Culture compass: Stop-motion, pie and lights

by Becca Most

Friday: Social House with Darnell Williams and the MARAJ 

Pittsburgh rap duo Social House, known for their popular song “Magic in the Hamptons ft. Lil Yachty” and their work in producing Ariana Grande’s hit “thank u, next,” is coming to the University campus Friday before heading on tour with Grande in the spring. Paired with the feel-good beats of Darnell Williams and the Minneapolis-based music collective the MARAJ, the audience is in for a treat.

Where: Whole Music Club, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

When: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $5 for students, $10 for general public

Saturday: “First Free Saturday” at the Walker

The first Saturday of the month means free admission to the Walker art galleries and any ongoing events, games or performances at the museum. This weekend features the Kids’ Film Fair, which includes a screening of several short films created by Indigenous youth as well as ten animated short films from around the world. If you’re interested in stop-motion, two guest animators will present a short lesson on the basics of stop-motion animation. Perfect for people of all ages.

Where: Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis 

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: “Pippin” 

Come watch University theater students perform “Pippin” this Sunday at Rarig. This engaging musical follows the path of young prince as he searches for the significance of life. With flying circus performers, a stellar cast and killer show tunes, this performance isn’t one you want to miss!

Where: Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

When: 2 p.m.

Cost: $7 for Students, $12 for Faculty, Staff & Alumni, $17 for Public

Culture to consume: 

Binge-watch this: “Russian Doll”

Maybe you loved her on “Orange is the New Black” as Nicky Nichols, or maybe you’re just intrigued by her street smart “go-fuck-yourself” attitude and wild mess of orange hair. Either way, Natasha Lyonne stuns as the cigarette-smoking protagonist in Netflix’s latest show. Shrouded in dark humor, this is one of those stories that follows you even after you’ve stopped watching. I’ll spare you any spoilers, but gosh, just wait for the ending!

Treat yourself to this: Homemade cherry cheesecake pie

Okay, none of us really have time to “cook” cook these days. But with this recipe, you’ll give yourself time. With cherry cheesecake pie, you never have to choose between two desserts; you have the best of both worlds. Recipe here

Get hung up on this: string lights

The snow keeps coming, and although the mornings aren’t so dark anymore, it’s still a pretty dreary time for someone who spends much of the day holed up in their bedroom. Browse Amazon for some cute string lights to hang up around your bed frame or to loop on your walls. This’ll immediately elevate you to that cozy hipster status you’ve always secretly dreamed of. Plus, it adds some warm light that’s good to study by.