Culture Compass: Tacos, toe taps and tail-wagging doggos

by Maraya King

Friday: Uptown Art Fair

One of the most-attended events in Minnesota has finally arrived. Paintings, prints, jewelry and more will be on display throughout Uptown this weekend. Celebrate creativity, support local artists and soak up the sunshine this Friday — for free!

Where: 1420 The Mall, Minneapolis

When: Noon to 8 p.m.

How much: Free

Saturday: Flip Phone XXL: Short Shorts

If they’re not already, Flip Phone’s dance parties will eventually become the stuff of legends. This weekend’s theme is — naturally — the flip phone era. Short shorts are the suggested outfitting, but wear whatever you’re comfortable in. Your dance partners will love you all the same.

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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

How much: $12 in advance, $14 at the door

Sunday: Taco Tour on Lake Street 

Lake Street’s Taco Tour gives you an opportunity to become a self-proclaimed foodie for a day and act like a tourist in your own neck of the woods. Oh, and there will be tacos. So many tacos. Fresh air, fresh Mexican food and a fresh perspective of your own neighborhood. You better get registered.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Tour starts at K-Mart, 10 W. Lake St., Minneapolis

How much: $2 to register

Culture to consume

Watch this: Orange is the New Black 

Season six of this Netflix original series has officially been released, so what are you waiting for? Piper, Alex, Red and the gang are back at it again, but they’re not in the Litchfield Penitentiary this time. Following the prison riots that ended the fifth season, the show picks up right where it left off with the inmates facing the consequences of their actions. 

Read this: Your favorite book!

With school looming in the distance, take the last month of summer to relax and do something entirely for yourself. Soon enough you’ll be in line at Coffman Union to pick up textbooks you may never crack open. Re-read one of your favorites and savor every guilt-free sentence. 

Follow this: @dog_feelings on Twitter

If you haven’t seen Thoughts of Dog retweeted on your timeline yet, you’re missing out. This witty and heartwarming account tells the daily adventures of a pup — in his own words. With choppy sentence structure and undeniable excitement, you will fall in love with this pooch.