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Plan Your Weekend: August 15 - 17

Friday, August 15, 2014

Download of the Week

Peaches by In The Valley Below

He’s a Phil Collins fanatic from Memphis. She’s a small-town Michigan chick who started writing songs while livin’ on a boat in the West Indies. “Peaches” is a fun, if formulaic hazy summer anthem. Their record “The Belt” comes out August 26th on Capitol records.

Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City

Belle Isle Aquarium Turns 110!

Saturday, August 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM | Belle Isle, Detroit

Albert Khan left his architectural imprint all over this city, from the Fisher Theater to the Detroit Athletic Club and the Belle Isle Aquarium. Enjoy a historic Detroit day with the fam and take in Detroit centric arts and crafts, food, and games for all ages at our quaint aquarium and the gorgeous conservatory.

Gangsters Never Sleep: Mad for the Godfather

Friday and Saturday (August 15-16) at Midnight | Detroit

If you’re trying to make the most of your summer before the season’s credits start to roll, this is an opportunity you might not want to rebuff. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to take in the classic FILM starring Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and, of course, Marlon Brando as they work magic with Mario Puzo’s spin on the Cosa Nostra story.

Sentient Rock: Hooray For Earth!

Saturday, August 16th at 9 PM | PJ's Lager House, Detroit

Out of NYC, Hooray For Earth dropped its second record, Racy on Dovecote Records just two weeks back. Now, the band takes to the road, delivering music that Detroiters will dig for its big but off-kilter guitar driven tunes. It’s indie with an emotional edge that lacks any whine.

Oh, Yeah, Eh?: Canada’s Biggest Party

Friday, August 15th thru Sunday the 17th | Festival Plaza, Windsor

Barbecued, smoked, charred, sauced, rubbed, and devoured. If you’re a rib in Windsor this weekend, this is what the humans have in store for you. Forty chefs are setting up in Festival Plaza to plot your savory annihilation. They’re going to dance while they do it. Bands will play! Muahahahaha!

For the Lolz: New Fox Show Films in RO

Sunday, August 17th at 7 PM | Comedy Castle, Royal Oak

This Sunday, more than 30 comedians from around the United States and Canada will present a barrage of stand-up comedy for a new Fox Network program called “Laughs.” And after the week we’ve had, with the floods -- emotional and otherwise -- we all deserve a few of those.

Paint The Town Red: A Steam Punk Soiree

Sunday, August 17th at 7 PM | Cliff Bell's, Detroit

The beautiful, twisted minds behind Theatre Bizarre. are presenting a party they’re calling “Rouge. “ It has a steampunk milieu with electro-swing DJs and top-shelf burlesque, so Cliff Bell’s works as the perfect venue.