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Plan Your Weekend: November 21-23

Friday, November 21, 2014

Download of the Week

“Lost My Way” by Bonny Doon

Here’s what we know: This little gem comes by way of a demo recorded by Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good To Me) featuring the sounds of Bonny Doon, a new local four-piece that puts down Silver Jews-inspired indie rock and features members of local groups Craycrays and Growwing Pains.

Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ The Crofoot

Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23 | Pontiac

The boys are back in town! This weekend at the Crofoot, DEJJ have back-to-back concerts on Saturday and Sunday. Go to one, go to both. Either way, just get there! You won't want to miss it.

Delray: Beyond Isolation @ Galerie Camille

Friday, November 21, 5 to 9 PM | Detroit

Experience the daily life of business owners, workers, families and children living in Detroit’s Delray community in a multi-media exhibit called “Delray: Beyond Isolation.” The show is a collaborative effort with photos from Kenny Karpov Corbin and audio narration from Laura Herberg.

“Are Artists 21st-Century Entrepreneurs?” @ The DIA

Sunday, November 23 at 6 PM | Detroit

Formerly the chief correspondent on contemporary art for The Economist, Author and Sociologist Sarah Thornton will be at the DIA for a book signing and lecture centered on her latest book, "33 Artists in 3 Acts." Thornton's work calls into question the role of artists in the 21st Century, and art itself -- is it a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling? The lecture is part of a series of panel discussions called, Which Side Up: What Moves Contemporary Art? The series is happening at the DIA and offers an in-depth look into the contemporary art world through the eyes of some of its top players.

Little Bang Theory Performs Live to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger @ The Detroit Film Theatre

Friday, November 21 at 7:30 PM | Detroit

Frank Pahl and Little Bang Theory, featuring Terri Sarris and Doug Shimmin, perform for a showing of the newly restored version of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 silent thriller The Lodger, based on the crimes of London’s Jack the Ripper.

Official City of Detroit Tree Lighting Presented By DTE Energy Foundation

Friday, November 21 at 6:30 | Detroit Ring in the holidays tonight at the 2014 Official Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park, presented by the DTE Energy Foundation. The ceremony begins at 6:30 with performances by American Idol Jena Irene, Olympic skater Ekaterina Gordeeva and lots more. Bundle up, sip some hot chocolate and enjoy the festivities. Tree lighting is scheduled for 7:45 PM!

Sleepless Inn/ James Cooper/ Heavy Color/ Alex B. Skeetin @ UFO Factory

Friday, November 21 at 9 PM | Detroit Midwest is best, and tonight's show at the UFO Factory will certainly be fun-filled proof. Detroit artists Laura Finlay and Eddie Logix are Sleepless Inn, James Cooper -"The literal sound of poverty"- and Heavy Color, a live beatmaking collective based out of Toledo. Expect hazy soundscapes, live percussion, vocal synthesizers and chilled out vibes. Happy Friday, ya'll! See you there.