$13 *Puerto Rico Donations (Project Hope) are suggested and accepted.
Fulton Beer supports A Garagy Lil’ Holiday Show a benefit for Puerto Rico* Featuring performances by: Sex Rays Black Widows and Black Widows Go-Go Dancers Dr Bob’s Puppet Show Kira Meiko Burlesque Revue The Toxenes 25 CENT TACOS Holiday Songs The Boot R&B Dose & Dinks Fret Rattles Snarles Bukowski