Ricky Skaggs has paved the way for many of today’s newgrass players. He’s helped keep bluegrass both relevant and rooted, always staying true to his style, but at the same time looking to expand his boundaries through working with the likes of Jack White and Emmylou Harris over the years. Skaggs is a true pride and joy of a long and winding American genre, probably because of his more than 40 years of dedication to perfecting his craft. Oh yeah, and he is an absolutely wicked mandolin player. $30. 7 and 9:30pm. 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818. www.theark.org.
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.
This thoughtful mini-retrospective of the artist’s work traces his visual journey as an African American contemporary artist from the 1970’s until today.