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Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

Aboriginal Totems

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3


313-494-5800

POSE: Portrait and the Costumed Figure

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville


The exhibition POSE: Portrait and the Costumed Figure at the Northville Art House will feature portraits and figurative work developed in the studio from a live model. The work includes paintings in oil and pastel, as well as drawings in charcoal. The scheduled participating artists include Susan Perrish, Mary Step, Sara Hadley, Kathleen McNamee, Kathleen Connell, Kathleen Boettcher, Candace Brancik, Jayne Brophy, Janet Kondziela, Nina Ashraf Asmi, Lynn Newman, and Rose Rhodes. This free exhibition opens with a reception October 4 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs through October 26 during regular gallery hours. 248-344-0497

Live T-shirt Screen Printing

Ongoing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St., Detroit Cass Corridor


Check out Armadillo Printwear at the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St. for a live t-shirt screen printing demonstration. Our staff is available to demonstrate and talk about the screen printing process. 313-460-8333

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Free tour: Collection Ensemble

Sun., Oct. 20, 2-3 p.m.


The reinstallation of UMMA’s Apse, called “Collection Ensemble” highlights the breadth and variety of the Museum’s collection and juxtaposes works of art from different artists, periods, areas, and media. The installation is organized around a very large photograph of a Baroque church by Candida Höfer. From this centerpiece, the works of art are grouped in scenes or distinctive vignettes comprised of a broad mix of American, European, African, and Asian art from across media. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Flamenco Show with La Chispa And Co. Present: Cádiz

Sun., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m.

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Flamenco La Chispa and Co. After a long absence Valeria Montes 'la chispa' Will present a night of Flamenco music and Dance. Featuring Two amazing guest artists direct from Spain: Guitarist Juani De La Isla and singer El Cañejo both from Cádiz. They will be present a Tablao Flamenco show making you feel you are in Andalucía, Spain. An intimate performance in a perfect setting, Aretha's Jazz Café. Don't miss the opportunity to see this amazing artists while they are in Motown. One night Only! Because this event is expected to sold out get your thicket in Advance. October 20 3135951540

Open Auditions for "Vino Veritas" by David MacGregor

Sun., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Clarkston Village Players 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston Greater Detroit Area


Clarkston Village Players is holding open auditions for their January 2020 production of “Vino Veritas” by David MacGregor. 2 Female, 2 Male Characters. Synopsis: On Halloween night, two middle-aged couples prepare to attend a friend’s annual costume party. When the foursome shares a bottle of South American ceremonial wine made from the skin of the blue dart tree frog the evening turns eventful. The tribal truth serum creates an unpredictable and hilarious night of unbridled honesty that stretches the bounds of their friendship forever. WARNING: Adult Themes and Language. Some roles will require states of undress onstage. Info: http://www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org/auditions/ 248-462-3074

Brain Candy

Third Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
Green Brain Comics 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

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Arts Event--one poet, one prose writer, one musician and one visual artist sharing their talents. 313-582-9444

Michigan Watercolor Society: 72nd Annual Award Recipients Exhibition

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27


This exhibition features the thirty award winning watercolor paintings from the Michigan Watercolor Society’s 72nd Annual Exhibition. Juror, Chris Krupinski, made exhibition choices based on a variety of considerations. He chose pieces with a broad selection of subject matter, genre and approach, as well as successful composition and design elements, and those that convey strong personal expressions of one kind or another. The Berkowitz gallery is pleased to share these remarkable watercolor paintings with the UM Dearborn campus and greater community! 313-593-5087

Ghosts of Piquette

Tue., Oct. 22, 4-9 p.m. and Wed., Oct. 23, 4-9 p.m.

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Tickets are on sale now for the "Ghosts of Piquette Tour." The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant will host guided tours where you can meet the men and women who helped build Detroit's earliest cars, and hear their fascinating stories. From Edsel Ford to the eccentric Dodge Brothers, Max Wollering, John Wandersee, and more. Please go to Eventbrite to see the available show times. Tickets are available for purchase by clicking on the link from this Facebook event page, through Eventbrite, or by contacting the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant at 313-872-8759 3138728759

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq World Tour 2019

Tue., Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Sound Board 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Brewing For Comedy

Every other Tuesday, 9-11 p.m.
Craft Heads Brewing Company 89 University Avenue West, Windsor Greater Detroit Area

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Brewing for comedy is a weekly comedy show at craft heads brewery hosted by Rob Kemeny (of Haddon's Comedy Club) and Paul Montanier (Windsor Comedy Festival, Thunderbay Comedy Festival, Laughfest) The Show features comedians with different levels of experience from professional acts from across the country and first timers trying it for the First time. We book a lot of our favorite comedians from all over for 1 crazy show. We have comics coming from from Michigan, Ohio, Toronto, Windsor (and 1 guy from Belle River) to come showcase there best material. 2269612980

Modern Marketing Movers

Wed., Oct. 23, 8-11 a.m.
Walsh College - Troy 3838 Livernois Rd., Troy Greater Royal Oak Area

Buy Tickets$45.00 Troy Chamber Members & $55.00 Non-Members


Network with like-minded individuals and movers and shakers in the industry while learning about SEO, mobile, growth, analytics, content and beyond. The Modern Marketing Movers (MMM) marketing conference includes; a strolling breakfast, a keynote presentation by Matt MacDonell, Managing Director of Strategy and Communications from Leo Burnett and four workshop sessions presented by a diverse group of marketing experts. 248-641-8151

Adult Drawing and Rendering 102

Wed., Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville

Buy Tickets$72+


248-344-0497

12th annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness & Formal Masquerade Ball

Thu., Oct. 24, 7-11:59 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7-11:59 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 7-11:59 p.m.

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On October 24th through 26th 2019 in Detroit comes the 12th annual assemblage of 158 extraordinary local and international artists to display their most introspective creations at: 𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐍𝐄𝐃 - 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 From the infamous to the freshest of talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. Rising from within the ashes of Detroit's historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness.

The Michigan Playwrights Festival

Thu., Oct. 24, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 2-4 p.m.
Theatre Nova 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor

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@ Theatre NOVA, 410 W Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Four new plays by Michigan playwrights will be given readings Oct 24-27, 2019 at Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron in Ann Arbor. Schedule of the FALL 2019 Michigan Playwrights Festival: Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8pm:THE LION'S SHARE by Catherine Zudak Friday, Oct. 25 at 8pm: DEAR CAMP by Lisa MacDonald Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8pm: SILO TREE by Sam Collier Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2pm: BLIGHT by R.D. Wakeman Tickets are $10 for each reading, while festival passes, good for all four readings, are $30. 734-635-8450

Multimedia Drawing Class

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Jewish Community Center 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Greater Birmingham Area


Artists of all skill levels are invited to join a weekly drop-in multimedia drawing class at the Jewish Community Center. The two-hour sessions on Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. include all the materials, a still life arrangement and professional instruction from Todd Larson, a Detroit area artist and ceramicist. 248-432-5467

Downriver Poets Unit

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Penelope's Venue 12219 Dix Toledo, Southgate Downriver


Meets every Thursday from April to August, beginning April 12th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Penelope’s Venue in Southgate on Dix. All ages are welcome to attend. The theme for the end of summer publication is “Recovery.” 313-410-3903

Fourth Annual : 7 Deadly Sins Exhibit

Fri., Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m.
Atom Art 522 9 mile, Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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Sinners and non-sinners alike will LUST over the objects of art that will be on display at AtomArt Galleries 4th annual 7 Deadly Sins! This year’s exhibit encompasses various types of mediums ranging from stained glass to unique one of a kind mosaics, bi-metal cast sculptures to video projections, and more. Join us on Friday, October 25th from 6 pm until 10 pm. 2488181865

Double Take

Sat., Oct. 26
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint Greater Detroit Area


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Free tour: "The Power Family Program for Inuit Art: Tillirnanngittuq"

Sun., Oct. 27, 2-3 p.m.


In celebration of UMMA’s new Power Family Program for Inuit Art, the Museum presents a special exhibition of two incredible, intertwining stories. One traces the development of contemporary Inuit art in the Canadian Arctic from the 1950s to the present. The other relates the fascinating story of the Power family’s important role in supporting and promoting Inuit art from the outset, bringing public attention to its artistic strength and cultural importance. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Behind the Seen: Let Me Tell You a Story

Mon., Oct. 28, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Simply Shopping

Fri., Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$60.00

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@ The Somerset Collection, 2800 W Big Beaver Rd Troy
You Are Invited to the Troy Chamber’s Annual Simply Shopping event! A preview of this year’s event take-away’s and activities include: • Start the day with a lavish complimentary breakfast at the Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s • View the latest trends during a fashion presentation by Macy’s • Receive a Simply Shopping signature bag full of discount offers, free samples and more! • Take advantage of package retrieval throughout the day to lighten your load • Complimentary gift-wrapping • Have access to exclusive discounts and giveaways throughout Somerset Collection 248-641-8151

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Fri., Nov. 1
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint Greater Detroit Area


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