Welcome to our weekly newsletter. On Fridays, we share things we've published, popular links from our daily newsletter, and a curation of stuff to do over the weekend.

Farmers market spotlight

Svihel Vegetable Farm started with a single roadside market, selling produce to people in small town Minnesota. They expanded their farm, and today they're farming 950 acres of fruits and vegetables. You can find them at the East Isles market on Thursdays.

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Here's a roundup of what we published this week

We introduced readers to Vasiliki, who will be running our advertising program. If you want to get information about advertising with Southwest Voices, shoot her a note at vasiliki@southwestvoices.news.

Boiler Room Coffee is coming back, thanks to a Stevens Square-Loring Heights couple (and their dog).

Henry Pan got a spot in one of the often sold-out Kenilworth corridor tours, where people can get an up-close look at the light rail extension construction.

Melissa Whitler is back with two Minneapolis Public Schools stories. One about where the district's job vacancies are hitting hardest and the other on the school board's first meeting with new Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

People dug the MPR News breakdown on primary election voter turn out. Ditto with its overview of the two Hennepin County attorney candidates who will be on the November 8 ballot.

Check out these photos of 1920s homes and what they look like now. Do any of them look familiar to you? Perhaps there's one on your block.

Look at this heron at the Lake of the Isles.

Read about the young grrrls who wrote these lyrics: “I act like an animal/To me it’s understandable/It just makes me feel radical/Animals are magical.”


Our events calendar is filled with unique events happening around town. You can submit events to be added to our calendar here. If you subscribe to the calendar, the events go straight to your personal calendar. Or you can add just the events you like.  🤯

Tonight at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Tina Schlieske performs, Shannon Blowtorch DJs, and there is a screening of "The Wiz" after sunset.

Hipshaker is throwing a heavy funk and rare soul dance party at the Uptown VFW tonight.

"Golly, I wish there was a MySpace & TikTok dance party," Your wish has been granted, tonight at Icehouse.

Bryant Lake Bowl is hosting a vintage market in their back parking lot on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The third LHENA pop-up market of the summer is happening at Mueller Park in the Wedge. There are two amazing food trucks, live music, and local vendors. Plus free ice cream.

New neighbors Les Sól, Legacy, and Combine are throwing a big sale for the Lake & Irving Market. Swing by from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday for good deals.

The last Hennepin Avenue group bike ride of the summer starts at 5 p.m.

Racket is celebrating it's one-year anniversary at Fair State Brewing starting at 6 p.m. Happy birthday Racket!

There are two reggae concerts in one day in Southwest Minneapolis. Innocent is playing at Pimento and Dred I Dread is playing at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Up-Down is throwing a Yacht Rock dance party complete with special boat cocktails, starting at 8 p.m.

The Assortment, an inclusive and safe dance night, is happening at Mortimers.

Jones Coffee on 50th and Xerxes is having a vintage pop-up market from 2 - 5 p.m.

Lakewood Cemetery is celebrating its 150th anniversary with live music, carriage rides, places to picnic, and activities for the whole family. The party starts at 4 p.m.

If you could only go to one of the events this weekend, which one would you choose?  -Melody