No need for out-of-town plans this holiday weekend; Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit is chock-full of action!

The Detroit Film Theater has an exciting Friday night line-up: Friday Night Live & Detroit Film Theatre present “Friction: Moon Pool and Dead Band” in concert, as well as “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” onscreen. The cost of a single admission covers both the 7 p.m. live performance by Detroit electronic duo David Shettler and Nate Young, and the 9:30 p.m. screening of a documentary about the unusual romantic and artistic relationship between industrial-rock musician Genesis P-Orridge and dominatrix Lady Jaye.

Movie poster for "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye," which is playing at the Detroit Film Theatre Friday night.

On the art scene, “Reckoning a Peripheral Wilderness,” a solo show by Michael McGillis exploring the relationship between nature and human artifice, opened last weekend at A Public Pool in Hamtramck and will be running through June 30.  If you haven’t made it yet to see “Post-Industrial Complex” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (a Knight Arts grantee), this excellent show is co-curated by Curator of Public Engagement Jon Brumit and Curator of Education Katie McGowan, features locally-sourced human-scale production at the heart of Detroit, and is not to be missed.

Image from "Reckoning a Peripheral Wilderness," which is on display at A Public Pool. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Of course, Movement 2012, the internationally famous Detroit Electronic Music Festival will be shaking up Hart Plaza from the 26-28. Among innumerable participants, this year’s featured acts include Claude Vonstroke, Major Lazer and SBTRKT. More information can be found at movement.us.


Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit Film Theatre): 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

A Public Pool: 3309 Caniff, Hamtramck; 313-405-7665 or hi@apublicpool.com; apublicpool.com

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit: 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-832-6622 or info@mocadetroit.org; mocadetroit.org

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