Weekly Roundup: Dec 8-14

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:

Contribute your ideas to help plan Transition Longfellow activities for 2018. Take the survey. 
We’ll collect all ideas and then put it out for a vote to see what has the greatest interest. In January, we’ll share the list at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. If you can help with a project, please include your name and contact info in the form. 


Check out this week’s movies at the Trylon Cinemaand 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 8 

Diorama-rama Public Craft Night @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 7-9pm • Ever wondered where all those dioramas in the Boneshaker Books came from? As legend has it, four years ago a ragtag group of Boneshaker volunteers hosted the first ever DIORAMA-RAMA party, filling the store with laughter and crafty, miniature scenes. This year we’re reviving the tradition. Join us for a public diorama craft night on Friday 12/8 from 7-9 p.m. Bring small boxes and craft supplies to share. 

Dioramas will be displayed and celebrated at the DIORAMA-RAMA II party on Friday, 12/15. There may be voting. There may be categories. There may be La Croix. 
So don’t delay. It’s time to DIE…or rama!

Bob le Flambeur, new restoration! Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St 
Dec 8 – Dec 10 • Aging and nearly broke, gangster/gambler Bob (Duchesne) decides to knock over a casino—despite the warnings of his friends. An early picture that embodies the Jean-Pierre Melville style, Bob le Flambeur is one hell of a film.

Leon Morin, Priest, new restoration!Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • Dec 8 – Dec 10 • In Nazi-occupied France, an atheistic young widow (Emmanuelle Riva) engages a young priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo) in conversations about faith, truth, and desire.

Kulture Klub Collaborative 25th Anniversary Celebration @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • 21+ • Please join Kulture Klub Collaborative and friends in celebrating 25 years of impactful artistic programs. Since 1992, KKC has been bringing youth experiencing homelessness and artists together to create innovative work and to help build a bridge from survival to inspiration. KKC is proud to have former teaching artists and alumni make up this line up! We’ll have DJ Mickey Breeze holding it down between amazing sets by: ZULUZULUU Lady Midnight BatMN hosted by Lt. Sunnie


Saturday, December 9

Hallelujah!: 28th Annual Performance of Handel’s Messiah @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, at Nicollet and 49th Street. • FREE • 7pm • Featuring the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, professional orchestra, and soloists Anna Christofaro, Soprano; Sally Clayburn, Mezzo Soprano; Richard Joseph, Tenor; and Chandler Molbert, Bass; conducted by Samuel Grace. Free admission; a free will offering will be taken to defray production costs.  For more information, see www.sjmusic-series.org; or call 612-827-4406.

Yoga w/Nicholas at Powderhorn Park Community Ctr. @ Powderhorn Park South Minneapolis • 9:30am • Yoga Fusion: In this class we take the familiar structure of yoga and turn our attention towards our alignment with Pilates inspired exercises and terminology. My aim in this Vinyasa class is to adapt to the needs and limitations of the students, while continuing to offer advancements for those ready for a greater challenge. All are welcome!

Make Your Own Kombucha @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave. • 10-11:30am • This class offers tastes of many variations of kombucha and a walk through the ins and outs of making it at home. Take home your own starter culture. Barbara Bredesen, Kombucha Divine $30/$25 co-op owners Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-your-own-kombucha-tickets-40164841121

Boneshaker Book Club: Emergent Strategy @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 9am • The December 9 book club selection is “Emergent Strategy,” by Adrienne Maree Brown. It is currently in-stock at a 20% discount for all readers. Pick up a copy today! The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, etc. Boneshaker Books is ADA accessible, with no stairs or steps leading into, or in, the store. We have one single-stall, all-gender restroom. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am.

ABOUT THE BOOK: “Inspired by Octavia Butler’s explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.”

Light Boxes & Glass on Glass Mosaic Demo w/ Chris Miller @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • FREE art demonstration •  12:30pm • Just in time for the holidays, swing by the shop on between 12:30-3:30pm, to check out Longfellow artist Chris Miller’s stunning light boxes and watch him demonstrate his glass-on-glass mosaic techniques! Chris will provide a step-by-step how-to on the following techniques: -Glass cutting -Glass placement -Glass gluing Creating glass mosaic pieces since 2002, Chris has been hanging windows at Junket since the first year it was in operation. He likes to think of his designs as jewelry for the home. For examples, visit his website: shatterandglue.tumblr.com

King of the Hills Workout #2 (Lock & Dam Hill) @ Minnehaha Falls  • 8am • Our second in the King of the Hills challenge this winter. Come join us for a great hill workout with a twist!  

Handcrafting Herbal Lotion Winter Workshops: Magnesium Crème @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 3pm • Learn how to create all natural, skin nourishing lotions, great for cold weather. In this class we will make Magnesium Creme Lotion which can be used for massage and more! Cost: $15, includes samples • All are welcome! 

Merry Flippmas @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm PM • FREE • 21+ /w/ ID • Happy Holidays from Flipp and Friends! Please join us for a VERY SPECIAL Concert Event! Flipp / The MAGNOLIAS / Impaler / Morticia / Charlie Farren • In lieu of a cover charge, we ask that YOU share in the Holiday Spirit of Giving! If you can, please choose one (or more) of the following and make a donation. By this simple act of giving, YOU can help SOMEONE ELSE to have a brighter Hoilday season!
• Bring a non-perishable, canned or boxed food item for donation to one of the many local Twin Cities area Food Shelf organizations helping those in need.
• Bring a new, unopened toy which will be collected for donation to the local chapter of Toys for Tots.
• Make cash a donation to the event special charities:
American Refugee Committee
Center for Victims of Torture


Sunday, December 10

Dan Rein & Friends CD Release @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 21+ :: 6pm, Social Hour – Appetizers from Gandhi Mahal :: 7pm, Kiesling, Draper & Beckmen :: 8pm, Dan Rein & Friends :: $12 Advance /15 Day of Show • KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul & The Hook & Ladder Theater presents Dan Rein CD Release Concert “Just One Breath” with guests Liz Draper, Mikkel Beckmen, Andy McCormick, and Adam Kiesling Sunday, December 10 at The Hook and Ladder Lounge The Hook & Ladder Theater is excited to announced the “Just One Breath” CD release from Twin City world-music composer Dan Rein.

Dan Rein sings the poetry of Omar Khyyam in Persian and English, with music on dutar, washboard, banjo, musical saw and upright bass. For 25 years Dan has been studying, playing and promoting Iranian music in Minneapolis/St. Paul. About 15 years ago a two string instrument from eastern Iran came into his life, one with which he had a long fascination…the dutar. Musically he began to create something new and of his own based on his knowledge of Iranian traditional music. Using the poetry of Omar Khayyam, ideas and passions merged, grew, separated, changed, merged, and reemerged ultimately coalescing into this exciting new recording. Omar Khayyam, the poet, philosopher, and scientist, died almost on thousand years ago. He questioned God, Religion, Sufism, and the status quo of life. His thoughts were clear and independent, seeking the tap root of life, beyond any prescribed dogma. His message has lived through various time periods and is still relevant to our time and comes to life once more with the aid of Dan’s original score. Dan Rein has also been the host of Century Song for over 20 years. He brings a world view of tradition music from all corners of the globe. Live concerts, interviews, and music from forgotten peoples and civilizations. Joining Dan on stage for this performance will be; Mikkel Beckmen on washboard (Brass Kings, Corpse Reviver, Charlie Parr), Liz Draper on bass fiddle (Ookie Dookie Brothers, Dumpy Jug Bumpers), Andy McCormick on saw (Dreamland Faces), and Adam Kiesling on fretless banjo (Corpse Reviver, Pert Near Sandstone, Mill City Grinders).Dan Rein CD Release at The Hook and Ladder Theater

Hallelujah!: 28th Annual Performance of Handel’s Messiah @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, at Nicollet and 49th Street. • FREE •  4pm • Featuring the St. John’s Oratorio Chorus, professional orchestra, and soloists Anna Christofaro, Soprano; Sally Clayburn, Mezzo Soprano; Richard Joseph, Tenor; and Chandler Molbert, Bass; conducted by Samuel Grace.  Free childcare is available during the Sunday performance.  Free admission; a free will offering will be taken to defray production costs.  For more information, see www.sjmusic-series.org; or call 612-827-4406.

The Big Heat on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St Dec 10 – Dec 12 • Fritz Lang’s midnight-black film noir follows a hardboiled beat cop (Glenn Ford) as he takes on the mob, losing his wife in the process. His only chance for justice is through the help of gangster Vince Stone’s (Lee Marvin) floozy girlfriend, Debby Marsh (Gloria Grahame

Yoga w/Darshan @ CANDO, 3715 Chicago Ave • 10am • 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 

Light the Bridge! @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, 12:30pm • FREE! • Donations to TSSG gladly accepted! We will be making luminaries and taking them to the bridge to light up the night!
1) Meet at the East Lake Library Conference Room to make luminaries! (12:30-2p)
2) Head over to the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge to distribute (2-2:45) *Please RSVP to this event, our conference room only holds 15 people*
*No need to bring anything! Supplies are provided!*
*No food or drink (except water) is allowed in the conference room*


Monday, December 11

Snelling Yards Neighborhood Meeting @ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave S • 7:30pm • The development team recently announced a community meeting to discuss their site proposal. Snelling Yards Development will be an inter-generational campus of senior and workforce affordable rental housing, oriented to accommodate the existing Hiawatha Corridor transit infrastructure, but with an eye towards seeding the first connective block of bike and pedestrian access between the Sabo Bridge and Minnehaha Park. More information can be found at the link below. http://snellingyards.com

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

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm


Tuesday, November 12

Creating Herbal Chocolates Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3708 E 34th St • 4pm • Delight all your friends with the gift of homemade chocolates and truffles! Learn how to create herbal infused chocolates with local maple syrup and plant allies! Cost: $15, includes samples • All are welcome!

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

Dec 12: Coptic Binding: Repurposing Vintage Books w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave @ 6-8pm • Please note, this series requires a ticket. Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator will lead us through the process of creating a hand-bound journal reusing vintage book covers. You’ll leave with your very own handmade book, plus the knowledge required to make them on your own in the future. 
What: Coptic binding bookmaking class for up to 8 people
When: Tuesday, Dec 12, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $40 + $10 material fee



Wednesday, December 13

A Very Hula Holiday! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S • 7:30pm  • The Hula Peppers love a good party! And the holidays are our favorite excuse to have some good strong drinks, play some good old tunes and see our dearest friends! Second Wednesdays at the Schooner Tavern. Stay tuned for all of the fun things we are doing in early January with the Ukulelezaza tour! We are so excited and we want you to come too! For all the information you need: https://zazamn.weebly.com

Dan Tedesco “Chasing The Lightning” (Film + Music) @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8:30pm :: Movie 9:15pm :: Q&A & Acoustic Set To Follow :: $10 Advance :: $15 Day of Show BUY TICKETS – https://fanlink.to/ChasingLightning • A Film & Concert by Dan Tedesco “Chasing The Lightning” The Working Musicians’ Life Over two years in the making, “Chasing The Lightning” offers a unique, never-before-seen perspective into the life and mind of the independent working musician.

Follow Tedesco through the wide open countryside, playing his way through small clubs and late-night meditations on what it means to pursue a life in music. Following the film, Tedesco will hold a short Q&A with the audience and perform an acoustic set.

Free Music Wednesday: Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm :: Insight Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9:30pm :: 21+ :: FREE • 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! 


Thursday, December 14

Hook Holiday Party! @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • Hook Holiday Party Artists, Supporters, Fans, Friends and YOU! Everyone is invited to join us at The Hook to enjoy a cup of holiday cheer, light snacks and live music! We will have $2 Indeed Brewing Company beer until they are gone! Doors are at 7pm and we will go into the night with live performances by Setting Sons, and Slim Stone on the lounge stage. We look forward to seeing some friendly faces and maybe even a couple new ones!

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

Mackenzie Havey Book Signing @ The Fix Studio, 3725 Minnehaha Ave • 5pm • Local runner and author, Mackenzie L. Havey, will be at The Fix Studio signing and selling her new book, “Mindful Running”. Refreshments, door prizes, fun and lots, lots more will be provided!!