Culture Compass — Suicidal Tendencies, Os Mutantes and a Christmas favorite

A&E plans your weekend. You’re welcome, Larry King.

by Stephanie Nusser


Music âÄî Suicidal Tendencies

If you want to grab a beer or two, or five (or nine), circle pit like youâÄôre out of your mind and act like youâÄôre about to grab your skateboard and just [expletive] [expletive] up, then see Suicidal Tendencies.Mike Muir has been going at this for nearly 30 years; if anything, make it memorable for him.


917 Cedar Ave. S.

9 p.m.

$22 advance / $25 door



Theater âÄî âÄúA Christmas CarolâÄù

This holiday favorite is back! Bring your mom, your grandma and your fat aunt for a family-bonding extravaganza on opening night.

Guthrie Theater

818 Second St. S

7:30 p.m.

$14.50 –  $54



Music âÄî Os Mutantes

This renowned Brazilian tropicália, psych-rock band is coming to Minneapolis. Formed in 1966, theyâÄôre still as progressive as they were decades ago. Ariel PinkâÄôs Haunted Graffiti and Diva Dompe will also be performing.

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave. S.

10 p.m.

$18 advance / $20 door


Listen to this:

Ke$ha is proving her worth in dance-garbage with her EP, âÄúCannibal,âÄù which is being released Nov. 22. Catchy beats mix with some of the worst lyrics pop music has ever offered; listen to Ke$ha only when youâÄôre extremely intoxicated âÄî which makes her even more fun.



The magic is coming to a close with the first installment of the seventh âÄúHarry PotterâÄù film, âÄúHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,âÄù coming Nov. 19. As Harry and his friends go on their adventure to destroy You-Know-Who, you can think about how awesome it is that you only have to worry about finals and not getting your ass Avada Kedavra-ed. Read Andrew PenkalskiâÄôs review for additional muggle perspective.


Read this:

The mother of poetry is back in âÄúDickinson: Selected Poems and CommentariesâÄù by Helen Vendler, one of the most highly respected critics in America. 150 of Emily DickinsonâÄôs poems are found alongside essays that explain DickinsonâÄôs extensive collection of poetry. This is a must-read if you are an English major.


Drink This:

Hot Toddies are perfect this time of year. This mixture of whiskey, hot water, honey and lemon is best enjoyed in front of a roaring fire on a fur rug. Someone to hold is optional.


Eat This:

Scotch Eggs from BritâÄôs Pub are perfect any time of day. This classic UK dish consists of a hardboiled egg placed in a bed of sausage and deep-fried. They are sure to cure your hangover, while slowly killing your heart.


Click This:

Meow Mania is a great way to waste time avoiding homework, family gatherings, class, work meetings, funerals, jury duty, laundry and many other day-to-day activities.