Bent on showcasing francophone narratives and documentaries from around the world, this weeklong MSP Film Society program kicks off on Friday with “Silvered Water, Syria Self Portrait” at 3 p.m. There will be a second showing of most films, but be sure to catch those on the top of your list early on — tickets sell fast.
Where St. Anthony Main Theater, 115 Main St. SE, Minneapolis
Hours 3 p.m.
Cost Tickets are $10 per film, $7 for students and film society members
Saturday“Pokemon” social and hunt
Because I know you have it downloaded, the next big “Pokemon Go” meetup is scheduled for Saturday at Lake Calhoun. Bring some friends, rent a paddle boat and catch that one Pokemon that likes to hang out in the center of lakes (Is there one? I have no idea what I’m talking about, but it’ll be fun anyway).
Where Lake Calhoun, 2707 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
Hours 10 a.m. Saturday
Cost Free unless you run out of Pokeballs
SundayBastille Day block party
Performers will take to both the stage and street this Sunday to celebrate Bastille Day. Beloved French restaurant Barbette (my very favorite) is hosting the event, and the lineup is full of local favorites. Need more convincing? The event’s tagline will woo you: “Cake will be served.”
Where Intersection of Irving Avenue South and Lagoon Avenue, MinneapolisHours 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Nominated for best foreign film at this year’s Academy Awards, “Mustang” centers on a group of sisters growing up in a conservative Turkish town. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven announced she was pregnant at the time of filming, causing the lead producer to quit in belief that the film would be a disaster. Even in her “state,” Ergüven managed to beautifully and brutally capture girlhood and the trials and tribulations that come with it. I was lucky enough to catch the film during its quick run at the MSP Film Society earlier this year, but it was just released on Netflix. Thank the goddesses.
Eat this:Cafe Latte’s fruit cobbler tart
Cafe Latte is good anytime, but berries happen to be in season right this instant. Thus, it is very important that you make a point to go and treat yourself as soon as possible. If you’re not into fruity desserts, get the restaurant’s famous turtle cake. That is no doubt the most obvious tip ever, but it’s been proven time and time again.
Meryl Streep: Good. Nicely shot pictures of food: Good. Meryl Streep in nicely shot pictures of food? Yeah, alright. This Instagram account is dedicated to nothing but editing Meryl Streep into photos of food, but it’s no cheap clickbait. The photos are beautiful, tasteful and well curated. In one post Streep lounges dramatically inside a Babybel cheese on top of a silk background. In another, Miranda Priestly becomes one with a cannoli. What art movement is this? Someone please tell me because I need to buy a coffee table book.