Alabama and Clarence play newlyweds in Quentin Tarrantino’s “True Romance,” but after accidentally pocketing a stash of cocaine, their post-wedding bliss is interrupted by two angry gangsters on their tail. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette star in this 1993 romantic thriller, alongside co-star Val Kilmer playing the role of Elvis. “True Romance” will go on screen at midnight on Saturday at the State Theater. Tickets are $6.75 with student ID.


If you’re a Martha Graham fan, you’ll love Stephen Petronio’s newly choreographed dance performance, “BLOOM.” His combination of visual art, cutting-edge fashion and contemporary music allow him to capture the high-powered energy of downtown New York. Petronio’s debut UMS program also features music from folk-singer Rufus Wainwright. “BLOOM” will run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Power Center. Tickets range from $18 to $40.


Pontiac native Nahshid Sulaiman, popularly known as One Be Lo, has perfected his evocative rap style since splitting with Binary Star and launching his solo career. One Be Lo’s smart, socially conscious lyrics have captured the attention of Michigan’s underground hip hop scene, while his clear delivery brings an air of precision and confidence to the stage. OneBeLo will perform Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the University Club in the Michigan Union.


Bich Nguyen, author of “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” will sign book copies Saturday at Shaman Drum at 7 p.m. Nguyen grew up as a refugee in western Michigan in the ’70s “before ethnic was cool.” The humor in her memoir bleeds through her comparisons of American and Vietnamese cuisine, using junk-food standards like Toll House cookies and Pringles as metaphorical springboards to breech the sensitive topic of assimilation and personal identity.

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