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Random International

Thu., Oct. 23, 5:10 p.m.

“Founded by Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass and Hannes Koch in 2005, Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice. Taking science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, their work invites consideration of the man/machine relationship through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena — with the viewer an active participant.” Free
Michigan Theater (map)
603 E. Liberty
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 668-8480
Random International


Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
phone 313-832-7100

Bastille is like the modern-day Kraftwerk, except with more pop accessibility and fewer mannequins. The London electro-pop quartet has invaded America, pretty much out of nowhere, and soared to almost annoying popularity. If you don’t recognize them by name, you probably still know the song “Pompei,” which you’ve undoubtedly tapped your toes to while simultaneously cursing the frequency with which it’s played. Give in and go. $36 ADV - $40 DOS
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Masonic Temple (map)
500 Temple St.
phone (313) 832-7100; (313) 832-2922 (FAX)

The Color Purple

Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25, 3 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
phone 313-887-8501

The Color Purple is based on the epistolary novel of the same name by Alice Walker. Set in Georgia, the story revolves around the lives of African American women in the 1930s. The Color Purple is frequently challenged by censors because of its violent and racially charged content. With only five performances, this production will feature Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday. $47
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The Music Hall (map)
350 Madison Avenue
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)
The Color Purple

Jon Secada

Thu., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
phone 313-309-4614

The Cuban-American singer-songwriter has sold over 20 million records worldwide and written songs for stars like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore, and Jennifer Lopez. After making a name for himself on Broadway, landing important roles in Grease and Cabaret, Secada is back on the road performing his own music. Detroit comedian Esther Nevarez will open the show. $23 - $40
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MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board (map)
2901 Grand River Ave.
phone (866) 752-9622
Jon Secada


Thu., Oct. 23, 9 p.m.
phone 313-576-5111

As a member of the Ghostly International roster, of course, Shigeto creates a unique sound, rooted in electronic music with a clear jazz influence. This blend makes Shigeto’s music the perfect candidate to perform with a live ensemble. You don’t want to miss this, as it’s the first time Shigeto’s music will be presented through live instrumentation. Rich textures and pulsing rhythms will abound at the Music Box. $15 ADV - $25 DOS
The Music Box (map)
3711 Woodward Ave
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 576-5111


Thu., Oct. 23, 12 a.m.
phone 248-987-6055

Off the Beaten Path Books & Basement Burger Bar are happy to bring you Farmington's first midnight movie, "Ghostbusters". $10 gets you a movie ticket plus a medium popcorn and a drink. $16 gets you a burger and a side at the Basement Burger Bar as well as your movie ticket. There will be prizes for the best Ghostbuster costumes for those of you who want to dress up. $10/$16
Farmington Civic Theatre (map)
Grand River Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 489-3408

4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Thu., Oct. 23, Fri., Oct. 24 and Sat., Oct. 25
phone 734-769-2999

Rebud Productions presents 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. $15 -$25
Kerrytown Concert House (map)
415 N. Fourth Ave.
phone (734) 769-2999; (734) 769-7791 (FAX)
4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

Random International

Thu., Oct. 23
phone 734-936-0671

Random International, a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice, takes science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary. Their work invites consideration of the man/machine relationship, and explores the behavior behind the phenomena. Be an active participant during this lecture on October 23th, or attend the event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on October 24th.

In The Public Eye

Thu., Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 248-641-8151

From feared to welcomed: How public relations can help expand your business. Attend workshops and listen to a panel of media experts sharing effective ideas/strategies for garnering the right media attention. $45.00/Member $75.00/Non-member
Altair (map)
1820 East Big Beaver Rd
Greater Birmingham Area

Get Your Body & Business in Shape Expo

Thu., Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come showcase your business with Michigan Professional Network. This event has over 400 attendees and over 100 vendors. Where else can you meet 400 people on a Thursday? Sign up today to be a vendor at Free Admission For The Public
Southfield Town Center Atrium (map)
2000 Town center
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 557-6661; (248) 557-3931 (FAX)
Get Your Body & Business in Shape Expo

Lisa Russ Spaar Poetry Reading

Thu., Oct. 23, 5:10 p.m.

UMMA is the site for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers to the UMMA each semester. Award-winning writer, Lisa Russ Spaar is the author of three books of poetry: Satin Cash, Blue Venus, and Glass Town.
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Light Headed

Thu., Oct. 23, 6-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 25, 2-6 p.m., Sun., Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.
phone 313-831-9060

George Vidas makes neon signs for fun, profit, and self-expression. This solo exhibition of over 20 neon wall sculptures plays with language and graphic symbols in an advertising context. George Vidas is from Astoria, Oregon, but has never seen The Goonies. A self-education in the library led him to pursue art first at the University of Oregon, and then later at Alfred University. A practical education in neon and found material led him to open a neon sign shop, Signifier Signs, in 2011.

Spaulding Court (map)
1915 Spaulding Court
Greater Detroit Area

Oktoberfest VIII

Thu., Oct. 23, 6-10 p.m.

Now in its eighth year, Adcraft’s Oktoberfest has become known as one of the Club’s most fun and memorable parties of the year. Mark your calendar now, because you won’t want to miss Oktoberfest VIII on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Dick O’Dow’s in Birmingham. Oktoberfest is a great place to mingle with some of Detroit’s most influential advertising professionals, score some awesome swag, connect with friends and make your taste buds happy with plenty of German bier and food. $20
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Dick O'Dow's Irish Public House (map)
160 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 642-1135; (248) 642-3231 (FAX)

Swingin’ Sixties Celebration

Thu., Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
phone 248-522-3700

Grab your love beads, your old 45s and dust off your bell-bottoms for a groovy party. Join the Culinary Studies Institute in celebrating the Swingin’ Sixties and Oakland Community Colleges 50th anniversary. This celebration is held in the dining room on the 3rd floor of Tirrell Hall – J Building. The evening will include a five-course meal with authentic specialties including drinks, a photo booth, and Toppermost, a lively Beatles tribute band. $50
Macomb Music Theatre (map)
31 N. Walnut St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (586) 541-1107; (586) (FAX)
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