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Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20
Downtown Detroit Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Detroit might be the Motor City, but more than 26,000 runners from across the globe come here to travel by foot instead. The annual Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon returns for its 42nd year to give runners of all stripes an international workout, as the race traverses into Canada, taking runners over the Ambassador Bridge and through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, with stops in Corktown, Mexicantown, Indian Village, and Belle Isle along the way. Aside from the marathon, there’s a half-marathon, a 1-mile, a 5k, a relay event, a Disabilities Division, and a Meijer Kids Fun Run, and the event is expected to raise more than $2 million for more than 45 charities. Things kick off with a Health and Fitness Expo (that doubles as HQ for participants) from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 at TCF Center with nearly 100 vendors, and continues Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. An afterparty for participants and friends and family runs from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. at the corner of Fort Street and Third Street. Advance registration is closed, but people can sign up for U.S.-only events in person at TCF Center. Plus, new this year, photos will be taken and provided to runners free of charge, because pics or it didn’t happen, right?

Electric 6

Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Small's 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$16

This is a 20-year milestone double-whammy. Hamtramck bar Small’s and heavy hitting rock band Electric Six were both founded in 1999, and both are now institutions in their own rights. Small’s celebrated its big 2-0 with a birthday bash last month. Meanwhile, E6 celebrated by doing the only thing it knows how to do: by releasing another record of high-octane rock ’n’ roll. The band released its 14th (!) studio record, Bride of the Devil, last year, and it might be its most political record yet. Well, sort of. “The title track, a radio anthem, is where it all becomes clear that The Devil is a metaphor for Russia, and the United States is the young girl who is seduced, corrupted, and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the Beast,” a press release for the record reads. “It’s all there in black and white.” The band is making a Hamtramck stop as part of its “Russia, If You’re Listening Tour.” DaveTV, described as “a nostalgic video and audio dance music experience from E6 guitarist Da Ve” will start things off, and the night ends with Thirstwave, Small’s long-running alternative dance party.

Paint Thinner

Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Outer Limits Lounge 5507 Caniff St., Hamtramck Greater Hamtramck Area

Detroit punk band Paint Thinner has been putting in the work. The band only released its first LP, The Sea of Pulp, in February, and is already dropping follow-up Hagioscope to the Heart this week, with a record release show on Saturday. While the band is new-ish to the scene, its members are not, featuring personnel from Detroit rock acts Terrible Twos, Fontana, Frustrations, and Human Eye. On Hagioscope, you can hear the band flexing: “Sue” is a nearly six-and-a-half-minute slow-burn, while “Vision Quest” ratchets up the tension with screaming vocals with a hypnotic bassline. “This isn’t anger, and this isn’t escapism. This is catharsis,” the band writes on its Bandcamp page. “Hagioscope is perhaps best understood as the sound of a band becoming, however unwillingly, comfortable with themselves.” Milk Bath and X! Records head honcho Scott X! are also on the bill.

Glow with Bevlove and friends

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 p.m.
Deluxx Fluxx 1274 Library St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Bevlove is the Detroit R&B singer so fabulous that she graced the cover of Metro Times twice in one year. And her fabulosity is also such that she holds down a monthly night at Deluxx Fluxx, where she performs between sets from a lineup of DJs curated by her. Saturday’s event features DJs Sky Jetta, DJ Limelightz, and Xmillion.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with shadowcast by the Leather Medusas

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 p.m.
Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor

We just took a DNA test, turns out we’re 100 percent a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania filled with antici...pation because Halloween means one thing: it’s Rocky Horror Picture Show season. The campy 1975 film starring Tim Curry as the ravishing Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet (dammit!) Weiss, and babely boyfriend Brad Majors played by Barry Bostwick broke the mold as a hyper-sexual sci-fi musical that has gone on to touch (oh, has it touched) the beautiful pervs and prudes of the world, becoming a cult phenomenon along the way. Fan rituals will be in full effect, as will the resident Michigan Theater RHPS shadowcast team, the Leather Medusas, who will act out the scenes on stage with the film playing behind them. 734-668-8480

Edgefest 2019

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

Michigan Mud 2019

Sat., Oct. 19, 8 a.m.
Oakland Community College 739 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak Greater Royal Oak Area

Buy Tickets$0-$100

(248) 544-4900

Air Quality Conference

Sat., Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.
CHASS Center 5635 West Fort Street, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy TicketsFree

October 2019 ServSafe Certification Course

Sat., Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.

Buy Tickets$110-$160

Shoot Great Images™ Workshop

Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.
Color & Ink Studio 20919 John R Rd., Hazel Park Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$195

Change That Sticks

Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m.
SheHive 2505 Hilton Road, Ferndale Greater Ferndale Area

Buy Tickets$60

Pints & Poses

Sat., Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m.
North Center Brewing Company 410 North Center Street, Northville Greater Northville Area

Buy Tickets$15

Mottos, Mantras & Movable Type

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Signal Return 1345 Division Street, Detroit Eastern Market

Buy Tickets$100

Health Living Conference

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
23500 W Seven Mile Rd 23500 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy TicketsFree

Women's Self Defense Course

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 a.m.
Novi Surgery Center 25500 Meadowbrook Ste 110, Novi Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$35

Super Brewery Bus Tour

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.

Buy Tickets$62.50

Family Art Studio: One and Many

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Buy Ticketsfree but registration required

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Families with children ages six and up are invited to look, learn, and create together in this hands-on workshop inspired by the UMMA exhibition Copies and Invention in East Asia. Visit the exhibition—which looks at the practice of copying in art making and includes works from China, Korea, and Japan, spanning ancient to contemporary times—and create an original art work with the potential to become many. Led by local artist and long-time UMMA docent Susan Clinthorne. Parents must accompany children. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Fall Family Book Fair @Southfield Public Library

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.
Southfield Public Library 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield Greater Birmingham Area

Buy Tickets

(248) 796-4200; (248) 796-4365 (FAX)

Chuckit! National Fetch Day

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Batch Brewing Company 1400 Porter St, Detroit, Detroit Corktown

Petmate is celebrating its annual Chuckit! National Fetch Day with a celebration for pets and their humans and the active play that helps build the bonds between them. It’s a great day to MAKE FETCH HAPPEN™! Join us for the Best Dog Party of the Year. FREE swag two legs or four. #MakeFetchHappen

Sugar House Drinking Team: Pappy vs. Weller

Sat., Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
The Sugar House 2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown

Buy Tickets$109

(313) 962-0123; (313) (FAX)

The 4th Annual Wow Event

Sat., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m.
Burton Manor 27777 Schoolcraft Rd., Livonia Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$45.00 Adults $25.00 Kids 17 and below

I am personally inviting you to join us. This is a powerful time, and we must come together. Meet Me Here.THIS IS FOR THE YOUTH The 2019 WOW Event will be a day to remember. A day of transformation fabulous entertainment , great food and music, unique vendors and more! You don't want to miss this life time event. Contact Dr. Tunishai Ford at (734) 285-2041 734-285-2041

Relaxing Brunch

Sat., Oct. 19, 12 p.m.
Bea Tea's Place 356 E Grand Blvd, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$25

2019 Harvest Festival

Sat., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Ave, Detroit Midtown

DIME Detroit Open House

Sat., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.

(313) 223-1600


Sat., Oct. 19, 1-6 p.m.
Downtown Royal Oak Main & S. Troy, Royal Oak Greater Royal Oak Area

Buy Tickets$25+

Join us Saturday, October 19th for The Annual Halloween Pub Crawl in Downtown Royal Oak! Grab your friends and spread the Halloween Spirit while hitting up some of Royal Oak's best bars for some festively themed drinks and plenty of holiday swag! Full Details and Tickets: 248-543-1000

Westbrook Manor Neighborhood Pumpkin Patch + Family Photos

Sat., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
31902 Bella Vista Dr 31902 Bella Vista Drive, Farmington Hills Greater Detroit Area

Buy TicketsFree

First Time Home Buyer Workshop

Sat., Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy TicketsFree

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