Weekly Roundup Feb 9-15

 

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.
www.longfellow.org
www.facebook.com/LongfellowCommunityCouncil

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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

 


Friday, February 9  

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
 
 
All Genre Book Club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. 10:30-11:30am

Greg Brownderville, Matt Mauch, Kyle McCord, and Michael Torres @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave• 7pm • Join us for a poetry reading featuring the following authors:
Greg Brownderville: has published three books of poems: A Horse with Holes in It (LSU Press, Southern Messenger Poets series, 2016), Gust (Northwestern University Press / TriQuarterly, 2011), and Deep Down in the Delta (Butler Center Books, 2012). Brownderville wrote the lyrics for a musical piece entitled Ripple the Sky, which premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2016. Brownderville edits the Southwest Review, which is the nation’s third-longest-running literary magazine, and directs the Creative Writing program at SMU.
Matt Mauch: is the author of Bird~BrainIf You’re Lucky Is a Theory of MinePrayer Book, and the chapbook The Brilliance of the Sparrow. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including ConduitThe JournalDIAGRAMWillow SpringsThe Los Angeles ReviewForkliftOhioSonora ReviewWater~Stone Review, and on the Poetry Daily and Verse Daily websites. A Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant recipient, Mauch leads the staff at Poetry City, USA, a journal of poetry and prose on poetry, and lives in Minneapolis, where he teaches in the AFA in Creative Writing program at Normandale Community College.
Kyle McCord: is the author of five books of poetry including National Poetry Series Finalist Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders. His work has been featured in AGNIBoston Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. Kyle has received grants from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Baltic Writing Residency. He serves as executive editor of Gold Wake Press and lives in Des Moines, Iowa where he teaches at Drake University.
Michael Torres: was born and brought up in Pomona, California where he spent his adolescence as a graffiti artist. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Sun, Copper Nickel, and Green Mountains Review among others. He has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Jerome Foundation. Torres is a VONA alum and a CantoMundo Fellow. Currently he teaches creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato and through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop.
 

Krazy Kat’s Soiree – A Grateful Dead Tribute @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show • Krazy Kat’s Soirée ~ A Grateful Dead Tribute Featuring Shotgun Ragtime BandLazyLightning420, & China Rider (St. Could) 
A night packed full of Grateful Dead tunes, jams & stories with many special guests and sit-ins including Shotgun Ragtime Band, LazyLighting420, & China Rider. Jerry loved a good Soirée… 
“Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana, like a one-eyed Cheshire, like a diamond-eye Jack”

Radical Verse & Visuals @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 7pm • Activist Poet Eleanor Goldfield will perform selected pieces of spoken word from her book Paradigm Lost along with projected visuals. Paradigm Lost is a book of radical verse and visuals for the shift. Featuring Eleanor’s words and the artwork of 15 dissident artists from around the world, Paradigm Lost seeks to manufacture dissent rather than consent.

Color Outside the Lines Art Show/Fundraiser @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 11am • A show highlighting the creativity of volunteers and friends of the store. All work is for sale and 100% of profits will go to Boneshaker. Contact Ben DiNino at dininob@gmail.com if you’d like to donate artwork to be part of the exhibit. More details to come
 

 


Saturday, February 10

Day 1 Minneapolis HoopDance Workshop w/ Lee Jeffries & Nicki C @ Jawaahir Studios, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 4-7pm • Fancy Flourishes & Trick Technique In this 3hr Hoop Dance Workshop, we will be covering both foundational and advanced tricks mixed with dance techniques to create new and innovated ways to move with your hoop.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: This class will not only break down tricks, but we will add dance technique to these tricks to create different variations and understand what our body is doing. We will cover techniques in popping, extensions, dimensions, and texture to created a more fluid quality of movement. We will emphasize and learn stretches to help us gain flexibility and mobility, as well as prevent injuries.
**These workshop is designed for ALL LEVELS!**
Want an idea of what our classes look like? Check out these links to see the recaps from our Spring 2017 tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRSJX3fokpw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pNjLQYuLns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfrJ8vzp5B0
Date: Saturday, Feb 10th, 2018 Time: 4-7pm
Location: Jawaahir Studios 3010 Minnehana Ave Minneapolis, MN
PRICING: $80 Day 1 Pass: $60 Day of event: $65
Register Here: www.consciousminddesign.com/shop/minneapolisworkshop
REFUNDS: Absolutely no refunds or exceptions 2 weeks prior to the workshop but we will help you in trying to sell your pass. $30 fee will be charged for any canceled reservations prior to the 3 weeks.
WHAT TO BRING: -phone/recording device *please not any videos taken are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and are not to be posted or shared with anyone -LOTS OF WATER -multiple sized hoops -socks or dance shoes -smiles and hugs
 
 
Mardi Gras w/ Scottie Miller Band, The Butanes, Brass Messengers @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • Doors 7:30pm • Music 8pm • 21+ • $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show • Nobool Presents: Hook Mardi Gras with The Scottie Miller Band + The Butanes with special guest Camile Baudoin (The New Orleans Radiators) + Brass Messengers
Scottie Miller Band: Local music scene stalwart Scottie Miller has been around long enough to acquire a funky nickname (Bones), membership in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame, experience touring with blues icon Bo Diddley, a signature style that warps far to the south of his home tundra, and an international rep. He’s first and foremost a pianist, with a grease-and-grits-slathered approach that suggests an affinity for New Orleans, Memphis, and swampy spots in between, but he also cranks up organ, guitar, and, lately, mandolin. His muscular vocals boast grit and firewater, and he really howls on the riveting dark-hued title track from SMB’s new album, STAY ABOVE WATER, whose release will be celebrated here. It’s packed with solid Miller originals grounded in blues and rock, but with soul, R&B, country, and jazz elements, suggesting Little Feat, Mofro, Wet Willie, and Dr. John, and with a funky NOLA/Caribbean vibe thrown into “It’s What You Do.” – Rick Mason – City Pages. Minneapolis, MN
The Butanes: with Camile Baudoin (The New Orleans Radiators) Since the early 1980s, the Butanes have been widely recognized as without peer among Minnesota-based blues bands. The band plays with an easy authority forged by decades of gigs at bars, concert halls and festival stages. Each member of the band is an acclaimed master at his instrument, as witnessed by the numerous nominations and awards each has received. From early in its existence, the Butanes have explored the music emanating from the southern end of the Mississippi River, the music of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Brass Messengers: The Brass Messengers are a Minneapolis street band playing mostly original music inspired by global sources. The BMs formed from the annual rubble of of the Heart of the Beast Mayday Parade and Ceremony in Minneapolis. The musical origins were found in the music of Africa, the Carribean and Balkans, but now the BMs play whatever works, throwing in a country song to the crying drinkers, a high speed polka or two for the midwest dancers, running in circles with the little ones, activating gatherings of our activist kin or a bit of Black Sabbath for the metal crowd. But mostly, it is an original music that rises from the heart of the band that can only be described as a homegrown Minneapolis street music sound.

Winter Cyclist Appreciation Day @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • Noon • If you ride through the winter in Minneapolis, you truly are among the toughest people in the USA. This is the real reason the Twin Cities beats Portland as best bike town. Because we ride when its below zero. Hot cider and happy hour prices all day if you’re wearing bike gear.
 

Knit Tiny Hats for Babies! @ Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S • 5pm •
Join the Gryffindorks as we gather to knit tiny hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project. We are joining the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.
If you don’t know how to knit, no worries: Knitting lessons will be provided! Novice knitters probably won’t be able to make a hat, but bring a couple size 9-11 knitting needles and a skein of bulky or chunky yarn, and we can get you started on your new knitting journey!
This event is open-house style, so come and go as you please. Light refreshments will be provided. Kid friendly! This link will offer suggestions for supplies (types of yarn, patterns, etc.):
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts_UCM_487734_SubHomePage.jsp#

 

 


Sunday, February 11

Valentine’s Day Artist Pop-Up @ Birchwood Cafe3311 E 25th St • 4pm • A sweet shopping opportunity for Valentine’s! Join us in our Community Room with some of our favorite artists to pick up great gifts for your darling, including Body Bliss, Emily Madland Jewelry, Humble Pie Farm and Liz Pechacek Ceramics. We’ll have some complimentary sweets for you to snack on, and happy hour specials for you to sip on while you shop. Love is in the air.
 
Mardi Gras & Carnival – A Free Jazz Concert Benefiting Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico @ Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave •3pm • Come celebrate Mardi Gras & Carnival—the exuberant party before the season of Lent begins—and join us for an afternoon of top-quality jazz at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis. New Orleans has Mardi Gras; Brazil and the Caribbean have Carnival. Celebrate these fabulous musical traditions with a benefit concert.
The concert is free; an offering will be taken to support Lutheran World Relief’s hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Our hearts are broken by the destruction that continues to plague Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit this past September. Lutheran World Relief has long-term commitments on the island, and all proceeds from this afternoon’s collection will go directly to help their recovery efforts there.
 
Bill Simenson and his Longfellow Jazz All-Stars: will transport you to New Orleans and beyond. Bill is a highly respected teacher, musician, composer, and band leader in the Twin Cities. He’s also a Longfellow resident. Bill’s assembled several other great jazz musicians that also live in Longfellow for this home-grown Mardi Gras celebration.
Bill Simenson Longfellow Jazz All Stars
Bill Simenson – Trumpet
Scott Johnson – Tenor Sax
Dave Graf – Trombone
Ted Godbout – Piano
Bruce Heine – Bass
Dave Schmalenberger – Drums
Robert Everest – Vocals

 


Monday, February 12

Feel the Love: Herbal Chocolates Workshop @ The Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy, Acupuncture and Massage Clinic, 3706 E 34th St. • 4pm • Chocolates are a great way to love on yourself or your special someone. Learn how to create decadent herbal infused heart shaped chocolates, recipes included!
Cost $15 Barter & Trade Accepted-message for more info.
 
 
Storytime with Mama Ray @  Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 10:30-11:30am • Moon Palace Books’ Children’s Storytime returns in our new location! Chase the Monday morning blues away with our Children’s Storytime, featuring local writer and Longfellow resident, Mama Ray (aka Rachel Gabriel). All kids (especially those under five), and their favorite adults are welcome for a themed reading and sing-along.
 
 
Color Outside the Lines Art Show/Fundraiser @ Boneshaker Books,  2002 23rd Ave S • 11am • A show highlighting the creativity of volunteers and friends of the store. All work is for sale and 100% of profits will go to Boneshaker. Contact Ben DiNino at dininob@gmail.com if you’d like to donate artwork to be part of the exhibit. More details to come!

Quick Reads book club for Adults @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:30pm

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

 


Tuesday, February 13

Shrove Tuesday @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 6pm • Rid your pantries of flour, milk, and eggs for Lent…and make pancakes with it! Join us for a savory and sweet pancake buffet from 6-9pm on Shrove Tuesday (or “Fat Tuesday). Our cakes are hot and homemade with toppings galore!
 

Valentine Collaging with Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm • Please note, this class requires a ticket.Valentine making for the procrastinators! Grab a ticket (covers card stock and lots of collage materials) to join Junket’s Artist-in-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator. We’ll dig out all our favorite illustrations from old and broken books and assemble them collage style to create unique, last minute valentines.
What: Collaging class for up to 6 people
When: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6-8PM
Where: Junket: Tossed & Found
Cost: $10
 

Climate + Perennial Crops @ Birchwood Café, 3311 East 25th St. • 4:30pm • In contrast to the annual crops that currently dominate Minnesota’s agricultural landscape, perennial grain crops offer substantial environmental benefits including greenhouse gas mitigation, nutrient storage, soil erosion reduction, and soil health improvement. UMN researchers are actively working to develop and test perennial crops including Kernza® perennial grain, a perennial relative of annual wheat that has potential to be a commercial grain alternative. While research to date on Kernza supports its promise, its success and expansion as a viable crop ultimately hinge on finding successful markets. Please join us for a discussion of the UMN’s perennial crop development efforts, supply chain development, and General Mills’ commitment to supporting these efforts. Speakers: Laura Hansen, Sr. Principal Scientist, Grain Technology, General Mills Inc. Don Wyse, Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, and Co-Founder of the UMN’s Forever Green Initiative Complimentary hors d’oeuvres made from Kernza perennial grain flour will be served. Localling brewed beer made from Kernza will be available for purchase at happy hour rates
 Minnesota Stories: 150 Years of African American Art @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 6:30-7:45pm • Black history honored here! Take a look at the art practices and lives of professional African American artists that either lived and/or worked in Minnesota since the middle of the 19th century. Collaborator: Obsidian Arts. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Register online at:  https://hclib.bibliocommons.com/events/59fc7ac2559e282500d45049


Wednesday, February 14

Wednesday Night Jukebox Bingo at Memory Lanes @ Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave S • 10:30 • Join us every Wednesday night in the bar at Memory Lanes in Minneapolis for Jukebox Bingo! Our game is a fun cross between music trivia and bingo, and best of all it’s FREE to play and win! There’s CASH JACKPOTS and other great prizes up for grabs every week! 21+ event
 

Valentine’s Day & Surly Hearts with Surly Brewing at The Howe @ The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar, 3675 Minnehaha Ave S • 6pm • Join us with Surly Brewing Company for Valentine’s Day and Surly Hearts! On Tap: Hell Pentagram Darkness 16 Darkness 17 Dine with us on V-Day! Free dessert for couples and heart shaped muttloaf for the pups w/ purchase of human entree!
 

4th Annual Womens Memorial March: Protect Our Life Givers / MPLSw/ Sierra Club North Star Chapter • 9am • Water Protectors, climate advocates, and other allies are welcome to meet at the Sierra Club office at 9am on the 14th. We know that issues of environmental justice and justice for indigenous peoples are not separate, but deeply interconnected. Be apart of the movement calling for awareness for MMIW.

Join alongside many communities across Turtle Island to Protect our Life Givers and Protect Our Sacred Waters! Water, Coffee, Tea, Lite Snacks Water Ceremony Family & Water Protectors Speakers Veteran Staff Carriers-Twin Cities Women Warriors RED Jingle & Shawl Solidarity “Honor Our Life Givers” Round Dance Banner Drops on March Route Red for MMIW – Red Ribbon Remembrance March to MPLS Indian Center -Allies in Solidarity for MMIW & Water Bring Banners Photos of Loved Ones/ Memorials Hand Drums See you there!

We are calling on Jingle Dress, Water Walkers,Water Protectors, Water Warriors, Front-line Defenders, Advocates, Youth Leaders, Environmental Groups : to help spread the word and support in solidarity to help end the violence against Native Women and violence against our Water! Please join and continue the “Ripple” for MMIW! Support Your Native Sisters, Families and Communities in Honoring Lost Loved Ones to Violence and Rally in Support to Protect Our Sacred Waters! Protect Our Life Givers!#NativeWomenMatter #WaterIsLife #ProtectOurLifeGivers #ProtectOurSacredWaters #MMIW

We are inviting ALL Jingle Dress & All colored shawls to please attend and show your support and solidarity, purple, pink, solidarity shawls, RED for MMIW and more to help bring awareness to the ongoing violence and abuses occurring against indigenous women, girls, trans, 2 spirit, queer and their supporters and our water. To commemorate the 4th year of the Annual Women’s Memorial March we will be bringing out Red Jingle Dresses for MMIW and Water to help lead in Solidarity with Water Protectors. Honor Fires For MMIW

Please Message and Sign On Event to Co Sponsor, Co Host and Endorse and Support. or email NLMC @ nlmcoalition@gmail.com Sponsors- Co-Sponsors, Co Host,Endorsements: Native Lives Matter / NLMC Sierra Club North Star Chapter Women’s Congress for Future Generations MN350: Building a Climate Movement in Minnesota Honor the Earth Women of Wellbriety, International SURJ MN: Showing Up for Racial Justice – Minnesota University of Minnesota Women’s Center Indigenous Peoples Circle RedJingle4MMIW NLM-RedforMMIW Idle No More Supporting & Endorsing Groups Idle No More WI & MN Idle No More Community Idle No More- The Women Idle No More Oklahoma Idle No More Winnipeg For more information on the origins of the Women’s Memorial March, see https://womensmemorialmarch.wordpress.com/about/ Contact: NLMC @ nlmcoalition@gmail.com
 

The Hula Peppers are for Lovers @ Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave S • 7:30pm • Romance is in the air! And the Hula Peppers are sure to set the mood with some of those sweet, hot old songs from the 1920’s, 1930’s and Hawaii! Bring your spouse, your lover or your friend and dance the night away with us.
 

February TC 30+ Queer Book Club @ Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave • 7-8:30pm • Come spend part of your Valentine’s day discussing a rad fantastical novel with a bunch of book geeks just like you! Feel free to bring snacks, valentines, and friends! Here is the description of the book (20% off at Moon Palace!) and links to a few articles about it!

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom. Striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the Street of Miracles.
https://www.autostraddle.com/fierce-femmes-and-notorious-liars-372246/
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/author-kai-cheng-thom-on-writing-a-new-kind-of-transgender-memoir
 
Date Night @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St. • 4pm • Date night with candles and chocolate. Come for a glass of cider before dinner, or for a nightcap after. Classical guitar and a chill atmosphere for you and your favorite person
 

A Cornbread Valentines Day – #FreeMusicWednesdays @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6pm •  Music 7pm • 21+ • FREE • Insight Brewing Supports A Very Special Valentine’s Day Piano Lounge with Cornbread Harris & Friends at The Hook and Ladder Lounge Doors 6pm This special V-day version of the Piano Lounge will feature MN music legend Cornbread Harris & Friends! #FreeMusicWednesdays
 

Streetlight Harmonies @ Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33rd St • 7pm • Minnesota Premiere Tickets: $10 advance / $12 door Film Trailer: https://vimeo.com/194282949
An entertaining journey through bands, songs, and harmonies that evoke both days gone by as well as current hits, “Streetlight Harmonies” uncovers a definitive period of music and the artists that defined it. Doo Wop, featuring stellar vocal harmonies sung a cappella, was born on street corners in the 1950s. soon, the Coasters, The Drifters and Frankie Valli were singing their hearts out to America on Alan Freed’s influential radio show. In “Streetlight Harmonies,” a who’s who of musicians trace the evolution of American pop music from Doo Wop and Phil Spector’s legendary ‘wall of sound’ up through Motown, surf music and the British Invasion. It’s a toe-tapping stroll down memory lane for music lovers of all ages. Millions know the music but few know the artists and their history that laid the foundation for Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and built a bridge to the Civil Rights Movement. Dir. Brent Wilson, USA, DCP, 2017, 84 min.


 
 

Thursday, February 15

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

LEGO Labs for kids & Preschoolers @ East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St. • 3:00-5pm
 

Carbon Dating- A Valentine’s Day Climate Comedy Night @ Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 3009 27th Ave S • 5:45pm • The latest in a series of Spoken word comedy performances by Lee Samelson, with a humorous take on terms describing our energy utility system put into in the context of online dating. Carbon Dating is a spoken word version of a climate change-themed gay romantic “fiction” that I have been writing over the past several months which explores the intersectionality between the climate justice and the queer rights movements. I hope to start close to 6 PM or shortly after. I designed the performance to be an emotional journey with equal parts nonstop laughs and a sense of awe at some deep profound connections where the same words can yield 2 parallel narratives. I will accompany the spoken word by a slideshow to help the audience visualize the word puns I use as well as sharing some photos I took of funny signs at the March for Science. Recommended for anyone who is well-versed in climate science references. The content is definitely stimulating and exciting, but with enough creativity to avoid use of any indecent words. My best classification for my content would be Peterson Toscano meets John Fugelsang, two humorists who I have met before and got inspired by.
 

Trivia night! @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E Lake St • 7pm • Trivia hosted by Jeff and Luke! Test your knowledge of cider, the literature of JRR Tolkien and JK Rowling, scientific plant names and Minnesota music! Fun? Yes. Weird? Maybe. Best thing to do on a Thursday night? Most definitely
 

Trivia! Parkway Pizza Longfellow! @ Parkway Pizza Longfellow, 4359 Minnehaha Ave • 7:30pm • Come play TRIVIA every Thursday at 7:30pm! Win Prizes! Happy Hour! The Best Pizza Ever!
 

Winter Book Share @ Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E Lake St • 5:30pm • Come join ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Chapter for our Winter Book Share, at Merlins Rest Pub, 3601 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, from 5:30-7:30 on Thursday, February 15. This year, instead of our usual format of reading a common title, we invite you all to come share your own favorite reads. Be prepared to share one (or two or three) titles that you have enjoyed recently, and talk about what made these titles stand out for you. While we typically focus our book discussions on books related to art, feel free to share any title you would recommend to your art library colleagues. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway and be inspired to read something shared by others. Please RSVP by Monday, February 12 if you plan to attend. https://goo.gl/forms/KjXG8nxTtK6xXikh2
 

Artist Reception: Lola Fine Art Show @ Squirrel Haus Arts, 3450 Snelling Ave • 6-9pm • LoLa is hosting it’s first ever Fine Art Exhibition at Squirrel Haus Arts. Artist Reception with DJ Phil Borreson–Solid State Vinyl Records, plus drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Come see a diverse collection of art by our member artists in this gallery setting. Most of the artists will attend the reception, so it’s a great chance to get to know our organization, and ask any questions you might have about the work and process of the artists.

 
Growler Gala #3 with Wanaku and the Betsies @ The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave • 6:30pm • This event is a fundraiser for Roosevelt High School’s theater program. The 3rd annual Roosevelt Theater Growler Gala, will be held at The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge (formerly Patrick’s Cabaret) on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Our fundraiser features live music with Wanaku and the Betsies, a silent auction and the wildly popular growler “cakewalk.” Tickets $15 in advance and $18 at the door.