Weekend Culture Compass – Dan Deacon, Mountain Goats and “Spice World”

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Dan Deacon plays the Whole Music Club on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY ULI LOSKOT

Dan Deacon plays the Whole Music Club on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY ULI LOSKOT

John Sand

Thursday Music âÄì The Mountain Goats Red Stag Supperclub 509 1st Ave. N.E. 9:30 p.m. $5 Get your reservations now for a close-encounter with The Mountain Goats at the Red Stag Supperclub. Whiskey-throated troubadour John Darnielle offers a quick chance to experience his hilarious/melancholy/inspiring music without throngs of moshing teenagers and screaming groupies. Friday Music âÄì Dan Deacon The Whole Coffman Memorial Union 300 Washington Ave. S.E. 8 p.m. $12 Dan Deacon graces the hallowed halls of Coffman Memorial Union while touting his 2009 album âÄúBromst. âÄù Get your tickets now, like right now. Tickets for this intimate show WILL sell out. You will thank yourself after seeing this Wham City electronica superstar. Theater âÄì âÄúMintâÄù Bryant Lake Bowl 810 Lake St. W. 6 p.m. $12-15 This exposition on family secrets written by Randy Wyatt explores the dark side of American suburbia. While the mother falls apart, stuck in perfected domesticity, the rest of the family explores the seedy underbelly of upper-middle class life. âÄúMintâÄù is part of The Flower Shop Project , an organization determined to produce intelligent, daring performances at an affordable price. Saturday Music âÄì Dead Prez with Toki Wright and Maria Isa Cabooze on the West Bank 917 Cedar Ave. S. 9 p.m. $10 Join underground hip-hop duo Dead Prez for what will surely be a badass sock hop. Notable for being one of the first hip-hop groups to âÄúgo green,âÄù the fearless (and eco-friendly) twosome has also been featured in a new documentary produced by Shannon McCollum. Dead Prez is joined by Minneapolis hip-hop darling Maria Isa. Film âÄì âÄúSpice WorldâÄù Uptown Theatre 2906 Hennepin Ave. 11:45 p.m. $8 The Uptown Theatre continues their midnight movie series with childhood favorite âÄúSpice World.âÄù Join the girls as they dance with men in ass-less suits, offend the Catholic church and attend boot camp. But whatever to wear … the little Gucci dress or the little Gucci dress? Sunday Art âÄì Urban Exhibition: Ghana Landmark Center 75 West 5th St., St. Paul 1 p.m. Free Continuing their Urban Exhibition series, the Landmark Center presents a festival to celebrate Ghana. Experience traditional fashion, dance, art and food. The best part is that this culturally-enriching experience is completely free! Ain’t you Ghana go? Culture to Consume: Eat This: Just in time for spring, Minnehaha Park’s Sea Salt Eatery has reopened. If you’re a fan of sea food, A&E highly recommends the soft shell crab sandwich paired with the succulent and crispy calamari . Drink This: Patio season is finally upon us. For an upscale night on the town, check out one of Minneapolis’s best outdoor hotspots: Cafe Lurcat. This D’Amico & Sons restaurant sports delicacies such as the Eiffel Tower Sparkle, a medley of chambord, passion fruit juice and sparkling wine. Click This: We rely on Springboard for the ArtsâÄô website for updates about the art world, but the site can help you too. With updated lists of internships, jobs and grants available, all creative folk should get clicking. Read This: EsquireâÄôs Tina Fey issue is phenomenal for many reasons, but the glaringly honest essay âÄúWhy Met CheatâÄù is sure to inspire a response, love it or hate it. And yes, the author is anonymous. Who could it be? Another surprisingly engaging find in Esquire is James FrancoâÄôs fiction piece âÄúJust Before the Black.âÄù He can write AND play a burnout. Watch This: Showtime has released a trailer for âÄúThe Real L Word,âÄù which will most likely be a mashup of the orignal lesbian series âÄúThe L WordâÄù and âÄúThe Real HousewivesâÄù series. In other news, series finale season is finally upon us, catch up on your favorite series before the reruns kick in this summer. Listen to This: Check the Trampled by Turtles CD Release this Friday for their album âÄúPalomino.âÄù The party starts at First Avenue at the stroke of 8. Also, A&E is ready for the release of Tallest Man on Earth’s âÄúThe Wild HuntâÄù on Tuesday. Crooning indie heaven!