Worship at the church of the funky groove during todays Soul Nite, a screening of vintage concert footage. In the 1960s, Detroits Motown recording studio became the altar for that earthy, expressive mixture of jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues called soul music. Its celebrants included Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James. (Oh, and a skinny girl named Diana Something-or-other.) These fathers and mothers of soul will be given their just homage by Aurora Picture Show today when the guest curator, Northwest Film Forums Peter Lucas, screens footage of these legendary musicians. Adding to the vibe is the screenings funky location the Orange Show Center for the Visionary Arts. 8 p.m. 2402 Munger. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org. Free to $6.
Sat., May 2, 8 p.m., 2009