Culture compass: Parties, puppies and pride

Maraya King

Friday: Food Truck Friday

There are only two Fridays left to capitalize on all the best mobile cuisine Minnesota has to offer. Whether you’re craving barbecue, Mexican, funnel cakes or mashed potatoes, the good food truck folks parked at Valleyfair will take care of you. Just wait a bit before jumping on the Corkscrew post-meal.

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

Where: Valleyfair, 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee

Cost: Pay to get into the park. After that, it’s up to you! 

Saturday: Electric Fetus’ 50th Anniversary

A party with live music hosted in honor of an establishment that sells music. Need we say more? No … but we will. Electric Fetus has been selling vinyl, cassettes and CDs in Minneapolis for over 50 years and now they’re throwing the party of the summer with performances by Habibi, Flamin’ Oh’s, Last Import and more to celebrate. 

When: 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 

Sunday: Still Not Asking For It

This flash-tattoo event boasts positive consent and feminist-themed tattoos. Still not enticed? They’re CHEAP. Most flash-tat events are centered around Friday the 13th and solely offer spooky-themed ink. That’s cool … but do you know what’s better? Women. Proceeds for this event will be used to bring awareness to sexual assault. 

When: Noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Minneapolis Tattoo Shop, 2211 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

Cost: Varies

Culture to consume: 

Listen to this: Spotify’s Pride playlists

June is in full swing which means warmer weather, later nights and PRIDE. Check out Spotify’s “Amplify: Pride” playlists at the gym, while driving through Uptown or when pregaming Gay 90’s with your friends. 

Watch this: “The Incredibles”

It’s been almost 14 years since this masterpiece first graced the big screen. Odds are you haven’t seen it in at least 10 years — it’s time to refresh your memory. “The Incredibles 2” comes out June 15th and you should be up to date with character names. 

Follow this: @heresapuppy

Instagram account @heresapuppy offers the perfect dose of puppies. They post roughly every other day — the perfect amount of pups to brighten your day without completely overtaking your feed. You’re welcome.