Georges Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen will grace the Detroit Opera House in all of its scandalous glory. The story of a magnetically attractive gypsy woman who fatally seduces two men is a tale that never seems to grow old and captures the attention of even those newest to opera. Carmen will be portrayed by both Ginger Costa-Jackson and Sandra Piques Eddy. Love interest Don Jose will be played by Marcelo Puente and Alok Kumar, and Escamillo will be played by Luis Alejandro Orozco. All three Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10/23 begins at 2:30 p.m.; 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; michiganopera.org; Tickets range from $29 -$152.
Phil Ranelin, trombone and compositions Marcus Elliot, sax Rod Williams, piano Jaribu Shahid, bass Djallo Djakate, drums $20http://trinosophes.com/
Coming on the heels of his recent induction into the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation’s Hall of Fame and SRO performance at the Indy Jazz Fest, Master Jazz Trombonist, Phil Ranelin, will return to Detroit for a two-night engagement October 22 & 23rd at Trinosophes to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the highly acclaimed “Vibes from the Tribe”. Phil Ranelin is co-founder of Detroit’s famed TRIBE Records. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Vibes from the Tribe” will feature Phil Ranelin on trombone; Marcus Elliot, tenor sax; Rod Williams, Piano; Jaribu Shahid, bass & Djallo Djakate, drums. $12.00 - 20.00http://www.trinosophes.com
South African synth-pop musician St. Lucia will be promoting Matter, his newest album. His music has been influenced by anyone from Boyz II Men to Paul Simon, and he’s collaborated with Passion Pit, Foster the People, and Charlie XCX. His brand of indie electronica spices up the genre. Doors open at 7 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; saintandrewsdetroit.com; Tickets are $25.
Every film lover is still mourning the death of the great Gene Wilder, but those same people need to go see Mel Brooks’ now-classic horror spoof, Young Frankenstein. If this movie is beloved to you, as it is to many Mel Brooks fanatics, you need to go see it on a movie screen. If you’ve never seen this movie, you’re missing out big time. Both sets of people deserve to see Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Wilder) perform “Puttin’ on the Ritz” with the Monster (Peter Boyle). The cast for this movie is stellar as a whole, featuring Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Richard Haydn, and Marty Feldman at their finest. If you’re looking for a good laugh and to cope a little bit more with the loss of Wilder, go check out this showing. The film starts at 8 p.m.; 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; redfordtheatre.com; Tickets are $5.
The 4th Annual Detroit Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Expo, presented by Embrace the Natural You, held in Midtown, Detroit's cultural center, at the Charles Wright Museum, offers community workshops, exhibits, and fun! $10+http://www.embracethenaturalyou.com/2016-etny-expo.html
@ Aqua Tots, 846 Big Beaver, Troy 48083
Splash into some fun on October 23rd with the Aqua Tots annual Halloween bash! This year, we are taking the pumpkins out of the patch and into our pool! Dive into our floating pumpkin patch and join us for two hours of Halloween themed games, crafts, open swim, and snacks. The event is only $10 per child and admission is free for parents, who are welcome to join the swim! Open to the general public. Please see below times for each of our locations and contact number to sign up. Hope to see you there! Sterling Heights 2:30-4:30pm - (586) $10 per child, parents are free!
Arts Collective Theatre presents A Chorus Line. A musical based on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. It provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they descript the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Tickets: Students/Seniors $20 CDN, Adults $28 CDN Originally conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban Students/Seniors $20 CDN, Adults $28 CDNhttp://actwindsor.com/about-us/student-intensive/
This sexy, explosive rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us. Murder Ballad centers on Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. Murder Ballad, an Off-Broadway sensation at Manhattan Theatre Club, is a dark thriller with a razor’s edge. $20-$45http://www.detroitpublictheatre.org/murder-ballad/
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic mistress. He has engaged a cook to prepare gourmet delights, packed his wife Jacqueline off to her mother’s, and invited his best friend, Robert, to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong? A hilarious evening ensues as we discover Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, the cook is mistaken for the mistress, the mistress is unable to cook and Bernard and Robert must improvise at breakneck speed. $28-35
Trevor 2nd Stage By Nick Jones Trevor is a retired trained chimpanzee with a star-studded past. Dressed in overalls and surrounded by toys, he seems almost human. Loving owner Sandra thinks she understands him, but tension mounts as the audience, privy to Trevor’s thoughts and motives, learns otherwise. Writer Nick Jones’ (Orange is the New Black) painfully funny satire raises the question of how fully we can ever know ourselves or others. A Michigan premiere. 20http://www.stagecrafters.org/
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
The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes. Drama and comedy collide as they declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles. $26.00http://www.riverbanktheatre.com
@ Heartfulness Institute, IV floor 3270 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy
Welcome to the free heartfulness meditation sessions and plunge into refreshing, absorbing meditation Every Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Every Monday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Every Wednesday: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Edward Gorey’s masterful pen-and-ink drawings that illustrate his captivating books conjure a vaguely Edwardian world of handcars, boater hats, and Dickensian children. With titles such as The Hapless Child, The Loathsome Couple, and The Fatal Lozenge, Gorey’s protagonists often meet an untimely demise. Despite the subject matter, his work transcends the mere macabre, offering instead a dark humor that has found contemporary resonance with cultural phenomena from Goth and steampunk to Lemony Snicket and Tim Burton. Although Gorey’s métier was the illustrated novel, his talent and reach extended to other creative realms. Museum Admission: ArtMembers (Join Now!) FREE, Children 12 & Under FREE, General $10, Seniors (65 and over) $8, Students with ID $6.http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/future-exhibitions/
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