The Lake Harriet Bandshell should be blue! This is an issue that I am not impartial about. When I was growing up, the building had a beautiful, sky blue coat of paint on it before it was replaced with the brown shade it has today.
With the Park Board planning to repaint the building in the months to come, Steve Brandt wrote a piece for us about bringing back the blue color. He's also launched an online petition to tell the Park Board how many people agree. Check it out and start dreaming about returning the bandshell to its rightful color.
Henry Pan caught up with Southwest Minneapolis' representative to the Met Council, John Pacheco, Jr. As Henry says in the piece: "The Metropolitan Council is a powerful body you probably have never heard of."
Pacheco talked at length about his experience riding transit as a kid, safety on the system, free fares, and more. Check out the piece to learn a bit more about what he plans to bring to the Met Council.
Last week, The Jungle Theater released their 2022-2023 schedule. You can find details here.
The season will kick off with OF PIGS AND PIANOS, a one-woman piano show, on October 13.Check out the schedule for more details and information on buying tickets.
A brief note – we made an error in yesterday's edition. Melody was writing the newsletter, and after talking a bunch of smack last week, neglected to mention the SPANKING that the Vikings gave to the Packers. The whole team regrets the omission and I promise that it will never, ever happen again.
Melody hung out at Woofstock this weekend in Linden Hills. Here's her highlight reel from the event. (Instagram)
Happy 30th birthday, Wild Rumpus! They'll be throwing a party to celebrate on October 1. Here's a beautiful drawing of their store by Kathy from Yellow Dog Collage to celebrate. (Instagram)
Artist Emily Vieth is painting a bunch of beautiful watercolors of Lake of the Isles. View them or buy them here. (Emily Vieth)
A deep dive on the Minneapolis Police Department's plans to start using drones. (MinnPost)
The new Bde Maka Ska skate park (which we covered here) hosted a big BBQ skate sesh this weekend, here's a video highlight reel. (Instagram)
A beautiful drawing of the Lake Harriet streetcar. (Instagram)
The Bohen, the new apartment building on the old Old Chicago/Boneyard/Salsa a la Salsa/Game/Lotus/Piggy Bank space, shared a video time lapse of their construction. (Instagram)
Red Wagon is launching lunch starting today complete with two new sandwiches! Did you know you can cook pizza with Pete at your house? (Instagram)
Students with the ThreeSixty Journalism program wrote a bunch of great pieces about the community. (ThreeSixty Journalism)
LynLake Brewery is offering 25% off drinks to all healthcare workers. (Instagram)
*Harry Singh's news here!* We unintentionally buried the info in our Monday Meeting section yesterday. We will let you know what happens in tomorrow's newsletter. The Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee meets today at 1:30 p.m. Harry Singh's Original Caribbean Restaurant is facing a business license revocation due to unpaid taxes. Also on the agenda is a new business near 43rd & Nicollet, Kruse Koffee & Markit Co., which is seeking a sidewalk cafe and wine license.
The Budget Committee will meet again at 10 a.m. to hear presentations from specific city departments and their proposed budgets.
The school board meets for a regular business meeting at 5:30 p.m. Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox will report on enrollment numbers and the board will hear a presentation on math and reading proficiency data.
The Rent/Housing Stabilization Work Group is meeting for the first time today at 11:30 a.m. This work group stems from a 2021 voter referendum that gave City Council the ability to pass rent control legislation. They are meeting at the Central Library.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners meets at 1:30 p.m.
OUT & ABOUT
Make your own metal casting piece tonight at Arts + Rec. (It's like a mold with metal. A metal mold)
Khâluna is hosting a brunch on the Sunday of Fashion Week, September 25. Get your tickets here before they sell out.
Up-Down is hosting a Skee Ball tournament tonight at 8:00 p.m.
The Buffalo Show, featuring Oyate Hotanin (“Voice of the People”), Buffalo Weavers with Dakota elder poet and storyteller Strong Buffalo, and musical bike-riding singer songwriter, Ben Weaver, is tonight at Bryant Lake Bowl.
Jaspar Lepak and The OK Factor are playing tonight at Icehouse.