Culture compass: Impending Thanksgiving, strange girls and the latest of Netflix’s originals

Haley Bennett

Friday: MN to Palestine: How to talk about colonialism at Thanksgiving

Following social justice movements at college, but anxious about how to handle heated conversations around the turkey table? IfNotNow Twin Cities has a solution, or at least a script to follow. Their event focuses on the past legacy of colonialism, the current conflict between Israel and Palestine and offers a space to practice discussion.

Where: United Nations of Indian Tribes, 1501 S. Avenue, Minneapolis

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Cost: Free

Saturday: Covenant: A Conspiracy of Strange Girls Annual Art Show

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls is a Minneapolis-based collective dedicated to creating artwork and safe communities for women/trans/femme/queer people. They’re raising funds for Puerto Rico in this combo art show and brewery extravaganza of an evening. They’ll also have bins for donating winter clothing, so bring the extra sweaters.

Where: Modist Brewing Company, 505 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis

When: 7–11 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free until the beer

Sunday: Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories presents: Cirque du so Goose

Featuring music from local artists including Sass, who’ve just released a new EP, “Wet Paint,” and stand-up comedy from an “LGBT redneck” (among others), Sunday’s Cirque du so Goose promises an evening of mystery and bizarre performances.

Where: Seward Cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

When: 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m. Sunday

Cost: Suggested donation $5–$10



Watch this: “Mindhunter”

Joe Penhall (screenwriter from “The Road”) gives us the newest Netflix Original fad in “Mindhunter.” Series director David Fincher takes us back to the long-form horror of 2007’s “Zodiac” in the four episodes he directs, and the other six weave seamlessly into his style. The show doesn’t chase thrills; it strolls toward them, which amplifies its spook factor. Its drama is measured in teaspoons instead of cupfuls, and its nuanced characters fit right into a sleek, fictional ‘70s world.

Listen to this: Sleigh Bells’ “Kid Kruschev”

Dig St. Vincent? Kind of miss Avril Lavigne? Get into Sleigh Bells’ latest album, “Kid Kruschev.” ‘Tis always the season for soft metal with Courtney Love-ish vocals. If you need a starter track for this genre-defiant band, start with “Crown On the Ground” from the 2010 album “Treats.” If you’re into that, continue onward.

Drink this: Lakes & Legends Brewing Company’s “Great Wit North”

Usher in the winter winds with a classic Belgian ale. Grab snacks from the food trucks, which open at 5:30 p.m., or make a run for some pho at Lotus around the block, then hunker down with a group for Trivia Tuesday or family catch-up Friday.