The Craig Fahle Show

Weekend the Wright Way - Friday, July 22, 2011

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(John Arnold of the The John Arnold Trio. Photo taken from http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611610446)

Travis Wright on what to do/see/experience this weekend:

Friday, July 22

ROGOCOP!, The Musical

Mention Robocop anywhere in Detroit and you'll have to explain whether you're referring to the movies or the soon to be built statue. Either way, responses will vary. Crushing the local stigmas, Ferndale's Go! Comedy is presenting their live musical parody, ROGOCOP!, The Musical, which they describe as a re-imagining of the tale of a robotic police officer who protects a futuristic Detroit from crime. With songs such as "Armchair Nightmare," "I Don't Know (How To Love A Robot)," and "It's Not Easy Being Gay When You're a Gangster" you'll find side-splitting summer respite in ROGOCOP!, The Musical. 8 p.m., thru August 26 $15. More info at gocomedy.net

Friday July 22 and Saturday July 23

Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival

Here's a rather fermented recipe to beat the heat this weekend. Take 300 Michigan-made beers from more than 50 Michigan breweries, each crafted in in a variety of styles, and make them available for the masses at Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. If you love beer or want to love beer, or maybe just love someone who loves beer, this is for you. More info at michiganbrewersguild.businesscatalyst.com

Saturday July 23 and Sunday July 24

Inside Detroit presents the Dequindre Cut segway tour

This tour goes thru Eastern Market, Lafayette Park and the Dequindre Cut. Closed-toe, flat shoes are recommended. Heels are not conducive to riding. More info at www.insidedetroit.org

Saturday July 23

MotorCity Wine Presents The John Arnold Trio

Airing on the funky side jazz or the jazzy side of instrumental soul, John Arnold has been a mainstay guitarist in the Detroit music community since the mid-90s. 10pm till 1:30am, located above Grand Trunk Pub. $5 Cover, 21+

Sunday July 24

Dally in the Alley Preview Fundraiser

In an effort to raise funds for Dally in the Alley, the much beloved Cass Corridor music, arts and culture festival, bands Odd Hours, The Cupcake Collective, and one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in Detroit, Phantasmagoria, will take to the stage at New Center Park on Sunday Night. 7 to 10 p.m. at New Center Park, $5 suggested donation. More info here.

Sunday July 24

Paul McCartney’s at Comerica Park

Need we say more?

Monday July 25

Interpol at Fillmore.

Here's the gist: These NYC post-punk revivalists hit on notes of Joy Division, with music that's somewhat dark yet rhythmic, dangerous in an almost sensual sort of way.