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 ran into some artists painting a mural along 36th Street. Turns out, they are the artists responsible for some iconic murals in the area. Check out our story for more details.  

This week we launched our Meet Your Neighbor series with local painter Emily Vieth. If you know a neighbor we should profile (including yourself), email us or text us at 612-204-2887.

On Monday night, the School Board heard from principals and educators from across the district about the culturally-responsive and engaging work they are doing.

A professor that studies firearm data, David Blake Johnson, got in touch with us after we published some some of the data from a gun violence presentation. He wrote up an article talking about the context surrounding gun dealers in and around Hennepin County.

On Monday night, the Lyndale Neighborhood Association invited residents to hear presentations about the future of the Kmart site and a new housing shelter moving into the neighborhood.

Workers in the process of boarding up a building in Loring Park. Henry Pan reports on what led to the sudden attention on the long-vacant building.

The Children's Theater is currently hosting Circus Abyssinia's "Tulu" performance. It's a circus from Ethiopia that you don't want to miss.

Did you know Nirvana played Uptown Bar twice in 1989? Here's the story and some related artifacts.

Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week

This week, people have been playing around with the Axios Twin Cities map, where you get to draw the borders of neighborhoods around the Twin Cities and see other people's borders, too.

The Vintage Fall Crawl is a collection of women-owned vintage shops in Minneapolis (many of them in Southwest). A pre-order of the passport to all the participating shops is only 10 bucks.

Eat Street Crossing posted an update on their paint job on Instagram. They are looking to open later this year.

A Navigator journalist (Southwest High School) put together a fall playlist. I personally can't get past track 1 because it's so pretty.

If you are wondering what happened to the Uptown sign above the old Uptown movie theater, nobody knows, but Racket is on the case.

Is there a German word for the feeling you get watching the Lowry Tunnel get cleaned? Whatever that word is, the tunnel is getting cleaned next week.


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.  


Planets in the Park aka the coolest event going on tonight. People will guide you to see planets through a telescope. In a park. Starts at 8 p.m. Be there.

Gigi's Cafe is having it's fall art gala tonight starting at 6 p.m. Meet the hyper-local artists behind the art on the walls, eat good food, and meet your neighbors.

Madelyn Waves, Alanna Snortland and Dobs are playing on the LynLake Brewery rooftop tonight. Here is a video of Dobs busking on the Stone Arch Bridge.

Belle Weather, the gifting and retail store at 38th & Grand, is having a sidewalk sale this weekend that kicks off today.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking has the opening reception for its 5th Stand Out Prints exhibition from 7 - 9 p.m.

Granada Theater is hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month dance party. Dance from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.

There is a new wave dance party at the Uptown VFW tonight. Vintage music videos included.


Brunch at Icehouse with Tasha Baron and Munir Kahar feels like it's beyond explanation. Starts at 11 a.m.

It's Super Soccer Saturday at Southwest! There will be games featuring every level of teams starting at 9 a.m. and kicking off with the final game at 7 p.m.

Check out the Les Sol/LINK X LOU pop-up from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Uptown Dog Fair runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Expect a ton of cute dogs on leashes, dogs you can adopt, dog paraphernalia to buy, and friendly faces all around.

Wild Rumpus is turning 30! Happy birthday, Wild Rumpus. Go celebrate with them from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Third Space Cafe is turning 1! Happy Birthday, Third Space. Go celebrate with them from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At Driftwood Char Bar, 2001: A Strokes Odessy plays at 8:15 p.m. (If they aren't a Strokes cover band, I will be very disappointed).


MB Foodhouse is doing a breakfast taco, chilaquiles, and more pop-up at Wrecktangle on Sunday from 8 - 11 a.m.

Cuban band Charanga Tropical is playing Icehouse at 5 pm.

"A night of rock and noise music at Mort's! Will be loud and fun!!" Featuring: Time Room, Psychic Sports, Orchid Club, and Eddie Weinstine. Noise starts at 9 p.m.