On October 27th through 29th 2016 in Detroit comes the 9th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations at the DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. From the infamous to the freshest of talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. This is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances. $15 - $75http://www.thatdamnedshow.com
Your favorite Grateful Dead cover band will be doing two nights of greatest hits for all of you deadheads to consume. The show will feature an array of Winterland-era and Halloween-related Dead hits sure to please fans. In fact, it was fans who pushed for a second night to be added to the bash, which has traditionally been a single night event. It’s highly anticipated and it is going to be a party for everyone who loved Jerry and the gang’s work. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; themagicbag.com; Tickets are $12 per night.
For the second year in a row, Painted Lady Trashions will supply all things haunting and weird to North Main Tattoo Studio for the Oddities Expo. The event will feature a bunch of spooky stuff like taxidermied animals, scary photographs, those creepy dolls that everyone loves so much, and some good ‘ole slimy things. Everything featured will also be for sale, so if you’re looking for some last-minute, quality Halloween decorations, or you’re just into having horrifying decor, this is the place for you! Starts at 9 p.m.; 418 North Main St., Plymouth; northmaintattoos.com.
We love how diverse and low-key the shows at Kelly’s are, and this night of cosmic weirdness is no exception. Tonight each of the four acts are worth attention from your ear holes. Shades makes purely space-age music for space. Skin Lies (aka former Ann Arborite Dustin Krcatovich) makes highly repetitive and pulsing slow jams that shove your brain into a sweet zone. Jimbo Easter is a creative dynamo, and his performance art is always fun. Finally, Bunny Fluff finds Pete Steffy and Raphael Brim messing around with old-school synths, drum machines, tapes, and patch bays. Doors at 9 p.m.; 2403 Holbrook St., Hamtramck; 313-872-0387; $7.
These two artists’ work depicts the neglect of a “shocked” environment in two different manners: one very disturbing and forceful; the other almost romantic and melancholic—both powerful. “Reclaim the Commons, Take back the Tap!” (6-6:30pm, Black Box) Merola will present her work with local activists, from the fight to provide clean drinking water to inmates at the Genesee County Jail in Flint, to the on-going struggle for clean, affordable water in Detroit. freehttps://www.facebook.com/Marygrovecollegeartgallery/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Who wouldn’t enjoy feeling like a VIP for a night? That’s the theme of this year’s Light Up a Life Gala, which will include appetizers and dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions, raffles, and more. This year's entertainment will be the one-man interactive variety show of Brandon Styles! All proceeds benefit Angela Hospice’s charitable programs. http://www.angelahospice.org/events/light-up-a-life/ $125 per personhttp://www.angelahospice.org/events/light-up-a-life/
Join with the band in your favorite space-themed costume as we musically visit the depths of space. The program will include music from the movies Star Trek, Star Wars, and Apollo 13 as well as Gustav Holst's “Jupiter” from The Planets. Come dressed as your favorite Star Trek hero, a Wookie, Jedi, or other character for an evening of music sure to be out of this world. There will be a children's costume parade with prizes. Refreshments will be served. SPECIAL APPEARANCE: The WCCB will be joined by local members of the 501st Legion. FREEhttp://www.wccband.org
Neighborhood Theatre Group’s Black Cat Cabaret" is a Halloween themed evening of theatre and songs. Featuring a full bar, costume contest, and the NTG “Haunted” House Band! Starring Colleen Cartwright, Alice Duhon, Eric Hohnke, Greg Pizzino, Angela VanKempen, and Craig VanKempen and directed by Kristin Anne Danko. This spooktacular evening of music and theatre is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. Doors open at 7:30pm Show at 8:30pm $10 general admission $5 students (with a valid ID)
Roberto Carlos Lange, the son of Ecuadorian immigrants, fuses together English and Spanish, kraut rock, and classic electronica, to create his limitless, genre-defining sound. Lange is a nonstop artist. He’s constantly collaborating with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Mikael Jorgenson (Wilco), Mouse on Mars, and the sculptor David Ellis. He has a degree in computer art and animation, and is always experimenting with new ways to create. He has worked with sculpture, video, performance and sound. Yet, he is never satisfied enough to stop. He has the itch to keep doing, to keep making. His art is serious and introspective, and since his 2010 album Pasajero, he has drawn listeners into his creative world. Raised in the never-ending heat and volatile weather of hurricane-prone Southern Florida, Lange grew up in a hotbed of Latin American culture, which has played a huge role in his artistic development. His September single, “It’s My Brown Skin,” touches on accepting diversity and is especially poignant in today’s political climate. This renaissance man is a must-see for fans and for anyone looking to broaden their musical horizons. Show starts at 8 p.m.; 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; majesticdetroit.com; Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
$32 - $45http://www.soundboarddetroit.com/eventdetail.aspx?contentid=11499&title=Kansas
18+ / 21+ to drink Steve Bug with support from: Mister Joshooa, Loren $10 in advancehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1694576677526827/
Sugar Hiccup has symbolized a new wave in the music club scene for the past 20 years. It’s the club version of the widely popular ‘Big Sonic Heaven’ radio program. Catch Detroit's top influential DJs at one big event. Highlights include a costume contest with prizes, photo booths by ShutterBooth, and more. feat: DJ QUIG, DJ Darren Revell & DJ Pleasure Kitten Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Post-Punk, Trip Hop. Advance tickets via Ticketweb.com or at UHF, Found Sounds, Noir Leather or the Magic Stick box office. $20https://www.facebook.com/events/2117637301794106/
The 2016 Championships is a mixed entertainment event featuring dance related film screenings with talkbacks, live music with general dancing, a performance showcase and dance contest contests, a Saturday night dinner and show and a weekend of dance classes in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. This weekend also features Lindy Hop legend Norma Miller performing her nightclub act as part of the Saturday dinner show. $25 - $200http://artspectrum.org/alhc.htm
@ Au Cochon, 260 N Old Wordward Ave Birmingham, MI 48009
Need an escape during the week? Head over to Au Cochon in Birmingham weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. and explore upscale French café cuisine during Happy Hour. Offerings include half-off all appetizers and sides, including pomme frittes and Fromage blanc, a fresh cheese served with truffle honey, lemon and toast points, as well as Au Cochon’s 17 wines by the glass. For $5, guests can enjoy well drinks, and for $6, house cocktails such as the Pear Hiver and Light as a Feather.
Tour Cranbrook House, the former home of Cranbrook's founders, George and Ellen Booth. View handcrafted furnishings, tapestries, and a selection of the Booth's large collection of world class art in their 1908 English Tudor manor home that was designed in the Arts & Crafts Style. $10; $8 seniors, students, or active duty militaryhttp://housegardens.cranbrook.edu/cranbrook-house-admission
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