Culture Compass

Eat this:
Arepas at Hola Arepa
Starting out as a food truck, Hola Arepa got its brick-and-mortar location in 2014. Hola Arepa makes their arepas — which are corn cakes — fresh daily. Each arepa is stuffed with Latin-style fillings such as plantains and black beans. Each bite of the arepa packs a ton of flavor and textures, and the meal is incredibly filling. They also happen to be gluten-free.     
Attend this:
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Fest
The 35th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is here until the 23rd. Be sure to check out the selection of 250 films from around the globe. There are special events, guest filmmakers, panels and even parties to attend during the festival. The breadth of the selection may be overwhelming, but look at it this way — there’s no way you can see it all, so you’ll be able to fill your to-watch list for the whole year.
Enjoy this:
The weather
The weather forecast this weekend is stellar. Now that the Minnesota winter seems to be in the past, get on out there and enjoy the beautiful weather while you can. Ditch the books for a bit, and go on a walk or a bike ride along the river. There are plenty of hidden routes along the Mississippi to discover. It’s worth it to go to a graduation photo hotspot like the Stone Arch Bridge with weather like this. After all, we live in Minnesota, so it might start snowing next week. 
Hot Cellars’ album release show
The local retro rockers are celebrating their debut album, “Summer Voodoo,” at the 331. Opening for them at the event will be Minneapolis-based bands the Sex Rays and What Tyrants. In preparation for the album release show, Hot Cellars is working on free downloads of their LP for attendees. 
Where 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis
Hours 10 p.m.
Cost Free
Father John Misty
Joshua Tillman aka J. Tillman aka Father John Misty has been a part of Fleet Foxes, Saxon Shore and even Har Mar Superstar. But this time around, he’s on tour as Father John Misty. After releasing the well-received Misty debut, “Fear Fun,” in 2012, Tillman followed it up with an even better-received “I Love You, Honeybear” in 2015. Tillman will be performing at Northrop with special guests Tess & Dave.  
Where Carlson Family Stage at Northrop, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis
Hours 7:30 p.m.
Cost $35
Mill City Deuxnut Run
Mill City Running is hosting its semi-annual doughnut run. This time around, they have a whole new route and new doughnut shops in the event. You have the opportunity to become Donut Royalty, win prizes and earn discounts at Mill City Running. If you don’t want to run the nine miles, there will be shortcuts available. 
Where Mill City Running, 411 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Hours 9 a.m.
Cost Free