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

Mexican Knives” by Mexican Knives

The song is called “Mexican Knives” by a band called Mexican Knives on an album called Mexican Knives. If you didn’t get it by now, we really like MEXICAN KNIVES. Check out their record release party at PJ’s Lager House below.

This Week’s Calendar

THE SELFIE SHOW | MONA Photography | May 8, Friday at 6:00pm – 10:00pm

When you gaze long into a selfie, the selfie also gazes into you. A look at technology-driven egoism and ephemeral photography at the Museum of New Art.

Art & Amble | May 8, Friday 6:30-11:00 PM

Detroit City Distillery and Green Living Science host a silent art auction benefiting education recycling. Live entertainment will be provided by Botanical Fortress.

Public Works’ The Tempest at the DIA | May 8th, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 9th at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, May 10th at 4:00 PM

“What’s past is prologue”, when the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit performs a new musical edition of Shakespeare’s tale of a shipwrecked sorcerer.

Mexican Knives Record Release Party | May 8, Friday 10:00 PM

Fuzzed out garage rockers, Mexican Knives release their self-titled new album. Double Winter, Duane the Brand New Dog, Deadly Vipers open.

Michigan Cask Ale Festival| Saturday May 9 from 2-6 PM

It’s not too often that you get to have a cold hand-pulled I.P.A. or stout from a cask barrel. Fortunately, Ashley’s in Ann Arbor has the perfect remedy to that… ALEment.

Daniel Lanois at the Lovin’ Touch | Saturday May 9 at 10 PM

Daniel Lanois has produced for rock greats Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Peter Gabriel, but his Flesh and Machine project couldn’t be any different. Employing a unique kind of atmospheric ambience, Lanois makes machines sound human in Ferndale.

Turn to Crime Record Release | Friday May 8 at 9 PM

Synth-friendly post-punk trio Turn To Crime return with their new album, Actions. A night of scuzzed-out guitar riffs and retro drum machines comes to the UFO Factory.