Neighborhood News - May 4


Neighborhood Day May 13
Minneapolis residents can picture the neighborhood they want to live in and then help make that vision a reality. Many of Minneapolis’ 70 neighborhood organizations are holding board member elections or other activities for their neighbors May 13.

Garden Tool Swap May 13
Bring the garden tools you don’t use to the garden tool swap event May 13, or take something useful home with you. A free Backyard Composting Workshop will be held the same day at Powderhorn Park from 10-11 a.m. RSVPs requested. Garden Tool Swap 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 13 Seven participating parks: Folwell, North Commons, Logan, Longfellow, Powderhorn, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Armatage.

5TH Police Precinct Open House May 17
The 5th Police Precinct Open House is Wednesday, May 17, 2023 from 4-6 p.m. at the 5th Police Precinct Building (3101 Nicollet Ave S.). Attend to learn more about the police department, and enjoy free food.

Colorwheel Gallery Summer Exhibit
“30 years Reflect Back/30 Years Inspired Forward” will feature the work of ColorWheel Gallery owner Tammy Ortegon May 20 to July 8. Despite owning ColorWheel Gallery (319 w 46th St.), this is Ortegon’s first solo exhibit there. In the last 30 years, the gallery has featured the work of 800 other local artists. Now in her 50s, Ortegon will be exploring various materials, techniques and styles that have influenced and inspired her through the years. An opening reception is set for Saturday, May 20 from 2-8 p.m. An artist talk will be on Wednesday, May 31, 4-8 p.m. with an Exhibit Closing Party with community art making and fun surprises on Saturday, July 8, 2-7 p.m.

Rain Taxi 25th Anniversary
Rain Taxi turned 25 in 2020. They couldn’t celebrate at the time, but will honor their silver anniversary in style on Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m. at Granada Theater (3022 Hennepin Ave.). Attendees will be treated to an showcase of short musical performances and literary readings by a diverse array of local artists – plus the return of the Raintini, its signature cocktail, and other food and drink at the Granada Theater, a venue passionate about bringing life back to the beloved Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis.

Bungalow Club Home Tour
The Twin Cities Bungalow Club’s annual celebration of early 20th century houses will take place Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are five homes on this year’s self-guided tour – two in St. Paul, two in Minneapolis and one in Maplewood. They range from snug bungalows to larger Arts & Crafts style houses. Pick up a tour map with addresses any time after 10 a.m. on May 20, at the first house, located at 1036 Goodrich Avenue in St. Paul. Bungalow Club members free; non-members $10.


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