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 wrote about Union Hmong Kitchen's new space on Lake & Bryant and are all a tad (a lot?) disappointed it's for preparing food and not a restaurant. We still are stoked to have them in the neighborhood.
Anna wrote about your rights as a renter.
I followed Councilmember Aisha Chughtai's work as she began her time representing Ward 10. She talked with me about why she votes the way she does and the struggles she faces on the job.
East Harriet has a new tattoo shop that focuses on traditional tattooing. Tattoo Spirit's owner, Anton Zolotov, brings his tattoo vibes from Brooklyn, New York.
Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week
We shared the Bryant Reconstruction plan so you can follow along with the transformation of what I've dubbed "Bumpy Bryant" into a newly paved one-way street with two-way bike lanes.
TILT Pinball Bar is keeping everyone updated on its construction work at the former Liquor Lyle's and soon to be TILT's new location with its new name, LITT.
City Council Vice President Linea Palmisano's name was caught up in an identify theft ring. She wasn't the one opening up credit cards in her name at places like Best Buy.
OUT & ABOUT
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.
There is a steel drum performance at Pimento from 6 - 8 p.m. to kick off Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day.
"Paw Patrol: The Movie" is screening at Kenny Park at 8 p.m. Liberty is my favorite Paw Patrol member, if you were curious.
Acoustic guitar singer-songwriter Jim Pellinger performs at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 7:30 p.m.
DJ Shannon Blowtorch, who used to be GRRL PRTY's DJ, is starting up a monthly dance night at the Uptown VFW called HauteDish! DJ Blowtorch spins dance, hip-hop, pop, R&B, club bangers, and throwbacks. (Fun fact: GRRL PRTY's lineup included Lizzo)
Bryn Mawr Meadows Park is hosting a kid-friendly Cricket Invitational Carnival Saturday and Sunday. Watch people play cricket, eat local food, listen to music, and enjoy the beautiful park.
Bluegrass band Blue Groove performs at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 7:30 p.m.
"Spider-Man: No Way Home" is screening at Bryant Square Park at 8 p.m.
My favorite local artist, Nur-D performs at the Nightchurch dance party at the Uptown VFW.
The Cricket Invitational Carnival continues on Sunday. Music goes until 8:30 p.m.
There's a double line-up at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Sunday. From 2 - 3:30 p.m. The Jolly Pops perform family music and from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dan Chouinard and Ann Reed will lead the audience in a sing-along.
Lake Harriet Bandshell's End of Summer Celebration features Socaholix, a high-energy Caribbean dance band from 5:30 - 7 p.m and Necessary Diversion, a Top 40 hits band, from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Enjoy the long weekend. We're off on Monday for Labor Day and will see you again on Tuesday.