Bar Night and Blues with Thornetta Davis
Detroit City Distillery
8 p.m., $10, 21+
Detroit’s own Queen of Blues Thornetta Davis will be getting you in the holiday spirit with songs that will have you thankful for the Blues. Detroit is Different partners with Detroit City Distillery honoring the legacy of our Blues Queen and her international travels she’ll be playing our hometown for a fun filled night. Be ready to dance, sing, and love the Blues. She will be performing music from her critically acclaimed 2016 release of ‘Honest Woman,’ some Blues standards, and rocking the night away with her band.
Paxahau Presents: Detroit Love Thanksgiving Eve
9 p.m., $15, 21+
One of Detroit’s premier production companies, Paxahau has given the world great music through their niche marketing, booking and promotion skills. In 1998, the brand took over responsibilities of presenting The Detroit Electronic Music Festival and has since grown the event to the status of international icon. On Thanksgiving Eve, they are presenting DJ sets from legendary spinners Octave One- Live, DJ Minx, Al Ester, and Earl Mixxin McKinney. This is a party where you are sure to dance until you sweat!
BarProv! An Improv Open Mic
8 p.m., free, 21+
Improv takes the stage every week at this free event in Hamtramck. Bring a troupe or come alone just practice your skills or to challenge yourself for the very first time. The BarProv! boasts a supportive crowd that will be there to back you up while you share the stage with both beginners and pros who are ready to give your, “Yes, And?” moment in the spotlight.
The Whiskey Six
5 p.m., $75, 21+
Tickets for this tour must be purchased in advance, but then head to The Whiskey Six for check-in. Take in the decorations at this neighborhood bar, check-in, enjoy a bowl of chili and meet your tour guide who will take you on a gawker ride through Detroit’s yuletide lights. Bring your own beverages for the vintage trolley ride! Then be whisked off to the Detroit Zoo for the Wild Lights. Back on board the trolley, cruise down Woodward through downtown Detroit to see the holiday displays. The drop off at Campus Martius Park will allow time for you to ice skate if you choose!
Elf: The Musical
7:30 p.m., $62, All Ages
Maybe your relatives brought their little ones, or maybe they aren’t the club type. No problem. There is something to do in the city for folks of all ages. Based on the hit movie, Elf, this musical is fun for family of all ages. The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts, the music and choreography of this Broadway hit is sure to please.