Culture Compass 6/10/2015 – 6/16/2015

Jackie Renzetti

Wear this:
Sun gear
 
As warm summer temperatures move in, it’s important to keep properly and stylishly covered from the sun. Go find sunscreen and that perfect pair of sunglasses that say “staying safe isn’t for dweebs, it’s for rock stars.” Before you strut around making fashion statements on every street, cover up with plenty of SPF so your skin maintains the baller status of your shades. Stay classy, Gophers.
 
Watch this:
“Love & Mercy ”
 
Though the movie premiered in Canada a year ago, it just hit U.S. theaters earlier this month. Minnesota director Bill Pohlad directed this biopic of Brian Wilson, starring Paul Dano. The film gives a peek into the life of the famed Beach Boy, capturing his struggles and triumphs. Currently, the release is in limited theaters, but you can catch it here in Minneapolis. 
 
Watch this:
5 Mètres 80
 
French animator Nicolas Deveaux created this roughly five-minute short about a herd of giraffes high-diving into a swimming pool. The film debuted in 2013, nine years after a similarly themed piece, “7 Tonnes 2,” which stars trampoline-jumping elephants. In “5 Mètres 80,” Deveaux creates a timeless moment in a brilliantly absurd situation. 
 
CULTURE COMPASS / By Jackie Renzetti
Thursday
White Lung
 
Kick the weekend off with a dose of angst. Canadian punk rockers White Lung will stop by Minneapolis as part of their North American tour with Refused and the Obliterations. They released their third album “Deep Fantasy” in 2014, which received praise from Pitchfork for its thrilling guitar and drums. The female-fronted trio is sure to have you rocking out. 
 
Where 7th Street Entry
Hours 8 p.m.
Cost $10-$12
 
 
Friday
Artcrank
 
Now in its eighth year, Artcrank is returning to the Twin Cities. Dubbed “a poster party for bike people,” the art show features bike-themed pop-art posters for sale. Since starting in Minneapolis, Artcrank has expanded to cities around the country, including Austin, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. This year, it’ll host its fifth show in London as well. Each show features local artists.
 
Where Hamilton Ink Spot, 375 N. Wabasha St., St. Paul
Days June 12-27
 
Saturday
Kate Tempest
 
At 29 years old, English spoken word artist Kate Tempest has had plays and poetry published. And now, Bloomsbury will publish her debut novel, “Bricks that Built Houses.” An album accompanies the novel with a track dedicated to each chapter. In 2013, her self-performed poem, “Brand New Ancients,” won the Ted Hughes prize. This Saturday, Tempest will perform with local artists K. Raydio and Botzy. 
 
Where 7th Street Entry
Hours 8 p.m.
Cost $15