A weekly guide to who’s where, what’s happening and why you should be there. Arts editors recommend this week’s best bets.

Steven Neff
Steven Neff
Steven Neff
Steven Neff

ON THE FLOOR
The new late-night “Umix” division, part of the University’s Union Arts & Programs organization, brings back instructors Tony Rojas and Hilda Halabu for a night of salsa dancing. Don’t worry if you don’t know your left foot from your right or have no previous experience – there’s an informal, basic instruction session for an hour at 10 p.m. Open dance follows from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free admission.

IN THE STARS
Take your sweetie on an educational date that’s bound to leave him or her starry-eyed. The Student Astronomical will be opening the telescopes atop Angell Hall Friday night to University students as well as the rest of the public; they will also offer free planetarium shows. The Student Astronomical Society Open House will be held on Friday Oct. 6 from 9p.m. to 11 p.m. in Angell Hall.

OUT & ABOUT
The Office of Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender affairs will be “celebrating our identities as Michigan Wolverines and as LGBT people . and empowering others to do the same” with a tailgate before the big Michigan/Michigan State football game. There will be free food, information, resources, lawn games and a dance tent. The Rainbow Tailgate is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. this football Saturday.

IN CONCERT
Ann Arborites Nomo have toured here, there and everywhere in support of their 2006 album New Tones, a release described by their respected record label Ubiquity as “a full-color, spiritual soundscape that marries the exotic with the gritty.” If you haven’t seen this soulful, musical amalgam yet, here’s your chance. Nomo rocks the Blind Pig on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Cover is $11, or $8 for those older than 21.

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