Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer – a photography exhibit at Kresge Art Museum from Sept. 6- Oct. 16. The exhibit will take a look at one of the pioneers of modernism, looking into American life during the 1920s, the Depression, and the first half of WWII. For more information, visit www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
Upcoming exhibits include the MSU Sesquicentennial Exhibition Pewabic: A Century of Michigan’s Art Pottery, from Oct. 22- Dec. 16 and James McNeill Whistler: London and Venice, also from Oct. 22- Dec. 16, a drypointing and etching paper gallery.
Born Yesterday – The MSU theatre program will perform Garson Kanin’s play Oct. 6-16 at the Pasant Theatre. Tickets are available through the Wharton Center Box Office at 1.800.Wharton. For more information, check out www.theatre.msu.edu.
Laurence Juber – The man who used to play with Paul McCartney will be at the Creole Gallery in Lansing. The Grammy winner and former lead guitarist from Wings will play solo fingerstyle guitar Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be picked up at Elderly Instruments in Lansing or Archives Book Shop on Grand River. He will also be giving a guitar workshop at Elderly Instruments on Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30. The price is $37.50. For more information, visit www.lansing.com/creolegallery/concerts.html.
Friday Night Film Series at the MSU Library – The Bread, My Sweet, an independent romantic comedy from Pittsburgh, starring Scott Baio. The film will be shown Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., in the main library, north conference room (W449).
Also showing is Freaks, a 1932 piece centering on the little man-big woman wedding in circuses. It will be shown Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the same room. For more information, check out the Library’s website: www.lib.msu.edu/events/films.
The House of Blue Leaves – The MSU theatre program will also be performing the John Guare play Oct. 18-23 at the Auditorium Arena Theatre. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to performances. For more information, check out www.theatre.msu.edu.
The White Stripes – The Detroit duo will play a hometown show at the Masonic Temple in the Motor City Oct. 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.
The Capes – The band from the U.K. is compared to The Killers, Franz Ferdinand and The Hives. Watch them perform at the Temple Club Oct. 5, along with Disposable Villains and The Upkeep. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $6-10. 18+ welcome. For more information, check out www.templeclub.com.
Foo Fighters and Weezer – A rocker’s dream touring duo. The two will play Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.ticketmaster.com
It’s All One Song: A Neil Young Tribute – featuring bands like Westrin & Mowry, The Casionauts and The Gentleman Callers, Oct. 7. Doors at 7 p.m., and young’uns stay at home- it’s only 21 and over. Check out www.macsbar.com.
Know Lyfe – The hardcore band will play the Temple Club Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. For more info, check out www.templeclub.com.
Death Cab For Cutie – The Seattle indie band will play the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Check www.ticketmaster.com for more info.
The Temple Club’s 4-year Anniversary – featuring The Fags, The Pusherz, the Fuzz, Ten Mile Tide, The Family Tree and Legusta, Oct. 14. Doors at 8 p.m. Free before 9 p.m. For more information, check out www.templeclub.com.
Ludacris and Ciara – The Breslin Center will be home to two hip-hop artists Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. For more information, 1, 2 step your way to www.breslincenter.com.
The Hard Lessons – The MSU grads and Detroit rock trio will be at the Temple Club Oct. 21. They will take the stage at 10 p.m. and 18+ are welcome. Visit www.thehardlessons.com for more info.
The Gore Gore Girls – along with Demolition Doll Rods and The Dead Stream Corners play at Macs Bar on Thurs., Oct. 27.
Molly-Jean – The solo guitarist and singer will be performing at Jacoby’s in Detroit Oct. 28 for her CD release party.