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Plan Your Weekend: December 19-21

Friday, December 19, 2014

Download of the Week

“Kaufman” by Self Says

Here’s what we know: Michigan rapper SelfSays (Charles Vann) is on his way to L.A. in a matter of days—for good, he says—but the wit-wild wordsmith didn’t jet before dropping the ‘Sleeves’ EP on the UK imprint Earnest Endeavors.

It’s the fuel he’ll need to take him westward.

Plan For the Weekend w/ Culture City


Saturday, December 20 at 7pm | Detroit

Happy GRIZMAS! Let the unique song stylings of GRIZ carry you into the holiday season. The Detroit native's signature mix of house, funk, hip hop, and electro will be on hand with ODEZSA, WILL SESSIONS, and GOSH PITH this Saturday at the Masonic.

Found Sound 2nd Annual Holiday Revue @ Northern Lights Lounge

Saturday, December 20th at 8 PM | Detroit

It’s the most wonderful --and musical-- time of the year. Join The Found Sound fam for their 2nd Annual Holiday Revue at Northern Lights Lounge, complete with performances from some newer and already established local favorites, including Melvin Davis, Mama Roux, Rebel Kind and the Michael Malis Trio. Plus, MC Mort Ackerman and North Pole City DJs will round out the festive holiday fun.

The Bad Plus @ Cliff Bell’s

Sunday, December 21 at 5 PM | Detroit

The Bad Plus’ 10th studio recording, Inevitable Western, has the group getting back to their roots while sharpening the conceptual jazz fusion style that they’ve become known for. Head to Cliff Bell’s this weekend to witness bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King continue to push the limits of the jazz genre in a way that makes us feel like we’re simultaneously revisiting an old favorite but also experiencing something brand new -- a rare and exciting occasion. Don’t miss it!

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Co

Friday December 19 - Sunday, December 21 | Warren

This weekend, your favorite Warren brewery is treating you right, holiday style. Friday night features include some rare cellared draft beers along with Solstice releases on tap, there’s a Saturday morning bottle release along with a selection of pre-packed brews (get there early if you want in!) and all weekend long, there will be a heated AND tented biergarten with live music and eats from Detroit BBQ Company. Three letters: Y-U-M.

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers @ The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Friday, December 19 at 7:30 PM | Detroit

Real people, real stories will be on hand at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this Friday evening, with Twisted Storytellers Shannon Cason, Dana Lynn Cleveland, Emmy Jackson, Heather Kozlakowski and Terrence Shulman. Don't miss Twisted Musical Guest Ben Will, with Dance Guests curated by Gina Ellis. Doors open @7:00 p.m; come early.