Culture compass: Old hits, light tricks and mad riffs

by Maraya King

Friday: She Rock She Rock Punk Jam

She Rock She Rock — a nonprofit dedicated to empowering female-identifying individuals — is hosting a punk rock cover-jam. Joan Jett, The Runaways and The Cranberries are just a few names on the set list. Grab your friends, your family or your most recent Tinder match and head over there.

Where: Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

When: 8 – 10 p.m.

Cost: Suggested donation of $5

Saturday: MTN Art-Tech Experience

This event showcases local artists’ work that blends art, technology and light. Complete with adult beverages, assorted snacks and ambient music, there’s no reason not to check it out.

Where: Minneapolis Television Network, 820 18th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis

When: 5 – 8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: Meditation for People of Color

This group gathers to practice mindfulness through meditation. The goal of the group is to provide a place of belonging while honoring shared experiences. De-stress and connect this Sunday at The Yoga Room.

Where: The Yoga Room, 4153 Thomas Ave. N., Minneapolis

When: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Cost: Free


Watch this: Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers (“Peach Scone”)

Johnson is part rapper and part-musician, but most of all he’s a poet with his lyrical works. Albeit humorous at times, he pours out his soul through soft-spoken secrets and longing screams, but don’t let that scare you. His YouTube channel is a place of refuge, among other things.

Follow this: Amanda Oleander on Instagram (@amandaoleander)

Oleander is a phenomenal artist who sketches occurrences of her everyday life. Whether it’s popping her boyfriend’s zit, reminiscing about her past self or sitting topless on the floor drinking wine, there are relatable works for everyone.

Listen to this: The “Juno” soundtrack

While the iconic movie may be over 10 years old, its soundtrack will always be relevant. From The Kinks to Kimya Dawson, this soundtrack has you covered for moping about in the rain, taking your board down East River Road or throwing back the last of your Svedka. “Thanks a heap, Coyote Ugly.”