5 free things to do in Detroit this week

Here's a roundup of some free or cheap things to do in and around Detroit this week.

1) Author Visit: Sharon Draper

Monday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

BookBeat Bookstore and Southfield Public Library proudly present New York Times bestselling author and five-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner Sharon Draper to speak and sign copies of her numerous best-selling titles, as well as to promote her latest release, Panic.

Address: 26300 Evergreen Rd Southfield, MI 48076



2) Give Thanks Detroit at Grasshopper Underground

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:00 p.m.

How can we make a difference by partying, you ask? Each Tuesday in November Grasshopper will host different artists and collect non-perishable food and books for the needy. Tuesday features DJ Kevin Reynolds, who composed an original song for Microsoft Ford Sync web launch, as well as Joeseph Van Daele, MES.Amis, teej, and DJ Brano.

Address: 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220-1778



3) Stanley Kubrick Double Feature At Untitled Bottega

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10:00 p.m.

Admission is actually a mere dollar, for but a Stanley Kubrick double feature this is a steal. This weekly event, running through Dec. 11, starts with Eyes Wide Shut (10 p.m.) and the undeniable classic 2001: Space Odyssey (1 a.m.). on Wednesday.

Address: 314 E Baltimore St., Detroit, Michigan 48202



4) Lines, Danced at Trinosophes

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Visiting dancer and performance artist Abigail Levine (New York) will cover the spaces of Trinosophes—hallways, corners, exterior walls—with thousands of horizontal lines. Each line is drawn while walking—holding a pencil as still as possible, progressing along the wall as steadily as possible—always with the whole body in motion. Levine will be joined by additional dancers. Together, they complete the work of Lines, Danced, their overlapping efforts creating rhythmic and choreographic layers within the structure of the piece.

Address: 1464 Gratiot, Detroit, Michigan 48207



5) Detroit Collective Opening Reception: Curated by Robert Mirek at U of M Stamps School of Art & Design / work:detroit

Friday, Nov. 8

An exhibition aimed at featuring the work of dedicated studio artists, writers and designers who have been making significant contributions to the Detroit cultural climate since the mid 1970s. Features Anita Andersons, Mark Arminski, Dennis Nawrocki, Scott Northrup and more with a performance by Frank Pahl. Film Screening by Joseph Bernard, Alison Donahue, Scott Northrup and Terri Sarris Nov. 9th, 7-9 with a performance by Alison Donahue prior to seating.

Address: 3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201


Lee DeVito

Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.

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