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.
Friday, February 2
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 • 5:30pm • Join Junket’s Molly Anthony (@mkranthony on Instagram) for a meaningful, focused time to create, reuse, make, and connect with others! 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, February 2 @ 5:30-7pm
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Minnesota HOMEGROWN Showcase: Featuring The Bad Man, The Shackletons, Loons in the Attic, & Whale in the Thames @ Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ :: $6 Advance / $8 Day of Show •
Unprepared, loud, and rowdy, The Bad Man came together in 2016 to dust off the Minneapolis sound. Written in three months, their debut album Ain’t Clean pays homage to the classic punk songbook while laying a foundation for the back-alley bounce the band is becoming known for. The Bad Man is currently working on their sophomore release. In the meantime: bum a ride, see them live, they’re worth the cover charge.
The Shackletons are a rock/blues band out of the Twin Cities writing and playing songs rooted in the rich influence of the “Minnesota Sound.” The band at its core consists of Colin Campbell (vocals/guitar), his older brother, Cameron (Bass), and younger brother Evan (Drums/miscellaneous screaming). Living a double life as both a knee-buckling indie rock band as well as a stomp-your-foot-through-the-floor blues band, Colin Campbell & The Shackletons have been generating buzz throughout the Twin Cities area and have been hailed as one of the “Best New Bands.”
Loons in the Attic is an eclectic five-piece rock band in Minneapolis, MN. Playing indie, alternative, psychedelic rock, they have a knack for writing catchy melodies and keeping songs simple, yet interesting. This is a fun, likable band with a quirky, smart sense of humor that always brings a lot of energy to their live performances.
Whale in the Thames is a Band built of Rock, Wood, Liquid and Love. Formed in 2011 when friends got together for a Trip Underground to the Basement of all Basements to have a Jam/Reunion. These Songs Sung in French, English and Gibberish all flowed from their own Roots of Friendship. Sometime in 2012 the Band came out of the Basement of Basements and it was Friends Playing Music Above Ground for Friends and Friends of Friends It was Still Fun. Back from recent Summer 2016 Performances and Adventures in France, Whale in the Thames is Happy to Announce they have a Self Titled Album on both CD and Vinyl available Now! (Shout Out to France! Thank You France! We Love You!)
Saturday, February 3
The Gated Community @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 4pm • No cover! • The Gated Community will play an early show from 4–6pm in our main room! If you haven’t seen them, you’re missing out. They’re one of the best local Americana/folk/bluegrass bands playing all original music. For more on The Gated Community, see the links below: Facebook page: The Gated Community recordings: thegatedcommunity.bandcamp.com (also on Spotify, YouTube, etc.)
Tim Houlihan Music at Merlin’s Rest @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 8:30pm • Free Pre-Super Bowl Show! Come out and celebrate the night before the Super Bowl with the best whiskey selection West of the Mississippi and a great band playing original and cover tunes to bring a smile to your face and tapping to your toes!
Shine Justice Training for Woman Defenders @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 2:30pm • Welcome to the Shine Justice Movement! We will practice going with the flow by allowing ourselves to Show Up to this co-creative experience with open minds, shining hearts, and engage in a fun, inner-activating exploration centered on expanding consciousness, lavishing love, and sharing joy. If you are seeking MORE JOY, then this is the event for YOU! Learn HOW to co-create a sacred sanctuary, enjoy spiritual sovereignty, engage in conscious relations, use light language, co-create radiant resolutions, serve as support from your shining servant’s heart, and BE solo spectacular by expanding your joyous being!
Snakattack @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 9:30pm
Super Bowl Saturday ladies night dance party Minneapolis Twin City soul /funk R&B band www.snakattack.net
Bike Ride to the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet @ Peace Coffee Shop, 3262 Minnehaha Ave • 2pm • Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition and JoyRide Magazine for a bike ride to the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet. Meet at Peace Coffee Shop-Wonderland Park. We’ll bike the Greenway to Lake Harriet and enjoy the shanties for about an hour, then head to Morrissey’s Irish Pub at 913 W Lake Street for happy hour! Lots of great beer on tap, including a super-tasty dark lager from Lake Monster Brewing! The bike ride is FREE and so are the shanties! Happy hour prices at Morrisey’s! Can’t join us for the ride? You can bike to the Art Shanty Projects every weekend they are open! The Greenway is plowed and so are the paths around the Lakes.
MWMF Pre-Party – Black-Eyed Snakes, The Heavy Set and more @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+ :: $10 Advance / $13 Day of Show • Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) Pre-Party, Supported by Fulton Beer • Nobool Presents: Black-Eyed Snakes, The Heavy Set (CD Release), Liquor Beats Winter, & Mike Munson • Mid West Music Fest super showcase of Minnesota rock, roll, blues, & country. Get ready to dance, drink and get super tasty of the Mid West.
Black-eyed Snakes: “Look to a place where Low, The Fall, and Willie Dixon all have something to say to one another. Then dance, fool.” That’s how SpinMagazine’s Andrew Beaujon rolled up the Black-eyed Snakes, a genre-bending electric blues band from Duluth, Minn. fronted by LOW’s and Retribution Gospel Choir’s Alan Sparhawk. Cascading, entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back. “The jagged-toothed edge of the guitar alone could saw through every fiber of your emotional restraint,” wrote Melissa Maerz in City Pages.
The Heavy Set – CD Release: The Heavy Set is a Minneapolis rock band rooted in blues and alt-country, pushing Americana to its harder edges. The solid, heart-felt songwriting of Jake Ilika gets a grindstone treatment in The Heavy Set with guitar-forward echoes of Crazy Horse and Ryan Adams. Their forthcoming third record, “The Highway & The Moon”, drives their sound harder and into new expanses with a passionate, fluid genre-bending collection of eleven songs.
Liquor Beats Winter: Born in a Minnesota basement, the secret love child of the Dead Kennedys and Captain Beefheart, Liquor Beats Winter is equal parts punk rock pandemonium and boozy blues swagger. This four-piece rock ’n’ roll band has spent the last few years making the rounds in the Minneapolis scene, and with the release of their self-titled debut, they’re coming to a stage near you.
Mike Munson: “As a one man operation Munson is far more than satisfactory. In fact, he’s damn good.” -Southern Minnesota Scene Magazine.
“Munson’s ubiquity, skill, and good character has helped make his music a part of the quintessential Winona experience.”-The Noisy Neighbor
Cultural Dance: Zorongo Flamenco @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 2-2:30pm
Sunday, February 4
Monday, February 5
Shifting Consciousness and the Climate Crisis @ Common Ground Meditation Center, 2700 E 26th St. • 7pm • Community Conversation: Shifting Consciousness and the Climate Crisis, led by Ethan Nuss and Common Ground’s EcoSattva Group This community conversation is part of the Living Simply Series–Nature As Teacher. The climate crisis demands more than false promises and quick fixes. We need a fundamental shift in consciousness in how we relate to each other and Nature. Join us as we explore the root causes of climate change and our collective response through small group conversations and mindfulness exercises. Continuing in the tradition of Buddhist monasteries in Southeast Asia, all programs at Common Ground are offered free of charge in the spirit of generosity. This offering is possible because of the generosity of people like you—from the Buddha on down to all the people in our community—who contribute their practice, time, and financial resources to support the continuation of the center.
Three Quarter Inches of Sky by Sherry Kramer@ The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E Franklin Ave • 7pm • Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series. THREE QUARTER INCHES OF SKY by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Sherry Kramer The play is a meditation about memory—how we make it, how it makes us. It also is in conversation with our new technologically mediated selves. We are filled with vivid, tender, heartbreaking, exciting memories that aren’t actually ours, but look and feel like they are. We have an intimate relationship with wraiths. It’s changed the way we dream. It’s changed the way our dreams shape us. And it’s changed the world.
Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m.
Reserve your free tickets at:https://pwcenter.org/three-quarter-inches-of-sky
Director: Madge Darlington
Cast: Barbara Chisholm*, Jim Lichtscheidl*, and Sophina Saggau *Member of Actors’ Equity Association Accessibility information at https://pwcenter.org/accessibility
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
Tuesday, February 6
Open Hearth PDC Info Session @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S. • 7pm • Join us in the community room in February or March at Boneshaker Books for an opportunity to meet us, learn more about the Open Hearth PDC Apprenticeship program, and ask us any questions you have. Light snacks & raffle! Learn more about Open Hearth at: bit.ly/openhearth Reach out to us with any questions and we look forward to connecting with you!
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library,2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
Nonfiction Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 6-7pm
Cambodian Americans and the Myth of Refugee Resettlement @ Immigration History Research Center, 311 Elmer L. Andersen Library, 22 21stAve. S • 4:30pm • “Cambodian Americans and the Myth of Refugee Resettlement” February 6, 2018 University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120 • A book talk with Eric Tang, professor and author of Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto, followed by a conversation with activists with the Release the Minnesota 8 Campaign.
There is not today, nor has there ever been, a true US refugee resettlement policy and program. US refugee resettlement programs have historically functioned as an extension of the nation’s foreign policy doctrines, as well as a reflection of its domestic racial climate. The case of Cambodian Americans serves as a clear illustration of this. Over the past three-and-a-half decades, refugees from Cambodia have exhibited some of the highest poverty rates of any race or ethnic group in urban America, rendering model minority talk irrelevant. Today, some of these refugees are being threatened with deportation “back” to Cambodia—a country in which they have never truly lived. Their removal erases the historical and moral debt that America owes to refugees from Southeast Asia. Indeed, these refugees are here because American forces were there. What is a just and humane refugee resettlement policy? How do we stop deportations which amount to life sentences?
Join us for this important discussion bridging scholarship and activism. This event is part of the “Seeking Refuge in a Changing World” a collaborative project that investigates a world of people in flux. In a series of multidisciplinary explorations, the collaborative will investigate the global developments forcing people to seek refuge, the motivations and experiences of refugees themselves, the impact of these migrations on sending and receiving communities, and the political, social, environmental and cultural responses to mass migrations around the globe.
Wednesday, February 7
Siama: Free Music Wednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. • Doors: 6pm • Drink specials • 21+ • www.siamamusic.com • Free Music Wednesdays • Bring your friends for a fun, early evening of groovin’ African/Congolese roots music w/ Siama, Dallas & David Tullis.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Supports:
Siama’s Congo World Quartet: Siama’s Congo World Quartet has a traditional Congolese feel-good sound mixed with a colorful palette of musical influences. Featuring Siama’s intricate acoustic guitar, lyrical mbira (thumb piano) and spirited vocals, renowned cellist Jacqueline Ultan, singer Dallas Johnson and Tim O’Keefe on percussion and harmonica, they’ll take you back in time to experience the rural, under-the-stars sounds of DR Congo and the upbeat soukous dance hits of East Africa. Bring your friends, wear your dancing shoes and be ready to have fun singing along in Kikongo, Lingala and Swahili.
Small Group Computer Help for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 9:30-11am
Childcare Group Story Time for Babies, Preschoolers, & toddlers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:15-10:45am
Thursday, February 1
K-12 Homework Help @ East Lake Library,2727 E Lake St. • 3:30-7:30pm
Book Group: “The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World” by Christina Crook w/ Transition Longfellow @ Moon Palace Bookstore, 3032 Minnehaha Ave. • 6:30-8pm • They have copies on hand. Mention that you are in the book group.
READ THE 2nd Section, Chapters 5-9
Email, Facebook, Snapchat, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, online games … do you find yourself spending far too much time in the digital world? Do you look up to find an hour has gone by with nothing to show for it? Do you feel you’re constantly behind and something’s got to give? This may be the book for you. In 2012 author Christina Crook disabled the data on her smartphone, turned off her email and said goodbye to the Internet for 31 days. Her book explores the intersection of technology, relationships and happiness.
Lake Street Detective @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Groton Bridge Films presents the Twin City debut screening of the independent feature film, Lake Street Detective. After a sold-out run in Seattle, Groton Bridge Films is proud to return to the ‘scene of the crime’ with a special evening showing of the film. This special MPLS debut will be followed by live music from artists featured on the soundtrack, including Itch Princess and others!
Lake Street Detective stars Paul Dickinson (“wonderful” in Tired Moonlight (2015) – New York Times) in a low tech comedy about a poet-detective searching a Midwest metropolis for a mysterious thief, from high society, to the underground, and beyond.
WHAT: Lake Street Detective, feature film – with Live music from the soundtrack by Itch Princess and others!
DATE: Thursday, Feb 8th
TIME: 6pm Doors :: 7:30pm Screening
WHERE: Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN USA
COST: $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
About Groton Bridge Films; Director Erik Hammen’s movies have screened at film festivals and art house cinemas around the world. His work has been translated into Spanish and Korean. http://www.grotonbridgefilms.com/
Supported by Indeed Brewing Company