Weekly Roundup Jan 5-11

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 at 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.”



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

Belle’s ToolBox
Normal Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-Noon and 2-5pm, Friday 10am-Noon
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! 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!)

Friday, January 5 

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

Creative Makers’ Open Studio w/ Molly Anthony @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 5:30-7pm • If you’ve been following Junket, you’ve probably seen or heard about our creative journaling classes with local artist Molly Anthony (find her on Instagram: @mkranthony). These classes have become a fan favorite for those looking for meaningful, focused time to create, reuse, make and connect with others.

For January 2018’s first Friday, we’re inviting returning participants to keep working on their journals as well as helping newbies get started. 

New participants will each start with a book (something with some history and character to it – we’ll have an assortment on hand), and then focus on the creative process of layering materials onto existing pages, deciding what to keep and what becomes background, experimenting with different techniques and ways of playing with the things we have at our disposal. Molly will offer newcomers guidance on staying organized (functionally and thematically) so you can literally get creative on the bus or between coffee shop appointments, and then share an experimental technique or two as all of us begin (or continue) working on our own journals. 

For those who are continuing their work, you’ll have access to all materials and space to continue creating at your own pace.
What: Creative journaling class for up to 8 people
When: Friday, January 5, 5:30-7PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10


Saturday, January 6

Flamenco Classes January 2018 (Winter Session I) @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave • Sat 9:15am • We offer Flamenco Dance Classes for all ages and levels from Fun Flamenco to Advanced Technique & Choreography. Classes start January 6, 2018. Mondays: Intermediate Technique & Choreography
Tuesdays: Advance Technique & Choreography
Wednesdays: Flamenco Fun – Basics
Fridays: Multi-Level Flamenco
Saturdays: Palomitas for Children, Beginning Flamenco and Advance/Intermediate Technique & Choreography
For more information please visit our website at http://www.zorongo.org/school.html or email ZorongoFlamenco@gmail.com.

Tim Houlihan Music @ Merlin’s RestMerlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm • Celebrate the new year with the best whiskey, the best original tunes and the best covers from troubadours of the 1970’s!

Yoga w/Dallas @ Powderhorn Park Community Ctr.,Powderhorn Park South Minneapolis • Sat 9:30am • This accessible class is designed to help students discover their personal practice in a supportive space. Rather than expecting students to conform to arbitrary shapes, my goal is to create opportunities for students to feel more relaxed and confident in their bodies, regardless of experience or physical mobility. Expect a class with dynamic sequencing, some mindfulness practice, and messaging that celebrates who you already are. All are welcome.


Sunday, January 7

Cassandra School OPEN House! @ The Cassandra School of Middle Eastern Dance, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Noon • FREE • Come and sample FREE CLASSES at the Cassandra School, Sunday January 7th, starting at noon. Stay for as many classes as you like, and experience some of our excellent teaching staff. Receive $10 off the Winter Session tuition if you register during the Open House. Snacks and beverages provided, so hang around and chat with us!
Yoga w/Darshan @ CANDO, 3715 Chicago Ave. • 10am • FREE • 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.


Monday, January 8

How The Ghost Of You Clings, The Anna May Wong Story @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave. • Jan 8 & Jan • 7pm • Our 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series continues January 8 & 9 with HOW THE GHOST OF YOU CLINGS, THE ANNA MAY WONG STORY by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer, John Olive.

A “bioplay” about the great Chinese American actor Anna May Wong (Huang Liu Tsong, 1905-1961). The beauteous Anna lived large, appearing in silents, talkies, in the earliest days of television, in vaudeville shows, on Broadway, on the West End. Anna remains, to this day, the most prolific Asian American actor, ever.

Reserve your free tickets at: https://pwcenter.org/how-the-ghost-of-you-clings
Director: Rick Shiomi
Dramaturg: Christina Ham
Cast: Sun Mee Chomet* (as Anna), Katie Bradley*, Sherwin Resurreccion*, Daniel Sakamoto-Wengel, Daniel Coleman, Stephanie Bertumen *Member of Actors’ Equity Association
The Playwrights’ Center is wheelchair-accessible. All readings are accessible to people with vision loss, and large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Alayna Barnes at (612) 332-7481 or alaynab@pwcenter.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
Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm

Teen LGBTQ+ Club @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-4:30pm


Tuesday, January 9

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

Painting on canvas: Fox in the Snow—Riverview Cafe @ Riverview Café, 3753 42nd Ave S • 7pm • ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME! Come join The Blue Fox and paint your very own Fox in acrylics on an 11”x14” wrapped canvas. • All supplies are provided • Class Price $35 • Free beverage included! Your choice of wine, beer, coffee or tea beverage.
Must show ID for alcoholic beverages.
Class is located at the Riverview Cafe, known for their wide selection of wines, local music and open mic nights. Space is limited, so sign up in advance at: https://www.thebluefoxclasses.com/riverviewfoxinthesnow

Free Live Trivia @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 8:30pm • FREE • The most FUN live FREE trivia in all of Minneapolis. Prizes to the top 3 teams and last place team. Enjoy great food, drinks, pull tabs, and music all while playing trivia with your friends.


Wednesday, January 10

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (Minnesota Premiere) @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • For Eric Clapton, blues music made a strong impression at a young age: ‘It was always one man with his guitar versus the world. He was completely alone and had no options other than to just sing and play to ease his pain.’ Over a five-decade career, Clapton has proven himself to be a guitar virtuoso, creating rock music deeply influenced by the blues. In this documentary, he reflects candidly on how his life experiences were channeled into music.

The film traces his career through The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and his solo years, telling the stories behind hits like “For Your Love,” “Layla” and “Tears in Heaven.” Filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck draws from an extensive archive of performances and home movies to construct the film. Accompanying the footage are illuminating audio interviews with Clapton and people who played central roles in his life, including his grandmother Rose Clapp, George Harrison, Ahmet Ertegun, Steve Winwood and his former wife Pattie Boyd. Clapton grew up with an inferiority complex.

He struggled with the demands of the music business, tumultuous love affairs, drug addiction and the tragic loss of his young son. The film traces how he coped with these challenges, for better and for worse, before establishing a family with his second wife, Melia McEnery. We come away with a deeper sense of what has inspired so much memorable music. Dir. Lili Fini Zanuck, 2017, UK, 134 min., DCP
Minnesota Premiere Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrAvDFmE9i4
Sponsored by: KQRS & Showtime Documentary Films

TC Queer Book Club January 2018 @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • As always, save 20% if you purchase the book at Moon Palace Books! • From the bestselling author of Weetzie Bat comes a stunning reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey, exploring love, queerness, and the devastation of the environment, set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.

“Block’s trademark magical realism works. . . . There’s something encouraging about seeing four queer kids on an epic journey across the post-apocalyptic American Southwest.” ―Kirkus Reviews

After the Earth Shaker, which all but destroyed Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) sets out into the wasteland in search of her family, her journey guided by a tattered copy of Homer’s Odyssey. Soon she begins to realize her own abilities and strength as she faces false promises of safety, the cloned giants who feast on humans, and a madman who wishes her dead. On her voyage, Pen learns to tell stories that reflect her strange visions, while she and her fellow survivors navigate the dangers that lie in wait.

In her signature lyrical style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. Love in the Time of Global Warming has shades of science fiction, fantasy, eco-fiction, and dystopic disaster.

A Holy Place To Be: Acoustic Bowie @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • FREE • Doors at 6pm • Music at 7pm • A Holy Place To Be: An intimate David Bowie get together to remember the man on the anniversary of his death. Join John Eller, Chris Perricelli and friends as they play acoustic renditions of the Starman’s most remembered songs. Help us sing along! Meet in the bar lounge.
New Year Stomp with the Hula Peppers @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • The holidays are over and the new year is established! Come settle in with us at the Schooner Tavern as we continue our monthly shows. Second Wednesday of every month! This month is going to be especially special . . . . We might even have an appearance by a super special guest!


Thursday, January 11

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

Apollo Cobra, Blackfish, Omission Republic @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ :: $8 Advance / $11 Day of Show • Nobool Presents: Apollo Cobra, Blackfish, & Omission Republic

Apollo Cobra: Apollo Cobra is an electronic based 3 piece dance band that brings it like nobody else.
Black Fish Movement: A jambalaya of styles (Rock, Funk, Soul, Fusion, R&B, Jazz), the Black Fish Movement features original music delivered in an original way.
Omission Republic: All Original Music band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Style of music ranges from Indie to Adult Contemporary. Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of Omission Republic have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life.

La Haine – Film Screening @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rdAve S • 6pm • Twenty-four hours in the lives of three young men in the French banlieues the day after a violent anti-police riot. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113247/