Lake Street News Brief 
August 19, 2008
Lake Street Council's mission is to build
a cohesive strategy to ensure the ongoing vitality
of the Lake Street Corridor business community.
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Lake Street Calendar - Upcoming Events:

August 20th: Lake Street Construction Meeting
2:00 PM, 105 West Lake Street (Champions)
County & City project staff discuss the latest construction updates and listen and respond to business concerns.

August 22nd & 23rd: Elements in Translation/Revolution, at Patrick's Cabaret
8:00 PM, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
An evening of choreography set to the theme of Revolution.

August 23rd: Live Musical Performances, at Midtown Farmers' Market
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, corner of 22nd Ave. & East Lake St.
Tim Gustafson plays from 9 - 11 AM. "Guitar-based folk-and-roll that knows the blues and loves to swing!" Gumption Trap plays folk music from 11 AM - 1 PM.

August 23rd: Southside Community Festival and Get Out the Vote Drive
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 3400 4th Ave. S. (Green Central Park & Gym)
Food, games, awards, voter information, and live music.

August 23rd: Author Reading at Magers & Quinn
6:00 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Four Minnesota poets read from the international anthology Letters to the World: LouAnn Muhm of Park Rapids; Athena Kildegaard of Morris; Francine Sterle of Duluth; and Argie Manolis of Morris.

August 23rd: Tropical Zone Orchestra, at La Bodega
10:30 PM, 3005 Lyndale Ave. S.
"The real salsa comes back to Minneapolis." Free appetizers and drink specials inside.

August 24th: Movie in the Park-ing Lot, at Patrick's Cabaret
Beginning at dusk, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Conventioneers: "A young Republican man comes to New York for the first time to be a delegate in the Republican National Convention and falls into an unlikely affair with a girl he knew in college - a Democrat who has returned to the city to protest the convention."

August 29th: Breakfast with Gary Schiff
7:30 - 9:00 AM, 1515 E. Lake St. (Mercado Central)
City Attorney Susan Segal and Police Chief Tim Dolan will talk about new strategies for prosecuting livability crimes such as drug dealing and prostitution. $5 buys breakfast.

Through August 31st: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, at Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
"This cult production about an 'internationally ignored' rock-n-roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex change operation is an inspiring anthem to anyone who has ever felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile."

Beginning September 12th: Bad Jazz in Tickled Pink, at Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th St.
"Conceived on the banks of the Mississippi River in 1983,  Tickled Pink, serves up the old familiar with three men playing to the best of their abilities, both rare and well done."

September 14th: Mexican Independence Day Celebration
12:00 - 6:00 PM, 4th & Lake
An 11:30 parade from Bloomington Ave. to 3rd Ave. followed by a celebration featuring many local Latino businesses,  food vendors, schools, churches and nonprofit organizations serving the Latino community. 20,000 - 25,000 people are expected to attend.

Fridays & Saturdays this summer: Live Music on the Patio at Vera's Cafe
8:00 - 10:00 PM, 2901 Lyndale Ave. S.
Live quality music most Friday & Saturday nights, see the website for full details.