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Detroit Opera House

• Back in Detroit for the first time since 2004, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform acts such as The Lark Ascending, Contested Space, and Black Swan. The Theatre was founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook and has since grown in popularity around the world. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2 & 2:30 p.m. Feb 3. $25-$80.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464;


• Directed by Julie Taymor and scored by Elton John and Tim Rice, the wildly popular Disney musical, The Lion King, invites audiences to experience the African Pride Lands in a new way. Feb. 13-March 10. 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 6:30 p.m. Sun.; 2 p.m. Sat. matinee; 1 p.m. Sunday matinee; Special weekday matinee at 1 p.m. Feb. 14. $30-$150.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-7464;


Fox Theatre

Lord of the Dance creator Michael Flatley still oversees all aspects of the production of the highest-grossing Irish dance show in the world. On the heels of a successful return to the stage for a concert documentary, Flatley recently introduced new sets, lighting, costumes, and a revised LED wall to Lord of the Dance — taking a step into the future.

2211 Woodward, Detroit; 313-471-6611;


University Musical Society

The drum, an instrument known in Japan to unite its people, is at the center of Kodo’s act. This will be the touring group’s 23rd appearance at UMS and will be directed by Kabuki luminary Tamasaburo Bando. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. $10-$52.

Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-763-3333;


Visions of Our 44th President running now through Aug. 4 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.


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Bring it Home 2016

On Oct. 13, the Community Housing Network hosted its signature annual fundraising event, Bring it Home, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The evening included a silent auction, sit-down dinner, an open bar, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Critical Needs Fund, which aims to help conquer barriers not solved by traditional housing programs.

Wright Gala 2016

On Oct. 8, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History celebrated 51 years of excellence with their 2016 gala themed, "Music on My Mind." Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert, dancing, and more during the music-infused celebration. Entertainers for the evening included two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar, Detroit-based Collective Peace, featuring Grammy-nominated saxophonist, LaDarrel “Saxappeal” Johnson, and recording artist Mike Ellison.

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Dancing with the Survivors 2016

On Oct. 8, the Pink Fund brought its national tour, Dancing with the Survivors, to Detroit, celebrating a nationwide community of breast cancer survivors who thrive in their recovery. The evening was highlighted by food, music, cocktails, and of course, dancing. The event featured breast cancer survivors paired with professional dancers from dance studios across the country, performing ballroom style dances, while raising money for The Pink Fund’s mission.
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