NOTE: We are observing Indigenous People's Day on October 10 and will return with our newsletter on October 11.

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.

Here's a roundup of what we published this week

We re-published our voter guides to reflect the general election candidates. Here are the Hennepin County Attorney, Hennepin County Sheriff, and Minneapolis Public Schools School Board voter guides. We continue to reach out to candidates who have not responded to the voter guide questionnaire. The election is November 8 and you can vote anytime between now then then.

One of the first stories I reported on when I started at Southwest Voices was about the Futsal Society. The organization runs free futsal leagues for youth out of Whittier Park's recreation center. Now the organization is set to open up a coffee shop that will benefit and employ Futsal Society players.

Ellie Zimmerman spoke with the educator behind Planets in the Park, a new community event at Pershing Park. Michael Kauper has been teaching kids about astronomy for decades.

We celebrated out 1st birthday this week! In honor of our anniversary, we collected some of our most memorable stories and analyzed our organization's astrology chart. (A few other news organizations followed suit this week)

Melissa Whitler covered how vacancies at Patrick Henry High School are impacting the educators.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

Eater put together a list of places to get cheap drinks and a bunch of them are in Southwest Minneapolis.

Racket put together a list of the worst bike lanes in the city. (Note how the measurement of bad vs. good bike lanes is often based on how easy it is for drivers to park in them.)

Heavy Table featured Apoy, a Kingfield Filipino restaurant that Anna profiled in April, in a recent newsletter.

We are all excited about the Piecycle Club, despite there being no pie. It's a kid-friendly group ride and their next ride is Saturday morning! (See Out & About for more details)

Hennepin County created a tree bingo card, which would be super fun to do on a fall hike.

If you want to stop junk mail from coming to your house, check out these tips.


We'll be headed to East Harriet on October 12 and would love to see you there. We'll be joined at Alma Provisions at 8:30 a.m. by realtor & neighbor Sandra Rieger, so come stop by for complimentary coffee and conversation. More details on the rest of the day's schedule to come early next week! (If there is a place we should check out in East Harriet, let us know!)


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.  🤯

Take a walk with a Park Board Naturalist through Loring Park at 3 p.m.

Jaspar Lepak is playing at Gigi's Cafe starting at 6 p.m. As part of the Women's March MN Weekend of Action, Lepak will be donating all tips to Our Justice.

Tonight at Driftwood, Hazy Phase plays at 7 p.m. and New Photographs of Bigfoot, Garett Nascett & Friends, and Rachel Bearinger play starting at 9 p.m.

Sad about your garden frosting over? Tangletown Gardens is having a house plant sale this weekend.

The Piecycle Club is hosting a slow-roll, kid-friendly group ride that starts at Bread & Pickle near the Lake Harriet Bandshell.

If tweed is more your speed, there is history-themed bike ride that starts in St. Paul and ends at the Hennepin History Museum in Whittier. Folks from Farmstead Bike Shop in East Harriet are helping lead the ride.

Looking for a chill spot for brunch? Check out Icehouse's Americana brunch with Jack Klatt. Or show up later for a show that brings in Kælan Mikla from Iceland and  KANGA from LA. Music genres include: synth-pop, dark-pop, darkwave, and post-apocalyptic pop. So so so so cool.

Spend the afternoon walking around downtown and learning about the LGBTQ+ history in the area.

It's family day at Mia. This month's theme is globetrotting. The art museum will be filled with activities for the whole family. Plus, they have that cool play area for the little tots.

At Midtown Global Market, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration is from 12 – 2 p.m. Meet the people from Indigenous Food Labs and talk with them about their new market, opening soon. (Pro tip: try their tea. It's fantastic)

The Sirens perform at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Two cabaret stars, Nadine DuBois and Karen Paurus, and guitarist Robert Bell  present an intimate evening of delicious music and bawdy storytelling.