January 26, 2016

9 things happening in metro Detroit this week

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Wednesday, 1/27
Poetry Slam
@ Trinosophes
The Eastern Market coffee shop known as Trinosophes is always offering unique, dynamic entertainment. This Wednesday they will be hosting another slam poetry night and it will surely be a great one. The night of poetry will be hosted by local Detroit poet Omari King Wise. There will be delicious cafe food and some great poetry that will inspire you for this new 2016. Whether you’re a poet yourself or just a connoisseur, you will have a great night.     
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; trinosophes.com; 313-737-6606.
Wednesday, 1/27 Poetry Slam @ Trinosophes The Eastern Market coffee shop known as Trinosophes is always offering unique, dynamic entertainment. This Wednesday they will be hosting another slam poetry night and it will surely be a great one. The night of poetry will be hosted by local Detroit poet Omari King Wise. There will be delicious cafe food and some great poetry that will inspire you for this new 2016. Whether you’re a poet yourself or just a connoisseur, you will have a great night. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; trinosophes.com; 313-737-6606.
Thursday, 1/28
From Broadway to Obscurity
@ Max M. Fisher Theater
This live concert biopic hits close to home for not only creator and star Eric Gutman, but also to Detroit natives because Gutman himself is from Detroit. Gutman starred in the uber-popular show Jersey Boys on Broadway, but chose to move back to Detroit to raise his two daughters closer to his family. Gutman sings pop songs, does celebrity impressions, and uses storytelling to share his journey from starring on Broadway to becoming a suburban dad. The show runs until Feb. 20.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit dso.org; 313-576-5111; tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students. Photo via ericgutman.com.
Thursday, 1/28 From Broadway to Obscurity @ Max M. Fisher Theater This live concert biopic hits close to home for not only creator and star Eric Gutman, but also to Detroit natives because Gutman himself is from Detroit. Gutman starred in the uber-popular show Jersey Boys on Broadway, but chose to move back to Detroit to raise his two daughters closer to his family. Gutman sings pop songs, does celebrity impressions, and uses storytelling to share his journey from starring on Broadway to becoming a suburban dad. The show runs until Feb. 20. Starts at 8 p.m.; 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit dso.org; 313-576-5111; tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students. Photo via ericgutman.com.
Friday, 1/29
Mad Max: Fury Road
@ Main Art Theatre
If you missed the blockbuster hit and franchise sequel Mad Max: Fury Road while it was in theaters last spring you are in luck. The Main Art Theatre will hold a special showing of the Oscar-nominated film on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. The visually stunning film features Tom Hardy and Oscar winner Charlize Theron along with a dynamic cast. Hell, even if you’ve already seen the film this is the perfect chance to enjoy it on the big screen one last time.    
Movie starts at midnight; 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com; tickets are $7.
Friday, 1/29 Mad Max: Fury Road @ Main Art Theatre If you missed the blockbuster hit and franchise sequel Mad Max: Fury Road while it was in theaters last spring you are in luck. The Main Art Theatre will hold a special showing of the Oscar-nominated film on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. The visually stunning film features Tom Hardy and Oscar winner Charlize Theron along with a dynamic cast. Hell, even if you’ve already seen the film this is the perfect chance to enjoy it on the big screen one last time. Movie starts at midnight; 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com; tickets are $7.
Saturday, 1/30
The Odd Couple
@ Tipping Point Theatre
The Tipping Point Theatre is starting off 2016 on a fun note with Neil Simon’s update on the comedy classic The Odd Couple. In Simon’s version things are given a face-lift and the “odd couple” are two ladies trying to live with each other. The show follows fun and crazy Olive as she tried to live with her uptight and slightly passive-aggressive friend Florence. Of course, hilarity ensues as this odd couple learns to deal with each other.
Starts at 8 p.m.; 361. E. Cady St., Northville; tippingpointtheatre.com; 248-347-0003; tickets start at $30 for adults and $28 for students. Show runs through Feb. 28.
Saturday, 1/30 The Odd Couple @ Tipping Point Theatre The Tipping Point Theatre is starting off 2016 on a fun note with Neil Simon’s update on the comedy classic The Odd Couple. In Simon’s version things are given a face-lift and the “odd couple” are two ladies trying to live with each other. The show follows fun and crazy Olive as she tried to live with her uptight and slightly passive-aggressive friend Florence. Of course, hilarity ensues as this odd couple learns to deal with each other. Starts at 8 p.m.; 361. E. Cady St., Northville; tippingpointtheatre.com; 248-347-0003; tickets start at $30 for adults and $28 for students. Show runs through Feb. 28.
Saturday, 1/30
Indulgence
@ Royal Oak Farmers Market
The sixth annual Indulgence party returns to the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This upscale event will have hundreds of different vodkas, martinis, cocktails, bourbon, wines, and craft beers to taste and sample. In addition, there will also be sampling and tasting of some of metro Detroit’s best sweet shops. The event is upscale, so make sure you come wearing something chic and bring your dancing shoes because the best DJs in Detroit will be at the event, too. 
General admission begins at
8 p.m., VIP at 7 p.m.; 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., indulgenceevent.com; tickets are $35 for general admission and $55 for VIP.
Saturday, 1/30 Indulgence @ Royal Oak Farmers Market The sixth annual Indulgence party returns to the Royal Oak Farmers Market. This upscale event will have hundreds of different vodkas, martinis, cocktails, bourbon, wines, and craft beers to taste and sample. In addition, there will also be sampling and tasting of some of metro Detroit’s best sweet shops. The event is upscale, so make sure you come wearing something chic and bring your dancing shoes because the best DJs in Detroit will be at the event, too. General admission begins at 8 p.m., VIP at 7 p.m.; 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., indulgenceevent.com; tickets are $35 for general admission and $55 for VIP.
Saturday, 1/30
Feet on the Street
@ Eastern Market
Feet on the Street tours happen year-round, and the winter tours are in full force, especially with the recent (yet slightly delayed) snowfall. These tours take you through each shed at Eastern Market, and you will learn about the produce and goods that are sold and all of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into operating the historic market. Plus, you get to sample food. What more do you need? Spots fill up fast, so make a reservation before heading out for the tour.
Tour runs from 9:30 a.m.-noon; Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-393-2055; enjoythed.com; tickets are $29.
Saturday, 1/30 Feet on the Street @ Eastern Market Feet on the Street tours happen year-round, and the winter tours are in full force, especially with the recent (yet slightly delayed) snowfall. These tours take you through each shed at Eastern Market, and you will learn about the produce and goods that are sold and all of the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into operating the historic market. Plus, you get to sample food. What more do you need? Spots fill up fast, so make a reservation before heading out for the tour. Tour runs from 9:30 a.m.-noon; Eastern Market, Detroit; 313-393-2055; enjoythed.com; tickets are $29.
Sunday, 1/31
Winterfest & Doggie Fashion Show
@ Palmer Park
Palmer Park is one of Detroit’s best parks to have all sorts of winter fun, and the fourth annual Winterfest and Doggie Fashion Show are taking over the park on Jan. 31 from 1-4 p.m.. Make sure you bring the entire family (including your pooch) for an afternoon of ice skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoe hikes, entertainment, horse and carriage rides through the woods, and arts and crafts. The highlight of the afternoon will happen with dogs and their owners will strut their stuff around Lake Francis for a fashion show on the “Frosty White Carpet.” There will also be a pet food collection for Paws in the D. 
Runs from 1-4 p.m.; Palmer Park, Detroit; peopleforpalmerpark.org; free, but donations are requested for certain activities.
Sunday, 1/31 Winterfest & Doggie Fashion Show @ Palmer Park Palmer Park is one of Detroit’s best parks to have all sorts of winter fun, and the fourth annual Winterfest and Doggie Fashion Show are taking over the park on Jan. 31 from 1-4 p.m.. Make sure you bring the entire family (including your pooch) for an afternoon of ice skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoe hikes, entertainment, horse and carriage rides through the woods, and arts and crafts. The highlight of the afternoon will happen with dogs and their owners will strut their stuff around Lake Francis for a fashion show on the “Frosty White Carpet.” There will also be a pet food collection for Paws in the D. Runs from 1-4 p.m.; Palmer Park, Detroit; peopleforpalmerpark.org; free, but donations are requested for certain activities.
Wednesday, 2/3
Working-Class Outlaws Menu Takeover
@ Public House
Public House in Ferndale is having another menu takeover from executive chef Brandon Zarb. The one-day event will also feature brews from Jolly Pumpkin, Evil Twin, and Mikkeller breweries. The one-day only menu hasn’t been posted yet, but check back at the Public House’s Facebook page, facebook.com/publichouseferndale, for updates on the menu, and more menu takeover nights. 
Runs from noon to 11 p.m.; 241 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; admission is free. Photo by Nicole Rupersburg.
Wednesday, 2/3 Working-Class Outlaws Menu Takeover @ Public House Public House in Ferndale is having another menu takeover from executive chef Brandon Zarb. The one-day event will also feature brews from Jolly Pumpkin, Evil Twin, and Mikkeller breweries. The one-day only menu hasn’t been posted yet, but check back at the Public House’s Facebook page, facebook.com/publichouseferndale, for updates on the menu, and more menu takeover nights. Runs from noon to 11 p.m.; 241 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; admission is free. Photo by Nicole Rupersburg.
Ongoing
This is the living vessel: person. This is what matters. This is our universe. 
@ Pewabic Pottery
Cranbrook’s head of ceramics, Anders Ruhwald, curates a new exhibition at Pewabic. This exhibition is a special collaboration with Pewabic and Cranbook, featuring ceramic artists from all over the country. Throughout the run of the exhibition there will be special speakers and programs located at both places. The exhibition runs until March 28.  
Pewabic is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday; 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabic.org; free.
Ongoing This is the living vessel: person. This is what matters. This is our universe. @ Pewabic Pottery Cranbrook’s head of ceramics, Anders Ruhwald, curates a new exhibition at Pewabic. This exhibition is a special collaboration with Pewabic and Cranbook, featuring ceramic artists from all over the country. Throughout the run of the exhibition there will be special speakers and programs located at both places. The exhibition runs until March 28. Pewabic is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday; 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabic.org; free.