8 things happening in metro Detroit this week

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8 things happening in metro Detroit this week
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Friday 2/5 Pan African Youth Ghana Orchestra -- The International Institute presents the screening of the documentary film Legacy Alive. The documentary follows the Pan African Youth Orchestra, an electrifying combo based out of Ghana. In addition to the screening, there will be a special appearance by the Pan African Youth Orchestra themselves. There will also be special appearances from other artists and performers from Ghana. This is really an event to not be missed.
Friday 2/5 Pan African Youth Ghana Orchestra -- The International Institute presents the screening of the documentary film Legacy Alive. The documentary follows the Pan African Youth Orchestra, an electrifying combo based out of Ghana. In addition to the screening, there will be a special appearance by the Pan African Youth Orchestra themselves. There will also be special appearances from other artists and performers from Ghana. This is really an event to not be missed.
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Friday 2/5 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly -- Pull out those dusty cowboy boots, strap on your spurs, and don your ponchos. The Redford Theatre is featuring a special presentation of 1966 film The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. See Clint Eastwood as a badass, poncho-wearing, gun-slinging gold digger. Playing Blondie, Eastwood hunts for gold in this “Italian-made spaghetti Western” set during the Civil War. Starring alongside Eastwood are Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Together they form the titular trio, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, causing violence in pursuit of riches. Fill your Friday with fun — Old Western style. $5
http://www.redfordtheatre.com
Friday 2/5 The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly -- Pull out those dusty cowboy boots, strap on your spurs, and don your ponchos. The Redford Theatre is featuring a special presentation of 1966 film The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. See Clint Eastwood as a badass, poncho-wearing, gun-slinging gold digger. Playing Blondie, Eastwood hunts for gold in this “Italian-made spaghetti Western” set during the Civil War. Starring alongside Eastwood are Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Together they form the titular trio, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, causing violence in pursuit of riches. Fill your Friday with fun — Old Western style. $5 http://www.redfordtheatre.com
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Saturday 2/6 Gallagher -- Get your Saturday fruit-smashing mood on. Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher, known on stage as just “Gallagher,” is known for tickling funny bones with his watermelon-smashing ways. There’s obviously more to his act than just the slaughtering of summer fruit, but there’s just something sickly special about watching something get destroyed. Have a laugh with the “Sledge-o-Matic” prop funnyman and possibly smash some fruit yourself at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom on Saturday, Feb. 6. Warning: You may be splashed with fruit juices. $25 - $49.95
http://andiamoshowroom.com
Saturday 2/6 Gallagher -- Get your Saturday fruit-smashing mood on. Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher, known on stage as just “Gallagher,” is known for tickling funny bones with his watermelon-smashing ways. There’s obviously more to his act than just the slaughtering of summer fruit, but there’s just something sickly special about watching something get destroyed. Have a laugh with the “Sledge-o-Matic” prop funnyman and possibly smash some fruit yourself at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom on Saturday, Feb. 6. Warning: You may be splashed with fruit juices. $25 - $49.95 http://andiamoshowroom.com
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Saturday 2/6 Marche du Nain Rouge Mardi Gras Party --
Grab your beads, put on your masquerade mask, and be sure to wear a splash of red in homage to the Nain Rouge. Celebrate Mardi Gras, Detroit style. Constant Velocity (formerly Eight & Sand) is hosting a Marche du Nain Rouge Mardi Gras Party. The benefits from the event will go toward the annual Marche du Nain Rouge Parade and the opening of Gabriel Hall in West Village, an upcoming bar and restaurant that will feature live music. It’s sure to be a fun night full of dancing, drinking, and masquerading. Ticket purchases include admission and food. There will be a cash bar and live music by the Gabriel Brass Band, O N E F R E Q, and live performances from Lushes LaMoan, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, DJ Carleton Gholz, and emcee John Bell. $50
http://www.marchedunainrouge.com
Saturday 2/6 Marche du Nain Rouge Mardi Gras Party -- Grab your beads, put on your masquerade mask, and be sure to wear a splash of red in homage to the Nain Rouge. Celebrate Mardi Gras, Detroit style. Constant Velocity (formerly Eight & Sand) is hosting a Marche du Nain Rouge Mardi Gras Party. The benefits from the event will go toward the annual Marche du Nain Rouge Parade and the opening of Gabriel Hall in West Village, an upcoming bar and restaurant that will feature live music. It’s sure to be a fun night full of dancing, drinking, and masquerading. Ticket purchases include admission and food. There will be a cash bar and live music by the Gabriel Brass Band, O N E F R E Q, and live performances from Lushes LaMoan, Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, DJ Carleton Gholz, and emcee John Bell. $50 http://www.marchedunainrouge.com
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Saturday 2/6 Paczki Run -- Goodbye Christmas, hello Easter. Ring in the new holiday season with a paczki, also known as a delicious, calorie-filled jelly doughnut. Calorie counters can indulge in that jelly-filled goodness guilt free by participating in Hamtramck’s annual Paczki Run. The yearly 5K takes place a few days before Paczki Day. Motivation to finish the race can be found in the paczkis, beer, and T-shirt racers receive upon completing the 2-square-mile run. Be one of the first three finishers, and you’ll get a medal to show off to your family and friends. In-person registration begins at 8 a.m.; runs begins at 10 a.m.; corner of Joseph Campau and Holbrook $45
Saturday 2/6 Paczki Run -- Goodbye Christmas, hello Easter. Ring in the new holiday season with a paczki, also known as a delicious, calorie-filled jelly doughnut. Calorie counters can indulge in that jelly-filled goodness guilt free by participating in Hamtramck’s annual Paczki Run. The yearly 5K takes place a few days before Paczki Day. Motivation to finish the race can be found in the paczkis, beer, and T-shirt racers receive upon completing the 2-square-mile run. Be one of the first three finishers, and you’ll get a medal to show off to your family and friends. In-person registration begins at 8 a.m.; runs begins at 10 a.m.; corner of Joseph Campau and Holbrook $45
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Saturday 2/6 Sno Disco 5 -- Nothing gives away the fact that you’re a Michigander like dancing in the middle of a snow-filled park. This year’s Sno Disco, held at Lincoln Street Art Park, is sure to help you dance the cold away. Music and beats will be provided by the Detroit Party Starship featuring Zechnique. Dress for a cold night of dancing, and beware — there may be an appearance by the Nain Rouge. Free
http://www.jadore-detroit.com/events/2016/2/6/sno-disco-5
Saturday 2/6 Sno Disco 5 -- Nothing gives away the fact that you’re a Michigander like dancing in the middle of a snow-filled park. This year’s Sno Disco, held at Lincoln Street Art Park, is sure to help you dance the cold away. Music and beats will be provided by the Detroit Party Starship featuring Zechnique. Dress for a cold night of dancing, and beware — there may be an appearance by the Nain Rouge. Free http://www.jadore-detroit.com/events/2016/2/6/sno-disco-5
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Sunday 2/7 Dilla Youth Day --
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will become the learning stage for young, aspiring music producers. The event’s primary focus is to “provide a fun and compelling, hands-on opportunity for young people to become makers and learn practical skills that can be applied to their own creative process that will inspire young learners towards STEAM disciplines.” STEAM refers to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields. Hosted by the Foundation of Women in Hip Hop, Dilla Youth Day will feature learning workshops and performances by youth performance groups. Free
http://www.jdillafoundation.org
Sunday 2/7 Dilla Youth Day -- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will become the learning stage for young, aspiring music producers. The event’s primary focus is to “provide a fun and compelling, hands-on opportunity for young people to become makers and learn practical skills that can be applied to their own creative process that will inspire young learners towards STEAM disciplines.” STEAM refers to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields. Hosted by the Foundation of Women in Hip Hop, Dilla Youth Day will feature learning workshops and performances by youth performance groups. Free http://www.jdillafoundation.org
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Sunday, 2/7 The Obsessives, Household -- The Obsessives were originally inspired by other “the” bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys before they had released any music, according to their Facebook page. The young duo from Philadelphia have been making music together since they were 15 back in 2012 (yup, that young) but their age doesn’t set them back on their debut album Heck No, Nancy. On record, they sound like a polished band that has been playing together for 15-plus years. There are emo-inspired guitar riffs with coming-of-age lyrics reminiscent of emo bands from 10 years ago. The Obsessives are joined by Household on tour, a Minneapolis melodic-punk band that just released their debut album, Time Spent in September. $10
Sunday, 2/7 The Obsessives, Household -- The Obsessives were originally inspired by other “the” bands like the White Stripes and the Black Keys before they had released any music, according to their Facebook page. The young duo from Philadelphia have been making music together since they were 15 back in 2012 (yup, that young) but their age doesn’t set them back on their debut album Heck No, Nancy. On record, they sound like a polished band that has been playing together for 15-plus years. There are emo-inspired guitar riffs with coming-of-age lyrics reminiscent of emo bands from 10 years ago. The Obsessives are joined by Household on tour, a Minneapolis melodic-punk band that just released their debut album, Time Spent in September. $10
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