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Cultural Calendar: July 11, 2014


I Do Mind Dying: A Live Action Mix-Tape

A trio of Michigan artists are producing a one-of-a-kind concert in Detroit. Detroit rappers Invincible and Miz Korona, along with Flint vocalist Tunde Olaniran, have assembled a band comprised of poets, jazz musicians, and singers from around the region. They describe the project, titled “I Do Mind Dying,” as a live mix-tape. When WDET's Travis Wright spoke with the trio, Miz Korona explained the collaborative spirit that exists among these dynamic artists. July 19th, 8-11PM, New Center Park, Free.

Red Bull Creation: The Coolest Geeks Compete!

Hackers, inventors and makers of all kinds are in Detroit this week to construct something tech-oriented, inspired by a secret topic, for the “Red Bull Creation” event. The competition pits teams from metro Detroit against some of America’s best makers. The creations will be on display and a winner will be announced on Saturday (July 12) in Eastern Market. Jason Naumoff is the founder of Red Bull Creation. He tells WDET’s Travis Wright why the energy drink company is interested in competitive hacking.

Download of the Week

Grimes: "Go" ft. Blood Diamond | Download it here

Rihanna’s trash is Grimes’ treasure. After the twerk-famous pop tart rejected this song from Canadien producer Blood Diamonds, Claire Boucher, who records as Grimes, picked it up and made a perfect piece of downtempo, heartfelt snyth-pop.


F*cked Up! @ the Loving Touch

CONCERT | Ferndale | Get the info

Drink Detroit Eastern Market Beer Tour

BEER TOUR | Detroit | Get the info

Poetry Tribute to Maya Angelou @ Charles H. Wright

POETRY | Detroit | Get the info


Mo POP FEST @ Freedom Hill

FESTIVAL | Sterling Heights | Get the info

Yoga & Music in the Park @ EGS Park in Detroit w/ Paul Witherspoon & Dante LaSalle

YOGA | Detroit | Get the info

MidSummer Night’s Dream @ New Center Park

SHAKESPEARE | Detroit | Get the info


Seun Kuti @ Concert of Colors

CONCERT | Detroit | Get the info

The youngest son of afrobeat pioneer and social activist Fela Kuti, Seun started playing in the famous Egypt 80 band as a teenager. Emulating his father’s approach to singing, playing saxophone, and dancing, the young prince of afrobeat rips into subjects like Big Oil in Africa, malaria, and mass murder with his own songs, and signature Kuti charisma. Concert of Colors, Sunday at 8:30 PM. Orchestra Hall. Free.