Author Visit: Joni on Joni by Susan Whitall
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Pages Bookshop (Detroit)
Canadian native & musician Joni Mitchell became Joni Mitchell while living in Detroit's Cass Corridor from[masked]. Until then she was Roberta J. Anderson.
Joni and husband Chuck Mitchell lived on the 5th floor of the Verona Apartments (Cass and Ferry).
She used to play the Chess Mate Coffeehouse (17126 Livernois @ 6mile), The Wisdom Tooth concert venue on Plum Street and in 1967 she used to play almost daily at The Living End (8225 John C. Lodge).
Fellow musician Wayne Kramer of the MC5 also lived in the Cass Corridor at the same time.
Another fellow musician, Sixto Rodriguez, lived in Woodbridge and played the street corners of Plum Street (ie: Detroit's psychedelic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood). MGM Casino now stands where Plum Street used to be.
Susan Whitall is a well-known Detroit journalist. Come check out this incredible book and meet the author!
You can also catch Susan Whitall AND CHUCK MITCHELL on Monday, Dec. 3rd in Birmingham, Michigan at the Baldwin Library from 7pm-9pm.
*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*
Hudson's at the Holidays Presentation by Michael Hauser plus screening of the 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street
Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Redford Theatre (17369 Lahser St, Detroit)
Come check out the beautiful Olde Redford Theatre for a Saturday matinee:
Michael Hauser (co-author of book Hudson's: Detroit's Legendary Department Store) will talk about the golden age of JL Hudson's.
Afterwards, they will screen the 1947 Christmas classic 'Miracle on 34th Street'.
The Redford Theatre is staffed entirely by volunteers. They will have food and drinks for sale at the concession stand.
Buy book here
*This is NOT a BCD event*
Michelle Obama book tour for her new book 'Becoming'
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
Michelle Obama is going on a 10-city tour for her new book 'Becoming'.
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Kilgour Scottish Centre of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit
Annual Burns Dinner Dance Saturday, January 26,[masked]:30pm-10pm
$65.00 (includes open bar)
Detroit Burns Club annual dinner-dance to honor the poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Burns wrote in the 1700's and is widely considered to be the "national poet of Scotland". Some of his famous poems:
Comin' Thro the Rye (1782)
Auld Lang Syne (1788)
A Red Red Rose (1794)
O my Luve's like a red red rose
that's newly sprung in June
O my Luve's like the melodie
that's sweetly play'd in tune!
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• Important to know
3rd Annual Detroit Festival of Books!
Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Sheds 5 and 6
Morfe info TBA.
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