Weekly Roundup Jan 19-25

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

 


Upcoming & Ongoing–

Update on plans about Hiawatha and Lake:

http://minneapolismn.gov/cip/hilakestudy
 

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.”
 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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


Friday, January 19 

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

Blues Driver Plays Schooners @ Schooner Tavern,290127th Ave S. • 8:30pm • Come and check out our stylings in South Minneapolis.

A Sharp Bend in Center: Installation by Maggie Heath @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S. • 7pm • Maggie Heath is a Portland-based installation artist, who holds a BFA from Portland State University. Her work is divided into studio-based experiments and collaborative artistic ventures. Her work has been seen throughout Portland and has been supported by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and International Sculpture Center. Heath’s work is heavily influenced by the intersection of performance and visual art, she makes work that confuses the difference between set design and installation. www.maggie-heath.com
 
A Tribute to Denis Johnson @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • FREE • Open to the public, with reception to follow • Join us as we celebrate the life and writing of Denis Johnson, who died on May 24, 2017. Best known for his 1992 work of fiction Jesus’ Son and his 2007 National Book Award-winning novel Tree of Smoke, Johnson was also the author many other works of fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism. This event celebrates the January 16 release of Johnson’s posthumous book of stories, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Random House), which the author finished shortly before his death—and which is already being called “an instant classic” by advance reviewers.
Participants include Charles Baxter, Venus de Mars, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Jim Roll, and Har Mar Superstar.
More info here: http://www.raintaxi.com/a-tribute-to-denis-johnson/

The Seward Concert Band: Winter Concert Celebrates Festivities of the Season @ Sanford Middle School auditorium, 3524 42nd Ave S. • 7:30pm • Suggested donations: Adults $6 :: Seniors $5 :: Students & Children $4
•  Tentative Program
•  Sonata Octavi Toni by Giovanni Gabrieli (Brass Choir)
•  Espana Waltzes by Emil Walteufel (Woodwind Choir)
•  My Jesus! Oh, What Anguish by Johann Sebastian Bach, freely transcribed by Alfred Reed
•  Alleluia! Laudamus Te by Alfred Reed
•  Italian Polka by Sergei Rachmaninoff
•  The Seal Lullaby by Eric  Whitacre
•  Second Suite for Military Band in F Major by Gustav Holst

 

Saturday, January 20

Community Herbal Workshop: Fire Cider @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic • 3706 E 34th St • 1pm • Infused vinegar blends have been used as an herbal ally for thousands of years. Learn how to create your own warming herbal infused vinegar often known as Fire Cider. Class includes a sample to take home. DONATIONS accepted for Twin Cities Herbalists Without Borders, all are welcome!
 
Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 11am-12:30pm
 
January Ambient Jam at Squirrel Haus @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • Starting at 1pm •
1-5pm • Open Jam Space: Bring your synths, guitars, saxophone, mics, shakers, phone apps, whatever you want. Play for the whole session or just drop in for an hour. Listen! Join us to listen, dance, create artwork… Everyone is welcome, always. 
5-7pm Networking: Have snacks, listen to tunes, chat with others in the community and make new friends.
7-9pm Ambient Drone Guided Meditation: Join Charlie Milkey and Courie Bishop while they create soundscapes with guided meditations for a peaceful and reflective end to a full day of expression. This is a special addition to Ambient Jam and something we know people need right now. A space to be. No meditation experience required, just a desire to reconnect with your inner calm. It’s there! Lets discover it together.
 
Cavan’s Crossing Band at Merlin’s Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm • Join Cavan’s Crossing Band as we perform our first gig at Merlin’s Rest Pub in Minneapolis. There will be great food (try the British style fish & chips….the best in the Metro), great beverages and great music! Hope to see you there!

The Belfast Cowboys @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • Nobool Presents the return of The Belfast Cowboys to The Hook! The Belfast Cowboys have become one of Minnesota’s (and The Hook & Ladder’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.
 

 

Sunday, January 21

Jawaahir Dance Company’s 25th Annual Henna Party & Open Stage @ Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnrhaha Ave • 2:30pm • $10 per person, $5 per child 10 and under • Jawaahir Dance Company’s 25th Annual Henna Party & Open Stage • Online reservations now, or, you may pay at the door.

Both raffles are pay-at-the-door only. Join us as we bring the Middle East to the Midwest with a traditional Middle Eastern women’s party, Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:30–5:00 p.m., at the Jawaahir Dance Company studio in Minneapolis. Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort!
● Performance by Jawaahir and Open Stage at 2:30pm.
● Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women’s celebrations.
● Enter our two awesome raffles.
● Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
● Mingle with friends and Jawaahir members.
● Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

WANT TO PERFORM? Contact Cassandra directly at cassandra@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050. First come, first served. Limit your piece to 5 minutes or less please. Exciting raffle drawings: We’re selling raffle tickets for a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi work her magic on you. Ten lucky winners will have the chance to receive a custom henna design by Angela. Henna raffle tickets are $5 each. Want to try a class? We’re also raffling two 10-week sessions of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School.
Tickets for the class raffle are only $10, for a prize valued at $160!
 
Music in the House Series – Larry Long and Ann Reed @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ Kid Friendly :: $20 Suggested Donation – All Proceeds To The Artist • Music in the House Series Presents Larry Long and Ann Reed Sunday, January 21 at The Hook and Ladder Lounge “A New Longfellow Serenade with Ann Reed & Larry Long” Larry Long and Ann Reed have been sharing their gifts in communities around the country. And they live only blocks away from one another in the Longfellow neighborhood! Join these two troubadours for an evening of songs and stories in an intimate setting right here in Longfellow.” Ann Reed Songwriter, singer, guitarist she has been performing for more than 40 years with her rich, dark-chocolate voice, storytelling from the human experience, and songs that find a permanent place in the heart. Of course some of her songs and stories might end up closer to your funny bone – a little irreverence never hurt anyone. Ann has toured North America coast to coast, doing concerts, clubs, festivals, and she’s met wonderful fans and made friends all along the way. In November Ann released a new CD entitled,Winter Springs, Summer Falls. She writes the lion’s share of the songs on her albums — beautiful and memorable compositions that have been covered by other artists as well. You may have heard her on countless radio stations across the U.S. or on your very own iPod. Better yet, you may have attended one of Ann’s concerts, where her rich vocals, masterful guitar work, and keen wit are center stage. Larry Long Larry Long is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes. Author, historian, actor, and broadcaster Studs Terkel called Larry “a true American Troubadour.”Larry has written and performed hundreds of ballads celebrating community and history makers. His work has taken him from rural Alabama to the Lakota communities in South Dakota. He has given musical voice to struggling Midwest farmers, embattled workers, and veterans. He was the troubadour for peace on Soviet/American peace cruises, sang for Mrs. Rosa Parks at the 45th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and organized the Mississippi River Revival, a decade long campaign to cleanup the Mississippi river. He assembled the first hometown tribute to Woody Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma, which today has evolved into the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Long has sung at major concerts and festivals throughout the United States and world.

Wild Read Book Club discusses The Stone Sky @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm • Join the Wild Read Book Club for a discussion of N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off! The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother’s mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1499

 

Monday, January 22

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

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

 

Tuesday, January 23

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library,2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
 
Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 11am-12:30pmMinneapolis 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.

 

Wednesday, January 24

 
 

Thursday, January 25

Chalk Talk Narrative: A Writer’s Forum @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 6pm • Chalk Talk Narrative is a new monthly series for writers, storytellers, readers and lit-lovers, created and produced by natural health practitioner and writer M Cathcart. A Chalk Talk Narrative event features a professional writer teaching and/or leading an interactive segment on a topic of their choice; a reading by that writer; and an open mic for participants — not necessarily in that order, but definitely fun, lively and social. Chalk Talk Narrative happens the fourth Thursday of each month 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Urban Forage (a wine cafe) 3016 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 Admission is by donation, and everyone is welcome.
UPCOMING CHALK TALKS: 
•  Thursday, February 22nd — featured writer Wendy Brown-Baez Theme: From Page to Stage: What My Poem Wants Me To Wear
•  Thursday, March 22nd — featured writer Robin Sauerwein Theme: Family: Flash Fiction, Flash Narrative, 6-Word Memoir For future dates and more information, visit: www.chalktalknarrative.space

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library,2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
 
Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 11am-12:30pm

LCC Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S. •  5:30-7:30pm • Do you just like yummy chili? And fun people? And our Executive Director in a fantastic outfit? Join us for chili and all the fixings, a variety of sweet treats, and a fun-filled evening of community. Then get your tickets now! 

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.
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.”