Weekly Roundup Jan 26-Feb 1


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


Upcoming & Ongoing–

Update on plans about Hiawatha and Lake:


Thursday, February 22
46th Street Transportation Study: Community Open House 
@ Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave. S • 6:30pm • LCC is working with Hennepin County Government to host an Open House to share with the community the County’s plans for a transportation study that will span 46th Street from Hiawatha Ave to the Ford Parkway Bridge.

As a major part of the study, the County is coordinating a community-based process to evaluate opportunities to improve safety for all road users on 46th Street. The study’s purpose is to…
• Address safety concerns for people walking, biking and driving
• Evaluate different design alternatives
• Understand related impacts and opportunities along the corridor
• Identify a preferred configuration that could be implemented in coordination with routine street maintenance and/or a full road reconstruction in the future

Come share your experience as a roadway user to help set the community’s vision for this important neighborhood route! RSVP and share the event to help spread the word. For more information, visit https://www.hennepin.us/e46streetstudy.



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

Friday, January 26 

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
The Talk (Screening)—Part 2 @ Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave S • 7pm • The Talk: Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. We will screen the second half of the film and have a facilitated discussion afterward. The first half was shown on Friday, January 19 at Living Spirit.

DR STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB @ The Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • (1964, 35mm, 95m) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. A psychotic general (Hayden) seizes the U.S. nuclear codes and sends a squadron of B-52s to bomb Russia—as a war room full of frantic politicians and military men try to prevent catastrophe. An undisputed black-humor film classic.
FRI/SAT 7pm & 9pm 
SUN 6:30pm & 8:30pm
Willie Murphy & Friends, Jon Rodine Band, & Winona Forever @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 7:30pm :: 21+ :: $7 Advance :: $10 Day of Show • Get ready to dance as The Hook presents a night of live R&B / Soul / Blues with the legendary Willie Murphy and band.

Willie Murphy: has forged a musical resume as a singer, producer, arranger, performer, and songwriter. He was named one of the three charter members of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame along with Bob Dylan and Prince. Willie’s collaboration with folk-blues legend “Spider” John Koerner, “Running, Jumping, Standing Still,” is acclaimed as an all-time folk/blues classic. Willie produced an album on the Warner label for Bonnie Raitt, and he’s performed to audiences across the globe, including headlining major festivals in Europe.

Jon Rodine: and his band’s music is song-driven, a blend of Americana, groove-oriented rock’n’roll and country soul. He draws upon sources like Dan Penn, Doug Sahm, Bob Dylan and beyond. Backed by an all-star band, Jon always delivers the goods 

Winona Forever: is an upcoming heart-forward roots duo based in the Twin Cities.


Saturday, January 27

Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S. • 9-11 am • This is our one and only fundraiser for the year so please help us make this a success. 
To donate a good or a service, email Jeanne
To donate food, email Aggie
Come on out to eat and BRING A FRIEND! Introduce them to Transition Longfellow and a chance to bid on some great auction items!

What’s on the menu? Hot pancakes (vegan and regular), real maple syrup, an array of toppings, and a gluten-free option as well. Cost is $6; bring a checkbook or cash for silent auction item bidding. (Must be present to take it with you.) See items in the sidebar and follow the website and Facebook page for updates on new donations!

Thanks to local business donors: Castle Building and Remodeling, Trylon Microcinema, Northern Sun, Moon Palace Books, Seward Coop, Hook and Rail – and individual donors Nancy Bartlett, Aggie Hoeger, Mandy Lodermeier, Elizabeth Merryman, Wilbur Ince, and more!
Prohibition Swing Night at The Hook and Ladder Theater @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 8pm :: Music 9pm :: 21+ :: Swing Dance lessons at 8:30 (beginner level) :: $18 Advance / $20 Day of Show (Buy your tickets in advance as the last one sold out.) 
An evening of Prohibition-era swing and Gypsy Jazz with Mississippi Hot Club and The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League. Swing dancers and 1920s-30s costumes welcome. Come early for swing dancing lessons with DJ Kelsey Burns!

Mississippi Hot Club*Hot off the trail of their new LP Swing Cities!* Staying true to the 1930s hot club sound, MHC also expands the scope of gypsy jazz with a healthy spread of modern twists. During a live set, you can expect them to play everything from romantic ballads to European folk music to American jazz to Nintendo anthems and science fiction themes. This troupe is sure to get you swinging with their virtuosic style and expert arrangements.

The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League:The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League is a string quartet that brings the smoky rhythms and sizzling leads of Prohibition swing into the 21st century.


Sunday, January 28

BARRY LYNDON @ The Trylon, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • (1975, 35mm, 184m) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee. Persevering through duels, wars, and trysts, Barry (O’Neal) weds a rich widow, Lady Lyndon (Berenson), and so becomes an aristocrat—leading to his downfall. Set in 18th-century England, Kubrick’s epic was shot entirely with natural lighting.
SUN 3pm

Practice Writing for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-3:30pm

The Hub Art Shanty Group Ride @ The Hub Bike Co-op, 3020 Minnehaha Ave • 11am • We’re taking a group ride out to the Art Shanty Projects on Bde Unma (Lake Harriet)! We’ll be leaving The Hub Bike Co-op’s (3020 Minnehaha location) at 11:30am and riding over to the Art Shanty Project for a talk with the organizers, and then we’ll see the Parade of Bikes! In keeping with the spirit of the Art Shanties and the Art Bike Parade, festive dress, costumes and decorations for bikes are highly encouraged! Hubster, Jenny Jenkins, will be leading the ride and has been to many Art Shanties past! The planned route out is just over 10 miles, is no-drop, and meant for everyone that wants to try out winter riding, so feel free to join us even if you’re new to the snow. We recommend that you bring a helmet and lock for your bike. Art Shanty Projects (www.artshantyprojects.org) is an artist-driven temporary community exploring the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be. https://www.facebook.com/artshantyprojects/

Nip ‘n’ Tuck & Fab 6 @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm :: Music 7pm :: 21+ :: $12 Advance/$15 Day of Show • Nobool Presents: Nip ‘n’ Tuck and Fab 6 • Twin Cities music legends galore at this special Sunday evening show!

Nip ‘n’ Tuck was formed in Minneapolis and consisted of Gary Rue (guitar/vocal), Jeff Willkomm, (bass/vocal), Tilly (drums/vocal) and (later) Terry Isachsen (guitar/vocal). The group was heavily influenced by pop idols of the time such as Todd Rundgren and The Raspberries, and termed a ‘melodic rock band’ by the local press. Another in a long list of bands who were ‘this close’ then inexplicably disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle of pop history. But wait! Now they’re back and we’re bringing them to The Hook! 

Fab 6: Experience the music of Lennon/McCartney from the studio years 1966-1969. Songs from Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abby Road. Many have heard the music of the Beatles in a live setting, but few have heard the studio-era music like this. Fab 6 is a labor of love. Six musicians united in a long journey to do it right – playing studio-era Beatles music in a live setting, with live musicians.


Monday, January 29

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 30

Jan 30: Gelatin Printing w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha • 6-8pm • Please note, this class requires a ticket. • Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke – Artist and Educator will teach us how to use Jell-O to create a gelatin printing plate! We’ll print on secondhand papers using all kinds of salvaged bits and bobs to create unique wall art, cards and more!
What: Gelatin printing class for up to 8 people
When: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6-8 pm
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $22 + $15 material fee

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


Wednesday, January 31

The Boys Are Back In Town! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm  • After a year’s hiatus, The Meteor Boys make their triumphant return to an old stomping ground, the historic Schooner Tavern. The Smiling Cowboys start at 7:30pm and The Boys go on at 9pm.  And as always, the popcorn is free and plentiful!
Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm :: Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) :: Music 7-9pm :: 21+ • FREE • Free Music Wednesday with Insight Brewing supporting Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound • 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!



Thursday, February 1

K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library,2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
Teen Fandom Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-8pm

Tina And The B-Sides at The Hook! The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ :: $30 Advance/Day of Show • Sociable Cider Werks & Nobool PresentsTina and the B-Sideswith special guest Mariah Mercedes and Molly Maher

Tina and the B-Sides: Tina and the B-Sides was formed out of the edgy new wave rock scene that was Minneapolis in the late ’80’s. Schlieske had caught the bug early and had been working the bar scene for several years before she was even legal by sneaking into clubs to perform as early as 1984. Gradually she assembled a band playing a tight fusion of bluesy rock folk-inspired and roughly hewn Americana. They played every club that would have them and by 1989 recorded their debut album Tina and the B-Side Movement. It was released on her own Movement Records, which also became home to 1992’s “Young Americans” and 1994’s “Monster”.

Pursuing a more rootsy vision of American rock & roll, Tina and the B-Sides (or sometimes B-Side Movement) went on to become one of the most popular bar bands in the Mid West during the 1990’s developing a cult following that endures to this day. The line-up consisted of Pete Young and Patrik Tanner on guitar (later Troy Norton), bassist Jeremy Plumb, drummers Joel Richmond and Bill Oehrlein (later Ron Caron) and her sister Laura Schlieske on vocals. The band had won several local music awards by that time and was much in demand in nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and various other Mid Western cities and towns. Word of mouth and relentless touring helped the band sell well over 50,000 CD’s and caught the attention of several major labels.

Mariah Mercedes: Mariah Mercedes is a Pop/R&B singer and songwriter from the Twin Cities. Her vocal croons are comparable to the likes of Norah Jones, Feist, and Emily King. Mercedes’ tunes explore coming of age themes delivered with smooth grooves and a perpetual smirk. At 21, she is beginning to find her sound by combining traces of R&B and neo-soul with her singer-songwriter roots. A Berklee College of Music dropout, Mariah has high hopes in returning to MN to start her solo career with her summer release, Following a Tangled Thread EP.