Well, that was quick. Fall is here, which means we Detroiters are getting ready to retreat indoors while we wait for the spring thaw. Fortunately, there's plenty going on in our art galleries, museums, theaters, and more to keep us occupied and inspired.
Detroit Month of Design
• Junior League of Detroit Designer's Show House: The historic Charles T. Fisher Mansion has been transformed by nationally recognized and local interior designers, with each room featuring a different design. Tours available through Oct. 7 at 670 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit; see detroitmonthofdesign.com for the full schedule.
• Eastern Market After Dark: Annual open studio and gallery crawl. More than 30 studios and galleries will open late throughout Eastern Market, with interactive experiences, brand activations, designer spotlights, installations, and parties. Fashion showcase will be held at the Eastern at 3434 Russell St. From 7-11 p.m., Sept. 20; various venues around Eastern Market; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
• Picnic: A site-specific installation by Campo Studio (Fernando Bales & Elise DeChard) that blurs the lines "between object, architecture, and the field in between" through a series of mobile furniture armatures. Opens from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Simone DeSousa Edition, 444 W. Willis St., Detroit, Unit 111; simonedesousagallery.com. On view through mid-October.
• Detroit: Crossroad of Innovation: Fresco unveiling by Detroit artist Hubert Massey. From 2-5 p.m., Sept. 23, at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
• Sukkah x Detroit: Five to seven installations designed as traditional Jewish sukkahs, selected through Detroit's largest international design competition, will be displayed in Detroit's historic Capitol Park. Sept. 23-30, Capitol Park; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
• Light Up Livernois: Detroit's historic Avenue of Fashion is activated by artists and designers. From 5-10 p.m., Sept. 29; various venues around the Avenue of Fashion; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham; 248-644-0866; bbartcenter.org
• Anne Gilman, Dick Goody, Marceline Mason, students of Du Truong: Runs through Oct. 11.
• Catie Newell, Carl Wilson, students of Andrea Tama: Oct. 19-Nov. 15.
The Carr Center
311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-965-8430; thecarrcenter.org
• Season: Spectacular: Featuring Debbie Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Shirley, Terri Lyne Carrington, Carrie Mae Weems, the Gathering with Rodney Whitaker, and Savion Glover. Opens Nov. 3.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3320; cranbrookartmuseum.org
• Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999: Through Oct. 7.
• Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986: Runs through Oct. 7.
• True to Form: Selections from the Permanent Collection: Through Jan. 6.
• Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped: Nov. 17-March 10.
• Binion/Saarinen: A McArthur Binion Project: Nov. 17-March 10.
• Danielle Dean: Portrait of True Red: Nov. 7-March 10.
David Klein Gallery
1520 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-818-3416; dkgallery.com
• Kenny Scharf: Through Oct. 27.
Detroit Center for Design + Technology
4219 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-818-3596; detroit.design
• Beverly Neumann: Series of 13 paintings based on the stylized images of wartime propaganda, with a modern spin. Opening reception at 5 p.m. on Oct. 4.
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org
• 2018 Annual Fundraising Gala: The museum celebrates its newly expanded Asian art galleries in the Robert and Katherine Jacobs Asian Wing with a fundraising gala from 7–11 p.m. on Nov. 3. Tickets start at $750. The gallery opens to the public on Nov. 4.
• Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos: Traditional and conceptual ofrendas altars created by artists. Through Nov. 11.
• Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab: Artwork by Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee. Through Nov. 4.
• Lost & Found: Photographs from the DIA's Collection: The DIA has scoured its archives for photographs rescued from attics, resale shops, and beyond, by unknown and amateur photographers. Through March 4.
Flint Institute of Art
1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org
• Surrealismo, Ojos de México: Photographs by celebrated artists who demonstrate the enduring influence of surrealism on photography in Mexico. Through Oct. 14.
• Collecting Stories: This exhibition reveals the behind-the-scenes stories about how important artworks came into the FIA's collection over the past nine decades. Through Nov. 4.
• Breaking With Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics: The objects in this exhibition demonstrate how ceramicists using a diversity of approaches broke with tradition. Through Jan. 27.
407 W. Brown St., Birmingham; 248-540-9288; hillgallery.com
• Addie Langford, When Gravity Becomes Material: Through Oct. 14.
Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery
2351 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-932-7690; irwinhousegallery.org
• Supernatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen: Opening reception featuring performances by Kim Hunter, Mahogany Jones, and M.L. Liebler from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Show runs through Jan. 21, 2019.
K.OSS Contemporary Art
1410 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 248-599-2232; kossgallery.com
• Frescos from the Island: A solo exhibition featuring a selection of paintings by Vashon Island artist and sculptor Mark Bennion. Through October.
Library Street Collective
1260 Library St., Detroit; 313-600-7443; lscgallery.com
• Coping Mechanisms: Curated by Sara Nickleson, featuring artists Greg Bogin, Cali Thornhill-Dewitt, Sam Durant, Greg Fadell, Beverly Fishman, Mark Flood, Thrush Holmes, Paul Kremer, Micah Lexier, Tony Matelli, Cassi Namoda, Kilee Price, Scott Reeder, Sheida Soleimani, Adam Parker Smith, Willie Wayne Smith, and Devin Troy Strother. Through Oct. 13.
205 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 347-665-7011; mcontemporaryart.com
• ARAF: New works by Matt Eaton. On view through Oct. 6.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org
• 2+2=8: Thirty Years of Heidelberg: Retrospective of Heidelberg Project's Tyree Guyton. Runs through Jan. 6.
• Pocket Size: Group exhibition of contemporary miniatures features work by Coco Catallo, Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw, Rosie Sharp, Krista Peel Starer, and Norman Walker in Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead gallery. Through Jan. 6.
• 12th Annual Gala + Art Auction: Features cocktails, a seated dinner paired with entertainment, and curated art auction. All proceeds from the Gala and Art Auction support MOCAD's work. Starts at 6 p.m., Oct. 12.
• Essay'd 3 launch party: Book signing and launch party of Essay'd 3, the third annual collection of short, illustrated essays about artists who have participated in the Detroit art scene in an important way. From 6-8 p.m., Oct. 18.
• Standing Still, Lying Down, As If: This group show re-formulates the definition of a poster as a "framed space" by bringing together artists whose work reveals, responds to, and interacts with established frameworks. An accompanying off-site installation of large-scale works on paper can be found in Eastern Market. Oct. 26-Jan. 6.
• Workshop: In the Art Field With Polina Vasilyeva: Standing Still, Lying Down, As If artist and designer Polina Vasilyeva will conduct a performative workshop by using the perimeter of the museum gallery as a stage. Workshop is at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.
• Tyree Guyton: Process: Drawings and studies that illustrate Guyton's creative considerations and deepest influences. Oct. 13-Jan. 6.
2000 Hilton Rd., Ferndale; 586-601-6595; nextspacedetroit.com
• Zuckerhosen: For their first collection, this duo uses steel, clay, glass, wood, leather, gold leaf, and other materials to create otherworldly furniture design. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. on Sept. 29. Runs through Nov. 10.
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
52 E. Forest Ave., Detroit; 313-831-8700; nnamdicenter.org
• Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me): Culminating from curator Biba Sheikh's collaborations with Mediterranean refugees, 13 Arab-world artists have created a body of work that weaves texts, shared immigrant experiences, and their own testimonies into visual works of art. Through Jan. 5.
• Open Scene: Paintings by Cuban artist Manuel Lopez Oliva. Through Jan. 5.
Norwest Gallery of Art
19556 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-293-7344; norwestgallery.com
• Place: Curated by Asia Hamilton, Place features the work of Cyrah Power, Jessica Demuro, Katie Hawlay, Megan Grierson, Patrick Quarm, Sabrina Nelson. Runs through mid-October.
10125, E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabic.org
• Pewabic Through Time & Space: Special exhibition schedule includes three contemporary exhibitions in addition to its celebrated Annual Staff and Student Exhibition. Through Oct. 21.
3309 Caniff St., Hamtramck; 313-405-7665; apublicpool.com
• The Yellow Lodge: Exhibition of multimedia artist Graem Whyte. Open 1-6 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 27.
River's Edge Gallery
3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-246-9880; artattheedge.com
• The Weight of Orchids — Metaphor of Flora: New Works by painter Birgit Hutteman-Holz. Opens 6-9 p.m. Sept. 21. Runs through Oct. 30.
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu
• Paul Rand: The Designer's Task: This exhibition features posters, book covers, and packaging designs from Rand's beginnings as a pro bono designer for arts and culture publications like Direction magazine to his decades of crafting trailblazing corporate design for companies such as IBM. Runs through Feb. 10.
• Life Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs: In October 1947, LIFE sent staff photographers Lisa Larsen and Ralph Morse to cover homecoming weekend at the University of Michigan. Runs through Nov. 18.
• Beyond Borders: Global Africa: Bringing together a dazzling array of works made in Africa, Europe, and the United States from the 19th to 21st centuries, the exhibition demonstrates the international scope and reach of art from Africa and the African diaspora. Runs through Nov. 25 at the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor.
University of Michigan Stamps Gallery
201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0397; stamps.umich.edu
• Have We Met? Dialogues on Memory and Desire: Exhibition draws inspiration from Ann Arbor's legacy of social movements and experimental art practices from the late-1950s to the 1970s. Through Nov. 18.
State Savings Bank
151 W. Fort St., Detroit; dougaitkenmiragedetroit.com
• Mirage Detroit: This long-abandoned downtown bank will host a site-specific installation by Doug Aitken: a mirrored installation shaped like a suburban house, whose walls will reflect the interior of the bank. The installation will also feature lighting designed by Andi Watson and will also host performances and other presentations from CCS, MOCAD, and Cranbrook. Opens Oct. 10.
3434 Russell St. #502, Detroit; 313-818-3550; wassermanprojects.com
• Marela Zacarias, Sarah Meyohas: Opening reception 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 5. Runs through Dec. 15.
3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-577-2960; theatreanddance.wayne.edu
• A Christmas Carol: Now in its third year. Nov. 30-Dec. 16.
Detroit Public Theatre
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitpublictheatre.org; 313-576-5111
• Pipeline: Byu Dominique Morisseau. Oct. 4-Nov. 4.
• Cry It Out: By Molly Smith Metzler. Nov. 15-Dec. 9.
Detroit Repertory Theatre
13103 Woodrow Wilson St., Detroit; 313-868-1347; detroitreptheatre.com
• Evidence of Things Unseen: Midwest premiere by Katie Forgette. Nov. 1-Dec. 23.
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com
• Something Rotten: Sept. 25-Oct. 7.
• Chicago: Oct. 16-21.
4743 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-577-2972; theatreanddance.wayne.edu
• Avenue Q: A hilarious adult spoof on children's television. Sept. 21-Oct. 7.
• Ztigone: Using hip-hop, poetry, and dance, this re-imagining of Sophocles' Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community's truth. Oct. 12-27.
• As You Like It: By William Shakespeare. Oct, 26-Nov. 11.
2357 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck; 313-365-4948; planetant.com
• Dogman Double Feature: A reboot of Planet Ant's 2014 original one-act horror spoof, The Dogman Prophecies, with a new prequel, Dogman Rising. The Dogman Prophecies tells the story of Billy Becker and his quest to find the Michigan Dogman and kill him. Sept. 28-Oct. 13.
• Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom: Features drag and burlesque, live music, spoken word, storytelling, and more. Oct. 11-13.
Purple Rose Theatre Company
137 Park St., Chelsea; 734-433-7673; purplerosetheatre.org
• Diva Royale: A world premiere by Jeff Daniels, this play tells the story of Midwestern stay-at-home moms who plan a last-minute trip to NYC to see their favorite star, Celine Dion. Sept. 20-Dec. 29.
The Ringwald Theatre
22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-545-5545; theringwald.com
• Clue: Based on the cult classic. Oct. 5-Nov. 5.
• The Cake: By Bekah Brunstetter. Nov. 16-Dec. 10.
Stagecrafters at Baldwin Theatre
415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-541-6430; stagecrafters.org
• The Wild Party: With book, music, and lyrics by former Oak Park resident Andrew Lippa, The Wild Party is set in the Roaring Twenties, a time of explosive social and cultural upheaval. Sept. 7-30.
• Fool for Love: The story centers on the turbulent relationship between childhood friends and former lovers May and Eddie in a rundown motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Oct. 5-14.
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700
• Last Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill: Presented by the Detroit Actor's Theatre Company, this performance takes audiences to one of Billie Holiday's final performances in South Philadelphia, 1959. Accompanied by Jimmy Powers on the piano, an actress playing Holiday will sing her hits and tell stories about her life. Sept. 27-30, Oct. 4-7; Various showtimes, see thedatc.org for full schedule and ticket prices.
Allesee Dance Theatre
841 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-577-3508; theatreanddance.wayne.edu
• Noel Night Dance Concert by Company One: Dec. 1.
2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com
• So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., $35+.
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-961-3500; michiganopera.org
• Season Opening Gala with Renee Fleming and the Joffrey Ballet: Saturday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., $49+
• Bill T. Jones: Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., $30+
• The Nutcracker: Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $29+.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org
• December Dance Concert: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.
The Power Center for the Performing Arts
121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor, 734-763-333, music.umich.edu
• Two Different Programs: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $40+.
1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-237-7337; thewhiting.com
• Siro-A: Techno Circus: Combines mime, groundbreaking visual effects, and a techno soundtrack. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
4126 Third St., Detroit; 313-482-9028; cinemadetroit.com
• Cine Mexico Now Series: Sept. 23-Oct. 28, various films and screen times, $10.
• Arab Film Series: The Feeling of Being Watched: Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., $7-$10.
Cranbrook Art Museum
39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; ranbrookartmuseum.org
• Obey Giant: 1 p.m., Oct. 6, free with museum admission.
Detroit Film Theatre
5200 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-7900; dia.org
• The Best of the 2018 New York International Children's Film Festival: Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m., free.
• Madeline's Madeline: Saturday, Oct. 6, Sunday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct 13, various screenings, $7.50-$9.50
• Andrei Rublev: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.; $7.50-$9.50.
• Monrovia, Indiana: Friday, Nov. 16- Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $7.50-$9.50.
• The Mystery of Picasso: Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 25, various screenings, $7.50-$9.50.
Main Art Theatre
118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com
• Princess Mononoke: Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, midnight, $7.
• The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, midnight, $7.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org
• Bad Reputation: A Joan Jett Documentary: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., $10.
• Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018: Thursday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., $10.
• Dragonfly Eyes: Oct. 7, 2018, 6:15 p.m., Admission is free.
• Cinetopia Presents: Dawnland: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., $10.
Redford Theatre17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com
• The Princess Bride: Shadowcast: Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $10-$15.
• The Three Stooges Festival: Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $5.
• Classic Cartoon Festival: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., $5.
6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-894-0850, dtos.org
• The Exorcist: Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $5.
• A Hard Day's Night: Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $5.
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org
• Holly Near: Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., $25 .
• Trace Bundy and Sungha Jung: Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., $25+.
• The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic: Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., $15.
• Scythian: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., $25.
The Detroit Institute of Art
5200 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-7900; dia.org
• The Argus Quartet: Friday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Free.
• Grand Band: Piano Sextet: Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., free.
• John Pizzarelli: Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Free.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org
• Gil Shaham and Enigma: Friday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., $15+.
• Dancing in the Street: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown, Friday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 14, various times, $24+.
• The Firebird: Thursday, Oct. 18-Saturday, Oct. 20, various times, $15+.
Flint Institute of Music
1025 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-238-1350; thefim.org
• Sphinx Virtuosi Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., free with registration.
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-769-2999; kerrytownconcerthouse.com
• 22nd Annual Edgefest: Tuesday, Oct. 16-Saturday, Oct. 20, performance times vary, $160 for event pass.
• Ara Topouzian Ensemble: Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $10+.
Michigan Opera Theatre
1526 Broadway St, Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org
• Eugene Onegin: Tchaikovsky's story of love and loss, known for its rich orchestration and beautiful melodies. Oct. 13-21.
• The Barber of Seville: This Rossini classic is the story of how Count Almaviva wins the hand of his beloved Rosina. Nov. 10-18.
University of Michigan School of Music
Various venues; Ann Arbor; ums.org
• Jerusalem Quartet, Rackham Auditorium: 915. E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., $52+.
• An Evening With Pat Metheny: Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., $18+.
• Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique: Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $14+.
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Ave., Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org
• Bumper Jacksons: Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., $30.
• Incognito with Maysa: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $55.
• Kat Holmes: Part of the Toyota Lecture Series and Detroit Month of Design. Holmes, named one of Fast Company's "Most Creative People in Business" and founder of mismatch.design, will speak on inclusive design. 6 p.m., Sept. 19 at the College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, GM Auditorium; 460 W. Baltimore St.; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
• Fifteen Seconds Unlimited: Part of Detroit Month of Design. A panel of five will speak on themes of inspiration and creativity at 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitmonthofdesign.com.
• Morag Myerscough: Designer and artist. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m.; Sept. 20 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Anne Gilman: From noon-1 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd., Birmingham; 248-644-0866; bbartcenter.org.
• Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986: Featuring Paul Zimmerman, Jerry Vile, Tesco Vee, and T.M. Caldwell, moderated by Rob St. Mary at 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at DeSalle Auditorium, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3320; cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• Growing up Creative in Detroit: Speakers to include: Author Karen Dybis, Alex Clark of Bon Bon Bon and Kiki Louya, co-owner of the Farmer's Hand and Folk from 6-8 p.m., Sept. 26 at Detroit Center for Design + Technology, 4219 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-818-3596; detroit.design.
• Ariel Waldman: Artist of the cosmos. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Catherine Opie: Photographer. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 3 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Emory Douglas: Graphic designer. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 4 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Sustainable Nation: Conversation between architect and urban designer Douglas Farr and Detroit Planning and Development Department director Maurice Cox. Farr will discuss his latest book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future. 6-8 p.m., Oct. 4 at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org.
• Xu Bing: Artist and film director. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 7 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Blue Planet and Planet Earth: BBC documentarians. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 11 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Culture Lab: The Aesthetics of Tomorrow: Speaker panel featuring Mark Pauline, Eyal Weizman, Anicka Yi, and moderator Yesomi Umolu. Doors at 6 p.m., Oct. 11 at Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-894-0850; culturelabdetroit.org; Free with RSVP.
• Culture Lab: Seeing and Being Seen: Speaker panel with dream hampton, Juliana Huxtable, Amy Sherald, and moderator Jazmine Hughes. Doors at 6 p.m., Oct. 12 at Church of the Messiah, 231 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-567-1158; culturelabdetroit.org; Free with RSVP.
• Nigel Poor: Activist radio. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Alice Rawsthorn: Design critic. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Adriana Ramic and Patrick Meagher Artist talk for the Standing Still, Lying Down, As If opening on 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org.
• Bob Kramer: Master bladesmith. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Nov. 1 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Carolee Schneeman: Multidisciplinary film artist. 5:10 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Hetain Patel: Performer. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Nov. 8 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Together Live: Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine and WME partner for this all-female live storytelling event featuring Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle, Priya Parker, MILCK, and Cameron Esposito. Starts at 7 p.m., Nov. 11 at Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
• Tyree Guyton: The Heidelberg Project artist will have a conversation with writer and filmmaker Oneita Jackson at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org.
• Lina Iris Viktor: Gilded artist. Part of the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series. 5:10 p.m., Nov. 29 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; michtheater.org.
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