Culture compass: Drag queens, downtime and dermatology

by Maraya King

Friday: Adult Night Out at the Zoo

Who hasn’t thought about staying at the zoo after dark and playing with the animals? This Friday you can. With cocktails for purchase, no kids in sight and creatures at every corner, this event is bound to be a hoot and a half. 

When: 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

How much: $10 – $15

Saturday: Twin Cities Pride Festival

Throw on some rainbow, grab your friends and spend the afternoon celebrating love! Loring Park will be decked out with Instagram backdrops, drag queens and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis

How much: Free

Sunday: “The Greatest Showman” outdoor screening

Grab a blanket, some snacks and your most recent tinder match and head to Phelps Park for movie night. This movie stars Zendaya, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman — and they all sing. What more could you ask for? 

When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. 

Where: Phelps Park, 701 E. 39th St.

How much: Free

Culture to Consume

Listen to this: Kamasi Washington 

If you were at Rock the Garden last weekend, you know the power of Kamasi Washington’s music. A soulful blend of jazz and R&B makes his sound perfect to listen to while reading a book on your morning commute or while cooking dinner. 

Watch this: “Queer Eye season 2”

In honor of pride month, “Queer Eye” released its second season on Friday. The Fab Five take on a whole new roster of clients with the same laughs and tears as last season. It’s pretty major. 

Do this: Put on sunscreen

Whether you’re spending the weekend walking around Loring Park, hammocking by the Stone Arch Bridge or enjoying brunch on a patio — lotion up. Summer is in full swing and we know you’d rather be lightly bronzed than cherry red.