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 must all put trust in a developer who verified the Uptown sign is coming back after it is refurbished. This feels very much like a "we'll believe it when we see it" situation.
Monday was Indigenous Peoples' Day and we wrote about this year's celebration at Midtown Global Market and how the Indigenous Peoples' Day movement started in Minneapolis.
For this week's Meet Your Neighbor, we talked with Henry LaBounta about his affinity for keeping the lakes clean. If you know a neighbor we should profile (including yourself), email us or text us at 612-204-2887.
This week, residents attended multiple city council committee meetings to speak with the councilmembers about the encampment clearings. On Tuesday, we reported on a tense exchange between councilmembers and residents that turned into a post-meeting discussion facilitated by Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. The committee approved funding for homelessness projects at the meeting, too.
You know what sounds really cool? Getting your hair cut among the trees of Southwest Minneapolis. You can kind of do that at Faded Barbershop Uptown. Anna Koenning brings you the details.
Links that our daily subscribers clicked on a lot this week
We shared a story about why old trees are suddenly falling down in places like Loring Park. A forest ecology expert talked to WCCO about his theory.
Laure's is having its grand opening in Linden Hills this week. Anna Koenning spoke with the owner in July about the pending move.
Prieto is temporarily closing for a refresh. It's like blowing into a Nintendo game to make it work. It's probably not like that at all. So, we will just let you know when Prieto is set to re-open.
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. 🤯
Ingebretsen's is holding a vintage Scandinavian goods sale at Walker Church, Friday and Saturday. Cash or check only.
There is a Halloween-themed music performance at Williams tonight with S.C. and the Living Dread Halloween Show. No cover!
Abinnet Berhanu's trio is performing "hard swinging jazz" at Volstead's Emporium.
Andrea Jenkins is performing her 10-minute play "Looking for Myeshia" at Jungle Theater before Friday's performance of "Of Pigs and Pianos."
Fire & Nice is having a launch party on Friday and Saturday for the Pie in the Sky, a new IPA beer collab with Portage Beer. Proceeds from the beer will go to Loppet Foundation's youth adventure programming.
There are only seats left for tonight's paint & sip at LynLake Brewery. Paint a Minneapolis "Starry Night."
La Doña is celebrating its fourth anniversary starting in the morning with some televised soccer games.
The Tangletown Gardens Pumpkin Fest starts this weekend. "We’re bringing the pumpkin patch to Minneapolis." Buy some unique pumpkins, drink cider across the street at Wise Acres.
The Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association is holding a historic home walking tour at 10 a.m. Meet at 42nd and Fremont.
Join the Street Art Tour around LynLake from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. Tour starts at LynLake Brewery. and it's hosted by the Hennepin History Museum. Cool.
The American Swedish Institute is holding a fall city foraging class.
East Harriet Neighborhood Association is holding its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Lyndale Farmstead park building.
Kyatchi is now open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Yum.
There are still tickets left for the Barbacoa pop-up at Revival.
The Futsal Society and the Whittier Alliance are holding a 3 v. 3 futsal tournament with a lot of activities and fun for everyone. Head to 2116 Nicollet Ave. from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Framework will be performing modern jazz guitar at Voldstead's Emporium.
The opening of "पौर्णिमा: Gazing Into The Full Moon Night" is from 7-10 p.m. at SOO Visual Arts Center.
Mia's "Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi," show opens on Sunday. "Renaissance Florence was a hub of inventiveness and creativity, and artist Sandro Botticelli was at the center of it all."
Venture over to Thomas Lowry Park for a free bluegrass performance, from 2 - 4 p.m.
Parisota will be performing at Volstead's Emporium. The genre? "Gypsy-jazz meets Mark Knopfler [Dire Straits]."