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Tracy Morgan

Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

When you Google actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live veteran the tagline “Somebody’s gonna get pregnant tonight” is one of the first things to pop up. Such is par for the course when it comes to the wild card actor known for his revolving door of off-the-wall characters on SNL (lip gloss wearing, unaccredited zoologist Brian Fellow comes to mind) and as the super meta Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock, Morgan famously added survivor to his repertoire. Following a life-altering collision in 2014 that left Morgan in a coma for two weeks, the 49-year-old has since made a full recovery and is as funny as ever. Most recently, Morgan has taken the lead on the Jordan Peele-produced series The Last O.G. on TBS. $43+

Sound Board (map)
2901 Grand River Ave.
Downtown Detroit Tracy Morgan

Jill Sobule

Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

$20

The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-763-8587
Jill Sobule

J. Cole

Fri., Sept. 21, 8 p.m.

Detroit has played an unsuspecting role in J. Cole’s 2018 chart-topping record KOD, which he dropped by surprise in April. The first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label in 2010, the 33-year-old rapper has said that KOD was conceived shortly after taking in Kendrick Lamar’s Detroit performance last year. For the album’s artwork — a painting which depicts children indulging in lean, pills, and cocaine, with the tagline, “This album is in no way intended to glorify addiction” — J.Cole enlisted young Detroit artist Sixmau. This time around, J. Cole will headline and dish out some inspiration with support from Jaden Smith. $49.50+

4th Annual Parktoberfest

Fri., Sept. 21, 12 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 12 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 12 p.m.

The free three-day German-style festival returns. It begins at noon each day and features activities and entertainment for all ages, including the Big Biergarten Tent with specialty keg tappings by Griffin Claw Brewing Company (GCBC), Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard and Warsteiner Beer. Beer selections include: Screamin' Pumpkin, Bourbon Barrel Aged Screamin' Pumpkin, Griffin Claw Oktoberfest, Griffin Claw New England #4, Sam Adams, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Warsteiner, Paulaner, Atwater Bloktoberfest.

Enjoy fall food favorites from the new Bavarian Inn Cluck Truck featuring classic Frankenmuth chicken dinner, smoked sausages, buttered noodles, pretzels, black forest elephant ears and more. Plus EJ's Gourmet Street Cuisine, High Octane Food Truck, Lumen Detroit and more.

There will also be Oktoberfest competitions including stein hoisting (who can hold a full stein the longest) and keg rolling.

Other activities include root beer float at the “Faygo Root Biergarten”; Kid Zone with games, face painting, make and take activities; live music and dance performances; and more.

Admission is free with food and drink for purchase. In addition, the Sunday, Sept. 23rd Detroit Lions game will be live streamed on a big screen. Hours: Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to midnight; Sunday, Sept. 23 from noon to 11 p.m. free

Beacon Park (map)
1901 Grand River Ave
Downtown Detroit 4th Annual Parktoberfest

DIY Street Fair

Fri., Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 11 a.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

You can do it yourself without doing it alone thanks to Ferndale’s beloved DIY Street Fair. For 11 years, this crafty blowout has celebrated innovation, collaboration, and the beautiful minds of metro Detroit’s most ambitious makers. Though the focus of the three-day, completely free fair is the marketplace where visitors can snag some one-of-a-kind wares, DIY Street Fair is a party. Expect to be tempted by an array of craft beer, wine, and cocktails poured by local favorites, as well as a slew of delectable edibles supplied by food trucks. Brother Son, The True Blue, Too Many Zoos, Ryan Dillaha and the Miracle Men, and Tunde Olaniran are among the festival’s 20-plus performances. free

Downtown Ferndale (map)
9 Mile and Woodward
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-546-1632
DIY Street Fair

Avenue Q

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 7

Boasting one of the most unique warnings in Broadway history, Avenue Q wants you to know that it is full of puppet sex — full-on puppet sex. The debaucherous “triple crown” (that’s best musical, best book, and best score) Tony Award-winning musical spins PBS into XXX territory. The show follows puppet Princeton, a broke college graduate and his search for purpose. Each of Avenue Q’s 11 puppet characters is animated and voiced by actors in full view of the audience, making for a four-dimensional theatrical experience. Avenue Q is not just raunchy — it’s delightfully inappropriate. Want proof? Catch musical numbers “If You Were Gay,” “The Internet Is for Porn,” and “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.” $17-$28

Hilberry Theatre (map)
4743 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 577-2972
Avenue Q

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

$7-$24

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Lenox Township’s Scarefest Scream Park

Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 31
phone 586-749-6666

Starting as an elaborate family halloween tradition, ScareFest Scream Park has steam rolled it’s way into one of metro Detroit’s premier haunted attractions. It’s a unique place you can come and spend hours with four attractions on all levels of fright, a bonfire pit, movies, entertainment, and simply a fun place to hangout. Visit their Castle of the Dead and even attend their Haunted Camping (if you’re brave enough) for an intense session of heart-thumping terror this Halloween.

ScareFest Scream Park; 34111 28 Mile Rd., Lenox Township; 586-749-6666; $15-79. See website for full schedule.

Shape: Defining Furniture In Michigan’s Design Legacy

Through Sept. 30, 7 p.m.

NEXT:SPACE + TOM GIBBS STUDIO DETROITISIT SHINOLA Don’t miss this special furniture exhibition exploring themes of Michigan design, past and present through a carefully curated selection of original, midcentury masterpieces and contemporary studio furniture. Discover important design practices from iconic designers such as Charles & Ray Eames and Florence Knoll, carried on by today’s designers including Alex Drew and NO ONE, Nina Cho, Colin Tury, Hunt & Noyer and more. EXHIBITION Opening: September 7, 7:00-9:00 pm On view: September 7-30, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

http://bit.ly/2Jz3xjz
Shinola Detroit Store (map)
441 W Canfield St.
Midtown Shape: Defining Furniture In Michigan’s Design Legacy

Crest Lincoln Black Label Fork & Cork Festival

Fri., Sept. 21, 4-10 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
phone 248-524-4868
Vickie@gazettemediagroup.com
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The Crest Lincoln Black Label FORK & CORK FESTIVAL in downtown Utica kicks off Fall with two spectacular days of food, wine, craft beer and music! The event features: ​ Delicious food from area restaurants and food trucks A huge selection of wine and craft beer Live music from local and national performers Art and handcrafted items from local artists and artisans​ FREE general admission $30

http://forkandcorkfestival.com
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Downtown Utica (map)
Hall Rd. and Van Dyke
Greater Detroit Area Crest Lincoln Black Label Fork & Cork Festival

Movies Under the Stars

Fri., Sept. 21, 7-11:30 p.m.
phone 810-422-5358
info@communitiesfirstinc.org
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@ The Corner Ballpark, 1680 Michigan Ave.
Movies Under the Stars is a free, family friendly experience. Join us for games, music and activities at 7pm, a screening of The Sandlot starts at dusk. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/251913525533544/
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Movies Under the Stars

6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival

Fri., Sept. 21, 7-11:45 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 22, 7-11:45 p.m.
phone 734-926-9629
michiganburlesquefestival@gmail.com

Headliners, Holly Hock, Hank E Panky, and burlesque queen Dirty Martini! will be joined by a cast of over 50 talented nation-wide burlesque performers. In addition to performances, the Tangent Gallery will also be lined with artists and merchants throughout the night, displaying and selling their crafts, apparel, treats and more. Saturday afternoon will also include classes including: Shake Shake Shake Senora – The Art of Great Shimmies with Hank E Panky (12pm), Dirty Moves! - Burlesque Dance with Dirty Martini (2:00pm), and Fabulous is a State of Mind with Foxy Tann (4pm). $20 advance/$30 at door

http://www.michiganburlesquefestival.com
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Hastings Street Ballroom (map)
715 E. Milwaukee
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955; (313) (FAX)
6th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival

PORT HURON ART FAIR

Fri., Sept. 21, 3-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 248-935-8441
WORLDOFONEEXPO@YAHOO.COM
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@ BLUE WATER CONFERENCE CENTER, 800 Harker Street, PORT HURON, MI 48060
OVER 100 VENDORS, METAL, GLASS, MIX MEDIA, GLASS, CLAY, PAINTINGS, ORIGINAL ART WORK,INK, OILS, AND SO MUCH MORE FREE DEMOS AND LECTURES 7

http://WORLDOFONEEXPO.COM
PORT HURON ART FAIR

World of One International Women's Expo

Fri., Sept. 21, 3-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
phone 248-935-8441
https://www.worldofoneexpos.com
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@ Blue Water Convention Center, 800 Harker Street
September 21st Friday 3-9 September 22nd Saturday 10-8 September 23rd Sunday 10-4 $10 Daily Admission $25 Weekend Vendors call 248-935-8441 www.WorldofOneExpos.com Location: Blue Water Convention Center 800 Harker Port Huron, MI 48060 Clothing, Health, Beauty Products, Candles, Organic Items, Psychic, Mediums, Cleaning Products, Fun for the whole family!!Free Demos/Lectures, Free Giveaways, Free Door Prizes, LOTS of Shopping!!Local Artists, Free Parking, 10 and under FREE, Free tote bag for the first 200 Daily..& So Much MORE! $10 daily pass or $25 for Weekend Raising Money For: “NO More Silence Against Domestic Violence”

https://www.facebook.com/WorldOfOneBodyMindSpiritExpo/
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World of One International Women's Expo

"Lights, Camera, Murder" Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery

Fri., Sept. 21, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 22, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Oct. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., Sat., Nov. 3, 6:30-9 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30-9 p.m.
phone 248-349-0052
Genittis@yahoo.com

First you'll enjoy our famous 7-course Italian feast and then into the theater for the show: There’s been a murder on the set of new 1950’s monster horror flick “The Atomic Iguana” and it’s up to the silent film legend Don Lansing “Man of Too Many Faces” to solve it. Was it the overbearing director, the frazzled production assistant, the gossip columnist looking for her next scoop, or the ditzy actress with her own secrets. You become a part of the story in this Interactive Comedy Murder/Mystery! $59 per person all inclusive

http://www.genittis.com/dinner-theater/
Genitti's Hole in the Wall (map)
108 E. Main St.
Downtown Northville
phone (248) 349-0522; (248) 349-4641 (FAX)
"Lights, Camera, Murder" Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery
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