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Sophisticated Giant: Dexter Gordon

Wed., Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Join us for a riveting conversation with Maxine Gordon, wife of the late tenor saxophonist; Dexter Gordon. Maxine will discuss her book, Sophisticated Giant: the Life & Legacy of Dexter Gordon. Dexter Gordon was a phenomenal Grammy award-winning musician that has played with incomparable bebop jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell Free

https://www.maxinegordon.com/new-page-2/
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Detroit Public Library — Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042

50 Years of Immortality: Art Exhibition Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through March 3
phone 313-481-1300

The Detroit Public Library is pleased to welcome artist Ana Candioti in her first Michigan exhibition of her series of paintings, “50 Years of Immortality: Art Exhibition Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” She began her series depicting the African diaspora back in 2000 when Candioti immersed herself in the Haitian culture of Miami. She continued to explore the African institutions, clothing, and religion of the city as well as Latin American communities, and has expertly portrayed the diverse and rich cultures through her portraits. The exhibit will be on view during normal library hours through February 2019. Free

Detroit Public Library — Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042

Third Thursday Speaker Series: Claude Harvard, Dublin, GA, and Me

Thu., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m.
phone 313-833-0277
charnaes@detroithistorical.org

Educational architect Mursalata Muhammad will gather the fragments of Claude Harvard’s life scattered about the internet, printed in an oral history, and rooted in her lived experiences with him. In the words of Mursalata, “This presentation is my attempt to tell you a story that brings together what is most worth telling in this moment.” Mursalata Muhammad was born and raised in Detroit. Muhammad is an English professor at Grand Rapids Community College. To honor Claude Harvard, she established the GRCC Bragg, Harvard, Muhammad Smith – Why We Can't Wait Scholarship Fund. Free

https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/third-thursday-speaker-series-claude
Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)

Umphrey's McGee Official After Party - Omega Moos WSG Act Casual

Fri., Feb. 22, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
phone 734-673-8368
actcasualbooking@gmail.com

Further Frequencies Presents: Official Umphrey's McGee After Party Featuring Omega Moos WSG Act Casual 18+ $15 in Adv, $25 DOS Doors at 10, music at 11 $15ADV/$25DOS

https://www.majesticdetroit.com/event/8978505/omega-moos-act-casual/
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Magic Stick (map)
4120 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700

Whatever Happened to Idlewild

Sat., Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m.
phone 313-481-1384

Join us for a fascinating discussion & film screening about the famed Idlewild resort community, as we examine its historical importance. Idlewild was a retreat for African American elite and a safe and sophisticated place for African Americans who were limited with many opportunities due to segregation. Known as, “The Black Eden”, it was operational until the late 1960s. FREE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whatever-happened-to-idlewild-tickets-55000027563
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Detroit Public Library — Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042

Movement Presents: Desert Hearts

Sat., Feb. 23, 9:30 p.m.
sm1@paxahau.com

Movement & The Magic Stick Present Desert Hearts Takeover Featuring: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs & Porky Support by: Twin Cousin on the Alley Deck: GATEO | IOTA | Henry Brooks 18+ // Doors 9:30pm // Curfew 3am Tickets: goo.gl/oBoSz6 $15+

https://www.facebook.com/events/261511424721976/
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Magic Stick (map)
4120 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700

The Detroit Blues Heritage series presents " Detroit Mardi Gras/Zydeco Blues"

Feb. 23-22, 2-4:30 p.m.
phone 586-801-6912
eschenk@comcast.net

Monsieur Guillame and the Zydecyo Hepcats will be bringing a mix of classic, new and original Zydeco tunes, Cajun Waltzes and Louisiana blues to the Detroit Blues Heritage Series at the Scarab Club for a Motor City Mardi Gras celebration. 7.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/2034283216618671/
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth St.
Midtown
phone 313-831-1250

Wrapped By Love rose

Sun., Feb. 24, 3-5 p.m.

Headwraps are a wonderful way to accessorize and protect your hair while showing exceptional elegance. Headwrapping is a unique intersection of fashion, tradition, and culture, an art enjoyed by people from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. Join us for a brilliant demonstration then learn to tie your own headwrap and discover the distinctive history of Headwrapping globally. Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrapped-by-love-rose-tickets-55000971386
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Detroit Public Library — Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042

30 Days To Lose It!, Season 9

Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through May 21
phone 313-494-5800
aking@thewright.org

Ladies! Join us at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for Season 9 of 30 Days To Lose It! Whether you want to get in shape or stay in shape, these safe, fun and affordable workouts on Tuesday nights are just for you!! This event is sponsored by Ascension Michigan and Beaumont Health System Free for museum members; $5 for non-members

https://www.facebook.com/30DaysToLoseIt/

Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Albert Kahn

Thu., Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m.

Industrial architect Albert Kahn was a giant in Detroit’s heroic age, the visionary who invented the humane “daylight factories” that helped birth both modern manufacturing and modern architecture. In this lecture and slideshow, Detroit News reporter Michael H. Hodges — author of “Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit” — will review Kahn’s local legacy, his vigorous defense of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals when under attack, and his role helping the Soviets beat the Nazis in 1941-42. Michael H. Hodges is the fine-arts writer for The Detroit News, where he’s worked since 1991. “Building the Modern World: Albert Dinner and Lecture - Non-Member: $65.00, Lecture Only - Non-Member: $20.00

http://scarabclub.org/2018-2018-clyde-burroughs-dinner-lecture-series/
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth St.
Midtown
phone 313-831-1250
Burroughs Dinner & Lecture — Albert Kahn

Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit featuring Sky Covington

Thu., Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313-833-0277
charnaes@detroithistorical.org

The Black Historic Sites Committee invites you to attend a “Re-Imagining Of Jazz" as interpreted by the rich vocal styling of Sky Covington. Join us as we close out Black History Month on February 28th with a performance from Ms. Covington, a native Detroiter, who is both singer and songwriter. She has won numerous awards, including “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” at The Detroit Music Awards in 2016, for her jazzy vocals. $15-$20

https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/jazz-streets-old-detroit-6
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Detroit Historical Museum (map)
5401 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-1805; (313) 833-5342 (FAX)

Arts & Scraps #30th Anniversary

Sat., March 2, 6-10 p.m.
phone 313-640-4411
contact@artsandscraps.org

Arts & Scraps Mardi Gras-themed event will be the first of its kind for the non profit. Event, beginning at 6pm, will include live music, silent auction, strolling entrees, drink specials and a variety of activities for all to enjoy. The evening will conclude at 10pm with dessert and a special guest speaker. Attire is "funky-chic." “We are thrilled to be putting on this exciting event that will bring the community together Ranges

https://www.facebook.com/events/2290160627920042/
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The Eastern (map)
3434 Russell St.
Midtown

Arts & Scraps 30th Anniversary

Sat., March 2, 6-10 p.m.
phone 313-640-4411
contact@artsandscraps.org
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For 30 years now Arts & Scraps has aided in landscaping the creative playground that lives inside the imaginations of many. We are proud of our commitment to Detroit and our vision of the future through children, volunteers, and community. You will find adult beverages, interactive fun, a photo booth, live music, a DJ, and a strolling dinner all included in your ticket price! Please join us by dawning your most funky chic attire in celebration of Mardi Gras! $85

https://www.facebook.com/events/2290160627920042/
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The Eastern (map)
3434 Russell St.
Midtown

The Senior Expo at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Mon., March 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 248-524-4868
marty@gazettemediagroup.com

The Senior Expo at the Detroit Institute of Arts connects seniors throughout Detroit and its surrounding communities with organizations that can make their lives better. This event features free admission and prizes, plus useful information and products from a variety of experts and free health screenings. To learn more, find us on Facebook at @gazetteseniorshows.

http://gazetteevents.com
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900

Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition Opening Reception

Fri., March 8, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313-832-8540
mfry@detroitartistsmarket.org

The Detroit Artists Market is proud to announce that eleven students from Wayne State University (WSU) have been selected as finalists for the John F. Korachis Scholarship Program. All 11 finalists will exhibit their juried work at this year’s exhibition which will also include artwork by renowned WSU alumni and faculty. This scholarship and exhibition program commemorates more than eight decades of diversity and achievements by Wayne State University and the Detroit Artists Market. The scholarship winners will be posted at the opening reception on March 8th, 2019. Featured Artist and WSU Alumni: Jennifer Sakarian Exhibitions runs: 3/8/19 - 4/13/19 Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/380098639206499/
Detroit Artists Market (map)
4719 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-8540; (313) 832-8543 (FAX)
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