Culture compass: Free art, new Prince and cookie dough

by Katie Lauer

Friday: Antiquarian and Rare Book Fair

What’s better than a good book? An antique and collectible book! Starting Friday, over 50 dealers from around the country will sell books in all conditions and fields at the State Fairgrounds. Maps, children’s books and local history will all be there. If you’re not a collector, reading books will also be available at this two-day event.

Where: The Progress Center at the State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

When: 3 – 8 p.m.

Cost: $7, free with student ID

Saturday: Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday

Enjoy the new pieces in the Sculpture Garden along with the rest of the Walker this Saturday. On top of the new, blue rooster, there will be art projects and a DJ dance party. There’s something for nearly everyone to enjoy, why wouldn’t you take advantage of enjoying art for free?

Where: Walker Art Center

725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: Go Fest ’17

Co-headlined by Bleachers and MUTEMATH, this full day of music is sure to be a jam. The celebration –— which brings the airwaves of Go 96.3 to life — will also feature The Naked and Famous, MUNA and The Unlikely Candidates. If that wasn’t enough music already, local acts and DJs will fill the air between other acts on the ticket.

Where: Cabooze Outdoor Plaza,

917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

When: 1 p.m.

Cost: $29.96, 18+

Culture to consume

Listen to this: “Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition)”

This release of remixed and previously unheard music is worth an immediate listen. From the snap and keyboards of “When Doves Cry” to the driving extended edition of “I Would Die 4 U” that sounds like a secret band jam, this is just the tip of the music iceberg we may never hear from the Purple One’s vault.

Find this: Dough Dough dessert food truck

What do you get when you combine the deliciousness of a food truck with the simple joys of an ice cream truck? Cookie dough on wheels. Dough Dough serves cookie dough by the scoop, and whether you opt for the sugar cookie “Celebration” or “Monster Cookie” flavor, you’ll be sure to get your sugar fix.

Watch this: “Independence Day”

This 1996 film seems like the perfect way to prepare for this year’s Fourth of July. Without giving too much of the plot away (although it’s predicable), alien life attacks Earth on the eve of Independence Day. The rest of the film follows the aliens’ defeat, the saving of the world and the following, festive celebration. Honestly, this dystopian event may not seem too weird on our own news sites these days.