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The best things to do each week in Detroit this No...

The best things to do each week in Detroit this November

Cadillac Lodge in downtown Detroit.

NOVEMBER 1-3

🍷🧛 Red Wine Tasting with ‘Dracula.’ Nov. 1, PizzaPlex, Southwest, $12, info. Add to cal

🏙️ A Tale of Two Cities Tour: Downtown Black History Before Ilitch & Gilbert. Nov. 1, Campus Martius, Downtown, $20, info. Add to cal

📆 Honoring Our Ancestors: Ghost Supper & Día de los Muertos. Nov. 2, American Indian Health and Family Services, Claytown, free, info. Add to cal

 🧶Drop-in weaving workshop with Erin Ellis. Nov. 2, ArtBlock, Northwest Goldberg, free, info. Add to cal

🧢 Art: “How To Turn On A Room,” a Show by Forest Juziuk (& Family). Nov. 2, Grey Area, Southwest, free, info. Add to cal. 

🎨 National Portfolio Day. Nov. 3, College for Creative Studies Taubman Center, New Center, free, info. Add to cal

📸 DPL Author Series Presents: Linda Solomon, photographer and author of The Queen Next Door. Nov. 3, Detroit Public Library Main Branch, Cultural Center, free, register. Add to cal

NOVEMBER 4-10

🎸 Music: Sleater-Kinney. Nov. 4, The Majestic, Midtown, $37.50, tickets. Add to cal

🎙️ Performance: Spirit Plate by Sacramento Knoxx “Living X” open studios. Nov. 4-6, multiple Detroit locations, free, info. Add to cal

🌶️ Grand opening: Detroit Pepper Co. Nov. 4, Detroit Pepper Co., East English Village, free to attend, info. Add to cal

🌿 Cannabis Social Equity Education Session. Nov. 4, Detroit Public Library Conely Branch, Claytown free, register. Add to cal

🤖 Workshop: Smarthome 101 with Robert C Jones. Nov. 4, North Rosedale Park Community House, North Rosedale Park, $10, tickets. Add to cal

🎶 DJ night: Kindly, No Requests with Paramita Sound. Nov. 4 and Mondays, Candy Bar, Downtown, free to attend, info. Add to cal

🧶 Natural Dye Workshop with Color Wheel and the Detroit Biodiversity Network. Nov. 5, Wayne State Science Hall, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

✍️ Say It Write Workshop for Entrepreneurs. Nov. 5, Detroit Writing Room, Downtown, $50, tickets. Add to cal

🕺Music: Big Freedia with Low Cut Connie. Nov. 5, St. Andrews Hall, Downtown, $28, tickets. Add to cal

⚠️ Jägermeister Cold Brew Launch. Nov, 5, Delmar Detroit, Greektown, free to attend, register. Add to cal

📐 Workshop: The Identity of Design with Cooper Hewitt. Nov. 6, Amazon Detroit, Downtown, free, register. Add to cal

🗣️ Talks: TEDxDetroit 2019. Nov. 6, Masonic Temple, Cass Corridor, $85, tickets. Add to cal

🛍️ Shop: Arts & Scraps Neighborhood Network pop-up series. Nov. 6 and multiple Nov. dates, Stef-n-Ty, North End, free to attend, info. Add to cal

📓 Open Field Reading with Dunya Mikhail. Nov. 6, Wayne State Creative Writing, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🎲 Co-ops 101: Game Night. Nov. 7, PizzaPlex, Southwest, free, info. Add to cal.

📚 Poetry and performance: The All Access Cafe with ML Liebler, Ed Sanders, Robert Bradley, Jim Ferris and Semaj Brown. Nov. 7, Third Man Records, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🤖 Convo and cocktails: Dr. Missy Cummings, head of Duke University’s Humans and Autonomy Lab. Nov. 7, Detroit City Distillery, Eastern Market, $35, tickets. Add to cal

🥇 National Design Awards panel with winners Pinar Guvenc, Emerging Designer, Derek Lam, Fashion Design, and Patricia Moore, Design Mind. Nov. 7, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, New Center, free, register. Add to cal

🥁 Music: Lisa Prank with Junk Food Junkies, Soviet Girls and Prude Boys. Nov. 7, Trumbullplex, Woodbridge, $5 suggested, info. Add to cal

🧺 Tips: Utterly uncluttered — a closet cure. Nov. 7, Peacock Room, New Center, free, info. Add to cal

📊 Data crunching session: Metro Detroit criminal justice data. Nov. 8, Exferimentation Brewing Co, Pontiac, free, info. Add to cal

🎧 Concert: Chastity Belt with Stranger Ranger. Nov. 8, Deluxx Fluxx, Downtown, $13, info. Add to cal

🎼 Musical: “Little Black Dress.” Nov. 7-10, City Theatre, Downtown, $39.50, tickets, info. Add to cal.

🕯️ Fundraiser: Art4All, with photography interpreting DS12 Candles’ signature scents to benefit youth art programs. Nov. 8, MOCAD, Midtown, donations suggested, info. Add to cal

🔥 Screening: “Fire, Walk with Me” and Q&A with actor Ray Wise. Nov. 9, Senate Theater, Southwest, $42, tickets. Add to cal

🧸 Kids shopping and activities: The 8th Annual Detroit Doll Show. Nov. 9, Northwest Activities Center, Schulze, $5, tickets. Add to cal

⌛ Celebration: 10 Years of TimeBanking in Southwest Detroit. Nov. 9, Plaza Del Sol, Southwest, free, info. Add to cal

🛍️ Coup D’Etat boutique opening, featuring DJ Crate Digga and beverages from The Royce and the Kiesling. Nov. 9, Coup D’Etat, New Center, free info. Add to cal.

🧝 Reading and performance: Botanical Fortress performs Tolkien: Ainulindalë. Nov. 9, Light Box, North LaSalle, $5, info. Add to cal

🎒 Kids activity: Fingerprint jewelry. Nov. 9, Little High Flyers, Midtown, $57-$81, register. Add to cal

🌲Young explorers: treemendous trees. Nov. 9, DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, Rivertown, free with $0-$5 admission, register. Add to cal

🎙️Billie Holiday Revue performed by Sky Covington. Nov. 10, Tangent Gallery, Milwaukee Junction, $10, tickets. Add to cal

🧙 Harry Potter-inspired meal: A Very Magical Feast with Chef Nikita Sanches. Nov. 10, frame, Hazel Park, $62, tickets. Add to cal

👯 Activity: Youth Arts Creative Movement. Nov. 10, Detroit Public Library Main Branch, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

👶 Trade: Mama and kids clothing swap hosted by Thrift on the Ave. Nov. 10, Detroit Mama Hub, Schulze, $5, tickets. Add to cal

NOVEMBER 11-17 

🎺 Electronic jazz: The Cinematic Orchestra. Nov. 11, MOCAD, Midtown, $25, tickets. Add to cal

💻 Detroit civic hackathon. Nov. 12, WeWork, Downtown, free, info. Add to cal

🏘️ Discussion: White Integration in the Russell Woods-Sullivan neighborhood. Nov. 12, Dexter Grinds, Russell Woods, free, info. Add to cal

🍆 CCS Sexpo with art, vendors and sex ed drag bingo. Nov. 13, Taubman Center, New Center, free, info. Add to cal

❄️Seasonal reopening: Cadillac Lodge cozy hang pop-up. Nov. 13, Campus Martius, Downtown, free, info. Add to cal.

🧠 Writing Workshop: Writing from Memory. Nov. 14 and 21, Room Project, New Center, free, info. Add to cal

🌐 Art conversation: States of Flux: Afrikan Diaspora-Detroit to the Continent. Nov. 14, MOCAD, Midtown, $5 suggested, info. Add to cal

📟 Dance: That BIG 80s Party. Nov. 15, El Club, Southwest, $10, tickets. Add to cal

📥 Corporate social responsibility panel, with leaders from Quicken Loans Community Fund, Kroger, Forgotten Harvest and Bosch Community Fund. Nov. 15, Co.Act Detroit, New Center, free, register. Add to cal

⚱ Good Medicine homewares popup. Nov. 15, Trinosophes, Eastern Market, free to attend, info. Add to cal

📚 David Maraniss book talk and signing for A Good American Family. Nov. 15, Detroit Writing Room, Downtown, $10, tickets. Add to cal

📽️ Screening: “South Pacific.” Nov. 16, The Redford Theatre, Redford, $5, tickets. Add to cal

🚍 Explore Detroit: Distilled Detroit Bus Tour. Nov. 16, Two James Spirits, Corktown, $40, tickets. Add to cal

🎨 Artist talk: Rashaun Rucker’s “American Ornithology” show. Nov. 16, M Contemporary Art, Ferndale, free, info. Add to cal

💣Workshop: Dismantling White Feminism. Nov. 16, Radical Well-Being Center, Southfield, $30, info. Add to cal

⛓️ Launch party and performance: Barbed Magazine #8, Beyond Measure: A Performance Art Survey in Metro Detroit and Windsor. Nov. 16, Outer Limits Lounge, Hamtramck, free, info. Add to cal

🍖 BBQ MasterClass: Smoked Turkey. Nov. 16, Lockhart’s BBQ, Royal Oak, $65, tickets. Add to cal

🔪 HOLY MOLE! cooking competition. Nov. 17, El Kiosko, Southwest, free to attend, info. Add to cal

🎷 Talk: Mark Stryker, author of Jazz from Detroit. Nov. 17, Detroit Public Library, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🤣 313 Comedy Presents: Shane Torres. Nov. 17, Detroit Shipping Company, Detroit, $15, info. Add to cal

🔋 Chemistry Club: Talking smart grids with Next Energy’s Nathalie Osborn. Nov. 17, Flowers of Vietnam, Southwest, $27, tickets. Add to cal

NOVEMBER 18-24

🚴 Workshop: Bike Maintenance 101 with Shawn Hoffman. Nov. 18, North Rosedale Park Community House, North Rosedale Park, $10, tickets. Add to cal.  

📗 Poetry: Malcolm Tariq with Tommye Blount. Nov. 19, Pages Bookshop, North Rosedale Park, free, register. Add to cal

⚰️ Talk: Green burial with Paddy Lynch. Nov. 19, Arden Park, free, info. Add to cal

📖 Harlem Renaissance Book Series: with “I’m Black when I’m Singing, I’m Blue when I Ain’t” writer Sonia Sanchez. Nov. 19, Detroit Public Library Main Branch, Midtown, free, register. Add to cal

😱 Bridge Gallery Opening: Spooky Girl Art. Nov. 20, Detroit Shipping Company, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal.

🤝 Detroit Co-op Showcase & Celebration. Nov. 20, The Commons, Islandview, free, info. Add to cal

🗳️ Info session for political interested and prospective candidates: Wayne County Curious? Nov. 20, U of M Detroit Center, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🏗️ Candid Conversations: Who is Building Our City? Nov. 20, Co.Act Detroit, New Center, free, register. Add to cal

🖼️ Talk: States of Flux: Black Art as Cultural Archive. Nov. 21, MOCAD, Midtown, $5 suggested, info. Add to cal

🏠 Homewreckers: A provocative conversation with author Aaron Glantz. Nov. 21, Detroit Main Library, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🎨 Info session: Creative Time + Space // Artist Residencies. Nov. 21, Bank Suey, Hamtramck, free, info. Add to cal

🕯️ End Youth Homelessness Candlelight Vigil. Nov. 21, Covenant House Michigan, North Corktown, free, info. Add to cal

🗣️Community discussion: #letstalkaboutrace. Nov. 21, Checker Bar, Downtown, free, info. Add to cal

🍹 UE Presents: The Mobile Bartender Battle. Nov. 22, Amazing Grace Center, Southfield, $15, tickets. Add to cal

🎄 Detroit Tree Lighting & Light Up Beacon Park. Nov. 22, Campus Martius Park and Beacon Park, Downtown, free, info. Add to cal.

💠 Pewabic Tile Workshop. Nov. 22, Outdoor Adventure Center, Rivertown, $25, info. Add to cal.

🎛️ DJ residency: Disco Nouveau Vol. 3 with Freakish Pleasures and Sexual Tension Detroit. Nov. 22, Savant, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

🎹 The Paul Simon Songbook. Nov. 22-24, Orchestra Hall, Midtown, $24 and up, tickets. Add to cal

💃 “Dancing Identities/Defining Place” performance by Audrey Johnson and Leila Awadallah. Nov. 23, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, $15, info. Add to cal

🧼 Intro to Cold Process Soapmaking with Motor City Soap Company. Nov. 23, Ponyride, Core City, Detroit, $45, info. Add to cal

🐱 Cat Bingo. Nov. 23, Catfe Lounge, Ferndale, $25, info. Add to cal.

💌 Screen Print Workshop: Holiday Cards. Nov. 23, POST, Kercheval and Alter, $45, tickets. Add to cal

📚 Celebrate: 30th anniversary party. Nov. 24, Source Booksellers, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal

♨️ Ladies brunch with aphrodisiac cocktails. Nov. 24, Schvitz Health Club, North End, $30 entrance/food and drink à la carte, info. Add to cal

🧘 Invest in Your Soul: Yoga (Silent Disco) + Philosophy hosted by Citizen Yoga. Nov. 24, Shinola Hotel, Downtown, $55, info. Add to cal.

🍜📅 Tasteful Noods Calendar Release Party. Nov. 24, Johnny Noodle King, West Side Industrial, free to attend, info. Add to cal

NOVEMBER 25-30

🎁 Eastern Market Holiday Market. Nov. 26 and five Dec. dates, Eastern Market sheds, free to attend, info. Add to cal

✂️ BYO project: Open Studio Night. Nov. 27 and Wednesdays, The Fold Creative Space, Southwest, free, info. Add to cal

🥟 A cocktail and dumpling celebration of Thanksgiving and the Golden Girls. Nov. 27, Lost River, East Side, free to attend, info. Add to cal.

🦃 America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Nov. 28, Downtown, free to attend, info. Add to cal.

🎸 Music: Michigan’s Frontier Ruckus. Nov. 28, UFO Factory, Corktown, info. Add to cal.

🏪 Small Business Saturday Fair. Nov. 30, Detroit Writing Room, Downtown, free to attend, info. Add to cal.

🛍️ Detroit Women’s Leadership Network Small Business Expo. Nov. 30, North Rosedale Park Community House, North Rosedale Park, free to attend, info. Add to cal

🎶 Music: Devendra Banhart with Black Belt Eagle Scout. Nov. 30, MOCAD, Midtown, $31, tickets. Add to cal

💿 Album Release: Detroit-based Audra Kubat. Nov. 29, Detroit Institute of Arts, Midtown, free, info. Add to cal.

🌊 Opening: Roots: Detroit, an art exhibition of land and water stewardship. Nov. 30, Norwest Gallery of Art, North Rosedale Park, free, info. Add to cal.  

Main photo courtesy Cadillac Lodge/Facebook.


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