Culture compass: “Scott Pilgrim,” spanakopita and streaming

by Maddy Folstein

Friday: Midnight Madness: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” 

Kick off your weekend with a throwback movie screening. The Landmark’s Uptown Theatre will screen “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” at 11:55 p.m. on Friday (and Saturday night as well!). If you haven’t seen the movie since middle school, now is the time to see Michael Cera defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes on the big screen. 

Where: Landmark’s Uptown Theatre, 2906 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

When: 11:55 p.m.

Cost: $9

Saturday: Minneapolis Greek Festival

Take advantage of the fleeting warmth by spending a day sampling authentic Greek food and listening to live music. You’ll also have the chance to learn more about Greek culture through presentations and cooking demonstrations. 

Where: 3450 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis

When: Noon – 10 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: PEN America’s BreakOut: Voices from the Inside

This week, head over to the Weisman Art Museum to see their new exhibit, “The Section of Disapproved Books,” which examines censorship within prisons. Then, on Sunday you can attend “BreakOut: Voices from the Inside,” which will feature panels, a film screening and a poetry reading. 

Where: Weisman Art Museum, 333 E. River Pkwy., Minneapolis

When: Noon – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free (arrive early though — limited seating available)


Enter this: the “Hamilton” lottery

Not able to snag tickets to the hottest (and priciest) show in town this fall? Try your hand in the “Hamilton” lottery — two days before a performance, the lottery will open at 11 a.m. and run through 9 a.m. the day before the performance. If you’re one of the lucky winners, you can purchase up to two tickets for only $10 each. Start making your list of plus-ones now!

Catch up on this: “The Good Place

The funniest show about the afterlife, “The Good Place,” comes back for a third season this fall. Lucky for you, its first two seasons are available on Netflix. Streaming the show this weekend is one of the best ways to spend your last few homework-less days. 

Read this: “Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

True crime fanatics, gather around. Alice Bolin’s essay collection examines everything from “Twin Peaks” to Joan Didion. Through her essays, Bolin interrogates the recurring theme of the Dead Girl, a trope which anyone who has listened to “My Favorite Murder” or “Serial” will recognize.