Culture compass: Eat your oranges

Friday: Princess Nokia @ The Cabooze

Princess Nokia, the New York City-native rapper, is coming to share her fierce individualism with Minneapolis. A self-described “unapologetic feminist,” Princess Nokia is one of the few rappers on the scene who can make a song about “little titties” (“Tomboy”) into a work of feminist art. Head to The Cabooze for a dose of heavy beats and inspiring lyrics. 

Where: The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Cost: $20

Saturday: Art Shanty Project @ Lake Harriet

Minnesota winter isn’t typically the time of year you think of “lake days,” but this weekend will be an exception. The Art Shanty Project is a gathering of artists out on the ice. They build little huts where they showcase new projects that might not get displayed at traditional galleries. 

Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis

When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Sunday: “Lawrence of Arabia” @ Trylon Cinema

On Sunday, Trylon Cinema will be exchanging ice for sand. The 1962 historical epic tells of T. E. Lawrence’s rise to fame during World War I. As Lawrence becomes a hero and politician, the relationship between his ego and his humanity grows more and more complicated.  

Where: Trylon Cinema, 2820 E 33 St., Minneapolis 

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $8



Listen to this: “Friday Morning” by Khruangbin

What kind of music does Khruangbin make? It’s something between funk and elevator music, with some soul but sparse lyrics and a considerable sprinkle of rainforest dew. It’s difficult to describe. Influenced by Thai funk, the Texas band makes their music over Skype. They recently released a new single “Friday Morning.”

Read this: “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders 

“Lincoln in the Bardo” is Saunders’ first foray into novel territory, and by all measures, a successful one. The novel won the Man Booker Prize, and is on the Time’s list of top ten books of 2017. The story, which takes place during a single night, is about Abraham Lincoln coping with the death of his son during the Civil War. 

Ingest this: Eat an orange

It’s the start of the semester and the flu is everywhere on campus. Don’t miss syllabus week because you didn’t take care of your immune system. Oranges provide Vitamin C, which helps your immune system do some science and fix your body.