For those unaware, DHD-Detroit is an organization geared toward helping Detroit’s less fortunate. Co-founded by rapper Backstab the Kingpin (what a name for such a generous man), the organization will have its fundraiser at the Old Shillelagh on Thursday. $15 will get you access to a full buffet, a vast array to choose from, and live music featuring the likes of Awesome Dre and Chosen By Fate. Partying for a good cause: doesn’t that just sound awesome? (21+) $15http://www.oldshillelagh.com
Let’s be honest here: if you need any semblance of an incentive to go see Stevie Wonder’s show at the Palace of Auburn Hills, then you’re not a fan of music. We could run down a list of his hits (excluding “So What’s the Fuss.” We love you, Stevie, but what the hell?), but we know that neither you nor we have that much time. Just come out to the Palace and see one of the greatest musicians of all time. $29.25 - $149.50http://www.palacenet.com
Experimental jazzheads the Wee Trio are taking a break from the big stages and festivals to get back to their club roots. James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass), and Jared Schonig (drums) and their undeniably big sound come to town in support of their new album, Live at the Bistro (Bionic Records), which captures two magical nights in St. Louis.http://www.cliffbells.com
Françoise Mouly comes to Ann Arbor with her exhibit, "In Love with Art …and Comics." Since 1993, when Françoise Mouly joined The New Yorker as art editor she has been responsible for over 1,000 of the magazine’s signature covers. She publishes and edits comics for young readers, including Raw and Toon. You won't want to miss her work at this exhibit on November 20th.http://www.stamps.umich.edu
The Henry Ford College (HFC) Ceramics Club holds its third annual Fall Pottery Boutique. This event showcases the artistic talents of current HFC ceramics students and alumni, as well as local artists. The talents of more than three dozen artists will be on display and available for sale. $5
Acclaimed science fiction author, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is the featured speaker at the annual John Seely Brown Symposium on Technology and Society, sponsored by the School of Information and the Ross School of Business. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The annual UMSI-sponsored JSB Symposium features thought leaders from the front lines of the digital world sharing their perspectives on the societal implications of new technology. The symposium is made possible through the generous support of its founding donor John Seely Brown. Freehttps://www.si.umich.edu/events/201411/john-seely-brown-symposium-technology-and-society-cory-doctorow
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping! The Art Experience is bringing local artists and Rustbelt vendors and their one-of-a-kind wares together to support affordable arts education programs for those who need the arts the most. A silent auction and raffle will be held, food is complimentary, drinks will be served, and live music will entertain. Join, be merry and help make a difference! $20http://www.theartexperience.org
Enjoy a delectable strolling dinner and shop goods crafted by Michigan artisans, including watchmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, apparel manufacturers and fine food producers. Every dollar raised provides 3 meals, helping to make this a hunger-free holiday season. $30http://www.gcfb.org/holiday
Enjoy a delectable strolling dinner and shop goods crafted by Michigan artisans, including watchmakers, jewelers, furniture makers, apparel manufacturers and fine food producers. Every dollar raised provides 3 meals, helping to make this a hunger-free holiday season. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.gcfb.org/holiday. $30http://www.gcfb.org/holiday
The Oakland University Jazz Band performs classic music of the Swing Era: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Goodman, and more! Miles Brown and Scott Gwinnell both direct this performance. Pay what you wish
Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) Bell Building tenants took to photography earlier this year to tell their stories as part of the NSO Bell-Oakland University PhotoVoice Research Project. Their photos makeup the Through Our Eyes exhibit that will be showcased at the NSO's Through Our Eyes Fall Fundraiser on Thursday, November 20th. The exhibit will run through December 13th. Freehttp://www.nso-mi.org
Visitors are invited join the celebration as the Village of Milford kicks off the holiday season with the Big Reveal. Each year the Main Street businesses package the exterior of their window displays as beautiful Christmas presents. When the clock strikes half-past 6 p.m., community members are instructed to tear down the gift wrap, revealing elaborately decorated holiday displays FREE
What will the Palmer Park of our dreams look like? Come see results when the Master Plan proposal for the future of Palmer Park will be shared at a community forum.https://peopleforpalmerpark.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/3commtg_masterplan_11-20-14_page_1.jpg?w=640&h=435
Behind the Emerald Curtain is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the sensational musical "Wicked," hosted by original cast member and Michigan native Sean McCourt. Even if you haven’t seen this smash hit, you’ll be fascinated as McCourt leads you through the making of a Broadway show. This 90-minute presentation is fun, interactive, and full of surprises. The only other place you can see this is New York! Advance $12 ea; At-the-door $15 eahttp://www.stagecrafters.org/programs/special-events.html
Get ready for The Big Time, the Millenium with many more.
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