Friday October 4
No Safety Net at Patrick’s Cabaret (3010 Minnehaha Ave S), 7:30pm, $10 admission. Patrick’s Cabaret’s core programming consists of Open Call Cabarets, each show generally consisting of six acts with a mix of experience levels and artistic disciplines. This show will feature storytelling, short film, spoken word, dance, photography, music and performance art. More information here. This event is on Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th.
Saturday October 5
Personal Permaculture with Transition Longfellow at the Riverview Cafe (42nd Ave & 38th), 10:30am-12pm. The topic of discussion will be Use and Value Diversity. Visit here for more information.
Monday October 7
Open Mic Night at the Minnehaha Free Space (3747 Minnehaha Ave). The potluck starts at 7pm and performances begin at 7:30pm. Music, poetry, spoken word, dance, book readings and more are welcome. Bring friends and food to share.
Tuesday October 8
Longfellow Faith Forum will be meeting at Faith Mennonite Church (2720 E 22nd St) from 12pm-1:30pm. A community meal will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Connections Committee meets at 6:30pm at the LCC Office (2727 26th Ave S). Email JoAnna for more information (email@example.com).
Minne-Harvest Party at the Tiny Diner Farm (3957 42nd Ave S). From 4-7pm there will be garden tours, snacks, music, games, and fresh produce to celebrate the harvest. Go here for more information.
The Best Meeting Ever!
Tuesday October 22nd
2013 LOLA ART CRAWL OFFERS FIFTH ANNUAL INTIMATE NEIGHBORHOOD ART TOUR AUGUST 24–25
The Annual Celebration of Art and Community Offers an End-of-Summer Ritual for Local Art Lovers Greater Longfellow, Minneapolis — Each year since 2009, the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) invites the public into artists’ home studios as well as independent neighborhood businesses to celebrate the treasures of artistic expression in our community.
Always on the last weekend of August, and beginning to rival the State Fair as an end-of-summer ritual—at least for our corner of the city—this year’s LoLa Art Crawl takes place on August 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. “It’s a bold art show that willingly competes against the first weekend of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. But the LoLa Art Crawl … is nothing if not bold,” wrote Gail Rosenblum in the Star Tribune last year. The LoLa Art Crawl has grown each year, and this year’s roster of participants now stands at 155 artists, up from 120 in 2012, who will be exhibiting at more than 70 sites. Even as it has grown in numbers, LoLa still offers visitors an intimate, neighborhood-focused tour dubbed “the biggest little neighborhood art crawl in Minnesota.”
Mosaic artist Chris Miller, who attended as a visitor for the first two years, will be returning for his third time as a LoLa artist. “LoLa weekend is without question my favorite weekend of the year,” he says. “It is a lot of fun to see complete strangers come through my yard and look through my hobby.” Miller is currently working on a glass mosaic map of the world on a large storm window.
Sculptor Richard Parnell is busy constructing a kinetic sculpture of a “not-so-Little Free Library” out of bike parts. He participated in the second year of LoLa and is back again this year, looking forward to the social interaction, both “folks coming by during the art crawl,” and the informal gathering of artists after the event. “I love the neighborhood aspect of LoLa,” says first-year participant Sarah Simpson. “It’s fun to have people gathering together in the community setting.” Simpson is a potter who takes pride in combining form and function. “Some of my pottery is simple and plain, while some has a more involved form. My favorite technique to make my pottery unique is putting my hand grip in my mugs and pitchers,” she says.
Each artist brings a unique vision and voice to this annual event, while also embracing and delighting in the larger community of artists all around them. That balance of individualism and mutualism makes the LoLa art crawl a joy for artists and visitors alike. The League of Longfellow Artists is an artist-organized, all-volunteer association dedicated to raising the visibility of local artists and to building community through art in greater Longfellow, which is the area defined by Cedar Avenue to the Mississippi River and East 28th Street to the Crosstown. More information at this website.
Thanks to the organization of the Longfellow Community Council River Gorge Committee, the 9th annual Share the River Gorge event is scheduled for July 30 from 6-8 pm at West River Parkway and 35th Street. This is your chance to score FREE cold delicious ice cream, enjoy FREE family canoe rides down the Mississippi River, and mingle FREELY with neighbors! This gathering is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! There is no rain date. Volunteers are always welcome! If you are interested, please contact JoAnna Lund (firstname.lastname@example.org).