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Plan Your Weekend: October 3-5

Friday, October 3, 2014

Download of the Week

“I Ran” by Jaded Inc ( A Flock of Seagulls cover)

Shortly after speaking with 14KT -- who together with old friend and creative collaborator Mayer Hawthorne comprises Jaded Inc.-- they dropped a smile-inducing cover of this hair sprayed ’80s classic. You might remember it from back in the day, recall its resurgence via Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, or perhaps it's your introduction. Either way, good luck shakin it outta your head.

Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City

Detroit Adores Elliott Smith @ The Magic Bag

Friday, October 3 @ 8 PM | Ferndale

Whether you're "Miss Misery" or a "Needle In The Hay," Elliott Smith fans and music lovers in general will NOT want to miss out on this special sneak peek screening of the new Elliott Smith documentary, "Heaven Adores You." The doc takes viewers through the life, career and untimely death of the celebrated musician. Check it out at the Bag before it hits the film fest circuit.

The Best of Enemies @ Marygrove Theatre

Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5 | Detroit

Don't miss the closing weekend of this powerful play, based on an incredible true story of race relations, civil rights and change. "The Best of Enemies" illustrates how mutual respect can make the seemingly impossible happen, even despite deeply-rooted differences.

Pit Stop Pics @ Agora Arts

Saturday, October 4 @ 6 PM | Ferndale

We're flippin' out for Cheryl Willard's "The Pit Stop" book release party. The acrobatic photographer (for real) has been Pit Stop bathroom posing all over the world as part of this project for more than 5 years. Now finally, with over 100 of the coolest bathroom selfies you've ever seen, Willard is releasing her series of photos and celebrating her unconventional work.

Theo Parrish & Golf Clapp @ Grasshopper Underground

Saturday, October 4 | Ferndale

Since the '90s, Theo Parrish has been a mainstay in the electronic music scene. He moved to Detroit from Chicago, and has been breakin' it down in Detroit --and around the world-- for the last 20 years. This is a rare chance to see one of the most sought after Tech-House masters do his thing at an intimate hometown venue.

Sarah Wagner: Yard Zone @ Popp’s Packing

Saturday, October 4 @ 7 PM | Hamtramck

Artist Sarah Wagner transforms paper and tape, fabric and thread to reimagine a transient urban ecosystem. "Yard Zone" is Wagner's latest interpretation of her “banglatown” neighborhood and is complete with scale models of the homes and natural components found in her community. This is also a perfect opportunity to check out the multi-use creative venue that is Popp's Packing. A Harmonious Hamtramck evening, for sure.

800 Beloved @ Small’s

Friday, October 3 @ 8 PM | Hamtramck

Pick up the receiver, he'll make you a believer. One of Milford's best kept secrets, 800beloved is a Funeral Director by day, and a musical genius by night. Come out and get down to 800beloved's latest release, with special guests Siamese and The Last Ghost.

Detroit Green Corridor Initiative Tree Planting

Saturday, October 4 @ 9 AM

The Greening of Detroit has partnered with Detroit Future City for their biggest tree planting event yet. The USDA/USFS Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will plant 300 trees off Southfield Freeway and nearby neighborhoods to reduce carbon emissions from the Southfield Freeway. One generation plants the trees, and the next generation gets the shade. We can dig it.