There’s a lot of art happening this week that will glide you into the stratosphere. After listening to U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith talk about her collection Life on Mars on Thursday, let Mercury Carter take you to the red planet the following night on the wings of his angelic voice. CL ran a cover story on Carter last year, and we’ve been awaiting new material from this star-in-the-making ever since. For an update, check out this week’s Local Vibes podcast.