PLAN IT June 2022


Longfellow author Eric Dregni will be giving a slideshow presentation on his new book about roadside attractions at Moon Palace Books on May 31 at 7 p.m. Filled with color photography, entertaining site descriptions and histories, and five unique infographic map illustrations, "The Impossible Road Trip" is your ultimate look back at America’s most famous – and quirkiest – roadside attractions, past and present.

Soul of the Southside - Juneteenth Festival
The Hook and Ladder Theater and Lounge will host the the Soul of the Southside Juneteenth Festival on Sunday, June 19 from 1-6 p.m. The free event will feature live music, speakers, poets, black owned business marketplace, live art, and food vendors.

A monthly peer support group for music industry professionals meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Mission Room at The Hook & Ladder. It offers a place outside of the music to share in the joys and the pains of this thing called life. Light refreshments and munchies served.

See 'Miss Robin Hood' in June
Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is pleased to announce their outdoor summer production of “Miss Robin Hood and her Merry Band of Thieves,” a new version of the classic British legend. Written by Noreen K. Brandt, the production is directed by Greg Bastien, with original music by Coral Bastien. It will be performed on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, as well as June 24 and June 25, at Lake Nokomis Park in South Minneapolis. Performances are all at 7 p.m. Tickets are free.

LoLa Art Crawl is back! The popular Longfellow Art Tour returns Sept. 17–18. The self-guided tour of local art at artists’ homes and businesses winds throughout Greater Longfellow, bordered by the Midtown Greenway, Minnehaha Falls, Hiawatha Avenue and Mississippi River. Look for the yellow LoLa signs. It will run from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. both days. The League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) is a nonprofit organization and voluntary association of artists who live or work in Longfellow. More at

No matter your age you probably think about age. Do you feel old one day and then young another? Are you treated differently because of your age or your “perceived age”? Art to Change the World will present a social justice art exhibit at Homewood Studios (2400 Plymouth Ave.) July 2-31 on the theme of ageism. This exhibit will include 10 teams of two artists that have a 20-year age difference. Artists range in age from 25 to 103.

The Minneapolis Foundation, in partnership with LISC Twin Cities and Propel Nonprofits, announces the launch of a new grant opportunity to support small business recovery and rebuilding in three of the Minneapolis business corridors worst hit by the combined impact of COVID-19 and the destruction following the murder of George Floyd. Prospective applicants can review detailed grant guidelines and eligibility information by going to Grant proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.


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