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Plan Your Weekend: October 17-19

Friday, October 17, 2014

Download of the Week

“Wrecking Ball” by Sondre Lerche

Norwegian music-maker Sondre Lerche has a solid rep for delivering smart, heartfelt indie-pop records, including his 2014 release “Please.” But when he quietly released this lo-fi take on Miley Cyrus’ breakout single “Wrecking Ball,” it was an example of how, sometimes, a good song is hiding in the fervent current of the mainstream, just waiting for a master of melody, like Lerche, to recontextualize the lyrics and truly deliver the intent behind them. Sondre Lerche plays the Magic Stick in Detroit on Sunday, October 19th 2014.

Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City

Drums Upon Beats Upon Drums @ Shigeto, Mix @ the Max

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 @ 10 PM | Detroit

Indeed, this is a special opportunity for true music heads: For the first time in his career, the internationally renowned electronic musician Shigeto will perform with a live ensemble of musicians. With a masterful grip on playing drums, Shigeto layers ambient noise with techno sensibilities, but it’s all informed by a deep jazz foundation. Arrive early for food, drinks, and conversation in the Atrium before the set.

Tune-Yards Gives You The Business @ The Crofoot

Tuesday, October 21 @ 8 PM | Pontiac

Touring in support of this year’s “Nikki Nack” the techni-colored, genreless musician Tune-Yards is back with sets of songs that boast lyrical and melodic fortitude that goes nearly unmatched in today’s music landscape. It’s not just pop, it’s performance art, and it’s not to be missed!

Untitled Detroit's Closing Weekend @ Salt and Cedar

Friday, October 17th and Saturday, October 18th 11 AM - 5 PM | Eastern Market

As Salt and Cedar's Untitled exhibition comes to a close, it's the perfect excuse to go to Detroit's historic Eastern Market and check out an impressive selection of work from some of Detroit's most exciting artists, along with work from other artists from across the country and around the world. The best part? These prints are affordable (for real!), which is one of the core elements of Untitled Detroit's mission. Bringing you art you won't find anywhere else, at prices that won't break the bank. Get over there and choose your favorite!

Beauty Behind the Bizarre @ The Illusionists Gala Preview, Masonic Temple

Friday, October 17 @ 6:30 PM | Detroit

Theatre Bizarre is a cultural institution as much it is one of the hottest Detroit parties of the year. Here’s a cool chance to take advantage of an intimate guided tour showcasing this years' headlining talent as well as cherished favorites from past editions. Admission includes a strolling dinner with a delicious-sounding menu, open bar, and valet parking as well as exclusive performances will be a full swing orchestra performing “Bela Lugosi’s dead” with David J from Bauhaus.

Strung Along @ PuppetLAB Premiere

Friday & Saturday, October 17-18 @ 8 PM | Detroit

Here’s something you most-definitely cannot do every weekend. Take advantage of this two-day event made possible by the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge: PuppetLAB is an intensive program featuring the work of five artist groups from Detroit who wrote, designed, and will performance original productions for mature audiences that incorporating puppetry.

Art Moves @ Sketchbook Project Mobile Library, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Saturday, October 18 @ Noon | Detroit

At the intersection of handmade art and new technologies, the Sketchbook Mobile Library, launched in Georgia in 2006, is an interactive art exhibition on wheels that rolls into town this weekend stocked full of portions its 27,000 sketchbook collection featuring artists from around the world.

Cherry Bombs @ Outrageous Cherry, Trinosophes

Saturday, October 18 @ 7 PM | Detroit

So, it’s rock ‘n roll you’re looking for? recognized as one of the greatest bands in Detroit, Outrageous Cherry has been playing psychedelic guitar-pop since the dawn of the ‘90s. Garage rock, sunny pop-hooks, electric guitar bliss becomes the focus for the group, filtered through the immediately identifiable Outrageous Cherry sound. The band's cult status is global, but appearances back home have become more rare, making this pair of sets by such an iconic Detroit group even more essential.

Cake and Candles, Cake and Candles, Cake, Cake, Candles Candles, Cake and Candles @ DJ Assault’s Birthday, Grasshopper Underground

Saturday, October 18 @ 9 PM | Ferndale

Twerk it out. Ghetto-tech icon DJ Assault is back in Detroit for a special birthday party.