Groove, a 30-member percussion ensemble, boasts that its members can draw frantic beats using sticks, trashcans and whatever else they can get their hands on. The group returns for its fifth major event with a set at The Michigan Theater Friday. Tickets are $5 with student ID.
At the Ark
Nominated for a Grammy for his 2006 album Workbench Songs, Guy Clark will croon at The Ark Saturday, bringing with him a smoky voice, his guitar and deep-seated blues, folk and Americana influences. Tickets are $30.
The Iranian Society Series is screening “Infidels and The Wind Will Carry Us,” an Iranian documentary about its Animism-believing gypsy minority and this group’s forced conversion to Islam during the Iranian Revolution. The film will be shown at the Rackham Amphitheater Sunday. The event is free.
At the podium
The University Art Museum presents “A Day With(out) Art” Saturday, a day of commemoration to raise awareness about the effects of AIDS, especially on artistic communities. Guest speaker and renowned poet Robert Hass will be reading at the Rackham Ampitheatre at 4 p.m. The event is free.