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 launched our MPS education survey to get a better sense of how parents are feeling about the district after the educators strike, distant learning, and the the announcement of Superintendent Ed Graff's resignation. Please share the survey with MPS parents. We will be reporting back on survey respondents said.

Last year our city saw a spike in traffic-related fatalities. I reported on the crash data and talked with the city's Vision Zero program director about the more holistic reasons why people are choosing to engage in "very reckless driving."

Here's what our daily subscribers dug into this week

Ok, who didn't love watching Prince talk about a teachers' strike in 1970? What a cutie with a strong message!

Broders' is temporarily closed due to a fire in its building. Many of you read their statement posted to its website. If so inclined, you can support its other businesses, Broders' Pasta Bar and Terzo. Supporting small businesses is always a great excuse to get some takeout or go out to eat. #eatlocalMPLS

Speaking of eating local, check out all the Southwest Minneapolis foods featured in the Star Tribune's Iconic Eats.

Who needs a nicely organized concert calendar when you can read this list of Twin Cities concerts people on Reddit are excited to see this summer?

Do you remember hearing about the Umbrella Man during the unrest following George Floyd's murder by the MPD? Southside Pride wrote an article pondering what repercussions this person will face for destroying the Auto Zone across from the 3rd Precinct.

You also loved looking at the dogs available for adoption through the city's Animal Care & Control department. Good news! A lot of these dogs have adoption appointments now. But keep checking back or contact the department about foster opportunities.


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.  🤯

Want to see an Alfred Hitchcock piece performed live? Bryant Lake Bowl has you covered. Watch "Mr. Blanchard's Secret" performed by the Vintage Players Friday-Sunday.

Chicago/rural-Illinois-based Chicago Farmer & the Fieldnotes are playing their working-class county/folk music tonight at Icehouse.

Latins on Ice and Blackout Improv presents: Joy, an improv show at HUGE Theater. It's the first ever, all-Black and Latin X improv comedy show in Minnesota. They are performing every Saturday through May. (I saw them perform last weekend and it indeed brought me a lot of joy)

Dr. Strangedub and DJ Fujun are spinning old and new school reggae all night at Pimento.

If you've ever wanted to see inside the "castle" that sits within the American Swedish Institute, now is your chance. The Turnbald Mansion tour is on! Your tour ticket is also admission into the Swedish museum.

Lakewood is hosting Sunny Science, an event where you can learn about cyanotypes, a photographic process that uses the sun for exposure and water as developer. Get your tickets before it sells out, though.

Family fun at Mia with its Supernatural America themes! Families, young artists, and the young at heart can drop by to explore the themes and artworks on view in “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art” and participate in art-making activities. The event is free, admission to Supernatural America separate.

Sunday night, jazz king Dennis Spears is stopping at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen to play some jazz and celebrate his birthday.