Culture compass: Butterflies, ties and DJ guys

Katie Lauer

Friday: Blooming Butterflies

Between now and Labor Day, Como Zoo will exhibit over 100 species of butterflies from around the world in its greenhouse. Hundreds of butterflies will be released weekly, but for $1 you can release one yourself any day at noon.

Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Saturday: Yellow Claw

Why go out of your way to travel to festivals when the artists come to you? This EDM duo will perform downtown right after two stops at Bonnaroo and EDC. With tracks like “DJ Turn It Up” and “Till It Hurts,” their show should be loud enough for you to get down and dance until your feet hurt.

Where: Skyway Theatre,

711 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: $30

Sunday: Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5K

What screams “dad” more than a tie? An ugly tie. The Star Tribune is hosting its first 5K to celebrate Father’s Day, and there’s still time to register to run along the Mississippi River. Enjoying the attire from the sidelines is always a solid option, too.

Where: Father Hennepin Park, 420 S.E. Main St., Minneapolis

When: 9:15 a.m.

Cost: $40

Culture to consume

Drive to this: Kathleen Madigan stand-up

Summer is for road trips, and sometimes music doesn’t cut it during long nights on the open highway. That’s where Kathleen Madigan comes in. Her comedy will keep you company behind the wheel as she explores a travel book of the 68 U.S. states, listens to John Denver on PBS and recounts the wonders of the post office.

Scroll through this: Dogspotting

Golden retriever puppies running and nibbling fingers and smol Corgis in harnesses can be found here. This Facebook page filled with photos of other people’s doggos, floofers and puppers isn’t new, but it’s still important and a wonderful source for daily happiness.

Listen to this: “Witness” by Katy Perry

Somewhere in the middle of ranking her ex-lovers, the “backpack kid” and recent Taylor Swift beef, Katy Perry released her new album, “Witness.” In addition to the hip-hop heavy “Swish Swish” and “Bon Appétit,” tracks like “Déjà Vu,” the slow jam “Tsunami” and ballad “Save as Draft” earned a second listen right off the bat.