Culture compass: “Appalachian Spring,” “Anni-Hootenanny” and arepas

Liv Martin

Friday: 2018 Season Opening at the Minnesota Orchestra 

Have a classy Friday night at Orchestra Hall and see world renowned pianist Emanuel Ax play Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the orchestra. They will also be playing “Appalachian Spring” — a quintessentially American piece of music by Aaron Copland. Go to impress your date and stay for the impressive array of music.

Where: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

When: 8:00 p.m. 

Cost: $12 for student rush tickets

Saturday: 10 Year Anni-Hootenanny

Local favorite Blue Door Pub is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an outdoor birthday bash. Head to its Como Avenue location for live music, a taste of their famous Blucy Burger and the all-new Blue Dream IPA, made in collaboration with Indeed Brewing Co.

Where: Blue Door Pub, 1514 Como Ave. SE., Minneapolis

When: 2:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: Hola Streets! Parking Lot Party 2018

In the mood for tacos? Hola Arepa is throwing their annual “Hola Streets!” party. The event will feature live music, arepas and walking tacos from the Hola Arepa food truck, as well as other food provided by Hai Hai’s Southeast-Asian grill station. Cocktails and beer will also be available for purchase for those 21+. Bonus: free, tropical Hola-themed henna tattoos will be available.

Where: Hola Arepa, 3501 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: Free 


Listen to this: “This Is Love” podcast

Searching for something to warm your heart on a rainy fall day? Listen to “This Is Love,” a podcast from the makers of “Criminal.” Within each episode of the 6-part podcast lies a beautiful, deeply human story about love. Full disclosure: this podcast could make you cry in public. 

Drink This: Matcha-almond and blueberry-lavender beverages

Create your own fancy drinks at home with Trader Joe’s new matcha-almond and blueberry-lavender beverages. These unique flavors will satisfy your tastebuds without having to spend a fortune going to Insta-worthy coffee shops. Both flavors are non-dairy.

Do this: Get a massage

Does your back hurt from carrying your heavy backpack around our huge campus? Don’t worry! The University’s Recreation and Wellness Center now offers professional massage therapy for students at a discounted price. Services include cranial sacral, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, shiatsu and sports massages.