Culture compass: Celebrate records and the Earth this weekend

by Maddy Folstein

Friday: Earth Day Celebration 2018 

Earth Day is this Sunday, but thanks to a variety of student groups and on-campus resources, you can celebrate two days early. A variety of activities will be available on the sidewalk in front of Coffman Union from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., with an after party hosted at the West Bank Community Garden to follow until 6 p.m. Plant a succulent, enjoy free food at the after-party and learn more about sustainable living on campus.

Where: Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis; West Bank Community Garden, located between the Carlson School of Management and the Rarig Center on West Bank

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday: Radio K Presents: Record Store Day 2018 at Dead Media

Looking to get away from the chaos of Spring Jam? The University of Minnesota’s Radio K is hosting an International Record Store Day block party at Dead Media in Powderhorn Park. Used vinyl inventory is priced 15 percent off, and the basement will host a clearance sale of records and cassettes. Bands will also be playing from noon to 8 p.m., and food is provided by Modern Times Cafe.

Where: Dead Media, 1828 E 35th St., Minneapolis

When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: “Argonautika”

“Argonautika” is a theatrical take on the myth of Jason and the Argonauts. Written by playwright Mary Zimmerman, this production of the play is presented by the senior class of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.

Where: Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio, 818 S 2nd St., Minneapolis

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $9


Watch this: “Chef’s Table” Volume 4

“Chef’s Table,” Netflix’s popular series of one-episode documentaries about world famous chefs, just released a new season. Each episode (there are four in total) focuses on a different pastry chef, beginning with Christina Tosi of the Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City.

Follow this: Script to Screen

Ever wondered how your favorite movie scenes make it from the page of a script to the silver screen? This Twitter account (@scripttoscreeen) tracks how a screenwriter’s work comes to life, by splitting the screen between movie clips and the pages of the script so you can see the words in action. So far, they’ve done scenes from “Moonlight,” “Get Out,” “Baby Driver,” “Lady Bird” and more.

Read this: “The Empathy Exams

Writer Leslie Jamison’s new book, “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath,” was released on April 3, and the writer will be at Magers & Quinn in Uptown on April 24. To catch up on her writing, read “The Empathy Exams” — a collection of Jamison’s essays about empathy, based on her experience working as a medical actor.