Weekend Hit List

weekend hit list 8.3.12

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Friday 17th

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  • Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

    Depot Town, Riverside Park:
    Celebrating Ypsilanti’s heritage with historic exhibits and tours, as well as a parade, vendors, kids’ activities, music, food and more. [READ MORE]

  • Monty and the Boozehound

    A presentation from an art group known as “the Superior Bugout” brings a traveling duo of street artists to Detroit for a night of art and music in a new Gratiot Avenue gallery. The wandering artists… [READ MORE]

  • The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue

    Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was the New York Rock and Soul Revue with (the now-late) Charles Brown and Phoebe Snow, plus other assorted characters, including Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald… [READ MORE]

  • African World Festival – New Location

    For its 30th anniversary, the African World Festival moves from Hart Plaza to a new location: the grounds of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Attractions include former Detroiter… [READ MORE]

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Saturday 18th

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  • TescoFest

    The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee is an absolute genius at playing that obnoxious bastard who rubs just about everyone the wrong way and shamelessly wallows in political incorrectness. What’s more, in his… [READ MORE]

  • Motors And Music Experience

    National stars like the Stone Temple Pilots and Ice T will perform alongside hometown faves across the genres like Trick Trick, the Dirty Americans, the Howling Diablos, the High Strung, Dutch Pink and… [READ MORE]

  • Stereoterra

    STEREOTERRA is a musical utopia offering a manicured mini vacation for all who seek it. Aside from four days of non-stop music, festival goers will be treated to a landscape unlike any other. The campsites… [READ MORE]

  • Stars of Russian Ballet

    For the third year in a row, the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet & Ballet Russe will present world-class ballet with their Stars of Russian Ballet gala at Ann Arbor’s Power Center. Lovers of… [READ MORE]

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Sunday 19th

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  • Jazz on the Lawn

    We’ll admit that we’re sometimes torn between keeping a gem to ourselves and letting the world in on it. So we’ve held back on sharing Jazz on the Lawn, an annual event of St Augustine Saint Monica… [READ MORE]

  • The Spook Who Sat By the Door

    The CIA recruits its first black agent and gives him a big title — Top Secret Reproduction Center Sections Chief — and no power. What’s a brother to do? This cat shares his skills and license to… [READ MORE]

  • The Book Beat 30th Anniversary

    Before the rise and fall of the Borders chain and before the rise and rise of Amazon, there was Book Beat — and thankfully there still is. It’s the perfect example of the indie bookstore as cultural… [READ MORE]

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