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De’Sean Jones

Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
phone 313-887-8501

Quick question: What do Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Karen Clark Sheard have in common? The answer is De’Sean Jones, Detroit’s very own 24-year-old jazz wunderkind. Currently on a world tour with his septet, this homecoming is one to see if you’re looking for some great experimental jazz-fusion. $10

http://www.jazzcafedetroit.com
Music Hall Jazz Cafe (map)
350 Madison Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 887-8500
De’Sean Jones

Shwayze

Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
phone 248-544-3030

Remember that song “Buzzin” that was on MTV all the time? Oh, what about that song “Corona & Lime?” Well, along with Cisco Adler, Shwayze is the guy responsible for that infectious little slice of SoCal. We know how crappy the weather is getting, so be sure to see them at Magic Bag on Thursday if you want some of that beautiful California sunshine to take your mind off of things. $15

http://www.themagicbag.com
Magic Bag (map)
22920 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 544-3030; (248) 544-1989 (FAX)
info@themagicbag.com
Shwayze

Stepdad

Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
phone 313-833-9700

More awesome than their name suggests, Stepdad’s synth-poppy weirdness is the ideal music for a night out on the town. Along with Sphinx and Gospith, catch them at the Magic Stick for a set straight out of the ’80s. All of the Stepdad awesomeness, none of the awkwardness. $10 ADV - $12 DOS

http://www.majesticdetroit.com
Magic Stick (map)
4120 Woodward
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700
Stepdad

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit’s Counterculture Poster Artist

Thu., Oct. 30 and Sat., Sept. 26
phone 313.833.7935

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit’s Counterculture Poster Artist opens in the Allesee Gallery of Culture. The Grande Ballroom on Detroit's east side became the hot spot for counterculture music during the late 1960s and early 70s. Local radio disc jockey and Grande Ballroom promoter Russ Gibb wanted to emulate the rock and psychedelic scene of San Francisco through concert posters. Artist Gary Grimshaw designed posters that fit the bill perfectly. FREE

Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)

Ryoji Ikeda

Thu., Oct. 30
phone 734-936-0671

Ryoji Ikeda, Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist orchestrates sound, visuals, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into live performances. Ikeda’s projects include 'datamatics' using a moving image, sculpture, sound and media to explore our perception of the data that permeates our world.

http://www.stamps.umich.edu

Edward Baugh & Jahan Ramazani Poetry Reading

Thu., Oct. 30, 5:10 p.m.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers to the UMMA each semester. Edward Baugh is Professor Emeritus of English, University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He wrote Derek Walcott: Memory as Vision, Critics on Caribbean Literature, and so much more.

http://www.umma.museum/programs-and-tours/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=2397
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit's Counterculture Poster Artist Opening Reception

Thu., Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313.833.1262
novaz@detroithistorical.org

Enjoy a night of psychedelic art and music as we showcase the iconic rock n’ roll posters of Detroit artist, Gary Grimshaw (1946-2014). The night will also include a screening of the award-winning documentary, Louder than Love, highlighting the Grande Ballroom at the height of its popularity in the late 60s. Beer will be generously provided by Atwater Brewery. Food will be available for purchase. Reproductions of Gary Grimshaw’s most iconic posters will be available for purchase. FREE

http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/gary-grimshaw-detroits-counterculture
Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)
Gary Grimshaw: Detroit's Counterculture Poster Artist Opening Reception

Kodaline

Thu., Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
phone 313-961-8961

Kodaline takes the stage on the "Ones to Watch North American Tour" presented by Skype.

http://www.saintandrewsdetroit.com
Buy Tickets
St. Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358

Literary Detroit's Ghost Library

Thu., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.
literarydetroit@gmail.com

Dr. Seuss, J.M. Barrie, Zora Neale Hurston, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and other classic authors will visit us from the beyond in this festive kid-centric Halloween celebration! The evening will feature "readings" and conversations with classic authors long gone from this world, with a little help from talented local performers. A "ghost librarian" will host the evening, and kids will go home with free candy and books -- "checked out" from the ghost library, but really, yours to keep. Dressing up as your favorite literary character is encouraged. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/560211957417728/
Cafe 1923 (map)
2287 Holbrook Ave.
Hamtramck
phone (313) 319-8766
Literary Detroit's Ghost Library

Twiztid's Fright Fest

Thu., Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
phone 313-833-9700

$25 ADV - $30 DOS

http://www.majesticdetroit.com
Majestic Theatre (map)
4140 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700
Twiztid's Fright Fest

Beer, Fire & Brimstone Halloween Party

Thu., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.
phone 248.203.6600

Enjoy the flavors of fall with a beer tasting event fit to cater to all tastes, and sights to suit the season. Expect 30-40 fall beers will be available including pumpkin beers, Oktoberfest varieties, autumn and winter ales – all paired with fiery barbecue and fiery dishes. Expect smoked meats, seared and spiced options. $35 per person ($5 off for those in costume)

The Bird & The Bread (map)
210 S Old Woodward Ave
Downtown Birmingham
phone 248-203-6600

Boyce Avenue

Thu., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
phone 248-858-9333

Florida-based band, Boyce Avenue bring their strong acoustic roots and melodic rock sound to The Crofoot Ballroom with Kris Allen. $25 ADV - $30 DOS

http://www.thecrofoot.com
The Crofoot Ballroom (map)
1 S. Saginaw St.
Downtown Pontiac
phone (248) 858-9333
info@thecrofoot.com
Boyce Avenue

Damned VII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Thu., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri., Oct. 31, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
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On October 30th through November 1st comes an extraordinary assemblage of 155 local and international artists to display their most introspective creations at, "DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness." This is not Halloween, but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances. The events features fine art, performances, fine dining and a masquerade ball. $10 to $75

http://www.thatdamnedshow.com
Buy Tickets
Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
Damned VII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Black Violin

Thu., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
phone 810-237-7333

Classically trained violinists Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester present a fresh fusion of classical music, rock, R&B, pop and hip-hop with their band Black Violin. Accompanied by drummer Jermaine “Beatdown” McQueen, turntable DJ Dwayne “DJTK” Dayal and cellist Joseph “Joe Cello” Valbrun, Black Violin, produces a sound that breaks through the barriers of genre. $39

http://www.thewhiting.com
The Whiting (map)
1241 E. Kearsley St
Greater Pontiac Area
phone 810-237-7333

Michael McDermott

Thu., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
phone 734-761-1451

Michael McDermott’s brings his unique brand of rock n’ roll to The Ark. $15

http://www.theark.org
The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 763-8587
Michael McDermott
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