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Backyard Community Health Hub launches

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Midtown Global Music Festival

Midtown Global Music Festival

Learn More About the BACKYARD INITIATIVE, TOO! Sat., July 13, 2 to 8 pm The 3rd Annual Midtown Music Festival will happen at the Midtown Global Market (MGM), 920 East Lake Street, Mpls., featuring wonderful music and activities to celebrate the culture and vitality of surrounding community. Performances will occur inside of the Market and outside to the west of the MGM. This free, community-based celebration strives to: Develop a strong sense of community through the sharing of music and arts; provide access to the arts for neighborhood residents and businesses; embrace the rich diversity of the Midtown Commercial Corridor; and, assist in repositioning Midtown as a destination for shopping and entertainment. Live music and dance from around the world, performing on two outdoor and one indoor stage. Outdoor Allina Main Stage: Hoka-Hey Singers (Native American) The Tropics Steel Drum Band (Caribbean) Bad Habits Brass (Cover Band) Machinery Hill (Folk/Klezmer) Qband (Salsa) Outdoor Supporting Stage: Black Market Brass Featuring Chukwu Emeka Rene Thompson (Interactive Salsa Instructor) Duniya Drum and Dance (West African) (more…)

Pics from the Midtown Global Music Festival

Pics from the Midtown Global Music Festival

Photos by Susan Gust  

Backyard Initiative Citizen Health Action Teams: Creating Connections and Resources for Health

By Janice Barbee, Cultural Wellness Center This update highlights the work of seven additional Citizen Health Action Teams (CHATs) of fourteen total after summarizing the work of four more.  The other three will be summarize in the May issue. The Backyard is approximately one square mile area surrounding the Midtown Global Market and Allina Health Commons.  Residents of these seven neighborhoods in south Minneapolis have been supported by the Cultural Wellness Center to develop and implement their ideas for community health improvement since December of 2008. Allina has contributed funds for these projects, with additional support from Twin Cities LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). Each CHAT is growing the community”'s capacity to increase residents”' knowledge and skills to take better care of themselves. (more…)

Fish Tacos by La Sirena Gorda, “The Fat Mermaid.”

Fish Tacos by  La Sirena Gorda, “The Fat Mermaid.”

By Courtney Algeo The truth is this: I went to the Midtown Global Market on a rainy Tuesday evening to review Pacific Islander Cuisine. We went around 6:00 p.m.”“prime dinnertime”“but only one person was working at the restaurant, cooking and dishing up all of the made to order food herself. She looked like she was working extremely hard, and the food she was making smelled delicious. Unfortunately, I suffer from what some call the hanger. Hanger is a portmanteau of the words “hungry” and “angry”, that signifies the emotion contained in the moment when your desire for food turns into a hot, burning rage. Or, perhaps it”'s just a case of crippling impatience. To shield those near me from my hanger, I simply turned around in the aisle at Midtown Global Market and ordered some delightful fish tacos from La Sirena Gorda, which means (hilariously) “the fat mermaid.” Although this was the first time a name had been associated with the restaurant, I had heard a lot about the fish tacos before I stumbled into this dining experience. Whenever tacos are brought up in conversation (which, if you know me, is a lot) friends and strangers alike always ask if I”'ve had the fish tacos at the Midtown Global Market. Now, I can grin slightly, rub my belly, lift my chin and say to them, “Why yes. Yes I have.” The tacos come in orders of two or four. I would recommend always getting four. This is not because they are small, by any means, but rather the tacos come, for the most part, unassembled. If you order four tacos, you get a healthy portion of taco innards, and then four soft tortilla shells. I”'m not sure why they do this, but I was glad to be served that way, because I was in control of how full I filled my tacos, and that made me feel like an empowered consumer. If you order two tacos, I assume you will get a smaller pile of fish bits, and only two tortillas. You will also feel strangely [...]

Open Letter about Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery and Sue Hunter Weir

As I have gotten to know Sue over the years, I can not even begin to describe how impressed I am with what a great historian, member of our community, and friend Sue is.  Sue has such a passion for the cemetery.  It may seem like a very niche interest, but Sue has a talent for researching the lives of those Minneapolitans who have come before us and translating them into stories that we may “get to know” these great people in a way that is not communicated through granite.  It is inspirational to know someone who “gets it” that life is about putting your energies toward that which you are passionate about. One of my great self indulgences (when I can find time to be by myself) is to go to the Midtown Global Market, grab a bite to eat, grab an Alley newspaper, and loose myself in one of Sue”'s articles about someone who lived in our city 100+ years ago.  In particular, Sue brings attention to those who lived rather common, or sometimes even unconventional lives. (more…)

Taco Salad Monday

Guest writer, Courtney Algeo, contributor at the blog All The Tacos I Have Loved, http://allthetacos.com/. Click here to read the original post from All The Tacos I Have Loved. True confession: Until Monday I”'d never had a taco salad. Why? Because when I go for a taco I am essentially saying, “Yes, I would like about three handfulls of meat. Radishes on the side.” When I go for a salad, that”'s a totally different story. That is a time when I am essentially saying, “I”'m feeling kind of gross lately.” It had never occurred to me to stop compartmentalizing my eating until Monday when a friend said to me, “Come get taco salad. It”'s Taco Salad Monday at La Loma in the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street.” Okay, I know that Taco Salad Monday doesn”'t have quite the same ring to it as Taco Tuesday, but cheap tacos is cheap tacos no matter what it”'s called. (more…)

Searching ”“ A Serial Novelle Chapter 24: “The Great Divide”

By Patrick Cabello Hansel Luz had her own story, part of which she had buried deep. Growing up in two countries””in the winter along the US-Mexico border, Pharr on the Texan side, a small pueblo outside of Matamoros in the land of Cuauhtémoc. During the harvest season, she travelled with her family to the onions, the peas, the corn, the green beans, the pumpkin. She learned to pick before she could read. Luz had family on both sides of the great divide. Mexican and US. Documented and undocumented. Speaking Spanish, speaking English. Migrants and land owners. Dead and alive. Her ancestry went back to great healers of the Nahuatl people, who had had their hands cut off and their tongues torn out by the conquistadors for being “pagan”. And she was a direct descendant of Mateo Kelly Hidalgo, the ghost of these pages, the prince of the divide. This came pouring out little by little as she talked with Angel. They had walked into the teeth of the blizzard until they reached the Global Market, where they bought coffee and chai. Although she had felt cold much of the day, she now felt like she was burning up. She knew Angel needed to hear something, but she didn”'t know what she needed to tell. “I don”'t know where to start, Angel. We moved around a lot, and so I never made any real friends. I really wanted to belong to something. But we moved and moved and moved. I always had my family, but I wanted something else. Then, one year, my Dad said, we”'re staying put. So we stayed in Hollandale all year, in a little house. But it was out house. And I went to the same school all year long.” “And that”'s where you met that guy we just ran into?” Angel asked. “Yes” “Who is he? What did he do to you?” “He is my executioner” she said, looking not at Angel, but at the floor. She raised her eyes. “My enemy. Sometimes I can almost feel him, like a [...]

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