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David McMurray

Wed., Dec. 17, 6 & 8:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 18, 6 & 8:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 19, 6 & 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 6 & 8:30 p.m.
phone 313-882-5299

Get into a solid groove with this local saxophonist, flautist and keyboardist who’s a member of the groundbreaking avant funk-pop act Was (Not Was). McMurray is nothing if not eclectic, having recorded with Herbie Hancock, Mark Isham, The B-52s, Kid Rock, Bootsy Collins and Gerald Alston. His recordings veer towards smooth jazz while the live shows head towards a funkier and thicker sound.

http://www.dirtydogjazz.com
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe (map)
97 Kercheval Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 882-5299
David McMurray

Detroit Discusses Ferguson

Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
phone 313-872-6910

A group of theater artists is hosting an open forum for the arts community and Detroit at large to discuss fears, frustrations and other feelings regarding the recent verdict in Ferguson, Mo. The event touts itself as a “safe space for discussion,” and will also help to prepare artists to begin thinking about how their artwork can reflect recent issues in America. The night will start with a reading by several Detroit actors of excerpts from Anna Deavere Smith’s “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” which focused on the Rodney King riots. Group discussions will also be a part of the forum.

http://www.mosaicdetroit.org
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit (map)
2251 Antietam Ave
Greater Detroit Area
phone 313-872-6910
Detroit Discusses Ferguson

The Found Footage Festival

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 248-544-3030

It's the 10-year anniversary of the FFF and we Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are excited to show off their latest and greatest finds, including the full version of "How to Have Cybersex on the Internet" and exclusive footage of the fake chef prank they pulled on morning news shows earlier this year. $10 ADV

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

Great Expectations

Wed., Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
phone 248-661-1900
esmith@jccdet.org

Enjoy Dickens’ classic tale live from the West End on the big screen. This Jo Clifford adaptation has been universally acclaimed as a triumph on its sellout tour of the UK ahead of its West End debut. The event will form part of the global celebrations surrounding the 200th Anniversary of the Dickens’ birth. $12-$17

http://theberman.org
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The Berman Center for the Performing Arts (map)
6600 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 661-1900; (248) (FAX)
Great Expectations

LA2M Holiday Party 2014

Wed., Dec. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
phone 734-272-4698
info@la2m.org
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Here come the Holidays!! It's time once again for the amazing, outstanding, fun LA2M Holiday Party! Join us at Conor O'Neill's on Wednesday, December 17, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for excellent food, great socializing & fun! Please plan to bring a canned food donation for the local food pantry. Conor's prepares a tasty Deluxe Holiday Buffet including, appetizers, main dishes and desserts to die for. Your ticket includes admission, the awesome buffet and one drink ticket. All of your LA2M friends will be there! Don't miss it! Limited tickets available, please plan ahead. $20.00

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Conor O'Neill's Pub (map)
318 S. Main St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 665-2968; (734) 665-3167 (FAX)
LA2M Holiday Party 2014

The Birthday Massacre

Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
phone 248-858-9333

The Birthday Massacre performs with New Years Day at the Crofoot Ballroom. The Birthday Massacre is sure to put on a high-energy performances, and appeals to fans of a wide range of genres. $15 ADV - $20 DOS

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

Compassionate Communication for the Holidays

Wed., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.
phone 734-417-1144
nvclisagottlieb@gmail.com

Join Lisa Gottlieb, MSW, for practical tips to cultivate self-empathy, reduce conflict with ease and grace, and find meaningful solutions for difficult situations, especially for the stress of the holiday season. Opportunities to learn about the latest NVC happenings in Ann Arbor. Free

http://infusingcollaboration.org
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room (map)
114 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 665-9468; (734) (FAX)
Compassionate Communication for the Holidays

Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor

Wed., Dec. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 734-327-4555

Author Patti Smith will share stories and images from her new book, "Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor," described as a "love letter to a beloved city." Its images show a town with mud streets, wooden sidewalks, liveries, tanneries and telegraph offices. It also features businesspeople, merchants, and citizens who lived and worked downtown and helped to make Ann Arbor what it is today. Free

http://www.aadl.org/events
Ann Arbor District Library (map)
343 S. Fifth Ave.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 327-4200
Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor

Open Mic Night

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 248-542-9900

Practice your stand up skills in front of an audience during this Open Mic Night. (18+) $3

http://comedycastle.com/event.cfm?id=355846&cart
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (map)
310 S. Troy St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 542-9900; (248) 542-1543 (FAX)

Ugly Sweater Party

Wed., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.
phone 586-741-8544

The Stray Cat Lounge shows it appreciation with this Ugly Sweater. The party benefits Gleaners Charity, so please bring a non perishable can of food. Holiday There will be live music by The Sam Van Wagoner Duo, complimentary hors d' oeuvres, drink specials and more.

http://www.thestraycatlounge.com
Stray Cat Lounge (map)
40813 Garfield Rd
Greater Detroit Area
phone 596-741-8544

Delbert McClinton

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 734-761-1451

Enjoy music by the king of the Texas honky-tonk blues. $50

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

Movie Night

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 313-873-1117

Join the Maloshes for an evening of weird and probably bro-tastic movies. This wintertime treat features $3 well drinks and $4 tallboys.

http://www.smallsbardetroit.com
Small's (map)
10339 Conant
Hamtramck
phone (313) 873-1117
Movie Night

OGD

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 24, 8 p.m.
phone 313-345-6300

OGD takes the stage with Rob Gibbs, Perry Hughes and Gene Dunlap. $5

http://theofficialbakerskeyboardlounge.com
Baker's Keyboard Lounge (map)
20510 Livernois
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 345-6300; (313) 345-6303 (FAX)
webmaster@bakerskeyboardlounge.com

Poor Richards Almanac

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 734-513-5030

It's singer/ songwriter night at The Token Lounge with Poor Richards Almanac. (21+) $3

http://www.thetokenlounge.com
Token Lounge (map)
28949 Joy Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 513-5030; (734) 513-8689 (FAX)

The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio

Wed., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.
phone 313-961-2543

In the words of Andrew Bishop, “a quadruple threat as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Glenn Tucker packs an extensive knowledge and conventional wisdom of the jazz tradition with a warm and remarkable personal touch and flare.” Free

http://www.cliffbells.com
Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)
The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio
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