Culture Compass: Ice, cameras, Super Bowl action!

by Kate Drakulic

Friday: Mia Ice Maze

Cute date idea alert! Hosted by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the ice maze is the perfect place to get lost with your significant other. Images of objects featured in Mia’s newest exhibition “Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty,” concept and design by Robert Wilson, are hidden throughout. Freezing temps are no reason to withhold your visit — warm up inside the Mia, which is always free to visitors. Accessible during regular museum hours, the ice maze is open this weekend only!

Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S, Minneapolis

When: Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Saturday: NFL Honors 

The annual NFL Honors are taking place in our own backyard — quite literally! NFL stars and celebrities will walk the red carpet as they arrive at Northrop Auditorium. Be sure to bundle up and rep your team’s colors! This event is free for students with prior registration. 

Where: Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. –  6 p.m. 

Cost: Free with registration

Sunday: Super Bowl LII

I truly believe the Super Bowl offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re in it for the game, the biceps, the halftime show or the highly praised and often overrated commercials, the big game is sure to provide noteworthy entertainment. Don’t miss J.T. shaking it on stage! The game will be nationally televised on NBC starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Where: U.S. Bank Stadium — or more likely, from the comfort of your couch on NBC

When: Sunday, at 5:30 p.m. 


Listen to this: 24K Magic

Bruno Mars took the 60th Annual Grammy Awards by storm, winning Album, Song and Record of the Year, as well as Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, and Best R&B Performance. Yes, that totals to six Grammy Awards. Well done Bruno. 

Watch this: Video of Blue Ivy shushing her parents at the Grammys 

Blue Ivy has been protected from the curious lenses of the media for the majority of her childhood. So, when the cameras caught her as she raised that little hand to hush Beyoncé and Jay-Z applauding at the Grammys, the internet completely lost it. If you haven’t seen the clip yet, then hurry — the memes are coming. 


Judge this: Super Bowl Commercials

No matter how impressive or disappointing this year’s Super Bowl commercials are, they are sure to cause commotion and conversation. Impress all of your friends and professors (professors love talking about Super Bowl commercials) by carefully calculating this year’s best and worst.