The List: Oct. 2 to Oct. 5
The Daily Arts Guide to the best upcoming events — it’s everywhere you should be this weekend and why.

Robert Pollard, who became a ’90s indie-rock hero with Guided By Voices, comes to the Blind Pig Friday night with his new band Boston Spaceships. Despite having been a road warrior for the better part of the past two decades, Pollard will make his first ever Ann Arbor appearance with the concert. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15. 18+ only.

Catholicism and homosexuality have never quite been a match made in heaven, but New England author Scott D. Pomfret combines his experience of both in his writing. Appearing at Borders tonight in support of his new memoir, Pomfret is guaranteed to offer a novel, hilarious perspective. The reading is at 7 p.m.

What does folk music have to do with “Robocop” and “Deliverance?” Well, not very much, except both films feature folk musician Ronny Cox in an acting role. His concert Sunday at the Ark looks to be less violent than the aforementioned films. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Contemporary popular musicians often breed obsession, and Ludwig van Beethoven must’ve been among the first songsmiths to attract a rabid following. As music school students will show in solo recitals at Beethoven: The Sonata Obsession Concert No. 12, that fanatical interest still survives. Free at the Walgreen Drama Center Sunday at 5 p.m.

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