Welcome to our weekly newsletter. On Fridays we share things we've published and things to do for the weekend.

Here's a roundup of what we published this week
We published our first Nature Corner. Thank you for all your submissions. We will do another call once things start really growing. Get ready to brag about your seedlings and gardens.

We also published a collection of reader comments about our recent stories. Keep them coming!

Anna wrote a sweet piece about Apoy, a Filipino restaurant in Kingfield. The menu, which incudes kare-kare, pancit and inasal, is inspired by family.  If you are bored Saturday night, do they have a party for you. 🎤

Uptown has a new spot to get early morning/post-night shift breakfast. The New Uptown Cafe had its grand opening last week and we just so happened to be there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Jacob Frey.

What you may have missed on our social media
The YouTube link of Southwest Voices being featured on Democratic Visions, a local cable access show.

A tweet about the construction happening on Blaisdell in the Kingfield area. (Shout out to Kirstin for asking about it!)  

Here's what our daily subscribers dug into this week
The CDC community risk map showing that Hennepin County is at a high risk for COVID-19. (The map for this week continues to show a high risk in Hennepin County)

Lake Chipotle made the news!

This Reddit thread about non-restaurant date nights in Minneapolis.

Plans for a woonerf plaza in Uptown that is somehow connected to a sewer project. We'll take it!


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.  🤯

If you are into Star Wars, you may want to attend a screening of "Return of the Jedi" tonight while the Minnesota Orchestra plays the score for you live.

As long as the rain stays away, tomorrow morning looks to be a wonderful time to join an Earth Day clean-up. Here is a list of all of them! Plenty to choose from in Southwest.

Do the young people in your life seem tired of helping you figure out new technology? Check out Tech for Seniors! Bring your phone, tablet, computer, or other device and your questions. Volunteers can even help you troubleshoot using apps and how to access content via your technology.

Visit the opening reception for "You Are Walking Down Bryant Avenue," a set of drawings by Dietrich Sieling. The art will be displayed at Soo Visual Arts Center through May 22.

Ka-BAAM! There is an improvised comic book show at HUGE Theater.

If you'd like to revisit the concept of going to prom, head to Up-Down for A Night to Remember.

St. John's in Linden Hills is holding an Eco Fair. The focus of the fair is what you as an individual can do to create a more sustainable future.