Weekly Roundup Jan 12-18


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

Upcoming & Ongoing–

Update on plans about Hiawatha and Lake:


Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser 2018 @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 5:30-7:30pm • Join us for chili and all the fixings, a variety of sweet treats, and a fun-filled evening of community. Try all the chilis, meet the cooks, and vote for your favorite recipes! Before the evening is over, we’ll tally the votes and see who will be crowned 2018 Chili Champion! 
This event is family-friendly!
Kids under age 5 eat free.
Vegetarian options will be available.

Are you a cook with impressive chili-making-powers? Sign up to compete in the cook-off for a chance to win the coveted trophy and bragging rights for a whole year!
Registration is now open through Friday, Jan 19th @ 4pm. Sign up here!

Tickets: $10/person in advance, $12/at the door.
Kids under age 5 eat free.

Tickets available online at https://squareup.com/store/longfellow-community-council/. To purchase, scroll down to “Other” and click on “Chili Cook-off 2018.”

Minneapolis 2040 @ Plymouth Church, 1900 Nicollet on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6-8:30pm • CLPC/Loring Park, DMNA/Downtown, SSCO/Stevens Square, MPNAI/Midtown Phillips, EPNI/Elliot Park, and North Loop invites any folks from your neighborhoods to this Mpls 2040 meeting on at Plymouth Church / 1900 Nicollet from 6-8:30 pm.

Housing types – Transportation – Public Realm – Suatainability – Public Safety are all part of this Mpls Comp Plan 2040 Event.

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 13-16: 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 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 13-16 | 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 13-16 | 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


***Longfellow Community Council will be CLOSED Monday, January 15 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day***

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

Belle’s ToolBox
Yes! We’re open! Wear your work pants and sweatshirts to explore a space where parents/guardians/caregivers engage with their children in hands-on projects. Materials and activities designed for ages 3 and up. Visits can be 20 minutes or up to an hour, so long as all are engaged and having fun. Our “Podners for Peas Learning Garden”, as inside, is an area for child/parent interaction. We look forward to seeing you! 
Normal Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon & 2-5pm
Friday 10am-Noon
LOCATION: 3400 42nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
(If you walk, pedal your bike, or ride the bus, the garden thanks YOU!)

Friday, January 12 

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
All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am
Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-4:30pm

Made in Cuba / hecho en Cuba @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S. • Free • Noon-5pm • Final weekend of this exciting exhibit brought to Mpls by the Cuban Art Space of NYC. Features art, photograph, posters, folk art, prints, small sculpture, ceramic, jewelry and wearable art. Many of the same artists featured at the Walkers “Adios, Utopia” are featured in this show. 
For information: 612-382-7841
Julian Lynch :: harper :: Paule @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S. • 7:30-10pm • Suggested donation: $8
:: JULIAN LYNCH :: https://pitchfork.com/artists/28059-julian-lynch/
:: harper ::: https://www.facebook.com/harpertheband/
:: PAULE :: https://soundcloud.com/hpppy Suggested donation – $8 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole – ‘Dang!’ CD Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave Doors • 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • Nobool Presents The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole – ‘DANG!’ CD Release Party! with Gabe Barnett & them Rounders, Ali and The Scoundrels, Jonathan Kramer (Grolar Bears)
The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole: The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole is a 6-person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. Having played together 7 years, members have honed their skills to demonstrate fluency at their respective instruments through complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamic presentation. Whether presenting their more complicated pieces or playing easy-going tunes, The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole exhibits a highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor.
Gabe Barnett & Them Rounders: Indie-troubadour Gabe Barnett’s storied career -a pastiche of modern and nostalgic Americana imagery- finds the heartfelt, poetic narrative of a folksinger seamlessly merged with the cool, swaggering performance of a jazz-crooner and adds enough punkier, experimental twists and tones to keep his sound uniquely his own, accomplishing what so many artists struggle to capture in their creations: timelessness.
Ali And The Scoundrels: Screaming horns, driving rhythms and powerful voices hit you as soon as Ali and the Scoundrels take the stage. Blue-eyed Ali Fisch leads the 9-piece Scoundrels in blending the sounds of their favorite ’60s soul 45s with the indie rock they cut their teeth on. Formed in the cold winters of Minneapolis, they have made it their mission to heat up dance floors wherever they find them.


Saturday, January 13

Cooking With The Seasons: Winter Herbal Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3706 E 34th St • 1pm • Warm your belly, heart, and soul with nourishing foods all winter long! Learn how to incorporate herbs allies into your favorite warming recipes and snacks! Class includes samples and recipes. Cost:$15 Barter/Trade Accepted

Made in Cuba / hecho en Cuba @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave S. • Free • Noon-5pm • Final weekend of this exciting exhibit brought to Mpls by the Cuban Art Space of NYC. Features art, photograph, posters, folk art, prints, small sculpture, ceramic, jewelry and wearable art. Many of the same artists featured at the Walkers “Adios, Utopia” are featured in this show. 
For information: 612-382-7841

The Badinovs – “The Big Picture” CD Release Party @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm / Music 7:30pm / 21+ $8 Advance / $12 Day of Show • Nobool Presents The Badinovs – “The Big Picture” CD Release Party! with: * Johnny Rey & The Reaction * Smart Alex * 
The Badinovs: The uncanny history of The Badinovs’ founding members is so unusually incredible you would think it was made up on some secret Russian dossier. Musically, the St. Paul-based band proudly wears its pop-rock musical influences like Red Army badges of honor. But they will be flying their true rock ‘n’ roll colors when they celebrate the official release of their new album “The Big Picture” at the Hook and Ladder. Comrade rockers, Johnny Rey & The Reaction will open. The Badinovs will also perform a short set as their previous incarnation, Smart Alex. The Big Picture showcases the deep songwriting sensibilities of lifelong pals Pat Olberding and Mike Nilles, the Lennon-McCartney of the Twin Cities, the acute musical chops of classically trained keyboardist Bill Kelm, with a little help from their friends Doug Salmela, a bassist with more than a 1000 songs in his repertoire, drummer-for-life Tom Duda and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jamie Olberding, Pat’s daughter-in-law.
Johnny Rey and The Reaction: Johnny Rey has been a fixture of the vibrant Twin Cities music scene for four decades. As guitar player, and original member, of the Rock/New Wave band Flamingo, Johnny played extensive dates in the 5 state region as well as playing the legendary Longhorn Bar in downtown Minneapolis opening for everyone from The Talking Heads to Elvis Costello, The Only Ones and Patti Smith.
Smart Alex: Both The Replacements and Husker Du opened for Smart Alex at the legendary Longhorn Bar in Minneapolis. Smart Alex’s 2 -song 45 rpm, “Chitter Chat”/”Tonight”) has became a cult classic and holy grail of vintage 45s, and is now selling to the cognoscenti of pop/punk for ridiculous amounts of money online. John Kass, the well known Twin Cities music/vinyl authority, calls it “the very best 45 RPM to ever come from my hometown, St Paul, Minnesota. It is considered by many to be one of the absolute very best examples of do-it-yourself 1970s American power pop.”

Boneshaker Book Club: Parable of the Sower @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rdAve S • 9am • The January 13 Boneshaker Book Club selection is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Copies are now in-stock, and are available at a 20% discount for all readers. The Boneshaker Book Club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation. We meet at the bookstore on the second Saturday of every month from 9-11am, and hope you’ll join us for this month’s club!
**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.

Second Saturday Songwriter Showcases – January 2018 @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • The January segment of the showcase series is hosted by Jun Sugiyama. As we move into the new year, the January installment of “Second Saturday Songwriter Showcases” at Riverview Cafe will bring fresh brand new talents in the Twin Cities music scene. I work hard to find great musical talents in the area, and I am proud to presenting the following lineup:
7pm Emily Sonne: The first act of the night is a very talented teenage singer songwriter.
Emily Sonne is an 18 year old Singer/Songwriter in the Twin Cities. Inspired by 60s folk, jazz, and contemporary styles, her music includes a range of coming of age perspectives, anthems with audacity, and songs about boys who just deserve it. Emily is a senior at high school, and she is aiming to study music at a nationally acclaimed music school. This show is one of her first public shows, and it may be a rare chance to see this exceptional talent performing at an intimate small local venue.
8pm Marshall Ryan: Following Emily is one of the best hidden talents in the Twin Cities music scene. Marshall Ryan is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. Classically trained on the violin, he swapped it for an acoustic guitar in high school and started writing songs. He has a contemporary folk/pop sound, and while mostly writing ballads about love and relationships, he occasionally branches out to explore other feelings. His gentle voice serenading his songs of love captures the female and male audiences young and old. The sounds of David Gray, Howie Day, James Blunt, or Snow Patrol may describe his sound. But he has a special talent to present his words directly to the hearts of his audience. Marshall is typically busy with his post-graduate works at UofM and this is also one of his first public performances.
9pm Erica VB: Erica VB has just graduated from the UofM, Duluth with a degree in Musical Theater. She has been performing with theater groups, as a solo, and with bands in the Duluth area. Erica also played with her band while she was in high school in her hometown, Savage, Minnesota. She has recently moved to the Twin Cities area to start her new life and to build her new music world. Her singing skill, performing skill, and songwriting skill are all at the top-notch quality. This charming young lady with soulful voice, brilliant songwriting skill, and a ton of experience will close the night of fresh sounds.
Admission free (Tips/Donations are encouraged and appreciated)
For All Ages


Mandala Making: A Meditative Healing Art Experience @ The Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S • 4:30pm • MANDALA MAKING: A MEDITATIVE HEALING ART FORM WITH MINDFULNESS EDUCATOR AND ARTIST ANN VIVEROS WWW.ANNVIVEROS.COM • Integrate the wisdom of meditation and the joy of art into this two-hour mandala making meditative healing arts experience. No previous art or meditation experience needed. On the surface we are creating beautiful circular art based on repetition and pattern. However, the experience can go much deeper.

Mandala making can be a tool for deep inner contemplation and healing, through watching our thoughts and guided inquiry during the art making process. The mandala is a physical representation of our inner journey. Our class will begin with a short guided mediation. We will create a judgment free space for exploration and creativity. I will demonstrate the basic flow of mandala making and offer several symbols and designs to choose from for your own mandala. The mandalas we make are freehand and spontaneous, so no need for rulers and compasses, however an occasional circular object to trace will be available. You will leave with a finished project and a sense of accomplishment. I invite you to bring your favorite verse to add to your mandala or simply to hold in your awareness while drawing.


Sunday, January 14

Gallery Talk & Film: Made in Cuba / hecho en Cuba @ Squirrel Haus Arts,3450 Snelling Ave S. • Free • Gallery talk & film: 2pm • Exhibition open: Noon-5pm • Sandra Levinson, Cuban Art Space Director, will give a Gallery talk and show a film. • Final weekend of this exciting exhibit brought to Mpls by the Cuban Art Space of NYC. Features art, photograph, posters, folk art, prints, small sculpture, ceramic, jewelry and wearable art. Many of the same artists featured at the Walkers “Adios, Utopia” are featured in this show. 
For information: 612-382-7841

“The Addicted Brain” with David Walsh, Ph.D. The Neuroscience of Addiction and the Implications for Recovery @ Church of St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S • 11:15am-12:45pm • The Neuroscience of Addiction and the Implications for Recovery. How is addiction connected to the brain’s primary mission of keeping us alive? How does addiction “hijack” the brain? Why do addicts continue to seek the drug (food/technology/activity) even as the rewards diminish? How can knowledge of the brain help recovery? Dr. Dave Walsh will explore these questions and more as he connects the dots between cutting edge neuroscience and chemical dependency treatment.

Because of the importance of this information, we’re extending our regular Sunday morning Adult Ed time: Dave will speak from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm on Sunday, January 14, in the church. Supervised child care will be provided in the gym so that you can give your full attention to this highly regarded expert on parenting and translating brain science into everyday practice.


Monday, January 15

***Longfellow Community Council will be CLOSED Monday, January 15 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day***

CLUE on 35mm @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 33rd St • 7pm • Six guests at a country estate, a butler, a maid, and a murder all combine in this fan favorite. Was it Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) in the kitchen or Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd) in the library with the candlestick?


Tuesday, January 16

East Lake Poetry Club for Preteens & Teens @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 3:30-7:30pm
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm

Jan 16 & Jan 23: Japanese Side Sewn Books w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found • Tuesday 1/16 & Tuesday 1/23 • 6-8pm on both nights • Please note, this class series requires a ticket. This is a 2-part class (participants must attend both weeks to complete their books) nights. Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke 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, 1/16 and 1/23, 6-8Pp, both nights
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $44 + $10 material fee (covers both sessions)


Wednesday, January 17

Murder on the Red River – Crime Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • For the January installment of Crime Book Club we’ll read Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon. Join us to discuss! Copies are available at Moon Palace for 20% off.

Cash and Sheriff Wheaton make for a strange partnership. He pulled her from her mother’s wrecked car when she was three. He’s kept an eye out for her ever since. It’s a tough place to live–northern Minnesota along the Red River. Cash navigated through foster homes, and at thirteen was working farms. She’s tough as nails–Five feet two inches, blue jeans, blue jean jacket, smokes Marlboros, drinks Bud Longnecks. Makes her living driving truck. Playing pool on the side. Wheaton is big lawman type. Maybe Scandinavian stock, but darker skin than most. He wants her to take hold of her life. Get into Junior College. So there they are, staring at the dead Indian lying in the field. Soon Cash was dreaming the dead man’s cheap house on the Red Lake Reservation, mother and kids waiting. She has that kind of power. That’s the place to start looking. There’s a long and dangerous way to go to find the men who killed him. Plus there’s Jim, the married white guy. And Longbraids, the Indian guy headed for Minneapolis to join the American Indian Movement.
More info on our website: https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1438



Thursday, January 18

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

Matt Arthur CD Release with The Blood Washed Band & The Bratlanders @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music at 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show
Matt Arthur – Matt is a fiercely contrarian Southern Minnesota blind man with a voice that calls to mind Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, and John Darnielle. He writes and records songs you’d be pleased to hear on a playlist packed with early-70s Stones, Crazy Horse-era Neil Young, and more recent offerings from Sturgill Simpson and the Drive By Truckers. He is a true American original, and unlike any musician you’re likely to encounter. His new recording On the Edge, At the Bottom is being released at The Hook & Ladder (1/18) on Minneapolis-based House of Mercy recordings. Matt Arthur has spent most of his time living just outside of Hope, in rural Southern Minnesota. He learned to sing by listening to gospel records from Tennessee Ernie Ford and Johnny Cash, and decided that’s what he wanted to do when he grew up. He gave it a good shot in the 1990s, when his first band (Prest Asbestus) played everywhere in the Twin Cities, sharing stages with such local luminaries as; Babes in Toyland, Run Westy Run, and Soul Asylum—as well as national acts that included Vic Chesnutt, Tad, and the Afghan Whigs. When the band ultimately fizzled, however, Matt headed back south and settled in tiny Ellendale (pop. 691). Matt’s group’s, Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders, first full-length, “Heavy On My Mind,” was released on the Rice County Records label in March 2013 and reissued on vinyl in January 2015. Produced by Michael Morris (Dewi Sant), the album’s ten songs range from rambling alt-country ballads to an a cappella gospel stomp to a fiery protest anthem, and they feature guest appearances by Randy Broughten (Gear Daddies, Trailer Trash, Cactus Blossoms), Dave Mehling (The Fontanelles), Jonathan Rundman (Kaivama), Angie Talle (House of Mercy Band), Hilary James (We Are The Willows), and more.