Culture compass: Funk, hustle and focaccia

Here’s your A&E guide to a great weekend in the Twin Cities.

Ksenia Gorinshteyn

Friday: “Body Heat: 80s Funk Dance Night

Eighties funk music is arguably the absolute best music for dancing. If that synth doesn’t make you shake your hips, then you’re lying to yourself. This dance party was created by the people that brought you “Hipshaker” at the Kitty Cat Klub, so expect the grooviest of playlists to be played. This is the perfect opportunity to pop some glitter on your cheekbones and break out some classic dad dance moves.

Where: Mortimer’s, 2001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Saturday: “Support Local Hustle: BIPOC Pop-Up

Dreaming of beautifully crafted art and freshly baked goods? Well, dream no more — or continue, that sounds like an incredible dream — because Support Local Hustle has all of the things that you crave. Everything at this pop-up market is proudly created by black, indigenous and people of color. Vendors will be accepting cash only and goods range from about $1 to $30.

Where: Pillsbury House Theater, 3501 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Sunday: Free Aerial Showcase

You can’t possibly pass up the opportunity to watch aerial dance with a seasonal craft brew and some grub from a food truck in hand. Especially since this is a free show. The showcase is a great chance to experience the beauty and complexity of aerial dance in a casual setting, and it barely leaves a dent in your wallet.

Where: Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave N., Minneapolis

When: 1 p.m.

Cost: Free


Make this: Focaccia bread 

Homemade focaccia bread is easy to make and has honestly saved me. It’s great for sandwiches, dipping in soups and even making pizza. All you really need is flour, yeast, salt, water and any spices that fit your preferences. There are tons of focaccia recipes online and most of them are quick to make. Just let the dough rise while you’re in class, and it’ll be ready to stick in the oven and enjoy.

Watch this: “Santa Clarita Diet”

Netflix just released season three of “Santa Clarita Diet,” and it’s so worth the watch. Drew Barrymore’s shameless plugs for it on Instagram are some of the cutest posts I’ve ever seen. Barrymore stars alongside Timothy Olyphant as they continue to figure out how to live with Barrymore’s … unique diet. No spoilers here though, you’ll just have to watch for yourself. 

Read this: Jenny Lewis Escapes the Void” by Jenn Pelly

This article appeared in Pitchfork the day before Jenny Lewis’s newest album “On the Line” was released, and it captures her true essence. Pelly shares intimate details of Lewis’s life as they drive around Los Angeles in the artist’s brown Volvo. This piece will move you to listen to all of Lewis’s albums in succession, finding yourself in each one as she did when creating them.