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Heat of the Week: WandaVision, YG and Black art

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
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It’s basically spring, so go outside and enjoy the weather. But before you do, check out A&E’s hottest pop culture recommendations for the week.

Something to watch:

WandaVision: Marvel jump-started its cinematic universe again by introducing “WandaVision,” a show that repeatedly breaks the fourth wall. Everything is fine in this suburban neighborhood … until it’s not. This “Twilight Zone”-esque show takes place a few weeks after “Avengers: Endgame.” Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, and Paul Bettany, who plays Vision, both give mind-bending performances that transcend time, literally — this show begins in the 1950s and hops into the 21st century because Wanda has warped reality. The first eight episodes of the miniseries are already available on Disney+, with one episode remaining, and fans anticipate that it’ll be groovy.

Something to tap your foot to:

“Go Big” by YG ft. Big Sean: YG and Big Sean “Go Big” in their new single from the soundtrack of the very much anticipated “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic 1988 film, “Coming to America.” The constant trumpeting and occasional drums in this song’s background are fitting and true to the royal arrival of “Coming 2 America.” YG and Big Sean’s flows are cocky, flashy and upbeat as they ride the beat to the proverbial throne.

Something to try:

Burger Burger: This name-repeating restaurant specializes in all-natural Angus beef, seasoned well with its scrumptious, secret combination of seasonings. This Mall of America-based restaurant offers an abundance of succulent burgers. A few of its cool burgers include the “Mac Daddy Burger,” a burger filled with creamy mac and cheese, the “Magic Mushroom Burger,” a burger topped off with more mushrooms than anyone (except Mario) can consume, and — for the vegans or plant-based people out there — the “Impossible Burger,” a burger with a patty made from soy. Burger Burger’s hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Something to check out:

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, aka Mia (not the girl from “Paper Planes”), is featuring an amazingly introspective gallery titled “The Transcontinental Dialogue Project and the Virtual Altar.” The importance of this project lies in its storytelling from local Black artists, teachers and healers who display different aspects of Black culture and perspectives “where Black artistry lives in an intersectional way across space and time.” A theme in the exhibition is the depiction of Black Jesus. The importance of him being Black is to show “Black divinity” as seen in Leroy Almon’s “Christ” artwork. This painting was “inspired by theological, historical and political themes” because he challenges the white Jesus ideology by creating a holy figure as a Black man, which subverts that ideology and its underlying message.

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