Culture City Calendar & Download of the Week

Your guide to all the happenings around metro Detroit. Plus, Trav’s download of the week.

Download of the Week

Gestalt” by Nigel & The Dropout

Nigel & The Dropout is among Detroit’s most promising new indie bands. Since coming on the scene in 2011, Nigel Van Hemmye and Andrew Ficker have dug into a rough, multi-hued indie rock sound — and live show — but really grabbing ears with 2013’s Tumultuous album.   We’re loving “Gestalt,”  the first single of the forthcoming EP titled Folderol. Catch these guys live on May 2nd at Paychecks Lounge in Hamtramck as part of  the Metrotimes Blowout or at the proper record release show on May 16th at the Loving Touch in Ferndale.

This Week’s Calendar

Motor City Funk Night @ Leland Club Friday, April 24 at 10 PM | Detroit

Funk Night is back y’all! Unleash the funk and shake your groove thang at Detroit’s legendary Leland City Club. The heaviest funk and the sweetest soul 45s spinning all night with DJs Brad Hales, Frank Raines, Cheddar Bob & Eastside

Cycle 10 @ Red Bull House of Art Friday, April 24 at 7 PM | Detroit

Eastern Market’s hit gallery is back with another opening and a brand new crop of artists with loads of new work for you to admire. This is the tenth cycle for Detroit’s Red Bull HOA, and it’s also the gallery’s three-year anniversary so you know it’s going to be a good time.

Melvin Davis “Double or Nothing CD Release Party @ PJ’s Lager House Friday, April 24 at 10 PM | Detroit

Join Melvin Davis, the Soul Ambassador himself, for the release of his brand new album, “Double or Nothing.” Bring yourself, your dancing shoes and prepare for a night of springtime groovin’ at the Lager House in Corktown.

Angela Flournoy presents her debut novel “The Turner House” @ the Scarab Club Saturday, April 25 at 7 PM | Detroit

Join Angela Flournoy in celebration of her debut novel, “The Turner House” at the Scarab Club. She’ll be giving a lecture  and signing copies of her book. What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

On Becoming [Unfukwitable] @ Garden Theater Sunday, April 26 at 2 PM | Detroit

First off, you’re encouraged to come dressed as who think you’ll be in five years. Intrigued? Yeah, us too. This special Art X Detroit preview performance is a one-woman show focusing on transformation with Sherina Rodriguez Sharpe. Plus, a performance by Detroit’s own Obsidian Blues to close out the night.

Open House @ Sit on it Detroit Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 PM | Detroit

Get on it and SIT ON IT! Funded through Detroit Soup, Sit on it Detroit is solving systemic issues in the city one bench at a time and now they’re opening their doors and inviting you to come see what they do.