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It’s never too early to think about a Detroit Weekend

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By: Daniel Cherrin

DETROIT

Oct 1 — Open Streets Detroit is a free, safe and inclusive event that brings Detroiters together in the streets by providing opportunities for fitness, recreation and community building along 3.5 miles of roadway. At Open Streets Detroit, you can expect to see people walking, running, biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, and playing in the streets. In addition to turning the streets over to people, Open Streets Detroit includes complimentary programming at locations along the route featuring a wide variety of organizations.

Learn more and apply to be a program partner at openstreetsdet.org

 

ENTERTAINMENT + MUSIC

DETROIT

 

What’s on the entertainment tap at PJS Lager House?

OCTOBER 11- SAINT PE / CROCODILES

OCTOBER 12- BOB LOG III

OCTOBER 17- MATT WOODS

OCTOBER 21- ROYAL SWEETS (WENDY CASE’S NEW BAND)

OCTOBER 25- HIGH WAISTED / THE COAX

OCTOBER 28- 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY

NOVEMBER 4- THOMPSON SPRINGS

NOVEMBER 5- SHILPA RAY

NOVEMBER 10&11- JETTBLAST FEST 2017

NOVEMBER 25- ROCKABILLY FESTIVAL

DECEMBER 22- DOWNTOWN BROWN

Looking for something to do?  Check out all the events at PJ Lager’ss House.  http://pjslagerhouse.com/

 

THEATRE

Detroit Public Theatre Announces Its 2017-18 Season

SKELETON CREW,  Sept. 28 – Oct. 29, 2017 

The third in Dominique Morisseau’s acclaimed Detroit trilogy, Skeleton Crew, starring Ella Joyce, is poetic and powerful. Set at the start of the 2008 recession, a makeshift family of workers at the last exporting auto plant in the city navigate the possibility of foreclosure. Power dynamics shift and the co-workers are pushed to the limits of survival. When the line between blue collar and white collar gets blurred, how far over the line are they willing to step?

NO CHILD, Nov. 11 – 18, 2017

Sun transforms herself with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents and janitors who inhabit one New York City public school. See how one determined woman can change the lives of countless others in this tour de force piece that crackles with wit and wisdom.

PIKE STREET, Nov. 19 – 26, 2017

On the Lower East Side, a mother works hard to keep the electricity flowing for her daughter’s respirator while a hurricane looms nearby. As she prepares for disaster, a vibrant host of characters bring new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.”

MARIE AND ROSETTA, Feb. 15 – March 11, 2018

Referred to by some as the “godmother of rock ‘n’ roll,” Sister Rosetta Tharpe influenced the likes of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash with her fierce guitar playing and unique style of gospel. Marie and Rosetta features electrifying songs and brings us into Tharpe’s first rehearsal with young Marie Knight before they set out to become one of the great duos in music history.

BIRTHDAY CANDLES, May 10 – June 3, 2018

Birthday Candles will take audiences on a magical 84 year journey with Ernestine Ashworth as she travels from her 17th birthday through her 101st, weaving together life and love from the stardust of the cosmos. This world premiere by internationally acclaimed playwright Noah Haidle was commissioned by Detroit Public Theatre.

Ticket Information:

Individual Tickets: $35 – $45;  Discounted rates for juniors (under age 30) and seniors are available
Groups of 10 or more:  $25, 2017-18 Season Subscriptions: $140-$180

All performances will take place on the DPT stage inside the Robert A. & Maggie Allesee Hall at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center,3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.  For more information, please visit http://www.detroitpublictheatre.org.

 

BUSINESS

September 29-30 – Design Village. Discover Detroit’s most talented makers and designers at the DDF Design Village at Ponyride. Featuring everything from apparel and accessories, to homewares and interiors. This pop-up marketplace is sure to please design practitioners, casual shoppers, and enthusiasts alike.  For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-design-village-ponyride-detroit-design-festival-tickets-36198194775

 

October 11, Cliff Bells — Network After Work is a business networking company with monthly mixer events in over 80 cities catering to 6,000,000+ members. Attendees make valuable connections with other members of their business community while enjoying different exciting venues including clubs, restaurants, hotels, and special event locations.

Network After Work launched in 2009 and has become the largest and fastest growing organization of its kind. Each event attracts a diverse mix of up to several hundred professionals from all industries and career levels. It all takes place on a weekday right after work in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections.

Save 35% on admission tickets to our upcoming Detroit networking event on Tuesday, October 10th at Cliff Bells by using promo code OCT35OFF during checkout will put a smile on your face. For more information visit http://networkafterwork.com.

 

PHILANTHROPY

October 21st is the 3rd Annual HarvestFest Detroit along the Dequindre Cut. The event is free and offers a ton of fun fall activities for families, including trick-or-treating, watching classic Halloween movies, games, and more. New this year is the participation of Gleaners Food Bank, who will be onsite collecting non-perishable food donations. For more information and for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.HarvestFestDetroit.com.

RACES

Nov 19 — Kona Chocolate Run (5K, 10K), Downtown Plymouth. Event information, http://konachocolaterun.com/

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