The Musical, ‘Brendan James Show, More

Pretty Woman: The musical is at the Fisher Theater. // Photograph courtesy of Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

Pretty Woman: The Musical

When it was released in 1990, the film A pretty woman has become an international sensation. Now, 30 years later, fans can relive all of his iconic moments with Pretty woman: the musical. The production, which debuted at the Fisher Theater this week, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and stars Broadway superstar Adam Pascal as Edward Lewis, along with an original score. by the duo of Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, winner of a Grammy. . $ 39 and more. Until November 14. Fisher Theater, 3011 W. Grand Boulevard, Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com

Take root

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit collaborated with Danish Arts in Detroit for its latest installation, Take root, which features works by Copenhagen-based artist Jeanette Ehlers, celebrating black femininity. The exhibition focuses on the themes of mutual support and brotherhood among women in the global African diaspora. Highlights include Ehlers 2021 film, We are magic. We are real. – an allegory on Black Girl Magic – and a surprise collaboration with Detroit artist and healer Halima Cassells. $ 5 and more. Nov 5 Jan 5 9. Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; mocadetroit.org

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See the Take Root installation at MOCAD until January 9. // Photo courtesy of Jeannette Ehlers

Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival

For its 28th edition, the Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival is adopting a hybrid format. The competition for the best documentaries and short films, as well as interviews with the winners, will take place online. Meanwhile, the Michigan Theater will host a children’s book fair and present a selection of recent Polish feature films. $ 12. November 5-7. Virtual and Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; annarborpolishfilmfestival.com

Patton Oswalt

Actor, comedian and writer Patton Oswalt has been turning people over since 1988, when he started building his long resume of memorable television and film roles. Among its best known are The king of queensof Spence Olchin and the main character, Remy, in the Oscar-winning Pixar film Ratatouille. His most recent projects include the lead role Durbin in the NBC comedy Bio AP and voicing the main character in the Syfy channel series Happy! If that’s not enough, Oswalt has also shot seven television comedy specials and released six albums, including the Grammy winner Speak to applaud. In his recent Netflix special, Annihilation, who has received both Grammy and Emmy nominations, Oswalt speaks about the devastating loss of his first wife, in a way that is both honest and painfully funny. $ 39.50 +. November 6. The Fillmore Detroit, Woodward Ave., Detroit; thefillmoredetroit.com

Yoga retreat day for writers

Yoga instructor Lindsay Madison and Detroit Writing Room founder Stephanie Steinberg will team up to lead a full day of ‘yoga, journaling and community connection’ – activities meant to help align the chakras and deepen a level self-exploration. Participants will also enjoy a free lunch, water, coffee and champagne. $ 115 and more. November 6. The Detroit Writing Room, 1514 Washington Blvd., Ste. 203, Detroit; detroitwritingroom.com

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Brendan James is performing at The Ark this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Madison House

Game over

This weekend, you can catch a killer – and some laughs – when you take on a role in America’s biggest, murder-mystery, interactive comedy theater show. In addition to a unique interactive experience, you will receive a delicious meal consisting of starters, a garden salad, a starter of your choice – chicken piccata, whitefish in white butter or vegetarian stir-fry – and a dessert. Moreover, prove that you are the best detective and you will also win an exclusive prize. $ 65. November 6. Marriott at Eagle Crest Resort, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti; thedinnerdetective.com

Depression glass show

Each year, the Michigan Depression Glass Society hosts the nation’s busiest vintage glass show. Come browse the 5,000 square foot exhibit of pre-1980 American-made glassware and see what it’s all about. You will also have the chance to participate in raffles and win door prizes every hour. $ 6. November 6 and 7. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; michigandepressionglass.com

Brendan James

Pop-rock singer-songwriter and pianist Brendan James has given over a thousand shows to date, including alongside John Legend, John Mayer and Paula Cole. He’s also been the top iTunes singer-songwriter multiple times, and his music has been featured in more than 15 major TV shows and feature films. This Sunday, James will perform excerpts from his latest EP, The howling – an optimistic reflection on his years on the road. $ 20. November 7. L’Arche, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor; theark.org

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