Culture Compass: Dancing, “DAMN.” and Donald Trump

A&E weighs in on what you should be doing this weekend.

by Katie Lauer

Friday: Late Night Dance Party

This Friday, celebrate the life of Prince at First Avenue for the one-year anniversary of his passing. With the Memorial Street Party sold out and the celebration at Paisley Park costing hundreds of dollars, this is another way to celebrate his music and life in the best way — by dancing.

Where: First Avenue, 701 N. 1st Ave., Minneapolis

When: 9 p.m.

Cost: $10 to $15

Saturday: Record Store Day

There are over 10 locations celebrating “the culture of the independently-owned record store” for Record Store Day’s 10th Anniversary this year, with plenty of albums, cassettes and vinyl ready to be bought. Some music will be specially pressed for the day, so don’t miss out.

Where: Various Twin Cities record stores

When: All day

Cost: Free

Sunday: Bharat’s Holi

Enjoy the festivities of Holi with Bharat UMN, color powders and water guns. This annual festival, usually held in March, celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter. You can now enjoy the (hopefully) warm weather with friends, strangers and food. Just make sure to bring clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Where: East River Flats Park, 351 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis

When: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Culture to consume

Listen to this: “DAMN.” by Kendrick Lamar

The album’s name speaks for itself. Moving away from the brassy symbolism of “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar speaks his mind about America, mortality and KFC. From the heavy hitters in “HUMBLE.” and “DNA.,” to the deep storylines in “XXX.” and “DUCKWORTH.,” this is a record to reward your ears with.

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While politics isn’t always the most fun, it’s an important thing to be involved in. Why not have a little fun while staying up-to-date? This site tracks President Donald Trump’s visits to his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, and the costs associated with each one of thise trips.

Drink this: H2O

Avoid a night spent crying in the shower after Spring Jam and drink water instead. With the day’s festivities, this glorious beverage can help you stay hydrated from the sun and the plagues of day drinking. If you bought a ticket, you should try to actually attend.