There’s nothing like a little indie rock and tinnitus at The Blind Pig to kick off another frozen weekend. Ann Arborites Mason Proper, Detroit natives The Satin Peaches and The Pop Project will each perform their own brand of indie tonight at the Pig. Expect everything from upbeat rock-outs to way-out jams and everything in between.
Doors at 9:30 p.m. Cover is $6 or $9 for those under 21.
AT THE MIC
Sekou Sundiata, the Grammy-nominated New York City poet, will perform his acclaimed work this Saturday at the Power Center. “The 51st (Dream) State” combines poetry, modern dance, video and live Indian and R&B music to form a stirring reflection on post-Sept. 11 America. The show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14-$34 in advance or at the door if available. Call 734-764-2538 for info.
IN THE ARTS
The University’s Museum of Art’s new off-site exhibit, “Embracing Eatonville,” will open Saturday. Eatonville, Florida is the oldest historically black town in the country. Photographers Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Willis each contributed new work to the exhibit. Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission.
The State Theater gives a nod to Ethan and Joel Coen and their quirky films this month with its Midnight Movie series, which continues Saturday with the presentation of “Raising Arizona,” the 1987 flick starring Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter. Stay tuned next week for cult-hit “The Big Lebowski.” Tickets, as always, are $6.75 for students and $8.50 for the general public.