Lake Street News Brief
December 2, 2009
Street Council's mission is to build
a cohesive strategy to ensure the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.
The Latest on Lake:
- A new column from the Star Tribune's Neil St.
Anthony takes a look at the improving
fortunes of the Midtown Global Market. It talks about the
success the Global Market has had in focusing on ethnics foods, fresh
produce, and good signage.
- Congratulations to moto-i for making Metro Magazine's best
new restaurant list, with their okonomiyaki listed as "best dancing
food". "A smattering of bonito fish flakes adorning the top are
thinly that the heat from the top of the pancake makes it all kind of
undulate, like a dish out of a Tim Burton film. If you can stomach a
slice, it’s pretty delicious."
- The Star Tribune recently reviewed Jungle Theater's new
show The Seafarer and was full
of high praise for it. "Sass' staging has a cohesion, pace and
rhythm that is spot-on, and his set reeks with soggy decrepitude, down
to the duct-taped sofa. John Novak's props and Amelia Cheever's
costuming complement this perfectly delightful evening in the theater."
The Seafarer runs through December 20th.
- For restaurants interested in local
delivery from area farmers, you may want to contact Greenlight
Transfer, which runs a bike delivery service in the South
Minneapolis area. Call 612-670-7078. Greenlight is also interested in
selling advertising space on the bike trailer. Call the number above
for advertising rates.
Lake Street Calendar:
2nd - 23rd: Holiday Pageant, at Open Eye
506 E. 24th St.
This family-friendly, joyfully amusing celebration of the Christmas
season crackles with puckish sensibilities. Expect trumpets and tricks,
angels and devils, shepherds...and a little lamb. You'll experience a
whole lot of magical puppetry and holiday cheer. The one-hour show is
served up with cookies and hot cider for all.
December 3rd: 3V: Video, Victuals & Vows, at Intermedia
6:00 - 9:00 PM, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
Join us for a landmark celebration as Intermedia Arts and Phillips
Community Television (PCTV) celebrate their recent, highly successful
merger! View the most powerful youth videos created in PCTV history;
learn more about the future of the programming; enjoy food and
beverages with youth, friends and community members; and continue to
support our work empowering young people to engage with their
communities through learning, teaching and making media.
December 3rd: Christmas Celebration at The Urban Hub
6:30 - 8:00 PM, 3016 4th Ave. S.
A program of Urban Ventures, The Urban Hub helps transform the lives of
youth who are struggling against violence, the lure of gangs, drugs and
broken home lives. You’ll hear great music, meet their teens, learn
about their success, and have an opportunity to support their efforts.
RSVP to Lori Miller, email@example.com or 612-545-9717.
December 3rd - 19th: Almost, Maine, presented by Swandive
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Red Eye Theater
On a cold winter night in the small town of Almost, Maine, the northern
lights dance in the sky and the residents of Almost find themselves
falling in and out of love in heart warming and often hilarious ways.
December 4th & 5th: No Coast Craft-o-rama, at
3:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, 920 E. Lake St.
The largest sale yet, with many talented creators of unique handmade
goods. Visitors will find several of their favorites from previous
years as well as many new faces featuring everything from handspun yarn
to men's underwear.
December 4th: Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl Book Discussion, at Magers
7:30 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Magers & Quinn Booksellers is pleased to announce an evening of
wine information you can really use. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl will be in
the store to talk about her new book Drink This: Wine Made Simple
(available November 24).
December 4th & 5th: The Somewhat 90's Variety Show, at Patrick's
8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Arturo Miles presents The Somewhat 90's Variety Show! An evening of
hip-hop, comedy, singing, breakin', house dance, waacking, freestyle,
and modern dance.
December 5th: Saami Day, at Ingebretsen's
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 1601 E. Lake St.
The Saami are the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia. Stop by
and talk with members of the Saami community who will be at the store
to share their culture, history, and art. There will be a lavvu, the
traditional shelter of the Saami, on display.
December 5th: Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association Lake
12:00 - 3:00 PM, at Powderhorn Lake
Brave the cold and come out to build community. Provided: Hot
chocolate, coffee, cookies, necessary material, and
childcare for your children. Don’t forget to bring your waders if you
have some! Please call Kathleen at 612-340-9209 if you have a question
canoe to share.
December 5th: Franklin Frolic, presented by Seward
Civic & Commerce
12:00 - 6:00 PM
Multiple activities up and down Franklin, including a park lighting
ceremony at 5:00 PM. See http://www.sewardbusiness.org/
December 5th & 6th: RLM Art Studio Open
12:00 - 6:00 PM Saturday, 12:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday, 3745 Minnehaha
Ricardo Levins Morales, one of the driving forces behind Northland
Poster Collective, hosts a grand opening for his new studio. A special
welcome and performances will take place at 3pm on Sunday with True
Mutiny, Chastity Brown and Leo and Kathy Lara. Refreshments provided.
Everything in the store will be on sale both days.
December 10th - 20th: La Natividad, at In
the Heart of the Beast
1500 E. Lake St.
This alternative holiday show combines street theatre, HOBT’s
expressive puppetry, and an outdoor candle-lit procession. Much more
than a straightforward enactment of the Christmas story, La Natividad
unites evocative theater with an open-armed community celebration of
inclusion and generosity. It has become a tradition for many in the
Twin Cities who wish to push beyond the commercialism that abounds
during this season and experience the essence of the holiday.
December 19th: Vine
Arts Center Holiday Sale
12:00 - 5:00 PM., 2637 28th Avenue South
Find unique arts & crafts from the areas best artists &
artisans. See & buy jewelry, sculptures, ceramics, pottery,
original wall arts & more.
Saturdays & Sundays through December 19th: Letters to
Santa...Postage Due!, at Bryant Lake Bowl
Sundays at 6:00 PM, Saturdays at 7:00 PM, 810 W.
The slightest miscalculation or worse FORGETTING that precious few
cents on a letter to Santa can have the direst of consequences for
anyone! Ranek and Weiland return with an all-new installation of
“Letters to Santa”.
Through December 20th: The Seafarer, at Jungle
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
A collection of Irish misfits lay their cards - and their souls - on
the table in this tale of a poker game played on Christmas Eve. A
wonderful exploration of passion, provocation, and the potential for
redemption, The Seafarer showcases one of today's greatest
storytellers, and an all-star cast of local favorites.
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