Heat of the Week: Old flicks, new Prince and a tasty Korean dish (or two)

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Something to watch:

“When They See Us”: Based on a true story, this four-part miniseries is a dramatic retelling of five Black and Latino teenage boys who, in the spring of 1989, were falsely convicted for the assault of a woman in Central Park. A compelling story of racial oppression in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, this series is extremely relevant to today’s climate. The series was written and directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and features outstanding performances from Asante Blackk, Michael K. Williams and many others.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”: This 2004 romantic science-fiction drama follows an estranged couple who, following a breakup, attempt to erase each other from their respective memories. With incredible performances by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, this offbeat story is full of twisted science, dark humor and heartwarming moments perfect for an autumn night in.

Something to tap your foot to:

“I Need A Man [2020 Remaster]” by Prince: One of a collection of singles re-released ahead of the upcoming “Sign O’ The Times (Super Deluxe)” remastered album, this release is chock full of funky basslines, classic ‘80s drums and groovy Prince vocals that are sure to get your feet moving. The collection features five other songs — remixed highlights from His Royal Badness including “Forever In My Life,” “Witness 4 The Prosecution” and more.

Something to try:

Kimchi Tofu House: A cozy favorite of Stadium Village residents, Kimchi Tofu House is perfect for the changing weather. Serving a plethora of Korean dishes from ramen to curry to authentic Korean barbecue, the menu is sure to have just what you’re looking for. On the corner of Oak Street Southeast and Washington Avenue Southeast, the restaurant is open for take-out and dine-in.

Something to do:

Greenway Glow Arts Festival: From 3-9 p.m. on Sep. 26, the Midtown Greenway Coalition will be hosting its annual arts festival, this year both virtually and in-person. Five miles of the greenway will be sectioned off for art installations and live performances. Face masks and a minimum social distance of six feet will be required by attendees and performers, with no more than 25 attendees at one installation at a time. If you’re not comfortable attending in person, a live stream of the event will be accessible through the Midtown Greenway website.