This year, you're voting on new Board of Estimate and Taxation representatives. Check out our voter guide for what that is, why you should care, and a bit of background on the candidates that are running.
Eat Street Fall Arts Fest is on Saturday from 12 - 5 at 2116 Nicollet Ave. S. Lots of fun stuff there, like live bands, drinks, DJs, a mural being painted, the Children's Theatre – Oh, and the address is especially cool because it's the last vacant lot on Eat Street, and the Whittier Alliance bought it and will be soliciting ideas on what they should do with it. Should be a great day.
Did you know that Minneapolis Public Schools and the teachers union post all of their contract negotiations online? The videos are long (last one is here), but it's a great way for the public to get inside of the discussions happening that impact schools, teachers, and students. The Oct. 14th meeting was cancelled, but you can see a summary of past sessions here.
A cool feature on the new Reggie LeFlore mural at the Wedge Co-op in support of buying fair trade goods. (WCCO)
The soccer playoffs continue on Saturday. Washburn's girls and boys teams both won last night, and will be playing another doubleheader, @Wayzata at 1 PM (girls) and @Wayzata at 3 PM (boys) tomorrow afternoon. On behalf of everyone in Minneapolis, please go smash them.
Southwest's boys will look to continue their undefeated season at home against St. Louis Park at 3 PM. Southwest's girls team was sadly defeated.
If you live in The Wedge, today's the last day to apply to run for the neighborhood association board.
STUFF TO DO
Did we mention Eat Street Fall Arts Fest?
Hennepin County libraries are expanding their hours starting on October 24th, and in-person storytime will be returning to a few locations. Check out details on your local library here.
Check out the Uptown Open events this weekend, including the True North Collaborative market in Seven Points with local artists, makers, and designers and events at the Granada Theatre featuring Subatomic Sound System and a Prince Fashion Show.