Culture Compass: Corgis, beer and gloomy electric-pop

Haley Bennett

Friday: “Bad Day at Black Rock

“One of the few Hollywood films to tackle anti-Japanese-American bigotry during World War II,” this 1955 CinemaScope thriller will show you how the movies used to handle death, destruction and social decay in style.

Where: The Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St., Minneapolis

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Cost: $8 

Saturday: GRRRL SCOUT March QUEER Dance Party

Sponsored by Smitten Kitten this month, GRRRL SCOUT is throwing a sexy bash to get you out of your apartment and grooving in a good-vibes-only atmosphere. Shake out the last of your winter woes to mainroom spins by DJ Ari Atari and Bunkhouse beach jams upstairs.

Where: Nomad World Pub, 501 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis

When: 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday

Cost: $10 (21+)

Sunday: Pet a Corgi

Yes, they’re the kind of dogs that the queen of England has. Yes, they’re the cutest possible things ever. And yes, there will be a pack of them at Lake & Legends Brewery this Sunday to raise money for rescue animals. What more could you want besides perfect puppers and porters?

Where: Lakes & Legends Brewery, 1368 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $10 for cuddles and a photo-op


Listen to this: “Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Moby’s new album release is just as emo as the title makes it sound. Reminiscent of 1998’s “Mezzanine” by Massive Attack, this slow synth pop is ominous and sinister and lovely. With just enough cowbell.

Watch this: “I Love Dick

No, silly. It’s on Amazon Prime, not PornHub. It’s about a sexually frustrated woman, played to awkward perfection by Kathryn Hahn. The object of her affections? Dick, played by none other than Kevin Bacon. With eight half-hour episodes, this is easily binge-able in an evening, and by the end you, too, will love Dick.

Eat this: Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers

Trader Joe’s made knock-off Swedish Fish that are better than the real thing. They come in lobster (red), dolphin (blue), fishy (orange) and seahorse (yellow). They’re chewy, kinda gross and totally delicious, and you should probably pick some up the next time you go grocery shopping.