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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

A2CT JT Auditions for The Wizard of Oz

Mon., Dec. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
A2CT Studio Theater 322 W. Ann St., Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

Performances are February 28 and 29 and March 1, 2020, at the Scarlett Middle School Auditorium. There will be multiple performances on Saturday and Sunday. Auditions are open to young actors currently in grades 4-12. No pre-registration is required. Actors should plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill out forms, and plan to stay for the duration of the audition. Auditioners only need to attend one of the general audition sessions (Sunday 12/8 or Monday 12/9), and they do not need to prepare anything. There will be readings from the script and theatre improv games. Everyone should 734-971-2228

Mongol Horde

Mon., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
The Shelter 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$20



Mon., Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Saint Andrews Hall 431 East Congress Street, Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy Tickets$20

A Very Golden Christmas

Mon., Dec. 9, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Sun., Dec. 15, 5 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.
Ringwald Theatre 22742 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy Tickets$10+

(248) 545-5545

Winter Boot & Coat Drive

Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

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@ Sicily's Pizzeria, 3554 W Vernor Hwy. Detroit, MI 48216
Now until the end of the year, the longtime Detroit pizza shop, Sicily's Pizzeria, will be collecting new and gently used winter boots and coats for children five-years-old and under. The items will be donated to Matrix Human Services. Each customer who donates a coat or pair of boots to Sicily’s Pizzeria will receive a half-priced pizza. 313-554-0755

Visit with Santa at the GMRENCEN

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23

@ Jefferson Lobby, GMRENCEN, 200 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243
Get those wish-lists ready because it’s time to bundle up and make your way to the GMRENCEN to visit your favorite jolly, red-suited man when Santa comes to downtown Detroit. Children can get in the holiday spirit and meet Santa in the Jefferson Lobby, for complimentary photographs, giveaways and a chance to tell Santa what’s on their wish-list. Visit for more information. 313-567-3126

GMRENCEN Holiday Headquarters

Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20

@ GMRENCEN, 300 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
Shop local this holiday season by visiting the fifth annual Holiday Headquarters pop-up shops located inside the GMRENCEN in Tower 300, Level 1, near the AT&T and Verizon kiosks. For three weeks businesses with merchandise including jewelry, apparel, candles, artwork, pet accessories and more will set up inside the GMRENCEN for three weeks of holiday fun. Shoppers can also cross wrapping presents off their holiday to-do list as complementary gift wrap will be available. Bring your kids to take their photo with Santa for free in the Jefferson Lobby on Level 1. Visit for a complete list of vendors. 313-567-3126

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

Through Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
Tipping Point Theatre 361 E. Cady St., Northville Greater Northville Area

(248) 347-0003; (248) 347-0005 (FAX)

Introducing the future of Indoor Navigation!

Ongoing, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Buy Tickets

@ Akshath Dorai, Detroit
Introducing the ultimate shopping experience app! Mall mApp turns aimless mall visitors into goal-driven customers. This app helps shoppers by giving them turn-by-turn directions to the stores they want to visit, taking the frustration out of their mall experience. Shoppers are free to create their own routes and reach their destination without wasting any time. Based on real-time location information, each user has the option of choosing the best path through the mall, no matter how many stores they plan on visiting.

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

Monday Specials at Kapone's

Kapone's Bar 24301 Harper, St. Clair Shores Greater St. Clair Shores Area

1/2 OFF Build Your Own Pizza & Monday Night Football FREE PIZZA during half-time GAME TIME MENU DURING MICHIGAN TEAMS 586-200-5242

Monday Night Improv

Mondays, 8-10 p.m.
Planet Ant Black Box 2357 Caniff Street, Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$5.00

Every Monday night in the Black Box brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play!

Monday Night Improv!

Mondays, 8 p.m.
Planet Ant Theatre 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$5

MONDAYS | Planet Ant Black Box | 8p | $5 Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! Ghost Light bar opens 7p | black box doors 7:30p | show 8p (313) 365-4948; (313) 365-0782 (FAX)

Monday Night Roller Training at the Lexus Velodrome

Mondays, 8-10:30 p.m.
Lexus Velodrome 601 Mack Ave.,, Detroit Brush Park

A new sport for skaters is in the works! The Lexus Velodrome track in Detroit, Michigan has created a common ground for all types of skaters! The Lexus Velodrome is now sharing the curved track with inline skaters, as they are launched around the slopes at speeds up to 30mph! 8-10 PM, Spoke Easy Bar open late, and open access to the Velodrome tracks! Rental skates are available, helmets are required!

Karaoke Night

Mondays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
McShane's Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar 1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown

Karaoke & Industry Night with Robby Robb $2 PBR, Miller High Life & Strohs $4 Jameson $6.25 Select Appetizers 313 961 1960

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