Weekly Roundup 16-22

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


Upcoming & Ongoing–

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.

Tuesday, February 27

Hiawatha/Lake Street Intersection Community Meeting:
•••Get up-to-date on the Hiawatha-Lake Intersection Study here: http://minneapolismn.gov/cip/hilakestudy •••
The Longfellow Community Council (LCC) is hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30  730 p.m. at Dowling School Auditorium, 3900 W River Pkwy. We have invited public officials from the Minneapolis City Council and 3rd Precinct, Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota.

The purpose of the meeting is to for public officials to provide the community with updates on planning for the area and for residents to share feedback and comments. Please join us and lend your voice to future planning for the area.

Cant attend the meeting? We will be having more points of engagement on this issue. Check our website or Facebook page (and this events page) for additional meeting details, and all future meeting information as it becomes available.



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

Longfellow Community Council’s Business Support Network: 
Show our local businesses some love!

With Valentine’s Day being next week, now is the perfect time to show our local businesses how much we appreciate them. To help, LCC has a Business Support Network that is offering grants of up to $3,000 to help local businesses connect with our community. In addition to the grant program the Business Support Network wants to help introduce and highlight businesses to the community. 
If you are or know of a business that we should highlight or that would be interested in our grant program, please email bsn@longfellow.org


A devised theater piece exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality. What Fuels Development? brings to life a development struggle in which Skid Row residents organize against gentrification by an alcohol fueled entertainment district. The piece will incorporate a rich layering of lived experiences and “found texts” from public hearings. What Fuels Development? is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council Creative California Communities, and the National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project.
For more information visit http://www.pangeaworldtheater.org/what-fuels-development

TICKETS: $10-$25
Sliding scale purchase at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds 
To reserve tickets call 612-822-0015
Post-performance discussions will follow each show. Pre-show Community Forum with John Malpede, Artistic Director, LAPD and Neeraj Mehta, Director of Community Programs, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm at Old Arizona Theatre prior to the show. The conversation will address issues raised by the show and also explore issues of gentrification and displacement relevant to our own neighborhoods in Minneapolis.
What Fuels Development is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation and Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with Pangea World Theater, Armory Center for the Arts and NPN. This fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). Pangea World Theater is a partner of NPN/VAN. This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund and the New Englund Foundation for the Arts. For more information: www.npnweb.org

Friday, February 16  

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

Nourish 101: Healthy East African Cooking @ Seward Community Co-op, 2823 E Franklin Ave • 6-7:30pm • FREE • Nourish 101: Healthy East African Cooking at the Franklin store Nourish 101 classes feature basic scratch-cooking techniques and recipes that feed a family of four for under $10 ($15 with meat). In this class we will learn healthy cooking techniques for meat and vegetables rooted in East African cultures. Shegitu Kebede, Flamingo Restaurant

Mark Joseph & the American Soul at The Hook @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8:30pm • 21+ • $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $20 Reserved Seats • Mark Joseph & The American Soul with Black River Revue and many special guests!! Single Release & Performing Paul Simon’s Graceland.

Mark Joseph & The American Soul: A soldier in the name of soul, Mark Joseph has worked with countless musicians, producers and collaborators and played over1,000 shows in the last ten years. Known as one of the hardest working musicians in the Midwest, he pushes the envelope musically searching for the hottest players, grooves and cuts. Focusing on an improv/freestyle approach to his live shows, Mark Joseph never fails to work the crowd into a frenzy! Regular contributors to the Mark Joseph Project include LA based emcee Deploi and members Roster McCabe, Shoeless Revolution, The New Congress, Down Lo, International Reggae All Stars and Mint Condition. The Mark Joseph Project has also featured legendary players such as Steve Molitz (Phil Lesh/ Particle), Wain McFarlane (Ipso Facto), John Avila (Oingo Boingo/Mutaytor), Yoni Reinharz , Markiss Jamal (Al Green, Muddy Waters) and live painter Norton Wisdom. Mark Joseph has also collaborated with Bernie Worrell, Banyan w/ Stephen Perkins & Willie Waldman, Papa Mali, members of Humphrey’s McGee & Vinnie Amico of moe., Melvin Sparks, Ray White, John Molo, Rob Wasserman, The Big Wu and Vince Herman & Great American Taxi, Natty Nation, Robby Kreiger of the Doors. The Mark Joseph Project has supported acts such as Digable Planets: Doodlebug & Butterfly, Tea Leaf Green, Bill Kreutzmann from the Grateful Dead.

February Movie Night: “Enough is Enough” w/ Transition Longfellow @ Minnehaha Communion Lutheran, 4101 37th Ave. S. • 6:30pm potluck • 7:15pm movie • Wherever you turn today, you will hear the same message from politicians, the media, and business leaders. We need to grow our economy. More growth, more jobs, no matter what – regardless of how damaging that growth will be to the environment, to communities, to families.

“Enough Is Enough” lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, and more.

Introduction to International Folk Dance @ Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • It’s a special Friday at International Dance as we roll out the red carpet for beginners. A variety of dances from around the world will be taught at a slower pace and with more individual attention by Theresa Mish and Caren Grantz Keljik. Come on down and bring a friend. Newcomers receive a free pass to return to another dance!

Chris Davies band @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm • No Cover Charge • 
Chris Davies’ music is a splendid mix of americana and pop, inspired by the everyday struggles and triumphs of the human experience and the world around him. Chris has long had the ability to put words and phrases together. At the age of 33, he decided to learn how to play the guitar and the songs just started to flow. Chris is an original performer and recording artist. He records and produces with Ben Obi of Savannah Street Music. This is the first show by the Chris Davies Band at Urban Forage.

George/Tommy Birthday Show at the Schooner w/ Dan Israel! @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm • Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again where celebrate George Harrison and Tommy Bentz’s respective birthdays (Feb. 25). These are special shows where we perform songs that George wrote (Beatles, Solo, and more) and songs that Tommy has written for TBB. Our good friend Dan Israel opens the show and we join him for a bit of “Dylan-Harrisonesque” fun. Please spread the word and we hope to see you out…yes there will be birthday treats! For more info call (612) 729-4365.


Saturday, February 17

Fuerza Recruitment Party: Southside @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 11am • There might still be snow on the ground, but #trackiscoming! If you’re interested in joining Fuerza Cycling this coming year, we strongly encourage you to attend one of our upcoming recruitment events! The two events are a chance to meet current members, learn more about what it means to be on the team, ask any questions you have, and eat tasty treats with cool babes. This is the SOUTHSIDE edition of our two recruitment parties, and will be hosted by Moon Palace Books (one of our incredible sponsors!). There will also be a NORTHEAST edition (https://www.facebook.com/events/153679075333883/), and you’re welcome to attend whichever event works best for you. Our team application is also currently LIVE whenever you’re ready: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccdRzoz5Pm-XnEoEkUVeqpx6ftlCu4s_D2lHUygj1wSyZcOw/viewform
Thunderheads @The Schooner, 2901 27th Ave S • 8:30pm • Full band performance. A mix of originals and songs of the 70’s rock, blues and folk era.


Sunday, February 18

Wild Read Book Club – An Unkindness of Ghosts @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm • Join the Wild Read book club for a discussion of Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts. Get your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak. She’s used to the names; she only wishes there was more truth to them. If she were truly a monster, she’d be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remains of her world. Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship’s leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot–if she’s willing to sow the seeds of civil war.

Cinema Book Club – A Gun for Sale @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • That movie was a book? The Moon Palace Books Cinema Book Club! For February, we’re burrowing into the deep dark heart of noir, with a reading of Graham Greene’s A Gun for Sale and watching Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in This Gun for Hire. Book club screening at the Trylon Sunday, February 18 at 5:00, followed by a discussion at Moon Palace Books at 7:00! http://www.trylon.org/film/this-gun-for-hire/2018-02-16/ Get your copy at Moon Palace for 20% off. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1645

Art opening “Fire and the Flame: “ @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 5pm • FREE• This is the opening reception for the show of documentary paintings “Fire and the Flame: Honoring 35 years of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre!” Ole! Meet the creator of our current art installation- local artist Anita White. Her work includes paintings of dancers on silk, whimsical sketches of Zorongo performers as well as pen and ink renderings of passengers on the train to Madrid. Have a glass of wine and take in flamenco guitar music while guests chat. Tickets are free, but please sign up at the Eventbrite link provided so we can know how many to expect.

Short Films, Quick Bites: Oscar-Nominated Short Films @ Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S • 4pm • Join us for a night on the town as we take in the Oscar-nominated short films for 2018 at Riverview Theatre. And then afterwards (about 7:15) we will gather at Blue Door Pub to discuss what we saw while enjoying a burger & beer.

Music in the House – Ellen Stekert & Papa John Kolstad @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6:30pm • Music 7pm • 21+ • $20 Suggested Donation • All Proceeds To The Artist •Music in the House Series presents Ellen Stekert & Papa John Kolstad for an intimate seated concert.

Ellen Stekert: Born in the 1930s in New York City, Ellen Stekert has lived through and absorbed the music and the ethos of the Great Depression, WWII, The Post War 50s, and the rise of the urban folk music movement. As a young anthropologist and folklorist, Ellen collected traditional folk music from lumberjacks in Upstate New York and families in rural Appalachia. Later she met and sang with many of the well-known folksingers of the urban folk revival of the ‘50s and ‘60s, including Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and Joan Baez. She travelled for a year assisting Malvina Reynolds on concert tours. Now in her eighth decade, she has returned from an academic career to share this wealth of musical experience with Twin Cities audiences, her repertoire enriched by songs she collected in her fieldwork. Stekert does not attempt to emulate any traditional style. She sings with a plain and direct musicality that she calls “pre-Dylan Urban Folk.”
Tonight Ellen will share with us songs she has collected, songs brought to this country by immigrants, workers songs and protest songs as well as songs written by urban singers, who modeled their songs on traditional folk forms.

Papa John Kolstad: This talented graduate of Berklee College of Music performed as a soloist at the Smithsonian Bicentenial Folk Life Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Winnipeg and others. Papa John has been Artist in Residence at Rutgers University, DeKalb University and the University of Minnesota. Papa John was the founder of the band The Sorry Muthas who played across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Papa John, Cal Hand, Bill Hinkley, and Judy Larson of The Sorry Muthas recorded with Rosalie Sorrels on the 2009 Grammy nominated album “Strangers In Another Country” a tribute to their friend U Utah Phillips.


Monday, February 19

Ubu Roi Bake-Off @ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 6pm • Paula Vogel has called for a national Ubu Roi Bake-Off to be performed on Presidents Day, February 19, 2018. During this country-wide grassroots event, Paula will be headquartered at the Playwrights’ Center. Across the U.S. and around the world, artists, theaters, and collectives will be writing in response to Alfred Jarry’s text and performing it live on Presidents Day in response to our global crisis.

Writers will have 48 hours—from noon February 17 to noon February 19—to complete 5-minute plays incorporating ingredients supplied by Paula Vogel. 50 of these plays will be read at the Playwrights’ Center on February 19 by a cast of eight actors. No rehearsal, all instinct. Find all things Ubu at pwcenter.org/ubu We encourage everyone, not just playwrights, to write a play. Whether or not you write one, please join us for the reading. Reserve free tickets for Ubu Roi Bake-Off readings: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ubu-roi-bake-off-readings-tickets-42361596676 Want to write a play? Here are Paula’s instructions for participating in the Twin Cities branch of this action: https://pwcenter.org/ubu-roi-bake-twin-cities Playwrights’ Center accessibility information: https://pwcenter.org/accessibility


Tuesday, February 20

Paper Quilling w/ Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Please note, this class requires a ticket. Junket’s Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke, Artist and Educator, will lead an in-depth paper quilling class, using salvaged papers to create small twirled paper art for cards or wall hangings (or ornaments)! All materials will be provided!
What: Paper quilling class for up to 6 people
When: Tuesday, 2/20, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $12

Love Your Clothes Workshop with Wine @ Birchwood Café, 3311 E 25th St • 5pm • Reduce. Reuse. Repair!Join us to explore practical tips on how to love + care for your clothes. Learn how to do basic clothing repairs, and explore the best practices for making your clothes last. Sewing materials provided. Bring something(s) that need repair! Drinks + light snacks provided by Birchwood Cafe. This event is part of Birchwood BOOST, a partnership program that supports nonprofits whose work aligns with Birchwood’s values around Good Real Food. Food connects us all and is a key way to address health, climate & social justice issues. Learn more online at birchwoodcafe.com/BOOST

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


Wednesday, February 21

Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures – #FreeMusicWednesday @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 6pm •  Music 7pm • 21+ • Able Brewery Happy Hour 6-8pm ($1 OFF) • FREE • Free Music Wednesday Able Seedhouse & Brewery Supports Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures Every 3rd Wednesday, January thru March.
Bernie Gibbs King: Born in Roswell, New Mexico on Halloween, he’s spent his time mining the lessons of great performers and producing songs that are buffed to a fine sparkle and shine.
“After hearing KING, even a godless heathen like me wants to go ‘Drinking with the Lord’. Cinematic, evocative, timeless, and a fine traveling companion, KING is king!” —Johnny Russia
“Certainly a name that we should keep an eye on, Bernie King makes this “King” for his own royal entrance as a singer songwriter.” — Freddy Celis, Rootstime #FreeMusicWednesday

Crime Book Club – See Also Murder @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • Join our Crime Book Club to discuss Larry D. Sweazy’s See Also Murder. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books for 20% off!

1964–Life on the North Dakota farm hasn’t always been easy for Marjorie Trumaine. She has begun working as a professional indexer to help with the bills–which have only gotten worse since the accident that left her husband, Hank, blind and paralyzed. When her nearest neighbors are murdered in their beds, though, Marjorie suddenly has to deal with new and terrifying problems. Sheriff Hilo Jenkins brings her a strange amulet, found clutched in the hand of her murdered neighbor, and asks her to quietly find out what it is. Marjorie uses all the skills she has developed as an indexer to research the amulet and look into the murders, but as she closes in on the killer, and people around her continue to die, she realizes that the murderer is also closing in on her. https://www.moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1614

Feb. Longfellow Garden Club Meeting @ Longfellow Garden Club, 3207 37th Ave S • 7pm • Preserving Summer’s Foods with Mette Nielson Garden Club
Mette Nielsen: co-author of Savory Sweet; Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen, comes to talk about preserving the best of Minnesota’s bountiful growing season, from corn salsa to carrot lemon marmalade with ginger and cardamom, crispy pickled red onions to garlic scape pesto with lemon thyme, and caramel apple butter with lemongrass—these recipes favor chilling and freezing to keep flavors and colors bold and bright. Old-world Danish traditions emphasize the local, the practical, and the freshest ingredients to turn each season’s produce into a bounty of condiments.

Seward Co-op Book Club: We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy @ Seward Co-op Creamery Café, 2601 E Franklin Ave • 6-8pm • FREE • Seward Co-op Book Club: We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a Black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”
Facilitated by LaDonna Redmond, Seward Community Co-op Diversity & Community Engagement Manager


Thursday, February 22

Popdooks Show @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8pm • Join us for our blend of jazz, blues and funk as we open for Jake Manders and Friends at Merlins.

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

Gabe Barnett & them Rounders, Black Widows, The Nunnery, & more @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7pm • Music 7:30pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Door • Castle Danger Brewery & Nobool Presents: Gabe Barnett & them Rounders in concert w/ an end of the night dance party starring Black Widows an intimate performance by The Nunnery in the lounge and special guest Rachel Hanson & her band

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.
Black Widows (and the Black Widows Go-Go Dancers!): Pamela Laizure on bass and vox Corinne Caouette on guitar and vox Tanya Tobalyas Moore on drums Sarah on guitar, keys, percussion, and hotdog
The Nunnery: The Nunnery is about combining music + art with an audience. Creating a new atmosphere for each performance.
Rachel Hanson & her band: A recent transplant to Minneapolis from the back roads of northern Wisconsin, Hanson’s songs strike a chord somewhere deep in the hearts of all Midwestern-born travelers, teachers, and soul-seekers. Her sound is familiar, yet not overly derivative, from a timeless era of true classics. Rachel’s voice blends beauty with power, and floats over a musical landscape of air and stone.

Chalk Talk Narrative: A Writer’s Forum @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 6-8pm • 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 at Urban Forage (a cider bar) 3016 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 Admission is by donation, and everyone is welcome.
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

Reading with Colin Winnette and MH Rowe @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7pm • Join us for a reading from Colin Winnette’s new novel, The Job of the Wasp. It’s a classic setup for a scary story: A boy arrives at an orphanage; the headmaster acts strangely; the other children can’t seem to be trusted. But as people go missing and bodies turn up, this slippery and knowing Gothic murder mystery upsets all of our expectations.

Colin Winnette is the author of Haints Stay (Two Dollar Radio, 2015), Coyote (Les Figues Press, 2015), Fondly (Atticus Books, 2013) Animal Collection (Spork Press, 2012), and Revelation(Mutable Sound Press, 2011). His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He lives in San Francisco.
MH Rowe lives in Minneapolis, and his stories have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Diagram, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn, among other places. He has also written for Public Art Review, The Millions, and Popular Mechanics. Find him on Twitter, @mhrowe. https://moonpalacebooks.com//?q=h.calevent&eid=1726


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.