Events starting Dec. 20 in Greater Detroit Area

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

Through Dec. 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

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Dec. 20, 10:45 a.m.
The Music Box 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 576-5111

TOOLOLOGY - The Ultimate Tribute to TOOL

Fri., Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd., Westland Greater Detroit Area

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.
The Music Box 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 576-5111

Sara Evans At Christmas

Fri., Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

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It’s a Wonderful Life

Fri., Dec. 20, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2-4:30 & 8-10:30 p.m.
Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Don’t miss Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday fable about a man at the end of his rope (James Stewart) who discovers from a guardian angel (Henry Travers) what his town would be like if he was never born. Also starring Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Karolyn Grimes as Zuzu. Come a half-hour early for a live performance on the Barton theatre organ. Free guarded parking. 313-537-2560

Anointed Faces Gospel Coffee House OPEN MIC Night

Third Friday of every month, 8-10:30 p.m.

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Join us as Anointed Faces Gospel Coffee House OPEN MIC night for a wonderful evening in a family atmosphere for gospel and inspirational songs, poetry, gospel-jazz; actors and actresses are also invited to do monologues etc. 11-866-834-8706

A Graceful Christmas

Dec. 20-21, 7:30-10 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple 23500 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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Be a part of Detroit’s largest Holiday spectacular, A GRACEFUL CHRISTMAS! This colorful event is the Christmas Story told through large-scale theatrical production...complete with flying angels, live animals, music, theatrics and more! Our special musical guest is Grammy Award Winner REGINA BELLE! A Graceful Christmas will fill you with the wonder of Christmas and provide a unique opportunity for you and your entire family as we embrace the joy of the most wonderful time of the year! There are 2 performances to choose from: Friday, December 20 - 7:30 PM Saturday, December 21 - 7:30 PM 313-543-6000

International Folk Dance

Fridays, 8-10:30 p.m.

International Folk Dance Club of Detroit meets for lessons and open dancing. Dances come from around the world but most from SE Europe (mainly the Balkans). We teach a few dances at the beginning, then do about 50 different dances each Friday from a repertoire of many hundreds. Most are group dances, people joined in a line with a leader, only a few partner dances, so it's mostly up to you how much you dance! Everyone is welcome, 25-30 people attend each Friday. Casual attire, *soft soled* shoes, no heels. 248-376-6992

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