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Joan Belgrave Quartet

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Joan Belgrave was pretty much born to do this. The soulful jazz vocalist from Detroit began her music career at just 3 years old, soon receiving vocal training from University of Michigan professor Dr. Willis Patterson. Her career was taken to the next level when she started collaborating with her husband, the late jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, who she made five records with. On Friday, she’ll be joined by pianist Zen Zadravec, bassist Ibrahim Jones, and drummer Brandon Williams for two sets at Ann Arbor’s new Blue LLama Jazz Club.

Edgefest 2019

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor Kerrytown

Returning to push jazz to the limit is Edgefest — the four-day experimental avant jazz fest produced by Kerrytown Music House, which makes its return to Ann Arbor with a roster of artists carrying the torch for the improvisational and collaborative genre. The award-winning fest, which was founded in 1997, will once again host dozens of players and composer-performers from all over the country, as well as their ensembles, many of whom will be joined by Michigan area performers. This year will see performances that pay homage to West Coast-inspired music with performances by by Oluyemi Thomas’ Positive Knowledge, William Hooker Remembrance trio, Myra Melford Combo, Tad Weed Tribute, Cycle of Restoration, Andrew Bishop’s New and Used, Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia Quartet, and others. (734) 769-2999; (734) 769-7791 (FAX)

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

DCC Sporting Clays Tournament

Fri., Oct. 18, 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

Buy TicketsSponsorships start at $2,500

@ Stephani Yates, 28 West Adams, Suite 300
Here is your chance to shoot clay pigeons. A premier private range in Metamora, Michigan called Fox Hollow Farms, will host the DCC's Annual Sporting Clay's Tournament. Space is very limited and this event will sell out! Individual tickets will be available after September 18th if space is available. For sponsorship information, please contact Stephani at 313.888.9292. All funds raised from this event will benefit on-going initiatives at the Detroit Crime Commission - a 501C3 Non-profit serving Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. 3138889292

tobi lou

Fri., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
The Shelter 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$15


Vinnie Caruana

Fri., Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
El Club 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit Southwest

Buy Tickets$12-$15

HALA DTD Pancake Fundraiser

Fri., Oct. 18, 6 & 8 p.m.
Rose's Fine Food 10551 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$25

Annual PH1LL Scholarship Banquet 2019

Fri., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.
The Fairlane Club 5000 Fairlane Woods Drive, Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

Buy Tickets$50

Comedy Night w/ Ellen Karis "The Greek Goddess of Comedy"

Fri., Oct. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

@ Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Banquet Hall, 36375 Joy Rd., Westland, MI 48185
Join us for a fun evening w/ New York comedian Ellen Karis (!, AHEPA and Daughters of Penelope District #10 Present COMEDY NIGHT - Friday, October 18th @ 6:30 pm, Tickets: $50 per person before Sept. 18th or $60 at the door, Make checks payable to: AHEPA District #10, Mail checks to: 1409 Burgundy Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, RSVP by: September 18th, Appetizers - Cash Bar / Music by DJ

Eazy Life Highlife Band

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge 32523 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15+

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 & 8 p.m.
The Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd., Westland Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$20

The Mersey Beatles

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Buy Tickets$17 - $45 VIP

The Mersey Beatles are no ordinary tribute band. The lads grew up as childhood and schoolmate friends, just like the Beatles! They are the official Beatles tribute band representing the City of Liverpool and for over a decade, were the resident tribute band at The Cavern Club, the nightclub in Liverpool, England, where The Beatles perfected their act before launching a global rock music revolution in the 1960s. (734) 394-5300

Laffs in the Lair

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Green Brain Comics 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

Buy TicketsFree

(313) 582-9444

The Steel Woods

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
The Machine Shop 3539 S. Dort Hwy., Flint Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15

(810) 715-2650

Friday Night Live! Ashley Bathgate

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


The Third Annual Cider Slush

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20-$250

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 19, 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA 5200 John R Street, Detroit Midtown

Buy Tickets$7.50+

Mark Webster Reading Series

Fri., Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m.

One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends–a Webster reading makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening. This week's reading features Karolina Letunova and Mariya Zilberman. Born and raised in a Siberian coal town, Karolina Letunova writes fiction. She is working on her first novel. Mariya Zilberman is an Ann Arbor-based poet. She immigrated to the United States from Minsk, Belarus and grew up in Maryland. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

MotorCity Cage Night VII - Live Mixed Martial Arts Fights

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Sound Board 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$25-$180

DPX Presents the Bonstelle Theatre

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Bonstelle Theatre 3424 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy Tickets$45

(313) 577-2960

Core Orchard's Cider Slush

Fri., Oct. 18, 7-11 p.m.
Eastern Market 2934 Russell St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$30

Nearly 500 Honeycrisp apple trees have planted in a small urban orchard on Mack Ave. in East Detroit. When those trees bear fruit, Core Orchards Detroit will be the first U-pick orchard in the city bringing fresh, affordable produce to the community. To help continue to fund the necessary tools and services needed to sustain the orchard, Core Orchards is hosting the third annual Cider Slush fundraiser. Entry price is $30 in advance and $40 at the door - includes six hard cider samples, two "Cider Slushy" drinks, and access to live entertainment from Collision 6. 313.236.7713

Rickie Lee Jones

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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1st of the Day® Anniversary Party

Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.
Allegiant nonstop 28300 Dequindre Road, Warren Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$40

deadmau5 / CUBE V3-2019 Tour

Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 & 8 p.m.
The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$39.50-$500


FLY / DROWN - Performance by Jennifer Harge

Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Artists Market 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy TicketsFree

(313) 832-8540; (313) 832-8543 (FAX)

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