Events starting Dec. 19 in Greater Detroit Area

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Neighborhood on the Edge: Who gets to choose what happens to the Hubbard Richard Neighborhood?

Dec. 8-22
Mexicantown Center 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Detroit’s Hubbard Richard neighborhood is due for even more changes soon. A quarter-century ago, “Matty” Moroun leveled dozens of houses in the community for his Ambassador Bridge. Now, with Ford Motor Co.’s purchase of the nearby former Michigan Central Station, the neighborhood will likely experience an influx of real estate speculators — which could mean many longtime members of the community get pushed out.

A new multimedia art exhibition offers a portrait of the community as it is now. Titled Neighborhood on the Edge: Who gets to choose what happens to the Hubbard Richard Neighborhood?, the show is a collaboration between activist and Matrix Theatre Company founder Shaun Nethercott and photographer Carlos Dueweke-Perez, featuring 10 life-sized photos of local residents, who have shared and recorded stories about their community. The installation is part of a city-wide, multi-disciplinary series featuring 22 commissioned exhibitions, performances and events developed by Kresge Artist Fellows.

Opening reception from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley Ave., Detroit; 313-626-6232. Show runs through Sunday, Dec. 22. (313) 842-0450

Drink Detroit: Holiday Lights Cocktail Crawl

Thu., Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
Roasting Plant 660 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$0-$30

Bedtime Stories with Santa

Thu., Dec. 19, 7-8 p.m.
The War Memorial 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$13.00

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than with a cozy evening visiting jolly St. Nick himself! Dress the children in their comfiest pajamas and let them snuggle up with their favorite stuffed toy as they join Santa Claus for a magical evening. Santa will read some of his beloved holiday stories, share tales about life at the North Pole, and snack on his favorite holiday treat…milk and cookies! Everyone will have an opportunity to share their wish list with Santa, making for the perfect holiday evening! 313-881-7511


Thu., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. and Fri., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
The Music Hall 350 Madison Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$30

(313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)


Third Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m.
British Commonwealth Club 30088 Dequindre Ave., Warren Greater Detroit Area

10 piece band playing the most popular tunes of the Roaring Twenties and 1930's for your listening and dancing pleasure. Sit-ins welcomed. 586-751-9560

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19
SJHS Oakland Hospital 27351 Dequindre, Madison Heights Greater Detroit Area

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of our relationship to food and eating. Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food. 313-629-3767

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