Weekend 10: October 19-21
1. 10/19-10/20 The Women of Purpose Women’s Ministry of Serenity Christian Church, under the direction of Pastor Cassandra Harvey, proudly announces the 2012 Thirsting for His Glory Women’s Conference. Friday, October 19, 2012: Night of Praise and Worship, Open and Free to All Saturday October 20, 2012: Conference Begins. Registration is now open! Please go to: http://www.serenitychristianchurch.org/ and click on the Women’s Conference Link for registration. REGISTRATION IS $40.00 FOR LADIES 18 AND OVER
2. 10/21 Rhythm and Blues Night at The Ritz at 9pm 23400 Hoover Rd. Warren, MI Come get the Detroit talent experience! Some of Detroit’s most talented artists are teaming up with Caddy C Entertainment and The Ritz to bring you the entertainment experience you won’t forget! The show will feature JaRay, Detroit’s hottest upcoming artist who was featured on 107.5 FM, and has had his single “Good Love” rotating in several different states! Everybody bring your ballroom and hustle skills! Plus, enjoy the creative and inspiring poetry by the evenings host Valentine. Must be 18 or older and you must show ID. There is a full bar, and kitchen will be open! Everything you need, in one place, to have a great night! Admission is $5.
3. 10/20 100 Black Men: 2012 Excellence Award Gala at the Detroit Marriot Hotel in the Renaissance Center This unprecedented affair will celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of metro Detroit’s most prominent leaders and honor them in the areas of leadership, education, community service, mentoring, economic development and health and wellness. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.100blackmendetroit.org
4. 10/21 Visions of our 44th President This collective art was created to honor and celebrate the significance of the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama. Forty-four, busts were created from a model that served as a blank canvas, giving each of the 44 artist from across the country free reign to creatively interpret this milestone in American history. The Visions exhibit opens at eh Wright Museum before becoming the museums first national traveling exhibit, visiting prestigious museums, libraries, universities and galleries across the country. At the conclusion of the tour, the exhibit will become a part of the Wright Museum’s permanent collection. To learn more, including how you can support this once-in-a-lifetime undertaking, visit www.VisionsOfOur44thPresident.com.
5. 10/20 Pistons vs. Bobcats at the Palace of Auburn Hills at 7:30. Go online to http://www.palacenet.com for ticketing information.
6. 10/19 Detroit Public School Championship Game at Ford Field Gates A & G open at 6:30pm; Game starts at 7pm.
7. 10/19 & 10/20 Evil Dead: The Musical at Detroit City Theatre at 8pm both days. Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge), at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.
8. 10/19-10/21 Greenfield Village is Open at The Henry Ford in Dearborn Let the season begin! Head out to The Henry Ford for some historic fun starting Saturday. Admission is $24/adults, $17.50/ages 5-12 Greenfield Village is located at: Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI Call: 313-982-6001 or go online to www.thehenryford.org
9. Zoo Boo October 12-14 @6pm Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak The Detroit Zoo hosts this annual event, which lets little ones trick-or-treat along a half-mile trail – with dressed characters handing out goodies. $7/ages 2-plus (advance), $10/at gate The Detroit Zoo 8450 W. 10 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI
10. 10/19-10/21 Fela: The Man, The Movement, The Music Exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit Created in partnership with Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts to prelude the arrival of the Broadway smash musical, Fela!, to Music Hall in February, 2012, this exhibition celebrates the life and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a dynamic figure who transcended the boundaries of political expectation and culturally coerced standards of morality. Museum times are as follows: Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Free with museum admission: $8/adults, $5/kids, Free/members and kids under age. Call 313-494-5800 or go online to http://www.thewright.org.