Some musicians actually know when to call it quits. After nine years on the road, The Band realized if they didn’t stop the hard living, the hard living was going to stop them. And for anyone who has watched Martin Scorsese’s documentary of their 1978 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, this isn’t a secret—they are all stick thin, on drugs and Levon Helm didn’t really hide that he wanted to punch a hole into Robbie Robertson’s head. But, despite that—and Bob Dylan’s camp being pissed, Neil Young looking pale as a ghost and having a clump of cocaine hanging from his nose (which later was edited out) and Van Morrision possibly having the highest BAC on the planet—the concert is a legendary piece of rock n roll history, that despite all the mayhem, shows a band on top of their game leaving the big dance to have a chance to continue to waltz through life. And there are too many epic collaborations to even mention. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their