Lake Street News Brief 
August 5, 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 5th
: National Night Out
Neighbors gather all around Minneapolis to strengthen their neighborhoods and keep the streets safe.

August 6th: 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 6th: Author Reading at Magers & Quinn
7:30 PM, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.
Laurel Means reads from her new novel The Long Journey Home, "a fascinating saga set in the 1860s Minnesota prairie and the Dakotas."

August 6th - 11th: Come And Get It, at Open Eye Figure Theatre
7:30 PM (with 4:00 PM shows Saturday and Sunday as well), 506 E. 24th St.
"Come and Get It tells the story of Marty, a Minnesota farm boy, who finds himself the recipient of a live threatening accident. While floating in his coma Marty reflects on his family, his wife Shelly, his art, and the family farm." From local author and playwright Kevin Kling.

August 9th: Latino Family Resource Fair, at Midtown Farmers' Market
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, corner of 22nd Ave. & East Lake St.
This fun and informative event features a wide range of useful community resources for Latino families. This year's theme will focus on social services and will highlight a holistic array of community-based bilingual and culturally competent services to children and families.

August 9th & 10th
: Latin American Festival, at New York Plaza
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 13th & Lake
Celebrating the anniversary of the independence of Ecuador.

August 10th: Movie in the Park-ing Lot, at Patrick's Cabaret
Beginning at dusk, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
"Medium Cool": Directed by Haskell Wexler, this archetypal 60s and 70s film depicts the journey of a television cameraman during a time when the country was experiencing great violence and turmoil with the Vietnam War.

August 12th: Gang Awareness Meeting
3:00 - 4:30 PM, 1516 East Lake Street (Plaza Verde Celebration Hall)
Come join us and Officer Porras to learn more about gang awareness, solutions, and prevention tips.

August 14th: Book Signing at Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore
6:30 - 7:30 PM, 2864 Chicago Ave. S.
Local author Bart Schneider will discuss and sign his book The Man in
the Blizzard
. "Overweight and pot-smoking Twin Cities private investigator Augie Boyer uncovers a plot to murder area abortion doctors during the Republican National Convention."

August 15th:
Early Mornings with Elizabeth Glidden
7:30 - 9:00 AM, 4762 Chicago Ave. (Turtle Bread)
"Author, editor, and sought-after-speaker Jay Walljasper will talk about creative solutions for traffic calming issues and how to create great spaces for pedestrians, bikers, transit and cars."

August 18th: Home Buyer Assistance Information Session
6:30 - 7:30 PM, 3137 Chicago Ave. S. (Neighborhood Housing Services)
Learn about unique opportunities for home improvement financing and home purchase financing in the Central Neighborhood.

August 19th: Uptown Association Board Meeting
7:30 - 9:00 AM, 2841 Hennepin Ave.
The latest news and updates in Uptown.

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.

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."

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.