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Detroit Opera House

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Detroit with new Artistic Director Robert Battle. The energetic performers present new works and timeless classics, such as Revelations. March 29-April 1. $29-$61.

• A classic children’s story book is brought to life and re-energized for an interactive performance. Children ages 4 to 11 are welcome to join Hubbard Street Dance 2’s re-creation of Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure. 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. March 3. $5-$20. 

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

 

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble

With a program created by an array of choreographers, Red, Hot, and Blue is a journey of love, passion, and joy. 8 p.m. March 31. $20-$25.

Macomb Performing Arts Center, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township; 586-286-2222; ede-dance.org.

 

Music Hall

Founded in 1989, Moscow Festive Ballet fuses classical elements of the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies to create quality classical dance. 8 p.m. March 23. $30-$50.

350 Madison, Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org.

 

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Detroit Yacht Club Commodores Ball

On Jan. 30, more than 400 members and guests attended the Detroit Yacht Club's Commodores Ball. The first Detroit Yacht Club Officers’ Ball was held on the first Thursday after New Year’s in January 1878. The first Commodore to be honored was Samuel Cowan; this year Commodore James Gierlach was recognized. The second Commodore of the Club and all 30 members of the Club were in attendance as well as invited guests. Formal attire has continued to be a hallmark of this event making it, perhaps, the oldest continuous formal event in the City of Detroit. The event opened with cocktails and a Receiving Line, followed by a formal dinner followed by a Grand March led by the Officers of the Club organized by rank. Dancing continued until the wee hours of the morning.

Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo

On Jan. 30 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, over 50 hair and fashion vendors participated in the Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo benefitting Wigs for Kids. Guest enjoyed cocktails, raffle giveaways, a silent auction, educational seminars, a hair battle, and more.

Dynasty Fur Auction

On Jan. 18 at Bricker-Tunis Furs in West Bloomfield, a collection of eight elegant furs worn during the 1980s hit TV series Dynasty was auctioned at a reception, with a percentage of sales benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Three of the pieces were sold that night with other sales pending. Approximately 40 visitors enjoyed an elegant, fun evening with a dash of Motown – former Motown singer Martha Reeves attended and a D.J. spun tunes from that era of innovative vocals and instrumentation. Charlene Mitchell, host of “Mind Your Business,” was the mistress of ceremonies and auctioneer. Photographs by Sarah Rahal

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4th Annual Bocce with the Brothers

On Jan. 22 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights, Bocce with the Brothers took place. The event benefited the Detroit Capuchin ministries. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, desserts, and unlimited bocce ball.
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