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  • Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

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  • A Mad Decent Mixtape

    Mad Decent Block Party will roll through town on Saturday, August 16, bringing to town artists like Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus, RiFF RAFF, Keys N Krates, and Zeds Dead. Thugli, a Canadian duo, will perform on the Toronto leg of the tour and they put together a 45 minute mix that features songs by some of the tour’s featured artists as well as a host of others.  Listen to it here. 

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  • Tangent Gallery to host Breaking Borders

    Detroit’s Tangent Gallery will host a special event this Saturday, July 26 in hopes of raising money for the local faction of an international nonprofit, Burners without Borders Detroit. Breaking Borders is a one-evening-only event that will feature live music, performance, and art. Satori Circus will perform along with spoken word artist ZakAndWhatArmy. Music by Tartanic, Dixon’s Violin, and Servitor. Fire dancers, hoop performers, and acrobats will provide a certain mysticism to the ambiance as old Victorian steampunk and tribal art is shown in the main gallery. There will also be a runway fashion show and the evening will end with a dubstep rave featuring DJ Forcefeed and Dotty. Truly, there’s something for everyone. Perhaps more importantly, there will be a full service bar. The event is open to those 18 and older and IDs will be checked at the door. Admission is $25 at the door, or $20 with the donation of a canned good. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party goes until 2 a.m. A 20 percent commission will be taken from all art sold at this event and donated to Burners without Borders. The Tangent Gallery is located at 715 Milwaukee Ave., Detroit; 313-873-2955;

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  • 48 to film — behind the scenes at the 48 Hour Film Project

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  • Passalacqua debut dark project ‘Church: Revival’ at new Hamtramck performance space

    Church: Revival is the new project by local rap duo Passalacqua (aka Bryan Lackner and Brent Smith), but it’s more than just a new Passalacqua release. The rappers teamed up with siblings Jax Anderson (frontwoman of rockers Flint Eastwood) and Seth Anderson, who together form the songwriting team called Syblyng (naturally). The result is a cycle of songs that promises to be darker than Passalacqua’s material so far. The project will make a live debut on Saturday, July 26 at a brand new venue space at the Detroit Bus Co.’s building Eight & Sand, and they will premiere the Right Bros.-directed video for the track “Baptism” as well. Other performances include Tunde Olaniran and Open Mike Eagle, and DJ sets by Nothing Elegant, Dante LaSalle, and Charles Trees. We met up the two duos at Eight & Sand to check out the new space and to talk about the project with all parties involved. Metro Times: How long have you been working together? Jax Anderson: Seth and I are constantly writing songs together. We want to push in the direction of becoming songwriters more frequently. This is our first project that we took on to co-write everything together. We’re basically just a songwriting entity. We won’t play live that […]

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Halloween 2012

Get yourself spooked

A select list of haunts, mazes, costumed events and more

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Alchalant's Halloween Party. With ROP, Alchalant and the Astro Zombies. Phoenix Cafe, 24918 John R, Hazel Park, 248-667-8817. (10/27, 8 p.m.)

Annual Halloween Bash with AREA '51. Live Blues, Rock, Originals. Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Rd., Detroit, 313-882-8560. At the door. (10/27, 9 p.m.)

Black Horror Film Festival and Costume Party. Come dressed as your favorite blaxploitation horror character. Cass City Cinema, 3420 Cass Ave., Detroit, 313-281-8301. (10/26, 7 p.m.-midnight)

Boo Bash Weekends. Haunted House of Horror, trick-or-treating, face painting, campsite decorating contest. Addison Oaks County Park, West Romeo Road, Oxford, 248-693-2432. (10/27)

Costume Parade. Kids and parents are invited to participate in a sidewalk costume parade through the streets of downtown Northville. Downtown Northville, Northville, 248-349-7640. (10/27, 1 p.m.)

Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat V. More than 15 bands will perform full-on costumed covers of artists including Bruce Springsteen to Prince. With DJ setss. The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, 248-858-9333. $5-$15. (10/26, 7 p.m.)

Detroit Urban Legends. This two-story attraction inside the 127-year-old Cass Community Methodist Church delivers scares for a cause. Cass Community United Methodist Church, 3901 Cass , Detroit. $10, $8 children. (10/26-10/28, 7-11 p.m.; 10/30-10/31, 7-11 p.m.)

Dia de los Muertos Celebration. A blend of a Latin Masquerade Ball, mask making, music and of course art. Dance instruction from Saron Dier and Monica Puente and smooth beats from DJ Sabor. 555 Gallery, 2801 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, 888-495-2787. $5. (10/27, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The 1920 silent film accompanied by Tony O'Brien. Historic Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser, Detroit, 313-537-2560. $8, $12. (10/27)

Dr. Scream's Spookshow Revival. Village Theater at Cherry Hill, 50400 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton, 734-394-5300. $15. (10/26-10/27, 8 p.m.)

Drop-In Workshops: Sugar Skulls. Decorate sugar skulls and learn how they are used in Mexican and Mexican American Communities. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-7900. (10/27, noon-4 p.m.)

Erebus. 4 Story Haunted Attraction Erebus, 18 Perry St., Pontiac, 248-332-7884. $23 Mon.-Thu., $28 Fri.-Sat., $25 Sun. (10/24-11/2) Ongoing.

Erwin's Barn of Horrors, Corn Stalkers Maze, and Haunted Wagon Ride. Moonlight wagon ride, mystery of the black hole, nightly bonfires, etc. Erwin Orchards, 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, 248-437-4701. $14.00 Barn of Horrors, $10.00 Corn Stalkers Maze, $22.00 Combo Ticket. (10/26-10/27)

FREAKY DEAKY featuring: Zeds Dead & Krewella. Halloween Costume Party Elektricity Nightclub, 15 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, 248-599-2212. $20.00 - $25.00. (10/26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.)

Funeral Home. Actual funeral home, closed for mysterious reasons. *Haunted Funeral Home, 3880 Inkster Rd, Inkster . $12. (10/26-10/28; 10/30-10/31)

Genitorturers. Halloween Show Blondie's, 2281 W. Fort St., Detroit, 313-964-1000. (10/29, 6 p.m.)

Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village. Step back in time to a turn-of-the-20th-century Hallowe'en. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-271-1620. (10/26-10/27)

Halloween at the Rustbelt. Constum contest for kids, adults, pets, and vendors. Pumpkin carving contest. Featuring performances by, Weird Sisters Circus and Smudge Candy. Rust Belt Market, 22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. (10/27)

Halloween Club Crawl 2012. Canada's largest Halloween party. Faces Roadhouse on College, 902 California, Windsor, 519-256-5001. (10/27, 6 p.m.)

Halloween Costume Contest, Dinner, Auction. Arts & Scraps and Techshop combine for a Halloween party for adults. AAA - Lincoln-Allen Park, 15220 Southfield Rd., Allen Park, 313-640-4411. 7 VIP $50, 8:00 $35, 9:00 DJ/contest only $20. (10/27, 7 p.m.-midnight)

Halloween Hocus Pocus. Not scary Halloween fun for ages 3 and older. Costumes welcome. Marquis Theatre, 135 E. Main St., Northville, 248-349-8110. (10/26-10/28)

Halloween Howler. Liquor Store, 44325 12 Mile Rd., Novi, 248-305-8135. (10/27)

Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village. A turn-of-the-20th Century holiday tour visits famous characters from the past. Wear a costume and go trick-or-treating. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, 313-271-1620. (10/26-10/28, 6:30-9 p.m.)

Halloween Spooktacular. Mega 80's. Prizes will be given away for the best 80's themed costumes Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-544-3030. (10/26, 8 p.m.)

Halloween Tea. Mill Race Village, 215 Griswold, Northville, 248-348-1845. (10/28, 6-8 p.m.)

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