Lake Street News Brief
March 10, 2010
Street Council's mission is to build
a cohesive strategy to ensure the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.
Our annual meeting is only SIX days away!
The Latest on Lake:
- Our thanks to Calhoun Square, a
renewing Lake Street Council GOLD MEMBER
for 2010! Gold and silver members get extra membership benefits like
free tickets to our events and special placement in our various
all the benefits and become one today!
- The Uptown Association is organizing an Uptown Shop
and Walk on April 10th — a day of shopping, eating, relaxing and
walking in the area. They're currently seeking more participating
businesses that will have special offerings on that day. To learn more
and to sign up, visit
the Uptown Association's events page.
- Minnesota Monthly's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is
on plans for Thai restaurant Kalico Elephant to
open this year in Midtown Global Market. The plans include a
full bar, specialty teas, and a 20-minute lunch menu. They're targeting
April/May as an opening date.
- In other Midtown Exchange news, a new law office
has opened up there, by the US Bank. It offers general practice
involving civil and family law.
- The City Pages story "El
Rodeo facing possible last hurrah on Lake Street" is out now.
Read it for thoughts from Lake Street Council, the Longfellow Community
Council, and others.
Lake Street Calendar:
Meetings & Gatherings:
March 10th: Spanish-Language Tax Forum, at Colin
6:00 PM, 2924 4th Ave. S.
Learn about ITINs, tax deductions and credits, and how to file taxes
for free. Intended for the Spanish-speaking local community.
March 13th: Neighborhood Sustainability Conference, held by Alliance for
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, 333 12th St. S. (Central Lutheran Church)
Attendees will be able to find resources for spring and summer
neighborhood projects. Workshops will cover topics such as community
gardening, traffic calming and energy conservation. The keynote speaker
is Mark Lakeman from the City Repair Project.
Entertainment & Other Events:
March 11th: "Region: Planning the Future of the Twin
Cities" panel discussion,
6:30 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Myron Orfield will lead a panel discussion about his new book Region:
Planning the Future of the Twin CitiesPanelists will include Meg
Tuthill (Minneapolis City Council), Dave Van Hattum (Transit for
Livable Communities), and Jesse Mortenson (Metro Independent Business
March 11th - 13th: NE 2nd Avenue, at Intermedia
8:00 PM, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S.
NE 2nd Avenue is a compilation of characters that make Miami their
home. A jitney (small Caribbean bus) becomes a metaphor for a journey
that takes the audience through the bumpy streets of the city.
Presented by Intermedia Arts, Teatro del Pueblo, and Pangea World
March 12th: Beer and Cheese Tasting, at Old Arizona
5:00-8:00 PM, 2821 Nicollet Ave.
Admission includes a tasting of no less than six varieties of beer, an
assortment of imported and domestic cheeses and hot pinxtos. Full
glasses of beer & wine may be purchased in the Café & Wine Bar.
March 13th: American Girl Stories, at East Lake Library
11:00 AM, 2727 E. Lake St.
For kids in kindergarten and up. Get to know your favorite American
Girls. Kit, Kaya, Julie and their friends will come to life as we read
about a different girl each month and discover history through their
eyes with games and activities. This month is about Nellie, Samantha's
March 13th: Bach's 325th Birthday Bash, at St. Paul's
6:00 PM, 2742 15th Ave. S.
A Fundraising Dinner in Honor of J. S. Bach and to benefit the church’s
sustainability strategy. Corned beef brisket and cabbage, smoked,
dry-rubbed beef brisket, coleslaw, potatoes, root vegetables, salads
and desserts. Tickets: $20 ($13 from every sale will benefit the
long-term strategy of our mission.) Telephone Lowell Hanson @
651-459-7277 with inquiries and for reservations.
Through March 13th: Select Impressions, at Highpoint
912 W. Lake St.
50+ images from 29 local printmakers. "In styles ranging from realistic
to abstract, in color or monochrome, the show samples subjects that are
humorous, somber, romantic, nostalgic, conceptual, steeped in history
or totally contemporary."
March 16th: MayDay Community Meeting, at In
the Heart of the Beast
7:00 - 9:00 PM, 1500 E. Lake St.
The ideas generated by community members in these meetings set the
theme and inspiration for the MayDay Parade and Festival every year.
The meeting is free and open to the community.
March 19th & 20th: Transgender Cabaret, at
8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Patrick’s presents the first of its GLBT series. Featuring: spoken word
with Ali Sands, performance art by Vas Littlecrow, HipHop artist Heidi
Barton Stink, hip-hop dance by Taiyo and Xavier, spoken word with Enzi
March 19th-22nd: Seeds, at Open Eye Figure Theatre
7:30 PM Friday, Saturday, Monday, 4:00 PM Sunday, 506 E. 24th St.
Seeds showcases two new works by emerging artists Kyle Loven and Eric
Van Wyk, whose work is supported by funding from the Henson Foundation.
Loven performs his one-man trptych, my dear Lewis, combining
puppets, objects, video, and original music by George Maurer. O the
Sky! by Eric Van Wyk employs shadow puppetry, objects and figures
to tell the story of a man who leaves a big city in the east to travel
March 22nd: A Freedom Seder, at Glaciers Cafe
5:30 - 8:30 PM, 3019 Minnehaha Ave. S.
Our Freedom Seder brings people together from diverse backgrounds to
share the story of Passover and its message of freedom. Full Seder meal
$18 per person, children’s price is the cost of their age. RSVP to
Wednesdays through March 24th: Intaglio Class,
at Highpoint Center
6:00 - 9:00 PM, 912 W. Lake St.
This course introduces participants to a variety of basic intaglio
techniques including traditional and contemporary methods. A variety of
etching tools, papers, and printing processes will also be
demonstrated. Learn to create images comprised of line, texture, and
tone printed from copper plates using such things as hard and soft
ground, aquatint, sugar-lift and more! Oil based inks will be used
throughout the course. All experience levels are welcome. Inks, tools,
one copper plate and 2 sheets of 22" x 30" printmaking paper will be
Fridays through March 26th: Fish Dinners, at St.
Albert the Great
4:30 - 7:30 PM, 2836 33rd Ave. S.
Two speedy serving lines and classic church bingo from 5:30 to 7:30.
Award winning baked and fried tilapia, potatoes, meatless
spaghetti, cole slaw, rolls, desserts and beverages. Tickets are: $10
adults, $9 seniors (65+), $5 age 6-12, age 5 & under FREE.
Fridays & Saturdays through March 27th: Detour, at Bryant
7:00 PM, 810 W.
Adapted from Edgar G. Ulmer’s classic 1945 film noir piece, DETOUR
tells the story of a hapless New York nightclub pianist who hitchhikes
to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. Along the way, he runs into a sleazy
gambler and a blackmailing dame who bring him nothing but grief. In the
end, no matter what he does, his every move plunges him deeper into
Through March 28th: Blithe Spirit, at Jungle
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
"When successful novelist Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth invite a
local psychic to conduct a séance at their dinner party to gather
material for his next book, they fully believe her to be a harmless
fraud. But Madam Arcati successfully conjures up the ghost of Charles’
annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who decides not to honor
the vow 'until death do us part.' Instead, Elvira settles in to haunt
the house—and her spouse!—in this sparkling comedy that celebrates the
glamour of the 1940s and the timeless wit of Noël Coward. Featuring
the Jungle’s beloved Wendy Lehr as Madame Arcati."
April 4th: Easter Brunch, at Longfellow Grill
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 2990 W. River Parkway
All you can eat family-style Easter brunch with three courses. Call
612-721-2711 to reserve your spot.
Through May 30th: 17 Swedish Designers, at American
2600 Park Ave. (6:00 PM opening reception on the 29th)
Featuring the work of seventeen of the most notable designers in Sweden
today -- and they're all women. The exhibit includes more than 60
examples of design in the form of furniture, textiles, and functional
and decorative works in glass, ceramics, wood, steel, and other
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