CULTURE COMPASS FRIDAY

Yena Lee

You for Me for You
 
Mu Performing Arts debuted playwright Mia Chung’s “Me for You for Me” at the Guthrie. The play focuses on two North Korean sisters and their quest for the American dream. But the American dream is hard to attain for both sisters, and they endure many hardships. Randy Reyes directs the play, with Sun Mee Chomet and Audrey Park playing the roles of the two sisters.
 
Where Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis
Hours 7:30 p.m.
Cost $15–26
 
SATURDAY
Radio K’s Gigawatt
 
University of Minnesota’s Radio K is at it again with their annual Gigawatt showcase. This year, Murder Shoes will perform as one of the chosen bands alongside Warehouse Eyes and Perfume Monster. All three acts have different sounds that will balance each other out for a well-represented night of local band flair at the 7th Street Entry. 
 
Where 7th Street Entry, 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis
Hours 8 p.m.
Cost $7
 
SUNDAY
Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase
 
Every Sunday night at Universe Games, the store turns into a raucous comedy show. Created by local comedians Turner Barrowman and Collin Klug, the showcase features some of the best local performers. There is a weekly rotation of sketch, characters, music and standup. If you’re into absurd humor paired with a healthy dose of clever immaturity, this is up your alley.
 
Where Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
Hours 7:30 p.m.
Cost Free
 
CULTURE TO CONSUME
EAT THIS
Doughnuts from Mucci’s Italian
 
Tim Niver — of The Strip Club and Saint Dinette — and chef Chris Uhrich teamed up to open a new Italian restaurant in St. Paul. The menu offers decadent fried pizzas and a glorious chicken parm, but they’re serving doughnuts, too. These heavyweight doughnuts are for the ultimate pastry fans. The chocolate frosting-covered, sprinkle-topped doughnut is soft with a satisfying crunchy bite. Even though it’s a bit of a trek to get out there, the doughnuts alone are worth it. 
 
WATCH THIS
“Spotlight”
 
“Spotlight” winning the top Academy Award might have been a surprise to some, but the best picture winner deserves it all. The film tells the story of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team and their investigation of Boston’s Catholic Archdiocese. The plotline is heavy and hard to take in; however, the cast does an amazing job in their roles — specific highlights include Rachel McAdams’ and Mark Ruffalo’s performances.
 
TRY THIS
Spring break staycation
 
Spring break is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made any plans, try a staycation in the Twin Cities. Instead of shelling out the big bucks for a plane ticket or otherwise, treat yourself to a nice meal at one of the best restaurants in town. If eating isn’t your thing, then explore the city. Maybe check out the Minneapolis Institute of Art or the Walker Art Center, or just walk around the city until you find something interesting — the city is your oyster.