Culture compass: From MN, to India to Madrid

Samir Ferdowsi and Sophie Vilensky

Friday: Battle of The Bands Round III

After two rounds of slaps and grooves, Battle of the Bands sounds off for the last round before the final. The winners will move on to meet previous winners and compete in April to open up for the Spring Jam headliner. Counterfeit Democracy, Joe Kelly, Lapdogs and Raspberry will be on the mic. Get out and mosh!

Where: The Whole Music Club, 300 Washington Ave. SE., Minneapolis

When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Cost: Free (bring your U Card!)

Saturday: Jazba 2019

Never been to Jazba before? You’re missing out. The sounds of Bollywood mixed and chopped with hip-hop, all with outrageously skilled dancers … it’s a sight to behold. With college students coming from across the nation, this event will have your bones rattling with excitement and bass. Each team is required to incorporate a skit into their performance, making it even more enjoyable. The skits range from sad to funny, hyped to refined. Don’t miss this.

Where: Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. SE., Minneapolis

When: 6 to 9 p.m. 

Cost: $5 for students

Sunday: The Oscars

If not for the films, show up for the outfits. This Sunday, the Academy Awards will go hostless for the first time since 1989, a show considered very, very bad. Maybe this time it will actually be the best? Fill out your ballots (“A Star is Born” or “The Favourite”?) and cozy up for some red-carpet homages to the late Karl Lagerfeld. It’s the Oscars!

Where: At home

When: 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Watch this: The Champions League

Things are heating up over in Europe; the Champions League soccer tournament is in full force! Teams are putting it all out there in hopes of taking the pitch in Madrid come June. Arguably the greatest show of talent in the world, the Champions League is the perfect way to stay in tune with football for all of you out there who got a taste during the World Cup this past summer.

Keep this: Grinding

Almost done! Whether it’s recruiting season, midterm season or both, don’t stop. It’s time to give it your all and remember that good times are ahead. Finish those assignments and keep your nose to the books.

Shop Here: Piff

Want to get a start on your spring and summer wardrobe? Head to the streetwear spot over on Como across from Black Coffee and Waffle Bar to cop some new styles and get ready for the sun. With brands like Supreme, Palace and Neighborhood, and more drops coming soon, be ready for a huge influx in inventory!