Culture compass: Markets, movies and “Modern Love”

by Maddy Folstein

Friday: Swinging through the ’20s 

There’s no need to leave 2018 for a taste of the Roaring ‘20s, thanks to Student Unions and Activities. Head to Coffman Memorial Union, and you’ll walk into a party reminiscent of flappers and jazz. Co-hosted by U-Swing, the event will also give you the chance to learn some swing dancing moves and break out your new skills on the dance floor that night. 

Where: Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis

When: 7-10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Saturday: Pupper Bowl

If you’re not a football fan, you’ve probably tuned into the annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, which is hosted every Super Bowl Sunday. This year, Sisyphus Brewing will host its very own Pupper Bowl alongside two local shelters, No Dog Left Behind and Pet Haven. Go cheer on this year’s champions, and maybe you’ll go home with a dog of your own. 

Where: Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave. W Suite 100, Minneapolis

When: 3-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: North Local Market

Out-of-state travelers coming for the Super Bowl can head to the North Local Market next weekend to experience all that locally owned business have to offer, but you also can go this weekend to avoid the crowds. Twenty-five local brands, from “i like you” to local artist Adam Turman, will showcase their unique products through this market, making it the perfect opportunity to showcase your Minnesota pride. 

Where: 33 S 6th St., Minneapolis

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.



Do this: find your Oscars picks.  

The Academy Awards are a month away, making it the perfect time to craft your ideal Oscars list. Head over to the St. Anthony Main Theater or your favorite local theater to catch up on the most acclaimed movies of 2017, and surprise all your friends on Oscars night with your spot-on predictions. 

Stream this: “The End of the F***ing World” 

A psychopathic teenager and his rebellious new friend embark on a road trip together in this new Netflix series. What could go wrong? Dark humor and a lot of teen angst make this series a “Heathers” equivalent for 2018. 

Listen to this: “Modern Love” 

Celebrate love early this year by streaming the podcast “Modern Love” on your walk to class. WBUR and The New York Times record actors and writers reading some of the famed New York Times section’s best essays. A&E’s favorite readers include Tituss Burgess, Greta Gerwig and Issa Rae.