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Michigan Writer Series– Mark Yakich, a National Poetry Series winner and assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the MSU Library’s main conference room (W449).

Friday Night Film Series– Umberto D will be presented by Joseph Francese, from the department of French, Classics and Italian. All films take place in the MSU Library in the main conference room (W449) at 7 p.m.

Celebration of the Arts– The annual event will take place at the Union on Friday, March 24, and at the International Center on Saturday, March 25. Visitors will be able to look at art submitted by MSU students and listen to live music.

Michigan Writer Series– Paul Clemens, author of Made in Detroit will speak Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the MSU Library’s main conference room (W449).

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Open Mic Night– Wednesday, March 1 in the Union Main Lounge. Folk singers will start the event at 7, followed by an open mic from 8-10 p.m.

Saturday Looks Good to Me– Before they head off to the South by Southwest Music Festival in Texas, the Michigan band, along with The Czars, Shuttlecock and Canada, will play at Mac’s Bar Friday, March 3. Tickets are $8 for 21 and over, and $10 for 18+.

The Paybacks, The Muggs and Johnny Headband– Oh my! Three Detroit bands in one Temple Club, Friday, March 10 starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $7 for 21+ and $10 for 18+.

Battle of the Bands– The fourth-annual concert showcases local talent in an American Idol-esque voting process. The winner of the show earns a $1500 gift certificate to Elderly Instruments, and second and third places receive $1000 and $500, respectively. Deadline for entry is March 3, and the show will take place on March 31 at the International Center. For more details, visit the UAB website, www.hfs.msu.edu

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