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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of October 18, 2021
All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Masks and vaccinations required. facebook.com
Local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis leads the Detroit-based swing band Accidentally Hip, joined by vocalist-actor Christopher Joseph, and saxophonist David G. Maki II, in a program of quasi-spooky favorites such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, and more.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]
This daylong festival is highlighted by a performance by Marshall Crenshaw (7-9 p.m., Chelsea First Congregational Church, 121 E. Middle St.), a Detroit native who got his first break playing John Lennon on a touring version of Beatlemania! in the late 70s. Crenshaw soon emerged as one of the most talented rock 'n' roll singer-songwriters of his generation, and one of the few able to achieve the fusion of an ineffable pop charm and an enlivening wit that made Buddy Holly and the Beatles themselves rock 'n' roll heroes. The program begins with a conversation between Crenshaw and 107.1-FM morning host Martin Bandyke. Also, virtual reality dance competition for kids in grades 6-12 (1-2 p.m.), a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after a book is donated to the library (noon-3 p.m.; preregistration recommended), pumpkin painting and other activities for young kids (1-3 p.m.), a songwriting workshop (1-3 p.m.), and more. For complete schedule, see ChelseaDistrictLibrary.org
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free; preregistration required for various workshops. 475-8732. [map]
This popular annual concert, now in its 56th year, features the U-M Symphony and Concert bands and Michigan Marching Band performing favorite U-M songs and works in various genres.
Hill Auditorium. $10-$23.50 in advance at tickets.smtd.umich.edu. Masks required. 764-2538. [map]
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