Culture compass: Cheap Tattoos and cures for the winter blues

Sophie Vilensky

Friday: Friday the 13th @ MPLS Tattoo Shop

This Friday, Minneapolis Tattoo Shop will be having discount deals for their flash tattoos. If you’re not superstitious, then head down to choose from one of their flash designs for $31! Get there early though, the lines have been known to get long.

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

When: 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.

How much: $31

Saturday: “Indoor Winter Market”

I’m not going to pretend this will be nearly as fun or exciting as a nice springtime farmers’ market would be. But it’s still important that we eat our produce. Over 40 local farmers, artists and food vendors will be present. Dumplings from Gorkha Palace, funky oatmeal from 3 Bear Oats … maybe waiting for summer fruits isn’t all bad.

Where: 704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis

When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

How much: Free

Sunday: Music at Bordertown

This is Bordertown’s last live-music event of the semester, so how are we just finding out about it? Save your busy work for Sunday and head over to the coffee shop for a little entertainment while you fill in study guides. The shop is also boasting new spring drinks — fingers crossed for lavender lattes!

Where: Bordertown Coffee, 315 16th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

When: 3 – 6 p.m.

How much: Free


Listen to this: Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness

Are you struggs to func? That’s struggling to function in Jonathan Van Ness lingo. The “Queer Eye” icon’s podcast features a new hot topic every week that the host is curious about. The opioid epidemic, the beautiful Antoni Porowski’s origin story, the Armenian genocide, Lizzo … all are discussed. You know you were curious too!

Read this: Mary Oliver poetry

Tell me everyone, what the heck are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?! In a time of lingering seasonal depression and grayscale landscapes Mary Oliver’s poetry can be a bit of a saving grace. Bird songs, summer air and natural water features. Read me to sleep, Mary?

Follow this: @el_peego

Laura Perlongo has been my best kept Instagram/Snapchat secret for about a year now (maybe not a secret, I show her feed to everyone). The New York/LA based artist is married to Nev Schulman of “Catfish” fame and posts a consistent stream of premium #content. Her toddler, Cleo, is the best. Just wait.